Fall Sports 2011
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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Friday, September 2, 2011 Table of contents Schedule ......................Online Buckfield .............................18 Dirigo .............................20, 21 Edward Little .....................2, 3 Gray-New Gloucester .....11, 13 Hebron ...............................8 Leavitt ...........................16, 17 Lewiston .........................4, 5 Lisbon ............................10, 18 Monmouth ........................15 Mount Abram ....................20 Mount Blue..........................6, 7 Mountain Valley .............18, 19 Oak Hill ...............................22 Oxford Hills ......................9, 13 Poland .............................23, 24 Rangeley .............................19 St. Dom's .............................14 Spruce Mtn. ....................12, 13 Telstar ............................5, 7 Winthrop .......................17, 19 Edward Little High School ELHS Girls' Soccer Coach: Craig Latuscha (second year) Last year's record: 5-8-1 Returning players : Sen iors -- Mar yKate Masters (MF), Jacly n Ma ster s ( SK ), E m i ly Ha r t net t (SK), Kelly Philbrook (FB), Melissa Paione (FB), Phoebe Chamberlin (FB); Juniors -- Kate Sawyer (SK), Allaire Lever (MF), Abby Bellefleur (MF), Lexi Clavet (SK); Sophomores -- Kor y Norcross (SK ), Taylor Landry (G). Key losses : Emily Grund (MF), Frankie Lally (SW) Promising newcomers: Senior -- Liz Stauffer (FB); Juniors -- Avery Phoebe Chamberlin Chisholm (FB), Ay umi Ranucci (SK); Freshmen -- Hannah Smith (SW), Molly Murray (G), Makayla Norcross (MF). Outlook: Grund was an all-star player, while La lly was a n a llconference defender. Their talent's will be tough to replace. EL still has MaryKate Masters Jaclyn Masters Emily Hartnett some skill and experience up front. That should give the Red Eddies some scoring punch. Philbrook and Chamberlin will lead the defense. EL hopes to improve on last year and challenge for a tourney spot in Eastern Class A. Coach's comment: "We look to continue building as they are in their second year of a rebuilding process. With one of the toughest schedule in the league, things will be very interesting. With hard work, dedication and discipline, we hope to make a push for the playoffs this season." � Coach Craig Latuscha ELHS Golf Coach: Chris Williamson (f irst year) Last year's record: 5-5 Returning players: Travis Landry, Na t e C or l i s s , Na t e P u s h a r d , Brandon Dubuc. Key losses: Cody Russell, Brian Bickford. Promising newcomers : Cooper Easter, Ryan Rossignol, Mickey Law rence, Br ia n Cra ne, Corey Brandon Dubuc Henderson, Kyle Karkos. Nate Corliss Nate Pushard Travis Landry Mike Lachance, MPT Physical Therapist/Owner Jonathan Cowie DPT Physical Therapist Outlook: With 15 golfers out for the team and a good group of talent at the top, Edward Little should improve on its .500 record from a year ago. The returners are all strong a nd t he newcomers a re showing good promise for firstyear coach Williamson. No one has emerged yet as the clear No. 1, but the Eddies will be deep and able to compete in every match. C oach's c om ment : " T her e i s competition for the top six spots ever y week, so it shou ld ma ke practice even more important." � Coach Chris Williamson 1190 Lisbon Street Lewiston ME 04240 376-3000 � fax 376-3003 Visit our website at: www.proactiveptmaine.com � � � � � � � � � � � ELHS Cross Country Coach: Da n Campbell (first year, returning after sabbatical) Last year: Boys, third in KVAC, fifth in Class A; Girls, seventh in Audrey Bennett Justin LeClair KVAC, 14th in Class A. Returning athletes: Boys: Senior -- Justin and nine girls out for the team. LeClair; Juniors -- Lucas Bourget, Those are the most runners veteran Zach Tannenbaum, Nate Mulligan; coach Campbell can recall in about Sophomore -- Izaac White. Girls: eight years. LeClair and Bourget Seniors -- Audrey Bennett, Hayley have big sneakers to fill after the Barton; Junior -- Crystal Labonte graduation of Noor and Mohamed. Key losses : Boys : Fa isa l Noor, Likewise, Bennett hopes to step up Hussein Mohamed; Girls: Abby after emerging as the girls' No. 2 Hart, Melissa Brown. runner last year. Top newcomers : Boy s : Sen ior C o a c h's c om m e nt : " F o r t h e -- Mat t Ya r nev ich ; Ju n iors -- b o y s , e s p e c i a l l y, p e r f or m i n g Adam Robinson, Midhun Gelder; well in the KVAC and state meets Sophomore -- Tony Gardner. Girls: shou ld be ver y doable for us." Senior -- Abby Dunn; Junior -- � Coach Dan Campbell Katie Laf lamme; Sophomore -- Haley Laflamme. Outlook: Numbers have improved significantly for EL, with 16 boys At Proactive we offer: Sports medicine and athletic performance Joint replacement rehab Rotator cuff therapy, surgical and non surgical Treatment of shoulder impingement Balance training and fall prevention Spine Care Program Ergonomics and treatment of repetitive use syndromes Foot and ankle rehab Vestibular rehab and positional vertigo therapy "Game Ready" vasopneumatic compression therapy Functional Capacity Assessments (l to r) Mike Lachance, Joanne Lavoie, Jonathan Cowie, Proactive Staff When you need physical therapy choose Proactive Physical Therapy back in the game with Proactive" Good Luck to all the athletes this fall season. Accepting all major insurances, convenient location, and excellent parking. "Get page 3 ELHS 2 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 ELHS from page 2 ELHS Boys' Soccer Coach: Dave Morin (32nd year) Last year's record: 5-8-1 Returning players: Seniors -- Nate Blais (MF), Ben Bowles (G), Jeremy Hamm (G), Jared Pelletier (S), Ian Therriault (MF), Adam Timberlake (MF); Junior -- Zack Tannenbaum (MF). Key losses: Jon Delorme (FB), Cam Ivers (FB), James Jackson (FB), Tim Mains (F), Taka Ranucci (SK), Ken Romero (FB), Justin Forbes (MF). Promising newcomers : Seniors -- Nigel Bowles (MF), R icha rd Grondin (FB), Ethan Polisky (FB), Taylor Ra m ich ( FB), Bra ndon Nate Blais Cote (MF), Yusuf Mohamed (MF), Abdiwali Yonis (MF); Juniors -- Adam Lebrun (FB), Gule Mohamed (MF), Corey Morin (FB), Brandon Polisky (FB), Navid Rohani (SK); Sophomores -- Mike Hammond Jared Pelletier (MF), Brady Pleau (S). Outlook: The Red Eddies lost their entire starting defense and their top scorer. There's only a small group of returning starters. Morin will try to shore up his defense and Ian Therriault Ben Bowles Adam Timberlake have his team working hard to stay competitive as EL aims for a return to the tournament. C oach's c om ment : " We' l l b e the underdog most of the time. Hopef u l ly t h is tea m w i l l r ise to t he cha llenge t hrough ha rd work, learning to handle difficult situations and striving to improve e v e r y g a m e a n d p r a c t i c e ." � Coach Dave Morin ELHS Field Hockey Coach: Greg Perkins (22nd year) Last year's record: 9-4-2 (3rd in Eastern A) Returning players : Sen iors -- Tor i Cout u re ( M F ), Cou r t ne y Pel let ier (F), Da n iel le Demers (B), Madison Williamson (MF), Kayla Nadeau (B), Jordan Tate (F), Gabby Laperriere (MF); Juniors -- A ma nda Wi l lia ms (G), Sa m Goulette (B), Hannah Johnston (F), Kaelena Perron (F). Key losses : Emily Ra nucci, Bri Robbins, Miranda Martin, Eileen McKinney, Ashley Butler, Marie Dufresne-Dixon, Maranda Parent. Promising newcomers : Sen ior -- Renee Cote; Juniors -- Taylor Berube (F), Sophie Harris (MF), Kaylee Caron (MF); Sophomore -- Brit Williams. Outlook: It never seems to matter how much the Eddies lose, they always find a way to stay in the upper-middle part of the K VAC. This group lost some talent, but is still relatively seasoned a nd should again be looking at a home Jordan Tate ga me in t he f irst round of t he playoffs as a goal. Kayla Nadeau Madison Williamson Tori Couture Coach's comment: "We plan on being competitive. The players are working hard in practice and are enthusiastic about the coming season." � Coach Greg Perkins ELHS Football Coach: Dave Sterling (second year) Last year's record : 5-4, lost in Eastern A quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors -- Luke Farrago (FB/LB), Dylan Deconzo (LB/TB), Alphonso Belnavis (CB/ W R), Darnell Hairston (DE/LB/ TB), Josh Delong (QB). Key losses: Teven Colon (TB), Cory Spruill (NT/FB), Avery Jackson (T/ DT), Ben Bellevue (G/DE), Cody Meserve (C/DT), Zach Earle (T/ DT), Zach Leblond (TE/SS). Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Tony Wysocki (G/NG), Anfernee Brad ley (DE), Ga rrett Sa nborn ( G/DE ), A a r on C r en s h aw ( C , Gage Clavet (WR), David Sterling (FB), Evan Hazelton (DT), Matt Yarnevich (DE); Juniors -- A lex Sterling (T/DT), Mitch Lachapelle (T/DT), Quin Leary (TE/OLB), Sean Ford (WR). Overview: The Red Eddies were a second-half team both in games and throughout the season during Sterl i ng 's f i r st ye a r, c appi ng their run to the playoffs with a convincing win over Lewiston. EL will miss the explosive Colon, who starred at both quarterback and tailback in his career, but Hairston ha s si m i la r ga me-brea k i ng potential. Crenshaw (6-foot-3, 315 pounds), Ales Sterling (245) and Lachapelle (245) give the Eddies some size in the trenches they've lacked in the past. With only four teams making the PTC 'A' playoffs this year, September ga mes aga i nst Law rence, Bangor and Brunswick will have a huge say in whether or not the Eddies return to the postseason. Coach's comment: "With this core of guys, our expectations are pretty high, but it's one at a time." � Coach Dave Sterling Alphonso Belnavis Josh Delong Luke Farrago G od Luck in Y r Fal Sp rts! One of the Largest Stocks in the State! Specialist in 4-Wheel Drive Parts 227 Merrow Road, Auburn, ME 04210 Good Luck to All Area Teams! 282 Poland Road, Auburn 1-866-HAMMOND Auburn - Bangor - Belgrade - Brunswick - Fairfield Farmington -Greenville - Portland - Skowhegan 207-786-3030 Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 3 Lewiston High School Lewiston Boys' Soccer Coach: Mike McGraw (29th year) Last year's record: 12-3, lost in Eastern A quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors -- Eric Michaud (FB), Luke Olehowsk i (FB), Benji Abdisalan Saban (SK), I br a h i m Ac hek h ( F B ), Da h i r Mu kta r (MF), Drew Olehowsk i (FB), Jake Bergeron (FB); Juniors -- Ben Chicoine (MF), Yusuf Yama (MF); Sophomore -- Yusuf Yama (MF). Key losses: Ali Hersi (MF), Caleb Leino (F), Curtis Robinson (MF), Jon McDonough (MF), Showbow Saban (F), Joe Sullivan (FB), Tyler Ha r t ma n (MF/FB), Er ic Mor in (MF), Scott Ouellette (G) Eric Hall (MF), Ryan Lemelin (FB). Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Chris Johnson (SK/FB), Thomas Mufolo (FB), Dennis Graef (MF/ SK); Juniors -- Spencer Simineau ( FB), Doud Idow ( FB), Ga ra n Saban (MF), Mohamed Ali (SK), Kusow Aden (MF), Eric Soucy (G); Sophomore -- Abdibaa ri Hersi (MF). Out look : T he Blue Dev i l s g r aduate d a wea lt h of t a lent Benji Abdisalan Saban from last fall's K VAC title team, including Hersi and Saban, both all-state players. There's still some depth and skill here, but it will take Eric Michaud Ibrahim Achekh Jake Bergeron time for this group to gain varsity experience and develop as a team. Coach's comment: "We return a good and competitive team, but lack varsity match experience. We'll do well if we play consistently and have that blend of chemistry and hard work." � Coach Mike McGraw Lewiston Girls' Soccer Coach: Butch Dow (second year) Last year's record: 2-12 Returning players : Seniors -- Kenzi Masselli (G), Kayla Hamel (MF), Shae Godbout (SW), Kenzie Sullivan (MF); Juniors -- Mariah Ca r r ier (ST ), Tor i Den is (MF); Sophomore -- Maega n Mat hon (F). Key losses: Elizabeth Dixon (FB), Br it ney Ma r t i n (MF), Jessica n Bowen (FB), Li z Ag ui la r (MF), Shelby Dobranksy (MF). Outlook: The Blue Dev ils have most of their team back. Hamel, Den is a nd Su l l iva n a re t he playmakers in the midfield while Masselli was first in the state in saves last year. Dow is excited about the progress this group has shown and thinks this squad has playoff potential. Coach's comment: "It is the best I've seen this team play in four years. With the talent we've got and the chemistr y we have, we Kayla Hamel could conceivably make it to the quarterfinals." � Coach Butch Dow Kenzie Sullivan Kenzi Masselli Mariah Carrier Lewiston Golf Coach: Bob Blanchette (fifth year) Last year's record: 7-3 Returning players : Sen iors -- Brandon Tiner, Nick Gilbert, Alex Gregoire; Juniors -- Cam Marquis, Tyler Houle, Evan Bourassa. Key losses : Scott Gag ne, Eva n Carrier, Jesse Leeman. Promising newcomers: Senior -- Matt Myrick. Outlook: The Blue Devils lost some bona fide talent at the top of the lineup, but the team is deep enough to withstand that loss. The team this year is also decently deep, and should be a factor in the KVAC all season. Coach's comment: "Our goal is to shoot between 160 and 170 for our top four at every match. If we can do that, we should win 70 or 80 percent of our matches." � Coach Bob Blanchette Brandon Tiner Cam Marquis Evan Bourassa Nick Gilbert Lewiston page 5 Good Luck to All Area Teams! 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LEW GO IST ON ! corner of Sabattus & Horton Streets 63 Sabattus St., Lewiston 782-0701 www.samsitalian.com www.sunjournal.com Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 4 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Telstar High School Telstar Golf Coach: Jim Lunney (14th year) Last yea r 's record : 5- 6 ( M VC semifinalist) Returning players : Sen iors -- Danny W hitney, Kyle Peterson, A nt hony Dirago, Cody Boiv in; Junior -- Colt Davis. Key losses: None. Promising newcomers: N/A Outlook: Thin on numbers, the Rebels will field the same team they did last year. A few of the golfers have their sights set on individual states, while the team is hopeful to make it in as a unit, as well. The MVC will be tough to navigate this season. Coach's comment: "We hope to be compet it ive w it hin t he leag ue and contend for one of the state tournament spots." � Coach Jim Lunney Have a Great Season! Outlook: With Lavertu and Barre returning from last year with the addition of Mohamed, the Blue Devil boys have a strong top three and expect to improve upon last year. The girls have only seven r u n ners, so stay ing hea lt hy is crucial. But the addition of Abdi and True enhances their hopes of qualifying for states. Coach's comment: "We w ill be heavily relying on the back half Danny Whitney of the varsity team to step up and test their limits in races a n d w o r k o u t s ." � Coach T.J. Niles Kyle Peterson Telstar page 7 Lewiston from page 4 Lewiston Cross Country Coach: T.J. Niles (first year) Last year: Boys, fourth in K VAC, seventh in state; Girls, ninth in KVAC. Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors -- Kevin Lavertu, Matt Chouinard; Junior -- Mohamed Barre. Girls: Senior -- Nicole Court-Menendez; Junior -- Emily Craft; Sophomore -- Faith Shaw. Key losses: Boys: Hussein Ibrahim, Tanner Adams, Kyle Clabby, Russ Caliguiri; Girls: Ali Butler. Prom ising newcomers : Boy s : Sophomore -- Mohamed Mohamed. Girls: Sophomore -- Mana Abdi; Freshman -- Taylor True. Kevin Lavertu Nicole Court-Menendez Lewiston Football Coach: Bill County (12th year) Last year's record : 8-3, lost in Eastern Class A championship Returning players : Sen iors -- Jef f Tu rcot te (HB/L B/DE ), Joe McKinnon (FB/CB), Matt Therrien (HB/CB), Ch r is Madden (QB), Ca leb Joh nson ( W R/FS), Rudy Pandora (T/DT), Dav id Demers (T), Leo Gaghan (G/DT), Michael Nazaroff (G/LB), Nick Ross (NG); Juniors -- Steven Patrie (TE/LB/ DE), Zach Phelan (LB). Key losses: Jeff Keene (TB/DB), Ben Wigant (G/MLB), Cody Dussault (FB/LB), Elliot Chicoine (T/DT). Promising newcomers : Sen ior -- Matt Bowen (C/LB), Steven Hinkley (WR/DB), Kevin St. Pierre (LB); Juniors -- Brian Wigant (C/ LB); Sophomores -- Matt Hutchins (DB), Gabe Johnson (WR/DB). Out look : T he Blue Dev i ls got within a chain link of the Class A cha mpion sh ip ga me. T hei r cha nces of ta k ing t hat elusive final step get a huge boost from eight returning starters on both sides of t he ba ll. Lew iston's W i ng-T back f ield is loaded with the steady Madden, the grinding McKinnon, the shifty T her r ien a nd t he ex plosive Turcotte. Pandora might be the league's best two-way tackle. The seconda r y of Ther r ien, McKinnon and Caleb Johnson r e t u r n s i n t a c t . I f t h e r e 's a c ou nter poi nt to a l l t hat optimism, it's that Lewiston's toug hest ga mes -- Ba ngor, Lawrence, Brunswick and EL -- are on the road. Chris Madden Joe McKinnon Michael Nazaroff Coach's comment: "The advantage of hav i ng so ma ny k id s back from the previous year is that the learning curve is a lot straighter." -- Coach Bill County Lewiston Field Hockey Coach: Bre Allard (first year) Last year's record: 3-11 Retu r n i ng players : S en ior -- M a r i s s a Z a non i ( F ) ; Ju n ior s -- Jenny Chouinard (F), Kelsey Dumond (MF), Allison Osgood (D), Ravon Palmer (G), Sadie Poulin (MF), Natalie Rousseau (F). Key losses: Kierstyn Barnies, Katie Foss, Allison Lafreniere, Laylynn Levasseur, Sara Marden, Kirsten McCombs, Saba Naji, Arika Olsen, Katie Tirabassi. Promising newcomers: Senior -- Linsey House (D); Junior -- Sam Clark (D); Sophomores -- Abby Loisel (F), Laurianne Murphy (F), Olivia Norton (MF), Desirae Roy (F); Kaylyn Sampson (MF), Jenessa Ta larico (F), Brie Wilson (MF); Freshmen -- Margaruette Seguin (D), Kyla Sturtevant (F). Outlook: With Morse moving to Class B this season, Lewiston is back at t he bottom of t he pack based on last year's finish, but the Devils do not appear discouraged about it. They k now t hey have some tough games ahead of them, the athletes harder and expects but they're ready to fight and hope more commitment on their behalf. to prove to the conference that Tu r n i ng over a new lea f t h i s they're a new team. A very young group bodes wel l for t he future. W it h a ne w head coach at the helm, L e w i s t o n 's f i e l d hockey prog ra m is goi ng to see a lot of changes this season. Coach Linsey House Marissa Zanoni Allard plans to push season, the team's motto is "No Excuses." Good Luck! Good Luck to All Area Athletes!!! "Good Luck To Our Young Athletes" Stop by one of these local Burger Kings after the game! A Student Transportation of America, Inc. Company Serving Lewiston, Kittery, MSAD #55, Wells-Ogunquit and York 783-2033 827 Lisbon St & 708 Main St � Lewiston 333 Center St � Auburn ~ 165 Main St � S. Paris 174 Bath Rd � Brunswick ~ 75 Leeman Bath Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 5 Mt. Blue High School Mt. Blue Boys' Soccer Coach: Joel Smith (11th year) Last year's record: 7-5-3, lost in Eastern A quarterfinal Returning players : Sen iors -- Blake Hart (F), Colton Hall (MF), Steven Yardley (FB), Matt Crowley (G), Sam Richardson (MF), North Kay (FB). Key losses: Dylan Stinchfield (F), D yla n Toot ha ker (FB), Ji m my Neal (FB), Nick Nile (FB), Griffin Conlogue (MF), Tim Andrews (FB), Jake Veayo (FB), Phil Wells (MF). Promising newcomers: Sophomores -- Sam Taylor (MF), Ike Doirion (MF), Casey Taylor (MF); Freshman -- Drew Parsons (MF). Outlook: The Cougars lost two allconference players in Stinchfield and Neal, but have Hall back in the midfield. Mt. Blue has enough talent back that the club is aiming for another playoff spot. Coach's comment: "This year's team is working hard and, at times, have shown signs that they will be competitive. The guys realize that in order to be successful they need to work hard and play solid team defense. The team is definitely e x c it e d t h a t t h e y c a n m ov e Steven Yardley Sam Richardson Matt Crowley for ward and compete at a high level." � Coach Joel Smith North Kay Colton Hall Blake Hart Mt. Blue Football Coach: Gary Parlin (19th year) Last year's record: 7-3, lost in Eastern A semifinals Returning players: Seniors -- Eric Berry (RB/CB), Cam Sennick (WR/ CB), Izaiha Tracy (RB/FS), Nick Searles (DT), Chris Malone (LB), Shawn Keach (TE/DE/K/P), Chris Cautillo (LB); Juniors -- Jordan Whitney (QB/S), Bradley Jackson (LB). Key losses: A.J. Larrabee (W R/ CB), Colten Miranda (LB), Matt Davis (RB/LB), Brandon Scott (C/ LB), Matt Archer (T/DT), Dakota Savage (G/DT), Dillan Burnham (G/LB), Brandon Cochran (T/DT), Ethan Kyes (TE/DE). Promising newcomers: Seniors --Sean Moore (C/DT), Dustin Zamboni (T/DT), Caleb Farrington (G/DE), Aaron Gagnon (FS); Juniors -- Zak Kendall (TE/ DE), Chad Luker (WR/DE). Overview: The Cougars would have been one of t he powers i n Easter n Ma i ne if t hey had stayed in Class A, so they will be a formidable addition to Eastern B. They return just four starters on offense, all at the skill positions. But the offensive line was a key unit on the JV team, which lost just one game last year. Whitney, in his second year, has plenty of weapons at his disposal. Sennick is one of the top big-play threats in t he conference. Tracy a nd Berry both spent time as the No. 1 running back last year. The defense is more seasoned and has plenty of play-makers in the secondary. Cam Sennick Eric Berry Izaiha Tracy Coach's com ment : "We have a l it t le bit more e x per ienc e on defense. A l most ever yone at ever y posit ion wa s out t h e r e p l a y i n g l a s t y e a r ." -- Coach Gary Parlin Mt. Blue Girls' Soccer Coach: Fred Conlogue (third year) Last year's record: 7-5-3, lost in Eastern A quarterfinal Returning players : Seniors -- Ma ken z ie Hobbs ( F B ), E m i l y Ramsey (MF), Rachel Karno (MF), Marina West (F); Juniors -- Carolyn Poliquin (FB), Kristen Brown (FB), Cherokee Clements (F), Mackenzie Conlogue (F), Chelsea Newha ll GOOD LUCK to All Area Teams from (MF), Makenzie Thompson (MF), Lauren St. Laurent (FB), Kat ie Lewis (MF), Jaycee Mullen (FB), Zy r a h Giu st r a ( M F ), Br ia n na G el i na s ( FB), Gabby Foy (G ); Sophomore -- Mi ra nda Nicely (MF). Key losses: Hannah Allen (MF), Abby Flanagan (FB), Allison Brown (G), Avonlee Dwight (MF), Marlie Mochamer (F). Promising newcomers: Junior -- Shireen Luick (FB); Sophomores -- Kianna Thompson (MF), Emma Enoch (MF), Thia Bridges (G), Savannah Swain (MF). Outlook: The Couga rs made a significant step last year with a Emily Ramsey winning season and playoff berth. Now Mt. Blue hopes to build on that. The squad lost veteran talent, including Mochamer, an all-state forward. The Cougars are still a Makenzie Hobbs Marina West Rachel Karno good young squad on the rise with some playoff seasoning already under their belts. Coach's comment: "We are hungry as a group to take the next step." � Coach Fred Conlogue Mt. Blue For all the latest news and conversation from Western and Central Maine... "Like" us on page 7 kyes Farmington 778-9862 GO MT. BLUE COUGARS! 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Lewis, whose junior c a mpa ig n w a s h i ndered by a broken foot, and Mahar are coming off strong track seasons and should score well. Dean excelled in the mile in track as a freshman and adds more depth. Coach's comment: "I look for the team to step up to the challenge of b e i n g a t op M VC t e a m ." � Coach Dan Crooker Adam Mahar Casey Kellner page 15 Telstar Mt. Blue from page 6 Mt. Blue Cross Country Coach: Kelley Cullenberg (19th year) Last year: Boys, second in KVAC, sixth in Class A; Girls, third in KVAC, 10th in Class A Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors -- A lex Chandler, Jack ie Chen, Jona h Jones ; Ju n iors -- Corey Iba, Sully Jackson, Justin Tracy; Sophomore -- Dust i n Staples. Girls: Seniors -- Addie Cullenberg, Louisa Stancioff, Molly Fissette, Em i ly Ga rd ner, Ju l ia Luch i n i, Courtney Qi; Juniors -- Maryam Nor ton ; Sophomores -- Sa ra h Wade, Anya Nordstrom. Key losses: Boys: Jaron Jones, Brody Hi nes, Kjel l Nordst rom; Gi rls : Gwen Beacham, Emily Reed, Eliza Richard. Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Sophomores -- Josh Horne, Noah L ePage, Ti m Meser v ier, A l len Taylor; Freshmen -- Rickie Chen, Brendan Hickey, Dan Lesko. Girls: Sen iors -- A lex a iya Back ma n, Lou ise Legein, Em i ly Rober ts ; Ju n i or -- D e a n n a R i c h a r d s ; Sophomores -- Macee Qi, Casey Roger s ; Fre sh men -- C henoa Jackson, Katherine Gunther. Outlook: The boys looked to be a contender for the KVAC title, but a possible season-ending injur y to Jones has knocked dow n t hose ex pectat ions a notch. Tracy and Jackson were top-20 finishers at last year's conference meet a nd cou ld help fill that void. Beacham's graduation left a void for the girls, but second and third runners Cullenberg and Stancioff return. Coach's comment: "If we have Jona h Jones hea lthy, we couild conceivably v ie for t he K VAC and regiona l (boys') titles. But right now that is a big question." � Coach Kelley Cullenberg Addie Cullenberg Justin Tracy Maryam Norton Mt. Blue Field Hockey Coach: Jeannine Paradis (ninth year) Last year's record: 2-12 Returning players : Sen iors -- Me g h a n Bu l len ( F ), C or i n ne Dingley (B), Heather Farrington (MF), Nichole Tracy (B), Taylor Harris (B), Casey Gabour y (G); Juniors -- Alyssa Williams (MF), Kayla Newbill (MF); Sophomores -- Sarita Crandall (F/M), Kati Bessey (F), Mikayla Oswald (F). Key losses: Jillian Perron, Elizabeth LeClair. Promising newcomers: Sophomores -- Courtney Austin (B), Rileigh Blanchet (G), Krista McLatchey (F), Shula Yeaton (B), Keri Harnden (B); Freshmen -- V ictor ia New bi l l (MF), Erynn Hiscock (MF). O ut l o o k : I f e v e r there was a candidate for turnaround of the year, the Cougars are that ca ndidate. On ly t wo players a re gone from a tough year, and there is a multitude of experience and talent this season on t his squad. The base of t he program has grown well, and there is a good chance .500 might be in sight as the Cougars have now dropped into Class B. Coach's comment: "Now we need to ma ke sure we are united as a team and that we nurture the younger kids so we can continue to grow the program." � Coach Jeannine Paradis Jagger Bullen Farmington Corinne Dingley Meghan Bullen Mt. Blue Golf Coach: Mark Cyr (fourth year) Last year's record: N/A Returning players: Seniors -- Matt Dustin, Cam Henkel; Junior -- Drew Ferarri. Key losses: Dom Clements, Clint Orcutt. Redemption Center Where Honesty Counts! Norm's Bottle Drives Welcome 680 Main St., Wilton 645-3756 Cam Henkel Matt Dustin Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Fri 9-4:45 Sat. 9-12:45 Closed Wed., Sun. & Holidays Why would anyone bank anywhere else? www.FranklineBranch.com Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS With 7 Promising newcomers: Freshman -- Taylor France. Outlook: The Cougars may take a small step back this season with the loss of Clements and Orcutt. They will be young and inexperienced at the varsity level as a whole, but should be able to scrape together some wins and remain competitive. Coach's comment: "If we can finish above .500 this season, we'll be happy." � Coach Mark Cyr "They keep my money safe until my Mom says I can spend it" Why I BANK FRANK Hebron Academy Hebron Football Coach: Moose Curtis (36th year) Last year's record: 0-8 Returning players : Seniors -- Jeremy Remy, C.J. Isgur, Carmine C a r u s o, Jo s e G a r c i a , Ju s t i n Levesque, Bryce Richmond; Juniors -- Ray Rawls, Elijah Moreshead. Key losses: Lou Caraglia, Cristian Gumbs, Levi Lincoln. P rom isi ng ne wc omer s : Po s tg raduate -- A nd rew Hast i ngs ; Ju n ior s -- Sh aqu i l le C e z ontHolmes, Cameron Shirley. Outlook: Hebron looks to improve from the foundation that was started last year. The team will be a bit younger than it has been in recent years, but Curtis said the younger players have a great deal of ability. Coach's comment: "We have a good number of players that have been with us for a few years, and we are counting on their experience and energies to lead us to a productive season." � Coach Moose Curtis Boys' Soccer Hebron Golf Coach: David Stonebraker (7th year) L a st y e a r 's r e c or d : M A I S A D champions (2nd consec. yr.) Returning lettermen: Junior -- Sam Kinasewich. Key Losses : A.J. Bloomingda le, Adam Dev ine, Ben Sauro, Todd Bannerman Jake Bosse Matthew Bouchard Conner Kunhardt Lonnie Taylor Girls' Soccer Hebron Boys' Soccer Coach: Kurt Swanbeck (second year) Last year's record: 10-6 Returning players : Sen ior -- Lonnie Taylor; Juniors -- Matthew Bouch a rd, C on ner Ku n h a rdt ; Sophomore -- Jake Bosse. Key losses: Tom Cummings, Alex Doumeng Mike Bouchard Promising newcomers: Malvern Burombo Outlook: After 10 wins last year, expectations are very high. The team is expecting a solid group of players in all classes, which could make Hebron formidable once again. C o a c h 's c o m m e nt : " We a r e e x c it e d a b out t h e r e t u r n of some key players who scored sig n i f ica nt goa ls last season. Also, with the addition of some dy namic newcomers, t he team is poised to have another strong show ing w it h its sights on t he c on f e r e n c e c h a m pi on s h i p." � Coach Kurt Swanbeck Mariah Mosher Jenna Bosse Sydney Randall Taylor Teixeira Cross Country Hebron Cross Country Coaches: Gino Valeriani and Ian Cross Returning athletes : Seniors -- Matt Bra ley (Bet hel), Lindsey Hughes (Ray mond), Mengdong Zhuang (China); Sophomores -- Peter Miller (South Paris), Makoto Watanabe (Japan) Promising newcomer: Junior -- Brad Geismar (Minot) Outlook: Watanabe finished sixth as a f reshma n at t he M A ISA D boys' cha mpionsh ip meet last year. Zhuang was the top girls' runner. The boys finished fourth as a team in t hat competition. With defending champion Elan no longer in the mix, Hebron hopes to chase down Gould and Hyde for a shot at the title. Matt Braley Brad Geismar Lindsey Hughes Peter Miller Football Hebron Girls' Soccer Coach: Colin Griggs (second year) Last year's record: 8-4-2 Returning players : Sen iors -- Chelsea Boucher, Jenna Bosse, Mariah Mosher; Juniors -- Emily Wy ma n, Taylor Tei xei ra, Kel l i K lassen, Ha ley Bisson, Sydney Randa ll; Sophomores -- Oliv ia Brown, Janelle Tardif, Charlotte Middleton Key Losses: Sarah Markey, Janelle Bradish, Kaitlyn Paiton, Laura Dow, Catherine Byrne, Talya Bent Outlook: Hebron has 11 regulars back from last year and has added nine more players to the roster in the preseason. That has expectations high for this club. Coach's comment: "This season could be one of the best in recent history for the Lumberjacks. One of our biggest advantages this year is the schedule, with all three of our New Hampshire opponents coming to Hebron. Last year, they held Hebron to just two goals in three games and accounted for two losses and a tie. We expect that hosting t hose opponents at home t his year will make for more success. They w i l l once aga in be good tests outside of Maine, and they could make or break the season." � Coach Colin Griggs Carmine Caruso C.J. Isgur Elijah Moreshead Bryce Richmond Golf Field Hockey Hebron Field Hockey Coach: Ashley Webb (fourth year) Last year's record: 5-5-2, MAISAD semifinalist Returning lettermen: Seniors -- Ally Strachan, Rebekah Jett; Junior -- Haley Grimmer; Sophomores -- Colleen Mitchel, Liberty McKnight, Atupele Machika. Key losses: Amber Aaskov, Jacki Aaskov, Natalie Macijewski, Gina Conroy, Polly Drown, Maggie Lane, Moeko Owaga. Promising newcomer: Junior -- Hannah Hearn. C oa ch's c om ment : " T h i s w i l l be a rebu i ld i ng yea r, but we keep ou r of fensive a nd defensive threats. I am excited to work w it h such a energet ic a nd motivated g roup of g irls." � Coach Ashley Webb Sam Kinasewich News � Sports � Weather Four Daily Editions Special Sections Opinion � Obituaries Entertainment � Business Searchable Archives Contests � Classifieds Photos � Video Updated Throughout the day Haley Grimmer Rebekah Jett Ally Strachan ....Need Another Reason?? See what's new at sunjournal.com 8 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School OHCHS Boys' Soccer Coach: Chris Morin (fourth year) Last year's record: 2-10-2 Returning players : Sen iors -- Austin Chute (MF), Aaron Crockett (G), Christian Cummings (FB), Zach Kimball (MF), Brian Lynch (MF/F), Mac Menezes (MF), Nick Record (F/MF), Jacob Sutclif fe (FB), Tyler Truman (FB); Juniors -- Con ner Beebe (MF), Ken ny Lynch (FB); Sophomore -- Matt Beauchesne (MF/F). Key losses: Matt McVety (G), Collin Tucker (F), Ben Millett (F), Derek Morin (FB). Promising newcomers : Senior -- Benin LaLiberte (MF), Spenser New ma n (F), Ha r r ison Tu r ner (MF), Ian Vail (FB); Juniors -- Colin Chase (MF), Dakota Durgin (G), Adam Nolan (FB). Out look : T he V i k i ngs lost experience and leadership from last year's team, including Morin, a two-time all-KVAC player. Oxford Hills still has a returning group that has seen a lot of playing time and knows the rigors of the KVAC varsity schedule. With that added Aaron Crockett seasoning, the Vikings could take a step forward this year and improve upon last year's mark. Coach's comments: "We have a Jacob Sutcliffe Nick Record Tyler Truman lot of returning players that saw significant playing time last year. We are work ing hard and have ex pectat ions on gett ing better every time we step on the field." � Coach Chris Morin OHCHS Girls' Soccer Coach: Cortney Sirois (second year) Last year's record: 2-10-2 Returning players : Sen iors -- Kiersten Zufelt (MF), Danielle Allen (MF), Abby Morton (MF), Lacey Landry (MF), Elizabeth Libby (FB), Breanna Martin (G), Samantha Hatch (G ); Ju n iors -- K r isten G a m ac he ( F ), Joa n n a Mu r c h (MF), Colleen Stauder (F), Alyssa A ndrews (FB), Magg ie Law ton (MF); Sophomores -- Ellex Loper (F), Coley Zufelt (F), Crystal West (F). Key losses: Dayna Schultz (MF), Mariah Martin (F), Melissa Strauss (FB). Promising newcomers : Seniors -- Megen Wr ig ht (FB), Mega n McNel ly (MF); Junior -- Abbie E a st m a n ( F ); S ophomore s -- Haylee Chute (FB), Jordan Schoor (FB); Freshman -- Mikayla Morin (MF), Lauren Emery (F) Outlook: Sirois is optmistic about what t his g roup cou ld do t his season. There is a good core of Abby Morton experienced players back, led by all-conference midfielder Kiersten Zufelt. There's also a promising Danielle Allen Elizabeth Libby Kiersten Zufelt new group that should help the Vikings continue to improve. Coach's comment: " I am looking for wa rd to what t h is tea m w i l l accompl ish t h is sea son." � Coach Cortney Sirois OHCHS Football Coach: Paul Withee (first year) Last year's record: 1-7 Returning players: Seniors -- Josh McDonald (WR/DE), Caleb Archer (OL/DL), Kyle Rainey (OL/LB), Tyler Hamlin (OL/LB), Logan Sanborn ( W R/DB), Ryan Creney (S/RB); Juniors -- Jordan Croteau (FB/LB), Dexter Turner (DE), Billy Leahy (OL/DL). Key losses: George Turner (WR/ DB), Danny Taylor (WR/DB), Jon Flanders (RB/DE/P), Matt Farnum (TE/S), Chris Priest (RB/S), Andy Ripley (TB/DB). Promising newcomers: Senior -- Brandon Campbell (DT); Juniors -- John Frechette (QB/DB), Dylan Cox (RB/DB), Dylan Frechette (RB/DB), Ryan Godin (S). Over v iew : Ox ford Hi l ls opens camp under a new regime with a coach who brings instant cache and credibility. Withee took over a f loundering Foxcroft program a nd g u ide d it to t h re e st ate championships and eight Eastern Ma ine t it les. Ox ford Hi l ls has averaged one win per season over the last four. Already there are signs of a turnaround, with several junior a nd sen ior at h letes ret u r n i ng to footba l l a f ter a n ex tended Josh McDonald absence. One of those newcomers, Frechette, takes over at QB. Croteau was the leading tackler in PTC `A' as a sophomore. The Vikings won't rate much preseason discussion Logan Sanborn Ryan Creney Tyler Hamlin as a playoff contender, but don't be surprised when they pull off an upset or two. Coach's c om ment : "My expectations w ill never change for as long I'm coaching. I always w a nt to m a k e t he pl a y of f s ." � Coach Paul Withee OHCHS Field Hockey Coach: Cindy Goddard (23rd year) Last year's record: 8-5-1 Returning players : Sen iors -- A sh ley West, Heat her Ver r ier, Dominique Hutchins, Mikeckney Wa rd, K a l i Di xon ; Ju n ior s -- A manda Hanning, Gabby Goodall, Meghan Feely, Abi Egan; Sophomores -- Jess Murch, Erica Jackson. Key losses : Ma r i s a Ha n n i ng , Hanna h Warren, Kellie Wilcox, Je s sic a G aut h ier, Shelby Richardson, Rachel Brennan. Promising newcomers: Rebecca Mason, Tayla Smedberg, Nicole Godbout, Sholie Hanscom, Caitlin load until the younger players gain Bernier, Shannon Fillebrown. knowledge and experience at the Outlook: The Vikings ought to be varsity level." very competitive with most teams � Coach Cindy Goddard they'll face, and the end result is likely a mid-pack finish. Look for this squad to be knocking on the door in the playoffs, and winning a round may not be out of the question. Coach's comment: "We play in a tough league. My goal for this team is to work to the best of their ability. The veteran players are going to be ca l led upon to anchor a lot of the Ashley West Heather Verrier Oxford Hills page 13 Good Luck Oxford Hills PO Box 252, 225 River Road, Mexico 207-369-9916 54 Fair Street, Norway 207-743-2638 800-991-9219 www.ofcu.org Membership is available to anyone who lives, works,worships or attends school in Oxford County Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 9 Lisbon High School Lisbon Boys' Soccer Coach: Dan Sylvester (fourth year) Last year's record: 5-8-1 Returning players : Seniors -- Morga n Reeves (MF/F), Just in Grant (FB), Shane Tanguay (G), Joe O smond ( M F/F ), Ke en a n Grover (FB), Ryan Fairbanks (F), Mike Graham (FB), Zach Turner (MF), Brent Cyr (MF/F), Mason Smith (FB/MF); Juniors -- Brady Fender son ( M F ), A a ron Ha l l s ( M F/F ) ; S oph om or e -- Z a c h Stevens (F/MF). Key losses : Mi ke Degou, Cody Watson, Austin Berry. Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Brett Williams (FB), Elliot Manocal (FB); Sophomore -- Dillon Clifford (FB). Outlook: Fairbanks and Reeves were both MVC all-stars and led the team in scoring. They lead a core group of returning players that should make Lisbon a formidable foe in the MVC. Coach's comment: "These guys are Ryan Fairbanks really focused on the entire season. We w i l l have to f inish a nd be Keenan Grover Joe Osmond Shane Tanquay ready to compete every day. The M VC is solid, which w ill ma ke t he sea son ver y compet it ive." � Coach Dan Sylvester Lisbon Girls' Soccer Coach: Jake Gentle (fourth year) Last year's record: 10-3-2, lost in Western B quarterfinals Returning players : Seniors -- Haley Eck (FB), Brooke Lawrence (MF), Kat herine Lemieu x (FB), Sarah Giraldo (FB), Alexa Harmon (MF); Juniors -- Kayla Angelico ( F ) , B r a n d i-Jo S t o r m a n ( F ) , Chelsea Huston (MF), Gabrielle Ouellette (FB), Cha nta l Bisson (FB/G); Sophomores -- Shantal MacWhinnie (MF), Paige Galligan (MF), Jenna Clifford (F). Key losses: Kyrstin Ramich (G), Ta r a Me t z g e r ( M F ) , S h a u n a Sarah Giraldo Riordan (MF), Ashley Fournier (FB), Katie McManus (MF). Promising newcomers: Junior -- Jordan Kates; Sophomores -- Olivia Bulgin, Courtney Martel, Renae Samay-Houle; Freshmen -- Loren Katherine Lemieux Grant, Kailyn Hill, Dakota Bisson. Outlook: The Greyhounds return 13 players from last year's club, including Lawrence, an all-state and all-MVC player, and Angelico, an all-MVC pick. With the move to Haley Eck Brooke Lawrence Alexa Harmon Class C, Lisbon hopes to build off last year and be a team to watch in the MVC and Western Class C. Coach's comment: "I t hink we will be competitive in the MVC and hope to utilize the playoff experience these upperclassmen have obtained over the last couple years. " � Coach Jake Gentle Lisbon Football Coach: Dick Mynahan (24th year) Last year's record : 9-2, lost in Western C championship Returning players: Seniors -- Zack Splude (TB/LB), Cameron Graf (W R/TE/CB), Chase Hunter (G/ NG); Juniors -- Ryan Riordan (QB/ DB), Kyle Sheehan (FB/MLB). Key losses: Tobey Harrington (RB/ DB), Josh Pomerleau (RB/DB), Mike McNamara (LB), Luke Caron (QB), John Crafts (C/DE), Matt Nicholson (G/LB), Nick Dingley (G/DE). Promising newcomers : Seniors -- Dalton Dunphy (OL/DL), Cody D onov a n ( OL /DL) ; Ju n ior s -- Mason Haley (RB), Casey Garrison Dalton Dunphy (T/DT); Sophomores -- Jorda n To r r e s ( R E B / D B ) , Q u i n c y Thompson (RB), Jacob Bremmer (OL/DL), Nate Gamache (OL/DL). Overview: Two tough losses to Yarmouth abbreviated what was otherwise a typical, gritty Lisbon Cody Donovan season in 2010. The Greyhounds were successf u l in t he face of injuries, ineligibilit y, a lack of si z e a nd a ny ot her obst acles t hat w a ndere d i nto t he w ay. R ior d a n s t a r t e d t w o pl a y of f games at quarterback as a result Zack Splude Chase Hunter Cameron Graf of t hat shor t ha nded situat ion. That experience is likely to pay dividends this fall. Lisbon isn't any bigger in the backfield, but it has more quickness and depth than Mynahan can recall in many years. Lisbon should be in the mix with Yarmouth and Traip in the Campbell Conference southern division once again. Coach's comment: "It looks like the type of team that could get better every week, which is what you like to see." � Coach Dick Mynahan Lisbon Cross Country Coach: Hank Fuller (24th year) Returning players: Boys: Seniors -- Hayden Stewart, Joe Daigle, Kody Priddle, Kyle Priddle, Garrett Starr; Junior -- Ben Kates; Girls: Meagan Thomas, Samantha Foote, Angela Bulgin; Junior -- Kristen Carter; Sophomores -- Abigail Roy. Key losses: Boys: Forrest Cornell; Girls: Jackie Knowles Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Senior -- Derick Lycette, Andrew Smith; Sophomore -- Neil Smith; Freshmen -- Zack Drottar, Jef f Willey. Outlook: Led by Kates and Stewart, the Greyhound boys hope to move up in a tough Mountain Va lley Conference f ield. Developing a strong second pack would help. Numbers are down for the girls, but with the return of Bulgin after a one-yea r soccer sabbat ic a l, they have a solid top four and an excellent No. 1 in Thomas, who finished seventh in Class C as a junior. Coach's comment: "The boys are Angela Bulgin going to have a strong pack and how well that pack moves up as a group is going to determine how well we Meagan Thomas Hayden Stewart Garrett Starr do. The girls will be competitive in the league and are hoping to qualfy for states." � Coach Hank Fuller page 18 Lisbon 10 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 Gray-New Gloucester High School G-NG Boys' Soccer Coach: Andy Higgins (first year) Last year's record: 7-7-1, lost in Western B quarterfinal Returning players: Seniors -- Ian Martell (MF), Craig Moreau (F), Donny Hodges (FB), Travis Hicks (FB), Ben Jordan (FB), Nick Jordan (FB); Juniors -- Jack Martell (MF), Will Mart lett (MF), Jack Street (MF), Paul Fotter (FB), Josh Kane ( MF ); Sophomores -- Au st i n McDonald (F), Noal Lobozzo (MF). Key losses: Tyler Holmquist (G/F), Ryan Sullivan (FB), Kolby Arnold ( M F ), Ben Ver r i l l ( F B ), R y a n Cavallaro (G/FB), Matt Kane (FB), Danny Street (MF), Zach Knapp (F). Promising newcomers : Juniors -- Ethan Bruns (F), Nick Rogers (G/FB); Sophomores -- Spencer Harriman (G), Jesse Lowell (MF); Freshmen -- Tyler St. Pierre (F), Eric Wilcox (MF). Outlook: The Patriots return a strong group of upperclassmen, Craig Moreau le d b y Ja c k M a r t e l l, a n a l lstate midf ielder. The team has experience and playoff seasoning. T hat shou ld ma ke G -NG a competitive club in the WMC and a Donny Hodges Ian Martell Jack Martell likely tourney team. Coach's comments: "We look to reach the postseason for the third consecutive season. The Patriots need to play and work as a team on a nightly basis in the tire-iron tough Western Maine Conference." � Coach Andy Higgins G-NG Girls' Soccer Coach: Gary Newell (first year) Last year's record: 5-8-2, lost in Western B quarterfinals. Retu r n i ng players : S en ior -- Maggie Chaplin (MF); Juniors -- Haylee Cote (MF), Sammie Wilkins (G), Taylor Darnell (MF). Key losses: Meghan Dehetre (MF), Alicia Valente (MF), Jess Richards (FB), Lauren Trickey (FB), Sarah Pelkey (FB), Elizabeth Allen (F). Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- Caitlin Holmquist (MF), Anisa Hayman (FB), Ashley Moreau (F), Emily Hotham (F). O ver v ie w : T he Pat r iot s a r e young after the graduation of an ex per ienced g roup of sen iors. Newell becomes the third coach in t hree seasons, but has high expectations. He hopes this club can build off the improvement that has come the last few seasons. Coach's com ment : "I bel ie ve in these girls, this program and this community. I expect to win 10 games this season, enter the playoffs w ith confidence and a desire t hat w ill have us ready for the challenges that await." � Coach Gary Newell Maggie Chaplin Sammie Wilkins G-NG Football Coach: Phil Prideaux (second year) Last year's record: 0-9 Returning players: Seniors -- Josh Bagdon (TE/DE), Colbey Bowen (G/OLB), Roman Latno (QB/OLB), Jon Greenleaf (HB/S); Juniors -- Colin Skilling (C/LB), Cam Quintal (T/LB). Josh Hilliard (OL/DL). Key losses: None. Promising newcomers : Juniors -- Vincent Beaulieu (DT), Josh Greenleaf (CB). Outlook: No team was hit harder by an MPA committee's decision to stick with three classes for football t ha n G-NG, which is on ly t wo students above the current Class B-C cutoff line. So the Patriots remain in the higher division with the likes of Mountain Valley, Cape Elizabeth, Wells and newcomers Marshwood, Westbrook and Spruce Mountain. The good news: Most of the team returns intact after a rough 2010, and a tiered schedule will keep G-NG matched primarily against the other young programs in the Campbell Conference. Junior -- Dan Rowe; Freshman -- Ian Marshall; Girls: Senior -- Sam Davol; Sophomore -- Makala MacLean. Overview: Shafer finished ninth in Western Class B as a freshman and leads what should be a solid core of veteran and new runners. Garcia is the top returning girl, with Larson and Pf lugardt adding to a competitive top pack. Zukowski expects the newcomers to make an immediate impact. Coach's comment: "A solid nucleus Colbey Bowen Coach's comment: "We're st i l l young. We're in good spirits. We're obviously smaller than every other Jon Greenleaf team in the league." � Coach Phil Prideaux Josh Bagdon Roman Latno G-NG Cross Country Coach: Adam Zukowski (fifth year) Returning players: Boys: Seniors --Dylan Fowler, Jeremy Holmquist, Da nny Ma rsha ll, Mitchell Stephens, Randall Stephens; Junior -- Dav id McCann; Sophomore -- Will Shafer; Girls: Seniors -- Jasmine Ha r per, Lydia La rson, Elizabeth Pf lugradt; Sophomores -- Audrey Garcia, Grace Ferguson. Key losses: Boys: Ben Schaeffer. Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Danny Marshall returns to lead the girls' team this fall." � Coach Adam Zukowski i nc r e d ibl y s t r ong conference and we always give a good fight. I think we will f a r e w el l a g a i n s t t he te a m s i n t he c on ferenc e. We would like to rebuild our team this year and rea lly develop the younger players." � Coach Jen Laberge Elizabeth Pflugradt Lydia Larson Randall Stephens G-NG Field Hockey Coach: Jen Laberge (second year) Last year's record: 4-10 Returning players : Sen iors -- Ja sm i ne Tu r ner, Bet ha ny Ray, Natasha Smith, Katie Hutchinson, Ally Kirby; Juniors -- Emily Harlow, Olivia Rottari. Key losses: Molly Grannall, Ashley Guptil, Breanna Harlow, Meghan Landry, Paige Leighton, Leanna Labrecque, Leah Rottari, Kellie Sanborn, Taryn Sangillo, Kaitlyn Johnston. Promising newcomers: None listed. Outlook : L osi ng 10 players to graduation is never easy, and the early part of the season will be spent doing a lot of adjusting, but the younger players in this group are very eager and ready to take on the varsity challenge. Coach's comment: "We play in an Maschino Lumber Bethany Ray Jasmine Turner Best Of Luck Teams From 79 Morse Road New Gloucester, ME 04260 G-NG Golf page 13 (207) 926-4288 Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 11 Spruce Mountain High School Spruce Mtn. Boys' Soccer Coach: Bill Acritelli (first year) Last year's record : Jay 2-10-2 ; Livermore Falls 7-6-1 Returning players : Seniors -- Jake Freeman (SK), Eli Capen (FB), Spencer Osgood (FB), Jon Neil (F), Tyler Gervais (G/F), Zach Hodgkin (MF), Ethan Hutchins (G/F), Jacob Roy (MF), Kyle Saw yer (MF), Ian Gingras (MF), Isaac Couture (MF); Juniors -- Owen Timberlake (FB), Devon Autrey (FB), Jon Blais (FB), Alex Hartford (MF), Doug Fournier (MF), Cameron Rose (FB), Greg Whitney (F), Tyson Newman (MF), Caleb Berry (MF), James Richards (MF); Sophomores -- Adam Gettle (F), Erik Taylor (MF), Max Moreau (MF), Dustin Jones (FB), Jarod Roy (FB), Mike Paradis (FB), Mike Chavez (FB). Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- Andrew Wilcox (MF), Avery Noll (F), Tyler Ritter (MF), Tristen Begin (F), Noah Parker (F), Alex Kennedy (F), Jacob Luce (FB), Shane Missler (MF), Alex Greenleaf (F). Overview: The Pnoenix combine the programs from Livermore Falls and Jay. Both squads missed the playoffs last fall, so the Phoenix are anxious to earn a playoff berth. Acritelli has enough depth to have a JV program and a solid group of seniors to lead the way. It has Eli Capen taken some time to get the players accustomed to playing together, but the Phoenix are excited to show what they can do this season. Coach's comment: "I am thrilled to be able to coach this team. We have a great bunch of kids that have been Ethan Hutchins Spencer Osgood Tyler Gervais working hard through the summer, as well as preseason. If these kids can play to their potential, it should be a great season. It is a long season with a lot of work to do. Playing in the MVC and then going into the B playoffs is going to be tough, but the kids are working hard and looking forward to any challenges set in front of them." � Bill Acritelli Spruce Mtn. Girls' Soccer Coach: Jon Blaisdell (first season) Last year's record: 6-6-2, lost in Western C quarterfinal Returning players: Seniors -- Lexi Deering (F), Samantha Hutchinson (FB); Juniors -- Emily Acritelli (FB), Lindsey Allen (FB), Alison C h ic oi ne -B at e s ( F B ), A nd r e a Ch icoi ne-Bates ( MF), Ca sidee Couture (F), Natashia Couture ( F B ) , Ta bit h a T i bb e t t s ( F B ) ; Sophomores -- Hayley Doyon ( M F ), Br it t a ny C a r r ier ( M F ), Brianna Martin (MF). Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- Vanese Barnes (F), Megan Duval (F), A mia Pelletier (MF), Emily Keene (G/MF), Tara Williams (G/ MF). Outlook: Jay and Livermore Falls combine again in girls' soccer. The two schools formed a cooperative program a few years ago and fielded a playoff team. Jay went at it alone last year with Blaisdell as coach. Deering scored 22 goals for that team and was an all-MVC player. The Phoenix had 28 girls out for the team, giving the squad plenty of depth. Coach's com ment : "T he g i rl s have a g reat at t it ude a nd ou r Emily Acritelli team chemistry is awesome. Our program is still in its infancy, but is steadily growing. Our incoming players' skills continue to improve, thanks to our coaching staff in Lexi Deering Lindsey Allen Samantha Hutchinson junior high. We expect to steadily improve throughout the season as the girls get used to playing together." � Coach Jon Blaisdell Spruce Mtn. Football Coach: Mark Bonnevie (10th year overall) Last year's record: First year as a program Returning players: Seniors -- Jake Bessey (WR), Zach Bonnevie (QB/ DB), A ndrew Stea rns (FB/LB), Tommy Lee (OL/LB), Gavin Jones (RB/DB), James Barker (TE/LB), Bill Calden (RB/LB), Travis Williams (OL/DL), Ryan Pelletier (RB/DB), Nate Shink (WR/LB), Kyle Ainsley (OL/DL), Jake Richards (OL/DL),; Juniors -- Brandon Hodges (OL/LB), Brent Buote (FB/LB), Nate Hamblin (QB/DB); Sophomore -- Alwayne Uter (RB/FS). Key losses: Livermore Falls -- Alex Rose (HB/DB), Mike Armstrong (TE/ DE), Sam Chabot (G/LB), Jay -- Jordan D. Couture (RB/DB), Kyle Storer (TE/ LB), Matt Lancaster (G/NG) Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Ben Keene (WR/LB), Peter Ruffalo (OL/DL)' Juniors -- Kyle Seltzer (C), Josh Wilcox (OL/DL), Patrick Flanigan (RB), James Metzger (DL), Austin Schmidt (RB/DB). Overview: Reunited and it feels so good. Most of the inaugural ed it ion of t he Phoen i x played together through youth football all the way up to the eighth grade. Never t heless, t here w i l l be a n adjustment period, especially for the Livermore Fa lls contingent Bill Calden getting used to the plays, schemes, for mat ions a nd tech n iques Bonnevie has brought with him from Jay. Unlike recent years when t hey were sepa rated i nto t wo much smaller squads, the Phoenix will be able to withstand injuries Jake Richards Tommy Lee Zach Bonnevie and the overall wear-and-tear of the season. The first half of the schedule is tough, so there will be no easing their way into Class B. Coach's com ment : "T he k id s have come together really well." � Coach Mark Bonnevie Spruce Mtn. page 13 GOOD LUCK! from your friends at 170 Main Street, Jay Good Luck Phoenix! Kay Advanced Dental Concepts Roger Allen Kay, D.D. S. P.A. 32 Main Street, Livermore Falls, Maine 04254 207-897-4444 Farmington Area, Call: 207-778-6383 follow us on 897-0900 800-848-3688 www.otisfcu.coop twitter.com/SunJournal 12 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 G-NG Golf from page 11 Coach: Don Goodw in (second year) Last year's record: 4-6 Returning players : Jorda n Rouillard, Aaron Boulos, Nick Henneman, Nick Gallant, Cody Brann. Key losses: Dillon Carll. Promising newcomers : Tyler Credit, Trevor Bissonette. Outlook: After dipping below .500 a year ago, look for the Patriots to return to the upper-middle of the fold. Still a young team, the Patriots have worked to better themselves this summer. With an extra year under their belts, the returning core of players should help lead the team. Coach's comment: "W hile we face a very difficult schedule, I am confident we will have a very good showing this year in the regular season." � Coach Don Goodwin Oxford Hills from page 9 OHCHS Cross Country Coach: Luc Roy (fourth year) Last year: Boys, 11th in KVAC; Girls, did not score in KVAC. Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors -- Jesse Newcomb, Jeremy Read, Daniel Costanzi; Juniors -- Matthew Breer, Kolby Robichaud; Sophomores -- Kane Williamson, Ben Dill. Girls: Seniors -- Adena St. John; Juniors -- Moriah Lee, India Lucas; Sophomore -- Alexandra James. Key losses: None. Adena St. John Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Senior -- Forest Todd; Sophomore -- Marc Hunt; Freshman -- Sudeep St a u b l e . G i r l s : F r e s h m e n -- Miranda Murphy, Julia Dillon. Outlook: Losing no runners to Jeremy Read Jesse Newcomb Moriah Lee graduation will help the Vikings as they look to build a team with enough runners to score in the conference and regional meets. Newcomb and Read are the top runners for the boys. Lee and Lucas will set the tone for the girls. Coach's comment : "Ou r boys' tea m w it h f ive st rong sen ior runners gives us a chance to get a good pack in below the 20-minute mark." � Coach Luc Roy OHCHS Golf Coach: Mike Grace (eighth year) Last yea r's record : 8-3, K VAC semifinalist Returning players: Seniors -- Zach Turmenne, Nick Michaud, Taylor Brown; Junior -- Dev yn Foster; S ophomor e s -- B en Mor t on, Dalton Rice, Matt Michaud. Key losses: Jordan Strong, Dylan Cox, Jonah Williams. Promising newcomers: Sophomore -- Br ia na Mor r is ; Freshmen -- Chris Burns, Cam L etou r neau, Heat h W h it ma n, Cordell Brooks. Outlook: On paper, t his tea m is prett y young, but t he t hree seniors are all veterans of K VAC c ompet it ion, a nd t he tea m's returning sophomores also played last season. There is nothing here to say that the Vikings won't be at least as strong as last season, and will be in the hunt for the KVAC crown again this season. The biggest lesson still to learn here is how to win away from the friendly confines of the team's home course. Coach's comment: "We have no superstars here, but we have a good group of very steady, competitive golfers. We have five or six guys that can all play at the top on any given day. I'd expect we'll be pretty strong." � Coach Mike Grace Spruce Mtn. from page 12 Spruce Mtn. Field Hockey Coach : Ju l ia Pa rker a nd Ja ne DiPompo Last year's record: Liv. Falls - 13-1; Jay 9-5. Returning players : Sen ior s -- K at h r y n Vent rel la, M ic aela Baron, Ashlee Quirrion, Ashley Dorey, Kourtney Brennick, Catie Castonguay, Cheyenne Cushing; Juniors -- Erin Gats, Loriayanna Trac y, A sh l ie Robbi ns, Rachel Ca lden, Kat rina Mi l lett, Ja hna Couture, Rachel Goding, Natalie Goding, Tayla Knapp, Jordan Seitz, Kayly n Wa lker; Sophomores -- Randi Duguay, Kenda Newman, Brooke Cushing, Kasey Richards, Ladesta Tracy, Demi Dube, Bryana Ashley Dorey Catie Castonguay Kathryn Ventrella Micaela Baron Kourtney Brennick Ashlee Quirrion Longley, Kayla Meserve, Victoria Ouellette, Emily Taylor, A lyssa Timberlake, Caitlin Wright. Key losses : Emi lee Cast ner, Lix Cote, Annika Durrell, Katie Ferland, Samantha Greenwood, Caylee Morris, Kim Theriault, Mega n T her r ien, Ma r i ssa Welc h, L e x ie Neid ner, L i z White, Cassie Beliveau, Lindsey Couture, Brittany DiPompo, Bri Farrington. Promising newcomers : Freshmen -- Amanda Castonguay, Caitlyn Beliveau, Morga n Fournier, Eli zabet h Chret ien, Ca roline Donnell, Nicole Hamblin, Katie Gordon, Abbie Ha rtford, Ka ilee Newcomb, Em i ly Ha r t ford, Samantha Richards. Out look : T he Phoen i x w i l l combine two strong programs with a pair of top-notch coaches and a host of returning players from both Jay and Livermore Fa l ls. T he resu lt shou ld be one of the top MVC schools once again. The difference will come at playoff time, when the Phoenix will dive into the Class B tourney. The team is missing a ton of talent from each of last year's teams, but also combining will help minimize some of those effects. Coach's comment: "We've had a great summer w it h t he team together. The preseason has been great, and we're looking forward to the challenge of bringing the two schools together as one. We're very excited about this year." � Coach Julia Parker JEAN CASTONGUAY EXCAVATING or Good luck in your Fall Games! 897-4283 Call Adam - 897-2206 340 Fayette Rd. Livermore Falls, Maine 04254 Spruce Mtn. Golf Coach: Rick Carleton (4th year) Last year's record: 9-4 (Liv. falls); Jay had no team. Returning player: Senior -- Chris Bubier. Key losses : Jimmy Seit z, Brain Maurais, Mike Anctil. Promising newcomers: Senior -- Jacob Boivin. Outlook: This is a lean year for the Spruce Mountain golf program. A small turnout depsite the new, merged school and those who are out are short on golfing experience. After a successful season last fall as Livermore Falls, expect a step back from this bunch this year as it hopes to build going forward. Coach's comment: "We are just looking to get better every day and improve our skills." � Coach Rick Carleton Good Luck! 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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 13 St. Dominic Academy St. Dom's Girls' Soccer Coach: Kathy Little (ninth year) Last year's record: 15-1-1, lost in Western C Returning players : Seniors -- Mar y Caron (G), Emily Conner (FB), Stepha nie Costello (MF), Megha n Ha rg reaves (F), Dayle Jordan (FB), Emily Riou x (FB), Beck y Tr y tek (FB); Ju n iors -- Cou r t ney Costel lo (FB), Kayla McLel la n (F), Kel ley McLel la n (MF), Emi ly Pou lin (FB); Sophomore -- Marley Byrne (MF). Ke y lo s s e s : H a i l e y G i r a r d i n (MF), Sophia Goulet (F), Meagan Law rence (MF), Taylor Paquet (MF), Clara Bosco (F). Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Jasmine Hussey (FB), Nicole Keaney (MF), Nicole Levesque (F); Juniors -- Katie Emery (G), Sarah Trott (F); Freshman -- Emily Caron (MF), Kirsten Conner (MF). Outlook: The Saints went further than any St. Dom's girls' team last fall and hope to go even further this season. St. Dom's lost some veteran talent, but still has an experienced g roup, especia l ly on defense. The Saints should remain one of the strongest team in the M VC and should be in good position in Western C. Coach's comment: "T he 2011 sea son has the potential of being a promising y e a r. T h i s y e a r 's squad comes i n versat i le a nd h a s t he d r i v e t o exceed last yea r's successful season." � Coach Kathy Little Mary Caron Stephanie Costello St. Dom's Boys' Soccer Coach: Marty Bressler (first year) Last year's record: 13-2-2, lost in Western C semifinal Returning players : Seniors -- Cam Hainey (G), Austin Gervais (FB), Chris Finlay (FB), Matt Roy (MF), Troy Haefele (MF), David Dean (FB), Josu Asun (F); Juniors -- Will Desmaris (MF), Bobby St. Hilaire (FB), Zak Johnson (MF); Sophomore -- Chase Hainey (FB). Key losses: Dan Curtis (FB), Jack Erickson (MF), Alex Parker (F), Kyle Hargreaves (FB), Kurt Johnson (MF), Brian Mathieu (FB), Josh Brown (G). Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Tyler Furtado (F), Bill Soper (FB), Jordan Charest (MF), Aaron Sch m it z (FB); Sophomores -- Robbie Pallozzi (F), Calvin Stewart (MF), TJ Rotolico (MF). Freshmen -- Matt Chasse (FB), Ben Sawyer (G). Outlook: The Saints graduated a wealth of talent and have a new coach. Bressler coached the seniors when they were freshmen. That has helped the transition, but this team still has a lot of returning talent that is stepping into larger roles. St. Dom's will improve as this group accl i mates itsel f and could be a team to watch down the stretch. Coach's comment: " We h ave a sol id squad, however how well the team does depends on senior leadership." � Coach Marty Bressler Austin Gervais Cam Hainey St. Dom's Field Hockey Coach: Brian Kay (13th year) Last year's record: 2-12 Returning players : Sen iors -- Jen na Fongem ie, A l l i Con le y, Kaitlyn Roy, Abby Jansen; Juniors -- Katie Bosse, Katie Naum, Melissa Murray; Sophomores -- Brittany Eastman, McKenna Lachapelle, Monica Stewart. Key losses: Lauren Ratsep, Marisa Zamrock. Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- Jessica Boulet, Emma Samson, Joha n na Cu l lenberg, Mad ison Gendron, Claudia Erickson. Outlook: After a rare swoon, the Saints appear to be back on the rise again. Defense has been the key for this team as it rebuilds, and it's likely going to show this season, with a strong back end. If the offense can find its stride as the season moves along, playoffs are possible. Abby Jansen Coach's c om ment : " We h av e several veterans on defense and the Alli Conley Jenna Fongemie Kaitlyn Roy incoming freshmen should help on the scoring end." � Coach Brian Kay St. Dom's Golf Coach: Kevin Cullen (sixth year) Last year's record : 13-0, M VC cha mps, 2nd at Cla ss C state tourney Returning players : Sen iors -- Anthony Fagone, Joe Bryant, Cody Rodrigue, Dan Nadeau, Amanda Turcotte; Junior -- Zack DeBlois; Sophomore -- Michael Richard. Key losses: Dylan Rodrigue, Isaac Reed, Kevin Costello. Promising newcomers: Junior -- John Marcous. Outlook: This team just doesn't stop reloading. The Saints have now a lso established a midd le school program and the cupboard continues to replenish itself. Look for this squad to once again take aim at a Class C crown. The senior core of this team was around to see the program's most recent title as freshmen, and they would like nothing more but to put their own stamp in the school's history books. Coach's comment: "The core of this team all learned a lot from the previous players, and we have a huge group of freshmen who we hope can continue that tradition in years to come." � Coach Kevin Cullen Amanda Turcotte Cody Rodrigue Dan Nadeau St. Dom's Cross Country o ll Good Lucks tTeAms! a t. Dom' S Lewiston, Maine 207-783-1695 Coach: Keith Weatherbie (second year) Returning players: Boys: Senior -- Patrick LaChance, Sophomores -- Tom Therriault, Mac Labee; Girls: Juniors -- Hanna Tyce, Darby Frost; Sophomore -- Callie Greco. Key losses: Boys: Joe Bosse; Girls: A lyse Ca r ney, Ca roly n Joseph, Caroline Sheats. Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Freshman -- Michael Blaich; Girls: Senior -- Sarah Small; Sophomores -- Me ga n R i ng , E l len Tut t le ; Freshman -- Emily Carney. Overview: The Saints lost three of "We do have some new kids out the top seven girls from last year's running, and they're doing real MVC champion. Tyce and Greco well." � Coach Keith Weatherbie are the lone top 20 holdovers and should be bolstered by t he addition of Small, a top middle distance runner in t rack. If t hey stay hea lt hy a nd more of t he newcomers can contribute, they should compete for another MVC crown. Coach's comment: Patrick LaChance Sarah Small 14 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 Telstar from page 7 Telstar Football Coach: Tim O'Connor (sixth year, first as varsity program) Last year's record: 8-0 as a club team Top players : Sen iors -- Drew Wilson (WR/CB), Kenny Haas (C/ NT), Derick Poland (LB), Dylan Poland (TB), Jason Powers (G), Devin Vail (G/DE), Ricky Osgood (CB), Corey Howa rd ( T E/DE ), Eric Varnum (S/DE); Juniors -- Dominic Haines (QB), Nick Mills (TB/DE), Kurt Morga n (G/DE), Will Lyman (FB/LB); Sophomore -- Logan Bartlett (OL/DL); Freshman -- David Pilgrim (OL/DL). Outlook: While other developmental programs jumped qu ick ly i nto t he Cla ss C f ray, Telstar took its time, playing five full JV-level seasons. Last year's undefeated run against the likes of Monmouth. Poland and GrayNew Gloucester left t he Rebels feeling optimistic about the logical next step. Nine seniors and aboveaverage size up front will help ease the transition. Mills, who played youth football before turning to Derick Poland soccer for two years, should be an impact player on both sides. Haines moves from receiver and takes over for four-year starter T.J. O'Connor, the coach's son, under center. There is football tradition in the archives: Drew Wilson Kenny Haas Ricky Osgood Telstar won Class C titles in 1972 and '73. Coach's comment: "We are not small. We have some big, rugged, aggressive kids." � Coach Tim O'Connor page 21 Telstar Monmouth Academy Monmouth Boys' Soccer C oach : Jo e F le t c her ( s e c ond season) Last year's record: 5-8-1 Returning players: Seniors -- Nick Trenholm (MF), Kyle Brown (FB); Juniors -- Drew McFarren (FB), Devin West (G), Russell Neal (MF); Sophomore -- Kyle Fletcher (SK). Key losses: Robbie Neal (G), Eric Columbe (SW ), Tim W hit more (SK), Jeremy Ashlock (MF). Promising newcomers: Senior -- Nick Trenholm Ben Woodman (SW); Freshman -- Ben Bolstridge (FB). Outlook: The Mustangs have a solid group returning a nd add 11 freshmen to the mix. Fletcher was an all-conference player and Amanda Anair. Key losses: Boys: Pat McInnis, Matt McInnis, Kevin Desmond Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Freshmen -- Alex Turbide, Hannon Sanford; Girls: Senior -- Christine Kahl; Freshmen -- India Pickett, Jordan Mann, Becky Bryant, Emilly Czotkowski. Outlook: Numbers are strong on both teams this year. The boys lost t heir top t hree, including Kyle Fletcher scored 20 goals last year. He is joined by Trenholm and Neal in the middle and Brown and McFarren in the back. West replaces Robbie Neal in goal. Monmouth is hoping to make great strides this season and Matt McInnis, who transferred out of state. Menendez st i l l hopes to get five harriers under 18 :30 in t ime to contend at the end of October. The girls could surprise with a strong sophomore class led by Pease, who finished in the top 15 at regionals and states last year. Coach's comment: "We've got a good solid core of six or seven kids." � Coach Tom Menendez Kyle Brown Drew McFarren Devin West be a factor in the playoff chase. Coach's comment: "We expect to compete at a high level within our conference. We look to improve upon t he prog ress we showed last year. With West, Woodman, McFarren, Trenholm and Fletcher play i ng i n t he m idd le of t he f ield, we shou ld compete a nd cha l lenge for a playof f ber t h." � Coach Joe Fletcher Monmouth Cross Country Coach: Tom Menendez (10th year) Returning players : Boys : Sen iors -- Mat t Br ya nt, Br ia n Nugent; Junior -- Tyler Horsford; S o p h o m o r e s -- B e n B a i l e y, Marques Houston, Dylan Thombs, Stewa rt Bu zzell; Girls: Ta mmy Cu sh ma n, MacKen z ie Kel le y ; Sophomores -- Ti f fa ny Pea se, Christine Kahl Matt Bryant Brian Nugent Monmouth Girls' Soccer Coach: Gary Trafton (fifth year) Last year's record: 7-5-2 Returning players : Sen iors -- Colby Wilson (MF), Molly Menice (FB), Kourtnee Langlois (FB), Angie Bechard (FB), Lauren Beaudoin (F), Chelse Arsenault (F); Juniors -- Danielle Burmann (FB), Melissa Brassard (MF), Lenny Urquhart ( F B ) ; S op h om or e s -- A s h l e y Coulombe (F), Natalie Young (G), Kylie Kemp (F), Sabrina Beck (F), Paxton Lessard (MF). Key losses: Kristi Hilton (FB), Kelsie Hilton (G). Outlook: The Mustangs lost two a l l-c on ferenc e player s i n t he Hilton sisters but still have most of the team back. Monmouth should be strong defensively and have experience in the midfield. After just missing the tournament last year, despite a w inning record, Molly Menice Lauren Beaudoin Kourtnee Langlois Colby Wilson Angie Bechard Monmouth should contend for a Western C playoff spot. Coach's comment: "We had a very successful season last year. With the addition of new players and the strong committment of our entire team, we are focused on moving to the next level." � Coach Gary Trafton Ser ving You Since 1848 l Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home l www.finleyfuneralhome.com Best of Luck Athletes! Owner Kenneth R. I. Finley � Excavating � Bulldozing � Septic Systems � Erosion Control � Site Preparation LARRY & SONS, INC. COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL SITE PREPARATION Best Wishes Monmouth Athletes! l Monmouth, ME � 933-4444 l 43 ROUTE 126 � MONMOUTH Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 15 Leavitt Area High School Leavitt Football Coach: Mike Hathaway (10th year) Last year's record: 11-1. Lost Class B championship game Returning players : Sen ior s -- Jorda n Hersom (QB/S ), Ja ke Ouel let te ( TB/L B), Osca r Rodriguez (RB/DB), Ian Durgin (slot/DB), Jackson Griffin (T/DE), Danny Sleeper (TE/NT); Juniors -- Brian Bedard (WR/DB), Devin McMahon (G/DT), Josh Bunker (G/ LB), Jake Posic (C/DT). Key losses: Lucas Witham (SE/DB), Jason Fisher (RB/LB), Dylan Moore (DE), Devin Long (RB/LB), Jesse Pelletier (OL/DT), Zach Frost (OL/ DE), Max Cloutier (OL/DT), James Morin (OL/DT), Kurtis Brown (SE/ DB), Christian McBreairty (TE/ DB). Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Tyler Vallee (TE/DE), Josh Allaire (DT), Cordell Albert (NT), Brandon MacDonald (TE/DE); Juniors -- Bra ndon Collins (OL/LB), Tom Langelier (OL/DL), Kevin Russell (WR/DB); Sophomores -- Andrew Middleton (WR/DB), Levi Morin (OL/DE), Nate Coombs (WR/DB), Josh Faunce (RB/DB), Sam Green (WR/DB). Overview: The Hornets' bid for three consecutive PTC titles could be their toughest yet, but they have Ian Durgin the talent and depth to get back to Fitzpatrick Stadium. Hersom has worked hard to make his arm as big a threat as his legs, and if Bedard is healthy, he has another dangerous r e c e i v e r t o g o w it h D u r g i n . Jackson Griffin Jake Ouellette Jordan Hersom Ouellette is one of the top twoway players in the PTC, and with Bunker forms the backbone of the defense. They are bigger at the line of scrimmage than last year, but not quite as athletic. Coach's comment: "We have a good mix of size and speed and we've got a lot of kids we feel we can rotate through (offense and defense)." � Coach Mike Hathaway Leavitt Girls' Soccer Coach: Chris Cifelli (sixth year) Last year's record: 12-3-1, lost in Western B semifinal Returning players : Sen iors -- Sarah Frost (FB), Tori Zupancic (MF), Taren McGray (MF); Juniors -- A lex Hud ner ( F B ), Syd ne y Nadeau (FB), Mariah Treadwell (F), Desiree Tweedie (MF); Sophomores -- Tatianna Sierra (FB), Kelsea Marchall (F), Kelly Pomerleau (G). Key losses: Bri Hammond (MF), Abbey Ra nda l l (MF), Sha nnon Cla rke (FB), Therese Ray mond ( F B ), K ay la R icha rd son ( F B ), Ashley Dionne (FB), Jenna Cote (F), Danielle Dubois (F). Promising newcomers: Senior -- Sarah Kyllonen (F); Sophomores -- Taylor Benson (FB), Monica Beaule (MF), Melissa Richardson (F), Emily Perkins (F); Freshmen -- Emily Miller (F), Cora Curtis (MF), Olivia Gilbert (FB). Outlook: The Hornets reached the Western B semifinals for the f irst time last fa ll and hope to build upon that success. It won't be easy for Leavitt. The Hornets graduated a wealth of talent and experience, including Hammond, an all-state player, and Randall and Richardson, both all-conference picks. Zupancic is a former allstate player and leads a young team hoping to continue last year's momentum. Coach's comment: "There w i l l be no soft dates on our schedule Sarah Frost this year and adding Morse and Oceanside to the conference will Tori Zupancic only give our conference more depth." � Coach Chris Cifelli Leavitt Boys' Soccer Coach: Isaiah Davis (11th year) Last year's record: 6-7-1 Returning players : Sen iors -- Nate Miller (FB), Zack Fullerton (MF), Zachary Hudner (MF), Korey Mulherin (G/F); Juniors -- Ben Ramser (FB), Christian Fullerton (F), Bi l ly Cla rk (FB), Bra ndon Morissette (MF); Sophomore -- Matt Thibodeau (MF). Key losses: Elliott Wiegmann (FB), Joshua Chouinard (FB), Kyle Smith (FB), Cooper Legee (MF), Ethan Hibler (MF). Promising newcomers: Sophomores -- Jon Belanger (FB), Connor Violette (F), Evan Paquette ( F B ), A nt hony Tedesc o ( M F ); Freshmen -- Derek Gosselin (FB), Tyler Roux (MF), Ben Fullerton (G), Madison Noel (MF), Harrison Knowlton (F). Outlook: Dav is returns to t he Hornet varsit y after a year off. Leavitt just missed a playoff berth last year and have their sights set on a tourney spot. Davis expects a lot of close ga mes t hat h is Korey Mulherin team will have to finish strong and earn the wins to get the tourney points they need. Nate Miller Zachary Hudner Zack Fullerton Coach's comment: " The playoffs are the goal and if we work hard that should be a goal we can reach." � Coach Isaiah Davis Leavitt Golf Coach: Harry Haylock (eighth year) Last year's record: 8-2 Returning players : Sen iors -- Tyler Walton, Matt Bilodeau, Zack Richardson, Tony Landry; Junior -- Mark Hite. Key losses : Karly Soracco; Eric Dubois. Promising newcomers: Sophomore -- Br ia n H i scock; Freshman -- Ryan Gosselin. Outlook: The Hornets' slow climb in K VAC-B paid of f last season with a nine-win campaign, and the Hornets may be primed for one more run at the conference. Soracco, one of the best schoolgirls in the state, will be conspicuous in her absence, as will Dubois, but look for Walton to be a solid leader at the top for this senior-heav y group. Coach's comment: "We have a good crew back and we'd like to think we can do as well as we did last year, but it's going to be tough." � Coach Harry Haylock Comfort You Can Count On Matt Bilodeau Tyler Walton Leavitt page 17 16 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 Leavitt from page 16 Leavitt Field Hockey Coach: Wanda Ward-McLean (28th year) Last year's record: N/A Returning players : Sen iors -- A m a nd a Jord a n ( M F ), C a s e y Fichter (F), Kayla Royer (B), Taylor Eells (G), Adrianna Newton (F), Cassie Griffin (B); Junior -- Morgan Shaw ; Sophomores -- Meaga n Dow (MF/B), Brianna DeGone (F), Cheryl Fichter (F). Key losses : MyKayla McCa n n, Karina Rodriguez. Promising newcomers : Seniors -- A mber L eDuc ( B), K a ssidy Stevenson (F); Sophomores -- A n n ie Ca stong uay ( B), Sier ra Sa nta ma ngo (G); Fresh men -- Sadie Royer (F), Emma Martineau (MF). Outlook: A large group of seniors w ith a lot of varsity experience returns to this team as the Hornets look to make a deep playoff run this season. Eells is as solid as they come in the cage, and Newton, the Fichters and DeGone are a solid Boys: Keith Lemelin. Prom isi ng newcomers : Gi rl s : S ophomor e -- A l i s h a L a bb e ; Fr e s h men -- Br o ok e Va r ne y, Olivia Mallar, Allison Heikkinen. Boys: Senior -- Jared Richardson; Freshman -- Nick Bachelder. Outlook: W hile the boys' team has just enough runners to make a full scoring team, Enos will be strong individually and as a leader to help the team achieve its goals. The girls' team is talented and is Amanda Jordan combination up front. Good play through the midfield is always a priority for Ward-McLean's teams, and with the assembled talent, this team has a good chance to be in expected to greatly improve last year's KVAC and regional performances. Knowlton and Wiegman lead a strong group of girls going into the season. Coach's comment: "Ever yone is focused, prepared and energized for a successful and fun season." � Coach Dustin Williamson Casey Fichter Kayla Royer Taylor Eells the conversation for a top tourney berth at the end of the season. Coach's com ment : "Even t he young kids we have back have a lot of varsity experience, and some of our first-year kids are really good. We should have a pretty good team this year." � Coach Wanda Ward-McLean Leavitt Cross Country Coach: Dustin Williamson (fourth year) Last year: Girls sixth, boys 11th in KVAC Class B. Returning athletes: Girls: Seniors -- Alana Mallar, Lucy Knowlton; Junior -- Maddie Wiegman; Sophomore -- Abby Chase. Boys: Junior -- Tim Enos; Sophomores -- Rylee Knox, Colby Varney. Key losses : Girls: Morgan Hill; Alana Mallar Lucy Knowlton Tim Enos Winthrop High School Winthrop Football Coach: Joel Stoneton (eighth year) Last year's record : 7-3 lost i n Western C semifinals Returning players: Seniors --Tyler Reeve (T/DE), Chris Bowers (C/ DE), Robin Cook (FB/DT). Key losses: Colby Laflamme (WR/ CB), Travis Luce (QB), Ryan Conant (RB/LB), Derek Pamphrey (RB/FS), Eric Duplessis (FB/LB),Zach Barter (DT), Travis Hutchins (FB/LB), Joey Brennan (WR/CB). Promising newcomers: Senior -- Matt Smith (T/DT); Junior -- Dany Moody (RB/LB); Sophomores -- Jared Hanson (QB), Austin Proctor (QB), Zach Glazier (RB). Overview: It may be a rebuilding year for the Ramblers, but they did well the last time they faced an alleged rebuilding year, reaching the semfinals in 2009. Most of their experience is up front, where Reeve, Bowers and Cook lead what should be a strong, fast defense. Moody and Glazier are the latest in a long line of athletic running backs. Hanson and Proctor were battling for the starting QB job in preseason. Coach's comment: "We're excited that our lines have got some ex per ienc e, b u t w e 'r e q u i t e young." � Coach Joel Stoneton Chris Bowers Tyler Reeve Winthrop Boys' Soccer Coach: Greg Ruby (fifth year) Last year's record: 2-12 Returning players : Seniors -- Mitch Guerette (MF), Connor Doyle (MF), Cameron MacMillan (G), Will Frost (SW), Devin Kauffman (FB); Juniors -- Peter Michelson (SW ), Tom Piet rosk i (MF/SK ), Justin LaPointe (SK ), A rron St. Pierre (MF/SK), Declan Chu (ST); Sophomores -- Jake Va lle (SK ), Nate Colby (F), Ben Hall (ST/SK). Key losses: Evan Arbour (MF/F), Ryan Valle (MF/F), Reilly Fitzgerald (F/MF), Alex Tellow (F), Ryan Tozer (FB), Richard Van Twister (SW). Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- Judson Cobb (FB), Nolan Howe (F), Pat Ouellete (F), Kellen Glazier (F), Matt Zerkeric (G), Will Grimes (FB), Kevin Chamberlain (FB). Outlook: The Ra mblers a re as e x p er ienc e d a s t he y 'v e b e en in recent years and have Ruby excited about t he potent ia l of this club. Most of the team are upperclassmen. MacMillan is a veteran keeper, while Guerette and Cameron MacMillan Doyle lead the offense up front. A new MVC schedule might give the Ramblers a better shot at some Heal Connor Doyle Devin Kaufman Mitch Guerette Points and a playoff berth. Coach's comment: "I think if we can put a full game together of the quality soccer I know we can play, we'll come away victorious." � Coach Greg Ruby Winthrop Cross Country Coach: Jay Lindsey (11th year) Returning players: Boys: Senior --Kameron Souza, Junior -- Mark Hachey ; Gi rls : Sophomores -- Molly Kielt yka, Randi Dennett, Sydney Burgoyne. Key losses: Girls: Anna Doyle, Molly Lindsey. Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Junior -- Dylan Berney; Freshmen -- Ben Allen, Isaac Johnson, Nick Charest; Girls: Freshman -- Teresa Easterbrook. Over view: Lindsey expects t he boys to be competitive in a tough MVC field. Souza was the Ramblers' No. 1 last year, and Hachey, Berney a nd A l len shou ld rou nd out a solid top four. Kieltyka was 14th in Western C as a freshman and should qualify for states again. C o a c h's c o m m e nt : " I t h i n k Molly is going to be one of the top runners, and then it's a matter of conditioning and how ever yone survives." � Coach Jay Lindsey Kameron Souza Molly Kieltyka Winthrop page 19 Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 17 Buckfield Jr./Sr. High School Buckfield Boys' Soccer Coach: Travis Magnusson (second year) Last year's record: 7-5-1, lost in Western D quarterfinal Returning players : Seniors -- Austin Dooley (MF), Trevor Averill (F), A la n Hed r ick (MF), Cody Ba rker (FB); Ju n ior -- Ga r ret t Hamann (FB); Sophomores -- Kyle Cabe (FB); Jacob Kimba ll (FB), Jacob Marin Moody (FB). Key losses: Cam Allen (MF), Devon Carlile (FB), Derick Belanger (FB), Jack Adams (FB), Kasey Robertson (MF). Promising newcomers : Seniors -- A lex Beda rd (MF), Morga n Leuck (MF), Chase Barnes (FB/G); Juniors -- Scott Pierce (MF), Dustin Damon (MF); Freshmen -- Jesse Warren (FB), Calvin Downey (G), Scott W heeler (FB), Brian Casey (MF). Overview: The Bucks lost in the regional quarterfinals in overtime last fall and have a solid core back from that club. There are three players who scored more than nine goals and an experienced group up front with Dooley, Averill, Hedrick a nd Ma r in Moody leading t he way. There is also some veteran leadership back on defense with B a r k e r, H a m m a n , C a b e a nd Kimball. Coach's comment: "We have a lot of new faces this year that have not played soccer before, but are good athletes. If we can come together, we should be a tough team. We have some guys that can really score. Combined with physical play, we should be fun to watch. We are all ver y excited about the season." � Coach Travis Magnusson Buckfield Girls' Soccer Coach: Chris Aube (third season) Last year's record: 3-7-2 Returning players : Seniors -- Danielle Patrie (MF), Abby Bragg (F), Kaitlyn Rines (MF), Katie Corson (G), Ashley Casey (FB); Juniors -- Elizabeth Damon (FB), Elizabeth Strout (MF), Dakota Warren (MF), Michelle Boutin (B); Sophomores -- Arrabine Dunn (MF), Klara Hill (FB), Abby Campbell (FB), McKayla Darling (MF). Key losses: Ally Martin (SW), Alicia Patrie (MF), Sami Jones (MF), Rachel Caron (FB). Promising newcomers : Senior -- Brianna Darling (FB); Junior -- Jessica Cooper (MF); Sophomores -- Gabby Theriault (MF), Allanah Knox (MF); Freshman -- Nadia Wesley (F). Outlook: The Bucks have much of their team back from last year. Bragg and Patrie are both four-year starters. Casey and Damon anchor the defense while Campbell, Boutin, Strout, Rines and Warren help make for a solid midfield. Wesley could come in and add some punch up front. The Bucks should be a solid a nd experience foe a nd should improve on last year. Coach's comment: "We will once again be a defensive-minded team, but I feel we have some experienced players i n t he m id f ield, wh ich should provide us with more scoring opportunities. How well we convert on the opportunities will determine how successful we will be." � Coach Chris Aube Buckfield Golf Coach: Jamie Henderson (second year) Last year's record: Fourth in EWC Returning players : Senior -- Ca i lt in Henderson; Ju n ior -- Dalton Hart; Sophomore -- Owen Bennett. Promising newcomer : Jona h Williams. Outlook: The Bucks had a solid fourth-place showing a year ago, and with a good piece of their lineup back, should make a run at the top of the conference this season. Coach's comment: "A lot of young players got some good experience last year so I'm looking for the team to compete for the top spot this year." � Coach Jamie Henderson Lisbon from page 9 Lisbon Field Hockey Coach: Julie Wescott (first year) Last year's record: 8-6 Returning players: Seniors -- Angel Strout (F), Lindsey Whitney (F), Devon Brewer (G), Jessica Campbell (MF); Juniors -- Bailey Madore (D); Sophomores -- Bailey Cutler (MF), Olivia Harrington (F), Hanna Jordan (F), Jenn Smith (MF). Key losses: Makayla Stevens, Allicyn Fitzgerald, Meghan Craig, Heather Budesheim, Crystal Ingerson. Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Bri Moore (G), Kimber Morse (MF); Junior -- Luci Charest; Sophomores -- Nichole Jones (MF), Mariah Breton (D), Chelsey Harrington (D); Freshmen -- Molly Nicholson (F), Allie Bubar (F), Michaela Bedell (MF), Ari Kahler (F), Mia Durgin (MF). Outlook: The Greyhounds lost a good chunk of power up the middle, but there is a solid core of players returning, as well. The team has its Jessica Campbell sights set pretty high, and has built a solid base over the years. A large group of newcomers will helps bolster the team down the stretch. (RB/LB), Taylor Carey (TE/DE), Devon Hamel (OL/DL), Justin White (T/DT), Nate Nicols (OL/ DL), Matt Hosie (RB/ILB), Zach Radcliffe (QB/DB); Juniors -- Tony W halen (QB/CB), Tyler Sturtevant (FB/OLB). Key losses: Cameron Kaubris (QB/S), Josh A l len (FB/LB), Christ ia n Durla nd (TE/DE), Taylor Bradley (TB/DB), Ben Higley (T/DE), Tyler Mason (TB/ DB). Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Isaac Roberts (E/DB), Kyle Duguay (TB/OLB). Overview: This is not the first time the Falcons have lost a lot of big names to graduation and still been a preseason favorite in Class B. They still have a rugged defense, Devon Brewer Lindsey Whitney Angel Strout Coach's comment: "This is a great group of hard working kids who improve by the day. Our goal as a team is to take each game as it comes and work for our long-term goal, the playoffs." � Coach Julie Wescott Mountain Valley High School Mtn. Valley Football Coach: Jim Aylward (23rd year) Last year's record: 12-0, won Class B state championship Returning players : Sen iors -- Ryan Glover (G/LB), Izaak Mills Good Luck Teams! 364-8293 160 Congress St Rumford Good Luck Falcons! 12 miles from Rumford on Rt. 120 West 364-4757 � 545-2442 Devon Hamel Izaak Mills Ryan Glover led by Ryan Glover, one of the best two-way players in the state. The offensive line is experienced, and Radcliffe is a dependable decisionma ker under center. Hosie and Dug uay ta ke over t he ta i lback dut ies a nd w i l l cont i nue t he Falcons' tradition of physical ballcarriers. Coach's com ment : "We k now we have x amount of k ids who can play. It's just putting them in a position to be successful." � Coach Jim Aylward Mtn. Valley page 19 Smart Care Physical Therapy GO TEAMS! 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Abigail Abbott, Jenney Abbott, Heidi Elliott; Sophomore -- Victoria Letarte; Freshmen -- Seve Deery-DeRaps, Taylor Esty. Key losses: Allie Hammond (MF), Sier ra Machacos (F), Sava n na Giguere (F). Promising newcomers: Freshman -- Valarie Lessard. Outlook: The Lakers lost an allstate midfielder in Hammond, but return Emily Carrier, an all-state keeper. Rangeley has a number achieve that goal. Daren Jannace, Sam Straub and White should be the leaders this season. Coach's comment: "The kids have been play ing well this summer and the course we play at, Mingo Springs, has been great working w it h us. We need to put it a l l together and hopefully we can get past that nemesis this year." � Coach Tim Straub of experienced players back from last year and could help make the Lakers formidable in Western D once again. Coach's comment: "We are still in the process of forming our team, but the new and returning players I do have are working hard to get ready for another exciting season of soccer. We are fortunate to have so many dedicated players who love the game of soccer and who show such tenacity day after day in training. In addition, our new players will help strengthen our defense. I am very excited about this team and the season ahead." � Coach Georgia Campbell Rangeley Golf Coach: Tim Straub (seventh year) Last year's record: 2nd in EWC Returning players: Seniors -- Daren Jannace, Hudson Deraps, Eric White; Juniors -- Sam Straub, Olivia Jannace. Key losses: Regan Sargent, Jordan Richard, George Seaman. Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Gabrielle Cavalier, Abby Abbott; Freshmen -- River Roy, Elijah Hall, Mason Cavalier. Outlook: This `coming in second' stuff is getting old for the Lakers, and they are really hoping this m ig ht be t he yea r to get past Greenv i l le i n t he w ide-spread conference. There is a good nucleus of returners, and a solid inf lu x of newcomers to help this team Rangeley Boys' Soccer Coach: Chip Smith (seventh year) Last year's record: 2-10 Returning players: Seniors -- Hudson DeRaps, Steven Heath; Ju n ior s -- A l a n E l me s, C a rl Searles; Sophomore -- Michael Haley. Key losses: Regan Sargent (MF), Spencer Johnson (F). Outlook: The Lakers have missed the playoff for three straight years and are hoping to better their standing in Western D. Mtn. Valley from page 18 Mtn. Valley Field Hockey Coach: Melissa Forbes (14th year) Last year's record: 9-5 Returning players : Sen iors -- Sa m Glover ( W ), W hitney Ruf f (W ), Becca Maifeld (F), Chelsea Bourdeau (MF), Ayla Allen (MF), M i k ay la W h ite ( F B ), C hel s e a Gauvin (FB), Sidney Yahn (SW ), Em i ly Ga l la nt (G ); Ju n iors -- Pey ton Provencher ( W ), Nicole Burgess (F), Alexa Fryover (MF); Sophomore -- Kayla Pingree. Key losses: Liz Glover. Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Addy Gorham, Makenzie Gallant; Freshman -- Alyson Carleton. Outlook: W hat do you get when you take a solid team, strip almost nothing from it and add a year of experience? This year's Mountain Valley Falcons, who are primed to make a run at the MVC title. A lmost ever y positional starter Whitney Ruff ret u r ns, as does keeper Em i ly Gallant. The Falcons are seniorheavy and are going to be a force in Becka Maifeld Chelsea Bordeau Emily Gallant the conference. Coach's comment: "We're finetuning now, and getting in shape, trying to straighten a few things out. We do have high expectations this year." � Coach Melissa Forbes Mtn. Valley Girls' Soccer Coach: Jason Perreault (first year) Last year's record: 3-8-3 Returning players : Sen iors -- Kaitlyn Armstrong (G), Chrissy Briggs (F), Jamaica Ford (F), Ari Glover (ST), Ha n na h La Pointe (F), Kirstin Ridge (MF), Mercedes Gurney (FB); Juniors -- Da rby Brown (F), Alicia Provencher (G), Abby Day (FB), Tor i Giberson (FB), Autumn Koch (SW), Zariya Simard (MF), Sarah Soubble (FB); Sophomores -- Elizabeth Adley (F), Stepha nie Cushma n (MF), Shannon Laubauskas (MF), Katie Puiia (MF), Kaitlyn Virgin (F). Key losses: Lindsay Gallant (MF), Tar y n Carlson (MF), McKenzie Paterson (F), Hannah Daigle (FB), Breana Roberts (G). Promising newcomers: Sophomores -- Katie Collette (MF), Jena Plourde (G), Marissa Martel (MF/FB); Freshman -- Sarah Klein (MF/F). Outlook: Ga llant and Paterson were both all-conference players. Still, the Falcons return seven that saw starting time last year with Briggs, Ford, Glover, LaPointe, Ridge, Day a nd Koch a ll back. La Pointe a lso ea r ned a l l-M VC honors. Between an experienced group of upperclassmen a nd a significant number of newcomers, the Falcons are poised to improve on last year. Mtn. Valley Boys' Soccer Coach: Jarrod Dumas (sixth year) Last year's record: 2-11-1 Returning players: Seniors -- Kyle Gauvin (G), Andrew Child (FB); Juniors -- Austin Glover (MF), Josh Rainey (MF), Garrett Carver (MF), Andrew Phelps (SK), Nathan Buotte (SK), Miles Sullivan (MF), Alexander Witas (MF); Sophomores -- Michael Theriault (FB), Andrew Boucher (MF), Casey Child (MF), Shaw n Ben net t ( SK ), Nat ha n Fitzpatrick (FB). Key losses: Zach Taylor (SW), David Widger (FB), Eric Billings (FB). Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Simon Jensen (FB), Jan Fillies (FB); Freshmen -- Gage Welch (FB), Corbin Arsenault (SK), Jared Arsenault (MF), Logan Benedix (FB), Christopher Bourret (MF), Tyler Giambattista (MF), Jacob Simard (FB), Conner Woods (MF), Tucker Phelps (SK), Brad Marshall (MF), Thomas Marshall ( F ), L au ren K a i ser ( F ), E r ic a Ouellette (F), Shauna Carlson (MF), Lorin Bryant (G); Sophomores -- Sara Devoy (F), Rachel Ingram (F), Emmah Spahr (F), Jess Ames (MF), Micaela Kajduk (MF), Alyssa Arsenault (G). Key losses : Ni k k i Scott, Sa ra h Warner, Sasha Flaherty. Promising newcomers: Junior -- Liz Glover (MF); Freshmen -- Aja Dostie (F), Danielle Hutchinson (MF), Cory Cochran (SK), Allen Austin Glover (B), Gabby Stewart (B). Cormier (SK), Dakota Jacques (G), Tucker Rowland (FB). Outlook: The Falcons only lost five players to graduation and return the bulk of their lineup, including Glover, an all-MVC midfielder last year. M o u n t a i n Va l l e y a l s o h a s 17 ne w players, i nclud i ng Kyle Gauvin 15 freshmen. That gives the Falcons experience, depth and hopes of great improvement this season. Coach's comment: "With a lot of young players to challenge and push the older guys, this should be more than a building year. I expect this team to play smart soccer, and to grow into a smart, quick group of players. We expect to hold our own in the MVC this year." � Coach Jarrod Dumas Winthrop from page 17 Winthrop Field Hockey Coach: Sharon Coulton (31st year) Last year's record: 11-3 Returning players : Sen iors -- Nikki Burgess (B), Paige Wood (B); Juniors -- Mary Claire Blanchard Nikki Burgess Outlook: A very strong team a year ago, t he Ra mblers w ill again be a force i n t he M VC. Eleven w ins is t he bench ma rk set by last year's team, and t h i s g r ou p c ou ld better it. The team is strong up front and should be better in t he back t ha n last Paige Wood season. Sca r y, considering t he Ramblers allowed only 19 goals all season a year ago. Coach's comment: "We have some big holes to fill, but I'm optimistic that we will be able to do that if everyone stays healthy." � Coach Sharon Coulton Winthrop page 24 Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 19 Dirigo High School Dirigo Football Coach: David Crutchfield (first year) Last year's record : 5-4, lost in Western C quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors --Ben Holmes (QB/S), Bryan Blackman (TB/CB), Caleb Hall (WB/CB), Jake Dowland (FB/LB), Chad Cormier (G/LB) Juniors -- Nelson Pepin (TE/DE), Spencer Trenoweth (SE/ DE), Zack W hite (T/DT), Justin Jasper (slot/CB), Thomas Barnett (G/LB), Cliff Boynton (T/DT). Key losses: CSpencer Ross (HB/S), Mi ke Sm it h ( W R/L B), A r i k Jake Dowland Fenstermacher (T/LB). Promising newcomers : Juniors -- Nick Young (RB/CB), Just in Dowland (RB/LB), Reilly Lombardi (SE/CB)). Overview: With a new coach and Chad Cormier lights installed at Harlow Park, moving the home games to Friday nights, it's a new era at Dirigo. Crutchfield takes over for Doug Gilbert a f ter spending t he last five years as an assistant coach. Caleb Hall Bryan Blackman Ben Holmes four as the defensive coordinator. Holmes is more comfortable as the signal-caller with one year of varsity experience under his belt. Blackman missed last season with an Achilles tendon tear and joins with Dowland to give the Cougars a formidable 1-2 punch in t he running game. Coach's comment: "As long as we jell at the right time, we'll be alright." � Coach Dave Crutchfield Dirigo Boys' Soccer Coach: Jack Rioux (second year) Last year's record: 10-3-2, lost in Western C quarterfinal. Returning players : Seniors -- Cody St. Germain (MF), Jeremy Briggs (FB), Josh Turbide (FB), Caleb Turner (G), Garret Carver (FB); Juniors -- Chad Snowman (F), Trav is Frost (MF), Trevor Newman (MF), Michael Chow (G), Hunter Ross (F), Loren Keim (F); Sophomores -- Brian Volkernick (FB), Trevor Statham (F). Key losses: Travis Willis (FB), Nick Harlow (MF), Joel Cloutier (FB), Alex Caleb Turner Milledge (MF). Promising newcomers: Sophomore -- Sawyer Smith (MF); Freshman -- Yossapat Chanarune (F). Overview: The Cougars have much of t he team back t hat f inished Cody St. Germain fourth overall in Western C. St. G er ma i n a nd Ross were bot h all-conference players last year, while St. Germain was a lso an all-state pick. With much of its defense returning and two of their Garret Carver Jeremy Briggs Josh Turbide top scorers back, there's plenty of talent and experience to keep the Cougars among the top teams in the MVC and Western C this fall. Coach's comment: "This year, we are looking to build on the success we had last year. We have a lot of returning players and a great senior class leading t he way. " � Coach Jack Rioux page 21 Dirigo Mt. Abram High School Mt. Abram Boys' Soccer Coach: Mark Lopez (third year) Last year's record: 5-4-6, lost in Western C quarterfinal Retur ning players : Sen ior s -- Parker Kennedy (F), Caulin Logan (FB), Josh Beedy (G), Chris Murphy (FB), Noah Zanella (F). Key losses: Will London (FB), Keenan Dock (F), Kyle Matthews (FB). Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Alex Larochelle (FB), Robbert Rivers (F). Outlook: The Roadrunners have a strong team returning, including all-conference players Beedy and Logan. Mt. Abram has lost in the first round the last two seasons despite winning records. This group has played together for some time and hopes to change that luck in the tournament. Coach's comment: "I look for this team to show maturity and work hard. They have been snake-bit in the playoffs the last two years and are looking to improve this time around." � Coach Mark Lopez Josh Beedy Out look : T he Road r u n ner s, hoping to improve on last year, have a solid group returning. Mt. Abram graduated talent, including an M VC a ll-star in McCaffert y, but return eight sta rters. Da ly was an all-state defender. If the team can avoid further injury, the Roadrunners could make some strides. Noah Zanella Mt. Abram Girls' Soccer Coach: Marc Keller (11th year) Last season: 2-8-4 Returning players: Seniors -- Sam Werzanski (F), Emily Eames (FB), Brianna Daly (FB), Ashley Shurtleff (FB); Juniors -- Taylor Henderson (MF), Jill Howard (MF), Mikayla Luce (MF), Lyndsay Beane (FB), Jenny Rowland (FB); Sophomores -- Elise Luce (FB), Allie Lopez (G). k Service Good Luc ! Main Street SERVICE m CAR CARRIER Mt. Abra Strong, Maine � 684-4037 We Service All Calls Key losses: Holly Thomas (MF), C o l l e e n S h i e l d s ( F B ) , Mo l l y McCafferty (FB), Helena Williams (MF), Erin Luce due to injury (FB). Promising newcomers : Sen ior -- Brittany Parlin (G); Juniors -- Lilli Taylor (FB), Staci Plog (G); Sophomores -- Emma Houston (MF), Ivy Mitman (MF); Freshman -- Katie Jordan (F). Coach's comment: "Dept h w ill be an issue for us. We have to stay hea lt hy, somet h i ng we cou ld not do last year. We are already m i s si ng t wo s en ior s to k ne e surgery but are looking forward to improving each day and providing a better outcome than last year." � Coach Marc Keller Erin Luce Brianna Daly Emily Eames Sam Werzanski 20 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 Telstar from page 15 Telstar Field Hockey Coach: Gail Wight (24th year) Last year's record: 16-2 (Lost in Western Class C final) Returning players : Sen iors -- Kallie Brown (F), Naomi Ellsworth (F), Hunter Verrill (FB), Lyndsay Merrill (MF), Susan Newkirk (MF); Sophomore -- Hali Barter (G). Key losses: Kayla Merrill, Katie Sumner, Jamie Steven, Victoria Forkus, Emma Davis, Sarah Averill, Gail Lavorgna, Jean Lawrence, Rose Wright. Promising newcomers : Juniors -- RayAnne Morin (MF), Carlee Beatson (MF), Br ia n na Sa ntos (HB); Sophomores -- Autum Morin (HB), Sam Mallory (HB), Mariha Morin (HB/FB). Out look : Not ma ny prog ra ms can face the amount of turnover the Rebels will this season and continue to be successful. This group has that chance. Verrill and Barter will be strong on the back end and will be a key piece of the team's defensice effort. Brown and Key losses: Mary Brown, Hannah Knight. Promising newcomers: Junior -- Lexi Noyes; Sophomores -- Brooke Holmquist, Rylee Litalien, Kelsey Wilson, Brittany Lapointe, Haley Ja m i son, Br it ne y E l l i s, Gr ace Hebert. O ut look : T he C ou g a r s a r e a ver y young team and w ill look to ga i n con f idence a nd bu i ld s k i l l s w it h e ac h g a me. W it h on l y fou r r e t u r n i n g s en ior s, some ga me s a ga i n st top t ier tea ms w i l l be toug h, but w i l l (FB), Samantha Morse (FB), Addy Fu l ler (F), Nata l ie Bolduc (F); Sophomores -- Lindsy Crutchfield (F), Bryce Parent (FB). Key losses: Erin Turner (MF) Promising newcomers : Sen ior -- Dom i n ique F l a g g ; Ju n ior s -- Jenn Smith, Casey Dumond; Sophomores -- Destiny Newton, Krystal Blood, Sam Cote; Freshmen -- Megan Bradbury, Gabby Scott, Tymeka Cheadle, Kaitlyn Morang, Tamyra Steward, Summer Keim. Hunter Verrill Ellsworth have plenty of practice putting the ball in the cage, and Merrill will be solid through the middle. C oa c h's c om me nt : " L o o k i n g resu lt i n v a luable ex per ience for the core of younger players. Kallie Brown Lyndsay Merrill Susan Newkirk forward to an exciting season with a lot of new faces on our team. Things are starting to fit and the team has a positive outlook on the season." � Coach Gail Wight Coach's comment : "I a m ver y excited to have such a young team and be able to watch them grow page 24 throughout the season." � Coach Gretchen Errington Telstar Dirigo from page 20 Dirigo Field Hockey Coach: Gretchen Errington (fourth year) Last year's record: N/A Returning players : Sen iors -- Betsy Noyes, Samantha Blanchette, Alyssa Charity, Meghan Jordan; Ju n ior s -- Da n i Ra nger, K ate Bonnie. Samantha Blanchette Out look : T he Couga r s ret u r n almost the entire team from last year, including an all-state player in Bolduc. Larsen is back after missing all of last year because of an injury. Dirigo should be strong on defense and has Deroche back in goal. The offense should continue to evolve and make the Cougars one of the better clubs in the MVC. Dirigo has lost on penalty kicks in the last two tournaments and hope to get over that hurdle this year. Meghan Jordan Betsy Noyes Alyssa Charity Dirigo Girls' Soccer Coach: Art Chamberlin (18th year) Last year's record: 10-4-1, lost in Western C quarterfinal. Returning players : Seniors -- Larissa Br yant (F), Alyssa Wade (MF), Paige Murphy (F), Miranda Shur t lef f (MF), Ma ria h La rsen (FB); Juniors -- Ambyr Wilson (ST), Silvia Lutick (F), Michelle Morrison (MF), Kayla Gaudin (FB), Natasha Deroche (G), Gretchen Bradbury Coach's comment: "To go deeper into t he pl a y of f s t h i s season, we w i l l need to continue to play good defense and improve o f f e n s i v e l y. O u r big ge st cha l lenge w i l l be play ing as Alyssa Wade Paige Murphy a c omple t e t e a m t o br i n g out t he � Coach Art Chamberlin best f rom a l l of our at h letes." Dirigo Golf Coach: Seth Fournier (fourth year) Last year's record: 9-1 (2nd in MVC) Returning players: Senior -- Mitch Stanley; Juniors -- Robbie Babb, Justin Chartier. Key losses: Justin Conant, Justin Richards. Promising newcomers: Seniors -- Nicholas White, Justin Mackin. Outlook: What you see is what you get again this season. The Cougars had a successful campaign a year ago with the minimum five golfers on the squad, and the same will hold true this season. Two of the team's better golfers are gone, replaced by new seniors. It may take the first half of the short season to acclimate the newcomers to competitive golf, but by tourney time, they expect to be back in the hunt for a playoff position. Coach's comment: "I'd like to see us make a fairly deep run in the playoffs this year." � Coach Seth Fournier Robbie Babb Nicholas White Mitch Stanley Justin Chartier River Valley Chiropractic & Acupuncture 344 Hancock St., Rumford, ME Best of Luck Dirigo Ellis Variety & Gas Station 562-8284 126 Weld Road Dixfield, ME from Good Luck Dirigo Dr. Gauthama Thompson D.C., C.C.S.P. 364-7931 Good Luck Teams! www.rivervalleydc.com PO Box 252, 225 River Road, Mexico 207-369-9916 54 Fair Street, Norway 207-743-2638 800-991-9219 www.ofcu.org Membership is available to anyone who lives, works,worships or attends school in Oxford County Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 21 Oak Hill High School Oak Hill Football Coach: Dave Wing (third year) Last year's record : 5-5, lost in Western C semifinals Returning players : Sen iors -- Cody DePuy (RB/DB), A nthony Karkos (TE/LB), Dylan Mulherin (SE/LB), Zachar y Leeman (OL/ DL); Juniors -- Mike Saunders (OL/DL), Richard Fillion (OL/DL), Chris Harlow (OL/DL), Donnie Vannah (OL/DL), Caleb Provost (OL/DL), Ben Lemieux (OL/DL), A le c D uquet t e ( E /DE ) , C o d y Collingwood (RB/LB), Aaron Clark (E/DB), Brandon Potvin (RB/LB), Jon Averill (RB/DB), Joel Wells (RB/ DB); Sophomores -- Parker Asselin (QB/DB), Luke Washburn (OL/ DL), Ryan Stevens (E/DB), Bayley Beaulieu (OL/DL). Key losses : Josh A l len (R B/S), Cam Morin (QB), Nick Wells (G/ LB), Cody Provost (TE/DE), Craig Morrill (E/S). Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- A le x M a c e ( QB/DB ) , Ky le Flaherty (RB/LB), Kyle Tervo (RB/ LB), Brandon Pomerleau (OL/DL), Mike Pease (OL/DL). Overview: The Raiders only have four seniors back, but they don't lack experience. The junior class played a key role in reaching the semifinals last year, and the hope Anthony Karkos is to take the next step in 2011. DePuy and Wells give them bigplay ability, while Colling wood gives them size in the backfield. They w ill be running behind a veteran line, the team's strength. Cody DePuy Dylan Mulherin Zachary Leeman Asselin took a number of snaps, including a couple of starts, as a freshman. They expect to be able to give opponents different looks defensively. Coach's comment: "We're pretty sound defensively. We were pretty sound last year and I don't expect a ny t h i ng d i f ferent t h is yea r." � Coach Dave Wing Oak Hill Girls' Soccer Coach: Nicole Camire (first year) Last year's record: 8-6-1, lost in Western B quarterfinal Returning players : Sen iors -- Ma r r issa Ca sk i n ( M F ), Da rby Beaulieu (F), Jane Marston (FB), Leah Rossi (FB); Juniors -- Megan Rodrigue (FB), Gabby Green (F), Brooke Lebel (MF), Amanda Bloss (MF), A lyssa Rouleau (F), Julie Morneault (F). Key losses: Abby Goulet (F), Becca Belaire (F), Hannah Langlois (FB), Katie Wood (FB) Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Desiree Johns (G), Kayla Ross (MF); Sophomore -- Kelsey Collins (G), Sarah Carpenter (FB); Freshmen -- Toni Hart (FB), Vanessa Wright (MF). Outlook: The Raiders lost some experienced talent, including allconference defenders in Langlois and Wood. Still, there's a strong returning group that was a key part of the Raiders run to the playoffs last fall after many near-misses i n prev ious seasons. Beau l ieu is a threat up front after playing mostly in the goal last year. There's experience in the midfield and on defense as well. Coach's comment: "Expect a good passing team with a very strong defense. We look for midfielders to control the pace of the game a nd feed accurate strikers. We have a very deep team. We should be able to keep fresh feet on the Darby Beaulieu field without sacrificing talent." � Coach Nicole Camire Marrissa Caskin Oak Hill Boys' Soccer Coach: Chris Albert (first year) Last year's record: 7-7-1, lost in Western B quarterfinals Returning players : Sen iors -- Jamiel Kidd (MF), Caleb Meservy (SK), Kenyon Fraser (ST); Juniors -- Cody Rolston (SW), Dalton Burns (SK), Logan Gardner (FB/MF). Key losses : Ben Daggett (MF), Brian Bradstreet (SW), Sam Hatch (FB), Danny Tucker (FB), Adam Beaulieu (F), Tyler Pelletier (G). Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Trevor Sampson (MF), Sam Morin (G), Sea n Dea ns (MF), Aust i n Posnick (FB); Sophomores -- Adam Priest (FB), Kyle Ridley (SK), Riley Adams (SK), Zach Perham (MF); Freshmen -- Kam Doyon (MF/SK), Matthew Shedd (MF), Jonathon Harper (SK), Austin Dube (FB), Kyle Field (FB), Caleb Sturtevant (MF). Outlook: The Raiders lost a solid group of seniors but return an allstate midfielder in Kidd. With him in the midfield and some veteran forwards returning, the Raiders should have some punch up front. The defense should be solid as well. There's a lot of incoming talent stepping into new roles, and Albert didn't take over the program until August. So Oak Hill will have some adjustments early but could build a team that could challenge for a tourney berth. Coach's comment: "We w i l l be a competitive team in the conference this year with a solid core of experienced players. We are a very young and relatively inexperienced, but guys will step up as needed and perform at a high level. Our team will be a tough Cody Rolston Dalton Burns Jamiel Kidd team to play. It could be a good year if we play our cards rights." � Coach Chris Albert Oak Hill Golf Coach: Mike Pelletier (sevent h year) Last year's record: 1-9 Returning players : Sen iors -- Alexis Priest, Casey Vachon, Josh Ma r t i n ; Ju n ior -- Oleg W i ng ; Sophomores -- Jacob Ma r t i n, Connor Keene, Dan Woodard. Key losses : Will A ronson, Rick Ribera. Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- C a m e r on Ay r e s , M a t t he w Arnold, Matthew Gilbert, Jacob Bannister. Outlook: The Raiders are still very young and are looking to gain some ex per ience. Ind iv idua l ly, Josh Martin is a solid No. 1, and Priest is looking to qualify for the girls' state championship for the fourth consecutive season. The Raiders have a good young base to build on. Coach's comment: " Our season will come down to how they adjust to playing competitive golf." � Coach Mike Pelletier follow us on Oak Hill Field Hockey Spor ts informat ion unava ilable at press time. Look for our awardwinning Sun Journal coverage of local high school sports online at www.sunjournal.com/sports. twitter.com/SunJournal Ashley Ward Autumn Frechette Brianna Hodgkins Sadie Goulet 22 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 Poland Regional High School Poland Boys' Soccer Coach: Kris Wright (third year) Last year's record: 3-11 Returning players : Seniors -- Logan Nichols (MF), Trevor Morin (MF), Dillon Douglas (G), Cameron Spi l ler ( F B ) ; Ju n ior s -- A le x Corcoran (F/MF), Tyler Lafrinea (MF), Nick Allen (FB/MF). Key losses: Collin Dudley (MF), Shane Waters (MF), Josh Christy ( M F ), Der ick Fog g ( F B ), Sa m Larivee (FB), Tyler Myers (FB). Promising newcomers: Senior -- Richard Bryant (F). Outlook: Wright returns to the Knights after a stint at Leavitt. He coached Poland during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. With three wins Cassie Mocciola (G), Steph Sirois (MF), Emily Bertrand (FB), Sarah Rushing (F). Promising newcomers: Juniors -- Katie Letourneau (MF), Johanna Moody (FB), Sarah Mickool (FB), Brittina Maheux (FB); Sophomore -- Val Ashcroft (F); Freshmen -- Jessie Quint (FB), Haley Whitworth (G). Outlook: The Knights have a young squad with just four seniors, but have eight starters back. Spiller and Turton were both all-WMC players last year, the program made a step forward, and the Knights hope to bu i ld on t hat a nd continue to improve. C o a c h's c om m e nt : "T he program has made progress in the past two years, but we still have a lot of work to do to be a competitive team in WMC. The focus for this year is on developing indiv idua l players within a team concept, improving the quality of soccer we play as a team and become a last fall. Poland faces a tough W MC schedule, but hope to pick up enough wins to draw a tourney spot. Coach's comment: "We w ill compete for a playof f spot in Western B. We have good team speed and our two top scorers from last year return. If we play well in front of our f re sh m a n ke eper, we w i l l s u r pr i s e s ome te a m s a nd get i nto t he tou r na ment ." � Coach Aaron Rand Cameron Spiller Logan Nichols Trevor Morin second tier team in the W MC." � Coach Kris Wright Poland Girls' Soccer Coach: Aaron Rand (sixth year) Last year's record: 5-8-1 Returning players : Sen iors -- Jen Powel l (MF), A nna Bolduc (MF), Makayla Dube (F), Tanisha Elston (FB); Ju n iors -- A sh ley Marchesseault (FB), Emma-Jane Turton (F), Paxton Arsenault (FB), Sophie Spiller (MF); Sophomores -- Lindsay Theriault (FB), Emily Bolduc (F), Delaney Woodford (FB). Key losses: Kate Bridgham (MF), Anna Bolduc Jen Powell Makayla Dube Poland Football Coach: Ted Tibbetts (first year) Last year's record: 2-7 Returning players : Sen iors -- Pat Summers (SE/CB), Christian Hanscom (HB/DB), Jake Rivard (T); Juniors -- Tony Whalen (QB/CB), Tyler Sturtevant (FB/OLB). Key losses: Conrad Labbe (FB/LB), Cam Woodford (FB/LB), Fra nk Benedict (OL/DL), Mike Adams (OL/DL), Connor King (TE/DE). Promising newcomers : Sen ior -- Matt Russell (G); Juniors -- Br a ndon Drot t a r ( H B ), Edd ie Ada m s ( W R), Nel son G oyet te (OL/DL); Sophomores -- Everett B e r t r a nd ( OL B ) , S a m S c a le s (center), Sam Bridgham (OL). Over view: Pola nd appea red to turn a corner in October 2010, playing some of the best football in its short history as a program a nd putt ing toget her a pa ir of impressive wins late in the season. Add the move from Class B to Class C and the christening of lights at their field, and the Knights won't lack inspiration this fall. Tibbetts, a for mer Pol a nd a s si st a nt who has coached with Maine legends John Wolfgra m a nd Mike Landry, is excited about his team's work ethic. Poland w ill be a younger team t his season, and some of its best athletes will be adapting to new positions. A top-eight finish and the first-ever playoff berth would represent great progress. Coach's comment : "I see a rea l com m it ment to ta k i ng care of the details. In practice, t he k ids w ill say, `Let's do one Christian Hanscom Jake Rivard Matt Russell more.' They want that repetition." � Coach Ted Tibbetts Poland Field Hockey Coach: Amy Hediger (fifth year) Last year's record: 0-14 Returning players : Sen iors -- Felicia Baril (F), Heidi Chipman (F), Chelsey King (F), Kenzie Chase (MF); Juniors -- Paige Brousseau (MF), Mimi Carmichael (F), Sally L itt lef ield (D), A sh ley Cleaves (MF/D), Melora Lavoie (G), Latesa Clark (D), Amanda Gibson (MF), Zoe Leino (D), Aliyah Gregory (G), Richelle Pratt (MF/D). Key losses: Haley Pierce. Promising newcomers: Sophomore -- Alissa Gosselin (F); Freshmen -- Amanda Dube (MF), Ainsley Parent (F), Abbie L'Italien (D), Kelsey DeBurra (MF/F). Outlook : Pola nd a nt icipates a competitive season. One of the team's stated goals is to improve up front and put more balls into the cage. The team will rely on the fresh talent, combined with seasoned leadership. Led by co-captains King and Brousseau (junior), the Knights return nine starters to the lineup. Freshman Amanda Dube and Abbie L'Italien bring speed and athleticism and will be added to the starting lineup. Strong goaltending b y L a v oi e a nd G r e g or y w i l l Chelsey King anchor the defense with Littlefield a nd L ei no pr ov id i ng a s ol id backline. Coach's c om ment : " We h av e a group of players who are not Felicia Baril Heidi Chipman Kenzie Chase afraid to work hard. This team has the opportunity to exhibit a tremendous amount of grow th. Indiv idua lly, t hey a re a ll solid athletes. I am excited to see what Promising newcomers : Matt Du n n, Nev i n Ra nd, Joey Pelletier, Coady Lagasse. Outlook: With the entire varsity team from a year ago essentially gone, the Knights are in rebuild mode. Tra nsfer Du nn cou ld make waves in individual state qualif ying, but otherwise the goal this year at Poland will be to work on the next cycle. they can achieve together." � Coach Amy Hediger Poland Golf Coach: Dan Novak (eighth year) Last year's record: 9-1 Returning players: Brian Bates, Brandon Dufault. Ke y lo s s e s : Ja k e Ne a l , N i c k Cormier, Jonah Farrington, Joey V iolet te, Cody Gi roua rd, Greg Morin. Coach's comment: "We have lower expectations regarding team wins and qualifying. We're building for the future with only two seniors on the roster." � Coach Dan Novak Brandon Dufault Brian Bates Matt Dunn Poland page 24 Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, September 2, 2011 FALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 23 Telstar from page 21 Telstar Boys' Soccer Coach: Greg Luetje (second year) Last year's record: 8-5-2, lost in Western C quarterfinal Returning players : Sen iors -- C a se y T hor nton ( M F ), Ja me s Piccirillo (FB), Trenton Bonney (FB), Tyler Brown (F); Juniors -- Dav id Mason (F), R ick y Ja mes (G/MF), Michael Del Duca(MF), Hunter Chase (MF); Sophomores -- Eric Lowell (F), Tyler James (FB), Nicholas Johnson (F), Travis Brown (F), Nikolas Conrad (F). Key losses: Elek Pew (FB), Daniel Vaughn (G), Josh Bellinger (FB), Dusty Bailey (FB). Promising newcomers : Senior -- Matt Bolen; Freshmen -- Liam Gallagher, Joseph Putnam, Aaron Speakman. Outlook: The Rebels graduated fou r M VC a l l-sta rs i n Pew, Vaughn, Bellinger and Bailey. That leaves a significant void for some younger players to fill. There's some returning talent here, but it will take time for players to adjust to new roles. Coach's comment : "We a re a young team that's building on our strengths and working on our weak points. We have a ver y competitive schedule and are looking forward to the challenge." � Coach Greg Luetje Casey Thornton James Piccirillo Tyler Brown Winthrop from page 19 Winthrop Golf Coach: Lonney Steeves (fourth year) Last year's record: N/A (no team) Returning players: Senior -- Tyler Foster. Key losses: N/A. Promising newcomers: Grace Lemieux (MF), Karen Rice (F), Lindsay Phillips (FB), Sarah Hignet (MF), Vanessa Berry (MF), Kelsie Nason (FB). Promising newcomers: Freshmen -- Hailey Eason, Annie Guerette, Nicole MacMillan, Lilly Beau rega rd, C h r i st i na Sm it h, Trisha Wilson. Outlook: The Ramblers have a solid group of returning players back and add 14 freshmen to the program. That should allow Winthrop to not Good Luck! Winthrop Girls' Soccer Coach: Marc Fortin (ninth year) Last year's record: 2-12 Returning players : Sen iors -- A my Bela nger, A l ison Skera k, Lauren Selwood, Corena Richards; Juniors -- Danielle Pease, Amber Pritchard, Caitlin Allen, Breanna Cox ; Sophomores -- Ol iv ia Tsoupra ke, Abby Helm, K r issy Doughty, Collette Connor. Key losses: Grace Burnett (SW ), Sophomore -- Zach Steele ; Freshmen -- Taylor Morang, Adam Hache y. Mon mout h Academy golfers practicing with Winthrop: Sophomore -- Robert Vickerson; Freshmen -- D.J. McHug h, Joe Manduce. Outlook: In ever y head-to-head match, Winthrop, which has at least partially resurrected its team, will give away a point due to the fact that the Ramblers have only four golfers. However, talent will outweigh the lack of depth on many occasions, and the MVC will once again have to pay attention to this young group. Coach's comment: "I would hope we could at least make it to the semifinals during the year, and possibly qualif y for team states and have one or two make the state individual tournament." � Coach Lonney Steeves only improve upon last year, but build a formidable club for the future. Alison Skerak Julia Krueger. Prom isi ng newcomers : Boy s : Freshmen -- Chris Lobley, Jeremy Sampson; Girls: Senior --Amanda Gagnon; Sophomores -- Amanda Kuykenda l l, A n ita Dest r i n i ; Freshmen -- Hannah Belanger, Hope Kohta la, K r ist ina Smit h, Whisper Waite. Overview: The Knights open a new home course in Minot with reason for optimism on both teams. The boys return a core of experienced upperclassmen led by MacDonald and Pink ham. The junior class cou ld ma ke major st r ides t his sea son. Gi le hopes to emerge stronger from an injury-plagued junior season and form a top pair of front runners with Gagnon, who could make an immediate splash. Amy Belanger Corena Richards Lauren Selwood Poland from page 23 Poland Cross Country Coach: Sean Galipeau-Eldridge (10th year) Returning players: Boys: Seniors -- Ja k e M a c D on a l d , C on n or Pinkham, Juniors -- Jeremy Doane, Tyler Hemond, Ben Letourneau, Ian Pickett, Taylor Wood; Girls: Senior -- Miranda Gile; Sophomores -- Anna Poirier, Renee Reid. Key losses: Girls: Kendra Lobley, Coach's comment : "Ma ny a re n ot a c c u s t om e d t o t h e f i v e k i lometer dista nce, so we w i l l sp end s ome t i me bu i ld i ng a ba se a nd teach i ng t he ba sics of st rong d i st a nc e r u n n i ng." � Coach Sean Galipeau-Eldridge Have a Great Season! !" $%&'! ()*+,-. "#$" %& <=*>?&)>"=' @#A?&78*#?' 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