When it comes to the high school soccer season in Maine, the weak-hearted need not apply.  Through the heat, cold, wind, mud, rain and sometimes SNOW the teams have battled their way to the big showdown. 

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22 teams –11 boys’ and 11 girls’ teams—from Aroostook County have made it to the 2012 postseason.  Preliminary rounds kick off today leading up to the high school soccer tournament for eastern Maine—an area that for the purpose of sporting match-ups  stretches from Lewiston to Ellsworth to Fort Kent.

Boys’ teams from the County this year by order of ranking include:  The Presque Isle Wildcats and Caribou Vikings in Class B, the Madawaska Owls, Fort Kent Warriors and Houlton Shiretowners in Class C,  the Wisdom Pioneers, Ashland Hornets, Southern Aroostook Warriors, Easton Bears, Washburn Beavers and Central Aroostook Panthers in Class D.

Girls’ teams heading to the tournament are: Presque Isle & Caribou in Class B, Fort kent, Houlton and Madawaska in Class C, and Washburn, Easton, Fort Fairfield Tigers, Central Aroostook, Ashland, and the Van Buren Crusaders in Class D.

So bring your jacket, umbrella, galoshes and/or snowsuit and cheer on your favorite team!  For an update on the tournament standings go here.

Which team (s) are you cheering for?