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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:21 pm


Varsity Baseball

Apr. 19Thornton10 a.m.

Apr. 22Massabesic4 p.m.

Apr. 25@ Westbrook4 p.m.

Apr. 27@ Bonny Eagle10 a.m.

May 2@ South Portland4 p.m.

May 4Biddeford3 p.m.

May 7Noble4 p.m.

May 9@ Kennebunk4 p.m.

May 11@ Sanford10 a.m.

May 14Deering4 p.m.

May 16@ Portland4 p.m.

May 18Windham10 a.m.

May 21Gorham4 p.m.

May 23@ Cheverus4 p.m.

May 25@ Marshwood11 a.m.

May 28South Portland4 p.m.

Coach: Ryan Jones

Last year’s record: 17-3

Key players: Ben Greenberg, Brendan Hall, Nick Bagley, Sam Wessel, Jayme Lappin

Key games: Westbrook, Portland, Cheverus

Outlook: The Red Storm are coming off a loss in the state championship. They return nine players, hungry to claim what they couldn’t last season. “We know what it takes to get there,” says Jones, “and are going to work hard every day to give ourselves the best chance to make that happen.”

Varsity Softball

Apr. 20Portland10 a.m.

Apr. 22@ South Portland4 p.m.

Apr. 24Gorham4 p.m.

Apr. 26@ Bonny Eagle4 p.m.

May 1Thornton4 p.m.

May 3@ Noble4 p.m.

May 6Sanford4 p.m.

May 8@ Massabesic4 p.m.

May 10Deering4 p.m.

May 13@ McAuley4 p.m.

May 15Kennebunk4 p.m.

May 17@ Marshwood4 p.m.

May 20Cheverus4 p.m.

May 22@ Windham4 p.m.

May 24Westbrook4 p.m.

May 28@ Biddeford4 p.m.

Coach: Tom Griffin

Last year’s record: 20-1

Key players:  Erin Giles (sr., P), Marisa O’Toole (sr., 2B/SS), Paige Moore-Haskell (sr., C/OF), Grace Farnkoff (sr., SS/3B), Mary Redmond (sr. OF), Sydney Litrocapes (sr., 1B/OF), Alyssa Williamson (jr., P/1B), Megan Murrell (jr., C/3B), Brenna Kent (jr., 2B/OF/1B)

Key games: South Portland, TA, Noble, Biddeford

Outlook: “We have a great core of returning players from our SMAA conference championship team,” Griffin says. The Red Storm will be led by Giles and Williamson in the circle, both of whom Griffin calls “outstanding.” He’s confident in his offense and defense this year, as many starters are returning. The Red Storm hope to make a run for the state title.

Boys’ Tennis

Apr. 22Marshwood4 p.m.

Apr. 24@ Cheverus4 p.m.

Apr. 26@ Gorham3:30 p.m.

Apr. 29Sanford4 p.m.

May 1@ Massabesic3:30 p.m.

May 3Windham3:30 p.m.

May 6Portland3:30 p.m.

May 8@ Bonny Eagle4 p.m.

May 10@ Deering4 p.m.

May 13Thornton3:30 p.m.

May 17Westbrook4 p.m.

May 20@ South Portland4 p.m.

Coach: Craigh McDonald

Last year’s record: 11-3

Key players: Jeff Sirocki (sr.), Colby Whitaker (jr.), Roy Garland (so.)

Key games: Gorham, Windham, Cheverus

Outlook: The Red Storm have reached the playoffs in nine consecutive seasons, says McDonald. They’re looking forward to the challenge of extending that streak.

Girls’ Track & Field

Apr. 23@ Marshwood (Bonny Eagle/South Portland/Marshwood)TBD

Apr. 29@ Westbrook (Westbrook/Gorham/Windham)3:45 p.m.

May 3@ Scarborough (SMAA Relays)3:30

May 7Kennebunk/Portland/Noble/McAuley3:45 p.m.

May 13Sanford/Deering/Biddeford3:45 p.m.

May 17@ Gorham (Cumberland County Meet)3:30 p.m.

May 25@ Thornton (Southwesterns)10 a.m.

Jun. 1StatesTBD

Coache: Ron Kelly

Key players: Marissa Agger (jr.), Katy Beneman (jr.), Krysten Burns (sr.), Natalie Foster (jr.), Tara Fox (jr.), Karli-Ann Gilbert (sr.), Kelsey Given (jr.), Katy Granzier (sr.), Paige Greeley (jr.), Lindsay Hague (jr.), Anna Jorgenson (sr.), Cailley Ledue (jr.), Meghan Lynch (sr.), Ali Pelczar (sr.), Lauren Piper (jr.), and Ellie Walker (sr.), Aly Atherton (fr.), Jenna Douglas (so.), Lauren Douglas (so.), Haley Franklin (so.), Vera Gardner (fr.), Elizabeth Gentile (fr.), Kayla Griffis (so.), Katherine James (fr.), Emma Koukos (fr.), Sophie Lawsure (fr.), Emma Lynch (fr.), Sarah Marden (fr.), Morgan McKeown (fr.), Abbie Morgan (so.), Lydia Odlin (so.), Madison O’Reilly (fr.), Chelsea Perehudoff (so.), Maria Quartararo (so.), Sarah Rinaldi (so.), Maddie Sirois (so.), Laura Volan (fr.)

Outlook: The Red Storm won the Class A state meet last season, and hope to stay competitive this season, but are a young team now. Kelly says their strengths will be in the high jump, relays, the 800, and the discus. He expects them to spend the next couple years rebuilding.

Girls’ Tennis

Apr. 22@ Marshwood4 p.m.

Apr. 24Cheverus3:30 p.m.

Apr. 26Gorham3:30 p.m.

Apr. 29@ Sanford3:30 p.m.

May 1Massabesic3:30 p.m.

May 3@ Windham3:30 p.m.

May 6@ Portland3:30 p.m.

May 8Bonny Eagle3:30 p.m.

May 13@ Thornton3:30 p.m.

May 15McAuley3:30 p.m.

May 17@ Westbrook4 p.m.

May 20South Portland3:30 p.m.

Girls tennis coach Steve Eddy could not be reached in time for this issue.


Girls’ Lacrosse

Apr. 23@ McAuley4 p.m.

Apr. 25@ Bonny Eagle4 p.m.

Apr. 27Yarmouth11:30 a.m.

May 1South Portland6 p.m.

May 7@ Massabesic5:30 p.m.

May 9Cheverus6 p.m.

May 10@ Cape Elizabeth6:30 p.m.

May 14Thornton6 p.m.

May 16@ Gorham4 p.m.

May 21Marshwood6 p.m.

May 24Kennebunk6 p.m.

May 29@ Windham5:30 p.m.

Coach: Marcia Wood

Last year’s record: 15-1

Key players: Meg Kirsch (sr.), Ashley Ronzo (sr.), Avery Pietras (sr.), Maiti Kent (sr.), Kaitlin Prince (so.)

Key games: Kennebunk, Cape, Cheverus, Marshwood

Outlook: The Lady Red Storm graduated 12 seniors last year, including the majority of their goal scorers. As with the boys team, many underclassmen who’ve been patiently waiting their turn on the field will get the opportunity to demonstrate their skill and determination this season. Kirsch is the team’s most experienced player, and plays goal, while Morgan Rodway (jr.) will lead the defense with the help of Hadless Yescott (jr.) and Rachel Wallace (jr.). Wood looks to Pietras, Kent, and Prince to put the ball in the net. 

Boys’ Lacrosse

Apr. 11Westbrook6:30 p.m.

Apr. 18Bonny Eagle1 p.m.

Apr. 20@ Biddeford10 a.m.

Apr. 24South Portland6:30 p.m.

Apr. 27North Yarmouth3:30 p.m.

May 1@ Deering5 p.m.

May 4Portland6 p.m.

May 7@ Gorham4 p.m.

May 15Kennebunk6:30 p.m.

May 18@ Yarmouth1 p.m.

May 22@ Marshwood6 p.m.

May 28@ Thornton6:30 p.m.

Coach: Joe Hezlep (6th year)

Last year’s record: 14-1, Class A state champs for the third consecutive season

Key players: John Wheeler (sr.), Dalton Finley (sr.), David Pearson (sr.), Brendon Smith (jr.), Cam Loiselle (jr.)

Key games: Portland, Kennebunk, Thornton

Outlook: Wheeler was named U.S. Lacrosse All-American in 2012, after recording 51 goals and 33 assists, both league highs, and Finley was named second-team all-conference, so the Red Storm have prowess. However, they graduated 14 seniors last year, including six of their eight top scorers and three-time all-conference Andrew Jones. “This year’s team will need to fill those roles very quickly,” Hezlep says. “We only return four starters from last season’s squad.” Luckily, many players who didn’t get much playing time last season were, in fact, ready to compete at the varsity level; they simply had seniors in front of them. Those players will need to step into new and bigger roles, Hezlep adds.

Boys’ Track & Field

Apr. 24@ Bonny Eagle (Bonny Eagle/South Portland/Marshwood)3:45 p.m.

Apr. 29@ Westbrook (Westbrook/Windham/Gorham) 3:45 p.m.

May 3@ Westbrook (SMAA Relays)3:30

May 8@ Noble (Kennebunk/Portland/Noble)TBD

May 13Biddeford/Sanford/Deering3:45 p.m.

May 17@ Gorham (Cumberland County Meet)3:30 p.m.

May 25@ Thornton (Southwesterns)10 a.m.

Jun. 1StatesTBD

Coaches: Derek Veilleux

Last year’s record: 9-3 regular season, 3rd in county championships, 4th at SMAA championship, 4th in Class A states

Key players: Ryan Jamison (sr.), Robert Hall (sr.), Jake Alofs (sr.), Merrick Madden (sr.), Kevin Manning (sr.), Anthony Verzoni (sr.), Cameron Langlois (jr.), Alex Karam (jr.), Mike Pino (jr.), Jerry Kenney (so.), Hugh McSorley (so.), Mike Granzier (so.), Edward James (so.), Colin Jones (so.), Will Fowler (so.),  Jacob Bloom (so.), Jacob Terry (so.), Sean McGovern (so.), Drew Wells (so.), Kenny Adams (jr.), Colin Tardiff (fr.)

Key games: SMAAs and states

Outlook: “We’ve got another strong team this spring,” Veilleux says, though he emphasizes the importance of staying healthy. He also stresses the “good mix of experience and youth” the Red Storm possess, and looks forward to covering all events. “This group of seniors has been very successful; the only thing missing is an outdoor state title.” He will train his team’s attention on running its best in the championship meets.

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