Boys Track

Apr. 25 Biddeford/Massabesic/South Portland 3:45 p.m.

May 1 @ Scarborough/Westbrook/Windham 3:45 p.m.

May 4 Westbrook Relays 3:30 p.m.

May 9 @ Kennebunk/Marshwood/Cheverus 3:45 p.m.

May 15 @ Noble/Bonny Eagle/Deering 3:45 p.m.

May 18 County Meet 3:30 p.m.

May 26 Southwesterns 10 a.m.

Coach: Jason Tanguay

Last year’s record: 10-2; 1st in Cumberland County Championship; 3rd in SMAA Championship; 6th in Class A State Championship

Key returning players: The Rams will be led back into action by seniors Ryan Baillargeon, Nate Bucknell, Brandon Cushman, Sam Fisher, Nate Gervais, Nick Kilborn, Kyle Nealey and Jesse Orach. Tanguay also expects a big year from a strong junior class, including Alex Johnson, Matt McKenney, Julian Nijkamp and Alex Thuotte. Sophomores Austin Bell and Travis Grant round out this experienced team.

Season outlook: “Our team returns a large core of veterans who have shown success in previous track and field seasons,” Tanguay said. “So this spring could be a promising one for our team. We have good leadership within our group that has high goals for the season. With continued hard work and discipline, this group could reach goals of being very competitive at the conference and state levels.”

Girls Track

Apr. 26 @ Biddeford/Massabeic/South Portland 3:45 p.m.

May 1 @ Scarborough/Westbrook/Windham 3:45 p.m.

May 4 Scarborough Relays ? 3:30 p.m.

May 8 Marshwood/Kennebunk/Windham 3:45 p.m.

May 14 Bonny Eagle/Noble/Deering 3:45 p.m.

May 18 County Meet 3:30 p.m.

May 26 Southwesterns 10 a.m.

Coach: John Caterina

Last year’s record: 9-3; 4th in SMAA; 10th in Class A state meet

Key returning players: Gorham’s team will be led by seniors Audrey Adkison, Leanna Dalfonso, Katie Flanders, Sarah Perkins and Deireann Stillson. Juniors include Celeste Carpenter, Lindsay Chapman, Marissa Rush and Quincy Shaw. Key sophomore competitors are Karen Knight, Kelsey Mitchell, Jill Robbins, Hannah Southard, Sophia Swiatek, Jackie Turner and Laura Turner.

Season outlook: “We’re returning the core of our team from last year,” Caterina said. “Sarah Perkins returns as defending state champion in the 100 hurdles, and she should be among the top sprinters and hurdlers in the state this year. Katie Flanders is one of the top racewalkers in the state, and both Hannah Southard and Sophia Swiatek scored in the indoor state meet this winter. The team’s senior leadership and experience should help make Gorham one of the top teams in the state this spring.”

Baseball

Apr. 20 @ Kennebunk 11 a.m.

Apr. 24 Deering 4 p.m.

Apr. 26 Biddeford 4 p.m.

Apr. 28 @ Sanford 11 a.m.

May 1 @ Noble 4 p.m.

May 3 Portland 4 p.m.

May 8 Marshwood 4 p.m.

May 10 @ Bonny Eagle 4 p.m.

May 12 South Portland 11 a.m.

May 15 Massabesic 4 p.m.

May 17 @ Westbrook 4 p.m.

May 19 @ Scarborough 10 a.m.

May 22 Windham 6 p.m.

May 24 @ Cheverus 4 p.m.

May 26 Thornton Academy 11 a.m.

May 29 @ Deering 3 p.m.

Coach: Chuck Nadeau

Last year’s record: 5-11

Key returning players: The Rams have good reason to be optimistic about an improvement on last year, with names like Damon Wallace, Alex Yankowsky and Chris Hardy in the lineup. Wallace ended last season batting .313 with 15 RBI. Yankowsky posted a healthy .258 average at the plate, while Hardy had a .288 BA and .393 on base percentage.

Season outlook: “The SMAA is full of teams that can play at a high level on any day, so every game is important for us,” Nadeau said. “We will look to continue with the rebuilding process of the program in 2012. Performance of young pitching and the development of a junior class that played meaningful innings for us in 2011 will be the key.”

Softball

Apr. 23 @ Bonny Eagle 4 p.m.

Apr. 25 Scarborough 4 p.m.

Apr. 27 @ Thornton Academy 4 p.m.

Apr. 30 Noble 4 p.m.

May 2 @ Sanford 4 p.m.

May 4 Massabesic 4 p.m.

May 7 @ Deering 4 p.m.

May 9 McAuley 4 p.m.

May 11 @ Kennebunk 4 p.m.

May 14 Marshwood 4 p.m.

May 16 @ Cheverus 4 p.m.

May 18 Windham 6 p.m.

May 21 @ Westbrook 4 p.m.

May 23 Biddeford 6 p.m.

May 25 @ Portland 4 p.m.

May 28 South Portland 4 p.m.

Coach: Dennis Crowe

Last year’s record: 6-10

Key returning players: Pitcher Taylor Hansen, catcher Valencia Jordan, shortstop Erin Smith and outfielder Rachael Webster should all be key pieces of the Rams’ charge this year.

Key games this season: “We have some early games with Bonny Eagle, Noble and Sanford that are important, and will likely have a long-term effect on the final standings of the team,” Crowe said.

Season outlook: “We’re looking to finish in the middle of the pack and make the playoffs for the first time in a couple of years,” Crowe said. “If we can improve offensively, we should be able to finish better than .500.”

Boys Lacrosse

Apr. 14 @ Massabesic 1 p.m.

Apr. 18 South Portland 4 p.m.

Apr. 21 Marshwood 1 p.m.

Apr. 24 Portland 4 p.m.

Apr. 28 @ Freeport 10 a.m.

May 2 Biddeford 4 p.m.

May 7 @ Westbrook 4 p.m.

May 9 @ Scarborough 6:30 p.m.

May 12 NYA 4 p.m.

May 16 @ Deering 5 p.m.

May 18 @ Cheverus 7:30 p.m.

May 30 Windham 6:30 p.m.

Coach: Dan Soule

Last year’s record: 6-7

Key returning players: Gorham will be led onto this field by Eliot Gagne, Tyler Rankin and Nate Holloran.

Girls Lacrosse

Apr. 20 Deering 1 p.m.

Apr. 23 @ Sanford 4 p.m.

Apr. 23 @ Sanford 4 p.m.

Apr. 28 @ Cape Elizabeth 6:30 p.m.

Apr. 30 @ Bonny Eagle 4 p.m.

May 3 @ Thornton Academy 4:30 p.m.

May 10 @ Massabesic 5:30 p.m.

May 12 Yarmouth 1 p.m.

May 15 Marshwood 4 p.m.

May 17 @ Scarborough 6 p.m.

May 21 Kennebunk 6 p.m.

May 24 Cheverus 6 p.m.

May 29 Portland 6 p.m.

Coach: Mary Vaughan

Last year’s record: 11-8

Key returning players: The Rams will be built around the talents and leadership of senior midfielder Lindsey Smith in 2012.

Season outlook: “We will be looking to the senior class for leadership, and will expect every player – regardless of grade – to pull her weight,” Vaughan said. “We have an enthusiastic group of hardworking and talented athletes that are looking to do the little things right on the field, and take the season one game at a time.”

Boys Tennis

Apr. 24 Massabesic 3:30 p.m.

Apr. 25 @ Portland 3:30 p.m.

Apr. 27 @ Scarborough 3:30 p.m.

Apr. 30 Deering 3:30 p.m.

May 2 @ Biddeford 3:30 p.m.

May 4 Westbrook 3:30 p.m.

May 7 Thornton Academy 3:30 p.m.

May 9 @ Marshwood 3:30 p.m.

May 11 @ Sanford 3:30 p.m.

May 14 South Portland 3:30 p.m.

May 16 Windham 3:30 p.m.

May 18 @ Kennebunk 3:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis

Apr. 24 @ Massabesic 3:30 p.m.

Apr. 25 Portland 3:30 p.m.

Apr. 27 Scarborough 3:30 p.m.

Apr. 30 @ Deering 3:30 p.m.

May 2 Biddeford 3:30 p.m.

May 4 @ Westbrook 3:30 p.m.

May 7 @ Thornton Academy ? 3:30 p.m.

May 9 Marshwood 3:30 p.m.

May 11 Sanford 3:30 p.m.

May 14 @ McAuley 3:30 p.m.

May 16 @ Windham 3:30 p.m.

May 18 Kennebunk 3:30 p.m.

Coach: Erin Feldhaus

Last year’s record: 10-2, lost to Scarborough in the Class A Western Maine finals?Key returning players: The Rams will be led by senior Emily Estes and juniors Stefanie Farrington and Rachel Eaton.

Season outlook: “We will be a young team this season, with only one of our top seven players returning from last year,” Feldhaus said. “But don’t count us out. We have a lot of returning varsity and JV players who are anxious to step up and fill the open positions on our team.”

Nick Kilborn is one of a large group of seniors leading an experienced Rams boys track team.
Pitcher Taylor Hansen is one of the key returning players for the Rams.


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