Article and photo by Jake Pandolfi
High school sports have always been an outlet for young adults to develop a love and appreciation for the games. Since Title V originated, girls sports have received equal funding and opportunities. However, some high school sports do not generate enough interest to field a female team. This leaves student athletes - like Madeline Catalano - to try out for a boys team.
"It is sad that my school does not have funding for a girls golf team," she said.
Still, Catalano wouldn't be deterred.
As a freshman, she recently became the first girl in Lewiston-Porter history to play on the boys golf team.
Some see her as a pioneer in local high school sports. While she agrees it is an inspiring feat for a girl to make the boys sports team, Catalano sees it in a simpler light.
"I do not see myself as an amazing person," she stated. "I am just a normal girl who loves to play golf.
"But it is pretty exciting to make history."
Catalano and the Lewiston-Porter golf team ended their season Friday at Kenmore West.