Spartans Varsity Sports Recap: Jan. 30-Feb. 4

Cheerleading takes fifth at Regionals; wrestling enters post-season contests; boys basketball and swimming recognize seniors

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Jase Hale of SHS. Source: Cheryl Gifford
Boys Basketball

Boys basketball traveled to Scarbrough on Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a varsity doubleheader, falling to the Red Storm 66-43. Makai Bougie led the team with 20 points.

Seniors were recognized at their final regular-season home game against Bonny Eagle on Friday, Feb. 3. The Scots took the rematch, handing the Spartans a 57-44 loss. LJ McFarland finished the game with 19 points, with a career-high five 3-pointers.

The boys travel to Marshwood on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and to Thornton Academy on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Girls Basketball

The Spartans traveled to Scarborough on Tuesday, Jan. 31, falling 39-31. Julissa McBarron paced Sanford with 17 points.

The team bounced back against Bonny Eagle on Friday, Feb. 3, defeating the Scots 57-47. Riley Hebler led the team with 29 total points, 11 of which were in the third quarter, to help the Spartans pull away. McBarron added 17.

Congratulations to Hebler, who was selected to play in the McDonald’s Maine Senior All-Star Game.

The Spartans host Marshwood at home on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and host their Senior Recognition night on Thursday, Feb. 9 against Thornton Academy.

Unified Basketball

The Unified Basketball team traveled l to Noble on Tuesday, Jan. 31 for another fun day of basketball. They host Thorton Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and then host Wells on Thursday, Feb. 9.


The Spartans hosted Regionals in the Partners Bank Gymnasium this past Saturday, Feb. 4, the second meet in two weeks. The squad placed fifth in a very tight Class A South Championship. They compete at States on Saturday, February 11.

Indoor Track

The Spartans will compete at the SMAA Southwesterns Championships at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Feb. 11.


The Sanford/Massabesic swim team traveled to Cape Elizabeth High School on Monday, Jan. 30. Kora Eckelman took first in the Girls 50-Yard Free and third in the 100-Yard Backstroke. Abbey Gifford took third in the Girls 100-Yard Breaststroke and 100-Yard Free.

Eckelman and Gifford also swam on the second-place Girls 200-Yard Free Relay, while Jase Hale and Edward Pease did the same on the respective boys’ race. Hale took second in the 200-Yard Free and third in the 100-Yard Fly. Pease took fourth in the 100-Yard Free.

Seniors then celebrated their swim careers Friday, Feb. 3 at the Sanford/Springvale YMCA at 6pm against Gorham, Deering and Portland. Eckelman took first in the Girls 200-Yard Freestyle and third in the 100-yard Breaststroke. Gifford took first in the Girls 100-Yard Freestyle and third in the 50-Yard Freestyle. Hale took second in the Boys 100-Yard and 200-Yard Freestyles. Pease took third in the Boys 100-Yard Butterfly and fifth in the Boys 100-Yard Breaststroke.


The South No. 1 wrestling team traveled to Cony High School for Varsity Duals on Saturday, Feb. 4. After a tough day, Massabesic took the Class A Dual Crown.

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