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Senior athletes say farewell

Senior athletes say farewell

Jacob Bilsky, Staff Writer
April 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As their time at Biddeford High School dwindles and academics seem to matter less, the senior athletes feel new pressure entering their final athletic season. The class of 2016 now leaps into the spring sports season, trying to finish strong and enjoy their remaining playtime. Senior lacrosse and...

Winning begins when nobody’s watching

Winning begins when nobody’s watching

Evan Paquette, Staff Writer
April 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The American Athletic Union (AAU) and dozens of other leagues host youth competitors and have them square up against the nation’s highest competition. Some high school athletes choose these travel athletics over traditional high school sports.        As the balance between sports and school ca...

Off-season motivation and training

Off-season motivation and training

Noah Gagne, Staff Writer
April 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Lifting weights and conditioning, BHS athletes prepare for the spring season through vigorous training and motivation. After the conclusion of the winter sports season, BHS athletes find themselves with at least two options: taking some time off or jumping right back into training. Senior indoor and...

Diving into new territory

Diving into new territory

Samantha DuBois, Staff Writer
April 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Each winter the BHS Varsity Swim and Dive Team spend long hours practicing and competing in meets, but that all abruptly ended last year after budget cuts took place. After the cut, Biddeford High Swimmers had the chance to join Thornton Academy’s swim team during the 2015-2016 season. The inde...

Horseback riding trots its way to BHS

Horseback riding trots its way to BHS

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Trotting down the 25 acres of free land, horseback riders feel their own sense of peace with the wind gliding through their hair and the gallop of their horse taking them through the field. Horseback riding makes its way to a few passionate students at Biddeford High School. Junior Emily Thorndike...

BHS track teams to host home meets

BHS track teams to host home meets

Alex Keely, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After two seasons without a home meet, BHS Track & Field will host three home meets because of $10,000 in new equipment and renovations for the 2016 season. For two years in a row, the BHS outdoor track teams have been unable to host home meets because of not having enough equipment that met track...

Athlete of the Week- Scott Spellman

Athlete of the Week- Scott Spellman

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Can you tell me a little bit about your season and how you did? “Well, I made it to states and got my [varsity] letter for my second year in a row.”   What is this [varsity] letter? “[It means] I scored ten points in the season.”   What events do you do? “I do the 55 meter...

Decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
March 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

A job in school administration is stressful and demanding, waking up earlier than the sun and tying a tie that doesn’t come off until 11 o’clock on some nights is a lifestyle some people would take displeasure to. Along with long hours came tough decisions and Biddeford High School’s very own...

Redefining the “perfect body”

Redefining the “perfect body”

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

A young ballet student stands at barre, warming up with pliés, when her teacher walks by and pinches her on the waist. “Oh, wow,” the teacher whispers disapprovingly. Rachel Willis, a former principal dancer for the Portland Ballet, and current ballet teacher at the Dance Studio of Maine, recalls...

Hall of honor ceremony brings alumni back to BHS

Hall of honor ceremony brings alumni back to BHS

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Many student athletes here at Biddeford High School never forget the numerous games, practices, and teammates had throughout their seasons. These former athletes continued to remember these memories as they returned to their home gym. Thursday, February 4th, the Biddeford High School athletics de...

Soccer player suffers from concussion, but refuses to be knocked down

Soccer player suffers from concussion, but refuses to be knocked down

Taylor Turgeon, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

She didn’t see it coming. She hustled toward the middle of the field for the ball, and before she knew it, she was blindsided by a hit that sent her head flying back to the ground. Everyone looked on in disbelief. Parents were mad. Teammates were concerned. “You’re a dirty, dirty player!” a w...

Athlete of the week- Dwayne Dyer

Athlete of the week- Dwayne Dyer

Alex Keely, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

What has made you so successful this season? “I was successful this season because of my fellow teammates. I went in with a mindset to do the best that I can and not give up. Thankfully we had other athletes that would help me push myself to the limit.” How does it feel to be playing wrestling this seaso...

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