New boys' basketball coach for MA
June 23 - Lucas Turner, who has coached basketball for several seasons at Monmouth Academy, will be the new boys' basketball coach at MA. Turner, 36, is from this area and is a graduate of Penobscot Valley High School in Howland. We wish Coach Turner and his Lynx much success!
Basketball day camp
Basketball day camp at MA! All kids can participate in this four day basketball clinic. Coaches Brian McDormand, Frank Welch, Alan Lane and Steph Dubay will be instructing the camp. Grades K-2 9-9:45, Grades 3-6 10-12noon, Grades 7-1212:30-3:30pm. Starts June 20! Please register at the Lincoln rec. office. Our new hours are 7am-6pm for your convenience.
Lions sign Matt Mulligan
April 4 - Lincoln's own Matt Mulligan has been signed by the Detroit Lions! Matt has played for a number of NFL teams, including the New England Patriots. CLICK HERE for more details.
MJHS wrestlers take state championship
We love to report on local sports here on WelcomeToLincolnMaine.com, and it's our pleasure to feature an article written by a proud parent about the MJHS wrestling team. Congratulations Little Lynx on your state championship as a team, and your individual accomplishments as well. We wish you all success in the future!
By Sarah Sutherland
Seven years ago, my husband Josh decided he wanted to change wrestling in Lincoln. When he was in high school he always wished he had a team like Howland that would dominate and win state championships. Seven years ago he decided he would do everything in his power to make a team like that for his son to be on. Not focusing on being an individual winner, because Lincoln has had several of those, but a winning team.
It is kind of ironic that today the coach of that winning Howland team was inducted into the New England Wrestling Hall of Fame (Gerald Hutchinson - congrats to him!), the same day that Lincoln won their first ever state championship for wrestling.
So seven summers ago we had the first ever Little Lynx Wrestling Club sign up. That summer program rolled over into a winter program that continued to grow through the Rec. Eventually the club turned private for a number of reasons, and the intensity has only increased since then. All winter, every winter, we have put thousands and thousands of miles on our vehicles, logged hundreds of driving and bleachers hours (lots of white knuckle driving hours in the dead of winter), the kids have had blood sweat and tears weekend in and weekend out (and during the week at practice too). Parents and wrestlers alike have devoted themselves to this sport to make today a possibility.
We are the northernmost traveling team, adding several hours more onto each trip than our competitors. This just makes what we do even more of a commitment and makes the kids even tougher! I really can't even explain the feeling I have had all evening.
I'm proud of my son Jackson for his part in all of this. He is the first individual state champion for MJHS. He has also been a leader for so many years during the Little Lynx program. I am proud of my husband for his part in all of this. He has had a vision and has been chasing it for years. He has had practices in the living room and in the basement with any kid who wants to put a little extra time in. He has spent thousands of hours reviewing videos, brackets, and technique online. He has always put travel requirements out for the Little Lynx team with today in mind, trying to get tougher competition for the kids to make them rise up to the level of other teams in New England.
I am thankful for coach Bob and his commitment to wrestling in Lincoln. It's funny that Josh's MJHS coach is also Jackson's. Coach Bob has been there since we started the Little Lynx program and has been there every step of the way. I am glad to have Matt and all of his wrestling knowledge on board with the Lincoln program. Hopefully this success will start to trickle into the high school program soon! I am thankful for all the parents who have trusted Josh to teach their kids and whose kids are the future of wrestling in Lincoln. I am proud of all the wrestlers on the MJHS team. Without them, today wouldn't have been a success.
Seeing four Little Lynx wrestlers in the finals was the icing on the cake for the day. I am proud of Deegan, Isaac and Alex for their devotion and no quit attitude. These kids are the youngest ones on the team and are making big waves. This probably seems a little over the top for a junior high team win but I hope it is the first of many for this team. Lincoln is definitely not known for their wrestling teams, but the future is bright and we hope to change things! Proud really is an understatement.
Thanks to all those who have supported this cause over the years, all those who came out this evening to welcome these state champs back into town with their fire/police/ambulance escort, and to Bill, Elvia and Gina for making ice cream sundaes for kids when they got back to the school. They were all on cloud nine!!! What a day!
Lincoln runner wins emerging elite mile
March 14 - Tia Tardy of Lincoln, Maine won the emerging elite mile at the High School Indoor National Championships in New York on Saturday. Tia's time of 4:55.5 broke the meet record. Tia also had a personal best in the Elite Championship 800m with a 2:13.8 run. She finished 3rd in her heat and 15th overall in the nation. Tia is currently ranked #9 U.S. in the Mile and #9 U.S. in the 800m for high school juniors.
Little League annual meeting
The Lincoln LITTLE LEAGUE annual meeting will be held Sunday, March 6 at 6pm at the Lincoln town office building.
MA athletes to receive Big East Awards
February 15 - Coaches in the Big East have announced their awards for the 2015-16 basketball season. Mattanawcook Academy athletes were honored with several awards. Camryn Lyons was named to the third All Conference Team. The Girls' Senior All Star team includes Camryn Lyons and Cheyanne Libby. Gunner Maxwell was named to the Boys' Senior All Star team. MA's scholar athletes are Carter Ward and Camryn Lyons. Paul Soucy Spirit awards go to Scottie Jipson and Laci Hanington. Defensive awards go to Gunner Maxwell and Camryn Lyons.
Congratulations to all these fine athletes! For the complete list of award winners from all schools, CLICK HERE.