Aug. 31 Deering Win-5-0
Sept. 6 Thornton Academy 4 p.m.
Sept. 8 @ Cheverus 4 p.m.
Sept. 10 @ Kennebunk 10 a.m.
Sept. 12 McAuley 4 p.m.
Sept. 16 Westbrook 4 p.m.
Sept. 20 @ Massabesic 4 p.m.
Sept. 22 Portland 4 p.m.
Sept. 24 @ Bonny Eagle 10 a.m.
Sept. 26 @ Noble 4 p.m.
Sept. 28 @ Marshwood 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 Scarborough 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 @ South Portland 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Gorham 4 p.m.
Coach: Christena Dillon
Last year’s record: 3-10-1
Key returning players: The Eagles have a good group put together under Dillon’s leadership. The team is led by last year’s top scorer in senior captain Molly McVetty, who also played in the Katahdin League in the offseason. Senior captain Marina Davidson also played in Katahdin, and according to Dillon has “improved immensely.” Other senior captains include Sarah Scvorak, who has the ability (and the experience) to play any position on the field, and Lindsey Bicknell, who it a highly-talented defensive powerhouse.
Key games this season: “After last year, every game is a key game,” Dillon said. “As a team we are not going to look ahead too far. We are going to focus on the game at hand. With the hard work the team has done over the summer we as a team think anything is possible. A lot of other schools are rebuilding. We should hang with the best of them.”
Season outlook: “Each year we say no team goal is unattainable,” Dillon said. “Our goal is to make the playoffs. The team’s attitude this year has been no less than positive and both the team and myself believe that our goal will be met with hard work, dedication, and will. The team this year knows we have to score goals to win – everyone is thinking offense. As their coach I believe in them, and this will be a great season.”
Sept. 2 @ Scarborough Loss-21-6
Sept. 9 Deering 7 p.m.
Sept. 17 @ Thornton Acad. 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 Kennebunk 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 Portland 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 @ Massabesic 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 South Portland 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 @ Bonny Eagle 7 p.m.
Coach: Matt Perkins
Last year’s record: 4-5, lost in the first round to Cheverus.
Key games this season: The Eagles are expecting a fierce fight from Bonny Eagle, Deering, Thornton Academy and South Portland. The Eagles got the season off to a tough start with a 21-6 loss to Scarborough in the opener last Friday night.
Key returning players: Windham is led by Ian Dixon, Jeremy Peavey, TD O’Brien, Kyle Deschenes, Johnny Weymouth, Matt McLean, John Golder and Jordan Lindsay.
Season outlook: “We’re very excited to get going,” Perkins said. “Last year was a great growing year for our program, and a lot of our younger guys stepped up and played varsity. This year we have a lot of guys that have experienced the big games and now know how to prepare week to week. We have a very competitive schedule but we are excited to play some of the best teams in the league. If we stay healthy, we feel that we will have a very successful year.”
Sept. 3 Portland Win-8-0
Sept. 7 @ Gorham 6 p.m.
Sept. 12 @ McAuley 4 p.m.
Sept. 14 Biddeford 6 p.m.
Sept. 16 @ Marshwood 4 p.m.
Sept. 20 @ Cheverus 4 p.m.
Sept. 22 South Portland 6 p.m.
Sept. 24 Noble 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 1 Scarborough 3 p.m.
Oct. 5 Westbrook 6 p.m.
Oct. 7 @ Deering 6 p.m.
Oct. 12 Sanford 6 p.m.
Oct. 14 @ Massabesic 4 p.m.
Oct. 18 Bonny Eagle 6 p.m.
Coach: Deb LeBel, first year
Key returning players: Windham will be anchored by returning starters Amber Verrill, Jordan Symonds, Jill Levesque, Bebe Butts, Morgan Dolby and Mary Green.
Key games this season: The Eagles will be on the lookout for contests against Gorham, Scarborough, Sanford and Thornton Academy.
Season outlook: “We have some very talented underclassmen that will help round out a solid group of returning players,” LeBel said. “We are optimistic that we will be able to compete with the top teams this fall.”
Sept. 1 @ Westbrook Loss-9-4
Sept. 6 @ Greely 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 @ Thornton Acad. 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 Gorham 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 @ Bonny Eagle 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 Westbrook 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 Greely 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 Thornton Academy 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 @ Gorham 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 Girls Qualifier 1 p.m.
Sept. 29 Bonny Eagle 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 SMAA Team/Indv. Qualifier TBA
Oct. 10 Team States TBA
Oct. 15 Individual States TBA
Coach: Adam Manzo
Last year’s record: 6-4
Key returning players: Windham’s team will be anchored by captain Kyle Gilman, who competed in the 2011 Maine Amateur and made the cut. Gilman also finished tied for 6th in 2010 State Individual.
Key matches this season: Gorham, the defending state champions, obviously stick out. Other matches against Bonny Eagle, Thornton Academy and Greely will be equally important in giving the Eagles traction.
Season outlook: “After graduating four starting seniors, we are a young team this year with a lot of new faces,” Manzo said. “While we are led by captain Kyle Gilman, we play in a very difficult division, including the defending state champions, Gorham. We will need to have a lot of contributions this year from many different players.”
Boys & Girls
Sept. 9 @ MCA/Biddeford 4 p.m.
Sept. 16 @ Deering/Massabesic/Thornton Academy 4 p.m.
Sept. 23 @ South Portland/Noble 4 p.m.
Sept. 28 Cheverus/Marshwood 4 p.m.
Oct. 7 @ Kennebunk/Portland/Sanford 4 p.m.
Oct. 14 @ Scwrborough/Westbrook/Gorham/Bonny Eagle 4 p.m.
Oct. 22 @ Regionals TBA
Oct. 29 @ States TBA
Coach: Jeff Riddle
Last year’s record: For the girls, 12-2. The boys were 6-6
Key returning athletes: For the girls, key runners will be Hannah Damron, Talia McKay (captain), Lucy Algeo (captain), Meghan Rich, Sam Frost, Mackenzie Joy and Rosalyn Moisan. For the boys, the leaders will be Keegan Brennan (assistant captain), Sam Brockelbank (assistant captain), Asa Lewis, Rob Cave, Travis Harkins (captain), John Bland and Patrick Rice.
Key meets this season: “We look forward to each week’s competition. The key meet of the season is our last meet to assess who is healthy and who will represent at the much anticipated regional championship meet,” Riddle said.
Season outlook: “Our JV and varsity girls’ teams have depth and talent,” Riddle said. “In the 12 years I have coached cross country, we have never been this holistically prepared, fit, and ready for our season. After already mirroring last year’s win at the Lake Region Championships, the girls are off and running strong. We have a goal to mimic or better our regular season results from fall 2010, but we have loftier goals beyond that and hope to reach beyond those goals with dedicated effort, integrity, unity, and belief.”
“The boys have already bettered last year’s third place finish by earning second at the Lake Region Championships,” Riddle added. “So the boys are having a great start. They will look to again earn a box at the state championship meet and we hope to send individuals to the New England Championships. Time will tell.”
Sept. 3 @ Portland Win-3-2
Sept. 6 Gorham 6 p.m.
Sept. 8 Noble 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 @ Biddeford 4 p.m.
Sept. 15 @ Thornton Academy 6 p.m.
Sept. 20 Cheverus 6 p.m.
Sept. 22 @ South Portland 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 Marshwood 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 Scarborough 5 p.m.
Oct. 4 @ Westbrook 6 p.m.
Oct. 6 Deering 6 p.m.
Oct. 11 @ Sanford 6 p.m.
Oct. 13 Massabesic 6 p.m.
Oct. 18 @ Bonny Eagle 6 p.m.
Coach: Colin Minte
Last year’s record: 8-5-2, lost to Kennebunk in the first round
Key returning players: The Eagles will be built around a trio of skilled returners in Robbie Lentine, Dana King, and Brian Sousi.
Key games this season: Portland, Gorham, Scarborough and Cheverus should challenge Windham this year.
Season outlook: “We have a strong group of young players and returning players,” Minte said. “We believe we have a great opportunity to make a run at the Western Maine Class A championship.”