Learning the game of hockey

Photo by Mark Huard, Owner Central Maine Photography

The Central Maine Youth Hockey Association Learn to Play program is helping youngsters learn how to skate and play. The program takes place at Colby College, in Waterville, and has been a great success for upcoming hockey players in Central Maine.

Photo by Mark Huard, Owner Central Maine Photography

Champions: 2018 Central Maine Eagles

Team members include, front row, from left to right, James Mayo, Dakota Peaslee, Dylan Grotton, Cole Roberts, Shaine Staples, Derick James, Colby Blay, Lucas Grotton and Anthony Sanborn. Back, Tanner Watson, Koby Brigman, Brian White, Jake Emond, Isiah Michaud, Don Resch, Aarick Staples, Hunter Johnson, Parker Reynolds and Dan Page. Head coach is Steven Hamil, and assistant coach is Brandon Metten. (Contributed photo)

The Central Maine Eagles won the championship, defeating the previously unbeaten Berlin Gladiators, 26-14, for the Maine Independent Football League title, on Saturday November 17, at Portsmouth High School, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Winslow youth football, grades 3-4

Front, left to right, Timothy Knowles, Jaxon Lizzotte, Owen Vigue, Jonathan Kesaris, Aiden Reny, Drew Lindquist and Lucas Cormier. Back, Patrick Loubier, Bradley Tobias, Nolan Bell, Ben Thomas, Terrance Reffett, Thomas Turbousky and Bryce Whitman. Absent, Chase Burgin and Nolan Pierce. Coaches, coach Lizzotte and Coach Choate. Absent, Coach Crayton. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow youth football, grades 1-2

Front row, left to right, Frederick Ouellette, Layton Lagasse, Jason Garfield, Cooper Varney, Lucian Merrill and Maddox Lambert. Middle row, Lucas Bailey, Michael Loubier, Bryson Bouchard, Isaac Bulger, Levi Elwell, Maxwell Cornforth, Cooper Farr, Liam McKenney and Jace Poulin, Back, coaches Mike DeRoche, David McKenney and Jared Bragdon. Not pictured, Leigha Overlock. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

2018 Winslow boys U13 travel soccer team

Members of the Winslow boys U13 travel soccer team include, front row, from left to right, Coach Mike Parks, Noah Hurd, Jacob Owen, William Alger, Cooper Blakley, Tyler Nadeau, Jacob Genest and Coach Jesse Beckwith. Back, Coach Paul Vicneire, Andrew Beckwith, Cole Fortin, Luke Parks, Joey Richards, Ryan Parks, Lucas Vicneire, Matt Reynolds, Chris Wastella, David Doughty, Grayson Podey, Brady Willette, and Head Coach Wayne Doughty. (Photo by Tawni Livel, Central Maine Photography staff)

Mid-Maine Dolphins make a splash!

From left to right, Olivia Roy, Sarah McNeil, Emma Farnham and Elyse St. Pierre. (Contributed photo)

Saturday, October 27, opened the YMCA’s swim season with the “Spooktacular” swim meet held at the Penobscot Bay YMCA, in Rockport. Bolstered by new coaches filled with passion and high hopes, the Alfond Youth Center’s Mid-Maine Dolphins Swim Club flew off the starting blocks and into the water.

The Dolphins held a commanding presence with first place finishes in multiple individual events; including athletes: Jadyn Arnold (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke), Ebba Heaton-Jones (50 and 100 freestyle), Emma Farnham (100 backstroke), Leah Shoulta (100 backstroke), Edmond Couture (100 freestyle), Eric Booth (200 IM), and many more. Over half the team was within seconds of beating their personal best event times and a handful of swimmers succeeded in surpassing their previous bests. The team’s goal is to use this early momentum to rush toward the head of the pack this swim season. With the coaches’ teaching methods based on “Positive reinforcement and fun,” the club swimmers are ready to achieve that goal.

The Mid-Maine Dolphins are led by the coaching trio of new head coach Kyle Bauer, returning associate head coach Sara Rushton and new assistant coach Colin Vidas. The Mid-Maine Dolphins are still hosting tryouts; please contact the Alfond Youth Center (126 North St., Waterville, ME) at 207-873-0684 and visit online at www.clubayc.org to setup a time to meet with the MMD coaches.

Grappling tourney held as veterans tribute

Jacobi Peasley, 6, of Benton, and Jackson Jandreau-Hanson, 6, of Clinton. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography)

Huard’s Martial Arts Maine Skirmish grappling tourney was held on Nov. 11, as a tribute to veterans. Winners in the age 6 and under Sumo wrestling division were Jacobi Peasley, 6, of Benton, and Jackson Jandreau-Hanson, 6, of Clinton.

2018 Winslow girls U13 travel soccer team

Members of the Winslow Girls U13 travel soccer team include, front row, from left to right, Coach Sim Meak, Ava Kelso, Emily Nichols and coach Brenda Nichols. Second row, Quinn Crommett, Kyri Meak, Kaylyn Bourque, Whitney Churchill, Allyson Spencer, Olivia Cleaves and Kate Rice. Third row, Mya Williams, Olivia Varney, Tatiayana Gaud, Amber Fortin, Hannah Benner, Waverly O’Toole and Riley Grenier. Back, Coach Brian Bourque. Absent from photo, Ella Baker, Bella Morris and Brianna Hubbard. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

PAL football senior division champs

Front row, from left to right, Jackson Collman, Cameron Stewart, Colty Carter, Roman Parish, Troy Hamlin, Gavin Wilson, Michael Dearborn and Chairity Thebarge Middle row, Cameron Dostie, Justin Day, Maddox Santone, Zack Wentworth, Dane Zawistowski, Jayden Burnham, Henry Wadsworth, Derrick Crowell, Cameron Blodgett and Devon Young. Back, coaches Ben Dostie, Roy Lawrence, John Stewart, Jeremy Collman, Toby Blodgett and Todd Carter. (Photo courtesy of Casey Dugas)

Members of the Clinton Lions, Fairfield PAL senior division, went undefeated with a 10-0 record to claim the division title.

Central Maine Pharmacy Wolfpack: On to the championship game

Front row, from left to right, Preston Roy, Brett Lawler, Colby Nassau, Vole Quirion, and Gaige Martin. Second row, Felix Chaka, Brad Bajpai, Jeremiah McKenzie and Branden Lewis. Third row, Jeremy Thompson, Braden Littlefield, Nash Cordon, Austin Rackliff, Connor Brown and Jaiden Berube. Coaches Joel Littlefield, Mike Corson, Barry Quirion, Chuck Roy, Nick Nadeau and Bill McKenzie. (Photo by Heather Giroux)

The Central Maine Pharmacy Wolfpack moved on to the championship game following a 7-2 season.