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    March 11, 2021

    Windjammers sail true against Rams, River Hawks in 'pod' playoff wins

    A season that almost was not suddenly turned on its ear — like a goalie “standing on his head” — as the Camden Hills ice hockey team has, to this point, won nine of 10 games and earned a coveted spot in the “pod” championship contest. The Windjammers (9-1), who initially thought because of COVID-19 they would be relegated to intrasquad scrimmages before being allowed to play interscholastic rink games, qualified …

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    July 21, 2020

    Teenagers battle in playoff as Haylock edges Plourde for golf crown

    Three rounds of golf were not enough to settle the Maine Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, as a playoff was needed to settle the score and crown a state champion. In the end, 15-year-old Ruby Haylock chipped in on the first playoff hole to defeat 19-year-old former champion Bailey Plourde. On a day where the two golfers separated themselves from the field in the three-day, 54-hole event at the Augusta Country …

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    February 15, 2020

    Sharp-clawed Tigers cage hard-working Panthers in Class A North playoff

    After an up-and-down regular season that seemingly included one step forward then one back, the Medomak Valley girls basketball put it all together down the stretch of the campaign with strong performances — specifically one — to thrust itself into the Class A North playoffs. One of the most important victories for the Medomak Valley later in the second half of the high school court campaign came against talented …

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    August 27, 2019

    Drago leads pack as Blueberry Cove half-marathon draws record field

    They came from all corners of the country — in fact, as far away as California, Hawaii and Alaska (and two even traveled from Puerto Rico and Switzerland) — and included participants ages 14 to 71 among a record 225 registrants, all to help children enjoy a Maine summer camp experience. That was the scenario on a cool, picture-perfect, late-summer Sunday morning, Aug. 25 during the ninth annual Blueberry Cove …

  • Published
    May 24, 2019

    Windjammers, Mariners clash with one another, other foes

    Oceanside continues to forge ahead in a rebuilding and learning mode this spring, while Camden Hills is in the midst of a solid campaign, one in which the Windjammers have their sights on a strong playoff push. The Midcoast’s only two high school girls lacrosse programs — besides Lincoln County’s Boothbay Region and Lincoln Academy of Newastle — met on black-fly-swarmed Don Palmer Field on Wednesday, May 22 in …

  • Published
    May 9, 2019

    Road weary Windjammers push stick opponents to limit

    Just call the Camden Hills girls lacrosse team the road warriors. The Windjammers have played five high school matches, all away from their home on Don Palmer Field, and still have three wins in five bouts to show for their consistent ability to climb on a bus, travel around the state, and compete at a high level. Camden Hills did that again on Wednesday, May 8 with an exciting, come-from-behind, 8-7 victory over …

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    January 27, 2019

    Oceanside pulls away in fourth to top Medomak, finishes unbeaten champs

    Pivotal momentum swings can be an important element when two evenly-matched opponents face off on the basketball court — especially with a coveted championship on the line. That was the case before No. 1 Oceanside Middle School (12-0) eventually pulled away from No. 2 Medomak Middle School (8-3) 45-36 to secure the Busline League large school division boys seventh-grade championship on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26 …

  • Published
    January 27, 2019

    Sincerely speaking, Sincyr lifts 'Hawks past Lions with buzzer-beating, title-winning trey

    There is nothing like a back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire championship game — that is decided by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, no less — to get the competitive and emotional juices flowing for players, coaches and fans. No. 1 Medomak Middle School and No. 3 Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast certainly provided that in spades in the Busline League large school division boys eighth-grade basketball title clash on …

  • Published
    January 27, 2019

    Domination: Unbeaten Oceanside too talented for Camden-Rockport in championship

    The Oceanside Middle School girls eighth-grade basketball team proved, every time it stepped on the court, to be a deep, talented, cohesive unit and, as each opponent quickly discovered, a dominating force to reckon with. Few foes had the ability to stay close to the Mariners, who had offensive and defensive weapons across the board. The team could win with its swarming, smothering defense, beat an opponent with …

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    January 26, 2019

    Mariners cap undefeated season with title victory over Riverhawks

    To finish a season as unbeaten champion is a remarkable, special feat, something the Oceanside Middle School girls seventh-grade basketball team fully understands after the Mariners accomplished that on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26 at Medomak Middle School. The No. 1 Mariners (12-0) pulled away from No. 2 Medomak (8-3) en route to a 39-17 victory in the Busline League large school division girls seventh-grade …

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