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Baseball

Mt. Ararat Hight School (2002)

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Virtually every high school in Maine has a baseball team.  Some have produced strong players who have excelled in college and in the major leagues.  As with other sports, championship categories have evolved over the years, with … Continue reading

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Baseball, Maine in the Majors

High school baseball, batter swings away!

Players Born in Maine Cuke Barrows, Gray 1909-1912 Del Bissonette, Winthrop 1928-1933 Clarence Blethen, Dover-Foxcroft [P] 1923-1929 Ralph Botting, Houlton [P] 1979-1980 Don Brennan, Augusta [P] 1933-1937 Rip Cannell, South Bridgton 1904-1905 Bill Carrigan, Lewiston 1906-1916 Wally Clement, Auburn 1908-1909 … Continue reading

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Basketball Boys

Year Class L & A Class B Class M & C Class D 1922 South Portland 1923 Bangor 1924 Biddeford & Northeast Harbor* 1925 Westbrook 1926 South Portland & Bangor* 1927 Westbrook 1928 South Portland Boys Consecutive Wins; Final Year … Continue reading

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Basketball Girls

Girls Consecutive Wins ending in the year noted: School No. Year Camden 87 1954 Eliot 78 1962 Gorham 77 1981 Westbrook 76 1982 New Gloucester 76 1950 Sherman 75 1967   Girls Consecutive Championships School No. Years Westbrook 4 1978-1981 … Continue reading

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Brunswick

Location Map For Brunswick

Since the demise of textile and shoe manufacturing, Brunswick has become a service center for the region and a residential community for commuters to the greater Portland area. With Bowdoin College, Maine State Music Theater, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Pejepscot Historical Society, and many historic buildings, it is a powerful cultural magnet. AMTRAK service to Boston resumed in 2012. The town has a 66 mile ocean shoreline and 12 miles along the Androscoggin River. Continue reading

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Crosby, Cornelia

Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby (Maine State Museum)

Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby (1854-1946) was born in Phillips on November 10, 1854. As a recent account of her life is subtitled, she was “The Woman Who Marketed Maine.” After her father died and then her brother, she lived with … Continue reading

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Cross Country, Boys

Cross Country is the sport of long-distance running over paths or open country.  High school courses are usually several miles in length. Runners are sometimes call “harriers,” after a hound that was used to chase hares in Britain. Class D … Continue reading

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Cross Country, Girls

Cross Country is the sport of long-distance running over paths or open country. High school courses are usually several miles in length. Runners are sometimes call “harriers,” after a hound that was used to chase hares in Britain. Class D … Continue reading

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Football

Scrimmaging (2001)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Marshwood 4 1983-1986 Ties for championships are noted at right with “/”; “CC” denotes “co-champions.” Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1950 Lewiston Saint Louis 1951 South Portland Skowhegan Dexter 1952 Portland … Continue reading

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Golf

Consecutive Championships School No. Years Girls Waterville 4 1995-1998 Boys Rockland 4 1984-1987 Falmouth 4 1990-1993 York 4 2009-2012 For girls, who do not field teams, the individual’s school is noted. For boys the team’s school is noted. / = … Continue reading

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics experienced several changes before its demise as a high school sport beginning in 2005.  Boy classes were discontinued in 1973. BOYS Year No Classes 1966 South Portland 1967 South Portland 1968 South Portland 1969 South Portland 1970 South Portland … Continue reading

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Hockey

High School Hockey (2004)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year St. Dominic 11 1947-1957 Waterville 5 1969-1973   Year No Class 1927-1976 Year Class A Year Class B 1927 Waterville 1977 Lewiston 1977 Biddeford 1928 Waterville 1978 Saint Dominic 1978 Winslow 1929 Lewiston 1979 Waterville … Continue reading

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July 19

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1779 Forty vessels leave Boston for Penobscot Bay … Continue reading

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July 21

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1860 The plantation of Stacyville is legally organized … Continue reading

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Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse Game (2003)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Boys Cape Elizabeth 3 1998-2000 Scarborough 4 2010-2013 Girls Waynflete 3 2003-2005 GIRLS BOYS Year No Classes No Classes 1998 Waynflete Cape Elizabeth 1999 Waynflete Cape Elizabeth 2000 Bonny Eagle Cape Elizabeth 2001 Waynflete No. … Continue reading

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March 12

Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1788 Birth date in New Hampshire of Governor … Continue reading

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March 19

Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1835 Incorporation of the town of Otis 1836 … Continue reading

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November 10

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1842 Webster-Ashburton Treaty settling the boundary dispute with England … Continue reading

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November 11

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Veterans Day, once called Armistice Day commenorating the end … Continue reading

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November 18

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1755 Earthquake hits Maine at 4:15 AM, possibly the … Continue reading

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November 19

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1892 First publication of the newspaper Saturday Sun in … Continue reading

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November 23

The Selectmen

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1804 Birth date in New Hampshire of President Franklin … Continue reading

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October 22

Southbound Appalachian Trail Crossing at Moxie Pond (October 2007)

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1768 Birth date of Joshua Hall of Frankfort, … Continue reading

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October 24

Southbound Appalachian Trail Crossing at Moxie Pond (October 2007)

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1832 First publication of the newspaper the National … Continue reading

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Skiing, Boys

Consecutive Championhips School No. Years Mt. Blue 6 2000-2005 Mt. Blue 5 2007-2011 Edward Little 4 1968-1971 Yarmouth 4 2006-2009 Year No Classes Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1946 Edward Little 1954 Gould Academy Bridgton 1947 … Continue reading

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Soccer, Boys

Consecutive Championships School No. Years Scarborough 4 1973-1976 Richmond 4 1976-1979 Falmouth 4 2001-2003 Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1970 Gorham 1971 Gorham 1972 Gorham 1973 Scarborough Yarmouth 1974 Scarborough Greely Richmond 1975 Scarborough Greely Georges … Continue reading

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Soccer, Girls

Consecutive Championships School No. Year North Yarmouth 5 2003-2007 Year No Class Class B Class C Class D 1980 Waterville 1981 Waterville Class A 1982 Waterville Hyde 1983 Waterville Penobscot Valley 1984 Waterville Penquis Valley 1985 Mount Ararat Penobscot Valley … Continue reading

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Softball

Softball Image public domain

Consecutive Champions School No. Year Madison 4 1994-1997 Traip 3 1988-1990 Jonesport-Beals 3 1992-1994 Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1977 Winslow Hermon Massabesic 1978 Mt. Ararat Gorham Searsport 1979 Winslow Massabesic Madison 1980 Gardiner Van Buren … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 08: Reform and Optimism

Eastern Manufacturing 1910, later Eastern Fine Paper Company

1900-1929 The beginning of the 20th century was marked by the expansion of pulp and paper mills, including the new Great Northern Paper Company mill in Millinocket. Eastern Maunfacturing in Brewer became Eastern Fine Paper Company. Lakewood summer theater in … Continue reading

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Volleyball

Volleyball is a girls sport at the high school level in Maine.  It split from “No Classes” to Classes A and B in 2009.  A concerted effort is underway to expand the sport to more schools. Consecutive Championships School No. … Continue reading

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Wrestling

High School Wrestling Match (2003)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Sanford 8 1961-1968 Dexter 5 1965-1969 Penobscot Valley 5 1991-1995 Noble 8 1999-2006 Camden Hills 6 2000-2005 Year Class A Class B Class C 1961 Sanford 1962 Sanford 1963 Sanford 1964 Sanford 1965 Sanford Dexter … Continue reading

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