High school fall sports

Lion boys soccer deemed best sports in Class B North

By Staff | Nov 07, 2017
Courtesy of: Jill Diffin Belfast boys soccer team members and their sportsmanship banner include, front from left, Lincoln Graf, Skyler Perkins, Sam Davis, Noah Robbins, Cole Martin, Brandon Cournoyer, Matt Kelley, Thaun Pham, Josh Chun and Kyle Agbuya; and back, Ethan Hall, Logan McHaney, Max Lewis, Bas Wiedemeijer, Chase Sanders, Evan Kennedy, Sam Spectre, Caleb Hall-Arnett, coach Kevin Coombs and Luke Hamlin. Not pictured are assistant coaches Ted Rakis, Yanni Rakis and Chris LaValle and players Vincent Bonarrigo, Lucas Frazee, Sylas Skinner and Arthur Sollitt.

Belfast — The Belfast Area High School boys soccer team had a tough season in terms of notches in the win column.

However, what the Lions lacked in victories, they made up for in sportsmanship — and were recently recognized for those efforts.

The Lions earned the Class B North Sportsmanship Banner — awarded annually by the Maine Principals’ Association — and received it at the state Class B championship games on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Portland.

“This year's group worked from the beginning of the season to the end on being gentlemen and representing the high school and their community with the highest level of integrity,” said Belfast coach Kevin Coombs. “I am so proud of all of the athletes who accepted the challenge and continued to hold themselves to a high standard even through adversity. The team thanks the coaches, referees and athletic directors who considered our actions and efforts worthy of this honor.”

This season, the Lions amassed a 2-11-1 record and finished 19th in Class B North, but fell short of the postseason.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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