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BOYS TENNIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Eagles finished as state runner-up for the second consecutive year as ... Read more
GIRLS SOFTBALL VS MESSALONSKEE
Messalonskee's Kristen Pelletier allowed only two hits and struck out 13 en route ... Read more
GIRLS LACROSSE SEMI FINALS VS PORTLAND
The Portland Bulldogs came back from an 8-4 deficit to tie the game with ... Read more
OUTDOOR TRACK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mt Ararat hosted the Class A State Championship. The bleachers ... Read more
Congratulations to the entire Class of 2015
It's been a great four years!
June 13, 2015 - Falmouth Tops Eagles for State Championship, 4-1
The Eagles finished as state runner-up for the second consecutive year as Falmouth posted a 4-1 win for the State championship. It was a great year for the Eagles and they have plenty to look forward to next year with both Nick Mathieu and Peter Mao returning.
Nick Mathieu netted the the sole win for the Eagles defeating Aiden McGrory 7-6 (1), 7-5 Peter Mao succumbed to Alex Klemperer 6-3, 6-0 and Trevor Mayo dropped his match 6-3, 6-1. In Doubles action, Jon Roux and Mike Crawford played their last match together and came up on the short end of a 6-3, 6-2 score. The #2 Doubles team of Joey Reed and Leonardo Medeiros lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
Stay tuned for season recap.
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June 12, 2015 - Bulldogs Bite Eagles, 10-9 in OT
The Portland Bulldogs came back from an 8-4 deficit to tie the game with 21 seconds left in regulation and went on to win 10-9 in OT. It was an evenly played game by both teams with lots of quality lacrosse played in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Bowdoin College that included a large throng of soon to be Brunswick High graduates in full cap and gown regalia. It was everything you would want in a high school contest.
The Eagles had a couple of chances in the opening minutes, but Portland's goalie, appropriately named Liz Victor, made two quality stops on Erin Tome. Play settled down for a while with both teams feeling each other out. Portland's Merritt Ryan broke the ice when she moved in on the right and beat Eleanor Skinner. Alison Nolan evened the score when she circled from behind and deposited a Rebecca Schuman pass past Victor to tie at the game at the 15:17 mark. The teams swapped goals the rest of the half. Portland's Ryan scored again and Erin Tome, who was playing lights out all evening, converted an Isa Blessington pass to even things. The Eagles Eleanor Skinner made her first save of the night and it was a beauty as she came out and stuffed the Bulldog attacker. On the next Eagles' possession, Portland's Liz Victor matched Eleanor's brilliance when she robbed Isa Blessington on a free position shot. Action picked up as the half neared its end. Portland's Ella Coose scored on a free position shot with 1:14 left, but Erin Tome evened things with just 22 seconds left.
Katie Labbay gave the Eagles their first lead of the game with a goal just 62 seconds into the 2nd half. Portland tied it again before the Eagles went on a mini-run of four goals. Katie Labbay drove the right side with purpose and finished with a goal. Eleanor Skinner initiated the next goal with a nice clear that led to an Alison Nolan free position shot. Alison went high and scored. The Eagles scored again after Megan Thomas-Copland won the face off and Erin Tome drove all the way down the middle and scored another goal off a free position shot made it 8-4 with 17:09 remaining. The Bulldogs still had some bite left and they came up with two quick goals. Eleanor Skinner made a couple of great saves on shots from point-blank range, but the Bulldogs kept the pressure on and scored again to narrow the lead to 8-7. At the other end, a Rebecca Schuman shot rang the pipes and Emily Welch just missed on a free position shot. At 7:25, the Eagles executed the prettiest play of the day. Erin Tome was leading a fast break and zipped a pass to Alyssa Curit, who was circling from behind. Alyssa one-touched a pass to a trailing Alison Nolan who quickly made it 9-7 Eagles. The Bulldogs responded with a nice bang-bang play of their own and it was 9-8 with 5:23 left. Eleanor Skinner came up with another big save and with 2:20 left the Eagles called a time-out. When the players returned, the Eagles kept possession and were running down the clock with Erin Tome doing the bulk of the work. But Portland regained possession and Merritt Ryan sent the game into overtime with a goal with 22 seconds left.
Overtime consisted of two three-minute periods. Portland's Merritt Ryan scored at the 2:23 mark of the first OT on a free position shot. Ror the first time this year, the Eagles had no answer.
Messalonskee's Kristen Pelletier allowed only two hits and struck out 13 en route to a 6-0 win in the Quarter Finals to eliminate the Eagles from the Playoffs. Katelyn Cox and Kayleigh Temple had the only hits for the Eagles. Rhiannon Hersey took to the mound for the second straight day and pitched well. She blanked Messalonskee for the first two innings before allowing scattered runs over the final innings. She continued to show an amazing propensity for getting out of jams by stranding 8 Messalonskee runners.
The loss ended the Eagles season with a 7-11 record. (Free Slurpees for everyone on July 11 at 7-11 at 7:11 PM - I'm buying) Season recap to follow.
Rhiannon Hersey was in command on the mound for the Eagles allowing just 4 hits and striking out 6. But it wasn't quite that easy as Rhiannon had to work out of several jams, including a one-out, runners at 2nd and 3rd situation in the first inning and a one out, bases-loaded jam in the fourth. Despite making three errors, the Eagles defense came up with the big plays when they need them, including a great catch by Eagles shortstop Katelyn Cox to end the fourth inning.
Sophomore Kate Guerin hit her first home run of the season (it was the first Eagles home run of the season) in the second to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. The Eagles offense continued to roll, stringing together three singles to take a 2-0 lead at the end of two. There was no more scoring until the sixth inning as both Rhiannon and Bulldogs hurler Lilly Herrin wiggled out of several scoring opportunities in the middle innings.
In the top of the sixth, the Eagles offense went to work and Katelyn Cox was in the thick of the action. After Kayleigh Temple singled, Katelyn doubled to drive her in. Sara Lamb delivered a run-scoring single and she came home on Zoe Stilphen single. The Eagles trio of Kayleigh Temple, Katelyn Cox, and Sara Lamb followed the Prell shampoo instructions (Rinse, Repeat) in the top of the seventh. Once again, Kayleigh Temple singled and scored on Katelyn Cox's triple. Sara Lamb drove her home with a single and moved to third on a couple of wild pitches before Piper Ingle drove her in with her third hit of the day.
It was a great confidence building win for the Eagles, but they don't have much time to enjoy it as they travel to face #1 Messalonskee today.
June 6, 2015 - Andrew McCracken is Pole Vault State Champion
June 6, 2015 - Andrew McCracken Wins State Pole Vault Championship
Mt Ararat hosted the Class A State Championship. The bleachers were full and the track was ringed with spectators that gave the meet an intimate feel. You could hear the roar of the crowd rise with the runners as they circled the track. There were three new state records set. Alexandra Hart, a freshman from Thornton, broke Teal Jackson's one year-old record in the 400 by running a 56.87. BTW, up until last year, the record was held by MTA alum and current coach Cuyler Goodwin. Cheverus's Jake Dixon ran a 48.53 400 to set a new State record. In the Shot Put, Daniel Guiliana from South Portland broke a record that was set in 1977 by Dan Smith and he did it by two feet with a heave of 62-08.25.
Andrew McCracken gave the home town fans something to crow about by winning the Pole Vault with relative ease. Andrew tied his own school record of 14 feet and did not miss a vault until he tried 14-06. Andrew also set a new PR in the 110 Hurdles with a time of 16.63 to finish 10th.
In fact, every single Eagle set a new or equaled his old PR. Matt Gott saved his best for last as he closed out his career with a 10:10.59 PR in the 3200. Justin Milne continued to improve in the 300 Hurdles running a PR of 45.09 to finish 18th. Steven Johnson matched his season best of 5-06 in the High Jump to finish 16th.
The Boys really stepped up in the Relays. Steven Johnson, Eagan Eldridge, Ted Burns, and Matt Gott all ran their fastest times of the season in the 4 x 800 to lead the Eagles to a 9th place finish. The 4 x 100 team led by Andrew McCracken, Justin Milne, Nick Breed, and Alex Halliday submitted their best time of the season to finish 17th. The 4 x 400 consisting of Alex Halliday, Eagan Eldridge, Justin Milne, and Steven Johnson finished 22nd with their best time.
Katherine Leckbee capped off her sensational freshman season with a 4th place finish in the 3200. Katherine knocked off almost 30 seconds in the race. Summer Gray ran a sizzling 400 with a season best time of 1:03.66 to finish 13th. Summer also ran well in the 100 finishing 20th in a fast field. Lauren Grant set a new PR in the Triple Jump with a leap of 31-09.50 to finish 17th. Lauren also finished 14th in the 300 Meter Hurdles. Lauren Labbay reached new heights with a PR of 8-03 in the Pole Vault to finish 10th. Lauren also finished 22nd in the Long Jump. Sara Napoleon cleared 4-08 in the High Jump to match her previous best. That leap was good for 13th place. Colette Kinkade ran well in the 800 and Priscilla Whitney had a hard time in the Long Jump pit, but ran well in the relays.
The 4 x 800 team consisting of Colette Kinkade, Katherine Leckbee, Kaitlin Volk, and Priscilla Whitney finished 11th with all girls running strong legs. In the 4 x 100, Priscilla Whitney, Summer Gray, Haley Frizzle, and Sara Napoleon finished 12th and the 4 x 400 team of Sara Napoleon, Summer Gray, Kaitlin Volk, and Colette Kinkade finished 12th in a well-run race.
June 3, 2015 - Rebecca Schuman sings the National Anthem
Rebecca Schuman does it all - and does it perfectly. She sings the National Anthem and then scores three goals with three assists on Senior Day in a 13-7 win over Edward Little.
May 29, 2015 - Messalonskee Checks Eagles, 14-6
Messalonskee invaded Fournier Field and scored early and often to take a 7-0 lead before the Jake Schoenberg got the Eagles on board with 1:42 left in the first quarter. A couple of Eliot Pressman goals narrowed the gap to 8-3, but Messalonskee closed out the 2nd quarter with four more goals to take a comfortable 12-3 lead at the half. Kyle Lussier, Kellen Radulski, and Ben Bishop (with Kyle Lussier assisting) scored goals for the Eagles in the second half.
May 29, 2016 - Baseball Senior Day
May 29, 2016 - Senior Curtain Call
Nick Mathieu follows through on his backhand
The Eagles quietly put together an 11-1 season. Even during the Mike Hill era, the Eagles never finished the regular season with such a gaudy record. Their only defeat came at the hands of Brunswick in an early season match, but the Eagles avenged that loss in their second meeting. Nick Mathieu led the Eagles, which was no surprise, given his ranking as one of the best players in the state. But it was the emergence of Peter Mao that propelled the Eagles. Peter started out playing #3, but eventually worked up to the #2 spot. He went undefeated for the season. The Eagles had two players who went undefeated for the season. Trevor Mayo also had an outstanding season losing only one match the entire season. So that means the Eagles Singles players won 35 of 36 matches this season! Nick Mathieu won an incredible 144 games vs only 9 losses. Trevor Mayo won 144 games vs only 39 losses, and Peter Mao recorded 137 wins vs only 50 losses.
The Doubles team of Jon Roux and Mike Crawford won 7 of 11 matches and three of the losses they suffered went to the tie-breaker in three sets. Their performance in the playoffs will go a long way to how far the Eagles can advance as a team. Joey Reed and Leonardo Madeiros also enjoyed a modicum of success and could surprise in the playoffs. First time players Will Goller and Leo Eichfeld showed steady improvement over the course of the season.
Click here to view a complete season summary of each athlete's matches.
May 15, 2015 Boys Lacrosse vs Marshwood - Video HiLites by Greg Emerson