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The fastest kid around

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: August 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Adam Birt..WINDHAM - The Aug. 9 Youth Track and Field State Championship at Windham High School drew almost 1,200 athletes, every one of whom left it all on the field, as they say. 
But in any competition, standouts emerge, capturing top spots and smashing records. Take Freeport’s Frank Morang, just 10 years old, who runs and jumps for the nearby Falmouth Community Programs team...

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Sea Dogs head to playoffs

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: August 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY DAVE SOTTILE..HARRISBURG, Pa. — Having locked up the franchise’s first Eastern League playoff berth since 2008 hours earlier in the night, the Portland Sea Dogs pulled off a comeback victory for good measure Tuesday. Keury De La Cruz snapped a tie game with a solo home run in the eighth inning and the Sea Dogs rallied past the Harrisburg...

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UMaine tailback hopes for a big season

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MARK EMMERT..ORONO — The offensive line is in flux. The top two wide receivers are nursing hamstring injuries. The starting quarterback remains a tantalizing mystery. This would be an opportune time for tailback Nigel Jones to provide stability for the University of Maine football team. And he knows it...

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Portland's girls' hoops coach steps down

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Michael Hoffer..Just months after leading the Portland girls' basketball team to its best finish in a decade, Jan Veinot has stepped down as coach. Veinot, who went 45-84 overall in seven seasons, capped by a 14-6 record last winter with a trip to the Western A semifinals, said that after recently earning her PhD in counseling and taking a full-time job, she...

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Randy's hello to the readership ...

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Randy Whitehouse...One of the reasons I sought out this job after more than two decades at the Sun Journal in Lewiston was because I believe the passion that still burns for high school sports in central Maine is unequaled in the state. I’m eager to experience it as a diehard high school sports fan in central Maine...

 

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Veteran coach looks beyond 75-game win streak as Skowhegan field hockey team begins

Sport: Field Hockey  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney... Skowhegan High School field hockey coach Paula Doughty is entering her 33rd season as the head coach of one of the state’s most dominant programs of all time in any sport. But she doesn’t give it much thought. The current 75-game winning streak? The 12 state Class A championships in 13 years? “I don’t pay one bit of attention to any of it,” ...

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Senior League World Series organizers relish tourney success, plan for future

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney ..BANGOR, Maine — The 13th consecutive Senior League World Series held at Bangor’s Mansfield Stadium was a success, according to tournament director Mike Brooker and stadium manager Dave Mansfield. “The gate was a little better than average, and the souvenir sales were where we projected they would be,” Brooker said. …

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High School Golf: Cullen, Saints hope for powerful parting shot

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KALLE OAKES.....AUBURN — It’s the end of an era, one that will be represented in the Saint Dominic Academy trophy case and the history books by at least five Class C state championships. Kevin Cullen’s lasting contribution to the Saints’ golf program, however, surely is the number of boys and girls who progressed from not knowing the difference between a fairway wood and a gap wedge to discovering a cherished, lifetime activity...

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Labonte resigns at Lewiston

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Kevin C. Mills..After completing the summer season last month, the varsity coach decided it was time for somebody else to do the job. Labonte resigned and the Blue Devils are now looking for a new coach, their seventh since 2000. "Ever since I've been coaching at Lewiston, it's always...

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Pouring ice on your Ice Bucket Challenge complaints

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Off the Mic: by Matt Boutwell.. A little break from the normal here on “Off the Mic” this week. Got a chance to catch up with former UMaine football player and state championship-winning quarterback Jackson Taylor of Windham this weekend (sorry for the memories, Bangor fans). Part two of this interview (the football and high school athlete portion) will run later this week, but for now it’s time to pour water on those who have decried the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge”. Taylor lost his father, Keith, to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, so he’s a little more qualified than most to offer an opinion...

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Portland: Bulldogs ready for return trip

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Portland High Football team is hoping to make it back to the Regional Finals this season!

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Bonny Eagle works to defend Class A football title

Sport: Football

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

STANDISH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bonny Eagle football team took to the field Monday to defend its Class A Championship title.   Watch WCSH6 video

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Houlton: Shires Hold First Football Practice

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Rene Cloukey..The start of a new era in Houlton. The Houlton Shiretowners held their first varsity football practice earlier today. Coach Brian Reynolds says the players are looking forward to playing at the varsity level...

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Coach Cosgrove Previews the Black Bear Football Season

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014

Fill The Steins spoke with Coach Jack Cosgrove about the 2014 UMaine Football season.

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Winslow: business as usual for coach Siviski

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

While some programs may be adjusting to new coaches, it was business as usual for Winslow in that sense Monday as Mike Siviski begins his 30th season as head coach of the Black Raiders. Siviski has been around long enough to know though, each new season comes with its own set of challenges. “You never know. Each year is a unique thing...

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