Archive for ‘Sports’

  • Raider girls put forth spirited effort against top-ranked Greely in semis

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — If Coach Coreen Hennessy had two questions entering Monday’s Class A quarterfinal against Greely, she wondered how to slow down phenom Anna DeWolfe and how would her Raiders respond to the big lights of the Portland Expo. Early on, the answer to question 2 was “just fine.” […]

  • Raider boys dig big first quarter hole, unable to match York’s firepower in quarters

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — To beat a team like York that shoots the ball extremely well from the outside and has both quickness and length to cause problems at both ends of the court, one needs to play an “almost perfect game,” Coach Sedge Saunders felt. Fryeburg Academy never came close […]

  • Leavitt crumbles under Raider pressure; FA advances to quarterfinals

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — At halftime, Tina LeBlanc knew she and her Raider teammates had Leavitt right where they wanted them. A quick and aggressive Fryeburg press had forced the Hornets into 19 turnovers and numerous tipped balls that left the Leavitt offense totally out of synch. LeBlanc and the Raiders […]

  • Small World: World history and Mine

    By Henry Precht BN Columnist The national press has been stuffed of late with articles about the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution (Feb. 11, 1979) plus all the bad things that have happened over there in the past four decades. No doubt about it, that was a date of great significance on the world calendar. […]

  • FA boys look to upset Wildcats Saturday night

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Sedge Saunders knows his Raiders are capable of knocking off high-level teams. In the FA win column are the names Cape Elizabeth, Wells and Yarmouth. Now, the Raiders need to add York Saturday night . Or, it’s season over. Fryeburg Academy (7-11) heads to the Class A […]

  • Raider girls advance in Class A South playoffs

    Editor’s Note: Fryeburg Academy defeated Leavitt 57-21 Thursday night to advance in the Class A South playoffs. The Raiders will take on top-ranked Greely on Monday night at the Portland Expo. Recap of the prelim win over the Hornets and full playoff coverage in next week’s edition. By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — […]

  • Bridgton to host Four Square World Championships Feb. 23

    For the 16th year, the Lakes Environmental Association ( in snowy Bridgton will host the Four Square World Championships, on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m., at the Bridgton Academy Gymnasium.   Bridgton Academy is located in North Bridgton. The championships are open to the public, so expect to see more than 100 people of […]

  • Snowshoe, ski or run race at Highland Lake Saturday

    Team Long Run’s FROZENFIVE Race on Highland Lake takes place this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Highland Lake Beach. It’s a feature of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival. “This year, we’ve made a change that we’re very excited about: participants can choose to snowshoe, ski or run with micro […]

  • No upset as Lakers fall short of playoff bid

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Margaret McNeil nearly scored as many points as the Lady Lakers. The sophomore guard knocked down four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to lead Yarmouth (12-6) to a 40-20 victory over Lake Region (6-12) last Thursday. The Clippers dashed the Lakers’ hopes of springing an upset and crashing […]

  • Player of the Week: Paige Davis

    Paige Davis brings a wealth of experience to the ski slopes and as a co-captain of the Lake Region varsity alpine ski team. “She can be counted on to lead the athletes at all times on and off mountain,” Coach Scott Davis said. Paige is a four-year varsity alpine Western Maine Conference all-star, and leading […]