Lake Region fall sports previews

SP w36 lake region schedules VARSITY FOOTBALL Friday, September 6, at Poland, 7 p.m. Friday, September 13, Mountain Valley, 7 p.m. Friday, September 20, Yarmouth, 7 p.m. Friday, September 27, Gray-NG, 7 p.m. Friday, October 4, Leavitt, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 12, at Freeport, 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 18, Spruce Mountain, 7 p.m. Friday, October 25, at Wells, 7 p.m. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY Thursday, September 5, at Wells (Waynflete, Traip Academy), 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, Cape Elizabeth, Greely, Yarmouth, 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 20, Freeport, Gray, Kennebunk, 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 27, at York (Falmouth, Traip, Wells), 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, at Poland (Kennebunk, Sacopee Valley, Waynflete, York), 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, at Poland (Fryeburg, Sacopee Valley), 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 18, WMC Championships at St. Joseph’s College, 3 p.m. Saturday, October 26, Regionals, Twin Brooks VARSITY GOLF Thursday, September 5, Poland, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, at Fryeburg, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, Gray-NG, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12, at Poland, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, Fryeburg Academy, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, Cape Elizabeth, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19, Old Orchard Beach, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, at Sacopee Valley, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, at York, 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 30, Girls’ Qualifier, noon Monday, October 7, WMC Qualifier, 10 a.m. Saturday, October 12, Team Championships VARSITY BOYS’ SOCCER Friday, September 6, York, 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, Wells, 6:45 p.m. Friday, September 13, Sacopee Valley, 4 p.m. Monday, September 16, at Kennebunk, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, at Waynflete, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, Traip Academy, 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, at Cape Elizabeth, 6 p.m. Friday, September 27, at Freeport, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, Gray-NG, 6:45 p.m. Thursday, October 3, at Poland, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at Wells, 6 p.m. Friday, October 11, at North Yarmouth Academy, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, Fryeburg Academy, 5 p.m. Saturday, October 19, Greely, 11 a.m. VARSITY GIRLS’ SOCCER Friday, September 6, at York, 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, at Wells, 6 p.m. Monday, September 16, Kennebunk, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, Waynflete, 6 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Traip Academy, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, Cape Elizabeth, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, September 28, Freeport, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, at Gray-NG, 6 p.m. Friday, October 4, Poland, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at Old Orchard Beach, 4 p.m. Friday, October 11, North Yarmouth Academy, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, Fryeburg Academy, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at Greely, 11 a.m. Monday, October 21, at Fryeburg Academy, 3:30 p.m. VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY Friday, September 5, at Greely, 4 p.m. Monday, September 9, York, 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, Kennebunk, 4 p.m. Friday, September 13, Poland, 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, at Fryeburg Academy, 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 20, Falmouth, 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 23, Greely, 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, at Freeport, 4 p.m. Friday, September 27, Cape Elizabeth, 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, at Poland, 4 p.m. Thursday, October 3, Fryeburg Academy, 4 p.m. Monday, October 7, at Gray-NG, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at York, 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, at Sacopee Valley, 4 p.m. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Friday, September 6, at Kennebunk, 6 p.m. Thursday, September 12, Yarmouth, 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, at Thornton Academy, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, Windham, 6 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Cheverus, 6 p.m. Monday, September 23, Greely, 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, at Scarborough, 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, North Yarmouth Academy, 6 p.m. Friday, October 4, at Falmouth, 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, Cape Elizabeth, 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at Cony, 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, Gorham, 6 p.m. Thursday, October 17, South Portland, 6 p.m. Monday, October 21, at Windham, 5 p.m.

 
VARSITY FOOTBALL
Friday, September 6, at Poland, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 13, Mountain Valley, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 20, Yarmouth, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 27, Gray-NG, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 4, Leavitt, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, at Freeport, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, October 18, Spruce Mountain, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 25, at Wells, 7 p.m.
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
Thursday, September 5, at Wells (Waynflete, Traip Academy), 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 13, Cape Elizabeth, Greely, Yarmouth, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 20, Freeport, Gray, Kennebunk, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 27, at York (Falmouth, Traip, Wells), 4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 4, at Poland (Kennebunk, Sacopee Valley, Waynflete, York), 4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 11, at Poland (Fryeburg, Sacopee Valley), 4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 18, WMC Championships at St. Joseph’s College, 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, Regionals, Twin Brooks
VARSITY GOLF
Thursday, September 5, Poland, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10, at Fryeburg, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11, Gray-NG, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 12, at Poland, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17, Fryeburg Academy, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18, Cape Elizabeth, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, Old Orchard Beach, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24, at Sacopee Valley, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25, at York, 3:30 p.m.
Monday, September 30, Girls’ Qualifier, noon
Monday, October 7, WMC Qualifier, 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 12, Team Championships
VARSITY BOYS’ SOCCER
Friday, September 6, York, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10, Wells, 6:45 p.m.
Friday, September 13, Sacopee Valley, 4 p.m.
Monday, September 16, at Kennebunk, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18, at Waynflete, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, Traip Academy, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 24, at Cape Elizabeth, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 27, at Freeport, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, Gray-NG, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, at Poland, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8, at Wells, 6 p.m.
Friday, October 11, at North Yarmouth Academy, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16, Fryeburg Academy, 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, Greely, 11 a.m.
VARSITY GIRLS’ SOCCER
Friday, September 6, at York, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10, at Wells, 6 p.m.
Monday, September 16, Kennebunk, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18, Waynflete, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 20, at Traip Academy, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24, Cape Elizabeth, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, Freeport, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, at Gray-NG, 6 p.m.
Friday, October 4, Poland, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8, at Old Orchard Beach, 4 p.m.
Friday, October 11, North Yarmouth Academy, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16, Fryeburg Academy, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, at Greely, 11 a.m.
Monday, October 21, at Fryeburg Academy, 3:30 p.m.
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY
Friday, September 5, at Greely, 4 p.m.
Monday, September 9, York, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11, Kennebunk, 4 p.m.
Friday, September 13, Poland, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17, at Fryeburg Academy, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, September 20, Falmouth, 3:30 p.m.
Monday, September 23, Greely, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25, at Freeport, 4 p.m.
Friday, September 27, Cape Elizabeth, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 1, at Poland, 4 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, Fryeburg Academy, 4 p.m.
Monday, October 7, at Gray-NG, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9, at York, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, at Sacopee Valley, 4 p.m.
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
Friday, September 6, at Kennebunk, 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 12, Yarmouth, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17, at Thornton Academy, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18, Windham, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 20, at Cheverus, 6 p.m.
Monday, September 23, Greely, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25, at Scarborough, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, North Yarmouth Academy, 6 p.m.
Friday, October 4, at Falmouth, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8, Cape Elizabeth, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9, at Cony, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, Gorham, 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 17, South Portland, 6 p.m.
Monday, October 21, at Windham, 5 p.m.

VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY

Head Coach: Pauline Webb, first year varsity coach, JV coach 2012, four years coaching middle school field hockey

Volunteer Assistant: Deb Albert

JV Coach: To be determined

Top returnees: Miranda Chadbourne (midfield/link), Lucy Fowler, (F/All Conference first team), Casey Heath (mid/back-All Conference Honorable Mention), Samantha Marucci (back), Mackenzie Mondville (link/mid), Elizabeth Schreiber (F/link), Meghan Skarbinski (link/mid), Courtney Yates (back/mid), Meghan VanLoan (goalie), Abby Scott-Mitchell.

Top newcomers: Destinee Durant, senior, forward; Bridgette Letarte, junior, mid/back; Nicole Marucci, senior, forward; Molly Christensen, sophomore, forward/link; all should see plenty of varsity minutes.

On the roster: Maggie Scarlett, junior,  mid/back; Rachel Bell, sophomore, mid/back.

Strengths: Experience (some play on a team during the off-season and seniors have been to playoffs the last three years); speed (great individual speed, once we gel in our new format and some in new positions this speed will be a huge advantage — Coach Webb); and versatility (several players can comfortably play in a couple positions).

Concerns: Low numbers overall; transitioning on the field; adapting once again to a new head coach and buying into some changes in field positions.

During preseason, what has impressed you? Coach Webb — The girls have impressed me during preseason by committing to hard work, training double sessions 2-3 days/week, working on strength and conditioning in one session with conditioning and field play in the second session. All of them have improved on their individual moves and stick work. Many players have shared about how much stronger they feel and the positive changes they have made in their diet.

To be successful this season, we must ...To be successful this season, we need to be mentally tougher, stay focused at every practice and game, elevate the energy and intensity at every practice and game. We need to come together as a team and not let anyone or anything come between us and our goals. This is a very talented team, but they are not playing at their full potential yet.

Our team expectation is .... “United in spirit and purpose,” win one game at a time, all the way to the State Championship.

VARSITY GIRLS’ SOCCER

Head Coach: Harvey Toews, first year with LRHS girls varsity, previously LRHS boys varsity coach, 10 years coaching experience with high school, middle school and Lake Region Soccer Club travel teams

JV Coach: Jeff Juneau

Assistant coaches: Shawn Rock, Peter Webb

Top returnees: Taylor Currier, sophomore, halfback; Grace Farrington, sophomore, fullback; Sierra Hancock, sophomore, halfback; Monica Martin, junior, halfback; Isabel Scribner, junior, keeper; Madison Simms, sophomore, halfback; Katie Throgmorton, sophomore, fullback; Devynn Turner, sophomore, fullback; Samantha Young, sophomore, halfback..

Top newcomers: Jordan Turner, senior, halfback; Arianna Askov, senior, halfback; Lauren Williams, freshman, fullback; Kristen Huntress, freshman, halfback; Melody Millett, freshman, halfback.

Strengths: Generally young and energetic team with some significant travel and winter/indoor experience. This will be an exciting young team to watch; good work ethic; highly motivated/goal oriented.

Concerns: Young — quite a few underclassmen, not a great deal of varsity experience; still developing cohesion on the field working as efficient defending and attacking groups.

During preseason, what has impressed you? Coach Toews — Maturity in competition from a young/new group still learning how to work together more effectively.  There are a number of “swing” players with good skills competing hard for remaining varsity positions.

To be successful this season, we must ... Stay healthy, continue to work hard in practice, and learn from each competitive experience and work daily to improve.

Our team expectation is .... To give 100% effort and compete in every contest; to represent Lake Region High School with pride and dignity both on and off the field.

 

 

I would consider this season a success if....

We played “up to our potential.” If we can do that, the results will be there.

VARSITY FOOTBALL

Head Coach: Brian Jahna, second year

Assistant/JV coaches: Mike Shea, Josh Plowman, T.J. Grassi, Erik Jakobs

Top returnees: Cody Gibbons, senior, RB/LB/DB; Quinn Piland, junior, QB/LB; Brian Brooks, senior, OL/LB; Nolan Abrams, senior, OL/DL; Nick Wandishin, sophomore, WR/DB; Gunnar Harriman, sophomore, RB/DB.

Top newcomers: Taylor Barker, senior, OL/DL; Nick Hall, junior, TE/DL; Donny Eaton, junior, RB/LB.

On the roster: Dakota Stover, freshman, RB/WR/DB; Luke Porter, freshman RB/LB/DB; Joey Beaulieu, freshman, OL/DL.

Strengths: Developing senior leadership; strong group of underclassmen; and team unity.

Concerns: Low roster numbers; young players playing significant roles; developing a habit of winning.

During preseason, what has impressed you?  Coach Jahna — I believe our tempo has improved, as well as our focus on details. Sometimes with football, it is difficult to be patient and establish a strong foundation of fundamentals skills. This group is learning to do that. We have also had a consistently high attendance for practice with very few absences, marking a commitment to the team.  The atmosphere has been very positive and the energy that these young student-athletes bring to the field is often very exciting.

To be successful this season, we must ...complete individual responsibilities by focusing on each of our own assignments and not trying to do to much, believe in each other and support one another, remain focused on the expectations and goals of our system, stay emotionally regulated.

Our team expectation is .... I would consider this season a success if we play together consistently as a team, are competitive in each game, and remain supportive of each other throughout the season.

QB Quinn Piland looks to flip a quick pass to tight end Nick Hall during Lake Region's exhibition game last Friday at Fryeburg Academy, a 36-14 loss. The Lakers travel to Poland this Friday night. (Rivet Photo)

QB Quinn Piland looks to flip a quick pass to tight end Nick Hall during Lake Region's exhibition game last Friday at Fryeburg Academy, a 36-14 loss. The Lakers travel to Poland this Friday night. (Rivet Photo)

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

Head Coach: Ryan Shible, second year,

Assistant/JV coaches: To be determined

Top returnees: Nicole Fox, junior, outside hitter; Amina Meziani, senior, setter; Danielle Lapointe, senior, setter.

Top newcomers: Mackenzie McHatton, senior, passing specialist; Isabelle Edwards, junior, outside hitter.

Strengths: Communication, our team does a great job of talking to each other during gameplay, regarding position of ball, each other and what the other team is doing. This of course is critical to playing good volleyball, and a necessary skill in order win games; effort, this team has really put in some great effort and has worked hard during preseason. We have a lot of new players joining our team this year, and even the newer players have demonstrated a great commitment towards improving and becoming skilled volleyball players; eagerness to learn, besides effort, our team this year has demonstrated a great willingness and eagerness to learn new plays, techniques, and strategies for becoming competitive volleyball players.

Concerns: Coach Shible — We are a young team: This will be a building year for us, so as a team, we still have some developing to do, both with in-game strategies, as well as overall player development. Yet, despite this, I am very confident about the ability of our team to still be competitive and play good volleyball. So, I would say my three concerns would all wrap into this one concern of this being a building year for us: 1. New players, 2. Inexperience, 3. Lost many of our seniors/experienced players last year.

During preseason, what has impressed you? Again, the ability of our players to communicate with each other, not only regarding ball position, but also with helping to keep everyone’s spirits up during games and practices.

To be successful this season, we must continue to communicate effectively and constantly .

Our team expectation is to be competitive and play good volleyball this season.

I would consider this season a success if our team played competitively, communicated effectively during games, and if all players played their individual best until the end of each match.

VARSITY GOLF

Head Coach: Art Kilborn

Top returnees: Jeremy Black, senior; Evan Kellough, junior; Sully Tidd, junior.

Top newcomers: Tyler Walker, freshman.

On the roster: Nick Scarlett, sophomore; Ben Chaine, senior; Ryan Hodgdon, sophomore; Niko Torres, sophomore; and Evan Sanborn, junior, to name a few.

Strengths: Numbers trying out is up from previous year; players are anxious to improve and take to advice (coaching) readily; scores are steadily improving.

Concerns: Short season doesn’t give an opportunity show improvement; weather is a big factor in practicing; getting the right combination of players to play in matches! Since talent is pretty even you run the risk of not selecting the individual  who is on their game that day.

During preseason, what has impressed you? Numbers out for the sport, attitude toward improving their game and the camaraderie between players

To be successful this season, we must ... Practice, practice, practice and play as you practiced.

Our team expectation is .... to show continued development in the sport and to be supportive of each others’ efforts.

I would consider this season a success if .... We qualify as a team for the States!

VARSITY CHEERLEADING

Head Coach: Samantha Scarf, first year head coach, second year coaching

Top returnees: Seniors, Mikayla Fortin, Frances Kimball, Jacqueline Laurent, Kacie Tripp.

Top newcomers: Cheyanne Harden, sophomore, and Kaytlyn Terry, sophomore. Cheyanne is new to the sport but she is learning fast. Kaytlyn is new to the school district and a great addition to the team.

On the roster: Faith Duquette, sophomore; Tianah Fisher, junior; Adrianna Merrill, sophomore; Kira Olsen, senior; Emily Secord, junior; and Kasey Wentworth, sophomore.

Strengths: Coach Scarf — The team this season is hardworking, they are coming together as a team quickly and they have a willingness to learn and grow that will make this season successful for us.

Concerns: Coach Scarf — The only concern for this season is that we have so many new girls coming into the program but they are fast learners. And what is great about having new girls during our fall season is we can teach them the fundamentals of the sport and build upon that for competition season in the winter.

During preseason, what has impressed you? Preseason was great this year; they learned a lot of material quickly and have bonded as a team in such a short time. I am excited for what this season will bring.

To be successful this season, we must come together as a team to learn and grow.

Our team expectation is to work hard and most importantly have fun.

I would consider this season a success if we maintain a strong momentum that can be carried into our competition season this winter.

VARSITY CROSS-COUNTRY

Head Coach: Dan Dors

Assistant Coach: Kurt Peterson

Girls’ Roster: Alisha Broussard, junior; Audrey Blais, sophomore; Addie Blais, Jen Springer and Isabel Brake, freshmen.

Boys’ Roster: Ben Roy and Tucker Irish, seniors; Kyle DeSouza and Nick Aceto, juniors; Nick Scarlett, sophomore; Justin Black, freshman.

Outlook: Both squads are down in numbers and experience. Coach Dors felt his squad had a good day at the Lake Region Invitational for a first time out. Audrey Blais cracked the Top 10 in her first cross-country outing, while Nick Aceto and freshman Justin Black produced quality runs for the Laker boys. Coach Dors will need to attract at least a couple more girls to the program if the Lakers are to score as a team (five finishers are needed).

“This is a great group to work with,” Coach Dors said. “They work hard and they will only get better.”

See story about Lake Region Invitational.

VARSITY BOYS’ SOCCER

Head Coach: Michael Chaine, second year

JV Coach: Tavish Leland

Outlook: Graduation hit the Laker varsity roster hard with the loss of nine seniors, and only two seniors in the line-up this season.

“This has made for a tough transition combining remaining varsity players with a large influx of newer players,” Coach Chaine said. “My goals, as a coach, however remain the same — to develop a physically conditioned group of players who will use good ball skills and team work to be successful.”

The Lakers will also sport a new look in goal as Michael Rust attempts to fill the shoes of his graduating predecessor Pat Irish.

“Michael, as a junior this year, has already shown great ability to perform in the goal and has started to take on his role of a team leader,” Coach Chaine said. “Defensively, we are looking at a complete overhaul as all of my previous defending players have graduated or not returned.  Filling these spots is critical to our success and is my major focus.”

Several returning underclassmen, who saw varsity time last year have been asked to fill those gaps and “things are starting to pull together,” the coach reported.

The Lakers played five scrimmages during the preseason, going 1-3-1. At press time Wednesday, Coach Chaine was still in the process of finalizing team rosters.

 

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