Welcome to Mt Ararat High School Sports
BOYS HOCKEY VS WINDHAM EAGLES
The Eagles wound up their season with a 4-3 overtime loss to Windham ... Read more
NORDIC SKIING - KVAC CHAMPIONSHIP
The Eagles Nordic Ski team competed in the State. The Girls finished 7th ... Read more
INDOOR TRACK - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Andrew McCracken cleared 13-00 feet to place second in the Pole Vault ... Read more
WRESTLING CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Class A State Championships were held at "the Hangar" at Mt Ararat ... Read more
Feb 18, 2015 - Nordic Ski Team Compilation at State Championship by Greg Emerson
Feb 17-18, 2015 - State Championship at Stark's Hill
The Eagles Nordic Ski team competed in the State. The Girls finished 7th and the Boys came in 8th. The finishes are determined by the combined scores of the Skate and Classic race held over a two-day period. The distances was 5.4 kilometers.
In the Classic race, The Eagles were closely bunched. Kellen Radulski was the first Eagle to finish in 42nd place. Following Kellen in quick order were Ted Burns (46), Thomas Emerson (48), T J Ackerman (50), Nathan Sprague (52), and Cyrus Warren (55). The order was scrambled for the Skate race with Ted Burns stepping up to claim the top Eagle position finishing 44th. Cyrus Warren knocked off 9 minutes form his Classic time to move up to 45th place. Kellen Radulski finished 46th with Nathan Sprague (50), Thomas Emerson (51), and T J Ackerman (53) rounding out the Eagles scorers.
For the Girls, torri Pelletier led the way with 18th place finishes in both the Classic and Freestyle. Emma Levy finished 26th in the Classic and moved up to 23rd in the Skate. Eleanor Skinner finished 53rd in the Classic and then cut a whopping 7 minutes off her time to move up to 38th in Skate event. Laurel Streeter finished 55th in the Classic and Reyanne Brooks finished 56th in the Skate.
Brunswick's Lena Martin and Sarah Ferdinand, who practice with the Eagles, also participated. Lena posted strong performances in both events. She finished 13th in the Classic and moved up to 11th in the Skate. Sarah also had good races finishing 51st in the Classic and 52nd in the Skate.
Feb 17, 2015 - Boys Nordic Ski Team Explain Their Strategy by Greg Emerson
Feb 16, 2014 - Eagles State Championship Summary
Andrew McCracken bends the bar en route to clearing 13 feet to take 2nd place at the State Championship
Mt Ararat competed in the Class State Indoor Championship held at the USM - Gorham campus. The Eagles had the smallest numbers in years as the Boys finished 16th and the Girls were shot out from the podium, but still had several strong races.
Andrew McCracken was the point getter for the Boys. He cleared 13-00 feet in the Pole Vault that was good for second place. Up till this meet, Andrew has either tied or broken the school record in every meet in which he participated this year. Andrew also set a PR in the 55 Hurdles with a time of 8.82 to finish 12th. At the other end of the race distance spectrum, Senior Matt Gott closed out his Indoor career with a new PR in the 2 Mile to finish 11th.
For the Girls, Summer Gray was the top Eagles performer. She ran a PR in the 400 to finish 8th. She also sprinted to a 14th place finish in the 55 Yard Dash with another PR. Jordan Chase also ran an impressive 400 to finish 21st in the 400 with a new PR.
In the Relays, The Girls 4 x 800 team consisting of Kaitlyn Volk, Colette Kinkade, Alana (Dream) Weaver, and Priscilla Whitney finished 11th. The 4 x 200 team, powered by Priscilla Whitney, Jordan Chase, Sarah Napoleon, and Summer Gray, finished 15th. In Boys Relay action, Eric French, Cam Meier, Eddie Van Note, and Steven Johnson legged out a 14th place finish in the 4 x 800. In the 4 x 200, Jake Schoenberg, Nick Breed, Alex Halladay, and Steven Johnson closed out the meet with a 16th place finish.
Andrew McCracken Clears 13 feet to Place 2nd in the Pole Vault at the State Championship
Feb 18, 2015 - Eagles Lose to Windham in OT, 4-3
The Eagles wound up their season with a 4-3 overtime loss to Windham. The game was scoreless after one period. Ben Bishop scored for the Eagles to open the second period, but Windham's Zach Callahan knotted the score at the end of two periods. Brad Boulet and Kyle Lussier scored third period goals to match a pair of Windham goals that sent the game into overtime. Keegan Pock scored the winner just 55 seconds into overtime. The Eagles outshot Windham 30-18. Parker Lacy and Jon Roux split duties in the net for the Eagles.
Feb 16, 2015 - Eagles Tip Bandits 3-2 in OT
Stephen Schuman scored the winning goal 1:37 into OT to give the Eagles a 3-2 win over Lawrence / Skowhegan. It was Schuman's second goal of the game. He also picked up an assist on the Ben Bishop's goal.
It was Senior Night and it was held at Le Colisée due to a re-reschedule from Saturday night's snowstorm. There was a strong contingent of parent and Student body there with several members of the Girls Basketball team, Girls Hockey team, the Swim team, and even a Nordic Cross Country skier , who braved the cold to make the off-site game. In the pre-game ceremonies, Coach Bishop cited the six seniors. For three of the seniors, Nate Brewer, Jon Roux and Parker Woodbury, and this was their first season playing hockey. It's not easy to pick up a skill sport that late in your career and the early morning practices don't make it any more enjoyable either. the other three seniors, Ben Bishop, Kyle Lussier, and Tyler O'Connor are familiar names to MTA hockey fans having been stalwarts for the Eagles throughout their careers. Ben Bishop was also presented with the Hobey Baker Award for good sportsmanship by his father and Coach Mike.
The Bandits from Lawrence /Skowhegan started out quickly and controlled play early. Jon Roux made a nice pad save 30 seconds in to stymie the Bandits. Ryley Austin got the Eagles engines running with a couple of scoring chances; first, he broke in and wristed a shot from the left circle; a minute later he fired a bullet from the point. Tyler Halls had a nice foray when he muscled his way along the boards, straight-armed his way past a defender, and got the puck to Orion Sergeant in front, but Orion's shot was turned away. Tyler LeCascio continued to apply pressure after he stole the puck inside the blue line and released a quick had shot that was kicked out with a nice pad save. At the other end, a Bandit skater broke in alone, but it was Jon Roux carrying out the robbery, as he stuffed the breakaway at the 8-minute mark. The Eagles continued to have opportunities. Ben Bishop sent Tyler Halls in and Orion Sargeant worked the puck from behind the net and slid the puck nicely in front to a cutting Kyle Lussier, but his shot was steered wide. Mark Abreu broke up a play at the blue line, moved in front, and blistered a shot high and wide. Jon Roux came up with another big save as the period wound down. It was scoreless after one and the Eagles held a 12-9 shot advantage.
The second period was played mostly in center ice with no sustained pressure by either team. Ben Bishop hooked up with Kyle Lussier with a nice pass from center ice, but Kyle' backhander was steered wide. Midway through the period, Stephen Schuman picked up a loose puck and rifled a shot off the goalie's glove. With just under 3 minutes remaining in the period, within a 10-second span, Jon Roux made a quick succession of saves of every variety; a blocker save, a split-pad save, and a sprawling, diving save to keep the Bandits off the board. With 1:58 left, the Eagles got on the board. Austin Riley fired from the point and Stephen Schuman tipped the shot over the goalie's right shoulder to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Ben Bishop also picked up an assist on the play.
The Eagles came out skating to open the third period. They kept constant pressure on the Bandits. The hard work paid off when Ben Bishop slapped his own rebound home to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. Things were looking good, but an MTA penalty at 9:32 led to a quick Bandit goal from a scrum in front of the net. The momentum swung back to the Bandits who kept applying pressure. At the five-minute mark, in a scene all too familiar to the Eagles, the Bandits tied the score. The Eagles had a chance when they went on the power play. Ben Bishop sent a nice dot-to-dot pass that created a flurry of shots in front, but the Eagles could not convert and the game proceeded to overtime.
That set the stage for Stephen Schuman's heroics and he sent the crowd home joyous.
Feb 16, 2015 - Eagles, Schuman Beat Lawrence/Skowhegan 3-2 in OT
Feb 16, 2015 - 3rd Period Hi-Lites of 3-2 OT Win Over Lawrence/Skowhegan
Feb 14, 2015 - Eagles Host Class State Championship
The Class A State Championships were held at "the Hangar" at Mt Ararat and things went off without a hitch. Powerhouse Marshfield won their fourth consecutive title by capturing 5 individual titles. The Hawks Cody Hughes set a new Maine State record by recording his 205 career victory. Cody along with four-year teammate Jackson Howarth became the most recent wrestlers who have won four State Championships. They enjoyed a very exclusive group of only 18 wrestlers who have accomplished this feat in the State of Maine.
Robert Hetherman, Jason Black, Adam Ewing, Matt Ducatt, and Pierce Knorr wrestled for the Eagles. Colin Blake and Emory Hudson also qualified as alternates. Christian Jensen represented Brunswick. Next year, if MPA recommendations are officially adopted, Christian will wrestle as part of a combined Mt Ararat / Brunswick team.
It was a full day of wrestling and the environment was electric. The stands were full with matches occurring simultaneously on three separate mats. The bleachers were situated so everyone had a good view. Robert Hetherman and Christian Jensen both reached the finals. Christian had had advanced to the finals with a 16-0 and 11-3 decisions in the preliminary matches. Christian, just a sophomore, lost to Noble's Austin Shorey 3:26 into the match.
The Eagles Robert Hetherman advanced easily to the finals by pinning both of his preliminary round opponents. He was paired up against Marshwood's Jackson Howarth in the finals. Despite a fine effort, Robert lost a 6-1 decision to Howarth, who as noted above, picked up his fourth State Championship title. Pierce Knorr lost his opening match before battling back to pin his opponent in the next match and then winning a 5-1 decision in the consolation finals.
Adam Ewing, seeded third in the East Region, lost his opening match by a close 6-4 decision. He came back to win his next match by a pin before losing his final match. Jason Black wrestled well, but came up on the short end of his two matches. He lost his first match by an 8-0 decision before being pinned in his final match. Matt Ducatt, originally slated as an alternate, got a chance to wrestle. Matt lost both his matches, but performed admirably and picked up some valuable experience that should benefit him in the next few years.
We have to give a tip of our hat hat to everyone involved in setting up this event. From the football coaches serving as parking attendants in freezing temperatures to the Boosters who put on a fantastic food spread to the MTA janitorial staff. And of course, to our intrepid AD, Todd Sampson, who made it all happen.
Feb 10, 2015 - Brewer Ends Eagles Season, 60-48
It was a game with large momentum swings with both teams surging at various junctures of the game. Both teams exchanged leads early, but it was the Eagles who held a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Witches surged in the second quarter behind the shooting and rebounding of Matt Pushard to take a solid, but not insurmountable 32-24 lead at the half.
The Eagles showed quiet determination in the third quarter as they steadily closed the gap. A Kevin Carter jumper and a Shy Ulrickson lay up at the buzzer narrowed the Brewer lead to a single point, 39-38 at the end of three.
Kevin Carter stepped up with a big basket to open the final quarter that gave Mt Ararat a 41-40. Things were looking pretty good for the Eagles. But it was the Witches who stole the momentum, rattling of 13 straight points and shutting down the Eagles offense. There was less than a minute and a half left in the game before the Eagles scored again on an Avery Desjardins three-pointer.
Matt Pushard led Brewer with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Shy Ulrickson led the Eagles with 17 points and Mike Crawford added 11.
Feb 10, 2015 - Eagles Fade at the End, Lose 54-44 to Hampden
The Girls played a valiant game, but ran out of gas late in the fourth quarter. The Eagles trailed by three at each of the first three quarters and it was still anyone's game. It was not until after Alison Melcher drained two free throws midway through the final stanza to bring the Eagles with in two points that the Broncos began to pull away.
Alison Melcher finished with 10 points. Sara Lamb added 8 points and guards Nikki Bradstreet and Lauren Sturgess both finished with 7 points. Brooklyn Scott led Hampden 15 points.
Feb 3, 2015 - Mt Ararat Cheerleaders Perform at Halftime of Girls Basketball vs Lewiston
Feb 3, 2015 - Tim Cox Plays the National Anthem before the Girls Basketball Game vs Lewiston
Jan 29, 2015 - Eagles Tune-Up for KVACs - Times Continue to Plummet
The Eagles beat Mother Nature by moving the meet forward one day and then beat Winslow by their own powers in the final tune-up before the KVAC Championship meet next weekend (2/7). The coaches have to be pleased as the swimmers times continue to plunge demonstrating that hard work and hours of practice is paying off.
Seniors Abbey Morgan, Kristin Sullivan, Emma Hutchinson, Kaylin Huey, Kristi St Piere, Cassie Hardee, exchange student Sara Fuhrmann and Lucia Cannizzaro and Boys Garrett Gelwick and Josh Furgeson were feted at a mid-meet break.
Mt Ararat's talented Hope Langworthy captured 1st place in the Dive competition with a high score of 159.35 in six dives.
Laura Secone was the top point scorer for the Ladies with first place finishes in both the 200 and 500 Freestyle setting a new personal best (PB) in the 200. Multi-talented Kaylin Huey won the 200 Individual Medley (IM) and came in 4th in the 100 Back. Little sis Molly placed 2nd in the 50 Free and the 100 Yard Breast with a new PBs in both events and lowering her time by two seconds in the 100 Breast. Hannah Herrick followed in Kaylin Huey's wake in the 200 IM cutting off a whopping 9 seconds of her previous best. Madelyn Svetin had a good day at the pool. She finished 2nd in the 500 with an impressive PB by 8 seconds and finished 3rd in the 200 Free. Emma Hutchinson PB'ed in the 100 Free, finishing 2nd and 4th in the 100 Free. MacKenzie Dufresne fluttered to a 2nd place finish in the 100 Fly with a PB and Kristin Sullivan was right behind her in 3rd place in her initial foray in the Fly. Kristin also finished 3rd in the 100 Back with a new PB. Abbey Morgan had 3rd place finishes in both the 100 Free and the 100 Breast.
Cassie Hardee sprinted to a 3rd place finish in the 50 Free. In the distances, Keri Lachapelle finished 3rd in the 500 and 4th in the 200. The younger generation impressed with Gabby Rowe establishing a new PB in the 100 Free by two seconds to finish 4th. Natasha Hardee finished 5th in the 100 Back with a new PB and Katie Trebilcock knocked 3 seconds off her previous best to finish 5th. Katie also set a PB in the 50 Free by three seconds.
Other swimmers who set PBs include Shannon Harty (2 secs), Josie Miller (2 secs), exchange students Lucia Cannizzaro and Calista O'Farrell (3 secs) set PBs in the 50 Free. Alexis Pickens and Karli Jo Clark both set PBs in the 100 Free by 5 seconds! Emily McCracken and Madison Leckbee set PBs in the 100 Back. Other swimmers who had a good outing include Maggie Garver in the 200 Free, Kayleigh Ormsby, Karlie Brillant, and Maia Carlson in the 100 Free:Nicole Labbay and Shannon Harty in the 100 Back; and Katherine Leckbee and Kristi St Pierre in the 100 Breast.
In the Dive competition, Woodside One Wheeler extraordinaire, Noah Brillant showed his skill off the board with a first place finish.
Senior Josh Furgeson swam the gamut from the 50 Free to the 500 Free. The results were the same - First place and setting PBs in both events including lopping off 15 seconds in the 500 Free. Fellow Senior Garrett Gelwick swam to a first place finish in the 100 Free, Jacob Burnette led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 Free. Jacob set a PB and he was followed closely by Matt Schott and Garrett Gelwick. Jacob Burnett set another PB in the 500 with a second place finish and Matt Schott finished 3rd in the 100 Free with a PB by 3 seconds.
Devin Hoskins set a new PB by three seconds with a first place finish in the 100 Fly and he finished 2nd in the 50 Free with another PB. Riley Saunders posted a 1st place finish in the 100 Back and 2nd in the 100 Free. The younger generation of Furgesons appear to be ready to fill in where Josh has left off. Will Furgeson finished 1st in the 100 Breast and 3rd in the 50 Free with a PB. Edwin Ickes-Coon finished 2nd in the 100 Breast with a PB by 3 seconds. Leo Eichfeld finished 2nd in the 100 Back with a PB and also set a PB in the 50 Free. Ryan Clark also lowered his time in the 100 Free by a second.
A documentary team from ESPN was on site filming and interviewing for a series they will be showing on transgendered athletes. The documentary will illustrate the differences between how various states are handling this issue. Proud to say that Maine (and Mt Ararat) are showcases for developing policies to serve this class of athletes in a fair and non-discriminating way.
Jan 31, 2015 - Boys Basketball Senior Night
Jan 28, 2015 Girls Fight to the Finish, Lose to St Dom's
Cloutier hat trick not enough
The Girls were fighting for their playoff lives and played their best game of the season at NSAB against a good St Dom's team.
St Dom's scored an early goal by senior Jessica Boulet just over a minute into the first period, but the Eagles spirit was not compromised. A couple of minutes later, smooth skating Mikaila Cloutier tied the game with Rebecca ("She's Only") Schuman and Natalie Burch picking up assists. Halfway through the period, Mikaila Cloutier scored her second goal of the night when she wristed a shot off the pads of St. Dom's goaltender Payton Winslow to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. Kiely Hetherington picked up an assist on the play.
Halfway through the second period, St Dom's Tia Rotolico tied the game. The Eagles then fought off a couple of penalties, including a 5-3 situation. as the seconds ticked off the second penalty, the Saints Boulet picked up a rebound and rifled her second goal past Mt Ararat keeper Alison Nolan to give the Saints a 3-2 lead in this topsy-turvy game.
The third period was scoreless for the the first eight minutes. Then St Dom's Taylor Bergeron intercepted an errant Mt Ararat pass and walked in and scored to give the Saints a 4-2 lead with 6:04 left. The Eagles weren't quite done yet. Mikaila Cloutier registered her first hat trick on a breakaway and the Eagles were back within one goal with 2:41 left. Coach Hutchins pulled Alison Nolan from the goal and the Saints were able to capitalize with an empty net goal to create the 5-3 final score. Alison Nolan ended up with 22 saves and St Dom's Payton Winslow had 14.