As our broadcasts of MDI and Ellsworth basketball have come to a conclusion for the season, I’d like to thank all our advertisers who sponsored our games. Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible to broadcast over 60 games this season.

This was a season unlike any other, as I was so sick for the month of December. I had such little strength that I needed the coaches and players to help me carry my equipment up the bleachers, and on the bus trips. How I managed to continue broadcasting the games was a combination of luck, stubborness and stupidity!

I’d like to thank  Mount Desert Island High School, and Ellsworth High School, the principals, athletic directors, Bunky Dow and Josh Frost, and the coaches Brent Barker, Justin Norwood, Andy Pooler and Peter Austin for their access, and allowing me to ask the same questions over and over, and still giving me different answers

I’d like to thank the players on the MDI Girl’s, MDI Boy’s, Ellsworth Girl’s and Ellsworth Boy’s teams. You have carried yourselves with grace and dignity all season long. Your hard work on the court in the practices have brought hours of pleasure to myself and all your fans throughout Downeast Maine and around the world. To those seniors graduating, it’s been my honor broadcasting your games throughout the many years you were on varsity, and I have enjoyed watching you grow up into fine young men and women. Your parents, your families, your communities and more importantly you, should be very proud of yourself.

Thank you to Walter Churchill who bounced back after his injury in the Football State Championship Game and came to the games in late January and February, and provided such great photos.

To Bonnie Popper, thank you so very much for allowing me to broadcast all the games, for making sure my green and red clothes were clean, and for doing so much, single handedly throughout the winter while I was broadcasting the games! There were weeks that we saw each other for 5-10 minutes a day, but somehow we made it through the season. You and I make a great team, but you are definitely the captain

Finally, to the listeners who tuned into our broadcasts  and read the stories on our website throughout the winter on WDEA AM 1370, WDEA Internet Radio, and on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device thank you so very much. Driving thousands of miles this winter was worth it, knowing that you were listening, and rooting on these players and teams. Thanks for all the kinds words personally, in emails and on Facebook. It’s because of you, that I do what I do.

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