Thursday, December 5, 2013
Seen in the crowd prior to the Class A boys' state championship game at the Augusta Civic Center was Ashley Cimino, the former McAuley all-stater who is a senior on the Stanford University women's basketball team.
Cimino's brother, Matt, is the starting center for Cheverus.
"We had senior night on Thursday and had the weekend off," said Cimino. "I decided to fly home and surprise him. I wanted to support him. I don't get to see him play much."'
MCAULEY WAS naturally excited about winning the Class A state basketball title. They were so excited that when the players from the bench charged out to celebrate with the reserves who were on the court at the end, freshman Nina Davenport was knocked to the floor in the pileup.
She bounced back up, no worse for the wear, as the Lions continued their celebration. The team had a reception at the Augusta Civic Center after the game.
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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.