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  • Lobster Bowl: West takes early control to cruise
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 4:01 AM by Kim Dabrieo
  • Our Own Coach Howe!
    Posted Jul 7, 2017, 5:49 AM by Kim Dabrieo
  • Noble High student wins at national history contest
    Posted Jun 22, 2017, 4:36 AM by Kim Dabrieo
  • Baseball earns the Sportsmanship Award

    Posted Jun 20, 2017, 5:12 AM by Kim Dabrieo
  • National History Day competition at the University of Maryland
    I've VERY excited to announce that two of our Noble students just won awards at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland!  This is very rare! There were nearly 1,000 Senior Entries from all across the world, and only two students from Maine that won awards, both from NOBLE.  Please congratulate:

    Samantha Norwood (sophomore) - Outstanding Entry for the State of Maine Award - for her project "Irish Immigrants in Maine: The Know-Nothing's Fight Against the Irish in the Late 1840's"

    Joe Horne (freshman) - Naval History Award - for his project "The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: Helping America Take a Stand Against the Axis Powers"

    Posted Jun 16, 2017, 4:23 AM by Kim Dabrieo
  • Class A South softball quarters: Windham catches Noble in last inning


    By Mike Whaley 
    mwhaley@fosters.com 

    WINDHAM, Maine — On Wednesday, the Noble High School softball team team scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and beat Maine Girls’ Academy/Falmouth in the first round of the Class A South tournament.

    Thursday the shoe was on the other foot.

    No. 4 Windham overcame a two-run deficit in its last at-bats in the bottom of the seventh to score three runs and overtake No. 5 Noble, 8-7, in the quarterfinals.

    The Eagles (14-3) earn a Saturday date in the regional semis at No. 1 and undefeated Scarborough (17-0), which beat No. 8 Gorham, 8-0. Noble finishes at 12-6.

    “We’ve got nothing to be ashamed of,” said Noble coach Rick Melanson. “We played well. They just played a little bit better.”

    Down 7-5 in the last of the seventh, Windham’s first two batters reached on a walk and a single. An error and a wild pitch and the two were perched at second and third.

    Dani Tardiff’s two-run double to left center tied the game at 7-7.

    Megan Joy grounded back to Noble pitcher Raegan Kelly, who caught courtesy runner Whitney Wilson dancing too far off second and she was erased after a short rundown at third.

    A single and a walk loaded the bases with one out for No. 9 hitter Katelyn Troiano. She hit a sinking fly ball down the left-field line that curved into foul territory. Noble left fielder Sammie Morrill came in and made a nice running grab. Kayla Gorman, running for Tardiff, tagged at third and was safe at the plate with the winning run as Morrill’s throw home was in time, but high to catcher Mackenzie Aleva.

    “They hit the ball hard that last inning,” Melanson said. “Raegan’s a trooper out there. She never gives up or gives in. I’m sure she’ll never make an excuse about throwing 130 pitches yesterday and having to come back today.”

    Noble trailed 5-4 after four innings, but took a 6-5 lead in the fifth on Lauren Sanger’s two-run single to right.

    The Knights tacked on another run in the sixth. Marisa Cipolla, Noble’s lone senior, walked with one out, stole second and moved to third on Kelly’s flyout to right. Aleva singled her in for the 7-5 lead.

    Cipolla (three runs), Kelly (two runs, two RBIs) and Aleva had two hits each for Noble.

    Kelly pitched the distance as she did the previous day against MGA/Falmouth. She allowed all eight runs on eight hits, whiffed seven and walked seven.

    She retired Windham in order in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

    Whitney Wilson was Windham’s winning pitcher in relief of Tardiff who pitched 5 2/3 innings. Wilson was called in in the sixth. Aleva was thrown out trying to steal second to end the inning, and Wilson tossed a 1-2-3 seventh.

    Chloe Wilcox led the Eagles, going 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Joy was 2 for 4. Erin Elder hit a three-run homer in the second that put Windham up 4-2.

    “They just don’t quit,” said Windham coach Travis Demmons of Noble. “I told our girls we’ve got last ups. They walked off last night, maybe we can walk off tonight. It just so happened to work out.”

    Noble scored two unearned runs in the first inning thanks to a pair of Windham errors. Kelly’s two-run double in the third tied the game at 4-4.

    Windham went up 5-4 in the bottom of the third when, with the bases loaded, Gorman scored from third on an infield roller that Kelly fielded and threw home, but Aleva was pulled off the plate and Gorman was safe for the go-ahead run.

    “It’s these games we learn from,” Aleva said. “We may not have the best outcome, but it (brings) us together to make a stronger team. ... I guess the softball gods weren’t looking out for us today.”

    The two met on May 25 in North Berwick in a game that was essentially for the fourth and fifth spots in the tournament. Windham held on to win, 7-6.

    “Sometimes it goes your way and sometimes it doesn’t,” Melanson said.
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 5:05 AM by Kim Dabrieo
  • Noble's Baseball Field is Dedicated to Mr. John Sullivan
    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:13 AM by Kim Dabrieo
  • Knights walk-off with wild playoff victory

    NORTH BERWICK, Maine — With one out and runners on second and third, Jordan Boucher knew that all she had to do was put the ball in play.

    The No. 5 Noble High School softball team had just tied the game after trailing No. 12 Maine Girls Academy/Falmouth by three entering the bottom of the seventh — and a base hit would win the game. Boucher wasted no time, hacking at the first pitch she saw and ripping a ball down the third-base line that was hit too hard for the third baseman to handle cleanly.

    On the run as soon as the ball hit the bat, Raegan Kelly immediately broke for the plate, beating the throw home to score the game-winning run and complete the comeback. The 6-5 final sends the Knights on to play at No. 4 Windham in the Class A South quarterfinals today.

    “I knew that if I just went up there and slammed it they would figure out how to get home,” Boucher said. “That’s just basically it. I knew I had to swing and hit it.”

    A lot of things had to happen for Noble (12-5) to even get Boucher up to bat in that situation, not the least of which was Marisa Cipolla’s incredible effort on the base paths.

    Cipolla initially headed for home when Kassidy Lessard hit the ball sharply on the infield. But rather than go to first base with the ball, MGA/Falmouth threw home, forcing Cipolla to stop in her tracks. She reversed course back to third and that’s when the throw got away from MGA/Falmouth’s third baseman.

    “I turned around and I was looking to just get back to third and then Raegan was there,” Cipolla said. “The ball went back, I was on the ground and coach screamed at me to go so I just booked it home as fast as I could.”

    MGA/Falmouth’s (7-10) massive first inning was the reason a comeback was necessary at all. Liberty Ladd was hit by a pitch to begin the game and later scored from second when Megan Faucher drove a ball up the middle into center field. Jill Joyce then brought Faucher home, and following a Holly Akey single, both girls eventually came home to score on passed balls to give the Sea Lions a 4-0 lead after one.

    Noble struck for two runs of its own in the bottom of the second as Kelly drove in Sammie Morrill, before Kelsey Lessard scored on a passed ball.

    From there, Kelly dominated on the mound, finishing with 14 strikeouts and surrendering just one more run in the sixth inning.

    “She didn’t get rattled. She went down 4-0 and didn’t get rattled,” MGA/Falmouth coach Tim Eisenhart said of Kelly. “She did a great job and shut us down in the last part of the game.”

    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:10 AM by Kim Dabrieo
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