December 30, 2012

2012 moments so memorable

The triumphs were far-reaching for teams and individuals, but there also was a tragedy that won't be forgotten.

By Mike Lowe
Staff Writer

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Jordan Matthews (61), at left, and the Golden Trojans had their golden moment, raising the Gold Ball as Thornton Academy won the Class A title.

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Ryan Flaherty
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Ryan Flaherty spent his first full season in the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles and made an impact in the AL playoffs.

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Bob Brown retired after 52 years of coaching basketball. Generally regarded as one of the finest coaches Maine has produced, he was a head coach at both the high school and college levels for 42 years. He was 73 when he resigned after 11 years at Cheverus. He won four Class A state championships and had a record of 476-154 at the high school level.

"I've been blessed," said Brown, whose last team went 14-6 and advanced to the Western Class A semifinals.


Maine's outdoors community rejoiced with the news that a 143-acre piece of land with a lakefront view of Mount Katahdin was being donated to Baxter State Park by a local timber company. The parcel includes 4,000 feet of Katahdin Lake frontage and provides a stunning view of the mountain.

The land was donated by Huber Resources Corp., and had been in the family since the 1940s. It fills a critical gap in the 4,000 acres surrounding Kathadin Lake. "It was very obvious to us the right thing to do with this property was to have it incorporated into Baxter State Park, and have it for all the people of Maine and for their great-great-grandchildren to be able to enjoy," said a company spokesman.

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Eleanor Logan of Boothbay Harbor traveled to London over the summer and returned with a gold medal – her second – as part of the women’s eight crew. At 24, a third gold is possible.

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Trevor Sparda, top, and goalie Patrick Stanton celebrated a boys’ soccer state title – part of Scarborough’s dominating year.

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