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Parmley gives Post 188 strong opening effort

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The line drive back to the box went right into the glove of pitcher Kyle Parmley, who calmly threw to first base to double off a leaning baserunner.

 

It was just one of those afternoons when everything seemed to come easy for Staples Crossing.

 

The crew from Eliot Post 188 got its Maine American Legion tournament started on the right foot, getting a complete-game effort from Parmley, flawless defense and some timely hits in an 8-1 win over the Sebago Lakers at the Wainwright Complex.

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Post 51 opens American Legion state tourney with a bang

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND — The Post 51 American Legion baseball team entered the state tournament with high expectations.

 

“We know people think we’re an all-star team,” first baseman/outfielder Zach Mathieu said.

 

In Wednesday’s tournament-opening game against Tri-Town, of Poland, Post 51 of Oakland, did nothing to dispel the all-star team talk. The team pounded out 13 hits,

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As years fly by, Beach to Beacon 10K keeps getting better

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

CAPE ELIZABETH — As a foghorn blew softly behind her, Joan Benoit Samuelson shook her head at the passage of time since she helped give birth to the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race, which turns 18 on Saturday.

 

“I don’t know where the years went so quickly,” Samuelson said as she looked over white tents that sprout annually on the lawn adjacent to the Portland Head Lighthouse. “But it certainly is an event that is well-supported on every front. Without that support, we wouldn’t have made it to 18.”

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Pitcher leads Bangor Legion baseball team by Bessey Motors in state tourney

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Bessey Motors had hoped to open the American Legion state tournament with a little revenge against defending champion Coffee News of Bangor.

 

But the Zone 2 champions of South Paris left Wainwright Recreation Complex one loss away from an early exit after falling to Zone 1 runner-up Bangor, 6-1, in the first round of the double-elimination tournament on Wednesday.

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Staci Aber Creechr captures Maine Women's Amateur title

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SACO, Maine — You will never, ever, see a golf tournament end with a seven-stroke margin of victory yet pack as much drama and shot-making into a final round as Wednesday’s conclusion to the Maine Women’s Amateur.

 

Staci Aber Creech of Veazie survived a barrage of birdies by three-time champion Emily Bouchard, breaking it open with a steady hand over the final six holes to win her first state title in her initial attempt.

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Former UMaine star quarterback to coach at alma mater

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO, Maine — Former University of Maine quarterback Marcus Wasilewski has joined the school’s Sports Performance staff as a coach.

 

“We’re very excited to have a former collegiate star join our department,” Matt Murray, Sports Performance director, said in a news release Wednesday.

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Texas, Arizona teams qualify for Senior League World Series

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The defending Senior League World Series champion, West University Little League of Houston, Texas, has earned its way back to Mansfield Stadium.

 

The Texas East representatives won the U.S. Southwest championship for the fifth time in the last seven years Tuesday evening, defeating Texas West champion San Antonio North 8-1 in the regional title game at Seguin, Texas.

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New coach hopes to build on Mattanawcook football tradition

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 30th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LINCOLN, Maine — Pat House has a strong appreciation for Mattanawcook Academy football.

 

He’s been part of it for the better part of two decades, first as a player for the Lynx under Ken Libbey during the mid-1990s, and more recently as an assistant coach since 2005.

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Mazurek commits to Penmen for baseball

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 29th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ROCKLAND — Oceanside’s ace pitcher, Nick Mazurek, who is going into his high school senior season this coming fall, has verbally committed to continue his baseball career at the collegiate level.

 

The 6-foot 3-inch hurler also plays golf and basketball for Oceanside, in addition to playing shortstop and third base on the diamond.

 

After much consideration, Mazurek said he has decided to verbally commit to the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen on a baseball scholarship.

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Staples Crossing brimming with confidence

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 29th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Summer baseball seasons are typically a landscape of peaks and valleys, the elevation determined by physical execution and mental focus.

 

Zone 4 champion Staples Crossing (Eliot Post 188) hasn’t been flawless during this run that’s seen them qualify again for the American Legion state tournament, on either front. But they also haven’t lost a game since the Fourth of July and will head to South Portland Wednesday brimming with confidence.

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Maine Women's Amateur: Staci Aber Creech leads Emily Bouchard by two

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: July 29th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Staci Aber Creech still leads, but Emily Bouchard has given herself a shot to win her fourth Maine Women's Amateur golf championship on home turf.

 

Bouchard carded Tuesday's low round at Biddeford-Saco Country Club with a 76 and cut Creech's lead to two strokes with 18 holes to play.

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Legion Baseball: Bessey Motors, Tri-Town ready to showcase Zone 2's muscle

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 29th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The talk across central Maine during the American Legion season has centered on the depth found from top to bottom in the newly formed 12-team Zone 2.

 

The Zone 2 tournament only amplified those talks. Top-seeded Bessey Motors brushed aside a three-game losing streak to win four straight and capture the tournament title.

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New York golfer records his first pro victory at Maine Open

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: July 29th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

MANCHESTER, Maine — Ah, the perils, pitfalls and reality checks of being a professional golfer whose tournaments aren’t on TV and whose body isn’t outfitted in sponsor-labeled apparel.

Matthew Campbell had an eight-hour ride ahead of him Tuesday night to Rome, New York, where he was expected to report to work Wednesday at 6 a.m.

 

Sleep and concentration might not have come easily, anyway, what with Campbell, 26, over the moon about his first pro victory at the Charlie’s Maine Open.

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Veazie golfer leads after two rounds of Maine Women's Amateur

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: July 29th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Veazie’s Staci Creech will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Maine Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament on Wednesday at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club in Saco.

 

The 42-year-old Creech, a former University of North Carolina standout who plays out of the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, followed up her first-round 75 with a 77 on Tuesday to give her an eight-over-par 152.

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Russian defenseman decommits from UMaine hockey

Sport: University Of Maine Hockey  Message Board

Posted: July 29th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The University of Maine men’s hockey program has lost another recruit, this time to the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. Russian defenseman Konstantin Chernyuk, who verbally committed to attend Maine in January 2014, has decided to play for the Frontenacs. The Ontario Hockey League is one of three

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