PHOTO: LaCroix captures first places in New England

Huard’s Martial Arts Student Lucia LaCroix, 13, left, of Skowhegan, captured first place in both traditional and creative weapons at the 42nd Ocean State Grand Nationals, in Warwick, Rhode Island, on April 5-7. LaCroix also won the Grand Championship Title, at the New England Karate Classic, in Gardner, Massachusetts, on April 6. Pictured with LaCroix is one of her instructors Sensei Mark Huard. (photo courtesy of Mark Huard)

EVENTS: Battle of Maine set for March 23

In photo, Asher Stone, 11, and Judah Stone, 12, both of Winslow, practicing for the upcoming Battle of Maine. (photo by Mark Huard)

The 42nd Annual Battle of Maine Martial Arts Championships will be taking place, on Saturday, March 23, at Champions, in Waterville. The event will feature competitors from all over the state of Maine and other parts of the United States that will be competing in forms, weapons, fighting and other events. Special thank you to major event sponsors Central Maine Motors and Hammond Lumber Co. Spectator Tickets are $10 each and $1 of each ticket will go to help support The Maine Children’s Cancer Program. For more information, you can contact Mark Huard/ Huard’s Martial Arts at 649-3622.

PHOTO: Waterville Travel Basketball, Grades 3/4

Front row, from left to right, Adrian DeLeonard, Jojo Garay, Sawyer Bearce and Chase Strahorn. Middle row, Carter LePlante, Jaxon Troxell, Gabe Staffierre, Quincy Brittingham and Avery McKenna. Back, Coach McKenna and Coach Troxell (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography)

PHOTO: Youth action on the gridiron

Messalonskee Youth Football 5/6 Red team member, Peter McLaughlin (33), running down field while Augusta Jr. Rams Liam Ferran (48) goes for the tackle, in football action earlier this fall. (photo by Galen Neal, Central Maine Photography)

PHOTO: Class B North champions

The Lawrence Bulldogs defeated Cony, 27-7, in the Northern Maine Class B Championship game played in Winthrop, on November 11. The Lawrence Bulldogs now hold the 2023 Northern Maine Class B title, and will be playing in the state championship game on Saturday, November, 18, at Fitzpatrick Stadium, in Portland. Game time is 2:30 p.m. (photo by Ramey Stevens/ Central Maine Photography)

TEAM PHOTO: Messalonskee grades 5/6 red football team

Front row, from left to right, 57 Tyler Fisher, 15 Chase Dempsey, 72 Landon Dunbar, 27 Kamden Hafford, 42 Landen Bolduc, and 77 Blake Bouchard. Second row, 11 Blake Tibbetts, 28 Trentyn Goodrich, 87 Joe Maheu, 82 Jordyn Goodrich, and 33 Peter McLaughlin III. Back row, Coach Peter McLaughlin Sr., and Coach Peter McLaughlin Jr. Absent Coach Nick Tibbetts. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography)

TEAM PHOTO: Fairfield PAL teams winners at Senior Bowl

Fairfield PAL fourth and sixth grade senior bowl players painted their helmets with L’s and hearts as a way to support and honor Lewiston Strong as they played in Hermon, on Pottle Field, on Sunday, Oct.29. The fourth grade Bulldogs won, 18-0, and the sixth grade Bulldogs won, 20-0. Front row, from left to right, Conner Nadeau, Bryce Manzo, Tucker Graves, Wyatt Barnes, Dylan Gagnon, Landon Blaisdell, Levi Brann, Jackson Grenier, Brayden Dickson and Alex Frappier. Second row, Kaden LaChance, Clay Morse, Jackson Hansen, Chase Proctor, Jace Linnell, Kaiya Stevens, Wyatt Jones, Nathaniel Meswain, Mike Thomas, Ryker Miklos and Carson Bellows. Third row, Mason Guerette, Connor Stuart, Jacobi Peaslee, Hunter Pooler, Issac Dostie, Adrian Serrano and Hunter Lockhart. Back row, coaches Luke Peaslee, Gary Morse, Nick Nadeau, Blair Blaisdell, Brian Guerrrette, Toby Gagnon and Todd Proctor. (photo by Ramey Stevens, Central Maine Photography)

TEAM PHOTO: PAL junior champions

Clinton Variety defeated Albion KTF, 19-0, to win the PAL football jnior league championshiop on October 10. Front Row, from left to right, Eric Nickerson, Kaden Boivin, Greyson Martin, Ashton Burns, Cason Gerow, Vincent Serrano, Mackhi LePage, Dylan Gagnon, and Coby Foss Jr. Back row, Landon Blaisdell, Dylan Miklos, Cohen Harriman, Emmett Wilson, Jack Gerald, Knox Martin, Jaxson Grenier, Bryson Jenness, and Colton Dangle. Back row, coaches Brad Dangler, Jake Dangler, Jerod LePage, and Blair Blaisdell. (photo by Ramey Stevens, Central Maine Photography)

TEAM PHOTO: PAL senior champions

Albion Central Maine Pharmacy defeated Fairfield KSW, 21-13, to capture the Senior League championship. Front row, from left to right, Bryce Manzo, Trenton Hanscom, Anthony Patterson, Liam Mckenney, Conner Nadeau, Ian Lane, and Eli Williams. Middle row, Myleigh Irvine, Talan Ward, Carson Belows, Garrett Poulin, Tex. St. Amand, Tucker Procter, Ryan Patterson, Colton Trask, and Lane Chapman. Back row Coaches David Gerry, Mike Corson, Nick Nadeau, and Ryan Ward. (photo by Ramey Stevens, Central Maine Photography staff)

PHOTO: Messalonskee varsity at homecoming

Members of the Messalonskee varsity football team riding in the parade. (photo by Galen Neal, Central Maine Photography)