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Lee Academy athletic probation

Lee Academy athletic probationAUGUSTA, Maine — Lee Academy has been placed on probation for two years by the Maine Principals’ Association for violations of that organization’s athletic recruitment policy involving inducements to student-athletes attending the school. The probation became effective Oct. 9 in the aftermath of an investigation conducted in response to a complaint filed March 20 by fellow MPA member Dirigo High School of Dixfield. The complaint was lodged not long after Dirigo played Lee Academy in the Class C boys basketball state championship game for the second straight year. Dirigo won the 2012 matchup 74-67 after Lee had defeated the Cougars 65-55 in the 2011 final. MPA Executive Director Dick Durost acknowledged the investigation emphasized Lee Academy’s boys undergraduate basketball program, which has featured significant contributions from dormitory students in recent years, but he added that all athletic programs at the independent school were scrutinized during the investigation. (read more at Bangor Daily News)