2018 High School Sports Spring Previews

Outdoor Track and Field

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Lauren Sterling sets her sights on a third state title

Mountain Valley track and field champion Lauren Sterling will try to defend her title again this year. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)RUMFORD — Lauren Sterling has a banner in her bedroom with the Mountain Valley Conference 100-meter hurdles record of 15.94 on it — handmade...

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Outdoor Track and Field School Capsules

Edward Little Coach: Rebecca Hefty (third year) Class: A; Conference: KVAC Last year’s results: Boys — Fourth in KVAC, 13th in state championship; Girls: — First in KVAC, 14th in state championship. Key Losses: Max...

Baseball

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Unlike the big leagues, high school baseball experiencing a power shortage

Edward Little senior Grant Hartley is one of the team's big hitters that will provide power in the lineup to give a big punch to the offense this season. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)AUBURN — Like most baseball fans, Grant Hartley is enjoying the upswing in...

Class A North

Class B South

Class C South

Class D South

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2018 High School Baseball Capsules

Buckfield Bucks Coach: Ben Keene (first year) Class: D; Conference: EWC Last year's record: 9-9, lost in D South semifinal Returning athletes: Seniors — Ethan Jackson (P/SS), Tyler Sullivan (3B), Zack Grover (1B/P); Juniors...

Softball

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H.S. softball: Catchers both the captain and anchor for teams

Meagan Gosselin is a catcher for the Lewiston High School softball team. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)It's hard to miss a softball player clad in full pads.  And that player — the catcher — is in many cases the most important player on the field. Yet Winthrop...

Class A North

Class B South

Class C South

Class D South

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Team by team softball Capsules

Buckfield Bucks Coach: Sandy Albert (fifth year) Class: D South Conference: EWC Last year's results: 15-3, lost in regional semifinals Returning athletes: Seniors — Carly Trimm, Cassidy Hart, Brittany Warren;...

Girls’ tennis

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Mt. Blue heads indoors to improve on skills, bond as a team

The Mt Blue tennis team warms up before a recent practice. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)FARMINGTON — Just like most tennis teams in the tri-county area, the Mt Blue girls opened up the preseason in a gym with the school’s five tennis courts still draped in...

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Girls tennis capsules

Dirigo Coach: Kathy Crutchfield (first year) Conference: MVC; Class: C Last year's results: 3-6 (finished eighth in Class C South) Returning athletes: Senior — Carleen Hutchinson; Sophomores —...

Boys’ tennis

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Boys Tennis: Hockey players setting the foundation for EL

Logan and Keenan Alexander and Gavin Toussaint all played hockey for Edward Little and are now playing tennis. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)AUBURN — There are a lot of new faces on the Edward Little High School boys' tennis team this season, and many of them...

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2018 Boys Tennis capsules

Dirigo Coach: Bruce Thompson Conference: MVC; Class: C Last year's results: 7-3, (Fifth in Class C South) Returning athletes: Juniors — Brandon Litalien, Alex Gotham, Nathan Child, Jack Lavorgna. Key losses:...

Lacrosse

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Girls' lacrosse: Lewiston's Chasse puts heart into lacrosse

Lewiston lacrosse player Christine Chasse takes a break for a photo prior to a recent practice. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)Christine Chasse likes long walks on the beach. With her lacrosse stick. “I do a lot offseason. A lot,” she said. “I live in OOB for the...

Boys' school capsules

2018 Boys' lacrosse preview capsules

EDWARD LITTLE Coach: Jim Dock (second year) Conference: KVAC; Class: A Last year's results: 7-6 (lost in Class A North quarterfinal) Returning athletes: Seniors — Spencer Frahn (M),...

Girls' school capsules

2018 girls' lacrosse preview capsules

EDWARD LITTLE Coach: Jessica Somers (10th year) Conference: KVAC; Class: A Last year's results: 6-6 (lost in Class A quarterfinal) Returning athletes: Seniors — Sierra Green, Piper Norcross,...