Our Stories ::

Search our stories

Edward Little tops KVAC A preseason poll

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: November 17th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Edward Little of Auburn, which reached the Eastern Maine Class A boys basketball championship game last winter, was picked as the top team for the 2008-09 season in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A coaches preseason poll.


Read Full Story: Click Here

 

 

Special teams spark Shipbuilders to title

Sport: Football  Posted: November 17th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

On a day where Mount Desert Island’s defense was stuffing the Shipbuilders’ bruising running game, the No. 5 seed relied on Ryan Chaney’s kickoff return for a touchdown, two intercep-tions (one by Chaney) and a late field goal from Ethan Kingsbury to rally for a 10-7 victory to claim the title.


Read Full Story: Click Here

 

 

Scores from Boys MBR All-Star Weekend 11/16

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: November 17th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Thanks to all the participants, it was a great day...

We'll be adding links to photos, some video and more as the week unfolds...

Games to be replayed on "CW" on Staurday night. We'll give more info soon.. The MBR17u vs. Lee Academy Prep will be played this Saturday night on the "CW Game of the week" and the Class B game on the following Saturday..


Schedule / rosters below..

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Time
12:00 Boys D East VS. D West
1:05 Boys C East VS. C West
2:10 Boys Class of 2012 East VS. Class of 2012 West
3:15 Boys Lee Academy Prep VS. MBR
5:00 Dunk Contest
5:45 Boys B West VS. B East
6:50 Boys A West VS. A East

D East 68
D West 51
D West 51
# Name HGT year School points scored
44 Cam Miller 5'9 2010 Valley 4
45 Richard Chilson 5'9" 2009 Greenville 1
63 Quinn Philbrick 5'11" 2009 Rangeley 8
66 Eric Murrin 5'11 2010 Richmond 11
69 Kyle Rines 6' 2009 Buckfield 5
71 Eric Curtis 6'0" 2009 Richmond 7
73 Tyler Weymouth 6'1 2009 Buckfield 12
74 Bryan Litchfield 6'1" 2009 Buckfield 2
90 Cody Gilboe 6'3" 2010 Forest Hills 1
91 Nathan Hopkins 6'4 2010 Vinalhaven dns
D East 68
# Name HGT year School points scored
42 Manny Martinez 5'7" 2009 Central Aroostook 8
61 Brett Bradford 5'10" 2009 Bgr. Christian 6
62 Chad James 5'10 2009 Woodland 11
63 Austin Dufour 5'11 2009 Fort Fairfield 4
65 Dakota Sleeper 5'11 2010 So. Aroostook 3
73 Ben Sears 6'0" 2009 Woodland 6
76 Doug Sharpe 6'1 2009 Fort Fairfield 6
78 Eben Powers 6'1" 2009 DIS 15
83 Keith Curtis 6'2 2010 Woodland 2
84 Brad Trask 6'2 2009 Easton 7


C East 93
C West 70
C West 70
# Name HGT year School points scored
54    Zack    Farrington - 5'9    2009    Winthrop 8
59    Nick    Hinkley    5'10    2009    Wiscasset 11
62    Chandler    White    5'10    2010    Livermore  2
64    Brennen    Connor    5'11    2009    Traip 3
70    Isaac    Brower    6'0    2009    Hyde 7
83    Eric    Modica    6'3"    2009    Traip 7
86    Jason     Dennison    6'3    2009    Wiscasset 7
93    Tyler    Cummings - injured    5'10    2009    Hall-Dale   
101    Aaron    Allen    6'5    2009    St. Doms 8
106    David    Duncan    6'7    2010    Hyde 7
108    Thomas    Knight    6'8"    2009    Dirigo 10
C East 93
# Name HGT year School points scored
44 Ben Teer 5'8" 2010 Washington Acad. 20
58 Matt Smith 5'10 2009 Washington Acad. 8
60 Noah Von Rotz 5'10 2010 Washington Acad. 21
66 Jordan Leeman 5'11 2009 Calais 11
69 Blake Chase 6'0 2009 Narraguagus 7
70 James Bates 6'0 2009 Houlton 2
81 Charlie Osborne 6'1 2009 Stearns 10
89 Rashad Frasier 6'4 2010 GSA 4
91 Nick Saunders 6'4 2009 GSA 6
97 Cam Shorey - injured 6'3 2011 Calais
98 Cal Shorey 6'4" 2009 Calais 4


Class of 2012 East 58
Class of 2012 West 65
Class of 2012 West 65
# Name HGT year School points scored
42 Patrick Green 5'6 2012 Deering 2
43 Jordan Muller 5'8 2012 South Portland dns
57 Cal London 5'9" 2012 Deering 2
60 John Amabile 5'10" 2012 Deering 11
67 James Kapothanasis 5'11 2012 Cheverus 2
72 Louie DiStasio 6'0 2012 Cheverus 7
76 Willy DeFanti 6'1 2012 Portland 14
77 Cam Olson 6'1 2012 Cheverus 6
78 Nick DiBiase 6'1 2012 Deering 9
79 Nolan Allen 6'2" 2012 Windham 12
Class of 2012 East 58
# Name HGT year School points scored
43 Christian McCue 5'9 2012 Hampden 5
64 Drew Sansing 5'11 2012 Washington Acad. 3
67 Brendan York 5'11 2012 Central Aroostook 2
68 Matt Alley 6'0" 2012 Jonesport-Beals 12
80 Chris Braley 6'1 2012 Nokomis 3
86 Walker Cooper 6'3" 2012 Cony 7
88 Logan Poirier 6'3 2012 Hampden 2
92 Justin Alley 6'4" 2012 Jonesport-Beals 8
103 Aidan Hadley 6'5" 2012 Rockland 12
104 Fred Knight 6'5" 2012 Hampden 4

Lee Academy Prep 91
MBR 17u 82
MBR 17u ( Red) 82
# Name HGT year School points scored
 36 Ben Teer 5'8" 2010 Wash. Acad dns
61 Koang Thoak 5'10" 2010 Portland 12
75 Stefano Mancini 6'1 2010 Falmouth dns
84 Keegan Hyland 6'3 2010 South Portland 38
87 Indiana Faithfull 6'3" 2010 Cheverus 3
100 Nich Jobin 6'5" 2010 Westbrook 2
102 Trevor Tierney 6'5" 2010 Greely 6
104 Jacob Moore 6'5 2010 Hampden dns
107 Dominic Borelli 6'7" 2010 Westbrook 11
108 Thomas Knight 6'8" 2009 Dirigo 10
Coach: Carl Parker
Lee Academy Prep (White)
# Name HGT grade School points scored
3 Jonathan Marsh 6'0" 13 Buffalo,NY 11
10 Justin Zhao 6'6" 11 Dongguan,China 5
11 Tade Ogunbona 6'4" 13 Lynn,MA dns
12 Samer Jasser 6'9" 13 Israel 8
15 Winston Graham 6'2" 11 Bronx,NY 3
23 William Barber 6'3" 13 New Albany, IN 14
24 LuisMedina 6'3" 12 E. Hartford, CT dns
31 Breen Weeks 6'3" 13 San Diego,CA 4
32 Timothy Johnson 6'4" 13 Markham, IL 11
34 Maxie Esho 6'7" 11 Maryland 12
41 Steve Sun 7'2" 11 Dongguan,China 2
42 David Hanson 6'0" 12 England 21
55 Jason Sun 6'7" 11 Dongguan,China dns
Head Coach: James Graffam
Assistant Coach: Buddy Wood

Dunk Contest 
Each player made 2 dunks - The crowd applause voted who moved on to next round of 4 and the winner was chosen from there..
Winner: Tim Johnson - Lee Academy Prep

Finalist
Tim Johnson - Lee Academy Prep
Maxie Esho - Lee Academy Prep
Jason Dennison - Wiscasset
Gordan Fischer - Camden

All Particiapnts:
Tim Johnson - Lee Academy Prep
Maxie Esho - Lee Academy Prep
Jason Dennison - Wiscasset
Gordan Fischer - Camden
Ed Bogdanovich - Portland
Chris Young - Greely
Jon Marsh - Lee Academy Prep
Tyler McFarland - Camden
Keifer Lammi - Camden
Nich Jobin - Westbrook
Thomas Knight - Dirigo
Dominic Borelli - Westbrook


B West 82
B East 70
B West 82
# Name HGT year School points scored
58 Travis Ruff - football 5'10 2009 Mountain Valley
68 Phil Leighton 6' 2009 Lake Region 8
75 Stefano Mancini 6'1 2010 Falmouth 6
81 Alex Bowe 6'2 2009 Cape Elizabeth 10
85 Sam Horning 6'3 2010 Falmouth 2
88 Evan Kenney 6'3" 2010 GNG 6
89 Andrew Dickey 6'3" 2010 Cape Elizabeth 4
98 Jon Klages 6'4" 2009 Freeport 17
99 Chris Young 6'5 2009 Greely 14
102 Trevor Tierney 6'5" 2010 Greely 6
105 Dan Sheehan 6'7 2009 York 8
B East
# Name HGT year School points scored
45 Luke Bartlett 5'8" 2010 Old Town dns
46 Colton Gross 5'8 2010 Hermon 3
72 Brady Vose 6'0" 2009 Mattanawcook 11
75 Graham Safford 6'0" 2011 Camden 23
77 Ryan Petros 6'1" 2010 Ellsworth 4
79 Eric Goodwin 6'1" 2009 Gardiner 7
96 Kiefer Lammi 6'3 2009 Camden dns
99 Gordon Fischer 6'5" 2009 Camden 18
102 Tyler McFarland 6'5" 2011 Camden dns
106 Ben Johnson 6'8" 2010 Maranacook 4


A West 54
A East 61
A West 54
# Name HGT year School points scored
61 Koang Thoak 5'10" 2010 Portland 5
80 James Morse 6'2" 2009 Thornton Acad. 4
82 Mick DiStasio 6'3 2009 Cheverus 5
84 Keegan Hyland 6'3 2010 South Portland 15
87 Indiana Faithfull 6'3" 2010 Cheverus dns
100 Nich Jobin 6'5" 2010 Westbrook 7
103 Ed Bogdanovich 6'6 2009 Portland 11
104 Lenny Cummings 6'6" 2010 Cheverus 2
107 Dominic Borelli 6'7" 2010 Westbrook 5
A East 61
# Name HGT year School points scored
13 Kyle O'Connell 5'9 2009 Brewer 14
59 Ben Russell 5'10 2009 Mt. Blue 2
71 Jamie Sawyer 6'0" 2009 Mt. Blue 7
74 Dom Drake 6'0 2010 Brewer 7
82 Nate Henigan 6'2 2010 Bangor 6
85 Zach Brann 6'2" 2009 Messalonskee 6
87 Corey Therriault 6'3" 2009 Edward Little 5
90 James Philbrook 6'4 2010 Edward Little 2
100 Jacob Moore 6'5 2010 Hampden 8
101 Jordan Taylor 6'5 2010 Skowhegan 4

Eddies fall to Indians

Sport: Football  Posted: November 16th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Skowhegan shut out Edward Little's high-flying offense and snapped a three-game losing streak in the Pine Tree Conference championship game with a 20-0 victory at muddy Walton Field.

Read Full Story: Click Here

 

 

 

Winthrop pitches 7th shutout in victory over Lisbon

Sport: Football  Posted: November 16th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Covered in mud from crown to cleat but spotless from summer two-a-days to autumn deluge, Winthrop capped its majestic run through Western Class C with a 34-0 championship whitewashing of Lisbon.

 
Read Full Story: Click Here

 

 

 

Scots headed back to state final

Sport: Football  Posted: November 16th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Bonny Eagle, the defending state champion, is heading to the Class A final next Saturday for the fourth time in five seasons after beating Thornton Academy 20-0 for the regional title in the rain and mud Saturday at Hill Stadium.


Read Full Story: Click Here

 

 

Scores, photos from Girls MBR All-Star Weekend, 11/15

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: November 16th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

What a great day of basketball.  A really uplifting day watching these players interact, exhibit good sportsmanship, play hard and have fun...

thank you all for being a part of it...  Good luck to all in the upcoming season..

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER PHOTOS for all participants and ACTION PHOTOS for class D,C,B,2012) taken by http://www.ronhawkes.com  can be seen by
going to this link: http://rh.exposuremanager.com/g/mbr_all_star_showcase_2008
Thanks Ron

Game Scores and individual scoring......

Class D East 46
Class D West 34
 D West:  34
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
0    Cindy      Schultz    5'0"    2011    Valley   4
1    Ashlee    Hamann    5'3    2010    Buckfield  4
3    Megan      Christy    5'3"    2010    Richmond  4
9    Amelia    Davidson    5'6    2010    Vinalhaven 4
10    Jocelyn      Laweryson    5'6    2011    Valley 2
18    Emily    Eastman    5'7"    2010    Buckfield 2
23    Lindsay      Henderson    5'8"    2009    Buckfield 2
24    Megan      DeRaps    5'8"    2010    Richmond 4
38    Crystal    Allen    5'10"    2009    Forest Hills 2
47    Abby    Jones    5'10    2009    Buckfield 6
D East:  46
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
7    Olivia    McNally    5'3"    2010    Katahdin  4
21    Julia    Nicholas    5'5"    2009    Woodland 5
25    Shelby      Searles    5'7    2009    Lubec 5
26    Ariel      Knights    5'7    2010    Woodland 9
28    Brittany      Charette    5'7"    2009    So. Aroostook 2
30    Hope    Johnson    5'8    2009    Calvary Chapel 4
33    BreAnna    Beal    5'8"    2009    Jonesport-Beals 2
40    Kasi    Parker    5'10"    2009    GHCA 10
41    Kelly     Robinson    5'11    2009    Bangor Christian 4
50    Audra    Eaton    6'0"    2009    DIS 1

Class C East 47
Class D West 42
C West:  42
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
6    Mariam    Qazi    5'5    2009    Waynflete 10
12    Amy    Lemieux    5'6"    2009    Traip 2
17    Whitney    Stacey    5'7    2010    Sacopee Valley dns
27    Hillary    Deane    5'9    2010    Jay 4
32    Amy     Skillings    5'9"    2009    Hall-Dale 2
35    Kenni    Norton    5'10    2009    Mt. Abram 6
37    Lindsey    Gordon    5'10"    2009    Winthrop 5
46    Suzy    Cote    5'10    2009    Carrebec 3
49    Allaina     Murphy    5'11    2011    St. Doms 8
55    Taylor     Massey    6'0"    2011    Hall-Dale 2
 C East:  47
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
3    Courtney    Hill    5'3    2009    Calais 1
4    Emily    Pelletier    5'3    2009    Fort Kent 6
14    Jade    Keezer    5'5    2011    Orono 3
20    Taylor    Boucher    5'6"    2010    Fort Kent 8
24    Elizabeth    Fox    5'7    2011    Orono 2
29    Kirsten    Marter    5'8    2011    Stearns 1
36    Maddi    Park    5'9    2009    GSA 19
37    Andi      Flannery     5'9    2010    Washington Acad. 3
39    Amanda    Ostberg    5'10"    2009    Narraguagus 2
51    Andrea      Perry     6'1    2010    Narraguagus 2

Futures game ( class of 2012 East ) 33
Futures game ( class of 2012 West ) 32
 Futures game ( class of 2012 West ) 32
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
4    Meghan    Gribbin    5'4    2012    Windham 7
13    Allie      Palazzi-Leahy    5'6"    2012    Cheverus 2
20    Kaylee    Taylor    5'8    2012    Westbrook dns
28    Sarah      Perkins    5'9    2012    Gorham 4
29    Maggie       McConkey    5'9    2012    Fryeburg 5
33    Ella    Ramonas     5'9"    2012    Deering dns
34    Selena    Lorrey    5'9"    2012    Traip 6
39    Emily      Kothman    5'10"    2012    Scarborough 1
50    Morgan    Cahill    6'0    2012    Yarmouth dns
56    Alexa     Coulombe    6'2"    2012    Mcauley 7
 Futures game ( class of 2012 East ) 33
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
5    Paige    Martin    5'3    2012    John Bapst 6
6    Katie    Henrickson    5'3    2012    Morse 1
10    Mary      Badeen    5'4    2012    Nokomis 6
17    Alanna    Vose    5'6    2012    Medomak Valley 3
18    Becky      Champagne     5'6    2012    Brunswick 5
21    Allie      Hill    5'6"    2012    Calais dns
27    Mia    Diplock    5'7    2012    Cony 8
31    Marissa      Shaw    5'8    2012    Nokomis 4
52    Courtney    Treadwell    6'1    2012    Old Town dns
53    Megan    Pelletier    6'1"    2012    Winslow dns

Class B East 35
Class B West 45
 Class B West 45
#         Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
2    Abby  Hancock    5'3"    2010    Lake Region dns
5    Ariel     McConckey    5'5    2010    Fryeburg 2
16    Stephanie    Gallagher    5'7    2011    York dns
19    Kari    Jones    5'8    2009    Lincoln Academy 8
25    Vanessa    Cayer    5'9    2009    Mountain Valley 2
26    Alex    Donald    5'9    2009    Oak Hill dns
30    Haley    Jordan    5'9"    2009    Falmouth 2
31    Brooke    Stevens    5'9"    2009    Wells 6
48    Niki    Taylor    5'11    2011    York 19
52    Abby    Young - injured    6'0"    2010    Greely
53    Eden    Cianciolo    6'0"    2009    Fryeburg 6
Class B East 35
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
0    Mary    Trahan    5'1"    2009    Gardiner dns
2    Chelsea    Striker    5'3    2009    Gardiner 7
8    Brooke    Hanscom    5'4    2010    Mattanawcook 4
9    Morgan    Chasse    5'4    2009    John Bapst 10
12    Katelyn    DeRaps    5'5"    2011    Mattanawcook  4
19    Julie    Smith - injured    5'6"    2011    Belfast
32    Alexis      Bennett    5'8"    2009    Mt. View 4
35    Hannah    Pray    5'9    2011    Central 2
38    Megan    Phelps    5'10    2011    MDI 2
57    Beekah    Campbell    6'3    2011    Central 2

Class A East 29
Class A West 57
Class A West  57
#          Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
7    Michelle    Williams    5'5"    2009    Marshwood   8
8    Diana    Manduca    5'6    2009    Deering 8
11    Reegan    Brackett    5'6"    2009    Scarborough 2
14    Aimee    Mortensen - injured    5'5"    2009    Biddeford dns
15    Rachele    Burns    5'7    2009    Gorham dns
21    Georgia    Boisse    5'8"    2009    Massabesic 9
22    Keila    Grigware    5'8"    2011    Biddeford 6
36    Claire    Ramonas    5'10"    2010    Deering 11
40    Christy    Manning    5'11    2010    Scarborough 4
41    Brianna    Hawkins    5'11    2009    South Portland 2
51    Kayla    Burchill    6'0"    2011    Deering 7
Class A East 29
#              Name       Size    Grade      School    points in this game
1    Ariana    Perry    5'3    2010    Messalonskee dns
11    Kirsten    Prue    5'5"    2010    Edward Little 5
15    Whitney    Jones    5'6    2011    Skowhegan 3
16    Casey    McClusky    5'6    2009    PVHS 4
22    Alexa    Dearborn    5'7    2010    Brunswick dns
34    Tarra    Burr    5'9    2011    Morse 2
48    Megan    Joyce    6'0    2009    Oxford Hills 4
49    Kaley    Brown - injured    6'0"    2009    Skowhegan
55    Mardi      Artis    6'2"    2009    Brunswick 8
56    Kenzie    Smith    6'2"    2010    Skowhegan 3

Capers almost scale the mountain, but Falcons advance to Cla

Sport: Football  Posted: November 16th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

By Michael Hoffer
Special to MBR

'Sponsored by Rivalries'
"Where every day is a victory celebration"
Rivalries


RUMFORD—In a regional final that played out in anything but orthodox fashion, form held Saturday afternoon at Hosmer Field as the Mountain Valley Falcons won a third straight Western Class B title with a 28-19 victory over the very plucky Cape Elizabeth Capers.

With rain falling virtually throughout, the Falcons rode their two-headed rushing monster of seniors Justin Staires and Matt Laubauskas and parlayed an improbable two first period safeties into a lead they would never relinquish.

To its credit, Cape Elizabeth could have thrown in the towel down 16-0 in the second period, but the Capers embarked on three long scoring drives and were within three late in the final quarter before Mountain Valley finally secured its 11th straight victory this autumn, one which set up a state final showdown versus Morse next Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

“I think Cape played the best football I've seen them play all year,” said Falcons' coach Jim Aylward. “They're good. Like we expected. We kind of looked over when it was 16-0 and thought Cape might be down, but when Aaron Filieo's your coach, you won't stay down long.”

Mountain Valley and Cape Elizabeth have established a unique rivalry since the Capers made the move to Class B earlier this decade. In 2006 and 2007, the Falcons beat Cape Elizabeth in the regional final game. This year, Mountain Valley was never tested in a 9-0 regular season, while the Capers were more formidable than expected in going 8-1.

The Falcons beat Cape Elizabeth 34-6 (breaking the game open in the second half) in the regular season finale Oct. 31.

Saturday, Mountain Valley won the coin toss and deferred possession to the second half. Cape Elizabeth then began a quarter it would just as soon forget by losing 8 yards on three plays. After a 29-yard punt, the Falcons took over at the Capers' 47. Mountain Valley gained just 5 yards on three plays and set up to punt, but Staires saw room to his left, faked the punt and rumbled 18-yards to the Cape Elizabeth 24 for a new set of downs.

“I can't believe they didn't expect that play on the perimeter,” Aylward said. “That's a play we used in the Lobster Bowl when Aaron and I were on the same staff. They came out tried to do that to us two weeks ago. I think Justin and I were the most surprised people in the whole state when they weren't guarding the perimeter. If Justin knows he can get a first down, he goes for it.”

The Falcons moved the ball to the Capers' 2, but on fourth-and-goal, Staires was denied by juniors Ezra Wolfinger and Lucas Morin for a one-yard loss and Cape Elizabeth got the ball on downs.

After senior Matt Weiss was held to no gain on first down and Wolfinger threw incomplete, junior standout Tommy Foden got the ball, but was smothered in the backfield. Foden landed on the goal line with the majority of his body lying in the end zone and a safety was awarded to Mountain Valley, giving the hosts a 2-0 lead.

The Falcons then got the ball on a free kick and began at Cape Elizabeth's 22. Five plays later, Mountain Valley had its first touchdown when sophomore Cam Kaubris threw a quick strike to senior Travis Ruff for a 6-yard TD. The extra point was no good and the Falcons were up 8-0.

The Capers then began at their 27, but a sack by junior Ryan Laubauskas backed them up to their 19 and forced another punt. This time, the long snap went high and Wolfinger had to dive on the loose ball in the end zone for yet another safety, giving the Falcons a 10-0 lead with just 37.3 seconds to go in the first.

It's rare you see one safety in a game. Two in successive possessions is almost unheard of.

“It's a fluky thing,” Filieo said. “It's a Mountain Valley thing. When I was at South Portland playing against Biddeford the same things happened. They had a kickoff that bounced off our guy's shin. That's the type of thing that only happened against Biddeford. (Mountain Valley) put the ball on the ground a couple times and we just didn't get it. Once you crack that and we can beat them in a championship game, the rest will take care of itself.”

Another free kick gave Mountain Valley the ball at Cape Elizabeth's 27. In a drive that spanned the end of the first period and the start of the second, the Falcons used three plays to make it 16-0 when Staires scored on a 7-yard run. Even after Staires was denied on a two-point conversion run, Mountain Valley appeared en route to an easy victory.

But with 11:01 to play for the half, the Capers offense finally came to life.

After back-to-back Foden runs both gained 7-yards and Weiss ran for 5, Foden took the handoff, rolled left and beat the pursuit down the left sideline (deftly staying inbounds the whole way) for a 42-yard TD scamper. Wolfinger was sacked by senior John Gorham on the two-point conversion and it was a 16-6 contest.

“They put (senior Nate) Lavallee at the point of attack and we had a hard time stopping them,” Aylward said. “Tommy Foden's a tough back. They're good. That's what we expected.”

Mountain Valley then drove 65 yards on seven plays to score again. This time, Staires broke free for a 27-yard run (working his way out of several tackles) to set the stage, then Staires showed his throwing acumen with a 26-yard touchdown strike to Ruff on fourth-and-12. The two-point attempt ended with an incomplete pass, but the Falcons had extended their lead back to 16, 22-6.

“Some kids have better athletic ability, but Travis Ruff is a winner in everything he does,” Aylward said. “He's one of those kids we know will step up.”

Again, Cape Elizabeth answered.

This time, the Capers drove 63 yards on seven plays. Foden got it started with a 15-yard burst. With three minutes to play before halftime, Wolfinger passed to Foden in the flat and the standout did the rest, breaking a tackle before bursting down the left sideline to the end zone to cap a 36-yard scoring play. The two-point conversion failed and after the teams alternated interceptions, they went into the half with the hosts holding a 22-12 lead.

“We got good field position and we executed and didn't make mistakes,” Filieo said., of the second quarter surge. “In the first quarter, we just made too many mistakes and got in a hole. You can't do it on a day like today or against a team like that. They're such an aggressive defense. If you can get behind them with a guy like Tommy, you can take advantage of their aggressiveness.”

Mountain Valley gained a first down to start the third quarter, but a sack by Capers' freshman Max Gore short-circuited the drive and forced a punt. Cape Elizabeth then went three-and-out, but the Falcons did the same and had to punt again.

The Capers began at their 16 with 3:54 to go in the third quarter and embarked on easily the most impressive drive Mountain Valley had seen all season.

It took 8 minutes, 7 seconds and 18 plays before Cape Elizabeth scored to make things very interesting. Steady running from Foden and Weiss moved the chains. On fourth-and-1 at the Falcons' 15, Weiss ran for 3 yards. He then gained 7 and 2 respectively before Foden capped the march with a 3-yard run. Junior Matt Donovan's extra point made it 22-19 with 7:47 remaining and suddenly, all the pressure was on the Mountain Valley offense.

The Falcons would rise to the challenge.

The drive began at the Mountain Valley 38. On first down, Laubauskas rumbled for 15 yards. On third-and-6 at the Capers' 43, Staires gained 6 yards and the first down. Three plays later, Laubauskas burst up the middle to set up first-and-goal at the 6. After Kaubris gained 2 yards and the Falcons were penalized 5 for an equipment violation, Staires bulled his way to the 1. Then, with 2:29 to play, Kaubris gave his team some breathing room with a 1-yard run. The two-point conversion snap was fumbled, but Mountain Valley had a two-possession lead, 28-19.

“It's a drive we had to have,” Aylward said. “Our backs were against the wall. We had a hard time keeping Matt and Justin in the game in the second half. I wasn't sure either one would be in the backfield the final possession. Justin has a banged up hand. Matt threw himself in a brick wall 100 times and was banged up.

“Matt's a power runner. He doesn't get fancy. Justin showed great patience today. There are times where he knew he had to suck it up and take a two-yard gain.”

Cape Elizabeth got the ball back at its 44 five seconds later, but Wolfinger threw incomplete three straight times, then was sacked for a 10-yard loss by sophomore Christian Durland, turning the ball over on downs. Kaubris took a knee four straight times to give the ball back to the Capers with 22 seconds to play, but after Wolfinger was held to no gain, the clock ran out and the Falcons could celebrate another regional championship.

“Our kids played their (rears) off today,” Aylward said. “I'm proud of all our seniors. This is the fourth year in a row we've played in the Western Maine championship game. We're here every year.”

Staires led the offense with 137 yards and a score on 22 carries. He also completed one-of-two passes for 26 yards and a TD. Laubauskas rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries. Kaubris was 2-of-6 for 24 yards and an interception. Mountain Valley gained 278 yards and turned the ball over just once. The Falcons overcame 9 penalties for 60 yards.

Cape Elizabeth finished 9-2 and left town lamenting what if.

“Coming up here, I thought the weather would favor us because we could throw,” Filieo said. “With a drier turf, we could have gotten the ball to (junior) Finn (Melanson) a little more on deeper patterns. One of the things I love about football is that you never know. Our game plan wasn't to run our fullback. You go with what works. That kid ran like he never ran before. He literally got that touchdown to get us within three.”

That fullback, Weiss, finished with 46 yards on eight carries. Foden led the way with a gutsy 109 yards and two scores on 21 carries. He also caught two passes for 41 yards and a score. Wolfinger finished 5-of-11 for 51 yards, a TD and an interception.

The Capers, who had negative-38 yards in the first period, wound up with 163 on the day.
Considering the fact Cape Elizabeth retains most of its firepower, while Mountain Valley will be hit hard by graduation, the rivalry might finally turn the Capers way in 2009.

“We got a lot of skill guys coming back and a good portion of our offensive and defensive lines back,” Filieo said. “It's easy to say next year, next year, but we felt we could knock these guys off this year. No one else felt that way, but we knew we were better than people thought. It was us and Mountain Valley. It's nice to have guys back, but the seniors, besides Nathaniel and Matt Weiss, came from nowhere and took the team and continued the tradition. When the dust settles, they can look back and see they did. I'm real proud of the way these guys came out and played today. I've really learned to love these guys. It's been a long road.”

The Falcons now turn their attention to a red-hot Morse squad, which won the Eastern B title Saturday with a 10-7 victory at Mt. Desert Island. It was the Shipbuilders' eighth straight win since starting the season 0-2.

Mountain Valley is still stinging over last year's 21-14 loss to Gardiner in the Class B Final. Rest assured, the Falcons will be ready this time as they chase their third title in five seasons.

“All we want to do is just play,” Aylward said. “We can't guarantee this or guarantee that. It's a privilege to get there and we'll prepare. The goal's to get to the last dance. We remember we lost last year. It gives us a little extra motivation.”

BOX SCORE
CE-    0    12    0    7-    19
MV-    10    12    0    6-    28
First quarter
MV—Safety, Foden tackled in end zone
MV—Ruff 6 pass from Kaubris (kick failed)
MV—Safety, Wolfinger tackled in end zone
Second quarter
MV—Staires 7 run (run failed)
CE—Foden 42 run (pass failed)
MV—Ruff 26 pass from Staires (pass failed)
CE—Foden 36 pass from Wolfinger (pass failed)
Third quarter
No scoring
Fourth quarter
CE—Foden 3 run (Donovan kick)
MV—Kaubris 1 run (run failed)

STATISTICS
Rushing:
CE- Foden 21-109-2, Weiss 8-46, Lawlor 1-3, Piscopo 1-0, Wolfinger 1-0
MV-Staires 22-137-1, Laubauskas 19-103, Gorham 1-2, Kaubris 7-0-1
Passing:
CE—Wolfinger 5-11-51-1-1
MV—Kaubris 2-6-24-1, Staires 1-2-26-1
Receiving:
CE—Melanson 3-10, Foden 2-41-1
MV—Ruff 3-50-2
Yards
CE-163
MV-278
Turnovers
CE-1
MV-1
Penalties
CE-4-30
MV-9-60
Sacks
CE-1 (Gore)
MV-4 (R. Laubauskas, Jeselskis, Durland, and M. Laubauskas, Gorham shared)

8th Annual MBR.ORG ( H.S. Preseason Basketball )Interclass All-Star Weekend

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: November 15th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

160 x allstarweekend
 
8th Annual MBR.ORG ( H.S. Preseason Basketball )Interclass All-Star Weekend
 
MBR.ORG is hosting the 8th Annual  MBR.ORG Preseason Interclass All Star Weekend at St. Joseph's College in Standish on the weekend of November 15 and November 16.
 
Five Girls basketball games ( starting at 3:00pm) will be played on Saturday, Nov. 15 and six Boys basketball games ( starting at noon) will be played on Sunday, Nov. 16.
 
In addition, on Sunday the very popular dunk contest will begin at 5:00 pm following an exhibition game between Lee Academy Prep  vs Coach Carl Parkers MBR 17u team.  This game will feature many division I recruits from both teams, including Dirigo's Thomas Knight - verbally committed to play in the Big East at Notre Dame
 
200 of Maine's best Boys and Girls will compete in this pre-season extravaganza. MBR invites 10 Players representing each class: A, B, C, D Eastern Maine and Western Maine as well as 10 freshmen - class of 2012 ( Futures game) from the east and west.  Each team will play 1 game to showcase the players from their class and division. The opponents will be from the opposing part of the state, i.e. if you’re from the East, you’ll play West teams and you’ll play your counterpart. For example., A East will play A West.
 
The event has evolved into one of the best basketball events in the state of Maine. This event is designed to be a fun pre-season showcase, a prelude to the season. An opportunity for fans and players alike to see the top players from the different classes from Eastern and Western Maine compete.  
 
Admission is: $ 5.00  - This is good for the weekend, or the day, or a game..
Players are encouraged to come and support players from the opposite gender side and of course have free admittance
 
Rosters , schedules, directions, etc. will be posted on http://www.allstarweekend.org

or visit http://www.mbr.org   
   

 
2008 rosters..  Print your rosters here for the weekend event..

 

Girls event on Sat. Nov. 15 - Click here

Boys event on Sunday, Nov. 16 - Click here

 

 



 

Knight-ed by Irish Dirigo hoop star signs letter of intent with Notre Dame

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: November 14th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

"He really stood out for us when we saw him in Orlando at the AAU nationals," said Brey, who visited Knight's home and school in October. "The game comes easily to him. He's a skilled big man. He has good hands and feet, which is true of the big guys who've been successful for us."


Read Full Story: Click Here

 

Rollins ready to roll at Harvard

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: November 13th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Last season, Rollins started all 29 games, averaging a team-high 11.4 points along with 4.4 rebounds a game. During her career, the former Miss Maine Basketball has started 68 of 74 games for the Crimson while averaging just more than 10 points and just less than 20 minutes a contest.

Read Full Story: Click Here
 

LTC final features potent offenses - Bucksport hosts Bapst Saturday

Sport: Football  Posted: November 13th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

When they last met in Week 1 of the season, the Golden Bucks had the ball last — in overtime — and used a two-point conversion run by Nate Warren to outscore the Crusaders’ seven-point possession and earn a 40-39 victory.


Read Full Story: Click Here

 

Dirigo basketball star Knight picks Notre Dame

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: November 13th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

“One thing that really attracted the D1 coaches is the fact that at 6-8 Tom can step outside and shoot the perimeter shot as well as anybody, along with his ability in the low post,” said Kane. “This combination offensively really will help him at the next level. Tom also is a strong rebounder with a very quick outlet pass. He has a tremendous feel for the game and passes the ball exceptionally well for a big man.”

Read Full Story: Click Here

 

The horses need a reign

Sport: Football  Posted: November 13th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

SACO — Call them the Trojan Horses, a trio of running backs who have powered Thornton Academy´s football team to a 10-0 record and a spot in the Western Class A championship game for the first time since 1993. And if the Trojans are going to unseat defending state champion Bonny Eagle on Saturday at Hill Stadium, juniors Zach Sheehan and Peter Remmes, and senior Mark Reaser are going to have to carry a very heavy load


Read Full Story: Click Here

 

Lawrence hockey coach resigns

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Posted: November 11th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Lawrence High School hockey coach Yvon Boudreau has resigned, citing a conflicting work schedule. Boudreau, who led the Bulldogs to the Eastern A semifinals last season, recently opened a Metropolitan Life Insurance satellite office on Main Street in Waterville.

For Full Story:  Click here

 

 


 
 

Now viewing 35085 thru 35100 of 36708 Stories
Pages: ... 2338 2339 2340 2341 2342 ...