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BOYS SOCCER VS BANGOR RAMS
In a battle of the Boys Soccer heavy weights, the Eagles battled to a 1-1 ... Read more
CROSS COUNTRY VS BRUNSWICK, MORSE
It was a crystal clear day at aptly named Crystal Spring Farm and the runners ... Read more
CHEERLEADERS WOW AT HOMECOMING
The cheerleaders continued to show their athleticism and school spirit... View video
MTA FOOTBALL VS GORHAM RAMS
The Eagles delighted an overflow homecoming crowd by jumping out to an early ... Read more.
9/30/2014 - Late Breaking Scores
Girls Soccer - MTA 3, Oxford Hills 1
Boys Soccer - MTA 3, Oxford Hills 0
Field Hockey - Bangor 2, MTA 0
National Anthem Renditions
It's been a while since we've had a student do the honors of singing the National Anthem before an athletic event. This past week, in back-to-back days, the trio of Kate Guerin, Ally Collins, and Hallee Hasselbacher sang before the Girls Soccer game vs Bangor and the next night Markis Larravee sang the before the Homecoming Football game vs Gorham.
Sept 23, 2014 Video Hilites vs Cony by Greg Emerson
Sept 25, 2014 - Boys, Girls Finish 3rd
It was a crystal clear day at aptly named Crystal Spring Farm and the runners continued to improve on the relatively fast Brunswick course. Both the Boys and Girls finished 3rd against a strong Mt Blue and Brunswick teams. Morse finished 4th. Coach Fournier once again has developed the runners so they will be in peak form by season's end. Numerous runners ran PRs on the path to that goal.
The boys toed the starting line first. Matt Gott and Eagan Eldridge again ran together and finished 6th and 7th for the Eagles. Eagan ran a PR and continues to narrow the gap between himself and team leader Matt Gott. It will be fun to watch the internal competition continue to unfold. Ted Burns dipped below the 19-minute mark for the first time with a PR that was good for 14th place. Steven Johnson also achieved a milestone as he broke through the 20-minute barrier for the first time while knocking 40+ seconds off his previous best time for a 16th place finish. Cam Meier followed Steven's lead as he also broke 20 minutes for the first time while chipping more than 40 seconds of his PR with a 20th place finish.
Edwin Ickes-Coon was the 6th Eagles to cross the finish line with a PR and a 29th place finish overall. Other Eagles finishers included Eric French (32), Thomas Emerson (38 - PR), Aaron Hyde (40 - PR), Tim Cox (41 - PR), Eddie Van Note (42), Colin Ingalls (45), Alec Stuckey (51), newcomer Bailey Ruth (51), Sam Gatchall (61) and Gideon Wheeler (62).
The girls have a young team and it was the youngsters who were the top finishers. Katherine Leckbee outsprinted Colette Kincaid (and others) at the finish to place 3rd with Colette coming in 5th. Not far behind was Madison Leckbee in 12th place with a PR. Veteran runner Emma Levy had another consistent race finishing in 17th place. Sara Lamb dusted off her cleats and knocked an impressive 50 seconds of her previous best to finish in 25th place. Freshman Josie Miller clipped 20 seconds off her previous best for a 30th place finish. Reyanne Brooks and Lindsey Cornelison continued both had strong races finishing 32nd and 34th respectively. And Abbey Morgan continues to show fortitude running on her balky knees for the love of the sport.
Sept 26, 2014 - Eagles, Bangor Tie, 1-1
In a battle of the Boys Soccer heavy weights, the Eagles battled to a 1-1 tie at Bangor. Kenny Stimpson converted a Robbie Small pass with 3:09 left in the first half to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. In the second half, Bangor's Carson Atherley evened the score at the 35:47 mark. The game remained scoreless throughout the remainder of regulation and two overtime periods.
Sept 26, 2014 - Football Video HiLites of Eagles vs Gorham
Sept 26, 2014 - Eagles Prevail over Rams, 34-22
The Eagles delighted an overflow homecoming crowd by jumping out to an early 28-0 lead, before thwarting a resurgent Gorham team and hanging on to win 34-22. There was plenty of offense and exciting plays in this game by both teams
Gorham won the toss and elected to receive. Three plays later, the Eagles defense forced them to punt. Alex LaFountain made a nice return to give the Eagles good field position near midfield. Behind the running of John Hetherman, Donte Dangerfield, and Jake Schoenberg, the Eagles advanced across the goal line with John Hetherman bulling his way the last five yards for the TD. Hetherman added the 2-point conversion to add to the lead.
It was another three and out for Gorham with the big defensive play being Ryan Mello's break up of a pass. Alex LaFountain made another nifty return to the Gorham 27. John Heatherman ponded up the middle for 13 yards on two carries and Jake Schoenberg busted off tackle for 14 yards on an inside reverse. The PAT failed and the Eagles led 14-0.
The Rams started on their and again failed to pick up a first down. For reasons unknown, the Rams elected to go for it on a 4th and 5 from their own 47. The Eagles stopped them and immediately made the Rams pay. On the third play of the drive, Donte Dangerfield ran 40+ yards on an inside reverse for the 20-0 lead with 2:05 still showing in the first period. The PAT attempt failed.
Gorham's offensive woes continued. Three straight plays resulted in losses. At least they opted to punt this time. The Eagles started at their own 20 as the first quarter ended. The Eagles marched to three straight first downs before Kyle Benjamin fired a 34-yard strike to Alex LaFountain for six points. John Hetherman added the extra points for a 28-0 lead and thing were looking very good for the Eagles and not so much for the Rams.
On the next Gorham possession, it looked to be more of the same. Robert Heatherman broke up a run, then a pass before Gorham's Adam McKenney, a freshman hobbit, scampered 30 yards for a first down to the Eagles 32. McKenney, who had to be the smallest and youngest player on the field, continued his rampage, gaining another first down. A complete pass brought the ball to the Eagles 4-yard line where McKenney squeezed through a crack in the Eagles defense for a TD. McKenney added the two-point conversion.
The next Eagles drive featured a Kyle Benjamin to Alex LaFountain 55 yard pass that landed the Eagles inside the 10. But the drive sputtered when a penalty pushed the Eagles back to the 15-yard line where Gorham took over. Gorham QB Logan Drouin, who showed skill and poise while looking off receivers, connected on two bombs to Stephen Burns that covered 85 yards and a TD. The two-point conversion to narrow the lead to 28-16. As the half wound down, the Eagles unleashed their version of the two-minute drill. Donte Dangerfield scampered 50 yards to the Gorham 14 and then Kyle Benjamin hit Donte with a pass over the middle to cover the last 14 yards for an Eagle 34-16 lead at the half.
The Eagles started the second half on their own 32 and marched to the Gorham 30-yard line on the legs of John Heatherman and Jake Schoenberg before turning the ball over on downs. Adam McKinney was back at it, running 25 yards and a first down. A Drouin to Burns pass picked up another Ram first down before the Eagles defense stiffened and forced the Rams to turn the ball over on downs. The Eagles started on their 24 and John Heatherman rushed for a first down before a mishandled snap forced the first Eagles punt of the night.
The Rams started on their own 39 and quickly advanced the ball to the Eagles 27 on a Drouin to Burns pass play that would have gone all the way except for a last ditch ankle grab by Robert Hetherman. After the third quarter ended, Rams QB Drouin spotted a hole in the Eagles defense and ran 22 yards up the middle on a QB sneak to make the score 34-22. Oliver Sudden, the Eagles lead did not look so dominating. It was time for the Eagles to re-instate their dominance.
The next Eagles drive started at the Gorham 41 after Robert Heatherman returned a squib kick-off 25 yards. Donte Dangerfield moved the chains to the 28 yard line, but the Eagles offense stalled and the Rams took over on downs with 7:09 left. A 50-yard pass play from Drouin to Burns moved the ball to the Eagles 30. Then Drouin eluded the Eagles rush and scrambled for 13 yards to the Eagles 20. With a 3rd and two situation, the Eagles defense came up with two big stops. First, Nate Brewer pinned a one-yard loss on Gorham. On the following 4th and 3 situation, Mike Tran came barreling in to stop the Rams short of the first down marker.
The Eagles took over on their own 11 yard line and promptly launched a clock-eating six-play drive that ended deep in Ram territory. Jake Schoenberg rushed 10 yards for a first down. Then John Heatherman was literally moving the pile for two more first downs. that set up a Donte Dangerfield 38-yard scamper to the Ram one-yard line where he was nudged out of bounds. The next snap was mis-handled and the Rams recovered at their three. They started a drive, but it ended with a Ryan Mello interception.
Eagles, Alexander Beat Lewiston 3-2 in Double Overtime
The Eagles picked up their first victory of the season in dramatic style when Maddy Alexander scored the game winner with 1:40 left in the second overtime. The winning goal originated off a penalty corner. Alyssa Curit sent the pass to Maddy, who took a couple of whacks at it. her first shot was blocked and the second was saved. The rebound went to Alana Weaver and Rhianon Hersey who both had shots at it. Rhianon's shot drew the Lewiston keeper out of the net and Maddy drilled her third attempt past the goalie for the winning goal. And as Ned Martin would say, there was pandemonium on the field.
Video of Maddy Alexander's winning goal vs Lewiston
Sept 25, 2014 - Girls Cross Country @ Brunswick Video HiLites
Sept 25, 2014 - Boys Cross Country @ Brunswick Video HiLites
It was a rematch of last year's participants in the Eastern State Finals and both teams were ready to show they haven't lost a step. Again, the Rams came out ahead by an identical 2-1 score. Both teams displayed good ball movement throughout the game. Bangor had the height and strength advantage and they were able to match the Eagles speed.
The play moved up and down the field in the opening minutes as both teams took turns controlling in the opponents zone. The Eagles threatened first with a Nikki Bradstreet shot that bounced wide. Bangor countered when Alison Boulier fired a centering pass that cruised in front of the Eagles net untouched. Seconds later, Bangor had two successive corner kicks, the first of which harmlessly hit the football crossbar and the second of which was cleared by the Eagles defense.
The teams continued to transition well, but the both teams defense tightened up a bit. Bangor's Mary "the Elder" Butler sent a hard shot that Lauren Williams engulfed. At the other end, Nikki Bradstreet worked the sideline, got the ball to Christine Levesque who found Libby Ouellette in front. Libby wheeled and fired in one motion, but Bangor's Emily Gilmore made the save, Butler had another hard shot from the left that tested Lauren Williams, but she came up with another nice save. Bangor continued to control territory-wise until the 8:30 mark when Lauren Labbay sent in a looping pass in front. Celia Ouellette was ahead of the chase, but couldn't get her foot on the bouncing ball.
With 4:30 remaining in the first half, Bangor continued to pressure. First a shot sailed high after a partial breakaway and then Lauren Williams came way out of her net to make a save. Bangor regained control and centered a pass that led to a shot that was blocked in front and the ensuing shot was gobbled up by Lauren Williams. With 1:53 left, Bangor's Mary Butler bang
ored home a rebound after Lauren Williams made a brilliant save on the initial shot.
The second half started with Bangor continuing to control with Williams making a save right of the bat. Six minutes in, the Eagles had a corner, but it was quickly cleared by Bangor. Bangor came back and unleashed a shot that Lauren Williams went horizontal to make a diving, full-hand extension save, only to see the rebound find the foot of Mary Cormier who rammed it home for a 2-0 Bangor lead.
Around the 28-minute mark, Nikki Bradstreet floated a centering pass that Libby Ouellette leaped to head and it glanced of her head wide.
The Rams challenged again when a penetrating pass met at the confluence of Bangor's Mary Butler and the Eagles Lauren Labbay and Lauren Williams. The three-way collision left the ball loose in front momentarily until little Lauren Labbay was first up to clear the ball.
The Eagles needed to pick it up a notch and they did. Nikki Bradstreet sent a corner that was cleared. Then Katie Labbay made a determined rush and challenged the goalie in a race for the ball, but was just late. Torri Pelletier, who played another inspired game, unleashed a shot that soared above the goal. At the other end, the Eagles survived three consecutive corners with some solid defense and a save by Williams.
With 5:35 left in the game, the Eagles were awarded a direct kick. Libby Ouellette teed the ball up and torqued a shot that twisted away from the extended arms of Bangor keeper Emily Gilmore and found the top left hand corner to get the Eagles back in the game, 2-1. But the Rams defense was able to prevent the Eagles from mounting any good opportunities as time ticked away.
Here's hoping that Katie Labbay, who was carted off the field in the second half after a major collision, is not seriously hurt.