Shires girls open with victory

HOULTON, Maine — The Houlton girls soccer team, the defending Class C State Champs, opened the 2018 soccer season with a 4-1 victory over Madawaska Aug. 30, while the Houlton boys played to a 2-2 tie with the Owls.

Breanne Barton scored twice, while Samantha Johnson and Sierra Hoops added one goal each in the girls’ successful season debut at Madawaska. Tessa Solomon saved four of six shots in goal for the Shires.

Boys results from the Houlton-Madawaska game were not reported. Other scores for the week were:

Central Aroostook girls 4, Southern Aroostook 2 — At Dyer Brook Friday, Central Aroostook received two goals from Liberty Fulton and one each from Kayla Martin and Brea Bradbury. Goals for Southern Aroostook were not reported.

Central Aroostook boys 17, Southern Aroostook 0  — At Dyer Brook Friday, the Panthers shut out Southern Aroostook.

Katahdin girls 2, Hodgdon 1 — At Hodgdon Friday, Erin Lake and Lindsay Drew each scored goals to lead the 1-1 Cougars. Emma Drew netted a goal for 0-3 Hodgdon.

Hodgdon boys 5, Katahdin 0 — At Hodgdon Friday, Hawk Josh Foster scored two goals and had an assist, while Josh Palmer added two goals and an assist and Tyler Cox had a goal and assist.

Both starting goalies — Hodgdon’s Michael Saunders and Katahdin’s Blake Howes — sustained injuries in the contest and had to leave the game. Codie Barton filled in for the Hawks with nine saves, while Giles had three saves.

The Houlton Pioneer Times, is seeking help from coaches and managers in reporting results in a timely manner. When possible, the newspaper requests that game information be sent in as soon as possible after its completion.

Information should be submitted after each contest, and not just for home games as oftentimes, the opposing team may not send in results, or may have local players’ names incorrect.

The newspaper strives for excellence in its reporting. With so many games on any given day, it is not possible for us to be at every game. Therefore, we rely on coaches to send in results so that local teams receive the coverage they deserve.

For soccer, in addition to the game score, results should include who scored goals and assists; how many shots and saves were made for both teams (including name of the goalies); and any comments on how the team fared.

For golf, full results for all squads, as well as any comments on how well the team played are needed.

For football, complete stats, as well as any key scoring drives/plays in the game, and any comments on how the game went are sought.

For cross country, please send the full meet results along with any comments you may have on individual efforts by your athletes.

Results from southern Aroostook County may be reported to News/Sports reporter Joseph Cyr at 532-2282 or emailed to

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