After the accomplishments he achieved as a junior, some might have thought that it would be hard to improve as a senior, but those doubters would be wrong.Derrick again won the 1000 yard run in both the league and state championship meets and, in doing so, ran the second fastest time in the history of the league in that event.
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.
Sandy Brochu Bilodeau played multiple sports while a student at Thornton Academy.Sandy played field hockey, softball, and basketball, and was also a member of the indoor and outdoor track & field teams.In 1988, Sandy was the outdoor track & field state champion in the javelin and later named to the Southwestern Maine Girls Outdoor Track and Field All-Star Team.Sandy went on to score valuable points in the 1989 indoor track & field team’s state championship.She medaled in both the shot put and the long jump, helping her team win the meet by a single point.
Following graduation, Craig continued his education at the University of Maine in Orono where he again put his leadership skills on the football field to use.Craig lettered all four years at UMaine, playing both outside linebacker and defensive end under three different head coaches there – Tim Murphy, Tom Lichtenberg, and Kirk Ferentz.Craig played on the 1987 team and was a starter on the 1989 team, both of which won the Yankee Conference Championship.
Fred was a leader outside of the athletic realm as well, serving as his class president during all four years at Thornton Academy.
Like many other young men of “The Greatest Generation”, Arthur Bishop, Jr.of Saco, Maine left the safety of home to serve his country in World War II.Several credits short of a diploma, he nevertheless left high school early to join a number of his classmates and other schoolboys throughout the southern Maine area to join in the war effort, where he served for two years in the United States Navy.