Archive for ‘Sports’

  • George Vooris goes from Tour de Lovell competitor to Naples Causeway 5K director this Sunday.

    Naples Causeway 5K race this Sunday

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Around 160 runners are registered for the first-ever Naples Causeway 5K Walk or Run this Sunday, Aug. 30, and more are likely to come forward on race day. The race starts at 8 a.m. between Brays Brewpub and Moose Landing Marina on Route 302, and will travel a course up […]

  • THROUGH A MUD HOLE — Cyclist Candace Sabol of Orono cuts through a mud hole. (Photo by Drew Sanborn)

    Olympian Kris Freeman sets Great Adventure Challenge record

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When they hopped into their kayaks, pushed off the Alpine Village beachfront and paddled to the imaginary starting line on Moose Pond, Kris Freeman and Chace Conroy had very different thoughts on their mind. Freeman, an Olympic cross-country skier, was in it to win it. The Thornton, N.H. resident […]

  • The Freeman File
Age: 35
Height: 5’11’’
Weight: 175
Hometown: Andover, N.H.
College: Spent a year skiing for the University of Vermont before joining the U.S. cross country residence program in Park City in 2000.Racing: Despite managing his illness as a Type 1 diabetic, for over a decade Kris has posted the best U.S. cross-country distance results since the Bill Koch era of the early 1980s, and continues to lead as the veteran of the U.S. Ski Team.
Olympics: 2002, 2006, 2010
World Championships: Competed in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011. Fourth twice, just missing medal in 2003, 2009. Nine Top 10 finishes.
Battle against diabetes: Since spring 2008, Kris has worn an innovative tubeless insulin pump called the OmniPod that adheres to his skin and delivers insulin so he does not have to inject it. He is sponsored by and is a spokesman for Eli Lilly and Company, the manufacturer of the rapid-acting insulin Humalog.  
Quote: “A little bit of adversity isn’t a bad thing…There’s no reason that this disease has to stop you.”

    Olympian in the Great Adventure Challenge mix

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Kris Freeman could easily have given up on his dream. When he was 19, Kris had just walked away from a full scholarship at the University of Vermont to pursue Olympic cross-country skiing. A routine blood test (by the Olympic ski team prior to the 2002 Olympics in Salt […]

  • Kids' Tour winner Wesley Martin of Naples

    Could this be the final Tour de Lovell? Riders hope not

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer LOVELL — For Mark Huston of Jamaica Plain, Mass., the Tour de Lovell is the sporting highlight of his year. “I can play out my Walter Mitty Tour de France fantasies. I am 59 years old and have been cycling since I was a teenager. My wife and I […]

  • FA fall sports preseason start times

    Turning the calendar to August, high school sports preseason will soon open. Fryeburg Academy begins preseason on Monday, Aug. 17. Practice times are as follows: Girls’ Soccer: Coach John Atwood will hold double sessions — Academy field from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., and Route 302 field from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Boys’ Soccer: Coach Tim […]

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    Hometown salute: Casco, fans honor track champion Kate Hall

  • WINNERS Emily Carty and Silas Eastman. (Photo courtesy of Pam Bliss)

    Silas Eastman sets new Lovell 5K record; Emily Carty is top female

    LOVELL — Throughout the 11 years of the Lovell Old Home Days 5K, only three runners — David Hunt, Tim Even and Silas Eastman — have won the top prize. This year, the tradition continued with Silas Eastman of Chatham, N.H., winning his fifth consecutive contest. Silas, who will be entering his junior year at […]

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    Despite heavy rain, spirits were still high at Sebago Days Family Fun Run

    SEBAGO DAYS FAMILY FUN RUN Erik Martin, 12:43 Brian Ladd, 12:44 Ben Drummond, 13:02 Dan Drummond, 13:04 Stephen Nickerson, 13:05 Brycen Hill, 13:18 Anna Noble, 13:37 Jordan Piechowski, 13:49 Owen Tighe, 13:57 Abby Kell, 14:06 Greg Sutcliffe-Kell, 14:07 Brad Donohue, 14:19 Addie Blais, 15:02 Ethan Chadwick, 15:42 Wesley Martin, 15:51 Nicole Lepre, 16:01 Arthur Donohue, […]

  • Winner Jordan Cole of Lisbon. (Rivet Photos)

    Teens take control of Harrison 5K Run by the Lake

    5K Run by the Lake, Harrison Jordan Cole, 17, Lisbon, 18:49 Dan Sclafan, 15, Harrison, 19:13 Erik Martin, 35, Naples, 19:40 Arno Bommer, 55, Houston, TX, 19:44 Nicholas Houch, 14, Hiram, 19:48 Christopher Hayes, Raymond, 20:09 Brian Ladd, 54, Harrison, 20:27 Michael Mageles, 19, Bridgton, 20:30 David Brooks, 48, Santa Monica, CA, 20:36 Zachary Hoexter, […]

  • Kristen Huntress, an upcoming junior at Lake Region High School, proudly shows off the runner-up trophy.

    Local hoopster reaches National AAU finals with MBR team

    Kristen Huntress, junior at Lake Region High School, and her MBR basketball team finished second in the 2015 AAU National Grade 10 Tournament held last week in Orlando, Fla. Huntress averaged a team-high 12 points per game for the Maine squad, which went 4-0 in Pool play, beating the Florida Wolves, Florida Tarheels, Alaska Ice […]