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Ellsworth’s Montigny commits to play basketball at Husson

first_img Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Trinity Montigny just finished four years playing basketball as an Eagle. Now, she’s set to play four more.Montigny will continue her basketball career at the college level next year when she suits up for Husson University in Bangor. The outgoing Ellsworth senior finalized her decision over the weekend before informing Husson head coach Kissy Walker.“It feels good to finally know where I’m going,” Montigny said. “I’ve known for the past two years that playing basketball in college is what I was going to do, and Husson has always been a place I’ve looked up to.”At Ellsworth, Montigny was a major contributor from the moment she set foot on the court as a freshman in 2016-17. She was a three-time All-Big East Conference first-team selection and was named Big East Player of the Year this past season after leading the league in scoring for the second year in a row.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Jan. 29, Montigny became the second player in Ellsworth girls’ basketball history to score 1,000 career points as she poured in 42 in the Eagles’ 80-35 Senior Night win over Foxcroft. Her final career victory came Feb. 11 as she converted a layup with 1.2 seconds left to give Ellsworth a prelim win over Mount Desert Island and earn her first trip to the Cross Insurance Center.Montigny applied to 16 schools during her college application process. Her final decision came down to offers to play basketball at Husson and Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., and although both schools were appealing, the chance to play for a Husson program fresh off its fifth consecutive North Atlantic Conference championship was particularly so.“It was a long process, and I really liked Colby-Sawyer, too,” Montigny said. “I’ve been thinking for a while, and I made up my mind Saturday and told Kissy that day [that I would be coming to Husson]. She was super excited about it.”Montigny has been in touch with several members of the current Husson team, some of whom she’s seen at camps and faced on the high school basketball circuit in previous years. She’ll also be joining Southern Aroostook’s Makaelyn Porter, a friend and AAU teammate, in Husson’s 2020 recruiting class.After riding her choice to attend Ellsworth to great success, Montigny is ready to prove herself for one of Division III’s top programs. Now, Husson’s newest Eagle hopes she’s forged the way for the next generation of Ellsworth Eagles to establish legacies of their own.“I hope I was a role model the young kids could look up to,” Montigny said. “I’ll always remember the people and the community at Ellsworth. They prepared me greatly, and I’m so glad I made the decision I did.” Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more

Hamilton Equals Schumacher’s All-time Pole Record

first_imgSchumacher has not been seen in public since the skiing accident in 2013 that left him with severe head injuries and in a coma for some months. His family have consistently said his recovery will be long and hard and have given no other news of his condition.“It’s a special day,” said Hamilton. “I knew it was on the horizon and knew I’d get the 68th pole, but I haven’t thought about it much.“But now being there it is an unusual place to be. I remember coming here in 1996, my first grand prix, and watching Michael come by and the engine vibrated my rib cage and that was when my love for the sport took another step.“And I have now equalled him on poles and it is very surreal. It is a humbling experience knowing Michael is such a legend. It is an incredible feat he achieved and I am very proud to be up there with him.“To hear the message Ross just gave, I have to say a big thank you. I followed Michael and raced against him and always admired him. My prayers are for him and the family and he will always be one of the greatest of all time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 Formula 1 pole positions at the Belgian Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver did a sensational lap to beat title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who was on top form himself, by 0.242 seconds. Hamilton was 0.541secs ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who was third ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari.The key to Hamilton’s pole was arguably a stupendous effort through the middle sector of the lap at the demanding Spa-Francorchamps track in the Ardennes mountains. The Ferrari had been quicker than the Mercedes through sector two throughout the weekend but Hamilton pulled something out of the bag on his final run to set the pace there by 0.2secs. Afterwards, F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn delivered a message from Schumacher’s family. Brawn said: “His wife Corinna said that Michael always believed records were there to be broken, and they want to offer their congratulations.”last_img read more