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Calvary Chapel 2, Greenville 1

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Stephen Berenyi scored two penalty kicks, including one in overtime, to lift Calvary Chapel Christian  to the win. Devon Warman had five saves on six shots for Calvary. Tony Diangelo scored for Greenville 10 minutes into the second half. Alex Jardine stopped 12 of 14 shots.

Boys Soccer: Larrabee blazes path as Winslow coach

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette


Carrie Larrabee made a big decision when she decided to apply for the boys varsity soccer coaching job at Winslow High School. The former assistant coach with the girls program knew the challenges she would face and felt she was ready to tackle her first varsity coaching assignment.

"For me, initially it was a little bit of a question," Larrabee said. "I am the only woman coaching a boys team in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference and I realize the bull's-eye is on me."

Winslow fell on hard times last season, failing to qualify for the tournament and winning just four games. The Black Raiders had been one of the elite teams in the conference

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OT loss for ’Builders,Morse falls to Waterville 21-20, despite holding a late 14-0 lead

Sport: Football  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Bob Conn, Times Record Staff
BATH —  There was no way the Morse High School football team was going to lose its opener against Waterville at McMann Field on Friday night.

Not after taking a 14-0 lead to the fourth quarter, using three drives totaling over 23 minutes of offensive possession.

And, Waterville’s defenders, after an 18-play, 70-yard Morse drive that ate up nearly nine minutes of the third quarter, had their heads down, seemingly beaten.

But, the Panthers had other ideas, rising from the dead during a dominating fourth quarter that tied the game, then sending the Morse faithful home sad after a 21-20 overtime win in a Pine Tree Conference Class B opener.

“The toughest thing after this loss is to make the kids realize that they played a very good game tonight,” said Morse (0-1) coach Jason Libby, whose team has a potential tough one at rival Gardiner on Friday (7 p.m.). “I surely can’t ask for anymore effort from my team, but we have to be able to finish a game, especially with a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. But, I have to hand it Waterville because that is one well-coached team. They never gave up.”

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Football: Stern test for ’Hounds: Lisbon opens football season with 14-12 win at Oak Hill

Sport: Football  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Bob Conn, Times Record Staff

WALES — The Lisbon High School football team faced a stern test on Saturday, taking on new Campbell Conference member Oak Hill, which moved down this season after playing in Eastern Maine Class B.

The Greyhounds gave as well as they took, coming away with a hard-fought 14-12 victory in a game featuring hard hits, sacks and big plays.

Two factors played into Lisbon’s win.

First, the Greyhounds converted a 2-point conversion after a touchdown early in the fourth quarter for a 14-6 lead, and later stopped the Raiders on their try to tie the game a short time later

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Football: A grand opening: Brunswick stymies Edward Little 32-12 in football opener

Sport: Football  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By George Almasi, Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School came into Friday’s Pine Tree Conference football opener feeling that defensively, the Dragons could be pretty good.

Well, the offense can now stand up and take a bow in light of a big-play performance en route to a thorough dismantling of an undermanned Edward Little unit, 32-12.

How much did the Dragons dominate? Well, the hosts built up a 26-0 halftime lead (out-gained the Eddies 245-37 in the process) and head coach Dan Cooper went to his second-team offense midway through the third quarter.

Brunswick, scheduled to visit Skowhegan (a 41-12 loser to Bangor), chalked up nearly 350 total yards and got big plays from the likes of quarterback Stefan Jensen (3-for-7, 77 yards, 2 TDs), running back John Williams (111 yards before tweaking a knee) and receiver Rashon Edgerton.

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Boys' Soccer ( Portland Press) Preview: Players to Watch

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By RACHEL LENZI, Staff Writer

Ben Brewster, Cape Elizabeth, senior midfielder

Andrew Capelluti, Portland, senior defense/sweeper

Patrick Ciez, Windham, senior forward

Sam Cleaves, Waynflete, senior sweeper

Charlie Dupee, Deering, junior forward-midfield

Ebrahim Fazeli, Yarmouth, senior forward

Greg Gagne, Gorham, senior back

Henry Gould, Kennebunk, senior forward

Gabe Hoffman-Johnson, Falmouth, senior forward

Trevor Hoxsie, Scarborough, senior midfield/forward

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Boys' Soccer 9Portland Press) Preview: 10 Teams to Watch

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By RACHEL LENZI, Staff Writer

1. Falmouth

A team annually loaded with talent returns eight starters and plenty of offense, including All-American forward Gabe Hoffman-Johnson.

2. Yarmouth

The defending Class B champion returns two of its top players in Travis Merrill and Ebrahim Fazeli, and has a blend of youth and depth.

3. Scarborough

The defending Class A champion graduated 15 seniors but the rest of Class A agrees: The Red Storm are No. 1 until proven otherwise.

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Boys Soccer: Dog-gone good

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Dog-gone good
Fazal Nabi has been around the Portland Bulldogs' soccer team since he was 3, and now as a junior, he's the humble leader.

By RACHEL LENZI, Staff Writer

PORTLAND — Fazal Nabi only considered playing basketball once.

Nabi grew up playing soccer, and it was almost certain that he was bound for the Portland High boys' soccer team, following in the footsteps of his father, Mohammad, who played at Portland and was a coach in the program while Fazal was in elementary school.

But in middle school, the younger Nabi wanted to try something new. So at the urging of classmates, he showed up for basketball tryouts at King Middle School.

Nabi couldn't completely wrap himself around the idea of dribbling a ball with his hands and not his feet. He went back to playing soccer and has stuck with it since. Nabi, 16, enters the fall as a junior midfielder with the Bulldogs, and arguably one of the top players in Western Class A.

In two years, Nabi has 21 goals and 21 assists, but when he joined the Bulldogs as a freshman, he set expectations for himself.

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Maineiacs acquire Desveaux

Sport:   Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Justin Pelletier, Assistant Sports Editor, Online

LEWISTON — Even as the regular season bears down on the Lewiston Maineiacs, the team isn't done trying to fill in pieces of its competitive pie.

Over the long weekend, Lewiston acquired 19-year-old skater Marco Desveaux via waivers from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, bringing back to 15 the number of forwards on the Maineiacs' current roster.

"We've been looking to improve the physical component of our team," Maineiacs' president and coach Don MacAdam said. "(Desveaux) simply became available on waivers, and our scouts knew all about him, were very high on his character and his style fits a team need."

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Boys Soccer: Dirigo opens flood Gates

Sport:   Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Bob McPhee, Staff Writer

DIXFIELD — Forward Tyler Gates recorded a hat trick and added two assists as the Dirigo Cougars simply overpowered youthful Telstar 6-1 in a Mountain Valley Conference boys' soccer game at sun-drenched Harlow Park.

Dirigo (2-0) started strong with a potent offensive attack led by a senior foursome of Eric Bolduc (goal, two assists), Dylan Castonguay (goal), Cliff Turner (goal) and Gates. The four first-half goals were impressive as the Cougars utilized their aggressiveness to run down every loose ball and created numerous scoring opportunities.

"Things are coming together for us now," Gates said. "That certainly wasn't the case during preseason because teams were scoring on us and we also thought that we were invincible."

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Boys Soccer: Mt. Ararat rallies by Cony

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Staff Writer

AUGUSTA -- For the better part of Tuesday's game against Mt. Ararat, the Cony boys soccer team clung to a one-goal lead behind a strong defensive effort led by sophomore goalie Blake Doucette.

The Eagles from Topsham finally broke through with 12 minutes, 20 seconds left to play when Tim Bickford's left-to-right bullet found the corner of the net. Then just as the Rams were thinking overtime, Doucette dived to his tight to make a save and the rebound bounced to Ben Houde, who chipped the ball into an open goal.

The goal, with 43 seconds left, produced a 2-1 win for Mt. Ararat (1-0-1), generally one of the powers in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference. Cony, which opened the season with a 4-1 loss to southern division favorites Brunswick, fell to 0-2-0.

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Mustangs barely escape Rockland with win

Sport: Field Hockey  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Ron Hawkes

Click here to view photo gallery from this game. ROCKLAND — Tuesday morning Rockland’s goal keeper Mckyla Follett was among the top 25 field hockey players to watch in 2009 according to the Portland Press Herald. Tuesday evening, Follett showed everyone why she was on that list as she held one of if not the most potent offensive teams in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference to just two goals, turning away 16-of-18 shots from Mount View.

Follett also kept the Tigers in the game half way through the second half with the score 1-0 when her quick reflex’s stopped a hard penalty shot to her right in a beautiful move that looked like she hardly moved as she anticipated the shot perfectly and was waiting for the shot to get to her.

Mount View goes to 2-0 with the win while Rockland falls to 0-2 on the young season.

Mount View deserves a lot of credit as well as they just kept pounding the ball at Follett knowing eventually the ball would bounce off the boards for a goal and it did, twice.
Mount View's Alonia Horton, left, and Rockland's Allison Ward race to reach a loose ball during Tuesday's game in Rockland. Photo by Ron Hawkes

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Boys Soccer: Rams blank Eagles..Bangor displays balance in win

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark
BDN Staff
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor boys soccer team had very few blemishes en route to its 2008 Eastern Maine Class A championship, its 16-1-1 run marred only by an overtime loss to Scarborough in the state final and a regular-season tie with Messalonskee of Oakland.

The Rams showed some separation from Messalonskee in the first of two regular-season matches they will play this year, controlling play from start to finish during a 3-0 victory Tuesday evening.

“I was thrilled with the way the boys played,” said Bangor coach David Patterson, whose club is now 2-0. “They came right out of the gate very intense. We took advantage of our athleticism, and on top of that I thought we played some really nice soccer.”

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York field hockey defeats Wells in season opener

Sport: Field Hockey  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Carl Pepin

WELLS — Kellee Cribby's goal with 4:22 to play in the first half proved to be the game-winner as the York High School field hockey team opened its season with a 1-0 win at Wells on Saturday.

Cribby's goal came courtesy of a centering pass from Steph Lomasney.

The defending Class B state champions controlled much of the play at midfield. The Wildcats limited the Warriors to just a handful of scoring chances while they continually did an effective job of quickly transitioning from defense to offense.

"It's always a battle when we play Wells," York coach Barb Marois said.

Solid contributions were made by senior captain Ali Graziano, junior midfielder Hannah Keating, and junior defenders Shelly Potter and Chelsea Morley.

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String is over, but NYA girls look tough again

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: September 9th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Panthers, who had a five-year string of soccer state titles end last season, open with a 7-2 victory against Gray-NG.
By PAUL BETIT, Staff Writer September 9, 2009

YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy midfielder Courtney Dumont has a relatively modest goal for this schoolgirl soccer season.

"I just want to help my team and contribute," she said.

Dumont contributed in a big way Tuesday, scoring five goals to lead the Panthers to a season-opening 7-2 victory against Gray-New Gloucester in a Western Maine Conference game.

"She made chances for herself and she finished them," NYA Coach Charles Fischman said.

"She didn't let them go to waste. She's a senior now, and it's good to see she's taking advantage of the things she's learned over the years and applying them."

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