Sports & Recreation

Patrick Moulton and Amanda Labelle take home titles at 29th Sugarloaf Marathon

Patrick Moulton and Amanda Labelle take home titles at 29th Sugarloaf Marathon

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (May 15, 2011) – Patrick Moulton, from Providence, Rhode Island, won the 29th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon today in 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 9 seconds, and Amanda Labelle, from Rockland, Maine, took home the women’s title with a time of 3 hours, 3 minutes, and 34 seconds.

The two runners claimed the top spots in the marathon today despite the largest field in the 29-year history of the event.  In total, 1011 runners, representing 34 states and provinces, competed in the two races.   Runners came from as far as California, Florida, Idaho and Minnesota to compete in these events.

In the Sugarloaf 15k, Louis Luchini, from Ellsworth, Maine, crossed the line in first place for men with a time of 46 minutes, and 16 seconds, while Michelle Cook, from Cumberland, Maine, emerged as the women’s champion with at time of 1 hour, 1 minute, and 3 seconds.

The Sugarloaf Marathon is sponsored by Landry & French Construction and is M

Patrick Moulton and Amanda Labelle take home titles at 29th Sugarloaf Marathon

Patrick Moulton and Amanda Labelle take home titles at 29th Sugarloaf Marathon

Patrick Moulton, from Providence, Rhode Island, won the 29th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon today in 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 9 seconds, and Amanda Labelle, from Rockland, Maine, took home the women’s title with a time of 3 hours, 3 minutes, and 34 seconds.

The two runners claimed the top spots in the marathon today despite the largest field in the 29-year history of the event.  In total, 1011 runners, representing 34 states and provinces, competed in the two races.   Runners came from as far as California, Florida, Idaho and Minnesota to compete in these events.

In the Sugarloaf 15k, Louis Luchini, from Ellsworth, Maine, crossed the line in first place for men with a time of 46 minutes, and 16 seconds, while Michelle Cook, from Cumberland, Maine, emerged as the women’s champion with at time of 1 hour, 1 minute, and 3 seconds.

The Sugarloaf Marathon is sponsored by Landry & French Construction and is Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon.

Sugarloaf to host largest field ever at 29th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k

Sugarloaf to host largest field ever at 29th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k

Over 780 runners preregistered; Marathon is Maine’s oldest and one of nation’s fastest
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (April 28, 2011) – With over 780 runners already registered, this year’s Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k will see the largest field of runners in its 29-year history. The marathon, which will be presented by Landry/French Construction Company on Sunday, May 15, is Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, and attracts runners from around the world.

Last year’s race saw roughly 720 runners compete in the two races, which was the largest turnout in the event’s history. This year’s pre-registration numbers have already surpassed that mark. 

As an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon certified by the United States Track and Field Association (USATF), the Sugarloaf Marathon is popular among running enthusiasts. Despite its mountainous setting the course is primarily downhill, and ends with a gradual 16 mile descent.

Skowhegan Basketball Player Nominated to McDonald's All American Team

Skowhegan Basketball Player Nominated to McDonald's All American Team

SKOWHEGAN’S WHITNEY JONES RECEIVES NOMINATION TO PLAY AT 2011 McDONALD’S  ALL AMERICAN® HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES

Skowhegan, Maine (Feb. 8, 2011) – With a nomination to the 2011 McDonald’s All American® High School Basketball Team, Whitney Jones of Skowhegan High School was recognized tonight as one of the top high school standouts in the nation. Jones was presented with her nomination certificate by Skowhegan McDonald’s® Owner/Operator Michael Ortins prior to the start of the Skowhegan home game on February 8.

Jones is one of just ten players nominated for the honor in Maine. She is among 800 nominees competing nationwide to fill one of 24 positions on the Girls Team. Nominees were submitted by members of the McDonald’s All American Selection Committee as well as state representatives who closely follow prep and high school basketball in each player’s respective area.

2011 Dysart's Snowmobile Ride-In

2011 Dysart's Snowmobile Ride-In

Schedule of Events
The 2011 Ride-in features fun-filled events throughout the weekend. All events are held at the Newport Armory, formerly known as the Sebasticook Valley Community Center, unless otherwise noted. The Armory is located at 81 North Street in Newport.

Friday, February 4
4:00 pm: Snowmobile club registration opens

6:30 pm: Start of the Hayes Law Office annual Ride-in Auction featuring a wide variety of merchandise, plan to join us for some fun and fast-paced bidding. Items will be on display for viewing starting at 5:30pm. Food and refreshments will be available. Silent auction winners will be announced during auction (exact time tbd).

Saturday, February 5
7:00 am: "All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet" at Hungry Hollow '76ers Snowmobile Club, Horseback Road, Levant (off ITS 84). Menu includes ham, eggs, pancakes, home fries, Texas toast, doughnuts, fruit, coffee, milk and juice.

Starks Resident Catches Record Rainbow Trout

A Starks man got a treat on Halloween: A record-setting rainbow trout he caught in Somerset County.
Anders Olafson of Starks landed the rainbow trout on Oct. 31, 2010, while fishing on the Kennebec River in Solon.
The fish was weighed 8.42 pounds and was weighed on a certified scale at Solon Superette.
The previous state record was caught by Michael Thebarge of Skowhegan on Lake George on Feb. 6, 2009. It weighed 7 pounds.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Harry Vanderweide, editor of the Maine Sportsman newspaper, jointly announce new records. The publication has maintained the state record book for more than 30 years.