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Beacon Sports News, May 19, 2011


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Birding trip by canoe, kayak

DAMARISCOTTA — Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association will sponsor a birding trip by canoe or kayak with ornithologist Tom Arter 8-11 a.m. Sunday, May 22. Meet at Damariscotta Lake State Park with your own canoe or kayak, personal floatation device, paddle, binoculars, water bottle and anything else that will keep you comfortable. If you’re interested in going on the trip but don’t have a canoe or kayak, contact the association and an attempt will be made to pair you with someone. RSVP to Julia McLeod at 549-3836 or julia@dlwa.org.

Tennis team undefeated

The Camden Hills Regional High School girls’ tennis team won their fifth straight match with a 5-0 victory in Belfast on May 6.

Singles results:

• Emma Blakeley defeated Shashauna Moll 8-2.

• Carissa English defeated Rosie LaCivita 8-3.

• Abby Blakeley defeated Makaila Gould 8-0.

Doubles results:

• Camilla Walker and Christine Forcillo defeated Sierra Warner and Elizabeth McAvoy 8-1.

• Erika Alex and Kayla Hart defeated Alisha Wilson and Rose Hyland 8-0.

• Vanessa Bemis and Rachael Brown defeated Geneva Bielenberg and Kalyn Robbins 6-1.

• Sophie Salas and Abby Blakeley defeated Krissy Martin and Alicia Keene 3-1 (match incomplete).

The Camden Hills Regional High School girls’ tennis team (6-0) hosted Rockland High School for the second time May 9.

Singles results:

• Carissa English defeated Allison Ward 6-1, 6-0.

• Camilla Walker defeated Natasha Seavey 6-0, 6-3.

• Erika Alex defeated Taylor Stevens 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles results:

• Christine Forcillo and Kayla Hart defeated Chelsea Hawksley and Vieno Carter 6-1, 6-1.

• Rachael Brown and Vanessa Bemis defeated Ciera Bedard and Kara Weiske 6-0, 6-3.

• In exhibition doubles Elizabeth Belair and Lizzie Cox defeated Vieno Carter and Kara Weiske 6-4.

CAMDEN — The Camden Hills Regional High School girls’ tennis team (7-0) came away with another win recently when it hosted the Morse girls’ tennis team. The 5-0 result marked CHRHS’s seventh straight win and seventh 5-0 score.

Singles results:

• Emma Blakeley defeated Meo Pourrey  6-1, 7-6(1). (The (1) means

the tiebreaker score was 7-1).

• Carissa English defeated Alice Stenquist 6-0, 6-0.

• Abby Blakeley defeated Ara Foster 6-0, 6-0

Doubles results:

• Christine Forcillo and Camilla Walker defeated Elizabeth Young and Sarah Clegg 6-0, 6-1.

• Kayla Hart and Erika Alex defeated Kelci Gustafson and Katrina Hart 6-1, 6-0.

In exhibition singles, Sophie Salas defeated Sarah Clegg 8-0.

In exhibition doubles, Rachael Brown and Vanessa Bemis defeated Johanna Lennhammar and Kelci Gustafson 8-0.

Also in exhibition doubles, Elizabeth Belair and Lizzie Cox defeated Ara Foster and Elizabeth Young 9-7 and Rachael Brown and Vanessa Bemis defeated Alice Stenquist and Katrina Hart 8-1.

Fundraiser bike ride

THOMASTON — Pedal to the Port, a bike ride fundraiser for Trekkers, a nonprofit youth mentoring organization in Midcoast Maine, will take place Saturday, June 11, beginning at Georges Valley High School, 47 Valley St. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the ride is at 9 a.m., and a cookout is at 11 a.m.

Registration is $35 per rider or $30 per rider in a team of three or more riders and includes the cookout after the ride. To register, visit trekkersonline.com/pedal-to-the-port.php or call the Trekkers office at 594-5095.

Riders may choose 12-mile, 35-mile or 47-mile routes. All routes begin and end in Thomaston and travel along the St. George Peninsula. The ride is noncompetitive.

For more information, email Elisabeth Lohmueller at elisabeth@trekkersonline.com.

Launch day

BELFAST — Come Boating! will kick off its 11th season Saturday, May 21, with activities that highlight its community boating activities. Come Boating! volunteers will be at the organization’s boat shed near the Belfast Public Landing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving free hot dogs and lemonade and providing information about its free community rows and sails, youth rowing program, and opportunities to become a coxswain or skipper. Trained coxswains and skippers will be on hand to take visitors out for a row on the harbor in a six-oar, 32-foot Cornish pilot gig or for a sail on the Drascomb sailboat.

An All Things Nautical Yard Sale will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the boat shed. It will feature boating gear and accessories as well as nautical books, art and collectibles. Several boats will be for sale, including a Walker Bay 8 with sailing rig and oars, a fiberglass Middlepath Skua 16-foot rowing boat with trailer and a Force Five sailboat. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Come Boating!.

The rain date for Launch Day and the nautical yard sale will be Sunday, May 22.

Regularly scheduled community rows, which are held nearly every morning and late afternoon during the summer, will begin in early June. Community sails will be offered several times a week. Participants must sign up in advance at the Come Boating! boat shed. No previous experience is required.

Come Boating! is seeking experienced sailors to skipper the Drascomb this summer as well as new coxswains, who do not need to have previous rowing experience. Training will be provided.

Further information about Come Boating! is available at www.comeboating.org or by calling 338-0774.

Boating safety workshop

DAMARISCOTTA — Robert Loney and members of Lincoln County’s Coast Guard Flotilla will conduct a boating safety workshop, “Out and About On the Water Safely,” at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Admission is $5. Advance registration required by calling 563-1363 by Wednesday, May 25.

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