Youth basketball season concludes with Sheriff’s Cup, Lincoln Invitational

first_img Bio ELLSWORTH — With the high school basketball season in the rear-view mirror, youth teams in the area took center stage over the weekend with tournaments in Ellsworth and Lincoln.Locally, teams from all over the state came to Ellsworth for this year’s edition of the Sheriff’s Cup. This was the 20th year of the tournament, which drew 40 teams to the city for games played at Down East Family YMCA, Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School and Ellsworth High School.“We’re very, very proud of what this tournament has turned into,” Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane told the crowd at Sunday’s boys’ championship game. “It takes a lot of work, and it doesn’t happen without our amazing volunteers and people like you who come out to support us.”On the boys’ side, the tournament saw DEFY match up against Bucksport in the quarterfinals. DEFY earned a 64-44 win but fell 63-43 in the semifinals against a Nokomis team that went on to defeat Foxcroft in the championship game.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMembers of the DEFY boys’ team were Jacob Bagley, Hunter Boles, Kaleb Conners, Hollis Grindal, Thomas Jude, Kyle Kenny, Brayden King, Casey MacDonald, Conor MacDonald, Chance Mercier and Miles Palmer. The team was coached by Michael Boles, Scott Kenny and Aaron Pinckney.The girls’ tournament saw another Hancock County showdown in the quarterfinals as DEFY beat Acadian Youth Sports 49-30 to clinch a spot in the semis. DEFY fell to a 55-41 semifinal defeat against Augusta, which later fell to Brewer in the title game.Shane Lowell coached the DEFY girls’ team with Amy Atherton and Danny Sargent serving as assistants. Team members were Addison Atherton, Lily Bean, Lizzie Boles, Hilda Curtis, Sophia Lynch, Abby Radel, Elise Sargent, Anna Stevens and Jayden Sullivan.DEFY’s Olivia Dane defends during a Lincoln Invitational game against Bangor March 7 at Mattanawcook Junior High School. The DEFY 5th/6th-grade girls’ team won the tournament championship to cap off a 15-0 season. BECKY MASON PHOTOElsewhere over the weekend, the DEFY fifth/sixth-grade girls capped off a remarkable season with a championship win in the Lincoln Invitational. DEFY beat Howland, Bangor and Lincoln to reach the final before winning a rematch against Bangor to conclude a 15-0 season.Members of the DEFY fifth/sixth-grade girls’ team were Kaylee Bagley, Halle Clifford, Camryn Clough, Olivia Dane, Mia Knapp, Sydney Mason, Juliana Sprague and Calleigh Trenholm. The team was coached by Shawn Bagley and Benjamin Knapp.Not to be outdone, the DEFY boys’ team added a win in the Lincoln Invitational to give the Y a clean sweep of the tournament. Team members were Joey Beal, Cameron Connors, Dawson Curtis, Colby Eaton, Bryce Hart, Evan Haskell, T.J. McAlpine, Porter Merrill and Cooper Mitchell, and coaches were Dan Curtis and Colie Haskell.In middle school play, the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School boys’ team followed up last year’s undefeated season by winning the Eastern Maine Middle School League title for the second year in a row. Ellsworth clinched the title Feb. 8 with a victory over Nokomis at Brewer High School.Ellsworth was coached by Mike Harris and Scott Kenny. Team members were Jacob Bagley, Hunter Boles, Alex Boudreau, Kaleb Conners, Thomas Jude, Kyle Kenny, Brayden King, Casey McDonald, Chance Mercier, Mike Palmer and Noah Young.Tremetic, a combined team featuring players from Pemetic Elementary School and Tremont Elementary School, won the boys’ and girls’ Coastal League titles Feb. 10 at Mount Desert Island High School. Other league participants were Blue Hill Consolidated School, Conners Emerson School, Hancock Grammar School, Mount Desert Elementary School and Trenton Elementary School.Tremetic’s boys’ title game victory over Conners Emerson marked its first win in three tries against the Tigers this season. The girls’ team, which was fresh off an undefeated league season, claimed the crown with a hard-fought win against Mount Desert.“[The Mount Desert] girls fought hard,” Tremetic girls’ head coach Jeff Watson told the Islander of his team’s championship game victory. “We trailed for a good three-quarters of that game.”In the Peninsula League, PenBrook (Penobscot Community School, Brooksville Elementary School and Adams School in Castine) won the boys’ and girls’ league titles. The Wildcats beat Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School to clinch the boys’ championship and Surry Elementary School to win the girls’ title.The Cave Hill School boys’ team made history Feb. 13 when it beat Ella Lewis School for the Regional School Unit 24 title at Sumner Memorial High School. Team members were Morgan Blair, Dan Carter, Malcolm Douglas, Bryce Hart, Hunter Knight, Jake McDevitt, Will Pileski and Caden Robertson. The Bears were coached by John Hart. 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USG unanimously passes Trojan Council resolution

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government President Trenton Stone presents his September updates to USG Tuesday night. During the meeting, senators unanimously passed a resolution to formally recognize Trojan Council, a coalition of University leaders. (Sasha Urban | Daily Trojan) The Undergraduate Student Government passed its first resolution of the semester Tuesday when senators unanimously voted to officially recognize Trojan Council, a coalition of USC’s four primary governing bodies — USG, Graduate Student Government, Academic Senate and Staff Assembly. Its first official event, an open University forum, will be held by the end of the semester, according to USG President Trenton Stone.  “I think that it would be great for the Concerned Faculty group to find ways to work more closely with the Academic Senate,” Stone said. “We all have different needs, but at the end of the day a lot of the needs overcross.”  Stone said the other three governing bodies, which meet less frequently than USG, are currently working on their own resolutions to officially recognize Trojan Council.  Stone said the presidents of each body were already meeting informally for the last two years, even organizing their own University forum last spring, which was open to students, faculty and staff members. He said he hopes that making the Council official will solidify its influence on campus as a centralized and collaborative advisory body.  “They have the most arcane election procedures,” Ariela Gross, the chair of Concerned Faculty, told the Daily Trojan in March. “So they have an executive board that does not represent their constituents.” Stone said in the past, the four governing bodies had typically met with administrators separately, even when addressing the same or similar topics. He said Trojan Council is already planning several presentations for this semester, in which administrators will speak to the coalition about select topics. Concerned Faculty of USC, a group formed last year in the wake of the scandal involving former campus gynecologist George Tyndall, has previously criticized the Academic Senate for not accurately representing faculty interests.  Stone said that while there is not currently a plan to include Concerned Faculty as an official part of the Council, he hopes that officially recognizing the coalition will address concerns across campus, including those of Concerned Faculty.  By officially recognizing the coalition, Stone said he hopes that administrators will be “more expected” to attend the planned forums. This semester, the forum will be attended by University President Carol Folt, incoming Provost Charles Zukoski and the inaugural Vice President for Human Resources Felicia Washington. All three administrators are new to their positions this year as part of a sweeping turnover of the University administration.  Stone believes Trojan Council is a step toward increasing transparency on campus and ensuring student representation at important discussions. Tuesday’s resolution comes in the wake of multiple developments in USC’s myriad scandals in the last few weeks. These include a pair of lawsuits between the University and two USC Village restaurants, revelations in the lawsuits against former campus men’s health doctor Dennis Kelly and court documents filed Tuesday that reveal new information about how donations allegedly affect admission to the University. “The hope is to encourage this idea that there’s now an officially endorsed governing collaborative group … to work together on shared issues, as well as plan this University forum,” Stone said.  “So now it’s not each of us going separately to their office,” Stone said. “But rather, they come in for 15 minutes, present to us and then we discuss it is a group. So I think it’s just a more effective way of working together on these common issues.”last_img read more

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