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BOYS HOCKEY VS LEAVITT / POLAND KINGS
Noah Austin scored two goals and freshman goalie Sean Moore picked up his first varsity ... Read more
BOYS BASKETBALL VS LINCOLN ACADEMY
See video hi-lites of the Eagles 68-40 win over Lincoln Academy ... View video
NORDIC SKI - SOFT 7 @ Titcomb Mountain
The Eagles Nordic Ski team once again had an impressive showing at the Soft ... Read more
WRESTLING VS BELFAST, NOKOMIS
The Eagles put another notch (two, actually) in their belts with victories over ... Read more
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 - Late Breaking Scores
Boys Basketball: MTA 55 - Leavitt 41
Girls Basketball: MTA 54 - Leavitt 48
Boys Hockey: MTA 3 - Leavitt 0
Girls Hockey: MTA 4 - Biddeford 3
Jan 21, 2019 - Eagles Topple Kings 3-0
by A J Kavanaugh
BRUNSWICK - Noah Austin scored two goals and freshman goalie Sean Moore picked up his first varsity shutout as Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde defeated Poland/Leavitt/Oak Hill/GNG 3-0 Monday night at Watson Arena.
Also scoring for the Eagles (6-6-1) was Tristen Cloutier, whose 2nd-period blast notched him his first-career goal. Ian Cooke, Cade Charron, Trevor Brown, Clay Munsey and Cam Poisson all picked up an assist each. Moore stopped all 24 shots he faced en route to his 3rd win of the season. Austin leads all Class A boys hockey in scoring with 43 points through 13 games, and is now only 3 points shy of an unprecedented 150 career points.
Kings netminder Xavier Michaud made 20 saves in the losing effort, whose squad falls to 5-5-1 on the season.
Jan 17, 2019 - Boys Basketball Hi-Lites vs Lincoln Academy
Click here to view a season summary of each wrestler's matches.
Jan 16, 2019 - Eagles Continue to Roll
The Eagles put another notch (two, actually) in their belts with victories over Belfast and Nokomis in tri-meet at Belfast High School. They made the long trip worthwhile by celebrating Ben Laurence's and Caden Kowalsky's 100th career victories. This quite is a milestone, especially since the are only juniors.
I wonder who is following in their footsteps. Hmmm! After two more wins against Belfast and Nokomis, freshman Brycen Kowalski is undefeated this season (27-0). Fellow freshman Spencer LeClair is sitting pretty at 32-1.
Another freshman, Kyle Graffam (152 LBS) has made a meteoric rise since he wrestled his way into the starting line-up. He picked up two more wins with a pin and a forfeit. Moving up the food chain, Cody Holman (160 lbs) hardly broke a sweat with quick pins in both his matches. His season record now stands at 25-4. Isaac Ducatt is back and picked up another win with a pin against Belfast and a forfeit vs Nokomis. Mason Hultman (182) picked up a well-earned win when he pinned his opponent in a grueling 4:15. Brady Mitchell won the easy way, picking up two wins by forfeit. The heavy weights Alex Beal and Andy Murray haven't enjoyed a lot of success, but they continue to improve.
Jan 16, 2019 - Eagles 5th at Soft 7
The Eagles Nordic Ski team once again had an impressive showing at the Soft 7 held at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington. The Eagels finished 5th with 11 teams competing. With only three skiers racing, that is quite an accomplishment. Even more astounding is the placement of the skiers in the 5K Skate race. Karli Leighton finished 5th, Sadie Skinner was 9th, and Camila Ciembroniewicz finished 15th. 51 racers competed in the event.
Jan 16, 2019 - Dragons Prevail 5-3 Over Eagles
The Eagles got off to a disastrous start and fell into a 3-0 hole early in the game, before fighting back to make the game close.
The Eagles dodged a bullet early when a Brunswick goal in the opening minutes was negated by an offsides call. The Dragons kept the pressure on and their persistence paid dividends when Shea Sullivan slid a shot from the point past Eagles net-minder Gabby Mason. Less than a minute later, Beth Labbe moved in and fired from the let dot to give the Dragons a 2-0 lead with 9:18 showing on the clock. The Eagles took off their double runners and started to skate. They had a good chance when speedster Maddie Young broke in with a partial breakaway. The puck wouldn't cooperate and Maddie never really got complete control of the bouncing puck, but she managed to get off a shot and pushed it just wide.
Abby Lucas made a nice rush, circled the net, and fed a pass in front, but Brunswick eventually cleared. Then Maddie Young hooked up with Amber Card who tried to bang it home. Later Amber set up Bre Hunter in front with a good opportunity. The Eagles went on the power play with just under three minute remaining in the half, but were unable to get organized and did not get off any shots. With 33 seconds left in the period, the Dragons were on the power play. And as seemingly happened too many times this year, the Eagles gave up a late period goal on an Elena Palmer wrap-around to make it 3-0, Dragons.
The Eagles came out fired up to start the second period. Maddie Young made a strong move in from the blue line, but Brunswick's Ainsley Harrower, playing in only her second game in goal, made a nice save. At the other end, Great Marchildon, who had replaced Gabby Mason in goal for the Eagles, made a couple of dazzling saves to deny the Dragons the chance to extend their lead. At the 9:29 mark, Ema Hawkes scored right off the face-off to put the Eagles on the board. Greta Marchildon continued to turn back Brunswick attackers including twice denying the Dragons top scorer, Beth Labbe.
The Eagles Bre Hunter made a great effort to slide the puck along the goal line behind Harrower, put she could not poke the puck home. At 7:15, the Dragons went on the power play. The Eagles defense was stalwart, blocking multiple shots in front. However, just after the penalty expired, opportunistic Elena Palmer finished off another wrap-around to make it 4-1. It did not take the Eagles long to respond. Amber Card came skating in, received a Bre Hunter pass, and beat Harrower to make it 4-2. The Eagles continued to grind with Amber Card, Abby Lucas, and Ema Hawkes all getting good shots off, including one off the post. Greta Marchildon kept the Eagles in the game with a couple of late period saves on the Dragons' Labbe.
Gabby Mason was back in the nets for the Eagles to start the third period and she came up with a doozie of a save right off the bat. The play continued up and down the ice until Beth Labbe broke in, held the puck nicely, and roofed a shot to make it 5-2 with just under ten minutes left. Again, the Eagles responded almost immediately.This time it was Maddie Young who poked in a rebound off a shot from Lexi Saxton to narrow the Dragons lead to two goals. The Eagles continued to battle, but the tyranny of the clock cut the Eagles comeback attempt short.
Jan 12, 2019 - Falcons Topple Eagles 45-43
The Eagles made a second half surge, but the rally fell just short and Freeport escaped with a 45-43 win. Theresa Breed led the Eagles with 19 points. Kyla Greenleaf and Lauren Magno added 9 points each.
Caroline Smith scored 23 points for the Falcons.
Jan 11, 2019 - Eagles Split vs Hyde, Gardiner
Jan 11, 2019 - Eagles Split vs Hyde, Gardiner
Two meets in three days after a two-week layoff made for a busy week for many of the Eagles swimmers. Click here to see a season summary of each athletes races.
Grace Trebilcock got the Eagles wheels rolling with a 3rd place finish in the 200. Gwen Martin and Emma Soule finished 5-6 with Emma swimming a PR. All eyes were on the 200 IM. Cora Spelke finished first and again was within a second of the school record. No worries, the record will come sooner rather than later! Kaitlyn Doughty (4) and Riley Robertson (6th) both swam strong races.
Next up was the 50 Free and Madigan Saunders, no shrinking violet, stepped up with a season best time to win the marquee event. Cecila Greenleaf (3rd) and Isabelle Gardiner (5th) were next in line for the Eagles. Gabrielle Dube, Olivia Tobin (by 3 seconds), Meara Stockford, Bronwyn Lewis-Lemieux, and Sarah Davison all swam PRs.
Sarah Davison started the season as a novice swimmer. She has improved drastically as the season has progressed. She has lopped off more than 20 seconds since the beginning of the season. Congratulations to the Eagles Coaching staff and most importantly to Sarah. We look forward to watching you continuing to improve.
In the 100 Fly, Cora Spelke cruised to victory. Trinity (vice-) Versey (4th) set a new PR by 3 seconds as did Jaimey Weidner (5th). In the 100 Free, it was Madigan Saunders leading the Eagles parade to a 3-5-8 finish with Gwen Martin swimming a PR and Bethany Dube earning points in 8th place. Emma Soule recorded her second PR of the night in the event.
In the 500, Grace Trebilcock finished 3rd and Jorje Hooper swam a PR by 20 seconds to finish just behind Grace in 4th place. The PRs continued to be set. In the 100 Back, Isabelle Gardiner showed her form with a PR to touch in second. Kaitlyn Doughty and Riley Robertson challenged Kaitlyn all the way and finished 3-4. In the 100 Breast, the Eagles finished 4-5-6. Meara Stockford stroked out in 4th, Bethany Dube finished 5th with a new PR and Baili Johnson finished 6th in her 100 Breast debut.
In the 200 Free, Nick Holland and Max Bickford finished 1-2. Nick swam a PR and challenged the 2-minute barrier. Sam Wright, who claimed he was tired prior to the meet, finished 1st in the 100 Fly with a PR and finished 2nd in the 200 IM. In the 50 Free, the Eagles finished 2-3-4. Caleb Williams (2nd) and Daniel Pratt (3rd) both swam PRs.
The most exciting event of the night was the 100 Free. Nick Holland and Hyde's Johann Grinschg matched each other stroke for stroke. Johann, who apparently hadn't trimmed his fingernails in weeks, out-touched Nick to claim a win by milliseconds in a dramatic finish. Elias Linkel finished 4th. The event led to a statistical oddity when Sterling Kloberdans completed a daily double of sorts when he swam identical times (1:11.81) in his last two meets.
Caleb Williams expanded his resume with a first place finish in the 500 Free. Both Max Bickford (1st) and Daniel Pratt (3rd) swam PRs in the 100 Back. Elias Linkel picked up the 2nd spot in the 100 Breast.
Jan 8, 2019 - Lewiston Bedevils Eagles
The Lewiston team swam more like bluefish swarming the Maine shores in late summer than Blue Devils. Lewiston's sheer numbers helped to propel the Blue Devil Boys to an 89-74 win and the Blue Devilettes to a 87.5-78.5 victory over the Eagles.
Nevertheless, there were plenty of shining moments for the Eagles.
In Dive action, Anibal Berry-Gaviria finished first. I wasn't there, but I imagine Anibal put on quite a show judging by his Facebook posts.
Nick Holland got the Eagles off to a fast start with another first place finish in the 200 IM. He is undefeated in the event this year. He also touched in with a third place finish in the 100 Fly. Max Bickford won the the 100 Free and came in 3rd in the 100 Back. Robbie Hyde dipped under the 6-minute barrier to win the 500 Free. Robbie, whose best events are the speed distances, continued to establish his bona fides in the distance events with a 2nd place finish in the 200 Free. Elias Linkel swam a new PR in the 100 Breast with a second place finish. Elias also finished 4th in the 50 Free and Dan Pratt swam a new PR to finish right behind Elias. Caleb Williams continued to earn his street creds with 2nd place finish in the 100 Fly and a 3rd place finish in the 200 Free.
Sam Wright continues to impress with his work ethic and versatility. Sam finished 3rd in the 200 IM and 2nd with a PR in the 500 by three seconds. Sterling Kloberdans had a busy night in the pool. He started the night with a 4th place finish in the 200 Free. He followed up with a new PR in the 100 Free for another 4th place finish. The he tried his (back) hand in the 100 Back for the first time.
The irrepressible Madigan Saunders continued to dominate in the 50 Free with a first place finish. Trinity Versey, AKA Louisiana Lightning, finished 4h and Isabelle Gardiner followed in 5th. Michelle Dube, Willa Killion, Jaimey Weidner, Charlie Smith, Emma Soule, and Meara Stockford all swam PRs in the event. In the 100 Free, it was Cora Spelke first pulling Gwen Martina and Jorja Hooper to 3rd and 5th place finishes respectively. Gwen swam a PR by 3 seconds to finish 3rd in the 200. Riley Robertson finished 5th and Bethany Dube 6th.
In the 200 IM, Cora Spelke swam a PR by a whopping 6 seconds to finish first (see insert). Grace Trebilcock and Kaitlyn Doughty grabbed the 3rd and 4th places.
Cora Spelke, who earlier this year established a new MTA school record in the 500 Free, has her sights set on several other MTA records. She is within .07 seconds of the record in the 100 Back and in this meet, her 200 IM time was within a second of the all time great Celia Ouellette.
In the specialty strokes, Riley Robertson (3rd) and Trinity Versey (4th) both swam PRs in the 100 Fly. Madigan Saunders finished 5th. Kaitlyn Doughty swam a PR in the 100 Back to finish 2nd with Isabelle Gardiner (3rd) and Jorje Hooper (4th) in hot pursuit. In the 100 Breast, Meara Stockford (2nd) paved the way for Bayli Johnson (3rd) and Bethany Dube (4th).
Jan 5, 2019 - Girls, Boys Sweep
The Eagles started the new year off with a bang! Both the Boys and Girls finished first in a nine-team competition featuring Edward Little, Lawrence, Winslow, Oxford Hills, Maine Central Institute, Cony, Leavitt, and Lincoln Academy. In these types of meets, the Eagles depth really pays off.
You don't need to pencil in Wyley Fitzpatrick's name in the Long Jump and Triple Jump in first place anymore. You can use your Sharpie. Wylie finished first in both events including a season best in the Long Jump. Meanwhile, over in the Pole Vault pit, Emily Smith was soaring to a first place finish. From there on, the Eagles dominated just about every event with their depth.
Katie Lynch returned to the Hurdles for the first time this season and appears to be in mid-season form. She ran a sub-10 second time to finish 2nd. Fay O'Donnell continues to improve as she clocked in with a season-best time of 10:40 to finish 4th. Katie Callahan cruised to an 8th place finish. In the 55 Meter Dash, Heather Gallant and Mikaela Langston finished 7-8 with Mikaela running a PR. Brennan Thiboutot continued to display her pentathlon skills with a 12th place finish and both Maggie Shourds and Paige Gagne ran PRs.
In the 200, Zoe Stevenson ran a scintillating 28.97 to finish 4th and set a new PR. Holly Temple (10) and Mikaela Langston (12) both ran sub-30 times. Cassy Kane (18) and Maggie Shourds, again, ran PRs. In the 400, the Eagles had three girls running sub 1:10s. Katie Lynch glided to a 2nd place finish in 1:04 and change. Fay O'Donnell ran her second PR of the day with a 1:07 and Emily Smith powered her way to a 1:09 time. Lilly Hanna (11) and Emilia Barker (13) both ran PRs in this demanding race.
In the 800, Sara York sprinted to a new season-best time to finish 2nd. Jackie Brochu followed in 5th place and Sadie Cameron and Caroline Wheeler finished 10-12 respectively. Versatile Emma Hanna ran neck-and-neck with Mary Wheeler to edge Mary out for 4th place in the Mile. Mary finished 5th with a new season-best time with Maddy Daulerio in her rear view mirror. In the 2 Mile, both Campbell Tankersly (4) and Ella Carter (5) ran PRs.
In the High Jump, Brennan Thiboutot finished 4th, followed by Zoe Stevenson (5), Lilly Hanna (6th and a PR) and Maddy Daulerio (7). In the Long Jump, Mikaela Langston (3) and Cassy Kane finished 3-4 with Cassy setting a new season best leap. In the Triple Jump, Emma Hanna finished 4th behind Wyley. Holly Temple set a new PR twjile finishing 11th.
In the Shot Put, Brennan Thiboutot was the top Eagle finisher with a 4th place finish. Tegan Byrne finished 6th and both Annie Wilkins and Amy Pollack threw PRs with Annie blasting her previous best by more than 3 feet. Libby Boutin also threw well in the event.
Holden Brannan extended his streak of first place finishes in both the 55 and 200 Meters to three consecutive weeks. In the process, Holden has lowered his time in the 55 from 7.27 to 6.96 over the course of the season with a faster time in each of the five meets. At the other end of the distance spectrum, Grady Satterfield, Nate Cohen, and Andrew Chamberlain finished 1-2-3 in the 2 Mile. Grady and Nate ran neck and neck throughout the race with Grady edging out Nate down the stretch. Andrew wasn't far behind with a PR of his own and is on the precipice of breaking the 11-minute barrier. PREDICTION: He will soon. Logan Munsey ran a strong race to finish 7th. More evidence for Andrew is his fourth place in the Mile with a time of 5:04. Another PREDICTION: Andrew will run a sub-5 mile before the season is over. Nate Chase, Josiah Langworthy, Luke Paige and Jeff Remis all ran strong races in the event. Tyler Bernier got some endurance training in with a 2nd place in the 800. Luke Paige finished 11th and Grady Satterfield and Nate Cohen warmed up for their 2-Mile race in this race.
In the 400, Cameron Orr was a pleasant surprise finishing 2nd. Old friend Jack Mathieu expanding his track resume with an appearance in the 400 and acquitted himself well finishing 8th. Hudson Holden, Chris Brady, and Nathan York all ran solid races. In the 200, it was Max Varela pushing Holden Brannan in the 200. Max finished in 2nd place just behind Holden. Tyler Bernier finished 6th. In the 55, Cameron Orr submitted a season best time to finish 8th. Jax Hollenbach was right on Cameron's tail with a 9th place finish. Kyler Brannan, Kevin McGrath (PR), and Nathan York all ran well.
In the Shot Put, it was Hunter Lohr flexing his muscles with a 3rd place finish. Elliot Douglass, Mitchell Surace, and Nick Deveney continue to improve. In the High Jump, Owen Yabsira (4) was top dog with a season-best jump followed by Nolen Timberlake (5).
In the Long Jump, Max Varela out-leapt Ethan Rac by 2 inches to claim second place. Ethan finished second followed by Hunter Lohr and Owen Yabsira. Ethan Rac set a new PR in the Triple Jump with a leap of 38-08.00 good enough for 2nd place. Hunter Lohr, Nolen Timberlake, and Jax Hollenbach all jumped well.