1987 Girls State Champions—Where are they now?

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1987 Girls State Champions—Where are they now?

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:49 am

1987 Girls State Champions—Where are they now?

What’s it like to win a state championship? When I asked members of the 1987 girls basketball team 30 years after the event, the answers were, “amazing,” “awesome,” “a dream come true,” “best experience of my life,” “validation of all the hard work,” and “such a great feeling to be supported by the community.” The bus ride around the Island in the middle of the night with a long line of cars and people waving from their driveways. Watching the wave by the fans in the stands.

Thirty years after the game, most of that team recently got together to commemorate and reminisce about the season that brought the first Gold Ball to the high school in the modern era. Coached by Kendall McGuffie, the team featured five seniors who started and had played together from ninth grade. Several of the younger players mentioned how they were in awe of these girls, whom they called the “Fab Five.” It was their leadership that helped shape the team and motivate the younger players. There was a JV team as well, which not only developed younger players but allowed for more challenges at the varsity practices.

Two of the players on this team became the only female graduates that I know of to play in college basketball. Sharon Siebert played four years at Husson College and not only still holds the female scoring record but also had her jersey retired because of her stellar play. Jennifer (Shepard) Mayo also played two years at University of Maine at Machias after high school, saying she regrets not playing all four years.

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Re: 1987 Girls State Champions—Where are they now?

Postby moredribble1 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:02 pm

Hey jack,
Just who are they? Looks like the photo had been taken at the sardine can in Bangar but just who is the team you are writing about. Good stuff having a reunion and following up writing about where the players are 30 years later. A memory definitely worth bringing to life years later. It's special.........
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Re: 1987 Girls State Champions—Where are they now?

Postby hoopsisme » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:41 am

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