2017-18 Sun Journal swimming capsules

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Edward Little Red Eddies

Coach: Scott Morrison (16th year)

Conference: KVAC; Class: A

Last year’s results: KVAC Girls 6th, Girls Class A states 19th, KVAC Boys 6th , Boy’s Class A States tied 20th

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Returning athletes: Boys: Juniors — Noah Davis, Juwan Dube, Jon Martinez-Pena, Donovan Shaw, Brendan Whitman; Girls: Seniors — Maddie Hopping; Juniors — Izzy Asselin, Leila Chirayath, Olivia Dubois, Abby Fisher, Abby Hart; Sophomores — Courtney Beaudoin.

Key losses: Boys: Cam Breton, Logan Bryant, Kameron Robert Morin, Brandon Paradis Girls: Maggie Chirayath, Corryn Lachance, Dee Legere, Mary Philbrick, Lily Russell, Ava Weaver.

Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Jack Hart, Konnor Simpson; Girls: Sophomores — Anyssa Logan; Freshmen — Izzy Bellefleur, Emma Hefty, Samantha Poirier, Marley Powers, and Veydah Ray.

Season outlook: The Edward Little swim team has lost significant numbers to graduation the past five seasons. The EL girls will be in rebuilding mode this year with some very strong freshmen. The girls will be led by the lone senior, Hopping, and a strong group of juniors: Leila Chirayath, Olivia Dubois, Abby Fisher, and Abby Hart. The EL boys will once again be led Brendan Whitman, Noah Davis, and Donovan Shaw and with the addition of two new freshman will hope to repeat the success of last season.

Leavitt Hornets

Coach: Scott Morrison (10 years)

Conference: KVAC; Class: A

Last year’s results: Girls: KVAC eighth place , State Class A 27th place

Returning athletes: Girls: Junior — Jenna Boucher.

Key losses: Julia Labbe, Bri Noniewicz, and Alana Hartford

Season outlook: Unfortunately the Leavitt girls graduated three of four from last year’s team. The final remaining swimmer, Jenna Boucher, will score individual points at the KVAC conference championship meet and should score points at the Class A State meet.

Lisbon High School Greyhounds

Coach: Scott Morrison (eight years)

Conference: none; Class: A

Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Garrett Perron

Season outlook: Lisbon returns to high school swim arena, as Garrett Perron will represent the Greyhounds in individual events hoping to qualify for the Class A state meet.

Lewiston Blue Devils

Coach: Troy Boutin (Fourth year)

Conference: KVAC; Class: A

Last year’s results: KVAC – Boys fifth/Girls fourth ; Class A States – Boys 10th/Girls 14th

Returning athletes: Boys: Juniors — Kwesi Akuffo-Anoff, Hayden Bavis, Justin Ouellette; Sophomores — Dominic Daigle, Lucas Duncan, Elijah Escobar; Girls: Seniors — Julia Chabot, Esther Eseka, Elizabeth McNally, Kaitlyn Reny; Juniors — Brooke Cloutier, Ashley Cronkhite, Bethany Dube, Bethany, Abbie Howe, Megan St. Cyr, Abigail Small, Sophia Turgeon; Sophomores — Natalie Adams, Lauryn Griffey-Parks, Sheinah Ineza, Kenzie Langley, Melina Masseli.

Key losses: Boys — Bryce Cloutier, Bryce, Matt Forgues, Asier Garcinuno, Ian Hussey, Dalton Wing; Girls — Bailey Charest.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Seniors — Jayden Hill; Juniors — Zachary Morin; Sophomore — Jordan Carter; Freshman — Caleb Suli; Girls: Seniors — Jenna Burton; Juniors — Haileigh Simpson-Farrell; Freshmen — Kate Bilodeau, Anna Legare.

Season outlook: Lewiston is large swim team and looking better than it has as a whole since Boutin started coaching. They have strong returning swimmers that will earn points for the team with strong finishes in many events throughout the season. They also have the best looking group of newcomers that Boutin has seen. 

St. Dom’s Saints

Coach: William McCorkle (First year)

Conference: SMAA; Class: B

Returning Athletes: Boy: Juniors — Alex Cote, Connor Emmons, Sophomores: Andy Dolci; Girls: Sophomores — Molly Myrick.

Promising Newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Ethan Rombalski, Gage Smith ; Girls: Freshman — Madison Tyus.

Season Outlook: Small but mighty, the St Dom’s swim team is an enthusiastic team ready to take on anything. Looking forward to personal bests, continual improvement and building the team with a new coach.

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