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  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    January 9, 2010

    Lions maul corral of Mustangs in mat action

    The Belfast and Mount View wrestling teams hit the mat Wednesday, Jan. 6, with both teams competing in a three-team meet with Monmouth Academy. The two-time defending state Class B champion Lions (13-2) emerged victorious over both sets of Mustangs from visiting Monmouth Academy and host Mount View (5-13). Belfast prevailed over Monmouth Academy 60-16 in the second match of the evening, then defeated Mount ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Mount View, Searsport among Thursday Waldo County winners

    It was an up-and-down night on the court for many Waldo County teams Thursday, with teams from Belfast, Mount View of Thorndike and Searsport all seeing action. The Searsport and Mount View boys, along with the Mount View girls, all tasted victory against their respective foes, while the Belfast boys and girls dropped their contests against Oak Hill of Sabattus. Boys Mount View 58, Gardiner 50 ... At ...

  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Regular-season action finishes with flurry of Wednesday games

    The regular seasons for the Busline League Large School Division boys and girls basketball teams have come to a close, with the playoffs set to begin next week. The final Busline League Large School Division regular-season standings are: Seventh-grade girls — Boothbay Elementary School, 8-0; Rockland District Middle School, 5-3; Medomak Middle School, 4-4; Camden-Rockport Middle School, 3-5; and Troy Howard ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Ski, snowshoe outing ends with winter potluck

    The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will hold a winter snowshoe/ski/potluck outing on Saturday, Jan. 9. Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the home of Cloe Chunn and David Thanhauser, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville. Snowshoers will trek along Wescott Stream looking for resident birds. Those with cross-country skis can travel on a five-mile loop through woods and along old roads. Afterwards everyone is ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Late goal helps Ice Cats salvage tie with Purple Panthers

    On the heels of an 8-0 loss to Lewiston Dec. 28, the Midcoast Ice Cats skated on Monday afternoon at the Midcoast Recreation Center by hosting the Waterville jayvee ice hockey team. While the Ice Cats (5-2-1), a cooperative club team that includes student-athletes from many Midcoast high schools, would have liked to have skated off the ice with their sixth win of the season, in the end, they were happy to ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Mustangs, Lions, Eagles foiled by Tuesday night foes

    While two Waldo County high school girls basketball squads lost by lopsided margins Tuesday night, a third saw a home victory snatched from them in overtime. Mount View of Thorndike lost to visiting Oak Hill of Sabattus 33-31 in overtime, while Belfast could not match the fire power of visiting Leavitt of Turner in a 71-28 defeat. Also, visiting Islesboro fell to host Calvary Chapal of Orrington 39-10. Oak ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Mustangs, Eagles shoot to Tuesday court success

    While it was a mixed bag of victories and defeats for Waldo County high school boys basketball teams Tuesday night, Mount View of Thorndike and Islesboro both came out on top in the running, while Belfast and Searsport also played hoops, but to a less cheerful tune than they had hoped. Mount View 69, Oak Hill, 49 ... At Thorndike, the Mustangs scored 35 points over the first three quarters and nearly matched ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Down East Sunrise trail open for winter use, but hazards remain

    The Down East Sunrise Trail in Washington County continues to be open for early snowmobile use this winter, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and Maine Department of Transportation officials. Construction work will continue on portions of the trail through the end of December and into the New Year. On the portions designated as winter use-only, there still are hazards on the trail, such as washouts. ...

  • Published
    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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