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Maine girls' hockey making its mark

Sport: Hockey (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Michael Hoffer..Who says Maine girls can't play hockey at a high level? No one associated with one of the nation's premier college showcases, that's for sure. A record contingent of seven Maine players, including three from North Yarmouth Academy and another who helped Scarborough win last winter's state title, were invited to take part at the recent 20th annual Hockey...

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Host families, Sea Dogs players really connect

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY GLENN JORDAN..CAPE ELIZABETH — David and Karen Brenner said they were initially skeptical about opening their home to a young professional athlete they didn’t know. They’re not “baseball crazy,” David said, and they have a daughter, Grace, 13, about to enter eighth grade. But their home has an in-law suite downstairs, so they...

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Sea Dogs on threshold of playoffs with 7-1 win over Richmond

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY KEVIN THOMAS..There was the possibility of champagne Sunday at Hadlock Field. The Portland Sea Dogs settled for a win, and the anticipation of bubbly later this week. Portland moved to the threshold of the Eastern League playoffs with a 7-1 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field...

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Bangor pitcher brought offensive spark to Senior League World Series

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney ..Bangor’s Trevor DeLaite is probably better known for his performance as a pitcher. He has already made a verbal commitment to pitch for the University of Maine and helped lead Bangor High School and the Bangor American Legion teams to state championships, as well as the Senior League World Series …

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Senior League World Series brings together love of baseball, Maine country for Houston pitcher

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney ..BANGOR, Maine — West University at Houston, Texas, pitcher Joe Gobillot said it was nice knowing he was going to get the opportunity to play in Bangor at the Senior League World Series and visit his grandfather at the same time. His grandfather Bob Aurey owns a home on Belgrade …

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Boetsch knockouts Tavares, wins Maine UFC debut

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Posted: August 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By George Harvey..BANGOR — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put on its first ever fight in Maine Aug. 16 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor and Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch fought in the main card event. Boetsch, a four-time state wrestling champion at then-Camden-Rockport High School (now Camden Hills Regional High School) bested Brad Tavares in two of three...

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On 'Star Wars' night, the Sea Dogs edge Richmond 1-0 in 10 innings.

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MARK EMMERT..“Star Wars” night brought out the drama, and the unlikely heroes, Saturday at Hadlock Field. Heiker Meneses, a .185 hitter for the Portland Sea Dogs, struck the big blow, a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning that produced a 1-0 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The bases were loaded, and the count was full...

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Golf: Greenleaf edges Slattery for Player of Year award

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD..Matt Greenleaf of Portland has been one of the state’s top golfers for the last few years. Now Greenleaf has a Maine State Golf Association Player of the Year award to validate his status. The award is officially known as the...

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Steve Solloway: Winkin's impact continues to ripple. The baseball coach's life will be celebrated Sunday.

Sport: University Of Maine Baseball

Posted: August 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY STEVE SOLLOWAY..Dan Rapaport doesn’t owe John Winkin a thank you. He’s said the words many times over. He’ll do it again on Sunday by joining a gathering of Winkin’s family, his former baseball players who became family and the friends who won’t let a memory die. The celebration of the life of an extraordinary man and teacher and coach will take place in the Lorimer Chapel on the Colby College campus in Waterville...

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Hundreds attend fundraiser for ex-Cony football star's family

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY PAUL KOENIG..AUGUSTA — Hundreds of people, many wearing purple Team Lucas bracelets or T-shirts, showed up at a celebration at the Cony High School football field to support Alison Lucas and her family. Around 10 friends and community members calling themselves Team Lucas organized the event...

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Kickers helping Black Bears get a foothold on special teams

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MARK EMMERT..ORONO — Jeffrey Ondish and Sean Decloux are the “team clowns.” Ondish jokes that their fellow University of Maine football players don’t even know their names, just calling them “kicker” and “punter.” “We don’t have names on the football field. Not until we do something bad,” Ondish said...

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West University wins senior league world championship

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2014 by Marc Calnan

West University captured their second Senior League world championship since 2009...

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Sea Dogs Snap Four Game Slide, Win 5-1

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Portland, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs (76-50) bounced back off of a series sweep and returned to their winning ways with a 5-1 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels (70-55) Friday night at Hadlock Field. The win marks the 76th of the season for Portland, tying the 2005 Sea Dogs for the most wins as a Red Sox affiliate...

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Brunswick: Bodwell to lead boys; Kavanaugh takes over Dragon girls

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY BOB CONN...BRUNSWICK. The boys and girls ice hockey programs at Brunswick High School will have new leaders heading into the upcoming season. Bill Bodwell, who led the Dragon girls squad for all of their six years in varsity hockey, has replaced Mike Routhier, while AJ Kavanaugh takes over the Brunswick girls...

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Lefty pitcher shuts down Bangor as Houston advances to Senior League World Series final

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney ..BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Senior League World Series team became the first District 3 team to win a pool (Pool A) and go undefeated (4-0) in pool play. But hard-throwing 15-year-old left-hander John Doxakis from U.S. Southwest champion West University of Houston, Texas, ended Bangor’s...

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