Lake Region weekly recaps

TRACK & FIELD

Last Friday, the Lakers traveled to Kittery for a meet at Traip Academy. There were quite a few strong performances by the Lakers led by Kate Hall, who became the first Maine high school girl to long jump over 20 feet outdoors!  Her new Maine all-time best is 20 feet 5 inches. Her jump was almost 9 inches farther than her previous Maine all-time best set last week.

“In perspective, that jump would rank her in the top 10 for Maine high school boys.  Also, the state all-time best before Kate entered high school was 18-feet 2-inches,” pointed out Lake Region Coach Mark Snow.

Kate won the 100 meters and 200 meters in solid times, although not records (12.15 and 25.60).  She also anchored the girls’ 4x100 relay team that almost beat WMC power Falmouth.

“I am inspired by this result of our ladies (Kate, Sarah Hancock, Keyana Prescott and Danica Chadwick, who ran a 54.30 for second place).  Sarah recently volunteered to run on this relay and I think we are one person away from making the podium at the State Meet,” Coach Snow said

Danica dropped about two seconds off her 300 meter hurdle time while placing third.  Her time of 53.76 seconds provisionally qualifies for the State Meet.  Danica placed fourth in her other events (100m hurdles in 19.10 and long jump at 14-6.25) to have possibly the second best day on the girls’ side.

Keyana Prescott’s debut in the pole vault was a success. She cleared three heights topping off at 6-feet.  She also had two strong attempts at the school record of 6-feet-6.

“We hope another week of practice brings even more success for Keyana,” Coach Snow said.

The throwers continued to do well.  Sarah Hancock was fourth in the shot put (30-6) and threw over 80 feet in the discus (81-4).  Sam DeSouza was second in the javelin at 76-4.  DJ Moyse (46-10) and Maraia Nason each recorded two personal records.  They lead the team with six PRs this season.  Maraia's best throw in the javelin (65-10) was a huge 18-foot PR.  Andrea Johnston also set two PRs (long jump and discus).

The boys’ throwers also had a decent day.  Over half the guys had either a PR or a seasonal best (SB).  Todd Crawford had the best day by getting PRs in two events (shot put at 27-9.75 and javelin at 101-6).  Kyle DeSouza continued his scoring pace by placing in the shot put (second at 37-7.5) and discus (97-1).  Reed Bridge-Koenigberg had a PR in the discus (76-11) and a SB in the shot put (26-1.25).

Marcus DeVoe (high jump at 5-6 for third and triple jump at 34-feet for third) and Dakota Stover (long jump at 18-9.25 for third and high jump at 5-2 for fourth) placed in two events.  His long jump of 18 feet, 9.25 inches provisionally qualifies him for the state meet!

Theo Snow placed in two events and started a personal rivalry with Matt Buchanan in the pole vault.  Both boys jumped 8-feet, 6-inches in their first attempt in the event.  Theo came in second on the tiebreaker and Matt was third.

There is another possible rivalry brewing on the boys’ team.  That comes from the distance runners.  Douglas Mayo (5:17) beat Cutter Meeker (5:36) in the 1600 meters with both boys setting personal records.  Cutter then beat Douglas and Nick Scarlett in the 800 meters while setting another PR.  Cutter also had the fastest split on the 4x400 meter relay team for his team high third PR of the day.  Douglas also recorded a PR in that event.

Next: The team and coaching staff look forward to traveling to Sacopee Valley this Friday for the Tri-County Clash.  The Clash culminates the regular season and is a showcase of the local talent.  Each year there are some surprising and monumental results. An event, the thrower's 4x100m relay, was added to spice things up.

Abby Green

Abby Green

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Lakers 12, NYA 2: Lake Region (6-0) played their best lacrosse of the season with a win over North Yarmouth Academy, 12-2.

NYA was coming of a big win over Greely, but fell behind 6-0 early to the Lakers and never could get back on track.

The Lakers stingy defense was led by Olivia Deschenes, Emily Secord, Nicole Fox, Katie Throgmorton and goalie Rachel Bell.

LR had possession of the ball most of the game thanks in part to Lindsey Keenan winning the majority of the draws. The offense was on fire with Maddie Simms scoring four goals and Molly Christensen along with Lauren Jakobs adding three goals each.

“Coach Bush and I could not be more proud of our girls. They are a very competitive group,  who are more interested in getting the win than their individual stats,” Laker Coach David Keenan said.

Next: Today, May 21, the Lakers host Falmouth at 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

It’s been busy in tennis land.

“We have not had one rain-out, but for the first time in my coaching career we had to call a match due to darkness,” Laker Coach Kim Peterson said.

The first match at Freeport had to be rescheduled due to darkness with Freeport up 2-1. First doubles pair Meghan Van Loan and Spencer True won in split sets, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0. Second doubles Liza Wildey and Madison Wildey lost in a close match as well as Nikola Gomolova playing third singles.  Second singles, Isabel Scribner, was not able to start her third set after splitting the first two because of darkness.  First singles, Sarah Carlson was interrupted in play during her third set, up 3-2.

Last week, Freeport traveled to finish the prior match and for LR’s second match.  In order for the team to win the prior match, both singles players had to win. Sarah finished her third set winning in convincing fashion 6-1 while Isabel won 6-4 to take the win.

Sarah and Isabel both got some time to rest as first doubles Meghan Van Loan and Spencer True continued their dominance winning 6-1, 6-1 — Meghan showing her strength at net while Spencer showed her quickness with her ground strokes.

Second doubles, Liza Wildey and Sam Bolling lost in split sets, 2-6, 6-3, 3-4.  At third singles, Nikola Gomolova showed huge improvement beating Freeport’s Hannah Williams 6-2, 6-3.  Isabel took the court first in her double-header breaking down Freeport’s Lauren Carter 6-3, 6-0, while Sarah Carlson lost to Lindsey Dealaman 6-2, 6-1.  Lake Region came out on top winning both matches with a score of 3-2.

Last week, the York Wildcats visited Camp Skylemar in a close match. York singles were strong, winning at all three spots over Sarah Carlson, Isabel Scribner and Sam Bolling.   Lake Region’s doubles team came out victorious as Meghan Van Loan and Spencer True won 7-6, 6-2 while the second doubles team of Liza Wildey and Whitney Harriman won in easy fashion 6-1, 6-2.

Nexst: Lake Region continues with three matches this week:  Fryeburg Academy on Wednesday, Thursday at Greely, Friday home with Kennebunk. The last regular season match is home with Greely on Tuesday.

BASEBALL

Lakers 6, Falmouth 2: Charlie McDonough tossed a complete game giving up just one earned run on six hits while recording five strikeouts as the Lakers stunned Falmouth on their home turf.

Lake Region scored four runs in the first inning on hits by Adam Butler, Jordan Williams, Nick Wandishin and Nate Smith. Jordan Williams would lead the offense going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.

The victory pushed the Lakers up the Class B West Heals into playoff contention. The stay proved short lived. After the Lakers dropped a game to Cape Elizabeth, they slipped out of the playoff picture to 11th. At 2-9, they can still make a run at the postseason with games against Freeport (#8) and Gray-New Gloucester (#10) left.

York 6, Lakers 3: Lake Region recorded seven hits on the day, highlighted by RBI base hits by Adam Butler and Nick Wandishin in the fourth inning. Jordan Williams threw a complete game, giving up 11 hits while recording 3 strikeouts.

Cape Elizabeth 8, Lakers 2: Lake Region could only muster 2 runs on 8 hits while leaving 8 runners stranded on base Monday at Cape.

Jordan Williams led Lake Region offensively going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Shawn Hanson started on the mound allowing 7 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks. Charlie McDonough came in relief and tossed 2 innings, allowing 1 run on 1 hit while striking out 5.

Next: The Lakers host Fryeburg Academy on Friday and Gray-New Gloucester on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Ali Sawyer

Ali Sawyer

SOFTBALL

Falmouth 8, Lakers 2: After escaping a bases loaded jam with one out in the first inning, the Lakers struck for a 2-0 lead in the second on a double by Ashley Clark, single by Brittany Perreault and a RBI infield out by Liz Cole.

Then, Falmouth took control. The Yachtsmen plated three runs in the second, added a solo home run in the fourth, and broke the game open with three runs on a hit, two walks and three errors en route to a 8-2 victory over the Lakers.

Ashley Clark gave up eight hits while striking out four for the Lakers, who commited six errors.

Abby Scott-Mitchell, Clark and Morse each had two hits as the Lakers knocked out nine hits on the afternoon. Kaylynn Lorrain and Liz Cole each had one hit. LR left four runners in scoring position.

Lakers 7, Sacopee Valley 5: One way to snap a losing streak is to strike early and often.

Lake Region scored seven runs in the first two innings last Friday, and then held off a late Sacopee comeback as pitcher Ashley Clark retired a pinch runner on ball grounded back to her with the bases loaded and two out.

Abby Scott-Mitchell and Kaylyn Lorrain paced the LR attack with two hits each. Allison Morse and Kristen Huntress each had one hit.

Clark scattered eight hits and struck out six.

Lakers 11, Old Orchard 1: Kaylyn Lorrain went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI to lead the Lakers over the Sea Gulls at Old Orchard Beach Saturday.

Ashley Clark drilled two triples in a 3-for-5 effort as the Lakers recorded 17 hits against winless OOB. Abby Scott-Mitchell had three hits including a double, while Allison Morse also had three hits, including a home run. She had 3 RBI on the day. Brittany Perreault, Jasmine Irish, Liz Cole and Kristen Huntress each had a hit.

Pitcher Ashley Clark took a no hitter into the seventh inning, but gave up a leadoff single to right-center. The Gulls later scored on a passed ball. Clark struck out seven and walked three.

Cape Elizabeth 12, Lakers 8: Three errors in the sixth inning enabled host Cape Elizabeth to break an 8-8 tie to pull out a victory over the Lakers.

The Lakers built an early 5-1 lead as Jackie Morse drove in two runs with a pair of singles.

Cape chipped away at the deficit with an unearned run in the third, and two runs in the fourth as Tess Haller hit a home run with two out.

In the fifth, the Capers pulled ahead 8-5, sending nine players to bat. A home run and two costly LR errors (the Lakers had seven on the afternoon) triggered the rally.

LR responded in the sixth as Ashley Clark lined a double into the left-centerfield gap with the bases loaded and two out. Three runs scored to tie the game.

Lakers with hits included Brittany Perreault, Arianna Libby, Ali Sawyer and Kristen Huntress.

Defensively, sophomore Kristen Huntress gave the Lakers a lift, stealing a base hit up the middle by gloving the ball and making a strong throw to just nip a Cape runner at first. Huntress moved from second base to short after freshman Kaylyn Lorrain left the game with an injury in the fourth inning.

Next: The Lakers (5-7, ranked 12th) host sixth-ranked Fryeburg Academy (7-5) this Friday at 4 p.m. The Lakers close out the regular season next week with a home game Wednesday against Gray-New Gloucester and a trip to top-ranked, undefeated York next Friday, May 29. Games start at 4 p.m.

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