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BOYS LACROSSE VS WESTBROOK

There was offense right from the opening face-off. Westbrook ... Read more

BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS TRAVEL TO THE HILLS

The Eagles headed for the hills, but in different directions ... Read more

JV SOFTBALL VS EDWARD LITTLE

View photos from the JV Softball game vs Edward Little ... View Photos

SOFTBALL VS BREWER WITCHES

Alana "Dream" Weaver spun her black magic and mesmerized ... Read more


Late Breaking Scores - May 5, 2016

GIRLS LACROSSE: Lewiston 3 - MTA 2


BOYS LACROSSE

Cinco de Mayo, 2016 - Westbrook Blazes Trail Past Eagles, 13-1

Steve Schuman advances the ball
Steve Schuman advances the ball

There was offense right from the opening face-off. Westbrook won the face-off and moved right in on a fast break for a point blank shot from 7 feet out, only to see the Eagles goalie, Parker Lacy, stuff the shot, stick to stick. It was the Eagles chance next. Steve Schuman, picked up the loose ball and crossed the midfield line before he found Nick Canter open. Nick Cantered in and bounced a shot past the Blazes' goalie, Jacob Coro to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Just over 30 seconds had elapsed, with each team having a bona fide scoring opportunity. Both offenses continued to pressure. At the 10 minute mark, Westbrook's Curtis Knapton scored the first of his three goals to tie the game. With 8:43 left, the Blazes' John Tibbets executed a nice dodge move and beat Parker Lacey to make it 2-1. The pendulum swung to the Eagles who controlled play, but Lady Luck was with the Blazes. A Jason Magno shot clanged off the pipe and an Andrew Waltz shot dented the iron a few minutes later. The two near misses seemed to deflate the Eagles and Westbrook's John Tibbets second goal of the game gave the Blue Blazes a 3-1 with just 22 seconds left in the first quarter. It was still anyone's game.

The Blazes slowly took control offensively in the second quarter with five unanswered goals, including five in the closing three minutes that effectively put the game out of reach for the Eagles. Westbrook extended their lead with four goals in the third quarter to take a 12-1 lead. Both teams got their bench players some playing time in the fourth quarter. The Blazes added a goal by Grayson Post. The Eagles best chance came at the three minute mark when Jason Magno found Zach Caouette in front but his shot veered wide.

Westbrook's Ryan Shackley ended up with 4 goals, Knapton had 3, John Tibbets had 2 as well as singletons from Noah Oliver, Connor Dougherty, Tommy Kostopoulos, and Grayson Post. Parker Lacey had a five-gallon pail worth of saves in the net for the Eagles, including some beautiful stuffs. Steve Schuman played well as the long stick middie at both ends of the field.


BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS SUMMARY

The Eagles headed for the hills, but in different directions. The Girls Hosted Oxford Hills and the Boys traveled to Camden Hills.

May 3, 2016 - Oxford Hills Edges Girls 3-2

The Eagles dropped a close match to the visiting Vikings from Oxford Hills. The Eagles #1 Molly Huey continued to play some strong tennis posting a 6-2, 6-3 straight set win over her opponent. #2 player Erin Venard continues to improve, hitting plenty of solid strokes in her 6-2, 6-3 loss. Meriwether Stockford jumped out to a 6-0 first set win, before she ran out of gas losing the next two sets in a tightly-contested match 6-4, 7-5.

In Doubles action, Liz Garvey and Abby Malbon picked up their first win of the season with a convincing 6-1, 6-4 win. Penthi Stork and Maddy Stover won their first set 6-4, before succumbing in the nest two sets 6-0, 6-0.

In exhibition play, Lidiya Savchuk and Nuray Toleuzhanova dropped a 6-0 decision, but they had a lot of fun playing.

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

May 3, 2016 - Eagles Drop 3-2 Match to Camden Hills

It was feast or famine for the Eagles. Nick Mathieu once again showed his mastery of all facets of the game resulting in another 6-0, 6-0 win. It wasn't quite as easy for Peter Mao as his opponent made him earn his 6-1, 6-4 win. Joey Reed fell in straight sets 6-0, 6-2.

In Doubles action, will Goller and Matt Mosher dropped their match in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Eli Begert and Nathan Kofroth continue to learn the game as they absorbed a 6-0, 6-0 loss.

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.


SOFTBALL

Apr 29, 2016 - Weaver Casts her Spell Over Witches, 4-0

Alana "Dream" Weaver spun her black magic and mesmerized the Brewer batters limiting the Witches to two hits while striking out seven.

It was a 0-0 game until the fifth when the Eagles took a precarious 1-0 lead. Kristen Graffam, pinch hitting for Sam Gonyea, singled, but was thrown out on an attempted steal. Kelsey Scannevin, who has a knack for getting on base and scoring runs, clicked her heels together three times and walked. She moved to second on a fielder's choice. Alana Weaver mixed her own elixir and came up with a single to score Kelsey.

The Eagles scored three runs with two outs in the top of the seventh to give Alana a little breathing room. Kayleigh Temple began to stir the cauldron by rapping her second single of the game. Alana Weaver sprinkled some pixie dust on her bat and delivered a double to score Kayleigh. Katelyn Cox followed the recipe, and abracadbra, laced a double to score Alana. Kate Guerin cast a pall over the Brewer faithful with a single to plate Katelyn.

Alana Weaver drove a stake through the heart of the Witches line up as they went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.

Zoe Stilphen's enchanted bat had three hits in it and Kate Guerin conjured up two hits. Sara Lamb also singled.


OUTDOOR TRACK

Apr 29, 2016 - Eagles Compete at Belfast

Both the Girls and Boys finished third in a meet at Belfast with Mt View and Messalonskee.

Click here to see a season summary of each girl athlete's results or here for the Boys.

BOYS

In sprint action, Travis Nadeau and Tommy Leslie were the top Eagles finishers in the 100. In the 200, Cole Guerin led a closely-bunched group to the finish line in second place. Travis Nadeau (3), Tommy Leslie (5), and Matt Donovan (6) all followed in close order. In the 300 Hurdles, Matt Donovan lopped 4 seconds of his previous season best and Justin Milne returned to action in style with a 3rd place finish. You have to wonder about and love a senior who tries the 300 Hurdles for the first time. However, Eric French is not your average bear and he is doing exactly that and with some success with a 5th place finish. Freshman Jax Hollenbach continues to improve on his form as evidenced by a 6th place finish.

In the Distances, Eagan Eldridge finished 3rd in 800, Aaron Hyde continued to impress with a 5:13 mile in the 1600 to finish 2nd, and Cam Meier continued to excel in the 3200 with a second place finish.

In the Field Events, Cole Guerin finished 3rd in the Long Jump as he continues to stretch out the pit with a leap more than 1-1/2 foot longer than his previous season best. Dalton Streeter won the Triple Jump with a season best and Maximo Varela finished 4th in his debut in the Triple Jump. Eagan Eldridge finished 5th in the High Jump.

GIRLS

In the 200, both Colette Kincade and Ashley Parker ran season bests to place 5-6 respectively. And Colette came up with a strong 5th palce finish in the 400.

In the distance events, Sara York finished 2nd in the 800. In the 1600, Josie Miller and Kate Graeff, in her first race of the season, finished 3-4. And in the 3200, Katherine Leckbee continues to excel with a first place finish. Katherine knocked 25 seconds off her previous season best.

The action in the Long Jump pit showed the hard work the girls have been putting in. They all set season bests by more than a foot each with Cassie Kane beating her previous best by 2 feet. Leaping Lauren Labbay soared more than a foot further than her previous best to land in 2nd place. Cassie Kane finished 3rd, and Miki Maeda added a foot to break 13 feet to finish 6th.

The Triple Jumpers exploded with some impressive performances. The Dau of Alyssa sailed more than 5 feet further than her previous best to finish 3rd and Caitlin Chambers landed with a season best by more than a foot to finish 4th.

In the Pole Vault pit, the vaulters continued on an upward trajectory. All the girls posted season bests with Lauren Labbay clearing 7-06 for 2nd place and both Emily McCracken and Hope Langworthy both cleared 7-00 to tie for 4th. In the High Jump, Sara York finished 2nd.

In the throwing events, Haley Frizzle was a one-person wrecking crew. She set season bests in all three events, In the Shot, she finished 3rd besting her previous best by a foot and a half. She finished 3rd in the Discus with a toss 9 feet longer than her previous best. In the Jav, Haley improved by a remarkable 23 feet. It was quite a day for Haley.


BASEBALL

Apr 29, 2016 - Late Rally Carries Eagles to 4-3 Win Over Brewer

MTA's pitcher Ryan Glass kept the Eagles in the game with five solid innings and the Eagle bats came alive in the top of the sixth with four runs to take a 4-2 lead. Adam Sirois and Kaileb Hawkes each worked an inning in relief to preserve the victory. Nick Merril led the Eagles attack with two hits and two RBIs. Brewer's Matt Poushard pitched well for Brewer allowing only four hits and striking out 10 through six innings.

Apr 28, 2016 - Lewiston Rallies, Beat Eagles 6-4

Garrett Moody had another stellar outing mixing up his pitches effectively and pitching well with men on base. The Eagles took advantage of some wildness by Blue Devils starter Brady Cusson to build an early 4-1 lead with a two-run first and two more in the third. The key hits were delivered by Ryan Mello, Jacob O'Neill, Nick Merrill and Kyle Brennan.

In the fourth inning, the Blue Devils narrowed the lead when they took advantage of some sloppy fielding and scored a pair of runs with just an infield hit. Lewiston rallied again in the sixth when Brock Star Belanger drove in Corey Harvey with a two-out single. Meanwhile, Blue Devils reliever Gordon Beckwith held the Eagles at bay over the final four innings. Lewiston rallied for two more runs in the seventh to provide the margin of victory.


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.


GIRLS LACROSSE

Arpil 21, 2016 - NYA Comes Back Strong, Beat Eagles 14-7

The Eagles jumped out to an early 4-1 lead halfway through the first half before the Panthers came roaring back outscoring the Eagles 13 to 3 the rest of the way. Isabelle Coleman led the way for NYA with six goals and Amber Rose and Callie Sturgeon both added three.

Fiona Hoang has her eyes on the ball
Fiona Hoang has her eyes on the ball

The Eagles started fast and Ronni Pelletier led the way. Three minutes in, Ronni converted an Erin Tome pass to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Ronni struck again. NYA's Isabelle Coleman kept the Panthers in the game with her first goal at 16:25. The Eagles' freshman Jessica Cloutier, filling in for the AWOL Emily Welch and Isa Blessington, was very impressive throughout the game. She collected her first Varsity goal when she moved in and scored after a nice Jordan Chase clear to make it 3-1. Ronni Pelletier once again was flying under the radar as she weaved her way through the Panthers' defense to make it 4-1 with 13:55 left in the quarter. To this point in the game, the Eagles were controlling play. But the Panthers kept scratching back. They closed the gap to 4-3 before Ronni Pelletier restored the Eagles lead to two goals, 5-3. NYA started to control play and scored three consecutive goals, the last of which came on a penalty to Eagles goalie Eleanor Skinner, which under the arcane rules of Girls Lacrosse, means the goalie has to move out of the net to the end line. Eleanor was able to get back in goal in time only to watch the shot dribble ever so slowly across the goal line. The half ended 6-5 with NYA holding the lead.

NYA's Isabelle Coleman continued her onslaught with a goal just 13 seconds into the second half. But Erin Tome (who had a great game overall, but the ball wasn't bouncing her way) moved in after receiving a clearing pass From Jordie Chase and beat NYA's goalie Jenna Block. At 20:23, Shannon Harty was awarded a free shot and she delivered to tie the game at 7 all. From then on, it was all NYA as they scored 7 unanswered goals.


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

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Week at a Glance

FRIDAY, May 6

Outdoor Track @ Morse 3:30

Boys Tennis HOME vs Bangor 4:00

Girls Tennis @ Bangor 4:00

Baseball @ Lawrence 4:00

Softball @ Lawrence 4:00

SATURDAY, May 7

Girls Lax HOME vs 10:00

Boys Tennis @ Edward Little 2:00

Baseball HOME vs Skowhegan 4:00

Softball HOME vs Skowhegan 4:00

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