North Sports Roundup
Hockey playoff matchups set
The puck for the start of the boys' hockey playoffs was dropped Tuesday. In Western A, Falmouth, the defending state champion, earned the top seed at 13-5 after closing with a 4-3 home win over Scarborough behind Isac Nordstrom's two goals. The Yachtsmen hosted No. 8 South Portland (12-7) in the quarterfinals. If the Yachtsmen advanced, they'll go to Lewiston Saturday for the semifinals against either No. 3 Biddeford (9-7-2) or No. 6 Thornton Academy (7-10-1). In Western B, two-time defending champion Greely (8-7-3) earned the No. 3 seed after a 6-3 home win over Gardiner behind Tommy Thompson's two scores. The Rangers hosted No. 6 Cape Elizabeth (7-10-1) in the quarterfinals (see theforecaster.net for game story). If victorious, Greely would play either No. 2 Camden Hills (13-4-1) or No. 7 Maranacook/Winthrop (7-11) in Friday's semis in Lewiston. Yarmouth earned the fourth seed in Western B after going 11-6-1, finishing with a 5-3 home win over York, a 6-5 triumph at Camden Hills and a 3-0 home loss to Gorham. Isaak Dearden scored twice against the Wildcats. Bobby Murray had four goals in the win over the Windjammers. The Clippers hosted No. 5 Kennebunk (10-7-1) in the quarterfinals. A win sent Yarmouth to Friday's semifinals against top-ranked Gorham (15-3).
Falmouth hockey player a Travis Roy semifinalist
Falmouth senior Andre Clement was named one of eight semifinalists for the Travis Roy Award, given annually to the top player and sportsman in Class A hockey. The list will be whittled down to four — two each from Eastern and Western Class A — and the award will be presented at the annual Maine Class A hockey coaches' banquet following the season. The award is named for Travis Roy, the former Yarmouth resident and North Yarmouth Academy player who was paralyzed from injuries sustained 11 seconds into his first shift at Boston University in 1995.
Greely field hockey coach steps down
Kristina Lane Prescott, Greely's field hockey coach since the 2007 season, announced Monday she's stepped down to spend more time with her young children. Prescott went 60-43-5 during her seven seasons, leading the Rangers to the playoffs on six occasions.
NYA coaching opening
North Yarmouth Academy is seeking a junior varsity/assistant girls' lacrosse coach for the upcoming spring season. FMI, 847-5456 or email@example.com
RSU5 coaching openings
RSU5 has coaching openings for 7th grade boys' lacrosse and 7th grade girls' lacrosse coaches at Freeport Middle School. FMI, 865-4706, ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former NYA hockey star commits to Hamilton College
Former North Yarmouth Academy boys' hockey player and captain T.J. Daigler recently committed to attend and play hockey at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. Daigler graduated from NYA last spring and is currently in a post-graduate year at Westminster School.
Deadline nears for CNYLL registration
The early bird deadline to register for the upcoming Cumberland/North Yarmouth Little League season is Friday. FMI, cnyll.com.