2018 Fall Sports Previews

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Who to watch this season in Boys’ Soccer (Aug. 25), Girls’ Soccer (Aug. 26), Golf (Aug. 28), Field Hockey (Aug. 29), Cross Country (Aug. 30) and Football (Aug. 31).

Football

H.S. football: Young QBs ready to take the next step

Winthrop/Monmouth quarterback Keegan Choate faces pressure from Ellsworth linebacker Charlie Hughes during a Class D game at Maxwell Field in Winthrop last season. (Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal)TURNER — Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale coach Dave St. Hilaire could be describing another more famous New England quarterback when he reveals...

2018 H.S. Football Preview: Team Capsules

DIRIGO Coach: Jim Hersom (fifth year) Region: Class E Last year's record: 3-6, lost in D South quarterfinals. Returning athletes: Seniors — Alex Gorham (RB/LB), Jack Lavorgna (OL/DL),...
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Boys' Cross Country

Boys' cross country preview: St. Dom's D'Alessandro, Levasseur looking for stronger 2018 seasons

Liam Levasseur and Mark D'Alessandro pose for a photo before the start of their cross country practice at St. Dom's on Monday afternoon. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)AUBURN — Mark D’Alessandro and Liam Levasseur of St. Dom’s are coming off strong summers of training in preparation...

2018 High School Cross Country Preview Capsules

Edward Little Red Eddies Coach: Keith Weatherbie (first year) Class: A; Conference: KVAC Last year’s results: Boys: ninth KVACs, ninth regionals; Girls: 12th KVACs. Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors...

Girls' Cross Country

Girls' cross country preview: Cullenberg keeps family legacy running

Mt. Blue's Kahryn Cullenberg runs during the annual Laliberte Invitational on Friday at Cony High School in Augusta. (Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal)FARMINGTON — Kahryn Cullenberg has been running for as long as she can remember. At four years old, Kahryn followed in her older siblings' footsteps...

2018 High School Cross Country Preview Capsules

Edward Little Red Eddies Coach: Keith Weatherbie (first year) Class: A; Conference: KVAC Last year’s results: Boys: ninth KVACs, ninth regionals; Girls: 12th KVACs. Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors...

Field Hockey

Field hockey preview: Brown hopes to continue winning ways for St. Dom’s

St. Dom’s field hockey coach Jennifer Brown, right, runs practice at the Auburn high school. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal) AUBURN — After a one-year "apprenticeship" under longtime coach Brian Kay, Jennifer Brown has taken over the St. Dom's field hockey team as the Saints try to...

2018 High School Field Hockey Preview Capsules

Edward Little Red Eddies Coach: Kim Joler (first year) Class: A North; Conference: KVAC Last year's results: 5-10, lost in A North quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors — Megan...

Golf

H.S. golf preview: Leavitt, Monmouth hit the links as new teams with plenty experience

Some of the members of the Leavitt golf team pose for a photo prior to a recent practice at Turner Highlands. From left to right, front; Brice Merrill, Morghan Dutil, Coach Harry Haylock, Ruby Haylock and Connor Wells. Back, left to right, Eli Lind,...

2018 High School Golf Preview Capsules

Dirigo Cougars Coach: Butch Mckenna (second year) Class: C; Conference: MVC Last year's results: 10-0 in regular season; won MVC championship, fifth at state championships). Returning players: Seniors —Sam...

Girls' Soccer

Girls’ soccer preview: Davis a veteran presence in goal for Gray-NG

GRAY — This season, as usual, the Gray-New Gloucester girls' soccer team will be facing some of the best offensive players in the state, according to head coach Kiaran McCormack. Luckily for the Patriots, they have a proven veteran goalie standing between those players and...

2018 Girls' Soccer Preview Capsules

Buckfield Bucks Coach: Larry Thornton (fourth year) Class: D South; Conference: East-West Last year's results: 7-6-2, lost in D South quarterfinals. Returning athletes: Seniors — Maggie Bragg, Julia...

Boy's Soccer

Boys’ soccer preview: Ashton mounting a comeback for Monmouth

Nate Ashton, a Monmouth Academy senior, is back on the pitch after breaking his leg last season. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) MONMOUTH — Everything was looking good for Nate Ashton and the Monmouth boys' soccer team. Then Ashton's season came to a crashing halt. A collision with...

2018 Boy's Soccer Preview Capsules

Buckfield Bucks Coach: Kyle Rines (seventh year) Class: D South; Conference: East-West Last year's results: 15-2, lost in D South regional final. Returning athletes: Seniors — Noah Wiley...

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