Woodland Dragon boys reach finals

by Phil Stuart

The top-seeded Woodland Dragon boys might have played in the toughest bracket despite being number one as they had to battle past two battle-tested quality opponents to reach the Class D championship contest.

Number eight, Bangor Christian, and number five, Schenck, both came in with losing records but because of their location, the two schools get more quality games, several against Class C opponents.

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Woodland Lady Dragons EM runnerup

by Phil Stuart

The second-seeded Lady Dragons of Woodland lived up to their number two ranking with quarter-final and semi-final victories over Schenck of East Millinocket and Deer Isle-Stonington before losing to the top seeded Southern Aroostook Warriors in the Northern Maine Class D championship game.

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Machias Bulldogs

Senior guard Judson Carver clearing the ball after earning a rebound.

The Jonesport-Beals Mariner at the Cross Center in Bangor.

 

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Royals Stop Bulldogs streak

by Phil Stuart

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Dragons Capture D Title

by Phil Stuart

Two teams very familiar with each other battled 32 minutes for the right to represent Northern Maine in the class D state title game in Augusta on March 3rd. Top seeded Woodland and number two Jonesport-Beals would meet for the 3rd time after splitting two regular season contests. They played both games at the end of the season in a three-day stretch with the Royals winning in Woodland 40-37 and Woodland winning in Jonesport 50-45. 

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Blue Devils curse lingers on

by Phil Stuart

For over two and half decades now, the Calais Lady Blue Devils and Narraguagus Knights have been bitter rivals on the basketball court, and it looks like that may go on for at least a couple more years.

The Calais girls’ program ranks at the very top when it comes to a successful program.  No high school girls’ program can match the success and consistency of the teams produced in the border city from coaches Bob McShane, to Dana Redding, and now Arnold Clark.

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Trojans end Raider’s season

by Phil Stuart

The second-seeded Mount Desert Island Trojans (MDI) proved to be a tough matchup for the Washington Academy Raiders. They only met once during the regular season, and that game was played down in Bar Harbor on Dec. 19.  The Trojans completely dominated and won 79-43.

The young Trojans finished as a number two seed in the Heal Point standings with a 15-3 record while the Raiders closed out their regular season in seventh place with a 13-5 mark.

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Hoops for a cause

Arise Addiction Recovery hosted its First Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 25. The event drew registrations from 20 teams, and served as a fundraiser for the residential recovery center which has a 12-bed home in Machias. This trio from Machiasport said they were happy to support Arise, even though they lost their match. From left to right, Bobby Richardson, Eric Beiler and Caleb Ricker. See full story page 1. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Clipper men advance

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) Clippers men’s basketball squad entered the postseason on a high note with a road victory over the Central Maine Community College Mustangs in Auburn on Feb. 9.

The prior evening at Machias, UMM hosted the Bengals from UMFK at the Reynolds Center. The Bengals were dominant in this one with a 56 point first half offensive explosion to go along with 44 more in the second half en route to a 100-66 decision.

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Howlers eliminate Blue Devils

by Phil Stuart

The sixth-seeded Penobscot Valley Howlers of Howland ended the Calais Blue Devils boys’ season on Feb. 14 in Howland by a score of 66-49. The Howlers came out of a low-scoring first quarter with a 6-4 lead but over the next eight minutes the hosts outscored Darren Constant’s club 26-11 for a sizable half-time lead of 32-15.

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