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FOOTBALL VS HAMPDEN BRONCOS
Garret Moody rushed for 171 yards, including two TD runs of 5 and 67 yards and Zach Caouette ... Read more
FIELD HOCKEY QTR FINALS VS CONY RAMS
When the #4 team (Cony) meets the #5 ranked team (Mt Ararat) in playoff action ... Read more
BOYS SOCCER VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
It was the season finalé between these two cross-town rivals. The Dragons, who started ... Read more
GIRLS SOCCER VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
It was Senior Night at the season finale for the Eagles against cross-town rival ... Read more
Oct 20, 2017 - Eagles Ride Herd on Broncos 40-0
Garret Moody rushed for 171 yards, including two TD runs of 5 and 67 yards and Zach Caouette scored on 19 and 25 yard runs to lead the Eagles to a 40-0 romp over Hampden. The Eagles rushed for more than 385 yards and produced more than 400 yards of total offense.
The Eagles won the coin toss and, channeling their inner Bill Belichick, deferred to the second half and kicked off. The strategy paid off when the stout Eagles defense forced the Broncos into a three and out. On the ensuing punt, Garrett Moody made a fair catch at the Eagles 30 and the Eagles offense went to work. The Eagles were using a closed offensive formation with two tight ends and only one wide receiver most of the night, signaling their intention to run. On the first play from scrimmage, Hunter Lohr took the hand-off, busted through the middle, cut outside, and ran down the left sideline, and ended up in the end zone 70 yards away. Garrett Moody added the extra point and the Eagles led 7-0 less than three minutes into the game.
Things didn't get any better for the Broncos. For the second time, an offsides penalty helped stall their attack. After a Hampden punt, the Eagles took over on their own 38. The Eagles ran 8 straight running plays including a 25-yard dash by Zach Caouette, a 15-yard run by Hunter Lohr, a 7-yard run by Garrett Moody and 13-yard run by Austin Damon. That brought the ball to the Broncos 13-yard line. QB Cole Bryant then dropped back and spun a spiral to the corner. Ryan Mello, running a flag pattern, made a NFL-worthy catch and the Eagles led 14-0 after a Garrett Moody extra point.
After another Broncos three and out, the Eagles took over at the MTA 47. Hunter Lohr picked up 5 yards, followed by a 27 yard scamper by Garrett Moody. After Austin Damon softened up the middle of the Hampden defense with a two yard plunge, Zach Caouette scored on an inside reverse from the 19-yard line. The Eagles led 21-0 with 1:31 left in the FIRST quarter! When's the last time that happened? Maybe, Sept 27, 2013 when the Eagles beat Gorham 64-0!
The Eagles kept the pedal to the metal in the second quarter. Garrett Moody set up the next score with a 37-yard gain behind a crushing downfield block by Kyle Secone. And with 10:01 showing on the clock, Zach Caouette finished the drive with a 25-yard run on another inside reverse. Hampden fumbled on their next possession and Jared Balsar recovered on the Broncos 30-yard line. Austin Damon had a 25-yard touchdown run negated by a personal foul penalty, but that was a mere bump in the road for the Eagles offensive juggernaut. Austin Damon set up Garrett Moody's five-yard run for his 2nd touch down with a 14-yard jaunt to the Hampden 5-yard line with 7:59 left in the half. Hampden picked up their first and only first down of the night on their next drive, but had to punt on the next series. A penalty stalled the next Eagles drive and they were forced to punt for the only time in the game. The half ended when the teams exchanged fumble recoveries with the Eagles enjoying a cozy 33-0 lead.
In the second half, the Eagles received the kick-off thanks to the Belichickian coin toss decision. After Austin Damon picked up a first down, Garrett Moody went 67 yards for his second TD. Garret converted the PAT and the Eagles led 40-0. The time warp factor was now in effect via the Mercy Rule. The Eagles inserted their subs in, the time ticked away, and the Eagles walked off the field with a 40-0 win. It was a nice way for the Eagles to finish the regular season on Senior Night.
Oct 17, 2017 - Rams Oust Eagles in OT, 1-0
When the #4 team (Cony) meets the #5 ranked team (Mt Ararat) in playoff action, there's a good chance that it is going to be an evenly matched contest. And as regulation time expired, the scoreboard remained stuck at 0-0 and overtime play commenced. At 4:47, the Rams took advantage of a penalty corner and scored the winning goal to eliminate the Eagles. It was one of those games where someone has to lose and unfortunately, this time it was the Eagles. But there should be no regrets. The Eagles enjoyed one of their most successful seasons and they have plenty of talent returning next season.
Cony had a good chance right out of the gate when a Rams attacker broke in alone. Eagles goalie Lily Schenk, who played her best game of the year, stared her down, and watched her lose control of the ball, and got off a weak shot that dribbled wide. Cony had a penalty corner, but the Eagles defense cleared. A minute later, Lily Schenk came up with a save. The Rams continued to swarm in front of the Eagles net, but Katie Trebilcock and Fiona Huang, who broke up play after play, prevented the Rams from getting a shot.
The Eagles had a good chance at the 14-minute mark when Brea Holtet fed Abby Malbon, who released a quick shot that was blocked in front. The Eagles continued to apply pressure, but couldn't get a good shot. After Cony whistled a shot wide, the Eagles responded at the other end. Wyley Fitzpatrick, Brea Holtet, and Abby Malbon all had whacks in front, but couldn't push the ball through the forest of sticks, legs, and bodies in front of the net. The half ended in a 0-0 tie.
The second half featured a lot of tight-checking. Cony had a slight advantage in field position, but they were repeatedly rebuffed by the play of Madeline Svetin and Maddy Stover and the outstanding play of Lily Schenk in the goal. Lily made a big save on a point blank shot from ten feet and then flopped Yardbirds style over, under, sideways, down to make multiple saves from a scrum in front. After some sustained threats from Cony, Coach Chase wisely called a Time Out to collect her forces. That time out settled things down. In the closing minute, the Eagles had three chances. Wyley Fitzpatrick brought the crowd to its feet. She raced in from mid-field. We all know that no one is catching Wyley when she has free sailing unless the ball takes a weird bounce. Well, the ball did bounce badly, but Wiley continued to control, albeit giving the defense a chance to recover. Wyley lost a shoe, but still managed to get a tough angle shot off that went wide. The Eagles had a pair of penalty corners in the closing seconds, but couldn't get a shot off. Regulation ended in a 0-0 tie.
Overtime play can be exciting in Field Hockey. The teams play 7 on 7 and the field opens up. Cony was awarded a couple of penalty corners and on the second one they scored to advance to the Semis and eliminate the Eagles.
Note: Unfortunately, no pics as I forgot the battery to my camera.
Oct 16, 2017 - Eagles, Dragons Tie, 2-2
It was the season finalé between these two cross-town rivals. The Dragons, who started the season 0-5 (admittedly against the 5 top teams in the conference), had reeled of seven consecutive wins and were looking to avenge an earlier 2-1 season loss against the Eagles. The Eagles, whose record boasted of recent wins over top rated teams Lewiston and Edward Little without their star forward Travis Nadeau, were making a statement of their own. We are a playoff team that can compete with anyone.
Brunswick issued a wake-up call to the Eagles just 22 seconds into the game when Mats Rasch scored. The Eagles apparently hit the Snooze button and were rudely awakened again just six minutes later when the Dragons Everett Horch doubled the Dragons lead to 2-0.
The Eagles, who have overcome adversity all year, showed their intestinal Spauldings as they slowly battled back and began to control play. At the 17:24 mark Ethan Rac, the reincarnation of Travis Nadeau, converted a Cole Kelly pass to trim the Dragon lead to 2-1.
Ethan Rac struck again in the opening minutes of the second half. This time Ethan lofted a perfectly arced ball that caught the far corner to tie the game with more than 36 minutes left. There was plenty of action remaning and both goalies came up with big saves. The Eagles Gavin Patterson made a couple of key saves including a laser from Rasch.
The Eagles best chance came on a Dalton Streeter throw-in, which were creating mayhem in front of the Dragons net all night long. Cole Kelly had a good shot that was initially handled nicely by Dragons keeper James Hummer. Ethan Rac got his foot on the rebound, but his shot soared high.
In overtime action, the Dragons had a good scoring opportunity when Emmet Taub's bullet from in close was thwarted by Eagles keeper Gavin Patterson. In the second OT, the Eagles threatened when Max Spelke launched a free kick that rocketed just high. Both teams left the pitch satisfied with their effortand appear ready for playoff action.
Oct 16, 2016 - Eagles Battle Dragons - Come Up Short 2-1
It was Senior Night at the season finale for the Eagles against cross-town rival Brunswick. The Eagles Nation paid tribute to seniors Chloe Beattie, Shannon Harty, Katelyn Hutchins, Ryley Leech, Nataleigh Ormsby, and Eola Saucier and thanked them for four years of thrills and chills. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Meanwhile, the Brunswick Dragons entered the game in second place in the Heal Point standings with a 12-1-1 record. The Eagles strategy was simple - Drop back on defense and hope they catch a break on offense. The strategy was effective for most of the game and looked particularly prescient, especially after Katelyn Hutchins blasted an indirect kick past the Brunswick keeper to tie the game with 3:40 left in the half. But in the second half, Brunswick's lone senior, Maeve Arthur, scored her second goal of the game, completing after some fancy footwork that created a partial breakaway.
Keeper Zoe Stilphen played aggressively in the net for the Eagles, and she broke up many plays with this tactic. But it cost her in the early going when she lost a race to the ball to Lea Scrapchansky, who maintained her balance and centered a pass to Maeve Arthur. Arthur fired into an open net to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead just 3-1/2 minutes into the game. The Eagles defense buckled down and kept the Dragons off the board the rest of the half. Zoe Stilphen continued her aggressive play as she tuned away shot after shot as the Eagles survived the Brunswick fusillade.
The Eagles had a couple of chances before the Hutchins goal. Ryley Leech made a nice play to settle the ball in front, but couldn't quite pull the trigger before the Bwick defense covered. And Ema Hawkes, playing alone most of the night, made a steal after some nice hustle, sped down the sideline, turned the corner, and released a tough angle shot on net the Brunswick's Labbe gobbled up.
With 3:41, the Eagles were awarded an indirect kick from 35 yards out. Ryley Leech made the touch and Katelyn Hutchins powered a shot that took a funny hop through the assembled masses as it bounced past the surprised Labbe. The game was tied 1-1 at the half.
Ema Hawkes started the second half with some yeoman-like work that led to a hard shot that veered wide. Brunswick started to dominate field position again, but the Eagles defense of Brennan Thiboutot, Chloe Beattie, Heather Gallant, Katelyn Hutchins and especially Jess Cloutier kept the ball out of the box. With 23:39 showing, the Dragons transitioned to offense hitting Maeve Arthur with a long pass. Chloe Beattie slowed her down and Katelyn Hutchins recovered to attempt a sliding tackle, but Arthur is a talented player and she made a great move to maintain control and beat Zoe in the net for a 2-1 lead. It was a lead the Dragons would not give up. The Eagles had a chance on a corner kick where two girls got their heads on the ball, but couldn't get the ball on net.
Oct 13, 2017 - Girls 2nd, Boys 3rd at KVAC Championship
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Lisandro Berry-Gaviria won the KVAC title to lead the Boys to a third place finish. Lisandro cruised to a 10 second victory over runner up Gabe Coffee from Bangor with a time of 17:05.10. Devin Hoskins was the next Eagle to cross th line in 13th place. Nate Cohen and Lucas Bergeron finished 24th and 25th and Andrew Chamberland finished 55rd to complete the Eagles scoring members. Tyler Bernier (50) and Matt Kenison (89) both ran well.
The Boys can run better than that and will have another chance this Saturday at the Regionals being held in Belfast.
The Girls ran into a strong Camden Hills team and finished 2nd. Karlie Leighton paced the Eagles with a fourth place finish. Katherine Leckbee had an off day with a 5th place finish. Camila (abc...xyz) Ciembroniewicz was the third Eagle to finish in the Top 10 with a 7th place finish. Unfortunately, so did Camden Hills have three Top Ten finishers, including 1-2 Grace Iltis and Augusta Stockman. Overall, the Windjammers had all five runners finishing in the top 15. It's hard to beat that.. Anna Pederson-Harbo finished 17th. Sara York finished 22nd and Katie Lynch finished 27th among the 86 runners who completed.
The Girls used their depth and their talent as the ran away from the competition to easily place first. Josie Miller (2), Caitlin Chambers (4), Jackie Brochu (6), Ella Carter (7),who ran a season best by a minute, Fay O'Donnell (8) all had top 10 finishes. Madeline Daulerio (11) and Libby Boutin (15) made it 7 Eagles in the top 15.
Emilia Barker, Anna Jackson, Lexie Thompson, Emily Smith, Zoe Stevenson, Cassie Kane, Marhabo Uzogova, Nellie Ickes-Coon, and Caroline Wheeler all ran well for the Eagles.
The Boys don't have the depth the girls have, but they still came in a very respectable 5th. Gideon Wheeler paved the way finishing 23rd. He was followed by Jack Mathieu, Sam Stride, Tom Dau, Andrew Pulsifer, who ran a season best by more than a minute, Jeffrey Remis, Sam Gatchall, and Nathan Ickes-Coon all ran strong races.
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Caleb Manuel shot a 68 (four under par) to finish first in individual scores and led the Eagles team to a first place finish in the KVAC Qualifier held at the Natanis Golf Club's Arrowhead Course.
In team competition, the Eagles beat Lewiston by nine strokes. Edward Little and Messalonskee tied for third and Camden Hills also qualified for the team championshihp
Individually, the Eagles Will Kavanaugh also qualified for the Individual championship with an 81. Cade Charron (88), Blair Kopp (91) and Ben Hickson (96) all contributed to the Eagles victory.
Aug 16, 2017 - Football Media Night - Meet the Team
Attention Seniors: Looking for a Capstone Project?
Any seniors looking for a fun and rewarding Capstone project should contact me about (1) organizing the 2nd Annual Rusty Rolls 5K (in April) or (2) serving as an editor for the mtasports.com web site.