Erskine graveside flag missing for third time

June 16, 2016 was hard for Thomas and Bonnie Erskine. They laid their 31-year-old son Jesse to rest. The 2003 Boothbay Region High School graduate was a star Seahawk in basketball and football. According to Bonnie, he was a bit of a Superman for the family, especially for his brother...
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This teen from Topsham is Maine’s best amateur golfer

Caleb Manuel played soccer, baseball and basketball growing up in Topsham, but it was golf that became his favorite sport. “I began playing golf when I was 10 or 11. I won the [Brunswick Golf Club] championship when I was 13. That’s when I knew I had something a little more special and I could do something with it,” Manuel said.
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For Adam Harkins, baseball is a family affair

Adam Harkins thought he traded in his baseball coach’s cap this spring for good. He began coaching his son Finn at age 4, by placing the ball on the tee. As Finn grew, his dad accompanied him as a coach into Little League, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and middle school ball. But 2021 was going to be different. Finn was a freshman, so dad planned on simply watching him from the stands instead of the dugout.
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Seahawks summer basketball tonight at BRHS

The Boothbay Region High School varsity boys basketball team will host Oceanside at 6 p.m. and Mt. Abram at 8 p.m. tonight, June 18, at Porter Memorial Gymnasium as the summer program is underway. Coach Dan Hallinan would like to see some fans in the stands to support the Seahawks.

Hamblett graduates from NYA

Andy and Meagan Hamblett of East Boothbay are proud to announce the graduation of their son, Christopher Frost Hamblett, from North Yarmouth Academy, a college preparatory school in Yarmouth, Maine. Upon graduation, Chris received honors, was a member of the Student Athletic Council and was nominated by his coaches for...

Awards night full of memories, encouragement

As they received awards Wednesday night, June 9, graduation eve, teacher Ralph Keyes told Wiscasset Middle High School seniors, when they are pursuing what they want to do, also do something else. He said he has thought back on the opportunities he had in college, including the things he did...
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Bowdoin College hires new women’s basketball coach

BRUNSWICK — When Bowdoin College announced last month it was seeking a new women’s basketball head coach, Sacha Santimano didn’t hesitate to apply. “Bowdoin is a perfect package for me, what they do with student-athletes, and the culture that has been created is impressive,” said Santimano, who was coaching at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Mary Evelyn Friant

Mary Evelyn Friant was reunited with her best friend and husband, Howard L. Friant, on May 23, 2021, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. Mary Evelyn was born on May 29, 1929 in Newark, N.J., to the Honorable George D. McLaughlin and Evelyn A. McLaughlin, née Amberg. The family moved to nearby South Orange, where Mary Ev was a standout athlete at Columbia High School (Go Cougars!) and where she met her future husband.
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Tiger Hopkins’ vision and high-scoring output keeps Oak Hill on a winning path

Tiger Hopkins takes pride in his role as the leading scorer for the Oak Hill/Monmouth/Lisbon boys lacrosse team, but he insists his greatest asset is his vision. “I think my biggest strength is seeing the field,” the junior attacker said. “I play behind the goal, which is called the X. It is kind of like your job is you’ve got to start the offense going.”

Zachary M. Winpenny, service and obituary

A graveside celebration of life for Zachary Michael ‘Zak’ Winpenny, 17, who left this world too soon, on December 16, 2020 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident, will be held Friday, May 28, 2021, at 2 p.m., at the Pine Grove Cemetery, in Appleton. To share a memory...
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Bowdoin names Alex Lloyd its next men’s basketball coach

BRUNSWICK — Alex Lloyd has pretty much seen it all in the basketball world. From playing Division III college basketball, to assisting at the G-League level, to working with one of the greatest coaches of all time, it’s safe to say Lloyd has experience at all levels of the game.

Athletes reflect on Coach Shibles’ legacy ahead of her departure from Bowdoin

Over the course of her 13-year career at Bowdoin, women’s basketball Head Coach Adrienne Shibles has impacted the lives of each of her athletes and brought the program to unprecedented heights. Under her leadership, the team appeared at the NCAA tournament 11 times and won two NESCAC championships, solidifying Shibles’ spot as Bowdoin’s winningest women’s basketball coach of all time. Shibles, who recently accepted a head coaching position at Dartmouth College, leaves an indelible mark on the program that will persist even after her departure from Bowdoin.

Students enjoy casual competition in intramural soccer matches

Finding opportunities to play sanctioned team sports has been challenging this semester, but as the semester comes to close, intramural soccer playoffs are providing students opportunities to bring some competitive spirit. During the fall semester, Bowdoin was only able to offer one team intramural: badminton, a sport that allows for...
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Obituary: John-Russell Hibbard

LISBON FALLS – John-Russell, born Sept. 11, 2002 in Brunswick, residing in Lisbon Falls, tragically taken from us on May 2, 2021 in an automobile accident. The son of John A. Hibbard and Melanie L. Hibbard. John-Russell was a lover, not a fighter, as he found out when he tried...

John Russell

John Russell, born Sept. 11, 2002, in Brunswick, Maine, residing in Lisbon Falls, Maine, tragically taken from us on May 2, 2021 in an automobile accident. The son of John A. Hibbard and Melanie L. Hibbard, John Russell was a lover not a fighter as he found out when he tried football discovering hitting people was not for him. He did love basketball. He graduated Lisbon High June 2020 and completed the automotive program at Lewiston Regional Tech earning his inspection license. At 18, started with Walmart.

Full Court Press: Manav Randhawa ’23

Welcome to Full Court Press, a Bowdoin sports podcast presented by the Bowdoin Orient. Paul Russo ’23 and Billy Ackerman ’23 host the show, interviewing Bowdoin athletes about their journey to Bowdoin, athletic careers and setbacks and what college sports look like under COVID-19. The first episode features Manav Randhawa ’23, a guard on the men’s basketball team. Nav, Billy, and Paul talk about the start of his career in Ontario, coming to the US for high school, injuries and college level basketball.