Another spectacular Maine day greeted the teams this morning, but for the first time, Red had slept on a lead. However, Gray was brimming with confidence and encouraged their gang to keep up the effort, assuring them that the tide would turn their way today.
And so it did, but not before Red jumped out quickly this morning by sweeping Cubs Golf and Bocce. Our two youngest golf prodigies, Red's Eli W and Gray’s Ethan V went to the last hole all square in an epic match before Eli holed out for the win. Then Red carried Sophomores Waterfront as well, and Gray had dug themselves a bit of a morning hole.
Over on the Hockey rink, Ben K was impenetrable in net as Red won the first game 1-0. Max S had the lone tally. Red then scored late to answer a pair of first half goals by Gray’s DeFran to forge a tie, securing Seniors Hockey for Red.
If you thought Gray might roll over, you thought wrong. At SkyHoops in the Tigers Division, Gray dominated one game, then put on a furious late rally behind Asher’s relentless defense to comeback from 8 points down in the other, and hand Gray Tigers Basketball.
And it didn’t stop there. Gray then swept both Freshman Football games, with Jordan H starring on both sides of the ball. At the Tennis courts at both Sky I and II, again the individual singles and doubles matches were split, but this time Gray won the Skills competition and with it, the point for Juniors Tennis.
To top off the rally over at the Hejduk, Gray came back from an early deficit to win the first Stars Lacrosse game, then watched several talented players from both sides display some fantastic lacrosse acumen in the 2nd. Ultimately, Austin K was the difference in the cage, stopping multiple one-on-one fast break opportunities to preserve Grays’ 5-3 win.
We had reached the halfway point – Red still had the lead, but Gray had climbed a bit closer with lots of War left to compete.
Lunch, Songs and Cheers practice, and then the boys went at it again …
The Stars found themselves down at Trickey, where Gray inched even closer with a resounding victory in the Pond. Red then rattled off a few of their own with a pair of Juniors Hockey wins in the Rink, led by Jacob R’s 4 goal outburst.
In Seniors Lacrosse over at the Hejduk, there was just too much Tosh (6 goals) for Gray as Red rolled 9-3, then followed with another solid outing on the Links, winning Freshmen Golf.
Gray then won Freshmen Bocce to hold Red at bay before Red bounced back, breaking open a halftime tie with a wild 2nd half shootout and a 9-7 win in Tigers Soccer down on the Snow Field.
Again Gray answered, this time with a wonderful effort by their Cubs, who aced their way to a big win in Cubs Tennis. Every time Red began to pull away, Gray answered…until being swept in a trio of Sophomores Basketball contests to close the day. Red won easily in the Gym while Charlie H was leading them in scoring to win a close one on the Lower Court. Finally, to complete the sweep in the closest Hoops game to date, Nathan A let fly a 30+’ heave at the buzzer, burying the 3-pointer to win Game 3 on the Upper Court, and send the accumulated Red faithful into a wild on-court celebration.
Red had taken command …. and all needed a break from the non-stop action and exhilaration that came along with it. What better way to do so then to sit back under the beautiful, moonlit Maine sky and enjoy another of Drama Director Suzie’s productions, an all-time classic – The Wizard of Oz.
We’re especially proud of the four Dorothy’s, Scarecrows, Tin Men, Lions and the rest of the cast. Here’s why…
Despite their passion for Color War, even with the demands of being an involved teammate, these guys somehow fit in the time to rehearse and learn lines. They set the bar higher for all of us. Way to go!
Aunt Em - Eli W
Uncle Henry - Isaac F
Miss Gulch - Jake M
Wicked Witch - Eli D
Glinda - Owen S
Oz - Ethan R
Toto 1,2 - Nolan B, Lionel
Dorothy 1,2,3,4 - Mason, Hayes, Asher, Ethan V
Scarecrow 1,2,3,4 - Teddy S, Lucas, Max P, KJ
Tinman 1,2,3,4 - Cole, Will G, Ethan K, Cooper E
Lion 1,2,3 - Sawyer, Jonathan F, Jagger
Lullaby League - Henry M. Lucas V, Tommy W
Munchkins & Flying Monkeys - Will G, Owen B, Ka’Mari, Elliott R, Noah K