Washington Academy’s Homecoming game

Washington Academy was defeated 12-30 Photo courtesy Hannah Sprague

Friday night’s lights shined down on the varsity Washington Academy Raiders during their Oct. 13 game against Houlton. photo by Sarah Craighead Dedman

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DAC Golf championship photos

 

See all photos on page 16-17 in this week's issue or on the Digitial Version here.

Pictured left - right is the Machias Bulldog golf team. Members include: Coach Tony Roy, Jacob Sinford, Evan Sinford, and Blake Barabe.

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Clipper sports action

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) Clipper’s men soccer and girls soccer and volleyball squads have been busy as of late with the season approximately at the halfway mark.

On Sept. 22 and 23, the men’s soccer squad headed north to play a pair of games.

On Sept. 22, the Clippers played the University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls in the Star City.

The Clippers fell behind early in the first half as Brandon Danforth of the Owls scored unassisted at the 8:03 mark to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

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Carter indispensable to Downeast running

by Phil Stuart

Those of us that have participated in Washington County road races know that most of them are certified and the distance that we run is accurate.

Mike Carter, president and CEO of Northfield’s Carter Calibrations has certified ninety percent of all the areas race courses.

Over the years, Carter has sacrificed his own running career to a large extent for the benefit of others.

The cones that you see at cross country races and road races and the mile markers painted on the road just didn’t get there by accident.

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Pride record falls

by Phil Stuart

Jonesport-Beals junior Evan Merchant of Beals shaved 20 seconds off the course record of 18:15 set by Jacob Godfrey of Machias in 2016.

The Bulldog Pride 5K was established in 2013 as part of the Bulldog Pride weekend which includes sporting events like soccer and volleyball in addition to alumni game.

Jay Beal of Marion ran bare footed to win the inaugural race in 2013 with a time of 21:11 while his sister Clara was the female winner in 21:13.

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Tigers, Devils cross-country winners

 

by Phil Stuart

The Shead High School Tigers and Calais High School Blue Devils were the team winners at the Annual Calais High School Cross Country Invitation at Moosehorn Refuge on Sept. 26.

The Shead girls edged the Narraguagus Knights by the narrowest of margins 35 to 36 while Washington Academy finished a distant 3rd at 72 followed by Machias at 103. Calais and Jonesport-Beals had no team scores.

Sophia McVicar of Calais took individual honors with a winning time of 19:28 as she led a field of 21 runners over the 2.9 mile course.

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Cross Country runners in action photos - Narraguagus Knights Cross Country team

Downeast Athletic Conference X-C Champion  - Boys’ Blue Devils Girls’ Lady Knights Win Team Titles

View more photos on pages 16 & 17 or view on the Digital Version here

Boys DAC Final results

1. Evan Merchant, Jonesport-Beals 17:11 - Champions New Course Record

2. Addison Coty, Calais 17:39

3. Justice Bassett, Calais 18:27

4.Travis Hunt, Narraguagus, 18:30

5. Luke Barnes, Sumner 18:47

6. Jason Weaver, Machias 19:08

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Cross Country runners in action photos

View more photos on pages 16 & 17 or view on the Digital Version here

 Narraguagus girls team won the 2017 championship with 19-points, beating second place Machias at 37. Elizabeth Bitar took the individual honors in a time of 22:49 for Calais. The Lady Knights Sophia DeSchiffart earned second place with a 22:55. Unfortunately, three runners ran off-course in the event and had to be disqualified.

 

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Raiders streak hits 41

by Phil Stuart

The Washington Academy boys’ soccer team’s consecutive win streak reached 41 as the third week of the 2017 fall sports season ended.

On Sept. 16, the Raiders traveled to Old Town to face the 2-1-1 Coyotes.

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Bruins win 1965 crown

by Phil Stuart

The Machias Bruins ended a three-year championship run by the Cutler Cardinals to win the 1965 Quoddy League Baseball Crown.

To reach the finals, top seeded Cutler defeated the Pleasant Point Indians in their best of three series 6-2 and 4-0 while second seeded Machias took out Bucks Harbor Air Base 5-0 and 8-4.

This set up a best of three match-up between the league’s two top seeds starting with a twin gill at Willie Corbett Field in Cutler on Sept. 11.

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