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OUTDOOR TRACK @ WATERVILLE RELAYS

Track season is upon is and both the Girls and Boys had their talent on display ... Read more

BOYS LACROSSE VS MCI / NOKOMIS

The Eagles offense, led by Connor Brown, controlled play the majority ... Read more

BOYS TENNIS VS EDWARD LITTLE

2018 ushers in the post Nick Mathieu era. The Eagles have talent, but are still ... Read more

GIRLS TENNIS VS BRUNSWICK

The Girls opened the season against a tough, seasoned Brunswick team and lost ... Read more


Monday, Apr 23, 2018 - Late Breaking Scores

BASEBALL: MTA 7 - Morse 2

SOFTBALL: Morse 6 - MTA 5

OUTDOOR TRACK

April 21, 2018 - Eagles Kick off Season at Waterville Relays

Track season is upon is and both the Girls and Boys had their talent on display. I keep thinking the Girls are loaded and that the Boys are "merely" pretty good. The Boys keep proving me wrong as they did all winter long. The Boys won the meet and the Girls came in second.

Both teams are deep and the youngsters keep making them better. Last years's freshmen Girls team was one of the best in recent years, but this year's team may be even better. Somehow, the Boys are flying under (my) radar. But they keep putting up the results. The freshman class of Boys is also one of the best in recent years.

The structure of the Waterville Relays (surprise, surprise) consists of a eclectic series of relays. Depth makes a huge difference. The marquee event of the day was the Mile. In the Boys mile, Lisandro Berry-Gaviria battled Waterville's Nick Dall all the way before Lisandro pulled away on the final lap to in in a time of 4:30.31, which is super fast for this early in the season. The Eagles depth in this event was evident with freshmen Jace Hollenbach, Nate Cohen, and Andrew Chamberlain finishing 5-6-7 and sophomore Lucas Bergeron finishing 8th. In the Girls Mile, it was seemingly as easy as 1-2-3. Katherine Leckbee showed she is in tip top shape early and ready to maintain her four-year legacy as one of MTA's premier distance runners. But don't be surprised if freshmen Karlie Leighton (2) and Camila (abc...xyz) Ciembroniewicz (3) start to challenge Katherine as the season progresses. Senior Josie Miller, who has an impressive career, cracked the Top Ten with a 9th place finish.

The results were a little more clear cut in the field events. In the Long Jump, despite the temporary absence of Dalton Streeter, Maximo Varela represented the next generation well with a leap 18-11.75 to capture first place. Freshmen Owen Yasbira had an impressive debut in the event with a 5th place finish and Jumpin' Jax Hollenbach finished 7th out of 20 competitors. On the Girls side of the ledger, Brea Holtet let it fly with a personal best leap of 13-02 to finish 3rd.

In the Triple Jump, Maximo, Jax and freshman Joshua Huntsman finished 4-5-8. Caitlyn Chambers opened the season with an impressive PR leap of 27-11 to finish second. Emily Smith and Sadie Skinner finished 1-2 in the Pole Vault.

Over in the oft-neglected Javelin pit, Max Spelke continued to turn some heads with a PR by 10 feet to win the Jav.

Stay tuned to this team. They are going places.

BOYS LACROSSE

April 17, 2018 - Eagles Let the Good Times Roll 16-0 over MCI

Daniel Jackson starts the clear afer making the save
Daniel Jackson starts the clear afer making the save

The Eagles offense, led by Connor Brown, controlled play the majority of the game. Connor finished with five goals and five assists. When MCI did get the ball in the Eagles defensive zone, Dan Jackson stoppped them in goal and led the transition right back to offense with some seeing-eye clearing passes.

The Eagles didn't waste any time getting started. The Brown brothers teamed up to get the Eagles on the board less than a minute into the game. Connor Brown worked his man behind the net and hit bro Keegan on a nice cut through the middle. Keegan fired and beat MCI's goalie Kahlden Briggs. Less than a minute later, Connor Brown circled from behind, picked his spot, shot, and beat Briggs to make it 2-0. The Eagles continued to apply pressure. Connor Brown took his defender to the left flank and spotted Matt Lawrence busting across the middle. Matt took the pass and deposited it in the back of the net to make it 3-0.

The Eagles were on a goal a minute pace. Jacob Sargent kept the tempo at allegro as he displayed his stickhandling skills with some nifty moves as he slithered by three defenders in the middle and made it 4-0.

At the seven-minute mark, MCI got off a couple of threatening shots, but Eagles goalie Dan Jackson came up with a couple of nice saves. Back in the the offensive end, Addison Rineer made a nice move in the flank and sent a quick pass to Connor Brown, who was looming 10 yards out in front of the net. Connor took the pass and rifled a low, underhand shot to the back of the net to make it 5-0. With 27 seconds left in the quarter, Riley Morin gave the Eagles a 6-0 lead.

Connor Brown was in control the entire game
Connor Brown was in control the entire game

In the second quarter, the Eagles showed no signs of letting up. Connor Brown was working along the sideline when he spotted Matt Lawrence on a hard cut through the middle. Connor threaded the needle with a perfect pass that Matt sent past the beleaguered MCI goalie. The next goal exemplified the kind of day it was for both Connor Brown and the entire MCI team in general. Connor beat three defenders, drew a slashing penalty, and, oh yeah, he scored on the play.

Goalie Dan Jackson initiated the next goal with a long clearing pass to Jacob Sargent. Jacob moved the ball aggressively into the offensive zone. As the MCI defenders moved to stop Jacob, he alertly dished off to a wide open Connor Brown. It was not a fair match as Connor beat Briggs again for his fourth goal of the game. Eli Schoenberg joined the scoring parade when he bounced his shot perfectly to the low far corner. With 17 seconds left in the half, Zach Caouette made it 11-0.

Zach picked up his second goal of the game to open the second half (and to invoke the Mercy rule). Hayden Libby added a goal and Jacob Sargent scored his third goal of the game to make it 13-0. Sean Roberts had a nice coast-to-coast clear that culminated with Connor Brown's fifth and final goal of the game. In the fourth quarter, sophomore Jacob Sargent picked up his third goal of the game to close out the scoring as the Eagles ran out the clock.

Not all games are going to be this easy, but it was fun to see every one get a chance to play and for the team to work on its plays. Eleven players ended up in the scoring column for the Eagles.

BOYS TENNIS

April 12, 2018 - Eagles Clip Eddies 4-1

2018 ushers in the post Nick Mathieu era. The Eagles have talent, but are still sorting things out. They got off to a solid start with a 4-1 trouncing over Edward Little.

#1 Matt Mosher started out slowly, but started to control play later as he stroked his way past EL's Caleb Yarnevich 6-4, 6-1. Ryan Glass, playing at #2, over-powered EL's Logan Alexander 6-1, 6-1. Zander Chown finessed his way past Keenan Alexander 6-3, 6-4.

In Doubles action, Nathan Kofroth teamed up with Luke Curnin to win in three sets, 6-2, 5-7, and 6-2. Eli Begert and David Neufeld fell to EL's Evan Saltis and Cooper Watkinson 6-4, 6-1

In exhibition play, EL's Gavin Toussant defeated Jacob Fusco 6-4, 6-1.

GIRLS TENNIS

April 12, 2018 - Girls Drop Opener to Dragons 5-0

The Girls opened the season against a tough, seasoned Brunswick team and lost 5-0. It's early in the season and look for the Eagles to improve over the course of the season under the tutelage of long time coach Sheila Bohlin.

In singles action, Meriwether Stockford dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match to Brunswick's Anna Parker. Brunswick's Scrapchansky sisters proved they are just as formidable on the tennis court as they are on the soccer pitch posting 6-0, 6-1, and 6-2, 6-0 victories over Lizzie Garver and Ryley Leech (no slouch on the soccer field herself).

In Doubles action, the sisters Trebilcock lost a pair of 6-0 sets to Brunswick's Abby Park and Galen Gaze. The Eagles #2 doubles team consisting of Chloe Warren and Katie Doughty put up a battle before succumbing to Zoe Battie and Erin Coughlin, 6-3, 6-2.

In exhibition play, the Eagles doubles team of Riley Robertson and Yana Humenyuk dropped their match 8-2 to Brunswick's Bella Driscoll and Lia Rand.

INDOOR TRACK

Click here to view a season summary of each Male athlete or here to view a season summary of each Female athlete.

March 3, 2018 - Lisandro Berry-Gaviria 6th in Mile at New Englands

Sophomore Lisandro Berry-Gaviria completed an impressive season with a 6th place finish in the Mile. Lisandro ran 4:24.23. Dalton Streeter finished 19th in the Long Jump with a leap of 19-08.00. Tyler Bernier made his inaugural appearance in the 600 Meters (a distance not run in the state of Maine). Tyler finished 29th.

Katherine Leckbee ran a strong race to finish 25th in the 2 Mile. Finally, the Girls 4 x 800 Relay team consisting of Josie Miller, Rebecca French, Sara York, and Katherine Leckbee finished 18th.

NORDIC SKIING

Click here to see a race by race season summary of each athlete's results.

Mar 3, 2018 - Wilbraham, Leighton Qualify at Broomhall Classic

Jenny Wilbraham finished 4th in the Broomhall Classic Qualifier held at Black Mountain. Jenny skied her fastest time of the year and knocked off more than 30 seconds from her time at the State Championship a week earlier. Freshman Karli Leighton also competed and finished 22nd overall. Karli's time placed her in the top 5 in the U16 division. Karli also recorded her best time of the year and qualified. Both girls will ski in New York next week.

WRESTLING

Congratulations to Ben Laurence and Brett Raio who both finished fourth in their weight class at the New England Qualifier.

BOYS HOCKEY

Feb 21, 2018 - Eagles Fall to Eddies 7-1

by A J Kavanaugh

AUBURN - Cam Sturgis scored a hat trick to lead Edward Little to a 7-1 victory over Mt. Ararat /Lisbon /Morse Wednesday night at Norway Savings Bank Arena.

The Red Eddies (11-6-1) also got a goal and an assist from Ben Lane-Robichaud and two assists from both Dylan Campbell and Gunnar Winslow. Ben Cassidy, Logan Alexander, and Eli Thiboudeau also scored. EL netminders Gavin Toussaint and Reece Rodrigue combined for 14 saves in the win.

The Eagles (9-9) tied things up 1-1 when Noah Austin scored his 23rd goal of the season shorthanded early the the 2nd period. Mt. Ararat /Lisbon /Morse's Cade Charron was superb in goal despite taking the loss, making 42 saves on the night.

The Eddies clinched the 2nd seed for the playoffs in Class A North, while the Eagles must wait for regular season play to wrap up this week as they currently sit just outside the playoffs in 7th position.

SWIMMING

NOTE: Click the roster to see a season summary for each swimmer's results.

Feb 19, 2018 - PRs Dominate at Girls State Swim Championship

Anna Harbo lowered her school record in the 500 Free and several girls swam PRs at the State Championship meet held at Orono. The Girls finished 15th overall in a strong field.

Anna Harbo, who limited Cora Spelke's reign as school record holder to a week, when she swam a new school record a week later in early December, was in peak form at the State Championship. She trimmed almost 5 seconds off the record to touch out with a Top 10 finish (9th) in 5:44.08. But don't feel to sorry for Cora. She still has three years to set her sights on that record and, if she swims like she did in the Championship meet, she has a good chance to. Meanwhile, getting back to the reality of the current day, Cora was busy distinguishing herself. She registered the Eagles top finish with a 4th place finish in the 100 Back. She also swam a solid 200 Free to finish 16th. Kaitlyn Doughty set a PR and has lowered her time by by five seconds since the beginning the season in the 100 Back. In the 200 Free, Grace Trebilcock swam a PR by 5 seconds and Gabby Rowe swam a strong race.

In the 50 Free, the intrepid trio of Madigan Saunders, Madelin Svetin, and Abbie Anderson were all closely bunched. Madelin and Abby both swam PRs, but Madigan led the band finishing 23rd, followed by Madelin in 26th place, and Abbie right behind in 29th place. In the 100 Free, Abbie (28th) reversed the tables with another PR time, besting Madigan, who finished in 34th place.

The svelte one, Madelin Svetin, had a strong race in the 100 Fly with an 11th place finish and a PR by an amazing 3 seconds. Anna Harbo set a new PR in the event to finish 27th. Grace Trebilcock represented the Eagles well in the 100 Breast with a 31st place finish.

Feb 17, 2018 - Boys Impress at State Swim Championship

The Boys travelled to Orono to compete in the Boys State Swim Championship on Saturday. The Boys, who are small in number, but big in heart and effort, sent four swimmers to the meet. Devin Hoskins, the newly christened MTA record holder in the 100 Yard Breast, registered a couple of Top 10 finishes. Devin finished 9th in the 100 Yard Breast and 10th in the 200 Individual Medley. In the speed events, Robby Hyde also touched out with a Top 10 finish in the 50 Free. Robby then swam to a 13th place finish in the 100 Yard Free. Max Bickford swam a PR in the 100 Yard free to finish 21st overall. Max followed that performance with a 23rd place finish in the 100 Back, followed by Sam Wright, who swam well, to finish in 39th place.

The Boys teamed up and swam to an impressive 10th place finish in the 200 Medley Relay and 16th in the 200 Free.

Feb 19, 2018 - PRs Dominate at Girls State Swim Championship

Anna Harbo lowered her school record in the 500 Free and several girls swam PRs at the State Championship meet held at Orono. The Girls finished 15th overall in a strong field.

Anna Harbo, who limited Cora Spelke's reign as school record holder to a week, when she swam a new school record a week later in early December, was in peak form at the State Championship. She trimmed almost 5 seconds off the record to touch out with a Top 10 finish (9th) in 5:44.08. But don't feel to sorry for Cora. She still has three years to set her sights on that record and, if she swims like she did in the Championship meet, she has a good chance to. Meanwhile, getting back to the reality of the current day, Cora was busy distinguishing herself. She registered the Eagles top finish with a 4th place finish in the 100 Back. She also swam a solid 200 Free to finish 16th. Kaitlyn Doughty set a PR and has lowered her time by by five seconds since the beginning the season in the 100 Back. In the 200 Free, Grace Trebilcock swam a PR by 5 seconds and Gabby Rowe swam a strong race.

In the 50 Free, the intrepid trio of Madigan Saunders, Madelin Svetin, and Abbie Anderson were all closely bunched. Madelin and Abby both swam PRs, but Madigan led the band finishing 23rd, followed by Madelin in 26th place, and Abbie right behind in 29th place. In the 100 Free, Abbie (28th) reversed the tables with another PR time, besting Madigan, who finished in 34th place.

The svelte one, Madelin Svetin, had a strong race in the 100 Fly with an 11th place finish and a PR by an amazing 3 seconds. Anna Harbo set a new PR in the event to finish 27th. Grace Trebilcock represented the Eagles well in the 100 Breast with a 31st place finish.


Feb 17, 2018 - Boys Hockey Hi-Lites vs Skowhegan


Feb 17, 2018 - Boys Hockey Senior Night Ceremony


Cheerleaders Perform on Senior Night



BOYS BASKETBALL

Feb 8, 2018 - Dragons Beat Eagles 68-38

It was the season finalé for these two cross town rivals. The game lacked a bit of luster as Brunswick was safely ensconced in the playoff bracket and the Eagles were on the outside looking in. That scenario gave Coach Jeff Hogan free rein to give his eight seniors plenty of playing time in the last game of their high school careers on Senior Night.

Peter Lavan goes up and over his man for two
Peter Lavan goes up and over his man for two

Peter Lavan provided one of the high lites of the first quarter when he lowered his shoulder, and bulldozed his way thru a defender, reminiscent of his time on the football field. Peter turned from brute force to finesse when he finished a soft touch floater that rippled through the net. A Ryan Mello penetration culminated in a dish to Jarad Balsar for an easy two. Ryan later scored one of his prototypical all hustle drives. His shot didn't fall, but he was right there to convert the put back. The Eagles trailed 16-7 after the first quarter.

Austin Damon, who has played his heart out all year, made his presence known in the second quarter. He sank a pair of free throws and then completed a power drive for two more points. Seniors Tanner Greenleaf, Mike Rogers, and Greg Malin all got on the board. Tanner converted two free throws. Mike hit a 15-foot baseline J, and Greg swished a three-pointer. Brunswick held a comfortable 34-18 lead at the half.

Ryan Mello hustled his way to a basket on a put back to start the second half. Max Spelke finished a drive with a pirouette move before he dropped his shot in and Nate Taylor came off the bench firing as he drained a shot from three-point land. Peter Lavan showed that the big guy has some moves with some nice gyrations under the hoop as he layed it in.

Kyle Brennan lit up the fourth quarter with an old-fashioned three-point play and another hoop. Seniors James Singleton and Ben Freeman got on the board with baskets in the closing seconds as the Eagles finished their season with a 7-11 record.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Feb 8, 2018 - Eagles Season Ends, Lose 70-25 to Dragons

Abby Sirois prepares to pass to the open man
Abby Sirois prepares to pass to the open man

It was senior Night at the Hangar and the Coach Morris and the Ararat Nation honored their two seniors, Caitlyn Smith and Lauren Sturgess for all their contributions to the program in a pre-game ceremony.

The Dragons, who came into the game unbeaten (17-0) and ranked #1 in the Heal point standings were intent on completing a perfect season. They took control from the start, bursting out to a 13-0 lead before the Eagles were able to get a shot. Caitlyn Smith and Ainsley Bryant scored the only points for the Eagles. Meanwhile, Brunswick's defense was pressing and forced many Eagle turnovers. Offensively, the Dragons were hitting from both the inside and outside on their way to a 20-2 lead at the first break.

Things got a little better in the second quarter for the Eagles. Theresa Breed went to work in the paint. Theresa does what Theresa does best - drive to the hoop and get fouled. Of course, she also is a great foul shooter. She made six in a row. Lauren Sturgess added a fee throw and Alexa Eaton hit a baseline jumper with 40 seconds left in the half.

In the second half, Lauren Sturgess heated up and scored six consecutive points for the Eagles. She converted on a put-back and a pair of treys that gave the crowd something to cheer about. The Eagles were shut out in the final quarter until the last minute when Alexa Eaton hit a pair of free throws. Ainsley Bryant and Jaden Lohr added freebies in the final seconds.


Feb 3, 2018 - Girls Hockey Honors it Seniors and Coach Ron Hutchins


Feb 3, 2018 - Eola Saucier Wins Hobey Baker Award


GIRLS HOCKEY

Feb 3, 2018 - Eagles Drop Season Finale to Dragons 6-4

From the drop of the puck to the final buzzer, this game was a barnburner. The teams skated up and down the ice and gave the large crowd on Senior Night lots to cheer about.

Alyssa Dau glides along the boards
Alyssa Dau glides along the boards

The Eagles were assessed a penalty early on. Gabby Mason, playing in goal for the Eagles, made two quick saves before Colleen McKearney scored with an assist going to Tasha Schneiderat. The Eagles came right back when Alyssa Dau broke in and snapped off a wrist shot. Brunswick's goalie, Hannah Wentworth, made the save, but the left the rebound out front, but unfortunately no Eagle could collect it. The teams continued to skate both ends of the ice. Gabby Mason made a nice pad save and Brunswick's Collen McKearney was showing her muscle. She leveled Chloe Beattie at center ice and on the same shift leveled another Eagle. Two pretty hard hits in a no checking game and no penalties were called. But the Eagles got their revenge seconds later when Ema Hawkes broke in and fired and Maddy Young picked up loose puck and tied the score.

Brunswick was whistled for a tripping call and then another Dragon penalty put the Eagles on two-man power play advantage. But the Brunswick defense stepped up and kept the Eagles from getting any good scoring opportunities. Action picked up at both ends of the ice in the closing minutes. Ema Hawkes was in the center of the action on offense for the Eagles. She created a good chance when she outraced her defender and fired. Brunswick broke right back and had a couple of shots that Gabby Mason turned away. Next, it was Ema's turn and she wristed a shot the whistled just wide. With 47 seconds left, Alyssa Dau broke in alone. Wentworth made the save, but Kayleigh Temple roared in and blasted the puck past Wentworth to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead after the first period.

Maddy Young shoots fom the slot
Maddy Young shoots fom the slot

The Eagles came out flying to start the second period. Ema Hawkes broke in, made a nice move, shifted to her backhand, but was robbed by Wentworth. Eola Saucier followed with a hard shot that soared high. With the Eagles playing a man down, Tasha Schneiderat skated in from the corner and took a tough angle shot that somehow got past Gabby Mason to tie the game at 2-2. After Brunswick killed off a penalty, they responded with two goals to take a 4-2 lead. In the closing minutes, after Bre Hunter had won a battle along the boards and sent the puck into the offensive zone, she was rewarded by Colleen McKerney with a Brad Marchand-worthy elbow to Bre's head. In the closing minute, McKerney delivered a cross check in front of her net away from the play. No calls were made.

The third period sent the excitement meter off the charts. Both teams were flying up and down the ice. Maddy Young and Lexi Saxton worked together to get a pair of shots. Ema Hawkes kept the pressure when she sent a centering pass through the crease. At the other end, Gabby Mason stuffed a Brunswick attacker who had broken in alone. At 10:52, Maddy Young was buzzing at center ice, She picked up a mishandled puck and broke in and poked it past Wentworth to make it a one-goal game, 4-3. But Brunswick's Elena Palmer (daughter of MTA Track Coach, Stu Palmer) scored the first of her two goals to restore Brunswick's two-goal lead. The Eagles answered on the next shift. Lexi Saxton picked up a loose puck and beat Wentworth to narrow the deficit to 5-4 with 8:31 left. The Eagles kept the pressure on. Eola Saucier wristed a shot from the slot that challenged Wentworth. Ema Hawkes pranced in from the right side and fired a shot that Wentworth rejected. Kayleigh Temple loaded her cannon from the point and fired. Eola Saucier tipped the shot just wide. With five minutes remaining, Elena Palmer made two nifty moves, moved in, and beat Gabby to her glove side to make it 6-4. The Eagles were starting to run out of gas, but Colby Leighton made a valiant attempt with some hard work along the boards and a shot that was saved by Wentworth

Congratulations to the seniors who played their last high school game and made it an exciting one. Video of the ceremony coming soon.

Jan 24, 2018 - Cody Holman Wrestles vs Morse


Jan 9, 2018 - Girls Basketball vs Morse Hi-Lites


Jan 9, 2018 - Boys Basketball vs Morse Hi-Lites




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2017-18 SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE

Official Mt Ararat sports schedule

Week at a Glance

MONDAY, Apr 23

Boys Tennis HOME vs Brunswick 4:00

Girls Tennis vs Messalonskee @ Maine Golf and Tennis Academy 4:00

Baseball HOME vs Morse 4:15

Softball HOME vs Morse 4:15

TUESDAY, Apr 24

Outdoor Track KVAC Meet @ Mt Blue 3:30

Girls Lacrosse HOME vs Morse 6:30

WEDNESDAY, Apr 25

Girls Tennis HOME vs Cony 4:00

Boys Tennis @ Cony 4:00

Boys Lacrosse @ Oak Hill 4:00

Baseball @ Oxford Hills 4:30

Softball @ Oxford Hills 4:30

THURSDAY, Apr 26

No games scheduled

FRIDAY, Apr 27

Outdoor Track KVAC Meet HOME 3:30

Girls Tennis HOME vs Oxford Hills 4:00

Boys Tennis @ Hampden 4:00

Baseball HOME vs Bangor 4:15

Softball HOME vs Bangor 4:15

SATURDAY, Apr 28

Girls Lacrosse HOME vs NYA 11:00

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