Hoops for a cause

Arise Addiction Recovery hosted its First Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 25.  The Splash Bros. team took home Sunday’s trophy using the mad skills they bring to their day jobs on the UMM Clipper men’s basketball team. From left to right, Maurius Turner, Dylan Brown, Dante Ramos. Photo courtesy Arise Addiction Recovery

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JHS 2018 County Basketball Champions

 

Pictured is the 2018 Lubec JHS girls’ basketball champions. Members include front left-right: Ayla Zanoni, Rachel Wry, Kristin Grant, Addison Williams, Ashlyn Dinsmore, Trinity Jones, and Chloe Savage. Back left-right: Coach Shawn Tinker, Jessica Greene, Isabella Seeley, Kaitlyn Smith, Summer Sizemore Crystal Ann Kloeber, Kelci Williams, Skyler Tinker, Kristen Smith, and Veda Zanoni. Missing Coach Jordan Tinker.

 

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Bulldog/Royals advance

 

by Phil Stuart

The sixth-seeded Machias Bulldogs and number two Jonesport-Beals Royals both advanced to the Northern Maine Class D semifinals and are scheduled to play each other for the third time this season. 

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Grant joins 1,000 point club

by Phil Stuart

Machias Bulldogs Senior Guard Jordan Grant of West Lubec scored his 1,000th career point on February 2nd at Narraguagus High School in Harrington.

Grant, a four-year starter for the Bulldogs, burned the nets for 35 points as Jim Getchell’s club improved to 10-7 with a game to go in a 66-56 win.

The Lubec senior seemed to have his best games against the Knights this season with 32 points in a 69-65 victory over Ryan Fletcher’s club in Machias December 21st.

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Northern Maine cheering results

by Phil Stuart

The Northern Maine regional Cheering Championship was held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on January 27th with four Washington County high schools represented.

In Class D, Penobscot Valley of Howland unseated perennial champ Central Aroostook of Mars Hill.  The Howlers edged the Panthers 67.6 to 62.4. The Machias Bulldogs were a distant 3rd at 48.1 and were followed by Bangor Christian 45, Deer Isle-Stonington 42.5, Woodland 40.2, Fort Fairfield 39.4 and Buckfield 22.4.

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Jonesport-Beals boys’ varsity basketball team

Pictured is the Jonesport-Beals boys’ varsity basketball team. Members include front l-r: Judson Carver, Alex Farnsworth, Marc Crowley, Alvin Beal, and Stephen Cirone. Back l-r: Coach Skipper Alley, Rafael Sanabria, Luke Wilson, Adam Robinson, Kaiden Crowley, Isaiah Faulkingham, Austin Grant, Brady Reynolds, Tyler Alley, and Assistant Coach Matt Alley.

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Road wins for Lady Clippers

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias Clippers and Lady Clippers went on a three-game road trip to the Bay State and New York for games on February 3rd, 4th and 5th.

On the 3rd, the Lady Clippers met Hampshire College for the second time this season. On November 4th, the Clippers defeated the Black Sheep 72 - 25.

The second meeting would be similar when the two teams met on February 3rd in Amherst, Mass.  UMM led 22-11 after a quarter and 32-20 at the half-time break.  The Clippers coasted through the second half to a 75-26 win.

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So long regular season, hello tourney time!

Coach Jim Getchell’s Machias Bulldogs said goodbye to regular season play and will be competing in a preliminary game with hopes of heading to Bangor. This year Getchell became the winningest coach in Bulldog history with a total of 123 wins during his 20-year tenure. For all the local basketball news, enjoy our 2018 basketball insert included in this edition. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon.

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Washington Academy Raiders in action photos

Pictured are the Washington Academy Raiders. Members include front left-right: Kyle Case, Micah Vose, Jim Lin, Ryan Easton, Nathan Lund, Nevin Rhodes, and Jeffrey Graham. Back left-right: Donald Soctomah, Brandon Allard, Joe Bragg, Marek Veal, Daniel Agyemang, Tihomir Babic, Milan Filipovich, and Coach Barry Terrill.

 

Team Captains Kyle Case and Jim Lin are pictured with Coach Terrill.

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Tourney contenders Downeast

by Phil Stuart

This year, as usual, several Downeast area high school teams are well qualified for the the postseason. But how many will actually set foot on the Cross Insurance Center floor and win a game or two? That will depend on how well they play the rest of the season and whether they can survive a preliminary round. 

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