Viking net squads going for Class B title sweep

Joseph Cyr & Kevin Sjoberg, Special to The County
6 years ago

Wednesday is a big day for the Caribou tennis teams as both the girls and boys go for Class B North championships. 

The Vikings girls take on No. 2 John Bapst, while the boys, also 14-0 but ranked second, meet up against top-seeded Waterville in the title matches set for Colby College in Waterville beginning at 10 a.m.

The matches were originally supposed to be played Tuesday, but were moved back a day due to the predicted rainy weather. Both Caribou teams enter with 14-0 records. The girls defeated Belfast and Hermon in the first two rounds of the playoffs last week, while the boys got past Brewer and Foxcroft Academy.

The Caribou girls own a regular season win over the Crusaders, beating them at home April 28 by a score of 5-0. It will be the first meeting of the season between the Vikings’ and Panthers’ boys squads.

The winners move on to the state championships, which are set for Saturday, June 9, at Lewiston High School.

Several baseball and softball teams from the region are in action Wednesday, as many preliminary playoff games had been postponed over the past couple of days due to the weather.

In Class D North baseball, No. 12 Ashland (5-8) takes on No. 5 Katahdin (10-4) in Stacyville at 4 p.m. and No. 7 Greater Houlton Christian Academy (11-3) hosts No. 10 Deer Isle-Stonington in Hodgdon, also at 4 p.m.

The Presque Isle and Caribou baseball teams face lengthy road trips today for Class B North battles. The No. 13 Wildcats (6-10) play against No. 4 Oceanside (13-3) in Rockland, while the No. 14 Vikings (4-14) square off against No. 3 Mount Desert Island (11-5) in Bar Harbor. Both begin at 4 p.m. Caribou split a doubleheader with the Trojans earlier this season.

In softball, No. 11 Fort Fairfield (6-8) plays at No. 6 East Grand (11-2) in Danforth with first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m. In another Class D matchup, No. 13 Schenck (3-13) and No. 4 Ashland (9-5) meet in Ashland at 4 p.m.

The PI softball team, ranked 11th with a 7-9 record, go for the upset against No. 6 Medomak Valley (10-6) in a Class B prelim slated for 2 p.m. in Waldoboro.