Sports in brief . . .

17 years ago

PIHS athlete of the week
The Varsity Club and Big Cheese Pizza are pleased to congratulate Joey Johnson and Amber Giffin for being selected as athletes of the week for the week of Jan. 22-27.
Johnson had three first-place finishes in a swim meet against Caribou and Foxcroft Academy. Johnson is the team captain and has been a role model for the younger swimmers all season.
Griffin finished first in the giant slalom event held this past weekend at the ski meet hosted by Madawaska High School.
Student athletes chosen as athletes of the week receive a one-item, large pizza courtesy of Big Cheese Pizza. MWSC upcoming events
With snow on the ground the clubs of the Maine Winter Sports Center are becoming more and more active. The following is a list of events scheduled for the coming month.
Feb. 10: Sam Ouellette Ski Marathon featuring an 8K junior race and 40K and 80K adult races.
Feb. 11: Karen Sprague Memorial ace featuring classical spring relays and a skiathlon.
Feb. 18: Henry Anderson Ski Dag in Caribou featuring an 8K classical race.
For more information on these and other activities visit the MWSC Web site at

Snowmobile ride with Andy Santerre
The third annual snowmobile ride featuring 2002-2005 Busch North Series Champion Andy Santerre is slated for Saturday, Feb. 10 starting at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center.
This year’s charity ride, dinner and auction benefit the AMHC Sexual Assault Services program and is sponsored by AMHC, Clukey’s Auto, Value Parts Stores and County Sports Polaris. The day-long activity schedule begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and sign-in at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center poolside. The ride begins at 10 a.m. and Santerre will be available for autographs and a social gathering at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 in the main banquet room. The auction commences at 7 p.m.
A donation of $50 gets participants in to both the ride and the dinner/auction or choose one event for $25. Organizers recommend an early sign-up as last year’s event sold out.
For more information or to register contact Pam Wyman at or call 498-6431.

Sled dog race seeks volunteers
The Board of Directors of the Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Races is seeking volunteers for a number of races positions for the 15th annual Can-Am Sled Dog Races to be held the first weekend of March 2007.
Volunteers are needed as/for: host families, medics, trail crews, trail surveyors, judges, judge assistants, timekeepers, gear checkers, handlers, Can-Am Central, security, communications, souvenir sales, crossing guards, cooks, transportation, start set-up, and more.
Volunteer sign-up forms and volunteer position descriptions are available on-line at  Forms also may be picked up at the Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce Office, 76 West Main Street, Fort Kent, or by calling Can-Am Crown Board of Directors President, Rita Cannan, at 207/444-5439.