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Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame: Five new inductees named

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KEVIN MILLS..AUBURN — While it will be wonderful recognition for both Verne Paradie Jr. and his sister Tammy Paradie Thibeault, it will ultimately be an honor to their father. Verne Paradie Sr. passed away last November. He had submitted the nominations for his son and daughter to be considered for the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame...

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Penobscot Valley girls seek third straight Eastern Maine Class D softball title

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..One would be hard-pressed to find many high school softball teams that have won 37 games over the past two seasons. The Penobscot Valley girls from Howland can make that claim, having gone 37-3. The Howlers won its first-ever state Class D softball championship two years ago...

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Highlight videos help link high school players, college recruiters

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark..When Trevor Lyford began alerting college basketball coaches of his possible interest in joining one of their programs next fall, the initial response admittedly was lukewarm. No matter that the Penquis Valley of Milo guard played a key role as the Patriots won the 2013 Class C state championship and this winter was named to the Bangor Daily News All-Maine team...

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Junior college transfer Bella Swan joins UMaine women's basketball team

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine women’s basketball program has announced that it has received a National Letter of Intent from junior college transfer Isabella (Bella) Swan. Swan transfers to the Black Bears from Salt Lake Community College. “We are all very excited about Bella joining us,” head coach Richard Barron said in a press release. “She is certainly my type of player — versatile, tough and very energetic...

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Maine Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome nine new members at its 44th Ceremony and Banquet, to be held Aug. 3 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. The 2014 inductees into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame are...

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Boston prepares for biggest wave ever of marathon visitors

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Philip Marcelo..BOSTON – With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the aftermath of the twin bombings that killed three spectators and injured more than 260 people, expanded the field of runners by 9,000, to nearly 36,000...

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High school coaches are on the move

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Tom Chard..Aaron Watson, the Mt. Ararat boys’ basketball coach for the past 11 seasons, had wanted for several years to be an athletic director. With a master’s degree in athletic administration, he believed the time was right. With the retirement of Gray-New Gloucester Athletic Director Gary Groves at the end of the school year, Watson saw an opportunity, applied and was hired. He starts his new job July 1...

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True seeking another BAA 5K title

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Glenn Jordan..It’s a different course and an altogether different feeling in Boston than the last time he raced down Boylston Street, but North Yarmouth native Ben True is looking forward to the challenge. A two-time champion of the Boston Athletic Association 5K, True is one of 10,000 runners entered in Saturday’s race, held in conjunction with Monday’s marathon...

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Sea Dogs tie for first with sweep

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Travis Shaw broke an early season slump with four hits in the first game and Miguel Pena struck out 11 in the second as the Portland Sea Dogs swept an Eastern League doubleheader Friday night, defeating the New Britain Rock Cats 6-4 and 6-0. The sweep...

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New-look Capers begin title defense with win over Waynflete

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Michael Hoffer..CAPE ELIZABETH—The Cape Elizabeth boys' lacrosse team hasn't repeated as state champion since 2002-03. That might change this spring. While June is still a long way off, the 2014 Capers debuted in emphatic fashion Friday afternoon at Hannaford Field and as a result...

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Sun Journal Baseball Previews

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Sun Journal Softball Previews: Lewiston, Gray-New Gloucester, Poland, Mt. Blue, Buckfield, Lisbon, Oak Hill, St. Dom's, Spruce Mountain, Monmouth, Dirigo, Edward Little, Winthrop, Leavitt and Oxford Hills...   

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Sun Journal Softball Previews

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Sun Journal Softball Previews: Spruce Mountain, Winthrop , Lisbon, St. Dom's, Mt. Abram, Telstar, Gray-New Gloucester, Lewiston, Poland, Oak Hill, Monmouth, Edward Little, Oxford Hills, Mt. Blue, Rangeley and  Buckfield 

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Narraguagus tops Calais in high school baseball opener

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 18th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark ..HARRINGTON, Maine — Less than 36 hours earlier, ice scrapers and snow shovels were the tools of the trade for Mainers trying to rid themselves of one more meteorological poke in the eye from Mother Nature. But Thursday afternoon belonged not to any lingering traces of a harsh winter but …

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Dirigo's Frost has already caught on

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 18th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..Frost played a key role on Dirigo's back-to-back Class C state championship teams — as a third baseman his freshman year and third base/catcher/cleanup hitter last year. With seven starters graduated from last year's team, including older brother T.J...

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College Connections: Cheverus grad creates his own breaks. Pitcher Lou DiStasio is a rare bright spot for URI baseball.

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 18th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Steve Craig..The best thing about Lou DiStasio as a pitcher is not his fastball, though the lively, low-90 mph heater is good. Nor is it his strong and athletic 6-foot-3 frame. Maybe it’s his newly enhanced breaking pitch that has keyed 16 innings without an earned run, a stretch that included Atlantic-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the University of Rhode Island sophomore right-hander...

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