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Congratulation to the Noble High School Cheer team in winning the SMAA Cheer Championships on Monday, January 15. This is the 1st championship in our schools history! Way to go!!
The Noble Track & Field program made it's second trip up to Hanover, New Hampshire this past weekend for the annual Dartmouth Relays. This marquee track and field event showcases the best track athletes on the east coast. The following Noble student-athletes were participants in the event:
Matt Chambers - 55 meter dash
Gabby Carpenter - 600 meter
Jackie McEvoy - Sprint Medley Relay
Hailey Boardman - 400 meter dash and Sprint Medley Relay
Aspen Dyer - Shot Put and Sprint Medley Relay
Nina Tasker - 55m hurdles (7th overall) and Sprint Medley Relay
Morgan Griffin - 800 meter (placed 6th) **First ever placing in school history.
Tessa Cyr - High Jump (7th overall)
Tae Hardy - Shot Put
Cameron Wilson - Shot Put
Morgan Griffin: First ever Noble athlete to medal at Dartmouth Relays- 6th in the 800 Automatically qualified for States PR 2:30.03
Hailey Boardman: Won her heat and earned a new PR in 400 at 64.56 Automatically qualified for States
Nina Tasker: Made it to the semi-finals and finals and took 7th overall in the 55 Hurdles. Automatically qualified for States
Tessa Cyr: New PR and School Record, taking 7th in High Jump clearing 5'2". Automatically qualified for States
Jackie, Aspen, Gabby and Tae all performed well with strong showings in each event.
Class AA girls hoop: MGA finally finishes off Noble
NORTH BERWICK, Maine – The Noble High School girls basketball team is full of youth and energy.
That, of course, can be a good and a bad thing.
The Knights had periods where they took the Maine Girls Academy team to the brink, but at other moments the turnovers piled up and its youth showed.
After getting down by eight after three, Noble made a run in the fourth to tie it, but it couldn’t hit the big shots and free throws down the stretch. The Lions (1-0) made their free throws and pulled away to defeat the Knights, 52-44, in the Class AA opener for both squads.
“We had a lot of turnovers, but I felt we had a good effort and worked hard,” said Noble sophomore point guard Amy Fleming. “We still have a lot to work on, but today was a good step. I know we will get better and learn lessons.”
Fleming led all Knight scorers with 13. She also had five assists and six rebounds. Freshman Tori Exel added 10 rebounds, while sophomore Raegan Kelly had 11 points, three rebounds, a trio of assists and three steals. Alexis Morrill added nine points.
“The turnovers did us in,” said Noble coach Matt Reid. “In a tight game making free throws and turning the ball over can make all the difference. We are young. The effort is good, but we have a lot of things we need to clean up. We are trying to win games, so we have a lot to work on.”
It was a tight first half.
The teams traded buckets, until MGA took the lead with 10 seconds left. Catherine Reid stole the ball at half court and went the other way for a layup giving her team a 21-19 lead at the break
We were struggling with turnovers,” said MGA coach Bill Goodman. “It is something we will need to get better with. (The press) is something we became good at last year, but I am trying to improve our half-court D. We ended up going back to our strength and it really worked for us.”
The turnovers again proved costly in the third, as the Lions capitalized on the mistakes to take a 36-29 lead after three.
Noble, however, wouldn’t go away. A pair of Kelly free throws cut the edge to 36-31. Emma Noel hit a big three with seven minutes left cutting the deficit to 38-34 and Fleming hit a trey cutting the edge to 38-37.
MGA scored the next four to take a five-point lead. Fleming hit another three slashing the deficit to two. Lessard took advantage of a steal and got it to Morrill for a layup to tie the game at 42-all.
Jill Joyce was fouled and hit one of two at the line giving MGA the lead for good at 43-42. The Lions went 8 of 12 down the stretch from the charity stripe, while Noble struggled to hit shots and find open looks. The Knights also missed the front-end on a pair of one-and-ones that could have drawn the game closer.
“We showed a lot of heart,” said Fleming. “This team really wants to win. We just have to capitalize better on their mistakes and finish better.”
Joyce was the game’s high scorer, with 22 points. The Knights had little answer for her in the post. She also had 12 rebounds. Reid had 10 points, seven rebounds and 9 steals.
Noble plays at Thornton on Tuesday.
MAINE GIRLS ACADEMY 52, NOBLE 44
MAINE GIRLS ACADEMY (52)
Legassey 1-1-3, Storey-Smith 3-0-6, Olson 1-0-3, Reid 5-0-10, Mower 2-4-8, Joyce 7-8-22. Totals 19-13-52.
Flemming 4-2-13, Kelly 3-5-11, Morrill 4-0-9, Exel 1-0-2, Lessard 1-0-2, Hamel 2-0-4, Noel 1-0-3. Totals 16-7-44
MGA (1-0) 6 15 15 16 — 52
Noble (0-1) 12 7 10 15 — 44
3-Point goals: MGA 1 (Olson); Noble 5 (Fleming 3, Morrill, Noel).
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — Wednesday night was the first home dual meets of the season for the Noble High School wrestling team, and for its new head coach Kevin Gray, a long-time Knight assistant and former wrestler.
For Noble, however, it was also business as usual. The Knights strength at the lower weight classes helped to establish early cushions in beating defending Class B champion Wells, 50-27, and Class A South neighbor, Sanford, 54-29.
Gray takes over the program’s reins from his former coach, Kip DeVoll, who was Noble’s head coach for 32 years. He stepped down after the 2016-17 season.
“We had a lot of intensity going in with this one,” said Noble senior John Grenier. “First home meet. New coach. New system. Cheerleaders were here. It was definitely a big motivational meet for us.”
In beating Wells, Noble had seven first-period pins, starting at 113 pounds and going to 182. At one point, the Knights led 50-3
It was a similar story vs. Sanford. Noble jumped out 42-0 with pins at 120, 126, 132, 138 and 145, coupled with a pair of forfeits.
“It was exciting to be the quote unquote head and get these guys riled up,” Gray said. “But it was no different in other ways as well. It was just another day that we were part of the squad and we did what we needed to do.”
Four Noble wresters had a pair of pins. They were freshman Josh Cote at 126, sophomore Sam Martel at 132, junior Duncan McGilvery at 138 and senior Joe Pilecki at 145. Seven of their eight pins were in the first period.
“It was definitely very exciting,” McGilvery said. “I had goosebumps after my wins. It was nice. ... My teammates came out and got quick wins. I just wanted to follow that up.”
Jaden Balcewicz (120) pinned Sanford’s Ethan Trumble in 11 seconds, while Chris Pilcher had a win by tech fall, 16-0, at 160 vs. Wells.
Grenier had a pin vs. Wells in 1:49 at 152 and picked up a win by forfeit against Sanford.
He said of the coaching change: “We’ve been working on more technique (with coach Gray). We definitely still have that Noble mentality that coach DeVoll has left for us — his legacy. Coach Gray is a different coach, his own person.”
Cody Hussey (113), who had a forfeit win against Sanford, and Bryson Lessard (182) each had a pin against Wells. Hil Keisker won at 170, 4-3.
Both Wells and Sanford ended strong with a convincing string of pins in the higher weight classes, where Noble is less experienced.
Wells got pins at 195, 220 and 285, while Sanford won the final five weight classes with a win by tech fall and four by pin. Their winners were Sam Anderson (170), Isaac Plante (182), Joe Anderson (195), Sol Demers (220) and Nick Works (285).
“Our heavy hitters had some good matches today,” Sanford coach Brent Coleman said. “It’s a preview of what’s to come at the state championships. ... (Noble) is stacked at the lower weights. They’ve got some tough wrestlers.”
Gray echoed that. “From 113 to 170 we’re solid with experienced kids or kids that are really tough. We have a lot of work left to do, but we’re happy with where we are at this point.”
Wells got its win by pin from Michael Wrigley (195), Nolan Potter (220) and Sean McCormack (285).
Noble is back in action Friday night with a dual meet at Vermont power, Mount Anthony, in Bennington, Vt
By Mike Whaley
Girls Soccer- SOUTH PORTLAND 2, NOBLE 1
Sophie Chase broke a scoreless tie early in the second half and Hattie Tetzlaff converted a penalty kick for the eventual winning goal as the seventh-seeded Red Riots (8-4-3) beat the 10th-seeded Knights (6-7-2) in a Class A South prelim in South Portland.
The Red Riots move on to face second-seeded Kennebunk in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Tetzlaff’s goal made it 2-0 with 10:56 remaining. Brenna Frye scored for Noble with 7:31 left.
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