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    January 13, 2010

    Sailfish, Bluefish make waves in swim meet

    Young swimmers of all ages made waves Saturday as the Penobscot Bay YMCA Sailfish hosted the Waldo County YMCA Bluefish in a meet. The individual results were: Girls 8-and-under 100 free relay — 1, Pen Bay (Ariel Power, Machenzie Power, Audrey Scott, Eleanor Lincoln), 1:23.06. Boys 8u 100 FR — 1, Pen Bay (Brady Hedstrom, Sam Conlan, Gabe Ruesswick, Connor Hedstrom), 1:27.05; 2, Waldo (William Bradley, James ...

  • Published
    January 12, 2010

    Large school playoffs rock hardwood Monday

    The Busline League Large School Division single-elimination playoffs began this week. Camden-Rockport Middle School had a successful Monday night as the Schooners won seventh- and eighth-grade girls games and an eighth-grade boys contest. Additionally at Belfast, the Troy Howard eighth-grade boys defeated Boothbay to move up the playoff ladder to face top-seeded Rockland next. The Camden-Rockport eighth-grade ...

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    January 12, 2010

    Redskin Invitational draws top grapplers to head-to-head mat wars

    Instate high school wrestling tournaments do not get any better — or talent laden — than the traditional and annual Redskin Invitational in Sanford. Two of the teams that competed in the two-day tournament, held Friday and Saturday, were Camden Hills and Belfast, perennial state Class B championship contenders. Camden Hills again proved it is the team to beat in Class B this winter as the Windjammers finished ...

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    BAHS strong in weekend meet at Bowdoin College

    Lion athletes were back on the indoor track Saturday in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference meet at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Both the Belfast girls and boys turned in many solid efforts, including four first places. The girls team scores were: Lewiston 113, Mount Ararat of Topsham 59, Gardiner 37 and Belfast 11. The boys team scores were: Lewiston 122, Mount Ararat 91, Belfast 18 and Gardiner 6. In ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Mustang boys keep courting hoop success

    Waldo County high school basketball teams hit the courts over the weekend for two busy nights of hardwood action. Unfortunately, it was a rough weekend for most local teams with only one win — that coming from the consistently strong Mount View boys — for local athletes. However, some scores were close and play was surely competitive. Boys Mount View 69, Leavitt 52 ... Though they trailed 14-13 after the ...

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    Tigers, Panthers, ‘Jammers, Mustangs excel at Colby College

    Rockland, Camden Hills, Medomak Valley and Mount View student-athletes competed against talented opponents, including Winslow, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, Lawrence of Fairfield, Mount Blue of Farmington, Skowhegan and Messalonskee of Oakland, in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference meet Friday at Colby College. The team scores were unavailable. Midcoast athletes turned in a bundle of first-place ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Mustangs, Panthers battle on mat in tri-meet

    The Mount View wrestling team hosted a tri-meet with Medomak Valley of Waldoboro and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield Saturday. When the final match had ended, the Huskies had won two matches, the Panthers split two and the Mustangs lost two. MCI beat Mount View 45-30 and Medomak Valley (4-9) downed Mount View (4-15) 54-24. Medomak Valley also defeated MCI 42-27. The individual results for Mount View ...

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    Lions, Windjammers hit pool for post-holiday dual-meet

    When all was said and done in a Jan. 7 dual-meet between host Camden Hills and Belfast, the Lions ultimately had too much talent and depth for the Windjammers to overcome. Thus, the Belfast girls won 108-56 and Lion boys won 127-33 in races at the Penobscot Bay YMCA. The meet also including independent swimmers from Rockland. Belfast dominated the meet despite not be able to dive, which is one of the team's ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Midcoast Ice Cats surge past Bulldogs in third period

    The Midcoast Ice Cats, off to one of the best seasons in their brief history, experienced what one might call an up-and-down game Saturday night that ended with another satisfying win. The Ice Cats, a cooperative club ice hockey team that includes student-athletes from a number of local high schools, stormed to 3-0 lead only to give up four unanswered goals to the visiting Lawrence jayvees of Fairfield Saturday ...

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    January 11, 2010

    The Moody Mountain Manhunt – part 2

    It was Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1, 1981, when Maine State Police Trooper Dennis McLellan and myself were ambushed at gunpoint by two Maine State Prison escapees.We hastily sought cover on our stomachs in the nearby bushes, desperately trying to locate exactly where these men had positioned themselves. One of them screamed for us to disarm, as he poked a rifle barrel out of the low-hanging branches a few feet ...

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