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    February 22, 2010

    Sensei Mazerall promotes karate students

    Two nights a week at the Belfast Dance Studio, sensei Leo Mazerall of Belfast's branch of Tracy's Institute of Self Defense, teaches both adults and youths karate Recently, Mazerall tested his students for higher ranks. Students Madryn Evans Morgan and Adam Aitken were promoted to a green belt. Marilynn Petit, who is Aitken's grandmother, was promoted to a yellow belt. Taran Evans Moran was promoted to a purple ...

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    February 21, 2010

    Windjammer, Lion athletes excel in three-day state championships

    The Camden Hills ski teams, along with an independent athlete from Belfast, participated in the state Class B championships last week. The Nordic and Alpine events were held Feb. 16-18. Camden Hills and Belfast skiers forged top-10 performances, led by Windjammers Andrew Baxter (third in slalom) and Macy Jones (fifth in giant slalom) and Belfast's Jane Ouillette sixth in slalom and eighth in giant slalom. Wind...

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    February 19, 2010

    Preliminary 2009 deer harvest numbers show decrease

    Preliminary deer harvest numbers show a decrease of 14 percent from the 2008 harvest with an initial tally of 18,045 deer taken by hunters. "To put this into perspective, we must consider that the 2008 and 2009 winters represent the most severe back-to-back winters since 1971-72," said IF&W deer biologist Lee Kantar. Long winters with deep snows have a tremendous impact on the overwinter survival of deer. ...

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    February 19, 2010

    State meet: Fogg races to first; other local athletes enjoy top efforts

    A handful of Midcoast high school student-athletes more than held their own — with one enjoying a first-place performance — during Monday's state Class B indoor track championships at Bates College. Belfast's Wilbur Fogg brought home the only state individual title as the Lion raced to the 200-meter title. He also is a state champion sprinter in outdoor track and field. Fogg's teammate Hannah Hill also ...

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    February 18, 2010

    Mustangs fall short in bid for regional finals berth

    It had really been no secret this season that as Ellsworth's Ryan Petros goes, so do the Eagles as quite often this season the 6-foot-1-inch senior forward, who also figures to be named the Big East player of the year and was the conference's leading scorer, has been a one-man show this season. But when Petros headed to the bench midway through the first quarter with two fouls in the midst of a tight Eastern ...

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    February 17, 2010

    Camden Hills tops Medomak Valley; Mount View falls to Ellsworth in semifinals

    After the sneakers stopped squeaking during the afternoon high school boys basketball sessions Wednesday at the Bangor Auditorium, the top two seeds emerged from the fray and will meet for the Eastern Class B championship Saturday, Feb. 20. Top-seeded Camden Hills (19-2 overall) dispatched No. 5 Medomak Valley (15-5) 69-48 in the late game Wednesday, while No. 2 Ellsworth (17-3) emerged victorious over No. 3 ...

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    February 16, 2010

    McCluskey, Arndt leave state competition in wake

    The past few days held incredible joy and excitement for two Midcoast high school swimmers who brought home state Class B individual titles from the University of Maine. Camden Hills senior Lianne McCluskey won two events (100 butterfly, 50 freestyle) and Rockland's Tyler Arndt one (100 backstroke) in competition held Saturday for the boys and Monday for the girls. Belfast led local teams by taking third ...

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    February 15, 2010

    Runners, walkers support orphanage with Love Me event

    With temperatures a little warmer than normal this February, runners and walkers set out on Valetine's Day to show a little love for those less fortunate and to support the Little Field Home orphanage in Malawi, Africa. On Sunday, the Love ME 5-Kilometer Run/Walk kicked off at 10 a.m. at the Penobscot Bay YMCA with more than 70 people registered to challenge the course. Judson Cake took the top honors for ...

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    February 15, 2010

    Memories from a Game Warden’s Diary: Up a creek without a paddle

    As I scan through the diaries, I certainly never lacked for activity during October 1981. Every single day seemed to present a challenge of some sort.The busy season for wardens was just beginning with the opening of duck hunting season.I hated working duck hunters. Every time I attempted the task with a sense of dutiful vigor, some major catastrophe seemed to occur. I seldom came close to bagging a duck hunter ...

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    February 14, 2010

    BAHS’ Waterman pins down state title, Lion Young, Mustang Ripley second

    While a Waldo County high school wrestling team did not bring home a state Class B championship plaque as Belfast had the past two years, several student-athletes returned from Saturday's tournament in Waldoboro with hardware, including one individual state crown. Belfast's Brent Waterman won the state 119-pound championship, while teammate Jordan Young (112) and Mount View's Tristan Ripley (160) both finished ...

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