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[Baseball] Final: Bowdoin 15, Bates 4

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 29th, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

LEWISTON, Maine - The Bowdoin College baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive with an emphatic 15-4 win over Bates on Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears finish their NESCAC campaign with a 6-6 record and move to 14-17 overall. Bates falls to 12-16 (4-5 NESCAC) as Bowdoin takes the season series 2-1. The Bobcats will face Trinity in a three-game set this weekend to round out the regular season and Bowdoin will need Bates to win two of three, but not sweep the Bantams, in order to clinch a playoff bid.

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Youth Baseball: Gorham strikes ball deal

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

After months of talks, a stalemate that threatened the youth baseball program in Gorham has been resolved just days before kids are to take the field.

 

Splitting from the town’s Recreation Department after 20 years, a parents’ volunteer group, Gorham Youth Baseball Softball Association, will organize and run the Cal Ripken baseball program in town this year for players ages 9 through 12. The group will also handle Babe Ruth Softball for girls ages 9-12

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Fryeburg edges Poland with seventh-inning run

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

POLAND — When one scoreless inning followed another Monday afternoon, it was apparent that somebody was going to have to deliver the clutch hit at some point to end the stalemate.

 

Players in each dugout began thinking about that possibility, and Fryeburg's sophomore center fielder wondered if it could be her. 

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Big hit by Ben Allen, gem from Matt Sekerak rally Winthrop past Monmouth

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

MONMOUTH — Right guy at the plate. Right guy on the mound.

 

Ben Allen’s two-run, two-out, opposite-field single broke a tie in the top of the seventh inning Monday, completing Winthrop’s rally to a 4-2 victory over Monmouth in the Ramblers’ MVC baseball opener at Chick Field. 

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Belgrade's Hammond commits to University of Tennessee

Sport: Tennis  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Back in the fall, Sadie Hammond decided to dive into the college recruiting process. She went from few options, to a lot of options, to the one option that was the best fit for her.

 

“Part of it is luck,” Hammond said, “but it all worked out.” 

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Winthrop baseball opens season with comeback win over Monmouth

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

MONMOUTH — Ben Allen, Matt Sekerak and their fellow seniors on the Winthrop Ramblers don’t have a lot of fond memories of Chick Field. But they got the last laugh against their rivals in their Mountain Valley Conference season opener.

 

Allen’s two-run single capped a three-run Winthrop rally in the seventh and gave the Ramblers a 4-2 win over Monmouth on a windy Monday. 

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Mt. Blue's Lawrence stymies Skowhegan

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

FARMINGTON — Colton Lawrence didn’t really need it, but Mt. Blue came through with its best offensive performance of the year anyway.

 

Lawrence fired a three-hitter, and also had two of Mt. Blue’s 12 hits, as the Cougars defeated Skowhegan, 11-1, in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A baseball action Monday afternoon at Hippach Field.

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Vachon's resignation a surprise to fellow coaches

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

AUGUSTA — Lawrence High School football coach John Hersom said it was “quite a surprise” when he heard his Cony counterpart Robby Vachon had resigned.

 

That was the consensus amongst a number of head coaches in Pine Tree Conference B on Monday after Vachon confirmed Sunday that he had stepped down after eight seasons as Cony football coach.

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Strong pitching helps Gray-New Gloucester win in softball

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The Patriots hold Lake Region to one run to earn their second victory.

 

GRAY — Alison Martell threw four innings of no-hit relief and struck out eight to lead Gray-New Gloucester to a 5-1 win over Lake Region in a high school softball game Monday. 

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Best lifts Cape Elizabeth baseball past Yarmouth

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

YARMOUTH — Mike Best did it with his bat and then with his glove.
 

Best, the No. 9 hitter in Cape Elizabeth’s lineup, grounded a two-out, two-run single as the Capers rallied for three runs in the top of the sixth inning against Yarmouth. Then, he preserved the victory by robbing Tyler Waaler of a winning home run in the bottom of the seventh to give the Capers a 4-3 win in a Western Maine Conference baseball game.

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Whaley's arm, bat lead McAuley past Cheverus

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

PORTLAND—This was just the beginning.

 

Monday afternoon at Larry K. Mahaney Athletic Park, McAuley's softball team won its first game of the 2015 season, new coach Dawn Armandi registered the first victory of her career and the Lions hinted that bigger and better things are in store this spring.

 

Hosting rival Cheverus on a day in which predicted rain never came to fruition, McAuley turned to the arm and bat of senior Taylor Whaley and never looked back.

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USM names Harding new coach of men's hockey program

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The University of Southern Maine removed the interim tag on Ed Harding on Monday.

Southern Maine announced Monday evening that Harding was named the permanent head coach of the men’s ice hockey program.

 

“I’m honored, and feel fortunate, to be selected to move the men’s ice hockey program into a new era. Obviously, this program is near and dear to my heart as a former player who helped restart the program in 1985,” said Harding.

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Old Town softball uses pitching, big 1st inning to beat Orono

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

OLD TOWN, Maine — Old Town senior pitcher Rachel Martin pitched a three-hit shutout and senior Kayla Madden hit a two-run home run to help the Coyotes cruise by rival Orono 22-0 in five innings Monday in high school softball action.

 

The Coyotes (3-0) batted around in the first inning to score 10 runs on nine hits, then scored nine in the second to put the game away for good. 

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Bangor Municipal Golf Course opening Tuesday

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The 51st season for the Bangor Municipal Golf Course will kick off at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The Pine Hill Golf Club in Brewer and the Rocky Knoll Country Club in Orrington have just opened, while Va Jo Wa Golf Course in Island Falls will open its front 9 on Saturday. …

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Coach's son headlines impressive Belfast boys win at Brewer

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: April 28th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Saturday provided the Belfast High School track and field teams with an opportunity to compete against some of the top teams in the Penobscot Valley Conference. Belfast, which is a member of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference, demonstrated that it may be in position to challenge for a Class B

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