On the boys side, Cony (14-4) is the No. 1 seed in an eight-team regional loaded with parity.
Rams coach T.J. Maines thought this could be a special year, even before the first tip of the season back in December. “I fully expected to be really good to be really good,” Maines said ahead of Cony’s quarterfinal on Saturday night against Medomak Valley (12-6). “We just feel like if we play well, we can beat anybody we’re going to play. That’s our mentality. I think there’s a bunch of teams that feel the same way — if we play like we’re capable, we can beat anyone. I think that’s probably a common theme.”
The rest of the Class A North quarterfinal field stacks up with No. 2 Hampden Academy (14-4) squaring off with No. 7 Skowhegan (8-10), which made a last-week push to get into the tournament. No. 3 Mt. Blue (11-7) meets No. 6 Brewer (9-9), and No. 4 Lawrence (10-8) plays No. 5 Erskine (12-6).
Kennebec Journal photo by Andy Molloy