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INDOOR TRACK @ PROVIDENCE INVITATIONAL
With 20 days between regularly scheduled meets, selected Eagles decided ... Read more
EAGLES WRESTLING VS CAMDEN, BELFAST
It's been a busy week for the Eagles wrestling squad with an NBA-like four ... Read more
GIRLS BASKETBALL VS LEWISTON
Super Class AA Lewiston visited the Hangar for a game against the Eagles. Lewiston ... Read more
GIRLS HOCKEY VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
If you like old-school, Broadway Bullies style hockey, this was the ... Read more
Late Breaking Scores
1/16/2017 - BOYS BASKETBALL: Edward Little 70 - MTA 56
1/16/2017 - GIRLS BASKETBALL: Edward Little 65 - MTA 21
1/16/2017 - BOYS HOCKEY: Edward Little 6 - MTA 1
1/16/2017 - GIRLS HOCKEY: Edward Little 10 - MTA 0
1/16/2017 - WRESTLING: MTA 40 - Camden 37; Belfast 33 - MTA 31
It's been a busy week for the Eagles wrestling squad with an NBA-like four days of competition in the past six days, including the two-day road trip to Essex Junction. Perhaps a bit of wrestling fatigue had set in for yesterday's tri-meet vs Camden and Belfast. This was a re-scheduled meet form an earlier cancellation due to snow. At any rate, it resulted in two close matches. The Eagles edged Camden 40-37 before falling to Belfast 33-31.
In the Camden match, Matt Ducatt and Logan Conklin won with pins. Matt outlasted his opponent with a pin at 5:38 while Logan made quick work of his opponent with a pin just 11 seconds. Jabbar Belin won by a major decision 14-5. Brady Mitchell-Damms, Robert Hetherman, and Dylan Schenk all won the easy way via forfeits.
In the match against Belfast, Josiah Langworthy, Christian Jensen, Isaac Ducatt, and Robert Hetherman all won with pins. Brett Raio and Dylan Schenk both won by decisions, with Brett out-pointing his opponent 7-2 and Dylan picking up four points with a Major decision 15-6. In perhaps the most exciting match of the day, Austin Cook came out on the losing end of a 13-11 decision.
by Mark Nowak
The Eagles Wrestling squad made their annual trek to Vermont to participate in the 37th annual Michael J. Baker wrestling tournament. The Eagles/Dragons captured 2nd place out of 31 teams from Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts. Concord New Hampshire HS took 1st place.
Robert Heatherman led the way at 170 lbs taking first place by defeating the Vermont State Champion. He also was awarded a trophy for the most pins in the least amount of time. Caden Kowalsky 113 lbs, Jabbar Belin 126 lbs, Christian Jensen 138 lbs, and Dylan Schenk 220 lbs all took 2nd in their respective weight classes. Logan Conklin 285 took a 3rd and Josiah Longworthy finished 6th. Other team members who contributed to the total team effort were Ben Lauernece 106 lbs, Brett Raio 132 lbs, Austin Cook 145 lbs, Isaac Ducatt 152 lbs, Matt Ducatt 160 lbs, Brady Mitchell 182 lbs, and Evan Smith 195 lbs. This is the 3rd consecutive tournament where the Eagles/Dragon wresters have either won or placed.
Eagles finish 2nd at Essex Junction Tournament - photo courtesy Bill Hetherman"
The Eagles hosted the politically incorrect Skowhegan Indians and the Medomak Valley Panthers in a mid-week meet at the Hangar. The Eagles went home with victories over both squads. The Eagles have depth and skill at every wight class, which almost guarantees them a win against a team like Medomak Valley, which forfeited the five lowest weight classes. Skowhegan put up a little more resistance, but the Eagles talented foursome of Jabbar Belin, Christian Jensen, Robert Hetherman, and Dylan Schenk put the match out of reach for the Indians. Dylan Schenk collected two more wins by Falls and remains undefeated. Robert Hetherman pinned both his opponents and seems quite prepared to defend his State Championship.
Click here to see a season summary of each wrestlers matches.
Jan 14, 2017 - Providence Invitational Track Meet
With 20 days between regularly scheduled meets, selected Eagles decided to participate in the East Coast Invitational held at Providence Career and Technical High School Track. It is quite a facility and a great experience for the kids.
Katherine Leckbee left her mark by running a PR with a time of 5:20.60 to finish in 10th place. Kelsey Scannevin ran PRs in both the 55 and 400 Meter Dash. The Eagles had three other runners in the 400 and Sara York (1:06.31), Colette Kinkade (1:07.58), and Zoe Stephenson (1:08.02), all ran well. In the distance events, Josie Miller ran well in the 800 and Rebecca French ran a PR by almost 20 seconds in the 2 Mile. The Girls also competed in the 4 x 400 finishing 16th and the 4 x 800, finishing 7th.
Cam Meier ran one of his best races of the year in the Mile with a time of 4:35.42 finishing 11th. Matt Donovan ran a PR in the 55 Meter Dash and also ran the 400.
Jan 12, 2017 - Lewiston Cages Eagles 51-27
Super Class AA Lewiston visited the Hangar for a game against the Eagles. Lewiston had a distinct height advantage and they put it to use. The Eagles were gracious hosts to the visiting Blue Devils. Turnovers were on the menu and the Blue Devils gorged themselves en route to a 51-27 win. Lewiston deployed a full court press to start the game and the Eagles were having trouble breaking it.
Lewiston's Victoria Harris scored the opening basket on a strong put back. The Eagles matched that when Nikki Bradstreet stole the ball and went coast to coast for an easy layup. Harris then took control of the boards and the game. Working inside, she scored 9 of Lewiston's first 11 points. The Blue Devils added a copule more hoops before Sabrina Paetow converted a Kyla Green run to close out the quarter with the Eagles trailing 17-4.
The Eagles remained in an offensive funk in the second quarter. After Sabrina Paetow converted a Katelyn Cox pass for a basket to open the second quarter, they were shut out the rest of the way. Lewiston's other tall girl, Morgan Eliason, who was an excellent ball handler, was directing the Blue Devils attack and she spread out the Lewiston scoring. Lewiston went on a 10-0 scoring spree to take a 27-6 lead at the half.
Lewiston continued to add to the carnage with seven unanswered points to open the second half. Nikki Bradstreet ended the Lewiston run with a three-pointer. Sabrina Paetow added a pair of free throws. Ashley Parker entered the game and as always added a certain kind of energy to the Eagles attack. Nikki Bradstreet hit another trey and she closed out the quarter with a drive to the basket that just beat the buzzer. The quarter ended with the Eagles trailing 40-16.
Kyla Greenleaf, who played an excellent overall game, scored on a put-back to open the fourth quarter. Nikki Bradstreet continued to have the hot hand from three point-land hitting her third trey of the game. Theresa Breed made a nice save along the baseline and fed Ainsley Bryant, who was denied a hoop earlier in the quarter when a foul was called just before her rebound shot fell, completed an almost identical 5-foot jumper for a basket. Caitlyn Smith added a 15-foot jumper and Lauren Labbay hit from the free throw line to complete the Eagles scoring.
Nikki Bradstreet led the Eagles with 13 points.
It's been a while (OK, a long while) since the Eagles have beaten the Dragons. There was a tie in 2011, but you have to go back to 2004 when an Eagles team, featuring former MLB pitcher Mark Rogers, posted a win over Brunswick. So this win was especially sweet. It was a complete team effort with six different players scoring for the Eagles. Tyler LaCascio led the Eagles with two goals and Bradley Boulet, Ryley Austin, Mark Abreu, Sam Alexander and Jason Magno all contributing goals. Noah Austin and freshman Jacob Sargent picked up assists, and goaltender Parker Lacey earned the victory making 19 saves on 21 shots.
Brunswick had the first scoring opportunity in the opening minutes, but Eagle netminder set the tone of the game with a big initial save. Jason Magno had the first Eagle opportunity but he was rebuffed by Dragon goalie, Riley Kirk. Brunswick went on the power play at 11:29, but play on the ice looked like the Eagles were on the power play. The Eagles killed off the penalty and controlled the puck inside the Brunswick blue line for a majority of the penalty kill. The Austin boys had a good chance when Noah tipped a shot from Ryley just wide. A few seconds later, Tyler LaCascio moved in and released a threatening shot.
The Eagles kept the pressure on. Brad Boulet, who was buzzing around the rink all night, skated in alone for a shot that Kirk pushed aside. Cam Grant was mucking along the boards, won the puck, and centered a pass that just missed connections with Nick Austin. At 5:51, Brunswick was assessed a penalty for too many men on the ice and Tyler LaCascio took advantage when he poked the puck past Kirk to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. After the Eagles killed off a penalty, the Dragons' Mike Deveaux took advantage of a defensive break down and moved in uncontested from the sideboard and beat Parker Lacey to tie the game at 1-1 with 2:52 left in the period. The Eagles re-captured the momentum with a goal with 21 seconds left. Brad Boulet took off on a rink-long rush, made a nice move to beat the Dragon defenseman, and artfully slid the puck just inside the far side pipe to give the Eagles a 2-1 edge at the end of the first period. The Eagles held the shot advantage 13-10.
In the second period, Tyler LaCascio showed great anticipation and capitalized on a failed Brunswick break out when he grabbed the loose puck and deposited it in the back of the net to up the Eagles lead to 3-1. The Eagles were assessed a penalty at the 10-minute mark and Sam Alexander went to work. Sam, working both sides of the ice, single-handedly bottled up the Brunswick defense in their own end and prevented them from breaking out for a good 30 seconds.
The Eagles continued to pressure. Nick Austin had a good chance when he intercepted a clearing pass and, a minute later, Owen Kelly blasted a shot that glanced off Kirk's shoulder and skipped over the net. A Sam Alexander shot was blocked, but the puck rebounded out to Ryley Austin who unleashed a laser goalward. Brunswick's Riley Kirk reacted with a great glove save, that was probably the best save of the night.
At the other end, Brunswick's Mike Deveaux scored his second goal of the game when he snapped a perfectly-placed wrist shot from the slot over the left shoulder of Parker Lacey to narrow the Eagles lead to 3-2 with 3:47 left. The Eagles came right back on the offense with multiple opportunities. Tyler LaCascio set up Mark Abreu in front and Sam Alexander made a nice deke to beat the defenseman. Kirk came up with a split-pad save and the puck was lying in the crease, uncovered for what seemed like an eternity, but no Eagles could bang it home. The Eagles had a short-handed attempt to close out the period when Noah Austin set up Mark Abreu in front, who tried to jam it home.
The final period was all Eagles. After Parker Lacey made an acrobatic stop to open the period, the Eagles offense took over. At 11:08 Ryley Austin finessed his way out of traffic and beat Kirk to extend the Eagles lead to 4-2. Tyler Halls, who was skating strong all night on defense, weaved his way through the Bwick defense. He was initially tripped and a delayed penalty call was in effect. That barely slowed Tyler down and he was tripped again and again he regained his balance and controlled the puck. While the delayed penalty call continued to be in effect, the Eagles controlled the puck for an additional 30-seconds that included two great shots and a hit pipe. Then the Eagles killed off a penalty highlighted by a nice Parker Lacy pad save and a Noah Austin coast-to-coast odyssey that culminated in a deft pass to Mark Abreu who potted the short-handed goal. The Eagles led 5-2 with 5:25 left. If imitation is the fondest form of flattery, then Sam Alexander showed his respect to Noah as he also went on a full rink rush and picked the upper far corner to make it 6-2 Eagles. The Eagles had one more bullet left and they used it well. During another delayed penalty call, Jacob Sargent set up Jason Magno in front who banged it home to complete the scoring.
A J Kavanaugh contributed to this article
Jan 11, 2017 - Eagles Lose Slugfest, 7-1 to Dragons
If you like old-school, Broadway Bullies style hockey, this was the game for you. By my unofficial abacus, there were 27 infractions called, including a 5 minute major, two bench penalties and two coach ejections in a penalty-laden game. This might be amusing except that the Eagles Heather Diver was seriously shaken up by a cross check and taken to the hospital. We certainly hope she is OK.
Lily Schenk was between the pipes for the Eagles and she came up with a big saves throughout the game. The Dragons took a 2-0 lead after the first period. They also had two goals negated by cross-checking penalties. Hmmm, that says something about your style of play, and it's not complimentary. It was also unneeded as the Dragons outshot the Eagles 17-1. A high light of the period for the Eagles was an old-fashioned hip check delivered by Kieley (after 3-1/2 years I am finally spelling her name correctly) Hetherington that sent Brunswick's Jenna Brooks ass over tea kettle.
In the second period, Isa Blessington had a nice short-handed chance when she broke in, but her shot was partially deflected. The Dragons went on another power play. The Eagles Amber Card made a couple of nice defensive plays, but Brunswick persisted and Colleen McKearney scored with Anna Webster picking up an assist.
At the nine minute mark the game was halted when Heather Diver was on the wrong end of a cross check and required medical attention. The Dragons were assessed a five minute major and a two minute minor. When play resumed, the Eagles were two men up and had several scoring opportunities. Kieley Hetherington moved in from the point and fired and Isa Blessington was banging away at the goal mouth but could not get the puck past Brunswick's netminder Nadia Leiner. Isabel Burch's spirited play led to the first of her three penalties in the period. Brunswick's Jenna Brooks got a measure of revenge with a goal to make it 4-0. Brooks had a couple more chances later but Lily Schenk stuffed her both times. Matching penalties and a Brunswick penalty led Isabel to deliver a solid NHL-like body check, completely legal in the NHL, but a no-no in Girls High School hockey. As I've said before, Isabel is before her time when it comes to checking. I guarantee you that in ten years this type of check will be legal in Girls high school hockey. Brunswick received another penalty, but not to be out done Isabel got some more practice operating the penalty box door when she picked up her third penalty of the period with 25 seconds left.
Brunswick added a couple of goals in the first five minutes of the third period by Jenna Brooks and Madeline Berry. Brooks also picked up an assist on Berry's goal. Berry scored another goal later in the period. Penalties continued to mar the action. The Eagles were assessed a bench penalty and ejection of assistant coach Charlotte Harmon. Subsequently, the Dragons were guilty of a misconduct penalty. During the ensuing power play, Ana Knight set up Isa Blessington for the Eagles lone goal. The Eagles bench and fandom re-acted excitedly. More penalties followed. With just under two minutes left, someone must have put a bee in Kyleigh Temple's bonnet, because she took off in hot pursuit of a Brunswick opponent. Fortunately, Isabel Burch was able to peel Kyleigh off the Brunswick player before any damage was done. As the clock wound down, there was still time for Isabel to pick up her fourth penalty of the game.
Fortunately, both teams participated in the traditional post-game handshake graciously and without incident.
It was a rematch between two rivals. The Eagles had humbled the Shipbuilders on their home court and this was Morse's chance to get even. The game started out competitively, but the wheels started to fall of the bus for the Eagles in the closing minutes of the first half and continued into the second half when Morse outscored the Eagles 15-10. Morse led by as many as 18 points on two occasions, before the Eagles mounted a late fourth quarter rally. But even Coach Cox did not have a rope long enough to pull the Eagles out of the hole they had dug for themselves.
The game started tentatively with neither team scoring in the first minute. Morse broke the ice with a three-pointer. The Eagles came right back when Ryan Mello picked a Morse player's pocket in the back-court and quickly laid it in. After a Morse hoop, Jarad Balsar was working in the paint and followed a nice up-fake with a two-point bunny. Cole Guerin stole the ball at midcourt, headmanned the ball to Ryan Mello, who found Jake Steinman underneath for a basket that gave the Eagles a 6-5 lead. Morse hit another trey to take an 8-6 lead. The Eagles answered with a Steven Gerencer free throw and a Ben Freeman three-pointer after some yeoman-like work on the boards by Sean Roberts to re-take the lead 11-10 with 2:52 left in the first quarter. It would be the last lead of the night for the Eagles. Morse scored six unanswered points before Max Spelke laid it all out on scrum on the floor and fed the ball to Steven Gerencer for a soft-touch 2-foot jumper. Morse led 14-12 at the first break.
The two teams went back and forth in the opening minutes with Ben Freeman hitting his second three-pointer and a pretty passing sequence in the lane initiated by a Steven Gerencer pass to Jake Steinman who spotted Cole Guerin underneath for an easy two. With three minutes left in the half, Jake Steinman hit on a lay-up to bring the Eagles within one point, 20-19. Morse closed out the half with six unanswered points to take a 26-19 lead at the half. Will Kavanaugh came in the closing minutes for his shooting skill and ball hawking abilities. Will, much to the delight of the crowd, did come up with a steal, but his shot wouldn't fall.
Morse took control in the third quarter going on a 13-2 run to take an 18-point lead. Caleb Manuel hit the only Eagles basket when he finished off a baseline drive with a floater. Caleb Manuel continued to breath some life into the Eagles with a three-pointer and a Steven Gerencer put back reduced the lead to 13, but Morse scored on a fast break and two free throws to rebuild the lead to 18. The Eagles closed out the quarter with Austin Damon converting an old fashioned three-point play after some hard work on the boards by Jake Steinman.
In the fourth quarter, Cole Guerin revved the Eagles rally engine with a 15-foot stop and pop off a fast break. Ryan Mello hit both ends of a 1 and 1 before the Shipbuilders scored a couple of baskets. Jarad Balsar used his soft touch basket for an inside basket. Cole Guerin hit form the top of the key to narrow the Morse lead to 48-37. With 1:41 left, the Eagles made a furious run. Ben Freeman hit his third three-pointer of the night and Caleb Manuel hit his second trey. Max Spelke converted on a drive and added a free throw, but it was too little, too late.
Jan 6, 2017 - Dragons Outstroke Eagles
NOTE: Click here to see a season summary of times and events for each swimmer.
The Eagles hooked up with the Dragons to battle for the Battle of the Bridge bragging rights. Both the Dragons boys and girls were victorious on their Senior Night. Also of note was the chance to see Brunswick's Caitlin Tycz in action. Caitlin is the State record holder in the 100 Fly, 200 Fly, and 200 IM. In fact, she is the National record holder (as in the entire USA) in the 100 Fly in her age group. In this meet, she swam the 500 Free. She finished in 5:11.81. To put that in perspective, the MTA record for the 500 is held by Celia Ouellette with a time of 6:00.17. Celia, as surely you remember was no slouch in the pool and she in fact still holds the State record in the 50 Free.
The small, but mighty Boys team continued to swim well. Max Bickford won the 200 Free and came in second in the 100 Free. Freshman Robert Hyde won the 100 Fly and, in a statistical oddity, proved that he is consistent when he recorded the exact identical time (1:03.93) in the 100 Back as in his last meet. Devin Hoskins showed his versatility on both ends of the distance spectrum by picking up a couple of second place finishes in the 50 Yard Free and the 500 Free. Aaron Hyde swam a season best by four seconds to finish second in the 200 IM. Will Furgeson stroked his way to 3rd place finish in the 100 Breast and a fourth place finish in the 200 IM. Newbie Eliot Bowie showed his athleticism as he continues to improve by leaps and bounds. Eliot lopped 3 seconds of his previous best time in the 50 Free and four seconds of his previous best in the 100 Free. And he is having fun doing it.
In Boys Diving, once again Noah Brillant beat out brother Jacob as they captured 2nd and 3rd places respectively. But watch out Noah, Jacob is gaining on you.
Freshman Madigan Saunders just continues to win. She swam to first place finishes 200 IM and the 100 Back.
Laura Secone picked up a second place finish in the 200 and a third place finish in the 500. Emily Galen finished right behind Laura in the third place in the 200 and Gabby Rowe, Rowe, Rowed her boat to season best times in both the 200 (4th Place) and the 500 (3rd place). Katie Trebilocock is teetering on breaking three minutes in the the 200 and also swam a strong 100 Free.
In the sprint events, it was Abbie Anderson, Keri LaChapelle, and Magan Thomas-Copland leading the attack. Abbie finished 2nd in the 50, followed by Keri in 3rd and T-C in 5th. All three girls swam season bests. In the 100 Free, Keri finished 3rd with T-C in 4th and Shannon Harty finishing 6th. Again, all three girls swam season bests.
In the 50 Free Exhibition swimming, nearly all the girls swam personal bests. In the family competition category, Maggie Garver edged out sis Frances by .07 seconds. Maggie, by the way, also completed swimming's version of bowling's 7-10 split by competing in both the 50 and the 500. Karlie Brillant, Ryley Leech, Jorje Hooper, Mikaila Babb, Karlie Clark, Emma Soule, Catlista O'Farrell, and Rileigh Bayard all swam competitive races. In the 100 exhibition races, Alexis Pickens and Karlie Brillant both swam season best times.
In the 200 IM, Kaitlyn Doughty and Riley Robertson flirted with the 3-minute barrier finishing 5th and 6th place respectively. And as mentioned previously this event was won by Madigan Saunders.
In the boutique events, it was Kaitlyn Doughty and Alexis Pickens finishing in the 3-5 slots behind winner Madigan Saunders. In the 100 Fly, Emily Galen spread her wings to finish 3rd, followed by Riley Robertson (4th). And in the 100 Breast, Grace Trebilcock swam a season best to finish third followed by Ryley Leech (5th) and Shannon Harty (6th).
Dec 21, 2015 - Wrestling Hi-Lites vs Mt Blue
Dec 21, 2015 - Wrestling Hi-Lites vs Mt View
Dec 21, 2015 - Wrestling Hi-Lites vs Mt View
Aug 26, 2016 - Team Rusty at the American Legion 5K race
Rusty Wilkins and his cousin James Anderson competed at the American Legion 5k road race.