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    November 10, 2011

    U.S. National Toboggan Championships registration on-going

    Registration is on-going for the 22nd annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships. Held at the Camden Snow Bowl, the event is set to begin Friday, Feb. 10. The toboggan championships take place over three days with the competition starting on Saturday, Feb. 11. Registration began Oct. 14. Friday, Feb. 10 is for team registration and toboggan inspection in Tobogganville. There will be a bonfire and music …

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    September 6, 2011

    Layton, Wilhelm prove toughest in Maine Sport Triathlon

    Swimmers, bicyclists and runners took to the scenic area of Megunticook Lake Sept. 4 for the 31st annual Maine Sport Triathlon. Barrett’s Cove, the beach at the lake, bustled with activity the morning of the popular triathlon. The sun peeked through the clouds occasionally, and the air was a bit muggy. Teams talked strategy, and individual participants readied their transition area for the easiest and fastest …

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    August 26, 2011

    Demolition derby drivers take crash course

    With clear skies and a setting sun, adults and children packed the stands and crowded around the barrier of the demolition derby pit Tuesday night at the Union Fair ready for for plenty of smash ’em action. Loud cheers and applause drowned out the crashing and smashing of more than a dozen cars Aug. 23. Emergency crews stood close by for injuries and fires, and, fortunately, only had to make their way into the …

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    July 25, 2011

    Hot Maine Lobster Ride and Roll bicyclists enjoy cool rides

    Despite record-breaking, 100-degree temperatures that baked the Midcoast the day before, on July 23, more than 700 bicyclists and 100 volunteers met at Oceanside High School Saturday for the 10th annual Maine Lobster Ride and Roll fundraising event. The event, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, draws riders from all over the United States and Canada, and sometimes from other countries. The day …

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    July 1, 2011

    A sports lover – but pro football hater?

    I am not a sports fanatic. I’m a sports person. Perhaps I can even go so far as to say, a sports lover. However, I don’t clear my schedule every time my team is playing or when Sunday races are on. I don’t buy tickets to every home game. You won’t see me turning over a car and lighting it on fire if my team loses. That doesn’t mean in any way, shape or form, that I don’t like sports. Except maybe football. I …

  • Published
    November 15, 2010

    Special Olympians bowl ’em over at Oakland Park Lanes

    Oakland Park Bowling Lanes bustled with activity Monday morning. Conversations among bowlers, along with cheers of support, applause for a job well done and laughter filled the building, interrupted only by the smack of balls knocking down candle pins. That was the scene as the annual Special Olympics bowling event took center stage with participants of all ages and physical abilities hoping to send the pins …

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    August 10, 2010

    Plenty of weekend winners at Winterport Dragway

    After another successful full weekend of racing, Winterport Dragway saw Scott Gove of Dennysville reclaim top spots in both Super Pro/Pro Final and Super Pro Eliminator races on Aug. 8. Despite a semifinalist finish in the Aug. 7 Gamblers race, Jerry Hatch nabbed the win in the ATV/Quad race the same day. Brittney Marston, top bike/sled racer and familiar face at Winterport, finished third to Aaron Astle of …

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    August 1, 2010

    Midcoast youth influenced by Dutch Soccer Academy

    It was not the circus, fair or carnival that drew the laughter and cheers of young children at True Park in Hope July 27. It was the love of soccer. True Park’s field was dotted with cones, balls flew through the air and whizzed across the field, and it looked as though it had been invaded by people not taller than four feet. Those people were youths, ages four and older, hungry to learn more about soccer and …

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    July 26, 2010

    Maine Lobster Ride & Roll pedals out strong numbers despite rain

    With the promise of a freshly made lobster roll lunch and beautiful scenic routes, more than 700 bicyclists headed out from Rockland District High School on a wet July 24 morning to participate in the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s ninth annual Maine Lobster Ride & Roll. The ride, which had cyclists pedal different routes and distances throughout the Midcoast, had a strong turnout of riders despite the drizzle. …

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    June 21, 2010

    Sunny skies, smiles, exhausted riders norm for 2010 Trek Across Maine

    The last day of spring could not have been more picturesque at the Belfast Common June 20 as it provided a beautiful coastal scene for hundreds of bicyclists, their families, volunteers and other onlookers on Father’s Day as another successful Trek Across Maine came to an end. “The weather was so much better this year than last,” said several of the repeat riders in the Trek, an American Lung Association …

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