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Falmouth suffers second loss at New England Regional

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 4th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY BOB BIRGE..BRISTOL, Conn. — After a second straight loss in which the Falmouth Little League team surrendered 10 runs, Coach Matt Rogers said it was time to press the reset button. Falmouth grabbed an early lead Sunday but surrendered nine runs over the final...

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Maine Baseball Hall: Taylor's love of game made him a shoo-in

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 4th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

PORTLAND — When Arthur ''Arthie'' Taylor was on the diamond, he often dominated the action. His exploits and competitive nature were honored when he was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The Rumford native proved to be the epitome of what a town team baseball meant to the respective communities...

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DeLaite, Hillier pitch Bangor past Bessey Motors for American Legion baseball state title

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 4th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark..BANGOR, Maine — This was a celebration 35 years in the making for the Bangor American Legion baseball program. So even if a stubborn Bessey Motors of South Paris club forced the Comrades to play an extra game Sunday, they weren’t about to let their summer-long ambition go unfulfilled...

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Pitts-Young Heading D2 on Full Ride

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Portland (ME) High School and MB Nation guard Jayvon Pitts-Young made a verbal commitment to American International College earlier this week and signed a National Letter of Intent on Friday. Pitts-Young received a full athletic scholarship and will arrive on AIC’s Springfield campus later this month for the beginning of his freshman year...

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Central Maine falls in New England opener

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY EVAN CRAWLEY ..MANCHESTER, N.H. — Central Maine will have its work cut out for itself if it hopes to make a deep run in the New England Babe Ruth regional 13-15 year-old tournament. The Maine state champs dropped its opener to Bennington, Vt., on Saturday 9-5 at Gill Stadium in Manchester, N.H., and as a result, will have to battle its way through the consolatition...

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CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL: Skowhegan (11 y.o.) at N.E Regionals

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY EVAN CRAWLEY,,SKOWHEGAN — They never lost hope. Even as the Skowhegan 11-year-old Cal Ripken team went to the bottom of the sixth inning trailing by two runs to Connecticut state champ Oxford it still believed that there was enough time to pull off an improbable comeback. Down to its final out, Skowhegan did just that as Jimmy Reed’s bases-loaded single plated Kyle Kruse to give the host team a 5-4 walk-off win in the opening round of the New England Regionals Saturday...

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Winthrop mourns student's sudden death

Sport: Field Hockey  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MICHAEL SHEPHERD..WINTHROP — The community is reeling after the sudden death of 17-year-old Kelsey Stoneton. The Winthrop High School junior, a standout field hockey player and the daughter of Joel Stoneton, the high school and middle school’s athletic director and dean of students, died early Saturday at Maine Medical Center in Portland after collapsing Friday because of a pulmonary embolism, her mother, Kimberly, wrote on Facebook...

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Protecting players a big hit with UMaine coach

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by BY MARK EMMERT..ORONO — The four-month grind that is college football begins Monday, and coaches like Maine’s Jack Cosgrove know that winning games and keeping players healthy for the duration go hand-in-hand. Cosgrove has cut the number of days his players practice in full pads, reduced the volume of repetitions in certain drills and eliminated some...

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More and more, Tommy John surgery is needed for young baseball players

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MARK EMMERT..Portland Sea Dogs relief pitcher Aaron Kurcz bends his right elbow and reveals the tell-tale scar, the one so many of his peers are sporting. It runs from forearm to bicep and forms the shape of a boomerang. The symbolism is apt. For 14 painstaking months, Kurcz was left to ponder the question that is plaguing baseball these days:  

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Falmouth beaten in Little League baseball regional Falmouth drops to 1-1 in pool play

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY BOB BIRGE .. BRISTOL, Conn. — The emotional high Falmouth experienced after Friday’s walk-off victory didn’t carry over to Saturday night’s game against Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England Little League baseball regionals. Fairfield scored three runs before a batter was retired and beat Falmouth....

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Beauchesne bolsters Bessey into final day with 4-3 walkoff win

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Kalle Oakes..BANGOR — Three columns comprise the report card on every baseball scoreboard. Each conveyed a bizarre reality at the end of Saturday’s American Legion state tournament elimination game. And the relentless Bessey Motors middle infield of Nick Attaliades-Ryan and Matt Beauchesne played ...

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Karoki, Steel claim overall titles in TD Beach to Beacon race

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark ..CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — A surge and a sprint provided the decisive moments of the state’s largest road race Saturday morning. With those respective moves, Bedan Karoki of Kenya and Gemma Steel of Great Britain were crowned champions of the 17th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The surge belonged …

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Lilienthal, Geoghegan top Maine finishers in TD Beach to Beacon 10K race

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark .. CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Michelle Lilienthal tied the Maine resident women’s course record for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race last year — save for the fact that she wasn’t a resident. A year later that’s changed as the result of a new relationship, with Lilienthal moving from …

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Bangor storms past Brewer to enter Legion state tourney championship round

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Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Pete Warner..BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Comrades have been heralded for their outstanding front-line pitching during the 2014 season. On Saturday afternoon, they demonstrated that depth is another important dynamic of the talented staff. Jordan Treadwell worked 5 1/3 innings of five-hit, one-run relief and was backed by a 19-hit barrage...

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Maine Thunder: Coaches observations on trip to Nationals and information on players ( class of 2017)

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Bryce Harmon - Ellsworth High School, started all games as freshman point guard and second year on Thunder. Bryce has developed into the strongest point guard in his age group (any class) for the state hands down. He is realizing one strong move creates space instead of 3 and that yes he can shoot, attack the rim, and make the correct pass...

 

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