High School Girls’ Varsity Soccer
Mt. Valley 1, Telstar 0; Oct. 8-Telstar dropped a close, hard fought contest. The only goal of the game was scored late in the second half. The Rebel defense was well organized, trapping the opponents offsides on several occasions. Tori Ryerson played one of her best games in goal stopping 7 shots. - Coach Bob Remington
Hall-Dale 3, Telstar 0; Oct. 5- Telstar played one of their best games of the season limiting a very good Hall-Dale team to 3 goals. Freshman goalkeeper Tori Ryerson turned aside many opponent attempts and the Rebel defense, led by Casey Blaszczak, frustrated the Bulldog forwards by allowing little time and space to work with the ball. The Lady Rebels seemed to strengthen as the game wore on into the second half and the middies and forwards, led by Maisey Griffin, created several scoring opportunities but were unsuccessful in putting the ball in the net.- Coach Bob Remington
High School J.V. Field Hockey
Telstar 1, Lisbon 1; Oct. 5-Telstar battled to a 1-1 tie with a fierce Lisbon team. The first half was scoreless, with both teams working to move the ball down the field. In the second half, both teams turned up the heat. Telstar scored first after about three minutes of play. Annie Cushman deflected a shot from Hayley Peterson past Lisbon’s goalie. Six minutes later, Lisbon tied the game, sneaking one between Goalie Meg Glover’s feet. The Rebels defense stepped up the intensity to hold onto the tie. Excellent defensive clears by Ellis Coffin, Savannah Vermette, Kelsey Hurlbert, and Mackenzie Bragg-Albert. Every Rebel player kept fighting until the final whistle went off. Meg Glover made 13 saves in the cage for the tie. – Coach Lori Davis
Spruce Mt. 4, Telstar 1; Oct. 2-The THS JV Field Hockey team battled against a very strong Spruce Mountain team. The two teams ended the first half with a 0-0 tie. Blair Stevens made seven saves to keep the half scoreless. Offensive players Katie Merrill, Angie Holmholt, Annie Cushman, Savanna Laird, and Kaylee Haas fought hard to push the ball down the field, but they weren’t able to score. Spruce Mountain came out strong in the second half, but that didn’t stop Telstar. With two minutes left to play, Hayley Peterson sent a hard drive into the circle where forward Annie Cushman deflected it past Spruce’s goalie. The team worked hard throughout the game on their passing and communication.
Gould 4, Telstar 3; Oct. 1-The two teams were well matched throughout the game. Gould got the scoring started in the first half by Molly Bruce. Isabella Deluca followed with Gould’s second goal. Telstar answered back a few minutes after the second goal with two of their own. Annie Cushman scored her own unassisted goal, followed by Savanna Laird. In the second half, Telstar took the lead with another unassisted goal by Cushman. Gould continued to move the ball down the field and scored two more goals before the half was over. Izzy Layman scored Gould’s third goal and Deluca added her second of the day with less than two minutes to play. Meg Glover and Blair Stevens combined for three saves, and Gould’s Sierra Gardner made four saves in the cage.
High School Cross-country
Holt-Andrews third in Festival of Champions- Telstar’s Josef Holt-Andrews finished third overall with a time of 15:59 in the boys’ 5K seeded race at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions in Belfast Sept. 29. The junior was happy with his result but also wishes he could have done better. “I wanted to win,” said Holt-Andrews. “I went out pretty good, but as soon as I left, I just couldn’t turn it over any more.” He finished behind two good runners. Mike Tate, from Nova Scotia, won the race and set a new meet and course record. Trevor Crawley, from Cumberland, R.I., was second. “I’m alright with third,” said Holt-Andrews. “It means a lot. Hopefully, I can come back and win it next year.” The 11th Annual Festival of Champions is the largest high school cross country meet in the state. Saturday’s races included 68 Maine teams among the total of 72. There were also teams from throughout New England and Canada. There were an estimated 694 girls and 930 boys’ participating. Holt-Andrews had done well at this meet in previous years. He won the freshman race his first year. He finished eighth last year. “I’ve been training a lot,” he said. “So I was hoping to do better.” He faced some tough competition. Tate won the race in 15:26.64. That beat the meet and course record of 15:33.00 held by Brunswick’s Will Geoghegan in 2009. Crawley finished in 15:37.16. Holt-Andrews finished with a time of 15:59.89. “I went out how I wanted to,” said Holt-Andrews. “I pushed the pace a little bit. Then those two guys kind of picked it up even more. I couldn’t quite hang with them the whole time.” (Excerpted from article by Kevin Mills, Sun Media wire)
High School Golf
Telstar played in the MVC qualifying Tournament last week, and Colt Davis just missed qualifying for the State Individual Championships, carding an 89 for his round. Travis Jackson shot a 95.. – Coach Jim Lunney
TMS Varsity Boys’ Soccer
Telstar 2, Mt. Valley 0; Oct. 2-TMS started the second half of their season by defeating Mt. Valley. After a tough fought 0-0 tie at the half, the Rebels continued their offensive assault and broke the ice when Duncan Forbes pushed one across the goal line for his first goal of the season. Shortly after Matthew Bennett scored the first goal of his career on an assist from Kellen True. The Rebels dominated the game working the Mt. Valley defense and goalie from start to finish. Schuyler Leff made one save on one shot in the first half and Josh Eliot did not face a shot in the second half to combine for the shut out in goal. Their efforts were aided greatly by the outstanding leadership, communication, and hustle of sweeper Willis Steven and defenseman George Connors. Marcus Wentworth, Avry Griffin, Hakan Chartier, Gunner Fournier, Zach Stone, and Colby Marriott were also a big part of the offensive efforts for the Rebels.
TMS Varsity Girls’ Soccer
Mt. Valley 4, Telstar 1; Oct. 2- TMS to a strong Mt. Valley team. After being down 3-0 at halftime, Telstar tried to stage a comeback. Playing more aggressive as a team, Telstar had many chances to score, but only managed to score once. It was a solid effort by all. The lone goal was scored unassisted by Aliah Connolly.- Coach Ed Connolly