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BOYS HOCKEY VS CONY / MONMOUTH
Noah Austin scored 4 goals, including three in the third period, as the Eagles ... Read more
WRESTLING MOUNTAN VALLEY TOURNAMENT
After finishing 2nd in the Westlake and Westbrook tournaments, the Wrestling ... Read more
INDOOR TRACK - KVAC MEET VS LEWISTON et al
It was a Friday night soireé held at Bowdoin College with nine schools in ... Read more
SWIMMING VS MESSALONSKEE
The MTA Eagles traveled to H2Oville for a meet against the Messalonskee ... Read more
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 - Late Breaking Scores
Boys Basketball: Edward Little 58 - MTA 43 (story and photos coming soon!)
Dec 17, 2018 - Eagles Rally Past Rams 6-4
by A J Kavanaugh
BRUNSWICK - Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde's Noah Austin scored 4 goals, including three in the third period, as the Eagles battled back from another third period deficit to stay unbeaten, this time defeating Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale 6-4 Monday night at Watson Arena.
The senior forward, who leads all of Class A Boys Hockey in scoring with 17 points, has now had back-to-back 4-goal games against the Rams, with the previous coming last season as a junior. The Eagles (3-0-1) also got three assists from Hunter Merryman and a goal and an assist from Ian Struck. Ian Cooke scored a power play goal on assists from Noah Magda and Tristen Cloutier.
Goaltender Cade Charron was outstanding for the hosts, especially late in the game, finishing with 31 saves.
Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale (0-3) got goals from Joe Arps, Michael Boivin, Colin Osborne and Zach Whitney. Jacob Godbout added two assists, with Nick Levesque chipping in a helper as well. Rams netminder Matty Shea made 18 saves in the losing effort.
Austin's last two goals were shorthanded, while the Eagles went 1 for 2 on the power play. Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale was 1 for 8 on the man-advantage.
Dec 14, 2018 - Eagles Champions at Mountain Valley Tournament
Click here to view a season summary of each wrestlers matches.
After finishing 2nd in the Westlake and Westbrook tournaments, the Wrestling team cashed in by winning the Mountain Valley Tournament. The Eagles had four individual champions and four other wrestlers who reached the podium.
The Brothers Kowalsky picked up a pair of blue ribbons. Freshman Brycen won the 113 lb class and Caden, the Elder, won the 138 lb class. It was a race to see which brother would put away his opponents quickest. Caden wasted no time in the Finals, pinning his opponent in 24 seconds. It took only 19 seconds for him to pin his opponent in the opening round. Meanwhile, Brycen pinned his opponent in just 13 seconds in his second round bout. Both brothers won all three of their matches by pins.
In the 132 lb class, another freshman, Spencer LeClair, captured gold. Spencer won by almost every conceivable outcome. He won the Finals with a Major decision, 14-6. He won the opening bout with a pin and won his second bout with a Technical Fall, 16-1.
Junior Ben Laurence won the 152 lb class with some workman like performances. He warmed up with a pin in just 22 seconds in the opening round, but he really showed his conditioning as he had to hang in there in the next two rounds. But he prevailed with a pin at 3:30 and then 3:58 in the Finals.
The future is now for these young wrestlers.
Junior Brett Raio (145) took the hardest route to his 3rd place finish. After winning his first bout, he lost a very close 11-9 decision in the second round. In the Consolation bracket, he put together three consecutive wins with 2 pins and a Major Decision to claim 3rd place. That's a lot of wrestling in one day. Cody Holman (160) lost his initial bout, but recovered to sweep three straight by pins in the Consolation bracket to win 3rd place.
Seniors Isaac Ducatt (170) and Brady Mitchell (195) both reached the Consolation Finals to finish fourth.
Sam Foye (126) and Mason Hultman also wrestled well at the tournament.
Dec 14, 2018 - Girls, Boys Finish 2nd
It was a Friday night soireé held at Bowdoin College with nine schools in attendance. Both the Boys and Girls placed second with some impressive performances early in the season.
The Boy dominated the distance events. Nate Cohen won the Mile and Nate Chase finished 7th. Grady Satterfield and Lucas Bergeron finished 1-3 in the 2 mile. In the 800, Nate Chase moved up to a 4th place finish with Josiah Langworthy and Jack Mathieu finishing 9th and 11th respectively.
In the Sprints, Brannon Holden was top dog, er, Eagle in the 55 Meter dash. He finished 4th followed by Jax Hollenbach in 8th. The 200 featured a photo finish with just .01 second separating Ethan Rac from Holden Brannon, who finished in 4th and 5th place. Ethan ran 25 flat and Holden finished in 25.01. Maximo Varela finished 7th in the 200. Nate Deveney and Hudson Holden were the top Eagles finishers in the 400. Owen Yasbira high-stepped his way to a 5th place finish in the 55 Hurdles.
Hunter Lohr was the man in the field events. Hunter finished 3rd in the Shot put, 5th in the Triple Jump, and 9th in the High Jump. Ethan Rac excelled in the Triple Jump with a 2nd place finish and a 7th place in the Long Jump. Maximo Varela landed 5th in the Long Jump and 6th in the Triple Jump. Nolen Timberlake finished 10th in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump.
Did anyone else notice Mitchell Surace's progress in the Shot Put. Mitchell chucked the rock 31-02.25to finish 16th. It was the first time Mitchell has broken 30 feet and he did it with a vengeance. It's been so much fun to watch Mitchell's progress over the years in this event. Keep it up, Mitchell.
The Boys won the 4 x 800 Relay and placed 3rd in the 4 x 200 Relay.
It was the usual suspects leading the Girls. Katie Lynch (400), Sara York (800), and Wylie Fitzpatrick (Long Jump) all registered 1st place finishes. Emily Smith returned to the fold and captured first place in the Pole Vault.
In the 55 Hurdles, Fay O'Donnell (7th) and Katie Callahan (8th) battled it out with just .04 seconds separating them. Whither Katie Lynch?
A gaggle of youngsters competed in the 55 Meter Dash. Mikala Gareppy led the Eagle contingent followed by Paige Gagne, Maggie Shourds, Milena Reichert, and Olena Cutko.
The Eagles had three girls run sub 30-second 200's. Zoe Stephenson was picking them up and putting them down to a tune of 29.20, good for a 3rd place finish. Newcomer Mikaela Langston impressed with a 6th place finish follwed closely be Holly Temple in 7th place. In the 400, both Fay O'Donnell (6th) and Emily Smith (7th) ran sub 1:10 times. Conclusion: the Eagles have stableful of strong runners.
In the 800, Libby Boutin (6th) and Caroline Wheeler (11th) ran strong races behind winner Sara York. Freshman Emma Hanna ran a solid race in the Mile to finish 2nd. In the 2 Mile, another freshman, Mary Wheeler, ran her way to a 4th place finish.
In the Shot Put, Tegan Byrne, Brennan Thiboutot, Libby Boutin, and Annie Wilkins all threw well. There were lots of familiar name in the High Jump. Multi-talented Sara York finished 2nd clearing the bar at 4-08. Brennan Thiboutot and Zoe Stephenson tied for 5th place and Hannah Lilly recorded a top ten finish in 10th place.
In the Long Jump, Mikaela Langston was making a name for herself with a 6th place finish behind Wyley's first place finish. Versatile Cassy Kane finished 7th.
In the Triple Jump, the Eagles had three point scorers. Emma Hanna finished 3rd, Holly Temple finished 5th, and Katie Callahan finished 6th.
The Girls won both the 4 x 800 Relay and the 4 x 200 Relay.
Dec 11, 2018 - Eagles Beat Eagles
Dec 11, 2018 - Eagles Beat Eagles
Click here to view a season summary of results for each individual swimmer.
The MTA Eagles traveled to H2Oville for a meet against the Messalonskee Eagles. Both the Boys and Girls Messalonskee teams won, but MTA was not without some notable achievements.
Cora Spelke won both the 100 Fly and the 100 Back. In the 100 Back, she was a mere .07 off the school record held by the legendary Celia Ouellette. For the Boys, Nick Holland was a double winner in the 200 IM and 500 Free. Elias Linkel won the 50 Free and Robbie Hyde touched in first in the 100 Fly.
Grace Trebilcock picked up a couple of 2nd place finishes in the 100 Free and 100 Breast. Lady Gwendolyn Martin and Riley Robertson finished 2-3 in the 200. The intrepid Madigan Saunders finished 2nd in the 200 IM and added a 3rd place finish in the 500 Free. Robbie Hyde added a 2nd place finish in the 100 Back and Caleb Williams trailed only Robbie Hyde in the 100 Free. Dan Pratt and Elias Linkel placed 3rd in the 50 Free and 100 Breast respectively.
Cecelia Greenleaf placed 3rd in both the 50 and 100 Free. Isabelle Gardiner placed 4th in the 50 Free and 100 Back and Trinity Versey finished 4th in the 100 Fly and 5th in the 100 Free. for the Boys, Sam Wright had a couple of 3rd place finishes in the 200 and 500 Free.
Dec 11, 2018 - Eagles Lose Thriller to Brunswick, 48-47
This early season game had all the excitement and tension of a late season play-off game. It featured multiple lead changes, surges and counter surges, and a pair of last second three-point shots that that ultimately decided the outcome of the game. Throw in a little testiness and the recipe for a cross town rivalry is complete.
In the penultimate possession of the game, Brunswick was trailing 47-45. They worked the ball around the perimeter, killed a little clock, and then Noah Cox drained a three-pointer to put the Dragons ahead 48-47 with 8 seconds remaining. The Eagles called a time out and set their strategy for the final shot. Brunswick was obviously defended inside, and as time wound down, the Eagles worked the ball to Will Kavanaugh, who had already converted three treys. Will, in whose hands I wanted the ball, got off a shot that came oh so close, but ultimately clanged off the back rim. It was a game that both teams deserved to win, but that's not how sports work.
Jarad Balsar, who along with Brunswick's Noah Cox scored a game high 18 points, got the Eagles off to a fast start with a pair of free throws. Will Kavanaugh had the hot hand with pair of treys to give the Eagles an early 8-2 lead. Then the Dragons fought back to tie the game at 8-8. It was a pattern that each team would follow throughout the game. If either team extended their lead, the other team fought back and got themselves back in the game. Jarad Balsar displayed his outside shooting skills, when he pulled up and nailed a three pointer to put the Eagles up 11-8. Brunswick's Cox tied the game with a three of his own. The first quarter ended with the teams tied 11-11 and there had already been three lead changes and three tie scores.
The second quarter started with 5 consecutive lead changes on the first five possessions. Nate Taylor hit a three pointer, Jarad Balsar swatted away a couple of Brunswick shots, and added a basket underneath. Two J.D. Dionne free throws brought the Eagles within one, 19-18. Nate Taylor added two more free throws and Max Spelke executed a nice spin move in the paint and hit a floater to keep the Eagles within one, 23-22 with just over three minutes left in the half. Both teams defenses clamped down and there was no further scoring in the half. Or was there? At the end of the half, Brunswick was assessed a technical foul. Nate Taylor strode to the line and swished the first shot. On his second shot, Nate, a la Larry Bird, released his shot and walked away without looking. Swish! The technical turned a 23-22 deficit into a 24-23 Eagles lead.
The battle continued in the third quarter. Brunswick struck first, but Jarad Balsar pumped in a jumper from the foul line to restore the Eagles lead. The lead switched to Brunswick once again and they tried to extend their lead. A athletic Austin Damon dipsy-do move underneath led to a left handed basket that kept the Eagles within one. After the Dragons answered with a pair of hoops, Jarad Balsar powered his way inside, laid it in, and was fouled. He converted the free throw to complete the three-point play. Brunswick continued to try and put the game out of reach, but an Austin Damon put back and a pair of free throws brought the Eagles back within one 36-35. Brunswick closed out the quarter with a pair of buckets to take their biggest lead of th game 40-35 at the break.
The Eagles, or should I say Jarad Balsar, was involved in scoring the next nine straight points to open the fourth quarter. Jarad finished a J. D Dionne drive, powered to the hoop for two more points, hit a pair of free throws, and made a nice pass to Austin Damon cutting through the lane to give the Eagles a 44-40 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the game. Brunswick converted a three point play, but Will Kavanaugh countered with a three of his own from the top of the key to renew the Eagles lead 47-43. Brunswick narrowed the lead to one point setting up Noah Cox's heroics in the final seconds in one of the most exciting finishes in recent memory.
Dec 11, 2018 - Dragons Outshoot Eagles 56-31
The Dragons used their rebounding prowess and pressure defense to create multiple shot opportunities and eventually their shots starting falling in. The Dragons had a stretch in both the third and fourth quarters where they hit three three-pointers on three consecutive possessions. It's hard to defend that kind of offense.
There were several bright spots for the Eagles, who battled throughout. The Eagles had a very early lead when Kyla Greenleaf hit Theresa Breed on the baseline. Theresa calmly sank a 10-footer to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. After Brunswick converted a three-point play the old-fashioned way, Lauren Magno sank a three-pointer from a planet not yet named to give the Eagles another lead at 5-4 with just over three minutes left in the quarter. Brunswick closed out the period with three baskets to take an 11-5 lead at the first break, but the Eagles were still very much in the game.
The Eagles opened the second quarter when Alexa Eaton swished a baseline jumper to finish a Kyla Greenleaf fast break pass. Kyla then picked the pocket of a Brunswick attacker and went coast-to-coast and hit a 6-foot pull up to bring the Eagles within 2, 13-11. The Dragons responded with a pair of buckets, including a three-pointer before Kyla Greenleaf hit Grace Liedman off another a break. Grace dropped in an 8-footer from the baseline to cut the deficit to 5 points, 18-13. In the closing minutes, Brunswick reeled off 6 unanswered points until Alex Eaton interrupted the streak when she nailed another baseline jumper. The Dragons closed out the half with another old-fashioned three-pointer to extend their lead to 27-15.
The Eagles offense struggled in the third quarter scoring only 6 points. Kyla Greenleaf scored when she followed up her drive and missed shot with a nice put back; Ainsley Bryant swished a stop-and-pop from the foul line; and Jaden Lohr bulled her way in traffic and hit a nice turn-around, fall away while falling down. Meanwhile, Brunswick poured in 16 points, including three consecutive three-pointers in the final two minutes to effectively put the game out of reach with a 43-21 lead.
In the fourth quarter, Grace Liedman took advantage of another Kyla Greenleaf feed draining a 10-foot baseline jumper. With 6:14 left in the game, the Eagles made their first trip to the foul line. That fact is not so much a commentary on the officiating as it is on the lack of Eagles driving to the net. Anyhoo, Ainsley Bryant converted the free throw. The Dragons went on their second three-pointer spree as they hit three consecutive treys in a 2-minute span. As if to rebut my earlier comment about not going to the net, Lauren Magno made a nice power drive along the baseline for two points. Alexa Eaton contributed to her Eagle game high 8 points with another baseline jumper and a pair of free throws.
Coach Morris got his freshman in the game. Elsa Daulerio played significant minutes and played well. Kaylee Bergeron and
Nicole, oops, I mean Morgan Ruff made their first varsity appearances and looked confident and played aggressively. Morgan scored her first varsity point when she drew a foul on a strong drive to the net and converted a free throw.