READFIELD — The Maranacook/Winthrop co-op boys lacrosse team started fast and never looked back in its 9-2 Eastern Class B quarterfinal victory over North Yarmouth Academy on Wednesday.

“We got off to a pretty commanding start. It was 4-0 and then they eventually scored one,” Hawks coach Zach Stewart said. “We ended the half up 5-1 and it was really the first quarter we took a big lead.

“…Then in the second half we used some of our numbers and really pressed.”

Toby Smith paced Maranacook with four goals and Zach Glazier finished with three goals and two assists.

Alex Tooth and Zach Godbout scored one goal each, while Logan Emery and James Canwell each chipped in with assists. Zach Bessett made 10 saves in net.

The Hawks advance to the semifinals to face Yarmouth, who scored a 16-4 victory over Gardiner in its quarterfinal match Wednesday.

FREEPORT 7, OAK HILL 5: Sam Wogan scored three goals to lead the No. 2 Flyers to the Eastern Maine Class B win. Kyle Flaherty scored three goals for Oak Hill (4-9) while Caleb Sturtevant added a goal and an assist and Alex Mace scored a goal. Matty Martin made 15 saves for Oak Hill while Zac Wogan made 11 for Freeport.





NYA 12, GARDINER 10: Abby McKelvy and Alex Wahlstrom scored three goals apiece to lead the Panthers to the win in Gardiner. NYA didn’t take the lead until late in the game. Ally Day led Gardiner with four goals while Abby Dunn scored three and Brooke Curtis, Kelsi Thibeau and Emma Hickey scored one each. Maddy Cutler made 16 saves in goal for Gardiner (8-5) while Scout Fischman made 10 for North Yarmouth Academy (5-8).



Class A East


No. 4 OXFORD HILLS 15, No. 5 MESSALONSKEE 3: Crystal West had four hits to lead the Vikings to the quarterfinal win in South Paris while the Eagles helped their cause by committing eight errors. West, who got the pitching win, singled three times and doubled while Ana Winslow added a triple. Oxford Hills (13-4) advances to play the winner of today’s game betwen Hampden and Cony while Messalonskee finishes at 11-6.

MISS MAINE SOFTBALL: Madison’s Emily McKenny and Messalonskee’s Kylee Knight were among six finalists for the Miss Maine softball award announced Wednesday.

McKenney went 14-1 on the mound for the Bulldogs with 155 strikeouts in 96 innings and an earned run average of 0.66. She also batted .518 with 28 RBIs. She’ll attend Roger Wiliams next year to play softball. Knight hit .571 with 27 stolen bases, including seven of third base. She plans to play softball for St. Lawrence University next season.

Also nominated were Scarborough’s Alyssa Williamson, Noble’s Amber Kelly. Kaylie Andrews of Traip Academy and Thornton’s Erin Brayden. The winner will be announced June 26.

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