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  • OId Town ace fires masterful 19 K effort, blanking Raiders 2-0 in state softball final

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer STANDISH — As player after player chased rising fastballs and returned to the Raider bench with a bewildered look on their faces, Coach Fred Apt had seen this story line before. Flash back to 2012 — Fryeburg Academy’s last appearance in the Class B state softball championship game. A […]

  • No giving up — Paralysis fails to slow down Sean O’Neill who receives prestigious climbing award

      By Allen Crabtree Special to The News BROWNFIELD — Local rock and ice climber Sean O’Neill was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Climbing Award at the June 2017 meeting of the American Alpine Club in Denver. The 2017 Hall of Mountaineering Excellence (HoME) award was presented to Sean and his brother, Timmy O’Neill, for […]

  • Comeback Kids! Fryeburg rallies to beat top-ranked Wells to win West title; headed to state softball finals

    UPDATE: Fryeburg Academy rallied from a 5-2 deficit with four runs in the top of the seventh, and Nicole Bennett struck out a Wells player on a 3-2 count with runners at second and third in the bottom of the seventh as the Raiders advanced to the Class B state championship with a 6-5 thriller […]

  • Player of the Week: Ina Guzja

    Ina Guzja competed in her first Lake Region sport this winter and emerged as an impactful member of the track & field team. “Ina has been one of our top sprinters, javelin throwers and long jumpers.  She has placed in each discipline at meets during the season,” LR Coach Mark Snow said. “I find this […]

  • Player of the Week: Cody Doucette

    Cody Doucette was a key member of the Lake Region indoor track & field team’s junior division, running the 400 and 200 meters. By the end of the season, he was able to break one minute in the 400. “The minute barrier was a hurdle early on in the outdoor season, but Cody diligently continued training […]

  • Player of the Week: Olivia Deschenes

    Olivia Deschenes has returned to girls’ lacrosse this spring stronger and more determined than ever after missing most of last season due to a torn ACL. “Olivia, along with Hailey Parsons, anchors the most challenging positions in our zone defense,” Lake Region varsity girls’ lacrosse Coach David Keenan said. “While I hated to lose Olivia […]

  • Player of the Week: Chase Weese

    Chase Weese does the most thankless job on the baseball diamond — catching. “He’s the only person that I know in sports that has to work two jobs, get beat up and still gets criticized by the coach because he may miss a ball or two,” LR varsity baseball coach Andrew Stacy said. “Offensively, it […]

  • Player of the Week: Autumn Tremblay

    Autumn Tremblay is a dedicated member of the Lake Region indoor and outdoor track and field teams. “She has shown steady improvement each season and is now a consistent scorer. Autumn set personal records in all her events this past week. Autumn is open to advice from peers and coaches and positively supports our younger […]

  • Player of the Week: Douglas Mayo

    Douglas Mayo is a very dependable member of the Lake Region track & field team. “He leads workouts and is a solid role model to the younger members of the team. On numerous occasions this season, Douglas has made personal sacrifices for the betterment of the team,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “He can […]

  • Player of the Week: Brennan Bass

    Brennan Bass is a very hardworking kid. Even when he is dog tired, he still gives 100%. “Brennan started the year as a midfielder and we had a need at defense and at faceoffs. We moved him to defense, but also gave him faceoff responsibilities,” Lake Region varsity boys’ lacrosse coach Josh Plowman said. “He […]