Beekmantown and Peru shared the wealth in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference golf last season.

The Eagles went unbeaten in winning the league title, while the Indians captured the Section VII crown.

Both will be competitive again, despite the loss of some key golfers.

Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh High School graduated their No. 1 players, but return everyone else and will be among the teams looking to grab the headlines.

AuSable Valley

The Patriots (4-6) return two golfers -- senior J.D. Davis and junior Jeremy Tennien -- who will post decent scores each time out.

Sophomore Justin Hart and eighth-grader Sean Pulsifer also return with experience, while newcomer John Hickey, a seventh-grader, is expected to start.

Golfers lost

Matt McDonald, Andrew Trombley.

Golfers returning

J.D. Davis, Jeremy Tennien, Kasey Snow, Justin Hart, Kyle Johnston, Zach Leon, Alex Yeaney, Corey McCarty, Kurt Whitford, Patrick Boynton, Sean Pulsifer, Jamie LaFountain, Zach Snow, Tyler Siegrist, Sean Connors, Odin Shofner, Thomas Therrien.

Newcomers

John Hickey, Jacqueline Hoey, Colin Pope, Adam Luxon, Luisa Reinicke, Howard LaBombard.

Beekmantown

The defending CVAC champion Eagles (10-0) will need to overcome a lack of depth and experience at positions 4-6.

Katelynn Mannix returns for her sixth year of golf. She finished 13th at the sectionals last season and will be looking to qualify for the states this time.

Golfers lost

Mark Boros, Nick St. Denis.

Golfers returning

Casey Belrose, Nick Buccellato, Shamus Foster, Ryan Lee, Kyle Mathieu, Katelynn Mannix, Taylor O'Connor, Shayne Peterson, Mitch Ryder.

Newcomers

Ryan Cartier.

Lake Placid

The Blue Bombers (3-7) have experience on their side with all six starters.

Junior Amy Caligiore, who played in tournaments throughout the summer, and sophomore Christian Blazer will be team leaders.

Sophomore Mike Clark, freshman Ryan Jewtraw and eighth-graders Willie Kane and Will Tennant also return as starters.

Golfers lost

Marcus Moles.

Golfers returning

Cameron Barry, Brian Berghorn, Christian Blazer, Amy Caligiore, Mike Clark, Nick Edwards, Ryan Jewtraw, Willie Kane, Anthony Kordziel, Ryan Smith, Will Tennant.

Newcomers

None.

Moriah

It was a tough season a year ago for the Vikings (0-10).

There is, however, reason to be more optimistic this time around.

The number of golfers Moriah has playing this season is the most it has had in years.

Senior Tim McCaughlin (No. 1), freshmen Tom Tesar and Ralph Schofield (either No. 2 or 3), junior Tyler French and senior Clayton Smith (either No. 4 or 5) lead the way.

Golfers lost

None.

Golfers returning

Tim McCaughin, Tom Tesar, Ralph Schofield, Clayton Smith, Tyler French, Wally Edwards, Casey Cheney, Jim French, Dakotah Marcotte, Phillip Belzer.

Newcomers

Connor Rodriquez, Willy Burbank, Mark St. Pierre, Nick Salerno, T.J. Brassard, Ben Sheffer.

Northeastern Clinton

Despite the loss of three starters, including their No. 1 and 2 golfers, the Cougars (7-3) expect to remain competitive.

NCCS figures to be strong in the No. 1 through 5 positions with junior Stephen Young, sophomore Cody O'Brian, junior Tyler Richards, junior Patrick Holmes and freshman Devan Ashline.

Golfers lost

Justin Ballard, Cody Roberts, Nate Young.

Golfers returning

Patrick Holmes, Tyler Richards, Samantha Searor, Stephen Young, Chris Cayea, Cody O'Brian, Caleb Sheets, Jessica VanLeuvan, Devan Ashline, Tyler Babbie, Casey Martineau, John McGoldrick, Alyssa Menard, Cory Manor.

Newcomers

Bobby Dietsche, Sean Harrigan.

PERU

The Section VII-champion Indians (8-2) will have their hands full replacing three of their top players, including Section VII individual champion David Passino.

The strengths are the O'Hara brothers -- junior Keegan, who played No. 3 and senior Ian, who was at No. 4 spot.

Junior Ryan Miller, the Indians' No. 5 player, has varsity experience and is showing improvement in his game.

Golfers lost

Brad Boshart, David Passino, Tyler Hoey, Tyler Fleming, Kwinn Mazzilli.

Golfers returning

Keegan O'Hara, Ian O'Hara, Ryan Miller, Ryan Smith, Matt Johnson.

Newcomers

Tim Broadell, Marc Daly, Elliott Daugherty, Greg Johnson, Travis Payne, Alex Pugh, Zach St. Louis.

Plattsburgh

The Hornets (8-2) graduated their No. 1 golfer in Pat Moore, but have everyone else back and figure to be a threat for league honors.

Senior Max Laughlin (No. 6 last year), juniors Ryan Kirkpatrick (No. 2) and Mark Pellerin (No. 7) and sophomores Alex Pierce (No. 3), P.O. Cote (No. 4) and Michael Bennett (No. 5) will lead the way.

Golfers lost

Pat Moore.

Golfers returning

Max Laughlin, Ryan Kirkpatrick, Alex Pierce, P.O. Cote, Michael Bennett, Mark Pellerin, Mario Neyland, Kurt Reh, Tim Strack, Austin Wood.

Newcomers

Eamon Case, Ean Kelleher, Matthews Phillips, Alex Pearce, Bo Baker, Jordan Conroy, Justin Hughes, Jordan Lafleur, Drew Wyand, Connor Benoit, Lucas Wood, Ethan Votraw.

Saranac

Juniors dominate the roster for the Chiefs (5-5), who have no seniors.

The top four spots on the team will be filled by juniors Joe Craig, Jon Rodriguez and Chris Briddell, along with eighth-grader Tyler Aubin.

Saranac doesn't have a lot of depth and the No. 5 and 6 positions are still up for grabs.

Golfers lost

Not available.

Golfers returning

Joe Craig, Jon Rodriguez, Chris Briddell, Tyler Aubin, Craig Roberts, Kyle Keyser.

Newcomers

Paul Carter, Eric Kneussle.

Saranac Lake

CVAC opponents are going to have their hands full with the Red Storm (7-3) for the next couple of years.

Saranac Lake doesn't have any seniors on this season's roster, but returns five of its top six golfers-- junior Casey McHugh (No. 2), junior Cody Ecret (No. 3), junior Austin Pacharz (No. 4), eighth-grader Pat McHugh (No. 5) and sophomore Nick McGrath (No. 6).

Lost to graduation was No. 1 player Greg Hoyt.

Golfers lost

Greg Hoyt.

Golfers returning

Aidan Bickford, Allison Doty, Cody Ecret, Nick McGrath, Casey McHugh, Pat McHugh, James Neale, Austin Parcharz, Hannah Pelletieri, Dana Tarantelli, Mari Walsh, Zach Young.

Newcomers

Elizabeth Barge, David Benham, Michael Brewer, Leo Brill, Ryan Farmer, Travis Farmer, Taras Gach, Kelly Keough, Liz Martin, Peter Nichols, Austin Rdzanek, Dan Romeyn, Nick Ryan, Nick Schmidt, Keegan Stoorza, Braxton Tissot, Dylan Urquhart, Alanna Winchel.

Seton Catholic

There are no stars on the Seton Catholic (2-8) team.

What it means, however, is that there will be good competition among the 10 golfers on the roster for the top six spots in the line-up. All 10 will have a chance to prove themselves and compete.

Golfers lost

Anders Franzon, Robert Guay.

Golfers returning

Jeremy Coupal, Oliver Barie, Keith Desso, Shea Branon, Chase Pellerin, Tom McCauley, Will Pellerin, Jeremy Baker.

Newcomers

Carl Rohfors, Shon Lilledahl.

Ticonderoga

The Sentinels (1-9) have experience on their side in hopes of moving up.

Ticonderoga lost only one starter and will be led by seniors Joe LaPointe, Jason Siwek and Keegan Forgette, along with junior Eain Tierney and senior Aimee Vilardo.

Golfers lost

Dustin LaTour.

Golfers returning

Eain Tierney, Joe LaPointe, Aimee Vilardo, Keegan Forgette, Josh Demarais, Jason Siwek, Scott Cook, Anthony Contarino, David Mallon.

Newcomers

Matt Bussey, Ashley Bartlett, Samantha Forkas, Geraldine Granger, Nadine Mars, Kaley Manning, Jamie Quesnel, Rachel Rafferty, Miranda Ross, Vinnie Scuderi, Devin Scott, Carly Tubbs, Lizzey Smith.

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