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    January 20, 2010

    Eagles mauled by Tigers in Tuesday doubleheader

    Mother Nature postponed many high school basketball games across the state Tuesday, but two of the few contests that stayed on the original docket were the Forest Hills boys and girls basketball teams taking on host Islesboro in a doubleheader on the island. The Tigers had made the venture to Islesboro Monday and stayed with host families overnight in preparation for Tuesday's contests. The guests then ...

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    January 20, 2010

    Taking a cool winter’s hike

    After graduating college and moving to Rockland I have become much less of a social creature. I've gone from an active community of students my age in a 'work-hard, play-hard' atmosphere to the real world where I practice a 'work-hard-then-sleep-so-I-can-be-ready-for-my-job-tomorrow' lifestyle. I am a social creature and love to spend time around people. So, this transition has been somewhat difficult for ...

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    January 19, 2010

    Audubon count: Adult loon population steady, fewer chicks

    Data from the 26th annual Maine Audubon Loon Count indicate, while the population of adult loons held relatively steady in 2009, the number of loon chicks was substantially lower than in 2008 — probably due to extremely wet weather.After analyzing the observations of hundreds of loon-counting volunteers, Maine Audubon biologist Susan Gallo estimated this past summer there were 2,753 adult loons and 175 chicks in ...

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    January 19, 2010

    Girls finals postponed to Jan. 21 due to inclement weather

    With semifinal playoff games being played Wednesday and Thursday, the field of eight finalists is finally set in the four divisions of Busline League Division I Large School basketball. There were five games on tap Wednesday and three more Thursday before all four championship matchups were set. The Busline League girls finals were set to take place Tuesday, Jan. 19, but the second impending snowstorm in two ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Wayfarer Marine sponsors Superyacht Cup Antigua

    Wayfarer Marine of Camden is a silver sponsor of the Superyacht Cup Antigua, with racing scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 27-30. According to a story written by Kate Branagh on the BYM Product and Industry News website, a Marian Martin publication, in November, superyacht owners' plans were being finalized for Caribbean cruising and winter sailing events. The successful and well-attended superyacht...

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    January 18, 2010

    Midcoast athletes spend busy weekend on Bowdoin track

    The Bowdoin College indoor track was busy over the weekend with many Midcoast student-athletes competing in large Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference meets. Rockland, Medomak Valley, Camden Hills and Belfast competed on Friday night, while Mount View athletes competed on Saturday morning. In Friday's meet, the girls team scores were: Waterville 132, Lewiston 114.5, Edward Little of Auburn 101, Cony of Augusta ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Lions ground Eagles in impressive water performances

    Belfast Area High School swimmers faced off against Mount Ararat of Topsham during Friday night's home meet. The Lions proved unbeatable, with the girls and boys both securing wins. In the girls meet, Belfast won 77-25, while in the boys meet, Belfast won 71-29. The individual results for the Lions were: Girls 200 medley relay — 1, Belfast (Paige Kelley, Maria Swebilius, Natalie Calligan, Nicole Curtis), ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Mother Nature forces postponement of KVAC championships

    Be it on the sidelines during fall cheering at football or soccer games, or on the baselines during the winter supporting their respective basketball teams, cheerleaders can often get lost in the shuffle in terms of competitive sports at the high school level. That was to come to an end Monday, Jan. 18 as cheering was to return to the forefront for the first time this season as three Midcoast squads were to ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Memories from a Game Warden’s Diary: Moody Mountain Manhunt, part III

    The search for escaped inmates Milton Wallace and Arnold Nash officially ended mid-afternoon Aug. 5, 1981. A large squad of police officers, wardens, deputies and prison guards, including 18 K9 teams, had combed a triangular area of dense woods where these men were thought to be hiding. But the all-out effort had been unsuccessful.Upon returning home, I enjoyed a warm shower and was ready to eat a hot meal when I ...

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    January 17, 2010

    Lions claw to season’s second win

    While there certainly have been ups and downs for the relatively young Belfast girls basketball squad this season, Friday night proved loads of fun because the Lions secured their second victory of the year. Host Belfast, under the guidance of first-year coach Amy Dyer-Kelley, held off Gardiner to win 34-33. It was the Lions' second win of the season over a Tiger opponent, as BAHS also downed Rockland 50-42 ...

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