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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Man. United tie ‘best in the world’ David de Gea to new deal

first_imgMANCHESTER United goalkeeper David de Gea has committed his future to the club after signing a new contract.Spanish goalkeeper De Gea, who joined the club in 2011, has put pen-to-paper on a new deal which will keep him at Old Trafford til 2023. The agreement also includes an option to extend for a further year.Speaking to the club’s official website, the 28-year-old said he was ‘honoured’ to extend his stay.“It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour,” he told the club’s website.“Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.”In his eight years at the club, De Gea has featured 367 times and has helped the club to success in the Premier League, the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Europa League as well as winning the club’s player of the year award four times.He added: “I still feel that I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club’s tradition of success and reward our fans for their support.“I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad.”De Gea, who arrived in Manchester from Atletico Madrid, has long been linked to return to his homeland with Real Madrid reportedly keen to take him back to the Spanish capital.In fact, back in 2015, a deal was in place for the stopper to join the Bernabeu club but the transfer broke down at the last minute, reportedly due to a faulty fax machine.De Gea had recently entered the final year of his existing deal and would have been able to leave on a free at the end of the season.However, the new contract will likely see the keeper remain at the club for the majority of the remainder of his career.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also expressed his happiness to see his number one pledge his future to the Red Devils.“I am delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club,” he said. “Over recent years, David has proved himself to be the best in the world and a vital part of our plans as we look to take Manchester United back to where it belongs.”“As a player he is still hugely determined and hungry to achieve more. We all look forward to working together to meet those ambitions over the coming years.” (Yahoo Sport.UK)last_img read more

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