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Catching on

Mountain Valley junior catcher Lynsie Dupuis wasn’t a natural backstop when she started playing the position at the varsity level, but she’s quickly made it her own. She’s settled in nicely behind the plate for the Falcons and has proven to be quite the defensive stalwart. In a 5-1 win over Livermore Falls, Dupuis threw out three runners at second trying to steal. She narrowly had a fourth runner thrown out late in the game.

“She’s worked hard back there,” said Mountain Valley coach Brian Mills. “She was not a natural catcher when she started back there. She’s worked extremely hard the last couple of years.”

For a good cause

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The Jay baseball and softball teams are holding the first-ever Jay Tigers Baseball/Softball Annual Golf Tournament. The 18-hole scramble is scheduled for May 22 at Turner Highlands. All proceeds for the event will benefit the Jay High School baseball and softball boosters.

The tournament will feature four-person teams at a cost of $240 per team. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

For more information contact either Tara Gallagher at 320-0656 or Jessica Bessey at 212-8931.

Collision course

It’s not often that it takes this long for a pair of unbeaten squads to meet up with one another, but come Saturday, provided Messalonskee can take care of business against Mt. Ararat and Portland can handle Biddeford mid-week, Eastern Class A dominance will be on the line Saturday as the top two teams in the standings — Portland and Messalonskee — meet for what could be the deciding game for a top-two seed in the conference.

Brunswick also has yet to lose, and those three teams appear to be the favorites as we approach the halfway point of the season.

Busy week

After playing an afternoon game against Deering on Saturday, the Lewiston girls’ lacross team will have a busy week ahead of it, with three games in six days beginning Monday against Cony. A showdown with Oxford Hills looms Wednesday, and then the Blue Devils will travel to South Portland for a weekend matchup.

Scouting the competition

For years, Lewiston has been the class of Class A tennis, but the playoffs have always been a mystery, with the KVAC north and south divisions having been completely self-contained.

With the loss of Morse and Gardiner to Class B this year, the Blue Devils will get a chance to see their neighbors to the North in the regular season when they host Bangor on Wednesday.

“It’s nive to be able to see what the North has,” Lewiston coach Ron Chicoine said. “So many times, we’ve gone in and not known exactly what to expect, so it’s good that we have that this year.”

Each team plays at least a pair of cross-over matches this season.

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