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Windjammers, Mariners, Lions, Panthers, Mustangs honored by KVAC

By Staff | Apr 01, 2021

Augusta — The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference unveiled its all-conference and all-academic selections for 2020-21 winter sports, as Knox, Waldo and Lincoln county student-athletes are spotlighted for efforts in the realm of athletics and classroom.

The KVAC singled out dozens throughout a myriad of sports, including cheer, skiing, basketball, swimming, indoor track and ice hockey. Wrestling, along with indoor track, was not held this year due to the pandemic.

However, with this winter significantly different than others due to COVID-19, some sports did not chose all-conference players, only all-academic.

“That is a result of the changes in scheduling brought on by the pandemic," said Doran Strout, league secretary/treasurer.

“Some of the schools played only a couple KVAC schools while filling their schedules with cross-conference opponents,” he said. “In some cases, coaches named their own regional all stars in the umbrellas of coaches associations. The athletic administrators of the KVAC feel it vital, now more than ever, to recognize our student-athletes for their accomplishments.”

Student-athletes from Belfast Area High School, Camden Hills Regional High School of Rockport, Oceanside High School of Rockland, Medomak Valley High School of Waldoboro and Mount View High School of Thorndike were among the athletes recognized.

The following official information is from the league and includes a recap of area athletes listed all-conference or all-academic. If a student-athlete's name is omitted, contact the school athletic director, who will convey that information to the KVAC for an update:

Class B cheering

All-academic — Mount View’s Jensen Aspinall.

Girls skiing

Alpine first team — Camden Hills’ Lily Stowe and Abigail Williams.

Nordic second team — Camden Hills’ Allison Gill.

All-academic — Camden Hills’ Delia Cognard, Julianna Day, Alley Johnson, Lillian Nelson and Claire Wyman.

Class B girls swimming

First team — Belfast’s Maeve Littlefield, Sadie Wheeler, Jordan Kulbe and Danielle Hicock; and Camden Hills’ Sarah Van Lonkhuyzen, Sadie Woodruff, Phoebe Root, Lily Mott and Elena D’Antonio.

All-academic — Belfast’s Jordan Kulbe, Grace Littlefield and Sadie Wheeler; and Camden Hills’ Sofia Mott and Phoebe Root.

Class B boys indoor track

All-academic — Belfast’s Pietro Bacconi.

Class B girls basketball

All-academic — Belfast’s Lindsey Goughnour, Lillie Mitchell and Hailee Lindelof; Medomak Valley’s Emma Kunesh and Abby Lash; Mount View’s Lydia Bryant; and Oceanside’s Grace Woodman.

Class B girls indoor track

All-academic — Belfast’s Audrey Lagerbom.

Class A boys basketball

All-academic — Camden Hills Skye Abaldo, Obediah Miller and Aiden Schecter.

Class B boys basketball

All-academic — Belfast’s Steven Friel, Jason Bartlett, Matthew LeBlanc, Ethan Hall, Chris Kelley and Tommy Walker; Medomak Valley’s Parker Morrison; Mount View’s Joe Grassi and Sean Raven; and Oceanside’s Nathan Coombs, Everett Allyn, Elliot Lucier and Landdon Willis.

Class B ice hockey

All-academic — Camden Hills’ Nolan Delehey, Charlie Griebel and Caroline Contento.

Alpine boys skiing

First team — Camden Hills’ Devon Smith and Brit Lafiura.

Second team — Camden Hills’ Rhys White.

All-academic — Camden Hills’ Ian Orsmond and Elias Porter.

Class B boys swimming

First team — Belfast’s Lincoln Graf, Brigham Graf, Tanner Carson, Ronin Deschamps and Sawyer Carson; and Camden Hills’ Tor Denny, Angus Carter, Lane Cortese and Oliver Worner.

All-academic — Belfast’s Sawyer Carson; and Camden Hills’ Angus Carter, Lane Cortese and Ryan O’Farrell.

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