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    February 5, 2010

    Vikings, Panthers, Hawks wrap up regular seasons

    There were a bundle of high school basketball games on the docket Thursday night with the end of the regular season scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5. While some Midcoast teams are gearing up for their respective regional playoffs, set to begin next week, others were hoping to wrap up their seasons with strong finishes Thursday. The following is a recap of reported games: BOYS Vinalhaven 61, North Haven 25 ... ...

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    February 5, 2010

    Mustangs use sturdy defense, Kein effort to defeat Lions

    On Thursday night, the Mount View girls basketball team played like a squad that wanted to be, in fact, probably should be a regional playoff participant, while Belfast again demonstrated its overall improvement with a solid second-half effort. That was the scenario that faced both Waldo County squads in their final regular-season games Thursday night in Belfast. When the dust had settled, the visiting Mustangs ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Snowmobiling: adventures in Maine’s outdoors

    Maine winters can be harsh and brutal. For some, it's long, boring and filled with nothing to do. Some may pack up skis and snowboards and hit the slopes, others may strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes and hit the trails. Then there are those who set out on an outdoor adventure on their snowmobile. According to the Maine Snowmobile Association's website, more than 100,000 snowmobiles ventured out for a ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Hatch helps Eagles soar with 1,000th career point

    While scoring the 1,000th point of his high school varsity basketball career, Islesboro Central School junior Jason Hatch led the Eagles to victory Tuesday night in their final game of the regular season. Hatch scored 22 points to help the Eagles beat host Pine Tree Academy 57-33. Islesboro led 12-6, 28-17 and 49-23 at the quarter breaks. The team win and individual milestone by Hatch were important to the ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Plenty of area snowmobile clubs

    Of the more than 290 snowmobile clubs listed with the Maine Snowmobile Association, 19 are located in the Knox, Lincoln and Waldo county areas. If one would like information about joining one of the local clubs, maps and where the trails these clubs maintain are located, contact them at the information listed next to their name.Appleton: Appleton Trail Makers, PO Box 15, Searsmont, ME 04973 Belfast: Belfast ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Postseason play around corner for Midcoast squads

    The conclusion of the 2009-10 high school basketball season is just a few days away, with the final day of the campaign set for Friday, Feb. 5. With most teams having only one game left to play, there are plenty of local teams fighting for their playoff lives, while others are looking to position themselves for the playoffs set to begin next week. The following is a recap of games involving local teams played ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Camden Hills, Mount View to square off in KVAC title game

    After the Mount View boys basketball team knocked off defending state Class B champion Camden Hills Jan. 22 in a regular-season game, high school hoop fans may have wondered if they would have the opportunity to see the rubber match between the Mustangs and Windjammers when the Eastern Class B playoffs begin next week. It appears those fans will get their wish — sooner rather than later. The Windjammers ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance receives $175,000 grant

    On Jan. 7, the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, in its inaugural round of grants, awarded nearly $2 million to help 11 public and non-profit groups move forward on important resource protection projects across Maine. The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) received $175,000 for its ongoing campaign to protect the 410-acre Whitten Hill property in Montville. The Maine Natural Resource Conservation...

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    February 2, 2010

    Ice Cats claw past Bulldogs in final home game

    It was senior day at the Midcoast Recreation Center Jan. 25 as the Midcoast Ice Cats, a cooperative high school ice hockey squad, prepared to play their final home game of the season. After the game was delayed due to a power outage, the 'Cats took a moment to honor McKinley Schroeder of Belfast and Morganne Price-Prevot of Medomak Valley, who would play in their final home game for the Ice Cats. Certainly, ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Animal tracking workshop offered Feb. 7

    Local wildlife tracker Laura Sebastianelli will offer a tracking workshop on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, this outdoor adventure will explore the Newman Preserve in Northport. Although wild animals can be difficult to spot, their tracks and signs in the snow are not, revealing exciting interactions and interconnections not readily visible in other ...


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