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MDI Girls Down Snow Bears to Take Top Honors

first_imgThe Mount Desert Island Magic is the first team to win the Great Harbor Shootout at the junior high level and at the high school level. Members include (front, from left) Brailee Black, Sara Carroll, Jessica Swanson, Jocelyn Brown, and (back, from left) Shootout organizer Scott Phelps, coach Mike Swanson, Holly Benson, India Ross, Megan Phelps, Brigitte Pratt, Elizabeth Sargent and coach Robert Hall.—JEFF WALLSMOUNT DESERT — Basketball junkies should have their addiction sated for at least a week after the 17th annual Great Harbor Shootout (GHSO) wrapped up on March 22. Ryan Petros of Ellsworth beats a pair of Mount Desert Island Acadians to a rebound during competition last weekend at the Great Harbor Shootout. Ellsworth was one of more than a dozen Hancock County teams that helped make up the 69-team tournament field.—JEFF WALLSSixty-nine teams from across the state played in 131 games over the three-day tournament. Two teams from Mount Desert Island made it to the final dance and one ended up atop the heap. In Division 2 (high school girls), MDI’s Island Magic beat all rivals by over twice their score until the final game. The Snow Bears also had a relatively dominant ascension through the brackets. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Magic whittled away at a Snow Bears’ lead until tying the game with 3:16 left to play. A foul shot battle ensued that ended with the Snow Bears at the line and MDI holding a two-point lead. Both foul shots missed and it looked like the Snow Bears had the rebound, but somehow the ball ended up in the hands of birthday girl Megan Phelps’ hands as time ran out, giving MDI the 47-45 win and the championship. The Acadia Trojans also went to the championship round in Division 3 (junior high boys), facing last week’s Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup winner, Hampden. Hampden won 52-47. For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015center_img Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Tyler Lydon reportedly leaving Syracuse and declaring for the NBA Draft

first_img Published on March 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Tyler Lydon didn’t take long to decide his basketball future. The dynamic sophomore forward will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.After recording his ninth double-double of the season in the Orange’s season-ending loss to Mississippi on Saturday, Lydon didn’t comment when asked about his future. It has long been speculated that he would leave for the NBA after this season, including by head coach Jim Boeheim. Several NBA Draft projections have Lydon going as a late first-round pick. At a press conference on Monday, Boeheim said he met with Lydon around 1 p.m. and he had not yet signed with an agent.Players can retain NCAA eligibility by declaring for the NBA Draft until April 23, with the ability to withdraw until May 24. But signing with an agent immediately forfeits a player’s remaining NCAA eligibility.Boeheim cautioned Lydon about jumping into the NBA Draft now, knowing he lacked the “monster year” it would’ve taken for him to get lottery pick consideration.“He didn’t demonstrate this year that he can be a lottery pick,” Boeheim said, “but next year I know he can be. That’s what I told him. I think he can come back here and demonstrate that he can be a lottery pick.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think it’s a better way to go to the NBA. You make money, they draft you high, they play you. Half the picks between 20-30 are out of the league within three years.”The 6-foot-9 forward refused all season to hint about his future, saying he didn’t ever glance at how often his name popped up on mock draft boards. Instead Lydon always pointed his focus back toward the current season, which he finished averaging 13.2 points per game and a team-high 8.6 rebounds per game.But Lydon dipped in and out of offensive slumps throughout the season. Whether he lacked personal aggression to get to the basket or his teammates didn’t find him enough on the floor, Lydon didn’t put up the offensive numbers many thought he would. He made more than one 3-pointer only once in Syracuse’s last 11 games and scored more than 20 points in three games all season.After Lydon shot 2-of-7 and scored five points in SU’s ACC tournament loss to Miami on March 8, Boeheim said Lydon’s not ready to be a big scorer.“I think he had a very average year,” Boeheim said. “…I disagree with the decision (to leave Syracuse) because I think he can be a lottery pick.”Lydon could have taken more time to make his decision, knowing he could still work out for teams next month and enter the NBA Draft combine before losing the chance to come back to SU. But Monday’s report would indicate that Lydon believes he is ready now.“That’s a dream I’ve had,” Lydon said in an interview last month, “to go to the NBA.”It looks like it’s going to become reality on June 22. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Man United slips to 6th in Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Teams

first_img Source: Manchester United have slipped to 6th position in Forbes’ Top 50 richest sports teams in the world. The Red Devils previously occupied second position in the 2018 edition.Real Madrid and Barcelona have both moved above United, who fall out of the top 5.The American NFL side, Dallas Cowboys, tops the list with a value of $5 billion with the majority of revenue generated from TV Broadcasts and sponsorship deals.Real Madrid and Barcelona make the top 5 as they place third and fourth respectively.The top five comprises of Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Real Madrid, Barcelona and New York Knicks.Manchester United are just outside of the top five as they place sixth on the list.Among the top fifty richest teams comprises of eight football teams with four of them being English Premier League clubs.Real Madrid has a value of $4.24 billion, Barcelona also has a value of $4.02 billion, and Manchester United who sits sixth is valued at $3.81 billion.Bayern Munich comes 17th with $3.02 billion, Sheikh Mansour and his club, Manchester United comes at 25th position with $2.69 billion.Chelsea places 32nd with a value of $2.58 billion, Arsenal is 42nd on the top 50 list with $2.27 billion and Liverpool makes the list at 45th with a value of $2.18 billion.Per the list, Manchester United still remains the richest English club but is behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.last_img read more