FRYEBURG — Sarah Harriman pitched a shutout and hit for the cycle this Monday at Falmouth. Harriman gave up three hits while striking out 11. She did not walk a batter.
The Raiders opened the game with three runs in the top of the first. They got two more in the second, and then one run in the third, fourth and fifth innings. They added two final runs in the sixth for the 10-0 final.
Kylie Locke had two hits for the Raiders. Sydney Charles dropped a squeeze bunt to score a run in the first inning, and Lexi L'Heureux-Carland had a RBI single in the second.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 05:12
FRYEBURG — The Raider girls’ lacrosse team lost on Monday to Wells 18-8 and to Cape last week 15-3. Both teams according to coach Bob Cobb both teams are very strong.
Cobb noted that the Raiders continue to work on their defense, and he believes that the offense is starting to gel. Senior Kiley Jolicoeur has been pressed into service in goal as Jassie Ramsey recovers from an injury. Cobb feels there is an explanation for their struggling defense, “Injuries have put a dent in the defensive progress, but young players have step in and filled holes as they learn to play.”
Offensively, Kendra Fox at center continues to control draws and garner compliments from opposing coaches according to Cobb. Kyra Hunsicker is a challenge for any defense. Both Wells and Cape struggled to cover the Wells, Hunsicker and Fox trio. MacKenzie Hill has developed into the second leading scorer on the team while playing behind the opposing goal on offense. Cobb is happy with the Raiders’ offense, “We continue to even time of possession and out shoot opponents. Now we need to work on the accuracy f our shooting.”The team traveled to North Berwick to meet the Class A Noble Knights on Friday of vacation week. A tightly contested game ended with a 10-9 Raider win.
The Raiders fell behind by four goals early in the first half. However, they rallied to within a goal at the intermission.
Coach Cobb talked about how the Raiders got back in the game. "The girls fought back behind ground ball play of Kyra Hunsicker, draw controls of Kendra Fox, timely saves by Jasmine Ramsey and the attack scoring of Mackensie Hill," he said.
The Raiders and Knights exchanged goals and the lead throughout the second half. With under four minutes to play and a one goal lead, Fox took a draw and the Raiders went into a stall.
The Knights forced a turnover with about two minutes to go, but the Raiders stole the ball back in the midfield area. The attack ate the rest of the clock to preserve the one goal win for Fryeburg Academy.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 05:11
FRYEBURG — The Raider boys' and girls' track teams travelled to Poland for a quad meet last Friday. York and Greely also competed at Poland. Both Raider teams finished third: the boys finished with 53 points and the girls totaled 41.
Liz Grzyb threw the javelin 114'4", the longest throw in the state for a girl to this point. Coach Kevin MacDonald describes Grzyb as a quiet, hard working young lady, and he calls her a huge asset to the Raiders team.
MacDonald commented on her throw and her performance to this point. "Liz is just a sophomore and off to a great start. We are overjoyed for her early season success."
A number of other athletes qualified for the State Meet. Jamie Gullikson will be participating in the pole vault and 300 hurdles as a result of her performance. Bailey Freidman qualified in the shot put. Orei Inirio, who finished strong in indoor track, already qualified in the 100 meters.
For the boys Forest Stearns came in under the qualification time for the 200 meters. Nico Mauer and Eric Hannes both qualified for the 400 meters, and Andrew Lyman will represent Fryeburg Academy at the state meet in the shot put and discus. Will Price also cleared the qualification distance for the discus.
The Raiders, who hosted Traip, Yarmouth and Freeport Thursday (results not known as of press time) will travel just down the road to Lake Region for a 3:30 p.m. meet on Monday.
MacDonald is anxious to see how the Raiders fare. "This next week will tell us just were we stand in Western Maine Conference," he said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 05:07
FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy boys' lacrosse team hosted Lake Region on Monday. After a tightly contested first half, the Raiders fell 6-1 to the Lakers.
Mike Legoff scored the lone Raider goal of the day in the first half, which ended 1-1. At that point the Raiders looked as though they might get a win.
"We played well in the first half," Scott Lees, Raiders' head coach, said. "Most of the play was in their end with us on offense."
Unfortunately, despite controlling play, Fryeburg could not capitalize and score. Inaccurate shooting and questionable passing prevented the Raiders from potentially building a lead.
Penalties also hurt the Raiders in the second half. They played two men down on two occasions, and the Lakers scored each time. The Raider totaled nine penalties alone in the second half. Lake Region took advantage of the lack of Raider self-discipline and steadily built their lead to the final 6-1.
Sophomore goalie, Malik Mobley, faced 28 shots and stopped 22.
Lees remains optimistic despite two early season losses.
"We are young, mostly sophomores, and we are working towards the future," he said. "If we play Wells on Thursday, it is a game we should have an opportunity to win."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 04:51
FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy track team traveled to the Falmouth Invitational last week. With a number of athletes on vacation, the Raiders only brought 14 competitors, but Coach Kevin MacDonald thought the individuals who did attend the meet faired well.
"The meet is a great experience for the athletes to compete against teams they will not see the rest of the year. Over 600 track and field athletes competed," MacDonald explained.
The boys' distance medley won their event, an impressive feat considering the number of competitors there. Patrick Carty ran the first leg and handed the baton to Eric Hannes with the Raiders in second place. Hannes closed the gap to bring the Raiders almost even, and Tyler O'Keefe took the hand off and moved into the lead opening a huge gap on second place. TJ Rose ran anchor, maintained the lead, and the Raiders had their first victory at this prestigious meet.
"We are very pleased with this result as the boys have been working hard. This win shows the value of that work," MacDonald said in his praise of the medley group.
Jamie Gullikson opened her season where she left off last year – winning the pole vault. She also finished second in the intermediate hurdles. MacDonald commented on her performance, "Jamie is one of our senior captains and if she applies herself for the next 6 weeks she will stand a top the podium at states."
On a tough day with a lot of wind, Forest Stearns ran a fantastic 400. Stearns powered home with a time of 54.95, good for third place. Stearns has been battling some nagging injuries and MacDonald believes this 400 shows a very bright future for him.
Eric Hannes followed his relay leg with a 4th place in the 800 with a 2:11.51. MacDonald felt for the conditions Hannes' time was good, but he foresees better times in the near future, "When the weather warms and the wind dies down we see Eric's time dropping down near the 2:00 min mark if not below."
Will Price had a very nice day in the three throwing events. His discus throw was 110'06" which placed 8th over all. Price also showed some versatility as he ran a leg on a relay where he could be a force as the season moves forward.
Although it is clearly early in the season and one has to curb their enthusiasm, MacDonald liked what he saw at Falmouth, "The coaching staff is very excited about the up coming season."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 04:44