Monday, November 2, 2009

Skowhegan bid for ninth straight title in Maine stopped by Scarborough


The Skowhegan High School field hockey dynasty felt like it lasted forever, and then it was over after Scarborough's Ellie Morin scored in overtime of Saturday's Maine Class A state championship game in Yarmouth to secure a 2-1 win over the Indians. The loss marked the first time since 2000 that Skowhegan did not win the Class A state title. "You never know what it will feel like until you have it, and it's overwhelming," said Scarborough coach Kerry Mariello, whose team has 13 seniors. Read more at the Kennebec Journal.

Gardiner knocked off York 2-0 in Saturday's Maine Class B field hockey state championship game, the first state title for the Tigers since 1987. Naturally, they were given the royal treatment on their way back into Gardiner. "We got back to the interstate in Gardiner, and we were met by a first police cruiser," Gardiner assistant coach Sharon Gallant told the Kennebec Journal. "At the middle school we picked up a second police cruiser and a fire truck from Pittston. We paraded past the high school and downtown." "We were all cheering," Gardiner senior forward Kashley Weymouth said. "It was really fun. I probably won't forget it. I don't think any of us will." Read more at the Kennebec Journal.

Catherina Mountain scored with 2:07 remaining to lift Dexter High to a 1-0 upset of previously-undefeated and defending champion North Yarmouth Academy Saturday in Maine's Class C state championship field hockey game. The win gave Dexter its first state championship since 2003. Read more.

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