China has two soccer champs

China Middle School girls’ soccer team

The China Middle School girls and the China Middle school boys won their respective 2017 Sheepscot Valley Athletic conference championship games played on October 23. Above, the China Clippers girls soccer team, coached by Carl Peterson, defeated Palermo in a very close game, 3-2. The China Clipper boys soccer team, below, coached by Colby Foster, won with a 3-0 shutout against St. Michaels School, of Augusta. Schools that participate in the SVAC are China, Windsor, St. Michael’s, Vassalboro, Palermo, Chelsea, Temple Academy, of Waterville, and Whitefield. Contributed photos

China Middle School boys’ soccer team

PAL senior division champions

Front row, from left to right, Jaiden Berube, Cole Quirion, Gaige Martin, Brett Lawler, Jeremy Thompson, Colby Nadeau, Braden Littlefield, Preston Roy and Connor Brown. Middle row, Austin Rackleff, Wyatt Gamage, Nash Corson, Parker Higgins, Ryan MacArthur, Jason Palmer and Noah Grass. Back, Coach Joel Littlefield, coach Mel Higgins, coach Nick Nadeau, coach Mike Corson and coach Barry Quirion.

Fairfield PAL football Central Maine Pharmacy Wolves senior team captured the Senior Division championship with a 13-6 win over the Clinton Lions on October 22.

Photo courtesy of Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography

Enjoying homecoming

Members of the Dixon’s Market PAL football team ride on a float during the Lawrence High School homecoming parade.
Photo by Mark Huard, owner of Central Maine Photography

Local strongman competitors do well in Connecticut meet

It was a successful trip to the Battle of the Belles, Strongman Competition, in Norwalk Connecticut, for five members of Gevolution Fitness of Augusta. Lori Rioux, Alysia Farrington, Helania Lake, Nancy Danforth and Caitlin McGouldrick all were successful in competing and hitting personal highs during the day. Official results have not been announced yet. In photo at right, from left to right, Casey d’Alfonso, Gina LoMonaco, Lori Rioux, Nancy Danforth, Helania Lake, Alysia Farrington and Caitlin McGouldrick. Contributed photo

Winslow youth football at homecoming

Members of Winslow Youth Football teams pose for a photo at the homecoming game at Poulin Field, in Winslow, on September 23. Photo by Carol Fredette, Central Maine Photography

Going to the open field

Winslow Youth Football fifth-sixth grade team member Talon Loftus carries the ball downfield during a recent game.
Photo by Kevin Giguere, Central Maine Photography staff

Local boys take top prize at karate tournament

Mark Huard, center, is flanked by Huard’s Sports Karate team members Xander Giguere, 12, left, of Winslow, and Landon Nunn, 12, of Skowhegan, after they captured first place in fighting at the Pine Tree State Karate Championships, held at Freeport High School on September 9.
Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

Ball control – Winslow Soccer 2017

Winslow U-14 travel soccer team member Owen Axelson takes control of the ball during a recent game with Dirigo Soccer Club, on September 10. Winslow won the game, 4-0. Photo by Kevin Giguere, Central Maine Photography staff

Local women to compete in strongman competition

Clockwise from top left: Alysia Farrington, Helainia Lake, Lori Rioux, Grace Parker, Caitlin McGouldrick, Nancy Danforth.

On Sunday, October 1, six area woman from GeVolution Fitness, of Augusta, will be traveling to Norwalk, Connecticut, to compete in the annual Battle of the Belles #8, at Punch Gym, to honor breast cancer awareness month. This is a all woman Strongman competition with partial proceeds going to the Bennett Cancer Center in, Stanford, Connecticut.

Alysia Farrington, of China, Lori Rioux, of Winthrop, and Grace Parker, will be competing in the masters division; Helainia Lake, of Augusta, will be competing in the light weight open; Nancy Danforth, of Gardiner, and Caitlin McGouldrick, of Augusta, will both be competing in the heavyweight novice division.

Implements competing with will be axel clean and press for reps, axel deadlift for reps, farmers carry for 100 feet, yolk walk with keg carry, and Atlas stone to shoulder.

Soccer and field hockey action in Winslow

Winslow U-14 travel soccer player Justin Sardano, left, works for control of the ball during a recent game vs. Dirigo. Photo by Kevin Giguere, Central Maine Photography staff

Winslow Junior High field hockey player Nevaeh Duplessie (24) and Devyn Lively (27) team up against Skowhegan in their opening game of the season on September 13. Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff