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    March 3, 2018

    Monmouth tops Houlton, repeats as Class C girls’ basketball champion

    The Monmouth Academy Mustangs celebrate with gold ball emblematic of winning the Class C state championship Saturday in the Paul G. Poulin Auditorium at the Augusta Civic Center. (Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal) AUGUSTA — Monmouth’s offense came ready to defend the Class C state championship. The Mustangs started fast and held on to defeat Houlton 56-50, […]

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    February 28, 2018

    H.S. roundup: Greely’s Sullivan wins Becky Schaffer Award

    FALMOUTH — Greely/Gray-New Gloucester’s Courtney Sullivan was named the first recipient of the Becky Schaffer Award on Tuesday. The honor is given to the most outstanding senior girls’ hockey player. Sullivan led the Rangers to the state championship, scoring all three goals in a 3-1 win over Cheverus/Kennebunk on Feb. 17. Unified basketball Lisbon 48, […]

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    November 2, 2017

    The 1987 Lewiston Blue Devils: A coach’s plan, a team’s mission, and a state title

    LEWISTON — As the current edition of the Blue Devils football team begins its quest to become the first Lewiston squad win a state title in 30 years, the legacy of the last team to do it remains strong. The bond among the 1987 Class A champions, and between the players and their coach, Skip […]

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    April 23, 2017

    SJ Wrestler of the Year: Relentless Caleb Austin left mark on Mountain Valley wrestling

    Caleb Austin had one thing in mind for his senior year at Mountain Valley High School. “I’d like to leave a mark here in wrestling,” he said prior to the winter sports season. Austin certainly did that, graduating as the school’s all-time leader in victories after a dominant senior season, which he capped off with […]

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    March 3, 2017

    CMCC advances to UCSAA final with win over SMCC

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Different night, different players stepping up for the Central Maine Community College women’s basketball team. And despite uncharacteristic foul trouble in the first half, the Mustangs earned the same, dominant result against a very familiar foe. After a quiet first half, Brooke Reynolds rose up in the second and finished 16 points […]

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    January 6, 2017

    Girls basketball: Winthrop working to build a winner

    WINTHROP — The Winthrop girls basketball team spent Wednesday night’s practice preparing for their game against Hall-Dale. The Ramblers would have rather been playing Carrabec, but that game was postponed for the second day in a row. So, instead, they got ready for Thursday night’s game, with their eyes set on winning, which they did, […]

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    August 29, 2016

    Wayne Helliwell powers to victory in Oxford 250

    OXFORD — Wayne Helliwell took advantage of traffic on lap 244, slipped underneath race leader Travis Benjamin coming off Turn 4 and pulled away to win the 43rd annual HP Hood Oxford 250 Sunday evening at Oxford Plains Speedway. Helliwell pitted for new tires on lap 159, while Benjamin had changed tires at lap 122. […]

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    August 28, 2016

    Former Oxford 250 winners: Where Are They Now?

    The list of past winners in the HP Hood Oxford 250 reads like a who’s who of short track stock car racing. With the 43rd running now upon us, we chose to reflect a moment on those elite drivers and find out what they’re up to in 2016. 1974: Race fans across New England and […]

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    August 31, 2015

    Oxford 250: Glen Luce captures elusive crown jewel of Maine racing

    Turner’s Glen Luce drove inside of Shawn Martin on lap 200 and pulled away to claim the most lucrative victory of his career in the 42nd annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. Luce held off a hard-charging Reid Lanpher for top honors in one of the most exciting late-race battles […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston: Memories of the moment

    We asked, you answered. here are some of the memories you, the readers, shared with us when we asked for volunteers:  “I was present at the Muhammad Ali fight. I did not see the knockout punch. However, on the next day, which was a Sunday, my family went to Holiday Inn in Auburn as we […]