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Richmond pride runs deep in coaching staff

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Gary Hawkins..RICHMOND — Richmond High School baseball coaches Ryan Gardner and Phil Houdlette aren’t alone in their allegiance to their alma mater. Loyalty runs deep in this town of 3,400 where it seems everyone is connected in one way or another. The pair have been together...

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Tom Caron: Tragedy and triumph linked for the Boston Marathon

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Marathon Monday is a uniquely Boston celebration. It takes place each April on Patriots Day, which is celebrated by few others around the nation. Maine, once part of Massachusetts, also marks the holiday to remember the battles of Lexington and Concord. Boston shuts down on that day to welcome world-class athletes (and world-class partiers) from around the world...

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After dismal season, UMaine ousts men's basketball coach

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mark Emmert..Ted Woodward’s 10th season as men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine was his worst. And his last. The university announced Monday that it will spend $113,800 to buy out the rest of Woodward’s contract, and begin seeking a new coach for a Division 1 team...

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Sea Dogs' McMillon back at Hadlock, with major-league vision

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Glenn Jordan..Nineteen years ago Billy McMillon patrolled left field at Hadlock for the teal-striped Sea Dogs of 1995. It was the sophomore season for a nascent franchise in a town that had been bereft of professional baseball for more than four decades, since the Portland Pilots sailed away following the 1949 season...

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Boys' tennis: Chemistry, success growing at Spruce Mountain

Sport: Tennis  Message Board

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Nathan Fournier..The Spruce Mountain boys' tennis team continues to grow three years after its inception as a program. For most of the players, this is their third season of playing competitive tennis at any level. The team is led by senior Michael Paradis and juniors Jacob Luce and Nick Guild...

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Hard-hitting Windjammers swing for diamond success

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

ROCKPORT — The following is a synopsis of the 2014 Camden Hills Regional High School softball team: Coach/years coached current team: Marty Messer, fifth year. Last year's record/playoff information: 7-9, 14th in Eastern Class B. The Windjammers failed to qualify for the playoffs. Roster: Seniors Marissa Libby (outfield), Hannah Bode (first base, outfield), Hannah Corney (pitcher), Beka

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Medomak Panther track athletes again should be strong

Sport: Track And Field

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Outlooks: The Panther boys are going through somewhat of a rebuilding phase this year having lost several key members of the team to graduation, though coach Newcomb said “we have some very talented athletes in the wings who should be very competitive in the coming years...

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Mariners ready to tackle first varsity campaign

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

THOMASTON — The following is a synopsis of the Oceanside High School girls lacrosse team: Coach/years coached current team: Angela Vachon, first year (but led team during its club tenure). Last year's record/playoff information: This is the first year of varsity competition for the Mariners...

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Previews: Oceanside and Medomak baseball

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ron Hawkes..OCEANSIDE..The Oceanside Mariners finished the season last year at 10-7 and No. 6 in Eastern Class B, and fell to Nokomis 6-3 in the Eastern Class B preliminary game....MEDOMAK VALLEY..The Panthers are coming off a disappointing season that they do not plan on repeating this season. Led by head coach Scott Hastings with assistants Jake Emerson and Jim Havener, the Panthers, with their seven returning varsity players...

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Lisbon sports preview; MPA Principal's Award goes to tennis player Nichole Jones

Sport: Tennis

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY GEORGE ALMASI AND BOB CONN..Greyhounds ramping up for spring sports LISBON FALLS..Nichole Jones admits that she is not the top grade-point student at Lisbon High School. However, her work ethic, according to Lisbon principal Kenneth Healey, is second to none, thus the reason the senior was nominated to receive her school’s Maine Principals’ Association Principal’s Award in ceremonies held this past Saturday...

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Baseball notebook: York set to defend state titles

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Zhe..In Maine, Class B champion York was probably the local squad hit the hardest by graduation, with six senior starters. Last year, first-year coach Chuck Chadbourne took over what he called a team of terrific athletes and went about improving the baseball IQs...

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Longtime coach, athletic director sues Aroostook County school district, superintendents

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Jen Lynds..DYER BROOK, Maine — A Cary Plantation man who spent 44 years as the varsity baseball coach at Southern Aroostook Community High School and nearly four decades as its athletic director before his contract was not renewed is suing the school district and two superintendents...

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Pirates lose to Norfolk in shootout

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Paul Betit..LEWISTON — The Portland Pirates started their final homestand of the season Sunday afternoon by suffering their eighth consecutive defeat, but they didn’t go down easily. Pirates rookie Lucas Lessio scored his team-high 28th goal with 5.8 seconds remaining in regulation...

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Portland Hockey Trust gives elementary students a chance to play

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Edward D. Murphy..William Lobor figures he wouldn’t know how to skate, let alone play wing on a hockey team, without Portland Hockey Trust’s weekly hockey training. The free after-school program has given Portland elementary students an opportunity to get out on the ice, fully equipped, for a couple of hours a week in the late winter and spring for 20 years...

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Sea Dogs' winning streak ends at four

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: April 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Kevin Thomas..On a day like Sunday, when the first pitch was thrown in 39-degree weather with a 16-mph wind blowing at Hadlock Field, it’s good to remind Portland Sea Dogs fans that better times are ahead. On Monday night, top Red Sox pitching prospect Henry Owens is scheduled...

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