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Waynflete wraps up a stellar winter sports season
It was another successful winter for Flyer teams on the hardwood, on the ice, on the trails, and in the pool. The boys alpine ski co-op captured the Class A state championship, and boys basketball, boys hockey, and girls hockey had their best seasons in program history.
 
Under 16-year head coach Rich Henry, boys basketball finished with their best record ever at 19-2. Season highlights included wins over class A Fryeburg and class B opponents Cape, Wells, Lake Region, and Yarmouth. The #2 ranked Flyers defeated #10 Traip Academy in the Class C quarters 55-29 to advance to the semis vs #3 Boothbay. The Flyers dispatched Boothbay 53-41 to advance to the program’s third regional final, where the Flyers fell to Winthrop 39-30. Dominick Campbell ’21 led the Flyers in scoring and rebounding, averaging 20 points per game. Campbell, Solomon Levy ’20, and Diraige Dahia ’20 were selected as first team all-conference. Dahia was also selected to the WMC all-defensive team. Campbell was named City of Portland Player of the Year.
 
Girls basketball welcomed first-year head coach Andrew Leach to the program. Leach led the team to exciting wins over Richmond and Hebron. Margaret Ojut ’22 led the Flyers in scoring and rebounding and was named the MVP. Tri-captain Kilee Sherry ’21 earned the coaches award and Jesse Connors ’22 was named Most Improved. Sophi Aronson ’20 was chosen to the WMC second team and the all-defensive team.
 
The Nordic ski team welcomed first-year head coach Ben Lewis. Both teams had a great showing at the WMC championships where girls placing third and boys placing fifth. The boys placed fifth at the class C States. Nicholas Werner ’20 made the podium with a third-place finish. Scoring for the boys were Werner, Henry Wagg, Joe Powers, and Ethan Freeman. Girls Nordic skiing placed second at class C states. Girls scoring were Clara Sandberg, Julia Werner, Emily Wagg, and Sarah Morgan. The girls team won the MPA Good Sportsmanship award voted on by their opponents throughout the season. Clara Sandberg won the Portland Forecaster Female Athlete of the Year honor.
 
The swim teams were strong at the South Southwesterns. The girls were 12th while the boys placed an impressive 5th. Boys swim placed 12th out of 20 teams at the class B states at Bowdoin. Highlights of the meet were a sixth place finish by Xander Forsyth ’20 in the 100 breaststroke and a 9th place finish in the 200 free relay by Haoming Ma, Levi Lilienthal, Oscar Herrera, and Forsyth. The girls swim team placed 16th at states.  Eliza Clark, Libby Dakers, Zella Ruff, and Larkin Kern earned a 13th place in the 200-free relay.
 
The SoPo/Freeport/Waynflete boys ice hockey team had its best season ever. The Riots finished off the regular season with a 4-3 win over Falmouth for a regular season record of 11-6-1. In the quarterfinals the Riots had a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Thornton Academy. In the class A semis, the Riots took on the undefeated  #1 seed Lewiston and fell 5-1, ending the season at 12-7-1.
 
Under head coach Bob Mills, the girls ice hockey had its best season ever. Three Flyers were on the roster: Sofia Cook ’22, Lizzie Valdmanis ’23, and Maddie Whiting ’23. The Capers took undefeated Lewiston to OT before falling 1-0 in the state championship. The team finished the season 13-6-1 and state runners up. 
 
Falmouth/Waynflete boys alpine skiing won the class A state championship for the third year in a row. Flyers on the team were Ben Adey ’21 (8th slalom and GS) and Scout Townsend ’21. The girls placed 5th with Emily Girard ’22 representing the Flyers. Ben Adey won the Portland Forecaster Male Athlete of the Year honor. This was the 7th consecutive state championship won by Ben Adey (soccer, alpine, tennis).
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Flyers Post Season Update (as of Feb 19)

Boys Basketball

UPDATE: #2 Boys basketball defeated #10 Traip Academy in the Class C quarters 55-29 to advance to the semis vs #3 Boothbay on Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Augusta Civic Center. Read the Press Herald article.

The Flyers completed a 17-1 regular season (the best regular season in school history).  Waynflete will have a bye in the first round and will host the winner of Halldale vs Traip Academy on Monday February 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Augusta.

 

Nordic Skiing

UPDATE: Boys Nordic Skiing placed fifth at Class C States.  Nicholas Werner '20 made the podium with a third place finish.  Scoring for the boys were Werner, Henry Wagg, Joe Powers and Ethan Freeman.  Girls Nordic Skiing placed 2nd at Class C states.  Girls scoring were  Clara Sandberg, Julia Werner, Emily Wagg, Sarah Morgan.  The girls team won the MPA Good Sportsmanship award voted on by their opponents throughout the season.

Waynflete girls placed third in the WMC championship Saturday at Starks Hill. The team was led by Julia Werner, Clara Sandberg, Emily Wagg, Sarah Morgan, Kaitlyn Bliss, and Blythe Thompson.

Waynflete boys placed fifth behind a third place finish from Nicholas Werner. Other top finishers for the Flyers were Henry Wagg, Ethan Freeman, Reed Robinson, and Whittier Tone.

States were February 17 and 18 at Titcomb Mountain.

 

Swimming

UPDATE: Boys swim placed 12th out of 20 teams at Class B states at Bowdoin.  Highlights of the meet were a 6th place finish by Xander Forsyth '20 in the 100 breaststroke and a 9th place finish in the 200 free relay by Haoming Ma, Levi Lilienthal, Oscar Herrera and Forsyth.  The girls swim team placed 16th at states.  Eliza Clark, Libby Dakers, Zella Ruff and Larkin Kern earned a 13th place in the 200 free relay.

The boys team competed in the South Southwesterns yesterday at Cape earning an impressive fifth place finish overall (results here).  States were February 17 at 11:00 a.m. (girls) and 18 at 11:00 a.m. (boys) at Bowdoin.

 

Alpine Skiing

UPDATE: Falmouth/Waynflete boys alpine skiing won the class A state championship.  Flyers on the team are Ben Adey '21 (8th slalom) and Scout Townsend '21.  The girls placed 5th with Emily Girard  '22 representing the Flyers.

Waynflete has a co-op team with Falmouth.  Flyers competing in Class A states on February 13 and 14 are Ben Adey, Scout Townsend, and Emily Girard.

 

Ice Hockey

UPDATE: SoPo/Freeport/Waynflete boys ice hockey finished off the regular season with a 4-3 win over Falmouth for a regular season record of 11-6-1.  Play-offs begin next week and the Riots are the #4 seed in class A.

UPDATE: Girls ice hockey took undefeated Lewiston to OT before falling 1-0 in the state championship.  The team finished the season 13-6-1 and state runners up. 

The Cape/Flete/SoPo girls earned the #2 seed with a 14-5-1 regular season under coach Bob Mills. The team advances to it's first ever state championship on Saturday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Colisee in Lewiston.

The Sopo/Freeport/Waynflete boys are currently 9-5-1 and seeded fourth in the state with three games remaining.

 

 

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Coach Jeff Madore named Northeast Section Boys Tennis Coach of the Year

Waynflete boys tennis Coach Jeff Madore has been selected by the National Federation of State High Schools as the Northeast Section Boys Tennis Coach of the Year!

Coach Madore was chosen for this honor among coaches from CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT. Honorees were selected based on their performance in the 2018-2019 season, community involvement, school involvement, and philosophy of coaching.

Madore was also recently named the The Forecaster Portland Boys Coach of the Decade.

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Boys and Girls Basketball move on to the Quarterfinals in Augusta on Monday 2/21. Girls will play Monmouth Academy at 11:30 am and boys will play Richmond at 5:30 pm.

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