Fryeburg Academy’s competitive fall sports season is over after the private boarding school decided Monday to switch to remote learning through Nov. 6 after a student and teacher tested positive for COVID-19.

The final date of competition for fall sports teams in Maine is Nov. 14.

“We are done. We made a decision that being remote this week and next week that if we do anything that last week, it won’t be games,” said Fryeburg Athletic Director Sue Thurston.

Fryeburg is the third school this week that had to shut down some or all of its athletics because of coronavirus concerns. Morse High’s varsity and junior varsity boys’ soccer teams began a 14-day quarantine after it was learned an opponent from Medomak Valley, which Morse had played Saturday, had tested positive. Also Monday, Gardiner High suspended all of its athletic and extra-curricular activities at least through Friday because of a probable positive case. Last week, Mount View and Belfast shut down athletics for the rest of the fall season following the now 60-case outbreak connected to gatherings at a Waldo County church.

Fryeburg Academy, a private boarding school in Oxford County that also serves as the high school for area residents, learned a student had tested positive on Thursday, prompting an early release from school on Friday. On Saturday, a teacher also tested positive, leading to the decision to shut down in-person learning. Boarding students will take remote classes while staying in dorms. Thurston said some students determined to have been in close contact with the positive cases are currently being housed in a quarantine dorm.

One Fryeburg cross country runner, who did not have close contact with either of the two COVID-positive people, will be allowed to compete in Wednesday’s Western Maine Conference Class B qualifying race, to be held in Freeport, Thurston said.



WINDHAM 9, SACOPEE VALLEY 1: Shyler Fielding had two goals and an assist as the Eagles (7-1-1) handled the Hawks (0-2) in Windham.

Clarissa O’Connell also had a pair of goals for Windham, while Brooke Gerry, Gwen Kim, Ellie Miller, Danielle Libby, and Amanda Foss each scored once. Chloe McVetty added two assists.

Sacopee Valley got a goal from Sophie Shortsleeves in the second quarter and goalkeeper Amber Barrett made 24 saves.


FALMOUTH 2, BRUNSWICK 1: Gus Ford scored two first-half goals and the Yachtsmen made it stand to edge the Dragons in Falmouth.


Ford scored with 17:42 left in the first half with Sam Gearan assisting. His second, from Rion Dos Santos, came with 1:23 left. David Nzuzi countered for Brunswick with just two seconds left in the first half.

Tanner Daniels made three saves for Falmouth. Brady Laforge had six stops for Brunswick.

PORTLAND 3, WESTBROOK 2: Anselmo Tela, Steve Matanga and Basilio Mangumbo scored first-half goals and the Bulldogs (5-2) held off a second-half rally from the Blue Blazes (0-6) in Portland.

Tela also assisted on two goals for Portland, while Henry Flynn and Ben Littell combined for three saves in goal.

Jackson Thayer and Sabri Lomomi each had a goal for Westbrook. Goalkeeper Charles Spinney made nine saves.

SCARBOROUGH 3, SOUTH PORTLAND 0: Alan King scored an unassisted goal five minutes into the game and assisted on a Zander Haskell two minutes later as the Red Storm (5-2-1) beat Red Riots (1-6) in Scarborough.


Nick Connolly scored from Haskell in the 67th minute.

LAKE REGION 5, SACOPEE VALLEY 0: Jacob Chadbourne, Jason Harlow and Omar Elalam all scored as the Lakers (6-0) built a 3-0 halftime advantage and cruised past the visiting Hawks (1-1-1) in Naples.

Giovani Lopez added two second-half goals for Lake Region, while Harlow, Elalam and Christian Attwood each added an assist. Logan Davis stopped six shots for the Lakers.


YARMOUTH 6, MT. ARARAT 1: Ava Feely and Anna Wallace each scored two goals as the Clippers (5-3) beat the Eagles (5-4-1) in Yarmouth.

Parker Harnett had a goal and two assists for Yarmouth. Vada Harpool added a goal, while Emma Moll and Macy Gilroy each had an assist.

Emma Hawks scored for Mt. Ararat.

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