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Senior cheerleaders relish opportunity to support Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic

Sport: Cheerleading  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Justin Pelletier ..BIDDEFORD, Maine — They tossed, turned, rolled and danced around the middle of the field — all to the delight of an appreciative audience at Waterhouse Field on Saturday night. Cheerleaders live for evenings like this, and you can bet they were grateful to be under the lights to end …

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Brewer surges into second place in Zone 1 Legion baseball standings

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Brewer Falcons surged into second place in the Zone 1 American Legion baseball standings over the weekend with a 12-5 record after picking up two wins on Saturday and one on Friday. The Falcons beat Trenton 4-1 on Saturday in Blue Hill and then traveled to their Heddericg Field in Brewer where they edged Waldo 2-1...

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Little League 9-10 y.o. all-star softball tourney

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

WALDOBORO, Maine — Cape Elizabeth recorded two victories in the second day of the Little League all-star softball state tourney for ages 9-10 Sunday. Cape Elizabeth beat Medomak 24-7 in the day’s first game and then defeated Biddeford 11-1 in the second game. Biddeford then topped Medomak 21-4 in the day’s final game...

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Benjamin holds off Theriault to capture his second straight Oxford 250 victory

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Phil Whipple..OXFORD, Maine — After one of the most hotly-contested short track battles in recent memory, it all came down to patience and the will to prevail. Defending race winner Travis Benjamin came from 27th on the 44-car grid, took over the point at lap 227 and held off a …

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Social Media or Background Check? For HS Athletes, the Answer Can Be Both

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Matt Boutwell OFF THE MIC..In the six years I’ve been covering high school sports in this state, the world of social media has emerged and expanded at a rate quicker than the country’s national debt (OK, not quite, but still). In 2008, it was MySpace, Friendster, and an up and coming site called Facebook (whatever happened to that?). In 2014 it’s Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook (oh, that’s what happened to that), YouTube….and new ones pop up every few months. Yes, it’s a fun way for people to stay in contact with their friends, but it also has another purpose for colleges recruiting Maine high school athletes: background checks...

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FOOTBALL: East trips up West in Lobster Bowl

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TRAVIS LAZARCZYK ..BIDDEFORD — It was one of the most dominant offensive efforts in the history of the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl, and it was just what Cony High School quarterback Ben Lucas expected. “I think we could’ve been a little bit better,” Lucas, who played quarterback for the East along with Hampden’s Matt Martin...

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Press Herald All state Team: Williamson chosen as softball Player of the Year

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: July 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY STEVE CRAIG ..Scarborough High softball coach Tom Griffin remembers the first time he pitched batting practice to Alyssa Williamson. “She was in eighth grade and played a summer league game for me,” Griffin recalled. “In batting practice I got a chance to pitch...

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Press Herald All state Team: Scarborough's Greenberg repeats as baseball Player of the Year

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD..Ben Greenberg only had to look at his sophomore season to know the source of his motivation. After a good freshman season as a pitcher and third baseman for the Scarborough High varsity, Greenberg slumped as a sophomore...

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UMaine baseball coaching great, John Winkin, dies at 94

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY STEVE SOLLOWAY..He coached the Black Bears to the College World Series six times.
He coached the Black Bears to the College World Series six times. John Winkin, the man who defined baseb all in Maine for generations, died Saturday. He was 94 and...

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Legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin dies at 94

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Larry Mahoney ...When John Winkin was coaching the University of Maine’s baseball team, he was jogging with veteran broadcaster George Hale in South Carolina during a baseball trip. Hale asked him when he was going to retire. Winkin ignored the question and they kept jogging. A little while later, Hale posed the …

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Hampden's Martin propels East football stars by West in Lobster Bowl Classic

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 20th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Randy Whitehouse..BIDDEFORD — The East opened the first half of the 25th Annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic with a surgical 85-yard scoring drive. The West opened the second half with a plodding 86-yard touchdown march. That pretty much summed it up Saturday night. The West had to work for its …

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Local trio primed for Shrine Lobster Bowl

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By John Doyle..NORTH BERWICK, Maine — Joe Grenier won’t be playing college football, but the recently graduated 5-foot-10, 170-pound defensive end from Noble High School has been getting his fill of the sport this week, with one last organized game tonight. Grenier is one of three local players on the West team at the 25th annual Maine Shrine...

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Huddle Up: Lobster Bowl started strong 25 years ago, and keeps getting stronger

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..The first Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl wasn't as close as its score would indicate. The West scored the first 24 points in a 24-12 victory at Thornton Academy's Hill Stadium, the first of nine consecutive West wins...

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Oxford 250: Morgan warms up with Street Stock victory

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: July 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KALLE OAKES ..OXFORD — Corey Morgan quietly was the 52nd car to enter Sunday's Oxford 250 when he rolled through technical inspection late Friday afternoon. Only four years ago, Morgan finished third in the midsummer showcase and went home with a career-high $7,500 paycheck. If he has the chance to ring up $25,000 in the final five laps this time ...

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Lobster Bowl: Goff will be a Rambler on the field, a Mustang at heart

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 19th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..HEBRON — After Winthrop High School and Monmouth Academy decided to merge their football programs, a team meeting was set to get the cooperative effort off the ground. The programs weren't just merging football players, they were merging identities...

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