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Bill Stewart has been the sports editor at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2014. During his tenure as sports editor, the papers have received national recognition from the Associated Press Sports Editors. A Massachusetts native, he graduated from the University of Maine in 1999 with a BA in Journalism. He began his journalism career as a sports reporter at the Berkshire (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) Eagle in 1999. He also worked at the Republican-American (Waterbury, Connecticut) and Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Massachusetts). In his free time, he enjoys adventures with his family, reading and a good game of cribbage.

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    February 27, 2013

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY: Messalonskee defenseman making an impact

    Dominic Dexter is the leader of the bunch, the lone senior who can be counted on for his poise under pressure. Tyler Simpson, a junior, had his ice time increase significantly — and has made the most of his opportunity behind the blue line. And then there are fellow Messalonskee defensemen Dylan Burton and Sam Bell, two freshmen who came into the season as question marks but will end it as sure things. And they’ve provided exactly what the Eagles needed to make another run at the Class B state championship.

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    February 27, 2013

    Eastern A hockey: Brunswick wins in double overtime, 3-2

    Matt Brooks scores the winner for the Dragons, who lost a lead late in regulation.

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    February 23, 2013

    WESTERN D GIRLS BASKETBALL: Richmond beats Rangeley to reach third straight state final

    Jamie Plummer scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead No. 2 Richmond (17-3), which led just 19-17 at the half before breaking things open in the second half.

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    February 21, 2013

    WESTERN D GIRLS: Rangeley pulls away to reach final

    Seve Deery-DeRaps scored 14 of her 18 points in a decisive third quarter and Taylor Esty finished with a double-double to carry top-seeded Rangeley past No. 4 Forest Hills 59-43 in a Western D semifinal game at the Civic Center.

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    February 20, 2013

    WESTERN D GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hyde has plan for Plummer

    AUGUSTA — Hyde coach Richard Polgar says he has a plan to slow down Jamie Plummer and the No. 2 Richmond girls basketball team when the teams meet today in a Western D semifinal.

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    February 19, 2013

    EASTERN A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Freshmen play key role for Lawrence

    The No. 4 Bulldogs (14-5), winners of a combined two games the previous two seasons, are in the Eastern A semifinals. They will play No. 9 Cony (13-7) at 4 p.m. today at the Civic Center. “We have a lot of kids who just want to play basketball,” Lawrence third-year coach John Donato said. “We have some basketball junkies.”

  • Published
    February 19, 2013

    WESTERN D GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rangeley uses height advantage in win

    It didn’t take long for the mismatch on paper to become a mismatch on the Augusta Civic Center floor Tuesday morning, as top-seeded Rangeley barreled into the semifinals with a 52-28 victory over No. 8 Islesboro Central School.

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    February 18, 2013

    WESTERN D GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hyde knocks off Valley

    AUGUSTA — The Valley girls basketball team needed to limit turnovers, control the boards and prevent any big runs to surprise once-beaten Hyde in a Western D quarterfinal game Monday morning at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    February 16, 2013

    EASTERN A BOYS BASKETBALL: Messalonskee starts slow, falls to EL

    Lew Jensen scored 20 points and Quin Leary added a double-double to lead No. 2 Edward Little, which jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never looked back.

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    February 15, 2013

    WESTERN B BOYS BASKETBALL: Tough task for Maranacook

    The Maranacook boys basketball team survived its Western B prelim showdown with Yarmouth this week, but now comes the hard part: Stopping top-seeded Falmouth.

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