Middle school fall sports seasons kick offSoccer, field hockey, cross-country student-athletes fall into place
The Busline League middle school boys and girls soccer seasons have kicked off, with a slew of games scheduled to have been played Sept. 6 and Sept. 8.
The middle school field hockey and coed soccer seasons also are under way and the cross-country campaigns will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13.
In Busline League boys and girls soccer, there are North and South Divisions. The North includes Oceanside Middle School 8th grade of Thomaston, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro, Searsport District Middle School, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast, Camden-Rockport Middle School. The South includes Jefferson Village School, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta, Boothbay Region Elementary School, Oceanside Middle School 7th grade, Wiscasset Middle School and Woolwich.
The Busline League coed soccer squads include Bristol, South Bristol, Vinalhaven, Camden-Rockport 7th grade, Camden-Rockport 6th grade, Appleton Village School, Lincolnville Central School, Nobleboro and Hope Elementary School.
The Busline League field hockey teams include Oceanside, Boothbay, Troy Howard, Great Salt Bay and Camden-Rockport.
The Busline League cross-country squads are Oceanside, Great Salt Bay, Searsport, Lincolnville, Camden-Rockport, Appleton, Medomak, Islesboro Central School, Troy Howard and Boothbay.
Coaches can report middle school results by emailing Courier Publications at email@example.com or by calling 594-4401, extension 116.
A recap of recently reported results includes:
Camden-Rockport 4, Oceanside 8th 3 … At Camden Sept. 8, CRMS edged Oceanside. For the Mariners, Lauren Hatch netted two goals and Kelsey Brooks another. Cassie Butler made five saves in net for Oceanside, while Emma Lee and Jenna Conant turned in solid efforts anchoring the defense, said Mariner coach Peter Mitchell.
"The game was hard fought with both teams having many good [scoring] chances," said Mitchell. "I was proud of the way my girls came back and answered after Camden-Rockport would score. They never gave up."
CRMS was keyed on offense by Izzy Gutheinz with two goals and Charlotte Messer and Emily Blackwell both one. Ginny Laurita "played an outstanding game at midfield and [on] defense," said Schooner coach Alex Arau. The coach said Julia Holt made many saves in net for CRMS.
Medomak 4, Searsport 0 … At Waldoboro Sept. 8, the host Riverhawks broke open a scoreless first half with four second-half goals, as Alika McMurrin and Taylor Smith scored two goals apiece for MMS, with Amber Hagin adding an assist.
Oceanside 8th 5, Medomak 0 … At Waldoboro Sept. 6, Sydney Hall scored two goals and Kaylee McCorrison, Kelsey Brooks and Lauren Hatch each one to pace the Mariners over the host Riverhawks in a season-opening game. Oceanside controlled the midfield with "outstanding play" by Jillian Brooks, said Mariner coach Peter Mitchell.
Additional information for MMS was unavailable.
Medomak 7, Oceanside 8th 1 … At Waldoboro Sept. 6, the host Riverhawks took 24 shots on goal en route to a lopsided win in a season-opening game. Nick Grover had a "solid performance" in goal for MMS, said MMS coach Tenley Libby.
Pacing the MMS offense were Zidane McMurrin ( 2 goals), John Allard (goal, assist), Adam Eutsler (goal), Laken Harrington (goal), Kyle Donlin (goal), Wyatt Post (goal), Patrick White (2 assists), Mat Moore (assist) and Francisco Johnson (assist).
Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.