Here’s a roundup of notable sports events and achievements in Waldo County school sports for 2021.

In February, Searsport senior Makenzie Alley joined the illustrious Vikings’ 1,000-point club for basketball.

In May, Bay Area Fitness members Melanie Whitmore, Debra O’Leary and Rowena Coombs-Weng won fitness titles.

The same month, Drew Nealey, a BAHS graduate, demonstrated his athletic diversity and excellence as he won the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association decathlon championship as a member of the University of Rhode Island track-and-field team.

In June, Belfast’s Lia Frazee (high jump, pole vault), Lillie Mitchell (long jump), Cole Martin (100 meters) and Andrew Abelon (long jump) won individual state Class B track-and-field titles.

Additionally, Searsport experienced a rare diamond doubleheader as the Vikings won state Class softball and baseball championships.

Searsport District High School baseball and softball team members, 2021 state Class D champions. Photo by Zack Miller

In July, Belfast Silver captured the Waldo County Little League baseball crown.

In October, longtime Belfast Area High School swim coach Bob Winslow was inducted into the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.

The same month, Josh St. Clair of Liberty brought home driver of the year and rookie of the year honors from a stellar season of stock car racing at Wiscasset Speedway. He also became the first driver in track history to finish as points champion in three divisions — Pro Stock, Strictly Street and Late Model Sportsman.

In December, Busline League basketball returned to the court after nearly two years away due to the pandemic.

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