Spartans Varsity Sports Recap: Feb. 6-11

Cheerleading takes fourth at States; Wrestling places second at Regionals; Track & Swim compete in Southwesterns

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Boys Basketball

Boys basketball traveled to Marshwood on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and fell 63-43. Makai Bougie led the Spartans in points with 22.

They then traveled to Thornton Academy on Thursday, Feb. 9 in a close game, losing by only three points in a 40-37 final score. Liam Gendron scored 12 points on four 3-pointers.

The Spartans (5-13) travel to South Portland on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for a quarterfinal matchup.

Girls Basketball

The Spartans hosted Marshwood at home on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in an exciting contest. A big fourth-quarter push and many made free-throws put the Spartans on top, 60-52. Julissa McBarron led the Spartans with 25 points and Riley Hebler finished with 21.

They fell to a top-seeded Thornton Academy (17-1) on Thursday, Feb. 9, 58-40. Hebler and McBarron each scored 14 points for Sanford.

The #2 Spartans (12-6) host #7 Noble for a quarterfinal on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Fans should wear white.

Unified Basketball

The Unified Basketball team hosted Thorton Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wells on Thursday, Feb. 9.

They travel to Massabesic on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for a 3:30 tip-off time.


The Spartans had a record-breaking showing at States this past weekend at the Augusta Civics Center. The squad placed fourth overall, the highest of any Spartan Cheer team in history.

Indoor Track

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

The boys finished with 20 total points. Tucker Walker took second in the Senior Division Shotput. Logan Glidden took fifth in both the Junior Division 55m Dash and Junior Division Long Jump. Landon Gosling and Zachary Michienzi took fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Open Pole Vault Division.

Sophie Therrien contributed to the girls team’s four points after placing fourth in the Junior Division 55m Hurdles.

The team travels back to USM on Monday, Feb. 20 to participate in the Class A Track and Field Championships at noon. 


The Sanford/Massabesic swim team competed in Southwesterns on Saturday, Feb. 11.

For the girls, Kora Eckelman took first in the 100 Yard Freestyle and second in the 100 Yard Breaststroke. She also swam a leg of the first-place finishing 400 Yard Freestyle Relay. Hadley Legere swam a leg of the fourth-place finishing 200 Yard Medley Relay.

For the boys, Jace Hale placed third in the 200 Yard Freestyle. Hale and Edwin Pease also swam a leg in the third-place 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and fourth-place 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.


The wrestling team took home a second-place finish at Regionals. Noble took the title of the event for Class A South.

According to the Portland Press Herald, Sanford finished second with 157 points and will have six wrestlers advancing, including three individual champions.

James Blood battle for an 11-6 win at 113 pounds. Angel Zea won at 182 pounds with a first-period pin in the final. At 132, James Chaplick won his match 5-1.

Sanford High School is hosting the State Wrestling Championships this Saturday, Feb. 18.

For more information on the Spartans’ postseason schedules, click here.

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