Editor’s note: Most weeks in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Gazette/The Republican Journal sports supplement, VillageSoup publishes, on page 2, photos of notable sports neighbors. These photos appeared in the Sept. 15 edition:

Jalen Babin, a junior at Mount View High School, proved an offensive juggernaut the afternoon of Sept. 11 in a 44-12 victory at home against visiting Dexter. Babin rushed for 99 yards on 11 carries and also hauled in three catches for 85 yards, along with two touchdowns in the school’s first “home” victory. He also played well on the defensive side of the ball with five solo tackles, two assisted tackles and three quarterback sacks. Coach Jack Brady said Babin was the game’s most valuable player and “led the team on both sides of the ball.”

Brianna Moody, a senior at Mount View High School, has proven to be one of the Mustangs’ top field hockey players so far this season and proved that fact in a 6-0 victory over Hampden Academy Sept. 11. Moody banged the back of the cage three times and also added an assist in the win for Mount View, which has jumped to a 4-0 record in the early stages of the campaign.

Lani Eversage, a senior at Belfast Area High School, was the top offensive player for the Lions Sept. 11 as his performance helped the visitors pull out a narrow 14-13 football win at Winslow. Eversage scored both touchdowns in the victory for the Lions. The first came on a 49-yard punt return in the first quarter, while the other came on a 28-yard TD reception with eight seconds remaining in the first half.

Sam Predham, a junior at Camden Hills Regional High School, has gotten off to a hot start this season and excelled on the pitch during the Windjammers’ second game of the season against rival Medomak Valley. Predham creased the net four times — twice in each half — as the Windjammers cruised to a win over the Panthers. Predham has six goals and two assists thus far this season through three victories for the ‘Jammers.

Yani Stancioff, a freshman at Camden Hills Regional High School, has broken onto the high school soccer field in style thus far this season and has helped the Windjammers jump to a 3-0 record. Stancioff earned a hat trick in the team’s most recent victory Sept. 10 over Gardiner. Stancioff has five goals and two assists in three wins for the ‘Jammers, who have outscored opponents 22-0 this year.

Brittany Bowman, a freshman at Camden Hills Regional High School, excelled in her cross-country meet Sept. 10 at Waterville and motored to a first-place finish. It was her first cross-country victory at the high school level. Bowman crossed the finish line more than three minutes ahead of the rest of the field with a time of 22:28.14.

Abby Hersom, a freshman at Rockland District High School, got her high school cross-country year going in style Sept. 10 in the Tigers’ second meet of the season at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. Hersom, who had dominated the Busline League over the previous three years as a member of Rockland District Middle School (she lost only one race in that time), cruised to a first-place finish with a time of 21:01.78.

Steven Osgood, a junior at Vinalhaven School, had a sensational first two games of the season on the soccer pitch for the Vikings last weekend. Vinalhaven hosted Rangeley twice over the weekend, with Osgood burying foir goals. He scored one in the Vikings’ 3-0 win over the Lakers Sept. 10, then converted a hat trick and was the difference in the scoring in a 4-1 win Sept. 11.