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    January 5, 2010

    Regular season winds to close in Large School play

    With the holidays now a distant memory as most look forward to 2010, the basketball courts were overrun Monday with teams throughout the area in action as the Busline League Large School Division playoffs are days away. The regular season is set to close Wednesday, Jan. 6, with the playoffs set to kick off next week. The championship games are slated for Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Camden-Rockport...

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    January 5, 2010

    Down East Sunrise trail open for winter use, but hazards remain

    The Down East Sunrise Trail in Washington County continues to be open for early snowmobile use this winter, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and Maine Department of Transportation officials. Construction work will continue on portions of the trail through the end of December and into the New Year. On the portions designated as winter use-only, there still are hazards on the trail, such as washouts. ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Hardwoods busy with action as season’s second half kicks off

    With the holiday break now in the rearview mirror and high schools across the state back in session, the courts were busy Monday night and Tuesday morning as many teams were on the hardwood looking for momentum to build off as the second half of the basketball season kicked off. Games were supposed to be held Saturday, but many were postponed due to heavy snow fall. Some were played Monday. Girls basketball ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Camden Hills Nordic skiers hit trails as season begins

    Although a meet at Leavitt of Turner Jan. 2 was cancelled due to, of all things, too much snow, Camden Hills already has participated in two Nordic ski meets this season with plenty of competition so far. At the Rangeley Opener Dec. 31, 53 girls and 69 boys from seven schools competed in the Windjammers' second meet of the season. Team results were not calculated for the event. The individual results for ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Tigers earn sixth win after pulling away from Warriors

    With Rockland and Nokomis tied 49-49 with four minutes left in regulation, it looked as if the host Tigers might let Monday's night's boys basketball makeup game with the Warriors slip away. However, the Tigers refocused and after a few timely fastbreak hoops and a handful of free throws down the stretch, the hosts secured their sixth win of the season with a 66-54 decision. The game originally was scheduled ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Plenty of celebrating for Midcoast athletes in 2009

    From state championships to individual accomplishments and everything in between, 2009 was certainly a year to remember for many athletes and teams throughout Knox County and part of Lincoln County. The following is a monthly recap of some of the more memorable sporting events throughout the past calendar year: January Camden Hills' Jack Simpkins earned the 100th victory of his wrestling career at the ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Boothbay Yacht, Mid-Knight Auto tops on church court

    Four weeks into regular-season play of the Waldoboro First Baptist Church Men's Basketball League, Boothbay Yacht and Mid-Knight Auto remain unbeaten and are trailed closely by Miles Memorial and Wiscasset in the standings. Results from recent games include: On Dec. 28, Mid-Knight Auto beat Roadhouse 71-52, Stonescape topped Waldoboro First Baptist 71-55 and Boothbay Yacht sailed past Midcoast Masonary ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Memories from a Game Warden’s Diary: Moody Mountain Manhunt – part 1

    Several articles have been written recently about Maine State Police troopers and their K9s. These dedicated officers and their trained police dogs are invaluable to the law enforcement profession and deserve far more credit than what they get.I'll relate one of the more hair-raising experiences I shared with Troopers Dennis Hayden and Dennis McLellan and their K9s, Skipper and Ben, when I joined them Aug. 1, ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Eagle coach Aldrich makes difference on island

    Coaching at a small school is never easy. In a community that may have a few hundred people and less than 50 students in the school, it means the pickings can be slim for athletics whether it is soccer in the fall, baseball in the spring or basketball in the winter. Such is the case for Islesboro Central School girls basketball coach Will Aldrich. The 63-year old coach is in his third year of coaching the ...

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    January 3, 2010

    Panthers find success on mats, second in Christmas tourney

    Despite being relatively young, with a sprinkling of experienced mat veterans, the Medomak Valley wrestling team still has experienced success this season, most recently at the Dec. 28 Penobscot Valley Christmast Tournament. At Howland, Medomak Valley grapplers, along with independents from Georges Valley, competed among 14 squads. When all was said and done, the Panthers finished second with an all-around ...


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