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MDI Trojan basketball outlook bright

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Lady Trojans will be looking to defend an Eastern Maine Class B Champion title earned last season. They defeated Presque Isle 63-51 in last year’s tournament. They fell to Lake Region 56-47 in the State Championship game. Graduation losses between then and now were limited to only two players, Sierra Myrick and Hannah Shaw. But Shaw was their leading rebounder...

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Boothbay wrestling team poised for successful season

Sport: Wrestling  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Boothbay Region High School wrestling team’s return to competition last year was a success. After nearly a decade’s absence, the team produced an individual champion and two fourth place finishers at the state meet. As the program begins year two of its rebirth, Coach Allan Crocker believes his team is poised to build on last season’s achievements. So far, Crocker has 11 wrestlers out during the first week of practice...

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Tough opener for Dragons. Brunswick girls fall to Yarmouth/Freeport, 9-0

Sport: Hockey (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

YARMOUTH. When the final buzzer went off at the end of the game, the Brunswick Dragons girls hockey team (0-1) saw a score that left a lot to be desired as the Yarmouth/Freeport Clippers (1-0) went on to capture a 9-0 victory to kickoff the 2014 season. “We had heard that Yarmouth/Freeport was very strong and they indeed were,” Dragons head coach AJ Kavanaugh said after the game. “They have some college-worthy players, I feel, especially (Michelle Robichaud) and (Jenny Holmquist)...

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Brown completes Bates comeback

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

LEWISTON — One big shot led to another. Then another big shot led to the biggest basket of the night. Molly Brown's jumper from the top of the key fell with five seconds left Tuesday, lifting Bates College to a thrilling 61-60 comeback win over the University of Southern Maine at Alumni Gymnasium. "I just tried to stay calm," Brown said. "I've been a little anxious lately when I've got my shot. I just tried to stay calm and make it for the win."...

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Thomas College men's basketball team finds stability

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE — One of the biggest things Levi Barnes wanted out of the Thomas College men’s basketball team this season was stability. The head coach of the Terriers who would inherit the talented junior — and an all-North Atlantic Conference player as a sophomore — would be the fourth of Barnes’ college career. Just a few games into the season, Barnes knows the Terriers got the right leader in new head coach Geoff Hensley...

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UNE puts away Bowdoin in women's basketball

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Alanna Vose and Meghan Gribbin combine for 36 points in a 68-64 victory.

BIDDEFORD — One thing’s for sure: No one on the floor at the University of New England’s Harold Alfond Forum on Tuesday night checked out early for the holiday break. Alanna Vose scored 21 points – including six 3-pointers – and Meghan Gribbin added 15 points to lead UNE to a 68-64 victory over Bowdoin in a back-and-forth non-conference women’s basketball game. “We needed everybody the whole time, that’s for sure,” UNE Coach Anthony Ewing said. “We started really 

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PPH Girls' Hockey Preview: It figures, Robichaud will lead Clippers

Sport: Hockey (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Robichaud is a Yarmouth High senior and one of the best girls’ hockey players in the state, named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State team last year. She was one of the standouts for the Yarmouth/Freeport team that had its best season last winter, going 14-5-1 and reaching the Eastern Maine semifinals. “Last year people didn’t know about our potential,” Robichaud said. “Now they do.” And they certainly know about Robichaud. “Michelle is such a great player,” Greely Coach Nate Guerin said...

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Seniors hoping to lead Washburn girls basketball team to fifth straight Class D state title

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Mackenzie Worcester and Joan Overman know they will be facing a pressure-filled basketball season at Washburn High School. The two senior standouts have helped the Beavers capture the last three of the school’s four consecutive Class D state girls basketball championships, and they will be leading the team when they …

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Coach, players reflect on Husson football team's memorable season, look ahead to next year

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: November 26th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR | There will always be the sting of a heartbreaking playoff loss. It took a field goal on the last play of regulation to force overtime and prevent Bangor’s Husson University Eagles from winning its first NCAA Division III Tournament game on Saturday. The undefeated Engineers from the …

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Celtic great Dave Cowens holds court with Laker basketball players

Sport: Basketball (Boys)

Posted: November 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

When Lake Region Athletic Director Paul True received a phone call from Norway Savings Bank asking him if the school was interested in having former Celtics great Dave Cowens speak, he couldn’t answer “yes” fast enough. So last week, Cowens joined Laker boys’ and girls’ basketball players for pizza and a side Q&A session as a kickoff to the upcoming winter sports season...

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Central Mainers played big part of Husson football team

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: November 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR — When he was attending Cony High School, Rick Orio was not the biggest fan of Gardiner’s Alonzo Connor. After both elected to play college football at Husson University in the fall 2013 though, the former rivals needed to find a way to coexist. “It was pretty unique,” Orio, now a sophomore with the Eagles, said. “We both knew who each other was but we didn’t know how to approach it.” That awkwardness did not last very long at all, however, and according...

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'Hard-working' Chesley thriving for UMA basketball

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: November 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY RANDY WHITEHOUSE.. AUGUSTA — Keith Chesley received his basketball indoctrination manning the paint for Mike McGee at Lawrence, which is no place for the meek or deferential. The 6-foot-1 Chesley still likes to mix it up down low for the University of Maine at Augusta men’s basketball team, often times against players six or seven inches taller. But he’s taken his game outside for the Moose and developed into one of the top scorers in the state...

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SMCC hoops teams looking for big things in 2014-15

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: November 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND—Southern Maine Community College's men's basketball team is off to a nearly perfect start this season and the women's squad is showing signs of promise as well. Auspicious beginnings. Matt Richards is now in his 12th season as the coach of the SeaWolves men's program and has been pleasantly surprised as to what he's witnessed so far, considering the team welcomed 11 new players...

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UMaine hockey coach says struggling team is close to being successful

Sport: University Of Maine Hockey  Message Board

Posted: November 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

University of Maine hockey coach Red Gendron has had time to calm down after saying he was “livid,” following his team’s 4-1 loss at Boston College on Saturday night, which extended the Black Bears’ losing streak to five games, all in Hockey East play. He indicated lineup changes will be …

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Gritty Minnesota defenseman signs letter to play for UMaine hockey team

Sport: University Of Maine Hockey  Message Board

Posted: November 25th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The University of Maine men’s hockey program has received a National Letter of Intent from Keith Muehlbauer, a big, hard-nosed defenseman from Apple Valley, Minnesota. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Muehlbauer had 10 goals and 18 assists in 25 games for Eastview High School last season. He is playing for Eastview again this season, although they are currently in preseason training. Muehlbauer will turn 18 on Jan. 22. “He is a great skater and a very physical defenseman,”...

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