Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Windham's on top when it comes to sportsmanship - By Jim Beers

Windham High School fall sports teams have enjoyed a lot of success this year so far. Most teams have experienced a state tournament or playoffs. Even more impressive than the winning records of the teams, and postseason play, are the awards they are racking up in recognition of their efforts. Five Eagle teams have won Maine Principal's Association (MPA) Sportsmanship banners. An incredible number for one school, in one season.

“MPA sportsmanship banners are something that I take very seriously.  It's a reflection of that particular team, our school and communities.  We want to have competitive teams and are enjoying much success, but handling ourselves in a classy and appropriate manner is an expectation of all adults and athletes,” said Windham’s athletic director Rich Drummond, who couldn’t be more proud of the teams and coaches. 

Each school casts sportsmanship votes to the MPA for their first, second and third choice schools. These votes help to determine who is chosen as the winner of the sportsmanship banner in that given sport.
This year sportsmanship winners from Windham are: Girls and boys cross country under the direction of Jeff Riddle, field hockey coached by Melissa Dubois, Volleyball coached by Chris Cloutier, and the Golf team coached by Adam Manzo. 

"To win one banner in any school year is an accomplishment, but to win five in one season is unheard of.  It's a true reflection of our coaches, kids and families," Drummond said.

girls and boys cross country

Field hockey



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