After two nights of practice camping in a tent in Florida, former Wiscasset native Carla Urquhart Pierce set off on the adventure of a lifetime hiking the Appalachian Trail to Maine. Although she started the epic hike in late March with her cousin, Pierce would spend almost five months of the trip as a solo hiker, often teaming up with a community of trekkers she met along the way.
Summer Staples scored less than a minute into overtime to boost the Medomak Valley girls soccer team to a dramatic 4-3 comeback win over Morse. Down 3-1 early in the second half, the Panthers (4-1-1) came storming back.
After taking care of farm animals nonstop at Fuzzy Udder Creamery in Whitefield for more than a dozen years, farm owner Jessie Dowling is finally becoming more aware of the need to take care of herself.
The Lincoln Academy field hockey team enters the fall season with no seniors on its 15-player roster. Of the eight players returning from last season, four are sophomores and four are juniors.
Medomak Valley football (1-0) controlled the clock and the line of scrimmage on the way to a comfortable 36-22 win at home over the Hampden Academy Broncos (0-1) in the Panthers’ opening game on Saturday, Sept. 2.
It took Charles Harris, of Damariscotta, several days to recover from the mental and physical challenges posed by a recent nine-day road race called the Hemmings Motor News Great Race. The race is always grueling, but this year the daily temperatures of over 100 degrees took a toll on Harris, navigator Phillip Reinhardt, and Harris’ 1931 Reo Royale.
More than 50 runners, from age 6 to 74, braved the cold, rainy weather to run in the Waldoboro Day 5K on the morning of Saturday, June 17. The participants finished the race with impressive times despite the conditions, including the event’s second best time ever, 16:59, by overall winner Connor Daigle.
The third seed NYA Panthers eliminated the sixth seed Lincoln Academy (7-8) from the Class C boys lacrosse playoffs with a dominating 17-1 performance at North Yarmouth Academy.
A fleet of 85 paddlers braved unusually harsh weather on Saturday, June 3 to celebrate the second annual Paddle for a Purpose. The fundraising event featured a five-mile trek by canoe, kayaks, and paddleboards down the Damariscotta River from the Damariscotta harbor to Glidden Point Oyster Farms in Edgecomb.