Athletics

Thornton Academy is a member of the Southwestern Maine Activities Association (SMAA) and participates in Class A athletics. To view events, visit the Teams and Schedules page or go the Athletics Calendar.

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Now that the winter season has come to a conclusion, it's awards season for athletes. Thornton Academy was blessed with many successful athletes during the winter season, including many members of the Class A State Champion girls indoor track team and Western Class A Champion girls basketball team. Please take a look at the list of athletes who garnered awards from the this winter!

2014-2015 Thornton Academy Winter Athletics

                       Southwestern Maine Activities Association All-Stars

Boys Basketball

Kevin Barrett – 1st Team

Benjamin Lambert – Honorable Mention

 

Girls Basketball

Alexandra Hart – 1st Team

Ashley Howe – 2nd Team

Victoria Lux – 2nd Team

Kaitlyn McCrum – 1st Team

 

Cheerleading

Kaila Swan – 1st Team

O’Malley Walsh – 1st Team

 

Boys Indoor Track and Field

Derek Boissonnault – 1st Team Senior 55

Liam Eisenhaur – 3rd Team Pole Vault

Keegan Fowler – 1st Team Junior 55

Keegan Fowler – 1st Team Junior 400

Keegan Fowler – 2nd Team Junior 200

Kyle Holman – 2nd Team Junior Shot Put

Tyler Lebel – 2nd Team Open 600

Tyler Lebel – 3rd Team Senior 800

Sam Tobin – 3rd Team Pole Vault

 

Girls Indoor Track and Field

Isabella Capozzi – 3rd team Junior Shot Put

Abigail Cook – 2nd Team Junior Shot Put

Samantha Curran – 2nd Team Senior Shot Put

Tori Daigle – 1st Team Senior 55 Hurdles

Tori Daigle – 1st Team Senior Long Jump

Tori Daigle – 1st Team Senior Triple Jump

Tori Daigle – 1st Team Senior Relay

Tori Daigle – 2nd Team Senior 200

Samantha Dow – 1st Team Senior Relay

Alexis Nason – 1st Team Senior Relay

Alexandra Pettaway – 1st Team Senior Relay

Alexandra Pettaway – 2nd Team Senior 55

Alexandra Pettaway – 3rd Team Senior Long Jump

 

Boys Swimming

Joshua Roberts – 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Chris Steward – 2nd Team 200 Yard Medley Relay

Chris Steward – 2nd Team 100 Yard Individual Medley

Chris Steward – 2nd Team 100 Yard Butterfly

Chris Steward – 2nd Team 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Chris Steward – 2nd Team 100 Yard Backstroke

 

Girls Swimming

Anouk Schmidt – 2nd Team 200 Yard Medley Relay

Anouk Schmidt – 3rd team 100 Yard Butterfly

 

 2014-2015 Thornton Academy Winter Athletics – SMAA All-Academic Team

Boys Basketball

Kevin Barrett

Conor Purvis

 

Girls Basketball

Kaitlyn McCrum

Lauren Wells

 

Ice Hockey

Christopher Camire

Cameron Chamberlain

Andrew Huot

Tourner Moseley

 

Boys Swimming

Tyler Hannah

Jason Morrill

Christopher Steward

 

Girls Swimming

Holly Durgan

 

Boys Indoor Track and Field

Derek Boissonnault

Daniel Bullard

Nicholas Cronin

Liam Eisenhaur

Aaron Goren

Edwin Inness

Cameron Mondor

Andrew Smith

Dylan Smith

 

Girls Indoor Track and Field

Tori Daigle

Jenna Paul

Alexandra Pettaway

Elizabeth Provencher

 

New England Indoor Track and Field Meet Qualifiers

Alex Arnold – Long Jump

Derek Boissonnault – 55 Meter Dash

Samantha Curran – Shot Put

Tori Daigle – Long Jump, 55 Meter Hurdles

Keegan Fowler – 4 x 200 Meter Relay

Edwin Kayumba – 4 x 200 Meter Relay

Tyler Lebel – 4 x 200 Meter Relay

Dan Marsh – 4 x 200 Meter Relay

Alexandra Pettaway – Long Jump, 55 Meter Dash

Dylan Smith – Long Jump, 600 Meter Run

 

Other Recognition

Victoria Lux – McDonald’s All-Star Game

Victoria Lux – Miss Maine Basketball Semifinalist

Kaitlyn McCrum – McDonald’s All-Star Game

Kaitlyn McCrum – Miss Maine Basketball Semifinalist

(Photo: John Ewing, Portland Press Herald)

The Thornton Academy girls basketball team won the Western Maine Class A championship game against reigning champ McAuley 41-31 on Saturday, February 21 to advance to the state final vs. Lawrence. It is the first time in school history that the girls basketball team has achieved such a feat! Although TA fell to Lawrence in the state championship game 50-43, we are proud of all their accomplishments this season.

You can watch the game against McAuley by visiting TATV's YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blK6qOii_yM 

The Portland Press Herald has provided extensive coverage of this season for the team. Click on the links below for articles, photos, and videos.

Thornton Academy Fighting For More Than A Gold Ball

Thornton Academy Ends McAuley's Four-Year Reign 

Inside Look: Thornton Academy Bench Players

The Thornton Academy girls basketball team avenged one of its two regular season losses by defeating Gorham 42-32 in the semifinal round of the Western Maine Class A basketball tournament played at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.  The Golden Trojans are making their first appearance in a regional championship game since 1985 and for the fifth time (1975, 1977, 1983, 1985, 2015) since the Maine Principals' Association initiated a girls basketball tournament.  The second ranked Thornton team will play top seed McAuley High School on Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 PM at the Cross Insurance Arena.

Victoria Lux scored 17 points and Kaitlyn McCrum added 11, including five free throws in the final minute, to pace the Thornton Academy offensive attack.  Both Victoria and Kaitlyn were named earlier in the day as semifinalists for the prestigious Miss Maine Basketball Award and will represent Thornton Academy and Western Maine Classes A and B in the McDonald's All-Star Game on March 14 at Husson University in Bangor.

Advance sale tickets for the Western Maine Class A championship game can be purchased at the Cross Insurance Arena box office.

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The Thornton Academy boys swimming team finished an excellent season with an 8th place finish in the Class A state championships held at Bowdoin College on Wednesday.  Chris Steward broke his own school records in the 100 Yard Butterfly and 100 Yard Backstroke races.  Chris's time of 55.53 seconds earned him a fifth place finish in the butterfly event, and he capped off the day with a 3rd place finish in the backstroke race with a time of 57.39 seconds.  The Golden Trojans were 8-0 during the regular season.

It was a busy President's Day for Thornton Academy athletics with state championships being handed out in indoor track and girls basketball playoffs taking place at the Portland Expo. Here's a breakdown of all the action!

Indoor Track and Field
The Girls Track team scored 53 points which was enough to crown them as Class A state champions. Senior Tori Daigle earned three individual state championships (55 hurdles, LJ, TJ) and broke her own state record in long jump with 18'2".
Samantha Curran also won an individual state championship in the shot put with a throw of 38' 3/4".
It's the second consecutive indoor track state title and the third state title for Coach Lisa Huntress.

The Boys Track scored 28 points, good for 7th place. Derek Boissonnault placed second in the 55 dash and Dylan Smith scored a second place finish in the Long Jump.

Girls Basketball
The #2 Thornton Academy girls basketball team beat Scarborough, 43-27, at the Portland Expo for its first berth in the Western Maine Class A semifinals since 1985.  That year the #1 Golden Trojans under Dick Agreste beat #8 Biddeford in QF 45-41 and #4 Brunswick 61-46 in semis before falling to #2 Portland 64-40 in the championship game. This year, TA trailed by a point at halftime but 11 second half points by junior Ashley Howe pushed the Trojans to victory.

Next up for the girls basketball team is a matchup with #3 Gorham in the Western Maine Class A semifinals. The game will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Portland.

The winter season has sure felt like winter! With several snow days and weather related cancelations, it's easy to forget how quickly the sports season goes. As some teams finish up the regular season and put their eyes on the playoffs, some exciting things have been happening in TA athletics.

- Congratulations to the Thornton Academy boys swimming team, which recently completed its regular season at 8-0.  The program's last undefeated season was 1998-1999 (9-0), also under current Coach Kathy Leahy.

- Congratulations to TA swimmer Anouk Schmidt, who established a new school record in the 200 yard freestyle relay on Saturday, January 31 with a time of 2:21.34.

- On Wednesday, February 4, Thornton Academy seniors Kevin Barrett and Tori Daigle committed to playing college athletics as part of the National Signing Day.  Barrett signed a Likely Letter to attend Dartmouth College, where he will play football pending final admission to the school. Daigle signed a letter of intent and will attend Merrimack College, where she will play soccer and participate in track and field.

- In some fall athletics news, the following student-athletes have been recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as members of its All-Academic Squad:  Jenna Clum-Russell, Karaghan Curran, Francesca Petrucci, Elizabeth Provencher, Dorina Sirois.

- On January 24th, senior football player Ben Zuke was honored as a Frank J. Gaziano Award Offensive Lineman of the Year finalist. Zuke was part of a banquet in Augusta which recognizes the best offensive and defensive linemen in the state of Maine

Today's Games:

(To view a full calendar of events, visit: thorntonacademy.org/games)

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