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GIRLS LACROSSE PICTURE DAY
The Girls got all dressed up for an unusal Picture Day Photo Shoot ... View Slideshow
BOYS JV BASEBALL PICTURE DAY
See tomorrow's stars today... View Slideshow
GIRLS TENNIS SCRIMMAGE VS MORSE
It was Picture Day and the first warm day of spring. It seemed like a ... Read more
BOYS LACROSSE SCRIMMAGE VS HYDE
The Boys show Promise in Early Season Scrimmage against Hyde ... View pics
April 14, 2014 - Eagles Scrimmage vs Morse
It was Picture Day and the first warm day of spring. It seemed like a perfect day for tennis. But the clouds moved in, the temperature plummeted as fast as a Christine Levesque drop shot and the winds were as stinging as an Amy Segars crisp cross-court forehand. In other words, a typical spring day in Maine.
The Eagles co-captains Izzy Leon and Amy Segars look to lead an experienced team this year. Right now, Amy, Christine Levesque, and Alison Melcher hold down the top three Singles spots. All three girls are mobile and have good serves, solid ground strokes, and decisive net play. The doubles team of Eliza Hodge and Priscilla Whitney are extremely competitive and looked particularly strong against Morse. Eva Jensen and Marie Ring are the early leaders for the second doubles team and showed they can challenge for the first double team with a impressive win over their Morse opponents.
It should be an exciting season.
April 12, 2014 - Batting Cages Opened
Saturday morning, the volunteers and members of the Mt Ararat Baseball team christened the new batting cages that greet students and visitors as they drive along Eagles Way en route to the High School campus. The cages are a joint venture between local businesses and volunteers who provided financial help, materials, and sweat equity to get the cages built.
Parent volunteers and financial contributors Jeff Kelly and Mike Moody had the deserved honor of throwing the first pitches to their sons Cole and Garret respectively. The crack of the bats resonated over the field and signified the true arrival of spring on a beautiful sunny day.
A big thank you to Atlantic Regional Credit Union, Enterprise Electric, Downeast Energy and Hancock Lumber for their generous support. The cages are open for use by the public.
2013-14 Girls Basketball Season Recap
The Girls finished with a 3-15 record. After last years team's career best performance and the loss of four quality starters, a drop off in wins was expected. The Basketball gods conspired to place even more obstacles in the path of the Eagles. First, their was the relo of Olivia Swan, a top notch talent, to Spanish Fort High School in Alabama. Then Katie Labbay, last year's floor leader and chief good decision maker, was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Adjustments had to be made and just when the Eagles were starting to click, superstar Caitlin LaFountain missed 5 games with a concussion. Of course, with every black cloud, there is a silver lining and the Eagles produced plenty of thrills and skills this past season.
2013-14 Sportsmanship Award Winner
Let's start with Caitlin LaFountain, who appears among the top fiveall time leaders in almost every statistical categories for the Eagles. Statistics don't begin to tell the whole story when it comes to calculating the value that Caitlin brought to the team. She was the "go-to" girl. Everyone on the opposing teams knew it and Caitlin never failed to deliver whether it was overcoming a double team by driving, shooting or passing. She was no shrinking violet on the boards either. Speaking of non-shrinking violets, Libby Davis played an aggressive style throughout the year. One of my personal favorites, Libby knows how to go to the hoop. She plays the same hard-nosed game whether leading by 20 or trailing by 20. She was the spiritual leader and main cheerleader for the team.
Lindsey Cornelison had another superb season, including a school record, single-game record of 18 rebounds against Brunswick that keyed the biggest upset of the year. Lindsey's shot making capabilities are non-discriminatory as she consistently hit from inside and outside. Alison Melcher is the prototypical power forward. She has an uncanny understanding of the game, where people are, and where the ball is going to be that adds another dimension to her game. With Caitlin gone next year, look for both Lindsey and Alison to develop into top flite scorers.
The absence of Katie Labbay provided a vacuum that Sara Lamb more than adequately filled. Sara became the field general of the team. She nailed 23 three-pointers during the season including a school record 6 treys against Edward Little that followed a five three-pointer performance against Oxford Hills. Erin Tome is a talented all around athlete who didn't see a lot of playing time, but should provide back court support next year. Four freshmen played on the varsity. Nikki Bradstreet was named KVAC Rookie of the Year. Possessor of Rondo-like speed and agility, Nikki can run the court, drive, and light it up from the outside. She also is a tenacious defender. Kate Guerin saw a lot of action as sixth man. She showed a lot of Mallory Nelson-like skills with strong moves to the hoop and the ability to out-muscle opponents underneath for rebounds. Lauren Labbay and Kaitlyn Cox did not see a lot of playing time, but got a taste of varsity play that will benefit them in the future.
Finally, the Eagles were awarded the 2014 Sportsmanship award. This is not surprising for a Kelly LaFountain coached team. Kelly, who announced she is leaving the program to spend more time with her family, will be missed. She was a classy lady as well as an excellent coach.