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    January 5, 2010

    Hardwoods busy with action as season’s second half kicks off

    With the holiday break now in the rearview mirror and high schools across the state back in session, the courts were busy Monday night and Tuesday morning as many teams were on the hardwood looking for momentum to build off as the second half of the basketball season kicked off. Games were supposed to be held Saturday, but many were postponed due to heavy snow fall. Some were played Monday. Girls basketball ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Regular season winds to close in Large School play

    With the holidays now a distant memory as most look forward to 2010, the basketball courts were overrun Monday with teams throughout the area in action as the Busline League Large School Division playoffs are days away. The regular season is set to close Wednesday, Jan. 6, with the playoffs set to kick off next week. The championship games are slated for Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Camden-Rockport...

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    January 5, 2010

    BAHS falls short in thrilling double-overtime affair

    In a competitive game that lasted 40 minutes, the Belfast Area High School girls basketball team came up a few points shy of winning its second game of the season, this time against Lincoln Academy of Newcastle Monday night. The Lions (1-5) fought through four eight-minute regulation quarters and two four-minute overtime periods but, in the end, were grounded 38-34 by the visiting Eagles (3-5). The game was a ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Future announces new $4,000 match for First Things First

    Future MSAD 3 (Future) has announced a new $4,000 matching gift for the fund drive supporting the ground work for future athletic enhancements at the new K-12 Mount View School in Thorndike. The gift, from an anonymous donor, will match dollar-for-dollar, all contributions up to $4,000 for the campaign to fund water and electrical conduit for Mount View's new and existing athletic fields, and water, power and ...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Eagle coach Aldrich makes difference on island

    Coaching at a small school is never easy. In a community that may have a few hundred people and less than 50 students in the school, it means the pickings can be slim for athletics whether it is soccer in the fall, baseball in the spring or basketball in the winter. Such is the case for Islesboro Central School girls basketball coach Will Aldrich. The 63-year old coach is in his third year of coaching the ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Memories from a Game Warden’s Diary: Moody Mountain Manhunt – part 1

    Several articles have been written recently about Maine State Police troopers and their K9s. These dedicated officers and their trained police dogs are invaluable to the law enforcement profession and deserve far more credit than what they get.I'll relate one of the more hair-raising experiences I shared with Troopers Dennis Hayden and Dennis McLellan and their K9s, Skipper and Ben, when I joined them Aug. 1, ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    Start of girls clinics postponed one week

    First-year Belfast Area High School girls varsity basketball coach Amy Dyer-Kelley was to begin three weeks of youth clinics for Belfast area children on Sunday, Jan. 3 in the afternoon at the high school, but the forecast of heavy snow has put a damper on the first week. Now, the first clinic will be Sunday, Jan. 10 and be held three consecutive Sundays. Players in grades three through five will meet noon to 2 ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Defending state champion Lions solid in Noble Invitational

    The Belfast Area High School wrestling team has been one of the top teams in Maine's Class B division over the past few years, and while the Lions lost six of their top grapplers — five to graduation and one to transfer — last season, they hoped to continue to show they are still a force to be reckoned with as they participated in the annual Noble Invitational earlier this week. The Lions, the defending state ...

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    December 31, 2009

    Minutemen race past Vikings in back-to-back court cases

    The Searsport District High School boys and girls basketball teams hoped for a late Christmas present in the form of victories, as the Viking boys traveled to Millinocket Tuesday to battle the Minutemen, while the Viking girls hosted Stearns Wednesday. In the end, both Viking squads wound up with nothing but coal in their stockings at the conclusion of both Eastern Class C games as the Minutemen notched a pair ...

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    December 31, 2009

    Belfast athletes hold own in second KVAC meet

    Despite its small numbers compared to most competitors, the Belfast Area High School indoor track team scored relatively well Tuesday thanks to solid performances by a number of Lions in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference meet at Bowdoin College. The girls team scores were: Waterville and Brunswick 166, Gardiner 129 and Belfast 52. The boys team scores were: Brunswick 322, Waterville 175, Belfast 44 and ...


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