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  • NATIONAL CHAMP in the long jump, Kate Hall of Casco takes the top step of the awards podium at the national championships.

    Champion! Kate Hall delivers on biggest track stage

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer The night before the National Indoor Track & Field Championships, Kate Hall barely caught a wink of sleep, her dad said. While Kate did not fixate on a certain “target” distance for the long jump, she was totally focused on what it would take to compete for a title […]

  • KATE HALL, a senior at Lake Region High School, set two all-time New England marks in the 55-meter dash and long jump at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. (File Photo)

    In a league of her own: Kate Hall sets two new all-time N.E. marks

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer No one in New England has ever run faster than Kate Hall of Casco, and no one has ever jumped farther. The Lake Region senior closed out her high school indoor career in record-setting fashion at the New England Championships held over the weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center […]

  • ANNA LASTRA made it back from a stress fracture to compete at the New England Indoor Track & Field Championships in the two mile.

    Anna Lastra completes comeback at N.E. Championships

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — When Anna Lastra learned that she had a stress fracture, she easily could have put the brakes on indoor track and started to look ahead to the spring. Instead, she never gave up on her goal. Saturday, it paid off for the Fryeburg Academy junior. Entered in […]

  • ATTEMPTING TO CARVE OUT SOME SPACE inside the lane is Lake Region senior forward Nick Hall (center), who is guarded by Cape's Finn Bowe (left) and Justin Guerette. (Rivet Photo)

    11-0 Cape Elizabeth run dashes Laker Region’s title dream

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — When Lake Region and Cape Elizabeth met in the regular season, they were locked up in a see-saw affair. Eventually, the Lakers escaped with a five-point home win. The same story line unfolded in the Class B West Finals Saturday, but an “X” factor titled the final […]

  • PROTECTING THE LANE — Lake Region defenders Quinn Piland (left), Tyler Walker and Marcus DeVoe try to stop Yarmouth's Cody Cook's drive to the basket. (Rivet Photo)

    Revenge was theirs; Lakers stun top-ranked Yarmouth in semis

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — Standing on the biggest stage, so far, of his high school basketball career, Marcus DeVoe experienced what it is like to be in a “zone.” With a smooth flick of the wrist, DeVoe torched Yarmouth for a tourney record seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 24 […]

  • OUT ON THE SHOOTER — Lake Region's Quinn Piland elevates to try to block Spruce Mountain's Tyler Kachnovich's shot during Saturday's quarterfinal held at the Portland Expo. 

#4 Lake Region (14-5) vs. #1 Yarmouth 16-3)
Tonight, Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Cross Insurance Arena, Portland
What to look for: The Lakers will look to rebound from a poor showing at Yarmouth at the tail end of the regular season, losing to the Clippers 87-55. The Clippers made their first eight shots in that game and sank 11 3-pointers.
Adam LaBrie and Jordan Brown continue to heat it up from behind the arc. LaBrie scored 27 points in the Clippers’ quarterfinal win over Gray-New Gloucester, 79-48. He drained six 3-pointers. Brown, meanwhile, chucked in 19 points, including five 3-pointers as the Clips torched the Patriot defense for 14 3-pointers.
Coach’s take: Lake Region Coach J.P. Yorkey will look for his squad to be more competitive against Yarmouth this time around.
“As soon as our game was over at Yarmouth, we all felt like we wanted to play them again. We know we can do better. We’ll need to defend much, much better, which we can. They caught us off guard in the first half. We saw them live in preseason and I watched two of their games before we played them. They did not shoot like that,” Coach Yorkey said. “Now, they did it again in the second half of their quarterfinal game against G-NG. We certainly know what they can do and we will be ready for them.”
The winner advances to the Class B West Final Saturday at the Cross Insurance Arena at 3:45 p.m. against the winner of the Cape Elizabeth/Lincoln Academy game.

    Quarter hoops: Lakers net late free throws to hold off Phoenix

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — As Jackson Lesure stood at the foul line and was staring toward the basket with 7.1 seconds left on the clock, his dad yelled out, “We need just 1 — Ice.” Acting as though ice was running through his veins, the Laker junior guard coolly made both […]

  • REWARDED FOR HER AGGRESSIVENESS — Lake Region guard Kristen Huntress was awarded a pair of foul shots after this drive to the hoop against Greely's Molly Chapin. (Rivet Photos)

    Quarter hoops: Greely ends frustrations, Lake Region girls’ run

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — Like most teams, Lake Region’s center of attention was Ashley Storey — Greely’s talented 6-foot-plus center. Throughout Tuesday’s quarterfinal against the third-ranked Rangers, Lake Region tried to contain Storey through double teams. The risk is someone else is open. That someone proved to be Isabel Porter, who […]

  • HOLDING HER GROUND — FA's McKenna Gerchman defends a shot attempt by Cape's Katherine Breed.

    Prelim hoops: Capers turn the tables on Raider girls

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — In crunch time, Madeleine Bowe was money. The junior guard was 4-for-4 from the foul line in the last 30 seconds to help lead Cape Elizabeth to a 34-26 victory last Wednesday over Fryeburg Academy. The victory moved the Capers to Tuesday’s Class B West quarterfinal, which […]

  • THREE EVENT STATE CHAMPION Kate Hall of Lake Region.

Teams: Lake Region 4th, Fryeburg Academy 11th out of 28 schools.
55 meters: 1. Kate Hall, LR, 7.05 (tied the state record she set in 2014); 5. Skye Collins, FA, 7.78
400 meters: 1. Rebecca Lopez-Anido, Orono, 1:00.07; 14. Emily McDermith, FA, 1:07.40
800 meters: 1. Tia Tardy, Mattanawcook, 2:19.08; 8. Audrey Blais, LR, 2:34.57
200 meters: 1. Kate Hall, LR, 25.17, state record (previous mark was 25.36 she set in 2014); 5. Skye Collins, FA, 27.95
Two Mile: 1. Tia Tardy, Mattanawcook, 11:57.21; 2. Anna Lastra, FA, 11:59.38
4X200 relay: 1. Waterville 1:54.42; 6. Fryeburg Academy (Skye Collins, Emily McDermith, Ori Inirio, Anna Lastra) 1:56.45; 17. Lake Region (Catherine Christiansen, Hannah Chadwick, Addie Blais, Danica Chadwick)  2:03.83
Shot Put: 1. Alyssa Coyne, Greely, 39-0; 8. Sam DeSouza, LR, 28-2
Long Jump: 1. Kate Hall 19-6.50 state record (eclipsing the mark she set last year at 19-3.75)
Teams: Fryeburg Academy was sixth out of 28 schools
55 meter dash: 1. Nicolas Boutin, Old Town, 6.73; 5. Elijah Thompson, FA, 6.86
One Mile: 1. Chris Cote, Waterville, 4:36.01; 3. TJ Rose, FA, 4:41.09
800 meters: 1. Ralph Magnani, MDI, 2:00.00 (state record is 1:56.12 set in 2005 by Kevin Floster of Lake Region); 13. TJ Rose, FA, 2:12.64
200 meters: 1. Nicolas Boutin, Old Town, 23.51; 4. Elijah Thompson, FA, 24.17; 9. Jeremiah Schrader, FA, 24.67
Long Jump: 1. Ryan Bender, MDI, 20-9; 8. Liuke Yang, FA, 17-11.75; 12. Donovan Brown, FA, 16-0.75
Triple Jump: 1. Xiaoyu Victor Yang, FA, 44-4.25
High Jump:1. Xiaoyu Victor Yang, FA, 6-4

    Indoor Track States: Kate Hall goes out with bang: 3 titles, 2 records

    Lake Region’s Kate Hall won state titles in her three events — long jump, 55 meters and 200 meters — all four years. “An athlete can do no better than that!” Coach Mark Snow said. Kate broke or tied the state record eight times in those 12 titles. On Monday at the Class B State […]

  • Player of the Week: Evan Kellough

    Evan Kellough has probably been the most consistent player on the Ice Cats ice hockey team in terms of effort and attitude during a tough stretch this season. “Evan’s energy level and enthusiasm to play has not wavered the entire season,” Ice Cats Coach Dave Lepage said, “and as the team enters the home stretch […]