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Messalonskee boys snap Waterville's 10-year Community Cup stranglehold

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SKOWHEGAN — For the first time in its 11-year history, the Community Cup will have a home outside Waterville.

 

Behind big days from Jesse Donisvitch, Zach Hoyle and Tanner Burton, as well as some considerable depth, the Messalonskee High School boys track and field team rolled to its first ever Community Cup with 143 1/2 points Thursday at Skowhegan Area High School.

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Thornton triumphs in girls' lacrosse

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BIDDEFORD — Freshman Hannah McAlary stepped up with three goals Thursday to lead Thornton Academy to an 8-3 victory over Biddeford in an SMAA girls’ lacrosse game at Waterhouse Field.

 

“I tried to get the ball wide so I could cut toward the middle and maybe look for that open shot,” said McAlary. “I was trying to spread the field so that I could run the middle.”

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Yarmouth's win streak hits four after rallying past Greely

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

YARMOUTH—Beware, Class B girls' lacrosse, the defending champions have come to life.

 

Thursday evening, in a microcosm of their season, the Yarmouth Clippers got off to a slow start and trailed visiting Greely for almost the whole first half, but they had the Rangers right where they wanted them.

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Oh, Henry! Curran's gem leads SP past Portland

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND—In 86 dominant minutes Thursday afternoon, South Portland senior ace Henry Curran 86'd the Portland Bulldogs with a pitching performance for the ages.

 

In a Southwestern Maine Activities Association showdown at Wainwright Farms rife with Heal Points implications, Curran, a lefthander, completely neutralized Portland's offense from start to finish with his latest stellar performance

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Hermon rallies in the sixth to pick up softball win over Foxcroft Academy

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

HERMON, Maine — The Hermon High School softball team had won six straight games since dropping a 1-0 decision to Foxcroft Academy on May 6, but the Hawks found themselves trailing the Ponies 1-0 in the sixth inning of Thursday’s rematch.

 

But the Hawks scored four two-out runs in the sixth thanks to Karli Theberge’s run-scoring triple, Hailey Perry’s RBI double and Kylie Kennedy’s RBI single, and they went on to post a 4-1 triumph in a well-played Eastern Maine Class B game.

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UMaine baseball team looks to Heath to change tourney fortunes

Sport: University Of Maine Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LOWELL, Massachusetts — The University of Maine’s season will be on the line Friday afternoon.

 

Coach Steve Trimper’s No. 3 Black Bears will face fourth-seeded Hartford in a 1 p.m. elimination game at LeLacheur Park.

 

UMaine is coming off Thursday’s disappointing 9-5 loss to No. 2 Maryland Baltimore County. 

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Red Eddies swat Eagles

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

TOPSHAM — The way the Edward Little baseball team has been pitching lately, the last thing the Mt. Ararat baseball team wanted to do was spot the Red Eddies an early lead.

 

But that is exactly what happened, as EL scored eight runs in the first two frames as the Red Eddies took home a 10-0 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win on Wednesday.

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Poland pounds Capers

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

POLAND — It was a long trip home Monday evening.

 

It wasn't so much the distance that may have bothered the Poland Regional High School softball team most. After losing at York, the Knights had plenty of time to dwell on the defeat.

 

So Wednesday, the Knights were looking to bounce back in a big way.

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Cougars hold on with timely hitting, pitching

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

FARMINGTON — Clutch pitching coupled with timely hitting powered Mt. Blue to a 4-3 win over Cony on Wednesday afternoon at Hippach Field.

 

Mt. Blue (6-5) starting pitcher Amos Herrin wiggled out of tough situations in four of the five innings he pitched to shut the door before Cony (7-5) could muster a big inning setting the stage for reliever Evan Roberts to get the job finished.

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Buckfield errors make for long day in 16-3 loss to Richmond

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BUCKFIELD — Through three innings, Wednesday’s East-West Conference baseball showdown between Richmond and Buckfield wore all the identifying marks of a one-versus-two matchup.

 

Then it all unraveled into a long, cold, agonizing afternoon for the Bucks, whose 16-3 Senior Day loss was abbreviated to six innings by the mercy rule.

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Hall-Dale softball bounces back to nip Mt. Abram

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

FARMINGDALE — Becca Ackerson gave Mt. Abram an idea of what was to come when she hustled from her second base position to field a single that had fallen behind first base and gunned down the runner trying to stretch the hit into a double.

 

Two innings later, Ackerson came on in relief to overpower a Roadrunner offense that had taken the lead with five runs in the previous inning and allowed Hall-Dale to rally from a 5-1 deficit for a 6-5 Mountain Valley Conference game victory.

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Messalonskee boys avenge early loss to Lewiston

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE — The Messalonskee High School boys lacrosse team stewed over its early season loss at Lewiston for almost a month.

 

“We were really upset about how we played down there,” junior captain Dylan Burton said. “We kind of wanted redemption.”

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Gray-New Gloucester keeps streak going with win over Greely

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

CUMBERLAND — Gray-New Gloucester High’s softball team has been streaky this year. Right now the trend is on the plus side – and just in time with the playoffs nearing.

 

The Patriots won their fourth game in a row Tuesday afternoon, getting an outstanding pitching effort from Alie Martell to defeat Greely 3-0. Martell allowed three hits and three walks to lift Gray-New Gloucester to a pivotal Western Class B win over the second-ranked Rangers.

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USM's Ruginski going for fourth national title in triple jump

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

GORHAM — There’s always a crossroad in an athlete’s career.

 

For Jamie Ruginski, it came in his sophomore year at the University of Southern Maine. He had just finished ninth in the triple jump in the NCAA Division III national indoor track and field championships – 2 inches shy of achieving All-America status. He walked off the track while everyone else went to the podium.

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Maine Baseball Report: Sam Dexter Named D3Baseball.com's National Player of the Year

Sport: Baseball

Posted: May 21st, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

GORHAM, Maine – D3baseball.com announced Wednesday morning that University of Southern Maine junior shortstop Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) has been selected as its 2015 Player of the Year when it released its annual postseason awards and All-America teams.

 

In addition to his Player of the Year award, Dexter and senior pitcher Andrew Richards(South Portland, Maine) were picked to the D3baseball.com All-America first team. 

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