Football

Aug. 31 Mountain Valley 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 @ Wells 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 Greely 7 p.m.

Sept. 22 Fryeburg Academy 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 @ Cape Elizabeth 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 York 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 @ Falmouth 7 p.m.

Oct. 19 @ Marshwood 7 p.m.

Coach: Jeff Guerette

Last year’s record: 5-5, lost in Western Maine semifinals

Key players: Cale Bollig (Sr.-FB/DE), Aaron Duncanson (Sr.-SE/S), Ben Grant (Sr.-RB/DE/P), Devon Grant Sr.-(QB/CB) Kyle Heath (Jr.-QB/CB) Collin Joyce (Jr.-RB/LB)

Key games this season: Sept. 7 at Wells, Sept. 28 at Cape Elizabeth, Oct. 5 vs. York

Season outlook: Entering their second year in Class B, Westbrook should be more familiar with its opponents this season, though that doesn’t make the challenges any easier. This year, Guerette said, improving execution on offense and playing assignment football on defense were his team’s priorities, and the coach said “mastering the fundamentals of blocking and tackling” would be the key to his team’s success in a deep Campbell Conference. The Blue Blazes opened their fall with an impressive 30-0 victory over traditional powerhouse Mountain Valley at home, a team they lost to 47-7 in the opener last year. Bollig and Grant both scored twice and ran for 110 and 161 yards, respectively, against the Falcons, and should be a tough one-two punch to stop all year. Next on the schedule is defending Class B state champs Wells on the road this Friday, a team Westbrook lost to twice last season be a combined score of 51-20. If Westbrook can go into Wells and grab another victory, they walk out the favorites in Class B West, but even with a loss the Blue Blazes have already proven they’ll be a team to be reckoned with come November.

Boys Soccer

Aug. 31 @ Gorham 6 p.m.

Sept. 4 Deering 6 p.m.

Sept. 6 @ Massabesic 4 p.m.

Sept. 11 South Portland 6 p.m.

Sept. 13 Marshwood 6 p.m.

Sept. 18 @ Sanford 6 p.m.

Sept. 20 @ Portland 6 p.m.

Sept. 25 @ Bonny Eagle 6 p.m.

Sept. 27 Cheverus 4 p.m.

Oct. 2 @ Windham 6 p.m.

Oct. 4 Thornton Academy 6 p.m.

Oct. 9 Scarborough 6 p.m.

Oct. 11 @ Kennebunk 6 p.m.

Oct. 16 Noble 7:30 p.m.

Coach: John C.L. Morgan

Last year’s record: 2-10-2

Key players: Chris Bailey (Sr.), Darren Brown (Sr.), Conner Richardson (Sr.), Junior Sok (Sr.), Austin Blake (Jr.), Luther Williams (So.)

Key games: Sept. 20 at Portland, Oct. 2 at Windham, Oct. 9 vs. Scarborough

Season outlook: The Blue Blazes, who will look to end a three-year playoff drought, have a healthy blend of veteran leadership and young talent. Morgan said he’s been impressed with his team’s “outstanding” work over the course of the summer and pre-season, which have yielded some encouraging results heading into the regular season. The schedule gets tougher as the season progresses, so if the team can coalesce early, it should have a good shot at getting back to the state tournament.

Girls Soccer

Sept. 1 Gorham 6 p.m.

Sept. 4 @ Deering 6 p.m.

Sept. 7 Massabesic 6 p.m.

Sept. 13 @ South Portland 6 p.m.

Sept. 18 @ Sanford 4 p.m.

Sept. 20 Portland 6 p.m.

Sept. 24 @ Marshwood 4 p.m.

Sept. 26 Bonny Eagle 6 p.m.

Sept. 28 @ Cheverus 4 p.m.

Oct. 3 Windham 6 p.m.

Oct. 5 @ Thornton Academy 6 p.m.

Oct. 10 Scarborough 6 p.m.

Oct. 12 @ McAuley 4 p.m.

Oct. 16 Noble 5:30 p.m.

Coach: Andrew Lefebvre

Last year’s record: 2-12

Key players: Katie Clark (Sr.-midfield), Aisha Errington (Sr.-defense), Samm Russell (Jr.-goalkeeper), Marissa Martel (So.-forward)., Emily Thornton (So.-forward)

Key games: Sept. 7 vs. Massabesic, Sept. 24 at Marshwood, Oct. 3 vs. Windham

Season outlook: Though it finished with a 2-12 record, Westbrook competed in many of its games last season and will look to turn those competitive games into positive results this fall. With only three seniors on the team, the Blue Blazed are depending on younger players to step up and take on important roles. Clark, a four-year varsity player, will be the motor and lead the offense out of center midfield. Errington and Russell will be looked upon to anchor a young defense. Sophomore forwards Martel and Thornton will be asked to carry the scoring load and pace the offense with Clark at the forward positions, and could develop into a tough duo to stop in the next few years. Lefebvre has set the team’s goal as a return to the playoffs, and if all goes well the Blue Blazes have a good chance of returning to the postseason after a four-season absence.

Field Hockey

Aug. 30 @ Noble 4 p.m.

Sept. 1 South Portland 11 a.m.

Sept. 5 @ Scarborough 4 p.m.

Sept. 7 Gorham 4 p.m.

Sept. 11 @ Biddeford 4 p.m.

Sept. 15 Windham 11 a.m.

Sept. 17 Deering 4 p.m.

Sept. 19 @ Sanford 6 p.m.

Sept. 25 Kennebunk 4 p.m.

Sept. 27 @ Bonny Eagle 4 p.m.

Sept. 29 Thornton Academy 11 a.m.

Oct. 1 @ Massabesic 4 p.m.

Oct. 3 @ Portland 4 p.m.

Oct. 5 McAuley 4 p.m.

Coach: Beth Murphy

Last year’s record: 12-5, lost in Western Maine semifinals.

Key Players: Ally Lemay (Sr.), Tori Winton (Sr.), Sarah Hopkins (Sr.), Katie Conley (Sr.), Emily Blackmore (Sr.), Danielle Richards (Sr.), Abby Leblanc (Sr.), Katie Berry (Jr.), Micaela Lebeau (Jr.), Siobhan Foley (Jr.), Nicole Miranda (Jr.)

Key games: Sept. 5 at Scarborough, Sept. 7 vs. Gorham, Sept. 15 vs. Windham.

Season outlook: After a very successful season last year Westbrook is looking for another deep run into the state tournament this year, and all the ingredients are there to do it. Returning eight starters from last year’s squad, team chemistry should play a big role with this team. Led by senior captains Lemay and Winton as well as the rest of a strong senior class, experience and leadership won’t be a problem, and Murphy said it will come because her squad plays well together. The schedule makers were kind to the Blue Blazes, with top teams Marshwood and Cheverus left off the slate, but early season visits from next-door neighbors Windham and Gorham in addition to a trip to Scarborough will test their mettle from the start.

Boys & Girls ?Cross Country

Aug.30 @ SMAA Relays 4 p.m.

Sept. 7 @ Kennebunk 4 p.m.

Sept. 14 Home 4 p.m.

Sept. 21 @Portland 4 p.m.

Sept 28 Home 4 p.m.

Oct. 5 @ Massabesic 4 p.m.

Oct. 12 @Gorham 4 p.m.

Coach: Jessica White

Last year: Didn’t qualify for state tournament

Key runners: Bethany Harris (Sr), Jessica Childs (Jr.), Lazio Gouzie (Sr.), Joe Heatley (Sr.) and Ryan Pitas (Sr.), Tyler Jack (Jr.), Joshua Richards (Fr.)

Key meet: Sept. 12 at Gorham against Gorham, Bonny Eagle, Scarborough and Windham

Season outlook: Last season Westbrook struggled with numbers last season after graduating some strong senior athletes the previous year. But this fall numbers are up and White said she’s excited about a new batch of enthusiastic runners joining with her veterans. After failing to have an individual qualifier for the state meet last year, White expects to see more representation for the Blue Blazes at states this year as she continues to build the program in her third season as head coach.

Golf

Aug. 30 @ Windham 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 4 @ Gorham 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 Greely 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 10 @ Bonny Eagle 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 12 Thornton Academy 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 Windham 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 @ Greely 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 Bonny Eagle 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 @ Thornton Academy 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 6 State Team Champ. TBA

Coach: Geoff Godo

Last year’s record: 3-7

Key players: Zack Bean (Sr.), Alec Hazlewood (Sr.), Zack Wescott (Jr.)

Key games: Sept. 4 at Gorham, Sept. 6 vs. Greely, Sept. 12 vs. Thornton Academy

Season outlook: The team returns six seniors with varsity experience and should be competitive in the top half of its lineup. Bean will be playing in the No. 1 spot for the third straight year and has the game to qualify for the state tournament, while Hazlewood and Wescott made considerable strides last fall. The task for Godo will be to find steady players to fill the four, five and six positions to get the consistent scores needed to win in the Blue Blazes extremely tough divisions. Early season matchups with tough opponents like Gorham, Greely and Thornton will be early tests for the team.

Micaela Lebeau and the Blue Blaze field hockey team are looking for a deep run into the playoffs.
Kyle Heath (10) moves to quarterback for Westbrook this year, and is joined in the backfield by Ben Grant and Cale Bollig.
Westbrook’s Aaron Duncanson makes a catch last year against Cape Elizabeth. Duncanson will play safety and split end for the Blue Blazes.
Westbrook’s Junior Sok is part of the Blue Blazes’ senior leadership as the team looks to improve on last year’s record.  
Allison Lemay returns to lead the Westbrook field hockey team.
 


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