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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JOBS BOOST AS 175 NEW POSITIONS ANNOUNCED

first_imgTHERE is a massive jobs boost for the region tonight after healthcare company Abbott said will invest €85m into expanding its Sligo pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, which will create about 175 highly skilled jobs and 150 temporary construction jobs in the process.A number of current employees of the company are from Co Donegal and commute to the facility each day.The extra space for manufacturing operations to support Abbott’s future pharmaceutical pipeline in therapeutic areas of virology, oncology and nephrology. It will provide additional capacity in Abbot’s global pharmaceutical manufacturing network. The expansion of the facility will be completed in 2014 and the investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.The new jobs will include skilled roles in engineering, quality, pharmaceutical science and other science-based areas. The majority of jobs will be added during construction and the remainder will be recruited after the expansion is complete.In addition to these 175 jobs, another 150 temporary jobs will be created in construction. “Abbott has had a presence in Ireland for more than 65 years and began manufacturing in the country in 1974,” said Dr Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, president of Global Pharmaceutical Operations at Abbott.“Sligo is an important part of Abbott’s pharmaceutical manufacturing network and we are pleased to expand it to support future production needs. The success of our Sligo facility is due to the dedication of its staff and management.“This state-of-the-art expansion will enable us to produce innovative therapies that we expect will represent significant advances in the treatment of cancer, chronic kidney disease and viral infections,” said Saleki-Gerhardt.Barry O’Leary, CEO of Ireland, welcomed the announcement, saying that Abbott Ireland is of “key importance” to Ireland’s life sciences sector, which contributes substantially to Ireland’s export economy. “(Abbott) is part of a strong cluster of life-sciences companies in the northwest region, which is hugely important to the local economy,” said O’Leary.‘’Abbott, with 13 manufacturing, commercial and shared services sites across the country, continues to go from strength to strength and employs nearly 4,000 people. I wish Abbott Ireland every success with this new venture and offer the continued support of IDA Ireland as the company further develops its Irish operations,” he said.JOBS BOOST AS 175 NEW POSITIONS ANNOUNCED was last modified: February 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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