June 17, 2013

High School Notebook: After so many near-misses, Westbrook breaks through

From staff reports

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The celebration was on Saturday after Westbrook knocked off defending Class A champion Messalonskee to win the school’s first baseball state title since 1951.

Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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Hope Correia, left, and Meredith Willard embrace after Cheverus edged Massabesic 8-7 Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium for the Stags’ first Class A girls’ lacrosse state title.

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CLASS A: Westbrook 2, Messalonskee 0

CLASS B: York 4, Winslow 1

CLASS C: Dirigo 8, Stearns 2

CLASS D: Bangor Christian 4, Buckfield 0


CLASS A: Scarborough 9, Skowhegan 3

CLASS B: Oceanside 8, Greely 1

CLASS C: Bucksport 7, Madison 0

CLASS D: Richmond 3, Penobscot Valley 0


CLASS A: Scarborough 15, Cheverus 4

CLASS B: Cape Elizabeth 7, Yarmouth 4


CLASS A: Cheverus 8, Massabesic 7

CLASS B: Waynflete 7, Yarmouth 4

"They make us struggle," he said. "It wasn't actually until the end of the year that we started getting success, and that's when our passes were getting crisper and our offense started to click a lot more."

THE PIVOTAL GOAL in Cape Elizabeth's 7-4 victory over Yarmouth in the Class B boys' lacrosse final came after a fast-break pass from Justin Cary to Alex Bornick that probably wouldn't have happened a year ago, when both were juniors and involved in their own brand of one-upsmanship.

"We did have some competition," Bornick admitted, "and it withheld us from passing the ball to each other sometimes. But this year, we let that go. We didn't care about personal points, didn't care about stats. We cared about end results."

Cary said his plan was to shoot, but a Yarmouth defenseman who clearly knew of Cary's fondness for going down low had blocked that avenue. So Cary passed not to Bornick, but to where he knew Bornick would cut in front of the net. The result was a 6-4 lead for Cape Elizabeth with 10 seconds left in the third quarter.

"That was a show of unselfishness," Bornick said, "that shows his strength as a player and as a friend," Bornick said. 

THE MAINE PRINCIPALS' Association awarded its sportsmanship banners for boys' lacrosse to Biddeford (Western Class A), Oxford Hills (Eastern Class A), Greely (Western Class B) and Freeport (Eastern Class B).

For girls' lacrosse, the sportsmanship awards went to Marshwood (Western Class A), McAuley (Eastern Class A), Fryeburg Academy (Western Class B) and Lincoln Academy (Eastern Class B).

SADIE COLE of Waynflete, Molly Ryan of Falmouth and Lauren Steidl were named All-Americans by U.S. Lacrosse. Alex Bernier of Falmouth, Alexandra Logan of Cheverus and Martha Veroneau received honorable mention honors.

-- Staff Writers Tom Chard, Steve Craig, Mike Lowe and Paul Betit contributed to this report.

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Cam Wilson lets out a scream during Cape Elizabeth’s victory celebration following a 7-4 win over Yarmouth in the Class B lacrosse state championship game.

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Jurien Garrison, top, jumps onto the pile after Scarborough became the first lacrosse team to win four consecutive state championships since the Maine Principals’ Association started sponsoring the sport in 1998.

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Cat Johnson rejoices with her Waynflete teammates after the Flyers capped an unbeaten season with a 7-4 win over Yarmouth in the Class B lacrosse final.

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Scarborough pitcher Alyssa Williamson celebrates after recording the final out in a 9-3 win over Skowhegan for the Class A softball title.

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