Editor’s note: Most weeks in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Gazette sports supplement, VillageSoup publishes, on page 2, photos of notable sports neighbors. These photos appeared in the Feb. 17 edition:

Tyler McFarland

The Camden Hills Regional High School junior had a sensational regular season for the Windjammers, helping the red and white of Rockport secure a 16-2 regular-season record and the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Eastern Class B playoffs. McFarland was honored prior to the Feb. 6 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game against Mount View with the conference player of the year award. Through the KVAC title game, McFarland has 354 points and 170 rebounds this winter. It is the second straight year a Windjammer has brought home the award, with the recently graduated Gordon Fischer earning the distinction last year.

Steven Genthner

The Medomak Valley High School senior, wrapping up his final season on the wrestling mat, hit another monumental milestone in his career Feb. 6 at the Eastern Class B regional competition in Pittsfield. Genthner secured his 109th career victory, which gave him the highest win total in the history of the program at Medomak Valley. He now has 110 wins on the year, and will have the opportunity to win the 145-pound state championship in front of his home crowd Feb. 13 as Medomak Valley hosts the state Class B championships.

Steve Caron

The Mount View boys basketball team had a monumental turnaround from last year, turning its 5-13 record last season into a 15-3 record this year and also earned a berth in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game. Caron was honored by the league Feb. 6 prior to the title game with conference co-coach of the year honors with Oak Hill’s Jared Browne. This year is Caron’s third coaching the Mustangs, who will be the No. 3 seed heading into this weekend’s Eastern Class B playoffs.

Kyle Crans

The Camden-Rockport Middle School sixth grader competed in the USA 2010 Dennis Connolly Winter Swim Your Own Age meet held at Davan Pool in Westbrook Jan. 16-17, and left the meet proving he could well be one of the top young swimmers in the state. Crans competed in six events and received first-place finishes in his age group in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard freestyle. Crans finished first among all 11-year-old boys in the state who participated in the meet.

Jacob Powers

The Camden Hills Regional High School junior hit a milestone in his wrestling career Feb. 6 at the Eastern Class B regional competition in Pittsfield, when he had his hand raised in victory for the 100th time in his Windjammer mat career. The victory came in the 160-pound championship round, where he defeated Mount View’s Tristan Ripley. Powers looks to be one of the favorites to take the state title in his weight class at the Class B championships this weekend at Medomak Valley in Waldoboro. Powers’ younger brother, Coleman, also finished first in the 103-pound weight class at the regionals.

Brandon Rich

The Camden Hills Regional High School junior captured his 100th career victory Feb. 6 during the Eastern Class B regional wrestling competition at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. Rich eclipsed the century mark during his first-round match with Mount Desert Island’s Chelsea Johnson. Rich is eying his first individual state championship this weekend in the 140-pound weight class at Medomak Valley in Waldoboro.

Tyler Arndt

The Rockland District High School junior is the lone male swimmer this season for the Tigers, but given his performance Feb. 5 at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championships, he may be all Rockland needs. Arndt finished first in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke, earning him a pair of first places and the distinction of the league’s Class B boys swimmer of the meet. Arndt’s effort gave Rockland 32 points by himself, helping the Tiger boys finish seventh among eight teams.

Lianne McCluskey

The Camden Hills Regional High School senior is clearly at home in the water, which she continued to prove Feb. 5 at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B swimming championships in Bath. McCluskey won the KVAC Class B girls swimmer of the meet with her performance, finishing first in the 100 butterfly, the 50 freestyle and also swam the second leg for the 200 medley relay team, which also finished first. The Windjammer girls finished third behind Waterville and champion Belfast.