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Spring Sport previews: Coaching changes spice Wolverines' athletics

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY GEORGE ALMASI AND BOB CONN..WISCASSET..There has been quite a turnover of coaches at Wiscasset High School heading into the spring season. Three coaches began their first season with the Wolverines recently. Only veteran track coach Warren Cossette returns, with Brad Richardson in charge of the girls and boys tennis team after assisting Chris Hammond last year...

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Fosters baseball capsule : Marshwood, York, Traip

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Marshwood Outlook: The Hawks return five starters from a club that reached the regional final a year ago. Lebel and Quintal will anchor the pitching staff. Both were all-conference players last season as was McDaniel, who will start at one the middle infield spots. Offense and experience in big games are among the Hawks' strengths...

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Fosters softball capsules : York, Marshwood,Traip

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Marshwood Outlook: The Hawks lost veteran pitcher Nicole Harvey and slugging third baseman Sammy Crosman to graduation, but have 10 players regulars back from a playoff team. Pitching will be the big question mark, replacing Harvey. Coach Caverly feels there is some power in the bats, some excellent athleticism and experience on defense...

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Mt. Blue girls' tennis: A team with an attitude

Sport: Tennis  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Tony Blasi..Whatever the outcome this season, nobody can say a word about the Mt. Blue girls' tennis team's attitude and determination thanks to two co-captains — Thia Bridges and Alyssa White — who take their leadership roles quite seriously. But the Mt. Blue co-captains...

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Meehan handling 2 sports at Husson. The Gardiner graduate is playing baseball and football for the Eagles.

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Gary Hawkins..Dennis Meehan grew accustomed to playing a sport each season at Gardiner Area High School, so it didn’t seem too much of a stretch for him to try two sports in college. Meehan began his search last year for a school that would fit his needs and found one in Bangor’s Husson University...

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After Ted Woodward

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Brian Macleod..Now that University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech correctly decided to relieve Ted Woodward of his head coaching duties on Monday, it is officially time to turn the page on the Maine men's basketball program. The natural question now becomes, who's next? Candidly, Fill The Steins has no insider information regarding who Creech and his deputies are... 

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Sun Journal: Tennis Previews

Sport: Tennis

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Sun Journal previews area Tennis teams .. Mt. Blue boys' tennis preview:  Coach: Zac Conlogue (first year) Last year's record: 8-4 (Lost in first round of playoffs) Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Isaac Doiron, Gage Kennedy; Juniors — Sullivan Abbott. Key losses:...

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Long-time assistant LaPointe to take over at Mountain Valley

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..Steve LaPointe knows some will wonder if he has the energy to run the signature athletic program at Mountain Valley High School at the age of 57. Having won his age group in a triathlon at the University of New England last weekend, LaPointe believes he can take on the challenge of replacing a coaching legend with plenty of energy to spare. LaPointe, a long-time football assistant at Mountain Valley, has been named...

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Husson softball players balancing athletics, academics, work schedules

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..BANGOR, Maine — When Mallory Conary isn’t running down fly balls in center field for the Husson University softball team, she’s chasing down change for a cashier who is low on quarters at Shaw’s Supermarket in Bangor, where she is a customer service...

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UMaine fires men's basketball coach Ted Woodward

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Pete Warner..ORONO, Maine — There was another departure from the University of Maine men’s basketball program on Monday. This time, on the heels of a dismal 6-23 season and in the wake of three high-profile players requesting a transfer in the last three weeks, it was head coach Ted Woodward. UMaine President Paul Ferguson announced Monday that the university will buy out Woodward’s contract, ending his tenure as coach, effective immediately...

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Former Brewer High School three-sport athlete named school's girls basketball coach

Sport: Basketball (Girls)

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..Chris Horr, who was the assistant girls basketball coach at Brewer High School this past season, has been elevated to head coach. He was approved by the Brewer School Committee on Monday night. Horr replaces Andy Nickerson, who resigned after nine seasons...

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Black Bear hockey team lands hard-nosed winger whose father played in NHL

Sport: University Of Maine Hockey  Message Board

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron continues to add size to his lineup for next season. Six-foot-one, 178-pound left winger Cedric Lacroix, son of former National Hockey Leaguer and current New York Rangers assistant coach Danny Lacroix, has verbally committed to attend Maine in the fall...

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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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