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CROSS COUNTRY NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

Sophomore Lisandro Berry-Gaviria and freshman Karlie Leighton represented ... Read more

BOYS SOCCER VS MT BLUE COUGARS

It was play-off soccer at its best. The #4 ranked Eagles were looking to avenge an ... Read more

CROSS COUNTRY 2nd SEVEN @ EDWARD LITTLE

The Eagles JV squad travelled to Edward Little Middle School to compete in the ... Read more

JV FOOTBALL VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS

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CROSS COUNTRY

Click to view a season summary of each individual athlete's results.

Nov 11, 2017 - Eagles Compete at New England Championship

Sophomore Lisandro Berry-Gaviria and freshman Karlie Leighton represented the Eagles at the New England Cross Country Championship held at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast Maine. Lisandro, the reigning Class A State Champion, finished 26th with a time of 16:14.17. He was the fourth sophomore to finish. Karlie Leighton ran season best time of 19:29.34 to finish 66th overall. She was the sixth fastes freshman finisher.

Congratulations to both runners fro a great season with a flourish.

FALL SPORTS AWARD WINNERS

SPORT Coaches Award Senior Award
Golf Will Kavanaugh Blair Kopp
Varsity Field Hockey Katherine Trebilcock Maddison Stover
JV Field Hockey Gabie Head
Varsity Boys Soccer Nick Merrill Dalton Streeter
JV Boys Soccer Nathan Kofroth
Freshmen Boys Soccer Zach D'Andrea
Varsity Girls Soccer Katelyn Hutchins Chloe Beattie
JV Girls Soccer Grace Trebilcock
Boys Cross Country Matt Kenison Tom Dau
Girls Cross Country Josie Miller Lexi Thompson
Fall Cheering Sage Vermette Ainsleigh Lucas
Football Liam Huston Ryan Mello
JV Football Daniel Jackson

Additionally, Golf Coach Gerry Caron was named Coach of the Year for the second straight year and Krista Chase was named Field Hockey Coach of the Year. The Field Hockey team was also awarded the Good Sportmanship Award.


CROSS COUNTRY

Click to view a season summary of each individual athlete's results.

Oct 28, 2017 - Lisandro Wins Class A Sate Championship

BOYS SOCCER

Oct 24, 2017 - Eagles Lose Heart-breaker in Double OT 2-1 to Cougars

Elias Theberge flies through the middle
Elias Theberge flies through the middle

It was play-off soccer at its best. The #4 ranked Eagles were looking to avenge an earlier season 3-1 loss to the #5 ranked Cougars. The harsh reality of play-off soccer is that there is no tomorrow. No matter how evenly matched two teams may be, one team advances and the other is done. The Eagles, who had a significant territorial and shot advantage all night, went to double OT before the Cougars Sam Smith scored his second goal of the game with 7:28 left in the second overtime period to lift the Cougars to victory and end the Eagles season.

The game tarted with a Dalton Streeter throw-in in the opening minute that set the tone for the game - close, but no cigar, as Sebastian Scherry crashed the net, and knocked the ball loose from Mt Blue keeper Hunter Bolduc. Bolduc was able to recover and control the loose ball. A minute later, Assaultin' Dalton, who was creating scoring opportunities for the Eagles all night with his monster throw-ins, almost connected with a soaring Maximo Varela.

The Eagles continued to control in the early going. Ethan Rac created a good chance with some fancy footwork to set up a shot that whistled wide on the near side. The Eagles continued to pressure. Sebastian Scherry threaded the needle with a threatening pass down the middle to Elias Theberge, but the Cougar defense recovered and broke up the play.

Ethan Rac rises above the crowd
Ethan Rac rises above the crowd

At 19:25, the Eagles came oh so close. A Dalton Streeter throw-in was again the catalyst. The ball was tantalizingly loose in front for seemingly forever. Finally, Cole Kelly got his foot on the ball and push it toward the net where it was deflected and dribbled off the far post and bounced out. Max Spelke followed as he wheeled and dealed and unleashed a hard, grass cutter from 25-yards out that Cougar keeper, Hunter Bolduc momentarily bobbled, before controlling.

It was more than half way through the half before the Cougars had their first threat, and the shot went wide.

The Eagles created two more chances. A Max Spelke corner was initially cleared, but the Eagles recovered the ball and Nick Merrill sent a header into the arms of Bolduc. Jason Halliday and Elias Theberge worked the ball effectively and created another throw-in opportunity, but the Cougar defense cleared.

At 7:32, Mt Blue's Mick Gurney sent a corner kick goalward. The Cougars Sam Smith booted the loose ball that deflected off a body and past Gavin Patterson to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. Patterson kept the Cougars from increasing his lead when he made a save on a long shot with an Cougar attacker hovering nearby.

With 19 seconds left in the half, Mason Brigham fired a bullet from the 25 that challenged Bolduc, but he came up with the save.

Nick Merrill soars and heads the ball just high
Nick Merrill soars and heads the ball just high

The Eagles started the second half with Ethan Rac racing down the sideline to control the ball, and dropping a nice pass to Sebastian Scherry, who drilled a shot that was saved. The Cougars earned a couple of corners, but Max Spelke headed the first one out of danger and the second one drifted harmlessly out of bounds. The Eagles transitioned to offense and continued to pressure. Cole Kelly made a nice centering pass that set up a direct kick for the Eagles. Max Spelke took the kick and Bolduc came up with the save. A Dalton Streeter throw-in was cleared, but Streeter came up with the ball and fired a hard shot wide. Three minutes later, at the 29:30 mark, Dalton had another throw-in. Nick Merrill soared, and got his head on the ball. The Cougars Bolduc made the save, but couldn't control the rebound and Sebastian Scherry banged it home to tie the game.

Subsequently, both teams picked up the pace. Elias Theberge's hard work led to deep throw-in. Streeter lofted the ball and it bounced dangerously before it was cleared. At the other end, Gavin Patterson came way out of the net in a race to the ball with the Cougars dangerous Sam Smith. The players arrived simultaneously and collided. Gavin appeared to have control, but the ball came dislodged, and dribbled ever so slowly wide of the net. Play continued to go back and forth. Mason Brigham displayed some legerdemain (with his feet) in the corner, beat his man, and centered, but the Blue defense cleared. At the other end, Gavin Patterson once again came way out of the net along the end line. The ball got loose, but Gavin recovered and covered the ball.

The Eagles took control again. They had a series of Dalton Streeter throw-ins, Max Spelke corner kicks, and Nick Merrill headers, but they couldn't finish. A Mason Brigham shot hit the side of the net; a Nick Merrill header in traffic was cleared; and some crisp passing sent Cole Kelly flying down the sideline leading to a hard shot that careened just wide.

Mason Brigham advances the ball
Mason Brigham advances the ball

In the first OT, the Eagles applied early pressure. Max Spelke had a direct kick that resulted in a loose ball in front. Sebastian Scherry came crashing in and shot, but the Cougars Bolduc gobbled up his shot. Minutes later, Trevor York led Mason Brigham with a perfect pass through the seam. Mason walked in and let loose with his cannon. Bolduc came up with his best save of the night to rob Mason. Not to be outdone, Gavin Patterson came up with his best save of the night when he stone-walled Cougar star, Sam Smith, who broke in alone. As the clock ticked down, Dalton Streeter set up a couple more Eagles chances. His first toss was batted away, but Sebastian Scherry drove the rebound only to watch Bolduc make the save. With 25 seconds left, Dalton's throw-in was kicked out, but Dalton moved in and drove the rebound. His shot was partially deflected but still had a lot of mustard on it, but the deflection was just enough to steer the shot wide.

On to the second OT period. The Eagles had an early chance. The ever hustling Mason Brigham beat his man in the corner and centered. Sebastian Scherry got the shot off and Bolduc again came up with the save.

Mt Blue began to control play in the Eagles end. At 7:21, Sam Smith took a pass from the corner on the fly and one-timed it over the out-stretched hands of Gavin Patterson. It was a perfectly executed and placed shot that gave the Cougars the win.

FOOTBALL
Ryan Mello leaps and makes a twisting catch for a TD
Ryan Mello leaps and makes a twisting catch for a TD - photo courtesy Jason Eggleston

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.

QB Cole Bryant pitches out
QB Cole Bryant pitches out

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.

FIELD HOCKEY

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.

GIRLS SOCCER

Oct 16, 2016 - Eagles Battle Dragons - Come Up Short 2-1

Jess Cloutier soars for the ball
Jess Cloutier soars for the ball

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.

Heather Gallant clamps down on defense
Heather Gallant clamps down on defense

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.

Video Hi-Lites vs Morse



GOLF

Eagles Shine at KVAC Qualifier - 1st Place

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.



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2017-18 WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULE

Official Mt Ararat sports schedule

Week at a Glance

FRIDAY, Nov 24

Girls Basketball Scrimmage @ Maine Girls Academy 2:00

Girls Hockey HOME vs Biddeford 7:00

SATURDAY, Nov 25

Boys Hockey HOME Scrimmage vs NYA 7:00

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