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Considering 8-Man Football Program

posted Dec 20, 2019, 9:05 AM by Floyd Wygant

Waterville Senior High School will be conducting a meeting to discuss the potential of Waterville participating in 8-man football starting in the fall of 2020.  With continued low participation numbers, lack of sub-varsity competitive opportunities, and safety concerns, the school is in support of competing in 8-man football to ensure a positive experience for our student-athletes as well as ensuring we can continue to sustain a high school football program.

Coaches, players, and parents from current 8-man football schools of Mt. Ararat and Maranacook have been invited to attend this meeting to share their experiences in this past year's inaugural 8-man season in the State of Maine.

This meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 6th at 630pm at the Waterville Senior High School Media Center and is open to all interested in attending.

Brian Laramee, Ph.D.
Waterville Senior High School
1 Brooklyn Avenue
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-2751 ext. 4706
Fax: (207) 873-7058 

Sports Round-Up Oct 29th

posted Oct 29, 2019, 8:51 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 29, 2019, 5:26 PM ]

Congratulations to the boys cross country team for their terrific showing at Northern Maine Regionals. State meet qualifiers and their regional finishes are: Joseph Morin (26th), Andrew Turlo (14th) and Noah Koch (10th).  The state meet is Saturday, November 2nd @ Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland.

Congratulations to the girls cross country team for punching their team ticket to the state meet! Regional finishers were Taylor Dunn (55th), Keya Amundsen (40th), AnnMarie Limberger (26th), Surya Amundsen (20th) and Abby Williams (5th). The state meet is Saturday, November 2nd at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. Ted Brown


The girls soccer team will host MCI in a Class B North Girls Soccer Quarterfinal Playoff game on Tuesday, 10/29 at 3 pm at Messalonskee High School on the turf field.

The admission fee is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for students.

Parking is located behind Messalonskee High School where their student parking lot is.  There will be signs directing fans where to park.

Good luck to girls soccer!


Coach Casavant will open and supervise the weight rooms for students wanting to prepare for their winter athletic seasons Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 245-415pm starting on Monday, October 28 until the start of the winter athletic season.


The girls soccer team has earned the number two seed in postseason and will host MCI in a Class B North Quarterfinal Playoff game on Tuesday at 3pm. The game is scheduled to be played at Webber but should the field be too wet, the Messalonskee High School turf field has been secured as a back-up. Best of luck to the girls soccer team!

The boys soccer team saw its season come to an end on Saturday evening as Foxcroft Academy prevailed in the Class B North Preliminary Playoff game at Thomas College. The Panthers were down 3-0 at half but fought their way back, dominating the second half of play, scoring two goals but were unable to secure the third goal in regulation to tie it up.

Heidi Bernier


Golf Honors & Championship - Team 7th and Individuals 2nd & 22nd

posted Oct 15, 2019, 4:43 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 7:35 AM ]

First, coaching honors; our own Mr. Khristian Clement was named KVAC Class B North Coach of the Year! This is so well deserved for Coach Clement's work this year, and all the team-building he's done in previous years. 

Next, team results; the State Championships were held at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro on Oct 5th.  Again, our golf team made us proud, finishing 7th out of 12 teams at the Golf Class B State Championship!  Brandon Bearce and Owen Evans also qualified for the MPA State Individual Championships on Saturday, 10/12 at Natanis!

To see how our team members scored, click on this link:

And, finally individual honors; after qualifying the week before, Brandon Bearce and Owen Evans had good a good day at the MPA Individual Golf Championships on Saturday, Oct 12th!

Congratulations to Brandon and Owen for great season-ending performances at the MPA Individual Golf Championships at Natanis. Brandon tied for SECOND place in Class B and Owen tied for 22nd.

 Congratulations to both as well as our entire golf team and coaches on a great season!!

Great job Panthers!!

Heidi Bernier

Athletic Director

MPA Golf Team State Championship

posted Oct 4, 2019, 8:18 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 8:19 AM ]

MPA Golf Graphic

If you want to follow the MPA Golf Team State Championships on Saturday at Natanis Golf Course, you can click on the Class B online link below to follow the Panthers!

Good luck to our golf team this weekend!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

Tennis News

posted Jun 4, 2019, 9:49 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Jun 5, 2019, 7:47 AM ]

UPDATE: After their surprise upset beating Caribou last Saturday, the  varsity girls tennis team advance to the Regional Championship on Tuesday at Bates. 
The girls fought hard and came up a bit short against Erskine Academy in the Regional Final, 3-2.

What a great season for the girls—we are very proud of your Regional Runner-Up title!!
Northern Regional B: Runners-Up 2019
Regional Girls Championship photo

- June 4, 2019-

Tennis Team Photos
Congratulations to the boys and girls tennis teams on great seasons.  The Panther boys and girls traveled to Caribou to take on the undefeated and top-seeded Vikings.  The boys came up short losing 4-1.  The girls were victorious and won 3-2.  The girls advance to the Regional Championship which will be played on Tuesday, June 4th at Bates College at 12:45 pm.

Good luck to the varsity girls tennis team!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

Go Panthers!

High School Sports Network Carries Maine Basketball Championship Tournament

posted Feb 15, 2019, 7:55 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 7:55 AM ]

If you can't make it to tonight's game, or any game thereafter, you can watch the Waterville girls tonight, through the NFHS network.  There is a minimal fee.

Go Panthers!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

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Great Things to Shout About - Basketball, Swimming and Indoor Track & Field

posted Feb 11, 2019, 9:54 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 9:55 AM ]

On Saturday, Feb 9, our Indoor Track & and Field Team and the Waterville-Winslow Swim Team had great performances at their respective KVAC Championship Meets:

In Indoor Track,
The boys placed 7th.  Ethan Nurick won the Boys Triple Jump and was runner-up in the Boys Long Jump. Ethan Nurick's winning triple jump mark is a new KVAC record. 
The girls placed 3rd: Tiamara Bell won the Girls High Jump and was 3rd in the Girls Hurdles. Hailey Ruest tied for 6th in the Girls High Jump. Lauren Pinnette won the Girls Hurdles. Sarah Cox won the Girls Shot Put, Jennasea Hubbard placed 3rd in the Girls Shot Put, and Corinne Rodgers placed 7th in the Girls Shot Put. Sophia Poole won the Girls 400m.
Other top 7 finishers include:  Kody Vallee, 400 meters, 7th,  Zac McAllister, 800 meters, 6th, and Girls Long Jump:  3rd Timara Bell, 4th Sophia Poole, 5th Jess Bazakas
Indoor Track and Field athletes: Jess Bazakas, Joely Bell, Timara Bell, Gavyn Brown, Madison Brown, Amaryllis Charles, Logan Courtois, Sarah Cox, Lilyan Foster, Evelyn Fuentes, Olivia Gervais, Ryan Gilman, Jaden Grazulis, Eleora Haviland, Jennasea Hubbard, Keona Jeror, Brooklynn Lagueux, Peter Lai, Zackary McAllister, Joseph Morin, Declan Murphy, Julian Nabarowsky, Ethan Nurick, Lauren Pinnette, Sophia Poole, Kai Rabideau, Corinne Rogers, Hailey Ruest, Amna Sheikh, Kody Vallee, and Kara Worthen. 
Girl High
Girl Shot
Boy Triple
Top Left - Clockwise:
Girls High Jump #6 Hailey Ruest, 2022; #1 (and KVAC meet record jump of 5'2") Timara Bell, 2020
Girls Shot Put #6 Corinne Rogers 2020; #3 Jennasea Hubbard 2019; #1 Sarah Cox 2019 (Sarah had the best throw of any HS girl in Maine, all classes with her 39'-01.25"....and that's not even her PR).
Girls 400m dash #1 Sophia Poole, 2020
Boys Triple Jump, #1 (and KVAC meet record jump of 41'-10.75") Ethan Nurick, 2019.

In swimming,
The boys placed 2nd (only 5 points behind Brunswick) and were named KVAC Runners-Up for Class A!!!  The boys broke the 200 medley relay record with a time of 1:46.0: Zach LaFlamme, Eric Booth, Carter Jones, and Jake Witham.
The girls placed 5th. New team records include: Carter Jones broke the 100 fly record by almost a full second with a  time of 55.00. The girls broke both the old Waterville and Winslow 200 free relay record with a time of 1:48.47: Leah Shoulta, Emma Farnham, Elyse St. Pierre, and Ebba Heaton-Jones.

2018-2019 Swim Team member: Estephanie Baez Vazquez, Sarah Barre, Kevin Chen, Randi Gurski, Ebba Heaton-Jones, Carter Jones, Meghan McNeil, Sarah McNeil, David Ramgren, Alexander Renaud, Leah Shoulta, Miranda Troy, Zoey Trussell, Molly Wasilewski, and Mya Wasilewski.

Swim Team

Congratulations to both teams!!!
Heidi Bernier
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools (207) 873-7050

Girls Basketball Honor A Special Person

Tonight the Waterville Girls Basketball program honored Coach Dan Cosgrove for his commitment and dedication to girls basketball in Waterville. Coach Cosgrove has been coaching since 1973. The girls basketball players presented Coach C with a seat cover with his name on it emphasizing that he will ALWAYS have a chair in our gym!
Girls BBall with Dan Cosgrove 

2018-2019 Girls Basketball:  Sadie Garling, Keira Gilman, Lindsay Given, Jaclyn Gray, Hannah LeClair, Gabriella Maines, Madeleine Martin, Coltrane McRae, Jayda Murray, Belen Ramiro Gonzalez, Abigail Saucier, Caitlyn Smith, Paige St. Pierre, Kali Thompson, Marie Violette, Avery Willett, and Sadie Works.  

Swim Team Has Record Breaking Night Friday

posted Feb 4, 2019, 9:29 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 11:45 AM ]

Record Breakers

Coach Justin Giroux, Molly Wasilewsk, Ebba Heaton Jones, Eric Booth, Emma Farnham, Leah Shoulta and coach Lindsey Bates
record breakers and coaches

Our Waterville-Winslow swim team had a great night this past Friday, Feb 1, against rival Messalonskee.   The girls lost but did a truly wonderful job against a talented team with superior numbers. The boys won by one point!

Leah Shoulta set two individual records. She achieved her goal of getting the 200 IM record with a time of 2:18.46. She also beat her old record in the 100 back with a time of 1:04:46. 

The girls broke the longstanding 400 free relay with a time of 4:03.63. The order of that relay was: Molly Wasilewski, Ebba Heaton-Jones, Emma Farnham, Leah Shoulta.

Winslow swimmer Eric Booth broke the Winslow 100 fly record with a time of 58:04.

Congratulations to Coach Giroux and our swim team for an outstanding regular season!  Good luck at the KVAC Championship on Saturday!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award Recipients Announced for High School and College Soccer

posted Jan 10, 2019, 10:59 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 8:07 AM ]

Updated: 2-7-19:
Team at State House
In a special day for Waterville Girls Soccer, Maine legislators rose to recognize this singular accomplishment at the State House.  Applause, pronouncements, and a  declaration honored the team's fabulous season and remarkable character were raised from the floor to the team in the gallery above.  Follow this link for the WABI-TV coverage: 

As expressed by WSHS library technician Robin Duplessis, "This group of young women are not just winners on the field, they are winners in life. The integrity and dignity with which they conducted themselves demonstrate this is not just by the measure of this award.  The manner in which they conduct themselves on a daily basis, even when no one is there to witness them, is the true measure of integrity.  Each one of the young ladies in this group has integrity and a winning attitude." Congratulations Coach Sergenian and all the members of the soccer team.

Team with Rep White

Pictured above team photo with Maine House Representative Bruce White (Dist 109) and the award certificate.

United Soccer Coaches logo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 2018) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Wednesday the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award recipients for high school and college soccer programs competing in the fall season. Today’s awards recognize a total of 167 teams across the country for exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game.

Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award
High School Boys & Girls Complete list

The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to United Soccer Coaches members at four levels. Teams honored at the platinum level went an entire season without a player or coach receiving a yellow card or red card. Teams honored at the gold (1-10%), silver (11-30%) and bronze (31-50%) levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players/coaches divided by the team’s total number of games played.

The seven college teams in the platinum category will be formally acknowledged at the College Coaches Awards Reception on Jan. 10 at the Chicago Marriott Marquis Great Lakes Ballroom in conjunction with the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention. The 12 high school teams receiving platinum distinction will be honored at the High School Coaches Breakfast on Jan. 12 in the same location.

United Soccer Coaches will announce additional high school Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2018-19 school year at the conclusion of the winter and spring seasons.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game.

United Soccer Coaches works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community.


Congratulations to the Waterville Senior High School Girls Soccer team for being selected as one of twelve schools nationally to receive the United Soccer Coaches Platinum Award for Ethics and Sportsmanship for the Fall 2018 season.  WSHS was the only Maine school on the list!  
Go Panthers!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

Outstanding and well deserved!!!

Joe Haney
Assistant Principal

Soccer Preliminary Playoff Games

posted Oct 24, 2018, 5:49 PM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 25, 2018, 7:01 AM ]

Boys Soccer Preliminary Playoff Game Ends 1-3

By: Charlie Haberstock

At 3:00 last Friday afternoon, the boys’ soccer team faced the Brewer Witches in the Preliminary Playoff round of the Class B North conference. The team fought hard but eventually fell short, losing 1-3. Although Waterville outshot Brewer 29-9, it’s the shots that make the net that count. “We had plenty of opportunities, but we just couldn’t find the back of the net as they did,” says Josiah Bloom, who played 78 minutes on Friday. Bloom credits the Brewer goalie’s impressive performance for the loss, saying he read the shots extremely well. Even though Waterville didn’t come home victorious, the team still has a lot to be proud of. This game marks the end of an impressive season from a talented soccer team.

Conrad Ayers hits the ground in a game against Winslow this year

Photo courtesy of Central Maine news

Class B Girls Soccer Prelim

By: Elliot Demo

Saturday, October 20th, 2018: Waterville Panthers11th seed girls soccer team traveled to play the sixth-seeded Oceanside Mariners in Class B North prelims. The girls played their hearts into overtime coming up short 2-1 in overtime. The Lady Panthers finished off there season with a 7-0-8 (w-t-l) season. Saturday's game brought a goal from Sophomore; Paige St. Pierre, and Goalie,  Sophomore; Jacie Richards had five saves. Although the Purple Panthers fell short, don’t expect any less of them next year as they work through the summer to come back stronger and ready to take on the 2019 fall season.

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Waterville Senior; Lily Foster defends the ball in early season game against Mount View Mustangs.

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Giggey-Boston

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