Oxford Hills High School Sports

Oxford Hills High School Sports

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Baseball: Former Oxford Hills and USM star Verrier catches on in Canada

Matt Verrier arrived in Moncton, New Brunswick in early June and found a city on edge. Verrier was there to play some baseball, but the city of 65,000 was preoccupied with findng a man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers "The shooter was on the loose. T...

Eastern A semifinal: Eagles take on familiar look to eliminate Vikings

Oxford Hills shortstop Matt Beauchesne throws out Jonathan Wilkie for the third out of the fifth inning.

Eastern A Baseball: Vikings survive Blue Devils' comeback

PARIS — Brady LaFrance's first swing in the bottom of the seventh inning was one of the ugliest anyone has seen this season. His second swing was the most beautiful the Oxford Hills Vikings have seen this season, if not in the last several. LaFrance's two-out gap shot drove ho...

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H.S. softball: Vikings roll past Eagles

PARIS — As muddied as the Class A softball waters have been this season, Oxford Hills knew it couldn't let Messalonskee hang around long. After scoring on one error in the fourth inning to snag a one-run lead, the Vikings went on a tear in the fifth, converting four hits, three error...

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Track and Field: One young man's clear vision

PARIS — Sudeep Stauble is a skier, wrestler, philosopher, self-taught guitarist, humorist and aspiring attorney. He moved to a new hemisphere and learned a new culture and language when he was 8. The timed, tape-measured world of track and field and all its internal struggles appear ...

H.S. Baseball: Chickering, Vikings blank Red Eddies, 2-0

AUBURN — The next time a high school baseball coach preaches about "winning the little battles," he should show the footage of Walter Feeney's at-bat Wednesday against Nate Pushard. Six consecutive times, Edward Little's ace threw a fastball. On every occasion, Oxford Hills' left-han...

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H.S. Baseball: Rice, Vikings conquer Eagles

PARIS — Oxford Hills spent the first half of the high school baseball season going through the motions, and its record reflected that. With unbeaten Messalonskee, the two-time defending Eastern A champions, visiting Gouin Athletic Complex Friday, the Vikings had all the inspiration t...

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H.S. Boys' Lacrosse: Knights turn back Vikings for first win

PARIS — With each team on the field Saturday searching for its first victory, Noble and Oxford Hills clamored for every advantage they could find. The Vikings had their home turf, their home fans and didn't have to sit on a bus for more than an hour for a 10 a.m. start. Noble ...

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H.S. Baseball: Poulin, Devils breeze past Vikings

PARIS — Lewiston's Matt Poulin didn't take the mound with an overpowering fastball or a mystifying array of breaking pitches Tuesday. But he did have two things behind him that favored a strike-throwing machine — a solid defense and a stiff breeze. Poulin pounded the strike zon...

Boys' Lacrosse: Devils burn Vikings with third-quarter surge

LEWISTON — There's a distinct, thick line between the haves and have-nots in Class A East boys' lacrosse. Right now, Lewiston is standing on it. The goal is to end the season in the high-rent surroundings to which the Blue Devils have become accustomed. For the second time thi...

Girls' lacrosse: Vikings start, finish strong to beat Eddies

PARIS — Oxford Hills made fast starts its trademark last season. At the start of this season, the Vikings are emphasizing finishing strong. They did both in Tuesday's girls' lacrosse season-opener against Edward Little, sprinting out to a 4-0 lead in the first 4½ minutes, then...

Baseball: Chickering, Oxford Hills shut down Skowhegan

LEWISTON — If the keyboard would allow it, Riley Chickering's last name should appear through the remainder of this story with a backwards 'K.' The Oxford Hills left-hander etched plenty of those on the scorecard Wednesday afternoon. Five of his eight strikeouts went into the book af...

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Oxford Hills Baseball Preview

Coach: Shane Slicer (12th year) Last year's record: 17-3, lost in Eastern A championship Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Nick Attaliades-Ryan (2B), Matt Beauchesne (SS), Nick Bowie (OF), Riley Chickering (P/OF), Walter Fee...

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Eastern A preview: Vikings among teams chasing Eagles

The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference scrapped its North/South division alignment this year, but don't try to convince the conference's coaches that has  tipped the balance of power in the conference. The list of contenders in Eastern A is once again dominated by teams from what use...

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Oxford Hills softball preview

Coach: Cindy Goddard (26th year) Last year’s record: 11-5, lost in Eastern A semifinal Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Crystal West P, Taylor Johnson SS, Myriah Lausier 3B, Bryanne Starbird OF; Juniors — Shanno...