A longtime coach and athletic trainer and an outstanding former skier and hurdler will make up the 2022 Presque Isle High School Hall of Fame Class.
Sue Lougee and Mike Chasse are expected to be inducted on February 14, 2022, as are Hall of Fame 2021 class Kayla Legassie Buck, Nelson Guerrette and Kylan Smith.
The 2021 induction ceremony has been postponed due to COVID-19.
Lougee was a longtime teacher and coach in the Presque Isle School District, but she was perhaps best known for her work in athletic training for student-athletes from all Wildcat teams, as well as being a mentor for young women who played sports in the city of stars.
She received the Maine Women’s Fund of Portland’s Exemplary Lifetime Commitment in Girls ‘and Women’s Athletics Award and the Maine Youth Wellness Award on Girls’ and Women’s National Sports Day in Augusta in 1998, and in 2011 received the Unsung Hero Award in favor of the Maine woman. Maine Principals’ Association athletes.
Lougee was also honored by the Maine Legislature for her work in treating sports injuries for high school students in Aroostook County, and received the Presque Isle Rotary Award for her service to Presque Isle youth.
She was also inducted into the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honor in Augusta and the University of Maine Hall of Fame at Presque Isle.
Chasse will enter the PIHS Hall of Fame as one of the school’s top downhill skiers.
As a junior, the four-year-old varsity athlete won the giant slalom and placed second in slalom at the 1999 Aroostook League Championships, then seventh in slalom at the Class A competition.
A year later, he placed second in slalom and eighth in giant slalom at the Class B State Championships, then was selected to represent Maine at the Eastern High School Alpine Championships in Vermont.
Chasse played in both hurdles for the Wildcats outdoor track team as a three-time Aroostook County champion in the 110-meter-tall hurdles and adding the 300-meter crown as the senior.
He also won the East Maine Class B Championship in the 110 hurdles as a senior in 2000, and set a school and Aroostook County record for the 110 high hurdles of 15.1 seconds.
Chasse was also the recipient of a three-year letter for the school’s football team.
Chasse was named Irving Oil Presque Isle High School Male Athlete of the Year in 2000 and received the US Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award.
Graduated from the University of Maine in 2004, he then worked as a ski lift engineer for Doppelmayr CTEC.
Chasse was injured in a skiing accident in 2007 that nearly ended his life and left most of his body paralyzed.
He now lives in Presque Isle and works for the family business Bike, Board and Ski, and sits on Presque Isle City Council.
Chasse has been selected to be inducted into this year’s Maine Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, with a ceremony scheduled for October at Sugarloaf Mountain.