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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.

Football player tested by battles off the field

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland senior Brendan Horton has battled through some serious situations over the past two seasons just to be on the field on game day. 

After his sophomore season, Brendan had doctors take a look at a bump on his elbow, thinking it might be a cyst or nagging injury from a physically demanding season.  They quickly determined the lump was a tumor, synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

"I think my heart stopped for a second.  It was probably one of the scariest moments of my life," he recalled.  "I never thought it was going to be me, and when I found out it was, sure I was upset, but I was like let's make the best of it, let's get it over with and get back on the field."

Gridiron glory regained

TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Southern Maine Raging Bulls are reaping the rewards of their hard work and dedication, by hosting a home playoff game for the first time in years.

The Raging Bulls play in the New England Football League, and play at the highest level of amateur football in the country.  On Saturday at 3pm, they face off against the Mill City Maulers in their first round playoff match up at Deering High School's Memorial Field.

"They put a lot of time and effort into this and they are all great men," stated head coach Ronnie Bates.  "To me, football is a microcosm of life.  It really is.  If you go out there and put in your honest effort and become better, as you would in your life, then you are going to see the rewards of it on the field."

The team is made up of forty-two players who range greatly in their ages and experience.