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New coaches return to familiar roles

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KEVIN MILLS...But despite another coaching shift, there’s also a sense of familiarity. Albert grew up in Buckfield and played for the Bucks. Her father, Dan Jack, coached the team.This year, she’s lured her dad out of retirement to be her assistant...

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Oak Hill survives St. Dom's

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KALLE OAKES..In these uncertain times, Oak Hill coach Dan Brannigan has the luxury of turning to junior goaltender Matty Martin for some answers. Martin silenced a blistering, eye-level shot by St. Dom's Matt Chasse with five seconds remaining in regulation Wednesday night, preserving a 3-2 victory on the turf at Bates College...

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Foster's H.S. boys lacrosse capsules: Marshwood, Noble, Berwick Acad.

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Marshwood Outlook: Sam LeBlanc replaces former Marshwood coach Ralph Ruocco, who stepped down after last season and is now leading Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, Mass. Beau Blanchette returns to a senior-laden defense the Hawks hope will be their top strength...

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Seahawks track season begins at Camden Hills

Sport: Track And Field

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By SUE MELLO..For a small school with no track, Boothbay Region High School fields an impressive outdoor track and field team. This year’s roster boasts 49 athletes, 33 of them male. Last year, the Seahawks tasted success at both the Mountain Valley Conference and state championships, and they are gearing up for more this season...

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Boys' lacrosse: 'Family' important for Oak Hill

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by JUSTIN PELLETIER, Sports Editor..For many of the players on the 2014 edition of the Raiders, that brotherhood truly began in the fall, when 11 of the team's players laced up their cleats, strapped on their shoulder pads and buckled their helmets for the school's football team, ultimately earning a state Class D championship...

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'Aggressive' the new buzz word for Blue Devils

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by JUSTIN PELLETIER, Sports Editor.. One philosophy, beyond being aggressive, that transcends most sports is the notion that defensive prowess is a key to success. "Putting this whole thing together, obviously emphasizing being mentally and physically tough, being in great shape and great fundamentally," Capone said, but really, being great starting from the back end."...

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Sun Journal girls' lacrosse previews

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Justin Pelletier, Sports Editor... Edward Little, Lewiston, Mountain Valley and Oxford Hills girls' lacrosse previews

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Sun Journal boys' lacrosse previews

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Justin Pelletier, Sports Editor...Edward Little, Lewiston, Mt. Blue, Mountain Valley, Oak Hill, Oxford Hills and St. Dom's boys' lacrosse previews...

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Fosters girls H.S. lacrosse capsules : Marshwood, Noble, Berwick Acad.

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Marshwood..Outlook: A number of new players adorn Marshwood’s roster with five freshmen, the most in coach Bernie Marvin’s eight seasons. “As with every year, it takes a while to settle out who is replacing the players lost to graduation,” Marvin said. “We seem to have the depth for this to happen...

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Penquis Valley High School drops softball team, but hopes to bring it back next spring

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..Penquis Valley High School of Milo will not field a softball team this spring due to low numbers. Penquis athletic director Tony Hamlin said that just eight players showed up for practice on Monday and that prompted him and Penquis principal Matt Hackett to pull the plug on the program... …

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Pirates lose for the ninth straight time

Sport: Portland Pirates  Message Board

Posted: April 17th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Paul Betit..LEWISTON — The Portland Pirates played their final game of the season at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Wednesday night. It was a bittersweet farewell for the Pirates as the Albany Devils clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 win in a shootout to hand the Pirates their ninth consecutive loss before fewer than 1,000 people...

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Maine high school baseball in the 1960s: It was a different game

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ron Joseph..The arrival of baseball's Opening Day makes me nostalgic. Before the modern high school baseball era showcasing aluminum bats and public address systems, rural Maine baseball in the 1960s was played on fields that occasionally doubled as cow pastures...

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Young Brewer High softball team faces a challenge to stay on top in Class A

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..Brewer has been one of the state’s top high school softball teams over the last decade. Coach Skip Estes has guided his eight Witch teams to a 103-30 record and a state Class A championship in 2008. The Witches reached the Eastern Maine Class A title game two years ago as a seventh seed and lost to eventual state champ Cony of Augusta 1-0...

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Leichner, Markwood, Sorrentine among possible candidates to fill UMaine men's basketball post

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: April 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Pete Warner...With Ted Woodward out as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine, speculation is rampant about a possible successor. Woodward had been a fixture in the Black Bears program, having served eight years as an assistant and the last 10 as the head coach. With the program having slumped of late, UMaine is looking for a new leader...

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Pirates season finale moved from Lewiston to Saco

Sport: Portland Pirates  Message Board

Posted: April 16th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Glenn Jordan..The final Portland Pirates game of a most unusual American Hockey League season will be played neither in Lewiston nor Portland but at the MHG Ice Centre in Saco, the team’s practice facility. The game is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m...

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