Saturday’s Girls’ Roundup: Falmouth Ousts Marshwood from Field Hockey Playoffs

The Yachtsmen advance to the Class A South quarterfinals with a 2-1 win in double overtime

SOUTH BERWICK — Grace Soucy scored in the second overtime as ninth-seeded Falmouth earned a 2-1 victory over No. 8 Marshwood in a Class A South field hockey prelim Saturday.

Falmouth (7-8) led 1-0 at halftime after a goal by Stone Carmichael about seven minutes into the game. Carmichael also assisted on the winning goal.

Madison Person tied it for Marshwood (7-8) midway through the second half.

Caitlin Bull made eight saves for Falmouth, who will visit top-ranked Scarborough for a quarterfinal Tuesday.

MHS Guidance Department Planned and Hosted a Social Emotional Learning Workshop

On Friday, October 6th, the MHS Guidance Department planned and hosted a Social Emotional Learning workshop for all high school staff. The workshop featured presenters from UNH’s Browne Center: Tara Flippo and Jeff Frigon. SEL is based on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) core competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.  The high school’s advisory curriculum will be addressing these competencies this year.  High school staff had the opportunity to learn about these competencies and to experience several lessons they will present to students.  Researchers have found that students participating in classroom based programs that focus on SEL saw drastic gains in academics, improvements in mental health and improvements in relationships with peers and adults.

Upon completion of the workshop, advisory teachers were given a copy of the book “Social Emotional Learning in Action” which includes a full SEL curriculum. Overall, it was a great opportunity to learn about how to incorporate SEL within the high school’s curriculum while also having the chance to collaborate with staff members and even have some fun!


Seacoast Round-Up:  Boys Soccer:  Marshwood 4, Westbrook 3, OTOct 10, 2017

WESTBROOK, Maine — Jason Janetos capped off a hat track with 2 minutes remaining in the first overtime period, lifting the Hawks to 8-5 in Class A South.

Turner Goodenough chipped in a goal and an assist for the Hawks, who led 3-2 at halftime. Marshwood goalie Chase Gagnon had six saves.

Brandt Herbert scored twice for Westbrook, including the game-tying goal in the 50th minute.

SEACOAST ROUND UP: VOLLEYBALL:  Portland 3, Marshwood 1

By Staff reports / Oct 3, 2017

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Hawks slipped to 2-8 in Class A, losing in four sets — 11-25, 30-28, 25-27, 11-25.

Erin Gray led Marshwood with nine digs and served 13 for 14. Kasey Davis had nine digs and served 17 for 19, while Alicia Richards served 14 for 14. Michaela Tero had five kills. Ilanah Sandler and Carolyn Hoerth added five digs each.

SEACOAST ROUND UP: FIELD HOCKEY:  Marshwood 2, Cheverus 0

By Staff reports / Posted Oct 3, 2017

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Hawks shut down the third-place team in Class A South, improving to 7-4 in the process. Cheverus is 8-3.

Corrin Hasty factored in on both Marshwood goals, recording a goal and an assist. Melanie Dube also scored. Emma Howarth and Leah Glidden combined to assist on Hasty’s goal.

Morgan Hasty, Corrin’s older sister, was a key factor in the midfield for the Hawks. Goalie Sarah Arenberg had eight saves, including two big ones that preserved the shutout.



By Staff reports / Oct 4, 2017

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Hawks cruised in this one and are now 8-1-1 in the Class A South standings. Casey Perry and Marin Smith led the way with two goals apiece.

Rori Coomey and Margaret Spear each added a goal for the Hawks. Natalie Herbold had a pair of assists, while Perry, Smith and Zoe Boyer each had one helper. Goalies Nathalie Clavette and Miranda Montgomery combined for three saves for the shutout.  The Hawks are back in action Friday at home against Gorham.

Marshwood High School Guidance Department Sponsors Four College Mini Fairs

This year, the Marshwood High School Guidance Department sponsored four College Mini Fairs during lunch periods. The first two fairs were held in the MHS Learning Center on September 26th and October 2nd while two additional fairs are scheduled for October 18th and November 1st. These fairs provide students with the opportunity to connect with admissions representatives from various colleges and to learn about their campuses and programs.

The first two fairs included the following colleges:  


University of Maine

Colby College

University of Southern Maine

Washington County Community College

York County Community College

Roger Williams University

University of Maine-Farmington

Davidson College

University of MASS- Lowell

Hobart and William Smith College

Newbury College

Hofstra University

Husson University

University of New England

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

University of RI

Southern NH University

Lesley University

Plymouth State University

St. Lawrence University

Rivier University

Suffolk University

Green Mountain College

Johnson and Wales University.




Seacoast Roundup: FOOTBALL  Marshwood 38, Westbrook 0

By Staff reports /   Sep 29, 2017

WESTBROOK, Maine — This one was all Hawks, who led 24-0 at halftime and remained undefeated in Class B South at 5-0.

The next two weeks will be telling for Marshwood, which will enter next week ranked first in the standings. The Hawks host third-place Falmouth (4-1) next Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a trip to Kennebunk (5-0) on Oct. 14.

Westbrook dropped to 2-3.

Seacoast Roundup:Field Hockey Marshwood 2, Windham 1, OT

By Staff reports /   Sep 29, 2017

WINDHAM, Maine — Maddie Person scored the second of her two goals 30 seconds into overtime, lifting the Hawks (6-4) past Windham (0-8) in Class A South action.

Leah Glidden got the assist on the game-winning, weaving the ball downfield before setting Person up at the corner of the cage. Emma Howarth assisted on Person’s first goal, scored at 13:33 of the second half to tie the game.

Goalie Sarah Arenberg made six saves for the Hawks. They’ll take on undefeated Cheverus on Tuesday.

Class A South girls soccer: Wozny’s strike lifts Hawks past rival Noble

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Despite its pressure against the defense conscious Knights, Marshwood found itself locked in a scoreless tie as time dipped under 10 minutes to play.

Elora Montogomery hit a crossbar and then, after a corner kick, the Hawks kept the ball alive in their end. A ball was centered from the left to inside the 18 and Wozny was there to strike the go-ahead score.

“There was a cross from outside the 18 and I simply tapped it back and I turned and I just shot, ” Wozny said. “Honestly, I was a little nervous because Raegan Kelly is a very good goal keeper. She is strong on top and on the ground. I knew it had to be a low shot in order to score. It tipped off her hands. I got lucky.”

“I saw a lot of people, a lot of legs,” Kelly said. “I saw her taking it and then I lost it, then I found it again.”

And nearly saved it.

Noble’s stellar defense, which is centered around the athletic Kelly in goal, also features Alicia Prak, Cassie Chabot, Brenna Frye and Emma Noel in the back. Their game plan was to let Marshwood penetrate deep into the Noble end and then defend and try for a quick counter strike.

Marshwood defended against the counter attack well.

In the first half, Kelly and company did a good job of fending off multiple attacks, most notably from Marshwood senior striker Marin Smith, as well as Casey Perry, Natalie Herbold and Angelina Bisson.

Bisson was involved in perhaps the two best chances, one in which she crossed the ball to Perry who put a shot on net inside the box that was knocked away by Kelly. It pinballed around the box before it was cleared.

The second one was a blast by Herbold from inside the 18 that Kelly knocked away and Bisson just missed putting the rebound in.

Noble had very few chances, but the two best were nearly money.

Sammy Couture, on a counter attack, crossed a nice ball from midfield that glanced off a Marshwood defender to Natalie Randall. Clavette alertly came out and got her hand on the ball as Randall tried to kick it in.

Couture also had a cross to Amy Fleming that the Marshwood defense, led by Katherine Page and Courtney Thim, was able to clear out.

“I didn’t realize how fast their backs were,” said Noble coach Mike Reil. “We couldn’t find a mismatch. We couldn’t put the ball in the net. … I felt like I overcoached. The kids played well, gave it everything they had. They never gave up.”

The Hawks, led again by the persistent Smith, had multiple scoring opportunities in the second half that Noble was able to stop until Wozny finally broke through.

“We knew coming in that Raegan’s their anchor,” said Marshwood coach Chelsea Watson. “She’s so athletic. We know we have to keep putting pressure on and hopefully we’ll get those loose ones in the box — finish one. It took almost the whole game, but all that matters is that you get one. Right?”

After that, the Marshwood did a good job of making sure the Knights didn’t get a good chance at an equalizer.

“I think the most important part is we kept pressure on them,” Wozny said. “We didn’t let them get the ball. We didn’t let them have space. We didn’t let them have an opportunity to score, get a breakaway.”

Marshwood plays at Bonny Eagle Friday night, while Noble goes to Gorham.

Seacoast Roundup: Volleyball: Windham 3, Marshwood 1

Windham 3, Marshwood 1

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Kasey Davis (15 for 16) and Erin Gray (17 for 18) were leaders at the service line for the Hawks in defeat in this Class A match played on Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-15, 24-26, 25-15, 25-16.

Defensively, the team was led by Erin Gray (12 digs), Lily Clough (five), Davis (five) and Carolyn Hoerth (four). Marshwood (1-7) plays tonight at Wells.

Person’s Goal Lifts MHS Field Hockey Past Noble

By Josh Seguin / Sep 25, 2017
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — After coming out with a vengeance early, the Marshwood High School field hockey team was shut down by rival Noble on Monday. In fact, at times, the Knights looked to be the most dangerous and likely to find a breakthrough in the waning moments of a scoreless game.
But at the end of the day, the Hawks proved to be the most resilient.
Leah Glidden fed an open Madison Person with just under seven minutes to go. Person had her first shot saved but gathered the rebound, maneuvered around the goalie and put it in to give her team its first lead. Marshwood withstood late Noble pressure and defeated the Knights, 1-0, in Class A South action.
“I kind of saw (Leah) coming and I know she has that fire in her eyes,” said Person. “She sent it in and I ran for it. After she saved it, I got it back, weaved around her and put it in. It was really exciting to get that goal because on a day like today you just want to go home and not see overtime.”
“Noble really bottled us up for a while, but I don’t feel we were playing our best,” said Marshwood coach Kristin Dupont. “There were times I felt like (Noble) was more aggressive to the ball and we were kind of hanging back. I felt the goal was about time, because we needed to be more aggressive to score; the girls went after that one.”
Marshwood improves to 5-3, while Noble falls to 2-7.
Although Marshwood started quickly, the Knights got the first opportunity when Mallory Feenstra got open but her shot went just wide of the cage.
The momentum quickly turned the other way as the Hawks dominated possession and created many opportunities. Corrin Hasty had a shot saved, Morgan Hasty sent a shot wide and Melanie Dube also had an opportunity, but the Hawks couldn’t find the net to take the lead.
Kassidy Lessard connected on a nice give-and-go with Aspen Dyer for the Knights with about 12 minutes to go in the first half but the shot went wide.
The best chance in the half was off the stick of Glidden, who weaved down the left wing, found space and sent a shot toward Noble goalie Kaylee Mayotte. Mayotte got a piece of it, had it go over her shoulder and it was pushed just wide by a defender.
Glidden created a good portion of the Hawk offense and she always seemed to be finding seams in the defense.
“Throughout the game I was definitely looking to get the ball up and send it in so our other forwards could get a touch on it and get a goal,” said Glidden. “It was nice to see it finally happen on the winning goal.”
“She is always going to be a playmaker for us,” said Dupont. “Leah has a little different game this year because she has to be that person for us, while last year she didn’t”
As the teams settled in the second half, the chances became few and far between. The Hawk goal came with 6:51 left, at a time the game seemed destined for extra time.
“I think our defense broke down a little bit,” said Noble coach Amanda Ledoux. “They had multiple shots and the girl moved around our goalie; we had no defender behind her.”
With 1:45 left, Emily Carleton had a low shot go off the post. It appeared to go in, but the whistle had blown for a penalty corner to be called. She also sent a shot just wide and Lessard also had a chance, but the Knights could not bury the equalizer.
“We had great shots and great shots to the corners,” said Ledoux. “We just couldn’t get a seam to get them in. We needed to get someone to post but didn’t at times.
“That hit the post,” she added of the apparent goal, “which was hard because we may have had the chance to get the rebound. It is the ref’s call at that point but I think they were better off calling it. That was a good game.”
Marshwood hosts Deering on Thursday looking to up its win streak to three. Noble travels to Scarborough on Wednesday.

Sports Shorts: Herbold’s Hat Trick Paces Hawks in Rout 11-0

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Westbrook, Maine~  Natalie Herbold scored three goals and the Marshwood High School girls soccer team rolled past Westbrook, 11-0 on Saturday.  Katherine Page and Zoe Boyer added two goals each for the Hawks, who are 6-0-1 in Class A South.  Molly Walker, Rori Coomy and Angelina Bisson each added one goal.  Goalies Miranda Montgomery and Nathalie Clavette combined for the shutout.


September 23, 2017

Dear Marshwood Families,

This fall, the Boston Latin School is hosting 27  high school senior students and two teachers from Denmark. To enhance their cultural experience, they are looking to experience a rural educational setting in addition to the urban experience of Boston. Marshwood is honored to provide this opportunity and to welcome them to our community for three days.

They are scheduled to arrive in South Berwick on Wednesday, October 4th and will leave the morning of October 7th. During this time they will be visiting Marshwood High School classes and participating in our homecoming festivities. Since their goal is to learn about our local culture they would like to be placed in home stays for the three evenings that they are with us. If you would like to share your home with one or two Danish students for the three nights,  please let us know by emailing  your name, address, contact information, pets, number of students you may host, preference to host boy(s) and/or girl(s), and any further questions you may have. The requirements for home stays include a bed in possibly a single room, breakfast and evening meals, and transportation. Additional information and a detailed itinerary will follow. After school hours you are welcome to show your Danish student(s) around and introduce them to life in Southern Maine.

Thank you for helping make this experience a positive one for the Danish students and the Marshwood community.


Paul Mehlhorn

Principal Marshwood High School

Marshwood Graduate, Ivy Estabrooke

Marshwood Graduate, Ivy Estabrooke, is the Executive Director of USTAR, an acronym that stands for Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative is interviewed on Cool Science Radio – September 21, 2017


In the first segment of the program, JW and Lynn talk with Ivy Estabrooke who is the Executive Director of USTAR, an acronym that stands for Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative. USTAR was established in 2006 to leverage science and technology innovation to diversify Utah’s knowledge economy. They will talk with Ivy about programs, research, partnerships and more.

Seacoast Roundup: BOYS SOCCER Falmouth 2, Marshwood 1


– Thomas Fitzgerald scored six minutes into the second half to give Falmouth (6-1) the win over Marshwood (4-4) in Class A South action.

Jason Janetos opened the scoring for Marshwood 16 minutes into the game, assisted by Turner Goodenough. Falmouth’s Nate Arrants tied the game with eight minutes remaining in the first half.

Goalie Chase Gagnon made 15 saves for Marshwood.

Seacoast Roundup: MHS field hockey climbs back over .500

By STAFF REPORTS Sep 21, 2017   

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Thanks to a pair of second-half goals, the Marshwood High School field hockey team improve to 4-3 in Class A South on Thursday.

Leah Glidden and Maddy Person each scored goals, and Corinne Hasty had two assists in Marshwood’s 2-0 win over Deering.

Sara Arenberg had one save to earn the shutout for the Hawks. Marshwood plays at Noble on Monday.

Deering is 1-7.

Seacoast Round-Up:  VOLLEYBALL: Kennebunk 3, Marshwood 1


SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Hawks slipped to 1-4 in Class A, falling to Kennebunk in four sets — 10-25, 16-25, 25-19, 19-25.

Kennebunk is 2-4.

Kasey Davis served 18 for 20 with three aces and had nine digs, while Erin Gray served 9 for 12 and had 11 digs. Lily Clough andf Ilanah Sandler added six digs each. Michaela Tero had five kills and three blocks, and Alicia richards had three kills.

Marshwood visits Scarborough Thursday.

Seacoast Roundup: Goodenough leads Marshwood boys past Windham

By STAFF REPORTS  Posted Sep 18, 2017   

WINDHAM — Turner Goodenough’s hat trick sure propelled the Marshwood High School boys soccer team on Monday.  He only needed one half — one that featured four Marshwood goals.

Goodenough had three of them to help the Hawks secure a 5-1 win at Windham in Class A South action. Marshwood improved to 4-3, while Windham dropped to 2-4.

Sam Fitzgerald and Henry Honkonen rounded out the scoring for Marshwood. Goalie Chase Gagnon made 10 saves in the win for the Hawks.

Seacoast Roundup: Hawks roll over Biddeford 9-1

By STAFF REPORTS  Sep 16, 2017   

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Marin Smith had three goals and an assist to lead the Marshwood High School girls soccer team to a 9-1 Class A South win over Biddeford on Saturday.

Ella Nelson added two goals, while Casey Perry, Lexi McGee, Zoe Boyer and margaret Spear also scored. Natalie Herbold, Rori Coomey and Kayla Wozny each had an assist.

Nathalie Clavette and Miranda Montgomery combiend for four saves in goal.

Marshwood (4-0-1) plays at Falmouth Wednesday.

HAWKS 35, TIGERS 21: Defense Stands Tall as Marshwood Stays Unbeaten


By Mike Zhe Sep 15, 2017

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SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — If there was a point for players on an undermanned Marshwood High School football team to hang their heads on Friday, it was at halftime.

Leading by two touchdowns thanks to a pair of long touchdown runs from Joe Taran, it watched Biddeford crowbar its way back into the game by driving 80 yards late in the second quarter and punching in a touchdown in the final seconds.

“At that point, I thought we were in real good shape,” said Biddeford coach Brian Curit. “They were hunched over a little bit. But they responded and we didn’t.”

In a battle between two of the four unbeatens in Class B South, it was Marshwood that made the plays after halftime and upped its record to 3-0 after a 35-21 win that wasn’t settled until the fourth quarter.

Taran rushed for 120 yards, scoring on first-half runs of 36 and 88 yards, and fullback Justin Bryant added 111 yards and two scores after halftime.

“Credit goes to the offensive line, especially on the second one of mine,” said Taran. “The hole was wide open.”

On an imperfect night that saw the Hawks get whistled for seven penalties and forfeit some hard-earned yards, they were strong on defense and better than their foes on special teams, and will wake up Saturday as one of just two unbeatens in the division.

“We tried to simplify things for the defense tonight,” said Marshwood coach Alex Rotsko. “Guys stepped up and did a tremendous job. I thought they played great.”

Special teams did its part, too. Trevor Chase returned the opening kickoff 53 yards, setting up Taran’s score on the next play, and added a 61-yard kick return in the third quarter.

Down 14-7 at the half, the Tigers (2-1) got to midfield on the first possession of the third quarter, but got denied by inches on a fake punt. Back in their own end on their next possession, they fumbled away a pitch and Marshwood took over in the red zone.

After a holding penalty, quarterback Tommy Springer (3-of-7, 63 yards) hit a leaping John Valentine near the goal line, and then sneaked it in from 1 yard out to make it 21-7.

Biddeford answered immediately, with Scott Spellman returning the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a score.

The game moved into the fourth quarter separated by just the one touchdown, but Bryant busted a run up the gut that turned into a 47-yard score and 28-14 lead, shaking off a tackler at the 10 and finding the end zone.

“We were in the game for a very, very long time,” said Curit. “But we just weren’t very consistent on offense and, on defense, we talked about not giving up home runs and we gave up two.”

Quarterback Carter Edgerton rushed for 119 yards for Biddeford, but was intercepted three times, twice by Taran.

The Hawks were playing without four defensive starters, including two-way lineman Seth Aumann and running back/safety Kyle Glidden.

“It was a great opportunity for the backups to come in and show they could play,” said linebacker Max Horton, who was also perfect on his PATs (5-for-5).

Even after Biddeford drove the field for the touchdown 25 seconds before halftime, Cam Lantagne punching it in from short yardage to make it a one-score game, there was no panic.

“I just think our defense was playing so well,” said Rotsko. “As long as our offense made some plays, I thought we’d be fine.”

Defensive lineman Drew Gregor was one of the defensive ringleaders, recording an 11-yard sack, making multiple tackles and batting down a pass at the line.

“We did not think he played very well last week,” said Rotsko. “You’ve got to look at the film to evaluate, but it seemed like he made a lot of plays tonight.”

The Hawks made enough plays to send them into next week’s crossover game against Lawrence with an unbeaten record.

“We had a bunch of guys step up this week,” said Taran. “We had three fresh players going in and they did a great job.”


Biddeford 0 7 7 7–21

Marshwood 7 7 7 14–35

First Quarter

Mar–Taran 36 run (Horton kick), 11:40.

Second Quarter

Mar–Taran 88 run (Horton kick), 3:40.

Bid–Lantagne 1 run (Spaulding kick), :25.

Third Quarter

Mar–Springer 1 run (Horton kick), 4:31.

Bid–Spellman 89 kickoff return (Spaulding kick), 4:16.

Fourth Quarter

Mar–Bryant 47 run (Horton kick), 11:15.

Mar–Bryant 25 run (Horton kick), 7:03.

Bid–Lantagne 1 run (Spaulding kick), 3:10.


RUSHING–Biddeford, Edgerton 14-119, Lantagne 20-64, Lavigne 2-8, Spellman 1-3, Petit 3-1, Voccia 1-0. Marshwood, Taran 5-120, Bryant 13-111, Springer 6-38, Valentine 5-25, Chase 3-9.

PASSING–Biddeford, Edgerton 4-5–66 (3 INTs). Marshwood, Springer 3-7–63.

RECEIVING–Biddeford, Saucier 3-56, Pope 1-10. Marshwood, Valentine 1-28, Parmley 1-27, Cartmill 1-8

Seacoast Roundup: Boys Soccer: Kennebunk 4, Marshwood 3

By STAFF REPORTS Sep 14, 2017

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Kennebunk got four second-half goals from Tristan Wirth to sting the Hawks (3-3) in Class A South action.

Marshwood got goals from Jason Janetos, Sam Fitzgerald and Henry Honkonen. Janetos added two assists and Fitzgerald had one helper. Marshwood goalie Chase Gagnon made 15 saves in defeat. Kennebunk improved to 2-4.

Seacoast Roundup: Golf Marshwood 3.5 Noble 9.5

By STAFF REPORTS Sep 14, 2017

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Knights improved to 5-1 on the season with this win over the Hawks.

Geoffrey Howe shot a 47 and earned a point for Noble, while Jacob Currier (50), Tylor Oliver (50) and Mathew Dodier (48) each earned two points. Gunnar Tache shot a 53 and got 1.5 points.

Marshwood’s Sean Pride was the medalist with a 46.

Week 3 HS Football Showcase: Springer Brings a New Element to Marshwood’s Game

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By Mike Zhe  Posted Sep 14, 2017  

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — There are prerequisites to be a quarterback for the Marshwood High School football team, but a strong arm isn’t one of them.

Under sixth-year coach Alex Rotsko, it’s a job that requires candidates to be athletic and smart, and be able to run the ball and take a hit. The guys who have led the Hawks to state title games — Cameron Roll, Luc Blanchette and Cole McDaniel — were all undersized running threats.

The Hawks have a little something different under center this year.

Tommy Springer, a 6-foot junior who was the backup a year ago, has brought arm strength to the position, not to mention height.

And the early returns have brought smiles — he hit on 7-of-9 passes for 81 yards and three scores in a 55-12 win at Skowhegan in Week 1, and has produced six touchdowns in his first two games, both one-sided wins.

“Tommy’s played really well so far, beyond our expectations,” said Rotsko. “We’re really pleased. Probably going in, the biggest concern was (his) poise and confidence. But so far, so good.”

Springer beat a path to the weight room as soon as last season ended. Bulked up, he beat out sophomore Connor Caverly for the starting job in training camp.

“Tommy’s worked as hard as anybody else in the weight room,” said senior Joe Taran, who starts at halfback and cornerback. “He’s got a cannon for an arm. He’s smart and knows the offense, and he’s really committed.

“We had confidence in him after last year, but him having a great offseason, that especially helped.”

With each game, Springer said he is getting more comfortable.

“Kind of stressful, being out there for the first time,” he said, after practice earlier this week. “But once I get out there and just play, it’s OK. … I got a couple snaps last year but it’s nothing like starting a game.”

This week, there’s an uptick in competition when Biddeford (2-0) comes to town Friday (6 p.m.). It’s one of two games featuring unbeatens in Class B South, with Kennebunk (2-0) squaring off against Falmouth (2-0).

“The cream is starting to rise to the top now,” said Rotsko. “The four undefeated teams are playing each other and there’s going to be two left.”

In the home opener, there’s a little extra motivation playing Biddeford, which handed the Hawks a 20-13 loss in Week 1 last year.

“Absolutely, especially at home,” said Taran. “They punched us pretty hard in the mouth last year and they’ve got some good returning players.”

While Springer has brought an air element to the Wing-T attack, the Hawks remain, first and foremost, a running team with seniors Taran and Kyle Glidden, and sophomores Justin Bryant and John Valentine.

They’re enjoying early success by avoiding the penalties and turnovers that killed too many drives last year, and because their quarterback is settling in.

“You hope he manages the team well,” said Rotsko. “He’s obviously done that, but he’s also done a lot of running and throwing, and done it well.”

“Biggest adjustment is trying to lead the team,” said Springer. “Being the quarterback everybody looks up to you. … Most of the quarterbacks I’ve seen in the past have shown a great deal of leadership. I looked up to them as role models.”

He began the offseason knowing he had a chance to become one of those leaders, and finished it as a starter.

“It started working in the offseason in the weight room, going in there every day,” he said. “I wanted to make sure going into the season I was going to do my best.”

Part Time Food Service Workers – School Year 2017-18

September 12

The district has the following vacancies:  3 Part Time Food Service Workers (2 at Marshwood High School and 1 at Marshwood Middle School)  – approximately 15-17 hours per week.  Food preparation, serving and stocking.  Maine fingerprinting/eligibility is required.

Please complete the application ( and indicate “part time food service worker positions” if interested.  You can return the completed application to the Central Office or email it to

Class A South Boys Soccer: Hawks Finally Pull Away from Pesky Noble

Sep 12 at 9:31 PM

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NORTH BERWICK, Maine — Patience is a virtue, but sometimes it can test your limits.

It severely tested the Marshwood High School boys soccer team on Tuesday, who eventually struck for two second-half goals to beat Class A South rival Noble, 3-1.

But it took some doing — and some time.

The Hawks (3-2) scored in the third minute to go up 1-0 on a goal by Turner Goodenough.

Noble sophomore Gavin Mason tied it up in the sixth minute, and it stayed that way for over 50 minutes.

Certainly not for lack of trying for the Hawks, who peppered the Noble goal, but they were repelled each time — either by a fine save by goalie Noah Safford, a wide or high shot, or some stout Knight defense led by Aydin Fitchett, who blocked at least three shots and had several solid sliding tackles.

But Marshwood finally broke through in the 57th minute when Jason Janetos, who failed to score on several golden opportunities, at long last cashed in on a shot from the top left of the 18 that found its way through Safford’s hands and into the right corner.

“It gets to you,” Janetos said of the long scoring drought with so much pressure. ”(Coach Ben) Deschene said at halftime if we keep pressuring them it will come. Their goalie will eventually break. It did and we scored, two more times.”

Twelve minutes later, Daniel Bosse added an insurance goal. Neil Letellier made a sweet crossing pass that pinballed inside the box and then bounced right to a wide-open Bosse, who placed it into the vacant left corner for the two-goal lead.

“We could breath a little easier for the first time all game,” said Deschene.

Marshwood outshot Noble (0-5), 18 to 3, in the first half and enjoyed a huge advantage overall in corner kicks (10 to 1).

“We either hit it over, hit it wide or right at the keeper a couple times,” Deschene said. “He made a couple of really good saves, and they had a couple of defenders who filled in when the keeper went out that actually protected the net. I do credit their defense and their goalie. But we did have a lot of shots, and just couldn’t seem to break through.”

Noble had its chances, too, although they were fewer. Still there were several scrambles in front where Marshwood goalie Chase Gagnon was able to clear a ball that could have been troublesome.

Both teams had excellent chances in the opening minutes of the second half.


Safford made a nice diving stop on a breakaway chance by Janetos.

The Knights had their best chance several minutes later when Gagnon stopped a shot close in by Matt Chambers, and Nolan Winston boomed the rebound over the net.

After Janetos scored, he nearly got a second goal, but Safford made the save and Marshwood’s Aidan Berman hit the left post.

Gagnon was injured during a collision early in the second half and had to leave the game; he had two saves.

The Hawks’ utility guy, Henry Honkonen, came in and played solid in goal until he was lifted in the final five minutes with the lead 3-1.

Safford made 10 saves for the Knights.

Seacoast Roundup: GIRLS SOCCER   Marshwood 2, Portland 1

By Staff reports  Posted Sep 8,

PORTLAND, Maine — The Hawks came from behind to beat Portland on the road in Class A South.Marin Smith scored the game-winner on a pass from Natalie Herbold. Smith also assisted on the first goal, scored by Rori Coomey. Nathalie Clavette made nine saves in goal.

Marshwood is 3-0.

Seacoast Roundup: FOOTBALL:  Marshwood 47, Greely 14

By Staff reports  Posted Sept 8

CUMBERLAND, Maine — The Marshwood football team improved to 2-0 on Friday night with a 47-14 win over Greely (0-2) in Class B South.

Six different players scored for the Hawks, who led 14-0 after the first quarter and 21-7 at the half following Joseph Taran’s interception to end a Greely drive on the Hawks’ 20.

For Marshwood, Trevor Chase scored with a 39-yard rush and Justin Bryant scored on a 3-yard rush. Following a Kyle Glidden interception that set Marshwood up at Greely’s 15, Matthew Goodwin scored to put the Hawks up 34-7, which is where it stood after three stops.

Also scoring for Marshwood were Tommy Springer with a 9-yard run, Sam Cartmill collected a 46-yard touchdown catch while Glidden rushed 8 yards into the end zone.

Marshwood quarterback Connor Caverly put the Hawks on the board in the first quarter with an 8-yard rushing touchdown.

Marshwood hosts Lawrence (1-1) next Friday night.

Seacoast Roundup: Marshwood Boys Handle Massabesic

By Staff reports Sep 7, 2017  

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Four different players scored for the Marshwood High School boys soccer team on Thursday in a 4-0 Class A South win over Massabesic.

Sam Fitzgerald, Connor McCoomb, Malcolm Connell and Daniel Bosse scored. Chase Gagnon made three saves.

Marshwood (2-1) vists South Portland Saturday. Massabesic is 0-2.

From the High School Lunch Program:

School starts tomorrow, September 5th,  and so does the new lunch program. While some schools will see small changes,  the high school will see more changes. There are some things that we ask of you your children that that will make the transition smoother:

  1. Please be patient with us as we are learning.
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Seacoast Roundup: Football:  Glidden, Hawks Roll Past Skowhegan in Football Opener 55-12

By Staff reports /  Sep 1, 2017

SKOWHEGAN — The Marshwood High School football team showed how dangerous its offense can be when it’s firing on all cylinders Friday.

On this night, the Hawks were productive on the ground and through the air.

Kyle Glidden rushed nine times for 181 yards and two touchdowns, and Tom Springer passed for three scores in Marshwood’s 55-12 road win over Skowhegan.

The Hawks (1-0 in Class B South) never turned the football over and benefited from Glidden’s three touchdowns — one of them coming on a 71-yard run and another on an 8-yard reception.

Springer finished 7-for-9 passing for 81 yards, and also added 79 yards rushing, scoring on a 31-yard carry.

Justin Bryant scored two touchdowns, one on a 1-yard run and another on an 8-yard catch; and Joe Taran caught a 25-yard touchdown pass for the Hawks.