Fryeburg Academy presents Winter Sports honors

 

ALL CONFERENCE SELECTIONS, pictured left to right, Mackenzie Buzzell, Julia Quinn, Emily Carty, Patrick Carty, Lexi Charles, Skye Collins Ori Inirio, Brooke Juneau, Anna Lastra, Lexi L’Heureux-Carland and Oscar Saunders. (Photo by Lakyn Osgood)

ALL CONFERENCE SELECTIONS, pictured left to right, Mackenzie Buzzell, Julia Quinn, Emily Carty, Patrick Carty, Lexi Charles, Skye Collins Ori Inirio, Brooke Juneau, Anna Lastra, Lexi L’Heureux-Carland and Oscar Saunders. (Photo by Lakyn Osgood)

FRYEBURG — As a child of a Fryeburg Academy teacher, Nicholis L’Heureux-Carland grew up “on campus.”

He watched older Raiders compete in a wide variety of sports, thinking one day he too would wear the navy and white.

Now a senior, Nicholis wondered how did three plus years zip by. A captain and a 12-sport athlete (football, basketball and baseball), Nicholis was also a member of five different teams that claimed Western Maine Sportsmanship Banners. As one of several guest speakers at the Winter Sports awards night (he was the main speaker), Nicholis encouraged underclassmen to take full advantage of opportunities before them.

“It seemed like I had just blinked and the four years were almost over. High school sports taught me not only good sportsmanship and to be a leader, but also has showed me the keys to success and the amount of work involved to be successful,” he said. “For as long as I can remember, athletics have been a huge part in my life. I am sad to be changing ‘I play’ too ‘I played,’ but without sports I would not be the person I am here today. High school sports gave me friendships, skills and life lessons that I will never forget. To all of the underclassman, enjoy it. You’ll have your moments where it all doesn’t seem worth it, but trust me it is. And trust me it flies by, I know you don’t think so now, but really it does. Cherish the little moments, cherish tough two-a-day practices, cherish adversity, and cherish all the people you encounter, come the end of senior year you’ll be glad that you did. High school sports are about making memories, having fun, competing, and building character. I am so glad I got to spend my time creating those memories here at Fryeburg Academy. I wish all the underclassman luck in the future, enjoy it while it lasts because I promise it won’t last long.”

FEATURED SPEAKER senior Nicholis L'Heureux-Carland.

FEATURED SPEAKER senior Nicholis L'Heureux-Carland.

Raider Plaques

Special Olympics — Sportsmanship Award to Reed Wales

Boys’ Basketball — Coaches’ Awards to Scott Parker and Ryan Hewes

Girls’ Basketball — Coaches’ Awards to Katherine Parker and Alexandria Fraize

Girls’ Indoor Track — Coaches’ Award to Oriagna Inirio; Remarkable Raider Award to Anna Lastra

Boys’ Indoor Track — Most Valuable Award to Jeremiah Schrader; Coaches’ Award to Evan Wadsworth

Alpine Skiing — Most Valuable Award to Harrison Leavitt; Most Dedicated Award to Laura  Friedman

Girls’ Nordic — Most Valuable Award to Emily Carty; Most Improved Award to Elise Richardson

Boys’ Nordic — Most Valuable Award to Patrick Carty; Most Improved Award to Seth Johnston

Ice Cats Ice Hockey — Raider Awards to Huxley Lovering and Bowen Greenleaf

Unified Basketball — Teammate Award to River Lusky; Spirit of the Game Award to Chris Hennessy

Head of School Award — Anna Lastra

ALL ACADEMIC HONOREES (earning a grade point average of 3.2 or better) — Pictured left to right, Brian Ward-Sims, Tran Thanh, Sage Boivin, McKenna Gerchman, Ori Inirio, Anna Lastra, Lexi L’Heureux-Carland, Katherine Parker, Emily McDermith and Julia Quinn. (Photo by Lakyn Osgood)

ALL ACADEMIC HONOREES (earning a grade point average of 3.2 or better) — Pictured left to right, Brian Ward-Sims, Tran Thanh, Sage Boivin, McKenna Gerchman, Ori Inirio, Anna Lastra, Lexi L’Heureux-Carland, Katherine Parker, Emily McDermith and Julia Quinn. (Photo by Lakyn Osgood)

Sport Speakers

Special Olympics — Senior Reed Wales, Coach Kathy Dunham

Boys’ Nordic Skiing — Senior Pat Carty and Coach John Weston/Chris Darling

Girls’ Indoor Track — Senior Anna Lastra and Coach McDonald

Ice Hockey — Junior Huxley Lovering and Coach David LePage

Unified Basketball — Junior Damian Eldridge and Coaches Mr./Mrs. Thurston, Coach Dyer

Alpine Skiing — Junior Hannah Frye and Senior Harry Leavitt and Coach Dyer

Boys’ Basketball — Senior Ben Darling, Coach Saunders, Coach Wallace, Coach Gaskin

Girls’ Nordic — Senior Costanza Santarelli and Coach Weston, Coach Darling

Boys’ Indoor Track — Senior Jake Maidment and Coach McDonald

Girls’ Basketball — Senior Bridget Bailey

Howard Ross Award given annually to a member of the Fryeburg Ski Community who has provided exceptional contributions to the ski program. This year the award is being presented to Randy Wales, FA Class of ’84.  Randy is the father of four-year skier Reed Wales and has donated countless hours and resources to the Nordic team through trail work, improvements and groomer transport.

With the winter climate changing, FA’s course at Stark’s Hill is becoming known for having quality snow regardless of the weather. This is in no small part thanks to the heavy equipment and operation that Randy has selflessly donated over the years.

Without his generosity, especially in a winter like this one, skiers from around Maine and New Hampshire would not have had a place to train and race as Starks hosted not only CCC Middle school meets and their State Championship, WMC meets but also the New Hampshire Meet of Champions

GOOD SPORTS — The Maine Principals’ Association awarded the Fryeburg Academy varsity boys’ basketball team with a Sportsmanship Banner this winter. Showing off the banner were (left to right) Head Coach Sedge Saunders, players Scott Parker, Joe LeBrun, Nick L’Heureux-Carland, Tucker Buzzell, Oscar Saunders, Cobey Johnson, Ben Darling and Assistant Coach Charlie Tryder. (Photo by Lakyn Osgood)

GOOD SPORTS — The Maine Principals’ Association awarded the Fryeburg Academy varsity boys’ basketball team with a Sportsmanship Banner this winter. Showing off the banner were (left to right) Head Coach Sedge Saunders, players Scott Parker, Joe LeBrun, Nick L’Heureux-Carland, Tucker Buzzell, Oscar Saunders, Cobey Johnson, Ben Darling and Assistant Coach Charlie Tryder. (Photo by Lakyn Osgood)

All Conference Awards are selected by either the vote of the league coaches or as a result of finish in the Western Maine Conference Championships. All Conference athletes included:

Mackenzie Buzzell, second team, basketball

Emily Carty, Nordic ski

Pat Carty, Nordic ski

Alexis Charles, Indoor Track, first team 4x200 relay

Skye Collins, Indoor Track, first team, 4x200 relay

Oriagna Inirio, Indoor Track, first team, 55 Meters and 4x200 Relay

Brooke Juneau, Alpine Skiing

Anna Lastra, Indoor Track, first team, 4x200 Relay and second team 2 mile

Alexis L’Heureux-Carland, second team, basketball

Julia Quinn, first team, basketball

Oscar Saunders, second team, basketball

All Academic: WMC recognizes seniors who have a 3.2 grade point average and above at the completion of the winter season with the status of All Academic. FA athletes honored include:

Pat Carty, Nordic

Sage Boivin, Basketball

Baha Demir, Indoor track

Roy Elal, Basketball

McKenna Gerchman, Basketball

Ori Inirio, Indoor Track

Anna Lastra, Indoor Track

Alexis L’Heureux-Carland, Basketball

Emily McDermith, Indoor Track

HEAD OF SCHOOL AWARD winner is Indoor Track & Field performer Anna Lastra, pictured here with Fryeburg Academy’s Head of School, Erin Mayo.

HEAD OF SCHOOL AWARD winner is Indoor Track & Field performer Anna Lastra, pictured here with Fryeburg Academy’s Head of School, Erin Mayo.

Katherine Parker, Basketball

Julia Quinn, Basketball

Tran Tranh, Indoor Track

Brian Ward-Sims, Indoor Track

All State Athletes are selected by either finish in the state championship meet or as a result of a state-wide vote from each sports State Coaches Association. They include:

Pat Carty, Nordic

Emily Carty, Nordic

Alexis L’Heureux-Carland, Basketball

Huxley Lovering, Ice Hockey

Julia Quinn, Basketball

Indoor Track 4x200 Relay team of Skye Collins, Orie Inirio, Lexi Charles and  Anna Lastra

Reed Wales has been selected as an Alternate to the World Games in Austria next winter, an honor that rarely includes high school athletes.

FA Special Olympics Team received the McGovern Team Spirit Award at the Sugarloaf Winter Games and the criteria reads: The team which has demonstrated unity and spirit in all facets of participation and levels of competition; given the extra cheer to their fellow team members regardless of skill; sincere cooperation with the officials and hosts of the Winter Game; typifies the group experience of participation, cooperation and socialization; the team, which through training, coaching and athletic prowess has shown  exceptional skills at the Winter Games.

Reed wales receiving a standing ovation from students for being an alternate at worlds

Reed Wales receiving a standing ovation from students for being an alternate at the World Games.

Good Sports: Coach Sedge Saunders and the members of the boys’ basketball team was voted the recipient of the Class A South Sportsmanship Banner.

State Champions

4x200 Relay of Ori Inirio, Skye Collins, Anna Lastra and Lexi Charles — Class B

3 Star Jackets

These athletes earned jackets by achieving varsity status in three sports since they started at the Academy:

Coleen Bullard, Ella Forbes, Cobey Johnson, Joe LeBrun, Scott Parker, Kyleigh Rose and Gavin Smith.

Winter Special Olympians results:

Courtney Ela, fourth, 10 M Walk; bronze Glide; Bronze Super Glide

Ben Charles, Gold G Slalom; Silver Slalom

Star Young, Gold Slalom; Silver G Slalom

Reed Wales, Gold 1K; Gold 3K

Aaron Hennessy, 7th place G Slalom; 5th place Downhill; 6th place Slalom

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