Former basketball coaches John “Jeddy” Newman and Art Dyer and basketball and soccer official Reta Brown were among a class of 13 presented as the newest Maine Sports Legends at that organization’s recent awards banquet.

Others in the class included Maurice Clark, best known for his 30 years as a college and high school basketball official; Richard McGee, a University of Maine football player and later football coach at Lawrence High and Colby College; and Paula Doughty, whose Skowhegan field hockey teams have won 12 state championships.

David Ames, a four-sport athlete at Camden High and three-year undefeated pitcher at Maine also was presented, as were Margaret Hawes Gillis, a pioneer women’s basketball coach at high schools in West Paris, Guilford and East Millinocket, and Donald Dow, a star pitcher at Fort Fairfield who became a successful high school coach and administrator.

Jeannette Peters started a Lifetime Sports Program at Fort Fairfield High and coached champion field hockey and softball teams. Dana Hews brought soccer to Aroostook County high schools and was a long-time basketball official.

Bill Haskell became the first director of recreation and parks in Presque Isle, creating a series of programs that became models for other communities. Emery “Flash” Plourde was a familiar face in cross country and track circles as an outstanding miler.

Newman, Gillis, Haskell and Plourde were posthumous inductees.


Former Greely High hockey and soccer standout Brian Hart of Cumberland set the Phillips Exeter Academy single season scoring record with two goals last week against Tilton School. Hart, a junior, had 17 goals with five regular-season games remaining.

Phillips Exeter is 13-1 and is hoping to return to the New England Class A prep school playoffs for a second straight year.

Also contributing to Exeter’s strong season is Garrett Van Wie, a senior from New Gloucester who anchors the defense at center back.

Hart broke the record of 16 scores set by Sam Mason of York in 2006. Seth Johnson of Falmouth previously held the record of 15 goals for 32 years.


Ally Day, a senior at Gorham High, was selected to join the national U-17 team at USA Rugby’s U-19 Invitational National All-Star Championships, to be held Nov. 18-22 in Mission Viejo, Calif.

The U-17 squad, a developmental team of the USA U-20 women’s national team, will open competition against the Northwest U-19 All-Stars.

Day, who was also invited to compete with the U-19 Northeast All-Stars, plays locally with the Portland Women’s Rugby Football Club and the Super Sows, a Portland U-19 high school team.


Zach Sellner of Leeds aced the second hole at South Portland Municipal Golf Course on Oct. 17. Sellner used a 7-iron for the shot, which was witnessed by Michael Connor, Jean Kennedy and Matt Kennedy.


Catherine Boyle used a 5-wood to score a hole-in-one on the second hole at Biddeford-Saco Country Club. The shot was witnessed by Jay Griffin, Jeremy Roy and Brian Roy.