LOS ANGELES — Former Brunswick High School swimming standout Caitlin Tycz has begun her college career with a bit of success, swimming for the University of Southern California.
In the classroom, Tycz, a multi-record holder for the Dragons and Long Reach Swim Club, made the first semester Dean’s List with a 3.7 grade-point average.
STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College (23-1, 15-0 GNAC) raced past Lasell College (4-19, 2-13 GNAC), 69-42, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Roger Penske has a car capable of winning the Daytona 500.
Maybe even three of them.
Penske again went 1-2 at Daytona International Speedway for its second sweep of Speedweeks. This time, Ryan Blaney went to victory lane after winning the first of two Thursday night qualifying races that are used to set the Daytona 500 field.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea
Mikaela Shiffrin is, without a doubt, the best women’s slalom skier there is. Has been for years. All of the victories confirm it. Her competitors are aware of it. And, yes, so is she.
“This is going to sound so arrogant,” Shiffrin said Friday, her eyes closed. “I know that I’m the best slalom skier in the world.”
GANGNEUNG, South Korea
When Ann Chase and her husband were planning their trip to Pyeongchang for the Olympics, she set her sights on nabbing tickets to the most glamorous event of the Games: Figure skating. Her husband, however, had decidedly humbler ambitions.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea
Ryan Donato watched Jordan Greenway’s goal celebration in the first game at the Olympics and starting getting an itch. He wanted to feel that same rush.
He got his wish right away. Twice.
[img_assist|nid=1202219|title=|desc= MORSE HIGH SCHOOL wrestler Sam Strozier of Wiscasset, left photo, is about to score a pin during an early-season meet at “The Pit.” In the right photo, Brunswick’s Andrew Eno, far right, celebrates a goal against rival Mt. Ararat.
All the I’s have been dotted and all the T’s have been crossed, and it is time for the second season of high school basketball to begin.
BRUNSWICK — Douglas A. Lathrop Sr., age 76, died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at his residence.
He was a perpetual student, professional procrastinator, and eternal optimist. He was born on August 18,1941, in Stockton Springs, ME, the son of George A. Lathrop Sr. and Mildred E. Burdette.
WOOLWICH — Frederick A. Schrimpe, 61, of Stagecoach Road passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in his home, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born in Oceanside, New York on December 1, 1956, a son of Frederick F. and Marion (Codere) Schrimpe.
BRUNSWICK — Violet Elizabeth (Dionne) Vaillancourt, known to loved ones simply as Vi, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12. She was 92.
Born in Topsham on January 14, 1926 to Joseph Cyprien Dionne, of Canada, and Blanche Amelia Bernier Dionne of Brunswick, Vi grew up in Brunswick and attended local schools.
Wolcott “Skip” H. Johnson, 87, of Brunswick, Maine, died peacefully from complications of a stroke while in the care of the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Scarborough, Maine on February 12, 2018.
“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” Luke 4:1-2
Last year I celebrated Lent for the first time. The churches in which I grew up seemed to skip from dolling out Christmas cookies to cutting the Easter ham with hardly a pause to reflect on the passion of Christ leading up to the pivotal moment of our faith. I fasted one meal a day, which caused me to pause every morning I gave up breakfast to thank God for all Christ gave up for me.
The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.
BATH — Winter fun will help benefit a local group next week.
WOOLWICH — Lent is a time for reflection and study in preparation for Easter.
To that end, Day’s Ferry Congregational Church is hosting an exploration of prayer, meditation and mindfulness from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings — Feb. 20 and 27, and March 6, 13, 20 and 27 — at 50 Old State Road in Woolwich.
All Saints parisioner Ed Polewarczyk facilitated an interactive space shuttle launch presentation last weekend.