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  • Bill Reilly inducted into Maine Running Hall of Fame

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer On a whim, Bill Reilly entered his first three-mile race wearing an old pair of dungarees and Ked’s low-cut basketball sneakers. He ran a 24:02. More importantly, he became hooked on running and racing competitively some 36 years ago. That moment changed Bill’s life. In November 1981, he ran […]

  • PICKED OFF — Raider defensive back Caleb Bowles intercepts the ball to end a Mountain Valley threat. 

CLASS C SOUTH SEMIFINALS
#2 Wells (8-1) vs. #3 Fryeburg Academy (7-2)
Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
At Wells High School
• Winner advances to the Class C South Finals vs winner of #1 Cape Elizabeth vs. #4 Spruce Mountain
• Previous meeting: Wells 35, Raiders 18
• About Wells — The Warriors defeated Yarmouth 56-12 last week in the quarterfinals. Wells built a 36-6 lead after the first quarter as Evan Whitten scored on runs of 17 and 53 yards, while Riley Dempsey had TD runs of 2 and 1 yard. He added a third TD on a 74-yard jaunt.
Wells’ lone loss came in the season finale, 13-7 to Cape Elizabeth.
Home record: 3-1
Fryeburg Academy shocked the Warriors last year with a 28-26 victory at Wells. FA scored first and lead 14-6 at halftime. The Warriors (2-0 at the time) went ahead 20-14 and 26-20, but the Raiders rallied each time with Jared Chisari scoring the equalizer on a 29-yard run and Cody Gullikson catching the two-point conversion pass to put FA ahead.
Wells threatened to score in the final minutes, moving the ball inside the Red Zone, but Cody Gullikson intercepted a pass on a third down try to seal the victory.
“This team has embraced the idea of playing for 48 minutes. I hope it continues,” said FA Coach David Turner after the win.
Fast-forward to 2016, and this Friday’s playoff meeting between the two teams:
“It’s a tough match-up whether it is Cape or Wells. I think we will have some confidence going in, but the reality is what we did before against them was six weeks ago. We’re different. They’re different. We have to go and play our best football game. We know that,” Coach Turner said. “I still think they (Wells) are the best team in the conference, and we are going to have to go down there and play our best. We need to play mistake free and continue to play with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. To have the opportunity to play in two straight semifinals against two outstanding teams is fantastic. We’re going down there to give them our best shot.”
Does beating Wells on their home turf help this cast of Raiders?
“At least, there is a thought that we can do it. We’ve done it. They are a better football team than last year. They are deeper, better across the board. If we play well, we’ll make a good showing,” Coach Turner said.
• About the Raiders — Fryeburg has won six straight games. Their last defeat — Sept. 17 against Wells. 
Big plays keyed FA’s scoring output. Wells will likely avoid kicking the ball to speedster Jared Chisari, who returned kickoffs 82 and 75 yards for scores.
Coach Turner hopes his club is playing under better weather conditions this week, thus enabling the Raiders to go to their passing attack more than this past week against Mountain Valley. FA’s third score in the first meeting with Wells came on a 31-yard pass play to Cobey Johnson.

    Sixth straight: Raiders blank Mountain Valley 28-0 to advance to semis

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Heavy rain and a slick field negated Fryeburg Academy’s explosiveness on offense, but the Raiders showed Mountain Valley that they could more than hold their own in the trenches. Relying more on their ground attack, Fryeburg hammered the Falcon defense for 285 rushing yards en route to […]

  • Raider boys left to right: Antonin Santarelli, Sam Paulding, Seth Johnston, Christian Bedell, Alfie Walker, Ethan Reinbach, Josh Rose

    ‘Determined’ FA cross-country runners reach States

    FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy Coach Bill Reilly vividly remembers when sophomore Alfie Walker officially arrived as a top cross-country runner. At a home meet, Alfie kept pace with York’s Ryan Simpson right up to last few yards. “He gained the self confidence that he could run with the big boys,” Coach Reilly said. “Alfie also […]

  • Ryan Walker

    Player of the Week: Ryan Walker

    In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Ryan Walker is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt. The […]

  • Hailey Parsons

    Player of the Week: Hailey Parsons

    When Lake Region varsity field hockey coach Pauline Webb and her assistant coaches considered who they would name as “Player of the Week,” they had a difficult time choosing a player for this award. “With so much improvement from team members from one game to the next this season, we had to get a little […]

  • SCOTT PARKER picked off a Freeport pass and made a strong return.

    Raiders’ defense dominates, blanks Freeport 35-0

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — As his teammates celebrated a 35-0 over Freeport, Cody Gullikson was interested in just one stat. He didn’t wonder how many rushing yards he had. A very workmanlike afternoon, 20 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown. Instead, the question was “How many yards did they get?” […]

  • DAKOTA STOVER breaks free for a long touchdown run and Paul Walker's extra point kick proved to be the difference in Lake Region's 7-6 Homecoming win over Gray-NG — their first win of the season. (Rivet Photo)

LAKE REGION 7

First downs: 5

Penalties: 6 for 45 yards

Turnovers: 2

Rushing: 39 carries, 169 yards

Individual Rushing: Derek Mondville 11-(minus 22), Dakota Stover 7-122, Brandon Sargent 5-8, Andrew Douglass 10-44, Brent Massey 2-6, Ethan McMurray 4-11

Passing: 0 for 5

Total Yards: 169

Tackles (solo, assists, total): Andrew Douglass 6-2-8, Joseph Beaulieu 1-0-1, Ben Roakes 1-0-1, Hunter McDaniel 5-1-6, True Meyers 2-2-4, Derek Mondville 4-0-4, Nick Gagnon 3-2-5, Thomas Noble 2-1-3, Dakota Stover 1-0-1, Noah Neal 1-0-1, Todd Crawford 1-2-3, Eric Milton 1-0-1, Ethan McMurray 1-2-3, Colby Chaplin 2-1-3, Brandon Sargent 3-0-3, Gabe Pomerleau 1-2-3

Up next: The Lakers host Wells this Friday at 7 p.m.

GRAY-NG 6

First downs: 11

Penalties: 5 for 30 yards

Turnovers: 3

Rushing: 43 carries, 154 yards

Individual Rushing: Boomer Simmons 29-141, Eric Gilbert 4-0, Scott Lynch 7-14, Andrew Topham 2-(minus 7), Andrew Peterson 1-6

Passing: 1 for 7, 13 yards

Total Yards: 167 yards

    Lakers give Patriots the boot, 7-6

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When healthy, Dakota Stover is explosive. Although the senior running back continues to nurse a quad injury, when he needed a burst Friday night, he found it. And, it was just what the Lake Region football team needed — a spark. Stover found some daylight on the outside, turned […]

  • GETTING A GRIP JUST IN TIME — Laker running back Dakota Stover (right) manages to hold onto the ball and score on an 18-yard run against Poland last Friday night. (Rivet Photo)

    Lakers start quick, but see momentum go other way against Knights

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer POLAND — For the first 12 minutes Friday, Lake Region appeared primed to spoil Poland’s Homecoming football game. With the offensive line opening gaping holes, the Lakers bulled their way down the field on their opening drive as Andrew Douglass had a 12 yard burst on his first carry […]

  • JULIA MURCH (left) fights for the ball against Freeport. (Photo by Dena Dunn)

    Lake Region weekly recaps

            FIELD HOCKEY Cape 3, Lakers 0: Very fast paced game, Coach Pauline Webb felt once again the Lakers played very well from 25-to-25 yard lines. Freshman Julia Murch really stood out in this game with a very strong play as center-mid. Hailey Parsons had another strong game as a right mid. […]

  • SKY HIGH FOR  SAVE made by Fryeburg Academy goalie Will Zeliff in a 3-0 shutout over Freeport. (Rivet Photo)

    Fryeburg Academy weekly recaps

    FOOTBALL Previously, Yarmouth has been a bit of a House of Horror for the Fryeburg Academy football team. In last year’s playoff game, the Clippers ripped the Raiders 54-12. While this year’s Yarmouth club is young along the front line, the Clippers still returned some offensive punch from a year ago, opening the season at […]