Northern: Autumn’s arrival means fall sports activities season is hitting its stride

The autumn sports activities season continues to roll together with memorable motion involving native squads.

The official arrival of autumn is Wednesday, so buckle up as every day will probably be extra impactful than the final.

Right here’s a glance again on the week that was:

Soccer

The Falmouth/Greely co-op soccer crew, which misplaced to Gorham in its opener, then had a COVID-related cancellation towards Windham, seemed to be out of a recreation once more final weekend, when its contest at Mt. Blue was canceled for a similar cause, however Falmouth/Greely was capable of schedule a recreation last-minute towards Medomak Valley and Saturday night at residence, after a climate delay pushed kickoff again a pair hours, the squad was capable of even its document at 1-1 with a 16-8 victory. After a scoreless first half, quarterback Cooper Bush rushed for a a 9-yard landing, then threw a two-point conversion move to Max Hau. Bush and Teddy Hanley then attached for an 18-yard move and Bush once more discovered Hau for the two-point play. That was sufficient to permit the squad to carry on.

“The fact of this pandemic simply comes residence actual laborious,” Falmouth/Greely coach John Fitzsimmons stated. “Us canceling on a crew, after which a crew canceling on us, after which scrambling and hoping to seek out one other opponent. It’s an perception into what the season will probably be like all alongside. And also you higher play each recreation you’ll be able to and revel in it.”

Falmouth/Greely appears to be like to go over the .500 mark when it hosts Skowhegan (0-3) Friday night time.

Freeport suffered its first loss in three video games final weekend, falling at Foxcroft Academy, 28-12. The Falcons are at 0-2 Lisbon Saturday.

Yarmouth fell to 1-2 after a 44-20 residence loss to Spruce Mountain. The sport was tied, 8-8, at halftime, however the Phoenix pulled away within the second half. A spotlight for the Clippers was a 50-yard landing move from Spencer LaBrecque to Michael McGonagle. Yarmouth hopes to get again within the win column Friday at 1-2 Grey-New Gloucester.

Boys’ soccer

Falmouth boys’ soccer crew, the reigning Class A champion, was 4-0-1 after a 1-0 residence win over Kennebunk and a 1-1 residence tie towards Deering. Within the win, Mason Farr scored the lone purpose. Towards Deering, Charlie Adams transformed a first-half penalty kick, however the Navigators couldn’t maintain the lead.

“We’re an excellent crew, however we’re younger,” stated longtime Falmouth coach Dave Halligan stated. “We’re small and so they wore us down a little bit bit. I can’t fault the trouble. The issues we had issues with we are able to clear up. ”

The Navigators go to Bonny Eagle Wednesday, then host Cheverus Saturday.

“Good gamers and good groups make changes,” Halligan stated. “I’m happy the place we’re proper now. The league could be very even. You take a look at the scores and everybody is thrashing everybody. It’s a kind of years the place there isn’t one crew head and shoulders above the others. We’re going to have a number of one-goal video games.”

Yarmouth, the reigning Class B state champion, improved to 5-0 after sandwiching residence wins final week over Greely (2-1) and Poland (5-0) round a 5-1 victory at North Yarmouth Academy. Towards the Rangers, the Clippers fell behind early, however rallied to prevail behind objectives from Stevie Walsh and Truman Peters (off a Liam Hickey help).

“This was an incredible check for us to check our abilities towards one other nice program,” Peters stated. “Greely performed their hearts out. They’re a crew to be careful for.”

“I believe we simply must preserve training laborious,” Hickey stated. “This was an incredible recreation to get us prepared for the remainder of the season.”

“We would have liked this check,” added longtime Yarmouth coach Mike Hagerty. “We get everybody’s finest shot. It was an incredible recreation to be in. It seems like we get shut video games from Greely since without end.”

Within the win over the Panthers, Steve Fulton and Aiden Kamm each scored twice, whereas Will Caruso added one purpose. Towards the Knights, Fulton scored twice extra, whereas Caruso, Kamm and Sawyer Flowerdew added one purpose apiece. The Clippers go to Fryeburg Academy Friday, then go to Freeport Monday (see pressherald.com/forecaster-sports/).

Greely misplaced, 2-1, at Yarmouth, then improved to 3-2 Friday with an 8-1 residence victory over Lake Area. Thomas Bennert scored towards the Clippers, however the Rangers couldn’t maintain on.

“We had been a crew with out an identification, so tonight was good,” longtime Greely coach Mike Andreasen stated. “As soon as they went forward, we got here alive and had some possibilities. I like the place we’re. We’ve got powerful youngsters. We’re not essentially the most technical crew, however we make up for it with combat. I used to be simply inspired with how we performed.”

Within the win, Bennert scored 4 objectives, whereas Ben Hanson, Cam Irish, Owen Piesik and Liam Sheff added objectives and Caleb Knox completed with three assists. The Rangers are residence versus Sacopee Valley Thursday, go to Grey-New Gloucester Saturday and play host to two-time reigning Class C champion Waynflete Tuesday of subsequent week.

“We will work on some issues and get wholesome, Andreasen stated. “We’re simply hoping to get higher daily.”

Freeport gained at Lake Area (8-0) and fell at Cape Elizabeth (1-0) final week and was 3-2 coming into Tuesday’s residence recreation versus Fryeburg Academy. Within the victory, Nick Intraversato and Gus Wing each scored two objectives, whereas Eli Andresen, Alek Gideon, Oliver Harvey and Owen Rusiecki all added one apiece. The Falcons host Grey-New Gloucester Thursday, then welcome Yarmouth Monday.

Reigning Class D South champion NYA gained at St. Dom’s final week, 5-0, then fell to 3-3 after residence losses to Yarmouth (5-1) and Traip Academy (2-0). Within the victory, Chas Rohde had two objectives, whereas Chad Beaufils, Daxton St. Hilaire and Brayden Warde added one apiece. Towards the Clippers, Bryce Poulin scored the Panthers purpose. NYA travels to Waynflete Thursday and visits Lake Area Monday.

Ladies’ soccer

North Yarmouth Academy’s Emily Robbins battles for the ball throughout the Panthers’ residence win over St. Dom’s final week. Shawn Patrick Ouellette / Portland Press Herald

On the ladies’ facet, two-time reigning Class D champion NYA improved to 5-0 final week after beating visiting St. Dom’s (6-1) and blanking visiting Traip Academy (6-0). Towards the Saints, Angel Huntsman and Emily Robbins each scored twice, whereas Jazzy Huntsman and Michala Wallace had the opposite objectives.

“It’s been a blast this season,” Angel Huntsman stated. “We’re very expert. It begins from our freshmen to our seniors. Our crew chemistry has been the perfect thus far.”

“Angel’s an exceptional athlete,” stated Panthers coach Ricky Doyon. “She’s so aggressive. She desires to be the perfect at every little thing. She likes to distribute, identical to in basketball. She’s an incredible child to have on the crew.”

Within the win over the Rangers, Angel Huntsman scored three objectives, Maggie Holt added a pair and Hayden Wienckowski completed with one. NYA welcomes Waynflete Thursday (see pressherald.com/forecaster-sports/ for story) and performs at St. Dom’s Saturday earlier than going to Yarmouth Tuesday of subsequent week.

“We’ve got some good exams developing and we’d like some exams,” Doyon stated. “I need for us to manage the ball and transfer it faster, that can assist us with our velocity. If extra women can get touches on the ball, the higher off we’re. I believe we have now one of many prime teams soccer skill-wise. I’d take the previous couple of groups any day of the week and it is a enjoyable group right here.”

In Class A, Falmouth improved to 3-0-1 final week after a 3-0 win at Kennebunk behind objectives from Abbie Ford, Gwen Lengthy and Pearl Quinn, and 5 saves from goalkeeper Jordan Wolf. The Navigators hosted Bonny Eagle Tuesday, play at Cheverus Thursday, go to Deering Saturday (see pressherald.com/forecaster-sports/ for story) and welcome Windham Tuesday of subsequent week.

In Class B, Yarmouth stretched its win streak to 4 video games and improved to 4-1 after downing host Greely (2-1) and host Poland (9-0) final week. Ava Feeley scored each objectives towards the Rangers. Within the win over the Knights, Feeley had three objectives, Trinity Sinker added a pair and Katelyn D’Appolonia, Vada Harpool, Taylor Oranellas and Neena Panozzo all had one. The Clippers welcome Fryeburg Academy Friday, play host to Lake Area Monday and welcome NYA Tuesday of subsequent week.

Greely dropped a 2-1 residence resolution to Yarmouth final Tuesday, then improved to 3-2 Friday with a 4-1 victory at Lake Area. Within the loss, Carly Asherman had the purpose. Towards the Lakers, Asherman, Elle Jowett, Allie Learn and Eva Williams all scored as soon as. The Rangers hosted Grey-New Gloucester Tuesday, go to Sacopee Valley Friday and go to Wells Tuesday of subsequent week.

Freeport received its first victory final Tuesday, 7-0, over visiting Lake Area, then fell to 1-4 after a 2-0 residence setback to two-time reigning Class B champion Cape Elizabeth. Within the win, Luci Bourgeois scored 3 times, whereas Molly Cobbs, Rosie Panenka, Helen Pope and Riley Simon had one purpose apiece. After going to Fryeburg Academy Tuesday, the Falcons go to Grey-New Gloucester Saturday.

Discipline hockey

Freeport’s Kyla Havey winds as much as to hit the ball up discipline as Greely’s Emma Nadeau defends throughout the Falcons’ residence win final week.Shawn Patrick Ouellette / Portland Press Herald

Yarmouth’s discipline hockey crew stretched its win streak to 5 video games final Thursday, with a 2-1 (double-overtime) residence win over Poland and its unbeaten streak to 6 video games Saturday, settling for a weather-shortened 1-1 residence tie with Cape Elizabeth, earlier than falling to 5-2-1 Monday after a 5-0 residence loss to powerhouse York. Towards the Knights, Cat Jordan scored in regulation and Colleen Lynch produced the winner in OT. Towards the Capers, Izzy Gilbert scored early and goalie Cassie Walsh made it get up with 17 saves earlier than she allowed the tying purpose with simply over six minutes left. Previous to the beginning of extra time, thunder and lightning pressured a delay and when it didn’t stop, the sport was referred to as a tie.

“It’s a depraved bummer we couldn’t end the sport,” stated Clippers coach Molly Saunders. “Truthfully, it may have very properly gone both method. We performed a giant defensive recreation, however our women got here to play as we knew this was going to be a troublesome combat. Our protection had some huge stops in key moments of the sport.”

Yarmouth is again in motion Thursday at Poland.

“We’re nonetheless a younger crew and we’re taking it recreation by recreation,” Saunders stated. “We take a little bit bit of excellent and the dangerous from every recreation and attempt to enhance it one of the simplest ways we are able to.”

Freeport received within the win column final week, beating visiting Greely, 4-2, then fell to 1-4 with a 4-1 setback at Fryeburg Academy. Within the victory, Kyla Havey and Sasha Nevins scored a pair of objectives apiece and goalie Victoria Balla stopped 10 pictures.

“It’s fairly thrilling and I’m very pleased with us,” Havey stated. “We’re slowly placing it collectively. I’m one of many seniors on the crew and I’m attempting actually laborious to assist the ladies achieve confidence and get excited. This win will assist.”

“We’re younger and we’re small and I knew on the finish it was going to get a little bit tiring,” Falcons coach Marcia Wooden stated. “We’re younger and new and we would have liked to have a win, so I can examine the way it felt after this recreation.”

Towards the Raiders, Lily Welsher scored the purpose and Balla made 16 saves. The Falcons had been at Poland Tuesday and host Lake Area Monday.

“We get higher each recreation,” stated Wooden. “I need the ladies to know the sport. I simply need us to maintain enhancing.”

Greely fell to 1-4 with a 4-2 loss at Freeport final week. Marisa Crowley and Leyla Rabbat scored objectives and goalie Savanna Harvey made 10 saves, however a late rally fell brief.

“I might have cherished to take again the primary seven minutes and I want I may have taken a timeout,” lamented Greely coach Burgess LePage. “I believe we underestimated a little bit bit how (Freeport would) come out. They rocked us at the start, then we discovered ourselves. They did every little thing we talked about doing and we weren’t prepared for it, however I’m actually pleased with how we adjusted and got here again from 3-0.”

After welcoming Fryeburg Academy Tuesday, the Rangers are at Cape Elizabeth Thursday, then welcome York Monday.

“We’ve got a number of expertise and fervour and it’s beginning to come collectively,” LePage stated. “We’re simply recognizing that we have now to verify to go on the market and have enjoyable. This recreation was a testomony to the ladies’ psychological tenacity. It was very thrilling for me to see them push by.”

In Class A, Falmouth prolonged its win streak to 5 video games after downing visiting Noble (4-0) and host Westbrook (5-0) final week, then fell to 5-2 Monday with a 3-0 loss at Gorham. Towards the Knights, Charlize Kelly scored two objectives and Allison Sweetser and Anna Turgeon added one apiece, whereas Chloe Bush had three assists. Within the loss to the Rams, the Navigators couldn’t convert some good scoring alternatives.

“Gorham simply moved the ball across the discipline properly and used area and we didn’t and so they had been actually affected person on our protection as properly and did a very nice job defensively within the circle towards us,” stated longtime Falmouth coach Robin Haley. “It was an excellent studying recreation for us. We gained an incredible quantity of expertise on this recreation.”

The Navigators welcome South Portland Wednesday and go to Massabesic Friday.

In Class C, the North Yarmouth Academy/Waynflete co-op crew improved to 3-2 after downing host Wells (3-1), host Sacopee Valley (3-1) and visiting Traip Academy (5-0) final week. Emily Kalinich and Emilia McKenney each scored twice, whereas Tilsley Kelly added a purpose within the win over the Rangers.

“It’s nice to be again this yr,” NYA/Waynflete coach Annika King stated. “It’s been awhile since we had been aggressive. We’re nonetheless a brand new co-op, so we’re working by the parts of bringing two faculties collectively. Having all these Waynflete youngsters helps with numbers. It’s the most important group I’ve had in my time. Issues are going nice. We’ve got a pleasant group offensively and defensively. We’ve got an incredible combine.”

NYA/Waynflete goes to St. Dom’s Thursday and visits Wells Monday.

Volleyball

Yarmouth’s volleyball crew, the two-time reigning Class B champion, improved to 4-0 after straight-set wins final week at Grey-New Gloucester and South Portland. After going to Cheverus Tuesday, the Clippers have a house showdown towards Class A powerhouse Scarborough Thursday (see pressherald.com/forecaster-sports/ for match story), then go to Greely Monday.

Greely was 3-3 after a five-set (19-25, 28-26, 25-17, 16-25, 12-15) residence loss to Falmouth and a five-set victory over visiting Grey-New Gloucester final week and Monday’s 3-0 win at Lake Area. The Rangers go to Brunswick Wednesday and host Yarmouth Monday.

Two-time reigning Class A champion Falmouth started the week 4-1 after a five-set (25-19, 26-28, 17-25, 25-16, 15-12) win at Greely and a straight-set (25-8, 25-11, 25-17) victory at Portland final week. Towards the Bulldogs, Emily Charest had 21 assists; Mackenzie Nichols six aces and 5 kills; Victoria Abbott six aces, six kills and 5 digs; and Amelia Graffam 4 kills. The Navigators had been residence with Biddeford Tuesday, play at Marshwood Thursday and go to Cape Elizabeth Tuesday of subsequent week.

NYA misplaced in straight-sets (9-25, 23-25, 14-25) to visiting Brunswick final Tuesday, then improved to 1-3 Friday after a four-set (25-9, 24-26, 25-23, 25-6) residence win over Lewiston. Within the victory, Madilyn Onorato had 11 kills, Emma Rothrock 9 aces and Maddy Vaillancourt eight assists and 5 aces. The Panthers go to Wells Thursday, host Jonesport-Beals Saturday and go to Lewiston Monday.

Cross nation

Falmouth’s Logan Ross competes ultimately week’s Southern Maine Basic Invitational cross nation meet. Ross was fourth individually for scoring functions. The Navigators positioned tenth as a crew. John Jensenius / For The Forecaster

Native cross nation runners took half within the Southern Maine Basic Invitational cross nation meet Saturday in Gorham.

Within the boys’ competitors, gained by Cape Elizabeth, Freeport positioned fourth, Greely fifth, Yarmouth eighth, Falmouth tenth, Maine Coast Waldorf thirteenth and NYA twenty third. Falmouth’s Logan Ross had essentially the most particular person success of Forecaster Nation runners, inserting fourth for scoring functions, with a time of 16 minutes, 24.9 seconds. Louis Walker of MCW was 14th (17:21.5). The Falcons had been paced by Will Spaulding (18th, 17:31.65). Mitchell Guardian was the quickest Ranger (twenty third, 17:47.54). The Panthers had been led by James Tourigny (twenty fifth, 17:55.64). Aksel Yeo paced the Clippers with a Thirty eighth-place displaying (18:19.05).

Within the women’ race, gained by Bonny Eagle, Greely was fifth, MCW sixth, Falmouth seventh, Yarmouth eighth and Freeport eleventh. Maeve Woodruff of MCW was the highest native particular person, inserting eighth in 20:08.19, one spot forward of Greely’s Annie Reynolds (20:09.3). The Navigators had been led by Lila Findlay (twenty third, 21:05.6). Jillian Wight paced the Falcons with a Twenty ninth-place displaying (21:18.48). The Clippers had been led by Hillary Connor (thirty second, 21:30.22). NYA didn’t rating as a crew. Liv Urbanek ran as a person and had the One hundred and twentieth-best time (24:50.1).

Golf

On the hyperlinks, reigning Class A champion Greely dropped its most up-to-date match, 9.5-3.5 to Gorham. The Rangers face Windham Thursday.

Defending Class B champion Freeport was 6-2 at press time and confronted York Tuesday.

Falmouth was 4-0 coming into Tuesday’s showdown with Scarborough.

Yarmouth beat Poland, 7-0, final week to enhance to 3-0.

NYA has reported only one match this yr, a loss. The Panthers confronted St. Dom’s Thursday.

Press Herald workers writers Steve Craig and Mike Lowe contributed to this story.

Sports activities Editor Michael Hoffer could be reached at [email protected]. Observe him on Twitter: @foresports.


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