Wooden headstones greeted visitors Sunday, March 6, to the memorial for overdose victims, at the Augusta Civic Center. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Hall-Dale’s Averi Baker, left, and KK Wills celebrate after cutting down the net following their win over Stearns in the Class C girls basketball state championship game Saturday, March 5, at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

The University of Maine’s Maeve Carroll drives to the basket as New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Kimi Evans defends during an America East basketball semifinal Tuesday night in Orono. Carroll had 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Southern Aroostook’s Cami Shields, left, tries to steal the ball from Seacoast Christian’s Ellie Leech during the Class D girls basketball state championship game Saturday, March 5, at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A snowshoer kicks up snow while running laps Friday, March 4, in Augusta’s Capitol Park. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Colby’s Jake Klein (22) raises his hands in celebration after scoring on Hamilton goalie Sean Storr (29) in the New England Small College Athletic Conference hockey semifinals Saturday, March 5, at Colby College in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Paul Hill wipes a window on the exterior of Ampersand Academy of Dance & Performing Arts on Thursday in Gardiner as temperatures reach the high 40s. Hill joined his wife, Heather, in her window washing business a year ago and said the career move outside has been refreshing. Particularly when a hint of spring is in the air as conditions are “ideal” for cleaning glass, he said. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Young Nordic skiers power away from the starting line Sunday, March 6, during the New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League Festival at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. The race features 45 boys and girls who are 6 or younger. The annual festival features races and a variety of noncompetitive winter activities for skiers of all skill levels, from kindergarten to eighth grade. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Derf Harlow, left, tracks his tee shot Wednesday while playing nine holes with friend Dennis Carney in the winter league at The Meadows Golf Club in Litchfield. The Richmond men are half of a foursome that plays throughout the year at The Meadows. Neither is excited about spring’s arrival. “We find balls quicker in the snow,” Carney says. “And the exercise is better.” Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Colby College student Vlada Trofimchuk stands with a candle Wednesday night during a vigil for her native country, Ukraine, on the steps of Miller Library at the Waterville campus. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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