The Gardiner, Messalonskee, Oak Hill and Maranacook/Winthrop boys lacrosse teams have solidified their berths to the upcoming high school playoffs and, with a few games left, hope to hang onto their spots or move up in the standings.

The Tigers have yet to lose a game and are second behind North Yarmouth Academy in Eastern B at 10-0. Gardiner has games left on its schedule with Camden Hills and Cony.

The Tigers are averaging 15.8 goals per game and have only allowed 3.7 per. They lead the state in both categories.

Gardiner has six players with at least 10 goals, led by Keegan Smith, who has 21 goals and 16 assists.

Messalonskee, meanwhile, is fifth in Eastern A with a 7-4 record and hopes to gain ground with one game left on its schedule. The Eagles have a tough schedule which should help them come playoff time.

In their 8-7 win over Lewiston on Friday, Aidan Calkins and Jordon Holmes each scored two goals. The Eagles face Mt. Blue in their regular-season finale today.


Oak Hill (7-3) has two games left on its schedule, against Mt. Blue and Oxford Hills. Those teams have a total of two wins combined so the Raiders likely will not move up from their spot as the sixth seed in Eastern B.

Sophomore Kyle Flaherty leads the Raiders with 35 goals, while goalie Matt Martin has 108 saves this season.

Maranacook/Winthrop are fourth in Eastern B and have a game with just Edward Little left on its schedule. If the season ended today, the Hawks would face Morse at home in the first round of the playoffs.

Zach Glazier, Jesse Evans and Zach Bessette have enjoy solid seasons for the Hawks. Glazier leads the team with 20 goals, while Evans has 13 assists. Bessette, meanwhile, has been solid in goal.

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In girls lacrosse, Messalonskee, Gardiner and Cony should all host playoff games.


Messalonskee is unbeaten (11-0) and atop the Eastern A standings with just one game to play. Sydney Gagne, Kristen Kern and Kristy Bernatchez lead the Eagles with 37, 36 and 31 goals, respectively. The Eagles are averaging 13.25 goals per game.

Goalkeeper Izzy Skinner has been solid all season and has 91 saves.

Cony, thanks to a balanced attack and solid goalkeeping, is third in Eastern A at 8-3. Bayleigh Logan and Emily Quirion lead the team with 32 and 30 goals, respectively, while Hayley Quirion has been a solid contributor with 41 points.

Izzy Eames and Lizzy Dennison have shared time in goal and have solidified a solid defensive unit.

Prior to Tuesday’s game against Mt. Ararat, the Rams have won three straight since losing to Messalonskee for the second time May 14.

The Gardiner girls end the season regular with a 21-4 win over Lincoln on Tuesday. The Tigers had lost three straight to Class A teams Messalonskee, Cony and Lewiston, but are in second place in Eastern B thanks to an 8-0 start.

Brooke Davis leads the Tigers with 46 goals. Teammate Ally Day has chipped in 34 goals to give Gardiner a solid one-two punch.

Editor’s note: This story was edited to correct Oak Hill High School’s Kyle Flaherty’s name.

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