Burn­ham and Dougherty Named Piper Ath­letes of the Month

Stanstead Journal - - SPORT - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Bran­don Lis­ter Me­dia Lit­er­acy Class Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

KelseyBurn­ham from the Ju­nior Girls Bas­ket­ball team and Liam Dougherty from the Se­nior Boys Hockey team have been named the Piper Ath­letes of the month for Novem­ber.

Burn­ham has helped her bas­ket­ball team jump out to 5-1 record to start the sea­son. Along the way the for­ward has av­er­aged 10 points and 10 re­bounds all the while de­fend­ing the op­pos­ing teams best player. The grade 9 stu­dent has also dis­played great ver­sa­til­ity on the court by play­ing the guard po­si­tion at times as well, and this is a credit to her court aware­ness, in­stincts and skill. The Len­noxville res­i­dent is also a Prin­ci­pal’s List stu­dent by main­tain­ing an 87% av­er­age in the class­room. The team will look for her con­tin­ued lead­er­ship and poise as they po­si­tion them­selves for a Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onship in both the AAESQ and RSEQ leagues.

Dougherty is en­ter­ing his third and fi­nal sea­son with the Piper Hockey team as the team’s num­ber one goal­tender. De­spite be­ing out­shot in ev­ery game the calm and quiet net minder has vir­tu­ally taken the team on his back post­ing a 5-3-1 record and some flashy sta­tis­tics. The grad­u­at­ing stu­dent ath­lete posted a 94.4 save per­cent­age, 1.71 goals against av­er­age and two back to back shut outs that al­lowed the Pipers to cap­ture the Massey Vanier Hockey Tour­na­ment. At one point the Ma­gog res­i­dent was vir­tu­ally un­beat­able as he went one hun­dred and twelve min­utes with­out giv­ing up a goal. With some out­stand­ing goal­tend­ing to start the year, the six­teen year old is prov­ing why he is one of the best high school goalies in the prov­ince, if not the best. Dougherty en­joys a chal­lenge, which is why he has a heavy aca­demic work­load with the most dif­fi­cult cour­ses.

Liam Dougherty

Kelsey Burn­ham

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