Monday, December 9, 2013
Good news to report on veteran basketball referee John Shoppe. He is out of the hospital and resting at home after suffering a heart attack while officiating a tournament game at Bangor Auditorium on Friday night.
THE PISCATAQUIS and Sumner girls made their first tournament appearances in 17 years Tuesday morning. Eight of the 11 players on Sumner's roster and six of 11 on the Piscataquis roster were not born the last time their school played on the Bangor Auditorium floor. Both teams lost in the quarterfinals.
WHEN WASHBURN'S Mitch Worcester scored 34 points against Bangor Christian in an Eastern Class D boys' quarterfinal Monday, he passed Matt Rossignol on the state's all-time scoring list. Worcester has 2,286 points. Rossignol finished his high school career with 2,257 points.
THERE'S NO QUESTION that the Houlton High band is the largest at the Eastern Class B, C and D tournament. The band has 93 students (80 played Tuesday afternoon). The enrollment for the Class C school is 365.
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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.