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FIELD HOCKEY FIND A CURE TOURNAMENT
Six teams from the Mid-Coast area gathered at Mt Ararat playing fields for a ... Read more
CROSS COUNTRY AT LALIBERTE INVITATIONAL
The Eagles traveled to Cony High School to open the season at the LaLiberte ... Read more
FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGE VS FRYEBURG
The Eagles scrimmaged against Fryeburg to prepare for their season opener on Friday
MTA CHEERLEADERS PRE-SEASON FUN
The Cheerleading squad is busy working on their routines in preparation for another successful season
Find A Cure Tournament Huge Success
Six teams from the Mid-Coast area gathered at Mt Ararat playing fields for a fun-filled day of Field Hockey. The action on the field was spirited, but the big winner was the fundraising effort to defeat cancer. Kudos to Coach Krista Chase and AD Todd Sampson for putting together this event and a big thanks to all the players, coaches, parents, fans, and sponsors who helped support this worthy cause.
Maddy Stover and Katie Trebilcock made a presentation as all the players formed a circle at mid-field for the symbolic release of lavender baloons in memory of all those who lives were taken and the ongoing fight against cancer.
Aug 28, 2015 - Eagles Take on Oxford Hills at the Highland Green
The Eagles kicked off the season with a solid 7-2 victory over the visiting Vikings in a match in which the Eagles showed talent and depth. Steven Schuman was first on the leader board shooting a 42 followed in close order by Cam Cox (44) and Joe Beale (46). Jason Magno and Ben Hixson also played the course well shooting a 50 and 55 respectively.
Aug 28, 2015 - LaLiberte Invitational
The Eagles traveled to Cony High School to open the season at the LaLiberte Invitational. 24 schools participated in this well-organized, tradition-laden ritual event. In case you are wondering, the event is named after former Cony standout Scot Laliberte, who died in an automobile accident on Mother's Day in 2000. The race continues to provide $1,000 scholarship presented annually in Laliberte's name. It also has morphed into a fun-filled day for runners, which is the very definition of turning a negative into a positive.
It's the first race of the season and the distance for the Varsity race is shortened to 2.4 to accommodate runners who might not be at their season peak. But there were plenty of runners who picked up just where they left off last year. And Coach Diane Fournier, who is starting her 40th year as the Mt Ararat coach and who lists patience as a virtue, continues to develop runners who peak in October, not burn out in August. Both the Boys and Girls finished 9th, but you can expect both teams to inch up the ladder as the season progresses.
The Boys placed 3 runners in the top 20. Eric French led the way in 12th place, followed by Cam Meier in 17th and Egan Eldridge in 20th. Eric is the standard bearer, but look for both Cam and Egan to blossom this year and provide some good intra-squad competition throughout the year. Tim Cox, Temple Miller, Sam Stride (is that the best name ever for a runner?), and Matthew Donovan have plenty of upside and should improve as the season progresses.
In the JV race, the Eagles showed their depth. Again, they had three top 20 finishes. Aaron Hyde was the top Eagles finisher in 14th place followed closely by promising freshman Tyler Bernier in 15th place. Eddie Van Note used his experience and running abilities to finish in 20th place. The Eagles continued to pour it on with Hunter Beebe (22) Edwin Ickes-Coon (24), and Colin Ingalls (25) running together. The next wave of runners included Alec Stuckey and Bailey Ruth, who finished 33rd and 35th respectively. Matt Berger (47), Tom Dau (51), Joey Reed (57), old friend Jack Mathieu (73), fast-twitcher Sam Gatchall (78), and green-haired Griffin Thurston (124) closed out the field.
The Eagles have a very young, but talented team. Sophomore Katherine Leckbee picked up right where she left off last year with an impressive 6th place finish in a star-laden field. Maddy Leckbee finished 35th breaking 20 minutes and another sophomore, Sadie Press(wo)man finished just over 20 minutes followed closely by team spiritual leader Emma Levy. Freshmen Sara York and Zoe Stevenson both had impressive freshman debuts. Sara Lamb closed out the Eagles finishers in 22 minutes flat. Sara is a basketball star who is following a long tradition of superior athletes using Cross Country or Track as an excellent off-season training program.
The Eagles Girls JV squad showed good balance and competitiveness running with he Boys and not getting their times separated. Lexi Thompson had a good race and was the top Eagles finisher. Josie Miller continued to show her promise with a strong race. Eleanor Skinner ran a strong race just behind Josie Miller. Reyanne Brooks and Lindsey Papa had good opening season races (expect them to improve) and new-comer freshman Cassandra Kane introduced herself with a nice race to start her career.