Basketball isn’t the only winter sport heating up (please see story). The rest of the winter sports landscape has featured plenty of action in recent days. Here’s a glimpse:
Cape Elizabeth’s boys’ hockey team has hit its stride and is climbing up the standings. The Capers had a five-game win streak snapped last Thursday with a 5-3 home loss to defending regional champion York (senior Vinnie Dell’Aquila and juniors Nick Breed and Matt Ross had the goals), but Monday, they beat host Edward Little, 3-1, to improve to 6-4 (third in the Western Class B Heal Points standings). Cape Elizabeth hosts Winslow Saturday and Leavitt Monday.
In Western A, South Portland is just 3-4-1 against its challenging slate, but that’s good for third in the Heals. Saturday, the Red Riots blanked visiting Edward Little, 4-0 (seniors Josh Cobb, Tommy Ellis and Zach Horton and sophomore Nick Whitten all scored and junior goalie Dominic Desjardins enjoyed the shutout). Monday, they fell at home to Falmouth, 2-1 (despite a goal from junior Brendan Horton). South Portland played at Portland Thursday (see theforecaster.net for game story) and visits Scarborough next Thursday.
Speaking of the Red Storm, they’re 2-5 after losses last week to top contenders host Falmouth (4-0) and visiting Biddeford (4-2). Senior Zach Pettingill and sophomore Nick Bagley scored versus the defending state champion Tigers. Scarborough (10th in the Heals) goes to Thornton Academy Saturday, then hosts South Portland Thursday.
On the girls’ side, Scarborough has shot to the top of the West region standings with an 9-1-2 mark after playing York to a scoreless tie Saturday and winning at Portland Monday, 3-1. The Red Storm have a couple big home tests upcoming, versus Greely Saturday and St. Dom’s, the East region’s top team, Monday.
Cape Elizabeth’s co-op team with Waynflete fell to 2-10 after recent losses to visiting York (7-5), visiting Falmouth (6-3) and host York (3-1). The Capers (seventh in the West) host Brunswick Saturday and Cheverus Wednesday.
Week two of the indoor track season brought more triumph last weekend.
Friday, Cape Elizabeth competed against Falmouth, Freeport, Greely, NYA, Traip and Wells. The girls were third and the boys fourth. Rachel Nichols won the girls’ mile (5 minutes, 31.45 seconds). The Capers meet Falmouth, Fryeburg, Greely, Lake Region, NYA and Yarmouth Friday.
Saturday, Scarborough competed against Bonny Eagle, Marshwood and Thornton Academy. The boys finished first, the girls second.
Individual winners for the boys’ team included Ryan Jamison in the junior 40 (4.9) and junior 200 (25.6), Robbie Hall in the junior 800 (2:13.2), Tom Hague in the senior 800 (2:06.8), Joe Viola in the open 300 (36 seconds), Nick Morris in the open 600 (1:21). The Red Storm also won the junior relay (1:07.6), the senior relay (2:18.6) and the open relay (1:40.2).
Girls’ winners included Nicole Kirk in the senior 40 (5.4) and senior 200 (29.0), Emily Tolman in the senior 400 (1:03.3) and Morgan Rodway in the junior 40 (5.4) and the junior 200 (29.2).
The Red Storm meet Cheverus and Thornton Academy Saturday.
South Portland battled Thornton Academy and Westbrook with the boys winning the meet and the girls placing second to the Golden Trojans.
Boys’ winners included Adrian Reid in the senior 40 (4.8) and the senior 200 (26.3), Dan Grazewski in the senior 45 hurdles (6.3), Ryan Tuttle in the junior 45 hurdles (6.5) and the junior 800 (2:22.8), Darryl Wilkinson in the two-mile (10:56.4), Joe Feely in the junior 400 (1:02.7), Brian Campbell in the senior 400 (1 minute) and Daniel Medici in the 600 (1:33.6). The Red Riots also swept the relays, taking the junior in 1:08.9, the senior in 2:22.4 and the open in 1:45.4.
The girls got victories from Annelise Donahue in the mile (5:54.8) and Sophia Desjardins in the junior 40 (5.6) and the junior 200 (30.3).
Saturday, South Portland faces off against Massabesic, Noble and Windham.
In the pool, South Portland split with Class B power Falmouth last weekend, as the boys triumphed, 105-70, and the girls lost, 123-61. The Red Riots go to defending Class B champion Greely Friday.
Scarborough is coming off a close loss to Greely, as the boys fell by a single point (93-92) and the girls also lost, 104-72. The Red Storm go to Deering Friday.
Cape Elizabeth split with visiting Cheverus. The boys were triumphant, 96-83, but the girls fell, 104-77. The Capers host Westbrook and McAuley Friday.
Cape Elizabeth’s ski teams have been busy in recent days. The Alpine team met Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth in a slalom meet Monday. The boys came in third behind the Yachtsmen and Clippers. Sam Barber was the top individual in 1 minute, 21.55 seconds. The girls didn’t have a team score.
The Nordic squad participated in the Hornet Classic Saturday, where the girls tied for the third and the boys placed eighth. Lexi Weatherbie led the girls with a 10th-place finish (20 minutes, 22.1 seconds). The boys were paced by James Yokabaskas (ninth, 17:00.8). M
In the latest conference weight class standings, Scarborough’s Michael Cyr is first at 215-pounds with a record of 10-1. Teammate Taylor Wood (103) is third in his class at 3-1. The Red Storm go to Marshwood Saturday.
Scarborough junior Jordan Bathe skates up-ice during Saturday’s 4-0 loss at Falmouth.
Cape Elizabeth’s Lauren Nicholson leaps toward a third-place finish in the pole vault at last week’s indoor track meet in Gorham. Nicholson’s top vault was 7 feet, 6 inches.