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Beacon Sports News, June 2, 2011

Posted May 27, 2011, at 10:17 p.m.

Tennis team undefeated

WATERVILLE — The undefeated Camden Hills Regional High School girls’ tennis team won a makeup match 5-0 over Winslow at Champions Tennis Club.

Singles results:

• Carissa English defeated Maddie Daly 8-1.

• Abby Blakeley defeated Jessica McCaslin 8-1.

• Camilla Walker defeated Abbi Lotz 8-0.

Doubles results:

• Kayla Hart and Christine Forcillo defeated Jillian Dupuis and Alicia Higgins 8-0.

• Vanessa Bemis and Elizabeth Belair defeated Brennan O’Connell and Allison Woodside 8-2.

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ROCKLAND — Following a 5-0 win over Medomak Valley, the Camden Hills girls’ tennis team is now 12-0 at the end of the regular season.

Singles results:

• Abby Blakeley defeated Kelly Leidenroth 8-2.

• Camilla Walker defeated Haley Turner 8-2.

• Sophie Salas defeated Mallor Robbins 8-6.

Doubles results:

• Kayla Hart and Christine Forcillo defeated Kaye Peabody and Isabelle Lobley 8-4.

• Vanessa Bemis and Erika Alex defeated Ariele Rancourt and Bailey Black 8-2.

Bicycle club time trial race

The Belfast Bicycle Club will host a 16.2-mile time trial Sunday, June 5. A time trial is an individual race against the clock. The race begins at Sears Island Road in Searsport and follows Route 1 over rolling hills to Prospect and back.

This is the fourth race in the 2011 Maine Time Trial Series. The club has hosted annual races on this course since 2004. More than 40 men and women ranging from teens to septuagenarians competed in last year’s event.

For cyclists who want an introduction to bike racing, the time trial will include a category for recreational and first-time racers, with a discounted entry fee of $10.

“The Belfast Time Trial is a great place to try bike racing for the first time,” said race organizer Greg Purinton-Brown. “The course is safe, easy to follow, and there are plenty of volunteers to assist with traffic control. I’d love to see a bunch of first-time racers this year; it really is a fun race.”

Preregister online at www.bikereg.com for $20 or from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on race day for $30.  The race begins at 9 a.m. To find out more about the race or to volunteer to help, contact the Belfast Bicycle Club at belfastbikeclub@gmail.com or 525-7707.

Bicycle safety rodeo

THOMASTON — Hard-headed behavior could keep Midcoast children out of trouble. Since 1999, Maine law mandates that “a person under 16 years of age who is an operator or a passenger on a bicycle on a public roadway or a public bikeway shall wear a helmet of good fit, positioned properly and fastened securely upon the head by helmet straps.”

Thanks to Kiwanis clubs all over Maine, families have been getting an annual reminder of the law and the education to help little ones learn the rules of the road when riding bicycles.

For Knox County children, the Kiwanis Club of Rockland has been conducting bicycle safety rodeos for nearly 20 years. The Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo has a marked and measured course of nine separate stations that teach children ages 3-13 techniques to remain safe when riding alone or in groups.

With an emphasis on proper helmet use and safe bike handling, the course takes about 20 minutes to complete. Bicycle helmets will be offered for sale, and other safety-related activities will be available for families to enjoy.

The Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Thomaston Grammar School, 65 Watts Lane. Children who complete the rodeo course will be eligible to win one of two free bicycles, no purchase necessary.

For more information about the Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Festival, visit www.rocklandkiwanis.org. Those interested in volunteering for the event may contact club president Marjorie Kinney at president@rocklandkiwanis.org.

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