The fall sports season is in full swing, and while local teams have had their share of hits and misses, everyone is thrilled to be back in action, enjoying a normal campaign.

Here’s a look back at the week that was:


Freeport’s football team is off to a 2-0 start. After opening with a 33-0 home victory over Madison, the Falcons handled visiting John Bapst Saturday, 46-12. Aidan Heath opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run and a 52-yard interception return for a score by Cooper Delois made it 12-0 after one quarter. In the second period, Tony Casale scored on runs of 2 and 24 yards, Noah Michaud recovered a fumble (caused by Danny Casale) in the end zone and Tony Casale hit Heath with a 27-yard TD pass for a 40-0 advantage at the half. Jackson Carr added Freeport’s final points on a 58-yard run in the third period. The Falcons take their first road trip Friday when they travel to Foxcroft Academy (2-0).

Yarmouth got in the win column for the first time Saturday. After starting with a 54-8 loss at Cheverus, the Clippers defeated visiting Traip Academy, 46-14. Spencer LaBrecque put Yarmouth ahead to stay with a 7-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion. Jaxson Dauphinee added a 40-yard TD run before the Rangers answered to make the score, 14-6, after one period. The Clippers broke it open in the second quarter, as LaBrecque (12 carries, 117 yards, three touchdowns) had touchdown runs of 15 yards and 1 yard and Dauphinee added a TD rush of 10 yards to make it 34-6. Dauphinee (16 rushes, 140 yards, three TDs) added a 6-yard touchdown run in the third period for a 40-6 advantage, then Rufus MacVane added the final points in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard TD run. Yarmouth stays home Friday to welcome Spruce Mountain (1-1).

Falmouth/Greely lost its opener to visiting Gorham, 16-6. The squad was supposed to host Windham Saturday, but that game was canceled. Falmouth/Greely goes to Mt. Blue (0-1) Friday.

Boys’ soccer

Yarmouth’s Adam McLaughlin boots the ball up field as Freeport’s Owen Rusiecki looks on during the Clippers’ 4-0 win last week. Shawn Patrick Ouellette / Portland Press Herald

Yarmouth’s boys’ soccer team, the reigning Class B champion, not only gave its longtime coach Mike Hagerty a landmark win last week (see story), but is off to a perfect start this fall. The Clippers opened with a 2-0 win at Cape Elizabeth, then blanked both visiting Freeport and host York by 4-0 scores. Against the Falcons, Steve Fulton scored in the first half, then Sutter Augur, Fulton again and Matt Robichaud added second half goals.

“At halftime, we talked about switching fields, and if we did, we knew we’d get them because they’d over-shift,” Augur said.

“It’s great to be back and have a postseason to look forward to this year,” Fulton said. “It’s fun working toward something. We approach every game we play to win. Starting the

FRISCO, Texas – The FC Dallas Academy’s 2021/22 MLS Next season starts this week and here are five things to know ahead of the new campaign.

1. Age Groups and Teams

The FC Dallas Academy will field teams in the MLS Next U-13, U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-19 age groups. MLS Next also has a U-16 group but FCD merges its U-16 players with its U-17 team. Also, FCD has a U-12 Academy team that is too young for the MLS Next platform but it’s still a crucial component of the FCD Academy system. FC Dallas currently has 11 Academy products signed to Homegrown contracts in its first team, and MLS Next is a crucial stepping stone to that next level.

2. Schedule

The four youngest age groups (U-13 through U-17) kickoff their MLS Next campaigns on Sept. 18 against the Houston Dynamo FC Academy at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco. FCD’s U-19s starts their season a week later against Real Colorado. The regular season runs through early June before filtering in the MLS Next Playoffs. The new season also features more games for each age group:

Chris Hayden, FC Dallas VP of Youth Soccer: “The competition structure is more robust with more games, more weekends with matches and a more regular, consistent schedule—which is one of the three pillars to our success as a club: you have to have good games to play. The league has done a good job dealing with the COVID protocols and putting together the competition plan.”

3. Path to Pro

Another change for this year affects the U-15 and U-17 age groups. Those groups are considered “path to pro” and they will play more games against fellow MLS academies to ensure the high levels of competition.

Chris Hayden: “The biggest change is that the U-15 and U-17 age groups are considered “pro pathway” age groups, meaning we will more frequently play MLS teams’ academies at a higher percentage than in prior years. It’s an attempt to really accelerate the development of in MLS clubs by increasing the frequency of meaningful and professional club matches.”

MIDDLETOWN – There were no late game heroics for Norwich Free Academy in their first real football game in two years on Friday night.

No hook-and-lateral on the final play of the game to beat Killingly in 2019. No 10-yard touchdown toss with just six seconds left to tie Bacon Academy in an eventual overtime win also in 2019. And no clutch touchdown throw in the closing moments of a memorable win against Xavier on this same field in 2017.

Nope. There was no late magic for the Wildcats in a 31-19 season opening loss against the Falcons at McHugh Field.  

Xavier senior quarterback Drew Kron and senior running back DJ Wright were as good as advertised while making enough big plays to dampen NFA’s spirits.

Still, NFA had the ball near midfield trailing just 24-19 with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. But instead of late heroics, the Wildcats turned the ball over on their final two possessions.

More: Friday night football is back: 12 players to watch this season from Norwich to Killingly

NFA was trying to win their fourth straight in this marquee series. I’d wager a buck or two that it’s been awhile since a team has beaten the Xavier Falcons four seasons in a row. And on this night it proved to be a daunting task.

“Xavier’s got a great team and a great program,” NFA coach Jason Bakoulis said. “They played hard.”

Wright scored three rushing touchdowns, including a crushing 9-yard jaunt into the end zone with just 31 seconds left in the first half that gave Xavier a 17-13 advantage at the break.

Wright, who gained 136 yards on 15 carries, opened the third quarter with a 60-yard run to set up his 1-yard TD plunge for a 24-13 lead.

Kron, who rushed for 130 yards, sealed things with an 18 yard scoring toss to Vince Rappoccio for a 31-19 lead with 6:48 left in the fourth quarter. Kron completed 13 of 20 passes for 134 yards.

NFA’s Achilles’ heel was a rash of cramping and fatigue that kept key players off the field in the second half. For whatever reason – maybe missing a whole season due to COVID-19 a year ago caused some tiredness or the fact that due to low numbers this season the Wildcats had numerous players competing on both sides of the ball for the first time in memory – NFA’s sideline looked like a MASH unit the fourth quarter.

“I’m proud of the way our guys competed and fought through some of the stuff they were fighting through,” Bakoulis said. “I need to do a better job of preparing the entire program in all aspects.”

The biggest casualty was senior receiver Max Pierre Louis. Louis got hurt after catching a 32 yard scoring toss from senior quarterback Jayden Desilus late in the third quarter that closed the gap to 24-19.

Louis, who caught six passes for 104 yards, never returned.

Yes, this was a tough opener

Fall schedules for the top USYS leagues in the region are set. The US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic Conference, managed by EDP Soccer is welcoming Boys and Girls 13U and 14U teams to the 2021-2022 season.

Top teams from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey will compete each week to earn their place at the top of their league table. National League Conferences provide competing teams the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 USYS Eastern Regional Championships through league play. In addition, teams can also earn the right to compete in the 2022-2023 season of the prestigious USYS National League P.R.O. competition.

“We are extremely excited to once again compete in the USYS conference with our teams,” said Neil Clinton, Director of Coaching for The Football Academy of NJ. “EDP/USYS give our players the opportunity to get a competitive game with minimal travel, which is huge for player development. Reducing travel and enabling players more opportunities to play is a big reason why we compete in USYS.”

A Look At This Season’s Premier I Divisions

13U and 14U Boys Academy Division: The Academy Division will feature eight clubs from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with the 13U and 14U divisions highlighted by Lower Merion SC Thunder Boys, who were USYS Eastern Regional semifinalists, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 08B Black, who were Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup finalists, NJ Premier FC 08 Boys, who were New Jersey State Cup champions, and PSA Monmouth 08 Boys, who were  New Jersey State semifinalists. The divisions also include SJEB FC, PDA Hibernian, PA Dominion FC and FC Copa Academy.

13U Boys Premier I: The division will feature top teams from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Within the division are clubs with a history of success in the conferences, such as Lehigh Valley United, Penn Alliance Select, STA-MOSC, YMS, Torpedoes SC and Dutchmen FC. Hoboken City FC 2009 Boys Red is the first team for the club to reach the Premier I level of the National League Conferences.

13U Girls Premier I: Lehigh Valley United and NJ Blaze enter the season after finishing last season as State Cup semifinalists. Real Jersey FC, Wall Elite and Torpedoes have a reputation of being some of the top girls programs in the state and are joined from New Jersey by Rancocas Valley, which had a very successful season last spring. From Eastern Pennsylvania, Penn Alliance Select, West Mont United, YMS, Lower Merion SC and White Clay SC are set to compete.

14U Boys Premier I: Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup champion Lehigh Valley United is one of the favorites in the division that includes Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup semifinalist PA Rush and Danubia SC, as well as New Jersey State Cup finalist Torpedoes SC. Also in the bracket are NJ Stallions, Ironbound SC, YMS, Philadelphia SC Coppa, Foundation SA, Freehold SL and Union County FC.

14U Girls Premier I Red: New Jersey State Cup champion and USYS Eastern Regionals semifinalist NLSA 2008G looks to continue the success it enjoyed in 2021 but

Under the direction of 32nd-year head coach Pat Owen, the Navy men’s golf team will open its 2021 fall campaign this weekend when it travels to Farmingdale, N.Y. to compete in The Doc Gimmler. Hosted by St. John’s, the two-day, 54-hole event is slated to begin on Saturday on the Red Course (par-70, 7,092 yards) at Bethpage State Park. Tee times for Saturday’s first round have not yet been announced.

The Field

Navy is among a 15-team field that includes the host, St. John’s, along with Colgate, Columbia, Connecticut, Hartford, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Iona, Lafayette, Lehigh, Towson, Villanova, Xavier and Yale.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s Doc Gimmler was pushed from its traditional fall date to the spring. The host Redstorm (276-280-271=827) led wire to wire, claiming the team title with a 13-under par 827, 18 strokes better than second-place Hartford 291-276-278=845). St. John’s players finished 1-2-3 with Jack Simon earning medalist honors with a 6-under par 204. Simon will defend that title in his senior season.

The Midshipmen did not compete in spring edition of The Doc Gimmler due to travel constraints in response to the pandemic.

The Course

Bethpage State Park features five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course which was the site of the United State Open in 2002 and ’09, The Barclays in 2012 and ’16 and will play host to the Ryder Cup in 2024, the PGA Championship in 2019 and The Barclays in 2021 and 2027. The Red Course at the Bethpage State Park opened in 1933 in Farmingdale, N.Y. and has served as the home of the Long Island Open Championship qualifier’s round since 2012.

Follow The Action

Fans can follow the Mids throughout the weekend via Golfstat.

Navy’s Lineup

1. Chad Deegan (Sr / Newport Beach, Calif.), 2. Nicholas Klock (Sr / Morago, Calif.), 3. Keegan Shreves (Jr / Potomac, Md.), 4. Benjamin Valdez (Fr / Stevenson Ranch, Calif.), 5. Andrew Wilkinson (Fr / Ashland, Va.).

More on the Mids

Navy returns three All-Patriot League standouts to its lineup this fall, including team captain Chad Deegan who owned Navy’s second-lowest average of the 2020-21 campaign. Deegan, who has been in the Mids’ regular lineup since arriving in Annapolis as a freshman, finished last season with a 73.86 stroke average among the four events in which were played using stroke play. Deegan garnered Second-Team All-Patriot League recognition his sophomore season.

Keegan Shreves earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors a season ago after tying for third place, while Nicholas Klock grabbed second-team accolades after a ninth-place finish. Shreves closed out last season with a 77.29 stroke average that featured a pair of top-10 finishes in the four tournaments in which he played, while Klock posted a 74.00 stroke average, placing among the top 10 in both events in which he competed.

Newcomers Benjamin Valdez and Andrew Wilkinson will make their collegiate debut for the Mids this

The superhero television series The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is nearing its release. The upcoming season is likely to introduce the audience to the Sparrow squad. The third season’s filming wrapped up in late August. Last week, the series creator Steve Blackman posted on Instagram that the shooting for the third season of The Umbrella Academy is over. He thanks all cast and crew members of the series.

When could The Umbrella Academy Season 3 be released?

The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way. In November 2020, the series was renewed for a third season. The production was halted for the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming for The Umbrella Academy Season 3 began on February 7, 2021, but they are going slow. And at last, the good news is the principal photography is concluded on August 28, 2021.

Now it’s time for post-production works and we guess it would take two to three months. So, it’s much more likely that we’ll see The Umbrella Academy Season 3 on Netflix in early 2022.

The story revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an imminent apocalypse.

What could be the plot for The Umbrella Academy Season 3?

The Umbrella Academy is set in a universe where 43 women around the world give birth simultaneously at noon on October 1, 1989, despite none of them showing any sign of pregnancy until labor began. Seven of the children are adopted by eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves and turned into a superhero team that he calls “The Umbrella Academy.”

The sibling superheroes will reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an imminent apocalypse.

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 shows failing to stop the apocalypse, the siblings are forced to travel back in time, but it goes awry, scattering them across different years in 1960s Dallas.

Five ends up on November 25, 1963, in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, but with the help of Hazel manages to travel back in ten days. While being hunted by a trio of Swedish assassins, Five finds his siblings, who have each made new lives, and attempt to reunite them in order to stop this new apocalypse.

Season 2 ends with the children discover Sir Reginald is still alive and formed a new academy called “Sparrow Academy.” Besides, Ben Hargreeves the Number six (plays by Justin H. Min) is also alive.

The plot for The Umbrella Academy Season 3 has been kept under the wrap; however, series showrunner Steve Blackman has revealed some major teases with episode titles on Season 3 that could reveal some details of the series.

The episode titles, in show order, are “Meet the Family,” “World’s Biggest Ball of Twine,” “Pocket Full of Lightning,” “Kugelblitz,” “Kindest Cut,” “Marigold,”

GALLMAN — Cathedral unleashed seven goals on Copiah Academy in a 7-1 win Thursday night. Maddie Verruchi, who had a hat trick against Colonels last season, had another with three goals.

Seniors Izzy Dupre and Gracie Foster each had two goals in the win. Head coach Dennis Hogue said they tried to get seventh-grader Lilly Bertlesen a goal to celebrate her birthday, but her four shots went just wide of the goal.

“They played well together. The last two practices we had built up to this game went well,” Hogue said. “After practice this week, we had a senior meeting. We talked about where this team wants to be. They decided to turn it around by digging deeper and changing their attitude. The last practice was excellent. Everyone was giving all of their efforts. It reflected in the game Thursday night.”

He said the younger players would follow the senior’s lead, and they did Thursday night. As a team, they communicated better and passed the ball better, he said.

Cathedral had 15 shots and scored half of them. He said he was pleased. The only goal scored on Green Wave goalkeeper Meredith Lessley was from a corner kick. Hogue said the ball hit the post and caught Lessley off guard.

“It hit off her hand and went in,” Hogue said. “We didn’t expect (the corner taker) to put the ball at the bar. (Lessley) had a great match. This week we worked on her kicking. She is punting beyond midfield. Now we are kicking the ball closer to midfield. We have turned things around.”

A turnaround

The Green Wave dropped games to Laurel Christian and Laurel last week. This turnaround against district opponent Copiah Academy was a great start to district play, he said.

Cathedral hosts three district opponents next week when they travel to Brookhaven Academy on Tuesday, host ACCS on Wednesday and travel to Parklane on Thursday. As a team, they have changed their attitudes in practice. Players are not complaining about the heat, and they are jogging back in place instead of walking.

His senior players have taken the lead by deciding to hold a morning practice on Labor Day.

“I was super proud of that,” Hogue said. “I have had teams do that quite often where we called a Saturday practice because of a match on Monday. The seniors are starting to realize this is my last chance, and they are thinking about doing whatever they have to do.”

The New England Revolution Academy released the roster for the 2021-2022 MLS NEXT season on Friday. The 2021-22 roster features 94 players from all six New England states and beyond. The Revs Academy will foster four youth teams in the U-14, U-15, U-17, and U-19 age groups.

The 2021-2022 season will be the third consecutive year the Academy will offer its residency program. The program recently secured a second housing facility located near the Revolution’s state-of-the-art Training Facility. Members of the residency complete their high school education online while training daily at the Revs Training Facility.

Revolution legend and seven-time MLS All-Star Shalrie Joseph will return to the Academy as he becomes the head coach for the U-17 team. Shalrie led the 2020-21 U-15 squad to the U-15 semifinals during last season’s MLS NEXT Cup. Rob Becerra, the Revs Director of Youth Development, will assume the role of the U-15 coach as Jasir Charris and T.J. Love return to the Academy’s coaching staff.

The Academy also added B.J. Nobel, who spent eleven years as the Director of Soccer for Notre Dame de Namur in California, and Liam Conners, who most recently served as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada, to the Academy coaching staff. Conners will serve as the head coach for the U-19 and U-14 teams.

The Revs academy will look to replicate the successes they encountered during the 2020-2021 season, which saw all three eligible teams advance to the MLS NEXT Cup for their respective age group.

Some notable names joining the ranks of the Revs Academy Teams include names from Revolution II, such as Hikaru Fujiwara (2003 – Lexington, MA), Noel Buck (2005 – Arlington, MA), and Colby Quinones (2003 – Bedford, NH).

The Revs Academy begins their 2021-22 MLS NEXT season on September 4th as all youth teams will travel to Connecticut to take on Oakwood SC. They will then travel back to Foxboro as they take on FC Westchester on September 5th.

To view the entire New England Revolution Academy roster for the 2021-22 season, visit the Academy’s website.

Fresh off the greatest stretch of success in the program’s history, the Indian River High School field hockey program has a new field general who is taking the reins with hopes of continuing that success into the immediate future.

First-year varsity head coach Katie Boyer takes over for the retired Jodi Stone, and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and success as both a player and coach from Cape Henlopen High School, as well as the travel circuit.

Boyer and the Indians will have to replace plenty of talent from a team that went 8-4 overall last year and made it into the DIAA Division II state playoffs, where they fell to Archmere Academy in the second round.

The team will have to replace the likes of four-year starting goalie Allyson Clark, as well as Morgan McGee, Savannah O’Shields, Jess Rybicki and Drew Szlasa.

To do that, they will be leaning heavily on the trio of Brynn McCabe, Emma Ruley and Kinsley Hall. McCabe and Ruley are seniors, with Hall being a junior. The team will also look to newcomers Mya Whittington, Kylie Harris and Jazmine Mayfield.

“This season is definitely going to be a rebuilding year, with a new head coach coming in,” said Boyer. “I have been extremely impressed with the work ethic that the girls have been putting in, and it is definitely going to pay off this season.”

The Indians have a 15-game slate that gets under way on Thursday, Sept. 16, with a trip over to Seaford to take on the Blue Jays. Three straight home games follow, against Lake Forest, Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen.

Five straight road contests follow that home stand, as the Indians will travel to Delmar, Caravel Academy, Sussex Central, Dover and Smyrna.

The final two weeks of the season will see the Indians host Laurel, travel to Ursuline, head back home for Woodbridge and Polytech, then over to Sussex Academy, and then home again for the regular-season finale against Milford.

The Umbrella Academy season 3 has officially wrapped filming, and new video features the cast expressing their happiness for getting the job done.

The Umbrella Academy showrunner sets a new video to commemorate the end of production on season 3. Netflix’s hit adaptation of Gerard Way’s comic book series of the same name tells the tale of the superpowered Hargreeves siblings as they reunite to uncover the truth about their father’s mysterious death, and at the same time, attempt to prevent the world from an inevitable apocalypse. Led by Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, The Umbrella Academy has been a streaming success for Netflix, with its second season becoming the sixth most-watched show of 2020. Due to the success of the series, The Umbrealla Academy season 3 was ordered in November 2020.

After the multiple bombshells season 2 dropped on viewers, anticipation for season 3 has been generally high. Filming on the show began earlier this year, and since then, fans have been anxious for any hints about the storyline pertaining to the Sparrow Academy and the repercussions of the Hargreeves’ interference with the timeline. Yet so far, there haven’t been any solid details related to the third season, although The Umbrella Academy stars have teased some updates related to the status of the show’s production over the months. Just last week, Page confirmed that filming on The Umbrella Academy season 3 was nearing its end, and now it appears that the cast has made it past the finish line.

Related: Umbrella Academy: Why The Show’s Changes To Diego Will Make Season 3 Better

The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman posted a video to Instagram confirming that production on season 3 has wrapped up. The footage features the show’s actors expressing their elation on completing the show, with Page specifically mentioning that he is“stoked” because he “can’t wait” for fans to watch the new season. There aren’t really any Easter eggs in the clip, although it does include appearances from Justin H. Min and Colm Feore, whose characters, Ben and Reginald, has their deaths undone in The Umbrella Academy season 2 finale.

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After the events of season 2, The Umbrella Academy season 3 will take place in an alternate timeline. It’s not abundantly clear how things will pan out, but the third season will kick off with a tense and sentimental encounter between The Umbrella Academy and their Sparrow counterparts. This has also been teased in The Umbrella Academy season 3 episode titles, which Netflix unveiled in June. The titles are generally ambiguous and difficult to decipher, although some aficionados have been able to make some sense out of them, indicating that season 3 will return to its source material’s sci-fi roots of time-travel, apocalypse, and alien beings. There will also possibly be a wedding and one character might bid an emotional goodbye, but the details for those plot