High School Athletics
Merriconeag offers sports in each season: in the fall, sailing, soccer and cross-country running; in the winter, basketball and cross-country skiing; in the spring, tennis and Ultimate Frisbee.
Cross Country Running Team
The Cross Country Team is coached by Morgan Lake Adams. Team members compete in local WMC high school meets.
In 2010, Merriconeag girls won the Class C Maine Cross Country State Championships and Tom Ryan was named Coach of the Year for Maine High School Girls Cross Country by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.
In 2011, Merriconeag girls were repeat State Champions. The girls and Jack Pierce from the boys team traveled to Rhode Island to participate in the New England Championships this year. The rest of the boys team went along to cheer.
In 2012, senior Jack Pierce was Class C Regional and State Champion and the girls were Class C Reginional Champions and 4th in the State.
Nordic Ski Team
The Nordic Ski team is coached by John Tarling, a top masters skier in the Maine Nordic community. Team members compete in local high school meets. The high school's location at Pineland is ideal for Nordic training.
In 2013 Coach Tarling was named Coach of the Year by the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Merriconeag Boys & Girls are the 2013 Class C Nordic Team State Champions
and Western Maine Conference Nordic Champions!
Congratulations to our skiers and their coach, John Tarling
The girls team won their 3rd state championship and the boys team won
the 1st state championship for our high school in any boys sport.
Merriconeag High School Girls were the 2012 Repeat Class C Nordic
Team State Champions and Merriconeag Boys were Runners Up!
Merriconeag High School Girls were the 2011 Class C Nordic State Champions!
The squad participates in a modest schedule playing other schools in the region, including Pine Tree Academy, St. Dominics in Auburn, and Hebron Academy. The current coach is David Sloan.
Merriconeag's Soccer Club (MSC) is an intramural co-ed team for high schoolers. MSC was formed in the summer of 2011 and played its first season in the fall. Success in developing soccer skills and having fun marked our first season. The team consisted of 14 players and concluded the season with a convincing rout of the faculty in the final game of the year. In 2012 we look forward to continued success with the possibility of playing other schools as the program grows. The Coaches for the team are Mark Leavitt, Gordon Haldeman (parents)and Ingrid Merrill (faculty) and the team Manager is Patty Carton (parent). Practices are about an hour and a half three times a week, September through October, with a nominal player fee. Please feel free to contact us through the school or email Patty at email@example.com if you have questions or want your child to join the team.
Ultimate Frisbee Team
Ultimate Frisbee is a high school spring sport. Rich Young, a prominent figure in organizing youth and adult Ultimate leagues in the region, coaches the team. Click here for the 2013 schedule:
At the State Championship Meet in 2011, the Merriconag Ultimate Team made it all the way to semi-finals (the final four). They won an extremely hard-fought victory over Greely High School to make it to the final four where they lost a gutsy game to Fryeburg. In the game against Fryeburg, Merriconeag Ultimate (MU) did not give up! They were down 7-1 early and fought hard and with a lot of heart to end the season with a 15-10 loss. Best of all, for the second year in a row, Merriconeag won the Spirit of the Game award!
In 2013 MU Ultimate team was awarded the league's SPIRIT AWARD for the third time in our short history.
Sailing has been a spring sport at Merriconeag. Our program is part of SailMaine, a community sailing program in Portland that provides a facility, coaches, equipment, and weekend competitions for many local high schools.
Tennis begins the last week in April and the team is coached by David Sloan.