Presque Isle recreation activities

17 years ago

Major League results
In game one of Friday’s Major League round robin, Jacob Player pitched a perfect game, as the Elks defeated Kiwanis 3-0. At the plate, Player helped out his own cause by driving in two runs with a two-out double.
Jeremy Parlin and Drew Barrett each had singles to round out the Elks’ offense. For Kiwanis, Tony Curtis had 13 strikeouts while allowing just three hits in five innings. Parlin, Aaron Kofstad, Kyle Goupille and Alex Ouellette all made outstanding plays in the field for the Elks.
In the second game on Friday, Rotary defeated the Elks, 4-0, behind a strong pitching performance from Griffen Lovely. Offensively, Cody Flannery tripled and drove in two runs, while Connor Savage also tripled. In addition, Khyver Lowe had two singles, while Josh Gordon, Griffen Lovely and Brandon Oakes all had one single. For the Elks, Jonah Stephenson had the team’s only hit with a single. Defensively for the Elks, Parlin made some great plays at shortstop, while Player was phenomenal behind the plate. Stephenson also pitched a great game, allowing only one earned run on six hits. Hale Cushman, Savage and Brandon LeBlanc also played good defense in the game.
In the last game of the round robin on Friday, Rotary completed its sweep with a 6-5 victory over Kiwanis. Savage pitched an awesome game for Rotary, while Cody Lyford pitched well in defeat for Kiwanis. Logan Craig and Khyver Lowe both drove in two runs with a double and a triple, while Lovely also doubled, driving in a run. Cody Flannery and Lovely also singled at the plate. For Kiwanis, Jacob Williams, Corey Belanger, Tyler Seeley and Lyford all had two singles, while Karson Wilcox also added a hit. In the field, Belanger made some great plays, not to mention Williams, who covered the whole outfield by himself. For Rotary, Hale Cushman was a wall at second base, in addition to Craig playing outstanding defense throughout the contest.

Major League All-Stars
On Monday, July 30, the Presque Isle All-Stars played in the county all-star tournament in Caribou. They were successful in the first game as they defeated Caribou, 14-2. However, they ran into a very skilled Madawaska team in the second round and lost to the eventual tourney champs, 6-1.
In the first game, Jacob Player was dominant on the mound as he struck out 12 Caribou batters in the complete-game victory. Corey Belanger was outstanding behind the plate. Griffen Lovely, Tony Curtis, Jacob Williams and Tyler Seeley all made great infield plays. Jeremy Parlin came up with several nice plays in center field.
Williams led the offense with two singles, a triple and three RBI. Parlin was close behind with four singles and three RBI. Belanger had two singles and three RBI while Curtis singled twice and added one RBI. Cody Flannery singled home a run and Lovely pitched in with a single.
The Presque Isle All-Stars could only muster one run against a talented Madawaska team in the second game of the day. Curtis and Lovely both pitched well in defeat. Williams made many fine plays behind the plate. Belanger and Lovely made solid defensive plays in the infield. Parlin, Flannery and Josh Gordon helped out with quality plays in the outfield. Williams, Curtis and Seeley each singled once in this low-scoring contest.

Senior Girls Softball
On July 23, Caribou came to Presque Isle for yet another matchup. Alecia Palmer had five strikeouts in this game. Chelsey Carroll and Laurel Curtis had a single apiece and Megan Ireland had a double. Caribou’s strong defense held Presque Isle to six runs, which gave them the 8-6 victory. Kayla Richards did a great job at first base by having many unassisted plays.
In a doubleheader against Caribou on July 28, Courtney Colligan started off the game with a solid base hit. Palmer, Curtis, and Katie Patenaude each contributed with a single. Ireland and Kate Campbell each had a hard-earned double in the game. Palmer’s excellent pitching helped the Wildcats have eight strikeouts. Presque Isle had seven stolen bases in this game, but it was not enough, as the Vikings won the game by a score of 11-9.
In the second game, Rilee Currie and Patenaude each had two singles and Carroll had a single. Ireland had a single and a double. Kaitlyn Martin had a great catch in right field as well. Colligan and Palmer combined for 13 strikeouts. However, this was not enough for the Wildcats, as the Vikings came out on top with a score of 10-7. This was the last game of the season for the 13-16 year old girls.
In a previous contest against Limestone, it was unmentioned that Colligan had a grand slam in the fourth inning to bring Presque Isle ahead by one run.
Also playing this year were team members Jessica Theriault, Hillary Albert, Chelsea Nickerson, and Bethany Beckwith.

Junior Girls Softball
The Sidewinders were able to pull out two victories in the July 16 round robin held in Presque Isle. In the first game, against the Mudcats, Chandler Guerette and Liza Buck split time on the pitching mound, combining for six strikeouts. Chelsea Munson and Madison Michaud each contributed with a single in the game. Brooke Lovely also had an amazing catch in left center. The Sidewinders were able to hold off the Mudcats by one run, 7-6.
In the next game, the Mudcats played the Rockhounds. Katelyn McPherson and Karlee Bernier pitched for the Rockhounds, striking out three batters each. Bernier also contributed with a solid base hit. For the Mudcats, Meredith Stewart had a solo home run. Stewart, Bridgette Carrier, and Laurin Ackerson combined for four strikeouts on the mound. Unfortunately the Mudcats were soundly defeated, 18-3.
In the final game of the round robin, the Sidewinders played the undefeated Rockhounds. In this intense game, the Sidewinders had a great offensive game. Chelsea Munson and Brooke Lovely contributed with a double apiece, while Kayla Girardin had two singles and Bianca Janey-McGirt added one. Munson was credited for having a no-hitter on the mound.
In a night game on July 18, the Sidewinders played the Mudcats. This was a great game played by both teams. Contributing with two singles for the Sidewinders was Brooke Lovely, while Krystal Kingsbury added another. Chandler Guerette and Madison Michaud both had a pair of doubles and Liza Buck chipped in with another. Buck also had a first-inning grand slam home run. The Sidewinders won the game, 11-6.
In a double header game against Houlton in Presque Isle on July 19, Presque Isle was able to walk away with a double victory. In the first game, Karlee Bernier had a double and Angela Hallowell had a single. Laurin Ackerson had a great unassisted play at second base. The Wildcats came out on top by a final score of 14-5. In the second game, Karlee Bernier had a three-run homer to tie up the game 8-8. Angela Hallowell had a single in the game. Bernier had three strikeouts on the mound, while Chelsea Munson had four. This was a great game, with Presque Isle coming out on top by a final score of 9-8.
In the Potato Blossom Tournament held in Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle played Washburn. In this game, Kaitlyn McPherson, Meredith Stewart, and Chelsea Munson combined for 10 strikeouts, while also catching several pop flies and making many assists. Offensively, McPherson, Kayla Girardin, Abigail Carrier and Brianna Howlett all had singles, while Munson, Stewart, Madison Michaud and Jennifer Tompkins were repeat hitters. Although it was a strong effort by Presque Isle, it was not enough to get past the Beavers of Washburn, who won 14-7. Also participating in the tournament from Presque Isle were Kelsey Gilson, Jessica Cameron, Sara Gilson and Bridgette Carrier.
In the Junior Girls County Tournament, held every year in Presque Isle, the first game was against Ashland. Presque Isle did a wonderful job holding the Hornets to only four runs. Chandler Guerette and Karlee Bernier pitched in the game, having a combination of five strikeouts. Megan Ireland and Meredith Stewart connected on many putouts in the field. After this game, Presque Isle played against the returning champions, the Lady Oaks from Oakfield. Chelsea Munson, Madison Michaud, and Jennifer Tompkins each had a single, Abigail Carrier had a double and Liza Buck had a triple. However, this game did not turn out so well for the Wildcats, as the Lady Oaks came out on top by a score of 15-5. Also participating in this game from Presque Isle was: Laurin Ackerson, Katelyn McPherson, Kailee Shaw, Kayla Girardin, Brooke Lovely, Brianna Howlett, Jessica Raineri, Karlee Bernier, Megan Ireland and Chandler Guerette.
The next matchup was between the Rockhounds and Sidewinders. The final score was 9-6 in favor of the Rockhounds. Tori Harvath had a single and a double for the Sidewinders. Harvath showed excellent baserunning skills as well. Jennifer Tompkins, Katelyn McPherson, Claire Anderson and Payton Bourne all had singles for the Rockhounds. Bailee Robichaud and Kelsey Gilson each had a strikeout in the game for the Sidewinders.
In the last game of the regular summer season, the Sidewinders faced off against the Rockhounds. Madison Michaud had a great game at first base, making many unassisted plays. She and Tori Harvath each had an RBI single. Emily Buckley also contributed with a single. Jordan Buckley, Chelsea Munson, Kayla Girardin and Brooke Lovely shared time on the mound. Unfortunately the Sidewinders came up three runs short, with a final score of 11-8.

Youth soccer registration
The Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department is currently holding registration for grades 1-6 soccer. Games will take place after school at either the pool field or at Riverside Park. The registration fee is $15, and the deadline for registration is Aug. 14. For more information, please call the recreation office at 764-2545.

Department’s web site
The Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department has a new website up and running. The address is www.pirec.org. Program information, special events, schedules, and cancellations will be posted and updated as needed. Changes and cancellations will also be posted on the hotline. The hotline number is 764-2510.