Winter all-star teams full of familiar names-Southern edition

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The much heralded winter of 2010-11 gave local sports fans memories galore. As a result, many of the coverage area’s top athletes earned all-star mention.

Here’s a glimpse:

Boys’ basketball

Another memorable boys’ basketball season was capped by another Cape Elizabeth trip to the state final. The Capers, along with Scarborough and South Portland, were well represented on postseason lists.

In the Western Maine Conference, Cape Elizabeth senior Theo Bowe was a Class B first team selection.

Senior teammate Cam Brown made the second team.

Bowe, Brown and Joey Doane played in the Senior All-Star Game. Bowe had a game-high 22 points, Brown added 10 and Doane five to help the “Blue” team to a 118-73 win over the “White” squad.

Bowe qualified for the All-Academic team and also won the Bob Butler Award.

In the Southern Maine Activities Association, South Portland senior Vukasin Vignjevic was a first team selection.

Scarborough senior Zach Bean made the second team.

South Portland sophomore Tanner Hyland was named to the third team.

South Portland senior Matt Russell was an honorable mention.

The All-Academic team included Scarborough’s Kevin Philbrick and South Portland’s Mike Kennedy.

Scarborough’s Bean and South Portland’s Russell and Vignjevic played in the SMAA Senior All-Star Game. Bean had eight points to help the “White” team beat the “Black” team. Russell  had 11 points and Vignjevic eight in defeat.

At the state level, Bean, Bowe, Brown and Vignjevic played on the Class A/B team in the Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star Game.

Philbrick was named to the All-State All-Academic team.

Bowe was the South Region foul shooting champion.

Girls’ basketball

On the girls’ side, in the SMAA, South Portland senior Abby Hasson made the first team.

South Portland senior Danielle DiBiase and sophomore Danica Gleason were honorable mentions.

The All-Rookie team included Scarborough freshman Alisha Starbird and South Portland freshman Brianne Maloney.

DiBiase was named to the All-Defensive team.

Scarborough’s Danielle Foster and Hannah Freeman and South Portland’s Stephanie McDonough qualified for the All-Academic team.

DiBiase had three points in helping the “Black” team to a 68-57 victory over the “White” squad in the Senior All-Star Game. Hasson had seven points in the loss.

In the WMC, Cape Elizabeth senior Emily Donovan was named a Class B first-team all-star.

Donovan played in the Senior All-Star Game and had two points as her “Blue” team fell, 82-51, to the “White” squad.

At the state level, Hasson played for the Class A/B West team in the Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star Game.

Boys’ hockey

On the ice, Scarborough and South Portland both had senior all-stars. The list included Red Storm forwards Brian McKeown and Zach Pettingill, defenseman Connor Gullifer and goalie Doug Pitts and Red Riots forwards Zach Griffin and Robert Hannigan and defenseman Tommy Ellis.

South Portland’s Joe Robinson served as a coach for the West team in the Senior All-Star Game.

Scarborough’s Gullifer and Andrew Talbot qualified for the SMAA All-Academic team.

South Portland won the Maine Principals’ Association’s Western Class A Sportsmanship Award.

In Western Class B, Cape Elizabeth junior forward Nick Breed made the first team.

Capers senior forward Vinny Dell’Aquila and senior defenseman Wilson Laprade made the second team.

Cape Elizabeth junior goalie Kirby Saari was named to the All-Rookie team.

Cape Elizabeth’s Drew Grennon and Dell’Aquila played in the Senior All-Star Game for a West squad which lost, 5-2, to the East. Dell’Aquila had the team’s second goal.

Girls’ hockey

On the girls’ side, the All-West first team boasted Cape Elizabeth sophomore forward Hannah Dineen and Scarborough junior defender Abby Rutt.

Scarborough freshman goalie Devan Kane and sophomore forward Sarah Martens made the second team.

Cape Elizabeth junior defender Kelsey Jackson was an honorable mention.

Indoor track

The SMAA boys’ track all-star team included Scarborough’s Ryan Jamison (junior 200), Greg Viola (junior 400), Robby Hall (junior 800), Merrick Madden (junior hurdles), Joe Viola (senior 200 and open 300), Nick Morris (senior 400, senior 800, two-mile and open 600), Tim Hague (senior 800), Zach Brown (mile), Orin James (high jump), Alec James (pole vault), Seth Albert (pole vault) and the Red Storm’s senior relay team and South Portland’s Adrian Reid (senior 40), Ryan Tuttle (high jump) and John Wilkinson (mile).

On the girls’ side, the team featured Scarborough’s Morgan Rodway (junior 40 and junior 200), Nicole Kirk (senior 40 and senior 200), Emily Tolman (senior 400, senior 800 and open 600), Kari-An Gilbert (junior 400), Andrea Tolman (pole vault), Catherine Bailey (pole vault), Alie Pelczar (pole vault), Emelia Scheemaker (long jump and triple jump) and the Red Storm’s junior and open relays and South Portland’s Ericka Lightner (junior hurdles) and Sophia Desjardins (junior 200).

In the WMC, Cape Elizabeth’s Kelsey Barton (two-mile), Sarah Flaherty (high jump) and Rachel Nichols (mile) made the second team.

Swimming

The Southern Maine Swim League boys’ team featured Cape Elizabeth’s Marcus Cloutier (100 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 200 free relay and 400 free relay), Kevin Flathers (diving), Evan Long (50 free, 200 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay) and Paul Wennberg (100 breaststroke and 200 free relay) and Scarborough’s Nathan Duggin (100 butterfly and 200 medley relay) and Mark Endrizzi (200 medley relay and 200 free relay).

At the state level, Cape Elizabeth’s Cloutier (200 IM, 100 free and 400 free relay) and Long (50 free, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay) made the first team.

Endrizzi (200 free relay), Flathers (diving) and Long (200 free) qualified for the second team.

Cloutier was named the Class A Swimmer of the Year.

Cape Elizabeth’s Michael Bartley was named Class B Diving Coach of the Year.

On the girls’ side, the SMSL all-star team included Scarborough’s Dayna Ankermann (200 free relay) and Samantha Couillard (200 IM, 100 breaststroke and 200 medley relay).

At the state level, Couillard made the second team in the breaststroke and the 200 medley relay.

The All-Academic team included Cape Elizabeth’s Abigail Armstrong, Victoria Etzel, Lindsay Rand, Brendan Stewart, Timothy Takach and Paul Wennberg, Scarborough’s Scott Delisle, Mark Endrizzi, Alison Reynolds and Hannah Yerxa and South Portland’s Maureen Blanchard, Amanda Junkins, Dominic Tanndia, Sydney Damien Loring and Adam Sewiek.

Skiing

Scarborough’s David Bibeau, Alex Colville, Matthew McAlary and Mitch Summerson made the boys’ SMAA Alpine ski team.

Scarborough’s Abigale Mills qualified for the girls’ squad.

The WMC Alpine boys’ team featured Cape Elizabeth’s Sam Barber and Jack Barber.

The WMC Nordic girls’ ski team included Cape Elizabeth’s Dana Hatton and Lexi Weatherbie.

The All-Academic team featured Cape Elizabeth’s Skyler Dunfey.

Wrestling

Scarborough’s Michael Cyr was an SMAA first-team wrestling all-star at 215 pounds after winning the Class A title.

Cheering

The SMAA cheering first team included Scarborough’s Christi O’Halloran

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

Scarborough senior Michael Cyr was a state champion in wrestling and an SMAA all-star.

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Cape Elizabeth’s Emily Donovan was recognized as one of the Western Maine Conference’s best players.

South Portland’s Robert Hannigan was a Senior All-Star this winter.

Scarborough’s Emelia Scheemaker was a track standout all season.

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