New ranks earned; first place winner

Front, left to right, Madison Field, Logan Levesque, Elijah Ker, Mikayla Pooley, Emily Daigneault, Isabel Citro and Caden Pelotte. Back, Joshua True, Syrus Washburn, Coltrane McRae, Madisyn Hines, Jackson Hineman and Moses McRae (Photo by Mark Huard)

Young students from Huard’s Martial Arts, in Winslow, earned new green and brown belt ranks on May 25.

Eli Ker, 10, of Waterville, captured first place in fighting at the 2018 Spirit of the Phoenix Karate Tournament, in Auburn. (Photo by Mark Huard)

Young martial arts students from Huard’s Martial Arts earned new rank levels on May 25. Emilee Feyler, blue belt, Mikayla Achorn, blue, Lucia LaCroix, blue, and Walker Johnson, yellow. (Photo by Mark Huard)

Young martial artists have their day at Battle of Maine

Front row, left to right, Emily Feyler, Mikayla Achorn, Logan Dow, Lucia LaCroix, Jason Feyler and Daniel Ouellette. Back, Carlie Bertrand, tournament director Mark Huard, Luke Raven, Tate Jewell, CMN director Kelly Pearson, Abby Dudley and major tournament sponsor Corey Dow (H&R Block). Absent from photo is Elyse Wilson. (Photo by Central Maine Photography staff)

Young students from Huard’s Martial Arts, in Winslow, recently collected pledges for the Battle of Maine Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser. Over the years, students and the event have raised over $75,000.

The 38th Battle of Maine Martial Arts championships took place on Saturday, March 24, at Thomas College, in Waterville. The event helped raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network and was a great success. Over 375 competitors and many spectators joined the event for a fun and action-packed day of martial arts competition.

Some of the youth competitors are showing off their first time tournament awards at the Battle of Maine. (Photo by Central Maine Photography staff)

 

Some of the many winners from the Battle of Maine Martial Arts championships. From left to right, Xander Giguere, third place forms, first place chanbara, Adam Fitzgerald, first place forms, first place chanbara, Abby Dudley, first place weapons, first place forms, first place fighting. (Photo by Mark Huard)

Basketball tourney champions

Front, from left to right, Brady Willette, Tyler Nadeau, Cooper Blakley, Mason Lee and Justin Rogers. Back, Coach Phil St. Onge, Giovanni St. Onge, David Doughty, Matthew Reynolds, Matthew Quirion, Talon Loftus, Coach Jamie Lee, amd Coach Wayne Doughty. Absent from the photo is Braden Rioux. Photo courtesy of Central Maine Photography

The Winslow sixth grade boys travel basketball team recently won the 2018 PAL Hoops Classic tournament.

Winville swimmers

Team members are, from left to right, John Reisert, Eric Booth, Carter Jones and Jake Witham. Contributed photo

The combined Waterville/Winslow swim team placed second at the KVAC championships and fourth place at the state championships.

Winslow girls win state Class B title

Kneeling, Seniors, from left to right, Alexa Petrovic, Broghan Gagnon, Haley Ward, Madison Roy and Sarah Guimond. Standing Coach Lindsey Withee, Coach Josh Withee, Olivia McCaslin, Jennifer Ferry, Jenna Veilleux, Lauren Roy, Silver Clukey, Justice Picard, Emily Glidden, Hailey Grenier, Weslee Littlefield, Bodhi Littlefield, Paige Trask, Maeghan Bernard, Coach Mariah Chenard and Coach Bob Chenard. Photo courtesy of Central Maine Photography

The Winslow High School girls basketball team won the Class B state championship on Friday, March 2, at the Cross Insurance Center, in Bangor, by defeating the Southern Maine champions from Lake Region by a score of 43-29. The sixth seeded Winslow team beat the second, third and fifth seeded teams in the North to ultimately reign as state champions. This was the first gold ball since 2005.

Erskine girls team national winner

Front row, left to right, Bailey Cloutier, Summer Hotham, Parker King, Tori Grasse, Lydia Boucher, Madison Boynton, Alyssa Hale, Julia Basham. Middle row, Hunter Hoague, Lauren Wood, Joanna Linscott, Chiara Mahoney, McKayla Doyon, Keara Doughty, Isabella Bishop. Back row, Headmaster Michael McQuarrie, Assistant Coach Meghan Hughes, Coach Mitch Donar, Elizabeth Sugg, Madyx Kennedy, Mercedes Tibbetts, MaKenzi Strout, Alyssa Savage, Jordan Linscott and American Cancer Society representative Brian Casalinova (far right). Contributed photo

The Erskine Academy girls varsity basketball team that recently won the national American Cancer Society’s 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge, by raising $10,000 throughout the 30-day challenge. Over 330 high school basketball teams from across America participated in the program.

China’s Unbeaten Champions

Pictured from left to right, front: Lili Lefebvre, Hayden Hoague, Madison Lully, Samantha Golden, Sarah Praul, and Mackenzie Roderick; back: Nikki Salvadori, Emma Jefferson, Emily Clark, Kayla Peaslee, Samantha Reynolds, Julia Barber, and Coach Ryan Reed. (Contributed photo)

The China Middle School girls basketball team capped off a perfect 19-0 season with a win over Vassalboro in the Sheepscot Valley Athletic Conference Championship Game, 44-36 at Erskine Academy, on February 15.

Bulldog pride 2018

Members of the Lawrence boys sixth grade travel team are, front row, left to right, Riley Leary, Gavin Wilson, Dane Zawistowski, Gavin Lunt, Aiden Jackson-Heath and Dominic Clifford. Back, Bailey Pepin, Hayden Folsom, Cameron Blodgett, Brandon Watson and Jacob York. Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

Huard’s Karate team member tops in New England

Huard’s Sport Karate team member Landon Nunn, 12, of Skowhegan, captured first place in New England for point fighting for the 2017 season.
Photo by Mark Huard, Central Maine Photography

Winslow Girls KVAC champions

Winslow Girls Basketball. Front row, Haley Ward, Paige Trask, Lauren Roy, Bodhi Littlefield and Jennifer Ferry. Back, Weslee Littlefield, Hailey Grenier, Justice Picard, Silver Clukey, Alexa Petrovic, Maeghan Bernard, Emily Glidden, Olivia McCaslin, Jenna Veilleux, Madison Roy, Broghan Gagnon and Sarah Guimond. Photo courtesy of Central Maine Photography staff

The Winslow High School girls basketball team defeated Maine Central Institute, of Pittsfield, 57-31, on February 2 to make it into the KVAC championship game. Winslow prevailed again, 62-40, during the rematch for the title.