Cape, Scarborough, SP all-stars earn their due
Local winter sports athletes took fans on a three-month ride of excitement and triumph. As expected, an abundance of Capers, Red Riots and Red Storm have been named to postseason all-star teams. Here's a full accounting:
It was another great season on the hardwood for local players, a fact reflected in the Southern Maine Activities Association and Western Maine Conference all-star teams.
The SMAA first team included South Portland senior Matt Lee, who joined Cheverus' Indiana Faithfull, Deering's Jon Amabile, Thornton Academy's Andrew Shaw and Dominic Borelli and Nich Jobin of Westbrook.
Scarborough senior Conor Sullivan was on the second team, along with Cheverus' Louie DiStasio and Alex Furness, Deering's Eddie Tirabassi, Portland's Koang Thok and Windham's Garrett Clemmer.
South Portland senior Connor Hasson was named to the third team. Other members were Biddeford's Chance Baldino, Thornton Academy's Thomas Littlefield, Westbrook's Jose Nouchanthavong and Windham's Nolan Allen.
Honorable mentions included Scarborough's Zach Bean.
South Portland senior standout Keegan Hyland, who missed 17 of 18 regular season games with injury, was named an honorary all-star, "in recognition by the SMAA coaches" for his "hard work, dedication and commitment to the sport of basketball and the high level of excellence he achieved."
South Portland's Phil Conley was selected the Dave Allen Coach of the Year.
Scarborough's Sullivan and South Portland's Hasson, Hyland, Lee and Greg Reinhold were named Senior All-Stars. Hasson had 16 points, Lee nine, Reinhold seven and Sullivan five in the Dark team's 118-95 victory in the All-Star Game. Hyland did not play.
In the WMC, Cape Elizabeth senior Andrew Dickey made the first team. He was joined by Falmouth's Stefano Mancini, Gray-New Gloucester's Taylor Valente, Greely's Trevor Tierney and Lake Region's Matt Langadas.
Cape Elizabeth junior Theo Bowe was a second team mention, along with Falmouth's Sam Horning and Ryan Rogers, Greely's Sam Johnston and Yarmouth's Evan Henry.
Cape Elizabeth senior Conor Moloney made the third team. He was joined by Lake Region's Anthony Kennedy, Wells' Paul McDonough and York's Jason Gorman and Sam Leal.
Cape Elizabeth's Will Pierce was named to the All-Academic team.
Dickey and Moloney took part in the Senior All-Star Game. Moloney had 10 points and Dickey seven in leading the Black team to an 80-76 triumph over the Grey.
Moloney also won the 3-point shooting contest.
Cape Elizabeth's Dickey and South Portland's Hyland were named to the Class A/B West team for the Maine McDonald's Senior All-Star Game. They helped the West enjoy a 103-88 win.
South Portland's Reinhold made the All-State, All-Academic team.
Hyland was a finalist for Maine Mr. Basketball. Cheverus' Indiana Faithfull was the winner.
Cape Elizabeth's Jim Ray was named the boys' Coach of the Year.
The story was similar on the girls' side.
The SMAA first team featured senior Christy Manning of Class A state champion Scarborough.
Scarborough seniors Jenn Colpitts and Brittany Ross and South Portland junior Danielle DiBiase were honorable mentions.
South Portland freshman Danica Gleason made the All-Rookie team.
Colpitts was chosen to the All-Defensive team.
Colpitts, Manning, Ross and Sarah Moody of Scarborough, along with South Portland's Esther Palmieri were named Senior All-Stars.
In the WMC Senior All-Star Game, Manning's four points helped the White team to an 85-58 triumph over the Dark, which got seven points from Moody, five from Palmieri and three from Ross. Colpitts didn't play, due to injury.
The WMC Class B first team featured Cape Elizabeth senior Gabe Donahue, who joined Greely's Karlee Biskup and Abby Young, Lake Region's Abby Hancock and York's Nikki Taylor.
Cape Elizabeth senior Morgan Pillsbury made the third team, along with Gray-New Gloucester's Kassie Wilson, Greely's Megan Grondin, Lake Region's Meghan Craffey and Yarmouth's Morgan Cahill.
The WMC All-Academic team included Cape Elizabeth's Donahue, Devon Bottomley and Alicen Johnson.
Donahue and Pillsbury took part in the WMC Senior All-Star Game. Pillsbury had 10 points and Donahue two in the White team's 63-59 victory over the Blue.
Donahue was a finalist for the Bob Butler Award, won by Waynflete's Morgan Woodhouse.
At the state level, Cape Elizabeth's Donahue and Scarborough's Colpitts and Manning were named to the Class A/B West team for the Maine McDonald's Senior All-Star Game. The West enjoyed a 62-58 victory.
Donahue was named to the All-State, All-Academic team and took home a $1,000 scholarship.
Last, but certainly not least, Manning won the Miss Maine Basketball award.
On the ice this season, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland all produced all-stars.
The Class A All-State West Tier I and II first team included Scarborough senior forward Andrew Nigro.
Scarborough senior forward Trevor Hoxsie and senior defenseman Brendan O'Brien were named to the second team.
Scarborough's Nate Tolman and South Portland's Tommy Ellis were honorable mentions.
Ellis and Tolman also qualified for the All-Academic team.
South Portland's Joe Robinson was named Coach of the Year.
Western Class A Senior All-Star Game participants included Scarborough's Hoxsie, Nigro, O'Brien and goalie Matt Mayo.
In Class B West, the first team featured Cape Elizabeth senior forward Sam St. Germain.
Cape Elizabeth senior forward Zach Labbe made the third team.
Cape Elizabeth junior defenseman Wilson Laprade was an honorable mention.
Cape Elizabeth freshman Brandon Negele made the All-Rookie team.
Cape Elizabeth's Labbe, St. Germain and goalie Phil Jordan took part on the West team in the Class B Senior All-Star Game. Cape Elizabeth's Jason Tremblay helped coach the squad.
On the girls' side, the All-West state first team included Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete senior forward Sasha Timpson, Scarborough senior forward Marina Sterrer and Red Storm sophomore defender Abby Rutt.
Cape Elizabeth's Hannah Dineen (defense) and Scarborough senior forward Jordan Finley made the second team.
Cape Elizabeth's Delaney Rockwell (defense) and Scarborough senior forward Becca Bragg were honorable mentions.
The WMC and SMAA indoor track and field all-star teams had plenty of local representation.
SMAA boys' first teamers included Scarborough's Ryan Jamison (junior 200), Robert Hall (junior 800) and Eben Bardley (pole vault) and South Portland's Daniel Medici (junior 400) and Jonathan Clement (senior 800). The Red Storm's junior relay team (Jamison, Austin Downing, Greg Viola and Christian Langlois) and the Red Riots' senior relay team (J.C. Esquibel, Clement, Brian Arsenault and Joseph Michaud) were also honored.
Second teamers included Scarborough's Jamison (junior 400), John Gonzalez (senior 40), Alec James (pole vault), Viola (300) and Ross Thomas (senior 45 hurdles and high jump).
Scarborough's Jamison (junior 40) made the third team.
In the WMC, Cape Elizabeth's Leandre Some (triple jump) and Jon Bass (pole vault) were first teamers.
The WMC All-Academic team included Cape Elizabeth's Peter Brigham.
On the girls' side, SMAA first teamers included Scarborough's Nicole Kirk (junior 40), Emily Tolman (junior 45 hurdles) and Abby Chick (senior 800).
Scarborough's Kirk (junior 200 and junior 400) made the second team.
The third team featured Scarborough's Haela Booth-Howe (junior shot put), Jessica Meader (junior 200), Emelia Scheemaker (long jump), Tolman (junior 800 and the 600), Jenny Snyder (senior 45 hurdles) and South Portland's Ericka Lightner (junior 45 hurdles).
In the WMC, Cape Elizabeth's Rachel Nichols (mile) and Kelsey Barton (two-mile) made the first team.
Cape Elizabeth's Hannah Doss (mile) was a second teamer.
The WMC All-Academic team included Cape Elizabeth's Doss, Katherine Lavallee and Colleen Thibeault.
The Southern Maine Swim League all-conference team had its share of local stars.
The boys' first team included Cape Elizabeth's Marcus Cloutier (100 freestyle and 200 free relay) and Scarborough's Robby Gravel (200 individual medley, 100 butterfly and 200 medley relay) and James Gravel (200 free relay and 400 free relay).
Cape Elizabeth's Cloutier (50 free) and Kevin Flathers (diving), along with Scarborough's James Gravel (200 free) and Robby Gravel (400 free relay) were second teamers.
Cape Elizabeth's Zach Gavin (200 IM), Scarborough's James Gravel (100 backstroke) and South Portland's Travis Wibby (diving) made the third team.
The male All-Academic team included Cape Elizabeth's Gavin, Scarborough's Adam Saltz and South Portland's Evan Beck, Jordan Drown and Nickolas Brown.
At the state level, the first team featured Cape Elizabeth's Cloutier (400 free relay) and Scarborough's James Gravel (100 free, medley and 400 free relays) and Robby Gravel (200 IM, 100 breaststroke, medley and 200 free relays).
Cloutier (200 free relay) made the second team.
Cloutier (100 free) and James Gravel (200 free) earned third team honors.
On the girls' side, the all-conference first-team included Scarborough's Laura Flewelling (200 free, 500 free, medley and 400 free relays).
Scarborough's Samantha Couillard (breaststroke and medley relay) made the second team.
South Portland's Courtney Perruzzi (diving) was a third teamer.
The female All-Academic team included Cape Elizabeth's Rebecca Manning and South Portland's Kate Lagios.
The All-State first team featured Scarborough's Flewelling (200 free, 500 free and 400 free relay).
Scarborough's Couillard (breaststroke and medley relay) and Flewelling (medley relay) were on the second team.
As always, the 2009-10 ski season produced great success for locals.
The SMAA all-conference girls' first team included Scarborough's Margaret Benoit.
The WMC boys' Alpine all-star team included Cape Elizabeth's Sam Barber.
Turning to Nordic, Cape Elizabeth's Emily Attwood, Tyler Dunfey and Bobby Yokabaskas were on the WMC all-star team.
Cape Elizabeth's Attwood, Graham Findley and John Menz qualified for the All-Academic team.
The SMAA wrestling all-star team included Scarborough's Scott Merrill (135 pounds) and Michael Cyr (189).
The SMAA cheering first team included Scarborough's Kayla Chamberlain, Christi O'Halloran, Victoria Fortin, Shelby Dahms and Hailee Flaherty.
The second team featured Scarborough's Kirsten Crear and South Portland's Becca Roberts.
Congratulations to all our winter all-stars for a season to remember!
Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org