The winter season has been a good one for our high school sports teams. Boys basketball ended the season with a record of 15-6 and were the #7 seed for the Class C tournament. After defeating #2 Richmond in the quarterfinals, they fell to #3 Madison by 5 points in the semis. The girls basketball team completed the regular season with a record of 10-8, earning them the sixth seed in Class C South. A preliminary round win over Traip Academy at home punched the team's ticket to Augusta. The girls fell to Monmouth 45-40 in the quarterfinals. Senior Annika Brooks was selected by The Forecaster as the Waynflete Girls Winter Athlete of the Year. Considering that both teams play half of their schedules against Class B teams, these respective records mark a very successful regular season.
The boys and girls swim teams had strong showings at the Class B state meet at UMaine over break. The Nordic ski teams competed in the Class C state meet in Waterville. The girls placed fourth and the boys placed sixth out of 12 teams. Senior Willson Moore was the Class C state individual champion in both classic and freestyle (Willson was also selected as The Forecaster's Waynflete Boys Winter Athlete of the Year). Parker Seeley '19 was the lone Flyer on the Falmouth/Waynflete alpine ski co-op team that won the Class A state championship.
The Cape/Waynflete/South Portland girls ice hockey team finished the regular season 9-9, which earned them a #3 seed for the tournament. They defeated Gorham in the quarters and fell to Scarborough in the semis. The South Portland/Waynflete/Freeport boys ice hockey team qualified for the state tournament and fell to Cheverus in the quarterfinals. The final record was 7-11-1.
As winter teams enter post-season, we are preparing for spring athletics. We have rented indoor fields and courts for the first week of practices and are preparing for the crew season by moving the launch site to its new location on the Fore River near the Casco Bay Bridge. We are finalizing details for the girls lacrosse trip to Florida over April break. We are creating spring game schedules for lacrosse, tennis, baseball, crew, and track. We are currently looking for an assistant baseball coach, but otherwise all coaches are in place for spring. We are looking forward to warmer temperatures, melting snow, and grass on the fields soon!
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