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Class of 2018

Front row from left:

Wade Oliver, Rusty Wooster, Penney Crockett, Jeff Madore

Back row from left:

Chuck Shea, Richard Kelly, Robert Huntley, Bob Brewer

Bob Brewer

Bob Brewer has been involved in basketball either as a player or coach since he was 9 years old. It all began at the Community Center in Rockland when he participated in Saturday morning youth basketball programs. Throughout his time as a youngster in Rockland the Community Center basketball court was his second home. Jim Flanagan and Bob Morrill offered great guidance and inspiration as well as role models to Bob. When it was time to close the building at night it was Bob that turned off the lights.
 
Bob was a member of the Rockland Tigers varsity basketball team as a sophomore under Coach John McGuire. In his junior year he started for the Tigers along with co-Inductee Bob Huntley.  Brewer and Huntley were the leading scorers throughout the season. Bob led the team in scoring during the quarterfinal game of the Eastern Maine Class L tournament. The Tigers were defeated in the quarterfinal but that loss escalated Bob’s desire to improve his game. The Tigers did return to the tournament the next year and earned their first ever trip to the Eastern Maine Championship game. Rockland was defeated by Presque Isle in that Championship game but Bob set the tournament scoring record with 70 total points and 28 consecutive free throws. He was named first team All Tournament and later was named 1st Team All State.
 
Bob was recruited by several New England colleges but decided to attend the University of Maine and play Division One basketball. The Black Bears were his favorite college team during the Skip Chappelle era. Bob had a very successful college career, starting as a guard on the varsity team under Coach Brian McCall.
 
After graduation from college Bob went into teaching and coaching, where he was an assistant coach at Portland High School for his former Rockland High School Coach, John McGuire.  After 5 years as McGuire’s assistant, Bob was hired as the Head Coach at Cheverus High School in 1971. Under his guidance the Stags earned three State Championship titles, seven SMAA championships, made 23 of 26 MPA Tournament appearances , plus were New England Catholic Champions in 1979. They were also New England Holiday Champions in 1981, defeating Patrick Ewing’s team, ending that teams 65 game winning streak. Fifteen of Bob’s players earned All State honors, with 9 receiving college scholarships to play basketball. Bob was selected SMAA Conference Coach of the Year 5 times. During his tenure at Cheverus Bob’s teams were 351-187, for a .652 winning percentage.
 
Bob was invited to coach at the Nike sponsored Five Star Basketball Camp that featured the top 100 players in the Eastern United States, being a member of that elite coaching staff for 12 years. In 2004 Bob was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame as a Boys Coach.

Penny Crockett
Crocketts release classic high school basketball games - By Mark Haskell -  Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald
(Penny at left with her husband Charlie)

Penny Post Crockett is being inducted into the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of her achievements as a skier in high school and in college, as well as for her career as a ski coach, cross country running coach, and sports videographer. 
 
Penny Crockett skied in high school for the Laconia High School Ski Team in NH,  and then attended Colby College , where she skied on the varsity women’s ski team from 1966-1968, served as captain in 1967, and graduated in 1969.  Following graduation, Penny  started a 30 year career of teaching English at Camden-Rockport High School, eventually serving as Chairperson of the department. She started her coaching career by establishing the Girls Varsity Ski Team in 1970, and by her retirement from ski coaching in 1981, her teams had won 3 State Championships with a win loss record of 85 -15. 
 
In 1977, Coach Penny Crockett took over the Girls X-C team from her fellow coach, Charlie Crockett. In her 23 years of coaching x-c , her teams have earned numerous league championships, many trips to the Regionals and State Championships, with 3 individual Regional Champions and one State Champion runner. In 1998, her final year of coaching, her team won the Regional X-C Championship, a first for a Camden-Rockport Girls X-C Team , and the team was State Runners-up.  Penny was named 1998 KVAC Coach of the Year.  The new cross country trails at Camden Hills Regional High School are named after her and husband, Charlie, known as the “Crockett Trail.” Since retiring from teaching and coaching, for 19 years, Crockett has been a TV sports videographer, covering more than 1,000 high school games in the Midcoast. She has also been recognized for her contributions to the community by being named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Camden Rotary Club in 2013.

Rusty Wooster

Coach Worcester elevated Bucs, Mariners to state-championship heights - By  Mark Haskell - Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald
(From Villagesoup)

Coach Russell “Rusty” Worcester began his athletic career at Narraguagus High School in Harrington, Maine. He played soccer, basketball and baseball all four years of high school. He was selected all Downeast Athletic Conference as a goalie in soccer his senior year. He was voted all Downeast Athletic Conference as a catcher his sophomore, junior and senior years. His high school coach was John Sawyer, who played for legendary Coach John Winkin at the University of Maine. Rusty played second base for the Chuck Wagon modified pitch softball team that won the State and New England Championships in 1988.  They then participated in a National Tournament in Austin, Minnesota. That Chuck Wagon team had a record of 56 wins and 5 losses. Coach Worcester began coaching softball at Georges Valley High School in 2001 and after consolidation in 2012, at Oceanside High School. His teams have made the playoffs for 18 straight years. They have won three State Championships (two at GVHS and one at OHS). His overall record is 262 wins and 59 losses. Worcester coached softball teams averaged 14.55 wins and 3.27 losses a season. His GVHS teams had a 46 game win streak from 2007-09. His GVHS teams have 4 Western Maine Class C runner up awards, and made 5 appearances in the Mountain Valley Conference title games. His OHS teams have twice been Northern Maine runner ups and made 5 appearances in the KVAC title games. Rusty has been recognized as a two time State Coach of the Year by the Maine Sunday Telegram. He was voted a four time Coach of the Year (once by the Class C Mountain Valley Conference and three times by the Class B Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference).

Comments from former players

There is no better feeling than going to bat and looking down at your coach and having him tell you. “there is nobody better”. He’s not only there for his players on the field, but off the field as well. I feel honored to have played for him. Kennadi Grover—GVHS—2010-11 and OHS—2012-13

He is hands down the most influential coach I have played for. Coach Worcester has and always will be someone I look up to. He has always been one of my biggest supporters and someone I know I can always count on. Congratulations to the man who earned my respect from day one. Ashley Geel—GVHS—2005-2008

He has been able to pass on his love of the game to his many players. In 2001 Coach Worcester took over as varsity coach at Georges Valley High School. I was a freshman and played first base for him the next four years. Now almost 20 years later, I am coaching first base as his assistant coach. He has not only been a coach but a role model, friend, and forever father figure to me and all of his softball daughters. Rachel Campbell Burns—GVHS—2001—04

Every year I like to check in with him before the season starts to see what his prediction for the season is. He is so humble and always gives me the same answer. “We are going to be young but dangerous. We will try to win a few games”. Well, I would say that 259 wins and 57 losses is more than just a few. I had the honor of playing for Dad all four years of high school. Sharing those moments with my incredible Dad was so special! — Brittany Worcester—GVHS--2008

Wade Oliver

Wade Oliver

Wade Oliver is a 2005 graduate of Rockland District High School. In high school, Wade was a three-sport athlete for the Tigers. He played football his junior and senior year, gaining 2nd team all-conference on offense as a Junior as a utility player. As a senior, he set a Little Ten Conference record for receptions with 40, and set a school record for touchdowns with 20. He ran for 764 yards, and received for 879 yards, averaging 22 yards a reception. He also intercepted six passes for the season. He was named All-State 1st Team Defense, and was recruited by division I and II football programs.

In basketball, he was a four-year starter who barely missed the 1,000-point mark, but gained KVAC 1st team recognition, and was a four-year Courier Gazette All-Star.

Wade’s most notable contributions, however, were made in baseball. In high school, he was a four-year starter for the Tigers, playing every position except first base. He led his team to the postseason 3 out of 4 years, making it to the regional semifinals his sophomore and senior year. Also, notable, was his performance as a Mid-Coast North Babe Ruth all-star team member. He led his team to back to back State Championships, one year batting .412 with 17 homeruns, 3 triples, and 3 wins on the mound during the championship run, maintaining a 2.89 ERA.

Very gifted in baseball, Wade was recruited by one of the region’s top division three baseball programs, the St. Joseph’s Monks. Wade attended St. Joe’s and made an immediate impact, being named the North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year his freshman year, batting .357 with 41 hits, 29 runs, 21 runs batted in, and 9 stolen bases.
As a sophomore, he battled injuries but still managed to hit .364 with 25 RBIs, 34 runs, and went a perfect 13 for 13 on stolen base attempts. As a junior, Wade had perhaps his best year, batting .341, with 30 RBIs, 45 runs, all while playing outstanding defense in the outfield, which culminated in his being named to the GNAC all-conference team, and his receiving of the first ever St. Joe’s Golden Glove award. Wade was named to the GNAC all-conference team his senior year as well, rounding out a fantastic college baseball career.

Wade graduated with honors from St. Joe’s in 2009, and graduated with a Masters Degree from Farleigh Dickinson University. He now lives in Medford, Massachusetts and works in management at the Cambridge YMCA, and has coached AAU baseball in the Boston Area.

Chuck Shea

Wiscasset native recognized: Chuck Shea inducted into Midcoast Hall of Fame  - Portland Press Herald
(From Portland Press Herald)

Charles Shea, known to his friends as Chuck, was a 1959 graduate of Wiscasset High School. He is the first alumnus of Wiscasset to be inducted into the Mid Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

During his time in high school, Chuck was a scholar-athlete who earned 15 varsity letters in four sports: cross-country, basketball, track and baseball. While being a stand out athlete in all four of these sports, Chuck was an exceptional cross-country and track runner. He was part of the teams that won the Knox Lincoln league cross-country and track championships in 1956 to 1959. During these years, Wiscasset went on to win 3 state championships in Class S cross-country in the newly formed state classifications of S, M and L. The track team also won a state championship in 1956. He was also a valuable player on the Wiscasset basketball and baseball teams from 1955-1959.

Chuck went on to Bowdoin College graduating in 1963. At Bowdoin he earned 7 varsity letters, 3 each in cross-country and baseball and 1 in basketball. His senior year’s basketball team won Bowdoin its first state series title. Chuck captained his 1962
cross-country team and held a course record on the Bowdoin’s course. After college, he returned to Wiscasset High School as a math teacher and coach from 1963 to 1995 with a 2 year stint in the Army.

Chuck was an assistant basketball coach to Loren Sibley whose Wiscasset teams played in 2 state championships against Jonesport Beal. Chuck started boys’ tennis at Wiscasset in 1977. His coaching career also includes cross-country, baseball and softball. As a cross-country coach his teams regularly qualified for the state championship meets, earning state titles in 1976 and 1989.

In 1981 at a sports banquet honoring Coach Shea’s 18-0 basketball season, former Bowdoin basketball teammate Dick Whitmore shared a story that he saw Chuck make 100 straight free throws during a practice.

Chuck also volunteered once a week to run an adult men’s basketball night for many years. He often held open gym for students who would call and ask him. This, too, became almost a weekly occurrence.

Congratulations to Chuck Shea for his outstanding performance as an athlete, coach, mentor and educator. Congratulations for being recognized for these qualifications and becoming Wiscasset High School’s first inductee into the Mid Coast Sport’s Hall of Fame.

Richard Kelly

Richard “Dick” Kelly has been a champion concerning his athlete ability, and carried that reputation throughout his academic career.

During high school at George's Valley High he excelled in baseball, track, basketball, and soccer. He was captain of the basketball team, State Javelin Champion, received the MVP award and Athlete of the Year Award. Academics were very imperative to Dick as he was a class officer for four years, student council president, and a representative to Dirigo Boys' State.

He continued his resplendent athlete ability while attending Bridgton Academy while he excelled in tennis, golf, baseball, basketball team captain and selected to the All Maine Prep Team. While at Bridgton Academy he graduate as Valedictorian, received the Spooner Award which recognizes a student who was above reproach in both academics an athletics. He also won the annual Reader's Digest Association Award.

He attended University of Maine at during 1971 and 1972, but the draft cut his tenure short. He enlisted in the Navy, and participated in basketball, softball and golf, and won the 1st Naval district Straight Pool Championship. He became a Basketball Board Official in Somerville, Massachusetts. He was the 1st Naval District Straight Pool Champion.

In the later 1970s he coached Pee Wee Basketball, was named the Rockland Men's League Softball MVP, played in the Adult Basketball League, and was a member of the Rockland Golf Course.

Jeff Madore

RDHS graduate Madore high school boys coach of decade - By Zack Miller -  Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald
(From Villagesoup)

Jeff is a graduate of Rockland District High school, class of 1963. He lettered in football, and baseball and captained the 1963 baseball team that won the KVAC championship. He continued his baseball career at the University of Maine where he played his freshmen year. Jeff is a three time winner of the Green Bay YMCA Open Doubles racquetball championship and he won the 1990 and 1991 Wilmington Squash Club championship He is a winner of gold medals in Maine Senior Games in Cycling, Tennis and Pickleball. He is a four time TIME Grand Prix Doubles Tennis champion. He was a 1998 New England Tennis Club Championship doubles finalist. Jeff was captain of three Maine based USTA New England Sectional Championship teams. In 2001 his Senior Team finished third in the Nationals in Palm Springs, California. He has been a USTA District and Sectional Tournament Site Director. He is former chair of the Maine USTA Adult Leagues Committee. He has been named “High School Coach of the Year” by the Maine Tennis Association, Portland Press Herald, and the Portland Forecaster twice each. Jeff has coached 13 State Championship High School tennis teams at Waynflete School in Portland. His boy’s teams have won 11 consecutive state titles and has tied a state record for all sports. His boys’ teams have won 3 MPA State Sportsmanship Awards in the past five years.

In an article in the Portland Press Herald, Glenn Jordan, a staff writer, attended Jeff’s tennis practice and talked with some of his players. “ He always has different drills for us. We do some of the same stuff, but he mixes it up with different drills we haven’t seen in years. It helps us get better at different parts of our games.” “He is even more effective with doubles players. He can turn kids who don’t have much formal teaching in tennis into pretty effective doubles players…and quickly.”  Coach Madore is a proponent of pressure and tries to incorporate aspects of competition into every practice. “Madore rarely raises his voice and never loses his temper. It is helpful to have him always calm. I have seen him turn matches around with a few well placed words. He would find holes in the other guy’s game and you could turn it around from there.”  

Ross Burdick, Director of Athletics at the Waynflete School had the following comments about Jeff:

I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff for 14 years. Jeff started out coaching our girls varsity tennis team and then made a move to coaching boys. He graduates players every year but maintains a top notch team each year. Jeff teaches a system that has proven successful. Jeff is respected and loved by athletes and parents. He pushes his players to be their best but always in a supportive way. He bakes brownies for the team each year for the opening meeting. He knows how to get them to show up for meetings!! He still plays tennis which I am sure makes him an even better coach. He is well respected by all in the Maine tennis community. I love working with Jeff. He is kind, thoughtful, flexible and funny. Our boys tennis team and the entire Waynflete community are lucky to have him.

Bob Huntley

Bob Huntley was an outstanding athlete at Rockland High School from 1956-60. Bob earned varsity letters in Football, Basketball and Track & Field during his sophomore, junior and senior years. Bob captained all three sports during his senior seasons and was selected All State in all three sports during that senior year.  In basketball Bob averaged 17 points per game and held the Community Center scoring record with 32 points in one game. 
 
In Track & Field Bob won 8 events multiple times in meets which prompted the MPA to invoke the “Huntley Rule” allowing competitors in track meets to only be able to enter two running events and two field events. Some of Bob’s records are still very impressive by today’s standards. 
   
Bob attended MCI Prep School after graduating from Rockland and captained both the Basketball and Track teams while there.  He then went on to Yankton College in South Dakota where he played Varsity Football and Track during his freshman and sophomore years. After his sophomore year Bob enlisted in the Army and served a tour of duty. He then attended UMass-Amherst to complete his degree from 1968-70.


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