Recaps from the first week of May’s varsity contests
Note: some game statistics have been pulled from the Portland Press Herald.
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The Spartans fell 3-1 to Noble on Wednesday, May 3. Tanner McCann started the game for Sanford Spartans Varsity and recorded 12 outs, surrendered three runs on four hits over four innings, and struck out four. Scott Long and Ben Gill both had one hit.
They bounced back for a 1-0 win against Biddeford on Thursday, May 4. Zach Kassim was credited with the victory for Sanford Spartans Varsity. The righty allowed one hit and zero runs over six innings, striking out five. Gill threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. The Spartans racked up six hits; Long and Alex Sevigny each collected two.
They played another game the following day on Friday, May 5 against the Scarborough Storm, losing 4-0.
The Spartans host Cheverus on Tuesday, May 9, travel to Gorham on Thursday, May 11 and are on the road against Portland on Saturday, May 13.
The Noble/Sanford co-op defeated Lake Region 14-4 at Alumni Stadium on Wednesday, May 3. Ayden Lockard contributed 5 goals and 1 assist, while AJ Anderson tallied 1 goal and 4 assists.
They went on to win their second victory of the week against Traip Academy on Friday, May 5, defeating them 18-6. Lockard recorded 6 goals and 3 assists and Anderson tacked on 2 assists and 1 goal.
The co-op travels to Cheverus on Tuesday, May 9 and to Morse/Boothbay on Wednesday, May 10.
The Spartans suffered their first loss of the season against Biddeford on Tuesday, May 2. Despite a close 6-4 score at half-time, the Tigers pulled away after yellow cards caused the Spartans to play man-down the majority of the second half, ending the game at 11-4. Emerson Tolpin scored all four goals for the Spartans and Payton Kimball recorded 16 saves.
The team fell to Wells 7-3 on Friday, May 5. Tolpin scored two goals, Mckenna Nanartowich added one, and Sadie Sevigny recorded an assist.
“We played two strong teams this week and learned a lot from it,” said Coach Kelly Foley. “We can compete with these squads if we play smart and stay focused. We’re ready to bounce back next week.”
The Spartans travel to Noble on Monday, May 8, host Cheverus on Wednesday, May 10, and travel to Thornton Academy on Saturday, May 13.
The Kennebunk/Sanford Co-op defeated Deering 6-1 on Monday, May 1. On Wednesday, May 3 they defeated Bonny Eagle 13-0 in five innings. They traveled to Thornton Academy on Thursday, May 4.
The Spartans play South Portland/Westbrook on Monday, May 8, travel to Portland on Wednesday, May 10, and host Massabesic on Friday, May 12.
The Spartans faced a tough week, falling to Kennebunk 5-0 on Monday, May 1, and Scarborough 5-0 on Thursday, May 4.
The team challenges Portland on Monday, May 8 and hosts Thornton Academy on Thursday, May 11.
The Spartans suffered a 5-0 loss to Kennebunk on Monday, May 1, but bounced back on May 4 for a 4-1 win against Marshwood. Olivia Guinard won first singles, Sydney Roux won third singles, and both Sanford Doubles (Audrey Payeur/Audrey Cote; Ailey Mann/Ava Gendron) were victorious as well. The Spartans then fell to Scarbrough 4-0 on May 4.
They host Massabesic on Tuesday, May 9 and travel to Thornton Academy on Friday, May 12.
Boys Track & Field
Sanford’s track program traveled to Bonny Eagle on Wednesday, May 3, in what Coach Kevin Way describes as a top-five worst weather day of his 22-year tenure. The boys came in third place with 55 points.
Tucker Walker won the discus and shot put, Nick Farrington took first in Javelin, Rhylen Avery won the 100 dash, and the Spartans won the 4×100 relay. The pole vault was rescheduled due to weather.
“Southwestern and state qualifiers are adding up!” adds Way.
The team travels to Fitzpatrick Stadium for a meet against TA, Portland, and Scarborough on Thursday, May 11.
Girls Track & Field
Girls Track had an extremely tough meet at Bonny Eagle on Wednesday in the rain, per head coach Nate Smith. The team came in third behind strong Bonny Eagle and Portland teams.
“We had outstanding individual performances from Genevieve Jean-Paul winning both Shot Put and Discus and Simone Gallagher who won a tremendous mile race against some of the toughest girls in the state with a finish time of 5:38,” said Smith.
The girls will travel to Fitzpatrick Stadium Thursday, May 11 for a meet against Portland, TA and Scarborough.