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CHEERLEADERS SENIOR NIGHT
The Ararat Nation honored its Senior Cheerleaders at the Hangar ... View video
BOYS BASKETBALL VS EDWARD LITTLE
It was Senior Night and the Eagles were running the floor and controlling ... Read more
GIRLS BASKETBALL VS MEDOMAK
It was Senior Night at the Hangar and the Girls put on a show with the highest ... Read more
BOYS HOCKEY VS NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY
The Eagles Boys hockey team, on an extended break from league play, traveled ... Read more
Feb 6, 2016 - Eagles Overpower Blazes 7-1
by A J Kavanaugh
On Senior Night at Watson Arena Saturday night, the Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse boys hockey team made a statement with a convincing 7-1 victory over Windham/Westbrook, the 3rd-ranked team in Class A North. Freshman Noah Austin led the Eagles (8-5-1) with a hat trick to go with 2 assists. Mark Abreu also racked up a 5-point night with a goal and 4 assists. Tyler Lacascio, Tyler Halls and Sam Alexander also scored, while Cam Grant, Jason Magno and Matt Lawrence picked up assists. Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse netminder Cade Charron earned the victory making 13 saves on 14 shots. Windham/Westbrook (11-4) got a goal from Zack Callahan, assisted by Tyler Johnson. Alex Leblanc took the loss, making 27 saves on 33 shots. Sean White came in relief of Leblanc, making 4 saves on 5 shots.
Feb 4, 2016 - Eddies Rally Late, Beat Eagles 48-47
It was Senior Night and the Eagles were running the floor and controlling the boards early as they built up a 17-8 lead after the first quarter. They built that lead to as many as 15 points in the second quarter and took a healthy 27-16 lead into the locker room at the half. The Eddies slowed the tempo in the second half using good ball control and gradually scratched their way back into the game. The Eddies outscored the Eagles 18-6 in the third quarter and took their first lead of the game with 49 seconds left in the quarter. After a couple of lead changes to begin the final stanza, Edward Little pulled away building up a 7 point lead before a furious late rally by the Eagles fell just short as time expired.
Shy Ulrickson set the pace in the early going with a steal in the back court and a breakaway lay-up. Zach Garvey, who had a solid game in all facets of the game, fed Harper Moutal on a cut through the paint for two more. After an EL basket, Shy Ulrickson grabbed a rebound and sent a long pass to Alex LaFountain, who was running the floor all night. Alex laid it in, was fouled, and completed the three-point play the old fashioned way to give the Eagles a 7-2 lead. The Eddies responded with two hoops before Harper Moutal executed a nifty cross-court pass along the baseline to Alex LaFountain who finished the play. Alex continued his outstanding play when he hauled in another long Shy pass and laid it in. A Cam Cox free throw and baseline trey stretched the Eagle lead to 15-8. Alex LaFountain, who had 10 points in the quarter, went up for a nice tip-in at the buzzer to close the quarter with the Eagles leading 17-8.
The Eagles showed no signs of slowing down in the second quarter. Cam Cox hit a 10-foot stop and pop, Shy scored on a drive, and Alex LaFountain stole the ball in the back court and loped the length of the court for the lay up that gave the Eagles a 23-8 lead. The Eddies responded with 2 buckets, but Zach Garvey joined the scoring for the Eagles. After grabbing a well-earned rebound, Zach followed his up-fake with a strong move for two more. Zach continued his hard work on the boards and his outlet pass initiated a fast break to Shy Ulrickson who went coast-to-coast for two more to give the Eagles a 27-13 lead. With a minute left, the Eddies hit a trey to narrow the lead to 27-16. The Eagles dodged a bullet when an EL basket barely failed to beat the buzzer.
Alex LaFountain provided a strong start to the second half with a muscle-up put back. Zach Garvey converted a basket off a nice feed from Shy Ulrickson that gave the Eagles a 31-20 lead. Then the wheels began to fall off the bus. The Eddies went on a 12-2 run. The only Eagles basket was when Zach Garvey finished a nice inside move from an Eric Segars pass on the penetration. EL closed the quarter with a pair of free throws to give EL their first lead of the game 34-33.
The Eagles immediately re-took the lead when Zach Garvey made a nice back door pass to Ryan Mello who laid it in. The teams the swapped baskets with Alex LaFountain scoring on a put back for the Eagles. The Eddies took a 40-37 lead on a couple of hoops before Ryan Mello found Alex underneath for two to make it a one point deficit, 40-39. Over the next four minutes, the Eddies went on a 8-2 run before Alex LaFountain powered up for two and Shy hit a trey 11 seconds later to narrow the EL lead to 48-46 with 22 seconds left. The Eagles still had a chance when they appropriately fouled and the Eddies missed the front end of a 1 and 1. Shy Ulrickson was at the line with 3 seconds left and the unthinkable happened. Shy missed one of his attempts.
Alex LaFountain finished with a game high 20 points and countless rebounds.
The Eagles finished the season with an 11-7 record and are seeded 5th. They are scheduled to meet with Brunswick, a team they can beat, in the first round of the playoffs.
Feb 4, 2016 - Cheering Senior Night
Feb 2, 2016 - The Emma Levy Plays the National Anthem at Girls Basketball Game vs Medomak
You could almost see and grab the mellifluous notes floating through the air at Hangar as "The Emma Levy" played the National Anthem on Senior Night prior to the Girls Basketball game vs Medomak. It is rumored that "The Emma Levy" is a distant (by at least 100 miles) relative of "The Jonah Levy" whom you may remmeber from past performances at the Hangar.
Feb 2, 2016 - Medomak Valley Prevails over Eagles, 65-56
It was Senior Night at the Hangar and the Girls put on a show with the highest output of points of the season. Four three-pointers by both Sara Lamb and Nikki Bradstreet provided excitement, but were not enough to overcome Medomak Valley's inside game.
The Eagles started slow with a Lauren Sturgess basket the only Eagles score in the opening minutes as they fell behind 8-2. The Eagles then rattled off 10 consecutive points with an offense that featured some good ball movement: Sara Lamb got things underway when she banked in a three-pointer from the left side; Nikki Bradstreet made a nice cross court pass to Katelyn Cox who sank a 10-foot baseline jumper; Kate Guerin set up the next basket with a steal at mid-court. Nikki Bradstreet pushed the ball up court quickly, and located Sara in the corner for the basket; Lauren Labbay finished off the run with two free throws after a hard foul underneath. After a Panther hoop, Sabrina Paetow blocked a shot deep in the defensive end and Sara Lamb put the exclamation point on the play with another three pointer. The Eagles led 15-12 after one.
Once again the Eagles started slowly to open the second quarter. Medomak ran off 6 points to take a 19-15 lead. The Eagles came back to life when Cagey KG slipped away from her defender and Sara Lamb found her on inbounds pass for an easy two. A pair of Lauren Sturgess free throws tied the game at 19 with four minutes left. The Panthers went to their inside game to stretch their lead back to four, before Lauren Sturgess grabbed an offensive board and put it right back up for two. The Panthers scored with 10 seconds left in the half, but Sara Lamb was fouled at the buzzer and made two free throws. The half ended with the Eagles trailing 25-23.
The second half was a wild affair with plenty of scoring. The third period alone featured 2 ties and 7 lead changes. Sara Lamb set the tone with a drive to the net that she finished with a beautiful left-handed tear drop to tie the game. Medomak retook the lead 30-25 before Sara Lamb hit her third three of the night and Lauren Sturgess pulled up on drive and sank a 10-foot jumper. Lauren continued to show her multiple talents when she drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to give the Eagles a 33-30 lead. After a Panther basket, Lauren Sturgess struck again. This time, she settled for a long two from just inside the arc. The Panthers went on a 7-0 run to take a 39-35 lead. Nikki Bradstreet was revving her engine and hit a three-pointer. Lauren Sturgess, who had 9 of her 15 points in the third quarter, swished a 12-foot jumper as the Eagles retook the lead. But Medomak scored in their last two possession to take the lead 43-40. Lauren Sturgess heaved a shot from deep in her backcourt that hit the glass and went in and out just before the buzzer sounded.
Medomak ran off seven unanswered points to open the final stanza an take a what seemed to be a commanding 50-40 lead. Not so fast. The Eagles and Nikki Bradstreet had one more comeback in them. Two Katelyn Cox free throws chipped away at the lead. Nikki Bradstreet hit a three-pointers off a Sara Lamb inbounds pass. Nikki continued to sizzle with another trey that made it a one point game, 51-50. Sabrina Paetow set up a Katelyn Cox basket. The Panthers went to their inside game with a pair of hoops. Two Sara Lamb free throws and yet another three-point bomb by Nikki Bradstreet positioned the Eagles within two, 57-55 with two minutes left. But Lauren Sturgess fouled out on a dubious charging call in the defensive end and that quieted the Eagles offense. Nikki Bradstreet converted a free throw, but the Panthers inside game put the game away in the final minutes.
Sara Lamb led the Eagles with 18 points. Lauren Sturgess had an outstanding game and finished with 15 points and Nikki Bradstreet was hot as a pistol, finishing with 13 points, all in the second half.
Jan 29, 2016 - Boys, Girls Tune Up for KVACs
It was the last regular season meet before the KVAC Championships next Saturday. Once again, Coaches Fournier, Palmer and Cuyler have their troops primed and ready right on schedule.
Katherine Leckbee continued to dominate in the Distances. She waltzed to a four second victory over Brunswick's formidable Tessa Cassidy in the 2 Mile. Tessa also appears to be in great shape, so if these two meet in the KVAC championships, it should be a battle for the ages. Rebecca French continued her trend of continuous improvement with a PR by 26 seconds to finish 4th in the 2 Mile. Up and coming Sara York continued to impress with a PR in the 800 with a 2nd place finish. Alana (Dream) Weaver set her PR in the 800 with a 6th place finish. In the Mile, it was Camille Wood and Lindsey Papa finishing 8-10 respectively. Lindsey also ran a PR by 8 seconds.
In the speed events, Summer Gray was the top Eagles finisher. Ana Knight and Emily Welch both ran PRs and Kelsey Scannevin ran a strong race. Exchange student Nuray Toleuzhanova, the pride of Kazakhistan, continued to improve. In the 200, Sara Napoleon ran another strong race to finish 13th. Haley Frizzle exhibited her speed and strength with a 19 place finish. Maranda Burgess and Emily McCracken both ran PRs. Zoe Stevenson and Abby Kons continue to improve. In the 400, the Eagles continue to groom their stable of thoroughbreds. Kelsy Scannevin, a combination of a ball of fire and determination, and rapidly improving Emily Smith both project as future stars. And Lauren Lemieux cut four seconds off her previous best.
In the Field Events, Sara Napoleon continued her excellence in the High Jump with a 2nd place finish by clearing 4-08. Zoe Stevenson and Sara York finished 7-9 in the event. Over in the Shot Put pit, Haley put the shot 26-02 to finish 2nd. Maranda Burgess threw for a new PR and Abby Kons and Ana Knight (PR) both threw well. In the Long Jump, Emily Welch was back in form with a leap of 13-08. Maddie Alexander continues to inspire with her determination and mettle. Good things were happening in the Pole Vault. Hope Langworthy, a converted diver, improved her previous best by a foot, to clear 7-00 and finish 7th. Not to be outdone, Emily McCracken cleared 7-00 for the first time and finished 8th on jumps.
The Boys really came on strong in the Distance events. Cam Meier tuned up with some speed work running to a third place finish in the 400. He then went on to win the 2 Mile, once again running a sub 10 time. In the Mile, Eagan Eldridge came forth with a run that we all knew he had in him. He ran a 4:43 to finish 2nd by less than a second to Lewiston's Osman Doorow. Eagan improved his previous best by an incredible 14 seconds. It was also faster than any time that teammate Cam Meier has run in the mile this year. Keep it up Eagan. Eagan wasn't the only guy to have a break through race. Eric French not only ran a PR by 15 seconds, he broke through the 5:00 minute barrier in the process. Not to be left out, Eddie Van Note and Aidan Wood both ran PRs cutting 5 seconds off their previous bests in the Mile. In the 2 Mile, Aaron Hyde (6), Bailey Ruth (7) and Matt Berger (10) all ran PRs. Aaron cut 15 seconds, Bailey lopped off 38 seconds, and Matt nipped 5 seconds off his previous best. In the 800, Bailey Ruth was the top Eagle finisher. Once again, Bailey cut 10 seconds off his previous best and Temple Miller cut 5 seconds. Aidan Wood and Jack Mathieu both ran swell races.
In the speed events. Matt Donovan was front and center in both the 55 and 200 Meter Dashes. Matt PRed in the 55 Meters with an 8th place finish and 7th in the 200 in 25.25. Also in the 55, Tommy Leslie (10), Nick Breed (19), Sam Gatchall (26) and Mitchell Surace (37) all ran PRs. In the 200, Tyler Bernier was in close pursuit in 11th place followed by Tom Dau, Nick Breed, and Maximo Verala.
In the Field Events, it was Assaultin' Dalton Streeter leading the Eagles in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Dalton finished 8th in both events with a PR in the Long Jump. In the Shot Put pit, it was Kelton Rose and Mitchell Surace chucking the heavy metal ball to finish 25 nd 27th respectively.
Jan 26, 2016 - MTA Pep Band Plays the National Anthem at Boys Basketball Game vs Oceanside
Todd Sampson (when he was younger)
Thank You and Good Luck, Todd Sampson
Has it really only been 3-1/2 years since Todd Sampson came to Mt Ararat? He has done so much in such a short time. He is equally admired and respected by students and administrators and, believe me, that is no easy trick.
We knew we had a winner when we saw him serving as a ball boy during freshman Soccer games. That opinion was confirmed when we saw him jump a fence to retrieve a ball during a game. By the end of his tenure, he had Middle School ball boys and ball girls waiting in line to serve. Those kids have always been willing, you just needed to take the time to ask them. Todd treated all sports equally and he was seen at every venue supporting his athletes. He brought numerous KVAC events, never seen previously, to Mt Ararat including Wrestling Tournaments, Cheering Competitions, Field Hockey Tournaments, Topsham Rec Track Meets as well as crowd-pleasing and attendance-increasing half time acts such as the Woodside One Wheelers. Everything he did enhanced the athletic programs of the Eagles.
The Athletic Director position is a time consuming job, if you do it right. Todd, you did it right. Good luck in your new job at Edward Little, try to come up with an answer to "What's an Eddie?", and enjoy more time with your family. We'll see you around the campus.
Jan 23, 2016 - Eagles Lose to Winslow, 4-1
The Eagles closed out their season suffering a 4-1 loss to the Winslow Black Raiders. The Raiders used two shorthanded goals by Katelynn Larsen and Maranda Gagne along with a goal by Kaitlin Fecteau in the first period to jump out to 3-0 lead. The Eagles got with in two with a strong second period. Sophomore Casie Perow picked up her first career goal when she slipped the puck past Winslow's Kiana Richards. Sadie Press(wo)man picked up an assist on the play after she had won the face off and provided a screen for Casie's goal. Sydney McLuer once again was spectacular in goal for the Eagles.
Although the Eagles finished the season with a 1 and 18 record, the program is on solid ground. Twenty-eight girls participated in the program (that's 50% more than participated in Girls Basketball). That's 28 girls who participated in 5:00 o'clock morning practices, played games late at night, came together as a team, provided entertainment, never gave up, increased their skill levels exponentially, and had fun the entire time. Congratulations to Coach Hutchins and all the girls on a very successful season by these metrics.
Jan 23, 2016 1st Period Hi-Lites vs Winslow
Jan 23, 2016 - 2nd Period Hi-Lites vs Winslow
Jan 23, 2016 - 3rd Period Hi-Lites vs Winslow
Jan 23, 2016 - Girls Hockey Senior Night Tribute
Jan 23, 2016 - Daphenie Thenor Sings the National Anthem at Girls Hockey Senior Night
Jan 23, 2016 - Oxford Hills Sprints
The Eagles revved up their engines and placed their bets on #1 and #15 as they brought to a small squad to Oxford Hills. Jenny Wilbraham, the outstanding Morse freshman who practices with the Eagles, showed her speed as she sprinted to a first place finish. Emma Levy, who is really coming into her own, had another impressive race finishing 15th. On the Boys side, Sam Stride finished in 103rd place and Joey Reed was just behind in 107th place. In the 3K race. Sam Stride finished in 17th place.
Click here to see a season summary of each athletes results.
Jan 19, 2016 - Eagles Swim Past Lincoln Academy, Boothbay
NOTE: Click here to see a season summary for each swimmer.
It was Senior Night at the Bowdoin College Pool. The meet got off to an inauspicious start when technical difficulties prevented the playing of the National Anthem. Not to worry! Eagles freshman Riley Robertson strode over, picked up the mike, and belted out the anthem as if she does this type of thing every day. She then proceeded to win the 100 Fly. The 100 Back featured all three MTA Rileys (OK, two Rileys and a Ryley). Riley Robertson came in 3rd followed by Ryley Leech in fourth. For the Boys, Riley Saunders swam to a new PR and a first place finish.
It was the last regular season meet and many of the swimmers showed they are prepared for the KVAC Championships next weekend by swimming personal records (PRs).
Captain Molly Huey celebrated Senior Night in a big way with first place finishes in both the 100 and 200 Free. Molly set a new PR in the 100 by two seconds. Freshman Abby Anderson continued to impress with a 1st place finish in the 50 Yard Free. Speedster Keri LaChapelle finished 3rd in the 50 and 2nd in the 200 Free. In the 100 Fly, senior captain Kayleigh (that's Kayleigh, not Nataleigh) Ormsby swam a strong 100 Fly to finish 3rd behind Riley Robertson. Maddy Stover set a PR to finish 3rd in the 100 behind Molly Huey. In the 100 Breast, Gabby Rowe finished 4th and Katie Trebilcock finished 5th with a new PR. In the 200 IM, it was Maddy Svetin out-battling Laura Secone to capture 3rd and 4th places. In the 500, Laura Secone finished 3rd and Josie Miller and Shannon Harty swam stroke for stroke with Shannon just out-touching Josie on the final lap to finish 4th and 5th. Alexis Pickens, Lidiya Savchuk, and Tiffany Jackson continued to improve in the 50 Free. Both Lidiya and Tiffany swam PRs and have cut more than 10 seconds off their time over the course of the season. In the Dive competition, Ronnie Miller won the Girls event with 155.70 points.
Senior Captain Jacob Burnette, who has come a long way during his swim career at MTA, won both the 200 and 500 Freestyles. He set PRs in both events and knocked off ten seconds off his 500 time. Matt Schott finished 2nd in the 500 and trimmed his previous best by a whopping 17 seconds. Matt also finished 4th in the 200 IM. Devon Hoskins won the 100 Fly with a new PR and finished 3rd in the 200 IM. In addition to his win in the 100 Back, Riley Saunders added a 2nd place finish in the 100 Fly. Max Bickford picked up a couple of 2nd place finishes in the 100 and 200. Edwin Ickes-Coon finished 3rd in the 100 Breast with a new PR by 4 seconds. Edwin also picked up a 5th place finish in the 50 Free. Will Furgeson set a new PR in the 50 Free on his way to a 3rd place finish. Will also finished 4th in the 100 Free. In the Dive competition, Jacob Brillant won the Boys event and qualified for States with a total of 152.00 points.
Jan 4, 2016 - Boys Hockey 2nd - 3rd Period Video Hi-Lites vs Poland
Dec 10, 2015 - Eagles honor Shy Ulrickson's 1000 Points
Dec 12, 2015 - Hetherman Continues to Roll at FSB Tournament
Robert Hetherman made it three tournament wins in a row as he pinned Ellsworth's Smith in just 45 seconds in wrestling action at the FSB Tournament held in Rumford. John Hetherman took third place by winning the consolation match in the 182 lb class. I bet these two brothers have done some furniture re-arranging in their living room over the years. Christian Jensen won by pin in the Consolation match to finish third. Jabbar Belin continued to impress by reaching the Consolations and finishing 4th.
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Dec 9, 2015 - Hi-Lites vs Oxford Hills - Part 2