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Friday, October 24, 2014

Athlete of the week - Mckenzie Pepin



For nearly four quarters, both the Eagles and the Vikings hammered away at each other.  The Eagles' offense worked hard for every touchdown they got, and it took an interception and a fumble before Windham was able to breathe easier and slip away with 26-10 victory over Oxford Hills last Friday night.
The Eagles started pushing in the second quarter and quarterback Leslie threw a 36-yard pass to Zach Davis that placed Windham on the 14-yard line. From there, Windham worked its way to the two when Kyle Houser scored and Josh Dugas added on the extra point.

The Vikings tried to work their way down field but just couldn't find the end zone.  The Eagles continued towards the Vikings' 4-yard line and called upon Josh Dugas again to boot another field goal, making it 13-7 at the half.

Though the Eagles were missing some key players, they made do and it showed in the second half.  Windham's Desmond Leslie threw a stunning 47-yard pass to Kyle Kilfoil.  The Eagles inched their way up to the 16 where Griffin Jacobson scored, but the conversion failed, leaving Windham with the lead of 19-7.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Vikings fumbled and Windham's Matt Roy recovered putting the Vikings out of commission. 

Next varsity football game is this Friday, October 24th, 7 p.m. at home against Bonny Eagle.

Windham knocks down Vikings - By Stephanie Coffin


For nearly four quarters, both the Eagles and the Vikings hammered away at each other.  The Eagles' offense worked hard for every touchdown they got, and it took an interception and a fumble before Windham was able to breathe easier and slip away with 26-10 victory over Oxford Hills last Friday night.
The Eagles started pushing in the second quarter and quarterback Leslie threw a 36-yard pass to Zach Davis that placed Windham on the 14-yard line. From there, Windham worked its way to the two when Kyle Houser scored and Josh Dugas added on the extra point.


The Vikings tried to work their way down field but just couldn't find the end zone.  The Eagles continued towards the Vikings' 4-yard line and called upon Josh Dugas again to boot another field goal, making it 13-7 at the half.
Though the Eagles were missing some key players, they made do and it showed in the second half.  Windham's Desmond Leslie threw a stunning 47-yard pass to Kyle Kilfoil.  The Eagles inched their way up to the 16 where Griffin Jacobson scored, but the conversion failed, leaving Windham with the lead of 19-7.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Vikings fumbled and Windham's Matt Roy recovered putting the Vikings out of commission. 

Next varsity football game is this Friday, October 24th, 7 p.m. at home against Bonny Eagle.

Greater Portland Christian School celebrates winning season - By Chris Spaulding, AD at GPCS



The GPCS varsity boys soccer team finished the regular season 11-2-1 with a 10-1 win at AR Gould.
Sophomore and Windham resident Ethan Spaulding became the school's all-time leading goal scorer with his third goal of the game. Spaulding now has 61 career goals, breaking Anthony Simpson's record of 60 set in 2010. 

Matt Hammond scored two goals and had two assists. His second goal of the game came off a flip throw from John Konczal. The fourth time this year the Lions have scored from one of Konczal's flip throws.
Jeremiah Hammond had a goal and three assists. Eddie Daigneault and Teddy Lane scored a goal each. Jeremy Daigneault and Chris "Shaker" Purinton each scored their first career goals.

Mason Jones made one save in goal. 

Ryan Birdeck scored for AR Gould. Dairiyin Wolfe made 14 saves for AR Gould.

Greater Portland Christian will host a quarterfinal game on Tuesday, October 28th. The time and place will be announced next week.






WHS field hockey team learns about being a team and family - By Michelle Libby


Photos by Emma Davis
Although the Windham High School field hockey team didn’t make it to the playoff season, they learned so much about being a team and a family, said coach Melissa Dubois. 
 
“We worked hard, played hard and everything we did we did together. I treated them like they are my own children. I hope they go the feeling of family through field hockey,” Dubois said. 

Dubois did not want to cut players this year and with the building of a team, her first year as a returning coach, she was happy to have the depth and feeder programs and support of 50 athletes for three teams.
The JV team was “unscorable” and finished with a 13-2-1 record. At the varsity level, their record was 4-9-1. “It was all about character and instilling self-confidence, for that we had a stellar season,” Dubois said. 

Freshman Grace Sawyer earned Rookie of the Year team honors for field hockey in the SMAA despite the fact she’d never played in the goal before this year. Other standouts were the three captains, seniors Erin Malloy and Matti Marcello and junior Hannah Skvorak. Dubois described Katie Hunter as “a general on the field.” 

“I’m famous for telling the girls, ‘We’re not dead, it’s going to make us stronger’,” said Dubois. Next year Dubois plans to continue the work on confidence and mindset with her players. 





Photos by Emma Davis    









A fun night at the first annual community volleyball challenge - By Michelle Libby


Last Friday, the Windham Eagles Volleyball team had a great night of fun and fellowship at its first ever Community Volleyball Challenge. Eight teams played for bragging rights while raising funds for the team.  
 
“It was a huge success.  What a fun night!” said parent Lisa Potvin. The teams were varsity lady Eagles – “3 Hunna team”, JV lady Eagles -  “O’HANA team”, WHS boys XC team – “Dynamic Dynomites”, The Gosselin Family – “Sets by the Beach”, Bob the Screenprinter –“Bob’s Crew”, Volleyball parent team – “Gold Diggers”, friend/family team – “Blue Bonnets” and Sawyer family/friend team – “Old Timers”.
“Everyone went in with the expectation of having a good time. There were different skills of players from beginners to people who had been playing for years. Everyone had fun playing ball,” said coach Chris Cloutier. 
 
The “Blue Bonnets” won the event by winning two out of three matches against the lady Eagle team –“3 Hunna”.  The Blue Bonnets rallied for the final few points taking home the First Annual Community Volleyball Challenge trophy.   

As the team heads into playoff competition, Cloutier is excited for the rematch against Gorham on Gorham’s home turf. The game is Thursday at 6 p.m.  

“We really appreciate all the support,” said Potvin.