Athletics Roundup: Feb. 11 & 12

Spartans continue to shine in regular and post-season competitions

BY SPARTAN TIMES STAFF

It was an eventful week in sports at Sanford High as teams wrapped up their regular seasons or are already competing in the post-season. Congratulations to those who have wrapped up their seasons or their high school winter athletic careers.

Here is a recap from the weekend of Feb. 11-12:

Varsity Cheer scores fifth at States

Varsity Cheering competed in the Maine State Cheering Championships at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 12 in Augusta, placing fifth. The top four teams in each class are eligible to compete at the New England championships March 19 in Connecticut. Congratulations to the squad and especially to the seniors on a great Sanford Cheering career!

Wrestling scores fifth at Regionals

The Spartans came in fifth at the Class A South Wrestling Championship Saturday at Noble High School on Feb. 12. Junior James Blood on his Regional Championship at 106 pounds, and in total the team is sending eight wrestlers to States this weekend in Mt. Ararat. Six wrestlers made it to the finals in their weight class. Additionally, Sanford will be competing in the Dual State championships on February 22nd at Fryeburg Academy.

Swim participates in Southwesterns

Spartan swimmers participated in virtual Southwesterns at the Sanford YMCA on Friday, Feb. 11. Waynflete and Massabesic also competed in the pool, then all schools submitted their times for placements across Southern Maine. For the Spartans, both the boys and girls 200 Medley Relays placed second and both 200 Freestyle Relays scored third. Junior Kora Eckelman got third in the 200 Freestyle, senior Annie Cyr scored third in the Girls 100 Backstroke, senior Justin Gould scored second in the boys 100 Backstroke. Overall, both teams scored seventh.

Girls Basketball defeated Thornton Academy (TA)

Sanford defeated Thornton Academy 46-39 in their final game of the regular season last week, finishing with a 7-10 overall record. The Spartans will play at Massabesic on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the MPA quarterfinals.

Boys Basketball falls to TA

Sanford lost their last regular-season and senior game to Thornton Academy 62-53 on Friday, Feb. 11. Per the Portland Press Herald, Sanford (10-5) finished the regular season as the third seed and will be hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2013 – the season after 27-year-old coach Jake Mills graduated from Sanford. Sanford hosts No. 6 Massabesic (6-10) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.

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