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Staying active? Send us your 'sporty' photos, videos

We want to show community ways people are staying in game
By Staff | Apr 12, 2020
Courtesy of: Kendra Bergelin Alden Wadsworth, left, and Kaylynn Emerson of Rockland on top of Maiden’s Cliff overlooking Megunticook Lake in Camden.

In our new normal existence where social distancing is one of the most important and, as we have been advised, healthy elements of daily life, it is difficult to find two or more people together doing anything sporty.

Forget organized group activities during these uncertain times. But do you remember playing baseball catch with a friend, two-on-two basketball games in the driveway, pickup flag/tackle football games in the backyard or a fun game of tag in any expanse of green grass, to name a few of our former normal activities?

Watch videos below.

While those activities appear few and far between (unless with family members, of course) due to social distancing as we combat the global health pandemic COVID-19 (coronavirus), surely people are still doing athletic things alone — or a safe distance from other human beings.

Thus, as we try our best to "shelter in place" and stay home, Courier Publications/VillageSoup wants to publicize you doing, well, anything athletic or having some sporty/moving (or static) fun.

Send us — and possibly share with the world — a photo of yourself shooting hoops, on a hike, kayaking, playing pool or ping pong, hula hooping it up, rollerblading, skateboarding, partaking in target practice or archery, fishing, jumping on the trampoline, dancing or what ever keeps you sane in these crazy, scary times.

Perhaps an athletic activity with a sibling or, for adults, a significant other (keep it family friendly)?

A run, bike ride or walk (there is a lot of that going on). Working out in a home gym, playing board games or diving into virtual reality (some would say that is where we now live). How about a family cornhole, bocce ball, horseshoe or Wiffle ball tourney?

Even kicking a ball around or tossing one into the air and catching it yourself works for us.

So, take a few moments to email us high resolution photos and/or videos to sports@villagesoup.com and provide us the full name, age and town where the person or persons in the photos/videos live, where the photo/video was shot and who to credit for taking the photo or video.

We may publish, in this story (and maybe even the newspaper), your photo or video staying safe, healthy — and active.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Basketball
Parker Brewer, 10, of Nobleboro works on his basketball skills. (Video by: Donna Brewer)
Backyard ball
Mason Chadwick, 16, of Camden with a slow-motion curve ball to his father, Carl, in the backyard "getting ready for a season that may or may not come," Carl said. (Video by: Susan Chadwick)
Virtual physical education fun
Jeff Payson, physical education teacher at Hope Elementary School, shares videos on Facebook of different activities — along with a bit of humor — for his students, and others, during this time. (Video by: Amanda Payson)
Jumping for joy
Ava McDonald, 4, of Rockland practices cartwheels on her trampoline. (Video by: Kyla McDonald)
'Daydreaming'
Eric Martin, physical education teacher at Camden-Rockport Elementary School, sent this video to his students. Martin's daughters, Lily Martin, 13, and Gabby Martin, 10, helped with the video, shot mostly in Rockport and Camden. (Video by: Eric Martin)
Tennis at home
Seth Meyer and his son, Will, have stayed active through “Tennis At Home.” This video, and a few others, can be found on the Midcoast Recreation Center’s Facebook page and Twitter feed @midcoastrecStay. Meyer is the tennis director/tennis pro at MRC in Rockport. (Video by: Seth Meyer)
Deadlifting in basement
Beth Wilkas Feraco, 47, of Thomaston deadlifts in her basement, which she calls her "new fitness center." Feraco is a strength coach at Hybrid Fitness in Thomaston. (Video by: Beth Wilkas Feraco)
Beth Wilkas Feraco, 47, of Thomaston offers a ZOOM photo of one of the live classes she teaches alone in the closed gym for members. She teaches Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6 to 9 a.m. Feraco is a strength coach at Hybrid Fitness in Thomaston (Courtesy of: Beth Wilkas Feraco)
From left, Jayce Dyer, 1, Aubrey Dyer, 5, and McKenna Dyer, 3, ride their bikes in Rockland (Courtesy of: Amanda Dyer)
Aubrey Dyer, 5, left, and McKenna Dyer, 3, hike Maiden's Cliff in Camden. (Courtesy of: Amanda Dyer)
Aubrey Dyer, 5, left, and McKenna Dyer, 3, stop for a break and to strike a pose on a rock during a climb of Maiden's Cliff in Camden. (Courtesy of: Amanda Dyer)
Aubrey Dyer, 5, left, and McKenna Dyer, 3, climb a tree limp on Maiden's Cliff in Camden. (Courtesy of: Amanda Dyer)
Raymond McDonald, a year and eight months old, of Rockland helps his mother, Kyla, with seedlings for the summer garden. (Courtesy of: Kyla McDonald)
Hayden McDonald, 6, of Rockland takes care of her frizzle chicken "Penelope" at her Bompy Scott's house in Tenants Harbor. (Courtesy of: Kyla McDonald)
Alden Wadsworth, left, and Kaylynn Emerson of Rockland with their dogs, Lykan and Pearl, on top of Maiden’s Cliff overlooking Megunticook Lake in Camden. (Courtesy of: Kendra Bergelin)
Brothers Noah Sprague, 4, right, and Tucker Sprague, 2, of Tenants Harbor race. "The two boys love to be outside and are daily working on their biking skills so they can race each other down the driveway or any small hill they can find and our lobster rope swing is a go too for them. It’s a fun activity they can 'help' each other do. And Noah can now 'pump' himself," said Brianna Willis, the siblings' mom. (Courtesy of: Brianna Willis)
Brothers Noah Sprague, 4, right, and Tucker Sprague, 2, of Tenants Harbor race. "The two boys love to be outside and are daily working on their biking skills so they can race each other down the driveway or any small hill they can find and our lobster rope swing is a go too for them. It’s a fun activity they can 'help' each other do. And Noah can now 'pump' himself," said Brianna Willis, the siblings' mom. (Courtesy of: Brianna Willis)
Brothers Noah Sprague, 4, back, and Tucker Sprague, 2, of Tenants Harbor doing a little swinging. "The two boys love to be outside and are daily working on their biking skills so they can race each other down the driveway or any small hill they can find and our lobster rope swing is a go too for them. It’s a fun activity they can 'help' each other do. And Noah can now 'pump' himself," said Brianna Willis, the siblings' mom. (Courtesy of: Brianna Willis)
Kenn, left, and Martha Ortmann of Belfast, with boxers Glory and Sgt. Pepper, on the Belfast Rail Trail. "On a sunny spring day, we are enjoying the five-mile round trip on Belfast’s beautiful rail trail," Martha said. (Courtesy of: W. Chase Bowles-Hall)
Parker Brewer, 10, of Nobleboro works on his basketball skills. (Courtesy of: Donna Brewer)
Elias, 10, and Finn Miller, 7, of Camden at Merryspring Nature Center. Stephanie Miller, the boys mother, said the brothers photographed nature and returned home to research their findings. (Courtesy of: Kenney Miller)
Finn, 7, and Elias Miller, 10, of Camden at Erikson’s Preserve. Stephanie Miller, the boys mother, said the brothers photographed nature and returned home to research their findings. (Courtesy of: Kenney Miller)
Rory O'Brien, right, Maureen Reed on their round trip plane ride from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass. to Rockland on April 5. "We were just south of Rockland when we snapped a selfie and I took a shot of the coast. Wishing the best to all our friends in Midcoast Maine!" (Courtesy of: Rory O'Brien)
Photo of Maine coast, taken from a plane, by Rory O'Brien and Maureen Reed on April 5. (Courtesy of: Rory O'Brien)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Paul Chartrand | Apr 09, 2020 06:24

Not exactly a good example of social distancing, to jump in your private airplane and fly 200 miles to view the scenery and take a few selfies! Let's hope they stayed in the cockpit while in Knox County, and did not interact with any locals in order to refuel or buy anything here.   Paul Chartrand



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