HAMPDEN — The Maranacook boys’ soccer team had one scoring chance after another go unfulfilled, and the Black Bears were running out of time.

In the fleeting seconds before heading into overtime, they got one final chance. The ball went from defender Duncan Rogers up to Silas Mohlar, who then gave it to Aric Belanger before receiving a return pass.

Mohlar knew exactly what to do. Coach Don Beckwith made sure of it.

“We practiced that shot for 40 minutes (Friday) night,” Beckwith said.

Mohlar’s shot evaded the diving reach of Fort Kent keeper Reece Pelletier with only 20.7 seconds left, lifting Maranacook to a 1-0 win in the Class C state championship game at Hampden Academy.

“That’s the stuff you dream about when you go to bed at night, that’s for sure,” Mohlar said. “Every night, that’s what I dream about. Preseason, all the work we’ve done, it comes right down to there, and it feels great.”


HOULTON 1, MADISON 0: Kolleen Bouchard scored in the 52nd minute, finishing a feed through the box from Sierra Hoops, and the Shiretowners (17-1) beat the Bulldogs (16-2) in the Class C state championship game at Hampden Academy.

Madison nearly scored just minutes before the Houlton goal, with Jillian Holden trying a shot from in close that was turned away by Houlton keeper Tessa Solomon.

Bouchard, a 5-11 midfielder, found just enough space to collect a pass into the box from Sierra Hoops slip the ball past keeper Lauren Hay.


BANGOR CHRISTIAN 1, RICHMOND 0: Tyler Lehman scored on a header in the 12th minute, and the Patriots (16-2) held on to win their seventh Class D championship in nine years, at Hampden Academy.


RICHMOND 2, ASHLAND 1: Caitlin Kendrick and Bryannah Shea scored first-half goals, and the Bobcats (13-3-2) avenged a double-overtime loss to the Hornets (16-2) in last year’s state final.

The teams were meeting in the state championship game for the fourth year in a row. Ashland won in 2014 and 2016 but lost in 2015.


MCI 43, WINSLOW 42: Pedro Matos caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from halfback David Young in the first quarter, then rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the sixth-seeded Huskies (6-4) upset the second-seeded Black Raiders (8-2) in a Class C North semifinal in Winslow.

MCI didn’t trail after the first quarter and opened a 29-14 lead when Adam Bertrand scored two touchdowns in the final minute of the first half.

Winslow closed to within 29-26 on two touchdown runs by Ryan Fredette in the third quarter, but a successful fake punt led to an 18-yard TD run by Matos early in the fourth.

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