North area athletes fill high school all-star teams
Considering the amount of triumph that local athletes produced this spring, it's no surprise that various postseason all-star teams featured many familiar names.
Greely won its second Class B championship in three seasons, while North Yarmouth Academy enjoyed its finest season in several years and Yarmouth also made the playoffs. All three schools, along with Falmouth (which just missed the postseason) had players named to the Western Maine Conference all-star team.
Class B first teamers included Greely seniors Pat Copp (first base), Kevin Hart (third base), Nate Martin (outfield) and Sam Stauber (utility), and Yarmouth seniors Chan Arndt (second base) and Andrew Totta (outfield).
The second team featured Falmouth junior third baseman Mitch Beaulieu, Yachtsmen sophomore designated hitter Matt MacDowell and Yarmouth sophomore first baseman Aidan Sullivan.
Martin was honored as the league's Player of the Year.
In Class C, NYA junior pitcher Sam Hutchinson and sophomore catcher Jordan Haskell made the first team.
The second team included two Panthers: senior shortstop Joe Warren and junior pitcher Dean Darien.
The softball story this spring included playoff berths for Falmouth and Greely. Freeport and Yarmouth were also competitive.
The WMC Class B first team featured Greely's Isabelle Pisini. Pisini also played on the Class A/B West Senior All-Star team.
Freeport's Liz Doane, Greely's Erica Kahn and Marika Stayte and Yarmouth's Abby Hutchinson were named to the WMC second team.
Once again, local lacrosse teams excelled this spring, stealing the headlines from the start of the season all the way through the Yarmouth boys' Class B state championship June 20.
The WMC boys' all-star first team featured five Clippers: senior middies Peter Erickson and Rob Highland, senior longstick middie Leo Oliva, junior attack Steven Petrovek and junior goalie Cam Woodworth. Falmouth junior middie Dan Hanley, Greely senior defender Jackson Burrell and NYA junior defender Brandon Barrett also made the first team, giving the coverage area eight of the 11 spots!
Falmouth senior defender Sam Dunwoody, Greely junior middie Teedy Russell, NYA junior attack Gus Wellin and Yarmouth senior defender Chad Lorenz and junior attack Evan Henry made the second team.
Freeport's Alex Thompson, NYA's Sam Gray and Yarmouth's Erickson, Jake Gallagher, Highland, Casey Jones, Chad Lorenz, Oliva, Luke Torres and Gavin Zeitz all qualified for the All-Academic team.
Falmouth's Dunwoody, Freeport's Greg Ordway and Alex Thompson, Greely's Burrell, NYA's Evan Siepert and Yarmouth's Highland, Oliva, Steven Derrey and Gallagher played in the Senior All-Star game. Greely's Casey Abbott served as a coach.
Highland and Petrovek were chosen as All-Americans. Jones qualified as an Academic All-American. Falmouth's Chris Richards was named the Assistant Coach of the Year.
On the girls' side, Yarmouth boasted three players, NYA two, while Falmouth had one named to the WMC first team. The Yachtsmen were represented by senior midfielder Haley Jordan. The Panthers placed senior midfielder Lucy Gerrity and junior midfielder Courtney Dumont on the squad, while the Clippers featured senior attack Lanier Bolmer, senior goalie Kelley Kasper and sophomore defender Danielle Torres.
On the second team, Falmouth sophomore attack Laura Fay, Greely senior midfielder Brit Ames, NYA seniors Bugsy Clemetson (midfield), Rachel Darby (attack) and Abigail Moss (goalie), sophomore midfielder Lilly Wellenbach and Yarmouth seniors Tess Beem (midfield) and Lexi Wing (defense) were honored.
Falmouth's Sarah Bachman, Ellen Hassett, Jordan, Margo Lalumiere and Nicolette, Sipperly, Freeport's Krista Bennatti-Roberts and Melanie Ross, NYA's Clemetson, Darby, Gerrity, Alexis Kroot, Moss and Adrianna Twombly, and Yarmouth's Beem, Hannah Coleman and Lara Watterson qualified for the All-Academic team.
Yarmouth's Bolmer was selected as an All-American. Torres was an All-American honorable mention.
Falmouth's Bachman and Greely's Beth Anderson played for the Red Squad in the Senior All-Star game.
Freeport's Bennatti-Roberts and Ross, NYA's Darby and Gerrity, and Yarmouth's Kasper and Wing competed for the Blue Squad in the Senior All-Star game. Yarmouth's Dorothy Holt was one of the squad's coaches.
Local runners, jumpers and throwers all had many special moments this spring.
The WMC boys' first team featured nine individuals and two relays.
The individuals were Falmouth's Alec Dunn, Kristopher Floridino, Kellen MacDonald, Charlie Swerdlow, Dallin Thomas and Tommy Winger, Greely's James LePage and NYA's Sam Fear and Henry Sterling. The Yachtsmen's 4x400 (MacDonald, Dunn, Gabe Hoffman-Johnson and Will Wegener) and the Rangers' 4x800 (Mark McCauley, Andy Fitch, Logan Price and LePage) were also honored.
Freeport's Connor Yost and Greely's Fitch and Price qualified for the second team, as did Falmouth's 4x100 relay (Michael Gardner, Winger, Dunn, Hoffman-Johnson).
Falmouth's Jamey Epstein, Scott Gardner, Daniel Guerra, Thomas and Winger, Freeport's Owen Lehmer, Greely's Fitch, NYA's Victor Churchill and Steven Lentine, and Yarmouth's Peter Gill, Joshua Nightingale and Adam Sanford all qualified as Scholar-Athletes.
On the girls' side, Falmouth's Tina Pruyn, Greely's Hillary Cederna, Katherine Harrington and Hannah Werneth, and Yarmouth's Haley Knaub made the first team. Greely's 4x100 relay team (Emily Christensen, Abby Diehl, Taylor Hicks and Meaghan Crowley) was also honored.
Falmouth's Jenna Serunian and Abby Smith, Greely's Tess Carley and Diehl, and NYA's Alexandra O'Reilly were on the second team.
Scholar-Athletes included Falmouth's Taylor Applebaum, Rachel Becker, Alexandrea Carrier, Adriana Fox, Pruyn, Smith and Rachel Twombley, Freeport's Robin Gleason, Eliza Goddard and Kristen Poulin, Greely's Carley, Cederna, Catherine Ezzio and Rebecca Stevenson, NYA's Alison Carpenter, Caroline Howes and Marley Witham, and Yarmouth's Lisa Mueller and Courtney Penny.
On the hardcourt, Yarmouth's boys won Class B for the first time, while NYA's girls (three in a row) and Falmouth's girls (two straight) repeated.
The boys' WMC all-star first team included Falmouth's Nick Polko, Greely's Thomas Dillman, and Yarmouth's Mike Hickey and Ben Robinson.
The second team featured Falmouth's Jack Wyman.
Falmouth's Jack Coster and Ben Moody, Greely's Alex Thomas, NYA's Simon Hebert and Chris Meixell and Yarmouth's Chris Moylan and Lane O'Connor were Senior scholar-athletes.
On the girls' side, the first team included Falmouth's Annie Crescione, Analise Kump and Hallsey Leighton, Greely's Eliza Williams, NYA's Thu-Trang Ho and Yarmouth's Hannah Potter.
Freeport's Rachel Gross, NYA's Anna Jaeger, and Yarmouth's Mariah Martin were named to the second team.
Falmouth's Melissa Keroack, Freeport's Natalie Hench and Monika Krahn, Greely's Haley Chandler, NYA's Eliza Gercke, Hillary Keach, Beatrice Maidman, Cayla Marvil, Charlotte Michaud and Hallie Powers, and Yarmouth's Martin were all Senior scholar-athletes.
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