Category Archives: Sports

EL Alum Rolls into Collegiate Bowling

Class of 2014 alum Brandon Dubuc bowls at the collegiate level for the University of Pikesville in Kentucky.

Class of 2014 alum Brandon Dubuc bowls at the collegiate level for the University of Pikesville in Kentucky.

By Avery Goulding, ’19

Four years, four seasons, yet it only took one year of teamwork, confidence and passion to set Brandon Dubuc’s goal for a lifetime. Dubuc, a 2014 ELHS alumnus and current student at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, recently shared his long road to collegiate bowling.

Dubuc knew he wanted to carry bowling with him for the rest of his life after just one season in the EL bowling program, which is united with Lewiston, Leavitt, and Lisbon. “We came from four different high schools,” Dubuc said, “and we all fit together really well.”

Eddies Rally for the Success of 2016 Winter Sports

by Sydnee Harris, ’16

The Eddies have had a fantastic winter season.

A pep rally was held last Friday to congratulate and highlight our teams’ many successes, including the Girl’s Indoor Track state championship, a state championship game for Girls Basketball (which ultimately lost and placed second), a first place title in KVAC Class A slalom skiing by senior Brooke Lever, a first place title in KVACs for Girls Alpine Skiing, a state championship for boys alpine skiing, boys and girls state titles in slalom for sophomore Maxx Bell and senior Brooke Lever, respectively, and a semifinalist slot for the Boys Hockey team. During the rally, the Unified Basketball Team, which blends regular education and special education students, played and won an exhibition game against the Girls Basketball Team.

 

ELHS Favorite Panthers Lose Super Bowl

by Abdifitah Hussein, ’19

Josh Norman cries at the end of Super Bowl 50 (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez).

Josh Norman cries at the end of Super Bowl 50 (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez).

On Sunday, Feb. 7, the 17-1 Carolina Panthers, lead by their young and energetic quarterback Cam Newton, faced off against Peyton Manning and the 14-4 Denver Broncos and ultimately lost the game 10-24. The Denver Broncos won behind their top-ranked defense, which held the league’s top scoring offense to only 10 points and forced four turnovers. 

Lunchbox Fund Scores with Student Teacher Basketball Game

By Haley Knowlton, ’17

The Lunch Box Fund, a student group that raises funding to send school meals to students in Africa, put on a basketball fundraiser Friday night and raised $275 for the organization.

English teacher Jennifer Braunfels, the staff advisor to the Lunch Box Fund, headed up the search to find staff members and students to participate with all proceeds going to the organization.

“It was easy to recruit players for both teams. I just had to send an email to all of the staff and the students heard about it over the announcements along with word of mouth. We had about thirty kids sign up who wanted to play,” Braunfels said.

EL Shut Out by St. Dom’s in Playoffs

Danica Nadeau, ’15

Last time the Edward Little High School and Saint Dominic Academy hockey teams battled, the outcome wasn’t as important. However, this time around the stakes were huge. The winner of this game would progress to the Eastern Maine Title championship game, against Lewiston, and the other team would pack their skates away until next year.

On Valentine’s Day, the first time the Red Eddies and Saints met, both teams battled for four periods, until St. Dom’s buried an overtime goal for a 4-3 victory.

The second time around, the game wasn’t even close, and the Eddies lost 0-4.

Blue Devils Eek Out Win Over Eddies

Edward Little played the Lewiston Blue Devils on October 25. The Blue Devils scored early in the first quarter, but Edward Little came back to lead throughout the first half. Penalty flags flew in the third quarter against the Red Eddies and, late in the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils scored the winning touchdown, squeaking out a 20-19 win.

Blowin’ in the Wind: Waterville Relays

The Edward Little track team persevered through cold, windy weather on April 24 to compete at the Waterville Relays. The effort paid off, though as the boys team came in third, out of 14 teams, with 99 points, while the girls came in second, with 99 points as well.

 

Sheldon Goes Out With A Bang!

EL senior Sheldon Bang wrestles Dakota Jacques from Mountain Valley, Dec. 14, 2013, in the 138lb weight class. – Photo Courtesy of Sheldon Bang

Sheldon Bang, senior at Edward Little High School, ended his final wrestling season with his 100th match victory on Jan. 15, and on Feb. 15 he became the Class A State Champion.

Bang has been wrestling on and off for around nine years, five of them with a youth wrestling program and the other four high school. “I love the competition. No other sport matters as much on an individual level as wrestling does, in my opinion,” Bang said. “When it comes to performance it’s just your skill against the other opponents skill, your success doesn’t depends on how well the rest of the team performs.”

Sheldon, along with his brothers Steven, Shawn, and Skyler, started wrestling as child. “We all started wrestling at the young age, following in our father’s footsteps who also wrestled in high school,” Bang said. 

Student Safety Worth Less Than Sports Glory?

by Alex Lally, ’14

Last Saturday, the Edward Little High School track & field team had a track meet at Colby College in Waterville and it was the worst Saturday of my life. When I woke up, I thought the meet was going to be cancelled due to rain and icy roads.

However, I got a text from my coach saying the meet was still on. Washington St. was covered in ice and my car was sliding all over the road. Our bus was ten minutes late and five of our guys couldn’t show up due to bad roads.

Spotlight on Sports: EL Track Doesn’t Hibernate This Winter

The Edward Little Boys and Girls Track Team didn’t rest this winter break, with a pair of meets at Bowdoin over the two week stretch. At the New Year’s Eve meet, the boys placed first and the girls placed sixth. At the Jan. 4 meet, the boys placed second and the girls placed fourth.