Archive for ‘Sports’

  • Local athletes receive Western Maine Conference citizenship awards

    Four local athletes were recognized at the Western Maine Conference Citizenship Banquet held on March 1. Each year, the WMC sponsors an awards banquet to honor students from each school in the conference. Every WMC school is asked to select two graduating seniors for their overall contributions to their school in the areas of academics, […]

  • Youth rec and travel league basketball champions crowned

    Champions were crowned in the Lake Region Youth Basketball Leagues Saturday at the middle school. In Game 1, Wes Martin scored a game-high 14 points to rally Naples to a 37-34 win over top-seeded Casco. Martin was a force in the lane, scoring six points in the second half as Naples erased a 30-25 halftime […]

  • No Gold: Cold-shooting Lady Lakers squeezed by Winslow in Class B final

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer BANGOR — They got a taste of their own medicine, and it tasted awful. Lake Region emerged as the surprise winner of the Class B South regional title by locking down favorites Gray-New Gloucester and Freeport — holding the Patriots to just 2 points in the second quarter and […]

  • FA’s Sedge Saunders named Class A boys’ basketball Coach of the Year

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Sedge Saunders knows his varsity boys’ basketball team has plenty of challenges staring them right in the face. Fryeburg is the smallest school in Class A South. He often has to blend local talent with those arriving on campus from all parts of the world. At times, […]

  • South Finals: Lakers return the favor, stifling defense ends Freeport’s dream run

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — Over several weeks, there was a lot of buzz and press coverage of Freeport’s magical run. As freshmen, the Falcons went 2-16. Now, as seniors, they were reaching the regional final for the first time since 1976 and were one step away from realizing a dream — […]

  • Semis: Laker girls take down top-ranked, defending champs Gray-NG

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — Like a good chess player, Paul True knew exactly how Gray-New Gloucester planned to attack his basketball team. He had seen the script many times. The top-ranked Patriots revolved around the strong inside game of Jordan Grant and the shooting of guard Brianna Jordan. How did True […]

  • Lakers turn quarterfinal against Oak Hill into track meet; advance to Class B semis

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — As Coach Paul True watched game tape of Oak Hill, he felt his Lakers needed to do three things: One, Laker defenders had to “lock down” the Raiders’ key shooters. Two, Coach True believed that if his club could turn the game into a track meet, “it […]

  • Gutsy Raiders give top-ranked, undefeated Greely major scare in quarterfinals

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — When Zach Brown swished a pair of 3-pointers and 6-foot-8 center John Kane unloaded a thunderous dunk to put undefeated Greely up 13-2, Raider Coach Sedge Saunders just hoped his team could weather the storm. Fryeburg Academy shot just 1-for-8 from the field and had just four […]

  • State Track Meet: Raider relayers set new school mark

      The Raiders traveled to Bates College last Saturday to compete at the State Class B meet. Forty-six teams are in Class B, so it was a big meet. The FA girls finished 22th and the FA boys finished 20th. Boys: The 4×800 relay was disqualified before they even got on the track. One of […]

  • State Track Meet results

    2018 Class B Indoor Track State Meet Girls’ Results 400 Meters: 1. Camille Kohtala (Jr), Orono, 1:00.30; 8. Alanceiah Waiters (Soph), FA, 1:03.69; 20. Olivia Pelkie (Sr), FA, 1:06.63 800 Meters: 1. Kaylee Porter (Sr), Erskine, 2:20.14; 10. Sophia Leighton (Fr), LR, 2:40.22; 12. Abigail Hewes (Soph), FA, 2:43.63 One Mile: 1. Carolyn Todd (Jr), […]