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    January 7, 2010

    Regular-season action finishes with flurry of Wednesday games

    The regular seasons for the Busline League Large School Division boys and girls basketball teams have come to a close, with the playoffs set to begin next week. The final Busline League Large School Division regular-season standings are: Seventh-grade girls — Boothbay Elementary School, 8-0; Rockland District Middle School, 5-3; Medomak Middle School, 4-4; Camden-Rockport Middle School, 3-5; and Troy Howard ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Camden Hills, Medomak Valley, Rockland net key midseason wins

    It was a successful night for the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B division Tuesday as far as Knox and Lincoln county teams were concerned, as Medomak Valley, Camden Hills and Rockland each earned themselves another notch in the win column. The three Midcoast squads are currently among the top teams in Eastern Class B, with the Windjammers first, Panthers third and Tigers fifth. Medomak Valley 55, ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Bucs, Panthers, Windjammers notch Tuesday night wins

    It was a good night on the court for three Midcoast high school girls basketball squads Tuesday as Medomak Valley, Georges Valley and Camden Hills also nailed down key mid-season victories. Alas, young Rockland matched up against a strong opponent and fell in its bid for an initial victory. In a home game, Camden Hills defeated Maranacook of Readfield 67-43, while, on the road, Medomak Valley downed Maine ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Late goal helps Ice Cats salvage tie with Purple Panthers

    On the heels of an 8-0 loss to Lewiston Dec. 28, the Midcoast Ice Cats skated on Monday afternoon at the Midcoast Recreation Center by hosting the Waterville jayvee ice hockey team. While the Ice Cats (5-2-1), a cooperative club team that includes student-athletes from many Midcoast high schools, would have liked to have skated off the ice with their sixth win of the season, in the end, they were happy to ...

  • Published
    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...

  • Published
    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. ...

  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    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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