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    March 7, 2011

    Sixth sense: South Hope outplays South Liberty, serves up another state title

    What a way to end a program. The South Hope Christian School volleyball squad earned its sixth straight Athletics for Christian Education League state championship Saturday afternoon in a best-of-three match victory over the Pioneers of South Liberty Baptist Academy at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church. The Royals won the first two games — 25-20 and 25-12 — to earn their sixth straight state crown and improve their …

  • Published
    February 24, 2011

    Hoop heaven: Vinalhaven stuns No. 1 Forest Hills, earns title game berth

    For the second straight season, the Vinalhaven boys basketball team has made life miserable for higher-ranked Western Class D playoff opponents at the Augusta Civic Center. Following a similar mode of operation the Vikings used last year to march all the way to the regional championship game, the islanders upset another higher-ranked foe in a Feb. 23 semifinal playoff contest. No. 5 Vinalhaven (11-6) shocked …

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    February 23, 2011

    Bulldogs’ bark as big as bite in Bucs’ final game

    Each member of the Georges Valley girls basketball team knew this time would come, they just wish it could have lasted a little longer. Alas, the clock ran out for the Buccaneers and the school’s basketball program Tuesday night on the Augusta Civic Center floor. It was at that coveted venue — a place the Buccaneers had worked so hard to get to — that the Thomaston-based squad’s final season came to an …

  • Published
    February 5, 2011

    Experience helps Panthers cap two-game season sweep of Windjammers

    The Medomak Valley girls basketball team essentially solidified a regional playoff spot when the talented Panthers started the season 11-0 and were ranked number one in Eastern Class B for a stretch of the campaign. Now, Midcoast rival Camden Hills is fighting to experience what the Panthers already have — namely a postseason berth. The Panthers did not help the Windjammers Friday night as the hosts beat …

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    August 12, 2010

    No surprise: Misfits back in championship contention

    If there has become one certainty in the Camden Adult Coed Softball League in recent years it is that the Misfits will, when all is said and done, challenge for the championship. In fact, more often than not, all others in the eight-team league will have to go through the Misfits to grab the coveted cup. That scenario again has played itself out this summer as the six-time defending champion Misfits sit in a …

  • Published
    August 9, 2010

    In end, lobster crates trap many swift competitors

    They came for the challenge but, in the end, first the lobster crates and then the water won. Of course, a dip in the chilly Atlantic — even in the warmer inner harbor — was not unexpected by most of the competitors. That was good because there were plenty of slips, falls, crashes and splashes at the always popular Great International William Atwood Lobster Crate Race, which was held the early afternoon of Aug. …

  • Published
    July 21, 2010

    Unbeaten Rockport Automotive drives in as state’s best

    After putting the finishing touches on an unbeaten season, Rockport Automotive claimed its rightful crown as the state Senior League Babe Ruth champions over the weekend, fittingly, on its home field. No. 1 Rockport beat No. 2 Farmington 10-4 in the championship game of the three-day state tournament played on Tolman Field at the Marge Jones Recreation Facility. The weekend games pitted Rockport Automotive, …

  • Published
    July 21, 2010

    Sox game big hit for 85-year-old fan

    For 85-year-old Camden resident Eleanor Lyon, Sunday was like Christmas in July and the present was a long-awaited, much-anticipated trip to see her beloved Boston Red Sox at fabled old Fenway Park. Lyon attended her first Sox game July 18 — a 4-2 loss to the Texas Rangers — with Todd Anderson, his wife, Sarah, and 12-year-old daughter, Taylor, all of Camden, and Lyon experienced a day of firsts that started …

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    June 30, 2010

    Midcoast student-athletes rule as KVAC standouts

    As usual, Midcoast high school student-athletes more than hold their own among the top Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference spring honorees, including having a bundle of first-team all-conference selections and two coaches of the year. Athletes from Medomak Valley, Camden Hills, Rockland, Mount View in Thorndike and Belfast are among those honored by the league in baseball, softball, tennis, track and field and …

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    June 27, 2010

    Wickenden again proves best on links

    Daulton Wickenden has been wowing people on the golf course since he was a small child. And, now at age 13, the Rockport resident again has proven he is one of the best young golfers in the state. On June 22, Wickenden took top honors at the 2010 Maine State Golf Association’s Junior Championships at Belgrade Lakes as he won the 13-14 age group by a whopping 12 strokes. Wickenden shot a 70 on the par-71 course …

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