Following a championship season, A pair of former area standouts earned all-conference honors for the North Yarmouth Academy girls hockey team.

The New England Preporatory School Athletic Council Vaillancourt Conference named its all-conference teams Tuesday, and Lisbon’s Sarah Moore and Lewiston’s Bailee St. Hilaire were among three Panthers recognized by the league’s schools.

Moore, who formerly starred for the Mt. Ararat co-op, was a first-team all-conference selection at forward for NYA. She finished her senior season with 25 goals and 15 assists. Her 40 points was in the top five for the conference. Moore caps her two-year NYA career with 64 points (41 goals, 23 assists).

St. Hilaire was an honorable mention selection at defense. The senior led all Panthers blue-liners with 19 points (five goals, 14 assists). Her insurance goal in the Vaillancourt Conference championship game helped NYA win its first-ever conference title.

Brunswick native Kailyn McIntyre was a second-team selection at forward for NYA. She compiled 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) during her senior season.

“It has been an incredible honor to coach Sarah, Kailyn and Bailee at NYA. They have contributed immensely to the continued growth of our program and were instrumental to capturing our school’s first ever conference championship,” NYA head coach Matthew Poulin said in an email to the Sun Journal. “I was excited to hear that they were nominated, and then selected by other coaches within our conference. We are lucky to have them leave the mark they did on the NYA Girls Prep hockey program.”


POLAND 69, LEAVITT 53: McKayla Fournier scored a game-high 24 points to pace the Knights to a home win over the Hornets in Poland on Tuesday.

Jacob Fogg and Jack Wang added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for Poland, which led 30-20 at halftime.

Leavitt was led by what Poland head coach Charles Pray called a “dynamic duo” in Gabriel Bourgoin and Gaige Rancourt, who scored 18 and 17 points, respectively.

AREA GRADS JALBERT, GOLDBERG GIVEN ALL-REGION ACCOLADES: A pair of area graduates now competing for the University of Southern Maine garnered All-Region honors Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

According to a media release on the USM athletics website, All-Region honors are awarded to the top five performers in each men’s and women’s track and field event.

Freshman Kiana Goldberg, from Sabattus, had the fourth-fastest time in the East region in 60-meter hurdles (8.87 seconds).

Edward Little grad Olivia Jalbert is an All-Region honoree in the long jump for the second time in her career. The senior had the fifth-best mark in the region with a leap of 5.33 meters.

UMF’S HARVEY EARNS WEEKLY HONOR: Bethel native and University of Maine at Farmington sophomore Sadie Harvey was named the North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday.

The Gould Academy grad, who transferred to UMaine-Farmington this year and is playing in her first collegiate season, helped the Beavers to a season-opening win over Rhode Island College on Saturday. She stuffed the scorebook, with two goals, one assist, four draw controls and two ground balls.

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