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.