Spring action underway

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(Ed. Note: For the complete Falmouth-Scarborough boys’ lacrosse and Falmouth-Yarmouth girls’ lacrosse game stories, see theforecaster.net)

The spring season has gotten underway, on a limited basis, for each school in our coverage area.

While things really began in earnest Monday, some early results turned heads.


Greely’s defending Class B state champion baseball team opened in style last week, blanking visiting Fryeburg Academy, 10-0 in five innings. Ace Will Bryant allowed just one hit in five innings. He struck out 13. Calvin Soule had four hits, scored three runs and drove in two. The Rangers were at Kennebunk Monday, went to Lake Region Wednesday and play host to Poland Friday.

Yarmouth eked out a 3-2 win over Poland in its opener, as the winning run scored on a wild pitch. The Clippers hosted Cape Elizabeth Monday, went to Freeport Wednesday and visit Fryeburg Academy Friday.

North Yarmouth dropped its first two outings, 12-7 to visiting Buckfield and 14-4 at Richmond. The Panthers went to Sacopee Valley Wednesday and host Traip Academy Firday.

Falmouth opened at preseason favorite York Monday. The Yachtsmen hosted Cape Elizabeth Wednesday and go to Freeport Friday.

Freeport’s first game was Monday at Wells. The Falcons hosted Yarmouth Wednesday and play host to Falmouth Friday.


Greely’s softball team handled visiting Traip Academy in its opener, 15-1, in five innings. Miranda Moore and Kelsey Currier combined to throw a no-hitter. The Rangers’ home game versus Fryeburg Academy Thursday was rained out. Greely was at Kennebunk Monday and visited Lake Region Wednesday. The Rangers welcome Poland Friday.

Yarmouth was an 11-4 winner at Cape Elizabeth in a playoff rematch in its opener, scoring seven times in the seventh inning. The Clippers hosted the Capers Monday, played at Freeport Wednesday and visit Fryeburg Academy Friday.

Falmouth opened at York Monday. After hosting Cape Elizabeth Wednesday, the Yachtsmen visit Freeport Friday.

The Falcons went to Wells Monday and hosted Yarmouth Wednesday, then welcome Falmouth Friday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Falmouth’s boys’ lacrosse team is off to a 2-0 start. The Yachtsmen dominated visiting Freeport in the opener, 22-2, behind six goals and seven assists from Bryce Kuhn and five goals from Devin Russell. Last Wednesday, at Scarborough, Falmouth found itself in a 48-minute battle. Kuhn had four first half goals, but the Yachtsmen trailed at the break, 8-7. With the score deadlocked at 9-9 in the fourth period, Jack Scribner scored twice and Falmouth held on for an 11-10 triumph.

“(Scarborough’s) a great team and they were hyped up for it,” Kuhn said. “It’s critical for us to have these kinds of games. We knew it would be tough.”

“We knew Scarborough has been a good team and that year was no different,” said Scribner. “We had to take advantage of our opportunities and we did. We needed to step up in the second half. It was a great effort.”

“It was two young, inexperienced teams going at it, giving it their all,” added Falmouth coach Mike LeBel. “Both teams played well. There was kind of a playoff atmosphere to it. It was great. It was a fun environment.”

The Yachtsmen figured to be tested Tuesday at Kennebunk. They host NYA Friday.

Freeport hoped to get in the win column Tuesday when it hosted Fryeburg Academy. The Falcons play at Wells Thursday.

Greely opened with a 15-0 home triumph over Lake Region. Will Hall scored four times. The Rangers visited NYA Tuesday and play at Yarmouth Friday.

NYA began with a 5-3 victory at Maranacook/Winthrop behind 25 saves from goalie D.J. Nicholas. The Panthers hosted Greely Tuesday and go to Falmouth Friday.

Yarmouth was a 17-2 victor over visiting York in its opener. Joe Oliva had seven goals. The Clippers were at Cape Elizabeth for a state championship game rematch Tuesday (see theforecaster.net for game story) and play host to Greely Friday.

Girls’ lacrosse

Falmouth’s girls’ lacrosse team made a splash in the opener, winning at defending Class B champion Yarmouth, 14-9, behind five goals from Sydney Bell and three more from Leigh Bernardy, who dominated in the draw circle.

“It’s an awesome start,” Bernardy said. “I’m so happy. We’re really proud of ourselves. This sets the tone for our entire season. We had to come out and win this game and from here on, it can only get better. This gives us hope for the rest of the season.”

“We’re not the same team as last year,” Bell said. “Our team really clicks.”

“It’s definitely a steppingstone,” added Falmouth second-year coach Kait Johnson. “The girls have worked really hard in the offseason and preseason. We only plan to get better.”

After spending vacation week in Florida, the Yachtsmen returned to action Wednesday when they hosted Fryeburg Academy.

Yarmouth, which also made a vacation week trip to Florida, looks to get in the win column Thursday at York. The Clippers go to Freeport Saturday (see theforecaster.net for game story).

NYA lost at home to Waynflete in its first game, 13-4, despte two goals apiece from Mary Noyes and Mel Regan. The Panthers went to Greely Tuesday and visit Gould Academy Saturday.

Greely played at Cape Elizabeth in its opener and after 50 minutes of regulation and two overtimes failed to produce a winner, the game, tied, 5-5, was halted. It will resume in a “sudden victory” third overtime Monday at Cape Elizabeth. The Rangers beat visiting Gardiner, 13-6, Friday. After hosting NYA Tuesday, Greely welcomes longtime nemesis Waynflete Saturday.

Freeport fell, 11-4, to York in its opener. The Falcons go to Cape Elizabeth Thursday and play host to Yarmouth Saturday.

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Falmouth’s boys’ lacrosse team celebrates an 11-10 win at Scarborough last week.

Sports Editor of The Forecaster since 2001. Find detailed game stories at theforecaster.net. I tweet prodigiously at @foresports.