1968 Machias Area Little League Cardinals

Front row left to right: Wallace Alvin-Hall, Brian Nault, Dana Kilton, Mitch Geel, Gary Hooper, Kevin Maker and Scott Maker.

Middle row left to right:  Curt Porter, Myron Davis, Tommy Bridges, Teddie St.Pierre, Sadie St.Pierre, Gary Magee, Kerry Geel and Jeff Davis.

Back row: Coaches Verkab “Hunky” Porter and Roger Davis. photo courtesy of Machias Area Little League

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Sportsmanship, coaches and transfers

by Phil Stuart

There is a lot more to the game of basketball than the actual game itself. Things change every year, such as coaches, players and fans. If you are lucky enough to get a dedicated coach that is willing to put the time and effort into building a program, it is important that the school and community is behind him or her.

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UMM Clipper ladies drop three

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias women’s basketball team has gotten into the competitive part of their schedule and have now lost their last four contests since edging the University of Maine at Presque Isle on November 19th.

On November 28th, Troy Alley’s club journeyed to Augusta for a match-up with the talented Lady Moose. The hosts got out in front early and never looked back.

UMA led 43-26 at the break and went on to post an 80-50 win.

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Machias JHS Basketball in action shots

Pictured with Coach is the Machias JHS girls’ basketball team. Members include left - right : Jaida Case, Mileena Sylvia, Jaydin Anderson, Desaraye Beal, and Kaitlyn Guptill.

Pass inside by Jaida Case for Machias.

After getting the board, Jaydin Anderson takes the ball out the endline.

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Machias JHS Basketball in action shots

Pictured is the Machias JHS boys’ basketball team. – Members include front l-r: Brady Hatt, Gaven Bixler, Ethan Libby, Alex Cox, and Andon Wood. Back left - right: Coach Bob Sinford, Gavin Reece, Jayden Rhodes, Ethan Foss, Kyle Anderson, Jackson Bunker, and Brandon Godfrey.

Andon Wood uses a nice head fake to beat the defense

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Basketball getting underway

by Phil Stuart

The most popular sports season in Downeast Maine is upon us once again.

This sport is top dog. It doesn’t matter how many cross country, cheering, soccer, baseball or softball championships a school wins,  they don’t compare to basketball. Ten years after and sometimes less, after a school wins a title in those other sports, most area people wouldn’t even remember the players on the team. In basketball, people seem to remember who the players were on a state championship team 50 years ago.

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Machias coach Rossi wins 16th award

by Phil Stuart

Machias Bulldog cross country coach, Cindy Rossi, was recently selected as Downeast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the 16th time since she took over the Bulldog program in 1997.

In her 21 years of promoting the sport at Machias High School, only five others have received the award.

Greg Maker of Lubec won in 1998, Frank Johnson of Washington Academy in 2002, Paul Theriault of Shead in 2003, Dick Ford of Calais in 2011 and Laura Osgood of Narraguagus of 2012.

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Basketball getting underway

by Phil Stuart

The most popular sports season in Downeast Maine is upon us once again.

This sport is top dog. It doesn’t matter how many cross country, cheering, soccer, baseball or softball championships a school wins,  they don’t compare to basketball. Ten years after and sometimes less, after a school wins a title in those other sports, most area people wouldn’t even remember the players on the team. In basketball, people seem to remember who the players were on a state championship team 50 years ago.

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Soccer all-stars selected

by Phil Stuart

The Downeast Athletic Conference with member schools from Calais, Woodland, Shead, Narraguagus, Jonesport-Beals and Sumner has chosen its 2017 conference all-stars for boys’ and girls’ soccer.

In boys’ soccer, Todd Alley of Jonesport-Beals was selected as Coach of the Year after leading the Royals to a 11-2-1 regular season record including a victory over Woodland. The Royals also won this year’s sportsmanship Award and seniors Joe Guptill and Austin Grant were chosen for the Stalwart all-star squad.

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Thanksgiving at the Bluffs

by Phil Stuart

Other than Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day is the second busiest day of the year for road races.

Many people use turkey day as a motivation to get some exercise before enjoying their traditional feast with family and friends.

For the past six years, the town of Roque Bluffs has hosted a running event on Thanksgiving day.

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