Lake Region weekly sports recaps

Theo Snow in hurdle action. (Rivet Photo)

Theo Snow in hurdle action. (Rivet Photo)

TRACK & FIELD

The Laker boys (report from Coach Mark Snow)

In the pre-season, coaches felt the boys had a good group of jumpers that would lead the team. Our jumpers are just starting to get up to gear with Marcus DeVoe qualifying for States in the high jump, Dakota Stover winning the long jump at Yarmouth, and Nick Scarlett placing in the triple jump at both meets this season.

However, it has been the throwers who have made the biggest impact. The throwers are led by Kyle DeSouza, who has won the javelin at both meets and qualified for the State Meet in the shot put. Dustin Frizzell has already set four personal records and is a threat to place at any meet. With Marcus DeVoe adding points in the javelin and Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg placing in the discus, the throwers group is off to a great start. The throwers accepted Coach Dana Caron’s pre-season weight room regimen well and are now able to throw implements almost every day. Some of the team members even lift before practice so they can maximize their time at practice.

Another big scorer for the boys, thus far, has been Theo Snow. He has won the high hurdles and placed in the low hurdles in each meet, although against small fields. Coach Dan Dors feels Theo has the ability to “three-step” the high hurdles. If Theo does, then he will have a great chance at placing at the WMC championships and qualifying for States.

Finally, congratulations to Ben Johnson (two PRs) and Douglas Mayo (3 points) for having a successful start to their first year of Track and Field.

At Yarmouth:

PR — personal record

Discus: Kyle DeSouza 90-4; Dustin Frizzell 81-1 PR; Ben Johnson 70-11 PR; Kevin Flanagan 64-0

Javelin: 1. Kyle DeSouza 117-5; 3. Marcus DeVoe 105-4 PR; Dustin Frizzell 98-0 PR; Ben Johnson 71-5 PR

Shot Put: 5. Kyle DeSouza 34-8; Dustin Frizzell 30-8 PR; Ben Johnson 27-8.5; Thomas Noble 26-8.75

Long Jump: 1. Dakota Stover 18-5.5 PR; 5. Marcus DeVoe 16-7; Theo Snow 16-3.75 PR; Nick Scarlett 15-3.75 PR; Todd Crawford 14-8.75 PR; Thomas Noble 11-2.25 PR

Triple Jump: 3. Nick Scarlett 32-10

High Jump: 2. Marcus DeVoe 5-8 PR (automatic state meet qualifier); 4. Dakota Stover 5-4

100 meters: Dakota Stover 13.20

200 meters: Thomas Noble 32.98

800 meters: Nick Scarlett 2:27.30; Douglas Mayo 2:28.50 PR; Cutter Meeker 2:33.63 PR

1600 meters: 4. Douglas Mayo 5:25.22; Cutter Meeker 5:39.87

110 meter hurdles: 1. Theo Snow 19.72 PR

300 meter hurdles: 2. Theo Snow 52.38

Standings: Wells 97, Yarmouth 74, Poland 51, Lake Region 38.

The Laker girls

Kate Hall has continued to dominate the state and New England ranks. Her ranks in New England are #2 in the 100m, #6 in the 200m, and #1 in the long jump. Most impressive has been that Kate’s best efforts have come against at least a modest headwind. Look for her times and distances to improve when the temperature rises and the wind dies down.

The girls, like the boys, have had success in the throwing events. Sam DeSouza has won the javelin at both meets. She has also qualified for the state meet in the discus. Sarah Hancock has qualified for the State Meet in the shot put and discus. She has placed very well in both events. Maraia Nason has placed in a throwing event at each meet. We thought Maraia could be a factor this season. Placing in both meets has been an early surprise.

There have also been numerous PRs in the throwing events this year. Maraia and DJ Moyse have had four PRs this season. Sam and Autumn Tremblay have had three.

Other big contributors to the girls’ scores have been Danica and Hannah Chadwick. Danica has qualified for the State Meet in the long jump and has placed in all four hurdle races this year. She has spent a lot of time since the indoor season in learning how to “three-step.” Danica was able to three-step the first four hurdles at Yarmouth against a slight head wind. Look for her to run a state qualifying time when there is no wind and the temperature rises.

Hannah has been the biggest surprise this season. She had a decent indoor season, but did not qualify for States. This season, she has qualified for States in the triple jump and 400 meters. Hannah has done workouts with Coach Kantro and the distance runners. She has benefited from running with veterans Addie and Audrey Blais, as well as the boys. Now, we will look to specialize Hannah’s workouts to help her chances at placing at WMCs and the state meet.

Addie Blais, Audrey Blais and Keyana Prescott have each scored a few points in meets thus far.

Addie had a slow start, but is starting to show steady improvement.

Audrey is one of the state’s best 800-meter runners, but has experienced some leg soreness. Losing her would be a severe blow to our team’s chances at WMCs and States, but keeping her healthy is most important.

Keyana has scored in the hurdles and relays thus far. She has also started pole vaulting. She hopes to debut this new event at Traip this Friday.

After two meets, the following Lakers have qualified for the State Meet, either provisionally or automatically. In recent history, all provisional athletes have been invited to the State Meet.

Kate Hall 100m, 200m, long jump

Hannah Chadwick 400m, triple jump

Danica Chadwick long jump, triple jump

Sarah Hancock shot put, discus

Sam DeSouza shot put

Marcus DeVoe high jump

Kyle DeSouza shot put

At Yarmouth:

Discus: 1. Sam DeSouza 86-6; 2. Sarah Hancock 84-2; 4. Maraia Nason 78-3 PR; Autumn Tremblay 48-11 PR; DJ Moyse 42-11; Andrea Johnston 37-8

Javelin: 1. Sam DeSouza 84-5; Maraia Nason 47-3 PR; DJ Moyse 44-10 PR; Autumn Tremblay 37-1 PR

Shot Put: 1. Sarah Hancock 30-6; Sam DeSouza 25-9.5; Maraia Nason 20-3.25; Autumn Tremblay 18-5.75; Andrea Johnston 17-3.75; DJ Moyse 17-2.75 PR

Long Jump: 1. Kate Hall 19-8.5 PR (Maine all-time best result); 4. Danica Chadwick 13-8.25; Autumn Tremblay 10-2.5; Andrea Johnston 9-11.25 PR

Triple Jump: 1. Hannah Chadwick 31-8 PR (provisional state qualifier); 3. Danica Chadwick 30-7 PR (provisional state qualifier)

100 meters: 1. Kate Hall 12.65; 5. Hannah Chadwick 14.82

200 meters: 1. Kate Hall 25.56

800 meters: Hannah Chadwick 2:52.81; Addie Blais 2:55.12

1600 meters: 5. Audrey Blais 6:07.14; Addie Blais 6:30.09

100 meter hurdles: 2. Danica Chadwick 18.68 PR; 5. Keyana Prescott 21.46

300 meter hurdles: 2. Danica Chadwick 56.38

Standings: Poland 77.5, Yarmouth 70, Wells 64.5, Lake Region 64

Next: The Lakers travel to Kittery this Friday, May 15 to take on Traip Academy, Gray-New Gloucester and Falmouth at 3:30 p.m.

Rachel Shanks makes a move toward the Erskine Academy goal Saturday. (Rivet Photo)

Rachel Shanks makes a move toward the Erskine Academy goal Saturday. (Rivet Photo)

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Lakers 12, Freeport 10: Lake Region faced a very physical Freeport team in route to another close win at home and improved their record to (4-0).

LR got off to a quick lead only to see it erased before half time due to Freeport’s high-pressure ride. Lauren Williams caught fire in the second half, scoring three of her team-leading four goals.

Freeport continued to get more shots off than the Lakers, but goalie Rachel Bell made some tremendous saves at close range to keep them in the game.

Lindsey Keenan added three goals along with two apiece for Molly Christensen and Rachel Shanks.

The Lakers defense, led by Olivia Deschenes, Emily Secord, Nicole Fox and Katie Throgmorton, tightened at the end of the game to preserve the win.

“We have a very competitive group of girls that hate to lose. They’re gaining confidence and really starting to play as a team,” Laker Coach David Keenan said.

Lakers 18, Erskine Academy 4: The Lakers won their fifth straight with a 18-4 romp over Erskine Academy this past Saturday in Naples.

Erskine, like Lake Region, is playing their first year as a varsity program. The Lakers are ranked sixth in the Class B West Heals.

Madison Simms had a great game offensively, leading the Lakers in scoring with six goals. Rachel Shanks played her best game of the season with two goals and four assists. The scoring was well-balanced with the following Lady Lakers having multiple goals and assists: Lauren Williams, Lindsey Keenan, Molly Christensen, Abby Green and Aisley Sturk.

Next: The Lakers travel to Winslow this Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. game, and visit Yarmouth Tuesday for a 4 p.m. contest. The next home game is Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. against Falmouth.

Ethan Green makes a stop in the Lake Region goal during boys' lacrosse action against Camden Hills last Saturday. On defense are Nick Hall (left) and Evan Kellough. (Rivet Photo)

Ethan Green makes a stop in the Lake Region goal during boys' lacrosse action against Camden Hills last Saturday. On defense are Nick Hall (left) and Evan Kellough. (Rivet Photo)

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Camden Hills 8, Lakers 4: The Laker defense really stepped up on Saturday, allowing only eight goals to the Windjammers, who controlled the possession of the ball throughout the game.

After averaging 15 goals allowed per game for the first four games, the LR defense worked hard during practice to make some adjustments and work together to prevent opponents from getting decent shots at the goal.

Cam Hill played his best game this season, really leading the defense, while Ethan Green helped to keep the game close throughout with some great saves.

Zeke Tocci worked hard all day both on defense and on offense, where he scored two goals. Lakers were down 3-2 with less than two minutes to go in the first half and then seemed to run out of gas in the third quarter, allowing Camden Hills to get up 8-3.

The Lakers fought hard in the fourth quarter with Mason Laplante finding the back of the net to bring the final score to 8-4.

Fryeburg 18, Lakers 5: Fryeburg Academy got out to an early lead in the first quarter with two goals by Corey Thibodeau making it 3-0.

Laker Hunter Russo, was able to narrow their lead to 3-1 in the beginning of the second quarter with an underhand shot from a feed from Nick LePage. Fryeburg pulled away after two power play goals and a third goal just after the penalty ended but before Lake Region could gain possession again.

Hunter Russo scored a second undershot in the fourth quarter and Mason LaPlante was able to tally two goals with a couple of rockets from the left side.

“We are a young team without a lot of lacrosse experience, but we’re improving a lot every game,” Laker Coach Don White said. “The effort in the last two games was good for most of the game, but we need to put together four full quarters of 100% effort in order to be able to keep the games close by the end of the fourth quarter.”

Next: The Lakers travel to Bonny Eagle on Friday for a 6 p.m. game and host Waynflete on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

BASEBALL

Lakers 6, Sacopee Valley 5: Down by four runs in the sixth inning, Lake Region rallied to make it a 4-2 score off base hits by Damon Knight, Nick Wandishin and Cole Jakobs. Gunnar Harriman led off the seventh inning with a double followed by walks by Adam Butler and Jordan Williams. With the bases loaded, Nate Smith and Damon Knight were hit by pitches, forcing in two runs. With the score tied at 4-4, Andrew Douglass was able to draw a game-winning, walk off, walk.

Poland 6, Lakers 5: Jordan Williams went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, 4 RBI and two runs scored in a tight loss to the Knights. The Lakers left nine runners on base while recording 12 hits and four walks. Poland had nine hits and one walk.

Wells 7, Lakers 3: Lake Region tallied three runs on eight hits and two walks, led by Nick Wandishin who went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

The Laker defense gave up five errors, allowing three runs to score for Wells. Charlie Mcdonough started for Lake Region, going six innings, allowing four earned runs, and surrendering nine hits while striking out three.

Yarmouth 11, Lakers 1: The Lake Region offense put one run up on five hits, led by junior Jordan Williams who went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Yarmouth had nine hits, six walks, and capitalized on five Lake Region errors. As a team, the Lakers would strike out 11 times off Yarmouth pitching.

Next: The Lakers (1-7) host York on Friday at 4 p.m., and then travel to Cape Elizabeth on Monday and Freeport on Wednesday.

SOFTBALL

Poland 16, Lakers 6: A day that started with a lot of promise ended in a tough loss for the Lakers on the road at Poland.

It appeared the Lakers would give the highly-regarded Knights all they could handle when LR erupted for three runs in the second to take a 4-1 lead. Abby Scott-Mitchell opened the barrage with a double followed by base hits from Kaylyn Lorrain, (3-for-4), Ashley Clark (3-for-4) and Allison Morse (2 hits).

But, three errors and three hits erased the Lakers’ momentum as Poland plated five runs to take a 6-4 lead in the second.

From there, Poland dominated, scoring four runs in the third, three in the fifth and three in the sixth inning.

The Lakers picked up a run in the sixth as Lorrain singled and later scored on a Morse base hit. The Lakers loaded the bases with just one out, but Poland pitcher Kylie Martin induced a ground ball resulting in a force play at home plate, and ended the rally with another force, short to second.

Other Lakers with hits were Brittany Perreault and Ali Sawyer.

Wells 2, Lakers 0: Lexy Hale limited the Lakers to just five hits as Wells blanked the home team Friday.

The Warriors scored the game winner in the first as Maddie Taylor singled and later scored on a two-out single by Sam Bogue.

LR had a chance to tie the game in the third as Kristen Huntress singled and reached third base, but Hale escaped trouble when Kaylyn Lorrain (single) was gunned down trying to steal second base.

Wells added an unearned run in the fourth.

LR stranded runners at second and third with no out in the fourth and left the bases loaded in the sixth as Allison Morse (2-for-3) and Brittany Perreault each singled with two out, and Liz Cole walked.

Cole also had a single.

LR pitcher Ashley Clark allowed seven hits, and struck out three.

“We had our chances, but failed to capitalize mainly because hitters in big moments were overaggressive, swinging at pitches either out of the strike zone or in tight spots when they were ahead in the count. The end result were weak hits, which Wells turned into outs,” said Coach Wayne Rivet, who noted Wells recorded 14 ground ball outs. “This was a tough game to lose because we are in a fight for one of the final playoff spots, and each game matters. As I told the team after the game, it’s going to be a fight and we need some of our younger players to step up and make a play, be it with their bat or glove. Now is the time.”

Yarmouth 12, Lakers 8: Cate Ralph delivered a two-run double with the bases loaded to spark a four-run fourth as the Clippers pulled away from the Lakers in Naples (7-1) Monday.

Like a year ago, Yarmouth jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning, but the Lakers appeared ready to make another comeback against the Clippers by cutting the deficit in half on consecutive singles by Ashley Clark, Allison Morse and Brittany Perreault.

Yarmouth countered with three runs in the third, courtesy of three bunts and two Laker errors. LR made it a 7-4 game, however, as Abby Scott-Mitchell singled and later scored on a bullet hit by Clark, whose drive hit the leftfield fence. Kaylyn Lorrain, who reached on an error, also scored.

Yarmouth plated four runs in the fourth and added a solo home run to right by Cat Thompson. LR scored a run in the sixth as Clark singled and later scored on an Ali Sawyer infield out, and added three runs in the seventh, thanks to two errors, a walk and hits by Lorrain and Sawyer.

Next: The Lakers (3-5, ranked 10th in Class B West) host Sacopee Valley on Friday at 4 p.m., travel to Old Orchard Beach on Saturday at 1 p.m., and visit Cape Elizabeth on Monday and Freeport on Wednesday.

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