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Basketball memories still resonate with first BDN All-Maine boys team

Whether as a player, coach, educator or parent, basketball has been in Terry Spurling’s blood.

After a stellar playing career at Ellsworth High School that led to coaching jobs in Mars Hill and Houlton, Spurling has now taken joy in watching his grandchildren, Kyle Bouchard and Kolleen Bouchard, build storied hardwood careers of their own.

“I’ve never missed one of Kyle’s games; I’ve never missed one of [Kolleen’s],” said Spurling, the father of Karen Spurling Bouchard, who led Houlton to Class B state championships in 1986 and 1988.

Terry Spurling blazed his own path during his playing career, as he was a member of the Bangor Daily News’ first All-Maine Schoolboy Basketball Team more than six decades ago.

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