Nick Laughlin scored five times and Cape Elizabeth broke away in the second half to win 15-9 at Falmouth in a boys’ lacrosse game Saturday afternoon.

The Navigators (9-2) led 3-1 early, but a 5-0 run put the Capers (11-0) ahead to stay. Cape Elizabeth led 6-5 at halftime, then dominated the second half on the way to its 17th straight victory.

Sam Cochran added three goals, and Connor Goss and Alex van Huystee both scored twice for the No. 1 team in the Varsity Maine poll.

The Navigators, ranked No. 2 in the Varsity Maine poll, got three goals apiece from Gio Guerrette and Joey Guerrette. Drew Noyes made 12 saves for Falmouth, which had won six straight since a 9-7 loss to Cape Elizabeth on April 29.

SOUTH PORTLAND 12, GORHAM 0: Jack Dreifus and Beckett Mehlhorn each notched three goals and an assist, and the Red Riots (8-2) shut out the Rams (5-6) in South Portland.

Brady Demers and Lucas Mehlhorn both scored twice. South Portland goalie Ben Kieu made nine saves.


Ian Connors turned away 10 shots for Gorham.

Mya Vincent of Edward Little returns a shot Saturday against Ava Vardaros of Nokomis during the state singles tennis tournament in Lewiston. Vincent, the No. 1 girls’ seed, defeated both Vardaros and Anne Alfaro of Greely to reach Monday’s semifinals. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal


STATE SINGLES: The top two seeds in each bracket were among four boys and four girls who survived through two rounds of play in the Maine Principals’ Association’s singles state tournament at Bates College in Lewiston.

The tournament is scheduled to conclude Monday at the Wallach Tennis Complex with morning semifinals and afternoon finals.

For girls, top-seeded Mya Vincent, a senior from Edward Little in Auburn, will face No. 5. Sofia Kirtchev, a Falmouth freshman. Last year’s runner-up, No. 2 Coco Meserve of Brunswick, will play No. 6 Haylie Peacock of Gardiner. Both are juniors.

For boys, No. 1 Xander Barber of Falmouth will play Foxcroft Academy sophomore Khang Duy Vinh Nguyen, the fourth seed, while second-seeded Falmouth sophomore Sam Yoon takes on sixth-seeded Kennebunk freshman Alberto Cutone.


In Saturday’s quarterfinals, Nguyen outlasted unseeded Greely junior Charles Segal, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, in a grueling match in which both players used medical timeouts. Nguyen required assistance to leave the court because of cramping.

In other quarterfinals, Barber defeated unseeded Henry Keer of Waynflete, 6-1, 6-0, Yoon held off No. 10 Quinn Federle of Yarmouth, 6-3, 7-5, and Cutone knocked off No. 3 Terry Ma of Thornton Academy, 6-4, 7-5.

All four girls quarterfinals were decided in straight sets, with Vincent over No. 8 Anne Alfaro of Greely, 6-3, 7-5, Kirtchev over No. 4 Olivia Guinard of Sanford, 6-1, 6-3, Peacock over No. 3 Amber Woods of Scarborough, 6-1, 6-2 and Meserve over No. 10 Becca Naftoly of Berwick Academy, 6-1, 6-4.


FALMOUTH 1, SANFORD 0: Eli Cowperthwaite pitched a three-hitter, and Peyton Mitchell scored on a sacrifice fly by Miles Gay in the seventh inning as the Navigators (10-1) beat the Spartans (7-5) in Sanford.

Cowperthwaite struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone.


Sanford pitcher Ben Gill allowed six hits and one walk while striking out six.

GORHAM 3, SCARBOROUGH 1: Casey Skolfield and Brady Wintle hit RBI singles in the fifth inning to lift the Rams (7-5) over the Red Storm (9-3) in Scarborough.

Gorham’s Jack Karlonas pitched five innings before Malachi Scribner closed out the combined four-hitter.

SOUTH PORTLAND 6, PORTLAND 1: Richie Gilboy smacked a bases-clearing triple during a four-run seventh inning as the Red Riots (11-2) broke open a close game against the Bulldogs (2-11) in Portland.

Andrew Heffernan went 3 for 4, and Johnny Poole had a double, a single and three runs scored for the Red Riots, who have an eight-game winning streak. Nolan Hobbs surrendered four hits and struck out seven across six innings to earn the win.

Lucas Milliken hit an RBI single in the sixth inning for Portland.


THORNTON ACADEMY 12, NOBLE 2: Brayden Duane drove in three runs, Josh Kopetski was 3 for 3 with two RBI and two runs, and Brayden Williams homered for the Golden Trojans (8-5) in a win over the Knights (5-7) at Saco.

Thornton ended the game via the 10-run rule by scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth.

Henry Lausier added two hits and three runs. Evan Beaudette and Jeremiah Chessie also were repeat hitters.

Nathan Locke was 2 for 2 for Noble.

KENNEBUNK 7, BIDDEFORD 1: Drew Sliwkowski and Max Andrews each hit a double and drove in two runs, leading the Rams (5-7) past the Tigers (5-7) in Biddeford.

Isaac Jensen was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits while striking out five over five innings.


Chase Magnant was 2 for 3 and Landon Sirois hit an RBI single for Biddeford.

MARSHWOOD 9, MASSABESIC 3: Ronan Casey, Henry Dimmerling and Noah Fitzgerald all drove in two runs, and the Hawks (8-4) used a five-run second inning to take control against the Mustangs (6-6) in South Berwick.

Casey, Fitzgerald and Liam Tiernan each had two hits.

Noah Bryan drove in two runs and Ashton Smith collected three hits for Massabesic.

SACOPEE VALLEY 6, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 3: Caleb Vacchiano hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning, lifting the Hawks (11-0) over the Raiders (8-5) in Fryeburg.

Sacopee pitcher Carson Black struck out 11 and allowed four hits in 6 2/3 innings.



KENNEBUNK/SANFORD 14, THORNTON ACADEMY 0: Julia Pike went 5 for 5 with a home run and a triple and pitched a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Rams (11-1) won a six-inning game over the Golden Trojans (5-6) in Saco.

Pike’s home run came during a six-run sixth inning that put the mercy rule in effect. She finished with four RBI, as did Hannah Mueller, who was 4 for 4 with a home run and a double. Emily Hutchins was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI.

Allison Dattilo, Lindsay DesRoberts and Jessica Dow got the only hits for Thornton.

NYA, MCI SPLIT: Lily Rawnsley threw a two-hitter as North Yarmouth Academy (11-1) earned a doubleheader split against MCI (8-5) with a 4-1 win in Pittsfield.

Rawnsley also hit a triple and a single and scored a run. Sadie Morgan added two hits and an RBI.


In Game 1, Trinity Leavitt and Keydaliz Rivera each had two hits as MCI dealt the Panthers their first loss of the season, 7-5.

Lily Rawnsley and Jordan Nash led NYA with two hits apiece.

ST. DOMINIC 27, OLD ORCHARD BEACH 7: Emily Andrews and Ellia Dick each collected four hits to help lead the Saints (5-7) to a five-inning win over the Seagulls (2-11) in Auburn.

St. Dom’s erupted for 15 runs in the second inning. Sophia Franciose had three hits in the inning, and Dick, Andrews, Kassidy Cote, Aiva Dorman and Chloe Croteau contributed with RBI hits.


FALMOUTH 16, MARSHWOOD 11: Sloane Ginevan scored six goals, Patricia Riley added five, and the Navigators (9-1) extended their winning streak to nine games by defeating the Hawks (7-3) in South Berwick.


Sarah Theriault paced Marshwood with six goals and assists. The Hawks also got two goals and an assist from Maddy Poitras and a goal and two assists from Hadley Prewitt. Izzy Young and Lindley Gori were the other Marshwood goal scorers.

MASSABESIC 7, BIDDEFORD 5: Mackenzie Nason and Emma Scully each scored twice, and Belle Auger made nine saves as the Mustangs (1-9) earned their first win of the season, beating the Tigers (8-3) in Biddeford.

Cassidy Jacobsen, Lydia DesRochers and Marleigh Roy chipped in with a goal apiece.

Biddeford’s Cece Keller tallied three goals and reached the 200-point mark for her career. Abby Bouffard and Kylie Parent were the other goal scorers, and Nataliah Martinez made seven saves for the Tigers.

FREEPORT 6, NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 5: Emma White netted the go-ahead goal with 3:26 remaining, assisted by Mia Levesque, to lift the Falcons (10-1) over the Panthers (5-5) in Yarmouth.

Lana DiRusso finished with two goals for Freeport. Piper Williams made 14 saves.


Lyla Casey led NYA with two goals.

SCARBOROUGH 11, PORTLAND 9: Molly Henderson scored four goals and Grace Durgin added three as the Red Storm (3-7) downed the Bulldogs (8-2) in Portland.

Fiona Betters, Ella Carlson, Jaya Sahney and Julia Sholl each contributed a goal for Scarborough. Red Storm goalie Kali Harthorne stopped 17 shots.

Eliza Stein led Portland with three goals. Elizabeth Littell scored twice.

WAYNFLETE 15, LAKE REGION 6: Skylar Harris and Tilsley Kelly each scored five goals, helping the Flyers (3-7) beat the Lakers (4-7) in Portland.

Keegan Dolan scored twice for Waynflete.

Bella Smith led Lake Region with three goals.

Comments are no longer available on this story