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    June 29, 2011

    At age 77, Edelbaum sets record pace in pool

    Donna Edelbaum is an unusual state-record holder. At first assessment, the 77-year-old Union resident does not seem competitive. If you ask her about it she might say that is because she never was. She never even competed in sports until she was age 41. So, it may come as a surprise that she is not only an avid butterfly swimmer, but broke the Maine 200-yard fly record for those ages 75-79. And the butterfly …

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    May 17, 2011

    Rock ‘n Roll: Skaters bring roller derby fun, action to Midcoast

    There have been rumblings around the Midcoast in recent months. While those rumblings may not have been experienced by many far and wide, they most certainly have been felt under the feet — more specifically, the wheels — of area women working their way around the small gymnasium floor at the Lincoln Street Center. A group of enthusiastic women of all ages have gathered in the former Rockland High School and …

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    May 4, 2011

    Greyhounds race past Buccaneer court squads

    In cold, windy matches, the Georges Valley tennis squads suffered 4-1 losses to Lisbon Tuesday. The Buccaneer boys played in Rockland and the Buc girls at Lisbon. In the boys match, the individual results, with Bucs listed first, were: In singles, Gordon Armstrong lost to Taylor Wreder, 1-6, 2-6; Charlie Baker lost to Evan Keating, 0-6, 0-6; and Cy McGeady lost to Zack Turner, 0-6, 3-6. In doubles, Luke …

  • Published
    May 2, 2011

    What a celebration: Rockland Little League dedicates new field

    Saturday in Rockland was a brilliant day. Not only did the shining sun lighten the landscape, but it also heralded a bright future for young Midcoast athletes. About 200 people, including more than 100 children, gathered at the George C. Hall Field on Pleasant Street Saturday morning to celebrate its opening. After six years of promise and looking to the future, young softball athletes from Rockland, South …

  • Published
    May 1, 2011

    Experienced Tigers take swing at postseason appearance

    After a 4-8 season last year, the Rockland District High School girls tennis team returns eight seniors and a solid group of experienced players. Second-year coach Nick Blais has high hopes for the team this spring and thinks the Tigers can pull out around seven wins — and they already have two in three outings, losing only to state Class B championship contender Camden Hills. “I would really love to see my …

  • Published
    April 28, 2011

    Eagles claw at Windjammers’ sails in close home affair

    After a stellar first half, the Camden Hills boys lacrosse team lost to Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 6-3 in Wednesday’s home-opening match 6-3, thanks mostly to being forced to play shorthanded defense in the second half. “I think the first half of the game was great, it was great lacrosse,” said Camden Hills coach Josh Ledwith. “They moved the ball well, took a lot of shots on goal and scored a lot. “ For …

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    April 27, 2011

    Tale of two matches: Camden Hills starts season with two defeats

    The Camden Hills Regional High School boys lacrosse team has started the season with two losses, but both matches proved to be completely different affairs. The Windjammers lost to St. Dominic of Lewiston 15-1 April 21, but bounced back with a 10-7 loss to host Morse of Bath April 22. The Windjammers include seniors Owen Mahan (defense), Ben Dufour (midfield), Taylor Williams (midfield), Taylor Harrision …

  • Published
    April 27, 2011

    Camden Hills prepared to compete against foes

    After losing 13 seniors to graduation, including four of its most talented all-around leaders, the Camden Hills Regional High School girls lacrosse team has its work cut out for it this spring. However, co-coaches Jen Johnson, in her third year, and Nell Alexander, in her fifth year, look forward to a strong season with a competitive group of student-athletes. The Windjammers include seniors Marnie Merrill, …

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    April 26, 2011

    Armstrong returns to alma mater to coach Bucs, brother

    With a few new faces, some returning and one long absent Buccaneer graduate, the Georges Valley High School boys tennis squad has begun its season. Georges Valley alumnae Kathryn Armstrong heads the team as she returns to the school where she had a history of Buc athletic success. Armstrong, sister of first singles player Gordon Armstrong, played four years of Buc tennis and has coached tennis and sailing …

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    April 25, 2011

    Camden Hills hopes to keep pace after graduation losses

    The Camden Hills Regional High School boys tennis team hopes to bounce back this season with what appears a spring-fresh start. After a 13-3 season and an Eastern Class B title in 2010, the Windjammers lost all but a few of their starting seven players to graduation. That stated, according to veteran Camden Hills coach Chris Walker-Spencer, the Windjammers will be solid, they simply have to figure out who they …

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