OLD TOWN – The Old Town Coyotes repeated as champions in Class B over the weekend. However, because of all the competition in the class this spring, head coach Jennifer Plourde said they never fully expected to reach these heights this time around.
“To this day, you talk to [the girls] and I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” she said Thursday. “My coaches and I kind of sat back and said ‘wow.’ There were a lot of text messages and emails during the season where we said ‘did we just do this?'”
Despite the competition, Old Town did come away as champions. The team regrouped for pictures with its newly-earned hardware on Thursday, offering a chance to look back on the accomplishment.
Old Town defeated Fryeburg 2-0 in the state title game, and with a lot of young talent returning next year, both outgoing and returning players say their hope is for the Coyotes to go for a repeat.
“They’re so strong on the mound and have a solid defense behind them,” said graduated senior Lauren Gasaway. “Once they get going, they’re unstoppable.”
McKenna Smith is one of the biggest returning assets. The PVC Class B player and pitcher of the year threw a complete-game shutout in the title game, and said the confidence in this group comes from the depth of talent across the board.
“[The goal is] to see sophomores, juniors, seniors, every group and every grade level show what they can do,” she said. “They can have an impact on the team.”