Saturday February 23, 2013 | 09:43 PM

Presque Isle brought five buses filled with players, fans, bands and cheerleaders for the Eastern Class B girls' final against Nokomis. It's a 3-hour bus trip from Presque Isle to Bangor.

WASHBURN HAS already won Eastern Maine title this school year in girls' cross country, girls' soccer and girls' basketball. Nine members of the basketball team were on championships teams in the fall, including seven who were on both the soccer and cross country teams.

HODGDON HIGH'S band added community members for the tournament. Five adults played along with the dozen or so students.

CENTRAL AROOSTOOK has now won five of the last nine Eastern Class D boys' basketball championships.

THERE ARE seven tarps high above the Bangor Auditorium floor — just in case there are any leaks in the ceiling. Everyone is keeping their fingers crossed, hoping to get through one more tournament week without a leaky roof dripping water on the floor. The new Cross Center opens in the fall.

– Dale Duff


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Maine High School Sports Bloggers

Tom Chard is a Portland native who has covered high school sports and golf for the Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram for 38 years. A three-sport athlete at Deering High, Tom's chief athletic pursuit is chasing the little white ball. He played in his 20th Maine Amateur Golf Championship in July.

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 Olympics. When he has free time – Ha! – he likes to read, collect comic books and watch the grass grow from his hammock.

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