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UM-Machias Athletics Hall of Fame to induct Ordie Alley, Carroll LaHaye

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Longtime Jonesport-Beals boys basketball coach Ordie Alley gets ready to lead his team onto the Bangor Auditorium floor for their Eastern Maine Class D quarterfinal against Lee Academy on Feb. 25, 2005. Alley will be inducted into the University of Maine-Machias Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday.

MACHIAS, Maine — Ordie Alley and Carroll LaHaye, each of whom left a legacy of basketball excellence at the University of Maine-Machias, have been selected for induction into the UMM Athletics Hall of Fame.

They will be honored Saturday during UM-Machias’ Homecoming and Family Weekend with a 5:30 p.m. ceremony in the Reynolds Center Gymnasium.

Before he became one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Maine history, Alley was a 1,000-point scorer at what then was called the Washington State Teachers College.

The Beals native graduated in 1964 with a degree in education and coached the Jonesport-Beals High School boys basketball team for 39 seasons, winning more than 500 games. The Royals won nine state titles and 13 Eastern Maine championships.

Alley, a lifelong lobster fisherman, was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and retired from coaching in 2005.

LaHaye played both basketball and volleyball at UMM during the 1970s. The four-year starter led the Clippers to the 1975-76 state title and was an all-state choice as a senior in 1977.

LaHaye, who resides in Ashland, Va., has been the women’s basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College. Her squads have racked up more than 500 wins in 30 seasons and have made four Sweet 16 appearances, two trips to the Elite 8 and one national championship game berth.

UMaine’s Harvey recognized

Brian Harvey of the University of Maine football team has been recognized as a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy.

The honor is bestowed on the best scholar-athlete in college football.

Harvey, a senior place-kicker from Wayland, Mass., also is a candidate for the NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete Awards.

Harvey earned his degree in business administration last May with a double major in marketing and management. He is pursuing a masters degree in business administration.

Harvey is a two-time winner of UMaine’s Scholar-Athlete Award and was named to the CAA Football All-Academic Team in 2011.

On the field, Harvey has handled most of the Bears’ place-kicking chores during the last two-plus seasons. He has made 89 of 95 career point-after kicks and is 24-for-44 on field goals with a career best of 41 yards.

UM women slate 1st practice

The UMaine women’s basketball team invites Black Bear fans to Orono to watch the team go through its first official practice.

UMaine is slated to practice Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Gym.

Coach Richard Barron welcomes in nine freshmen, including six players from Europe and the Middle East, along with a core of five veterans. The Bears also have a new associate head coach in Todd Steelman.

UMaine opens its season Nov. 1 with a 7:30 p.m. exhibition game against the University of New Brunswick at Alfond Arena.

Barnies playing in Finland

Former UMaine basketball standout Troy Barnies of Auburn is continuing his professional career in Europe.

The 6-foot-7 forward, who graduated from UMaine in 2011, recently signed a contract to play with Salon Vilpas in Finland’s top division.

Barnies debuted last season for Istanbulspor in Turkey, where he averaged almost 11 points, six rebounds and one steal while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 73 percent from the foul line.

He was an All-America East first-team pick for the Black Bears during 2010-11 and helped UMaine earn two third-place finishes in regular-season play.

USM’s Carl finishes 16th

Molly Carl of the University of Southern Maine in Gorham turned in a 16th-place finish Friday at the 39th Paul Short Run held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

The senior from York completed the 6,000-meter course in 22 minutes, 27 seconds at the event, which featured more than 5,000 runners and in excess of 400 teams.

Carl was the sixth finisher among Division III runners, helping the Huskies claim 25th place overall.

The University of Pittsburgh won the meet with 124 points, followed by Rhode Island (164) and Princeton (187). Victoria Davis of Bloomsburg University was the women’s overall winner in 21:50.

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