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WRESTLING @ WESTBROOK TOURNAMENT
The Eagles participated in the Westbrook Invitational and got off to a strong ... Read more
BOYS BASKETBALL VS LEAVITT
New Coach Jeff Hogan promised an uptempo game and the Eagles ... Read more
GIRLS BASKETBALL VS LEAVITT
The Leavitt Hornets invaded the Hangar and proved to be very un- ... Read more
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Late Breaking Scores
Dec 11, 2017
GIRLS HOCKEY: Yarmouth 2 - MTA 1 (Write up and story coming soon!)
Dec 8, 2017 - Eagles 4th at Westbrook Invitational
The Eagles participated in the Westbrook Invitational and got off to a strong early season start with a 4th place finish. Twelve teams participated at the annual event.
The Eagles, who finished fourth at the States last year, graduated four seniors who placed at the States and Coach Jensen was named Coach of the Year. So you'd think this would be a rebuilding year. Nevertheless, the Eagles opened the season with some strong performances up and down the weight classes. Cody Holman, wrestling at 126 lbs finished 3rd in the tournament along with teammates Brady Mitchell (182 lb), and Jed Rice (220). Caden Kowalsky, Ben Laurence, and Austin Cook all nailed down fourth place finishes. It was a great start to what should be an exciting season.
Dec 8, 2017 - Eagles Sting Hornets, 74-50
New Coach Jeff Hogan promised an uptempo game and the Eagles delivered scoring 74 points in defeating Leavitt in the season opener. The Eagles used a balance attack with Tanner Greenleaf leading the way with 17 points and Austin Damon contributing 13. The Eagles hit 12 three-pointers with seven different players hitting from downtown and 10 different players scoring.
Dec 8, 2017 - Hornets Swarm Eagles 66-37
The Leavitt Hornets invaded the Hangar and proved to be very unwelcome guests as they cruised to a 66-37 win over a young Eagles squad. The Eagles kept it close in the first five minutes. After Leavitt opened the game with a three-pointer, Caitlyn Smith hit a 20-foot J. Leavitt added two more hoops before Kyla Greenleaf drained a three-pointer to bring the Eagles within one, 6-5. After a Hornets hoop, Grace Liedman made a nice outlet pass along the baseline to Theresa Breed underneath, who laid it in to narrow the gap to one point, with three minutes remaining in the quarter. Then Leavitt went on a 10 point run to end the quarter leading 18-7.
Leavitt continued to pour it on outscoring the Eagles 20-8 in the second quarter. The silver lining for the Eagles was the play of sophomore Theresa Breed. Theresa scored three baskets, two of which came off fast breaks led by Kyla Greenleaf. Her third basket came on a power drive with two ninutes remaining. Abby Sirois and Kyla Greenleaf added free throws.
In the second half, Theresa continued to dominate the Eagles offense. She consistently was able to power through the midddle drawing fouls. She hit eight free throws accounting for all the Eagle scoring output in the quarter.
Theresa continued to carry the water for the Eagles in the final quarter. She added five more free throws in the quarter. Caitlyn Smith contributed a bucket on a sweet turn-around sky hook from twelve feet out. Ainsley Bryant followed with a coast-to-coast odyssey and finished right down Broadway for two points. Later, Ainsley fed freshman Jaden Lohr underneath for her first varsity basket. Another (tall) freshman, Madeline Daulerio, scored her first basket on a put back late in the game.
Theresa Breed finished with 21 points, including 13 free throws which is just one shy of the Eagles record of 14 held jointly by Tess Hitchcock and Mallory Nelson. Lauren Sturgess did not play as she is still recovering from a knee injury.
Be patient. Help is on the way. The JV team dismantled the Leavitt JV led by freshmen Erin Harty, Lauren Magno, Eliza Libby, Jaden Lohr, and Madeline Delaurio.
Dec 1, 2017 - Winslow outlasts Eagles 5-1
The Eagles played their best game of the season both offensively and defensively, but still fell short against a strong Winslow /Gardiner team losing 5-1. The final score was not indicative of the competitveness of the game.
There was some bad karma even before the game started. After the introductions and the playing of the National Anthem and just as the first puck was about to drop, the PA sysem blared out the "Evacuate, evacuate" mantra. The fans and players dutifully complied and gathered in the parking lot with goalie Lily Schenk being wheeled out in a wheel chair in full gear.
When order was restored, the fans and players were allowed back in and play began. Just ten seconds into the game, Lily Schenk stuffed a Winslow attacker who walked in all alone. The Eagles came right back with Sadie Press(wo)man working the puck into the slot and firing a shot that flitted wide. The play was up and down the ice with Lily Schenk coming up with another big save. All this action took place in the opening minute.
The pace slowed down a bit, but Lily Schenk still loomed large between the pipes. She made a sprawling save at the 12-minute mark. Winslow caught a break at 10:45 when Anna Chadwick knocked in a rebound off an Evelyn Hinkley shot that just trickled over the goal line.
The Eagles came right back. Lexie Saxton beat the Winslow defense with some nifty stick handling. She unleashed a hard, low shot labeled for the far side, but Winslow goalie Cassandra Demers made a nice skate save. The Eagles kept the pressure on. Amber Card, who was flying all night, set up Eola Saucier in front, who watched as the puck bounced over her stick. Alyssa Dau joined the action at the goal mouth and gave it 40 whacks (a la Lizzie Borden), but Demers held her ground.
With 3:23 left in the period, Winslow's Anna Chadwick knocked in a rebound to make it 2-0. In the final minute, Maddy Young picked up a Kayleigh Temple clearing pass and raced down the left side. Maddy got off a strong shot, but again Demers made a nice save. Winslow outshot the Eagles 11-7 in the period.
Alyssa Dau opened the second period with a great second effort and sent a centering pass in front before crashing into the boards. After a few scary moments, Alyssa got up unscathed and the Eagles went on the power play. Amber Card inserted herself into the action. She used the brute force method to bully her way to the goal mouth where her shot was smothered by Demers. Amber came right back with a shot that hit the post. The rebound went right to Alyssa Dau, who was looking at a wide open net. The puck took a strange hop and Alyssa fanned on the shot, but the Eagle pressure persisted. Amber Card got the puck to Abby Lucas who fired and beat Demers cleanly to make it a game at 2-1.
At the 6:05 mark, Winslow executed a perfect 2 on 1 break with Hinkley converting a Chadwick pass. The Eagles threatened when Ema Hawkes centered a pass from the corner. Maddy Young fought off her defender, but couldn't quite get her stick on the puck in front.
With 1:55 left, a rare penalty shot was awarded to Winslow. Evelyn Hinkley took the puck at center ice and skated in. Lily Schenk came out of the net aggressively and broke up the highly talented Hinkley. There was lots of action at both ends of the ice in the last minute. Ema Hawkes had a shot from the slot and a Kayleigh Temple drive from the point was redirected by Amber Card just wide. Then with 13 seconds remaining, Winslow's Evelyn Hinkley skated in alone, perhaps remembering being stuffed earlier on the penalty shot. She did not miss this time and Winslow took a 4-1 lead after two periods. Both teams had 13 shots on net in the period.
The Eagles continued to skate hard in the final stanza. Erin Venard won a mano-a-mano fight for the puck along the boards and dropped a pass to Bre Hunter who blasted a shot that deflected wide. Amber Card walked in and lasered a shot that Demers turned away. With 3:14 left, the Eagles went on a power play, but it was Winslow's Hinkley that did the damage. She scored a short-handed goal on a carom.
The Eagles continued to battle to the finish. Sadie Pressman moved in and tried to jam one home and Chloe Beattie, who played solidly on defense all night, fired a bullet that Demers took for her team.
The Eagles ended up with 26 shots on net, which is an encouraging sign. Lily Schenk ended up with 29 saves for the Eagles.
Dec 2, 2017 - Eagles Fall 5-3 In Gippers Tournament Final
by A J Kavanaugh
AUBURN - The Mt. Ararat /Lisbon /Morse Boys hockey team wrapped up their preseason schedule in the Gippers Tourney Final Saturday afternoon against South Portland /Waynflete /Freeport at Norway Savings Bank Arena. The Eagles led 2-1 after the first period, but a rough middle frame saw the Red Riots overtake the game and ultimately win 5-3.
Owen Kelly led the Eagles with 2 goals, while Cam Poisson scored the other. Noah Austin, Nick Austin and Cal Davies each picked up an assist, and goaltender Cade Charron was strong in the losing effort making 22 saves.
The Red Riots were paced by Max Winson who had a hat trick, while netminder Alex Les made 20 saves to earn the victory.
Dec 1, 2017 - Eagles Blank Gorham 3-0 in Tournament Play
by A J Kavanaugh
AUBURN - The Mt. Ararat /Lisbon /Morse Boys hockey team made an early season statement with a convincing 3-0 win over Gorham in their semifinal game of the preseason Gippers Tourney at Norway Savings Bank Arena Friday night.
Cade Charron led the Eagles with a 24-save shutout in goal, while Cam Grant scored a goal and added an assist. Owen Kelly helped the win with 2 assists, as did Sam Alexander and Nick Austin who each scored a goal for MTA/Lisbon/Morse. Freshman Cal Davies picked up an assist on the first/game-winning goal for his first career varsity point.
Gorham goaltender Garrett Babineau kept the Rams in it throughout, making 26 saves in the losing effort.
The Eagles will play South Portland/Waynflete/Freeport in the final, who defeated tourney host Edward Little 4-2. The game is slated for tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 PM.