Avery Tucker

Avery Tucker, Westbrook field hockey: The junior forward was a huge factor in helping Westbrook to the Class A state final for the first time since 1980. She scored in the second overtime of the 3-2 semifinal victory over Massabesic, assisting on the other two goals. Then she scored the first goal in a 2-0 win over Biddeford in the Class A South final.

Honorable mention

Sofie Matson, Falmouth cross country: A freshman who remains undefeated this fall, Matson won the Class A South race by 53 seconds over runner-up Carolyn Todd of Greely in 19:03 at Twin Brook in Cumberland. No runner in any of the three girls’ South regional races ended within 27 seconds of Matson.

Gaby Panagakos, Scarborough soccer: After entering halftime of Tuesday’s Class A South quarterfinal down 1-0, the senior forward scored two goals to help No. 1 Scarborough stave off an upset loss to No. 8 Windham. Panagakos scored the winner with 10:14 remaining on a Jess Rinaldi assist to keep the Red Storm undefeated heading into the regional semifinals.

Sydney Bouchard, York field hockey: The senior forward helped the Wildcats to their fifth consecutive Class B state championship game. She scored two goals in the Class B South final to lift the Wildcats to a 3-1 win over Poland and also scored the game-winner in overtime in the 2-1 victory over Lake Region in the semifinals.


Luke Laverdiere

Luke Laverdiere, Yarmouth cross country: A senior, Laverdiere won his third straight Class B regional title Saturday at Twin Brook, cruising through the hilly 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 11 seconds to remain unbeaten this fall. None of the other 334 runners from three classes finished within 40 seconds of his time.

Honorable mention

Reece Lagerquist, Scarborough football: A senior tight end/linebacker, Lagerquist had a huge game in the Red Storm’s 35-14 win over Bonny Eagle. He caught two passes, 74 and 86 yards, both for touchdowns, and also intercepted a pass.

Lisandro Berry-Gaviria, Mt. Ararat cross country: A sophomore, Berry-Gaviria won the Class A North title Saturday in Belfast with a time of 15 minutes, 53 seconds over the 5K course at Troy Howard Middle School. He was the only runner (of 300) in Northern Maine’s three classes to break 16 minutes.

Jake Poole, South Portland football: The senior quarterback rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and also completed 10 of 13 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns as the Red Riots completed a 4-4 regular season and remained unbeaten at home, beating Portland 34-17 on Saturday.

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