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JV BASEBALL VS CAMDEN HILLS

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EAGLES SOFTBALL VS CAMDEN HILLS

Alana Weaver pitched her third shutout of the season allowing a mere ... Read more

OUTDOOR TRACK COASTAL INVITATIONAL MEET

The Eagles hosted Brunswick, Morse, and Medomak Valley in the final ... Read more

VARSITY BASEBALL VS CONY RAMS

Garret Moody baffled the Cony Rams with an assortment of fast balls, change ups... Read more


Late Breaking Scores - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BASEBALL: Edward Little 4 - MTA 0

SOFTBALL: Edward Little 2 - MTA 1

BOYS LACROSSE: Lewiston 11 - MTA 2


SOFTBALL

May 23, 2016 - Eagles Sink Windjammers, 15-0

Alana Weaver pitched her third shutout of the season allowing a mere four hits and walking none. The Eagles offense provided her with all the offense they needed with a five run outburst in the first inning. They added two runs in the second, one more in the third, before they put the game away with a seven-run fifth. Kayleigh Temple, who is starting to hit after a somewhat slow start, went 4 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Katelyn Cox continued her hot hitting with two hits, including a triple, two runs scored and three RBIs. Sara Lamb was 3 for 3 with a walk, 3 runs scored and an RBI.

OUTDOOR TRACK

May 20, 2016 - Coastal Invitational

The Eagles hosted Brunswick, Morse, and Medomak Valley in the final tune up before the KVAC Championship next weekend. The Eagles were in tip-top shape with several runners submitting Personal Bests (PBs). Both the Boys and Girls teams finished 2nd.

Lauren Labbay clears 8 feet in the Pole Vault
Lauren Labbay clears 8 feet in the Pole Vault
GIRLS

The Eagles soared to new heights over in the Pole Vault pit. Five girls competed and five girls set PRs. Both Ashley Parker and Lauren Labbay cleared 8 feet for the first time. Emily McCracken and Hope Langworthy had previously cleared 7 feet, but both of them cleared 7-06. Freshman Emily Smith, who had set a PR of 6-06 earlier in the week at the Freshman States meet, twice set new PRs, first clearing 7 feet and then clearing 7-06.

In perhaps the most exciting race of the meet, Sara York battled Medomak Valley's Alaina Bissett to a photo finish in the 400. Both runners surged over the last 50 meters with neither runner showing any signs of fading. Sara came up just short, but she gave it her all and set a new PR in th process. Colette Kincaid finished 4th in 1:06 and change. Emily Smith, who had a big day at the track, finished 8th with a PB as did fellow freshman Cassie Kane with a 9th place finish and a PR. Lauren Lemieux also PRed in the event.

In the 100, Miki Maeda, Nellie Ickes-Coon, and Amber Palmer all ran PRs. In the 200, Colette Kincaid led the Eagles with a 2nd place finish. Emily Smith debuted in the 200 with a 5th place finish. Ashley Parker PRed her way to a 7th place finish followed closely by Emily McCracken in 8th. Madison Leckbee tied her previous best time that resulted in a 12th place finish.

Lauren Labbay floats through the air in the Long Jump
Lauren Labbay floats through the air in the Long Jump

In the 300 Hurdles, Isabel Birch high-stepped her way to a 3rd place finish.

In the Distances, the Eagles finished 2-3-4 in the 800. Katherine Leckbee, who also ran the 1600 and 3200 meters, finished 2nd followed by Josie Miller and Caitlin Chambers, who both PRed and both took a major step toward becoming elite runners. Lindsey Papa, with the million dollar smile, finished 8th. In the 1600, Katherine Leckbee out battled Brunswick's Tessa Cassidy to win in a new PR. Camille Woods finished 9th. In the 3200 Meters, Katherine Leckbee, running her third race of the day, hung in there to finish 2nd. Csmpbell Tankersly knocked well over a minute off her previous time to claim 6th place in the 3200 Meters.

In the throwing events, Haley Frizzle led her posse of throwers. Haley won the Jav, followed by Maranda Burgess with a PR in 7th and Kodie Crane in 13th. In the Shot, Haley finished 3rd followed by Maranda Burgess (6th) and Kodie Crane (13th) who both threw for PRs. In the Discus, Haley again was the top Eagles finisher (3rd) followed by Kodie Crane (10), Maranda Burgess (13) Abby Kons (14), and Nellie Ickes-Coon who threw for a new PR.

In the High Jump, Sara York finished 2nd. In the Long Jump, Leapin' Lauren Labbay finished 3rd. Cassie Kane continued her ascendancy in the Long Jump with another excellent leap to finish 5th. Mike Maeda finished 6th. Both Alyssa Dau (8th) and Lauren Lemieux (13) set PRs. In the Triple Jump, Caitlin Chambers finished 3rd with a PR and Alyssa Dau finished 4th.

Click here to view a season summary of each female athlete's results.

Tommy Leslie and Jax Hollenbach at the start of the 100
Tommy Leslie and Jax Hollenbach at the start of the 100
BOYS

Cam Meier provided the highlight for the Boys. Cam showed he is in peak form as he prepares for the KVAC Championship next week. Cam raced by himself from the get-go, and easily broke 10 minutes, clocking in with a time of 9:53.23. That was 33 seconds faster than his previous best. Eric French finished 7th in the race. Moving down the chain to the 1600, it was Eric French continuing his relentless pursuit of breaking five minutes. It is no longer a question of 'if, but when'. Eric still has two seconds to go. Aidan Wood put together another strong race to finish 7th and Hunter Beebe (8) ran a PR. Matt Schott, representing the super secretive Blue Hair Society, finished 12th. In the 800, Eagan Eldridge ran a smart race from start to finish and won running away with a PR. Devin Hoskins finished 5th and Bailey Ruth (8) and Noah Jasper (9) both ran PRs.

Justin Milne finished 3rd in the 300 Hurdles with a PR followed closely by Matt Donovan (4th). In the 400, Max Spelke ran a PR on his way to an 8th place finish. Cyrus Warren finished 10th as he also ran a PR.

Cyrus Warren powers his way in the 400
Cyrus Warren powers his way in the 400

In the Sprints, the trio of Travis Nadeau, Cole Guerin, and Tommy Leslie dominated for the Eagles. It was Cole (5), Travis (6), and Tommy Leslie (9) in the 100 Meters, In the 200 Meters, Travis (4) edged Cole (5), and Tommy (6), who ran a PR. Matt Donovan (8) and Jason Halliday (9) rounded out the top 10 finishers. Maximo Varela, Matt Kenison, and Peter Lavan all ran PRs.

In the Throwing events, Steven Gerencer mads a huge step forward by throwing 5 feet further than his previous best to win the Shot Put competition with a toss north of 37 feet. Caden Pond (3) and Jared Balsar (5) both threw for PRs. In the Discus, Caden Pond finished 7th and Nathan Emerson set a PR. In the Jav, the freshmen duo of Max Spelke and Travis Nadeau continue to develop as top flight throwers. Max finished 1st and Travis finished 2nd with throws well over 100 feet. Jared Balsar and Steven Johnson also set PRs in the event.

In the jumping pits, Cole Guerin (4th), Dalton Streeter (5th), Jax Hollenbach (8th and a PR), Eagan Eldridge (9th), and Maximo Varela (10th with a PR) all finished in the top 10. In the Triple Jump, Dalton Streeter set a PR with a leap of 7-08.50 to finish 2nd. Maximo Varela PR'ed with an 8th place finish.

Click here to view a season summary of each male athlete's results.

May 17, 2016 - Freshman State Meet @ Waterville

Thirteen teams throughout the state competed in the Freshman State meet. If the results portend anything about the future, things are looking good. The Boys finished 2nd and the Girls finished 4th.

BOYS

Travis Nadeau led the Boys with first place finishes in both the 100 and 200 Meters. Tyler Bernier, who has missed most of the season with an injury, was back at full throttle. Tyler won the 400 and placed 2nd behind Travis in the 200. Max Spelke showcased his overall athleticism with a 1st place finish in the Jav, while setting a new PR and finishing 2nd in the 400. Jared Balsar also scored points in three events. Jared finished 5th in the Shot, 6th in the High Jump, and 8th in the Jav. In other sprint action, Jax Hollenbach had an impressive 4th place finish in the 100 and Ethan Rac placed 5th in the 200. Over in the jumping pits, Ethan and Jax continued to shine. Ethan finished 5th in the Long Jump with Jax finishing 7th. Jax picked up more points in the Triple Jump with a 4th place finish with a new PR. Max Varela finished 5th in the Triple and 8th in the Long Jump. Max also ran a strong 400 finishing 10th. Mitchel Surace showed his versatility with solid performances in the 100, Shot Put, and Javelin.

Aidan Woods lopped off 13 seconds in the 1600 to finish 6th and Noah Jasper was 5th in the 800.

GIRLS

Sara York led the Girls with 1st place finishes in both the 400 and 800. Sara also finished 4th in the High Jump. Cassie Kane had a good day at the track. Cassie won the Long Jump with a PR by 6 inches and finished 7th in the 200 (PR by 2 seconds) and 8th in the 100. Lauren Lemieux ran PRs in both the 100 and 200 Meters.

In the Distances, Caitlin Chambers and Campbell Tankersly both submitted PRs in both races. Caitlin and Campbell finished 7th and 8th in the 800 and followed with a 6-7 finish in the 1600. Emily Smith filled out the 8th spot.

In the Pole Vault, Emily Smith cleared 6-06 with a PR to finish 5th. In the Triple Jump, Caitlin Chambers and Alyssa Dau finished 8-9.

BASEBALL

May 20, 2016 - Eagles Walkoff against Cony 3-2

Garret Moody baffled the Cony Rams with an assortment of fast balls, change ups, and curve balls for a complete game victory. And most importantly, he was throwing strikes, allowing no walks and relying on his defense to make the outs. Cam Cox made the biggest defensive play of the game when he made an amazing tag at home plate to save a big run.

Offensively, Nick Merrill drove in all three runs. He gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead in the fourth with a two-run single. After Cony tied the game in the sixth, the Eagles rallied in the seventh. Pinch hitter Sam Alexander reached on a dropped 3rd strike. Coach Neron put some speed on the bases by pinch-running Eddie Van Note, hoping that the Elm Street gang member (along with Harper Moutal) might steal a base. The Cony catcher attempted to pick off the track star Van Note, but in his anxiousness overthrew first base on the pick off play. Nate Lesley, who does all the little things right, dropped a perfect bunt that the Cony hurler picked up and threw late to third base against the speedy Fast Eddie. Cam 'from the Ham' Cox was intentionally walked - The Cony pitcher actually had to throw four balls as major league baseball contemplates changing the intentional base on balls rule. The bases were now loaded.

The stage was set for Nick Merrill. Nick lofted a high fly to shallow center that would have set up a close play at the plate on the tag attempt. But the Cony center fielder, in his eagerness to throw out 'Fast Eddie' at home, over-ran the ball and it dropped behind him forcing in the winning run.

The Eagles picked up a big win. After suffering through a 1-17 record last year, the Eagles have already won six games this year. And they have done so by playing exciting, but fundamentally solid ball.

BOYS LACROSSE

May 19, 2016 - Messalonskee Beats Eagles, 15-6

Parker Lacey positions himself for the save
Parker Lacey positions himself for the save

The Eagles played tough early, but with several of their key players out with injuries, they couldn't keep pace with a strong Messaonlskee team. Messalonskee got on the board first when Austin Pelletier scored at the 10:19 mark. The Eagles had a couple of chances during two man up situations, but failed to generate any good scoring chances. Meanwhile, netminder Parker Lacey came up with a big stuff in the nets for the Eagles.

The Eagles kept the pressure on. Long stick middie Steven Schuman whistled a shot wide. After a scrum in front of the net, Sawyer Watson came up the loose ball, muscled his way toward the net, switched hands, and beat the Messalonskee goalie to tie the game with 5:19 left in the quarter. Messalonskee answered with a man up goal when Dylan Jones beat the slide and scored after rotating in front from behind. Pelletier tallied again with 2:18 left to close out the quarter, but the Eagles were very much still in the game.

Messalonskee took control in the second quarter with 6 unanswered goals. The Eagles returned to the scoring column in the third quarter when Jason Magno converted a Nick Cantor pass. Jason showcased his cannon of a shot when he twirled and fired into the upper far corner of the net. The third quarter ended with Messalonskee leading 12-3.

In the fourth quarter, Steven Schuman added a couple of goals on bounce shots and Nick Cantor added a goal with 1:32 left.


Wyatt Card drives the ball to right
Wyatt Card drives the ball to right, but right at the right fielder

SOFTBALL

May 16, 2016 - Vikings Conquer Eagles in 9-8 Slugfest

Oxford Hills pushed across a run in the bottom of the 8th inning to walk off with a 9-8 victory over a scrappy Eagles team. The Eagles offense got started late, but used a five-run fifth inning to get back in the game. The Eagles rallied again with a run in the sixth and two in the top of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. Zoe Stilphen and Kelsey Scannevin each had two hits each and Katelyn Cox contributed a two-run single. Belle Benner smacked a run-scoring triple.


GIRLS LACROSSE

May 12, 2016 - Eagles Beat Oxford Hills 11-1

Video hi-lites of Girls Lacrosse vs Oxford Hills.


May 12, 2016 - Eagles Roll over Oxford Hills, 11-1

When the New England Patriots start the season 2-2, is anyone worried? So when the Eagles started 0-3, was anyone worried? You know that by the end of the season coach Chard will have his team in the hunt. A one-sided 11-1 victory over Oxford Hills evened the Eagles record at 3-3. The Eagles have outscored their opponents 30-8 over the last three games.

Once again, the Eagles were patient of offense, working the ball and getting everyone involved. There were plenty of good looks and opportunities, but some wide shots and hit posts kept the Eagles off the board until Emily Welch marched down the middle to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead at the 19:35 mark. The Eagles kept the pressure on, but it wasn't till 10 minutes later that Erin Tome opened the floodgates with the second goal for the Eagles. A minute later, Magan Thomas-Copland was circling behind the net when she spotted Shannon Harty cutting through the middle. Magan threaded the needle with a perfect pass and Shannon rifled it home. Fiona Huang weaved her way through several defenders with a couple of nice dodge moves and finished her drive with a top shelf shot over the goalies left shoulder. It was Fiona's first goal of her Varsity career. In the closing Minute, Ronni Pelletier burst in, made the goalie commit, and shot where the goalie wasn't to make it a 5-0 game at the half. Eagles goalie Eleanor Skinner made several big saves on free position shots and a couple of fast breaks to keep the Vikings off the board.

Emily Welch picked up her second goal of the game to open the second half. Emily persisted after her initial shot was stuffed and she casually picked up the rebound, and given the second chance, she did not miss the second time. Ronni Pelletier, working under the radar, squeezed through the defense and whistled a low shot past the Vikings' goalie to make it 7-0.

Oxford Hills' Alyssa Hanley broke the shutout bid with a goal at 18:11. The Eagles responded immediately when Ronni Pelletier circled behind the net and hit Emily Welch with a pass that Emily converted to make the score 8-1. Ronni was involved in the next two goals. She scored her third goal of the game and then broke in and spotted Meaghan Caouette, who moved perfectly off the post to receive the pass and fire the ball past the Knights' goalie to make it 10-1. It was Meaghan's first goal of her varsity career and the Girls had a special celebration for her. Emily Welch finished off the scoring with her fourth goal of the game.

Maddy Alexander, Jordie Chase, Savannah Parry, and Anna Manuel all played well on defense and Isa Blessington was a controlling force on offense and at the face off circle. Coach Chard got all the girls in the game.

May 11, 2016 - Eagles Stun Dragons, 10-2

When these two teams meet, you expect a close game. But with both teams having won only one game early in the season, it was anyone's guess how the game would turn out. The Eagles answered the question early. Isa Blessington got the Eagles on the board less than a minute into the game when she converted an Erin Tome pass. The Eagles kept the pressure on, reeling off the first 10 shots of the game. The Eagles used their ball control to set up quality shots and they executed nicely. Erin Tome, who finished with 5 goals and 2 assists, scored off an Emily Welch feed. Emily then set up Shannon Harty for the third goal. Next, Ronni Pelletier joined the scoring parade. First she scored and then she set up Erin Tome with a nice pass for an open net goal. Erin Tome added two more goals to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Eagles big three, Emily Welch, Erin Tome, and Ronni Pelletier, combined for three more goals to take a 10-0 lead. In the closing minutes, Brunswick's Sarah Ferdinand and Jenna Brooks scored to make the final 10-2.


BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS SUMMARY

It was a busy weekend for the Tennis team. The Boys won matches against Bangor and Edward Little, while the Girls lost to Bangor.

GIRLS

May 6, 2016 - Bangor Bests Eagles 4-1

Erin Venard recorded the only win for the Eagles and it was not easy. Erin showed the grit and determination (that she possesses in spades) with a come from behind win. Erin dropped the first set 6-2, but immediately bounced back with a marathon tie breaker win 7-6(8-6) in the second set. It didn't get any easier in the final set, but once again Erin's resilience prevailed with a 7-5 win. It was the first win of the season for Erin in her first year of competitive tennis.

Click here to view a season summary of each athlete's results.

BOYS

May 7, 2016 - Eagles Triumph over Eddies, 4-1

It was the same old, same old for Nick Mathieu and Peter Mao. For the second match in a row, both players won in straight sets with out dropping a single game. In fact, Nick Mathieu has not lost a set this year and, in fact, has only lost 1 game. That's a record of 73 games with only 1 loss. Joey Reed continued his good play with a 6-2, 6-0 win over his opponent.

In Doubles action, Matt Mosher teamed up with Nathan Kofroth to win a 6-3, 6-2. Newcomers Eli Begert and Tristan Caswell-Riday lost 6-2, 6-0.

May 6, 2016 - Eagles Edge Bangor 3-2

The Eagles 1-2 punch of Nick Mathieu and Peter Mao powered the Eagles and Joey Reed played a strong game to sweep the Singles matches and provide the Eagles with a 3-2 lead. Both Nick and Peter won in straight sets with dropping a game. Joey also won in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3.

It was a tough day in Doubles action. Will Goller and Matt Mosher put up a tough fight losing 6-3 and 7-5. Eli Begert and Nathan Kofroth continue to improve, but lost 6-0. 6-1. In exhibition play, Tristan Caswell-Riday teamed up with Nathan Kofroth and lost a 6-2 decision.

Click here to view a season summary of each athlete's results.


Apr 30, 2016 - Sadie Pressman Performs at the Annual Portland Ice Show

Sadie Pressman shows grace, elegance, and athleticism during a flawless performance at the Portalnd Ice Show.


April 28, 2016 - Riley Roberston Sings the National Anthem Prior to Softball vs Lewiston


GIRLS TENNIS

Apr 25, 2016 - Eagles Drop Season Opener to Cony 3-2

The Girls travelled to Augusta to face the Rams in the season opener. Senior captain Molly Huey, their #1 player, paved the way for the Eagles with a 6-4, 6-3 straight set victory. Newcomer and #2 player Erin Venard wasted no time showing that she will be a force to be reckoned with. Erin battled throughout her match, winning a tightly contested first set 7-6 (7-4), before falling 6-4, 6-1. Meriwether Stockford, playing in the #3 slot persisted. After losing the first set 7-5, Meriwether rallied to win the next two sets (and the match) 6-4, 6-4.

In Doubles action, Liz Garvey and Abby Malbon fell 6-1, 6-0 and Penthi Stork and Maddy Stover lost by an identical score. In exhibition action, exchange students Lidiya Savchuk and Nuray Toleuzhanova lost 6-3, 6-2.


April 16, 2016 - Hetherman Named Outstanding Boxer

Robert Hetherman defeated his opponent unanimously in a three round match held at Longley Elementary School in Lewiston. After the victory, Robert was named the match's outstanding boxer.


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.



Jan 26, 2016 - MTA Pep Band Plays the National Anthem at Boys Basketball Game vs Oceanside


Todd Sampson when he was younger
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 - Daphenie Thenor Sings the National Anthem at Girls Hockey Senior Night


Dec 10, 2015 - Eagles honor Shy Ulrickson's 1000 Points



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2016 SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE

Official Mt Ararat sports schedule and information page

Week at a Glance

THURSDAY, May 26

No Varsity games scheduled

FRIDAY, May 27

Boys Lax @ Edward Little 4:00

Girls Lax HOME vs Brunswick 6:30

SATURDAY, May 28

Track KVAC Championship @ Morse 9:00

Girls Lax @ Oxford Hills 10:00

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