Saturday, December 29, 2012

Madawaska Hosts Calais Today

The Madawaska Varsity Girls and Boys host Calais today, Thursday, December 29.  The girls' game tips off at 1:00 and the boys tip off afterwards at 2:30.  Come support your teams!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Alumni Game Fundraiser

The Madawaska Athletic Booster Club will be hosting an evening of fun on Thursday, December 27 beginning at 6:00 pm.  The event will begin with a exhibition game between members the current girls and boys varsity basketball teams.  Following that game, Madawaska alumni players from the current and past decades will go head to head.  Come brave the weather and join us for a night of fun!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fort Kent vs. Madawaska Game Time Changed

The game time for tonight's game has been moved up to 6:00.  Please brave the snow and show up to support our girls!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Games Cancelled due to Winter Storm 12/10/12

The following events have been cancelled for today due to the winter storm advisory.  Madawaska will be dismissing @ 1:00 today.

1. Middle School Girls (A-Team) vs. Limestone (Home) @ 4:00 in the Madawaska Elementary School gym. CANCELLED
2. Middle School Boys (A-Team) vs. Limestone (Home) @ 5:30 in the Madawaska Elementary School gym. CANCELLED
3. Varsity Girls vs. Wisdom (Home) @ 5:30 in the High School Gym. CANCELLED
4. Varsity Boys vs. Wisdom (Home) @ 7:00 in the High School Gym. CANCELLED

These games will be rescheduled at a later time.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Soccer Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to the following varsity soccer players who earned the All Aroostook Recognition this year:

Girls:  Samantha Nadeau, Shannon Blanchette, and Leah Gonneville.

Boys: Jake Gendreau, Ian Lee, Tim Deschenes, Sam Cyr, and Aaron Thibeault.

Additionally, the following individuals have been awarded the 2012 Class C East Regional All Star Team:

Girls:  Samantha Nadeau

Boys:  Sam Cyr, Ian Lee, Aaron Thibeault

A Special Congratulations goes out to Ian Lee for the following additional Recognition:

1.     For earning the 2012 Class C Butch Shaw Memorial Award
2.     For making the Eastern Maine All State Team
3.     For being recognized as the Class C Boys Player of The Year

All of the above information can be found at

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Middle School Basketball Games Cancelled

We will not be going to Fort Kent for our middle school B-Team games on Wednesday, November 28.  We will also not be hosting Fort Kent for our middle school A-Team games on Thursday, November 29.  These games are cancelled until further notice. This is not an indication that the season will be cancelled.  

Preseason Tourneys Cancelled

We will not be attending our pre-season tourneys for boys and girls varsity basketball this year due to the fact that tourney organizers needed to know our commitment for the tourney at a time that was too early to decide.  Once again, our boys will not be going to Central Aroostook this weekend, December 1 and 2, and our girls will not be going to Washburn on Monday and Tuesday, December 3 and 4.  This is not an indication that the season will be canceled.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Owl Boys fall to Houlton

For the second time in as many seasons, the Houlton Shiretowners have ended the Owls' season during the semifinal matchup.  Although the Owls played very determined soccer, a surprise goal in the first minute of the second half was the difference in the game.  The final score of 2-1 sends the Shiretowners to the Eastern Maine Class C finals where they will host the #7th seed Orono Boys on Wednesday.

Good season boys!  Hold your heads high.  It was exciting to watch you guys play all season long!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Madawaska vs. Houlton Update

The game vs. Houlton has been moved to 4:00.  We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience. Please make adjustments to your plans.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Owl Boys Defeat Bucksport

The Class C Boys Quarterfinal matchup was between the #8 Bucksport Bucks and the #1 Madawaska Owls.  The day was perfect for the event as both teams took the field @ 2:00 this afternoon.  Madawaska scored early and kept it rolling, building a 4-0 lead by half.  Later in the second half, the Owls extended their lead to 7-0 before the Bucks struck back with their first and only goal of the day.  The Owls then scored one more to make the final score of 8-1. 

The Owl boys go on to the semifinal matchup.  This will be a rematch of last year's game vs. Houlton.  Houlton defeated George Stevens Academy 2-0 earlier today.  The game vs. Houlton has been set for 3:00 on Friday, October 26 in Madawaska.  Please make arrangements to attend!

Lady Owls' Season Ends

On Tuesday, our Lady Owls travelled to Bangor to face the #2 ranked Orono girls.  The game was moved to Husson College due to wet field conditions in Orono.  The Owls played hard the first half and were only down 1-0 at that point.  Later in the second half, the Lady Owls tied the game, making the score even at 1 a piece.  Unfortunately, the Owls ran out of time and gave up a pair of goals later in the half.  The final score was 3-1. Although the season is now over, the Lady Owls can be proud of the gains they made, especially late in the season.  Good season girls!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lady Owls Win!

Our Lady Owls came home victorious yesterday afternoon by defeating the 7th ranked PCHS Pirates by a score of 2-1. The win wasn't an easy however, as it required extra time to earn the win.  Freshman standout Aspen Cote netted the game winner for the Owls with 45 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.  CORRECTION: Junior Shannon Blanchette scored the first goal for the Owls.

The Lady Owls move on to the Quarterfinals and face the 2nd ranked Orono Girls.  The game has been set for 2:00 on Tuesday, October 23rd @ Husson College.  The girls will be departing MMHS @ 8:00 Tuesday morning!  GO OWLS!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Girls Class C Prelims

Our Lady Owls will be departing for Guilford tomorrow morning to take on #7 PCHS.  Kickoff will be at 2:30pm.  Let's go Lady Owls!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Post-Harvest Wake-Up Call

Tuesday, October 9, proved to be typical October evening of soccer...cold!  Unfortunately, the air wasn't the only thing that was cold, as the Madawaska Owl boys team received a post-harvest wake-up call as very determined Caribou Vikings team met them on the field.

Displaying speed and skill that is common of class B playoff teams, Caribou showed Madawaska that they will have to step-up their game if they want to make a run in the playoffs.  Scoring for Caribou were Nolan McDuffie with two goals and Kameron Manter with one.  Tim Deschenes made 7 saves of the 10 shots on goal that he faced.  Many of those saves were incredible diving saves that kept the game close for the Owls.

This is the first loss for the Owls this season, and the first game in which they have been held scoreless.  Hopefully the remaining 2 games of the season, and the extra practice time will prepare them for the battles ahead in playoffs.

The boys and girls varsity teams take the field this Thursday, October 11, against Limestone.  The girls game will be @ 5:00 and the boys game @ 7:00.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

Both Varsity Teams Win on Thursday

On Thursday evening, September 13, Madawaska High School hosted Van Buren high school in a varsity double header between the two teams.

In the first game of the night, the Lady Owls squared off against the Lady Crusaders, who had previously beat Madawaska when the two teams played in Van Buren.   This evening however featured an energetic and determined Owls team.  The game was a battle the entire way, with one team scoring after the other.  Finally Madawaska was able to hold on to a 4-3 lead and seal the victory, a victory that may not have happened had it not been for the last minute save by fullback Megan Pelletier who cleared a Van Buren shot just inches from the goal line.  Scoring for the Lady Owls were Nathalie Cyr (2 goals), Lindsey Lavoie, and Sam Nadeau.  The lady owls now get a well-deserved break as we head into harvest time.  Their next scheduled game will be on October 11.

It was showtime once again for the Owl boys as they put on a display of offensive and defensive power against the Van Buren boys.  Although it took a bit of time to get going in the game, the Owls earned 3 goals in each half to beat the Crusaders 6-0.  Ian Lee led the way with 4 goals and Sam Cyr earned 2 of his own.  Keepers Tim Deschenes and Craig Gendreau both earned the shutout by keeping the slate clean in each their half as goalkeeper.   The Owl boys will also break for harvest.  Their next game will occur in Fort Kent on October 4.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Boys win, girls lose to FK

It has been a busy week of soccer for both varsity teams.  The week was highlighted during our rivalry matches vs. Fort Kent on Tuesday (girls) and Wednesday (boys).  Although there are still many games to play in a season, there's always something special in the air when Fort Kent comes to town.

In Tuesday night's game, our Lady Owls met a very determined Lady Warriors team.  Although the game was close several weeks ago in Fort Kent when our girls lost 3-1, this time, the Warriors stepped it up a notch, winning the contest 6-1.  Scoring the lone goal for the Owls was junior Shannon Blanchette.

Wednesday night the Warrior boys came to town, and so did half of the residents of Fort Kent!  With a large crowd looking on, the Owl boys put on quite a show, proving that they deserve to be on top of the Class C standings for Eastern Maine.  The owls scored twice in the first half, both by junior striking star Ian Lee, and looked like they were on their way to an easy win.  Since nothing comes easy against Fort Kent, the Warriors struck immediately after the break, pulling the score to 2-1.  Fortunately, Lee wasn't satisfied with his 2 first half goals, as he netted 2 more in the second half.  The 4-1 victory proves that Madawaska is the team to beat in Class C East.

Check out the BDN featured article on the Owl Boys!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Madawaska Girls & Boys win in Limestone

On Friday evening, 9/7/12, both Madawaska Varsity teams got a well deserved win vs. the Limestone Eagles.

The girls got it started earlier in the evening by overcoming a 0-1 deficit.  Scoring for the Lady Owls were freshman Elizabeth Theriault and junior Sam Nadeau.  Read the BDN entry here.

Later in the evening, the Owl boys kept their win streak alive defeating the Eagles 4-1.  Scoring for the Owls were sophomore Ethan Wetmore, senior Aaron Thibeault, and junior Ian Lee (2).  Read the BDN entry here.

Both teams host Calais today at the 11th Avenue game field in Madawaska.  The girls game begins @ 1:00pm and the boys game will follow @ 2:30.  It's a great day for soccer!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Madawaska @ Van Buren Recap

On Saturday evening, the Madawaska boys and Van Buren boys faced off in the first game of the evening...and the first game between these two teams this year.  Scoring early and often, the Owl boys wasted no time taking the lead, and holding it for the entire game.  The Owls ended up with 8 goals and earned another shutout.  The Owl boys are now 5-0 on the season.

Later in the second game, the Lady Owls lost a hard fought game 4-2 against the Lady Crusaders.  Despite a 2-1 halftime lead, the Owls couldn't hold on to the lead for much longer, giving up 3 goals in the second half.  The Lady Owls are now 1-5 on the season.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Madawaska Teams Split vs. Central Aroostook

In their home opener of the sea on, the Lady Owls lost a hard-fought game to the Lady Panthers of Central Aroostook.  The Owls started off strong when junior Shannon Blanchette blasted a shot over the Central Aroostook keeper.  Freshman Aspen Cote also scored for the Owls.  Unfortunately, the visiting Panthers earned their 3rd victory by scoring late in the game. (Bangor News Article)

In the second game of the evening, the Madawaska Owl boys dominated the Central Aroostook boys, winning by a score of 4-0.  This game marks the 3rd shutout for the owls in 4 games this season.  They owls have only given up one goal in 4 games.  Daren Jandreau and Jake Gendreau each had a goal for the Owls, while Ian Lee scored 2. (Bangor News Article)

Both Varsity teams travel to Van Buren on Saturday, September 1, to face the Crusaders.  The boys will play first @ 5:00pm, followed by the girls @ 7:00.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Madawaska Boys Beat Houlton

The defending Eastern Maine champion Houlton Shiretowners were in less than championship form when they came to Madawaska this week.  Although the score was 1 to 1 at halftime, the Owls turned on the heat in the second half to pull away with a 4 - 1 victory.

Goalkeeper Tim Deschenes of Madawaska was nothing short of amazing with several diving saves to keep the Shires of the scoreboard.   Junior Ian Lee scored his second hat-trick in 2 games this season, while Travis Thibeault added his own goal for the Owls.

Madawaska travels to Caribou on Friday to face the Caribou Vikings in their own home opener.  Kickoff will be at 7:00!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Paint Party Sucess

The Madawaska School athletic department wants to say a big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who donated their valuable time to come help with the painting of the snack shack, dugouts, and kick board.  Also, thank you to all the volunteers who helped lay a new path of crushed rock (generously donated by Ed Pelletier and Sons), especially Mr. Tim Nadeau who supplied his own loader to make the job as easy as possible.

For photos of the volunteer efforts, Mrs. Gina Jandreau put together a wonderful gallery available to view @

Saturday, August 18, 2012

JV Boys vs. Houlton...Cancelled

Due to low numbers of boys on both the Houlton and Madawaska teams, the JV boys game scheduled for Monday, August 20 @ 4:00 has been cancelled.  The Varsity Game will go ahead as scheduled to begin at 6:00.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Painting Party - Saturday, August 18 @ 9:00am

It has been several years since the soccer field buildings have had some TLC.  Several parents have come forward and expressed interest in helping paint some of these buildings and get things looking the way they should be. 

Due to this fact, you are invited to a “painting party” at the 11th Avenue varsity game field this coming Saturday, August 18 @ 9:00am!  Our hope is to paint the snack shack, the kick board, and the team dugout benches during this time. 

If possible we ask that you bring any personal painting supplies that you may have.  We will need paint scrapers, brushes, and rollers.  All are invited to attend, the more people we have helping out, the quicker the job will get done!

Madawaska Girls & Boys Earn Victories

In Mars Hill yesterday afternoon, both Madawaska Varsity teams earned victories to start off their seasons on the right foot!  During the first game, the Lady Owls came back from a halftime deficit to win the game 3-2.  (Read the Bangor Daily News info)

Later in the evening, the Owl Boys dominated a rough game overall to shutout the Panthers 3-0.  Ian Lee led the way with a hat trick for the Owls.

Both teams play Houlton next Monday, August 21, with our Lady Owls taking the road and our boys playing their home opener.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Regular Season Begins!

The 2012 soccer season officially gets underway for the Madawaska Varsity Girls and Boys this afternoon when they travel to Central Aroostook to take on the panthers.  The girls game will begin @ 4:00 followed by the boys game @ 6:00.  Good luck to our teams.  We wish you a successful season!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Presque Isle Tourney Cancelled for Saturday, August 11.

All Events Cancelled

Due to rain, all events for today, Friday, August 10, are cancelled.  Players and coaches will be notified about makeup dates for JV games vs. Washburn in the near future.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Week of August 6, 2012

The following is a look ahead at our busy week in soccer:

1. Monday, August 6:  Fall Sports Meeting for all High School Athletes and Parents.  6:00 @ the Madawaska Elementary School.
2. Tuesday, August 7: Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity Scrimmages vs. Presque Isle (Home) @ 4:00.
3. Wednesday, August 8: JV Team Round Robin @ Presque Isle at 3:30. (Bus Departs @ 1:30 from MHS). Varsity Coaches must attend the "rules clinic" meeting at Fort Kent High School @ 6:00.
4. Thursday, August 9: Varsity Teams @ Presque Isle for the annual preseason tourney.  3:30 tourney start time (bus departure @ 1:00).
5. Friday, August 10: JV Boys and Girls host Washburn (home) @ 4:00.
6. Saturday, August 11: Varsity Teams @ Presque Isle for preseason tourney (day 2).  9:30 tourney start time (bus departure @ 7:30).
7. Sunday, August 12: Rest and Relax

2012 Fall Sports Meeting

Fall sports meeting tonight will be at the Madawaska Elementary School @ 6:00.  Please make every effort to attend.  There will be a short Athletic Booster Club meeting afterwards.  Thanks!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Soccer Season Alert

For all Madawaska Boys grades 9 - 12 who are interested in soccer this year:  Mr. Mark Rossignol will be in Madawaska beginning on Monday, July 23 from 7:00 am - 8:30 am until Friday, July 27 for preseason training experience!  This is a wonderful way to start the season off the right way.  You will not only get in shape for the season, you will also learn about injury prevention techniques and how to take care of yourself all season long!  Let's be sure to be there Monday morning, bright and early!

Madawaska Varsity Baseball and Softball Teams Earn Sportsmanship Awards

Congrats go out to the Owl Boys Baseball and Lady Owls Softball teams as they both earned the sportsmanship award for their spring seasons.  This honor shows what kind of student athletes we have in Madawaska, and the outstanding coaching that goes into fostering sportsmanship!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Madawaska Boys Tennis going to EM Finals!

On Saturday afternoon, the 2nd seeded Madawaska Boys defeated the 3rd seeded Van Buren Boys in the semi-final round of playoffs to earn a trip to the Eastern Maine Finals.  This is the 3rd time in 5 years that the boys have made it to the Eastern Maine finals, winning it in 2009.

Earning victories for the owls were first singles Ian Lee who broke a 2 match losing streak vs. first singles Eric Laplante of Van Buren.  Although Ian lost the first set 4-6, he came back to grind out a 7-6 (7-5) tie break win in the second set, then cruised to a 6-2 victory in the third.  Third singles Matt DECHENES also dug deep in his first ever matchup against senior Mark Lavesseur of VB.  Matt won the first and third sets of his match 6-3 and 6-1.  Finally, the always dependable doubles team of Greg Faucher and Aaron Thibeault earned their 3rd straight victory over Van Buren's first doubles team of Bouchard and Banks.  Their 6-3, 6-4 straight set victory was enough for Madawaska to go to Waterville this Wednesday, where they will face defending EM champions George Stevens academy.

Note: The Madawaska girls also played a semi-final match on this day.  Unfortunately, the Lady Owls lost 4-1 to the George Stevens Academy girls.  This was a fantastic season for the girls, making it to the final 4 of Eastern Maine.  Great job girls!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Madawaska over Fort Kent/Fort Fairfield

The 4 Madawaska Varsity Teams took the road yesterday afternoon.  With the sun shining and the temperatures reaching above 80, the Owls didn't seem to mind, as all 4 teams returned home with a victory.

The Lady Owl tennis team earned a 4-1 victory over the Lady Warriors of Fort Kent.

The Owl Boys tennis team also earned a 4-1 victory over the Warriors.

The Lady Owl softball team sneaked by the Fort Fairfield girls by a score of 16-15. (Highlights)

The Owl Boys baseball team dominated the Fort Fairfield boys, winning 15-5. (Highlights)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MHS Baseball & Softball Defeat Ashland

During the rescheduled games between our own Madawaska Owls and the Ashland Hornets, both the boys and the girls' teams cruised for easy victories.  The girls result ended up 16 - 2 (Highlights), while the boys coasted to a 14-1 victory (Highlights).

The girls will be back on the field this afternoon to host Wisdom @ 4:00, while the boys get a few days off and will play their next game on Monday, May 21, home against Fort Fairfield @ 4:00.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Madawaska Tennis Shuts Down Fort Kent

With the sun shining and many spectators looking on, the Madawaska Girls and Boys Teams earned victories over the Fort Kent Warriors this afternoon. For the girls, Emily Collins, Lindsey Lavoie, Roxy Levesque-Sarah Ringuette, and Nathalie Cyr-Allison Cyr all earned victories for the 4-1 team victory. On the boys side, Ian Lee, Jake Gendreau, Greg Faucher-Aaron Thibeault, and Sam Dechaine-Ethan Wetmore also earned a 4-1 victory for the Owls. Both teams host Caribou on Thursday for their next regularly scheduled meet.

Girls Match Scores

Boys Match Scores

Friday, May 4, 2012

Owl Boys Dominate Ashland

With only one day of rest between games, the Owl Boys looked sharp against Ashland on Thursday afternoon. Getting a lead early and building upon that lead seems to be the game plan for this veteran Owls team. For more information, read the BDN highlights. The Owls travel to Van Buren this afternoon to take on the Crusader Boys...start time between 4:00-4:30.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Owl Tennis Teams Split with Caribou

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Caribou, the Madawaska boys tennis earned their first victory of the season by defeating the Caribou boys 3-2, while the Madawaska girls lost 4 -1, their first loss of the young season. The following athletes earned a a win for the Owls on the day: 1. The doubles team of Nathalie Cyr and Alison Cyr for the girls. 2. The doubles team of Sam Dechaine and Ethan Wetmore for the boys. 3. Third singles Matt Deschenes earned a win due to a forfeit by Caribou for the boys. 4. First singles Ian Lee earned a victory for the boys. Both teams play in Presque Isle on Friday, May 4 @ 4:00 and home vs. Van Buren on Saturday, May 5 @ 3:00.

Madawaska Softball Team Earns Second Victory

Scoring 47 runs in the last 2 games, the Madawaska Girls Softball team has demonstrated that they can hit the ball effectively and score many runs. On Tuesday, the Lady Owls defeated Fort Fairfield for their second win of the season. Read the Bangor Daily News Article.

Madawaska Baseball Wins 2 in A Row

For the second straight game, the Madawaska Boys Baseball team has shown outstanding pitching and defense on their way to another victory. In the home opener on Tuesday, the Owls battled Fort Fairfield for their second win. For detailed info, read the Bangor Daily News article.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Sports have begun

Our teams have begun their spring sport seasons. The boys baseball and girls softball teams are busy in the gym, waiting for the last of the snow to melt and the fields to dry off. Tennis teams have been hitting around in the Multi-Puropose and should be outdoors soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thanks to the Winter Athletes!

A huge THANKS goes out to all of the athletes who represented our school this winter in Basketball and Skiing this winter. Also, thanks to the families who support our athletes as well. As our school continues to get smaller, it is more important than ever that as many students get involved with athletics as possible. We at Madawaska Middle/High School encourage all of the athletes to stay busy this spring and participate in baseball, softball, or tennis! Before we know it, our winter season will be back again!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Girls vs. Central Aroostook (PLEASE READ)

Friday's game vs. Central Aroostook has been cancelled. The game is rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, January 28. THERE WILL BE NO JV GAME PRIOR TO THE VARSITY GAME. Central Aroostook could not get enough girls for a JV game. Again, THERE IS NO JV GAME TOMORROW only a Varsity game at 3:00.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lady Owls Improve with 3rd Win!

As reported in today's Bangor Daily News:

"At St. Agatha, the Owls jumped out to a 17-3 first-half lead and cruised to the victory.

Nicole Cyr paced the 3-8 winners with 13 points and Kelley Dugal added nine. Other scorers included Leah Gonneville (five), Lauren Tingley (four), Hannah Cote (two), Alexis Cote (one), Elizabeth Gendreau (one) and Tonya Bell (two).

Tyra Michaud scored six points to lead 2-9 Wisdom. Also scoring were Vanessa Pelletier (four), Allysa Dumond (one) and Shania Gervais (two)."

The Lady Owls will host Calais at 1:00 on Saturday, January 21.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lady Owls Win!!!

Delayed by only a day, our Lady Owls faced the GHCA Lady Eagles this afternoon in Madawaska. Scoring early and often, the lady owls opened a huge lead in the first half. That trend continued in the second half as well allowing all of the owls to get into the game. The final score of the game was 50 - 18.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Games vs GHCA Cancelled and Rescheduled

Tonight's games vs GHCA have been cancelled and rescheduled. The girls game will now take place at 4:00pm on Saturday, January 14 (tomorrow afternoon) and the boys game has been moved to 6:00 on January 26.