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FIELD HOCKEY VS BRNSWICK DRAGONS
The Dragons scored with 47 seconds left to claim bragging rights in the ... Read more
CROSS COUNTRY VS BRUNSWICK, MORSE
The Eagles hosted Brunswick, Morse, and Waterville on a perfect day for ... Read more
GIRLS SOCCER VS EDWARD LITTLE
Tori Pelletier staked the Eagles to a 1-0 lead in the first half before Edward Little... Read more
BOYS SOCCER VS EDWARD LITTLE
It was a fast-paced, up-and-down the field, well-played game by both teams ... Read more
9/20/2014 - Late Breaking Scores
Football - Fryeburg 14 - Mt Ararat 11
Sept 20, 2014 - Late Flurry of Eagles Around Dragons Net - Video Short of MTA vs Brunswick Field Hockey Game
Sept 20, 2014 - Dragons Edge Eagles 1-0
The Dragons scored with 47 seconds left to claim bragging rights in the first game of the Battle of the Bridge series between arch-rivals Mt Ararat and Brunswick.
Both teams entered the contest winless and together had been cumulatively outscored 83-2. Still, the enthusiasm and excitement with which both teams competed showed what is right about high school sports.
Both teams parried for control in the opening minutes. Brunswick got the first shot on net at the 24-minute mark and Haley Frizzle, who had another outstanding game in goal, made the save. The Dragons continued to control positional play, but were unable to mount any more scoring opportunities Around the 10-minute mark, the Eagles started to take control. Alana Weaver led a nice penetration and Alyssa Curit and Samantha Gonyea worked the ball to Evangeline Jerome in front, who whistled a shot wide. A minute later Jesse Doyle passed to Alyssa Curit who fired a crossing pass that just eluded the stick of Samantha Gonyea who was perched on the far post.
Brunswick mounted a counter attack late in the half. Haley Frizzle stuffed a shot from within close. Haley once again saved the Eagles' bacon when she rejected three shots in quick succession as the half ended in a scoreless tie.
Brunswick started out strong in the second half. Haley Frizzle came up with another big save just 15 seconds in. Samantha Gonyea challenged at the other end
Rhianon Hersey and Alana Weaver were hustling at both ends of the field, clearing on defense and creating scoring opportunities on offense. Eva Jerome conducted one of her several rushes down the sideline and passed to Samantha Gonyea, who headmanned the ball to Alyssa Curit. Alyssa persisted doggedly to control the ball, and centered a pass that Samantha had several whacks at, but could not penetrate the Dragon defense.
The Eagles had several penalty corner opportunities. Alyssa Curit sent the pass to Alana who tipped the ball to Maddy Alexander. Maddy saw Rhianon Hersey in front and delivered the ball to her, but once again Brunswick defense blocked the shot in front.
After Haley Frizzle rejected a Brunswick shot after some prolonged pressure. Eva Jerome took the G-Line express down the side line and set p Maddy Alexander who blistered a long shot from the outer circle that bounced dangerously before the Brunswick keeper made the save. The Eagles continued to pressure. Alana Weaver authored a beautiful give-and-go with Maddy Alexander on the fly that led to another penalty corner. Alyssa Curit delivered the pass to Alana who tipped it to Maddy, who teed off with a shot that was blocked in front with Samantha Gonyea waiting on the doorstep. Savannah Parry, who was playing aggressively all day, kept the ball in, and centered a pass that Rhianon Hersey collected with plenty of open space. Rhianon let loose a laser that was the best shot of the game so far, but the Brunswick keeper was equal to the task. Rhianon kept the pressure on and the Eagles were awarded another penalty corner. Again, Alyssa and Maddy set up Rhianon whose shot was blocked. Then, Eva Jerome broke up a play on the defensive back check, took control, beat a defender cleanly and moved in and fired a shot labeled for the near side. the Brunswick keeper made a great leg save to keep the Eagles off the board.
With 2:30 left, Haley Frizzle made a clutch save. A Eva Jerome rush was broken up and Brunswick controlled deep in the Eagles end. As the clock wound down, after a flurry of activity in front. the Dragons centered a pass that found its way through a forest of legs to the far corner where Brunswick knocked it in. Game over with 47 seconds left.
It was a tough loss for the Eagles and a good win for Brunswick. Both teams played well and somebody had to win. This time, it was the Dragon's turn. Stay tuned for the sequel.
Sept 19, 2014 - Eagles Host Bwick, Morse, H20ville - Boys Video HiLites by Greg Emerson
Sept 19, 2014 - Eagles Host Bwick, Morse, H20ville - Girls Video HiLites by Greg Emerson
Sept 19, 2014 - Boys Finish 1st, Girls 3rd
The Eagles hosted Brunswick, Morse, and Waterville on a perfect day for both runners and spectators. The runners are all in mid-season form and their times are starting to plummet. The Mt Ararat course is generally considered a "slow' course because if its varied terrain, including stretched of soft sand. It is also accurately measured, so it is a good indicator of where the athletes stand.
Tim Cox got things started with a melodious rendition of the National Anthem. The boys started first (in time) and finished first in the results. The Boys team is shaping up nicely as they have a good combination of speed and depth. Matt Gott and Eagan Eldridge ran side-by-side most of the race with Matt nosing out Eagan at the finish for a 3-4 finish. Two other familiar names, Ted Burns and Steven Johnson both continue to improve. Ted easily broke the 20-minute barrier with a time of 19:39.34 for 11th place. Steven finished in 12th with a time of 20:02. Cam Meier returns from last year's rookie season and showed tremendous improvement with a time of 20:06 good for 14th place.
Eric French, transferring to cross country, had another good race and still has plenty of upside. Other Eagles competitors with competitive times under 22 minutes included Kellen Radulski (22), Temple Miller (23), Edwin Ickes-Coon (26), and Thomaso Emerson (27). Colin Ingalls, Eddie Van Note, Matt Berger, Aaron Hyde, Sam Stride, and Gideon Wheeler all had good races with improving times
The Girls had only eight runners competing with injuries and sickness shrinking an already small squad. But they still posted some good results. Kathleen Leckbee jumped out to an early lead and maintained a steady pace that captured 3rd place. Emma Levy and Madeline Leckbee ran side-by-side till Madison lost a shoe and struggled on the rock-strewn CMP portion of the course. Emma ended up 11th and Madison came in a painful 12th.
The team worked together well with Lexi Thompson, Sara Lamb, and Josie Miller all finishing within seconds of each other in the 23rd, 24th, 25th positions. Reyanne Brooks (27) and Lindsey Cornelison (31) both ran intelligent races.
Sept 16, 2014 - Eagele, Eddies Draw 1-1
It was a fast-paced, up-and-down the field, well-played game by both teams. The Eagles had the territorial edge and had the better opportunities, especially in overtime, but at the end of the night, it still read 1-1 on the scoreboard. Edward Little's keeper Llewellyn Jensen used all of his 6'5 frame as he made a bucketful of saves, many of them spectacular.
The Eagles controlled early. Kenny Stilphen one-timed a shot high and wide off a Andrew McCracken throw-in. Kenny then worked a give-and go-with Robbie Small and fired off shot that gave Jensen his first save of the game.
The pace of the game increased. After Robbie Small, who would challenge throughout the evening with his speed, strength, and guile, was hauled down unceremoniously (and without a call), the Eddies transitioned the ball quickly and challenged Eagle keeper Jon Roux with a looping pass in front that Jon ate up amidst two on-rushing Eddie attackers. The Eddies maintained pressure until Chris Pepin angled in from the sideline and unloaded a long shot that hit the cross bar. A Pepin direct kick and follow on shot left a loose ball in front where the Eagles had several looks at it, but no solid contact.
At the 20-minute mark, Jon Roux came out of his net to leap and punch an Eddie corner kick out of danger. Lewiston had several other opportunities with a series of crossing passes, but were unable to connect. At the 7-minute mark, Robbie Small fed Mike Crawford who returned a pass to Robbie. His shot soared high. At 5:48, Robbie once again was in the thick of the action. After some hard work in the corner, he centered a pass. Jimmy Pelletier got his foot on it and fired at Jensen who came up with the save. Andrew McCracken was perched out front, and he pounced on the rebound and blasted it into the net to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. The Eagles withstood a last minute Eddie penetration that ended in an Eddie crossing pass that went uncollected before the Eagles were able to clear it.
In the second half, the Eagles continues to control play, they had three good looks in the opening minutes First, Robbie Small sent Avery Desjardins in with a backward header, but Jensen was able to cover up before Avery could finish the play. Andrew McCracken's throw-ins continued to create opportunities. Robbie Small finished a rush down the sideline with a crossing pass that found its way through several Eddie defenders and across the goal mouth where Andrew McCracken had a crack at it, but his shot sailed high.
For the next five minutes, the teams traded shots. At the 34:30 mark, the Eddies had a direct kick from 25 yards that they wasted wide. At the other end, Avery Desjardins set up Andrew McCracken with a nice drop pass. Jensen once again came up with the save. As play switched fields, Jon Roux came up with a clutch save off a bullet on a direct kick. Edward Little wasted another direct kick from 30 yards as it sailed untouched past the end line.
The Eagles continued to threaten. Chris Pepin sent a direct kick in followed by a McCracken throw-in that was initially cleared. Alex Halliday picked up the loose ball and sent a hard shot over the net. Robbie Small stepped up his game with some determined rushes down the sideline. First, after advancing the ball along the sideline with some finesse, he delivered a centering pass that just skimmed over a header attempt by Avery Johnson. Next, Robbie used the brute force method as he bulled past his defender along the end line and sent a shot that Jensen punched out of danger. At the 12-minute mark, Jimmy Pelletier sent in speedy Gavin Paterson who beat his defender, but his shot was blocked in front. Jimmy Pelletier had another shot that was surrounded by Jensen.
At 9:10, Lewiston's Jarod Norcross Plourde sent in a heavy top-spin shot that Jon Roux made the initial stop on, only to see the ball spin away and elude his desperate sprawl to control the ball before it crossed the end line. The game was tied 1-1.
The Eagles went on the offensive again and Robbie Small was again the catalyst. He finished another run down the sideline with a centering pass that was deflected by an EL defender right into the arms of Jensen in a bang bang play. At 4:36, the Eagles were awarded a penalty shot. Mike Crawford, who had converted against Brunswick in a similar situation, set up his shot, but Jensen dove and made the save. The rebound went right to Chris Pepin who elevated a shot near-side and Jensen made an even nicer save to preserve the tie and send the game into overtime
In OT, the Eagles went into overdrive, but their gears were just out of sync. Robbie Small again led the charge with some yeoman-like work. Another dynamic run down the sideline led to a shot and diving save. Mike Crawford had a whack at the rebound, but it was deflected high by the EL defense. In the second OT, the Eagles continued to pressure. With 1:45 left, the Eagles were unable to convert as the ball dangerously hung in front before it was cleared and the clock ticked down.
The Eddies are now 2-1-1 and the Eagles improved to 3-1-1. Dan Pelletier and James Hutchinson played well on defense for the Eagles.
Tori Pelletier staked the Eagles to a 1-0 lead in the first half, before Edward Little responded with two second half goals. Libby Ouellette scored the tieing goal with 11 minutes remaining. Two overtime periods were indecisive in a very physical game.
Sept 12, 2014 - Westbrook Blazes Way to 38-14 win over Mt Ararat
The Blue Blazes jumped out to an early 18-0 lead in the first quarter and extended the lead to 38-0 at the half. The Eagles were susceptible to the big play, both on the ground and through the air. For the Eagles, freshman Ryan Mello scored on a 14-yard gallop and added the rush conversion. Another freshman, Tommy Leslie, scored the final TD on an 8-yard scamper.
Sept 11, 2014 - Boys Soccer Hi-Lites vs Brunswick by Greg Emerson
Sept 5, 2014 - Cheerleaders Perform at Halftime vs Skowhegan
Sept 5, 2014 - Football Video HiLites vs Skowhegan by Greg Emerson
Bethann Renaud leads off the 2014-15 season with a powerful rendition of the National Anthem prior to the Boys Alumni Soccer Game.