Lake Region weekly sports recaps

BASEBALL

Raiders 4, Lakers 3: Tucker Buzzell walked with the bases loaded as Fryeburg Academy edged the Lakers last Wednesday at the Academy.

The Lakers opened the scoring in the first inning as sophomore Tristen Chaine singled, Jordan Williams walked and Nate Smith doubled.

Hunter Day tied it up for the Raiders, and in the fifth, put his club ahead with another big hit.

With the Lakers up 3-2, Fryeburg rallied in the seventh. A base hit and walk followed by an intentional walk to Day loaded the bases. Oscar Saunders tied the game on a fielder’s choice, setting the stage for Buzzell’s game-ending walk.

“It was a great game. Fryeburg has a great group of guys and they play hard. They fought till the end, and we just came up short,” Laker Coach Randy Heath said. “Nate Smith has been the rock of this team every time that kid takes the hill. He gives us the opportunity to win. He threw a great game. It’s hard to see the team so close and come up short so many times. Our record doesn’t show just how good these guys are.”

Lakers 9, Gray-NG 1: Playing flawless defense and getting some clutch hitting from Andy Douglass (RBI double), the Lakers stunned the Patriots last Friday at home.

Jordan Williams, on the bump after off-season shoulder surgery and a long rehab stint, took control from the start and only allowed one earned run in six innings of work.

The hustle of Gunnar Harriman started off the offense with the bloop infield double. Tristen Chaine moved Harriman to third on a sacrifice bunt, and then with two outs, Douglass belted a deep double to left, scoring Harriman.

In the third inning, the Lakers put five more runs on the board with hard hits coming throughout the lineup. LR batted 10 guys in the inning to take control.

“This is the baseball team that I envisioned. These guys can really play ball if they get the bats and gloves moving. We could do damage in the playoffs if we can get in — there is still time,” Coach Heath said. “I’m hopeful and confident in this group of guys. I’m proud of the fight in them.”

SOFTBALL

Raiders 14, Lakers 1: Makayla Cooper belted a two-run home run and a two-run double to ignite a big second inning as Fryeburg rolled past Lake Region at the Academy last Wednesday.

FA took a 1-0 lead in the first as Mackenzie Buzzell singled, moved into scoring position on a Julia Quinn bunt, and scored on a Nicole Bennett base hit.

The Raiders broke the game open with eight runs in the second as 12 players went to bat. Lexi L’Heureux-Carland knocked a two-run single and Bennett whacked a two-run double.

Megan Fuller doubled and scored on a Buzzell hit in the third inning as Fryeburg plated four more runs.

The Lakers avoided the shutout in the fourth as Maddie Rock reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on an Ali Sawyer single. Sawyer also doubled as the Lakers managed six hits off Bennett. Jackie Morse had a pair of hits, while Kaylyn Lorrain and Liz Cole each singled.

Gray-NG 6, Lakers 0: The Lakers left five runners in scoring position in a loss to the Patriots at home Friday. Liz Cole recorded two hits, while Brooke Harriman and Dessi Berry each had singles.

G-NG pitcher Alie Martell struck out 11 Laker hitters.

TRACK & FIELD

At the Tri-County Clash held last Friday at Sacopee Valley in South Hiram, the Laker girls (103 points) placed third in the five-school meet just behind the host Hawks (107.5) and Fryeburg Academy (105.5).

Meanwhile, the Laker boys were second overall with 73 points, behind Sacopee 141. Some highlights:

Catherine Christiansen finished third in the impressive 400 meters. The top five girls all broke 1:05! Catherine’s time automatically qualified her for the state meet.

Dakota Stover won the 400 meters in 54.4 seconds, which provisionally qualified him for the state meet. That was a PR for Dakota as was his 100-meter time of 11.6 seconds.

Also provisionally qualifying for States was Thomas Noble in the shot put. He had a huge PR by 4.5 feet! Thomas also showed his versatility with his PR effort in the 1600 meter racewalk.

Leading the PR count was probably Matt Mayo. He had three PRs, all by significant margins (nine seconds in the 1600, seven seconds in the 800, and four seconds in the 4x400). No one works harder than Matt at practice, Coach Mark Snow said. “It looks like hard work leads to big PRs.”

Three PRs were also attained by Ethan Chadwick. His PRs were in the 400m, high jump, and 4x400.

Athletes who garnered two PRs:

Emily Colson in the 200m and 4x400 relay

Meghan Boos in the long and triple jumps

Hannah Record in the discus and shot put

Autumn Tremblay in the discus and javelin

Sam Fleck in the shot put and discus

Cameron Meserve in the 1600m and 800m

Nick Scarlett in the pole vault and 4x400

Matt Stenger in the shot put and discus

Girls’ Results

Long Jump: 3. Danica Chadwick 14-8.5; 4. Hannah Chadwick 14-8.25

Triple Jump: 3. Hannah Chadwick 30-9; 4. Meghan Boos 30-0.5; 5. Danica Chadwick 29-6.5

Pole Vault: 2. Keyana Prescott 5-6

Discus: 1. Sam DeSouza 96-5; 3. Johnna Scott 86-8; 5. Maraia Nason 66-8

Javelin: 1. Sam DeSouza 90-5; 2. Maraia Nason 74-0

Shot Put: 1. Sam DeSouza 31-9; 3. Johnna Scott 28-9; 4. Maraia Nason 26-11

100 meters: 3. Catherine Christiansen 13.5

200 meters: 2. Catherine Christiansen 28.9

400 meters: 3. Catherine Christiansen 1:04.4

800 meters: 3. Addie Blais 3:00.2

100 meter hurdles: 2. Danica Chadwick 17.9; 3. Meghan Boos 19.0; 5. Maggie Luce 26.8

300 hurdles: 2. Danica Chadwick 51.5

4X100 relay: 2. LR, Prescott, Blais, Luce, O’Toole, 1:03.5

4X400 relay: 4. LR, 4:57.3; Emily Colson 1:12.8, Addie Blais 1:19.8, Olivia O’Toole 1:15.6, Hannah Chadwick 1:09.1

Boys’ Results

Javelin: 1. Marcus DeVoe 123-3

Shot Put: 2. Thomas Noble 37-9

Discus: 5. Ben Johnson 69-4

High Jump: 1. Marcus DeVoe 6-1; 4. Ethan Chadwick 5-0

Long Jump: 4. Marcus DeVoe 17-5.5

Triple Jump: 2. Dakota Stover 37-1; 3. Theo Snow 36-7.5

Pole Vault: 2. Theo Snow 8-0; 3. Nick Scarlett 7-0

100 meters: 1. Dakota Stover 11.6

400 meters: 1. Dakota Stover 54.4

110 hurdles: 2. Theo Snow 19.8

1600 Racewalk: 4. Thomas Noble 14:57.5

4X400 relay: 4. LR, 4:13.3; Doug Mayo 65.5, Cutter Meeker 64.9, Marcus DeVoe 60.7, Ethan Chadwick 62.2

Up next is the Western Maine Conference championships at Lake Region this Saturday. First events are at 9 a.m. with the meet ending around 4:30 p.m.  Now there's a full day of excitement!

SURROUNDED BY CLIPPERS — Lake Region's Lindsey Keenan looks for help as she is surrounded by Yarmouth players during recent girls' varsity lacrosse action. (Photo by Dena Dunn)

SURROUNDED BY CLIPPERS — Lake Region's Lindsey Keenan looks for help as she is surrounded by Yarmouth players during recent girls' varsity lacrosse action. (Photo by Dena Dunn)

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Kennebunk 10, Lakers 3: The Lady Lakers faced undefeated Kennebunk (9-0) last Thursday with Kennebunk coming out on top 10-3.

The Lakers got off to a rough start, finding themselves down 6-1 in the first six minutes but showed tremendous heart by holding Kennebunk’s high powered offense to just four goals over the next 44 minutes.

Maddie Nelson had her best game in goal recording 14 saves.

Lauren Jacobs scored two goals along with Lauren Williams’ goal.

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