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Loyalty to lifting

Loyalty to lifting

Tyler Pierpont, Staff Writer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

To lift or not to lift is not the question, for some, lifting is the only answer. Students find that answer in the newly modernized weight room. When assistant football coach, Todd Turgeon came to the BHS in 1991, the weight room was extremely different. “We’ve gone from going underneath...

Eligibility rules extra-curricular activities

Eligibility rules extra-curricular activities

Autumn Brophy, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

Motivating sports members into getting good grades is easy; if they don’t pass, they don’t play. While students can try-out for extra-curricular activities; academic eligibility decides whether or not a student can participate. The eligibility policy in the handbook, set by both the Maine Principals...

Feature Story: Curtis Paradis

Feature Story: Curtis Paradis

Kenneth Reyes, Co-sports Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

From its highest peaks, to the flattest of its trails, the slopes served to pave the winter-themed road for this BHS senior to ski his way to victory. With his laid-back demeanor and positive-vibe-spreading attitude, one might see senior Curtis Paradis as a rather simple and happy guy. Behind his...

Snow causes problems for spring sports

Snow causes problems for spring sports

Alex Keely and Amber Magnant

March 26, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Due to record snowfall in 2015, BHS athletic teams are now forced to practice inside for their upcoming outdoor sports season. Many teams wonder how to prepare for a season with no chance to practice outdoors because of snow covering all the playing surfaces. This poses challenges for Athletic Director...

The final strokes

The final strokes

Jessica Laverriere, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Everyone finds a passion at some point in their life, some just find it earlier than others. When senior Mariah Brady was seven years old she got tired of watching her sister’s swim meets and decided to join the team; that’s when she found a passion in swimming that would be a huge part of her...

Wrestler vs. Weight

Wrestler vs. Weight

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Stepping onto the grey steel scale, you try to levitate your body up into the sky, so the blue digit number on the  rectangular screen appears smaller than it is.  Sadly there is no luck, and you’ll be trying to lose 5 pounds in only the next 3 days. This is the life of a wrestler. You must lose...

Concussions Hit Hard at BHS

Concussions Hit Hard at BHS

Jessica Laverriere and Nick Scavuzzo

March 6, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

In the last 5 years about 3.8 million concussions have occurred per year in college and high school sports. However if that statistic was checked a few years back that number would be alarmingly small in comparison. In past years, athletes would be expected to keep playing even after a big hit; a...

New Year, New Division

New Year, New Division

Hailey Woodman, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

Making the change from old traditions to new faces, the boys' and girls' basketball teams will start competing against unfamiliar schools, adding to the pressure heading into next season. The teams will be making new adjustments as they prepare to drop to the 2A division facing schools such as Brunswick,...

Are morning hockey practices beneficial or detrimental to hockey players?

Are morning hockey practices beneficial or detrimental to hockey players?

Mia Martel, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

While some students struggle to wake up early enough for school, others struggle with getting to their 5 a.m. practice on time. The Biddeford Girl’s Ice Hockey varsity team practices for an hour every Tuesday morning, and the Boy’s team practices for an hour and a half every Monday and Friday...

Freshmen find some success playing up on varsity teams

Freshmen find some success playing up on varsity teams

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The limited number of players on a roster and the expectations of coaches makes it harder for freshman to compete on varsity teams. In the rare occasion that a freshman makes a varsity team, their skill needs to meet the expectation of the coach to receive even a minute in the game. “I think...

Four Games

Four Games

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I tore it my third time, the fourth game into our season.” Those four games meant the world to junior Mia Laflamme, because it only takes one game to take it all away. If anyone knows that, it’s her. She’s been fighting a battle with her anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) since the eighth...

Tigers Claw Their Way to Playoffs

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

After 11 years of waiting, Biddeford High School Varsity Football can finally put their qualms to rest as they broke their playoff-free streak, and stepped into the Western Maine Class A semi-final. Since the school year of ‘03-’04, BHS Varsity Football has not been able to reach rounds past the...

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