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Madison high school 2014 football preview

Sport: Football

Posted: September 1st, 2014 by Marc Calnan

The Madison Bulldogs football team will be looking to finish at least .500 and earn a playoff spot in class C East this season.

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'There's room for improvement': UMaine offense struggles in football opener

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: September 1st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Pete Warner ..ORONO, Maine — If the University of Maine had played one of its Colonial Athletic Association opponents on Saturday, it might have been a long, disappointing opening night. Instead, the revamped Black Bears overcame considerable inexperience at numerous positions by riding a stalwart defensive effort to a 10-6 victory over... 

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Bucksport, MCI, Mattanawcook among top contenders for LTC football crown

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: September 1st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark ..PITTSFIELD, Maine — When LTC football coaches speak of competitive parity within their ranks, recent history backs them up. No team has repeated as LTC champion since Foxcroft Academy won three straight between 2005 and 2007, and no current... 

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Nokomis, Dexter connection leads Husson field hockey in 2-0 start to the season

Sport: Field Hockey

Posted: September 1st, 2014 by Marc Calnan

Taylor Lovely scored three goals this weekend to lead the Husson University Eagles to a 2-0 start to the season.

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Messalonskee Field Hockey Trio Among Nation's Best Players

Sport: Field Hockey  Message Board

Posted: September 1st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

WABI video: The high school field hockey season gets going next week and Messalonskee is expected to be one of the top teams out there. For three of the Eagles stars, however, it’s just the start of fall season. The summer season just ended and it’s one they won’t soon forget...

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Sea Dogs building momentum toward playoffs with Sunday win

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: September 1st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY KEVIN THOMAS..The Portland Sea Dogs may have lost some offensive punch in recent months with the promotion of so many players. But the biggest reason Portland is in the running for the Eastern League championship is easy to explain. Pitching. Brian Johnson’s most recent start resulted in five scoreless innings. His earned-run average since he was promoted to Double-A in early May is 1.75...

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The Hot Corner: No better time than the present

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: September 1st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KALLE OAKES..After logging more than 500 miles of highway and renewing acquaintances with 15 local football programs in seven days, you might think I’d be tired. Instead, I was left wondering how I could ever look forward to another sports season more than this one. For starters, I get to watch Leavitt and Oak Hill defend their state championships with class and excellence...  

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Renaud still going strong in Year 30

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Bob Conn..The sound of his familiar voice often carried all the way through the Mt. Ararat High School complex. If within ear shot, the angry sounding words during a boys soccer game might bring the toughest of nails individual to a stop. As he begins his 30th year leading the Mt. Ararat boys soccer team, Rick Renaud will quickly say that at one time...

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Traip looking for Henderson to lead inexperienced football squad

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Zhe..KITTERY, Maine — Welcome to Henderson Island. When speedy Nate Henderson returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown during a big win at defending state champion Yarmouth two years ago, there was no shortage of big upperclass teammates waiting to celebrate when he trotted back to the sideline. Flash forward two years...

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FIELD HOCKEY: Winthrop team grows close after Stoneton death

Sport: Field Hockey  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY BARBARA WALSH ... The coach received the phone call in the early morning hours.“Kelsey’s gone,” Dr. Jennifer Mcconnell told Winthrop field hockey coach Jessica Morrill. “She didn’t make it.” Merrill had known that Kelsey Stoneton — one of her team’s strongest players and a captain — had been rushed to the hospital several hours earlier. She had collapsed after having difficulty breathing and suffering chest pain at her father’s Winthrop home...

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It's defense to the rescue as UMaine avoids upset

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MARK EMMERT..ORONO — Time after time, Norfolk State took over the football on Maine’s half of the field Saturday, needing just one score to steal a victory. The Black Bears never wavered. The unit that calls itself the “Black Hole” was never entirely whole because of injuries and a key player being suspended. But they were stout when it mattered, pummeling the Spartans into submission for a 10-6 win in the season opener before an announced crowd of 6,951 at Alfond ...

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Press Herald: High school football teams at a glance..

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Press Herald: High school football teams at a glance.. A look at all high school football teams in Maine...   Click here   

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High school offense built for speed and plenty of points

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD..The era of three yards and a cloud of dust is long gone. High school football offenses these days are built for speed. The trend in Maine the last few seasons has been to spread out the field and quicken the pace. “There’s been a big push for the spread offense over the last few years in all classes of Maine high school football,” said Kevin Millington, a former assistant coach at Windham who now serves as a volunteer coach...

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Class C: Leavitt loses lots of players, but games may be another matter

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD.. Leavitt, the defending Class C state champion, graduated 20 players from last season and won’t have its usual bruising line, and yet … “I think we’ll be a lot better in Week 9 than we are in Week 1 or 2,” said Coach Mike Hathaway. Meanwhile, the top three teams in the West look like Spruce Mountain, Cape Elizabeth and Wells. Leavitt could be fourth or back on top. It’s that iffy...

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Class A: Enjoy last season? You'll love 2014

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD.. The four teams that played in the Class A regional finals last year could end up there again. All four have plenty of talent returning. Bonny Eagle, the defending state champion, defeated Thornton Academy 28-13 for the Western Maine title and Cheverus beat Portland 22-19 for the Eastern Maine championship...

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