Thursday, May 23, 2013
The parking lot at the Hannaford in Gardiner, near the Kennebec River Rail Trail head, filled with people shortly before 6 p.m., Monday evening. Runners. Walkers. Adults. Children. Some wearing race T-shirts. Some wearing blue and gold (the colors of the Boston Marathon). Some wearing Boston Red Sox shirts, some wearing Celtics shirts. Some wearing duct tape on the back of their shirts with the words Boston Strong written on it.
From my spot at Kenmore Square, a few strides before the “1 Mile to Go” marker, I saw so many emotions. There was joy, pain, excitement, regret, more pain and relief.
Luke Dang wanted to test himself this season. The Cony senior traveled to a few out-of-state meets this season to get an experience against the best competition possible.
It wasn't how well her season started or the numbers that she put up that surprised Erskine Academy indoor track and field coach Dave Hickey. Actually, Hickey said nothing surprised him about Jade Canak. He was however, impressed with how consistently good the Erskine junior was on a daily basis.
Not much seperates No. 1 Forest Hills (18-2) from No. 3 Valley (17-3), who will face off for the Western D title Saturday afternoon.
Valley tied the game on a layup by Dylan Belanger with 5.1 seconds left, gained possession when Hyde was called for backcourt and won the game on a pair of foul shots by Carrington Miller with 3.3 seconds left to earn a 55-53 win at the Augusta Civic Center on Wednesday.