Central Maine Photography-sponsored Fairfield PAL soccer team

The Central Maine Photography-sponsored Fairfield PAL youth soccer team members include, front, from left to right, Samantha Hamilton, Dawson Chapman, Dylan Frugal, Dylan Dennison, Dylan Languet and Hailey Knowles. Back, Domanic Golder, Landon Letourneau, Zoe Hutchins, Drake Johnson, Seth Gallant and Ryan Lea, coach. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Lawrence boys soccer team shows support during National Breast Cancer Awareness month

(Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

The Lawrence High School boys soccer team took to the fields this week wearing pink and black jerseys to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

Trying to get away

Winslow’s Colby Pomeroy (3), tries for a yardage gain as Lawrence’s Nathan Regalado (34), goes for the tackle during a game between the two rival high schools on Sept. 29, in Winslow. Lawrence won the game, 17-14. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow Youth Football (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow Youth Football (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Gaining some ground

Waterville Youth Football third and fourth grade team member Ethan Sirois breaks for a sizable gain in a game against Skow­hegan on Sep­tember 23, in Waterville. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Football is in the air in central Maine – from youth to an old rivalry

Winslow’s Marek Widerynski (2), attempts to block for ball carrier Cody Ivey (22), while Waterville’s Anthony Singh (21), Kody Vallee (23), and Jack Lloyd (73), move in for the tackle. Winslow won the annual Battle of the Bridge, 54-23, on September 15. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Kennebec Timber Framing PAL player Noah Cole, 7, of Benton, runs for a touchdown during Super Sunday on September 2 at the PAL Field in Fairfield. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow’s Bryce Gunzinger (32), sweeps for a touchdown against Waterville on September 15, with Waterville’s Trent Andreozzi in pursuit. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

2018 Senior Bulldogs girls soccer players

The 2018 Lawrence High School senior girls soccer players are, front, Emma Robilliard and Emily Curtis. Back, Captain Ashley Rhoades, Eran Dowd, Captain Riley Hanson, Kiana Joler, and Captain Brianna Meader. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Lawrence soccer seniors 2018

The 2018 Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, boys soccer seniors and coaches are, from left to right, Coach Bob Towne, Drake Zimba, Alex Owens, Christian Adams, Nick Ellis, Jackson Dudley, Sebastian Nebauer and Coach Ryan Mountain.(Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

13th Annual Football Camp

13th Annual Football Camp (photo by Central Maine Photography)

Senior Logan Fortin, PAL Director John Stewart, and senior Kyle Carpenter working on blocking techniques during the Central Maine Football Camp. (Photo by Central Maine Photography staff)

Area U18 girls capture title at international soccer tourney

The Winslow U18 travel soccer team includes, front row, from left to right, Hannah DelGiudice, Mia Velazco, Paige Lord, Katie Doughty, Siara Martin, Ashley Rhoades, Mya Velazco, and Olivia Hallee. Back, Coach Gary Walker, Coach John DelGiudice, Riley McRaven, Lily Wilkie, Autumn Weeks, Shauna Clark, Ally Stabins, Aaliyah Wilson Falcone, Sara Doughty, Katie Brittain, Julie Lapierre, Karma Mantor, Coach Wayne Doughty, Coach Chris DelGiudice. (Contributed photo)

by Mark Huard

The Winslow-based U18 girls travel soccer team recently traveled to San Marino, Italy, with Gary Walker and All Pro Soccer Tours to participate in the San Marino Soccer Cup. The team had a truly amazing experience!

The U18 team is made up of 18 players from 12 different central Maine high schools, competing against teams from all over the world.

The team advanced from their bracket in group play having won all three games. They went on to win the quarter final game against a team from Canada and then won their semi-final game against an Italian team. Having advanced to the final game, they beat FCF Como 2000 Italy, a regional championship team from Italy, to win the overall championship.

The Winslow team defeated, Milton Magic, Canada, 2-1; ImoleseF & M ACD, Italy, 2-0; King City United, Canada, 1-0; CSR D. Azalee, Italy, 5-3, on penalty kicks; and FCF Como 2000, Italy, 1-0, in the championship game.

8th annual Battle for Breast Cancer tourney raises over $34,000

Group photo of the teams from Dexter, Lawrence, of Fairfield, Maine Central Institute, of Pittsfield, Messalonskee, of Oakland, Mt. Blue, of Farmington, Nokomis, of Newport, Skowhegan, Winslow and Winthrop. Photo by Cheyenne Paron, Central Maine Photography staff

by Mark Huard

On July 21, field hockey teams from Skowhegan, Messalonskee, Mt. Blue, Nokomis, Winslow, Dexter, MCI, Lawrence, and Winthrop, in Central Maine, participated in the 8th Annual Battle For Breast Cancer Tournament at Thomas College, in Waterville. Now in its eighth year, more than $163,600 has been raised since 2011 for the beneficiary, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, a program of Franklin Memorial Hospital, in Farmington. Diagnostic breast imaging, biopsies, lab services, surgical consultations, and post-surgical garments are just some of the examples of how the money has been used.

“One hundred percent of the money raised is used to support those with breast cancer living in Central Maine,” said organizer Paula Doughty. “And new this year are platinum through bronze sponsorship opportunities with special recognition in the event’s program and during the opening ceremony.”

This year’s event was another huge success and all of the teams together helped raise $34,126.85, the most yet in a single year.

A breakdown of the last seven years:

2011 – $16,655
2012 – $20,858
2013 – $25,936
2014 – $18,831
2015 – $25,105
2016 – $23,666
2017 – $32,563.