Head coach: Tony Petrik, 18th season
2012 record: 15-11 (7-7 2A Southern)
Top players: P/SS Corey Beggs (Sr.), P/IF Haylan Drescher (Sr.), P/IF Trey Smith (Sr.), P/IF A.J. Nelson (Sr.), P/UTL Averie Prosise (Sr.), OF Justin Quibell (Jr.), P/OF Jordan Shepard (Jr.), UTL Ryan Torrance (Jr.)
Outlook: The Cougars have six seniors and seven juniors on a 16-player roster as they try to at least match the success of last year when the team qualified for the postseason.
"Lincoln County, The Meadows and Needles all return quality players and will field strong teams again this season and have to be considered the front-runners for our league and region titles," Petrik said.