Baseball

Coach: Mike Fullerton (1st season)

Spring 2006 Record: 6-9

Players to watch: Josh Sundquist (CF), Danny Williams (P/OF), Nick Derice (P/1B), Arthur Winship (P/SS), Zach Cantor (OF).

Coach’s Outlook: “If we can play defense and hit we will win,” said Fullerton. “Our pitching is there. Our number one and two starters are back this year. Our senior Babe Ruth team won the state championship this summer so things look promising. The biggest thing for us will be our defense and if we can hit.”

First Game: Apr. 19 versus South Portland at 11 a.m.

Softball

Coach: Bob Blanchard (9th season)

Spring 2006 Record: Finished 10-6 and lost to Noble in West A prelim.

Players to watch: Ally Noble (P), and Taylor Graves.

Outlook: The Eagles had a good regular season last year, but were upset in the first round of the playoffs. They will look to get back to the tourney and make up for that prelim loss of a year ago. The biggest question for the Eagles might be whether or not Graves’ knee that was injured over the winter has recovered yet.

First Game: Apr. 20 versus Westbrook at 1 p.m.

Girls’ Lacrosse

Coach: Deb Lebel (1st season at varsity)

The Eagles were a junior varsity program in 2006.

Players to watch: Seniors: Samantha Skvorak (attack), Kelsey Cummings (attack), Rachel Findlen (center), Juniors: Jessica Taylor (attack), Chelsea Bicknell (goalie), Kirsten Lowell (defense), and Amanda Butler (defense).

Coach’s Outlook: “We’re still developing. We are in our first year as a varsity program in the SMAA so things will be difficult,” said Lebel. “I have seen a lot of hard work by the girls and we are excited to play. Hopefully we can get a couple of wins, but this is definitely a building year.”

First Game: Apr. 26 at Sanford at 4 p.m.

Boys’ Tennis

Coach: Wayne Martin (7th season)

Spring 2006 record: Went 9-2 during the regular season and reached the Class A state championship match against Lewiston.

Players to watch: Nick DiFiore, Adam Mitchell, Justin Kuliga, Kyle Morrell and Fernando Leon-Pradl.

Coach’s Outlook: “We have three seniors back this year who were varsity players last year,” said Martin. “We have some depth and a lot of young players. We have veterans as our one, two and three and some young guys to round out the squad. We have some inexperience at doubles but there is some talent there.”

First Match: Apr. 23 at Deering at 3:30 p.m.

Girls’ Tennis

Coach: Bill Shardlow (3rd season)

Spring 2006 Record: Went 11-1 in the regular season before falling to Deering in the West A semifinals.

Players to watch: Nicole Willey, Jenna Willey, Heather Bisesti, Alyse Bartholomew, Stacey Neidoroda, Audrey Quigley and Danielle Lampron.

Coach’s Outlook: “We return an experienced team and expect to be competitive again,” said Shardlow. “Losing our number one singles player and four doubles players to graduation, we will again rely on depth and mental toughness to continue our success of recent years.”

First Match: Apr. 23 versus Deering at 3:30 p.m.

Boys’ Track

Coach: Jeff Riddle (8th season)

How did last year end: Finihsed 16th in the Class A state meet.

Athletes to watch: Seniors: Chris Darling (javelin), Travis Cook (sprints/jumps), Ben Floyd (distance) Juniors: Adam Linden (pole vault) Ciaran Shaughnessy (distance), Nick Kimble (throws), Raibonne Charles (shot put).

Coach’s Outlook: “We’re looking to rebuild with the young kids we have,” said Riddle. “We have some veterans to help them along. I would love to have 7-10 qualify for the state meet. I think we will have a lot of individual success, if we win as a team, that’s good too. I want to see the kids progress.”

First Meet: Apr. 24 with Thornton Academy and Deering at Sanford

Girls’ Track

Coach: Angie Lally (1st season)

Athletes to watch: Seniors – Katie Eastman, Hannah Gallagher, Victoria Pendleton and Kristen Stewart. Underclassmen – Vanessa Rallis, Kayla Phinney and Reilly Sullivan.

Coach’s Outlook: “It should be exciting to watch many girls on the team who are new to the sport of track and field,” said Lally.

First Meet: Apr. 25 with Sanford and Thornton Academy at Deering at 3:45 p.m.


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