The Lakers faced their share of ups and downs this spring, but performed strongest on the girls lacrosse field and on the track.

Dave Keenan’s lady laxers went 8-4 through the regular season to enter the tournament ranked fourth. That seed earned them a bye through the prelims and into the quarters, where they faced off with No. 5 Waynflete. The match proved narrow, but in the end the Flyers prevailed, 7-6.

Meanwhile, Mark Snow and Dana Caron’s tracksters also looked sharp, and Snow expressed pride in their accomplishments. 

“The teams amassed over 180 personal records this season,” Snow said. “The girls had fine WMC meet, tying for fifth with a respectable 46 points. The boys scored 36 points in the meet, led by Dakota Stover and Marcus DeVoe. Marcus was voted Male Field Performer of the meet.”

At states, DeVoe tied for third in the high jump, and on the girls’ side, Hannah Chadwick finished third in the triple jump.

Josh Plowman, new to the post of boys lacrosse coach, took the first steps toward turning a struggling program around. Though the team went 0-12 through the regular season, Plowman looks forward to continuing to build.

“Lake Region laid a good foundation this season,” he said. “We put in a new offense, defense, man up, man down, clear and ride. We really focused on raising lacrosse IQs and developing a team-first mindset. Lake Region may have gone 0-12 this season, but they scored eight more goals this season than any other single season Lake Region Boys Lacrosse team in program history.”

Randy Heath’s baseball boys likewise struggled, but showed improvement. The team went 3-13 through the regular season and missed the tournament, but found a certain groove towards the end of their schedule. After dropping their first 12 games, they walloped Gray-New Gloucester 8-1. They then lost to No. 3 Greely but prevailed in their last two, beating Sacopee Valley (No. 4 in C South at 13-3) in a 2-1 nailbiter and No. 11 Fryeburg (4-12), who’d topped them 4-3 just weeks earlier, by a much more comfortable margin, 7-2.

Both softball and girls tennis finished near the back of the pack this time around. On the diamond, Wayne Rivet’s girls went 2-14 through the regular season, and on the courts, Kim Peterson’s girls finished at 0-12.

Cameron Hill battles in a matchup at No. 1 Cape Elizabeth.

Laker Kaylyn Lorrain unwinds into a pitch in an early-season fight with Freeport.


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