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2013 Harrison Old Home Days parade

fire engine girl

fire engine girl

hp A9 veteran 1hp A10 veteran 2(Harrison) I’ll admit it.  I used to go to the Harrison Old Home Days parade for the candy.  In fact, I used to bring my granddaughters along because they would attract candy tossers.

But that was until I started taking pictures for this blog.  I now take my camera to every event I attend and almost always give the event a blog entry including pictures.

If you peruse my blog you’ll see that most of the events I attend are sports related.  I’m getting to like parades because the participants see a camera and pose without encouragement.

Temperatures today (Saturday) were in the low 80’s and there was plenty of shade along the Main Street route to please spectators.



(I do not sell pictures.  However, I will send, via email, the original copy of a picture in its unedited condition to anyone requesting it.)

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)hp A1 bikerhp A11 navy guyhp A12 Harrison bandhp A13 Harrison band 2hp A15 seeds to treeshp A16 korahp A17 in chargehp A2 motorcycle duohp A3 orange and blackhp A4 John Deerehp A5 old tractorhp A6 Averill Davishp A8 hot car

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Tim Even and Sara Bradley win 2012 Harrison Recreation Department 5K Run by the Lake race

Tim Even (136) and Sara Bradley (bright green socks) among the starters of the Harrison 5K.

Tim Even wins by over a minute.

(Harrison ME)  No truth to the rumor that Tim Even stopped at the Village Tie Up during the race for a soda before heading back out to win the Harrison 5K on Wednesday night.

Tim from Stoneham, Maine easily won the 10th Annual Harrison Recreation Department 5K Run by the Lake (16:45) finishing seventy-three seconds ahead of runner-up Dan Crooker of Bethel.

Last time I saw Tim run was a week ago when he was chasing Silas Eastman down Main Street in Bridgton‘s Fourth of July race.  I jokingly asked him, before the Harrison race, where Silas was.  He told me that Silas is a friend of his (they are both connected with Fryeburg Academy) and that he would love to race him again.

Tim (recent graduate from Southern Maine) informed me that he had never run the Harrison race before and showed up because he’ll miss a race in Lovell in the near future and needed the workout.

Minus Silas to keep him company, Tim ran alone early and never let up.  I would suspect that his winning time is a course record.

Dan Crooker (17:58) finished second, Bronson Dean (18:38) third, Mark MacDougall (19:02) fourth, and Tim Cushing (19:51) fifth.

Sara Bradley of Waterford finished seventh overall

Sara Bradley (20:37 – 7th overall) took the women’s title away from last year’s winner Sarah Pribram (20:40).  And as you can tell from the times……it was close.

Abby Stratton (14) defended her 1-19 women’s title passing Virginia Cain down the stretch and winning by eight seconds.

Last year’s overall winner, Eric Darling, finished 9th.  His time of 17:41 in 2011 would have earned him second place in 2012, thirty seconds behind the winner.

The weather was splendid with temperatures in the 70s and plenty of cooling shadows.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Ben Kinnerson, Sara Bradley, Eric Darling, and Sarah Pribram

Virginia Cain and Abby Stratton

Matt and Mitchell Laracy

Jamie Toohey and family

Benjamin Sykes (8 years old)

Leslie Hayes and family

race starts

Tim Even past Harrison Landing

Dan Crooker (2nd)

Bronson Dean (3rd)

Mark MacDougall (4th)

Tim Cushing (5th)

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Central Maine Defeats Coastal South 13-2 to Capture Babe Ruth Title

Central Maine – 2011 Maine Babe Ruth state champs

(Harrison ME) Central Maine captured the 2011 Babe Ruth (13-year-olds) state baseball championship at Harrison’s Field of Dreams on sunny Sunday afternoon.

The Hurricanes were easy, 13-2, winners over Coastal South in the final game.  An additional game would have been called for if once-defeated Coastal South had won this game in the double-elimination tournament.

Unfortunately for Coastal South, their previous loss had been a 16-2 thumping by these same undefeated Central Mainers the day before.  Things didn’t go much better the second time around.

Central Maine now moves on to the New England tournament which runs from July 30-August 4 in Norwalk (CT).

Ben Frazee of Central Maine gets the well-deserved MVP trophy.

The tourney MVP was CM’s Ben Frazee from Fairfield.  In the championship game he struck out eight, allowed just four hits, scored three runs, and had an RBI triple.  That’s what being an MVP is all about!

The Hurricane’s broke open a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the second with six severely tainted runs.  CS pitcher John Parker was victimized by five errors behind him in the infield.  Only a self-protecting catch of a liner right at him saved John from giving up even more runs.

Now down, 7-1, the Coastal Southerners had a promising third inning started after two walks and an RBI double by Zach Meggison but Ben Frazee struck out John Parker and Andrew LaCavera to end the threat.

Central Maine benefited from two more CS errors (they had nine in the game) in the bottom of the 4th to gather five more runs and put CS into mercy rule territory with a 13-2 lead.

Coastal South had an answering double in the do-or-die top of the fifth, from John Parker but nothing else.  First baseman Nick Mayo’s unassisted handling of Paul Cressey’s third-out grounder sealed the deal for Central Maine.

John Parker had two of CS’s four hits.

Third baseman Trevor Gettig of Central Maine had three hits and three stolen bases.

I am not a professional photographer.  If anyone has an interest in the pictures included here I will be glad to email them to you.

(Mistakes happen in game stories.  I apologize in advance.)

Central Maine hoists the championship plaque.





Central Maine watches as Coastal South gets medals.

post-game handshakes

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