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    April 5, 2011

    It’s not impossible, it’s an opossum in Belfast

    Spring is here and it seems more than just tourists are starting to make their way north. On March 5, Registered Maine Animal Damage Control Trapper Pete Tinker caught an unusual critter in Belfast. Tinker nabbed a male opossum by Miller Street in Belfast on that date, then another, female opossum March 13 in the same spot. They were the first opossums the trapper had seen in the area in his 52-year career. Op…

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    April 4, 2011

    Class acts: Buccaneers win umpires’ sportsmanship awards

    The Georges Valley High School baseball and softball squads proved themselves on the field with strong play last year, led by the Buccaneer softball team’s 14-0 regular-season mark and Mountain Valley Conference championship. The Bucs also proved to their fans and other observers they were a class act in their on-field action. That is why, in a ceremony at the school March 28, Georges Valley baseball coach …

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    March 23, 2011

    Olympians make splash in special meet

    More than 120 athletes and volunteers packed the Tom and Sally Savage Pool Complex at the Waldo County YMCA March 18 to have a good time. Specifically, the crowd was there for the Special Olympic qualifying event that featured athletes from 13 schools/programs around the region. “It turned out even more spectacular than expected,” said Karen Gorris-Hicock, volunteer event organizer. Gorris-Hicock thanked …

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    March 23, 2011

    Former Celtics’ chaplain Alexson brings God’s word to Midcoast players

    At least 85 percent of the audience had to be Boston Celtics’ fans is what speaker Bill Alexson, volunteer chaplain for the Celtics for more than 20 years, jokingly said before he would agree to come speak at the Waldoboro First Baptist Church. Although he is used to appearing in front of numbers thousands greater, Alexson spoke on March 15 in front of about 150 people, of course, after asking for a show of …

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    March 15, 2011

    Mid-Knight Auto drives past Stonescape for ‘A’ League title

    The Waldoboro First Baptist Church Men’s Basketball League season concluded Monday night as two of the best “A” League teams fought for the championship. When the shooting, passing and rebounding had concluded, No. 3 Mid-Knight Auto had outlasted No. 1 Stonescape 68-61 in overtime. Mid-Knight Auto (10-4) led 27-25 after the first 20-minute half before Stonescape (10-4) came out in the second half to tie the …

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    March 3, 2011

    Sailfish swimmers Crans, Homans break state records

    In the pool, Harry Homans and Kyle Crans never feel like fish out of water. In fact, the two Penobscot Bay YMCA Sailfish are among the most talented young swimmers in the state and have proven that with record-setting performances. This season, Homans, 11, and Crans, 12, both of Camden and Camden-Rockport Middle School students, broke Maine State YMCA swim records. On Feb. 19, Homans broke the 200-yard …

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    February 28, 2011

    Children, families hooked on outdoor fishing fun

    With the widespread availability of video games and electronic entertainment to children these days some would not expect to see so many of them enjoying the outdoors, especially on a cold winter day. But that was the case Saturday. During a four-hour span in the middle of the day, children gathered to participate in the Sabins ‘Hooked On Fishing’ event, hosted by Mary and Scot Sabins of Union, at Ayer Park on …

  • Published
    February 18, 2011

    Chute to thrill

    As with many of the things I get myself into, I knew nothing about tobogganing before I participated in the national championships Feb 12-13. I had seen one or two sleds before but had never been on one and certainly didn’t know anything about racing them. Needless to say, VillageSoup sponsored a team this year and, not being one to pass up on something new, I got in on it. Skipping a boring back-story, I …

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    February 15, 2011

    Royal treatment: South Hope volleyball wins 100th straight match

    The young female student-athletes entered the gymnasium Friday night as Royals and left as centurions. The South Hope Christian School volleyball team earned its 100th straight match victory Friday as the Royals defeated the Madison Fellowship Flames. In their small school gym in front of the usual enthusiastic, jammed-packed crowd, the Royals upended their guests 25-6 and 25-12 in the best-of-three matches. …

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    February 10, 2011

    Sweet finale: Bucs defend home court to cap regular season

    As many Georges Valley High School athletic fans are aware, the end of the Buccaneer era is slowly but surely creeping up and Wednesday night held another example of that. The Buccaneer girls basketball squad played its final regular-season home game Wednesday and the hosts finished in style with 50-31 win over Lisbon of Lisbon Falls. Wednesday’s game might also have been the final official girls varsity …

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