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THE LATEST BASEBALL/SOFTBALL HEAL POINT STANDINGS: MA BOYS #8, MA GIRLS #4, PVHS BOYS #2, PVHS GIRLS # 11, LA BOYS # 16, AND LA GIRLS # 12.*IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ACTION THIS AFTERNOON, LEE ACADEMY WON ITS DOUBLE-HEADER WITH DEXTER AND ORONO DEFEATED PVHS 1-0.* M.A. BOYS LOSE 11-1 FOR 3RD LOSS IN A ROW TODAY. NOW 5-5. PLAY-OFFS IN DOUBT.*THE M.A. GIRLS WON ANOTHER CLOSE SOFTBALL GAME TODAY DEFEATING JOHN BAPST 3-2. AND IT WAS THE ORONO GIRLS OVER PVHS 6-0.*COACHES: GAMES RESULTS/PRESS RELEASES MAY BE SENT TO [email protected] 24 HOURS A DAY * FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO ADVERTISE ON OUR SPORTS PAGES, JUST CALL 794-8071 * CHECK THIS TICKER OFTEN FOR THE LATEST LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AS WE RECEIVE THEM
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LINCOLN LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULES

Date
Baseball
Softball
May 13
Pirates @ Tigers H
Phillies @ As
14
Indians @ Red Sox H
Rays @ Braves
15
Yankees @ Blue Jays C
17
Red Sox @ Pirates H
As @ Rays
18
Tigers @ Blue Jays H
Red Sox @ Braves
19
Indians @ Yankees H
Rays @ Phillies
20
Blue Jays @ Red Sox H
Braves @ As
21
Yankees @ Tigers H, Pirates @ Indians C
Phillies @ Red Sox
24
Indians @ Blue Jays H, Pirates @ Yankees C
Red Sox @ As
25
Red Sox @ Tigers H
Phillies @ Braves
26
Blue Jays @ Pirates H
Rays @ Red Sox
27
Yankees @ Red Sox H
Braves @ Rays
28
Tigers @ Indians H
As @ Phillies
June 1
Blue Jays @ Yankees H, Indians @ Red Sox C
Rays @ As
2
Pirates @ Tigers H
Braves @ Red Sox
3
Yankees @ Indians H
Phillies @ Rays
4
Red Sox @ Pirates H, Tigers @ Blue Jays C
As @ Braves
5
Indians 9-11 H, Yankees 11-1 H, Tigers 1-3 H
Red Sox @ Phillies
7
Tigers @ Yankees H
As @ Red Sox
8
Pirates @ Indians H
Braves @ Phillies
9
Blue Jays @ Red Sox H
Red Sox @ Rays
10
Indians @ Blue Jays H
Phillies @ As
11
Yankees @ Pirates H, Red Sox @ Tigers C
Rays @ Braves
12
All-Star meetings
All-Star meetings
14
Game 1, Seed 5 @ Seed 4
Game 1, Seed 5 @ Seed 4
15
Game 2, Seed 6 @ Seed 3
16
Game 2, Seed 3 @ Seed 2
17
Game 3, Win Gm 1 @ Seed 1
18
Game 4, Win Gm 2 @ Seed 2
Game 3, Win Gm 1 @ Seed 1
22
CHAMPIONSHIP, Win Gm 2 vs Win Gm 3
23
CHAMPIONSHIP, Win Gm 3 vs Win Gm 4
26
Year-End Cookout, Hannaford
27
Year-End Cookout, Ella P. Burr
Schedules are subject to change due to weather, field conditions, etc.

MOST POPULAR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
February 22, 2007
May 11 - According to their last survey in 2009, the National Federation of State High School Associations says the most popular high school sports for girls are outdoor track and field followed by basketball. For high school boys it was football, track and field, and basketball. Approximately 1 million students nationwide took part in the survey.


Results from Relay for life tournament at Green Valley Golf Course

1st Place- Aaron Hanson, Lance Bernier, Eric Dubay, and Marshall Foster- 61*

2nd Place- Darren Libby, Brody Libby, Joe Stuart, and Brett Stuart- 61*

3rd Place- Mike Faloon, Colby Clendenning, Gary Tourtillotte, and Derek Artes- 61*

4th Place- Todd Smith, Rick Whalen, Mark Parent, and Jim Foley- 62

5th Place- Jim Carron, Tom Chase, Blair Marsh, and Greg Hirsch- 65

6th Place- Andrew Leblanc, Tim Spear, and John Spear- 66

7th Place- Brian Alley, Ryan Dunn, Angelina Alley, and Mark Gardner- 67

8th Place- Gene Thibodeau, Ray Thibodeau, Dwight Dawson, and Danny Ireland- 67

9th Place- Pete McPhail, Dave Shannon, Mike Cole, and Nick Sambides- 68

10th Place- Jeremy Durost, Brad Durost, Reed Durost- 69

11th Place- Ben Donnestag, Dave Libby, Harry Riley, Mark Anderson- 70

12th Place- Jeff Folster, Scott Priest, Howard Folster, and Steve Hope- 70

13th Place- Jason Neal, Katy Neal, Kirk Fogg, and Jessica Fogg- 71

14th Place- Steve Clark, Rob Cody, Anita Clark, Theresa Cody- 71

15th Place- Bruce Albert, Scott Taylor, Al Smith, Josh Wotten- 72

16th Place- Bob MoHolland, Barry Calburn, Webley Neal, and Rob MoHolland- 72

LONGEST DRIVE
Men- Tim Spear
Ladies- Angelina Alley

CLOSEST TO THE PIN
#2- Jim Foley- 9’ 2”
#7- Jim Foley- 10’ 8”
#11- Brett Stuart- 4’ 3”
#16- Gary Tourtillotte- 15’ 7.5”


PVHS VS LA
HOWLERS NOW 6-0!!!

May 3 - The undefeated, 5-0, Penobscot Valley HS Howlers hosted the 2-1 Pandas from Lee Academy this afternoon - for 25 minutes! Then, the game was halted because of fierce winds and HEAVY rain that hit suddenly in the second inning. Whether the game was continued later, we don't know. We were soaked and our car windows and sun roof were open, so, we came back to the office. Our cameras, luckily, stayed dry AND we did get some game photos for you. CLICK HERE to view our slideshow.

UPDATE: RAIN DELAYED GAME PLAYED WITH PVHS WINNING A SHUT-OUT 9-0.


PVHS Baseball Stats

from Coach Ernie Gerrish

May 10 -

(7-2)PVHS-3
(3-4)Houlton-4
8 Innings

LP Dylan Worster (2-2)

Jake Jones with a single.
Dylan Worster with a double.

Very cold night. Temperatures in the high 30's and low 40's with a steady wind.

For complete team stats, go to http://www.pvhsbaseball.com

RENOVATIONS AT HANNAFORD LL FIELD COMING ALONG NICELY!

CARIBOU VS MATTANAWCOOK
Great Day For A Ball Game!!

April 22 - The Caribou Vikings travelled down to Lincoln for a baseball and softball double-header this afternoon. You couldn't have asked for a better day for a ball game - 70 degrees and mostly sunny, with a slight breeze. We dropped by the high school to take a few photographs of some of today's action which you can see byCLICKING HERE.

The MA Lady Lynx won both of their games 12-0 and 7-4. The boys won theirs too 4-3 and 7-6. Saturday the Lynx host the Hawks from Hermon with the games starting at 1pm.

HANNAFORD LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD
Renovations to begin this Saturday April 24th till finished!

LOCAL SPORTS PHOTO SITE TO CLOSE
LACK OF SALES CITED
Local sports photographer Lee Rand at Mattanawcook Academy

April 20 - Local photojournalist Lee Rand announced today that he's closing his sports photography web site, www.leezsportsphotos.com, citing lack of sales as the main reason. The web site features thousands of local high school photos taken over the past several years. "The expenses and time involved far outweighed any revenue generated from sales from the site", Rand said. "But people sure liked to look at them!"

After a sale that's already started, the photo files will be deleted - gone forever. Lee travels through Maine and New England doing freelance photography mainly for various businesses and ad agencies. He doesn't do weddings or portraits. That will continue, he said, as well as the local sports photography he does for the Lincoln area web site, www.lincolnmaine.us. "I'll always be doing the local sports events, just not selling the photos, or taking as many! A lot of time involved there. It's great to capture our many talented local sports players in pictures and I wouldn't ever consider not doing that!"

The sports section on the local area web site is one of the more popular parts of the site and has received quite a few e-mails from sports fans all over the state, he said. Many wish they had a sports site like Lincoln's in their area.

Lee chatting with M.A. Athletic Director Dean Libbey during a basketball game last season.

Lee is an award-winning photographer with his main focus on scenic and historical landmark photography, with sports thrown into the mix. Lee’s photographs have appeared in books, on DVD covers, television commercials, and in numerous political advertising campaigns in the U.S. Rand takes most of the photos seen on the Lincoln area web site. His main photography web site is www.leezphotos.com.

Prices for the photos on www.leezsportsphotos.com have been reduced and the site will be taken offline "very soon". Some of the sports photos will be moved over to his main photography web site later.

"I thought long and hard about dropping this site, we've got thousands of really great sports photos there, but in the end, it's just not worth it..."

- Connie Rand


LINCOLN LITTLE LEAGUE NEEDS MORE PLAYERS!!
LINCOLN LL NEWS: The numbers for Lincoln Little League baseball and softball are both down this season. If they don't get more registrations they will be forced to cut teams in both baseball and softball. If anyone is interested in playing, please contact Ryan Ward at 738-3050 for more information. Softball participants must be 9 years old by December 31, 2009. Baseball participants must be 9 years old by April 30, 2010. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Lincoln Little League has found a contractor to rebuild their baseball field for this season. They are going to donate the material and labor to create a grass infield. The work is going to begin this Saturday April 24th and continue until complete.The Little League is asking for volunteers to show up at the field ready to work on Saturday morning 8am. Any and all are welcome.

M.A.- L.A. BASEBALL
Pre-Season Scrimmage

April 15- The skies were partly sunny/partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid-40's and breezy. Then it rained. Then it hailed. Then it snowed. Then the sun came back out. A typical spring day in Lincoln, Maine. And, there was a good crowd on hand for both teams. At the Mattanawcook Academy baseball field this afternoon, Lee Academy and M.A. played a pre-season baseball scrimmage game. The two teams don't play each other during the regular season, although Lee Academy does play our other local high school, Penobscot Valley of Howland. The Lynx have the potential in my (pre-season) opinion to go all the way in Eastern Class B this season IF they don't get too cocky! Really, I think they have the talent! We'll see.....

The game gave us an opportunity to check out both teams as well as get into practice ourselves for photographing some of the upcoming local baseball and softball games. M.A.looked pretty good this afternoon, IMHO - the Lynx won 19-1!! Lance Bernier really got things going early with a triple, and, well, let's just say it was a good day for the Lynx! Mattanawcook starts their regular season at home with a double-header against Caribou next Thursday. So today, we spent awhile doing what we do best at www.leezsportsphotos.com - shooting local high school sports pictures!

CLICK HERE for a slideshow of some of today's baseball action.

- Lee Rand


LITTLE OVER 3 WEEKS TO GO!!
M.A. Senior Lance Bernier Last April 30th Against Presque Isle
March 28 - It's still about three weeks away from M.A.'s first home baseball game of the season, but we thought we's give you a little glimpse with the above photo from last season. The Lynx baseball and softball teams host the Caribou Vikings for a double-header on April 22nd starting at 12 noon. The Lynx host Lee Academy a week earlier (the 15th) in a pre-season baseball scrimmage on April 15th.

- Lee Rand

IT WON'T BE LONG......

March 10 - The M.A. winter sports awards banquet was last night, and it was great for Connie and me to be invited by Coach McDormand. We've got some fine athletes at Mattanawcook Academy, who excel not only on the playing fields but in the classrooms as well!!

Today, I took a drive up to the high school again, this time to check out the baseball and softball fields. As you can see from the above two photos, both fields are almost snow-free!! But, taking a look over the home baseball dugout tells you it's not quite spring yet!!

Some of the area high school players will start practicing in a little over a week. M.A. plays their first home games against Caribou on April 22nd. P.V.H.S. hosts Stearns on April 24th and Lee Academy plays their first home games on April 22nd against Woodland. Schedules are subject to change, so check this web site for any changes.

- Lee Ran


M.A. 1000-POINT CLUB

MA's Brady Vose hit his 1000th point with a free throw at Lee Academy in February 2009

 

January 18, 2010 - Making one thousand points in a four-year high school basketball career isn't easy - only four Mattanawcook Academy players have done so in the school's history. One of those did it in only three years! Lynx standout Brady Vose scored his 1000th point in only three seasons, with a foul shot at Lee Academy (pictured here) on February 6th of last year.

His name has been added to the 1000-Point banner hanging in the M.A. gym. Next week, with his two coaches present - Ryan Libbey and Rick Sinclair- he will be honored at halftime of the John Bapst/M.A. boys' game.

Pictured here are the game balls for each of the four M.A. 1000-Pointers: Kelly Walcott, Curtis Robertson, Derek Libbey, and Brady Vose. They're in the trophy case in the lobby of Mattanawcook Academy. Who will be the next Lynx player to score a thousand career points?Who will join Kelly as the second Lady Lynx player to hit that mark? Only the future knows, but someone will do it, and it might be a current player coming up from the junior high or a player already on the M.A. varsity or JV teams.

Until it happens again, I invite you all to attend these exciting games up at the high school every year. Support your local teams (in all sports), and one day you'll see local sports history made - again.

- Lee Rand

(Game photos from the 2009 MA/LA game can be viewed on www.leezsportsphotos.com)


LINCOLNMAINESPORTS.COM EXCLUSIVE!!!
At 87, oldest living LA bb player living in Lincoln
In 2007 the Lee Academy girls' basketball team coached by Ron Weatherbee had just won the Eastern Class D and State Class D girls' basketball championships! What a team - what a tournament. In 2008, Ron took his LA girls to the state championship again. This time in Class C!
To a smalltown girl born in "Crockertown", playing basketball was fun, but that was about it. State championships and all the excitement and hoopla we have today just wasn't there back in the early 1930's. In fact, the girls' game of basketball was played slightly differently back then. They had six players on the court at a time for one thing! Average team scores of 50 points or so were quite common, too. This young lady enjoyed the game enough to walk home - three miles - after school, walk back to school for practice, and then walk home again afterward!! Hmmm..... She played on the Lee Academy team all four of her high school years, and graduated in 1939. They never went to a tournament. "But, it was such fun!" After high school she actually played for a while for a Lincoln post-grad team made up of MA alumni even though she was a Lee Academy grad! Here's a photo of the 1936-37 Lee Academy team. And the lady, then a sophomore, we're talking about is the first girl on the left in the back row:
One other member of this team is still alive today, but she's six months younger than our subject. They were the "pioneers" 70 or so years ago...... How would that team compare to the teams of today? No comparison can be made. And, that's good because that world and game no longer exits. Ah, but the memories will always be there, passed down through the years to those girls' children and families and so on. Maybe someday I can do a story on how girls' high school basketball used to be played. We'll see..... Of further interest, is the fact that senior foward Dana Houghton from this year's squad is a distant relative! Small world - small town! Our girl didn't go too far away, actually. Her son lives in Chester with his wife and children, and her daughter lives in Lincoln with her husband. She still likes basketball, and, follows the Lady Pandas through the season. In fact we caught her at several games this season, this one in Lee last January:
That's her with the white coat enjoying the game with her niece Carol Marino and sister-in-law Kay Crocker. The Pandas won that game,btw! Will she be watching this year's LA team go for another state championship trophy? "Of course, I'll be watching the game on television. This is so exciting - I wouldn't miss it!" So, who is the oldest living former Lee Academy girls' basketball player? Oh, I didn't mention that I know her did I? Yup, I do. She's my mother-in-law, Hilda Crocker Stockley, Connie and Alan's mother. Now, I betcha you didn't know that! - Lee Rand (copyright 2008)



Mattanawcook Academy Lynx
Penobscot Vally High School Howlers
Lee Academy Pandas

JUST TO SHOW YOU..........
October 19, 2008 - Today we covered our first basketball game of the season at Lee Academy's Mallett Gym. You may remember last year when we were out there we caught Lee making a 3-point shot. We had posted a photo on this sports page for awhile. Well, this year Maine's "oldest living teenager" was at it again!
Although the shot wasn't a 3-pointer this time (he's getting older, folks), he was still in pretty good form. Sinking one from near 3-point range was still pretty impressive - considering.....
Right off the backboard! YES!! Lee's a firm believer in vitamins and LUCK!

Till next year!!

- Connie Rand


TED WILLIAMS MYSTERY PHOTO SOLVED !
May 23 - Finally!! The mystery of who the girl was in the photograph with baseball legend Ted Williams has been solved!! A number of years ago we came into possession of a photo of Red Sox star Ted Williams that was taken, we thought, in the early 1950's. The location is on Main Street in front of the Bon Ton. The question everyone had was, who was the girl in the photo? Many thought it was Muriel Applebee from the Howland area, who was a local beauty queen at the time. That seemed to be the consensus, although not 100% for the past few years until last fall. At that time I was able to connect with a friend of hers and obtain pictures of her in Atlantic City. Miss Applebee, now living out of state, said it was not her and the photos made it certain - she was not the girl in the photo. Dead end. Well, the other day I received a photo that proves who the girl was/is, AND that it's a rare photo indeed!

Seems Ted had married for the second time in 1961. Although he divorced her 5 years later, they only stayed together several months before separating for good. The woman in that photo is none other than Ted's second wife, Lee Howard! She was a model from Chicago. The photo has to have been taken in the summer of 1961 NOT in the early 50's as first thought. Other than at their wedding there are few, if any, photos of them together!! They had no children, and Ted would later go on to marry a third time. Here's the photo of Miss Howard that I received:

So, the mystery is solved and now the fun begins - maybe. The negative is lost and I have the original photo. This photo is available for lease only at this time. Any Ted Williams fans out there?

It's actually been fun checking out leads and tips over the past several years trying to identify the girl in the photo. And, thank you to the many local people and those throughout New England who have been helped me out in this quest to identify the woman. It's been fun and a challenge and now we know, and I've gotta find another rare picture!!

- Lee Rand


Lee taking photos at a spring M.A. baseball game as Chris DeBeck, Lincoln News Sports Editor, looks on.


(October 2007) AS LEE ACADEMY SENIOR FORWARD DEVAN PARKER LOOKS ON, I SINK A 3-POINTER!!


A VISITOR FROM SOUTHERN MAINE E-MAILS:

"Connie & Lee, thank you so much for the work you put in getting the write up and massive amount of photos on the website the same day as the Lynx win over Caribou. As you might expect, the sportcasts in Portland didn't even give game scores for Eastern Maine games. I knew I could rely on you and you had so many great photos it was almost like being at the game. Thank you! And thanks to the sponsors! Go Lynx!

Go Pandas, too! Lee (the Academy, not the husband!) has good teams, too!"


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Coach Fletcher

Former Lynx basketball coach Bill Fletcher is now a director of the Maine Principals Association, and is one of those in charge of the Eastern Maine B, C and D basketball tournament in Bangor. We've had requests from some of our visitors for a current photo, and we snapped this picture of Coach Fletcher at the Bangor Auditorium on February 20, 2008. He wanted to say hi to everyone who remembered him in the Lincoln area, and he was flattered to think that people still cared. He's been a great help to us over the past four tournaments.

Lee talkin' basketball with M.A. boys' varsity basketball coach Ryan Libby.


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