Small town living where you know your neighbor, you see them at local church suppers, area community events and when the hometown team makes it to the play offs. In Maine, February school vacation is a time when if your team worked hard enough, it made the cut to head to the tournament. In the case of Eastern Maine, the Bangor Auditorium becomes home for families, players, coaches, fans. The entire area is behind their atheletes..you see signs along the interstate 95 on the ride down rooting for this or that Aroostook County team. Playing on the Bangor Auditorium floor is the highlight, the goal of many high school athelete that has grown up playing hoop with the orange ball thru out his or her childhood at the local rec, in the back yard and thru organized school sport programs. The Maine Principal's Association's Heal points system is a popular website to see how your team besting this team affects your tournament index and not just for basketball. The Houlton Hodgdon Blackhawks hockey team gets their turn next Monday night in Presque Isle playing the Wildcats to advance thru the quarter finals. Watch the hockey game that got them there this year. Below, can you sense the strong local pride of the Houlton Lady Shiretowners and the Calais Blue Devils in their matchup? Good job all area Maine teams and enjoy your school vacation with the reunion of community, past and present players as they climb up into the bleachers to watch the show and to listen to the band!
This blog does not allow anonymous comments