The Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame has announced eight new members of its prestigious group who will comprise the Class of 2014.

This year's inductees include Dan Flanagan, Kevin Jenkins, Terry Kenniston, Doug Libby, Mike MacDonald, Richard Simonds, Susan Ware Page and Walter White.

This year's ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Rockland Elks Lodge.

The following is a summary of each inductee and their accomplishments:

Flanagan, an outstanding golfer, has won numerous Rockland Golf Club championships and was part of a foursome that captured the state four ball championship six years in a row. He began coaching basketball in the 1960s and for five decades has coached peewee teams at the Rockland Recreation Center, in addition to coaching several teams at the middle school, freshmen and junior varsity levels for Rockland District Middle School and Rockland District High School.

Jenkins, a standout three-sport athlete for Georges Valley High School in the early 1970s, averaged 20 points a game on the hardwood during his senior season and went on to play collegiate basketball for the University of Southern Maine. He scored over 1,100 points and helped lead the Huskies to the 1978 and 1979 National NAIA Tournaments. Jenkins was also the varsity boys basketball coach at Gorham High School for 24 years and led the Rams to the postseason every season, including winning the state Class B title during the 1996 and 2000 seasons.

Kenniston, one of the finest athletes to graduate from RDHS, was a four-year starter on the football, basketball and baseball teams and was named most valuable player and was a first team all-conference selection at least once in each sport. He was the first 1,000-point scorer in the history of the RDHS basketball program and played freshman basketball at the University of Maine in Orono. He has coached basketball teams in the past at Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, Mount Blue of Farmington, Rockland and Belfast, the latter of which he is the school's assistant principal and athletic director.

Libby, a graduate of Sanford High School, played football and wrestled during his time with the school, winning three individual state championships and a New England championship. He later tried out for the U.S. Olympic wrestling team and attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Libby taught and coached the wrestling team at Medomak Valley High School for 29 years, winning more than 300 meets and leading the Panthers to the 1991 state Class B wrestling championship. He was inducted into the Maine Amateur Alliance Hall of Fame in 2001.

MacDonald, a three-sport athlete for then Camden-Rockport High School, was part of the Windjammers' 1999 state Class B championship basketball team. But it was on the diamond where MacDonald really excelled as he went on to pitch at the University of Maine in Orono for four years, helped lead the Black Bears to the 2002 America East Championship and the NCAA tournament. MacDoanld was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 and pitched in the Minor Leagues for several organizations, including the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Boston Red Sox. He also was the first Maine-born player to suit up for the Portland Sea Dogs, the AA affiliate of the Red Sox.

Simonds, a 1967 graduate of then Waldoboro High School, played basketball, baseball and ran cross country for the Blue Jays and also was a member of the 1964 Waldoboro Babe Ruth team that won the Maine state championship. Simonds then went to the University of Southern Maine where he played basketball and baseball for the Huskies, but is best known as the longtime basketball coach at St. Joseph's College in Standish, where he won 466 games and 11 conference titles with the Monks. He also served as the college's athletic director for 23 years and was inducted into the St. Joe's Hall of Fame in 2010.

Ware Page, a top-tier basketball player for RDHS, led the Tigers to the 1994 Class B regional final and the next year's team was undefeated before a knee injury ended her season and the Tigers' title hopes. Ware went to the University of Southern Maine and played for coach Gary Fifield, where the Huskies went 104-11 during a four-year span and played in the 1998 Division III National Championship game. Ware averaged 7.1 points and 6.4 rebounds, and ended her collegiate playing career with 659 points and 521 rebounds.

White, a standout athlete for Vinalhaven in the 1950s, was a three-sport athlete who played baseball, basketball and ran cross country for the Vikings. He led the school's hoop team in scoring his junior and senior seasons. White coached basketball at Vinalhaven and Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, as well as coached cross country for Lincoln Academy. A longtime game official, White has refereed basketball for 36 years and umpired softball and baseball for 37 years. He also has umpired three high school state championship baseball games.

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