Seacoast Roundup:

Seacoast Roundup:
Marshwood 7, Gorham 3
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Hawks inched their record above .500 (8-7) with Wednesday’s Class A South win.
Kaylah Eastman earned the win, going all seven innings. She allowed two earned runs on five hits, striking out four and walking none.
Katie Taran had a two-run single during a three-run third in which Erin Gray also had a run-scoring base hit.
In the four-run fourth, Kasey Davis and Meaghan Sandler each had an RBI single.

Seacoast Roundup: Marshwood 14, Biddeford 2

May 23, 2017 By Staff reports / sports@seacoastonline.com

GIRLS LACROSSE

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Reagan Nichols piled up four goals and five assists as the Hawks rolled to 8-3 in Class A South.

Paige Singer had six assists for Marshwood. The team got other points from Marin Smith (2 goals, assist), Luci Albers (2 goals, assist), Ruby Albers (2 goals), Olivia Melton (2 goals), Abby Rowe (goal) and Nicole Villinski (goal). MHS goalie Skyler Amsden made 14 saves as Biddeford dropped to 8-2.

Seacoast Roundup: Softball Marshwood 29, Sanford 9

May 22, 2017 By STAFF REPORTS

SANFORD, Maine — Lauren Leidemann-Smith led the Hawks (7-7), going 3 for 3 with a grand slam, five runs and seven RBIs in this big Class A South win.

Winning pitcher Kaylah Eastman was 3 for 5 with a double and five RBIs, while Jenn Gray was 3 for 4 with five runs. Maddy Eastman went 3 for 6 with four runs. Erin Gray added a hit, three runs and three RBIs.

Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards: And the Fall Nominees are …

Marshwood  nominees include: BOYS SOCCER:Sam Leathe, GIRLS SOCCER:Reagan Nichols and Marin Smith, FIELD HOCKEY: Elaine Bachelor and Hannah Costin, FOOTBALL: Holden Jackman, BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Brody Bate, GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  Natalie DuBois, VOLLEYBALL:  Jenn Gray, and GOLF:  Sean Pride, Marshwood

for photos: http://www.seacoastonline.com/sports/20170520/seacoast-all-star-sports-awards-and-fall-nominees-are-

Seacoastonline]May 20, 2017

Back in April, Seacoast Media Group announced that it will be putting on the inaugural Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards — a live, ESPYs-style show at The Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth, honoring the area’s top high school athletes with special guest speaker Danny Amendola of the New England Patriots.

Today, we reveal the nominees for the 2016 fall season, which features 109 athletes up for eight awards:

•Boys Soccer Player of the Year

•Girls Soccer Player of the Year

•Field Hockey Player of the Year

•Football Player of the Year

•Boys Cross Country Player of the Year

•Girls Cross Country Player of the Year

•Volleyball Player of the Year

•Golf Player of the Year

Here’s how it works. Each athlete nominated for a Seacoast All-Star Sports Award has had a letter shipped to their school’s athletics department. Each letter contains an RSVP code, which comes with free admission to the June 22 event. To reserve your complimentary ticket, visit seacoastonline.com/seacoastallstars, choose the “Buy Tickets” option, select “All-Star Nominee” and enter the RSVP code provided at the top of your invitation letter. Additional tickets are available for $25 each for guests (such as parents, siblings and grandparents), and $5 for all students and coaches.

Only those who RSVP on the website will be granted admission into the event. Any nominated fall athlete who has not received a letter should contact their athletic director, or e-mail Seacoast Media Group sports editor Ryan O’Leary at roleary@seacoastonline.com.

The event includes an awards presentation and special appearances by pro snowboarder and Olympic medalist Scotty Lago, as well as Amendola, who in February won his second Super Bowl ring as a member of the Patriots. On June 22, a pre-event party with food vendors and photo opportunities will take place on Chestnut Street starting at 5 p.m. Doors for the main event open at 6 p.m. and seating for the show will begin immediately. The event is scheduled to start at 6:35 p.m. and will end at approximately 9 p.m.

Seating at The Music Hall is limited. To ensure admittance, we’re requesting that nominees, guests and the general public RSVP by Friday, June 16. Attire for this event is business casual, or what one might wear to a graduation ceremony.

Player of the Year awards for 25 sports will be presented at the awards show, including the winter and spring. Coach of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year and Team of the Year will also be announced along with several specialty awards. All award winners will enjoy a personal meet and greet and photo opportunity backstage with Amendola.

We look forward to honoring our local athletes for their achievements at the first-of-its-kind Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards, which is being sponsored by Piscataqua Savings Bank and The Center for Orthopedics and Movement.

And the nominees for the 2016 fall sports season are:

BOYS SOCCER

Caden Blazek, Exeter

Tom Bullock, Epping

Charlie Driscoll, Traip Academy

JP Eaton, Spaulding

Jake Gould, Exeter

Jacob Grzybowski, Newmarket

Fiston Kapongo, Portsmouth Christian

Sam Leathe, Marshwood

Jack Leger, Portsmouth

Mark Marasca, Epping

Quinn Mantegari, Exeter

Nate Moore, Oyster River

Alex Nickerson, York

Jackson Rivers, Epping

Hunter Smith, Exeter

Joe Yoon, Portsmouth Christian

GIRLS SOCCER

Maddie Amidon, York

Olivia Bamford, Spaulding

Kate Clinch, Coe-Brown

Matigan Farnese, Newmarket

Gracie Getman, Portsmouth

Marie Hoehner, Newmarket

Payton Humphrey, York

Becca Jackson, Exeter

Syd Ludes, Portsmouth

Casey Needham, Epping

Reagan Nichols, Marshwood

Emily Parks, Winnacunnet

Lydia Peucker, Exeter

Marin Smith, Marshwood

Lindsay Towle, Portsmouth Christian

Eleanor Zwart, Oyster River

FIELD HOCKEY

Elaine Bachelder, Marshwood

Haily Blodgett, Portsmouth

Isabel Bretz, York

Emma Connor, St. Thomas

Hannah Costin, Marshwood

Alyssa Crochetiere, Winnacunnet

Katie Crowell, Portsmouth

Rachel Ingham, Winnacunnet

Madison Johansson, Exeter

Eliza Keegan, Oyster River

Allie Lawlor, York

Abby Merrill, Winnacunnet

Elizabeth Morse, Dover

Kate Pigsley, Exeter

Lily Posternak, York

FOOTBALL

Noah Armstrong, Epping/Newmarket

Kyle Ball, Exeter

Caleb Bolden, Dover

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Tim Bouchard, St. Thomas

Seth Clarke, Dover

Cam Flanagan, Exeter

Patrick Gillis, Exeter

Alex Gladu, Portsmouth

Nate Hunt, Spaulding

Holden Jackman, Marshwood

Nate Levesque, Somersworth

Brayden Lowery, Exeter

Kevin Moore, Portsmouth

Vinny Panetta, Dover

Christian Peete, Portsmouth

John Ferrelli, Winnacunnet

Andrew Rodrigues, York

Gavin Scoon, St. Thomas

Will Stinson, St. Thomas

Angelo Succi, Traip

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Brody Bate, Marshwood

Jacob Christiansen, Traip

River Groves, Coe-Brown

Henry Keegan, Oyster River

Patrick O’Brien, Oyster River

Tanner Richards, Coe-Brown

Zach Richards, Coe-Brown

Ryan Simpson, York

Parker Spinney, Oyster River

Evan Tanguay, Coe-Brown

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Kelly Arsenault, Winnacunnet

Jenny Battye, Portsmouth

Natalie DuBois, Marshwood

Sarah Dupuis, Coe-Brown

Jacqueline Gaughan, Exeter

Olivia Lenk, Oyster River

Kathryn Miller, York

Alli Pratt, Coe-Brown

Danielle Slavin, Oyster River

Violet Sullivan, Exeter

VOLLEYBALL

Emilee Flanagan, Nute

Nikki Flanagan, Nute

Isabelle Fradillada, Oyster River

Hunter Gosselin, Somersworth

Natalie Gravelle, Portsmouth

Jenn Gray, Marshwood

Payton Hodsdon, St. Thomas

Sydney Johnson, Exeter

Kaitlyn Lavoie, Somersworth

Olivia Noonan, Spaulding

Kayleigh MacDougall, Farmington

Sophia Randall, Epping

Shannon Riley, Coe-Brown

Ashley Vining, Portsmouth Christian

Mary Zlotosch, Dover

GOLF

Jeff Barnes, Portsmouth

Eric Evans, Dover

James Hashem, Noble

Geoffrey Howe, Noble

Sean Pride, Marshwood

Ryan Quinn, Winnacunnet

Stephen Schnobrich, Exeter

Maine High School Track

Maine H.S. Track: Noble Girls Dash to Second Place

Exerpts:

One of the better stories was the reemergence of Mackenzie Young of Marshwood, who won the 3,200 run in a time of 12:16.91. She beat the next best runner by over 35 seconds. She didn’t PR in the event, but she came within a second.

The Hawks’ Ethan Martin won the 1,600 racewalk in a time of 7:55.29. Martin broke his own school record in the process, getting below the eight-minute mark for the first time.

The closest event of the day was in the boys high-jump. Lance Santeusanio of Noble and Marshwood’s Bailey Mergler tied with jumps of 5 feet, 4 inches. Santeusanio was deemed the winner, as he got all his jumps in before that, cleanly.

Other notables: Marshwood’s Matt Cooper finished second in the boys discus (138-06), followed in third by Noble’s Alex Upton (135-04). Knight boys were second in the 4×400. The Hawk girls were second in the 4×800 relay (10:32.32) and Noble girls were second in the 4×100 (51.23). Katherine Page of Marshwood was second in the girls 100 dash (13.18) and third in the 200.

for photos: http://www.seacoastonline.com/sports/20170520/maine-hs-track-noble-girls-dash-to-second-place

May 20, 2017

SportsChatter

By Josh Seguin / sports@fosters.com

NORTH BERWICK, Maine – As Noble High School’s Nina Tasker raced toward the finish line of the 300-meter hurdles at the York County Track Championship on Saturday, her stride was smooth and her hurdling was spot on. By the time she reached the finish line, she had a sizable lead. Her time of 47.58 bested the field by over two seconds.

“I have been doing hurdling events for a while, since middle school,” Tasker said. “It has become second nature to me. New people trying to go over hurdles struggle. I am so used to them and able to run them pretty well. Yesterday, I was practicing taking just 17 steps instead of 19 or 18 in-between. That pushed me forward a lot because taking less steps quickens the race. I was just digging and that really pushed up my time.”

Tasker was the top local performer in a meet that included athletes from Marshwood, Sanford, Massabesic, Bonny Eagle and Thornton. She also won the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.31 seconds and finished second in the long jump (15 feet, 10 inches).

“(Tasker) has always been a really good hurdler,” said Noble girls coach Daniel Lawrence. “She started out well and her middle school coaches coached her up well. She has worked really hard to be at the top of her game.”

Noble had a great day in the girls meet taking second with a score of 123.5 points. Thornton took home the girls title with 174.5. Marshwood finished in fifth with 52.

In the boys events, Noble finished fourth (75) and Marshwood sixth (52). Thornton won the boys events with 143, followed by Bonny Eagle (115) and Sanford (101).

“To get to a bigger meet like this it is usually a good test,” said Noble boys coach Rodney Brown. “I thought we did really well. Like today, the field and a good amount of running events will place in bigger meets going forward. I am looking forward to that.”

One of the better stories was the reemergence of Mackenzie Young of Marshwood, who won the 3,200 run in a time of 12:16.91. She beat the next best runner by over 35 seconds. She didn’t PR in the event, but she came within a second.

“When I started lapping people I had a mindset of they were in front of me and I had to beat them,” said Young. “I was zoning out so I didn’t realize if anybody behind me.”

“(Young) had a really impressive race,” said Marshwood coach Matt Sanzone. “She was running pretty much by herself the whole race. It wasn’t that surprising of a result to me because her training has been great the last few weeks. She put it all together today.”

Young, who also participates in indoor track, was set back in the winter when she came down with an illness.

“I have been having really bad two miles for both indoor season and outdoor season.,” said Young. “It was good to get back to the level I know I am capable of. My times went down considerably. I am just glad I am back healthy and back into my old form.”

The Noble girls 4×400 relay team won the event by nine seconds over Thornton in a time of 4:18.25.

“We came into today feeling really good about it,” said anchor Morgan Griffin. “We worked really hard and wanted a good time. I think that our second leg with Joselyn Jones was key. She started the momentum forward for us.”

The Hawks’ Ethan Martin won the 1,600 racewalk in a time of 7:55.29. Martin broke his own school record in the process, getting below the eight-minute mark for the first time.

“It was a really close race, but I think that having another racer near me for three of the four laps was a big thing to help me pace,” said Martin. “I felt a real big kick with the 100-meter mark and I just zoomed out.”

Noble took home four of the top five positions in the girls racewalk. Sarah Mayrose led the pack with a time of 9:38.52.

The closest event of the day was in the boys high-jump. Lance Santeusanio of Noble and Marshwood’s Bailey Mergler tied with jumps of 5 feet, 4 inches. Santeusanio was deemed the winner, as he got all his jumps in before that, cleanly.

“It was (Mergler’s) first real competition today, in which he put it all together,” said Sanzone . “It was amazing to see what we could do.”

Santeusanio was off his normal pace in the event. Mergler but impressed in the event, given it was his first time in competition. He also took second in the (Pole) vault.

“Not much went well for me,” said Santeusanio. “I jumped much lower than I usually do. My PR is six feet and I only jumped 5-4. That brought others into play. I was able to be clean through 5-4, which won me the event.”

Other notables: Marshwood’s Matt Cooper finished second in the boys discus (138-06), followed in third by Noble’s Alex Upton (135-04). Knight boys were second in the 4×400. The Hawk girls were second in the 4×800 relay (10:32.32) and Noble girls were second in the 4×100 (51.23). Katherine Page of Marshwood was second in the girls 100 dash (13.18) and third in the 200.