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  • Published
    June 16, 2011

    Akers adapts to playing basketball with one hand

    Last winter, the Mount View High School boys junior varsity basketball team finished the season with an impressive 10-6 record, outscoring opponents 858-736. Chris Akers led the Mustangs with 156 points on the campaign, including averaging nearly 10 points. And he accomplished all that without a left hand. “He really played very well all season long at the jayvee level on both ends of the floor, defensively, …

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    May 17, 2011

    Rock ‘n Roll: Skaters bring roller derby fun, action to Midcoast

    There have been rumblings around the Midcoast in recent months. While those rumblings may not have been experienced by many far and wide, they most certainly have been felt under the feet — more specifically, the wheels — of area women working their way around the small gymnasium floor at the Lincoln Street Center. A group of enthusiastic women of all ages have gathered in the former Rockland High School and …

  • Published
    April 28, 2011

    Benjamin has fuel in his blood

    There probably are not many young boys in Maine who would not want to drive a race car when they grow up. In fact, that is probably a dream for youngsters across the United States. However, that dream can be a little more of a reality when one’s family has racing in its blood. Travis Benjamin of Morrill lives that dream in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who both raced when they were young. Recentl…

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    April 26, 2011

    Belfast returns strong singles group, looks for playoff return

    With more than a decade of coaching experience under his belt, Belfast Area High School tennis coach John Cameron knows what he is doing. This spring, he will lead a group of 18 female student-athletes on the court as he has done for 11 years. The team includes seniors Rosie LaCivita (she will play second singles), Sierra Warner and Alisha Wilson; juniors Kate Howard, Rose Hyland, Krissy Martin, Elizabeth …

  • Published
    April 26, 2011

    Young Lions ready to improve under coach Cameron

    Many times coaches see an inexperienced athletic squad as one that needs improvement. However, sometimes having such a group of young, energetic student-athletes can be a good thing. Take the Belfast Area High School boys tennis team, for example. Fourth-year coach Jenny Cameron sees the silver lining to the cloud and looks forward to a competitive season. The Lions did drop a 3-2 season-opening match to Maine …

  • Published
    April 26, 2011

    Belfast has high hopes for solid playoff run

    With seven returners and three four-year starters for the Lions, Belfast Area High School softball coach Chris Bartlett hopes his seventh season will be better than ever. After placing 10th and falling to No. 2 Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln in the regional quarterfinals last year, the Lions want to get back on their feet and challenge for a top postseason spot. The Lions have started the season 1-1, with a …

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    April 26, 2011

    Mustangs have new coach, new outlook on diamond

    Despite a young team and a new coach, the Mount View High School baseball team has high hopes for the 2011 season under first-year coach Chris Hink. Hink, who also coaches the Mustang boys varsity soccer team, said even though his baseball team has limited experience, with practice it can build itself into a formidable squad. The coach said during the preseason the team worked hard and bought into “what we …

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    April 21, 2011

    Mustang jayvees enjoy seven-win season

    With new girls varsity and junior varsity basketball coaches, the Mount View High School jayvees appeared to be in for a transition year. However, first-year jayvee coach Katelyn Ross, along with first-year varsity coach Erica Gabbianelli, were not going to let that get in the way of success. “We asked a lot of these girls,” Ross said. “We are both very excited to restore the program to the perennial contender …

  • Published
    April 19, 2011

    Piece of Cake: Bar Harbor resident wins Unity 5K

    The annual Unity College Spring 5-Kilometer Road Race kicked off April 16 on the college campus, where more than 60 runners and walkers pounded the pavement on a perfect spring morning in the small Waldo County town. In the end, the race proved to be a piece of cake for a seasoned runner and Bar Harbor resident. Judson Cake took first place overall in the race, clocking in with a time of 14 minutes and 47 …

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    April 8, 2011

    James comfortable in, out of water

    At age 16, Ally James is like many teenagers. Focused on getting her driver’s license, listening to music and hanging with her friends. However, this Belfast Area High School junior has proven, for awhile, to be in a league of her own. This winter, James not only juggled schoolwork with a social life, but also participated, and excelled, in indoor track, swimming and diving. This year, James won the Kennebec …

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