Medomak Valley hosted their first cross country meet of the season on Sept. 26 with Lincoln Academy. Racers lined up six feet apart at the start. There were no cow bells, roar of the crowd or cheers along the way, as the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference made the tough decision during the COVID-19 pandemic to not allow spectators at any sporting events this fall.
The Maine Principals’ Association announced Thursday, Sept. 10 that most fall sports have been given the green light to play under its revised “School Sports Guidance: Return to Competition for Competitive Athletics and Activities in Maine” policy. The two exceptions are football and indoor volleyball.
Beginning with the 1942 season, professional baseball in the United States started to look very different. With Pearl Harbor having been bombed by the Japanese just a few months before, many were wondering if the major league season should continue as normal. The young men who played in the majors were already enlisting in the Army, and some thought it would be disrespectful to the war effort if the season were to continue like any other year.
Submitted article MPA, MSBA, MSSA & Mills Administration Statements on Fall Sports in MaineSeptember 2, 2020 The Maine Principals’ Association, the Maine School Boards Association, the Maine School Superintendents Association, and the Mills Administration released the following statements today on interscholastic fall sports in Maine: “The Maine Principals’ Association agrees with the Department of Health […]
The 1941 Major League Baseball season is one of the most legendary in the game’s long history. These days, players and fans who remember the events of that season are much fewer, but even those of us who weren’t around at the time have read about this season and consider it to be one of the most exciting seasons ever played.
Former Medomak Valley High School softball coach Glenn Barbour passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20. He leaves behind a lasting legacy, both on the diamond and with everyone who grew to know and love him.
Area athletes came one step closer to being able to play sports this fall when the Maine Principals’ Association approved the fall sports plan on Aug. 27 . But it is not a done deal yet. There are still two hurdles left, the biggest being State approval from Gov. Janet Mills, the Department of Education, […]
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.