Sports results, September 15 – Bangor Daily News

Stearns 1 at Orono 2

Sept. 15, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.

At Orono, the Red Riots and the Stearns Minutemen battled to the end of regulation at 1-1 before Orono came out on top in overtime on Kirsten Nicolar’s goal.

Orono’s Holly LaBrecque scored eight minutes into the game on Savannah Georgia’s assist. Stearns’ Jessica Girsa scored with seven minutes left in the game. In overtime, Orono’s Nicolar one-timed a pass from Emma Honey to score the winning goal.

Orono goalie Maiah Cyr saved eight of 11 shots. Stearns’ Angela Guy made seven saves on 10 shots. Orono led in offensive corner opportunities 15-4.

Orono is now 1-4 and Stearns is 2-3.

JV: Stearns 7-0


Sports results, September 12 & 13 – Bangor Daily News

Mount View 44 at Orono 58

Sept. 15, 2014, at 4:41 p.m.

At Orono on Friday night, Jackson Coutts rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another as Orono defeated Mount View of Thorndike.

Matt Fowler rushed 20 times for 154 yards scored a touchdown and rushed for three two-point conversions to aid the Red Riot offense.

Coutts connected with Keenan Collett for a 54-yard scoring strike for Orono (2-0) and Collett also rushed for 100 yards on 13 carries.

Mount View (0-1) was led by quarterback Cole Hannan who was 8 for 13 with two touchdown passes. Tyler Ripley scored two touchdowns while rushing for 110 yards on 7 carries. Jack Axsom rushed 19 times for 151 yards.


Penquis Valley 0 at Orono 10

Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:51 p.m.

At Orono, Daphne Murphy scored three goals and Ali Gonyar added two to lead the Red Riots to victory.

Dianna Tyutyunyk chipped in a goal and three assists with Becky Lopez-Anido and Brinsley Chasse each tallying a goal and one assist. Elise Kenney and Maddie Dichard each notched a goal. Lauren Stoops added 2 assists and Ali Pickering picked up an assist for the 3-0 winners.

Penquis goalies Jordan Durant and Megan Witham faced 31 shots and recorded 12 saves. Orono goalie Kaitlin Richards faced two shots.


Orono 7 at Penquis Valley 0

Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:10 p.m.
At Milo, Jake Koffman and Thomas Woodward each scored two goals to lead Orono to victory over Penquis Valley.

Evan Knefic, Joseph Astumian and Jacob Fandel each added a goal. Nathan Frederick, Joseph Astumian, Jacob Fandel and Benjamin Allan-Rahill all recorded assists.

Goalie Nathan Reid recorded 3 saves on 3 shots for 3-0 Orono. Penquis goalie Dereck Thomas had 17 saves on 25 shots for Penquis (0-3).


Orono 0 at Central 2

Sept. 12, 2014, at 7:49 p.m.

At Corinth, Kaitlyn Pinkham netted one goal and Morgan Chase scored the second goal off a Hannah Weeks assist to lead Central past Orono.

Makayla Boudreau stopped all seven shots she faced for 2-2 Central. For Orono, Maiah Cyr made eight saves on 10 shots for the 2-2 Red Devils.

JVs: Central 1-0



Sept. 13, 2014

at Bucksport Results for JV and Varsity runners

Orono scores early and often to improve to 2-0

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(NEWS CENTER) — The girls soccer team from Orono put up double digits in the win column last season on its way to a Class C East Championship. Through two games this year, the Red Riots have outscored their opponents 14-0.

Orono used a 9-0 win over Bucksport to improve to 2-0 on the season.


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Orono 9 at Bucksport 0

Sept. 10, 2014, at 9:05 p.m.

At Bucksport, Brinsley Chasse scored three goals, Becky Lopez-Anido scored  twice and Ally Gonyar, Georgia Calcagno and Daphne Murphy each scored a goal for the 2-0 Red Riots.

Bucksport is 0-2-1.



At Katahdin CC, par 36

Old Town (6-1) 170, Ellsworth (0-7) 223, Penquis Valley (0-5) 225, Orono (no team score)
(Individuals) Gary Morneault 43, Ryan Wells 48, Sam Holt 49

Sports results, September 8 & 9 – Bangor Daily News

Dexter 3 at Orono 0

Sept. 08, 2014, at 7:55 p.m.
At Orono, Katie Batron set up a first-half goal, then scored twice in the second half to power the Tigers to victory.

Abby Webber scored the first-half goal for 2-0 Dexter and assisted on both Batron tallies. Kaitlyn Paquin did not have to make a save.

Maiah Cyr collected 23 saves on 26 shots for 0-2 Orono.

JV: Dexter 7-0


Orono 7 at Bucksport 1

Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:02 p.m.

At Bucksport, Jordan Cunningham put the Bucks on the board first with a header off a Justin Burgess free kick, but the Red Riots got the equalizer from Fredrik Linden and the eventual game winner from Anthony Bottie before the half.

Bottie’s goal came with 1:27 left in the first half on an upper-90 free kick off the fingertips of Bucksport’s (0-2) diving keeper, Dylan Robbins.

The second half saw play back and forth before Orono (2-0) was able to create sustained offensive pressure that led to two goals by Alex Fergusson and one each by Nathaniel DeSisto, Kam Stockley and Fredrik Linden.

“Make a wish” makes a difference in the life of Mr. Baker’s daughter, Abbey – WABI-TV

Community Helps with Old Town Make-a-Wish

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Posted Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:45 am.

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Every five days, the Make-a-Wish Foundation makes a dream come true for a kid in Maine. A little girl in Old Town knew what she wanted: a playground, custom made just for her.

When faced with a life threatening illness, it’s nice to have something to look forward to. Being able to have your dreams come true, that’s something you can only wish for.

“It’s hard on your heart to see what she’s going through and her family’s going through. We’re just so happy we can be here to help her.”

Four year-old Abbey Baker of Old Town simply wanted a playground. What she got was much, much more. The idea behind Abbey’s Make-a-Wish playground is to cater to her sensory needs, such as the movement on a swing.

“We’ve got a sandbox that she can play in and feel the sand. We have a slide and swing. It’s a special needs swing that will fit her for years to come. Then a really fun little garden area for her to dig around in the dirt and feel the different textures of the flowers.”

They’ve even installed a wireless sound system to play all of Abbey’s favorite hits, as well as a double-layered raised flower bed with flowers she can plant next spring.

“She’s very excited. She has a sandbox and playground at school, so she’s going to really enjoy having something at home to play with her brother and sister.”

All of the excitement comes with a little sweat and hard work. That’s something, Carol Colson couldn’t wait for.

“At Bangor Savings, we give over $1 million to the community every year and it’s just so special to be able to actually be here and get our hands dirty and do the work ourselves to help Abbey.”

Abbey even caught the eye of a former “Wish Kid” who once had a wish of her own. “It just happened to be at the right time and you know, the right moment.”

Tyler, along with other local volunteers, are part of why children continue to have hope.

“There so many people that jump in that are willing to help the community and it’s just awesome.”

“This is a great type of wish for us because we’re able to involve members of the community that have been a part of making the wish happen.”

Bangor Savings Bank was the Adopt a Wish sponsor for the playground and Lowe’s donated time and supplies…

Stockley’s two goals, Frederick’s defensive gem lead Orono boys past GSA

Posted Sept. 06, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.

George Stevens Academy player Garrison Looke (2) takes a shot as the Orono defensive wall of Noah Burr (19), Nate DeSisto (23) , Nason Frederick (2) and Jake Koffman (6) anticipate the blast Saturday in Orono.  (Michael C. York photo)

ORONO — Senior midfielder Kam Stockley scored two pretty goals for the Orono High School boys soccer team, but a timely clearance by senior right back Nathan Frederick early in the second half could have been just as important in Orono’s season-opening 3-1 victory over George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Riots were leading 2-1 seven minutes into the second half when Beowulf Urban’s well-placed corner kick pinballed around in the Orono penalty area. The ball was headed toward the Orono goal as senior goalie Alik Espling tried to scramble across but Frederick was positioned well on the near post and headed it away to preserve the lead.

“Somebody headed it and it was just about to go toward the post and I headed it away,” said Frederick.

“That was key,” said GSA’s Urban.

“It was close. I thought we were going to score,” said GSA’s John Larson, who had scored a beautiful equalizer before Stockley gave Orono the lead for good with 54.1 seconds left in the half.

Stockley added an insurance goal 10 minutes after Frederick’s clearance.

Orono dominated the first half, but senior goalie Tim Cousins made a number of important saves to keep the game scoreless until there was 7:05 remaining.

That’s when Anthony Bottie whipped in a free kick from the right flank, just outside the penalty area, and the ball glanced in off a GSA defender’s head.

But the Eagles tied it off a rare first-half attack 32 seconds later.

Garrison Looke dashed down the right flank and sent a pacey cross that Larson neatly volleyed past Espling with his left foot from 12 yards out.

Both teams had glorious chances over the next six minutes.

Urban’s precise through-ball sent Taylor Astbury in alone down the right side but he dragged his 13-yarder past the far post.

Stockley then had a break-in for Orono, but Cousins came racing off his line and bravely smothered Stockley’s 8-yarder.

Stockley received another break-in opportunity off a nice through-ball from Swedish exchange student Fredrik Linden in the final minute and he converted from 11 yards out to give Orono the halftime lead.

“Their defender lost me so I kicked it ahead and I was faster than he was,” said Stockley. “The goalie came out and I slid it through him, between his arm and where the hole was.”

Orono outshot GSA 17-5 in the first half. Cousins finished with 10 saves while Espling had two.

The Eagles, who were without two starting defenders, turned in a better performance in a more evenly played second half and generated some other chances in addition to the one off Urban’s corner kick.

The highly skilled Urban set up Larson for a shot from the top of the penalty area but it sailed high midway through the half.

Thirty-four seconds later, Linden passed to Stockley for a highlight-reel goal.

“I chipped it over a defender and angled myself so I could kick it into the far corner,” said Stockley.

Espling made three saves on six shots in the second half to finish with five on 11 shots while GSA’s Jacob Reynolds made two stops on eight shots.

“We played very well,” said Orono coach Waldo Caballero, whose team had a 25-11 edge in shots at goal.

“They had an edge on us in fundamentals,” acknowledged Urban.

“We need to continue to get better,” said GSA coach Mark Ensworth.

Orono plays it to a ‘T,’ reverts to familiar offense to rally past Houlton

Posted Sept. 05, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 06, 2014, at 12:48 a.m.

Orono-Houlton football summary

ORONO, Maine — Friday night served as the unveiling of what the Orono High School football team hopes will be a revamped, more diversified offense.

However, facing a two-touchdown deficit at halftime, the Red Riots went back to the scheme that has been their bread and butter for many years.

Coach Bob Sinclair’s team lined up in a T formation in the second half, sparking a dominating 24 minutes that culminated in a season-opening 28-12 LTC victory over Houlton.

The Red Riots scored on their first four possessions of the second half, riding strong offensive line play and a balanced ground attack to the come-from-behind win.

“When we got our backs to the wall, we just made a decision at halftime to come out and do what we’ve always done,” Sinclair said. “The kids know how to do that.”

Orono responded after the Shiretowners made their varsity debut with a well-rounded first-half performance. The visitors rode the powerful play of halfback Jake Drew, who carried 14 times for 137 yards in the first half alone.

He finished the night with 187 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns.

Houlton also was sparked by steady line play and a versatile, ground-oriented offense.

“The end of the first half, they had us on our heels a little bit,” Sinclair said. “They’re big kids, tough kids.”

However, Orono received the second-half spark that it needed from its offense, while the defensive unit made a couple of adjustments that enabled the Red Riots to shut down the Shires’ run game.

Orono’s Keenan Collett (32) slides out of bounds on a carry in the first half of their game against Houlton in Orono on Friday. (Michael C. York photo)

Orono took the second-half kickoff and quickly went 64 yards on only five plays. Sophomore halfback Matt Fowler (12 carries, 77 yards) burst up the middle for a 33-yard scoring run and Keenan Collett added the conversion rush to light the Red Riots’ collective fire and cut the deficit to 12-8.

“We were fortunate to be able to make a few things happen and I think that gave us a spark,” Sinclair said. “Once we scored that first one and the way that we did by ripping big yardage, gave the kids a lot of confidence.”

The hosts grabbed the lead for good after Houlton gave up the ball on its own 14-yard line after a bad punt snap. Tom Lucy’s 5-yard scamper on the second play made it 14-12 at the 7:58 mark.

Orono forced another punt and marched 56 yards on six plays. Lucy (8 carries, 60 yards) peeled off a tackle-breaking 26-yard run that set up Fowler’s 4-yard scoring drive. Collett’s rush made it 22-12 with 3:26 to play in the third quarter.

By that time, the Shires appeared a bit deflated. And when Mark Lucy sacked Houlton quarterback Ryan Heath and Connor McCluskey recovered the fumble only moments later, Orono was back on the attack.

The Red Riots covered the 28 yards in seven plays, with Collett capping the drive from two yards out with 11:21 remaining.

Houlton could not muster any serious threats after that.

“They did some good things, but we made some nice adjustments,” Sinclair said. “We made an adjustment at halftime where we did a few things and that kind of slowed them down.”