Archive for ‘Sports’

  • Towns face shallow manager candidate pool

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer REGION — Some people end up volunteering or working part-time after retirement. It seems such a work arrangement can be beneficial to both retiree and the company or the agency doing the hiring. In the case of government, there is a job-networking service that provides the resumes of people […]

  • Hoops: ‘It’s my passion’ — Former all star set to rebuild FA girls’ basketball program

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As players dove to the floor for a loose ball, Coach Coreen Eccleston applauded the hustle of her young Raiders. Moments later, the rookie coach grimaced as a hard-thrown ball escaped the grasp of a Raider, who had a chance to score an easy bucket. Youthful, energetic, inexperienced. Three […]

  • Previews: Lake Region winter sports

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Head Coach: Paul True Volunteer Assistant: Doug Banks JV Coach: Chris Jordan Top returning players: Seniors Lauren Jakobs (forward), Chandler True (guard), Melissa Bonenfant (guard), Aisley Sturk (guard/forward) and Rachel Shanks (guard); junior Brooke Harriman. Top newcomers: Freshman Shauna Hancock (guard). On the Varsity: Junior Emily Lake (forward); sophomores Nevaeh Stewart (guard), Eleina […]

  • Preview: Fryeburg Academy winter sports

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Head Coach: Coreen Eccleston Assistant Coach: Stacy McConkey JV Coach: Ariel McConkey Top returning players: Seniors Zoe Bodwell (guard) and Kalie Eastman (forward); junior Tina LeBlanc (forward); sophomores Kaylee Emery (guard) and Merys Carty (guard). Top newcomers: Sophomores Sierra Lyman (guard) and Madeline Darling (forward). Team strengths: Some of the Raiders’ strengths this […]

  • Preview: Ice Cats ice hockey

    ICE CATS PREVIEW Head Coach: Dave Lepage Assistant Coach: Mike Payne Roster: Coach Lepage reported that it is hard to list top players at this point, but “we are returning a strong core of experienced sophomores who played a ton as freshmen last year.” The Ice Cats added over 12 freshmen to the team. Team […]

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  • Overcoming injury, Olivia Deschenes named WMC field hockey Player of the Year

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Olivia Deschenes heard the dreaded words athletes fear the most — “ACL tear” — she was determined to get back on the field sooner than later, and be a better player than she was before the injury. There were lots of hours spent with a physical therapist. There […]

  • Sneak peek: Laker, Raider girls take part in hoop round robin

    Local high school basketball fans can get a glimpse at this year’s Lake Region and Fryeburg Academy girls’ hoop teams this Saturday at LRHS. A round robin will be held. Here’s the lineup: 10 a.m. Lake Region vs. Fryeburg Academy 11:30 Poland vs. Winthrop 1 p.m. Poland vs. MDI 2:30 p.m. Fryeburg Academy vs. Winthrop […]

  • Signing day: Longtime friends, teammates commit to college lacrosse teams

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Lindsey Keenan was in fourth grade, she handed at lacrosse stick to her good friend Lauren Jakobs, and led her to a big field near Pleasant Mountain. At first, a number of passes sailed past Lauren, leaving her to wonder if she was cut out to play the […]