The Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members in a ceremony on May 22 at the Augusta Civic Center. They are:

Earle “Pete” Cooper of Fairfield, who is regarded as one of the best high school football coaches in Maine history. He coached for 31 years at Madison and Lawrence, compiling a record of 216-96-4. He was the Maine Coaches Association Coach of the Year four times.

Art Dyer of Orrs Island, who retired in 1998 after a 32-year career coaching boys’ basketball. His teams won three state championships, and he was named Coach of the Year seven times by the Maine High School Coaches Association. In a 20-year stretch — 10 at Medomak Valley and 10 at Westbrook — his teams went 336-50.

Dick McGee of Fairfield, who will be honored for his accomplishments at the local, state and national levels. He coached high school football, then coached football and lacrosse at Bowdoin and football at Colby. He was also the athletic director at Colby and oversaw a large increase in the number of sports offered, from 16 to 27, with nine sports for women. He also volunteered countless hours to the Fairfield Police Athletic League.

Doug Roberts of Springvale, who led Rumford to the Class A boys’ basketball title in 1974 and 1976, winning the George Vinal Award. He scored 1,480 points in his high school career. He coached at Rumford for three seasons, then went to Sanford, where his teams made the Western Class A tournament every year but one.

Harold “Tank” Violette of Winslow, who had a 39-year career as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator. From 1969-85, he coached Winslow football and won five state championships, with an overall record of 152-52-2. His Winslow hockey teams won six state championships. He also coached wrestling, golf and baseball.

Seth Wescott of Farmington, who has won the first two snowboardcross medals in Olympic history. He won his first in 2006, in Turin, Italy, then repeated in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also active in community events and charitable organizations.


Mia Rapolla of Gorham signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Massachusetts.

Rapolla, who also runs cross country and plays basketball, was the state’s leading scorer in lacrosse as a junior, with 110 goals in 17 games.


Kayla Burchill of Deering signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Vermont. Burchill, a guard/forward, announced a verbal commitment in September to join the Catamounts, along with York standout Nicole Taylor.