Cam Shorey of Calais, a senior at Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy, has been named to the All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council football team.
A 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pound tight end and defensive end, Shorey earned the All-NEPSAC status in his first year back playing football after not playing the sport the previous two seasons in the aftermath of a knee injury suffered during his sophomore year at Calais High School.
Shorey is being recruited for football by a number of Division I colleges, including both Bowl Championship Series and Football Championship Subdivision programs.
The son of Kevin and Kirsten Shorey currently is a member of the Phillips Exeter basketball team for the 2nd-straight season.
Here are some interesting basketball classification notes courtesy of Penobscot Valley of Howland coach and Maine high school basketball historian Jamie Russell.
When his Penobscot Valley team opened its 2011-12 season against Piscataquis of Guilford last weekend, it marked the first time the Howlers had competed as anything other than a Class C — or the corresponding Class M in a previous format — basketball program since reclassification took place in 1961.
PVHS had been the last team statewide to compete solely as a Class C school over that five-decade span, Russell reported, but this year has been moved by enrollment to Class D.
Similarly, Bucksport made its debut as a Class C basketball program last weekend, marking the first time the Golden Bucks hadn’t played in Class B — or Class L, under the earlier format — since the 1961 reclassification.
Three schools were Class B/L programs in the early 1960s and have never moved from that division since, Russell said — Ellsworth, Mount View of Thorndike since opening in 1965, and Camden since 1966 when it consolidated with Rockport to form Camden-Rockport and now Camden Hills.