Cheverus High midfielder Lily Johnson is one of three finalists for the Miss Maine Field Hockey award, the Maine Field Hockey Association announced on Monday.

The winner of the honor, which is given to the state’s top senior field hockey player, will be named at the Maine Field Hockey Association banquet on Dec. 3 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Johnson has 12 goals and 13 assists this season for Cheverus, the No. 1 Class A South. For her career, she has 52 goals and 43 assists.

Other finalists are Laney Leblanc, a forward, midfielder and back; and Layla Conway, a forward, both of Skowhegan. Leblanc has 11 goals and 12 assists this season, and 50 goals and 60 assists for her career. Conway has 23 goals and 10 assists this season, 88 goals and 31 assists for her career.

FOOTBALL: Mike Foley had two first-quarter scoring runs, 44 and 36 yards, as fourth-seeded Cape Elizabeth broke out to a 22-0 lead and handled fifth-seeded York 41-6 in a Class C South quarterfinal at Cape Elizabeth.


Logan McVeigh had a receiving and rushing touchdown for Cape Elizabeth (3-6), and Danny Gray scooted in for a score from 5 yards out.

Grady Goldstein had a 53-yard fourth-down run down the right sideline for York (2-7) in the second quarter.

The Capers travel to Turner to face top-seeded Leavitt on Saturday in a Class C South semifinal.


FOOTBALL: After withstanding years of criticism about nepotism and a floundering and unimaginative offense, Iowa brought clarity to Brian Ferentz’s status  as interim athletic director Beth Goetz announced Coach Kirk Ferentz’s son will be out as offensive coordinator after this season.

The Hawkeyes’ offense has never been prolific in Brian Ferentz’s seven seasons, but the unit has been in a free fall for three years.


The team’s 232.2 yards per game this season ranks last in the Football Bowl Subdivision by far and its scoring average of 19.5 points per game is 120th. Since 2021, Iowa has averaged 268 yards per game, last in the FBS, and 20.4 points per game, which ranks 123rd.

• Notre Dame tight end Mitchell Evans will miss the rest of this season after suffering an ACL tear, Coach Marcus Freeman announced.

Evans, a junior, led the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish with 29 receptions and 422 yards but was injured in the third quarter of Saturday’s 58-7 rout over rival Pittsburgh. He took over as the starter this season after record-breaking tight end Michael Mayer was selected in April’s NFL draft.

• The police in Pasadena, California, confirmed an investigation is underway after a report that several items went missing from the Colorado locker room while the Buffaloes played No. 20 UCLA at the Rose Bowl over the weekend.


PARIS MASTERS: Americans Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe lost in the first round in Paris.


The 14th-seeded Tiafoe fell to Alexander Bublik 6-3, 6-4 and 15th-seeded Shelton was undone by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3.

It was Bublik’s first hard-court win at a Masters since Miami last year.

Also, Alex de Minaur saved one match point and rallied from 5-2 down in the third set to beat 2016 champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 after a three-hour match. The 13th-seeded de Minaur is unbeaten in six matches against Murray.

WTA FINALS: Iga Swiatek climbed out of a deep early hole against Marketa Vondrousova and then pulled away by dominating the second set for a 7-6 (3), 6-0 victory in round-robin action at Cancun, Mexico.


BREEDERS’ CUP: Arabian Knight is the early 3-1 favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic this weekend at Santa Anita.


The two-day world championships drew 205 horses including 59 from five foreign countries to the track in Arcadia. Santa Anita is hosting for a record 11th time on the 40th anniversary of the event.

Arabian Knight drew the No. 12 post in the 13-horse field for the 1 1/4-mile Classic. Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Classic four times — all with 3-year-olds, the same age as Arabian Knight.

Belmont Stakes winner Arcangelo will break from the No. 1 post as the early 7-2 second choice.


PUNISHMENT: The Spanish soccer official who provoked a players’ rebellion and reckoning on gender when he kissed an unwilling star player on the lips at the Women’s World Cup final trophy ceremony was banned for three years by the sport’s global governing body.

Luis Rubiales’ conduct at the Aug. 20 final in Australia — and his defiant refusal to resign as Spanish soccer federation president for three weeks — distracted many people from the women’s career-defining title win.


Rubiales is now barred from working in soccer until after the men’s 2026 World Cup. His ban will expire before the next women’s tournament in 2027.

AWARDS: Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or for a record-extending eighth time after fulfilling his life’s ambition by leading his country to the World Cup title in Qatar last year.

Adding to his silverware the one major trophy that eluded him in his storied career was the decisive factor in an otherwise quite mundane season — for his standards — at Paris Saint-Germain.

The 36-year-old Messi won ahead of Manchester City forward Erling Haaland and his former PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe.

Aitana Bonmati won the women’s award for guiding Spain to victory at the Women’s World Cup in August. She also helped Barcelona win the Women’s Champions League and Spanish league.

Bonmati won ahead of Sam Kerr and Salma Paralluelo.

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