Tuesday February 19, 2013 | 09:00 PM

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.

-- Dale Duff

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