Pee Wee tourney champs

The Beals Elementary School boys came out of the losers’ bracket to defeat the Cutler Wildcats 29-26 and 23-22 in back-to-back games and claim the championship in last weekend’s pee wee tourney at BES. Photo by Nancy Beal

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Tourney Fun

The Beals Elementary School girls prevailed in last weekend’s basketball tourney at BES to claim the winner’s trophy. Photo by Nancy Beal

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WA senior Farnsworth awarded MPA award

 

Cameryn Farnsworth, a senior at Washington Academy, has been selected to receive the 2018 Principal’s Award, Head of School Judson McBrine announced today. The award sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. Cameryn is the daughter of Tracy and Theresa Farnsworth of East Machias.

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Girls 2017-18 hoops wrap up

by Phil Stuart

The 2017-18 high school basketball season is now in the record books.

It was a tough season for a lot of area schools.

Going into the season, Calais and Narraguagus girls were the favorites to go deep into the playoffs along with Woodland in Class D.

Woodland was one of the Class D favorites and Michelle Ripley’s club made it to the Northern Maine title contest.

The Dragons went into the playoffs as a number -wo seed less than a point behind Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook.

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Honors for local athletes

by Phil Stuart

The Penobscot Valley Conference recently selected its all stars in basketball for the 2017-18 season.

Kyle Case of Washington Academy (WA) was a Big East second team selection. Jacob Godfrey of Machias, who played for  this season, was a first team selection.

The Washington Academy girls’ team won this year’s Class B Sportsmanship Award in the Big East.

Tihomer Babic of WA received an honorable mention.

Madelyn Willey and Brandon Allard of WA were winners of the Paul Souex Award.

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Happy endings in Hermon

by Phil Stuart

Athletes transfer to other schools for a variety of reasons. In today’s world the term school loyalty does not exist. An athlete can grow up in a community and play with a group of teammates from elementary school into high school.

Today athletes don’t hesitate to transfer if the right opportunity arises.

When an athlete transfers, it isn’t for academic reasons. Normally he or she feels that the school they are going to has a better chance of succeeding than the one they are currently attending.

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Umpires needed

by Phil Stuart

The Downeast Board of Approved Umpires will be holding their weekly meetings and are in need of new umpires to officiate both baseball and softball games.

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Conference honors boys all-stars

by Phil Stuart

The Downeast Athletic Conference recently named its all-conference squad for the recently completed 2017-18 boys’ basketball season.

DAC and Northern Maine Champ, Woodland, led the balloting along with Machias as both teams placed three players on the All Star Squad.

This year’s Coach Of The Year was Ben Maloney of Woodland while Northern Maine Class D runner-up Jonesport-Beals received the conference’s Sportsmanship Award.

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Lady Knights in action photos at Northern Maine Regionals

Kaci Alley earns a steal in the MPA quarter-final.

Hard working defense from senior Madison Leighton at the Cross Center.

Smooth inside pass from Lanie Perry.

 

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Shead Tiger’s defense stifles Calais Blue Devils

by Phil Stuart

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