Thursday, December 12, 2013
The big game tonight in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A is Lawrence at Bangor, but all it may decide is which team gets to wear home whites when they meet again in the regional quarterfinals.
Bangor (12-4) is currently the No. 4 seed in Eastern Class A, and Lawrence (10-6) is No. 5. If Lawrence wins, it gives the Bulldogs a season sweep of Bangor, and likely vaults Lawrence into fourth place.
Lewiston (13-3) and Mt. Blue (12-4) are in a fight for the No. 2 seed. Lewiston currently holds a three point edge over Mt. Blue. Lewiston hosts Mt. Ararat (2-14) tonight, and plays at rival Edward Little (10-6) to close the regular season. Mt. Blue hosts Messalonskee (2-14) and travels to Oxford Hills (5-11) for the season finale.
• Valley ended its regular season with a win over Pine Tree Academy on Monday. The Cavaliers won their last five games to finish 14-4, and will go into the Class D West tournament as the No. 3 seed.
• Forest Hills needs a win over Seacoast Christian and a Hyde loss to the Gould School in order to hold onto the top spot in Class D West.
Gary Hawkins has worked at the Kennebec Journal since 1980. His primary beats are baseball, boys basketball, girls and boys soccer and golf.