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WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATRION LINK:
( WA, STONY BROOK, BLANCHARD)
Westford Academy Tryout/1st Day of Winter Sports Information 2015-2016
As we begin another athletic season here at Westford Academy, a few important reminders and information on start dates/tryout schedules are listed below.
- Winter sports season starts 11/30/15
- All students must have a valid physical on file or in hand to participate/tryout on day one. Physicals are valid for 13 months from the exam
- All students must register before they tryout/begin. The link is on www.wagreyghosts.com
- Game schedules for the winter season can also be found on www.wagreyghosts.com .
- Coach’s emails are also listed on the schedule link as well if you have any questions in regards to winter sports.
Start Times and Tryout Information
- Gymnastics 11/30 to 12/4 2:30-4:00 PM at All Star Gym in Chelmsford
- Indoor Track 11/30 to 12/4 2:15-4:30 Main Gym
- Nordic Ski 11/30 to 12/4 Meet at Mr. Norander’s ClassroomAlpine Ski - Meeting Tuesday 11/30/15 2:15 Lower Cafeteria
- Swimming – at UMASS Lowell 11/30 to 12/3 3:00-4:30. Bus leaves at 2:00 from Aux gym lobby entrance and returns after practice.
- Diving – 11/30 Atkinson Pool 7-9 PM
- Girls Ice Hockey –Monday 11/30 8-9PM Rink 1 Groton, Tuesday 9 - 10:30PM Rink 2 Groton, Wednesday 3:15Pm room 105 @ WA meeting
- Wrestling 11/30 to 12/4 Report to Aux Gym lobby at 3:30.
- Cheerleading Starts 12/7 Main Gym 2-4
- Boys Ice Hockey Tryouts Monday 11/30 3:55 @ skate3, Tuesday 12/1 3:20 @ skate3
- Boys Basketball Tryouts Monday / Tuesday: JV and V 6-8 Main gym,
Monday - Wednesday: Freshman 2:30-4:pm Aux
- Girls Basketball Tryouts Monday 11/30 - All freshmen and sophomores who were NOT on varsity or JV last year should report to room 249 at 3:45. Tryouts will be from 4-6 in main gym. All juniors, seniors, and returning varsity and junior varsity players should report to the Aux gym from 6-8pm.
Varsity cuts made Tuesday, 12/1 after practice. JV and freshmen team cuts will be Wednesday 12/2 at 545pm.
Players may be asked to show up to a different tryout time and location for Tuesday and/or Wednesday.
Westford Academy Names Chris Doyle Boys Lacrosse Coach
October 20, 2015
Westford, MA: Westford Academy named Chris Dolye the new boys’ varsity lacrosse coach for the 2016 season. Coach Doyle joins the Grey Ghosts from Medford High School where he developed the Mustangs into a perennial tournament team over the last four years. Prior to Medford, Chris was an assistant at Wakefield and a head coach at Burlington High School. A resident of Burlington, Chris has also has vast lacrosse experiences running and coaching summer leagues, club teams and showcases throughout the area. “I’m thrilled to be the next coach at WA and looking forward to working with the student athletes,” says Doyle.
Bruce C. Rich Named Westford Academy Head Wrestling Coach
Westford, MA: Westford Academy recently named Bruce C. Rich as the new head wrestling coach. Previously, Bruce was an assistant wrestling coach at Tyngsborough, Westford Academy, and Waltham prior to taking the helm here for the Grey Ghosts. Other previous high school coaching experience includes tennis at Tyngsborough and Westford Academy, and as an assistant football coach at Westford Academy. Bruce is currently employed as a special education teacher at Tyngsborough High School. Coach Rich is a graduate of Chelmsford High School and Framingham State University.
FALL SPORTS INFORMATION NIGHT 9/2 6:30 PM
Fall 2015 Info Night.ppt
Greetings and Welcome Back to WA Athletics!
Below are a few FYI's for the upcoming season.
2.) All fall season student athletes and parents are invited to attend the Fall Sports Information Night on Wednesday September 2nd at 6:30. We will review school and MIAA policies and have
breakout sessions for each team/program to meet with the coaches.
3.) Saturday September 12th will be team picture day and the Booster Club Scholarship drive here at WA.
4.) This years fees for WA are $275 for each sport per season (Golf is $375). Checks should be made payable to Westford Public Schools and turned into the coach before the first game.
5.) Reminder on Physicals: They are valid for 13 months to the date. Please make sure to book physicals in advance to avoid sitting out
any time during the season.
7.) Follow us on twitter @WAGreyGhosts for updates and announcements.
8.) Ghosts Pass for Sale! For $30 you can buy a season pass to all "Night Events" at WA for Football (including Thanksgiving this year), Soccer, and Field Hockey. Passes can be purchased Wednesday night.
Congratulations Varsity Softball
2015 Dual County League Champs
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2015 ATHLETES OF YEAR
FEMALE ATHLETE OF YEAR
MALE ATHLETE OF YEAR
2015 AMERICHEER NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPIONS
WESTFORD ACADEMY CHEERLEADING
VIDEO FOR DAY 1 OF COMPETITION!IMG_6477.mov
Congratulations to Boys Basketball MIAA D1 Central Sectional Champions and State Semifinalists!
Congratulations to WA Cheerleading- MSSAA COED Large School Division State Champions Winter 2015!
Congratulations to Westford Academy
Boys and Swim and Dive
MIAA Division 1 Champions!!!
Congratulations to following teams for their Winter season league Championships!
Boys Swim, Boys Alpine Skiing, Gymnastics, Cheerleading
CONGRATS WA CHEER ON A GREAT FALL SEASON!
MSSAA 2nd Place State Championships, MSSAA State Sportsmanship Award Winner, North Regional Coed Division Large School Champs, Dual County League Grand Champs/ Coed Division Champs, and Junior Varsity League Champs.
Photo courtesy of Ann Antes
WA FOOTBALL CELEBRATES THEIR 14-7 WIN OVER AB ON THANKSGIVING!
Congratulations to WA Varsity Cheerleading - DCL FALL 2014 CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to boys track and girls tennis Spring 2014 DCL Championships!
Congratulations to the Spring 2014 Westford Academy Teams for being selected as the Dual County League Spring Season Sportsmanship Award Winner
Westford Academy Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class
The Westford Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Executive Board is pleased to announce its newest inductees:
Jill Connell- Class of 2002, Field Hockey, Swimming, Track
Francis Courchaine- Class of 1952, Football, Basketball, Baseball
Kelley Gallo- Class of 1983, Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Tennis
John Pantanella- Class of 1985, Football, Wrestling, Track
Paul Sullivan- Class of 1990, Football, Basketball, Baseball
1927-28 Basketball Team
1985 Football Team
Mike Parent- Football and Softball
Kevin Regan- Chairman and founding member of the Westford Academy Athletic Hall of Fame
Important Information Regarding Physicals for Athletics
School physicals will no longer be offered at Westford Academy during the summer.
Last week the MIAA voted to align its requirements on physicals with the Mass Department of Public Health. What this means is that physicals will expire 13 months from the exam date. Students will no longer be allowed to continue participation until the end of the season. Student’s eligibility will terminate once a physical has reached the 13 month limit.
This message is being sent so that parents and families can schedule physicals in a timely manner for the upcoming school year.
A FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT FAN BEHAVIOR!
I would like to take a moment to remind all parents, spectators and fans about appropriate conduct during interscholastic competitions. It is very important for the culture of educational athletics that spectators demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times. Please cheer for and encourage the Westford Academy teams and refrain from any negative comments/cheers toward the officials, players or opposing fans.
Westford is a wonderful community with very supportive and caring parents and fans. So please demonstrate this good sportsmanship at all times.
Good luck to all teams as we complete this fall season.
Go Grey Ghosts!!
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