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Signups for the spring athletics season are open
Spring athletics season is coming up!
Students eligible to participate can now sign up at the table in the cafeteria.
Throwing week starts the 20th of March and all other practices start a week after on the 27th of march.
BAHS competes in baseball, softball, tennis, and outdoor track and field. We hope many Lions sign up and represent the school during the spring season.
-Feb 15th 2023
Camden Snow Bowl Skiing and Snowboarding Trips Resume
All the lifts are open! We are now running weekly ski/snowboarding trips to the Camden Snow Bowl. Bus leaves BAHS at 2:30. Expected return is 7:30pm. Forms are available in the BAHS Athletics Office. These trips are free for all students this year.
-Feb 1st 2023
Congratulations to our All Conference and All Academic student athletes. The following is a breakdown per sport:
2022 KVAC Class B Golf All Conference:
1. James Ritter
KVAC Class B Golf All Academic:
1. Noah Allen
2. Bobby Banks
3. Hagen Chase
4. Izik Marriner
5. Sydney Marriner
6. KJ Payson
7. James Ritter
8. Paige Rollerson
9. Zach Sanderson
2022 KVAC Class B/C Field Hockey All Conference (1st Team):
1. Kara Richards
2022 KVAC Class B/C Field Hockey All Conference (2nd Team):
1. Breanne Shorey
2. Brynne Sawyer
KVAC Class B Field Hockey All Academic:
1. Audra Faulkingham
2. Lauren Hall
3. Maxine Hollebecke
4. Kara Rickards
5. Brynne Sawyer
6. Mia Winslow
KVAC Class B Girls Cross Country All Academic:
1. Sydney Marriner
2022 KVAC Class B Boys Cross Country All Conference (1st Team):
1. Will Robbins
KVAC Class B Boys Cross Country All Academic:
1. Alec Rolf
Pine Tree Conference/KVAC Football All Academic:
1. Jackson LaPierre
2. Tommy Littlefield
KVAC Fall Cheerleading All Academic:
1. Gemma Bradney
2022 KVAC Class B Girls Soccer All Conference (North):
1. Emma Waldron
2. Natalie Hamlin
KVAC Class B Girls Soccer All Academic:
1. Luna Carlson
2. Iris Carpenter
3. Phoebe Hall-Arnett
4. Natalie Hamlin
5. Emma Waldron
KVAC Class B Boys Soccer All Academic:
1. Holden Nichols
2. Liam O/Malia
Fantastic job everyone!
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Congratulations James Ritter
James recently placed 2nd at the New England Junior PGA golf tournament at Natanis. Outstanding!
Girls Basketball Summer Camp
Dates are July 25-28. More details can be found here.
Booster Club Database
We are asking all our supporters to add their information here: https://forms.gle/Zkq99L4P5v7zb8Tb6
We will use your contact information to:
Promote performances, games and events
Solicit volunteers and donations
Celebrate student achievement
Wrestlers Capture Conference, 2nd at Regionals
Our wrestling team took first place overall at the KVAC championships on February 5th and Head Coach, Rick Kelley, was voted the league's Coach of the Year. The team is sending eight wrestlers to the state meet and took second place overall at the regional championships on February 12th.
Swimmers Take 2nd Place at KVACs
Congratulations to both our boys and girls swimming teams for capturing second place at the KVAC championships on February 7th. Both coaches, Donna Kelley and Bob Winslow were voted coaches of the year!
KVAC All-Academic Seniors at BAHS (winter season)
Congratulations to Reagan Seekins, Ronin Deschamps, Matthew Shelton, Nick Ritchie, Natalie Curry and Anna Pontillo for making the all-conference academic list. Only senior athletes in good standing with a rolling GPA above 90% make the cut.
Swan Lake Ice Fishing Derby
BAHS Booster Club will host an ice fishing fundraiser on Feb 19th and 20th. Tickets are available through Scott Cournoyer <email@example.com> All proceeds will support extracurricular activities.
Camden Snow Bowl Ski/Snowboard Trips Resume
We plan to start up our weekly Wednesday afternoon/evening trips on Wednesday, January 12th. A bus will depart from BAHS at 2:45pm and return approximately 7:30pm. Transportation, tickets and equipment rental fees will be paid by the school.
Beginners are welcome and lessons can be arranged. Students must sign up with Mr. Battani and have a parent permission form on file. Permission forms can be picked up in the high school main office, athletic office or they can be downloaded here. Fall/winter athletes already have a form on file, so no need to submit a new one. Contact Mr. Battani if you have any questions.
We have funding to run seven trips this year and will try to pick the weeks with the best conditions.
New Swimming Practice Schedule Announced
Dear Parents, Swimmers and Coaches,
After carefully reviewing the survey results of all 45 respondents and speaking to the coaches, we have come up with the following 2021-22 practice schedule.
I want to thank all who weighed in on this issue. Many parents and swimmers gave thoughtful and helpful feedback and provided ideas on how to move forward. The comments on the survey were particularly helpful.
Given that our pool is too small to have the entire program train together and that Coach Donna Kelley's work commitments are too important to allow for early practices for the girls, we have the below solution. Many thanks to Coach Bob Winslow for his flexibility, which makes the following possible.
Boys will practice with boys and girls with girls. Bob will coach the early slots and Donna the late slots. Bob will train the divers in the middle session. Days immediately prior to meets, Donna will coach the girls regardless of whether it is early or late and Bob will coach the boys, again regardless of whether it is early or late.
The two teams will alternate the early/late practices by week.
1. equity of practice times and opportunities early/late
2. all swimmers get the benefit of two technical swim coaches
3. improved team camaraderie on the two teams
4. less stress/strain on coaches as mixed gender groups were confusing
5. more time to work on relay exchanges
6. simpler schedule that is easier to understand for families/athletes/coaches, etc
1. the girls' lanes and locker room will be more crowded, but we will take steps to mitigate.
2. less program unity between the genders. If we had a larger pool, we would train all together.
The new schedule has been entered into TeamReach.
-December 12th 2021
Congratulations Madison Shorey
For being named to the Northern New England All-Region Team by the NFHCA. The full list can be found here.
Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting
We will hold a meeting for all parents and athletes in the BAHS gym on Monday, November 8th at 5pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend. We will discuss winter preparation, game and practice schedules, JV and Varsity selections, etc. Masks are required for everyone entering BAHS.
State Cross Country Qualifiers
Belfast Area High School will be represented by four runners at this year's state championships. Meara McVearry, Juniper Fowler, Will Robbins and Westley Dyer have earned this honor after making the cut at last weekend's regional championships. Good luck to Meara, Juniper, Will and Westley this Saturday (October 30th) at the state meet!
All Conference Cross Country
Congratulations to Will Robbins and Westley Dyer for earning all conference KVAC honors this season. Will was selected to the first team and Westley to the second team. Well done!
Pooled Testing Begins
In order to avoid further disruption to our athletic seasons and to in person education, we are strongly encouraging all athletes, whether vaccinated or not, to enroll in our voluntary pooled testing program.
Athletes that participate in testing and are exposed to confirmed positive cases can continue uninterrupted participation in school and sports regardless of their vaccination status as long as their pool tests negative.
Click here to enroll:
Access Code: PYHG3H
You must enroll by noon Wednesday to be included in the November 1st test. We will likely require weekly testing of all athletes at some point in the near future.
All Conferences Senior Athletes
Congratulations to Nicholas Ritchie, Jonah Lovejoy, Elias Howard, Grace Hall, Reagan Seekins, Madison Shorey, Alexia Hopkins, Ana Schortz, Ronin Deschamps, Natalie Curry and Ada Potter for achieving all-conference academic honors this year. The KVAC recognizes all seniors in the conference that have maintained a GPA of 90% or higher while competing. Well done, Seniors!
I am extremely sad to deliver bad news regarding tomorrow's Homecoming football game against Old Town. Due to an overwhelming number of football players under quarantine, we have canceled both the JV and Varsity games with Old Town. These games will not be rescheduled due to insufficient weeks remaining before the playoffs.
Players will return from quarantine on Saturday, October 16th. Consequently, we have rescheduled the home Oceanside Football game for Monday, October 18th at 7pm. This will now be both our Senior Recognition Game and our Homecoming Game.
Players should remain focused during this interruption. We still have games with Oceanside and Winslow to look forward to and the playoffs will follow.
We calculate academic eligibility for athletics eight times per year, at the end each quarter and at progress reports, which falls roughly half way through each quarter. Each of these eight marking periods lasts roughly one month.
In order to be eligible for competition on a BAHS sports team, all athletes must be passing six or more classes at each of these eight marking periods.
Passing six classes each year is absolutely essential as that will keep each student on pace to graduate high school in four years time. Falling behind this pace is great cause for concern. So, when any athlete falls behind, we suspend their eligibility at least until the next marking period.
Athletes that are currently ineligible failed to pass six classes in quarter four of last year. Freshmen and new students start with a clean slate.
The next marking period will end on September 29th. All students should make sure to pass six or more classes on September 29th or they will lose their eligibility until the quarter one grades come out on November 3rd.
Winter tryouts begin on November 22nd. Any student that fails to pass six classes at the end of Q1, will be ineligible for the start of winter sports.
Students that are academically ineligible should still try out for, train and practice with their team as each period of ineligibility should be short-lived and serve as a wake up call that their graduation status is in jeopardy.
Our full academic eligibility policy can be found in our Athletic Handbook at the link above.
Team photos for all fall sports (Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer), will take place on Thursday, September 2nd from 2pm to 3pm in the high school gym. Order forms can be picked up in the high school main office or in the athletics office. Please arrive to the photo shoot dressed with the completed order form.
Covid Protocols (Fall Sports)
Masks will be required in the following ways:
On buses and all school provided transportation
Indoors, bathrooms, locker rooms, etc
When physical distancing is not possible i.e. huddles, chalk talks, etc
Masks are otherwise optional, but every athlete and coach must bring a mask with them to all practices and games. Please keep these in your pocket and readily available at all times.
Additionally, we are requiring the following strategies be followed by all teams:
Each athlete must have their own water bottle that is clearly labeled and not shared. Please bring this bottle full to practice every day. We will limit/control the opportunities to fill these bottles as refilling stations can be a source of virus transmission.
All athletes and must wash hands as often as possible.
All athletes and coaches must self-screen before arriving at practice. If you think you may be sick or are feeling symptoms, please stay home.
There will be no sharing of sports equipment i.e. football helmets, field hockey sticks, etc.
There will be no handshakes or other unnecessary physical contact between players.
I would like to thank everyone for helping limit the spread of this virus.
Fall Tryouts: August 16th
The "hands off" period for all Maine high school athletics starts Monday, August 2nd and runs through August 15th. The next two weeks are a good time for rest, reflection and recharge. Tryouts for all fall sports begin on August 16th.
Every athlete must turn in yearly parent permission forms and updated medical physicals are required every other year. Full details of the paperwork requirements can be found on the forms tab of the BAHS Athletics Page.
We will offer cross country, golf, field hockey, football and soccer this fall. The practice schedules and coach contacts are available in the TeamReach app.
Enjoy the next two weeks. I look forward to seeing everyone at tryouts on the 16th.
Congratulations Madison Shorey
Madison has been recruited to continue her remarkable field hockey career after high school at Converse University! Converse has a long history of excellent in women's athletics and they will be lucky to have Madison contribute to their field hockey program after she completes her senior year for the Lions! We look forward to following her accomplishment next year in South Carolina.
Senior Athletic Awards
We are very proud of all our senior athletes, but would like to take the time and opportunity to recognize the incredible contributions and performances of the following graduating seniors. These four young people added greatly to the BAHS Athletic Department over the past four years. They were helpful to their teammates and coaches and their athletic achievements set fine examples for all our athletes to follow. For 2021, we are proud to award:
Male Service Award: Robert Hicock
Female Service Award: Sadie Wheeler
Male Athlete of the Year: Tanner Veilleux
Female Athlete of the Year: Lillie Mitchell
Lille Mitchell, Lia Frazee, Drew Abelon and Cole Martin were all crowned state champions in Bath on June 5th at the outdoor track and field state meet. In the team results, BAHS girls finished third overall and the boys finished fourth. Excellent conclusion to a great season that saw these teams post an overall 25-1 record in weekly meets and 1st and 2nd place team results in the KVAC championships on May 28th at Messalonskee.
All-Conference Tennis Teams Announced
Congratulations to Hezekiah Agbuya and Madison Farris for being named to the all-conference KVAC team this year. This was a team selected by the KVAC coaches. Well done!
All-Conference Baseball and Softball Teams Announced
Congratulations to Sara Fuller, Alexia Hopkins, Tanner Veilleux, Tommy Walker and Jason Bartlett for being named to the all-conference KVAC team this year. This was a team selected by the KVAC coaches. Well done!
Spring All-KVAC Academic Team
Seniors that compete in interscholastic athletics with a GPA of 90 or higher receive this award. Congratulations to the following: Pietro Bacconi, Caitlin Maddocks, Kyle Agbuya, Ethan Hall, Daniel Snider, Sara Fuller, Lindsey Goughnour, Ella Ardizoni, Hailee Lindelof, Audrey Lagerbom, Jordan Kulbe, Lillie Mitchell, Tommy Walker, Jason Bartlett, Chris Kelley, Matthew LeBlanc and Sawyer Carson. Well done!
New School Record!
Congratulations Lia Frazee for breaking the school record in the Pole Vault today at Nokomis. Her jump of 10'7" is the highest in Belfast Area High School's history. The jump can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/lC-EjJvQf3Q
Congratulations Madison Farris and Kyle Agbuya
Madison and Kyle won their brackets and the regional tennis singles qualifiers last Saturday in Bangor and now both players advance to statewide singles competition.
Congratulations Lia Frazee
Lia broke a 21 year old school record in the high jump at the Messalonskee track and field meet on April 23rd with a jump of 5'4". This was the first meet in two years and a great start to the season! Good luck to Lia and the rest of the track and field athletes as we work towards the state meet.
New School Record!
Congratulations to Maeve Littlefield for setting a new school record in the 50 Free at the recent KVAC virtual swimming championships. Her time 26.04 broke the previous record of 26.16 held by Morgan Fernald. It is especially remarkable to set a school record in a school with such a long history of success in swimming. What is even more remarkable is that Maeve is a freshman and set this record in a virtual heat that was uncontested.
KVAC Swim Champs!
Congratulations to the boys swim team for capturing the KVAC swimming championships this season. This is their 18th title in the last 30 years.
The team was led by these stellar performances
Lincoln Graf 200 IM 1st Team KVAC
Brigham Graf 50 Free 2nd Team KVAC
Tanner Carson 100 Fly 2nd Team KVAC
Brigham Graf 100 Free 1st Team KVAC
Ronin Deschamps, Sawyer Carson, Lincoln Graf, Brigham Graf 200 Free Relay 1st Team KVAC
Tanner Carson, Sawyer Carson, Lincoln Graf and Brigham Graf 400 Free Relay 1st Team KVAC
KVAC Swim Runners Up
Congratulations to our girls swim team for coming second place as a team in this year's KVAC swimming championships. The team was lead by stellar performances from
Maeve Littlefield 50 Free 2nd Team KVAC
Maeve Littlefield 100 Fly 2nd Team KVAC
Sadie Wheeler 100 Free 2nd Team KVAC
Maeve Littlefield, Jordan Kulbe, Sadie Wheeler and Danielle Hicock 200 Free Relay 2nd Team KVAC
All Conference Academic Athletes
Congratulations to the follow student-athletes for achieving all-conference honors this season:
Jordan Kulbe, Grace Littlefield, Sadie Wheeler, Pietro Bacconi, Lindsey Goughnour, Lille Mitchell, Hailee Lindelof, Audrey Lagerbom, Steven Friel, Jason Bartlett, Matthew LeBlanc, Ethan Hall, Chris Kelley, Tommy Walker and Sawyer Carson. These are senior student-athletes that have achieved a 90% cumulative GPA or higher.
Congratulations Jason Bartlett
Congratulations to Belfast Area High School Senior, Jason Bartlett for being selected to the McDonald's State All-Star team this season. According to the current head of the organization, Jason is only the fourth athlete from Belfast to be selected. Three former Belfast Lions basketball players have held this honor, John Cox (1994), Chad Larrabee (1996), and Chad Kosmo (2001).
Bartlett averaged 21.5 points per game this year and made 21 three-pointers in the 12 games. He also led the league in Free Throw percentage with an incredible 91.7 %. Jason managed to collect 954 career points even in the schedule-reduced season.
Jason has been a three year captain, Team Most Valuable Player, and earned KVAC All-Academic honors. Other Seniors on the team earning KVAC All-Academic honors were, Tommy Walker, Chris Kelley, Matt LeBlanc, Steven Friel and Ethan Hall.
Jason Bartlett and Chris Kelley are selected to play in a mid-coast pod all-star game this Friday, coached by their regular season coach, Marty Messer. -April 2nd 2021
Congratulations Jason Bartlett!
Jason was just named Male Athlete of the Week by Eastern Maine Sports for leading the Lions to two wins this week with an average of 29 points per game. The full article can be found here. -posted January 25th 2021
Live Stream Basketball
We will live stream all home basketball games this year. Our full basketball schedule can be found at the link below and on the athletics page of the BAHS website.
To access our home live streaming follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV2V_QmguuA
For away games, schools are live streaming with a combination of YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, the NFHS Network and a few others. I have placed those links on our game schedule. Just click the camera icon to pull up the livestream.
Please let me know right away if any of these links are broken so that I can fix them/replace/delete them. -posted January 10th 2021 and updated January 31st
To all Athletes and their Parents
Our primary form of communication for sports this season will be TeamReach. This is a phone-based app. Please download and install it by going to the App Store or Google Play Store. It is completely free of charge. You'll need to get the team code before you'll be allowed into your group. You can get these codes from any coach or ask in the athletic office or main office of the high school. Each team has their own group.
We would like all parents and athletes to join these groups. This is where we are posting practice schedules, bus times, game updates, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
-posted December 14th 2020
Winter Sports Begin!
Team meetings will take place next week to kick off all our winter sports programs. At the meetings, students will receive information about practice and competitions schedules, team rules, etc. All meetings will take place in the high school gym.
Monday, December 7th
2:30-3:30 Girls Basketball
4:30-5:30 Boys Swimming
5:30-6:30 Girls Swimming
Tuesday, December 8th
2:30-3:30 Boys Basketball
3:30-4:30 Competition Cheer
Winter Sports Sign Ups -posted November 5th
It is time to sign up for winter sports. While we don't know exactly what the season will look like, we believe we will be allowed some sort of season in all sports. Some sports will compete interscholastically while others might run on an intramural basis only. At BAHS, our winter sports are: basketball, competition cheer, indoor track and field, swimming and wrestling.
If you wish to join a team, please sign up ASAP. Sign up sheets are outside the high school main office. Sign ups will close on Friday, November 13th.
We will begin preseason training on Monday, November 16th.
Fall Seasons Have Ended
-Friday, October 23rd
Due to the continuing outbreak in our area, the Maine Department of Education designated Waldo County yellow this morning.
Under state guidelines, all inter-scholastic sports must stop if a county goes yellow.
The state will keep Waldo County yellow for a minimum of 14 days.
We have had an unusual fall season in which our athletes and coaches have shown incredible resiliency. Given the situation, we have accomplished a lot so far this year and I’m proud to be a part of this program.
Sadly, our fall seasons are now finished and it is time to pivot to something else. We do not yet know what we will be allowed for winter sports, so we are planning to open intramural programs, our weight room, swimming pool and gym as soon as possible.
Suspended Sports Programs until Monday, October 26th
There are now 46 active cases of covid in Waldo county, 11 of these were reported by the CDC Monday, October 19th.
Everyone, please be careful out there and help stop the spread. Keep distance, wash hands, keep track of your whereabouts and limit unnecessary contacts.
Due to this spike, we are suspending all sports from October 16-25th. We will reschedule all the postponed games as soon as possible. All practices have been cancelled.
We plan to fully resume our sports programs on Monday, October 26th.
All Conference Honors Awarded
Congratulations to 23 Lions for achieving KVAC all-conference academic honors! Tip your hats to Jason Bartlett, Steven Friel, Lindsey Goughnour, Sawer Carson, Hailee Lindelhof, Christopher Kelley, Joshua Fairbrother, Matthew LeBlanc, Kiara Doolen, Thomas Walker, Sarah Woods, Sarah, Fuller, Emily Woods, Jordan Kulbe, Summer Deans, Ethan Hall, Audrey Lagerbom, Sadie Wheeler, Lillie Mitchell, Daniel Snider, Amelia Jacobson, Caitlin Maddocks and Hannah Littlefield.
BAHS Golf Completes Outstanding Season
Congratulations to the BAHS golf team on finishing 8th overall in Class B at the 2020 state championship meet at Natanis.
Well done Tommy Walker, Thomas Parker and James Ritter for achieving all KVAC golf honors! Well done!
Congratulations to the BAHS Golf Team for qualifying for team and individual state championships at Natanis. Our top five golfers all made the cut. Kudos to Thomas Parker, Tommy Walker, James Ritter, K.J. Payson and Hagen Chase and good luck at the championships!
You can find our schedules, rosters, scores/standing and coaches at the links below.