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High school hockey boosters want to build $5.5 million, NHL-sized indoor ice rink in Scarborough

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By SHelby Carignan ..SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Local youth ice hockey players may soon have a rink to call home. Friends of Scarborough Hockey, a pending nonprofit, hopes to raise $5.5 million to build an ice arena to support school programs in Scarborough and surrounding communities...

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Mt. Blue searches for new coach

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KEVIN MILLS.. FARMINGTON — Interviews begin next week in the search for a new girls' basketball coach at Mt. Blue High School. Tom Philbrick recently vacated the job he's had the last five seasons, and the Cougars are in the process of finding a replacement. The job opened up toward the end of the summer basketball season...

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Six Maine schools to recruit students from Kazakhstan

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Nell Gluckman..BANGOR, Maine — Four Maine high schools and two Maine colleges hope to recruit students from a country that, so far, has not typically sent many young people to Maine: Kazakhstan...

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Healthy Kozlakowski eager to help anchor Maine football team's defensive line

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney ..ORONO, Maine —- University of Maine standout defensive end Mike Kozlakowski didn’t give it much thought. On the first day of hitting in practice last August, he reached his arm out and felt it cramp up on him. “I had no idea what happened,” said Kozlakowski who figured he’d miss...

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Local youth excel at Track and Field Championship

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Adam Birt .. About 1,175 kids signed up to attend Saturday’s State Youth Track and Field Championship at Windham High School, according to man-with-the-microphone and Scarborough track maestro Ron Kelly, and when the parade of athletes circled the track around midday, that number seemed just about right. “It’s individual,” Kelly says ...

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Sugarloaf To Host US Alpine Championships in 2015 and 2017

Sport: Skiing  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME – The world-famous Narrow Gauge trail will once again host the country’s best alpine ski racers when Sugarloaf hosts the US Alpine Championships in March 2015. The US Ski team announced yesterday morning that it had selected Sugarloaf to host the nation’s premier alpine racing event in 2015 and 2017, with Idaho’s Sun Valley...

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Sweet ready for new college golf season

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TRAVIS LAZARCZYK ..Seth Sweet is ready for the college golf season to begin. The former Madison Area Memorial High School standout begins his junior year at Old Dominion University this fall, and will report to the school’s Norfolk, Va. campus next week. Sweet — who won the 2012 Maine Amateur championship at Sunday River...

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Former Portland High player, Gorham coach joins Knicks' staff

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD..Strange, but true: In his four years on the staff of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Josh Longstaff never saw an NBA game in person. The Portland native’s duties as a video analyst required him to be in the locker room during games, charting the action on a computer, then compiling highlights so coaches could look at key points of the game...

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RubberDucks squeak by struggling Sea Dogs for sweep

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Randy Whitehouse..PORTLAND — These are not last spring's Portland Sea Dogs. They're barely last month's Portland Sea Dogs. Thursday's doubleheader sweep at the hands of Akron provided more evidence that the Sea Dogs are suffering from the talent drain that inevitably occurs whenever a minor league team...

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Former Limestone/MSSM athlete named new Hampden Academy girls soccer coach

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..HAMPDEN, Maine — Ruth Lyons, who played high school soccer at Kennebunk High School and Limestone Community School/Maine School for Science and Mathematics, has been named the new girls soccer coach at Hampden Academy...

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Unbeaten Bangor defeats Hawaii to earn berth in Senior League World Series semifinal

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney ..BANGOR, Maine — Brian Peirce had no idea he was going to pitch for District 3 champ Bangor in Thursday’s crucial Pool A game against U.S. West titlist Wailuku, Hawaii. But when manager Barrett Dionne decided early in the game to pull starter Nick Cowperthwaite after two innings so Cowperthwaite...

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Bangor reaches the semis and makes history at the Senior League World Series

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 14th, 2014 by Marc Calnan

The Bangor Senior League team made history when they reached the semifinals.

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Straightforward approach, team focus mark Parker's AAU coaching tenure

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark..BANGOR, Maine — Tom Knight rose from the rural western Maine town of Dixfield to the highest level of NCAA Division I basketball. And while Knight recently graduated from Notre Dame after being a contributing factor for coach Mike Brey’s Fighting Irish, the 6-foot-10-inch forward is nowhere near finished with the sport...

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Fort Kent Names Eric Werntgen as New Athletic Director

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Former University of Maine Fort Kent Assistant Athletic Director and Men’s basketball coach Eric Werntgen is moving across Pleasant Street. Werntgen has been named the Fort Kent High School’s New Athletic Director and Activities Director. Rene Cloukey has the story...

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St. Hilaire named Winthrop/Monmouth football coach

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 14th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..According to Winthrop High School principal and acting athletic director Keith Morin, St. Hilaire was selected after an interview process that involved community members, other coaches and Morin. Morin said the committee interviewed "more than one candidate" and unanimously recommended St. Hilaire's because of his coaching experience and familiarity...

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