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    Megan Simeone tries to get positioned on the rock wall Tuesday at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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    Steven Kondor, left, Chrissy Six and Eva Kondor compete in a table tennis game Wednesday at Spectrum Generations in Brunswick.

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    Coach Nancy Reynolds, right, leads a footwork drill July 16 during practice at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Eva Kondor returns a shot during a table tennis game Wednesday at Spectrum Generations in Brunswick.

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    Chrissy Six returns a shot during a table tennis game Wednesday at Spectrum Generations in Brunswick.

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    Steve Winter, left, and Steven Kondor play a doubles table tennis match Wednesday at Spectrum Generations in Brunswick.

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    Sara Beck, left, and Charles Melcher duel with epee swords July 16 during practice at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Tandem paddlers negotiate the whitewater slalom course May 3, 2014. at Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor. The canoe slalom is an Olympic event this year.

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    Chrissy Six, front, and teammate Eva Kondor play a doubles table tennis match against Steven Kondor and Steve Winter on Wednesday at Spectrum Generations in Brunswick.

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    Steve Winter, left, serves as teammate Steven Kondor looks on during a table tennis doubles match against Eva Kondor and Chrissy Six on Wednesday at Spectrum Generations in Brunswick.

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    Waterville native Nick Margitza picked up the hammer throw while he was at Bates College in Lewiston. Margitza graduated from Bates in 2016.

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    Coach Nancy Reynolds talks to fencing students July 16 during class at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Megan Simeone works out on the rock wall Tuesday at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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    Sarah Rodriguez, left, gets advice on how to grip her foil from classmate Sara Beck on July 16 during class at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Coach Nancy Reynolds, left, talks to Sarah Rodriguez during a July 16 fencing class at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Fencers on the right practice lunging during a July 16 drill at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Rachael Bergeron, a 2014 Maine Central Institute graduate, competed in the hammer throw while at the University of Maine. Bergeron won the America East Conference title in the event in 2018, in her senior year at UMaine.

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    Sara Beck, left, and Charles Melcher laugh July 16 while taking a break during fencing class at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Sara Beck, left, and Charles Melcher compete during a July 16 practice at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Sara Beck, left, and Charles Melcher duel during a July 16 practice at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Sara Beck, left, and Charles Melcher duel July 16 during practice at the Portland Fencing Center.

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    Caleb Booth, middle, eyes the wall as he determines an ideal route to follow on the rock climbing wall Tuesday at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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    Kyle Bauer stretches to gain some footing on the rock wall Tuesday at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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    Kyle Bauer works out on the rock wall Tuesday at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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    Eric Booth gets ready to take on the rock wall Tuesday at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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    Waterville native Nick Margitza picked up the hammer throw while he was at Bates College in Lewiston. Margitza graduated from Bates in 2016.

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