Brittany Carrier, left, of Buckfield High School shoots on net Sept. 21 while being defended by Payton Cray, back, and Emma Valley of Richmond High School. Carrier’s shot found the back of the net to put the Bucks up 4-1. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Lucas Libby of Mountain Valley High School dives into the end zone Sept. 22 for a touchdown during the first half of a game in Rumford against Camden Hills Regional High School. Libby’s touchdown put the Falcons up 6-0. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Sylvia Hodsdon, right, of Dirigo High School dribbles Sept. 22 around Catori Watson of Mountain Valley High School during a game in Dixfield. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Favour Monday of Edward Little High School reacts Sept. 20 to a missed opportunity while shooting on net during a game in Auburn against Hampden Academy. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey, center, thanks the field hockey team Sept. 22 at Leavitt Area High School in Turner. The school raised the most money for the Dempsey Challenge among high schools that participated, with the field hockey team raising $5,423. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Audra holds her pinwheel Sept. 21 while attending a school rally to celebrate “Pinwheels for Peace” at Fairview Elementary School in Auburn. The program recognizes the International Day of Peace and is celebrated by elementary school children worldwide. The local students plant the pinwheels on the school lawn to be visible to parents picking them up and to others in the community. Audra and her classmates voted to wear costumes to school after having completed their positive reinforcement goals of being safe, respectful and responsible. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Penny Markley of Winthrop paints Sept. 20 at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston. Markley is part of the Plein Air Painters of Maine, a group that meets to paint at different outdoor locations. Markley says she has learned not to put everything into her paintings. “The light is beautiful and then it changes,” she says. “I have to try and remember what I liked about it.” Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

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