Southern: Another exciting week in the books

The enjoyable continued for native groups final week and as summer time provides technique to fall, it’s clear that one of the best is but to return.

Right here’s a glimpse:


Scarborough’s Tim Crockett seems to be for working room throughout final week’s residence win over Marshwood.  Ben McCanna / Portland Press Herald

All three native soccer groups are 2-1 after final weekend’s motion.

Scarborough made it two straight victories by holding off visiting Marshwood, the four-time reigning Class B champion, 29-28, in a thriller.

The Hawks marched the sphere to begin the sport and went forward 7-0, however Scarborough roared proper again. After a long term from Griffin Denbow, Tim Crockett hinted at an enormous evening to return with a 3-yard TD run to tie it up. Two performs within the second interval, Marshwood took the lead once more, however once more, the Purple Storm countered as quarterback De’Angelo Alston hit Charlie Murray for an electrical 38-yard landing go to even issues up once more, 14-14.

Scarborough would get the ball to start the second half and went forward to remain when Crockett scored on a 3-yard run and he added the two-point conversion rush and the Purple Storm took a 22-14 result in the fourth interval. There, Crockett scored his third landing, from a yard out, six seconds in, however Scarborough wasn’t residence free simply but. The Hawks answered just like the champions they’re, getting inside a degree earlier than Crockett preserved the victory by blocking an additional level.

“We talked about it in observe and I simply noticed that the snapper was low and I simply made a play,” Crockett mentioned.

“I used to be prepared for an time beyond regulation sport, however we blocked it,” Murray mentioned. “Timmy’s nice. He’s stepped up in an enormous means this 12 months. That block was a game-sealer.”

Whereas Marshwood would have one final likelihood, a remaining desperation heave was intercepted by Purple Storm Tom Hassett and Scarborough held on,

“It’s not the best way we drew it up, however I’m happy with the best way our guys fought,” mentioned Scarborough coach Packy Malia. “It’s a uncommon factor lately to see guys combat again once they fall behind. This is excellent for us. Lots of people have been speaking when the schedule got here out and mentioned we’d be fortunate to win one among our first three video games, however we’ve come out 2-1, so I’m fairly completely happy.”

The Purple Storm completed with 411 yards of offense.

Crockett excelled with three TDs and 31 yards on simply six rushes. He additionally caught 5 passes for 53 yards and accomplished a go for seven yards. Alston wound up 13-of-28 passing, good for 186 yards, one landing and two interceptions. Murray had 4 catches for 83 yards and a rating and ran seven instances for 79 yards. Denbow, regardless of being restricted by harm, ran for 84 yards on 10 makes an attempt.

Scarborough turned the ball over twice and dedicated six penalties for 59 yards.

“We’re nonetheless making a variety of errors offensively,” Malia mentioned. “I don’t assume anyone can actually cease us, apart from ourselves. We had penalties and dropped passes tonight.”

The Purple Storm journey to 1-2 Lewiston Friday evening.

“We clearly we have to shore some issues up defensively,” Malia added. “We nonetheless should have extra consistency on offense.”

South Portland’s bid for its first 3-0 begin since 2001 fell by the wayside with a troublesome 14-13 setback at Massabesic. Purple Riots quarterback Jaelen Jackson scored an early landing, however South Portland couldn’t convert the additional level and led simply 6-0 on the half. After the Mustangs went on prime, the Purple Riots scored once more and took a 13-7 benefit to the fourth interval, however with simply 45 seconds remaining, Massabesic scored and added the additional level for the victory. South Portland hopes to bounce again Friday when it hosts Cape Elizabeth. It is going to be the first-ever countable assembly between the neighboring cities, aka the Filieo Bowl, as present Purple Riots coach Aaron Filieo beforehand coached the Capers for 15 seasons (see pressherald/forecaster/forecaster-sports/ for sport story).

Cape Elizabeth, the reigning Class C champion, bounced again from its loss at Wells by dealing with visiting Falmouth, 36-14, within the groups’ first assembly in a decade. The Capers struck first when quarterback Mike Foley scored on a 15-yard run for a 7-0 lead after one quarter. Foley’s 15-yard TD scamper then made it 14-0 on the half. Nick Laughlin added a 33-yard landing run within the third interval and after the Navigators bought on the board with an interception return, Foley put it away with two extra scoring runs, the primary from 24 yards out and the second from 10. Foley ran for 107 yards and 4 scores on 12 carries and Laughlin completed with 159 yards and a TD on 15 carries. Cape Elizabeth goes to South Portland Friday.

Boys’ soccer

Cape Elizabeth’s Andrew Trachimowicz heads the ball away throughout the Capers’ 2-1 victory over Waynflete Tuesday. Photograph courtesy Lisa Mims.

Cape Elizabeth’s boys’ soccer staff is off to its finest begin in a dozen years. The Capers improved to 5-0-1 after latest victories at Freeport (3-0) and at residence over three-time reigning Class C champion Waynflete (2-1). Towards the Falcons, Eddie Caldera scored twice and Alex van Huystee added a objective. Within the win over the Flyers, Cape Elizabeth fell behind early, however tied it when Philip Coupe scored on a nook kick and Caldera produced the eventual game-winning objective on a penalty kick.

“We undoubtedly knew this could be an excellent sport,” mentioned Caldera. “It’s sport in opposition to (Waynflete) yearly.”

“Holding them off was robust,” Coupe mentioned. “We knew we might do it. It’s enjoyable to return away with the win.”

“It was a terrific sport,” Raymond mentioned. “They’re an excellent staff. It was a terrific check for our guys. I believe we’re fortunate to get them once we bought them since they hadn’t hit the meat of their schedule but.”

The Capers are at Lake Area Friday, then go to Poland Tuesday of subsequent week.

“Issues are going very well,” Raymond mentioned. “We’ve performed our rivals as soon as and all people goes to be totally different subsequent time. I believe there’s a variety of actually good groups. I wouldn’t say one staff has put itself above the remainder. Among the best issues about this group is that they proceed to have a good time. There’s a variety of enjoyable and power in observe. I believe we’ll proceed to enhance because the season goes on.”

Scarborough and South Portland have been unbeaten at press time.

The Purple Storm improved to 5-0 final Wednesday with a 2-1 residence victory over Kennebunk. Will Fallona and Kilson Joao had the objectives and Nick Ouellette made 5 saves. Scarborough is at Biddeford Friday and hosts Falmouth in a pivotal showdown Monday (see for sport story).

South Portland improved to 6-0 after doubling up visiting Sanford (6-3), holding off host Gorham in a playoff rematch (1-0) and edging visiting Kennebunk (2-1). Towards the Spartans, Josue Guerrero and Divin Mpinga each scored twice, whereas Joey Hanlon and Jayden Kim added one objective apiece. Curtis Metcalf scored the lone objective within the win over Gorham. Versus Kennebunk, Metcalf and Mpinga every scored as soon as. The Purple Riots go to Portland Saturday (see for sport story).

Larger Portland Christian College was 3-1 after a 4-1 loss to Islesboro and victories over Temple Academy (8-2) and Chop Level (3-2, in time beyond regulation). Isaiah Irish scored the lone objective within the setback. Towards Temple Academy, Papa Osei had 4 objectives, Irish three and Nicholas Boyce one. Osei had all three objectives, together with the one in OT, versus Chop Level. The Lions have been residence with Chop Level Wednesday.

Ladies’ soccer

Cape Elizabeth freshman Maisie Rayback fights for possession throughout Tuesday’s 7-0 win at Waynflete. Michael Hoffer / For The Forecaster

On the women’ aspect, three-time reigning Class B champion Cape Elizabeth continues to dominate all comers, bettering to 6-0 on the 12 months and 65-2 for the reason that begin of the 2018 season after latest victories over visiting Freeport (4-0) and host Waynflete (7-0). Towards the Falcons, Evelyn Agrodnia had two objectives and Noelle Mallory and Maisie Rayback added one apiece. Within the win over the Flyers, Agrodnia had three objectives, Mallory one objective and three assists and Heather Campbell, Caroline Concannon and CC Duryee added one apiece.

“I didn’t assume I’d play this massive a task this rapidly, nevertheless it’s been actually enjoyable,” mentioned Mallory, a freshman, who has 10 objectives already this 12 months.

“I believe we’re working actually, very well as a staff and we’ve connection,” mentioned Agrodnia, who has scored 9 instances. “I’ve a terrific group of individuals round me.”

“We’re getting objectives in every single place,” added Capers’ coach Graham Forsyth. “We’ve got 4 or 5 or 6 women who can rating any sport. Evelyn’s had a couple of objectives. Noelle is as sturdy a freshman as you may get. Heather Campbell has stepped up. (Senior) Piper (Duryee) has stepped up massively. It’s nice to have that a lot of a risk attacking.”

Cape Elizabeth hopes to make it 15 straight victories Friday when it hosts Lake Area. The Capers are residence versus Poland Tuesday.

“We’re slowly attending to the place we need to be,” Forsyth mentioned. “I believe individuals have a look at our outcomes and say it’s the identical previous Cape, however for groups which have performed in opposition to us, there’s somewhat little bit of fragility there. We undergo spells the place we’re simple to play in opposition to. The ladies are keen to study. We’re making an attempt to get to a stage the place each sport is domination.”

Scarborough improved to 5-0 after a 6-0 win at Kennebunk final week. Lana Djuranovic led the best way with three objectives and Delia Fravert, Paige Garlock and Ali Mokriski all completed with one. The Purple Storm returned to motion Thursday at residence versus Biddeford and play at Falmouth Saturday.

South Portland fell to 1-5 after latest losses to visiting Gorham (3-0) and host Kennebunk (1-0). Katie O’Hare saved 13 pictures versus Gorham and made eight saves within the loss to Kennebunk. The Purple Riots hosted Portland Thursday and go to Marshwood subsequent Thursday.

Area hockey

Cape Elizabeth Grace Grey takes a shot throughout a house victory over Yarmouth Monday. Grey scored 5 instances within the win. Ben McCanna / Portland Press Herald

Cape Elizabeth’s subject hockey staff is hitting its stride. The Capers, who misplaced to York, 6-0, of their opener, have since gained 5 straight, together with latest victories over visiting Greely (5-0), host Lake Area (3-1) and visiting Yarmouth (7-1). Towards the Rangers, Grace Grey scored twice and Sophia Chung, Clio Prepare dinner Sharp and Kaitlyn McIntyre additionally rattled the cage. Within the win over the Lakers, McIntyre scored twice, Abbie Homicz additionally had a objective and Grey added three assists. Grey then stole the present versus the Clippers, scoring 5 instances. McIntyre and Lulu Stoecklein additionally had objectives in that one.

“I believe shedding to York actually made us need to work tougher,” Grey mentioned. “We’re working onerous to get all the pieces down and work higher as a staff collectively.”

“It was good for Grace put up the objectives,” mentioned Capers coach Maura Bisogni. She had a variety of assists final week, which is nice as a result of she’s getting a variety of consideration and being marked fairly closely. She’s a power up there, to say the least.”

Cape Elizabeth look to make it six straight Friday at Grey-New Gloucester. Saturday brings a visit to Greely and the Capers go to Fryeburg Academy Wednesday of subsequent week.

Scarborough took a 4-0 file into Wednesday’s showdown at undefeated Biddeford (see for sport story). The Purple Storm’s most up-to-date outing resulted in a 6-0 win at South Portland/Westbrook final Thursday, as Stella Grondin and Daisy Stone had two objectives apiece and Anjali Bhatnagar and Sabrina Ocampo added one every. Scarborough has a house showdown versus defending state champion Cheverus Friday, goes to Noble Monday and welcomes Kennebunk Tuesday of subsequent week.

The South Portland/Westbrook co-op staff earned its first victory final week, 1-0, at Portland/Deering, as Leah Cromarty scored the objective and Emily Keefe preserved the win with 11 saves. South Portland/Westbrook then fell to 1–1 after a 6-0 residence loss to Scarborough and an 8-1 setback at Thornton Academy. Emily Keefe made 23 saves in opposition to the Purple Storm and stopped 17 pictures in opposition to the Golden Trojans. After internet hosting Windham Wednesday, South Portland/Westbrook is at Bonny Eagle Friday and goes to Gorham Tuesday of subsequent week.


Scarborough’s defending Class A champion volleyball staff, bounced again from its first loss with a dramatic 3-2 residence win over Gorham final Friday. The Purple Storm dropped the primary two units, however rallied to tie the ultimate three to enhance to 4-1 on the season. Scarborough was at Yarmouth in a showdown of defending champions Thursday (see for story), hosts Biddeford in a rematch of final 12 months’s Class A Last Monday and goes to Marshwood Wednesday of subsequent week.

South Portland was 2-5 after losses at Yarmouth in straight units (7-25, 25-27, 11-25) and at residence to Sanford in 4 video games. The Purple Riots go to Thornton Academy Monday and welcome Windham Wednesday of subsequent week.

Cape Elizabeth, a Class B state finalist final 12 months, was 4-2 after a straight-set (25-21, 25-15, 25-19) residence win over Wells and a 3-0 loss at York in latest motion. After enjoying at Westbrook Thursday, the Capers host Biddeford Saturday and go to Falmouth Tuesday of subsequent week.

Cross nation

On the paths, native groups converged in Gorham Saturday for the Southern Maine Traditional.

The Scarborough boys have been second to Portland, with South Portland inserting fifth and Cape Elizabeth fifteenth. Individually, the Purple Storm have been paced by Adam Bendetson (third in a time of quarter-hour, 44.21 seconds). The Purple Riots’ prime finisher was Kyle Hartford (14th, 16:58.85). The Capers have been led by Finn Morris (twenty second, 17:18.48).

Within the women’ meet, gained by Bonny Eagle, Cape Elizabeth was third, Scarborough tenth and South Portland twelfth. Capers junior Hadley Mahoney was first individually in 17:55.63. The Purple Storm have been paced by Kyleigh File (twenty second, 21:03.45). The Purple Riots’ prime finisher was Anna Brown (thirty third, 21:31.24).


On the hyperlinks, Scarborough continues to surge, bettering to 7-0 after latest victories over reigning Class A champion Falmouth (11-2) and Cheverus (7.5-5.5).

South Portland improved to 5-2 after downing Deering (13-0) and Portland (11.5-1.5).

Cape Elizabeth beat Freeport, Poland and York at a match final week. The Capers had a staff rating of 169, besting the Wildcats (174), Falcons (181) and Knights (198).

Sports activities Editor Michael Hoffer will be reached at [email protected]. Observe him on Twitter: @foresports.

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