Head coach Bruce Nicholas talks to the Lewiston football team Monday morning at the start of the first day of football practice on a brand new football field. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) Head coach Bruce Nicholas, far right, leads the Lewiston football team in the very first drill on the new football field on Monday morning. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) LEWISTON — There have been times in previous coaching stints that Lewiston head coach Bruce Nicholas has had to pick up rocks and toss them off the football field. So, during his opening statements prior to the first practice of 2018, Nicholas pointed out how fortunate the Blue Devils were Monday morning. “We get to start on this,” Nicholas said, pointing to the new green field behind him. Monday morning was the first day of fall sports practices in Maine, and the first time the Blue Devils were able to set foot on the new, improved and relocated Don Roux Field. The new digs made the first practice a little more special. … [Read more...] about H.S. football: Blue Devils finally set foot on new field
A digital rendering of a basketball game inside the new field house being built at Long Trail School. (Provided Image) DORSET — Next fall, the Long Trail School will have a state-of-the-art on-campus sports center — free and clear. School officials say there’s no catch: the cost of the new field house, as well as the school’s pre-existing bond debt, have been paid off by anonymous benefactors. “We have a community that wanted the athletics portion of our school life to be on par with the academics and the arts,” said Seth Linfield, head of Long Trail School. “The ideal model of a student (is): scholar, artist, student and athlete, and we want to provide those platforms. This field house is an essential component to that vision.” The new field house will be 13,000 square feet, with a full-sized basketball court that can be converted into a volleyball court and six basketball hoops allowing multiple teams to practice at once. … [Read more...] about Long Trail School to get new field house
By Dominique McCrary Northeast News Editorial Assistant Thanks in part to a $100,000 donation from alum Charles Harris, Lincoln College Prep broke ground on their new $3.5 million football field on Thursday, July 12. Attendees including Lincoln Prep educators, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell, Athletic Director James Sanders, and donors who helped make the new field a reality. Plans for the new facility include improved bleachers and a new scoreboard. These modifications will make it possible for the varsity football team to have home games on the field again. “This is a special moment for every Lincoln grad that’s ever went through these doors of, as they call it, the school on the hill,” said Sanders. “So, I think everybody just wants it perfect.” Charles Harris speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for Lincoln Prep’s new athletic field. In addition to the new football field, improvements to the track and lines … [Read more...] about Lincoln Prep holds groundbreaking ceremony for new field
LEWISTON — After the tragic drowning of Lewiston Middle School student Rayan Issa during a recent school field trip, Superintendent Bill Webster has presented a directive on school field trips that takes effect immediately. “No parent should have to lose a child,” Webster told the School Committee on Monday night. “And unfortunately, we’ve learned a lot and are learning more on what we should and should not be doing on field trip procedure.”Webster said the directive needs to go into effect right away, because the School Department’s summer learning programs start July 2. “Ultimately, I fully expect that the School Committee will adopt, by fall, a new field trip policy that will replace this directive,” he said. He said the directive is a place to start and it will be updated pending feedback from the community and recommendations from the school’s law firm, Brann & Isaacson. The firm is in the middle of an extensive … [Read more...] about In drowning’s aftermath, Lewiston schools issue new field trip policy
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