The climate has cooperated, followers are again within the stands and spring sports activities athletes are relishing a chance to shine after dropping out on the 2020 season.
It’s been largely excellent news throughout and we nonetheless have a number of weeks to go till state championships are awarded.
For sure, it’s a superb time to be a spring sports activities fan and the most effective is but to come back.
Right here’s an summary:
Cheverus’ baseball crew has received six of seven and improved to 6-3 at press time. After a 3-1, eight-inning residence loss to reigning Class A champion Scarborough, the Stags beat Deering at Hadlock Area (12-2, in six-innings), then swept visiting Windham in a doubleheader Saturday (3-0 and 10-0, in five-innings). Within the setback, Matt Connor hit an RBI double and Nick Giancotti held the Crimson Storm to 1 run in seven innings. In opposition to the Rams, at Hadlock Area, Cheverus scored three runs within the first and 6 within the fifth. Brian Connolly, Connor and Jacob Lucier every threw two innings. Sam Clark had two hits, scored three runs and drove in a pair of runs and Orion Guibord had three RBI.
“That is the most effective area within the state, by far,” Connolly mentioned. “The mound is gorgeous. Nothing higher. I believe our pitching has gotten higher and our protection and bats are coming alive.”
“We began out just a little tough, however we’re working exhausting in follow and it’s paying off,” Clark mentioned.
“I’m proud of how we performed at this time general,” added Stags first-year coach Tony DiBiase. “We’ve got some nice athletes who’re simply starting to grasp how we play the sport. One via 9, we now have good swings right through. That’s a fairly good factor to have.”
Within the doubleheader sweep, Clark threw a four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts within the opener, then Header threw a three-hit shutout within the nightcap. Within the second sport, Giancotti singled, doubled, tripled and drove in two runs and Header had three hits as properly.
Cheverus was at Gorham Tuesday, hosts Portland for a doubleheader Saturday and performs at Biddeford Tuesday of subsequent week.
“We’re simply trying to peak once we’re presupposed to peak on the finish of the 12 months,” DiBiase mentioned.
Portland acquired within the win column Saturday with a 2-1 residence win over Gorham within the first sport of a doubleheader, then fell to 1-5 after a 9-1 loss to the Rams within the nightcap. Within the victory, Andrew Brewer singled in Bennett Berg within the backside of the seventh. After going through Deering at Hadlock Area Tuesday, the Bulldogs welcome Bonny Eagle in a make-up sport Wednesday. Portland performs a doubleheader at Cheverus Saturday and visits Westbrook Tuesday of subsequent week.
Deering fell to 0-9 after losses final week at South Portland (13-0, in five-innings) and at residence to Cheverus (12-2, in six-innings). In opposition to the Stags, Dempsey Brady hit an RBI double and Matt Keast had a pair of hits.
“We’re maintaining our power up though we’ve had quite a lot of robust video games,” mentioned Rams first-year coach Ryan Martin. “We take it one pitch at a time, that’s all we are able to do. I want we made some performs, however every sport we’re getting higher. From sport one till now, we’re making quite a lot of progress. We’re making routine performs extra usually. We’re hitting cutoff males. We’re placing the ball in play and getting guys on base. It’s all about small victories.”
Deering confronted Portland Tuesday at Hadlock Area, performs a doubleheader at Windham Saturday and goes to Bonny Eagle Tuesday of subsequent week.
“For us, our aim has been to have enjoyable and to get higher each single day and I believe we’re 2-for-2 with that,” mentioned Martin. “Guys are having enjoyable and it’s clear we’re positively bettering.”
The Waynflete/North Yarmouth Academy co-op crew continued its profitable marketing campaign final week, bouncing again from a 6-2 residence loss to Berwick Academy with an 8-0 victory at Richmond. Within the win, Luke Josephson threw a no-hitter and struck out 13. Waynflete/NYA (5-3) went to Sacopee Valley for a make-up sport Monday, hosted St. Dom’s Tuesday, performs a doubleheader at St. Dom’s Friday and visits Berwick Academy Tuesday of subsequent week.
Portland’s softball crew was 3-6 at press time after beating visiting Bonny Eagle (10-3) and Gorham (11-5) and dropping to Gorham (14-3) final week. Within the win over the Scots, Sadie Armstrong earned the win, putting out eight, and he or she additionally had two hits and an RBI. Hannah Hawkes added three hits and Vanessa Connolly had a pair. Within the victory over the Rams, Armstrong and Jordan King hit residence runs, Caroline Lerch drove in three runs and Armstrong earned the win on the mound. Hallie Chase had three hits within the loss. The Bulldogs host Deering Wednesday and play two video games at Cheverus Saturday.
Cheverus started final week with a 14-1 (five-inning) win at Deering, then fell to 2-7 after losses to visiting Scarborough (9-2) and to visiting Windham in a doubleheader (4-0 and 16-0, in five-innings). Within the victory, Mackenzie Turner had 5 hits and scored 4 runs, Madisyn Durgin homered and Kaydenne Smith drove in three runs. In opposition to the three-time reigning Class A champion Crimson Storm, Olivia Bradford and Eadie Nadeau each had a pair of hits. The Stags go to Gorham Wednesday and welcome Portland for a doubleheader Saturday.
Deering fell to 0-8 after losses final week to visiting Cheverus (14-1, in five-innings), at South Portland (25-7, in five-innings) and at residence to Falmouth (12-5). In opposition to the Crimson Riots, Sophie Hill had two hits and two RBI. Anna Krush had three hits within the loss to Falmouth. The Rams hosted Thornton Academy Monday, welcome Portland Wednesday and play a doubleheader at Windham Saturday.
Waynflete’s boys’ lacrosse crew remained unbeaten after downing host St. Dom’s (7-1) and visiting York (7-5) final week to enhance to 7-0. Harry Millspaugh had three targets and Sam Whipple added two towards the Saints. Within the win over the Wildcats, the Flyers didn’t rating within the first quarter, managed only one first half aim and had been down, 4-1, early within the third interval earlier than coming to life. Millspaugh scored 3 times and goalie Alex Vest made 12 well timed saves.
“I believe it’s a testomony to how resilient we’re,” mentioned Millspaugh. “It’s simple to get complacent as a result of we’ve been on a sizzling streak. You might see it within the first half once we had been a bit gradual. Within the second half, we pumped up the power and performed quick and scored targets.”
“Everyone seems to be right here able to work,” Vest mentioned. “We like to get out right here and play. We put together all week for these video games.”
“We talked at halftime and the fellows responded, big-time,” added Waynflete first-year coach Andrew Leach. “We discuss persevering with to play the following play. We’ll make errors, however we are able to’t make the following mistake. We needed to maintain going.”
The Flyers subsequent have a pivotal residence take a look at towards reigning Class C champion NYA Friday.
“I knew coming in, with the seniors particularly, I knew it will go properly, however I didn’t know it will go this properly this early,” Leach mentioned. “Enjoying a troublesome closing schedule will get us prepared for the playoffs.”
Cheverus began the week 5-3 after dropping at Gorham, 20-5, and snapping a three-game skid with a come-from-behind 11-10 residence win over Freeport. The Stags welcome Gorham Thursday and go to Portland Saturday.
Portland improved to 4-3 after final Tuesday’s 15-5 win at Deering. Sam Gerber led the way in which with 5 targets. The Bulldogs then had video games at residence versus Deering and at Waynflete postponed.
Deering fell to 2-5 after its 15-5 residence loss to Portland. The Rams host Lake Area Thursday and play host to Messalonskee Tuesday of subsequent week.
Waynflete’s women’ squad remained red-hot Friday with its third consecutive victory, 10-2, at Wells. The Flyers improved to 5-2 as Jess Connors scored a career-high 5 targets and Lollie Millspaugh added three targets. Waynflete goes to Freeport Wednesday and performs at Berwick Academy Saturday.
Portland was 3-4 after a 9-7 win at Bonny Eagle and a 7-6 setback at Thornton Academy in additional time. Elizabeth Littell had three targets within the victory. Ella Reagan had two targets within the loss. The Bulldogs had been at Cheverus Monday, host Westbrook Friday and welcome Massabesic Monday of subsequent week.
Cheverus fell to 1-6 after losses at Massabesic (8-2) and to visiting NYA (12-11) final week. In opposition to the Panthers, Riley O’Mara scored 4 targets, whereas Reese Belanger and Mia Kratzer every added three. Goalie Neve Cawley made 14 saves. The Stags hosted Portland Monday, performed host to South Portland Tuesday, welcome Falmouth Saturday and go to Windham Monday.
Deering defeated host Grey-New Gloucester, 12-8, final Wednesday to even its document at 1-1 and earn its first win because the 2018 season. Morgan Shibles led the way in which with seven targets, whereas Shay Rosenthal scored 3 times and Grayson Soldati added a pair of targets. The Rams had been at South Portland for a make-up sport Monday, hosted Wells Tuesday, welcome Bonny Eagle Thursday and go to Westbrook Tuesday of subsequent week.
Waynflete’s 12-time reigning Class C champion boys’ tennis crew improved to 8-0 after victories final week over Greely (3-2), Cape Elizabeth (3-2) and Fryeburg Academy (5-0). The Flyers performed at reigning Class B champion Yarmouth Monday. Waynflete’s doubles tandem Matt Adey and Henry Hart received the Western Maine Convention title Saturday as properly, beating teammates John Moon-Black and Henry Moore within the championship match.
The Waynflete women improved to 5-4 after a pair of wins final week over Fryeburg Academy (3-2 and 5-0).
Portland’s boys suffered their first loss final week, 3-2, to York, then improved to 8-1 by downing Gorham (3-2), Deering (5-0) and Windham (3-2).
The Bulldogs’ women’ squad improved to 6-3 after 4-1 wins over Gorham and Deering.
Deering’s boys fell to 1-7 after 5-0 losses to Falmouth and Portland and the Rams women had been additionally 1-7 following losses to Falmouth (5-0) and Portland (4-1).
Cheverus’ boys had been 6-3 after beating Deering (4-1) and dropping to Falmouth (3-2).
The Stags women had a document of 3-4 after a 4-1 win over Deering.
Deering’s girls and boys defeated Portland in an outside monitor meet final week.
Cheverus and Waynflete competed at Windham. The Stags girls and boys had been second to the Eagles. The Flyers boys positioned third.
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