2016 fall season in review: Red Storm

Scarborough senior Aren Dickman skirts the TA defense in the Storm's postseason upset of the Trojans.

As per usual, Scarborough’s various sports teams were stellar this autumn. Let’s take a look back at their performances.

Cross Country
Jim Harmon’s boys XC squad looked strong again in 2016, powering to third at Regionals on big runs by Shamus Malia and Connor Coffin. A week later, the Storm finished seventh at States, a slot back from Hampden and one ahead of Mt. Ararat. Malia and Coffin spearheaded that effort as well.

While Coffin is just a freshman, Malia is a senior, and is therefore slated to graduate in June. Andrew Goodwin will also depart the 29-man roster, meaning Scarborough can be expected to only improve in the near future.

Meanwhile, Ron Kelly’s girls finished sixth at Regionals, propelled by Bethany Sholl’s top-five finish. They then finished 10th at States (back from Mt. Blue, but ahead of Cheverus), Sholl in the lead once more.

Two seniors – Marisa Carbone and Edie Christian – leave the team behind this year. 

Field Hockey
Kerry Mariello’s girls kicked off their regular schedule in shaky fashion, dropping their first two games 4-1 to Marshwood and 2-1 to Massabesic. They found surer footing after that, however, and didn’t lose another game. They picked up key wins over Westbrook, Thornton and Cheverus to finish as one of three 12-2 teams in A South. That record earned them the tournament three-seed and a bye through the first round. In the quarters, they topped Biddeford 4-1. In the semis, however, they ran up against Marshwood again, ultimately falling 2-0.

Cara Reynolds, Lily Nygren, Sydney Rusak, Liz Callahan, Annika Batista, Victoria Timm, Ashley Levesque, Kristen Levesque and Edie Frederick all graduate in June. 

Football
Lance Johnson’s boys put together their best run in a while this year. The team kicked off their autumn with the Upset Heard ‘Round Class A: a 14-13 victory over 2015 State Runners-Up Portland. They dropped just two games in the regular season, the first to Bonny Eagle 21-7 and the second to Thornton 34-19. By the time playoffs rolled around, the Storm had secured the three-seed. They then walloped neighboring South Portland 42-6 in the quarters to earn another shot at TA – a second chance they took full advantage of, winning 36-29 in the Other Upset Heard ‘Round Class A. The teams’ run, however, came to a 40-20 end when they rematched in the Regional Final with the mighty Scots, who went on to beat Portland for the State Crown.

Emmett Peoples, Steve Young, Peter Mazzaro, Austin Hooper, Tim Carion, Kyle Foley, Anthony Simoneau, Aren Dickman, Michael Jamison, Drew LeClair, Matt Cook, Smarlin German, Griffin Snyder, Dakota Joy, Spencer Cleary, Matt Drew and Joseph Imler retire from the Storm, come June.

Golf
Mike Murphy’s team turned in an 8-2 record this fall, tying for first in the SMAA North. At States, Scarborough collectively finished fourth, while individually, Anthony Burnham (a sophomore) took third, Elizabeth Lacognata (a junior) took sixth and Ethan Mason (another sophomore) took 10th. “We were 6 strokes away from winning it all!” Murphy said. “Great season.”

The Storm say goodbye to seniors Skylar Pettingill and Sean McGuire this year.

Boys Soccer
Mark Diaz’s squad went 11-3 through the regular season, a performance that included important victories over South Portland and Thornton. The team entered the tournament ranked fourth, and thus slid through the first round on a bye. The dispatched the Riots 1-0 in the quarters to meet Gorham in the semis. There, the Storm unfortunately dried up, falling 3-1 to the No. 1 Rams.

Chris Franklin, Cam Smith, Cam Thibault, Noah Charest, Marc Guerette, Justin Perry, Spencer Pettingill, Noah Stracqualursi, Garrett King, Myles Little, Ben Batoosingh, Eric Murray, Matt Blaisdell, Ryan Barr, Sebastian Osborne, Alex Giles, Nico Onorato, and Jack McCloskey all graduate in June. Those losses represent a huge chunk of the Storm roster, meaning 2017 could be a rebuilding year for the team. However, if any program under any coach can bounce back effectively and in short order, this program under this coach certainly can. Next fall should be exciting for Scarborough.

Girls Soccer
Mike Farley’s girls, like their gentlemen counterparts, assembled another ferocious run. The team went 10-2-2 across their regular schedule, losing only to Bonny Eagle and Marshwood and tying chart-toppers Gorham. They picked up especially notable wins over Cheverus and longtime rivals Windham and entered the postseason ranked second. After a bye through the prelims, the topped Sanford 2-0 in the quarters and the Eagles 2-0 in the semis, but then fell 3-0 to Gorham in the A South title match.

The team says goodbye this year to seniors Erin Ryan, Zoie Campbell, Ashley Perriello, Rachel Barr, Katie Farino, Ashley Harmon, Jillian Ware and Natalie Russell.

Volleyball
Jon Roberts’s girls, 2015 State Champs over Greely, put up an impressive 2016 as well. The team went 13-1 in regular-season play, losing only their opening match vs. the Rangers. The Storm dispensed with other top teams in lopsided fashion: They down Biddeford, for instance, in straight sets, and Falmouth 3-1. Their efforts earned them the No. 2 playoffs slot. In the tournament, then, Scarborough dropped just one set – they beat Marshwood 3-0, Bonny Eagle 3-0 and Yarmouth 3-1 – en route to a rematch with Greely in the State Final. There, however, the Rangers emerged the victors, 3-1.

Caroline Goodwin, Samantha Gott, Raegan Sheil, Laruen Quintiliani, Jillian Harvie, Alice Callahan, Aubrey Humpage, Haley Nelson, Jordyn Cowan, Abby Snow, Emma Budway, Kacey Foerster, Lilly Young and Libby Chadbourne graduate from SHS in June. That’s a lengthy list of central players, meaning Roberts and the rest of his lineup will be faced with a huge personnel shift on the floor come 2017. Still, the team retains plenty of talent, and can be expected to remain consistent.

Scarborough senior Aren Dickman skirts the TA defense in the Storm’s postseason upset of the Trojans.

Scarborough senior Katie Farino clashes with a Trojans opponent in a mid-season matchup.

As usual, Scarborough’s various sports teams performed admirably this autumn. Let’s take a look back at their various accomplishements.

Cross Country

Jim Harmon’s boys XC squad looked strong again in 2016, powering to third at Regionals on big runs by Shamus Malia and Connor Coffin. A week later, the Storm finished seventh at States, a slot back from Hampden and one ahead of Mt. Ararat. Malia and Coffin spearheaded that effort as well.

While Coffin is just a freshman, Malia is a graduating senior. Andrew Goodwin will also depart the 29-man roster, meaning Scarborough can be expected to only improve in the near future.

Meanwhile, Ron Kelly’s girls finished sixth at Regionals, propelled by Bethany Sholl’s top-five finish. They then finished 10th at States (back from Mt. Blue, but ahead of Cheverus), Sholl in the lead once more.

Two seniors – Marisa Carbone and Edie Christian – leave the team behind this year. 

Field Hockey

Kerry Mariello’s girls kicked off their regular schedule in shaky fashion, dropping their first two games 4-1 to Marshwood and 2-1 to Massabesic. After that, though, they found surer footing and didn’t drop another game. They picked up key wins over Westbrook, Thornton and Cheverus to finish as one of three 12-2 teams in A South. That record earned them the tournament three-seed and a bye through the first round. In the quarters, they topped Biddeford 4-1. In the semis, however, they ran up against Marshwood again, ultimately falling 2-0.

Cara Reynolds, Lily Nygren, Sydney Rusak, Liz Callahan, Annika Batista, Victoria Timm, Ashley Levesque, Kristen Levesque and Edie Frederick all graduate in June. 

Football

Lance Johnson’s boys put together their best run in a while this year. The team kicked off their autumn with the Upset Heard ‘Round Class A: a 14-13 victory over 2015 State Runners-Up Portland. They dropped just two games in the regular season, the first to Bonny Eagle 21-7 and the second to Thornton 34-19. By the time playoffs rolled around, the Storm had secured the three-seed. They then walloped neighboring South Portland 42-6 in the quarters to earn another shot at TA – a second chance they took full advantage of, winning 36-29 in the Other Upset Heard ‘Round Class A. The teams’ run, however, came to an end 40-20 when they faced off once more with mighty Bonny Eagle, who went on to beat Portland for the State Crown.

Emmett Peoples, Steve Young, Peter Mazzaro, Austin Hooper, Tim Carion, Kyle Foley, Anthony Simoneau, Aren Dickman, Michael Jamison, Drew LeClair, Matt Cook, Smarlin German, Griffin Snyder, Dakota Joy, Spencer Cleary, Matt Drew and Joseph Imler retire from the Storm come June.

Boys Soccer

Mark Diaz’s squad went 11-3 through the regular season, a performance that included important victories over South Portland and Thornton. The team entered the tournament ranked fourth, and thus slid through the first round on a bye. They dispatched the Riots 1-0 in the quarters to meet Gorham in the semis. There, the Storm dried up, however. The No. 1 Rams downed their visitors 3-1 in the matchup.

Chris Franklin, Cam Smith, Cam Thibault, Noah Charest, Marc Guerette, Justin Perry, Spencer Pettingill, Noah Stracqualursi, Garrett King, Myles Little, Ben Batoosingh, Eric Murray, Matt Blaisdell, Ryan Barr, Sebastian Osborne, Alex Giles, Nico Onorato and Jack McCloskey all graduate in June. Those losses represent a huge chunk of the Storm roster, meaning 2017 could be a rebuilding year for the team. However, if any program under any coach can bounce back effectively and in short order, this program under this coach certainly can. Next fall should be exciting for Scarborough.

Girls Soccer

Mike Farley’s girls, like their gentlemen counterparts, also assembled another ferocious run. The team went 10-2-2 across their regular schedule, losing only to Bonny Eagle and Marshwood and tying chart-topper Gorham (as well as Sanford.) They picked up especially notable wins over Cheverus and longtime rivals Windham and entered the postseason ranked second. After a bye through the prelims, they topped the Spartans 2-0 in the quarters and the Eagles 2-0 in the semis, but then fell 3-0 to Gorham in the A South title match.

The team says goodbye this year to seniors Erin Ryan, Zoie Campbell, Ashley Perriello, Rachel Barr, Katie Farino, Ashley Harmon, Jillian Ware and Natalie Russell.

Volleyball

Jon Roberts’s girls, 2015 State Champs (over Greely), put up an impressive 2016 as well. The team went 13-1 in regular-season play, dropping only their opening match vs. the Rangers. The Storm dispensed with other top teams in lopsided fashion: They downed Biddeford, for instance, in straight sets, and Falmouth 3-1. Their efforts earned them the No. 2 playoffs slot. In the tournament, Scarborough dropped just one set – beating Marshwood 3-0, Bonny Eagle 3-0 and Yarmouth 3-1 – en route to a rematch with Greely in the State Final. There, however, their drive to remain on the throne came to an end, with the Rangers emerging the victors 3-1.

Caroline Goodwin, Samantha Gott, Raegan Sheil, Laruen Quintiliani, Jillian Harvie, Alice Callahan, Aubrey Humpage, Haley Nelson, Jordyn Cowan, Abby Snow, Emma Budway, Kacey Foerster, Lilly Young and Libby Chandbourne graduate in June. That’s a lengthy list of central players, meaning Roberts and the rest of his lineup will be faced with a huge personnel shift on the floor come 2017. Still, they retain plenty of talent, and can be expected to remain consistent.

 

As usual, Scarborough’s various sports teams performed admirably this autumn. Let’s take a look back at their various accomplishements.

Cross Country

Jim Harmon’s boys XC squad looked strong again in 2016, powering to third at Regionals on big runs by Shamus Malia and Connor Coffin. A week later, the Storm finished seventh at States, a slot back from Hampden and one ahead of Mt. Ararat. Malia and Coffin spearheaded that effort as well.

While Coffin is just a freshman, Malia is a graduating senior. Andrew Goodwin will also depart the 29-man roster, meaning Scarborough can be expected to only improve in the near future.

Meanwhile, Ron Kelly’s girls finished sixth at Regionals, propelled by Bethany Sholl’s top-five finish. They then finished 10th at States (back from Mt. Blue, but ahead of Cheverus), Sholl in the lead once more.

Two seniors – Marisa Carbone and Edie Christian – leave the team behind this year. 

Field Hockey

Kerry Mariello’s girls kicked off their regular schedule in shaky fashion, dropping their first two games 4-1 to Marshwood and 2-1 to Massabesic. After that, though, they found surer footing and didn’t drop another game. They picked up key wins over Westbrook, Thornton and Cheverus to finish as one of three 12-2 teams in A South. That record earned them the tournament three-seed and a bye through the first round. In the quarters, they topped Biddeford 4-1. In the semis, however, they ran up against Marshwood again, ultimately falling 2-0.

Cara Reynolds, Lily Nygren, Sydney Rusak, Liz Callahan, Annika Batista, Victoria Timm, Ashley Levesque, Kristen Levesque and Edie Frederick all graduate in June. 

Football

Lance Johnson’s boys put together their best run in a while this year. The team kicked off their autumn with the Upset Heard ‘Round Class A: a 14-13 victory over 2015 State Runners-Up Portland. They dropped just two games in the regular season, the first to Bonny Eagle 21-7 and the second to Thornton 34-19. By the time playoffs rolled around, the Storm had secured the three-seed. They then walloped neighboring South Portland 42-6 in the quarters to earn another shot at TA – a second chance they took full advantage of, winning 36-29 in the Other Upset Heard ‘Round Class A. The teams’ run, however, came to an end 40-20 when they faced off once more with mighty Bonny Eagle, who went on to beat Portland for the State Crown.

Emmett Peoples, Steve Young, Peter Mazzaro, Austin Hooper, Tim Carion, Kyle Foley, Anthony Simoneau, Aren Dickman, Michael Jamison, Drew LeClair, Matt Cook, Smarlin German, Griffin Snyder, Dakota Joy, Spencer Cleary, Matt Drew and Joseph Imler retire from the Storm come June.

Boys Soccer

Mark Diaz’s squad went 11-3 through the regular season, a performance that included important victories over South Portland and Thornton. The team entered the tournament ranked fourth, and thus slid through the first round on a bye. They dispatched the Riots 1-0 in the quarters to meet Gorham in the semis. There, the Storm dried up, however. The No. 1 Rams downed their visitors 3-1 in the matchup.

Chris Franklin, Cam Smith, Cam Thibault, Noah Charest, Marc Guerette, Justin Perry, Spencer Pettingill, Noah Stracqualursi, Garrett King, Myles Little, Ben Batoosingh, Eric Murray, Matt Blaisdell, Ryan Barr, Sebastian Osborne, Alex Giles, Nico Onorato and Jack McCloskey all graduate in June. Those losses represent a huge chunk of the Storm roster, meaning 2017 could be a rebuilding year for the team. However, if any program under any coach can bounce back effectively and in short order, this program under this coach certainly can. Next fall should be exciting for Scarborough.

Girls Soccer

Mike Farley’s girls, like their gentlemen counterparts, also assembled another ferocious run. The team went 10-2-2 across their regular schedule, losing only to Bonny Eagle and Marshwood and tying chart-topper Gorham (as well as Sanford.) They picked up especially notable wins over Cheverus and longtime rivals Windham and entered the postseason ranked second. After a bye through the prelims, they topped the Spartans 2-0 in the quarters and the Eagles 2-0 in the semis, but then fell 3-0 to Gorham in the A South title match.

The team says goodbye this year to seniors Erin Ryan, Zoie Campbell, Ashley Perriello, Rachel Barr, Katie Farino, Ashley Harmon, Jillian Ware and Natalie Russell.

Volleyball

Jon Roberts’s girls, 2015 State Champs (over Greely), put up an impressive 2016 as well. The team went 13-1 in regular-season play, dropping only their opening match vs. the Rangers. The Storm dispensed with other top teams in lopsided fashion: They downed Biddeford, for instance, in straight sets, and Falmouth 3-1. Their efforts earned them the No. 2 playoffs slot. In the tournament, Scarborough dropped just one set – beating Marshwood 3-0, Bonny Eagle 3-0 and Yarmouth 3-1 – en route to a rematch with Greely in the State Final. There, however, their drive to remain on the throne came to an end, with the Rangers emerging the victors 3-1.

Caroline Goodwin, Samantha Gott, Raegan Sheil, Laruen Quintiliani, Jillian Harvie, Alice Callahan, Aubrey Humpage, Haley Nelson, Jordyn Cowan, Abby Snow, Emma Budway, Kacey Foerster, Lilly Young and Libby Chandbourne graduate in June. That’s a lengthy list of central players, meaning Roberts and the rest of his lineup will be faced with a huge personnel shift on the floor come 2017. Still, they retain plenty of talent, and can be expected to remain consistent.