2017-08-09 / Sports & Outdoors

Thousands of soccer fans gather at Mt Abram

Girls 2017 champions Bonny Eagle Girls 2017 champions Bonny Eagle SALEM — The ninth annual Western Mountain 7v7 Soccer Classic was played July 28 to 30 at Mt Abram High School. The event saw 38 teams from all over the state of Maine from Eastport to Sanford.

Mt Blue Girls fielded two teams as did the Mt Abram boys. Mt Abram girls also entered a team in the tournament. Other local teams included Rangeley and Spruce Mountain girls and boys.

Most of the teams camped out on the grounds at the high school, played soccer as well as other games, bonded with their teammates and made new friends from other teams.

“Perfect summer weather and a festive atmosphere contributed to an amazing weekend for approximately 1,500 soccer players and fans,” spokesperson Darren Allen said.

In the girls’ bracket, Bonny Eagle of Buxton defeated Madison 3-1 in the final.

On the boys’ side, Sanford used a quick possession attack to defeat Gardiner 3-1.

Mt Blue girls’ soccer enjoys time in between games. Mt Blue girls’ soccer enjoys time in between games. This long-standing event is the sole annual fundraiser for the Mt Abram soccer program. Planning for next year’s event is already underway for the weekend of July 27 to 29.

Anyone looking for information can contact the planning committee at westernmtn7v7@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook: Western Mountain 7v7 Soccer Classic.

Boys 2017 Champions Sanford Boys 2017 Champions Sanford

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