Smith Wins State Free Throw Competition

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Free throws--the shots in basketball that can win a game or lose a game.  For one local girl, sinking them is something she regularly practices, and for her, the effort paid off.

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Cook Makes First Team Selection

 

By Phil Stuart

Lauren Cook, of Calais, was the only school girl player from Washington County to make all-tourney this season. The senior guard scored over 1,500 career points for the Blue Devils and was named to this year's first team, along with Owen Osborne MVP winner Maci Beals, of Central Aroostook; Breanna Bradbury, of Central Aroostook;  Peyton Grant, of Dexter; and Katherine Alley, of Stearns.

Annalys Robinson and Allison Alley, both of Stearns, and Libby Grass, of Central Aroostook, were named honorable mentions.  

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Pickleball to be Taught at Local Schools

 

By Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

St. Croix Valley Pickleball group has been taking Washington County by storm with all of its pickup games and tournaments happening over the past year. Although some children have joined in on the fun, Keith Ramos of the group believes that all kids should get the chance to play the game. Pickleball is a paddle ball sport combining components of table tennis, tennis, and badminton. 

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Calais Recreation 5th/6th Grade Girls’ Runner-Up Travel Team

Pictured is the Calais Recreation 5th/6th grade girls’ runner-up travel team. Members include, front l-r: Mackenzie Johnson, Mackenzie Smith, Sarah Wentworth, and Hannah Shannon. Back l-r: Coach Melissa Small, Addison Ellsmore, Kaci Small, Mishun Cornelius,  Olivia Turner, and Coach Mindy Smith. (Photo by John Rogers)

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WHS Alumnus Joins UMaine Baseball Coaching Staff

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Woodland native Ryan Lincoln has quite a list of baseball accolades and coaching experience under his belt, and now he has even more to add to his ever-growing list.  Last week, Lincoln was named Director of Baseball Operations for the University of Maine Black Bears.

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Outdoor Activities, Including Pickleball, Begin to Make a Comeback

 

By Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

St. Croix Valley Pickleball games have been put on pause since the month of March due to COVID-19. Tennis courts have finally reopened, and the game can be played once again with new rules and regulations. 

Games started back up again on Wednesday, May 27th at the Woodland Jr/Sr High School and the Calais tennis courts. 

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Downeast Storm Baseball

A Motor City runner unsuccessfully tries to avoid the tag of Downeast Storm catcher Kobe Saunders. (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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Downeast Storm Baseball

Downeast Storm’s number 15 Jacob Cook beats the throw at first base.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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Downeast Storm Baseball

 

Tony Dana beats the throw to home during Downeast Storm’s win over Hermon on Sunday. (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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Downeast Storm Baseball

 

A throw from Storm’s Matt Dana beats the runner to the plate, allowing catcher Kobe Saunders to make the tag. (Photo by Jayna Smith) See more photos in this week's The Calais Advertiser on page 11.

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