FORT KENT - The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced that James Harvey of Fort Kent will be honored as the inaugural recipient of the Floyd “Red” Powell Award. The university created the award to honor those who make special contributions to the university teams and athletes. Harvey will receive the award at the seventh annual UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the UMFK Sports Center.
FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent women’s basketball team picked up a big home win over their County rival, the University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls. The final score was 71-63 in a top 20 USCAA match-up in an evening home game on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent's women and men’s basketball teams host County rival University of Maine at Presque Isle tonight in a USCAA double-header. All fans are encouraged to wear Bengal Gold or Green to the games. UMFK students who attend the contest will receive a free gold t-shirt while supplies last.
FORT KENT -The University of Maine at Fort Kent men’s basketball team shot a season high 60 percent (25-42), came from behind for the win and knocked down 33-34 free throw attempts in a 90-84 win over Virginia University Lynchburg on February 1 at the UMFK gym in Fort Kent.
FORT KENT – Starting Sunday, Feb. 2 and running every Sunday until March 2, 10th Mountain Outdoor Club will be hosting an informal ski group for both classic and skating enthusiasts. The ski group will meet at the 10th Mountain lodge between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Boys and Lady Warriors took top positions at a ski meet on Saturday, February 1, at the Lonesome Pine Trails slope in Fort Kent. Competing high schools included Fort Kent Community High School (FKCHS), Central Aroostook High School (CAHS), Presque Isle High School (PIHS), Wisdom High School (WHS) and Caribou High School (CHS).
MARS HILL– The ski teams from the Fort Kent Community High School took top spots in both individual and team rankings at the slalom races that took place on January 25 at Bigrock Mountain in mars Hill.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Russell Currier, 26, of Stockholm, Maine, has earned a berth on the U.S. Men’s Olympic Biathlon team (a combination of cross country skiing and rifle shooting) during the upcoming February 2014 games in Sochi, Russia. The first-time Olympic athlete represents the best of the Maine Winter Sports Center in Aroostook County, which has trained dozens of Olympic hopefuls from around the country.