Busline League sports

Young Troy Howard, Oceanside, CRMS field hockey players stick to it

Postseason play this week, with championship Oct. 19 at Point Lookout
By Staff | Oct 15, 2019
Holly Vanorse Spicer Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston.

The Busline League middle school field hockey regular season is in the rear view mirror as five teams — Troy Howard of Belfast, Oceanside of Thomaston, Camden-Rockport, Boothbay Region and AOS 93 (Central Lincoln County area) — toiled against one another a few times a week this fall.

The young Lions of Belfast have dominated the league for years and have won a boatload of championships over the decades — including six in a row — as a few other schools have grabbed the title from time to time.

Troy Howard is 58-0-1 in its last 59 games.

The squads played eight regular-season games with the playoffs on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 15-16, as the championship will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Point Lookout in Northport.

Watch videos and see a boatload of photos below from recent regular-season games.

The final standings (records unavailable) included: Troy Howard, Boothbay, Oceanside, Camden and Nobleboro. Troy Howard receives a first-round playoff bye.

In first-round playoff games, No. 4 Camden-Rockport earned a 3-0 win over No. 5 AOS93 Tuesday, Oct. 15, while No. 2 Boothbay will host No. 3 Oceanside Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3:45 p.m.

The winner of the Wildcats/Mariners game will earn a berth in Saturday's title game, while the winner of the semifinal between the No. 4 Schooners and No. 1 Troy Howard — scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18 at 3:45 p.m. — also advance to Saturday's championship.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Camden-Rockport at Oceanside field hockey
Oceanside hosts Camden-Rockport on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Troy Howard at Oceanside field hockey
Oceanside hosts Troy Howard on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
(Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside on Oct. 3 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Troy Howard at Oceanside on Oct. 9 in middle school field hockey in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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