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2014 Maine McDonald's High School Senior All-Star Games

2014 Maine McDonald's High School Senior All-Star Games


You don't want to miss this years EAST vs. WEST Basketball action!  All-Star athletes from across the state will come together on Saturday, March 8 at Newman Gymnasium at Husson University in Bangor.

Your ticket is good for all four action packed games. The seniors are set to put on a amazing show for you, complete with slam-dunk and foul shooting contests! Enjoy all the games with your friends, family and teammates!Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. 

All net proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Maine. This year's fundraising goal is $28,000. 

Schedule of Events:

2014 Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Games

8:30 – 9:00 am State Foul Shooting Championship

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Seventeen year-old Hannah Scully, of Saco, has been named the 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year.

Since 2003, and the Maine Games' first year in existence, this Thornton Academy senior has been the most prolific athlete in the organization's 10-year history.

In 2003, Scully, then an eight-year old baton twirler, won her first Maine Games medal (gold). Her eight-year participation record has led her to the medal podium more than 30 times.

Competing in team, solo, pairs, and two-baton events in the Maine Games State Baton Twirling Championships, Scully has been a part big part of every twirling event offered by the Pine Tree State's official State Games.

In 2004 and 2005, she also ran in the Maine Games State Track and Field Championships at Fitzpatrick Stadium, in Portland, winning a gold and two silver medals in the 50m and 100m, respectively.

Nominations Open for Frank Gaziano Football Scholarship and Awards

 Jeff Kane, president of National Distributors and Frank Gaziano's son-in-law, announced that nominations are open for The Annual Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards. The awards are given to the top high school football offensive and defensive linemen in the state because of their hard work on the field, in the classroom, and in their communities. Nominations for the awards will be accepted through Friday, December 16. For more information on the nomination process visit, www.gazianolinemanawards.org.

"We are excited to start hearing from parents, coaches, athletic directors, and individuals that would like to nominate a high school senior for the award and scholarship.

Cheerleaders mentor their younger counterparts

STANDISH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For years the high school cheerleaders at Bonny Eagle High School have taken their grade school counterparts under their wing to teach them the finer points of cheering.

"I think it is pretty rewarding, cause you learn a lot from the kids and you learn stuff about yourself that when you were little you might not have known," explained junior cheerleader Whitney Phillips, who herself was a participant in the cheering program starting in 2nd grade.

"It is something that I see like a life lesson," she added.  "To see what they had to go through with us, and now having to go through it personally, it is like a really good experience."

"They absolutely love the program," gushed Carrie Walker, president of the Bonny Eagle Cheering Boosters.  "We start in 2nd grade and go through 8th grade, and we have more parents calling us, how soon can my child get involved."

Officials needed at all levels of high school sports

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Looking to make some extra cash, be more physically active and work with kids?  Then becoming an official might be for you.

"We are always looking for good new people to come in to the officiating business and get the training and climb the ladder to the varsity level," stated Dick Durost, executive director of the Maine Principals' Association

"Almost always there's enough officials on a board available to do the varsity games," explained Durost.   "The JV level, the freshman level, and certainly down into the middle school level, that's the training grounds.  That's where we need, across the state, new people interested in building the skills, and knowledge to go with it, and provide the training ground for those officials that ultimately do the varsity games."