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There was a limited number of players who joined the Mountain Valley girls' tennis team, however, there was enough to fill the ladder. The Lady Falcons have been competitive, but have been hard-pressed to earn points against the stronger teams in the MVC.
Still the team has been able to flourish in athletic competition, having earned two wins, including 4-1 over Madison last week. The teams had split in doubles matches, with the Falcons No. 1 tandem of Addy Gorham and Kristin Gould being pushed hard before pulling out a 6-4, 7-5 triumph. The singles was the telling tale, as the trio of Falcons each earned points. Elizabeth Adley and Abbey Pinkham each had straight set wins at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
The sport of tennis is two-fold, both physical and mentally. The former is more centered, but the latter can not be over looked. A case in point was the volleys encountered by Taylor Dickson at No. 1 singles, who dropped the first set 6-3. The Falcon senior refocused and won 12 of 15 games, to win in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Adley was trailing 9-4 in pro games, but rallied for an 11-10 win at Wiscasset.
The Mountain Valley softball team went over .500 mark following an impressive wins against longtime foe Telstar, 6-3, Carrabec, 17-2 and Boothbay, 14-0. Sophomore Lindsay Marston threw a three-hitter against the Rebels and hurled a one-hitter in Boothbay.
The Falcons' Katie Mills had two hits, against Telstar, while Adelle Oswald had three hits, three RBIs. Shannon Laubauskas belted a three-run homer and Mills hit a two-run double.
Across Lincoln Avenue, Tom Marshall and Dylan Ackers paced the offense in the Falcon baseball 13-1 win against Telstar. Marshall blasted a three-run home run and had five runs batted in, while Ackers had an RBI triple. Senior Adam Volkernick (two hits) was the winning pitcher. Sean Murphy, Colin Merrill and Ian Austin each had three hits, while freshman Tim Fitzgerald earned the pitching win at Boothbay.
The Mountain Valley boys' lacrosse game team have struggled at times, but proved to be very competitive in a 6-3 loss to Mount Blue Falcon goalie Coyote Freeman had 16 saves. Austin Glover scored all three goals, with Nate Buotte assisting on one.