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The Dirigo girls' tennis team ended its regular season with a 4-1 win over rival Mountain Valley and will enter the Class C playoffs with momentum. The stakes will be much higher and besides teams from the MVC, the Cougars are anticipating meeting up with a team from southern Maine.
This will raise the bar, however, the Lady Cougars have been competitive throughout the spring.
The first doubles team of Michelle Morrinson and Lindsy Crutchfield rolled past Addy Gorham and Kristin Gould being pushed hard, before pulling out a 6-4, 7-5 triumph.
Dirrigo senior Ryanne Dailey beat Taylor Dickson at No. 1 singles and Grace Hebert downed Elizabeth Adley at No. 2 singles. The Falcons earned their lone point with a win by Abbey Pinkham at No. 3.
The Mountain Valley softball team improved to 7-4 following a successful week that included wins over Mount Abram, rival Dirigo and 5-4 over Hall Dale. Sophomore Lindsay Marston earned all three wins on the mound.
The Falcons' Katie Collette led the offense with a double and scored the winning run against Hall Dale. The Falcons utilized the fundamentals with sacrifice flies, to score single runs in each of the first three innings.
The Bulldogs rallied back with four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead. But the mark of a good team is how well it responds to after giving up runs. MV answered the call by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning.
Dirigo had climbed to No. 2 in Class C Heal Points, but the softball team has suffered a setback with four losses last week. Three of the four losses were against Class B teams Spruce Mountain, Mountain Valley and Oak Hill. The week ended with a 3-2 loss to Monmouth Academy at sunny Chick Field. Seniors Natalie Bolduc and Tasha DeRoche each had RBIs in the seventh innings. The Cougars have been hindered by a lack of hitting.
Senior Adam Volkernick two hits) was the winning pitcher against Mount Abram, but the Falcons was unable to hold pat when Hall Dale invaded Hosmer Field. The Bulldogs won 9-0.
The Mountain Valley boys' lacrosse game team pulled together and earned its first win with a 7-6 triumph against Mount Blue.
Falcon goalie Coyote Freeman had eight saves. Austin Glover each scored two goals, with Jon Petrie assisting on one. Jake Theriault, Tom Bouret and Petrie also scored goals.