FlingGolf, a sport where almost anything goes, made its debut at Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole in mid-July. The sport, played with a golf ball on a golf course, uses a single club called a FlingStick. The ball is placed in the pocket of the stick and is thrown, tossed, pushed, or putted around the course.
The Wiscasset Speedway Hall of Fame, now in its second year, inducted six new members during a luncheon at the track Saturday, July 25.
Jackie Robinson is famous for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he debuted for Branch Rickey’s Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson’s story is inspiring and he is one of my favorite players, despite having played decades before I was born. Because of his fame, impact on the baseball world, and involvement in the civil rights movement, many people assume Jackie Robinson was the first Black player to play in the major leagues, but this is not true, though he certainly was the first in a long, long time.
Bailey Plourde, 21, of Newcastle, sits in second place at the Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship, after two rounds. Plourde, out of Sheepscot Links in Whitefield, jumped out to a 3-stroke lead on day one of the three-day golf championship, Monday, July 20 at Augusta Country Club.
Bailey Plourde, 21 of Newcastle, tied Ruby Haylock after three 18 hole rounds at the Maine Women’s Amateur championships on Wednesday, July 22. Haylock won the tie breaker with a chip shot from the lip of the green. Plourde’s putt for a tie fell just short of the cup. Plourde held a three stroke lead […]
Three Lincoln Academy cross-country alumni have organized a 24-hour Backyard Runathon to raise funds for Damariscotta-area businesses. Sam Russ, a 2019 graduate; Emma Allen, 2018; and Essie Martin, 2017, “came up with the idea when thinking of what we could do to support small businesses during the pandemic,” Martin said.
Wawenock Golf Club will offer Maine State Golf Association junior play days beginning Tuesday, June 9.
LA senior Tiger Cumming has loved baseball since he was four years old. Through the years he played T-ball, farm league, little league, middle school ball, Babe Ruth league, high school ball, and American Legion, and Amateur Athletic Union. He was the only ninth grader to make varsity his freshman year at LA. So when coronavirus ended his final baseball season before it started, it hit him hard.
There are several places to go mountain biking in Lincoln County. The best two choices are the Schmid Preserve in Edgecomb and Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. In addition, Oxbow Brewing Co. in Newcastle offers a 1.5-mile blue-blazed mountain bike trail on hilly terrain.
After several weeks of consideration, the Mid Coast Babe Ruth League has decided to cancel the 2020 Babe Ruth Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several reasons led to this decision.
D.J. Thompson, of Jefferson, was turning 13 on Friday, April 24, and his mother, Laura, wanted to do something special to help him celebrate in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. His father, Dave, had passed away March 18 from complications from two strokes, so his mother knew this would be a particularly hard time for her son.
Golf courses across the state can open, with restrictions, Friday, May 1, under Gov. Janet Mills’ plan to gradually reopen the state’s economy.
Today the Lincoln Academy boys lacrosse team should be playing in its first tournament of the season. Instead, we are all at home trying to absorb the news the Maine Principals’ Association announced on Thursday. There won’t be a spring high school sports season in Maine due to COVID-19.
Warren native Carroll LaHaye, a former basketball and volleyball standout at the University of Maine at Machias and a member of its sports hall of fame, recently announced her retirement after 38 seasons as the head women’s basketball coach at NCAA Division III Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.
The Wiscasset Community Center will be closing at noon on Monday, March 16 due to the coronavirus threat. Because they are a town run facility, the decision was made by town manager John O’Connell early on March 16.