Welcome to Mt Ararat High School Sports
GIRLS SOCCER VS MESSALONSKEE
Tick, tick, tick. There were just 46 ticks left when Messalonskee's ... Read more
BOYS SOCCER VS MESSALONSKEE
The Mt Ararat Eagles battled the Messalonskee Eagles to a 2-2 tie on a night ... Read more
FIELD HOCKEY VS SKOWHEGAN INDIANS
The Eagles dropped a 4-0 decision to perennial powerhouse Skowhegan ... Read more
EAGLES FOOTBALL VS GORHAM RAMS
It was Homecoming at Mt Ararat and the Eagles were scheduled to meet ...Read more
Oct 2, 2015 - Messalonskee Joins Party Late, Beat Eagles 2-1
Tick, tick, tick. There were just 46 ticks left when Messalonskee's McKenna Brodeur scored her second goal of the game to lift Messalonskee to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Eagles. Erin Tome was the lone Eagles scorer. Sabrina Paetow had six saves in the net for Mt Ararat.
Oct 22, 2015 - Eagles Tie Eagles 2-2
The Mt Ararat Eagles battled the Messalonskee Eagles to a 2-2 tie on a night that honored long time MTA Coach Rick Renaud. See a video of the ceremony .
The (MTA) Eagles started off fast with two good chances in the opening minute. The opportunities came off a direct kick and a corner kick. Both balls were headed high. Action settled down a bit with the Eagles having the advantage. Kyle Brown drilled a shot high 10 minutes in. Messalonskee took advantage of an Eagles mistake when Nathan Violette intercepted a clearing pass and, with a clear path to the goal, drilled a shot over the right shoulder of Eagles keeper Gavin Patterson. It was Messalonskee's first shot of the game. At the 13:45 mark, James Hutchinson used his speed to move in and get a great shot off as the defense was closing in on him that whistled wide. The Eagles had two more good chances before the half ended. Max Spelke nailed the cross bar with a shot and James Hutchinson nearly knocked the post off its foundation with a blistering shot.
The Eagles missed a golden opportunity to open the second half when the Messalonskee keeper mishandled the ball that led to a point blank shot with a wide open net that sailed high. A minute later, Messalonskee was awarded a penalty kick. Messalonskee's James Kouletsis lined his hot up. The Eagles Gavin Patterson made a great diving save as he deflected the ball wide, but it just caught the far post and trickled in. Messalonskee led 2-0 with 36:16 left.
The Eagles got retribution when Travis Nadeau was hauled down and awarded a penalty kick. Jake Sturgess lined up for the shot and calmly deposited the ball in the back of then net to pull the Eagles within one, 2-1. With just under 14 minutes left. Jimmy Pelletier sent a shot from 35+ yards that found the far corner. The goal was remarkable because the keeper was not out of position, nor did he muff the shot. Jimmy's shot beat him cleanly from 35 yards out illustrating the point that there no shot that is not a good shot. Messalonskee came right back and Gavin Patterson moved decisively out of the net, cut down the angle, and made a nice stop. The teams battled on. Messalonskee gave the Eagles a scare in the closing seconds, but their header off a throw-in sailed high. The teams battled through two overtime periods with neither team able to mount a sustained attack.
Oct 2, 2015 - Video HiLites of Boys Soccer vs Messalonskee - 1st Half Hilites
Oct 2, 2015 - Video HiLites of Boys Soccer vs Messalonskee - 2nd Half & OT Hilites
Oct 2, 2015 - Bethann Renaud sings the National Anthem
Oct 1, 2015 - Skowhegan Clips Eagles 4-0
The Eagles dropped a 4-0 decision to perennial powerhouse Skowhegan. There was a time when Skowhegan team, who have won 13 of the last 15 Regional titles, would have rolled to a double digit victory with the Eagles never getting the ball across mid-field. Those days are long gone as the talent level between all KVAC teams is starting to balance out. The Eagles played well on both offense and defense. Haley Frizzle was solid in goal and the defense, led by Laura Secone, Savannah Parry, and Kendall Hamilton, all played well. The Eagles had their chances on offense, also, but couldn't connect. Once again, Eva Jerome and Porter Galvin led the way as the Eagles continue to improve.
Sept 25, 2015 - Yachtsmen Sink Eagles 26-8
It was Homecoming at Mt Ararat and the Eagles were scheduled to meet top ranked Falmouth. The Eagles won the toss and elected to receive. The nerves were still a little frazzled and the an Eagle fumble set up the Yachtsmen at the Eagles 23 yard-line. Five plays and a first down later, Falmouth's Connor Aube punched his ticket to the end zone to give Falmouth an early 6-0 lead. Another Eagles turnover on the next possession gave Falmouth good field position at their own 46. The Yachtsmen advanced all the way to the 6 yard line on a long run by Nick Wisseman. Four players later, with 5:14 remaining in the quarter, Falmouth QB Jack Bryant hit Wisseman with a 5-yard pass to increase the lead to 12-0. Again the PAT failed.
The Eagles could have curled up and died, but that gene in not in their DNA. Mark LaFountain gave the Eagles good field position with a 20-yard kickoff return. The Eagles went to work relying on the arm of Jacob O'Neill. Jake hit Garrett Bolduc for a first down and then and then connected with Jacob Steinman racing down the far sideline for a 42-yard TD. Steinman added the PAT to narrow Falmouth's lead to 14-7 with 2:42 left in the first quarter. This was shaping up to be a football game.
Falmouth struck again to open the second quarter> The big play was a long pass from Bryant to Wisseman who made a great catch in double coverage at the 5 yard line. The Yachtsmen pounded it home and made the two-point conversion to make it 20-7 with 10:42 left in the second quarter. The Eagles defense started to put pressure on Falmouth's offense led by the blitzing of Robert Hetherman and Garret Bolduc and the stellar line play of Dylan Schenck, who was forcing Falmouth to double team him and opening up lanes for Hetherman and Bolduc.
The teams then swapped turnovers. First, an Eagles sack forced a fumble that Robert Hetherman recovered and returned to the Falmouth 3-yard line. A penalty assessed after the recovery set the ball back to the 16-yard line. But Falmouth intercepted a pass to regain possession. The Eagles Jake Steinman forced another fumble with a sack. A Jake O'Neill to Alex LaFountain pass completion brought the ball to the Falmouth 14, but the Eagles could advance no further and turned the ball over on downs. Falmouth ran out the clock with a 20-7 halftime lead.
The Eagles started to move the ball on offense, moving the ball deep into Falmouth territory, but once again an interception interrupted the drive. The Eagles had pinned the Yachtsmen at their one-yard line. After a run for no gain, Connor Aube ran off-tackle and didn't stop until 99 yards later in the Eagles end zone. That was a dagger directly to the Eagles heart.
The Eagles mounted another drive, moving the ball to the Falmouth 20 on the arm of O'Neill and the hands of Ryan Mello. But misfortune presented itself again as a deflected pass pinged-ponged around settled into the hands of a Yachtsman. Both teams mounted drives, but neither team would score again as the defenses stiffened in the Red zones. The Eagles best drive was fueled by an Alex LaFountain reception in traffic to the Falmouth 14. That drive ended on a fourth down pass play that was initially caught and then jarred loose when the ball made contact with the ground.
In summary, the Eagles more than held their own against a highly touted Falmouth team. There was plenty of hard hitting and solid line play on both sides of the ball. Jake Steinman, Alex LaFountain, Robert Hetherman, and Dylan Schenck all played outstanding games.
Sept 23, 2015 - Eagles Upset Dragons, 7-2
In the last regular season meet before the playoffs begin, the Eagles pulled off a major upset over a short-handed Brunswick team, beating them 7-2 (162-177). Cam Cox shot a season best 39 and Ben Hickson also recorded his best score with a 42. Steven Schuman, Jason Magno, Joe Beale, Will Kavanaugh, and Sawyer Watson all played well for the Eagles.
Sept 22, 2015 - Video HiLites of Boys Soccer vs Oxford Hills
Sept 10 - Sept 16 - Golf Week in Review
It's been a while since we caught up with the Golf team as their regular season competition nears the end. The Eagles defeated Oxford Hills 8-1, before dropping a match to Lewiston 7-2. Steve Schuman and Cam Cox continue to battle for top position on the Eagles. Against Lewiston, Steven carded a 40 with Cam just a few strokes behind with a 43. Jason Magno and Ben Hixson both shot 47s with Joe Beale just a stroke behind at 48. Will Kavanaugh chipped in with a 53.
Sept 18, 2015 - MTA Girls Cross Country HiLites
Sept 18, 2015 - Girls Cross Country Meet by Greg Emerson
Sept 18, 2015 - MTA Boys Cross Country HiLites
Sept 18, 2015 - Boys Cross Country Meet by Greg Emerson
Sept 18, 2015 - Eagles Host Meet vs Brunswick, Waterville, Morse, and Spruce Mountain
It was a busy week for the Cross Country team as they hosted a meet two days after running at the Hyde Invitational. It was a hot day and the heat took its toll on the times, but resulted in a close races, especially for the Girls. Members of the Cross Country team, who also are Band Members, played the National Anthem prior to the race. The Girls finished second, a scant point behind Waterville.
The Girls ran first and with Brunswick's Tessa Cassidy, Waterville's Lauren Brown, and and MTA's Katherine Leckbee facing off against each other, it promised to be an exciting race. The Girls did not disappoint. Despite some mild confusion staying on track on the trail, it was Katherine Leckbee, who turned on the afterburners over the last 200 meters to pull away and win the race. The Eagles had three other girls in the top 10 finishers with Sadie Press(wo)man, Emma Levy, and Sarah York (9) all running strong races. Freshman Caitlin Chambers (21), Maddie Leckbee (22), and veteran runner Elenor Skinner (23) rounded out the top seven scoring positions for the Eagles with solid races. Sara Lamb, looking strong while getting ready for some BBall this winter finished 26th, followed by Josie Miller (29) and Zoe Stevenson (31). Reyanne Brooks (33), Lindsey Papa (37), Keri Lachapelle (38), Cassandra Kane (39) and Emily Smith (43) continued to improve.
The Boys finished 3rd overall with one of their top runners, Cam Meier, sitting out the meet. Egan Eldridge stepped up with a second place finish to pace the Eagles. Eric French posted another good time finishing 6th and freshman Tyler Bernier continued to move up the in the pecking order with an impressive 13th place finish. Temple Miller (19), Sam Stride (17), Matt Schott (18), and Aaron Hyde filled out the remaining scoring positions for the Eagles. The Eagles have depth and they pretty much ran the table for the rest of the runners. Matthew Donovan (25), Edwin Ickes-Coon (26), Colin Ingalls (27), Eddie Van Note (28), Noah Jasper (30), Joey Reed (32), Matt Berger (33), Gideon Wheeler (36), Tom Dau (38), Jack Mathieu (41), and Griffin Thurston (46) all worked together to run good races.
Click here to view a season summary of each runners results.
Sept 18, 2015 - Pre-game entrance prior to Game vs Gorham
Sept 18, 2015 - Mt Ararat Cheerleaders Perform vs Gorham