M.A. 1000-POINT CLUB
MA's Brady Vose hit his 1000th point with a free throw at Lee Academy in February 2009
UPDATE: SOMETIME IN 2012 THESE 1,000 POINT BALLS WERE REMOVED FROM THE TROPHY CASE AT MATTANAWCOOK ACADEMY.
January 10, 2010 - Making one thousand points in a four-year high school basketball career isn't easy - only four Mattanawcook Academy players have done so in the school's history. One of those did it in only three years! Lynx standout Brady Vose scored his 1000th point in only three seasons, with a foul shot at Lee Academy (pictured here) on February 6th of last year.
His name has been added to the 1000-Point banner hanging in the M.A. gym. Next week, with his two coaches present - Ryan Libby and Rick Sinclair- he will be honored at halftime of the John Bapst/M.A. boys' game.
Pictured here are the game balls for each of the four M.A. 1000-Pointers: Kelly Walcott, Curtis Robertson, Derek Libbey, and Brady Vose. They're in the trophy case in the lobby of Mattanawcook Academy. Who will be the next Lynx player to score a thousand career points?Who will join Kelly as the second Lady Lynx player to hit that mark? Only the future knows, but someone will do it, and it might be a current player coming up from the junior high or a player already on the M.A. varsity or JV teams.
Until it happens again, I invite you all to attend these exciting games up at the high school every year. Support your local teams (in all sports), and one day you'll see local sports history made - again.
- Lee Rand
Penobscot Valley High School in Howland also has some 1,000-point scorers. Here's the banner hanging in the PVHS gym.
MA LYNX CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL HISTORY
Hanging on the wall of the MA Gym is the above banner awarded to the Mattanawcook Lynx boys basketball team in 1922 for winning the Maine State Basketball Championship. That was 85 years ago this month. There are no other State Championship banners hanging at Mattanawcook Academy for basketball. That could change this year, so I thought I'd do a little digging to see what went on these past 85 years and how close the teams of the past came to getting that second banner. With the help of Dennis Lowell and George King I've come up with some information you may find interesting.
Here's a photo of the 1921 MA Lynx. This was the team the year before MA won its only state basketball championship in 1922. Left to right: George Haskell, Lawrence Clark, T. Walcott, Leamon McKinnon, Flub Delano, Raymond Doane and Cub Bryant. Below is a photo of the 1922 state champs.
"This is so awesome! I wish it would have been available when my kids were living there and in sports. Keep up the good work!" - S.G., Bakersfield, CA
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