School Accreditation

The school accreditation is coming up. The accreditation committee will be arriving October 30th and be staying until November 2nd. The NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation is for the school to be reviewed by an outside, non-bias organization.  They will be shadowing students on and off on Monday and Tuesday. There are seven standards: curriculum, instruction, assessment of and for student learning, core values and beliefs, school culture and leadership, school resources for learning, and community resources for learning. The school needs to show evidence of those seven standards in order to be accredited. Our school did a self study and rated themselves on each of these standards. The NEASC committee will evaluate our self study and see if their findings are similar. They will then either provide commendations or recommendations for our school to thrive.

Seahawks Run Away With Mountain Valley Conference Championship

The Seahawks ran away with the Mountain Valley Conference Championship race on Saturday, October 15th, at the University of Maine at Augusta. Junior Kyle Ames and sophomore Blake Erhard led the Seahawks to their fourth consecutive MVC title. Amesimage finished first for BRHS and second overall at 18:21 and Erhard, second for BRHS and third overall, at 18:31. The Lady Seahawks finished second overall, led by sophomore Faith Blethen who won the girls title with a time of 20:57, and was named MVC runner of the year. The man, the myth, the legend, coach Scott, was again named MVC Boys Coach of the Year.

(Picture by Sue Mello of The Boothbay Register)

Boothbay’s Soccer Team Scores a Place in the Playoffs with an Impressive Win Versus Lisbon Greyhounds

This past week Boothbay launched their way into the playoffs with two clutch wins at home. Head Coach Ben Powell, and Assistant Coach Joey Paolillo led their team to victory against Dirigo 3-1, and the day after the Seahawks faced possibly one of their most important games of the season.
They matched up against the Lisbon Greyhounds, under the lights, Wednesday night Honoring seniors Colette Bertin, Angie Perkins, and Chyanne Rodgers before their last homecoming game. Coach Paolillo is quoted saying that there’s a “huge (positive) effect” on the team when the team plays under the lights with larger crowds, “the bigger the crowd the better.” Boothbay had played the Greyhounds earlier in the year suffering a 0-2 loss. “Lisbon is a tough matchup for most teams,” says Coach Powell, “They are a big team with some very strong, athletic forwards and a quick defense.” Nevertheless, in a game they needed to win in order to have a chance to have a spot in this year’s class D playoffs, Boothbay came out strong defeating Lisbon 4-0. The first goal was scored by forward Hannah Cola, pushing the ball through the defense, and beating the Greyhound goalie in the bottom corner. Later in the first half Hanah Cola again scored off a beautiful assist by Angie Perkins. Followed up by midfielder Reagan Cola’s goal that she was able to take by herself all the way from midfield to goal, making it 3-0 Boothbay before the second half. Angie Perkins tilted the score in the Seahawk’s favor even more when she scored an incredibly difficult goal from a tough angle on the sideline, putting it over the keeper’s head, for the final score of the game. Boothbay’s defenders Colette Bertin, Chyanne Rogers, Maddy Guadette, and Tori Morin, shut down Lisbon’s attack, and goalkeeper Jackie Mcloon led the Seahawks to a shutout, with the final score being 4-0.
With two wins in the past week Boothbay moves into playoff position and will be playing Mt. Abrams in the first round of the playoffs next week, a team Boothbay lost to earlier in the season, which Coach Paolillo called, “a very winnable game,” and is confident in the team’s ability going into their playoff game. Let’s wish our Lady Seahawks good luck in their upcoming game!

Impressive Performance by Boothbay on Homecoming Week

Under head coach, Bryan Dionne the Boothbay Region football team has shifted into a new independent league this year away from class D football. This change has proved successful in the season so far, with the Seahawks currently holding a 4-1 record. Last Friday night, under the lights, BRHS participated in the homecoming and senior night game against Telstar. With recent success against this team in past years, this game was no different for the Seahawks, demolishing Telstar 41-6. Boothbay bounced back after a previous defeat last week at the hands of Sacopee Valley, holding Telsar to only 88 total yards on offense compared to the Hawk’s 353 total yards.

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Seniors honored homecoming night (left to right) Draco Peaslee, Carter Babcock, Michael Ripley, Duncan Drapeau (not pictured), Jeremy Holbrook, Brian Otero, Zach Blackman, Nick Labonte, Brandon Andrews, and Grant Giles. Both images credited to Bill Pearson/Boothbay Register

A major part of the Boothbay’s success was senior captain Carter Babcock’s 143 rushing yards, 10 yards receiving, and a total of three touchdowns at fullback. He had another score coming on an interception returned for a touchdown, as well as leading the team with 10 tackles on the defensive side playing linebacker. At quarterback, another senior captain, Duncan Drapeau was the second leading rusher with 76 yards and had the team’s other two touchdowns. And again another senior Bryan Otero was the team’s third leading rusher with 61 yards. Alex Smith and Mitchell Andrews also scored for Boothbay, with Smith pulling in a tough catch to score on a two point conversion after a touchdown, and Andrews successfully kicking 3 out of 5 extra points. On the defensive side, senior Michael Ripley was the team’s second leading tackler, with 9. Zach Blackman, Cameron Crocker, and Jeremy Holbrook were the third leading tacklers with 7. Cam Crocker and Jacob Wilson both also recorded a sack in this game. Overall Boothbay hung tough after last weeks loss and was able to be resilient and perform exceedingly well in a game I’m sure the seniors on the team will not forget. If you are interested in learning about more stats, or watching footage from this previous game you can check out highlights here- https://www.hudl.com/v/sFVZ2

Seahawks Run Away With Mountain Valley Championship

The Seahawks ran away with the Mountain Valley Conference Championship race on Saturday, October 15th, at the University of Maine at Augusta. Junior Kyle Ames and sophomore Blake Erhard led the Seahawks to their fourth consecutive MVC title. Ames imagefinished first for BRHS and second overall at 18:21 and Erhard, second for BRHS and third overall, at 18:31. The Lady Seahawks finished second overall, led by sophomore Faith Blethen who won the girls title with a time of 20:57, and was named MVC runner of the year. The man, the myth, the legend, coach Scott, was again named MVC Boys Coach of the Year.