Mt. Blue’s Charles Stevens, top, and Nolan Leso, bottom, battle for a jump-ball against Messalonskee’s Drake Brunelle during a boys basketball game Tuesday in Oakland. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Messalonskee’s Tyler Hansen, left, tries to follow up on a rebound from a missed shot but Cony/Hall-Dale//Monmouth/Maranacook/Winthrop/Erskine/Richmond goalie Landon Foster, left, and defenseman Luke Johnson keep the puck out during a boys hockey game Tuesday in Kents Hill. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Gardiner’s Addy Serber high-fives youth basketball players Friday, Jan. 19, during Youth Night in Gardiner. All the youth girls basketball teams in Gardiner, from kindergarten through middle school, including in-house and travel teams, were recognized during the girls varsity game against Skowhegan. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Lisbon finished first in Mountain Valley Conference cheering championship with a score of 82.15 on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Waterville’s Maddie Yakimchick hits the sand during the long jump at on Friday, Jan. 19, KVAC indoor track and field meet at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

John Merrill, owner of Merrill’s Bookshop at 110 Water St. in Hallowell, sits inside his store on Saturday, Jan. 20. Merrill says he lost 8 tons of books during historic flooding in December. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Facing camera from left, Ken Paul, Benjamin Pierce, Adrian O’Connell and Kevin McKenney pull a liner as Jeff Pierce stands in water and pushes air bubbles out from beneath the liner while flooding the Clinton Parks & Rec Ice Skating Rink at Old Mill Park in Clinton on Wednesday night, Jan. 17. Pierce is the rink superintendent and co-director of Clinton Parks & Recreation. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Mallard ducks spar Monday, Jan. 22, on the Kennebec River in Skowhegan. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Burt Hazelton, a cook at Meridians Kitchen and Bar in Fairfield, prepares lobster for Thursday’s dinner menu. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

A pedestrian crosses Main Street in downtown Madison on Thursday afternoon as snow and ice melt due to temperatures in the low 40s. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Kassie Brown, left, and her sons Logan MacArthur, 11, center, and Owen MacArthur, 9, warm themselves by a fire while taking part in the opening day of skating at the Clinton Parks & Recreation Ice Skating Rink at Old Mill Park in Clinton on Sunday, Jan. 21. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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