A crowd of over 700 people packed the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to celebrate the Maine Sports Hall of Fame's 41st Annual Induction Banquet. A stellar class of 12 Inductees, 5 outstanding Maine high school senior scholar athletes, and the Class A State Champion Lewiston High School Boys Soccer team were all honored at the gala banquet.
The celebration began with the awarding of $5000 scholarships by MSHOF Director Lisa Hook to Walter Conrad (Yarmouth HS), Talor Hamilton (Ellsworth HS), Maddie Hasson (South Portland HS), Anna Lastra (Fryeburg Academy), and Riley Robinson (Dirigo HS). Following those awards, Chairman of the Board Dick Whitmore, recognized the achievements of the Lewiston HS Soccer team in making "A Better Maine Through Sport."Read more
The Lewiston High School boys soccer team is comprised of players from six different countries, with a majority being African Immigrants that fled refugee camps in hopes for a better life. The story looks at how soccer has shaped the immigrant population as well as how the immigrant population has shaped a Coach and a community.
Each year the Maine Sports Hall of Fame continues its mission to make "A Better Maine Through Sport" by awarding 5 of Maine's most outstanding high school senior Scholar Athletes with $5000 scholarships. This year we received over 200 applications from extraordinary students across the State of Maine. Our task to choose just 5 Scholars out of this talented group was extremely difficult.Read more