Searsport to honor 10 athletes who scored 1,000 points

Sat, 01/15/2022 - 9:15am

SEARSPORT — Searsport District High School will be inducting 10 of its former basketball players into its newly formed “1,000 Point Club” on Saturday, January 29 at the Memorial Gymnasium in Searsport.

The festivities begin when the Searsport varsity girls basketball team hosts Piscataquis Community High School at 1 p.m. followed by the 1,000 Point Club induction ceremony at 2:15 p.m. Following the ceremony, the varsity boys will challenge Piscataquis. 

Since 1971, there have been 10 SDHS student athletes who have scored 1,000 or more points during their basketball careers: Michael Lloyd, ’71, Clayton Blood Jr, ’76, Steven Barry, ’86, Jenn Staples, ’88, Amber Howard,’91, Bree Robert,’94, Charissa “Rosie” Robert, ’99, Melinda Ogden, ’16, Barrett Grant, ’17 and Makenzie Alley, ’21.

A banner commemorating these athletes will be unveiled during the ceremony.

“Honoring these SDHS alumni athletes is long past due,” said organizer RJ Robertson. “We believe that more than half of our 1,000 [point scorers] will be in attendance and are excited to fill the Memorial gymnasium with their fans who have enjoyed watching these talented athletes over the years.”

“A milestone like this is a testament to what perseverance, commitment and motivation can do,” said Amber (Howard) Stanhope, in the news release. “It also speaks volumes that several of these 1000 Point Club athletes have been successful at the collegiate level, despite coming from a small Class C/D high school. I’ll be there in spirit and congratulate all of these outstanding individuals!”