Frank Sears was an impact player in three separate seasons in multiple years. As quarterback, a 6” left-handed set shooter, and talented pitcher and batter, he made an indelible mark at Thornton Academy as an outstanding multi-sport athlete.
Hall of Fame
Athletic excellence to inspire future Trojans.
The new class of athletes selected into the Athletic Hall of Fame are inducted in a ceremony at Homecoming every year. These individuals and teams left their mark on TA athletics and provided memorable moments that won't be forgotten. Their stories inspire future generations of Trojans to work hard and excel in their sport.
When fourteen-year-old Megan Angis burst upon the Maine women’s golf scene in 2000, her prowess on the links quickly drew comparisons to some of the elite female golfers in Maine history. By the time she graduated from Thornton Academy in 2003, Megan Angis lived up to that prediction and more. She eventually became the first of only two Thornton Academy female golfers to win individual state honors in the program’s history.
Toughness and determination are hallmarks of some of the great football players that have donned the maroon and gold. For his efforts, Lance received statewide accolades. He was named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Football Team as both a first-team selection on offense and a second-team selection on defense. Lance was a standout on the baseball diamond as well, both in the field and at the plate. His talent led to a nod on the Telegram League Baseball All-Star team as a 1st team utility player.
When it comes to Thornton Academy's girls track & field program, there is one student-athlete that stands above the rest in the number of individual titles won, and that is Jennifer Pierpont of the class of 2006. Jenny is the most decorated track & field athlete to ever run, jump, or throw for Thornton Academy.
Each of the five McNabb brothers (John ’60, David ’63, Dennis ’63, Steve ’74, and Jeff ’76) were considered outstanding athletes during their time at TA. Whether on the golf course, football field, basketball court, or baseball diamond—if a McNabb brother was in attendance at TA, they were undoubtedly contributing to the success of their team, and earning plenty of recognition for their athletic prowess in the process.