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One more time for LaFountain

Sport: Field Hockey  Message Board

Posted: July 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY GEORGE ALMASI..TOPSHAM These are somewhat melancholy times for recent Mt. Ararat High School graduate Caitlin LaFountain. You see, the University of Maine- bound LaFountain is scheduled to play in the Maine Field Hockey Festival and McNally Senior All-Star Game Saturday at Thomas College in Waterville. Those who’ve watched LaFountain...

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Legion baseball: Bessey, Franklin County start state tournament this weekend

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..If recent American Legion state tournament history is any indication, its good to be from Zone 3 this time of year. The tournament returns to Bangor for the first time since 2005, starting Saturday with two win-or-go-home play-in games...

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American Legion: Maine State Tournament 2014 at Husson College

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

 
Play-in Games-Sat July 26th 
Z2RU(Franklin Cty) vs Z4RU(Westbrook) -10:00am 
Z3RU(Bessey Motors vs Z5RU(Saco)---3:00pm 

Wed July 30 
Game #1 Z1W vs Z5W(Staples Crossing-EliotZ5W 10:00 am 
Game #2 Z3W(Pastime) vs (Z4RU(Westbrook or Z2RU(Franklin Cty) 12:30 pm
Game #3 Z2W(Messalonskee) vs (Z5RU(Saco) or Z3RU(Bessey Motors) 3:30 pm 
Game #4 Z4W(So.Portland) vs Z1RU 6:30 pm

* pairing for 1st round games will not match 2 teams from the same zone until 3rd day (round)
* pairings will be made after play-in games on July 26th

Thur July 31 
Game #5 Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 10:00 am
Game #6 Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4 12:30 pm
Game # 7 Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 3:30 pm
Game # 8 Winner Game 3 vs Winner game 4 6:30 pm

Friday Aug 1 
Game # 9 Winner G6 vs Loser G7 11:00 pm
Game #10 Winner Game 5 vs Loser G8 3:00 pm
Game #11 Winner G7 vs winner G8 6:30 pm

Sat Aug 2 
Game #12 Loser G#11 vs WG#9(note 1) 12:00 pm
Game #13 Winner G11 vs Winner G10 3:00 pm

Sun Aug 3 
Game #14 Winner G#12 vs W G#13(note 2) 12:00 noon 
Game #15WinnerG12vs WG 13 (if necessary) 3:30pm

note 1-Pairings forGame 12 and 13 will not match previous opponents unless absolutely necessary.
note 2-If 3 teams remain agter g13 the winner of game 11 reieves the bye in game 14

Regionals---Middletown, CT August 7-11
World Series-Shelby, No. Carolina August 15-19

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Falmouth wins Little League state championship

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY PAUL BETIT..BIDDEFORD — Nate Rogers picked a great time to hit his first two home runs as a Little League baseball player. Rogers belted a grand slam in the third inning when Falmouth scored 10 times, then blasted a three-run homer in the fourth to provide the deciding runs in a 13-10 win Friday against Saco in the final game of Little League baseball state tournament for 11-and 12-year-old players...

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Legacy of Maine college baseball coach Winkin lives on

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..A week after the death of John Winkin, memories of the legendary Maine college baseball coach remain vivid for me after attending his wake in Waterville on Thursday night. The University of Maine’s baseball team was en route to a ballgame on its annual spring trip. Head coach John Winkin and assistant Mike Coutts were in the van with a bunch of players. Winkin had been trying desperately to find a baseball game on the radio, and he finally found one...

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Legion Zone 1: Rogerson triple rallies Brewer past Bangor to earn state tournament berth

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark..BANGOR, Maine — Nearly everyone in the Winkin Complex audience was anticipating a sacrifice bunt — except the player with the bat in his hand. So when Logan Rogerson instead swung at the first pitch he saw with runners on first and second and no one out in the top 

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Two tied for Greater Bangor Open lead entering final round, Bangor's Speirs in contention

Sport: Golf

Posted: July 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..BANGOR, Maine — Mike Van Sickle came back to earth Friday after setting a course record with a 60 in the first round of the 54-hole Greater Bangor Open at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Thursday. But the 27-year-old from Wexford, Pennsylvania, still shot a solid three-under par 66 …

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Maniacs in DC (the basketball team, not the politicians)

Sport: Basketball (Girls)

Posted: July 25th, 2014 by Matt Boutwell

Whether you love or hate AAU basketball, there is no denying it gets kids opportunities to go to all sorts of unique places and to meet quite a few people. The Maniacs, coached by Matt Hancock, are playing in Washington, DC this week in the US Junior National Basketball tournament. Hancock took the opportunity to reach out to Senator Susan Collins.

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Biddeford must come to terms with the future of its high school football team

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY STEVE SOLLOWAY ..Two years after people in Biddeford said no, no, no to its beloved high school football team switching classifications and traditional opponents, some are now saying yes. How many? No one knows with certainty, which is why there will be a public discussion on the topic next week. It is time to say yes to reclassification, a sterile...

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Saco forces final game in Little League state tournament

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY PAUL BETIT..BIDDEFORD — Will Mitchell hit two three-run homers Thursday to help Saco avoid elimination from the Little League baseball state tournament for the fourth straight game. Mitchell led Saco to a 10-7 victory against Falmouth in the double-elimination tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds. The teams will play again at 4 p.m. Friday...

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Sea Dogs fall in New Britain 7-1

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: July 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

New Britain, Conn. - Jose Berrios (1-2) earned his first Double-A win and Kennys Vargas hit a grand slam, as the New Britain Rock Cats (51-52) beat the Portland Sea Dogs (66-39), 7-1 on Thursday night in the series opener at New Britain Stadium. Berrios was sensational...

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Former Marquette standout sets golf course record at Greater Bangor Open

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: July 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney ..BANGOR, Maine — Former Marquette University three-time All America Mike Van Sickle recorded two eagles and five birdies to set a course-record 60 at Bangor Municipal Golf Course during the first round of the 54-hole Greater Bangor Open Thursday. The previous course record of 61 was set by Mike Welch …

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Bangor, Brewer earn opening-round wins at Zone 1 American Legion baseball tourney

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark..BANGOR, Maine — Top-ranked Bangor picked up where it left off at the end of the American Legion baseball regular season Thursday night, rolling to an 11-2 victory over Motor City in the opening round of the Zone 1 tournament at the Winkin Complex. The Comrades got dominant pitching from …

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Post 188 wins Zone 5 title

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 24th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By MIKE ZHE..SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — A few gloves were tossed into the air. Players did jog out of the dugout toward the mound when it was over, but with no real sense of urgency. The performance was crisp but the celebration was subdued for Eliot Post 188 (Staples Crossing) after it pulled away from Fayette-Staples, 11-2, to win the Maine American Legion Zone 5 championship Wednesday...

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Stoneton resigning to become Winthrop AD

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 24th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

September will be shock to the system for Stoneton and Ramblers fans alike not to see him officially involved with the Winthrop football program. As a player and coach, he has been affiliated with the team for more than half his life. Since taking over in 2004...

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