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Lawrence: Coach Hersom pleased with his team's first workout.

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

“It’s a high energy (practice). First time back on the field, a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of team building as we go. We’re kind of getting the groundwork, where everyone kind of knows what the expectations are,” Hersom said. “We speak about some of our traditions and...

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Winslow is the defending Class C state champion.

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Head coach Mike Siviski, now in his 31st season leading the Black Raiders, opened Monday afternoon’s practice in the gym. Siviski spent the first part of practice in front of a white board, going over offensive formation basics. It was a refresher for returning players...

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Skowhegan: Indians have a good grasp of his spread offense.

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

With summer sessions and 7 on 7 passing leagues, many high school football teams enter the preseason with players already well-versed in offensive schemes. That’s the case at Skowhegan, where head coach Matt Friedman is entering his fourth season...

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MCI starts the season with high goals

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Last fall, Maine Central Institue won the Little Ten Conference title for the first time since 2000, before falling in the Class D state championship game to Oak Hill. On Monday’s first day of practice, t-shirts worn by the Huskies made the team’s goal for 2015 pretty clear...

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Oak Hill: Rise as one.

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Oak Hill as it begins its first season under head coach Stacen Doucette without the services of Alex Mace and Kyle Flaherty. “We have a lot of new faces,” Doucette said. “We’re always going to miss (Flaherty and Mace) because they did some special things for a program...

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Maranacook features 11 seniors as opposed to just 4 in 2014

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Fun was also the word Joe Emery used to describe his expectations this season for Maranacook, which features 11 seniors as opposed to just four in 2014. “I have a great group of seniors who really just love to play football. It makes it fun coaching,” Emery said...

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Winthrop starts 2nd season under coach Dave St. Hilaire

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

While Cony and Gardiner turned to assistants within their respective systems to become head coaches, Winthrop/Monmouth went outside of the program last fall when Joel Stoneton stepped down as the team’s head coach to become Winthrop’s athletic director, ultimately hiring Dave St. Hilaire...

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Cony, Gardiner High School football teams begin season under similar circumstances

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Joe White, B.L. Lippert take field for first time as head coaches of their respective programs. It is no secret that the Gardiner and Cony high school football programs are intertwined. Thus, it was fitting that when the two storied teams — whose rivalry extends well beyond a century...

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Beckford, Nelson are the rising stars at UMaine football scrimmage

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO — The defining moment of Monday’s Maine football scrimmage came inside the 1-yard line, where a pair of second-year players went head to head.Running back Nigel Beckford tried to dive over safety Mozai Nelson. Nelson nailed Beckford in the thigh, flipping him onto his helmet...

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Portland 14 y.o. rallies to stay alive in Babe Ruth tourney

Sport: Baseball

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The team stages an amazing rally, scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Garrett Tracy retired 14 straight batters in relief before laying down the game-winning bunt as Portland (1-2) managed five runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Ohio...

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Class A soccer champions get back to work

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The first day of fall practice helps set expectations for success for Cheverus boys' and Windham girls'. The Cheverus boys and Windham girls begin defense of their titles as fall practices start. Expectations.  Every high school team needs to define what it expects of itself...

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Rhode Island leads New England junior golf

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

CAPE ELIZABETH — Riley Griffin shot a 2-under 69 in the first round and teammates Davis Chatfield and Patrick Welch fired 68 and 69, respectively, in the second round Monday as Rhode Island jumped out to a commanding 16-shot lead at the 2015 New England Junior Amateur...

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New assistant coach joins UMaine football staff

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO, Maine — University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove has announced the addition of assistant coach Nick Charlton to his staff. Charlton, who will coach the wide receivers, comes to Maine after serving three years with Boston College as a graduate assistant...

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Scarborough's Jones to create a storm for UMO softball

Sport: University Of Maine Softball  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Ryan Jones, baseball head coach at Scarborough High School for the past three years, is upping the ante in his coaching career. Jones, who led the Storm to 14-2, 10-6 and 7-9 seasons in his tenure with the team, has accepted the position of assistant softball coach at the University of Maine...

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2015 Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Hits Home

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

You see, when I tune into this year’s WEEI/NESN Radio-Telethon this year, it won’t be just another face, another story. This year the cause of fighting cancer has hit home in a much too personal way. When I donate this year, it will be for the Zaks and Jonnys, people who are much too young...

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