Dan Flanagan, Mike MacDonald, Walter White lead inductees for Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.

Dan Flanagan, Kevin Jenkins, Terry Kenniston, Doug Libby, Mike MacDonald, Richard Simonds, Susan Ware Page and Walter White will be inducted into the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 at the Rockland Elks Lodge.

Flanagan is an outstanding golfer, having won numerous club championships and for six years in a row was part of a foursome that captured the state four-ball title. He also coached youth basketball for five decades.

Jenkins was a three-sport standout at Georges Valley High School of Thomaston in the early 1970s. He played basketball for the University of Southern Maine where he scored over 1,100 points. He also coached the Gorham High boys basketball team to 24 tourney berths with state titles in 1996 and 2000.

Kenniston was a four-year varsity football, basketball and baseball starter at Rockland District High School. He was named the team MVP and an all-conference selection at least once for each sport. He was Rockland’s first 1,000 point scorer in basketball. He coached high school basketball for several seasons before becoming an athletic director.

Libby taught and coached at Medomak Valley High School where he coached the Panthers wrestling program for 29 seasons, winning over 300 meets and a state title in 1991. He is a Sanford High graduate where he won three state wrestling titles and a New England title.

MacDonald was a standout three-sport athlete at Camden Rockport High School and went on to be a four-year starting pitcher at the University of Maine, helping lead Maine to the 2002 America East title. He pitched for five seasons in the Toronto Blue Jays system.

Simonds was a 1967 graduate of Waldoboro High School where he played basketball and baseball and ran cross country for the Blue Jays. He played basketball and baseball at USM before embarking on a coaching career for the St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team, where he compiled 466 wins and 11 conference titles.

Ware had two standout seasons for the Rockland High School girls basketball team in 1994-95 and went on to play basketball at USM for four seasons, helping the team compile a 104-11 record while totaling 659 career points and 521 rebounds.

White was a standout athlete at Vinalhaven High School from 1954-58, when he ran cross country and played baseball and basketball, leading the Vikings in scoring both his junior and senior year. White coached high school basketball at Vinalhaven and Lincoln Academy and track at Lincoln. He also was a longtime game official.

 

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