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Mid Coast Sports Hall of Fame:

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:19 am
by Tom Nolette

Mid Coast Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Class of Inductees

The Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that 8 people will be inducted as part of the 2014 Class. They will include Dan Flanagan, Kevin Jenkins, Terry Kenniston, Doug Libby, Mike MacDonald, Richard Simonds, Susan Ware Page and Walter White.

Flanagan is an outstanding golfer, having won numerous club championships and for 6 years in a row was part of a foursome that captured the State four ball Championship. Flanagan began coaching basketball in the 1960s and for 5 decades has coached Pee Wee teams at the Rockland Rec Center, while also coaching a number of middle school, freshman and JV girls teams for Rockland District Middle and High Schools.

Jenkins was a standout 3 sport star at Georges Valley High School in the early 1970s including averaging over 20 points a game during his senior season. Jenkins played college ball for the University of Southern Maine where he scored over 1100 points and help lead the Huskies to the 1978 and 79 National NAIA Tournaments. Jenkins coached Varsity Basketball at Gorham High School for 24 years and led the Rams to the Western Maine Tournament all 24 years, including winning the Gold Ball in 1996 and 2000.

Kenniston is one of the finest athletes to graduate from Rockland DIstrict High School where hw was a four year varsity football, basketball and baseball starter, being named the team MVP and an All Conference selection at least once for each sport. Kenniston was the first 1,000 point scorer in Rockland High history and played Freshman basketball at the University of Maine. Kenniston coached high school basketball for several years at MCI Prep, Mt. Blue, Rockland and Belfast, where he is currently the school’s Athletic Administrator.

Libby was a graduate of Sanford High School where he played football and excelled in wrestling, winning 3 individual state championships and a New England Championship. Libby later tried out for the U.S. Olympic Wrestling team and attended the University of Maine in Presque Isle. Libby taught and coached at Medomak Valley High School where he coached the Panthers wrestling program for 29 seasons, winning over 300 meets and leading Medomak Valley to the 1991 State Championship. In 2001, Libby was inducted into the Maine Amateur Alliance Hall of Fame.

MacDonald was a standout 3-sport athlete at Camden Rockport High School, where he was part of the Windjammers 1999 State Championship basketball team. But it was on the diamond where MacDonald excelled and he was a 4 year starting pitcher at the University of Maine, helping to lead Maine to the 2002 America East Championship and the NCAA Tournament. After graduating from Maine, MacDonald was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays and pitched 5 seasons in the Jays system, winning 13 games in 2006 for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the same year he was selected to play in the Eastern League All Star Game.

Simonds was a 1967 graduate of Waldoboro High School where he played basketball and baseball and ran cross country for the Blue Jays. Simonds was also a member of the 1964 Waldoboro Babe Ruth team that won the Maine State Championship. Simonds then attended the University of Southern Maine where he played both basketball and baseball for the Huskies, but he is best known as the longtime basketball coach at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, where he won 466 games for the Monks and 11 conference titles. 6 of Simonds’ teams qualified for National Post Season Tournaments, and he also served as St. Joe’s AD for 23 years and in 2010 he was inducted into St. Joe’s Hall of Fame.

Ware played basketball for the Rockland Tigers, helping lead the team to the 1994 Eastern Maine Championship game and the 94-95 Rockland squad was undefeated when a knee injury ended her season and the Tigers’ title hopes. Ware attended the University of Southern Maine and played for Coach Gary Fifield, where the Huskies went 104-11 during that 4-year span including playing in the 1998 Division III National Championship Game. Ware averaged 7.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game during that season and ended her USM career with 659 points and 521 rebounds.

White was a standout athlete at Vinalhaven High School from 1954-1958 where he ran cross country and played baseball and basketball, leading the Vikings in scoring both his junior and senior year. White coached high school basketball at Vinalhaven and Lincoln Academy, as well coaching track for a number of years at Lincoln. White has also been a long time game official, referring basketball for over 36 years and baseball and softball for 37 years, including working in 3 high school state championship baseball games.

NOTE: Sorry for any confusion this causes however we just learned that our banquet at the Rockland Elks has been moved to Saturday October 25th due to conflict beyond our control.

Re: Mid Coast Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Class of Inductees

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:32 am
by photoguy
It's about time the board voted in Terry Kenniston! Should have been on one of the first ballots.

Re: Mid Coast Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Class of Inductees

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:02 am
by Tom Nolette
NOTE: Sorry for any confusion this causes however we just learned that our banquet at the Rockland Elks has been moved to Saturday October 25th due to conflict beyond our control.

Eight tabbed for 2017 Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame class

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:50 am
by Village Soup
Event Oct. 21
Eight tabbed for 2017 Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame class
New group includes Bresnahan, Christie, Graffam, Magnusson, Mazurek, Pinkhm, Witham, Wootton

ROCKLAND — The Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame has revealed its eight inductees for the Class of 2017.

The individuals, who include Rick Bresnahan, John Chrisite (posthumously), Jim Graffam, Travis Magnusson, Ed Mazurek, I.J. Pinkham, Troy Witham and Sue Wootton, will be enshrined at the annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Rockland Elks Club.

Also to be recognized will be the 1958-60 Waldoboro High School girls basketball teams that won the Knox-Lincoln championship, accumulating 33 wins over two years and which were invited to play at the Boston Garden.

A brief summary of each of this year's inductee's achievements follows: ... ss/1682970

Re: Mid Coast Sports Hall of Fame:

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:18 am
by Tom Nolette
11th annual ceremony
Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame inducts eight, chooses top athletes, honors team
Bresnahan, Christie, Graffam, Magnusson, Mazurek, Pinkham, Witham, Wootton honored

Graffam graduated from Waldoboro High School in 1968, where he was a standout athlete in baseball, basketball and cross country. He went on to the University of Southern Maine, where he earned varsity letters in basketball and baseball. Graffam went on to a successful career in coaching basketball and baseball at the college level. He coached at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Westbrook College, University of Maine at Fort Kent, Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. and College of St Joseph’s in Rutland, Vt. He coached teams to four conference championships, four NAIA Region 8 playoffs and coached 49 all-conference players and three All-Americans. Graffam is a six-time coach of the year and was inducted into the USM player Hall of Fame, the UNE coach Hall of Fame, St. Joseph’s Coach Hall of Fame and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He also coached is high school alma mater for several seasons.

Magnusson graduated from Georges Valley High School in 2002, where he excelled in soccer, basketball and baseball. He scored 2,159 points as a basketball player, which placed him in the top five scorers all-time for Maine high school basketball. He was a Mr. Maine Basketball finalist and in 2002 the Class C tournament most valuable player. In soccer, he scored 73 goals, which placed him in the top three all-time leading scorers for Georges Valley. He went on to the University of Maine at Farmington where he had a stellar career in basketball, scoring 1,400 points, which put him in the top-five leading scorers in program history. Magnusson has gone on to have a successful coaching career at Livermore Falls of Jay and Dirigo of Dixfield high schools. In 10 years, he has won more than 150 games, voted Class C coach of the year three times and led Dirigo to the state Class C championship in 2012. Magnusson also coaches girls soccer, where his teams have won 70 games, reached the Western Maine finals and has been named coach of the year.

Mazurek grew up in Stamford, Conn., graduating from Stamford High School and Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he also played football. Upon graduation from college, Mazurek played professional football for the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. Upon moving to Maine, Mazurek became the football and softball coach at Rockland District High School. He had a successful career as the football coach, helping turn the program around, creating a winning atmosphere. Affectionately known as ‘Coach Maz’, he is remembered for his intensity and fire on the field and being a master motivator. He coached the school’s softball team 18 years.

Pinkham graduated from Milbridge High School in 1965, where he was a basketball player, once scoring 53 points in a game against rival Jonesboro. He went on to Farmington State College where he was on the varsity basketball team under coach Len McPhee. But it was his coaching ability that truly made him stand out as he accumulated over 600 wins, making him the winningest basketball coach in Maine history. His first coaching job was in Buckfield, where he coached from 1971-76, winning 52 games. He then moved to Boothbay Region where he has coached since, racking up 551 wins, five regional championship and a state Class C title in 2001. His Boothbay boys hoop teams have qualified for the regional playoffs 24 consecutive years starting in 1993. ... am/1702850