Friday, December 6, 2013
Schenck junior Morgan Thompson scored 22 points in an Eastern Class D semifinal win over Hodgdon. Her father, Darrick, coaches the Wolverines, and her mother, Stephanie (Carter) Thompson, set the single-game Eastern Class C tournament record 25 years ago with a 46-point game while leading Schenck to the state championship.
DIANA (BELSKIS) TRAMS is in her first year as coach of the Washburn girls, which remained undefeated (20-0) with an 87-42 win over Machias. Trams was on Ashland's Class D state championship team in 1991.
SEVERAL MEMBERS of the Maine Principals' Association's tourney staff in Bangor will get their first look at the new Cross Center on Friday morning. They will tour the new facility with General Manager Mike Dyer. Next year, the Eastern Class B, C and D tournaments move to the new $60 million dollar building located just a few feet in front of the current auditorium. Construction is expected to be completed this fall.
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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.