Maine 2012 XC Pre-season

Inside Scoop: Mt Ararat Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 30, 2012

The Class A runner-ups the past 2 years in Class A, Mt Ararat is aiming to take the top spot this fall. With 4 of the top 5 runners back from last year, the Eagles are primed to take aim at their first title since 2004.

Inside Scoop: Waynflete Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 29, 2012

With the Class C title up for grabs this fall a handful of teams are in the mix to take home the title, one of those teams is the Waynflete Flyers. Waynflete has a strong nucleus returning from a state runner-up team last fall. The Flyers have one of the best 1-2 punches in class with Josh Espy & Abukar Adan.

Inside Scoop: Falmouth HS Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 28, 2012

The Falmouth Yacthsmen girls return a strong squad in 2012 that was the Western Maine Regional runner-up a year ago.  Falmouth has several top runners back including top 2011 state meet finisher Madeline Roberts who placed 29th

Inside Scoop: Cape Elizabeth Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 27, 2012

The Cape Elizabeth boys return 5 of the top 7 from a 5th place team at the state meet last fall. The Capers who were the Western Maine runner-ups are looking to get back to the top spot in 2012. Look for juniors Peter Doane & Liam Simpson to lead the way. Doane finished 8th overall in the Class B meet, and earned a trip to the New England's last fall.

Inside Scoop: Caribou HS Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 26, 2012

Coming off a 3rd place finish in the 2011 Class B State meet the Lady Vikings of Caribou have 8 of their top 11 back from a year ago, inlcuding top runner McKenzie Belyea who was a 7th overall. One thing is for certain Class B is loaded this fall with MDI & Camden Hills, but Caribou is a team to keep an eye on as well.

Inside Scoop: Caribou HS Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 25, 2012

The Vikings of Caribou have been one of the best teams in Class B the last 2 years, winning 2 years ago & adding a 3rd last fall. They are back in 2012 with 4 of their top 7 including 2 of the top 3 from last fall.

Inside Scoop: Massabesic HS Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 24, 2012

Could this be the year that the Massabesic Mustang girls finally take home the Class A team title? Massabesic has been the model of consistency the last 5 years, over that span they have been the Western Maine runner-up 5 straight times, as well as the top 4 in the state meet.

Inside Scoop: Bangor HS Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 23, 2012

2011 was quite a year for the Bangor Ram boys xc team & first year coach Adam Goode as they went from not qualifying for the state the previous 4 year to state runner-up in Class A. The Rams return 4 of their top 7 from a year ago, inlcuding top runner Jonathan Stanhope. While last year was a dream season, don't count Bangor out in 2012 as they gained valuable experience last fall with a young team.

Inside Scoop: Greely HS Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 22, 2012

The Greely HS girls cross-country team has another strong team returning this fall, they are coming off a Western Maine Regional title & 5th place in the Class B state meet last fall. Another Western Maine title looks to be well within reach for Greely in 2012. The Rangers return 6 of their top 7, plus add in standout Kirstin Sandreuter who missed the state meet last fall.

Inside Scoop: Lewiston HS Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 21, 2012

The Lewiston Blue Devils boys xc team has big aspirations in the 2012 as they are coming off a strong summer of training according to Coach TJ Niles. Lewiston finished 8th overall in the Class A state meet last fall, they return 5 of their top 7 including individual title threat Mohamed Barre. On paper Lewiston is the 3rd best team in Class A but if a much improved Mohamed Mohamed can translate his road 5k to the xc course they could do much better than that.

Inside Scoop: Camden Hills Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 20, 2012

What a turnaround for the Camden Hills girls xc team last year as they hadn't been to the state meet since at least 2007, as they left with the runner-up trophy in the Class B meet last fall. The Windjammers are looking to improve on a season that saw them win the Eastern Maine Regional by a point over eventual state champion MDI. Camden Hills has everyone back from the top 7 last year and according to coach Flanagan have some talented freshman who will look to become a part of it.

Inside Scoop: Scarborough HS Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 19, 2012

The two time defending Class A champion Scarborough Red Storm are loaded once again as they aim for their 3rd title in a row. Winning has become tradition for the Red Storm since moving to Class A in 2003 they have won 6 state titles during that time frame. While they graduated 2 time defending Class A individual winner Nick Morris, plus 2 others from the top 7 (Wout Moulin & Mike Tudor), the Red Storm won't be rebuilding they have just reloaded.

Inside Scoop: Mt Desert Island Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 18, 2012

Last fall MDI put on a clinic at the state meet on how to run in a pack as the Trojans had a 14 second spread for runners 1-5, which is unheard at any level. With 5 of the tp 16 runners overall it was clear MDI came in on a mission and accomplished it with flying colors. For the rest of Class B this team will be tough to beat as all 7 varisty runners are back as they aim for 2 in a row.

Inside Scoop: Ellsworth HS Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 17, 2012

The top returning team in Class B according to the top 5k times from 2011 is the Ellsworth Eagles. Ellsworth is looking to return to the top of Class B for the first time since 1998, the Eagles will be led by individual title threat Dan Curts. Coach Beardley is optmistic of his teams chances as they return 5 of the top 7 from a team that finished 7th in the state meet

Inside Scoop: Bonny Eagle HS Girls Derek Veilleux Aug 16, 2012

The Bonny Eagle Scots girls xc team might be a team many don't have on the radar screen after an 8th place finish in the Class A state meet last fall, but we're telling you they are a team to watch out for this fall in Class A. With the entire varsity squad back from last fall, plus the addition of a some new runners who ran well this spring make the Scots one of the top teams in A this fall.

Inside Scoop: Falmouth Boys Derek Veilleux Aug 15, 2012

The Falmouth High School boy's cross country team is coming off a state championship in 2011. The Yachtsmen dominated the competition last fall as the were clearly the best team in Class B as well as the entire state. There success was due in large part to the great leadership & ability of the class of 2012 led by Tim Follo.