Young middle school student-athletes have been on the run, kicking around and busy whacking field hockey balls in recent days as the Busline League, which geographically covers from Woolwich to Searsport and includes fall sports such as cross country, field hockey, golf and soccer, is in full swing.

Coaches are encouraged to report game/match/meet results by e-mail to sports@villagesoup.com.

Results of recently reported games/matches/meets (with links to more photos coming) were:

Girls soccer

On Waldoboro Sept. 20, Medomak Middle School grabbed a decisive win over Thomaston Grammar School as Lexi Genthner earned a hat trick to lead the Riverhawks in a 5-0 win. Hannah Watmough and Taylor Griffin had one goal each for the ‘Hawks.

MMS coach Tom McClean commended his team and said “excellent play and hustle was shown by all.”

Genthner started the scoring in the first half by scoring three breakaway goals. In the second half, Griffin scored from 10 yards out and Watmough found the net from the right side near the 18-yard line.

Coach McLean highlighted Cece Luce for her defensive efforts and, for midfield, Sophie Cohen, Nicole Nichols and Maggie Cox. He also said forwards Molley Clevette, Jessica Herrick and Watmough “showed aggressive play.”

At Searsport Sept. 16, Lexi Genther led Medomak Middle School to a 4-3 overtime victory with her hat trick against Searsport District Middle School. For MMS, Genthner had three goals and an assist, Hannah Watmough with one goal and an assist and Sophie Cohen and Bailey McCaffrey both with one assist.

Genthner started the scoring in the first half. Then Watmough found the net after a pass from Genthner. Genthner scored again in the closing minutes of regulation off a long pass from McCaffrey.

Genthner also had a shot on goal in the final seconds. However, the SDMS goalie picked up the ball to send the game into overtime. Genthner scored her third goal on a breakaway with just over a minute left in overtime to seal the victory for the Riverhawks.

At Thomaston Sept. 16, Camden-Rockport Middle School proved to be pesky guests as they beat Thomaston Grammar School 2-1. Hannah Wincklhofer and Abbey Shields each scored for the Schooners. Whincklhofer and Katie Vannorsdall each had assists as well. Katie Jacob scored the lone TGS goal.

Rachel Robinson played in the net for the Clippers and coach Jeff Monahan commended Haley Winchenbach and Makaye Stone for their defensive efforts. Also, Camden-Rockport made 10 shots and their goalie had nine saves.

“The girls are starting to realize that they can play with any team in the league once they give a full 60 minutes of effort,” said Monahan. “We can’t not wait until the last five minutes to start our attack. I hope the Camden game is the takeoff point for the rest of the season.”

At Thomaston Sept 14, Searsport rallied to beat Thomaston 3-2. Tania Thompson and Jacob netted Thomaston’s two goals and Clipper keeper Kalyn Grover had four saves Notably Rachel Robinson and Macy Boutot had a strong defensive game.

A link to photos from the Camden-Rockport at Thomaston game appears below.

Boys soccer

On Sept. 20 at Waldoboro, Thomaston Grammar School beat Medomak Middle School 5-3. TGS led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Brian Haskell, assisted by Trevor Crute.  Eli Thorbjornson scored three goals in the second half, two of which were assisted by Walker Ranney. Andrew King also scored a goal for the unbeaten Clippers

Makale Willis, Jamie Temple and Sam Morrill each scored for MMS. Vincent Garland led MMS’ defense in goal. Medomak scored its first goal off a corner kick by Zack Starr, which was headed by Morrill. Willis took the header and drove the ball into the net to close the score at 2-1. MMS again scored on a corner kick by Starr, which was knocked into the net by Temple. Morrill rounded out the scoring off a pass from Temple, which was assisted by a cross from Tucker Prescott.

The game was tied 3-3 before the Clippers came out to seal the victory.

At Thomaston Sept. 16, Camden-Rockport took a hit from the hosts as Thomaston Grammar won 2-1.

Camden-Rockport’s Jack Gallagher scored from a Jamie Zanca cross to put CRMS ahead 1-0. However, Thomaston’s Andrew King scored on a penalty kick to tie the game in the second half.

With 12 minutes remaining, King sealed the deal with another goal to win the game. Walker Ranney and Sloane Smith combined for the win in the TGS goal.

At Searsport Sept. 16, Medomak Middle School beat Searsport 2-1 in a thrilling double-overtime battle.

Searsport jumped to an early lead with a goal but the Riverhawks responded in the second half on a goal by Jamie Temple. Temple was assisted by Sam Morrill and Gavin Felch.

Vincent Garland made many fine saves in goal for MMS. Hunter Wincapaw, Zach Starr, Nick DePatsy and Kevin Donlin led the Riverhawk defense.

By the end of regulation play, a tie was still on the board and overtime was called. The first round of OT prove fruitless for both teams. However, in the second overtime session DePatsy scored the winning goal with a shot from outside the penalty area.

A link to photos from the Camden-Rockport at Thomaston game appears below.

Coed soccer

At Appleton Sept. 20, Camden-Rockport notched its first victory with a 4-0 decision over Appleton. A solid all-around team effort kept the pressure on the entire game. Ian McBride posted his first shutoutin goal by making seven saves for the Schooners.

David Flint scored eight minutes into the first half off a cross by Lara Cazemajou. Kyle Winchenbach scored his fourth goal of the season after taking a feed from Flint. The Schooners went into halftime with a 2-0 lead. Two unassisted second-half goals by Flint and Austin Gallant padded the lead and sealed the victory for the Schooners.

At Lincolnville Sept. 18, Lincolnville beat Vinalhaven 10-2. LCS got on the board first when winger Emma Gutheinz drove the left side and crossed the ball to striker Jet Magri. Magri then dribbled skillfully by two players to break in on the Vinalhaven keeper whom Magri beat with a clean shot to the side. Gutheinz tallied the next score on a nice feed from winger Annie Young. Vinalhaven kept it close after an LCS foul in their goal box. The ensuing penalty kick was converted to make it a 2-1 game.

After a 10-minute scoreless stretch, winger Nick Czuchra drove the left wing before centering it to midfielder Josh Pitcairn who calmly nailed a shot to the corner of the net for the score. Midfielder Izzy Gutheinz then initiated the next score with a slick pass to Magri on the right wing. Magri crossed it to striker Morgan Mercier who gently touched it by the keeper. The next successful effort came on a three-player combination when Czuchra crossed the ball from the left to Mercier who redirected it towards the far corner. Pitcairn then tipped it in at the last second. The half ended with Izzy Gutheinz stealing the ball in the Vinalhaven box from a defender and cleaning beating the keeper with her shot.

Vinalhaven struck back at the beginning of the second half when a throw in deep in the LCS end found their striker alone in front of the net. He trapped the ball well and hammered it past the LCS keeper. LCS got that back when another penalty kick was called in the Vinalhaven box. Magri placed the ball nicely, high and to the keeper’s right, for the score. Midfielder Brandon Benson then picked up the ball and chipped it in to midfielder Emma McGurren, who pushed it past the Vinalhaven sweeper and out ran her to break in alone on the goalie. She caromed her shot of the post for the score. Finally Benson broke down the middle to tally an unassisted goal.

At Appleton Sept. 18, the St. George Dragons scored four goals in the second half and cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Wildcats. Leading the Dragons’ scoring were Philip Atwood and Bailey Cox each with two goals apiece, while Paige Tyler scored the other goal for St. George. Mathew Ansart and Philip Atwood each shared time in goal for St. George.

At Lincolnville Sept. 15, visiting Hope knotted the Lynx with a 1-1 tie. Max Pushaw scored on an assist from Louis Laurita for Hope, while the two teams battled through overtimes before it ended in a stalemate.

At Hope Sept. 13, the host Hawks earned a 3-2 win over St. George. Bill Bracher scored two goals for Hope, while Will Davee added one. Bracher scored the game-winner with four minutes remaining in regulation to secure the victory.

Field hockey

At Belfast Sept. 15, Camden-Rockport blanked host Troy Howard of Belfast and came away with a 2-0 victory. Goal scorers for the Schooners were not listed, but coach Lindsey Clement was pleased with her young student-athletes, who gave a complete team effort against the Lions, she said.

“We played as a team on Friday and it definitely showed,” she said. “Compared to playing [Great Salt Bay previously], we looked like a completely different team. Our girls were hustling back to recover, using give-and-gos, communicating on the field, and staying spread out. I was proud of how hard they worked and how well they worked together.”

The Schooners also went on the road and defeated Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 3-2 Sept. 13. Maci Buck scored twice for CRMS, while teammate Eva Richie tallied the other goal. Coach Clement said the Schooners utilized all of their bench players in the game and were able to dominate a more tired Cougar team in the second half.

At Camden Sept. 7, CRMS beat Boothbay 2-1. Coach Clement said Meg Dowd “did a great job setting the pace for our team. All of Boothbay’s mids and forwards were clumped in about 10 square yards around the ball the entire game. It’s pretty difficult to play against all seven of their girls at once. The Boothbay girls were practically fighting each other for possession. Because they were so clumped, there was so much open space to move the ball up the field. As center mid Meg was able to carry the ball into open space and get breakaways. We could have done a better job at spreading out and communicating on the field. This was a great first game for the girls; they really realized how easy it is to move the ball up the field when we utilize our wings and the open space.”

Cross country

Runners for seven middle school teams made the 2.2-mile trek around the course Sept. 16 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. The meet saw the host Riverhawks race well in their backyard — but not well enough to win.

Camden-Rockport Middle School and host Medomak Middle School handily were the top teams in both the boys and girls races, with both Schooner teams coming in first place and each Riverhawk team placing second. Rockland District Middle School, Troy Howard Middle School, Windsor Middle School, Searsport District Middle School and Appleton Village School also participated in the races.

The boys team results were: CRMS 30.5, MMS 55.5, THMS 76, Windsor 87 and RDMS 108. Searsport District Middle School and Appleton Village School each had fewer than five participants, and thus could not score as a team.

The girls team results were: CRMS 26, MMS 61, RDMS 81, SDMS 85 and AVS 110. Troy Howard Middle School and Windsor Middle School had fewer than five participants, and thus could not score as a team.

Each race was significantly different, with the girls race being won by Schooner Jacqueline Russell, who beat the field by more than a minute on her way to first place. On the boys side, Schooner Benjamin Winchenbach and Riverhawk Glen Weeks each had a mad dash for the finish line and finished in a virtual tie for first.

The individual boys results were: 1, (tie) Winchenbach, C-RMS, and Weeks, MMS, 15:08.80; 3, Nick Mahar, RDMS, 15:21.31; 4, David Herrom, MMS, 16:06.28; 5, Matt Morse, C-RMS, 16:10.19; 6, Zane Bielenberg, THMS, 16:11.71; 7, Calvin Cameron, C-RMS, 16:21.47; 8, Eli Smith, C-RMS, 16:29.09; 9, Colby Hill, C-RMS, 16:11.71; 10, Charles Bickford, THMS, 16:57.80; 11, Timothy Murphy, C-RMS, 17:09.77; 12, Isaac Kiernan, AVS, 17:12.09; 13, Patrick Groening, THMS, 17:42.12; 14, Connor Fraser, SDMS, 17:46.47; 15, Alex Kenniston, MMS, 17:46.85; 16, Camrin Portela, Windsor, 17:53.57; 17, James Annis, C-RMS, 17:56.32; 18, Dylen Mahonen, RDMS, 17:58.05; 19, Joshua French, C-RMS, 18:02.47; 20, Miles Martin, SDMS, 18:16.45; 21, J.J. Deforest, Windsor, 18:26.04; 22, Nathaniel Lawson, C-RMS, 18:37.76; 23, Jerin Brooks, MMS, 18:39.40; 24, Ben Reser, C-RMS, 18:40.65; 25, Tristan Widdecomb, MMS, 19:14.91; 26, Cortland Fischer, MMS, 19:15.71; 27, Alex Spearin, AVS 19:16.03; 28, Lucas Oldroyd, MMS, 19:29.71; 29, Lewis Cray, MMS, 19:40.87; 30, David Foss, Windsor, 19:41.34; 31, Jack Moody, AVS, 19:46.50; 32, Roger Quehl, THMS, 20:00.08; 33, Josh Delgado, MMS, MMS, 20:05.42; 34, Ryan Martin, MMS, 20:09.59; 35, Sean McGrail, Windsor, 20:15.03; 36, William Hyland, THMS, 20:17.86; 37, Deagan Poland, MMS, 20:35.90; 38, Avery Kreamer, THMS, 20:37.39; 39, Noah Thomas, THMS, 20:38.19; 40, Curran Grant, RDMS, 21:27.66; 41, Brooks Saltonstall, C-RMS, 21:45.59; 42, Daly Ninterich, RDMS, 21:56.43; 43, Brendan Melody, MMS, 22:01.77; 44, Jacob Seigel, MMS, 22:02.33; 45, Lakota Ouellette, Windsor, 22:05.00; 46, Brendon McGrail, Windsor, 22:16.19; 47, Zach Widzgowski, C-RMS, 22:20.59; 48, Geoff Frost, SDMS, 22:24.79; 49, Jake Lafrance, THMS, 22:31.55; 50, Benjamin Nichols, 22:37.18; 51, Andrew Lavin, SDMS, 22:53.47; 52, Max Holtzman, C-RMS, 22:54.59; 53, Eddie Van Dyke, RDMS, 22:55.05; 54, Jordan Roubinek, C-RMS, 22:55.93; 55, Max Yankura, RDMS, 23:06.93; 56, Adam Wilcox, MMS, 23:35.49; 57, Joseph Compagna, MMS, 23:43.08; 58, Jacob Hudson, Windsor, 23:58.87; 59, Noah Howard, THMS, 23:59.56; 60, Parker Lafrance, THMS, 29:52.13; 61, Terrell Ward, THMS, 29:52.74; 62, Dylan Knowlton, RDMS, 30:49.43; 63, Ritchie McMillan, Windsor, 30:58.84; and 64, Fidel Mauser, THMS, 31:59.96.

The individual girls results were: 1, Russell, C-RMS, 16:30.45; 2, Riley Simmons, RDMS, 17:32.78; 3, Jill van der Schaaf, MMS, 17:37.56; 4, Samantha Morse, RDMS, 17:39.73; 5, Brianna White-Ortiz, RDMS, 17:47.29; 6, Audrey Lane, C-RMS, 17:50.17; 7, Melissa Kessel, C-RMS, 17:50.47; 8, Madelyn Bowman, C-RMS, 18:32.45; 9, Lydia Morin, C-RMS, 18:34.83; 10, Cassidy Hill, THMS, 18:46.28; 11, Leah Kihn, MMS, 18:46.55; 12, Kate Holzwarth, Windsor, 18:57.49; 13, Paige Ireland, SDMS, 19:05.60; 14, Emily Haining, C-RMS, 19:37.84; 15, Allison Walker, THMS, 19:42.05; 16, Hannah Greene, THMS, 19:46.35; 17, Krista Hooper, MMS, 19:50.30; 18, Emma Reynolds, SDMS, 20:16.66; 19, Dasha Aho, MMS, 20:18.83; 20, Willow Parker, C-RMS, 20:19.49; 21, Melissa Deforest, Windsor, 20:23.17; 22, Rozsahegyi Alexis, C-RMS, 20:43.47; 23, Emily Kessel, C-RMS, 20:52.32; 24, Sonia Beckstrom, C-RMS, 21:08.75; 25, Erika Harriman, SDMS, 21:09.41; 26, Audrey Heriz-Smith, AVS, 21:14.07; 27, Haley Brown, SDMS, 21:32.35; 28, Sophie Hall, RDMS, 21:36.72; 29, Katerina Guernsey, MMS, 21:47.27; 30, Kristen Kieran, AVS, 21:47.56; 31, Brianna Edgecomb, C-RMS, 21:49.03; 32, Laurel Brooks, MMS, 21:50.01; 33, Natalie Owre, AVS, 21:58.65; 34, Quinn Kelley, AVS, 21:59.93; 35, Maya Blaisdell, AVS, 22:05.97; 36, Gretta Buckley, C-RMS, 22:07.65; 37, Olivia Ellis, SDMS, 22:13.81; 38, Mikayla Smith, C-RMS, 22:24.71; 39, Ashley Pezanowski, RDMS, 22:39.13; 40, Ainsley Meklin, RDMS, 23:13.99; 41, Haley Cushing, C-RMS, 23:18.14; 42, Isabel Gimlewicz, 23:31.83; 43, Beth Corson, MMS, 23:34.03; 44, Katie Moody, AVS, 23:41.08; 45, Julia Clark, MMS, 23:47.79; 46, Kimberly Eynon, THMS, 24:55.48; 47, Kaylee Casas, MMS, 24:58.56; 48, Claire Lupien, MMS, 25:03.89; 49, Alexis Lloyd, Windsor, 25:10.37; 50, Cassandra McKay, SDMS, 25:48.77; 51, Kelsie Redmond, SDMS, 25:57.95; 52, Runner’s name not listed, 26:14.09; 53, Gillian LaFleche, AVS, 26:15.23; 54, Payton Wiley, AVS, 26:16.04; 55, Hannah Wile, MMS, 26:37.20; and 56, Abriella Jordan, C-RMS, 33:41.97.

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