The two-time defending state Class B champion Old Town Coyotes softball team begins the road to three-peat this week.

Like every other high school softball team in the state, the season begins in the gym with tryouts and then practices.

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7th year coach Jenn Plourde and her Coyotes return standout senior pitcher McKenna Smith. She struck out 19 batters in last year's 2-0 state game win over Fryeburg Academy. Smith won PVC Player and Pitcher of the Year. Plourde was named Coach of the Year. The Coyotes finished 2017 with an 18-2 record.

In 2016 Old Town defeated York for the Class B state title.

Coach Plourde will need to replace a couple of key postions, including catcher, because of graduation but feels the returning core players gives them a great chance to have another great spring.

The new-look Class B North Region includes 21 teams this year, including the Brewer Witches who move from the Class A ranks.

The Coyotes open the season April 16th at Orono

Date/Time Event Location
1. Mon 4/16/18
01:00 PM
Old Town High School at Orono High School Orono High School
2. Sat 4/21/18
12:00 PM
Presque Isle High School at Old Town High School Old Town High School
3. Sat 4/21/18
02:00 PM
Presque Isle High School at Old Town High School Old Town High School
4. Tue 4/24/18
04:30 PM
Hermon High School at Old Town High School Old Town High School
5. Mon 4/30/18
04:30 PM
Old Town High School at Brewer High School Brewer High School- Coffin Field
6. Thu 5/3/18
04:30 PM
Mount Desert Island High School at Old Town High School Old Town High School
7. Sat 5/5/18
04:30 PM
Old Town High School at Washington Academy Washington Academy
8. Tue 5/8/18
04:30 PM
Old Town High School at Hermon High School Hermon High School
9. Thu 5/10/18
04:30 PM
Old Town High School at John Bapst Memorial High School Husson University
10. Tue 5/15/18
04:30 PM
Ellsworth High School at Old Town High School Old Town High School
11. Thu 5/17/18
04:30 PM
Foxcroft Academy at Old Town High School Old Town High School
12. Sat 5/19/18
12:00 PM
Old Town High School at Ellsworth High School Ellsworth High School
13. Tue 5/22/18
04:30 PM
Bangor High School at Old Town High School Old Town High School
14. Thu 5/24/18
04:30 PM
Orono High School at Old Town High School Old Town High School
15. Sat 5/26/18
12:00 PM
Old Town High School at Mount Desert Island High School Mount Desert Island High School
16. Tue 5/29/18
04:30 PM
John Bapst Memorial High School at Old Town High School

NOTE: Catch coach Jenn Plourde and senior McKenna Smith's comments about the upcoming season on the Wednesday Morning Pitch Show at 6am on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.