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Poland comes back to top Freeport

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

POLAND — Redemption has been a running theme for the Poland Regional High School baseball team this season.

 

Friday, a pitcher with something to prove and a patient sophomore catcher keyed a late-innings rally, lifting the Knights to a thrilling 11-0 win over visiting Freeport.

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Wells upends Cape Elizabeth

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

WELLS — Wells shortstop Dan Quint is capable of igniting his team’s offense from the leadoff spot with his speed, but as he showed Friday against Cape Elizabeth, he also has some power in his bat.

 

Quint started the bottom of the first inning with a home run, then capped a four-run outburst in the fifth inning by driving home two runs with a ground-rule double as Wells defeated Cape Elizabeth 9-4 in a Western Maine Conference baseball game Friday afternoon.

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One big inning helps York stay unbeaten in softball

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

YARMOUTH — York pitcher Stephanie Rundlett wasn’t perfect Friday afternoon, but she was pretty close in a showdown between two of the top softball teams in Western Class B.

 

Rundlett allowed three hits and struck out 15 as the unbeaten Wildcats rolled to a 6-1 win over Yarmouth, continuing their amazing turnaround from last season.

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Yarmouth Express rolls on with win over Waynflete

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

YARMOUTH—The good times keep rolling for the Yarmouth boys' lacrosse team.

 

Friday evening, the red-hot Clippers hosted Waynflete and while they ran into some familiar offensive problems, they figured them out and took care of business.

 

Yarmouth's defense pitched a shutout in the first half and a pair of goals from senior Joe Oliva and sophomore Anders Newberg produced a 4-0 halftime lead.

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Freshman pitches Greely to win at Falmouth

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

FALMOUTH—Two days after its bats failed to produce in a home loss against Gray-New Gloucester, Greely's softball team returned to form Friday afternoon, as it rediscovered its hitting chops and got a stellar pitching performance at rival Falmouth.

 

Freshman Kelsey Currier had her best outing of the season, allowing an unearned run in the first inning and nothing after that.

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Undefeated Gardiner softball team holds off Nokomis

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

NEWPORT, Maine — The Gardiner High School softball team spent practice time devoted to making catches against the fence and it came in handy Friday afternoon.

 

Freshman center fielder Logan Granholm robbed Nokomis High School of Newport’s Mikayla Charters of an extra-base hit or a potential game-tying homer at the fence in the sixth inning as the undefeated Tigers withstood a furious rally to post an 11-7 win.

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Hartford ousts UMaine from America East tourney

Sport: University Of Maine Baseball  Message Board

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LOWELL, Massachusetts — The University of Maine baseball team went out with an unexpected whimper Friday afternoon.

 

The Hartford Hawks piled up 16 hits and received strong pitching from Sam McKay on the way to an 11-2 victory over the Black Bears in the elimination round of the America East Baseball Championship at LeLacheur Park.

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Maine Baseball Report: Sea Dogs Take Series Over Altoona with 4-1 Win

Sport: Baseball

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

Portland, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs (17-23) took the rubber match of their three-game series with the Altoona Curve (23-15) on Thursday night, 4-1 was the final.  With the win, the Sea Dogs have posted back-to-back series wins over both Eastern League division leaders (New Britain and Altoona).

Joe Gunkel (1-0) earned the win in his Double-A debut as a starter, allowing one earned run on six hits in five innings, walking four and striking out six.  Simon Mercedes pitched two scoreless innings of relief in his first appearance since May 13th, and Jorge Marban (S, 1), making his Sea Dogs debut after being transferred from High-A Salem, pitched two hitless innings to earn the save.

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Lewiston beats Cony for third straight win

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LEWISTON — With the playoffs only a few weeks away, the Lewiston girls' lacrosse team is looking to become a better contender.

 

The Blue Devils are ranked third in Eastern A and won a third straight game with a 6-3 win over Cony Thursday. It was another positive step in the right direction for Lewiston as it prepares for the postseason.

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Oak Hill senior reaching new heights in triple jump

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

WALES — Drew Gamage would never have gotten into track and field had it not been for his older brother, Derek.

 

“My brother picked it up two years ago and he did his own team with Lisbon,” Drew Gamage, a senior at Oak Hill High School, said. “Then last year he dragged me into it thinking that it would be great (for me) and he was right.”

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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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