Saturday, December 7, 2013
The semifinalists for Mr. and Miss Basketball were announced Wednesday by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches.
The 10 girls' semifinalists are Keila Grigware, Biddeford; Rebecca Knight, McAuley; Hannah Pray, Central; Kayla Burchill, Deering; Mia Rapolla, Gorham; Courtney Anderson, Leavitt; Megan Phelps, Mt. Desert Island; Maggie Sabine, Oak Hill; Whitney Jones, Skowhegan; and Nicole Taylor, York.
The 10 boys' semifinalists are Zach Blodgett, Bangor; Tyler McFarland, Camden Hills; Theo Bowe, Cape Elizabeth; Griffin Brady, Cheverus; Bo Leary, Edward Little; Graham Safford, Hampden Academy; Cam Kaubris, Mountain Valley; Joey McCloskey, Penobscot Valley; Andrew Shaw, Thornton Academy; and Alex Furness, Wells.
The finalists, three boys and three girls, will be announced after the state tournaments are complete. The winners of Mr. and Miss Basketball will be announced at the Maine McDonald's High School Senior All-Star Banquet on Friday, March 11, at Husson University.
The McDonald's high school all-star games will be held March 12 at Husson.
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Paul Betit is an Augusta native and graduate of the University of Maine. He has covered Maine high school sports for more than 30 years and is entering his seventh season as a beat writer covering the Portland Pirates. In his spare time, Betit writes mystery-suspense novels. Occasionally, he tries to sink his second career hole-in-one.
Glenn Jordan came to Maine in 1994 to cover the nascent Portland Sea Dogs. After eight baseball seasons and three children – the last two within 18 minutes of each other – he became a part-time writer. Among the sports he covers are now are tennis, skiing, swimming and running. He has a degree in philosophy from Dartmouth, a decent forehand and a penchant for checkers.
Mike Lowe is a Massachusetts native who feels he's lived long enough in Maine (since 1982) to have roots here. He graduated from Boston University and has worked in New Hampshire and Maine, covering everything from the Little League World Series to the Summer Olympics. When he has free time – Ha! – he likes to read, collect comic books and watch the grass grow from his hammock.