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WRESTLING VS NOKOMIS AND MT VIEW
The Eagles hosted Nokomis and Mt View. Write up to follow. Meanwhile ... View photos
GIRLS BASKETBALL VS CONY RAMS
My, my! How quickly things change. Last year, the Eagles dropped a ... Read more
BOYS BASKETBALL VS CONY RAMS
So, this is how it is going to be in the KVAC this year. Every game is going to be ... Read more
SWIMMING VS EDWARD LITTLE
The meet started out with the most exciting race of the evening. In the 200 ... Read more
Girls Basketball Team Extends Seasons Greetings
Dec 16, 2014 - Girls Edge Edward Little by .23 Seconds in 200 Medley Relay
Dec 16, 2014 - Eagles Out-stroke Eddies
Both the Boys and Girls teams swam to victory in the first home meet of the season. The meet started out with the most exciting race of the evening. In the 200 Medley Relay, the Girls team of Kaylin Huey, Abbey Morgan, Ana Knight, and Cassie Hardee touched out just .25 seconds ahead of Edward Little to capture the race and set the tone for the rest of the evening. The Boys (Aaron Hyde, Devon Hoskins, Josh Furgeson, and Riley Saunders had a decidedly easier time of it as they swam unopposed to win the event.
In the speed events, Molly Huey and Abby Anderson finished 1-2 in the 200. Abbey Morgan and Cassie Hardee finished 2-3 in the 50 Free and Keri Lachapelle and Emma Hutchinson were in mid season form with a 2-3 finish in the 100.
In the 200 IM, the Eagles showed their depth and versatility led by Ana Knight with a 2nd place finish followed by Laura Second (3) and Kaylin Huey (4). In the 100 Fly, it was Ana Knight with another 2nd place finish this time followed by Mackenzie Dufresne in third. Molly Huey was churning up the pond with a first place finish in the 100 Back with Hannah Herrick and Abby Anderson towing close behind in 3rd and 4th place. In the 100 Breast, Mackenzie Dufresne and Abbey Morgan posted identical times to tie for 2nd place.
In the 500 Free, Laura Secone led a 1-2-3 sweep with Molly Huey and Kristen Sullivan finishing right behind her. In the Relays, Ana Knight teamed up with Mackenzie Dufresne, Cassie Hardee, and Abbey Morgan to win the 200 Free and Abbey Morgan, Keri Lachapelle, Laura Secone, and Molly Huey swam to a 2nd place finish in the 400 Relay.
The Boys got off to a fast start with Riley Saunders, Garrett Gelwick, and Will Ferguson finishing 1-2-3 in the 200 Free. They continued their dominance in the 200 IM with Josh Ferguson and Jacob Burnett finishing 1-2.
In the speed events, Garrett Gelwick won the 100 Free and Josh Ferguson placed 3rd. In the 50 Free, Devon Hoskins (2) and Matt Schott (4) placed for the Eagles. Aaron Hyde captured a couple of first place finishes in both the 100 Fly and the 100 Back. Riley Saunders and Matt Schott finished right behind Aaron in the 100 Back to complete a 1-2-3 Eagles finish in the event. In the 100 Breast, the Eagles again swept with Josh Furgeson winning followed by Jacob Burnett and Edwin Ickes-Coon. Devon Hoskins swam strong at both ends of the distance spectrum as he added a 1st place finish in the 500 to complement his second place finish in the 50 Free.
The boys team Leo Eichfield, Will Furgeson, Garrett Gelwick, and Jacob Burnett finished 2nd in the 200 Relay. The 400 relay team of Devon Hoskins, Aaron Hyde, Riley Saunders, and Josh Ferguson closed out the meet in style with a first place finish in the 400 Relay.
The Eagles had solid performances form both of their divers. Noah Brillant looked strong with good height and clean finishes to win the Boys diving event. And freshman Hope Langworthy combined poise and execution in her dives to capture first place (videos coming soon!) in the Girls event.
So, this is how it is going to be in the KVAC this year. Every game is going to be a close, hard-fought contest. The Eagles came up on the short end of this contest against Cony when a furious rally fell just short. Cony entered the final quarter with a comfortable 60-44 lead. But the Eagles stormed back to close within one, before the Rams' Liam Stokes stroked a shot home to give the Rams a three point lead with seconds left. Stokes finished with 22 points. Cony was staked to its early lead with some extra-worldly three-point shooting. The Rams hit 11 three pointers in all, including 5 by Tyler Tardiff.
Shy Ulrickson led the Eagles with 30 points, including a perfect 15 for 15 from the foul line. Mason Griffin added 16 more for the Eagles. ree throws. With a game the next day, Coach Cox wisely went to his bench. The youngsters continued to pour it one. Garret Bolduc stopped a drive with a clean stuff that sent the large crowd wild. At the other end, Alex LaFountain netted a left-handed sky hook and Eric Segars and Cam Cox worked a fast break to perfection with Eric assisting on Cam's lay up. Cole Guerin displayed his quickness and ball-handling abilities with a piercing pass to Garrett Bolduc, who laid it in. In the closing seconds, Cam Cox, moving right to left, hit a running right-hander to close out the scoring in a 65-36 Eagles victory.
Dec 16, 2014 - Eagles Cruise Past Cony, 53-24
My, my! How quickly things change. Last year, the Eagles dropped a couple of decisions to Cony, a team that they generally don't like. This year, the Eagles caught the Rams in a down year and poured it on. Sara Lamb was the top Eagles scorer with 16 points. Nikki Bradstreet tossed in 12.
The outcome of this game was never in doubt as the Eagles jumped out to a 20-2 first quarter lead and extended their lead to 32-3 at the half. Coach Morris's bench got plenty of playing time in the final half.
Dec 11, 2014 - Lewiston Ices Eagles 6-1
The good news is that Eagles do not have to face Lewiston again this season. Meeting a top ranked team twice early in the season is either a blessing or a plague. Being of the glass half-fill persuasion, I'll take it as a blessing. Playing better teams makes you better.
Lewiston skated to a 5-0 first period lead and they kept Alison Nolan busy in the nets. Alison made several fabulous saves while facing 20 shots in the first period alone. Sophomore Marilyn Nolan took over for Alison with 5 minutes remaining in the game to pick up some valuable game experience. Mt Ararat skated four lines in an effort to get every one involved. Mikaila Cloutier scored on a nice assist from Kiely Hetherington for the only Eagles goal of the night.
Dec 5, 2014 - Daphenie Thenor Sings (and I mean sings) the National Anthem before the Mt Ararat vs Messalonskee Boys Basketball Game - Yowza!
Nov 15, 2014 - Annual Nordic Ski 5K Fundraiser by Greg Emerson
The Nordic Ski team is starting its 8th season as a recognized sport at Mt Ararat. Their annual 5K Fundraiser was held Saturday, November 15. And yes, there was snow on the gornd
Match the Scar to the Athlete Contest
How well do you know your athletes and fans? Can you match the scars to the faces? E-mail me with your answers to win a free one-year subscription to www.mtasports.com and a free, fully paid, two-hour round-trip to Pownal, Maine. Or you can just look below for the answers. .
1-C Alyssa Curit: 2-F Katie Labbay; 3-E Brooke Matthews; 4-A Ana Knight, 5-G Lindsey Cornelison; 6-H Cha Cha Jerome; 7-B Kelly LaFountain's Dad; 8-D Coach Kelly LaFountain; 9-J Kaitlyn Hutchins.
Let's have no more of these contests.