Over 400 Wildcat families and friends attended our annual Awards Banquets - yes we are too big for LHS to host on one night - it takes two nights, five full sheet cakes, 700 sodas, and countless bread sticks and chicken fingers for us to celebrate our season.
We never know exactly when that fickle Wildcat mascot Elliott will show up. Here he (or is that she?) is helping out making the Caesar Salad with the "Lunch Ladies" on Tuesday night. We hope she (or is that he?) didn't leave any fur balls along.........
The Wildcats presented various awards and team recognitions Tuesday and Wednesday celebrating our cheer teams that advanced from states to regions and the D10 squad that made it all the way to nationals in Florida. Also recognized were the Grade 4 and Grade 7 football teams. This was the first time in WIldcat history LYFS had two teams in state championship games. Also a special "goodbye" to our Grade 8 football team. This squad of future LHS Lancers was the largest number of 8th graders participating in Londonderry youth football ever !! Good Luck Boys and one-young lady as you move to high school next year.
Our WIldcat chief photographer Renee Rheaume took pictures of all teams and crowd shots. If you would like to review see the links she has kindly provided......thank you Renee.
The link below is from the first night of the banquet
SInce 1998 LYFS has awarded a "coach of the year award" in memory of long-time Panther and Titans football coach and board member Chris Fitzpatrick. What's special about this award is that the Wildcat kids themselves get to nominate coaches for this award.
For the 2014 football and cheerleading season the Londonderry Wildcats are very proud to announce that Grade 4 Head Coach Mike Pedrick was selected the LYFS Chris Fitzpatrick Coach of the Year.
LYFS 2014 Volunteer of the Year
The Executive Board of LYFS annually asks for nominations from all WIldcats for the Volunteer of the Year. This can be coaches, parents, board members or anyone worthy of special recognition. For 2014 several Wildcats were nominated for this award, and it was a very difficult choice to make.
This year a pair of Wildcats were selected for this award for their management of the concession stand, coaching, and participating in basically every Wildcat event and activity in 2014 including being Elliott's special helpers.
Michelle and Rick Lessard - 2014 Wildcat Volunteers of the Year
Thank You Lisa !!!
The Wildcats were very-very pleased to present our coach, long-time board member and friend Lisa Hynes with a special recognition. She started as a parent, then a coach, and finally for the past 16 years our treasurer too. Lisa has participated in every aspect of our organization and her accomplishments and love for the kids and our program would be too long to list here.
Lisa made the decision to step down from the board - but as she noted she may pop up from time to time. Once a Wildcat always a Wildcat.