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    March 29, 2021

    Updated with video routines: Medomak Valley runners-up, Mount View 15th, Belfast 20th at state cheering

    Medomak Valley literally, figuratively and, of course, in the age of COVID-19, virtually finished within a smidgen of winning the coveted state Class B high school cheering championship on Saturday, March 27. That is because the Panthers fell a few precious points behind powerhouse Hermon when the teams’ video performances were reviewed, scored and results revealed by the judges. Belfast placed 20th in the same …

  • Published
    March 26, 2021

    Pinned down by pandemic: Wrestlers reflect on lost mat season

    If there is one group of student-athletes who has felt left out, lost, perhaps even abandoned, in the high school sports world during the unpredictable, year-long pandemic, it is those who make or break their success on the wrestling mat. None more than the upperclassman who love slipping into a singlet, snapping on headgear and stepping onto the mat for an often grueling, one-on-one duel of strength, stamina, …

  • Published
    February 26, 2021

    High school competition wrestling canceled for 2020-21

    It is official: there will be no high school wrestling competition for 2020-2021. The Maine Principals’ Association sent a memo on Friday morning, Feb. 26 to member high schools that offer wrestling which stated time had run out on an opportunity to hold a competition mat season. It was the latest negative COVID-19 news to impact school and youth sports. The pandemic has had a profound affect on schools, education…

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    November 6, 2020

    MPA, state agencies, Mills' administration set winter timelines

    It appears, at this point, high school winter athletics in Maine will be played, in some form or fashion, within a specific step-by-step schedule, which, ultimately, will lead to interscholastic competition among teams from the same geographic area, as was the case with fall sports. The keys to the latest winter sports update are: Safety precautions for indoor athletics will be developed and maintained, there …

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    October 23, 2020

    Waldo County's 'yellow' distinction forces races from Belfast

    COVID-19-related changes seemingly happen daily — often hour to hour — and the pandemic has caused the cancellation of one county’s fall high school athletic seasons and one secondary educational institution’s planned ability to host large postseason cross-country meets. Due to the recent increases in positive coronavirus cases in Waldo County, the Maine Department of Education has deemed the county in the …

  • Published
    October 3, 2020

    Rainy, slick fun under Friday night lights for Lions, Mariners

    The much-needed rain began to fall about game time, which, ultimately, made for slick footballs and difficulty throwing and catching. However, that did not stop Oceanside and Belfast student-athletes from their appointed fun during another, much different installment of Friday night lights. In the end, the visiting Lions enjoyed a bit more fun than the Mariners en route to a 24-0 victory at damp Wasgatt Field. It …

  • Published
    July 10, 2020

    Back-to-back: Anderson dominates to win second straight Maine Amateur title

    Three years ago Cole Anderson finished third in the prestigious Maine Amateur Golf Championship tournament. Two summers ago, the Camden resident was second. Then, the incredibly talented teenager decided the view from the top of the leaderboard was much more pleasing — and rewarding. So, the Camden Hills Regional High School graduate, Florida State University golfer and three-time Maine Class A high school …

  • Published
    January 20, 2020

    Lions, Mustangs represent county at KVAC cheering competition

    Belfast and Mount View represented Waldo County with pride — and lots of jumping, tumbling, dancing and shouting — at the annual Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school cheering championships on Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at the Augusta Civic Center. When music finally had been turned off and routines complete, Leavitt of Turner hd finished first, while Belfast was 12th and Mount …

  • Published
    September 28, 2019

    One point separates Belfast, Oceanside in Class C North showdown

    For 48 minutes under the glare and spotlight of the lights of Wasgatt Field on Friday night, Sept. 27, the Mariners and Lions battled for every blade of grass as Oceanside and Belfast refused to give an inch in an attempt to win the midseason high school football game and a boatload of playoff points. The visiting Lions scored seven points on a run and extra-point kick in the first half and the Mariners answered …

  • Published
    September 14, 2019

    Panthers grab early momentum to outdistance Lions

    With a harvest moon as a backdrop on Friday the 13th the second week of the high school football season kicked off — back under the lights, no less — for Medomak Valley and Belfast as the Panthers and Lions battled for gridiron supremacy at Dennis “Bear” Bryant Field. Under glorious late-summer conditions, visiting Panthers scored on their opening drive to grab the momentum and never relinquished it en route to a …

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