Performs at fundraiser

Young Americans Dance Center team member Silver Picard, of Winslow, performed at the Battle of the Badges benefit basketball game between the Waterville police and fire departments, to benefit the South End Teen Center, in Waterville.

Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

Halftime performance

The Young Americans Dance Center Senior Hip Hop class students formed at the 9th annual Battle of the Badges benefit basketball game on March 9. From left to right, Lauren Mercier, Olivia Douin, Jenna Landry, Courtney Gendreau, Cece Loder, Rylee Landry and Keira Gilman.
Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

A season of success and championships

The China Middle School girls varsity basketball team experienced a fantastic season, capped off by a win in the SVAC championship game against Vassalboro Community School. Both China and Vassalboro had only one loss each during the regular season, to each other, with both games decided by one point. On February 17, the two teams met for a third time for the conference championship with the China girls pulling out a thrilling three-point victory. Schools participating in the SVAC are China, Windsor, St. Michael’s, of Augusta, Vassalboro, Palermo, Chelsea, Temple Academy, of Waterville, and Whitefield. China team members include, front row, from left to right, Courtney Paine, Mackenzie Roderick, Hayden Hoague, Madison Lully and Sarah Praul. Back row, Samantha Golden, Catherine Durant, Katie Bourque, Coach Ryan Reed, Acadia Senkbeil, Madyx Kennedy, Julia Barber, Emily Clark, Lili Lefebvre, and assistant coach Mike Crommett. Absent from photo, Emma Jefferson.
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The Winslow Youth Wrestling team went through another successful season. Front row, from left to right, Ben Thomas, Hunter Bussell, Liam McKenney, Kael Segars, Ryder Rodrigue, Ethan Larrabee, Owen Vigue and Noah Young. Back, coach Kris Segars, Morgan McKenney, Gunner Bussell, Ian McKenney, Troy Hachey Chase Larrabee, Benjamin Ireland and coach Frank Ouellette.
Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

The Central Maine Youth Hockey Association Bantam Hornets won the gold medal at the MHD March showdown tournament, posting a 4-1 record during the event. Front, goalie Thomas Thornton. Front row, from left to right, Wyatt Grenier, CJ Larson, Tyler Harris, Ethan Timmins, Joel Parker, Owen Evans and Chase Cuevas Bumps. Back row, Coach Evans, Dominic Burgoyne, Nathan Miller, Nicolas Fontaine, Dominic Rodrigue, Coach Rodrigue, Abigail Ross, Katie Bailey, Connor Evans, Thomas Fortin and Coach Gendreau.
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Winslow players in Raider Rumble tourney

Winslow Rec basketball team members, from left, Braden Rioux, Tyler Nadeau and Justin Rodgers playing in the Raider Rumble Tournament on February 25.

Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

Local youth wrestler excels, qualifies for New England competition

Colby Nadeau

Colby Nadeau

by Mark Huard

Colby Nadeau, of Benton, discovered the sport of wrestling and fell in love with it almost four years ago. Colby is currently competing as an independent wrestler for the Lawrence Bulldogs through the Skowhegan Middle School Wrestling Program. As an independent, Colby has had the opportunity to practice with and compete as part of the best programs in the state of Maine, including Skowhegan Youth and Middle School, Northwoods Outlaws, Maine Trappers, Wrestlers Way, Triton Athletics and Winslow Youth Wrestling. Colby’s dedication, drive and hard work along with the support of these programs, has earned Colby these recent milestones:

  • 2017 All-State youth wrestling champion, 73 lbs. novice division, #1 seed from Maine;
  • 2017 Wildwoods National Duals team member;
  • 2016 Marshwood New England wrestling champion, 71 lb.;
  • 2016 Maine State youth wrestling championships runner-Up, 70 lbs.;
  • 2016 USA Wrestling New England championships top 15, 72 lbs.

The All-State Youth Wrestling Championships are a USA Wrestling event where wrestlers have pre-determined weight classes/ divisions and only the top three in each weight division are automatically qualified as a seeded wrestler for the Youth New England Championships.

Other youth wrestlers from Skowhegan that qualified for New England’s include Aiden Clark, Bryson Howard, JJ Aubin, Elijah Wilkinson, all champions and the #1 seed from Maine for their weights, and Cam Green, third, and #3 seed. Winslow Youth wrestlers included Chase Larrabee, third in the state of Maine at 96 lbs. intermediate weight division, and Troy Hachey first in the state of Maine at 138 lbs., novice weight division.

Colby Nadeau

Colby Nadeau during a match.

Photos by Mark Huard, owner of Central Maine Photography

Sixth place winners at state meet

The Waterville/Winslow first-year co-op high school boys swim team placed sixth at the class A state championship meet held on February 20, at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick. Front row, left to right, Eric Booth, Zack Laflamme, Isaiah Vernier and Spencer Jones. Back, Carter Jones, John Reinsert and Jake Witham. Eric Booth and Jake Witham both achieved new school records.

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Rip ‘n Raiders at lunch

Winslow Parks and Recreation third/fourth grade Rip ‘n Raiders take a break for lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings  following a recent competition in Bangor.

Photo submitted by Central Maine Photography

Captures double first places

Huard’s Sport Karate team member Isabella Citro, 8, of Waterville, captured double first place titles at the Maine Karate Classic, in Wells, on February 18.

Photo by Mark Huard

Getting the upper hand

Skowhegan’s Aiden Clark gets positioning over Colby Nadeau, of Benton, during the Winslow Raider Rumble Youth Tournament.

Photo by Mark Huard, owner Central Maine Photography

Successful season at Alfond Center

It was a successful season at the Alfond Youth Center Rec basketball league.

Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff