Archive for ‘Sports’

  • Rick Marcella returns as BA head football coach

    By Nick Lebel Bridgton Academy Rick Marcella is coming home. Bridgton Academy announced Tuesday the return of Rick Marcella as Head Football Coach. Coach Marcella, who coached at the Academy for 26 seasons from 1986 to 2012, returns after five years away from North Bridgton. A Waterbury, Conn. native, Marcella has built a legendary career […]

  • Lady Lakers give top-ranked G-NG major scare in hoop semis

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — As Patriot forward Skye Conley made a hard drive to the rim, Laker defenders Melody Millett and Lauren Jakobs did exactly what they were taught. They stood tall. They raised their arms straight up. They didn’t budge. With 2:09 left in last Thursday’s Class B semifinal, Conley […]

  • Raiders struggle with their shooting, fall to Hawks in quarterfinals

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — Watching their offenses sputter through the first half, Raider Coach Sean Watson and Marshwood Coach Steve Freeman hoped someone could provide a spark. Marshwood freshman Angelina Bisson was the difference maker. With three games left in the regular season, Coach Freeman brought Bisson up from the junior […]

  • Laker girls deliver season’s best, beat Yarmouth in quarterfinals

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — In Coach Paul True’s mind, the magic number Tuesday was 40. In regular season losses to Yarmouth, the Lake Region girls failed to reach 30 points. Coach True figured that if his defense could hold the Clippers down as they did in those regular season games and […]

  • Player of the Week: Chandler True

    Chandler True has been a basketball gym rat for as long as her dad can remember. She has developed all aspects of her game, from being a dangerous 3-point shooter to being able to aggressively drive to the rim. Along with backcourt mate Kristen Huntress, Chandler also does the little things that have helped Lake […]

  • Short of the goal: Lakers unable to convert in finals seconds, lose prelim to GNG

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Just short. Short on the scoreboard, 57-54. Short on just getting the ball over the rim in the final seconds. Short of the team goal — getting a chance to play a tournament game at the Portland Expo. One thing Lake Region wasn’t short on was heart. As the […]

  • Laker girls turn table on Freeport; face Yarmouth in playoffs

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When the Lakers lost to Freeport a few weeks ago by 13 points, Coach Paul True saw his team let physical play by the Falcons erode their confidence and willingness to attack. The Lakers turned the tables on Freeport (11-7) last Friday night at Nutting Gym. Senior Kristen Huntress […]

  • Raider girls finish on right track, now face Hawks in playoffs

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Mackenzie Buzzell made her final Wadsworth Arena basketball game a strong one. On Senior Night, Buzzell stole the limelight, scoring a game-high 20 points to lead Fryeburg Academy to a 44-39 victory over Cape Elizabeth. The victory evened the Raiders’ record at 9-9 and gives them a […]

  • Boros, Bedell set FA school records at conference championships

    GORHAM — For freshman Gwen Boros, the big stage had a nice feel to it. Boros set a new Fryeburg Academy record with a long jump of 15-feet, 10-inches and won the Western Maine Conference title last Friday night at the University of Southern Maine field house in Gorham. “Quite a feat for this young […]

  • Flu, injuries slow Laker track drive

    GORHAM — Lake Region’s high expectations heading into the Western Maine Conference indoor track & field championships last week had a set back due to the flu bug and some injuries. But, the Lakers in attendance gave it their all and managed some strong results and numerous personal records (PRs). Leading the team was Danica […]