NEW GLOUCESTER — Cape Elizabeth swept the titles at the Ultimate high school state championships Saturday at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds.

Cape defeated Cumberland, 15-3, in the boys’ championship game to successfully defend its 2018 title. On the girls’ side, Cape beat Forest City – composed of players from Portland and Deering high schools – 15-11 in the title game.

Ultimate, a seven-on-seven team sport played with a flying disc, has been played at the club level for high schoolers in Maine over the past decade. The sport is not sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association.

Saturday’s event featured single-elimination playoff rounds leading to the championship games. Other teams competing were from Falmouth, South Portland, Fryeburg, Scarborough, Yarmouth, Cheverus High and Maine Coast Waldorf School.


SMAA CHAMPIONSHIP: Thornton Academy managed a total of eight hits in two games, but that was enough to win the SMAA championship in Gorham.

The second-seeded Trojans beat No. 4 Marshwood 2-1 in the championship game after eliminating No. 3 Scarborough by the same score in an eight-inning semifinal.

Marshwood advanced to the final with a 1-0 triumph over top-seeded South Portland.

In the championship game, Luke Chessie doubled home Chris Balzano, and Calvin Christoforo singled home Cody Bowker to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead in the third inning. The Hawks got their only run in the seventh when Gabe Place doubled and scored on a single by Adam Doyon, but reliever Cam Seymour closed out the victory.

In Thornton’s semifinal victory, Tim Smith scored the winning run from second base on an infield single by Toby Pydych.

Max Weaver pitched a four-hit shutout for Marshwood in the other semifinal, outdueling South Portland’s Gus Lappin, who also allowed only four hits. Connor Caverly walked in the fifth inning and scored from first when Marshall Smaracko’s single to right was misplayed.


SMAA CHAMPIONSHIP: Courtney Brochu’s two-run single capped a four-run sixth-inning as top-seeded Scarborough broke a 5-5 tie en route to a 9-8 win over second-seeded Thornton Academy in the SMAA championships game in Gorham.

Bella Dickinson singled home Mollie Verreault before scoring along with Ariella Swett on Brochu’s hit.

The Trojans scored three runs in the seventh on Olivia Howe’s two-out, bases-loaded double, but Howe was tagged out trying to advance to third.

Dickinson led Scarborough to a 4-0 semifinal victory over Noble, hitting a home run and striking out 12 while pitching a two-hitter. Thornton advanced with a 7-5 win against Massabesic.


FALMOUTH 3, GORHAM 1: Sara Fallon and Maddy Joyce earned singles victories and Emma Cohen and Nina Woodbury won at No. 1 doubles as the top-ranked Yachtsmen (14-0) extended their winning streak to 187 matches with a victory over fifth-ranked Gorham (9-5) in a Class A South semifinal at Falmouth.

Gorham’s Jocelyn Bolt rallied for a three-set win over Meredith Kelley at No. 1 singles.

WAYNFLETE 3, WINTHROP 2: Chloe Fisher won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles to the give the fifth-seeded Flyers (9-5) a victory over the top-ranked Ramblers (13-1) in a Class C South semifinal in Winthrop.

Waynflete also got victories from Morgan Warner at No. 1 singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Courtney Ford and Tabby Al Musawi.

Winthrop’s points came from Natalie Frost at No. 3 singles and Hannah Duley and Dana Lesko at No. 2 doubles.


FREEPORT 3, GREELY 2: The top-ranked Falcons (12-1) got singles victories from Wes Goodwin and Liam Gould and a doubles win from Gage King and TJ Whelan to edge the fourth-seeded Rangers (8-6) in a Class B South semifinal in Freeport.

Greely freshman Leif Boddie won at No. 1 singles, and Lars Boddie and Peter Reinhart took No. 1 doubles.

YARMOUTH 5, GARDINER 0: Archie McDonough, Shepard Shutkin and William Nicholas won their singles matches, and the third-seeded Clippers (13-1) swept the seventh-seeded Tigers (7-7) in a Class B South semifinal in Yarmouth.

FALMOUTH 4, DEERING 1: Nick Forester and Matthew Ray each picked up singles wins in straight sets as the top-seeded Yachtsmen (14-0) beat the fifth-seeded Rams (9-5) in a Class A South semifinal in Falmouth.

Deering’s Kailyss Linnell and Ben Schoenfield won No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 0-6, 6-3.

WAYNFLETE 5, DIRIGO 0: Thorne Kieffer and Ben Adey won singles matches in straight sets, and the third-seeded Flyers (11-3) cruised past the second-seeded Cougars (9-3) in a Class C South semifinal in Dixfield.

Waynflete, seeking a 12th straight state championship, will play No. 1 Winthrop in the regional final Thursday at Bates College.

CAMDEN HILLS 3, MT. BLUE 2: No. 1 Camden Hills picked up singles victories from Ezra Lamole and Charlie O’Brien and got a point from Jack Lawrence and Zack Markowitz at No. 2 doubles to stave off fourth-seeded Mt. Blue in a Class A North semifinal in Rockport.

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