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GIRLS LACROSSE VS GARDINER HALL DALE
The Gardiner / Hall-Dale Tigers scored three goals in the final six minutes ... Read more
BOYS LACROSSE VS DEERING RAMS
The Eagles hosted the Deering Rams in a game that was nip and tuck for ... Read more
GIRLS TENNIS VS BANGOR RAMS
It was Senior Day for the Girls tennis squad. Coach Boehlin honored her ... Read more
BASEBALL VS LINCOLN ACADEMY
The Eagles ran wild on the bases, Kaileb Hawkes and Cam Grant pitched ... Read more
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Late Breaking Scores
GIRLS LACROSSE: Gardiner 10 - MTA 9
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Late Breaking Scores
BASEBALL: MTA 1 - Brunswick 0
SOFTBALL: MTA 21 - Brunswick 8
BOYS LACROSSE: Deering 10 - MTA 7
BOYS TENNIS: Brunswick 3 - MTA 2
GIRLS TENNIS: Brunswick 5 - MTA 0
May 18, 2018 - Tigers Take a Bite Out of Eagles 10-9
The Gardiner / Hall-Dale Tigers scored three goals in the final six minutes of the game to turn a 9-7 deficit into a 10-9 victory. The Tigers Maddy Walker scored her third goal of the game on a penalty shot with 3:51 remaining in the game to provide the margin of victory.
Gardiner's Evelyn Hinkley staked the Tigers to a 1-0 lead just under two minutes into the game. Jess Cloutier, moving diagonally left to right, tied things up with a goal 30 seconds later. The Eagles kept the pressure on. They had a good scoring chance when Jess hit Zoe McNally cutting through the middle, but the Tiger's goalie, #42, who was not listed on the roster, came up with one of her many outstanding saves. Shannon Harty was working in close, shot, and scored to give the Eagles a 2-1 edge. Thirty seconds later, Jess Cloutier, crossed in front again and scored to extend the Eagles lead to 3-1. Jess struck again with lightening-like quickness to make it 4-1.
In the defensive end, Casi Perow came up with a beauty of a save when she denied a Gardiner attacker from point blank range. In the offensive end, Fiona Hoang drove to the net and released a good shot, but #42 made a better save. At the 10-minute mark, the Tigers Maddy Walker cut the Eagles lead to 4-2. The Eagles won the ensuing face-off and Erin Harty promenaded down Broadway with a burst of speed and restored the three goal lead for the Eagles. Casi Perow came up with another save and Jess Cloutier cleared the ball to midfield where she spotted Fiona Hoang on a fast break. Fiona broke in and made it 6-2 Eagles. Gardiner got one back when Maddy Walker scored on a penalty shot. #42 kept the Tigers in the game in the closing minutes of the half. She made back to back saves on Jess Cloutier and Fiona Hoang and, in the closing seconds, she absolutely robbed Jess Cloutier, Nevertheless, the Eagles led 6-3 at the half.
The Eagles had a good chance to open the second half when Madelin Svetin fed Zoe on a cut through the center, but once again #42 came up with the big save. The momentum switched and the Tigers scored two consecutive goals, the second one on a penalty shot. The Eagles re-gained the momentum. Brennan Thiboutot hit Zoe McNally, who was working her cuts to the net to perfection all day, but #42 was equal to to the challenging shot. Five seconds later, Jess Cloutier was denied on a penalty shot. The Harty sisters combined on a pretty goal to finally beat #42. Erin beat her (wo)man, drew Shannon's defender, and outlet a pass to Shannon. Shannon picked the top far corner and tucked her shot in there perfectly to give the Eagles a 7-5 lead with 19 minutes left. But Gardiner wouldn't go away. Casi Perow came up with a pair of great back-to-back saves on Bailey Poole. Things settled down for a few minutes before Gardiner came back with two quick goals to tie the game at 7.
The Harty sisters stepped up their act. This time it was Shannon feeding little sis Erin, who batted the ball into the net to give the Eagles a precarious 8-7 lead. Erin followed with a goal off an isolation play to make it 9-7 Eagles with 8:29 left in the game. The Tigers then went on a 3-goal tear to take the lead and the Eagles had no answer this time.
May 18, 2018 - Rams Outlast Eagles 10-7
The Eagles hosted the Deering Rams in a game that was nip and tuck for three quarters. The game was tied 2-2 after one, 4-3 Eagles at the half, and 6-5 Rams after three. Deering opened the fourth quarter with a four-goal run that was too much for the late Eagles rally to overcome. Both the Eagles Daniel Jackson and the Rams Max Morrione, a pair of sophomores, were impressive in their respective nets with several spectacular saves.
The Rams came out fast. Daniel Jackson turned away the first shot of the game a minute into the game. The Rams continued to attack and thirty seconds later, speedy Nicholas James put the Rams ahead 1-0. At the 6:43 mark, Nicholas James went on a coast-to-coast journey and out let a pass to Omar Contreras who gave the Rams a 2-0 lead. The Eagles gradually started to settle their offense. The first Eagles goal was result of good play at both ends of the field. The Eagles defense hustled to get to the end line to gain possession after an errant Rams shot and quickly cleared to Hayden Libby near mid-field. Hayden found Connor Brown, who immediately dished off to freshman Eli Schoenberg. Bada bing, bada bang! The young freshman scored to get the Eagles on the board with 4:32 left in the quarter. Daniel Jackson made a couple of nice saves and the Eagles effectively killed off a man down situation to keep things close. With 41 seconds, Connor Brown tied the score when he found the smallest sliver of daylight inside the near pipe and bounced his shot past Morrione to tie the game.
The teams traded goals to start the second quarter. Robert Johnson scored for the Rams, and Connor Brown finished a fast break by Eli Schoenberg to even the score at 3-3. The Eagles continued to control play. After some good ball movement, the Eagles took the lead when Keegan Brown converted an Alex Bryant pass to make it 4-3. Daniel Jackson preserved the lead in the closing seconds of the half when he stuffed a Rams shooter from point blank range.
The Eagles opened the second half playing a man up. Their best chance came when Sean Roberts moved in on transition and fed Connor Brown. The Rams Morrione came up with a nice save to rob Connor. At 10:05, the Eagles suffered a defensive lapse. Daniel Jackson bailed them out initially with a great save on an unguarded shooter in the slot. But Nicholas James came right back and beat Daniel to tie the game at 4-4 with 9:59 remaining in the third quarter. Connor Brown made a couple of nice moves and got off two shots, but Morrione denied him on both chances. With 5:11 left, Nicholas James moved in, changed the plane of his shot from high to low, and found the back of the net to give the Rams a 5-4 lead. The Eagles kept the pressure on with a couple more chances. Owen Kelly set up Keegan Brown, but his shot sailed wide. The Eagles had a man advantage when Eli Schoenberg picked up a loose ball in traffic and fired just wide. Then Connor Brown made a couple of nice dekes, made a quick move toward the front of the net, and lasered a shot that beat Morrione on the near side to tie the game. The Rams then unsheathed their dagger with a goal by Zachary Harvey to take a 6-5 lead with just 34 seconds left in the quarter.
The Rams went on to score four unanswered goals to open the final quarter. The Eagles struggled to get back in the game. Connor Brown and Owen Kelly led a mini-rally with goals, but it was too little too late. <>Riley Morin was outstanding on face-offs throughout the game.
May 17, 2018 - Girls Drop Close Match 3-2 to Bangor on Senior Day
It was Senior Day for the Girls tennis squad. Coach Boehlin honored her seniors, Meri Stockford, Ryley Leach, Katie Trebilcock, Lizzie Garver, Chloe Warren, and exchange student Dana Coliban for their participation and dedication to the sport.
It's been a tough year for the Eagles, but spirits were high and play was spirited. The Eagles dropped a close match to Bangor 3-2. Co-captain Ryley Leech, playing in the the #2 spot, defeated the Rams' Broughton in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Kaitlyn Doughty and Emma Soule won their doubles match with a hard fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Katherine Clukey and Kelly Pellegrino.
Meri Stockford played well in th #1 slot, but, despite being cheered on by bro Griffin Stockford III, came up short in a 6-2, 6-0 loss. First year player Chloe Warren engaged in several long volleys, but came out on the short end of a 6-0, 6-1 loss. Grace Trebilcock and Beth Dube battled to the end losing the first set 6-2, but extending Bangor's Jodi Gladden and Abby Haughton before succumbing to 7-5 in the second set.
In Exhibition action, Lizzie Garver and Riley Robertson lost their match 8-6 and Olivia Justice and Dana Coliban lost 8-2.
Click here to see a season summary of each athlete's matches.
May 16, 2018 - Eagles Beat Eagles Again 9-3
The Eagles ran wild on the bases, Kaileb Hawkes and Cam Grant pitched well on the mound, the top and bottom of the order delivered timely hits, and the defense was impeccable as the Mt Ararat Eagles won their third in a row with a 9-3 win over the Lincoln Academy Eagles.
Lincoln started strong with a run in the top of the first. The Eagles answered in the bottom of the second, putting a deuce on the scoreboard. Kyle Brennan led of the inning with a solid single, stole second and went to third when the catcher's throw sailed into center field. Nate Leslie singled him home and then it was Rinse, repeat. Nate stole second, and scored on Dakota Lopez's infield single when the ball got away from Andrew Greenleaf, the Lincoln first baseman.
The Eagles broke the game open in the bottom of the fourth with 5 runs. Nate Leslie drew a walk, stole second, and scored on Kaileb Hawkes single through the hole. Kaileb took second on the throw home and came home when the Lincoln center fielder made valiant attempt at a diving catch, but could not hold onto Dakota Lopez's blast. Hunter Lohr singled to drive in Kaileb and Dakota. Hunter then stole second and went to third on a balk. It was all for show because Nick Merrill sent a booming triple to right center to plate Hunter. The Eagles led 7-4 after four innings. Lincoln picked up a couple of runs in the fifth as Kaileb Hawkes started to run out of gas. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases with no one out. That brought coach Chase out and the switch was made. Cam Grant was on the mound and Kaileb went to third. One run scored on a fielder's choice and Lincoln's Bradley Cross singled home another, before Cam got out of the jam by retiring the next two batters.
The Eagles added a couple of insurance runs in the sixth. Dakota Lopez, who continues to swing a hot bat (3 for 3) lined a shot down the left field line. He stole second and scored on Hunter Lohr's scorcher to right. It was Hunter's third RBI of the night. Then, something happened that I've never seen before. Hunter Lohr was on first (and prancing and dancing as usual). The Lincoln hurler threw over to keep him close. Hunter got back in plenty of time and the first baseman threw the ball pack to the pitcher. The pitcher immediately threw the ball back to first, but the first baseman was not paying attention and the ball sailed past him without any reaction at all. Hunter ended up on third. Cole Bryant, pinch hitting for Austin Damon, picked up Hunter with an RBI single to make it 9-3. Cam Grant closed out the game with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.
The Eagles continue to play extremely well defensively. In the third inning, Garret Moody made a nice play on a slow roller to his right. Garrett handled the ball and threw across his body on the fly to nail the Lincoln runner on a bang-bang play at first. Hunter Lohr ended a potential Lincoln rally in the fourth inning when he hauled in a fly ball and threw a strike to Nate Leslie at the plate to cut down Lincoln's Andrew Greenleaf. In the fifth, Garret Moody made another solid play when he ranged far to his left, fielded the ball, and pivoted to get his throw to first for an important out to help squelch a two-run rally by Lincoln. And in the seventh, Nick Merrill made a nice play at short to record the second out and then got the next batter on a routine play to end the game.
The Eagles had seven stolen bases on the day. Hunter Lohr and Nate Leslie had 2 each and Cole Bryant, Kyle Brennan, and Dakota Lopez had one.
May 14, 2018 - Eagles Shutout Eagles 9-0
The Mt Ararat Eagles shutout the visiting Messalonskee Eagles 9-0. Garret Moody was stellar on the mound, mixing his pitches, speed, and location. Garrett's assortment of pitches befuddled the Messalonskee nine. Garret faced only 23 batters, allowing only two hits. He struck out one and walked nobody. His defense loves playing behind him because he throws strikes and he loves his defense because they make plays behind him.
The Eagles pecked away with runs in the first, second, fourth, and fifth innings before putting the game away with a four-run sixth inning.
In the first inning, Austin Damon singled, moved to second on a fielders choice, and scored on Cam Grant's ground rule double to deep right center field. No doubt speedster Cam could have legged out a triple if the ball had not bounced over the fence. In the second inning, the Eagles conjured up some two-out magic. Kaileb Hawkes beat out an infield dribbler down the third baseline and took second when the third baseman's throw sailed into the newly-cleared DMZ that separates the baseball and football fields. Dakota Lopez, who was stinging the ball all day, drilled a frozen rope to center that scored Kaileb. Dakota alertly took second on the throw home. Hunter Lohr then drove Dakota in with a hard grounder that took a wicked bad hop past the Messalonskee third baseman, who had no chance to field it.
In the fourth inning, Dakota Lopez, batting ninth in the order, got things started with a line shot just inside the left field line for a double. Hunter Lohr collected his second RBI of the game with a line drive single to right-center that plated Dakota. In the fifth inning, Devin Tobin drew a walk and moved to second on a Nate Leslie single. Kaileb Hawkes then singled to drive in Devin extending the Eagles lead to 5-0.
In the sixth inning, the Eagles took advantage of some sloppy Messalonskee defense as they scored four runs on four hits. The big hit was a double by Devin Tobin.
Garrett Moody took the mound in the top of the seventh looking for a 1-2-3 inning and by 1-2-3, I mean one pitch - one out, two pitches - two outs, three pitches - three outs. And he almost did it, retiring the first two batters on two pitches and inducing Messalonskee's Ben Hellen to ground a slow roller to short on his third pitch. It was a tough play for Nick Merrill and he couldn't make it. No problem. Garret retired Carter Lambert on a pop-up to Cam Grant to end the game.
The Eagles defense was strong through out the game. Nick Merrill made a nice play on a grounder in the fourth. Hunter Lohr and Nick combined to turn a 4-6-3 twin killing in the 5th. Kaileb Hawkes made a nice catch on a deep fly to right and Cam Grant, who was busy at third, made a nice play to end the sixth inning.
This year is beginning to look a lot like last year when the Eagles made a late season run that brought them to the Class A Regional Finals. Good pitching, great defense and timely hitting were the keys last year and they are starting to align this year.
May 14, 2018 - Eagles With Another Come from Behind Win, Beat Messalonskee 6-5
The Eagles trailed 5-2 after four innings, but once again the cardiac kids rallied for two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead. Morgan Johnson slammed the door on the Messalonskee hitters holding them scoreless over the last three innings to pick up the win.
Amanda O'Neil got the Eagles on the board with an RBI single that scored Morgan Johnson, who had singled and advanced on a fielders choice. The Eagles manufactured another run in the third thanks to the speed of Ema Hawkes. Ema singled, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Kayleigh Temple RBI single.
In the top of the fourth, Messalonskee's Leah Smith doubled to center to drive in a run, but a nice defensive play by Hawkes cut her down trying to stretch the hit into a triple - Hawkes to Stilphen to Temple to Lohr 8-6-2-5 if you are scoring at home.
The fireworks really began in the bottom of the fifth. Kayleigh temple worked a walk and Emily Wormwood bashed a triple to score Kayleigh. Emily scored on an obstruction call (but anyone who thinks here was collusion is on a witch hunt). The excitement continued in the sixth inning. With two on, Ema Hawkes doubled to center field to score Amanda O'Neil and Zoe Stilphen to take a 6-5 lead.
Morgan Johnson relied on her defense to pin down the victory in the seventh inning. Amanda O'Neil made a great catch in left field for the first out. After Messalonskee's Leah Smith singled, Morgan fanned Hannah Cummins. The win was secured when Morgan induced Taylor Bernier into a hard grounder to Jaden Lohr at third base. Jaden made a nice play and rifled the throw to first to end the game.
May 10-11-12, 2018 - Regular Season Meet and Loucks Games
It was a tale of two meets. A skeleton squad participated in a regular season meet while a select group of Eagles took their show on the road to participate in their annual pilgrimage to the Loucks Games in White Plains NY. Both teams continued to dazzle.
KVAC Meet at Erskine Academy
The Eagles travelled to China for a regularly scheduled KVAC meet at Erskine Academy, which sounds more exotic than travelling to White Plains NY, until you realize it was China Maine (which is still a beautiful place). Despite a reduced workforce, several Eagles performed well.
In the Sprints, it was Tommy Leslie (5) motoring to a new PR in the 100 and a 3rd place finish in the 200. Ethan Rac was right behind him in the 100 and registered a couple of 5th place finishes in the 200 and 400. Max Spelke turned on the jets to finish 4th in the 400. In the 300 Hurdles, Jax Hollenbach was the top Eagle finisher in 8th place. Devin Hoskins ran a new PR in the 800 en route to a second place finish. Andrew Pulsifer continues to improve. He set PRs in both the 1600 and 3200, breaking the six minute mark in the 1600 by running 20 seconds faster than his previous best. He also lopped off 16 seconds form his 3200 Meter time for a new season best time.
Over in the jumping pits, Ethan Rac and Bane Slocum finished 4-9 in the Long Jump, Jax Hollenbach was 6th in the Triple Jump, and Bane and Owen Yabsira finished 9-10 in the High Jump. In the Jav, Max Spelke tossed a new PR with a throw of 152-03, a new season best. Bode Matthews continued to improve with two new PRs in both the Jav and the Shot Put.
Maddie (Forever) Young was the top Eagle finisher (9) as she set a new PR in the 100 Meters. Emily Smith, Zoe Stevenson, and Maddie were all top ten finishers in the 200. In the 400, it was Zoe Stevenson (7), Josie Miller (10) and Hope Langworthy (11) leading the way. Caitlin Chambers ran a new PR in the 300 Hurdles to capture 3rd place.
The Girls dominated in the distance events. In the 800, Camila (abc...xyz) Cienbroniewicz finished 2nd in the 800 with Sara York close on her heels in third. Josie Miller and Campbell Tankersly finished 6-7 respectively. In the 1600, Anna Harbo continued to impress with a 2nd place finish with a time well under six minutes. Campbell Tankersly exceeded her previous best time by 20 seconds to finish 3rd and Caitlin Chambers placed 6th. In the 3200, Anna Harbo (2), Rebecca French (3), and Anna "Action" Jackson all ran personal bests her to finish 2-3-6 respectively.
In the Field events, Maddie Young finished 5th in the Long Jump and Caitlin Chambers, Emily Smith, and Ella Carter finished 10-11-12 in the Triple. Sara York (5) and Zoe Stevenson (9) both cracked the top 10 in the High Jump. In the strength events, Annie Wilkins was the top Eagles finished in the Jav competition with a 5th place finish. She, Kodie Crane, and Bethany Pratt all threw well in the Shot and the Discus.
There were big, exciting things happening at the Loucks Games. Two new school records were set. Wyley Fitzpatrick set a new record with a leap of 17.00.75 in the Long Jump to eclipse the old school record 16-09 held by Amy Pettigrew in 1998. Lisandro Berry-Gaviria ran a 9:16.51 in the 3200 to erase the mark previously held by Andy Caron in 2000. Poor Andy has seen his 1600 meter record beaten last year by Cam Meier and now his 3200 meter record by Lisandro. But Andy, who is still around, has graciously congratulated both runners. Wyley and Lisandro weren't the only stars to run PRs. Tyler Bernier burned up the track with new PRs in both the 200 and 400. Katherine Leckbee ran a PR in the 3200 as did Katie Lynch in the 400. Cassie Kane had a strong showing in th High Jump with a 19th place finish as did Maximo Varela in the Long Jump with a near PR leap of 18-11.25.
In addition, Andrew Chamberland, Nate Cohen, Fay O'Donnell, Karli Leighton, Sadie Skinner, Lucas Bergeron, Joshua Huntsman, and Jace Hollenbach participated in a variety of relays and performed well. From all accounts, a good time was had by all.
May 9-10-11, 2018 - Boys Tennis Week in Review
The Boys had a busy week with four matches this week and then the MPA Single Qualifier on Saturday. They were either very prepared for the qualifier or very tired.
After suffering their first defeat of the season, the Boys rebounded with three consecutive wins over Cony (5-0), Bangor (3-2), and Skowhegan (5-0). The Eagles now sport a 7-1 record.
In the Cony match, Peter Mao, Ryan Glass, and Matt Mosher all won in straight sets. In Doubles action, Luke Curnin and Zander Chown posted a pair of breadstick wins. Nathan Kofroth and Will San Pedro dropped the first set 6-4, before coming back to win the next two sets 6-4, 6-0. In Exhibition play, Tristan Caswell-Riday and Peter Neufeld split their match losing the first set 6-2 before turning the tables to win the second set 6-2 before time ran out.
It was a close match against Bangor, but the Eagles squeaked by the Rams with a 3-2 win. Once again, they relied on their top three singles players to backbone the victory. Peter Mao dispatched his opponent with ease, 6-0, 6-1. Ryan Glass won the first set 6-2 and then went to the tie breaker before outlasting and out-blasting his opponent 6-2, 7-6(2). Matt Mosher completed the sweep with a 6-3, 6-1 straight set victory.
In Doubles action, the Eagles put up a good fight. Luke Curnin and Zander Chown sandwiched a 6-4 set win between 6-3 and 6-1 losses. Jacob Fusco and Will San Pedro took the first set to the tie breaker before losing 7-6 (2), and then 6-2 in the second set. In Exhibition play, Tristan Caswell-Riday and Peter Neufeld lost 6-4.
The Boys swept Skowhegan 5-0 despite not having #1 seed Peter Mao. Ryan Glass and Matt Mosher moved up to #1 and # 2, and Zander Chown, who has played exceptionally well all year, moved up to the #3 slot. All three players cruised to straight set victories.
In Doubles action, partners Nate Kofroth and Will San Pedro double bageled their opponents and Jacob Fusco and Peter Neufeld posted a couple of breadsticks to win their match. The sweep extended to Exhibition play where Tristan Caswell-Riday blanked his opponent 8-0.
Click here to see a season summary of each athlete's matches.
May 4, 2018 - Boys 100 Meter Dash at Lisbon
May 4, 2018 - Boys and Girls Hurdles at Lisbon
May 4, 2018 - Girls 100 Meter Dash at Lisbon
April 28, 2018 - Eagles Fall 11-9 to Panthers
It was an exciting, if somewhat frustrating game, for the Eagles. The action was up and down the field and featured five ties and six lead changes. The Eagles had their chances, but in the end it was North Yarmouth that put the game away with three late goals.
Jess Cloutier (3 goals) and Katheryn Hinderks gave the Eagles an early 2-0 lead. Jess Cloutier extended the lead to 3- when she converted a penalty shot that sailed past Panther goalie and just under the crossbar.
NYA's Bella MacMahon (5 goals) got the Panthers on the board with 8:33 left in the half. Sisters Lincoln Hamblett (3 goals) and Helen Hamblett (2 goals) evened the score at 3-3 with 3 minutes left. In the closing seconds of the half, Eagles goalie Casi Perow came up with a beautiful stuff to send the teams to their (virtual) locker rooms with a 3-3 tie.
The Panthers drew first blood just 90 seconds into the second half when Lincoln Hamblett put NYA ahead 4-3. The Eagles came right back with the prettiest play of the game. Shannon Harty started the bada-bing, bada-boom play with a crisp pass to sis Erin. Erin immediately fed Zoe McNally whose shot found the upper far corner to tie the game at 4-4. Eagles keeper Casi Perow followed with another great stuff to prevent the Panthers from tieing the game.
The Eagles again pulled away with two consecutive goals. Shannon Harty made a nice change of direction (and hands) to free herself from her defender and spotted her shot low and just inside the post to make it 5-4. After NYA was the recipient of a yellow card, Erin Harty tucked a penalty shot past the Panther's goalie to extend their lead to 6-4. After an Eagles time out, the Panthers reeled off four straight goals to take an 8-6 lead.
The Eagles weren't done yet. They went on a three goal run to take a 9-8 lead. Shannon Harty scored on a penalty shot and Jess Cloutier completed her hat trick to tie the game at 8-8.
At the other end, Casi Perow came up with another great save when she blocked a shot at point blank range from a Panther who was in all alone. With 3:25 left, Shannon Harty made another nice deke and scored on a left-handed shot to give the Eagles a 9-8 lead.
The Panthers closed the game out with three unanswered goals. Abby Matusovich tied the game at the 2:04 mark and then Bella MacMahon gave them the lead 30 seconds later. NYA controlled the ball the rest of the way and scored an insurance goal with 6 seconds left.