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Fosters: 2015 Girls Soccer Scouting Reports

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

- MARSHWOOD
- YORK
- TRAIP

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The Hot Corner: No more degrees of separation for Glen Luce

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

OXFORD — Perhaps you've played the game: Connect Kevin Bacon to any actor or Babe Ruth to any baseball player in six steps or less. Glen Luce, despite projecting a rugged look and an attitude younger than his 48 chronological years, is that guy at Oxford Plains Speedway...

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Turner driver captures elusive crown jewel of Maine racing

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

OXFORD, Maine — It took longer to happen then most ever predicted, but when it did, he did it in grand style. Turner’s Glen Luce drove inside of Shawn Martin on lap 200 and pulled away to claim the most lucrative victory of his career in the 42nd annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250...

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Schreiber's still the talk of the town in Lisbon

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LISBON — Lisbon girls' soccer coach Jake Gentle heard rumblings around town about the arrival of a new soccer player. But he wasn’t getting too excited. At least, not at first. Then he saw Deliah Schreiber for himself...

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Doyon ready to carry the load for Marshwood

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

PORTSMOUTH — Zach Doyon fielded a second-quarter kickoff in his team’s scrimmage Friday night and raced through the hole untouched. Open field ahead of him down the right sideline, he outkicked his final pursuers all the way to the end zone for a touchdown...

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Oxford 250 benefits from auto racing peace

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Two tours have found a way to get along, and that makes for a better field. OXFORD — In 2014 the luster of the legendary Oxford 250 appeared to be fading. Cars and crowds were noticeably smaller for a race that once drew close to 100 drivers...

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From footwork to throws to moving in the pocket, quarterback camps prove helpful

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

While his Thornton Academy teammates were doing drills on one of the hottest days of summer, quarterback Austin McCrum was at the other end of the practice field, working on his throws. McCrum was lofting one long pass after another...

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Football players to watch. A look at 12 of the state's top players.

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Will Bessey, Brunswick, senior halfback: Bessey led the Eastern Class B champions in rushing (1,600 yards) and touchdowns (20). In last year’s playoff game against Messalonskee, Bessey rushed for 367 yards on just 15 carries. The 6-foot, 205... 

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Class D overview: Oak Hill, MCI favored again

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Oak Hill of Wales and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield played for the Class D state title last year. Oak Hill captured its second straight championship with a 41-21 victory. The teams could meet again in November...

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Class C overview: No more Leavitt, so the race is pretty wide open

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Yarmouth and Winslow are the preseason favorites. The remaining schools in Class C South no longer have Leavitt to worry about. The Hornets have moved back to Class B. Still, there’s no shortage of teams capable of taking over the championship...

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Class B overview: Marshwood, Brunswick face numerous challengers

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Reclassification has had an impact, increasing the number of possible title contenders.

Class B South, formerly called Western Class B, has undergone a bit of a transformation, losing two teams to reclassification while adding three others...

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Class A overview: State final could be a replay of last year

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Thornton Academy and Windham enter the season as favorites in their respective divisions.

It’s a long way from now until November, when the high school football state championships will be decided. But there’s a very good chance...

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Coaches want more practice time

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

High school football coaches are appreciative of the MPA’s focus and concern for the health and welfare of the players. But not all of them feel two weeks gives them enough time to prepare their teams properly, and injuries can be more prevalent...

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Oxford 250: Still the biggest little race in America? You bet, drivers say

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

OXFORD — Oxford 250 history is long, loud, proud and impressive. That much we know about the short track racing extravaganza that debuted the summer Richard M. Nixon resigned. That’s an intriguing coincidence, because it is a history whose peaks, valleys, hyperbole and seemingly constant state of flux make it difficult to evaluate as any presidential administration...

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The Hot Corner: Travis Benjamin's AIM for third consecutive 250 win will hit its target

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: August 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

So let’s not bury the kiss of destruction, ahem, I mean, the lead: I’m picking Travis Benjamin to make national short track history by winning his third consecutive AIM Recycling USA Oxford 250 on Sunday evening...

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