When it comes to winter sports in the Northern Tier, all of the coaches at Chazy Central Rural School are hoping for winning seasons.
Dan Bernard, coach of the boys basketball team, said the team averaged about 40 points per game last season, and is hoping for a "more up-tempo game this year."
"Our goal is to have a winning season and steadily improve throughout the season," he said.
Players returning this year are center Shea Howley; forwards Andrew LaPierre, Frank Garrow, and Kaleb Snide; guards Brandon Laurin, and forward/center, John Tregan, and guard/forward Matt Gravelle.
Half of the team are new players, including guards Ricky Osier, Andrew Duprey, Andrew Rabideau, and Colin McCarthy, forwards Jeff Botten and Keith Laduke, and center Allan Bray.
For the girls hockey team, coach Ray Guay is also has high hopes.
"Going to the final 4 and play for the state championship," Guay said of the teams goal.
He also hopes people will "come watch the girls play good, exciting hockey."
The entire team returns from last year, including new player defenseman Jessica Huber. The other team members are goalie Christina Emery, forwards Carissa Boire, Rebecca Duquette, Amanda Kempainen, Chelsea Guay, Bailey Waterbury, Sara Lotempelio, Astrid Kempainen, Amanda Peterson, Emily Raville, and Hannah Newgarden.
Returning defensemen are Alexis Guay, Caitlyn LaPier, Shannon Olsen, Ashley Terry, Kirsten Doran, and Alexandra Betrus.
Karissa House, coach for the girls basketball team, said the team is "very athletic" and she's "hoping to get some good defensive stops and run the floor offensively."
As was the case with the boys team, half of the team are new members, and half are returning.
Returning members are forwards Sagan Trombley, Sheila Nesbitt, and Olivia Seymour, and guards Devin Latremore and Sinead Cooper.
New players this year are forward Hannah Latour and guards Emily Keable, Jori Cooper, Jenna Seymour, and Megan Reynolds.