(For the complete Portland-Scarborough boys’ soccer game story, with photos, see theforecaster.net)
The first championships of the fall sports season will be handed out Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro when golf’s team champions are determined.
For everyone else, the regular season is dwindling and the games are more important than ever. Once again, a compelling week is in store.
Here’s a glimpse at what you might have missed and what’s to come:
Portland’s boys’ soccer team was still unbeaten at press time, even though the ties are adding up. After settling for a 0-0 tie against visiting South Portland, the Bulldogs surrendered their first goal and settled for a 1-1 draw at Scarborough Thursday. Sam Farr scored in the first half, but after 732 minutes and 24 seconds, goalkeeper Bobby Brittingham gave up his first goal of the season and 10 minutes of overtime couldn’t determine a winner in a physical affair.
“Obviously, we wanted the 1-0 result, but it is what it is,” said Bulldogs coach Rocco Frenzilli. “They’re not one of the top teams in the state every year for nothing. I’m happy we got a result.”
Portland (5-0-4 and fourth in the Class A South Heal Points standings at press time) was at Bonny Eagle Tuesday, welcomes Gorham Thursday and goes to Biddeford Tuesday of next week.
Cheverus lost at Scarborough in a rematch of last year’s Western A Final, 4-2, despite goals from Brady Levesque and Nik Hase. Thursday, the Stags settled for a 2-2 tie against Bonny Eagle in a game played on Deering High’s turf. Levesque had both goals, but Cheverus let a 2-0 lead slip away. The Stags (5-2-3 and seventh in Class A South) were at Gorham Tuesday, host South Portland Thursday (see theforecaster.net for game story) and visit Sanford Tuesday of next week.
Deering improved to 5-3-1 and 11th in the region after home wins last week over Windham (4-1) and Noble (3-0). Against the Eagles, Christian Castaneda scored twice, while Zakariya Ahmed and Muzamell Osmani Azizi also tickled the twine. The Rams were at Marshwood Tuesday, host Massabesic Thursday and visit Thornton Academy Tuesday of next week.
Waynflete built on its historic win over Yarmouth with a 6-0 victory at Poland and a 1-0 win at Kennebunk to improve to 6-2 and second in Class C South. Against the Knights, Aaron Lee had three goals, while Tommy Silk added two and Ahmed Mohamed scored once. Mohamed had the goal against the Rams, while goalkeeper Milo Belleau stopped 13 shots. The Flyers were home with Sacopee Valley Tuesday (see theforecaster.net for game story), host rival North Yarmouth Academy in a critical showdown Saturday (see the website for game story) and play at Sacopee Valley Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Cheverus had a home showdown with Scarborough postponed by rain, then tied host Bonny Eagle, 1-1, on Mackenzie Johnston’s goal. The Stags (3-3-2 and 11th in the Class A South Heal Points standings at press time) hosted Scarborough in a makeup game Monday (see theforecaster.net for game story), welcome Gorham Wednesday and go to South Portland Saturday.
Deering handled host Noble last Monday, 6-2, then had a game at two-time defending Class A champion Windham postponed Wednesday. The teams met Thursday and the Rams lost a close one, 2-1, despite a goal from Sophie Silva. Deering (5-3-1 and seventh in the region) welcomes Marshwood Wednesday, plays at Massabesic Friday and hosts Thornton Academy Tuesday.
McAuley had Wednesday’s home game versus Massabesic rained out, then lost to the Mustangs the following day, 6-3, despite two goals from Claire Reed and another from Summer Bourque. The Lions (0-8 and 17th in the region) hosted Windham Monday, go to Noble Wednesday and visit Marshwood Friday.
Portland lost at home to Scarborough (4-0) Friday, then won at South Portland (3-1) Saturday to improve to 5-4 and ninth. Against the Red Riots, Grace Stacey scored twice and Kate Johnson added a goal. The Bulldogs host Bonny Eagle Wednesday and go to Gorham Friday.
Waynflete blanked visiting Poland, 2-0, last Tuesday behind goals from Beata Vest and Sophia Sangster, then extended its win streak to five games Thursday after a 5-0 home victory over Old Orchard Beach. The Flyers lost, 1-0, at home to Kennebunk Friday to fall to 7-2 and fifth in the Class C South Heals. Waynflete was at defending Class C champion Sacopee Valley Tuesday and goes to NYA Saturday.
Cheverus’ field hockey team dropped an agonizing 3-2 double overtime decision at Massabesic last Monday (despite goals from Becca Archer and Hannah Abbott). After Wednesday’s home game versus Deering was rained out, the Stags got back on track with a 2-0 win at Gorham Friday. Abbott and Archer scored. Cheverus (9-2 and second to Scarborough in the Class A South Heals at press time) had its makeup game versus Deering Monday (see theforecaster.net for game story), visited Bonny Eagle Tuesday and hosts Biddeford in the regular season finale Thursday.
Deering had its two-game win streak snapped last Monday with a 4-1 loss at Marshwood (Kaytlin DiBiase had the lone goal for the Rams). After Wednesday’s game at Cheverus was postponed due to weather, Deering fell to 4-7 Friday after a 2-1 overtime home loss to Biddeford in a playoff rematch. Mia Thurston had the lone goal. The Rams (10th in the region) played a makeup game against Cheverus Monday, host Bonny Eagle Friday and close the regular season with a visit Windham Tuesday.
Portland fell to 4-7 and ninth in Class A South after losses last week at Thornton Academy (6-1) and to visiting Westbrook (5-2). Maggie Denekas and Sydney Gilbert had the goals against the Blue Blazes. The Bulldogs hosted defending Class A champion Scarborough Tuesday, welcome South Portland Friday and close the regular season at home against Sanford Tuesday of next week.
CMW, the McAuley/Waynflete co-op team, fell to 0-10 and 14th in Class C South after a 4-1 home loss to Old Orchard Beach and a 7-0 loss at Greely. The Flying Lions went to Wells Monday, visited Old Orchard Beach Tuesday. host Lake Region Thursday and close at NYA Wednesday of next week.
Cheverus’ volleyball team had its two-match win streak snapped Thursday with a 3-0 loss at Kennebunk. Friday, the Stags improved to 3-7 and 10th in the Class A Heal Points standings at press time after a 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 25-16) victory at Deering Friday. Cheverus hosts Thornton Academy Thursday and visit Portland Tuesday.
Deering snapped a two-game skid with a 3-1 (25-13, 16-25, 26-24, 25-23) win at Wells last Tuesday. The Rams lost in three sets (21-25, 6-25, 10-25) to visiting Windham Thursday, then fell to 5-6 after a four-set (17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 16-25) home loss to Cheverus Friday. Against the Eagles, Kaylee Helmick had five digs. Deering (clinging to the 12th and final playoff spot in Class A) was at Portland Tuesday and hosts Bonny Eagle Thursday.
Portland fell to 1-10 and 17th in Class A after a 3-0 (20-25, 15-25, 16-25) loss to visiting South Portland, a 3-0 loss at Bonny Eagle and a 3-2 home setback to Wells. The Bulldogs were home with Deering Tuesday and welcome Cheverus Tuesday of next week.
Runners from Cheverus and McAuley descended upon Belfast for the Festival of Champions Saturday.
The Stags boys were 21st out of 64 scoring teams. Josh Veroneau came in 28th individually in 17 minutes 11.49 seconds.
In the girls’ race, the Lions were 52nd out of 54 teams. Sanni Hackett finished 241st (24:17.97). Cheverus didn’t score as a team, but freshman Rosie Train had the 89th-best time (21:17.25). Sophomore Ashley Turner had the 165th-best time (22:19.17).
Portland and Deering stayed home and squared off against each other. In the boys’ meet, the Rams were first and the Bulldogs second. Deering’s Abdi Hassan won the race in 17 minutes, 37 seconds. Portland’s Brad Ravenelle was second (18:01). In the girls’ competition, the Rams were first as Lucy Tumavicus (20:42), Grace Tumavicus (20:52) and Nicole Whipkey (21:02) finished 1-2-3. The runner-up Bulldogs were led by fourth-place finisher Raven Bradenday (22:14).
Results for Waynflete’s meet at Kennebunk weren’t available.
League action continues this Friday as Cheverus joins Gorham and Thornton Academy at Massabesic, Deering (along with Biddeford and Windham) runs at Sanford, McAuley joins Scarborough and South Portland at Noble, Portland runs with Bonny Eagle and Westbrook at Marshwood and Waynflete (with Kennebunk and Yarmouth) runs at Sacopee Valley.
The Southwestern Maine Activities Association and Western Maine Conference golf state qualifiers were held Monday, too late for print. Top teams will vie for hardware Saturday in Vassalboro. The individual championships are the following Saturday, Oct. 17, also in Vassalboro.
The regular season wrapped up with Cheverus culminating a stellar year by downing South Portland (9-4) to wind up 8-1.
Deering wound up 3-6 after a 12-1 loss to defending Class A champion Scarborough (12-1).
Portland dropped an 11-2 decision to Scarborough to finish 5-4.
Waynflete finished 2-5-1 after a 7-0 loss to Wells in its finale.
Portland goalkeeper Bobby Brittingham makes a save during the Bulldogs’ 1-1 tie at Scarborough Thursday. Brittingham surrendered his first goal of the season in Portland’s ninth game.