Sports & Recreation

Royal Lipizzan Stallions: performance to benefit Hearts & Horses Riding Center

Royal Lipizzan Stallions: performance to benefit Hearts & Horses Riding Center

The world famous Herrmann's Original Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria, under the direction of Gabriella Herrmann, will be appearing for a charity event at Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in Buxton. 63 Justin Merill Road, 207-929-4700

Skydiver stuck 50-60 feet in tree for over 2 hours

Skydiver stuck 50-60 feet in tree for over 2 hours

The Lebanon Rescue Department and Lebanon Fire Department were dispatched to Upper Guinea Road near Leone Way in West Lebanon on Thursday evening, August 16th for the report of a skydiver who was stuck in a tree. The call came in at 5:46pm.
 
"When emergency crews arrived on scene shortly after the call was received, they located the skydiver from Skydive New England about 50-60 feet up a large tree. He reported no injuries, he was just a little shook up from the incident. We had requested a ladder truck from Milton, NH when the call came in, but due to the skydiver being about 200 feet off the roadway, it could not access them. I then requested a rescue truck from Rochester, NH Fire Department to respond with their high angle rescue equipment. Two Milton fire officers and a Rochester firefighter who have training in technical rescue scenes assisted with coming up with a plan on getting the skydiver out of the tree.

Bicycle Coalition of Maine launches "BikeMaine," a major new ride

Bicycle Coalition of Maine launches "BikeMaine," a major new ride

On its twentieth anniversary, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) is launching a major new 7-day bicycle event that will showcase Maine as a premier cycling destination on the East Coast. BCM is Maine’s leading voice for bicyclists with programs on safety, improved infrastructure and advocacy both in Augusta and Washington. As a result of BCM’s efforts, Maine has consistently ranked in the top ten bicycle-friendly states and as high as number two last year.

The new ride, called "BikeMaine," will be a weeklong rolling exploration of Maine with each year’s route taking place in a different part of the state. Bicyclists will camp in designated host communities each evening and eat community-prepared meals using Maine ingredients.

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Seventeen year-old Hannah Scully, of Saco, has been named the 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year.

Since 2003, and the Maine Games' first year in existence, this Thornton Academy senior has been the most prolific athlete in the organization's 10-year history.

In 2003, Scully, then an eight-year old baton twirler, won her first Maine Games medal (gold). Her eight-year participation record has led her to the medal podium more than 30 times.

Competing in team, solo, pairs, and two-baton events in the Maine Games State Baton Twirling Championships, Scully has been a part big part of every twirling event offered by the Pine Tree State's official State Games.

In 2004 and 2005, she also ran in the Maine Games State Track and Field Championships at Fitzpatrick Stadium, in Portland, winning a gold and two silver medals in the 50m and 100m, respectively.

Back to the Track Celebration features the $25K Mid-Summer Classic Invitational

Back to the Track Celebration features the $25K Mid-Summer Classic Invitational

Harness race tracks across North America will be participating in Back to the Track festivities this weekend, sponsored by the United States Trotting Association, where fans are invited back to their favorite harness racing venue to enjoy a day of harness racing excitement and fan activities. Scarborough Downs celebrates on Sunday, July 15th with a host of events and premier racing, including the return of the $25,000 Mid-Summer Classic Invitational, where Maine’s top pacers will compete for big prize money. Sunday post time is 1:05 pm.

"We’re thrilled to bring back the Mid-Summer Classic," said track announcer, Mike Sweeney, "and we couldn't be happier with the field - eight quality horses from top to bottom with no throw outs in sight.