TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat seventh-grade girls basketball team lost its home opener to Oxford Hills, 42-33 in a fast-paced contest.
The Eagles are now 2-1 on the season.
SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford Hills seventh-grade boys basketball team defeated Mt. Ararat 65-48 recently.
Teigan Pelletier led Oxford Hills with 16 points, including a couple of 3- pointers. Lincoln Merrill chipped in 12 points, while Holden Shaw and Cole Pulkinen added eight and seven points, respectively.
TURNER — The Brunswick eighth-grade girls basketball team defeated Tripp, 51-30 recently.
Leading the way for the Huskies were Kelsie Sullivan and Logan Brown, netting 10 points apiece, while Jaylee Sturgeon added nine.
Brunswick led 17-5 after one quarter and carried a 34- 16 into the half.
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat eighth-grade girls basketball team won their home opener recently over Oxford Hills, 56-25 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Eagles’ pressure defense and intensity to start the game was too much for the Vikings, as Mt. Ararat pumped out to an early 10-0 run and led 19-8 after the first quarter.
BATH — The Morse freshman girls basketball team dropped its season opener to Camden Hills, 50-37 recently.
Hannah Bailey led Morse with 14 points. Kaylee Garland contributed with solid defense in the loss.
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College seniors Kendall Schutzer and Vianney Gomezgil Yaspik have been named All-Americans by the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association.
Vianney Gomezgil Yaspik was a three-year starter for the Polar Bears.
Devonta Freeman pounded away all night until he finally found a way into the open field, helping the Atlanta Falcons remain in the thick of the tight NFC South race.
A run is a run, a basket is a basket and a goal is a goal.
In the NFL, a catch isn’t necessarily a catch, and a touchdown isn’t always a touchdown.
A runner can inch the nose of the football over the goal line and even if it’s subsequently batted away, it’s a touchdown.
Cue the celebration.
Led by their young players, the Boston Bruins put up their highest scoring game of the season.
Rookie Jake DeBrusk set up second-period power-play goals by David Backes and fellow rookie Charlie McAvoy and added a goal of his own, Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots to keep up his hot stretch, and the Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Monday night.
Boston’s plan was simple: Foul quickly and send the Pacers to the free throw line.
But trailing by one with seconds ticking away, the Celtics didn’t get the whistle they wanted.
Instead, they got the steal they needed.
[img_assist|nid=1192134|title=|desc= LISBON’S GIANA RUSSO (12, above) dribbles past Mt. Abram’s Lindsay Huff (center) as Anna Willey (22) prepares to set a pick. Below, Valerie Doucette (left) looks to get the ball outside after an offensive rebound as Ashlyn Sorel (30) defends and Lisbon’s Sydney Plourde (24) looks on.
[img_assist|nid=1192130|title=|desc= CARS FROM AN AMTRAK TRAIN lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above Monday in DuPont, Wash.
Daniel Konzelman was one of thousands of commuters barreling along a highway outside Seattle on Monday morning when the emergency response training he learned as an Eagle Scout kicked in.
BATH — Willard “Willy” A. Bryan, Jr., 80, of Washington Street died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his residence.
He was born in Freeport on February 22, 1937, a son of Willard A. and Eva C. (Waterman) Bryan Sr.
A British military air base in England used by the U. S. Air Force was locked down Monday after a disturbance, but the emergency measure ended when a man was arrested on suspicion of “criminal trespass,” police and Air Force officials said.
BRUNSWICK — On December 16, 2017, J. Roland Morin (aka Joseph Roland Laval Morin) 90, of Brunswick, left this world to join the love of his life, Dorina, in heaven.
Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 50 percent containment of a massive wildfire, officials said.
“We’ve had a very productive day,” said Deputy Chief Mark Brown of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protections. “The weather conditions were just right for us.”