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McDonald's All Star Weekend

Whitehouse and Sirois are Spirit of the Game Recipients

jacob whitehouse  aiden sirois 
 Jacob Whitehouse • Schenck High School Aidan Sirois • Fort Kent High School 

Our 2020 Joshua Titus and Patrick Thibodeau Spirit of the Game Award winners are Jacob Whitehouse of Schenck HS in East Millinocket and Aidan Sirois of Fort Kent High School. In 2009, the Maine McDonald's Spirit of the Game Award was founded to honor two high school seniors who embody the spirit of the game of basketball, exemplify sportsmanship, show an ability to overcome obstacles and boundaries, and support and inspire their teammates and coaching staff. In 2010, these awards were renamed to honor the 2009 recipients - The Patrick Thibodeau Spirit of the Game Award and the Joshua Titus Spirit of the Game Award. Sadly, Joshua Titus passed away in 2016 after a brief illness. Patrick Thibodeau, who always adds great spirit to the All Star Weekend, was on hand to help present the award.

Peter Webb Honored as Contributor

The 2020 Bob Brown Contributor Award recipient is Peter Webb. peter webb

Peter graduated from Houlton High School and Ricker College in Houlton, Maine, which is affectionately referred to as “The Shiretown” by Aroostook Country natives. As a boy, Peter delivered 153-140 Bangor Daily Newspapers a day and was also employed as a bellhop at the Northland Hotel. He recalls these jobs fondly. The support of his athletic mother lead peter to playing four years of basketball in both high school and college. He also excelled in baseball in high school, college, the American Legion, and the semi-pro team, the Presque Isle Indians. He umpired games in Maine and New Brunswick. 

After earning his undergraduate degree, Peter taught middle school for four years. With the completion of his Master’s degree from the University of Maine, he became a school administrator for twenty-two years. It was during this time that Peter became active as an official in both baseball and basketball. By his estimate, he reports having umpired over one thousand baseball games and over two thousand high school, college, and professional basketball games. Peter has been a member of IAABO for 57 years, served on the Executive Committee for 13 years, been the International Rulers Interpreter, and received many recognitions and awards for his work.

At the state level, he served 13 years as Assistant Commissioner and the last 27 years as the Commissioner of Basketball. Many have said that Peter’s love for the game of basketball shows when you watch him conduct a clinic. For these contributions, Peter has received many awards, some of which are: 

National high School Hall of Fame Award, MPA’s Outstanding Service Award, IAABO Board 111 Loyalty and

Lifetime Service Chair Award, Maine Basketball Hall of Fame and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

Calnan Receives 2020 Media Award

Marc Calnan was honored at the McDonalds All Star Banquet on March 6th at the 2020 marc calnan bwrecipient of the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches Media Award for his outstanding coverage of Maine HS Basketball. He is owner and founder of Eastern Maine Sports. grew up in Hiram, Maine and has been an avid sports fan all his life. He graduated from Sacopee Valley High school in 1991 where Ihe played basketball and ran cross country all four years. He is a graduate of Andover College with an associate’s degree in business administration and computer science. He presently works as a Direct Support Professional for Penquis.

He saw a need in the Central Maine area for sports coverage and established Eastern Maine Sports in 2009. His first high school basketball tournament coverage started in 2010 and this year was the third straight year that all games were covered from Bangor. EMS has over 18,000 followers over all our social media pages. Every year seems to be growing.

Marc lives in Dexter with his wife Traci and two daughters Emma (14) and Ginny (7).

 

2020 Mr. & Miss Maine Basketball Finalists Named

The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches 2020 Miss and Mr. Maine Basketball Finalists have been named. The award is presented each year to the senior player who has exhibited outstanding skills throughout his/her career, has made a significant impact on his/her team, has demonstrated respect for the game through leadership on and off the court, has epitomized the values of sportsmanship and has been a positive school and community citizen.

This year's finalists are:

2020 Miss Maine Basketball Finalists
Brooke Obar   Greely 
Julia Colby    Oxford Hills
Maggie Whitmore South Portland

 

2020 Mr. Maine Basketball Finalists
Zach Maturo    Bonny Eagle 
Logan Bagshaw  Greely
Bryce Lausier    Hampden Academy

2020 State Foul Shooting Championships

The 2020 State Foul Shooting Championships will take place as part of the Maine McDonald's Senior All-Star Weekend on Saturday, March 7th at Husson University. Competition begins at 8:30 am. The Regional Champions who will be competing are listed below.

Girls Foul Shooters

North         Faith Sjoberg- Presque Isle
East           Peyton Grant- Dexter
Central      Courtney Rollins- Carrabec
South         Carolyn Clement- Greely

Boys Foul Shooters

North         Dawson Watson- Fort Fairfield
East           Caleb Crocker- Foxcroft Academy
Central      Mason Desjardins- Forest Hills
South         Will MacDonald- York

2020 MABC - McDonald’s All-Star teams

 

South AA/A/B Girls:

Caroline Smith              Freeport
Jordan Grant                Gray-New Gloucester
Brooke Obar                 Greely
Giana Russo                 Lisbon
Amy Fleming                Noble
Desirae Dumais           Oak Hill
Paige Cote                   Sanford
Madison Blanche         Scarborough
Ashlee Aceto               South Portland
Maggie Whitmore        South Portland
Franny Ramsdell         Wells
Nina Howe                   York

 
 
North AA/A/B Girls:

Paige Espling               Caribou
Trinity Montigny        Ellsworth
Jaycie Stevens            Gardiner
Alydia Brillant             Hampden Academy
Paige Plissey               Hermon
Gabrielle Wener         Messalonskee
Lexi Mittelstadt          Mt. Blue
Julia Colby                  Oxford Hills
Cecelia Dieterich         Oxford Hills
Davina Kabantu          Portland
Sadie Garling              Waterville
Hannah Talon              Windham
Silver Clukey               Winslow

 
South AA/A/B Boys

Zach Maturo               Bonny Eagle
Michael Simonds Jr     Falmouth
Logan Bagshaw           Greely
Maxwell Murray           Kennebunk
Cole Morin                   Leavitt
Leyton Bickford           Sanford
Brian Austin                Scarborough
Geremi Baez                South Portland
Pamba Pamba             South Portland
Jack Bryant                 Spruce Mountain
Brandon Frey              Spruce Mountain
Will MacDonald          York

 
North AA/A/B Boys

Sam Martin                 Bangor
Henry Westrich           Bangor
Trevor Pearson           Brewer
Alex Bouchard             Caribou
Parker Deprey            Caribou
Simon McCormick       Cony
Max Creaser                Edward Little
Jackson Curtis             Ellsworth
Bryce Lausier               Hampden Academy
Isaac Varney               Hermon
Keegan Gentle            Houlton
Owen Williams            MCI
Tucker Charles            Messalonksee
Damien Vance.            Bangor
Cooper Wirkala.          Oceanside
Marcus Christopher.   Skowhegan

South C/D Boys

Hunter Crocker           Boothbay
Tyler Gammon            Buckfield
Mateo LaPointe          Dirigo
Hunter Cuddy              Forest Hills
Joshua Nadeau            Hall-Dale
Patrick Rush                Hall-Dale
Gabriel Martin            Monmouth Academy
Nathan Luce                Mt. Abram
Te'Andre King             N Yarmouth Academy
Ryan Baird                   Winthrop
Cameron Hachey         Winthrop
Jevin Smith                 Winthrop

 
North C/D Boys

Brayden Bradbury       Central Aroostook
Haedyn Guenther       Dexter
Nathan Richards          Dexter
Jace Rocheleau            Fort Kent
Eden Paradis               Fort Kent
Caden Mattson           George Stevens
Joshua Foster              Hodgdon
Ryan Alley                                     Jonesport-Beals
Kaiden Crowley           Jonesport-Beals
Adam Robinson           Jonesport-Beals
Luc Perreault               Van Buren
Chris Plissey                Woodland

South C/D Girls:

Chloe Arsenault          Boothbay
Halle Pelletier             Greenville
Katie Worthen            Madison
Lauria LeBlanc             Madison
Libby Clement             Monmouth Academy
Audrey Fletcher          Monmouth Academy
Lauren Eastlack           Rangeley
Lucinda Rothwell         Telstar
Jillian Schmelzer         Winthrop
Kena Souza                  Winthrop
Aaliyah Wilson Falcone Winthrop

 
North C/D Girls:

Lauren Cook                Calais
Olivia Huckins             Calais
Abigail Allen               Central
Emilee Cohen              Central
Breann Bradbury         Central Aroostook
Katie Hutchinson         Deer Isle-Stonington
Kaci Alley                    Narraguagus
Kirstin Kennedy           Narraguagus
Lexi Ireland                  Penobscot Valley
Cassie Russell              Schenck
Makaelyn Porter        Southern Aroostook
Katherine Alley           Stearns

 

 

2020 Coaches of the Year

 Coaches of the Year 
Girls:
North AA   Jay Kemble- Bangor South AA   Chris Aube - Massabesic
North A     Mike Gray- Gardiner South A     Rob Sullivan- Kennebunk
North B      Rob Rodrigue- Waterville South B      Don Abbott- Wells
North C      Larry Gardner- Fort Fairfield South C      Joe Burnham- Winthrop

North D     Cliff Urquhart- S. Aroostook

South D     Maren Mason- Greenville
   
Boys:
North AA   Mike Adams- Edward Little South AA   Kevin Millington- S. Portland
North A     Russell Bartlett- Hampden South A     Paul Marquis- York
North B      Kyle Corrigan- Caribou South B      Scott Bessey- Spruce Mountain
North C      Jason Woodworth- C. Aroostook South C      Wade Morrill- Monmouth
North D     Skip Alley- Jonesport-Beals South D     Scott Corey- Temple Academy