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FIELD HOCKEY PLAYOFFS VS MESSALONSKEE
The Eagles were hosting their first home playoff game since 2012 on the basis of a 9-5 record ... Read more
BOYS SOCCER VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
Brunswick and Mt Ararat engaged in their regular season finalé on the Eagles ... Read more
GIRLS SOCCER VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
It took two overtime periods to settle the score, but the Eagles left ... Read more
FOOTBALL VS WESTBROOK BLUE BLAZES
The Eagles used their three-pronged running attack to power their way past ... Read more
The Eagles were hosting their first home playoff game since 2012 on the basis of a 9-5 record. Messalonskee entered the game with an 8-6 record, but their losses came against Skowhegan (twice), Cony (twice, Mt Blue, and MCI. With the exception of MCI, which we did not play, these are all teams that the Eagles also lost to. Seing how Messalonskee beat us 3-1 during the regular season, it would seem they would be ranked higher. Messalonskee, who, along with most everyone else, must have been a tad miffed that the Eagles were seeded ahead of them, took out their displeasure against the home field Eagles with a 6-2 victory.
Messalonskee is a skilled team and played a solid game at both ends of the field. However, the final score was not indicative of the differential in the skills both teams displayed. The MTA Eagles started strong and had some opportunities, but the ball didn't bounce their way early. Messalonskee built a 3-0 lead, before Wyley Fitzpatrick, with 3:46 left in the half. Thirty seconds later, an Eagles defensive breakdown was an invitation to disaster - and disaster RSVPed in the affirmative in the form of a Messalonskee goal by Olivia Saucier. That goal took the wind out from beneath the Eagles wings.
Messalonskee added to their lead when the appropriately named Autumn Littlefield scored. This time the Eagles turned the table and came right back with a goal by Hannah Huston, assisted by Wyley Fitzpatrick and Brea Holtet. Messalonskee's Francesca Caccamo closed out the scoring.
The loss concluded a great season for the Eagles. And we are already saying 'Wait till next year'.
Oct 16, 2018 - Dragons Upset Eagles 1-0
Oct 16, 2018 - Dragons Upset Eagles 1-0
Brunswick and Mt Ararat engaged in their regular season finalé on the Eagles' Senior Day. Mt Ararat honored seniors Alex Bryant, Jax Hollenbach, Hayden Libby, Dakota Lopez, Travis Nadeau, Kody Noyes, Ethan Rac, Sean Roberts, Will San Pedro, Max Spelke, Mitchell Surace, Nate Taylor, and Maximo Varela and their parents for their years of dedication and hard work.
The game itself was a competitive battle between the cross-town rivals. The Eagles were secure in their #2 ranking, and Brunswick, who had lost earlier in the season 2-0 to the Eagles, has improved over the season and were playing to secure home field advantage with the #4 seed.
The Eagles controlled the early going with Cody Noyes and Travis Nadeau both getting shots off in the opening minutes. Brunswick got their first shot at the four minute mark. Shortly thereafter, they tested Eagles keeper, Sean Roberts, who showed his athleticism in the net, with a big save on a challenging shot. At the other end, the Brunswick defense was doing a good job of containing Travis Nadeau, but he still unleashed several tough angle shots.
Around the 26-minute mark, Sean Roberts came up with another save when he plucked the bouncing ball out of mid-air after it was ping-ponging around dangerously in front. Both sides continued to generate chances. Brunswick headed a ball high, Marcus Steinman had a hard shot on net that was saved.
Coach Rioux seemed to be limiting the playing time of many of his starters, but there was no drop off in the level of play. Elias Theberge and Zeb Varela created several chances on offense. Sean Roberts, who is playing soccer for the first year, came up with a bushelful of saves including two doozies late in the half. First, he dove horizontally to bat a ball wide and then leapt to tip a high shot before he gobbled up the loose ball. The Eagles best chance came when a trailing Max Spelke stepped into a drop pass and drilled a shot just high. The half ended in a scoreless tie.
Both teams continued to play evenly in the second half. Travis Nadeau continued to penetrate, but the Bwick defense kept him wide. Max Spelke had a couple of lasers that missed the net. Alex Bryant had a good chance with a header off a corner Kick that sailed high.
At 23:26, Brunswick's Everett Horch beat James Singleton, who had a good game in goal in the second half, to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead. The Eagles continued to threaten with Elias Theberge, Max Spelke, and Ethan Rac all having good chances. With just under 6 minutes left, Max Spelke served up a corner kick that connected with the head of an on-charging Max Varela, who bounced it off the post. As time was winding down, the Eagles made it interesting. Travis Nadeau split the defense with some deft maneuvers and got a quick shot off that was saved. Ethan Rac came crashing in with a shot that was turned away. In the final 15 seconds, Hayden Libby headed a direct kick just high over the net.
The Eagles will be ready to play Lewiston for the KVAC Championship on Saturday.
Oct 16, 2018 - Eagles Battle to Tie with Brunswick
It took two overtime periods to settle the score, but the Eagles left with a 1-1 tie with the Dragons. It was the best game the Eagles have played this year and it came at the right time with the playoffs starting next week. Alexa Gurney, assisted by Eliza Libby, scored to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead at the half. Brunswick's Emma Banks tied the game in the second half.
Oct 13, 2018 - Eagles Fly High Past Westbrook 44-22
The Eagles used their three-pronged running attack to power their way past Westbrook. Their running game ground out more than 400 yards of offense. By my very unofficial stats, Riley Morin rushed for more than 200 yards with three touch down runs of 42 yards, one yard, and 77 Yards. Hunter Lohr was just as spectacular with nearly 150 yards with TD runs of 21 and 5 yards. Coldy Holman had only 6 touches but amassed 80 yards and a TD - not a bad days work.
Westbrook won the opening toss and elected to receive. The Blue Blazes (I absolutely love that name) returned the opening kick-off to the Eagles 46 to establish excellent field position. Westbrook advanced the ball to the Eagles 29, before Kyle Secone burst through the line and sacked the Blazes QB, Devon Ezzy, for an 18-yard loss. The Blazes couldn't recover and the Eagles took over on downs at their own 20-yard line.
The Eagles made it look all too easy marching 80 yards in 5 plays. Riley Morin carried for 20 yards to get the Eagles started. Hunter Lohr took the next hand-off and advanced the ball 32 yards. Hunter and Riley banged out 17 more yards, before Hunter covered the final 21 yards for the score. Riley Morin rushed or the extra point and the Eagles led 8-0.
It took Westbrook less than half a minute to even the score. Devon Ezzy raced 70 yards on a quarterback draw for the TD and Brayden Demers rushed for the two-point conversion.
The Eagles returned the ensuing kick-off to their 44-yard line. Three plays later, the Eagles were in the end zone. Hunter rushed for six yards, Riley for nine, and then Riley finished with a 42-yard scamper for the TD. Cam Wallace sneaked in for the two point conversion and the Eagles led 16-8 with 3:48 left in the first quarter. It looked like this game was going to be shootout between the two teams.
The Eagles defensive unit had other ideas. They forced a fourth and long. Westbrook was in punt formation when the centering hike sailed over the punters head. The Eagles were in return mode and the Westbrook punter made a nice recovery and got off a pretty good kick that bailed the Blue Blazes out. The Eagles still had good field position at the Westbrook 46.
A MTA holding penalty negated a nice Hunter Lohr run, but Cody Holman sprinted 35 yards for a first down to the Westbrook 25. Hunter ran for two first downs bringing the ball to the one-yard line, where Riley Morin bulled his way in for the TD. The two-point conversion failed, but the Eagles led 22-8.
Westbrook next drive was stopped after a first down when linebacker Riley Morin recovered a Blue Blaze fumble at Eagles 36-yard line. The Eagles picked up three successive first downs by Riley Morin (11 yards), Cody Holman (18 yards), and Riley again to the five yard line. From there, Hunter Lohr carried the water the final five yards for the TD. Riley Morin added the two-point conversion to make it 30-8 with 6:56 left in the half. The teams traded possessions without any further damage until half-time.
The Eagles received the kick-off to start the second half and proceeded methodically down the field behind the running of, guess who? It was Hunter, Riley, Cody, and Cam Wallace, who converted a first down at the Westbrook 14. Cody Holman took it in from there to make it 36-8.
Daniel Jackson, who was outstanding on defense all day, stopped a Westbrook drive causing and recovering a fumble on the Eagles 40. The Blue Blazes forced the Eagles into their second punt of the day and Brady Mitchell boomed another beauty.
Another Kyle Secone sack led to a Westbrook punt. The Eagles inadvertently touched the bouncing ball and the Blazes had the ball at the Eagles 24. Westbrook went to the air and that was a mistake. Hunter Lohr intercepted and went from one sideline to the other and then 90+ yards for an apparent TD. But the play was called back for a penalty. No problem for the Eagles offense. To plays later, Riley Morin motored 77 yards for a TD and Cam Wallace converted another two-point conversion to put the Eagles in the north side of Mercyland, 44-8.
Westbrook closed out the game on a positive note with 20-yard TD pass from Ezzy to Jaylen White and a 13-yard TD run by Collin Allen.
It was interesting to see the interaction between these two teams. Together, they had less than 50 players dressed. Some team almost have more coaches than that. There was a genuine respect shown between the two teams who both have experienced some tough times. The empathy and good sportsmanship that the Eagles exhibited was impressive. They had the Blazes down and out and could have gloated, but instead recognized what Westbrook was experiencing and chose to act with respect and class. Very impressive.
Oct 28, 2018 - Girls 2nd, Boys 4th at KVAC Championship
Lisandro Berry-Gaviria set a new course record with a time of 16:33.50. Lisandro, who has been undefeated this season, had been building up to this performance all season. He has basically taken a minute off his time in each race he has run (and he is shooting for a sub-16 time before the season ends.
Click here to see a complete season summary for each runner.
Grady Satterfield (13), Nate Cohen (16), and Lucas Bergeron (18) all ran in the low 18:00s. Andrew Chamberland finished 28th and Tyler Bernier was 40th. 93 runners competed in the race.
The fourth place finish was somewhat disappointing, but the Boys have another shot at the Regional Championship this weekend and they know they can do better
In JV action, the Eagles finished 3rd. Ben Keleher was the top Eagles finisher. Ben ran a PR by 13 seconds and has improved by more than four minutes since the beginning of the season. Luke Page and Logan Munsey finished 17-18 respectively. Luke has cut a minute from his time since the season start and Logan ran a PR by a second. He has cut nearly 3 minutes off his time since the beginning of the season. Nate Chase (23), Jack Mathieu (28), and Andrew Pulsifer (32) all ran strong races. Jack finished within seconds of his season best time. Nate Deveney (38), Jeffrey Remis (39), and Hudson Holden (49) all continued to improve.
The last three Eagle finisher all have plenty to be proud of. Nick Deveney ran a PR by 90 seconds to finish 52nd; Sam Wright ran his best race of the year on a tough course by 21 seconds to finish 63rd. Finally, A J Colucci set a PR by a whopping 2-1/2 minutes to finish 92nd. 127 runners competed in the race.
The Girls depth and talent shone through in both the Varsity and JV races. Camila (abc..xyz) Ciembroniewicz was the top Eagle finisher in 7th place with a new PR. Sara York, who has a history of stepping up in the big races, did so again running her fastest race of the year by 43 seconds to finish 16th. She was followed by Karli Leighton who is still recovering from an injury in 17th place. Katie Lynch was the next Eagles finisher in 26th place, followed by Fay O'Donnell in 28th. Caitlin Chambers (30) and Zoe Stevenson (38) both ran strong races. 84 runners competed in the race.
The Girls JV team dominated the competition and finished 1st. Mary Wheeler ran her best race of the season by 30 seconds to win the race. Mary has improved by more than 2-1/2 minutes since the beginning of the season. In addition to Mary's first place finish, the Eagles placed five more runners in the top 10 with four of them running PRs. Senior Emily Smith ran her best race of the season by 75 seconds to place 4th. Ella Carter finished 5th with a PR by 30 seconds. Maddy Daulerio ran a heady and steady race to finish 6th. Another senior, Cassie Kane, rose to the occasion with her best effort of the year by more than two minutes for a top 10 finish in 8th place. Jackie Brochu ran a PR by 35 seconds with her best time and finish (9th) of the year.
Katie Callahan ran her best time by 35 seconds and finished 13th. Sadie Cameron finished 27th. Sadie has lopped off a whopping 5 minutes off her time since the start of the season. Finally, Caroline Wheeler ran a strong race to finish 41st. Caroline has trimmed 2-1/2 minutes off her time since the beginning of the season. 57 runners participated in the race.
Oct 6, 2018 - Eagles = State Champs
The Eagles won their first ever Golf State Championship with three of their golfers shooting in the 70's. Caleb Manuel led the Eagles with a 1 under par 71 to to tie Camden Hills Cole Anderson and Thornton Academy's Andrew Burnham. The Eagles' Will Kavanaugh played some of his best golf of the year and finished with a 75. Cade Charron shot a 79 and Ben Hickson shot an 87. As Caleb Manuel summarized "Three rounds in the 70's is hard to beat."
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Sept 28, 2018 - Video Hi-Lites of Cross Country Meet at Highland Green by Greg Emerson