Lake Region sports recaps

LR VARSITY TRACK & FIELD

MICHAELA GAGNON clears a hurdle. (Photos by Greg Van Vliet/www.lakeregionphotography.com)

MICHAELA GAGNON clears a hurdle. (Photos by Greg Van Vliet/www.lakeregionphotography.com)

With the conference championships just two weeks away, track and field athletes hope to be peaking.

Lake Region saw several competitors hit personal records or season best marks last Friday in Cumberland.

The LR girls placed second in the four-school meet — Greely 137, Lake Region 71, Freeport 57 and Old Orchard Beach 6.

On the boys’ side, the Lakers were third — Greely 195, Freeport 104, Lake Region 36, Old Orchard Beach 23 and AR Gould no score.

Girls’ top  finishers

SB: Seasonal best

PR: Personal record

Discus: 2. Sarah Hancock, 88-0, PR; 3. Molly Hook, 85-9, SB; Kate Cutting 65-0, Savannah Devoe 60-9, Natasha Snow 55-4.

Javelin: 1. Kelsey Winslow 81-8, SB; 2. Molly Hook 80-5, SB; 3. Kate Cutting 79-7; 4. Julia Carlson 62-9; 5. Leanne Kugelman 62-7, PR; Courtney Yates 53-0, Miranda Chadbourne 50-10, Danielle LaPointe 49-2, Kayla Gray 48-10 (PR), Maude Meeker 45-8, Elizabeth Schreiber 33-0.

Shot Put: 3. Sarah Hancock 30-0; 4. Kelsey Winslow 27-0.5; Molly Hook 23-1, Kate Cutting 21-5.5, Danielle LaPointe 21-1.5, Julia Carlson 20-2 (SB), Natasha Snow 20-0 (PR), Zoe Snow 18-7.

High Jump: Zsofi Kaiser 4-0.

Long Jump: 4. Savannah Devoe 13-3; 5. Elizabeth Schreiber 13-3, PR; Maude Meeker 12-0 (PR), Leanne Kugelman 10-9.5 (PR), Mascha Kuhlman 10-2.25, Julia Carlson 9-9.5.

Triple Jump: 5. Savannah Devoe 29-3.5; Elizabeth Schreiber 28-4 (PR), Courtney Yates 27-5.5, Miranda Chadbourne 27-0 (PR).

100 Meters: 2. Zsofi Kaiser 13.92, PR; Hannah Parsons 15.23, Miranda Chadbourne 15.58, Leanne Kugelman 16.38, Emily Hemingway 16.73 (SB), Zoe Snow 17.26 (PR).

200 Meters: 2. Zsofi Kaiser 29.33; 3. Hannah Perkins 29.66; Hannah Parsons 31.36 (PR), Courtney Yates 32.14, Emily Hemingway 36.10 (SB).

400 Meters: 1. Hannah Perkins 1:05.09, SB.

800 Meters: 1. Kelsey Winslow 2:31.09, PR; Audrey Blais 2:47.42 (PR), Maude Meeker 2:49.67 (SB).

1600 Meters: 4. Audrey Blais 5:55.05.

1600 Racewalk: 1. Kayla Gray 8:35.16.

4 X 100 Relay: 3. Lake Region (Kaiser, Yates, Winslow, Perkins) 1:07.64.

4 X 400 Relay: 3. Lake Region (Gray 1:22.5, Blais 1:11.3, Parsons 1:16.1, Perkins 1:14.3), 5:04.16.

4 X 800 Relay: 1. Lake Region (Kuhlman 2:56.4 PR, Meeker 3:07.8, Carlson 3:16.7 SB, LaPointe 3:09.9 PR), 12:30.85, SB.

Boys’ top finishers

Discus: 4. Mark MacDougall 83-10, PR; 5. Taylor Barker 83-6, PR; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 63-0 (PR), Cam Arsenault 61-2 (PR), Ashton Cutting 30-6 (SB).

Javelin: 3. Mark MacDougall 133-11; 5. Kyle DeSouza 121-0; Taylor Barker 69-2, Cam Arsenault 45-8 (PR).

Shot Put: 4. Taylor Barker 32-2, PR; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 23-5.5 (PR), Cam Arsenault 22-0.5 (PR), Ashton Cutting 16-1.5.

Long Jump: Gaelon Kolczynski 16-7.25 (PR), Marcue Devoe 16-1, Lexus Rodriguez 15-0 (PR), Nick Scarlett 11-11, Ashton Cutting 7-3.

Triple Jump: 3. Marcus Devoe 34-7; 5. Lexus Rodriguez 30-10.5.

100 Meters: Gaelon Kolczynski 12.89 (PR), Brian Butler 14.35, Kolin Wyman 14.95 (PR), Ashton Cutting 20.97.

200 Meters: 5. Gaelon Kolczynski 25.81 (PR); Brian Butler 31.63.

800 Meters: Marcus Devoe 2:37.36, Nick Scarlett 2:41.53, Kolin Wyman 2:41.86 (PR).

1600 Meters: Mark MacDougall 5:11.92 (SB), Kyle DeSouza 5:57.57 (SB).

1600 Racewalk: 1. Mason Kluge-Edwards 5:11.92, provisional state qualifier, PR.

110 Hurdles: 2. Mason Kluge-Edwards 19.5.

300 Hurdles: 3. Mason Kluge-Edwards 57.58.

4 X 400 Relay: 4. Lake Region (Wyman 1:08.5 PR, Scarlett 1:11.8, MacDougall 1:04.1, DeSouzaa 1:03.8), 4:28.20.

Next: The Lakers travel to Fryeburg Academy this Friday to meet the Raiders, Waynflete and Sacopee Valley.

VARSITY BASEBALL

Hits were few and far between this past week for the Lake Region varsity baseball team.

“We can’t seem to get comfortable at the plate,” LR Coach Randy Heath said.

The Lakers managed just six hits in a 13-3 loss to Greely on Monday. The Rangers cracked 13 hits.

“We had four freshmen and a sophomore who started against the Rangers. The freshmen looked really good,” Coach Heath said. Freshmen Nate Smith and Nick Wandishin each had a pair of hits while sophomore Nick Ball had one and junior Ben Chaine had a hit.

At York, the Lakers dropped a 12-2 decision. Brody Stofflet, Smith, Patrick Irish, Zach Heath and Ball all had singles in the game.

Next: The Lakers travel to Freeport today, May 16, host Fryeburg Academy on Monday and travel to Poland on Wednesday, May 22. All games are at 4 p.m.

VARSITY SOFTBALL

Lake Region continues to look for their elusive first softball win.

In a close battle, the Lakers dropped a 7-5 loss to Sacopee Valley last week as the Hawks broke a tie with a two-out double.

Jackie Laurent paced the seven-hit LR attack with three hits, including a double, and a RBI. Players with hits were Kristina Morton, Destinee Durant and Kalor Plummer.

At York, the Wildcats posted a 14-0 win in a game called after five innings. LR commited eight errors. Laurent continued to swing a hot bat, collecting two hits. Kayleigh Lepage also knocked two base hits. Other hitters were Casey Heath, Plummer, Morton and Tori Girardin.

On Monday, Danielle Cimino quieted the LR offense with 10 strikeouts while allowing just six hits in a 9-2 Greely victory. The Rangers had 16 hits.

For the Lakers, Samantha Marucci had two hits (including a RBI with two out, scoring her sister, Nicole), while Laurent (two walks), Amy Angelonne and Plummer each had one hit.

Over the last three games, Laurent has gone 6-for-8 and raised her average to .400 to lead the team.

Next: The Lakers (0-10) host Fryeburg Academy on Monday, travel to Poland on Wednesday and host Gray-New Gloucester next Friday. All games are at 4 p.m.

VARSITY BOYS' LACROSSE

Last Monday, one got away from the Lake Region varsity boys’ lacrosse team.

Up 2-1 heading into the fourth quarter on goals by Zach Tidd and RJ Legere, the Lakers spent too much time in the penalty box and failed to gain possession of the ball as York rallied for a 4-2 victory.

“For almost 50% of the second half, we were in the penalty box and had difficulty getting possession of the ball in order to have any offense,” Laker Coach Don White said.

York started the fourth quarter with a man advantage for 25 seconds. Just as the penalty had expired and before Lake Region could get their player back to help, York’s Wes Warner tied the game.

Halfway through the fourth quarter, York scored two more goals, each shortly after a penalty had just expired.

“We left disappointed with the loss, but I was impressed with the effort and the improvement over last year when we lost to York 17-2 at home,” Coach White said.

The Lakers were blanked 12-0 by Yarmouth last Thursday.

“The Yarmouth players were impressive with their passing, shooting and teamwork. I think our players left the game motivated to improve themselves,” Coach White said.

Goalie Tyler Laplante performed really well under the pressure making save after save.

“Several of the Yarmouth coaches commented after the game about the exceptional job Tyler did,” Coach White added.

The Lakers dropped a 9-4 decision to Biddeford on Saturday. The Lakers played well against the Tigers in a game that appeared to be evenly matched throughout.

Lake Region was unable to take advantage of some good shooting opportunities in the first half and also had some trouble keeping possession in Biddeford’s end of the field.

Lake Region trailed 2-1 after the first quarter. Biddeford was able to score seven goals in the second and third quarters.

Lake Region penalties made it difficult to get back in the game. Three goals occurred while Biddeford had an extra man, and one goal was just after a Lake Region penalty had ended, but Biddeford still maintained possession of the ball.

While playing at even strength for most of the fourth quarter, the Lakers finally got the offense going with some good passing and cuts to the goal.  Near the end of the fourth quarter the Lakers scored three quick goals.

Next: The Lakers take on Freeport in Naples on Wednesday, May 22 at 4 p.m. in the final home tilt of the regular season. LR closes the season at Wells on Wednesday, May 29 at 5 p.m.

JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS' LACROSSE

Lake Region High School has fielded its first girls’ lacrosse team and is competing at the junior varsity level in their premier season.

The Lady Lakers played their opening home game last Friday and recorded an exciting 7-4 win against Thornton Academy, which has a strong Class A lacrosse program.

The Lakers took an early 3-0 lead thanks to strong midfield play by Madison Simms, “K” Chase, Molly Christensen and Caitlynn Willett.

“All four girls did a great job on the offensive and defensive side of the field,” Coach Dave Keenan said.

Lakers frustrated Thornton Academy the entire game with their tight zone defense and spirited play by goaltender Zoe Barrett. This stingy defense, led by Paige Kenison, Nicole Fox, Emily Secord and Lexi Crawford, allowed less than 10 shots on goal.

The attack kept the lead alive in the second half with goals by Arianna Aaskov and Grace Farrington. Codi and Cheyanne Harden controlled the ball and added several assists.

“I’m very proud of all our girls, especially considering that none of them has ever played girls’ lacrosse before,” Coach Keenan said. “Their performance Friday just confirmed my initial impression that this group is loaded with very smart and gifted athletes.”

 

 

 

 

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