Monday, September 29, 2014

Peter Boyer scores seven touchdowns in Ponies victory over Old Town

OLD TOWN- Peter Boyer had a game to remember in leading the Foxcroft Ponies football team to a 55-33 victory over the Old Town Coyotes on Friday evening.

Boyer rushed for 307 yards and six touchdowns on 20 carries. Boyer also returned an interception for his seventh touchdown of the game.

If that wasn't enough, Boyer also led the Ponies defense with 17 tackles.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Karigen Coffin and Peter Boyer earn athlete of the week honors

Athlete of the week-  September 22nd-September 27th

Karigen Coffin- Searsport- Soccer- Scored four goals in 5-1 win over Bucksport. Coffin and the Vikings have a 4-1-2 record.

Coffin is the third student/athlete from Searsport high school to be named athlete of the week. She joins Briana Grant (2-9-14) and Jake Powell (5-10-14).

Click here to see all the female nominations for the week


Peter Boyer-Foxcroft- Football- Rushed for 307 yards and 6 touchdowns on 20 carries plus returned an interception for a touchdown in 55-33 win over Old Town. Boyer also led the Ponies with 17 tackles.

Boyer is the 11th athlete of the week winner from Foxcroft Academy. He joins his brother Donnie Boyer who captured the honor three times. Ryan Rebar was also named athlete of the week three times. Brianna Skolfield, Julia Annis, and Mackenzie Coiley are two time athlete of the week winners.

This is the second consecutive week that a Foxcroft student/athlete has earned male AOW. Hunter Smith rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns last week. Cameron Fadley, Tino Ayala, Jesse Provost, and Kaleb Smith have also each earned athlete of the week honors.

Click here to see all the male nominations for the week

Treacy, Black Bears hold off Wildcats

ORONO, ME-- Last season, only three points separated the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire Women's ice hockey teams. The Black Bears ended the regular season with 13 points and the #5 seed, while the Wildcats finished with 10 points and the #8 seed. The two teams squared off Saturday in Orono, both showing how important those conference points are.

The 2014-2015 Hockey East opener was a goalie duel between Meghann Treacy of Maine and Vilma Vaatovaar of UNH. The Wildcats came out of the gates aggressive and were able to capitalize early as Margo Lund put back a Haley Breedlove shot to make it 1-0 UNH with 16:21 to play.

The Black Bears wouldn't let the Wildcats enjoy their lead long as Brooke Stacey skated in and fired a shot off Vaatovaar. The puck bounced out to an open Hailey Browne, who was able to find the back of the net with 8:33 to play in the first period.

Browne's goal provided the Black Bears with some momentum as they came out in the second period firing on all cylinders. Vilma Vaatovaar made save after save until Kelsey MacSorley was able to break in and beat Vaatovaar five hole off a back hand with 4:54 to play in the period.

The third period was all Maine as coach Richard Reichenbach's Black Bears were hungry playing on home ice. The Black Bears outshot the Wildcats 14-3 in the third period. Midway through the third, it appeared that senior captain Jennifer More was going to make it 3-1, as she split two defenders and broke in on Vaatovaar. A diving defenseman managed to get a stick on More and Vaatovaar was able to sweep the puck away to her right.

As good as Vaatovaar was, Treacy was equally as dominant for the Black Bears. With 1:41 to play, UNH's Cassandra Vilgrain was able to muscle her way past the Maine defense. She broke in from the right and fired a wrist shot up high, but Treacy was able to get a glove on it and preserve the lead.

The Wildcats pulled Vaatovaar in favor of an extra skater with seconds to go in the third, but the Black Bears' resilient defense prevailed. Treacy finished with 21 saves, while Vaatovaar turned away 38.

The Black Bears move to 1-0-0 overall (1-0-0 HE), while the Wildcats fall to 0-1-0 (0-1-0 HE). Both teams return to action next weekend as UNH travels to Ohio State for two games, and the Black Bears will play host to Robert Morris for a weekend series. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM Friday and 1:00 PM Saturday. As a reminder, all Black Bear Women's Hockey home games are free of admission.
The University of Maine Black Bears celebrate a 2-1
victory over the UNH Wildcats.
Photo Credit: Anthony DelMonaco

Houlton's first varsity football game- at Orono- 9/5/14

Houlton's first varsity football game- at Orono- 9/5/14