Teams to watch statewide:  Marquette, Traverse City Central


Top local teams: Rockford, Heritage


Preview: Marquette won the title last season and appears ready to do it again.

Locally, Tom Yura, Jacob Yura, and Ben Buscarino lead a strong Heritage attack.


State finals prediction: Marquette will edge Traverse City Central for another title.




Teams to watch statewide:  Petoskey, Cadillac, East Grand Rapids


Top local teams: Clare, Powers Catholic, Greenville, Mount Pleasant, Okemos


Preview: Cadillac could be a dark horse. It returns state slalom and giant slalom champion Keenan Cooper, first-team all-stater Nate Houk, and two other starters from last season.


State finals prediction: Petoskey will handily win another title.