Thursday, May 23, 2013
When the Presque Isle girls defeated MDI in an Eastern Class B semifinal Wednesday, it extended the Wildcats' winning streak to 42 games (22-0 last season, 20-0 this season). That's the longest current streak in Eastern Maine – girls or boys.
PENQUIS JUNIOR Isaiah Bess needed three points Wednesday to reach 1,000 for his career. His got there on his first shot, swishing a 3-pointer, and finished with 21 points in a 51-23 Eastern Class C quarterfinal win over Stearns.
TONY HAMLIN, in his 17th year as Penquis coach, is one of only two boys' coaches to win state titles with both Eastern and Western Maine schools. He has won championships at Penquis and South Portland. Bill Folsom is the other coach to accomplish the feat, for Westbrook and Orono.
DEXTER'S WIN over Lee Academy in Wednesday's other Eastern Class C boys' quarterfinal means there will be a new regional champion. The Pandas had won the last two titles.
– Dale DuffTweet
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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.