Wells and Ogunquit residents can voice their opinion Tuesday night on whether Wells High should keep or change its Native American Warrior mascot, more than six months after an advisory committee was established to study the issue.

The public forum begins at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. In addition to residents of the district, Wells graduates will be allowed to speak. Public input can be submitted in written form and emailed to Rick Coyne, the committee chair, at [email protected]

Wells’ “Warrior” is represented by a stoic Native American in profile. The mascot came into question after Amelia Tuplin, a Micmac from Lisbon, said Wells fans’ behavior at an Oct. 13 football game mocked Native American culture. The advisory committee was formed three weeks later. Wells and Skowhegan are the two Maine high schools with mascots that use Native American imagery.

After the public forum the advisory committee will meet at least once more, at a date to be determined, prior to making its recommendation to the Wells-Ogunquit school committee.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The United States beat Germany 3-0 at Herning, Denmark, to stay unbeaten and Russia shut out a third straight opponent, routing Belarus, 6-0.

In other games, Canada collected another big win by defeating Denmark 7-1, and defending champion Sweden kept cruising with a 4-0 victory against France.


WORLD CUP: Tim Cahill, a veteran forward, is in Australia’s provisional squad, boosting his prospects of being selected for a fourth straight tournament.

Cahill was among 32 players announced by Coach Bert van Marwijk, but he faces an anxious wait before knowing whether he will make the final cut, which will be chosen June 4.


NFL: The players’ union filed a noninjury grievance on behalf of free-agent safety Eric Reid.

Considered one of the top safeties in the league, Reid played out his contract with San Francisco last season. He has been a strong supporter of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 became the first player to kneel during the anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

New Orleans released veteran tight end Coby Fleener.


COLLEGE: Jimmy Zimolka scored twice as Plymouth State (16-17) edged Colby (7-25) 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Waterville.

Plymouth State won the second game 7-1 after scoring four times during a first-inning rally highlighted by Chris Mansour’s two-run single.


MADRID OPEN: Novak Djokovic notched an encouraging win in his comeback from a right elbow injury when he beat Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-4 in the first round.

Djokovic hasn’t made it to the quarterfinals in his previous five tournaments this year, admitting he returned too quickly. In his last event, he lost in the third round in Monte Carlo.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Mark Williams won for the third time, 15 years after his last, beating John Higgins 18-16 in a great final at Sheffield, England.

– Staff and news report

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