Sofie Matson, Falmouth cross country: The remarkable freshman continued her unbeaten fall season with a decisive 37-second victory in the Class A cross country state championship race. Matson covered the 5-kilometer course at Cumberland’s Twin Brook Recreation Area in 18 minutes, 41.60 seconds – an improvement of 22 seconds from her regional victory the previous weekend on the same course.

Honorable mention

Megan Connelly, Cape Elizabeth volleyball: A junior, Connelly was dominant at the net with both blocks and kills to help the Capers complete an undefeated season with a three-set sweep over Falmouth in the Class B state championship match.

Lily Horne, Freeport cross country: A junior, Horne avenged a regional runner-up finish by winning the Class B state championship by more than half a minute in 19:10.85.

Asia Mattress, Scarborough volleyball: A 6-foot sophomore, Mattress helped the Red Storm capture the Class A state championship with a four-set victory over South Portland. Mattress was versatile with kills, blocks and dropped shots.


Lisandro Berry-Gaviria, Mt. Ararat cross country: A sophomore, Berry-Gaviria became the youngest boys’ cross country state champion since Silas Eastman of Fryeburg Academy won Class B in 2010. Berry-Gaviria won the Class A race at Twin Brook Recreation Area in 16 minutes, 31.71 seconds – a time second only to that of two-time Class B state champion Luke Laverdiere of Yarmouth.

Honorable mention

Tyler Bridge, Wells football: The junior running back rushed for 198 yards on 11 carries with touchdown runs of 6 and 60 yards and caught a 27-yard touchdown pass as unbeaten Wells cruised past Oak Hill, 47-6, in a Class D South quarterfinal.

Eric LaBrie, Yarmouth soccer: The junior forward helped the top-ranked Clippers reach the Class B state championship game for the fourth year in a row. LaBrie scored four goals in a regional quarterfinal romp, then chipped in with a goal in the semifinals and another in the regional final as Yarmouth remained unbeaten with a 2-1 win over York.

Luke Laverdiere, Yarmouth cross country: A senior, Laverdiere turned in one of the fastest times in Twin Brook history for a Maine high school runner, winning the Class B state title in 15 minutes, 43.89 seconds to remain undefeated this fall.

– Staff report