The 1st Backpack order was submitted yesterday August 1st so anyone who submits the form now will have to wait until the next order to be filled

Behind the Whistle is from Karen Henning Colby Coach

In my opinion, student-athletes are in a unique situation because they are being challenged in the classroom and on the field. They are learning to deal with a variety of people, balancing multiple demands on their time, and performing in pressure situations. Those student-athletes who have embraced these challenges are extremely prepared for the future. I think the three traits that not only predict success after college, but also success during college are:

  1. Passion – Student-athletes who follow their passion, who know who they are and are comfortable with who they are, will live a fulfilling successful life. Passion allows you to focus on what you want to accomplish with everything you have. When your heart leads you, you will do what you love and love what you do. It will give you purpose, and having purpose is a key to success.
  2. Determination – Student-athletes who want something bad enough are willing to work tirelessly to get it. Through sport, you often learn that nothing will be handed to you and if you want it, you are going to have to earn it. Wanting it will never be enough, wanting it and having the determination to work for it are what drives results.
  3. Being a resilient optimist – Passionate and determined people will face adversity. Adversity is often when people quit. However, embracing the challenges, seeing the obstacles, and finding solutions are key. Those student-athletes who never give up, who are never defeated, always see the light. They know how to dig deeper and find a way over, under, around, or through whatever obstacle may lie in their way. A resilient optimist gains confidence through adversity, and it will often lead to success.

Behind the Whistle is from Penn State coach Missy Doherty:

"ADVERSITY. How do you deal with it? 

Do you keep changing the environment around the individual, or does the individual have the ability to change in order to maximize their environment? This is so hard as a parent, because I want to give my children the best!  But as a coach, I have the constant reminder that my young boys have to deal with disappointment. They get stronger when they can solve some of their own problems. If they can be a chameleon and find the ways to get the most out of the environment around them, they will learn how to be stronger individuals. The strongest athletes I’ve encountered had great self-awareness for the things they could improve themselves, and they didn’t waste their time blaming their struggles on everything else around them."

Ram Pride!



Know their goals, roles and needs, and accept them.

Release them to the game, their coach and team.


Model poise, confidence and correct behavior.

Focus on our team.


Give them time and space. Be a confidence builder.

Proactive Coaching

Kennebunk Sports Booster Club

Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th at 7 pm in the Cafe.


Contact Information

Kennebunk High School Athletics
89 Fletcher Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

Phone: (207) 985-1110
Fax: (207) 985-1350

Joseph Schwartzman
Athletic Administrator

Kristen Parker
Administrative Assistant

Arlene Verre
Athletic Trainer

Arika DiRenzo
Athletic Trainer

Athletic Announcements

Follow KHS Athletics on Twitter

Ram News

  • Congratulations to Jack Kudas and Jake Sullivan on being selected to play for New England in The Under Armor All-American Game this past week in Maryland.

    Congratulations to Hallie Schwartzman for being named US Lacrosse All-American in Girls Lacrosse. She was 1 of 4 in the State of Maine.

    Congratulations to Derek Smith on being named 2nd team to the 2017-18 ALL-USA Maine Baseball Team

    Congratulations to Erin Gorton(right side) and Isabel Harms(left side) on Signing their National Letters of Intent.  Erin will be attending D2 Southern New Hampshire University to play lacrosse and Isabel with be attending D1 Siena College where she will swim.

    Congratulations to: Britney Gregoire. Nine players were named the recipients of the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School Bi-Weekly Awards, it was announced on Thursday that for:

    Northern New England Region

    Britney Gregoire (Sr.), Kennebunk High School (Maine)

    Gregoire had 12 goals and three assists to lead her team to a 5-1 record over the last two weeks. She had all four of her team's goals in a 4-0 win over Sanford on Sept. 25, and two days later topped that with five goals in a 7-0 victory against Portland. She also put up a goal and three assists in a 5-0 win against Marshwood, and scored the game-winner in a 2-1 triumph over Thornton Academy.

    Congratulations to: Derek Smith on verbally committing to play D1 baseball at Bryant University.  

    Congratulations to:  Evan Schindler who has been  Selected to Play in  2017 National Lacrosse Classic . Evan Schindler, Son of Steve and Katie Schindler, a 10 thgrader at Kennebunk High School has been named as a 2017 Brine National High School Lacrosse All-American and has been selected to represent the State of Maine at the National Lacrosse

    Classic to be held July 18-21, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia at the River City Sportsplex.

    Congratulations to: Brenden Whitten on scoring his 100th career point in boys lax. Great Job!

    Congratulations to:
    Louise Holway-Northeastern University- D1 letter of intent for 
    Cross Country and Track and Field.
    Signing their DIII acceptance letters to play in College next year.
    Liv Kudos-Endicott- Field Hockey
    Grace Grenier-UNE-Field Hockey
    Allie Gregoire- Thomas College- Field Hockey

    Congratulations to:  Leah Dumas Lynchburg(Soccer), Mallory Burchill Husson(Lacrosse), Patrick Saunders UNE(Football), and  Kendall Dolan St. Joes(Soccer) Signing their DIII acceptance letters to play in College next year.

    Congratulations to Miles Eaton he was selected as the Most Outstanding Player in Class B South- The Evans Spear Award.  Miles is the first Kennebunk player to receive this honor.

    Congratulations! Leah Dumas on being accepted to Lynchburg College. Leah will be playing soccer for Lynchburg in the fall of 2017.

    Congratulations! To  Hayley Wuerthner, Gabby Fogg, Sierra Tartre and Liv Kudus. Signing their DIII acceptance letters to play in College next year.

    Congratulations! To Sierra Tartre on her being accepted at the University of New England. Sierra will be playing basketball at UNE in the Winter of 2107.

    Congratulations! To Gabby Fogg on her being accepted at Springfield College. Gabby will be playing Women's Lacrosse at Springfield in the Spring of 2108.

    Congratulations! To Hayley Wuerthner on being accepted at Wheaton College. Hayley will be playing Women's Lacrosse for Wheaton in the Spring of 2018.

    Congratulations! To Marran Oakman on signing her National Letter of Intent to play Lacrosse in the spring of 2017 at Assumption College. 

    Congratulations! To Liv Kudus on committing to play Field Hockey at Endicott College.  Liv will be Field Hockey in the Fall of 2017 for the Gulls.

    Congratulations!  To the Field Hockey Program on being the school boards 2016 sportsmanship award winner. 

    Congratulations!  To Gabby Harrison on being accepted at Merrimack College.  Gabby will play softball at Merrimack in the Spring of 2017

    Congratulations! To Fiona Harms on being accepted at Simmons College  . Fiona will be swimming  for Simmons in the Winter of 2016.

    Congratulations! To Zach MacKinnon on being accepted at Thomas College  . Zach will be playing Men's Basketball for Thomas in the Winter of 2016-2017.

    Congratulations! To Stephanie Sullivan on being accepted at Lasell College  . Stephanie will be playing Women's Field Hockey for Lasell in the Fall of 2016.

    Congratulations! To Carly Sandler on being accepted at Lynchburg College  . Carly  will be playing Women's Lacrosse for Lynchburg in the Spring of 2017.

    Congratulations! To Isabella Kudas on being accepted at Drew University. Bella will be playing Women's Lacrosse for Drew in the Spring of 2017.

    Congratulations! To Olivia Sandford on being accepted at Bates College. Olivia will be playing Women's Lacrosse for Bates in the Spring of 2017.

    Congratulations! To Jenny Bush(Assumption) and Kyra Schwartzman(Merrimack) on signing their National Letters of Intent to play DII Women's Lacrosse. 

Athletics Calendar