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    January 28, 2010

    Fun, fast celebration planned for 20th year

    In early February, competitors on wooden toboggans will be dropped onto an icy, 400-foot chute on Ragged Mountain and reach speeds of more than 40 mph before being spilled onto frozen Hosmer Pond. In the coming weeks — for the 20th straight winter — that will be the scenario for one weekend at the Camden Snow Bowl. Hundreds of teams — many dressed in elaborate, unique and often hilarious costumes — will create ...

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    January 28, 2010

    Griffin’s first-place effort paces Mustang athletes

    Although small in numbers, the Mount View indoor track team came away from Saturday's talent-laden Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference meet at Colby College with mixed results. Mustang Curtis Griffin placed first in the boys 55-meter hurdles junior division and Mount View also had several other top-10 competitors, as well as seeing many others place in the mid-ranges of the events. The individual Mustang ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Snowman TrYathlon changes to Penobscot Bay YMCA’s rally for Haiti

    What was originally set to be the Penobscot Bay YMCA's first indoor-outdoor triathlon to help people get moving in the cold Maine winter months has now become a reach out event in an effort to raise money for Haiti. The Snowman TrYathlon, the original event, was set to take off on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the YMCA's Union Street location in Rockport. The event was to consist of an indoor swim, 30-minute stationary ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Windjammers leave Lions in their wake

    Both Camden Hills basketball teams fared well against Belfast Tuesday night, with the surging Windjammer girls winning on the road and the Windjammer boys victorious at home. The Windjammer girls beat host Belfast 54-36 for their eighth straight win, while the Windjammer boys, who saw their 36-game winning streak snapped by Mount View of Thorndike Jan. 22, started a new streak with a 95-31 victory over the ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Lions pin down three final regular-season wins

    Continuing to flex their muscles on the mat, the Belfast Area High School wrestling team pinned down three final regular-season wins Jan. 23. Belfast won three of four team matches for the day, losing only to Brewer by three points. Belfast beat host Mount Desert Island 69-12, downed Old Town 66-12, bested Woodland 75-0 and lost to Brewer 39-36. The Lions, who will compete in the Kennebec Valley Athletic ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Vikings rise to occasion for thrilling third win

    After losing to Washington Academy of East Machias by 57 points Saturday, the Searsport District High School girls basketball team wanted nothing more than to redeem itself against Deer Isle-Stonington Tuesday night and the host Vikings did that with a thrilling fourth-quarter push that resulted in a 31-30 win. The Vikings (3-12) managed to win even though they trailed at the end of each quarter. Deer Isle-Stoni...

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    January 25, 2010

    Ice Cats break ice big time in win over Cony

    Scoring has not been a problem for the Midcoast Ice Cats this year. The cooperative high school ice hockey team continued the season with another offensive explosion against the Cony Rams of Augusta jayvee squad Jan. 21 to earn a 9-3 win at the Midcoast Recreation Center. The ‘Cats were led by Yannick Price-Prevot of Medomak Valley, who netted five goals. Stephen Hand of Camden Hills had two goals and three ...

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    January 25, 2010

    Maine Warden Service: Storm will thin ice, so be safe

    The Maine Warden Service is urging people to check any ice before venturing out as spring-like conditions, with warm temperatures, substantial rainfall and heavy winds, are weakening ice throughout the state. According to the National Weather Service, between one to three inches of rain is expected Jan. 25, and temperatures near or above freezing are expected for most of the week. Significant snow melt is ...

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    January 25, 2010

    Lions soak up victories against Purple Panthers

    As it turns out, cats like to swim and happen to be pretty darn good at it. On Friday night, the adage about cats not liking water was proven wrong as the Belfast Area High School Lions hosted the Waterville Purple Panthers in a matchup of the big felines. Belfast won both the boys (54-46) and girls (59-41) meets. The Lion boys (8-0) are unbeaten this season and the Belfast girls (7-1) have one loss. The ...

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    January 25, 2010

    Windjammers compete well in lone home meet

    While the temperatures may have been bit on the cool side Saturday, the overall sunny, crisp conditions could not have been more ideal for the Camden Hills Alpine ski team's lone home meet of the winter at the Camden Snow Bowl. Camden Hills hosted a successful day of racing, led by senior Andrew Baxter, who enjoyed a first-place finish and the best time of the day. The Windjammers placed third in both the boys ...


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