Espling aces at Barren View

by Phil Stuart

Lenny Espling of Jonesboro, the manager at Barren View Golf Club, recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3 pin #5 at Barren View Golf Club on Aug.  7.

Espling used a 7 iron to make his 143-yard ace which was witnessed by Nate Mugford and Bernie Matthews.

Berenice Fedder own the women’s club championship with a gross score of 157 on august 13th. Hazel Carter was second at 198, while Nancy Cunliffe came in third at 212.

Laura Bagley of Back Bay had the low net score of the day with a 131. She was followed by Jeanine Wright at 139.

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Lubec’s Appalachian Trail connection

by Phil Stuart

Several area residents have hiked the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain Georgia, the southern most terminus, to Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park, the northernmost terminus, or vice versa.

This two-thousand mile journey on the country’s most famous continuous foot path might not have been possible without the efforts of a North Lubec native by the name of Myron H. Avery.

The idea of building the Appalachian Trail was conceived in the early 1920’s, but things really took off in 1927.

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UMM Action shots of Narraguagus Boys

At UMM summer league Trevor Fenderson secures a rebound.

Nice shot inside over the defense by Zane Strout.

Zac Smith elevates for two in summer basketball action at Machias

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Shrine Club Tourney results

by Phil Stuart

The Washington County Shrine Club held their annual golf tourney at Barren View Golf Club on July 30.

The event, also known as the Melrose Beal Tourney was won by Nate Mugford, Shane Alley and Zach Fenton.

The trio won low gross with a score of 70, and a four stroke lead over Brad Prout, Steve Trimm and Charlie Pray with 74. Third place went to Lester Vandergriff, Sid Vandergriff and Bob Hale who also carded a 74. Fourth place honors with a score of 81 went to Earl Tracy, Craig Pulkkinen and Lennie Espling.

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Bruins out of hibernation

by Phil Stuart

The Machias Bruins men’s baseball team had been in hibernation for a decade and a half which would change in 1965.

The Bruins always had a team represented in the Quoddy League but it had been years since they were competitive. They weren’t in the class of the East Lobsters, Dixie Eagles and Jonesboro Jets in the fifties or the Dennysville AA or Cutler Cardinals in the early sixties.

In 1964, the Bruins were knocking on the door but got eliminated by the Jonesport Eagles in the semi-finals.

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Ryder Cup and more

by Phil Stuart

The Barren View Golf Course in Jonesboro has been a hub of activity lately with two tournaments and a senior scramble within a week’s time frame.

On July 25, Barren View hosted a two-person Ryder Cup Tourney.

Laura Bagley and Bernice Fedder took top honors in gross play with a score of 73, and held a three-stroke lead over Ralph Backman and Tom Viselli. Third place honors went to Wayne Smith and Jim Goliffe, who compiled a score of 80.

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A dynasty is born

by Phil Stuart

The two-year reign of the Dennysville AA in the Quoddy Baseball League ended at the conclusion of the 1961 season and it was time for another team to step up.

The Cutler Cardinals, under Neil Corbett, had fielded teams for years but hadn’t had much success against the likes of Dixie, Jonesboro and Eastport.

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Pisces propels Fishes to another sailing trophy

by Nancy Beal

The 2017 Port and Starboard Yacht Club sailing race in Jonesport’s Chandler Bay took place July 29. There were four entries this year. Perennial winner Harry Fish in his 20-foot Atlantic Class Pisces was challenged by three Cape Dory 25s: the Irene piloted by Bernie Sund, the Mimi with Dana DeVos at the helm, and the Harmony commanded by newcomers Joe and Nancy Bell of Beals.

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Bulldogs in Action at Summer UMM League

 

Andon Wood gets a step on a defender at UMM.

Alex Wentzell brings the fast break down the court for Machias.

Machias Bulldog Tyler Wentzell positions himself for the rebound.

 

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Great races in August

by Phil Stuart

Two of Washington County’s oldest road races will be held in the month of August.

Johnson’s True Value International Road Race, a 5-miler, will be held on August 12.

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