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Class of 2014

8 members were inducted into the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame 
on October 25, 2014.

Members of the Class of 2014 are:  Dan Flanagan, Kevin Jenkins, Terry Kenniston, Doug Libby, Mike MacDonald, Rick Simonds, Susan Ware Page and Walt White.

2014 High School Athletes of the Year: Brooke Dugan and Nick Mazurek

Honored Team: Medomak Valley Boys Basketball 1979-80

2014 Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Dan Flanagan

            Dan attended Rockland High School in the early 1950’s where he played basketball and golf and had his greatest success on the links where Rockland won the Class L Golf Team State Championship in 1952 and he was the Runner Up in the 1953 Class L State Individual Golf Championship. Dan was also the Captain for both the golf and basketball teams during his senior year, and was selected the Best Athlete at Rockland High in 1954. After graduation Flanagan served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years through 1958. 

            After spending several years in Dallas, where he coached basketball, Flanagan and his family returned to Rockland in the Mid 1960s and he began coaching youth basketball Pee Wee teams, teaching hundreds of young basketball players the fundamentals of the game while leading several Boys and Girls teams to league championships. For many years, Dan also coached basketball at the Middle School, Freshmen and JV levels for the Rockland school system. And during that time, Flanagan was also a Junior Golf instructor at the Rockland Golf Course and Samoset Resort.

            Dan has had great success on the golf links, including winning three Rockland Golf Course Club Championships, a Club Championship at the Samoset Resort, four President's Cups titles at the Rockland Golf Club, the Wotton Cup in 1972 and a pair of Senior Club Championship at the Samoset Resort in the 1990s.

             In addition, Flanagan, along with Hall of Famer Butch Farley, Bruce Benner and David Huntley won the State 4-Ball Championship for 6 straight years ... he won the Rockland Golf Club Father-Son Championship with his sons Dan Jr, Keenan and Patrick ...won the Rockland Golf Club 2-Ball Championship with his nephews Kevin and Butch Allen and in 1985 won the 3-Ball Championship with Eric Starr and Butch Allen. Flanagan has also played in several Maine State Golf Association events including the Maine Amatuer and Paul Bunyon.

            Dan has received several honors including winning the Paul Bunnell Award from the Rockland Rotary Club for his work with children, he was the Grand Marshall of the Maine Lobster Festival Parade, received the Rockland Rotary’s Citizens Award for work in the community ... and this past August was honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Rockland City Council for his decades of working with the youth of Rockland.

Doug Libby

 At Sanford High School, where he played Football, but excelled on the wrestling mat where he was a three- time individual State Champion.  In 1964 Doug won the New England Wrestling Champion and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the New England Championship.  Doug also tried out for the US Olympic Wrestling team. Doug then attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle where he played soccer and in 1968 was hired as a Physical Education teacher and then in 1969 began both the soccer and wrestling programs at Medomak Valley High School.  In 1970, Doug was drafted by the U.S. Army and served until 1972, at which time he returned to Medomak Valley High School and resumed coaching the Panthers’ soccer program through 1977 and the school’s wrestling program for nearly three decades.

It was his wrestling teams that had the greatest success. Doug’s overall record at Medomak Valley was 301 wins, 210 losses and 7 ties.  At 27 State tournaments, Medomak Valley finished in the Top-10 17 times, including winning the 1991 State Championship.  At 19 KVAC tournaments, Medomak Valley finished in the Top 10 17 times,including winning the 1991 KVAC Championship.  Doug coached eight different individual Panthers to win 13 different State Championships, while four of his teams were honored by the Maine Principals Association with their “Good Sportsmanship” award.

Doug also coached Maine in the Maine - Nebraska Wrestling exchange and he and Medomak Valley served as the host school for the exchange.  Three times during his tenure, Libby was named the KVAC Wrestling Coach of the Year and in 1997 he was named Wrestling USA’s Maine coach of the Year and in 2001, Doug was inducted into the Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame.  Libby also served as the Athletic Director at Medomak Valley for 23 years and in 2009 was honored as the recipient of the M-I-A-A-A Retired Athletic Administrator’s Award.

Kevin Jenkins

Kevin grew up in Thomaston and was a standout athlete at Georges Valley High School where he played of Soccer, Baseball and Basketball for the Buccaneers, and it was on the hardwood where Jenkins was at his best. Kevin was named to several All Star teams and held the Georges Valley single game scoring record of 41 points, until that was broken several years later by Hall of Famer Scott Johnson. During Jenkins’ sophomore season the Buccaneers finished with a 12-6 record, but just missed the Western Maine Class C tournament. 

   That changed in 1973-74 season, when the Buccaneers finished the record season at 13-5 and finished as the #5 seed in the Western Maine Class C tournament, qualifying for the Tournament for only the third time in school history. Of the 5 losses, 2 were to Camden-Rockport (the undefeated Class B State Champions) and 2 to Medomak Valley (who lost only 3 games that season, all to Camden). The Buccaneers opened the tournament with a 75-66 win over York before losing to the eventual Class C State Champions Hall Dale in the Western Maine semifinals. During Kevin’s senior season, he led the Buccaneers in scoring with over 20 points a game, and they finished with a 12-6 record and a #4 seed. They opened the tournament with an impressive 63- 46 win over Yarmouth before falling to Fryeburg Academy in the Western C semifinals 66-59. 

Kevin attended the University of Southern Maine and was a 4-year starter for the Huskies where he averaged 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds during his Freshman Season. His sophomore season, the Huskies improved to 13-13 while Kevin scored 11.7 points a game, grabbed 5.2 rebounds, added 4.6 assists and 2.3 steals per contest.

During the 1977-78 campaign, USM improved to 22-6 overall and Kevin scored the winning points against Husson in the N-A-I-A Regional Championship game to lead the Huskies to the National Tournament in Kansas City. However the Huskies lost a first round game to Briar Cliff University of Iowa. Kevin concluded his Junior year averaging 13.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

            During his senior season, Kevin averaged 16.0 points a game and collected his 1000th point, while adding 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Kevin was named a Conference and N-A-I-A District All Star and was selected to the All Maine College First Team. The Huskies finished the season with a 22-7 record and earned a second straight trip to the N-A-I-A National time in school history. Of the 5 losses, 2 were to Camden Rockport, the undefeated Tournament in Kansas City, this time falling to Tri-State University of Indiana 84-61. Kevin finished his USM career playing 93 games, scoring 1,191 points, averaging 12.8 per game, 384 rebounds, 369 assists and 155 steals. He also shot nearly 50-percent from the floor for his career. Currently Kevin is 16th in games and steals, and is 19th

            After 3 years as an assistant at Gorham, Kevin was named the Varsity Coach at Gorham High School, where he had a great 24-year run leading the Rams. During that span, every team Jenkins’ coached had a winning record and qualified for the Western Maine Tournament, as he finished with a 362-132 lifetime record, a .733 winning percentage, which included a 40-22 tournament record, 39-19 in Class B post-season play. Fourteen times his Rams entered the Class B tournament as either the #1, 2 or 3 seed. While his teams were only 1-2 in Class B Pre-lim games, Kevin’s teams were an outstanding 17-2 in quarterfinal games...11-6 in the Semifinals and 8-3 in 11 Western Maine Class B Finals, winning Western Maine crowns in 1986, 1987, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005, which included 3 straight Western Maine Championship wins over rival Cape Elizabeth.

Jenkins’ teams won Gold Balls twice, defeating Orono 68-49 in 1996 and Hermon 74-52 in 2000, however Kevin is surely haunted by fellow Hall of Famer Jeff Hart and Camden Hills, which captured the 2001, 2002 and 2005 Class B Gold Balls with wins over the Rams. Kevin reached these great milestones at Gorham alongside his long time assistant Coach Kelly Littlefield.

During his career, Kevin won several coaching awards and was selected 13 times to coach the M-A-B-C All Star games. He is also an avid runner and has finished the Boston Marathon several times and has qualified for the 2015 Marathon.

In 1994, Kevin was inducted into the USM “Husky Hall of Fame” and in 2008 he was inducted into the Gorham High School Hall of Fame.

Mike MacDonald

             ThisCamden-Rockport Grad was a 3-sport star for the Windjammers, which included being a member of 2 Eastern Maine Class B Championship Basketball teams. Mike scored 20 points in the 1999 State game at the Augusta Civic Center in a C-R Gold Ball victory over York and as a senior played in the McDonald's Senior All Star Game. In soccer as a senior, Mike was a KVAC All-Conference player and an All Eastern Maine Class B selection. 

            Mike and the Windjammer baseball teams also had great success ... winning back-to-back Eastern Maine Class B championships, with Mike pitching in the State Championship game during his Junior year. And during his final 2 seasons wearing the Windjammers “Red and White”, Mike had a 13-3 record on the mound, pitching 103 innings, striking out 176 batters, walking only 35 with a 1.02 ERA. At the plate, Mike hit .431 his Junior year and .409 his Senior season, drove in 33 runs during the 2 seasons and stole 18 bases his senior year. Following his senior season, Mike was selected an All-Stater.

            MacDonald was recruited to play Division 1 baseball for the University of Maine and for 4 years became an anchor of the staff. During his freshman season in 2001, Mike was 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA over 52 and a third innings, help lead the Black Bears to an 11-game improvement and back into the America East tournament as the #2 seed. His Sophomore season, Mike was 7-3 with a 3.44 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 86-1/3 innings, and MacDonald was named the America East Pitcher of the Year as well as selected to the 1st team All Conference team. That season Maine won 40 games for the only time since 1991, finishing 1st in the conference. Maine lost its first game in the America East Tournament, however MacDonald and the Black Bears won 4 straight elimination games to win the league championship and earn the NCAA Tournament berth. Maine was sent to Los Angeles and dropped tournament games to Cal State Northridge and Brigham Young.

             His Junior year, Mike was 7-5 with a 3.28 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 82 and a third innings. Maine was the #2 seed in the America East tournament. And his Senior season, Mike was 6-3 with a 3.11 ERA and 91 strikeouts over 92-2/3 innings, and he was selected 2nd team America East All Conference. Again the Black Bears were the #2 seed in the America East Tournament and advanced to the Championship Game before falling to Stony Brook 3-1. MacDonald was one of two Black Bears named to the All Tournament Team.

             During his Black Bear career MacDonald had a 25-13 record with a 3.36 ERA and 284 strikeouts in 313 and two-thirds innings. His 284 career strikeouts is most in UMaine history; his 313-2/3 innings is second in school history and his 25 career wins is 5th in Black Bears history. And three times during his Maine career, Mike was named America East Pitcher of the Week. 

            MacDonald was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th round of the Baseball draft and for the next 9 seasons pitched professionally, including five seasons in the Blue Jays system. In 2006 while pitching for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, MacDonald was 13-9 with a 3.94 ERA in 28 starts and a career high 103 strikeouts. That season, MacDonald was selected to play in the Eastern League All Star Game, pitching a shutout 5th inning.

             Mike also pitched for the Angels and Giants organizations, before finishing his career with the Red Sox organization in 2012, going 3-2 with the Portland Sea Dogs before being promoted in September to the International League Champion Pawtucket Red Sox. When Mike took the mound for Portland, he was the first Maine born player to play for the Sea Dogs.

            MacDonald also was a member of the 2005 Dunedin Playoffs team, where he was 9-6 that season. Mike finished his Minor League Career with 64 wins, 5 saves and 692 strikeouts over more than 1100 innings of work.

Rick Simonds

             Rick Simonds attended Waldoboro High School where he ran cross country and played basketball and baseball. Simonds and his Blue Jay teammates finished the 1965-66 with a 14-2 record and a #3 seed before losing a heartbreaking 80-79 overtime Western Maine Class M quarterfinals game to Old Orchard Beach. The following season, Waldoboro finished with an 11-5 record before falling to Boothbay in the quarterfinals.

             After attending MCI for his senior year, Simonds attended the University of Southern Maine where he played basketball and baseball. On the hardwood, Rick played 94 games for the Huskies and scored 908 career points, grabbed 300 rebounds, added 462 assists, shot 46 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line. This included scoring a career best 13.7 points a game his Junior year when USM went 16-12. His 462 career assists is 2nd in USM history. On the diamond, Rick won 10 career games for the Huskies, including going 3-1 his junior season and 4-2 his senior season with a 1.91 ERA.

             In 1974, Simonds was named the Varsity Basketball Coach at Ellsworth High School and after finishing his 1st season. Ellsworth was the #1 seed in the 1976 tournament at 16-2 before falling to Schenck in the Eastern Maine Finals. In 1977, the Eagles were 13-5 and the #2 seed and advanced the Eastern Maine Championship game before falling to an upstart Hampden team 79-75. Simonds took Ellsworth to 2 more Eastern Maine Semifinal games, finishing his 5-year run in Hancock County with a 73-27 overall record, including 6-4 in the tournament and going 4-0 in quarterfinal games.

             In 1979 Rick was hired by St. Joseph’s College to become their Men’s basketball coach, a position he held for 23 of the next 24 seasons where he compiled an amazing record of 466 wins and 176 losses. That included leading St. Joe’s to 11 conference titles and advancing to 6 different N-A-I-A National tournaments and 1 NCAA Division 3 National Tournament. This included earning a 78-66 win over Biola in the 1987 N-A-I-A Tournament and a heartbreaking 84-82 loss to Lewis and Clark in the 1998 tournament. 

             During his 23 seasons at St. Joe’s, Simonds had 9 players account for 16 All-American honors and he personally earned many coaching accolades, including being named Conference Coach of the Year 10 times, including 6 straight years between 1982 through 1987 ... The Maine State Coach of the Year 3 times and in 1986 he was named the District Coach of the Year. He never had a losing season with Monks and 13 times won 20 or more games, including earning 26 wins in 1986 and 1999 seasons, and finished his career with the 6th best winning percentage in NCAA Division 3 College Basketball.

            Rick’s combined 28 season record between Ellsworth and St. Joe’s was 539-203, an impressive 72.6% winning percentage. Rick was also the Athletic Director at St. Joe’s for 23 seasons.

            Rick was inducted into the University of Southern Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, in 2008 into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and in 2010 into the St. Joseph’s College Sports Hall of Fame.

             Rick currently serves as the Color Commentator for The Maine Red Claws radio broadcasts.

Susan Ware Page

             Susan Ware Page played basketball for Rockland District High School and during herJunior year the Tigers, coached by Hall of Fame inductee Terry Kenniston, finished the regular season with 15-3 record and the #2 seed in Eastern Maine Class B. During the 93-94 season Ware was the Tigers leading scorer, averaging 15.9 points a game.In the quarterfinals, Rockland defeated Winslow 57-47 with Susan scoring 18 points,including 12 in the second half when Rockland broke open the close game. In the semifinals the Tigers defeated Ellsworth 54-39 with Susan scoring 23 points, 10 in the 1st half, including 8 in the second quarter when Rockland extended the lead from 3 to12 points. In the Eastern Maine Finals Susan scored 10 first half points as Rockland led Hermon at halftime 33-25. However the Hawks shutdown Susan, holding her to 2 second-half points as they outscored Rockland 30-11 to earn a 55-46 comeback Championship win. After the season, Susan was named to the Bangor Daily News All Tournament Team and was an All State Honorable Mention. That summer she also played with an AAU team that participated in the National Team Championships in Cleveland. That team included Amy Vachon and Kelly Bowman, who both played for the University of Maine.

             The 1994-95 season started off on a positive note for Ware and the Tigers as they were undefeated until in a game against Medomak Valley. However during that game, Susan suffered a season ending knee injury, bringing her Tigers’ career to an end. Despite the injury, she was still named to the McDonald's Senior All-Star game. After re-habbing her knee, Susan attended the University of Southern Maine and continued her basketball career playing for Coach Gary Fifield, which turned out to be four very successful seasons.

             During her freshman season, The Huskies were 25-4, won the Little East Conference Regular Season championship and advanced to the NCAA Division 3 Sweet 16. During the season, Susan came off the bench to score 77 points and grab 43 rebounds.Her sophomore season USM was again 25-4, won the conference Championship and again advanced to the NCAA Division 3 “Sweet 16”. Susan scored 127 points, grabbed 94 rebounds and added 44 assists. During her junior season, Susan was a starter and the team that finished with a 29-3 record, again won the conference Championship and the Huskies advanced to the 1998 Division 3 Final 4 before falling to 77-69 to Washington University of St. Louis in the National Championship game played in Gorham. In that game, Susan had a game high 9 rebounds. For the season, Susan averaged 7.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and nearly a steal a game.

             Susan's senior season at USM, The Huskies again finished with a 25-4 record, won the conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division 3 second round. Susan finished her senior season averaging 8.2 points, grabbing 6.4 rebounds and handing out more than 2 assists per game. Susan finished her Huskies career scoring 659 points,grabbing 521 rebounds, handing out 198 assists and making 79 steals, and the Huskies were 104-15 in the 4-season span. She was also named by USM the “William B. Wise Scholar Athlete”.

            In 2004, The 1998 USM team was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and in 2012, Susan was inducted into the University of Southern Maine Husky Hall of Fame.

Terry Kenniston

            Terry Kenniston is one of the top athletes to ever play for the Rockland Tigers,winning 12 Varsity letters, 4 each in Football, Basketball and Baseball, during his time at RDHS. Terry was the starting quarterback all 4 years at Rockland, and was a multi-threat for the Tigers. During his 1st 3 seasons, Kenniston threw for 20 touchdowns and ran for more than 1200 yards. Then during his Senior year, Kenniston either ran for or threw for 25 touchdowns, as the Tigers finished with a 5-4 record marking one of the best Tigers seasons in years. Terry was named team MVP and 2nd team All Conference. Terry was also a 4-year starter for the Basketball team, playing for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Brown. After a 3-15 record during Kenniston’s freshman season, the Tigers qualified for the tournament each of the next 3 seasons, going 40-17 over those 3 campaigns. The 14-4 Tigers finished 7th but lost to Cony in the 1970 quarterfinals, followed by a 13-5 regular season and #4 seed in the 1971 tournament which ended with a 61-55 loss to Lawrence.

            The 71-72 Tigers finished 12-6 and as #3 seed, and won a hard fought 77-74 overtime win over Stearns in the quarterfinals, Rockland’s first tournament win since a 1964. Terry was the Tiger’s team MVP his Junior and Senior seasons, a KVAC 1st team selection both seasons and during his senior season ... Terry led the KVAC in scoring, finishing his Rockland career with over 1400 points, as he became the first Tigers’ player to score 1000 career points, and, after the season, Terry was named a 2nd team Bangor Daily News All State Selection.

             Terry was also a 4 year starter for the Rockland Baseball team and had his best season his junior year, when he hit .525 with 4 Home Runs and was named the team MVP. Terry finished his career with a .335 average and 7 Home Runs and was named 1st team KVAC catcher following both his junior and senior seasons. Terry attended the University of Maine and played for the Freshman basketball team and set a UMaine record by scoring 255 points.

             After college, Terry shifted to coaching basketball beginning at MCI Prep for 3 seasons, where his team won the 1980 New England Prep Championship and was the New England runner up in 1981. Kenniston also coached the Mt. Blue boys for 4 years, led the Rockland Girls program for 4 years and the Belfast Boys for 3 years, and the Belfast Boys for 3 years.

             Terry finished his coaching career with a 198 - 96 record, and was named Coach of the Year four different times during his career. His 93-94 Tigers’, featuring another incoming Hall of Famer Susan Ware Page, advanced to the Eastern Maine finals before a difficult loss to Hermon in the Championship game. Terry also coached High School Baseball at Penquis and umpired for 25 years, working a number of Eastern Maine and State Championship games. And as a Golfer, Terry has recorded 4 Holes-in-One.

Walt White

            A young Walt White split time between Vinalhaven and Worcester, Mass, where he played Little League baseball and learned boxing skills from Worcester prize fighter Don Williams.  Walt also learned proper pool mechanics while working as a “Rack Boy” at pool halls in both locations. While at Vinalhaven High School, Walt won 12 varsity letters by running cross country and playing basketball and baseball, serving as the captain for all 3 teams his junior and senior years. This included a basketball game against Mid Coast Hall of Famer Butch Farley of Rockport.  White, who guarded Butch held him to 25 points, but says that total came on at least 30 shots. 

             In 1958, Walt also qualified for state foul-shooting competition.  Future Maine Senator and then Secretary of State Bill Cohen also took part in that contest.  And the 1956 Vinalhaven baseball team lost the Knox-Lincoln Championship in 13 innings to Camden, who was led by Hall of Famer Roy Bennett. 

            Walt also played semi-pro baseball with his father and uncle for the Vinalhaven Chiefs.

             While attending the University of Maine, Walt played in numerous State and National intercollegiate billiards tournaments and in 1961 Walt won his fraternity welterweight boxing championship.

             After completing 4 years of service in the U.S. Army, Walt began his teaching career in Dublin, New Hampshire, where he also coached Junior High basketball.  In 1966, White was hired to teach at his alma mater, Vinalhaven, where he also served as the school’s AD and basketball coach, compiling a 25-27 record and a pair of Western Maine Class D tournament appearances. 

             In 1969, Walt left Vinalhaven for a teaching position at Lincoln Academy, where he was also named the Varsity Basketball coach, winning 36 games over 5 seasons while the Eagles bounced back and forth from Class B and C.  During the early 70s, Walt also coached track, helping to lead the Eagles to 4 KLW Championships. In 1978 he return to the basketball bench, serving as Dan Pinkham’s assistant and JV coach, winning 41 straight JV games in the early 80s, and he was on the bench when the Lincoln girls completed a 20-0 State Championship run in 1982.

            In the Mid- 1970s, Walt began his basketball and baseball officiating career. On the hardwood, White reffed games for 36 years as a member of the Central and Western Maine board, working over 3,000 games, including over 900 varsity games. On the diamond, Walt has umpired for the last 37 seasons as a member of the KLW, and has worked up to 2,000 baseball and softball games at the Varsity, JV, Middle School,Babe Ruth, American Legion and Little League levels. Walt has worked many championship games for every level, including being selected to work 3 Western Maine and 3 High School State Championship games.