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Caro drums home true meaning of Lobster Bowl

Sport: Football

Posted: March 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..LEWISTON — The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl kicked off its 25th year with its annual team meeting on Sunday, so Tim Luttrell really wanted to make a big impression on the dozens of players and cheerleaders participating in this year's game...

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The Sea Dogs outfielder looks to bounce back from two injury plagued seasons.

Sport: Sea Dogs

Posted: March 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Kevin Thomas..Peter Hissey has been his jovial, smiling self during spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., despite the challenges in front of him. Hissey, 24, is still trying to fulfill his potential, which the Red Sox saw when Hissey was a big-bonus draft pick in 2008. But that’s only baseball...

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Newest Red Claw grew uncomfortable in Ukraine

Sport: Red Claws

Posted: March 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Kevin Thomas..When Julian Mavunga left the Portland Expo after the Maine Red Claws game Sunday afternoon, he did not have to be concerned about violent protests, CNN cameras or Russian troops. Mavunga, 24, said goodbye to his professional basketball team in the Ukraine...

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Walker takes over Sanford High School lacrosse team

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)

Posted: March 30th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By John Cochi..SANFORD — Highly successful Sanford High field hockey coach Diana Walker will coach the 2014 SHS lacrosse team. Walker replaces Matt Petermann, who had coached the squad the past several years. The team will open its season on Tuesday, April 29...

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UMaine's Mahaney Dome provides viable softball venue for winter-weary college teams

Sport: Softball

Posted: March 30th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Pete Warner..ORONO, Maine — Two weeks ago, they returned from their respective spring trips to Florida. On Saturday afternoon, the softball teams from Husson University of Bangor and Brandeis University of Waltham, Mass., finally got back on the field. Temperatures were in the low 50s with no wind and the FieldTurf was free of snow and ice. It wasn’t a perfect scenario...

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Pirates beat Monarchs, retain slim playoff hopes

Sport: Portland Pirates

Posted: March 30th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Paul Betit..LEWISTON — The Portland Pirates overcame a dreadfully slow start to stave off elimination from playoff contention Saturday night. Andy Miele scored a goal and had three assists to lead the Pirates to a 7-5 win against the Manchester Monarchs, one of the AHL’s best teams, before 2,589 fans at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee...

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Press Herald Boys' All-State Skiing:

Sport: Skiing

Posted: March 30th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Glenn Jordan..At the dawn of the winter season, longtime Yarmouth Nordic ski coach Bob Morse presented senior Braden Becker with surprising news. The coach did not think Becker, unquestionably a leader and the defending Class B individual champion in both classic and freestyle, should be a captain...

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Press Herald Girls' All-State Skiing:

Sport: Skiing

Posted: March 30th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Glenn Jordan..An Alpine skiing scoresheet is broken into several columns. Name and school, of course. Bib number. The times for Run 1 and Run 2. Finally, near the edge of the page, is this heading: Gap. The gap between Mt. Abram senior Elise Luce and the rest of the field in Class B skiing is more like a gulf...

 

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Kenworthy wins second Dumont Cup at Sunday River

Sport: Skiing

Posted: March 30th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Lowe..NEWRY — Gus Kenworthy gained some international fame during the recent Sochi Winter Olympics when he and a friend rounded up some of the stray dogs that were in danger of being killed to bring them home. Recently he was reunited with two on the Today Show...

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Charlie Furbush secure in Mariners' bullpen

Sport: Baseball

Posted: March 30th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Tom Chard..Last Monday, Charlie Furbush, a South Portland native and relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, pitched 1 1/3 innings and struck out all four Chicago White Sox batters he faced. Two days later, he allowed three hits, including a home run, in a loss to the Texas Rangers. Such are the highs and lows of spring training...

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Red Claws fall to Sioux Falls

Sport: Red Claws

Posted: March 29th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Kevin Thomas..The Maine Red Claws looked like an undermanned group that played two nights ago in Ohio, and is not headed to the D-League playoffs. The Sioux Falls Skyforce featured a near-full roster, had six days off, and is a team planning on the postseason...

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AHL: Pirates can't complete comeback

Sport: Portland Pirates

Posted: March 29th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Glenn Jordan..LEWISTON — The usual reaction upon scoring a goal is to raise one’s arms in triumph. When Andy Miele notched his team-leading 25th goal Friday night, he raised his eyes instead, looking for the scoreboard clock to see if any hope for an improbable comeback remained...

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Olympic skiers mingle with fans at Maine's Dumont Cup

Sport: Skiing

Posted: March 29th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Lowe..NEWRY — Simon Dumont’s vision has never been clearer. When the 27-year-old Dumont started the Dumont Cup, a slopestyle event with rails and jumps, six years ago, he saw it as a way to give back to not only his home mountain – Sunday River – but to the sport that has...

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Marshwood grapplers head to nationals

Sport: Wrestling

Posted: March 28th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By MIKE ZHE..SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — By the time they finish their wrestling careers, it will be tough to talk about one without talking about the other two. This weekend, all three — plus a teammate — have a chance to add to their growing resumes...

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Bangor High softball players persevere, return to team after off-season surgeries

Sport: Softball

Posted: March 28th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..Everyone looks forward to the first practice. But for Bangor High School’s Alexis Stanhope and Cordelia Stewart, Monday night’s first softball practice was very special. Stanhope, a senior, underwent back surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital in July and, beginning in December, has been going to the University of Maine’s fitness …

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