Winter Varsity Sports 2019 Wrap-Up
Under 15-year veteran coach Rich Henry, the boys basketball team had a very successful season. The boys earned the WMC Division Championship on their way to a 14-2 regular season record. The team recorded impressive wins over Class B powerhouses Cape, Freeport, Wells, and Yarmouth. The Flyers earned the #2 seed in Class C South and dispatched the #7 seed Old Orchard Beach 67-32 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals the Flyers fell to the #3 seed Hall-Dale Bulldogs by a score of 65-58. Solomon Levy ’20 and Dominick Campbell ’21 were named to the WMC First Team. Alex Saade ’19, Finn Scott ’19, and Askar Houssein ’20 were named to the WMC Second Team.
Girls Basketball welcomed new head coach Jim Marshall. The Flyers competed well against many of the top teams in class B and C, ending the season with a record of 1-16. The highlight of the season was a win on the road at Sacopee Valley. The Flyers were led by senior Emi Boedeker (six rebounds per game), sophomore Kilee Sherry (seven points per game), junior Anna Wildes (2.5 assists per game), and freshman Margaret Ojut (seven points and 2.5 blocks per game.) Boedeker was named to the WMC Second Team.
Girls Nordic skiing performed the best at the state meet for any girl’s Nordic team in the last eleven years. The Flyers placed third in the top ten in the classic race, and second in the top ten in the skate race leading to an overall team tie for second place with Fort Kent. Clara Sandberg ’20 led the team with a fourth place finish in the Class C state meet pursuit. Kaitlyn Bliss ’21 was eighth at the state meet. Sandberg was chosen as Waynflete’s Portland Forecaster Female Athlete of the winter. Bliss and Julia Werner ’21 qualified for the U16 Championship team while Bliss and Sandberg were named as alternates to the Eastern High Schools Maine Championship team. (This season Waynflete Nordic took on several skiers from Cape Elizabeth since they had no team.)
Boys Nordic had the best state meet performance in the past eleven years, tying for third place with Dirigo. Nicholas Werner ’20 was second in the skate race and third in pursuit. Werner made the WMC All-Conference team by placing seventh and also qualified for the Eastern Maine High Schools Championship Maine Team.
The 2018-2019 swim season was marked with significant improvement and team cohesiveness. Swimmers competed in events outside of their comfort zone, and both the boys and girls teams earned key victories against Bonny Eagle. The team’s hard work and dedication paid off with the girls placing eleventh at South Southwesterns and boys placing ninth. At the culminating state meet, girls earned a fourteenth place finish, with boys finishing in fifteenth place. Thank you to the captains for their leadership and selflessness throughout the season, as well as the seniors for their commitment and contributions over the last few years.
Capeflete/South Portland Girls Ice Hockey had a great season under veteran coach Bob Mills. The girls finished with a record of 10-10. After beating York in the south quarter, the team fell to the #1 seed Cheverus/Kennebunk in double overtime. Jillian Winson ’22 and Sofia Cook ’22 were the Flyers on the squad.
The South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete boys hockey team had a great season. The team finished the regular season with a record of 10-8, good for the third seed in Class A South. In the quarters, the boys hosted Cheverus and defeated the Stags 4-2. In the semifinals the our boys fell to Biddeford 3-1 to end the season at 11-9. Senior Mitchell Adams was announced as a finalist for the Travis Roy award. Adams was also chosen as the Portland Forecaster Waynflete Male Athlete of the Winter.
Ben Adey ’21 competed on the Falmouth/Waynflete Cooperative Alpine ski team. The team went undefeated and won its third straight Class A state championship. Adey was consistently a top performer for the team, earning a spot on the Maine Team. He will compete in the Eastern High Schools Championship.
Blythe Thompson ’22 competed in indoor track this winter and practiced with Cheverus. She ran well in the 800-meter run all season and won the 800 in one of the Class A meets. Blythe came in twelfth in the 800m at the Class B state meet at Bates.