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Forecaster: Waynflete Flyers Spring Athletes of the Year

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Male:
ISAAC SALAS, Senior-Tennis

 

Female:
HELEN GRAY-BAUER, Senior-Lacrosse

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Forecaster: Portland Bulldogs Spring Athletes of the Year

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Male:
RYAN RUHLIN, Senior-Baseball

 

Female:
MARGOT ANDREASEN, Senior-Tennis

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Forecaster: Deering Rams Spring Athletes of the Year

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Male:
KEVIN GOLDBERG, Senior-Baseball

 

Female:
MADDIE ABBOTT, Junior-Tennis

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Forecaster: McAuley Lions Spring Athlete of the Year

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ELIZABETH POULIN, Junior-Lacrosse

MAA all-star, honorable mention
All-American All-Academic team
Team's Most Outstanding Player

Poulin did a little of everything, all over the field, and was the driving force that helped the Lions make the playoffs for the first time in a decade.

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Forecaster: Cheverus Stags Spring Athletes of the Year

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Male:
JAKE DIXON, Senior-Track

 

Female:
ABBY BIEGEL, Senior-Lacrosse

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Staples Crossing powers past York

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Jake Lebel got his arms extended and launched a three-run opposite-field home run to right field.

 

It was about that time that Staples Crossing Eliot Post 188 could start wrapping its arms around a berth in the Maine American Legion tournament, too.

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Pastime knocks off Rogers Post to advance to double-elimination tournament

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LEWISTON — American Legion playoff wins are nothing new for the kids in the Pastime dugout, but they are for the team's coach.

 

Pastime delivered first-year coach Andrew Cessario his first playoff victory in a 13-10 victory over Rogers Post in the first round of the Zone 2 tournament on Tuesday. The Lewiston-based American Legion team advanced to the double-elimination portion of the tournament in Augusta as a result.

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Zone 2 Legion quarterfinals: Nick Bowie's blast helps Bessey Motors overcome nine errors in 14-7 win

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

PARIS — The format now switches from single-elimination to double-elimination for the semifinalists in the Zone 2 American Legion baseball tournament.

 

No matter for the top-seeded team. Bessey Motors cannot afford, or stomach, another performance like Tuesday afternoon.

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Augusta eliminates Gardiner from Zone 2 playoffs, 5-4

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

WALES — What turned out to be the winning play in Tuesday’s Zone 2 American Legion tournament quarterfinal proved that former Cony High School teammates Reid Shostak and Mitchell Caron have very different interpretations of whether baseball is a contact sport.

 

Caron’s hard slide at second base in the sixth inning helped set in motion a rundown between third and home that Shostak somehow escaped to score the winning run in a 5-4 Augusta Elks win over Gardiner at Oak Hill High School.

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Matt Burgess resigns as Gardiner football head coach

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

GARDINER — For the second time this offseason, a head coach is stepping away from the storied Cony-Gardiner high school football rivalry.

 

Gardiner athletic director Steve Ouellette confirmed early Tuesday afternoon that head coach Matt Burgess will leave the program after four seasons.

 

“He has resigned,” said Ouellette. “Matt has been offered and accepted an opportunity at Bridgton Academy...

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Old Town earns its first trip to Senior League World Series

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — Dana Ouellette didn’t allow a run and gave up just two hits in 6 ⅓ innings to lead Old Town to its first berth in the Senior League World Series with a 3-0 victory over Bronco/Hermon in the District 3 Senior League baseball championship Tuesday night at Mansfield Stadium.

 

The Old Town all-stars (3-0), the Maine District 3 champs, will compete in the World Series which begins on Sunday, Aug. 2 in Bangor. Four games will be held on the opening day on the tourney while Old Town will play its first game at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3.

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Deep field set to open Zone 1 American Legion baseball tournament

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — The Coffee News Comrades of Bangor had an historic 2014 American Legion baseball season.

 

Coach Dave Morris’ club won the program’s first state championship since 1979 and scored a solid top-four finish at the Northeast regional tournament with a 2-2 record.

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Varney's rubber arm providing added pitching depth for Rogers Post

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Brandon Varney has a nickname among his high school peers: "rubber arm."

 

That rubber arm hasn't been called on much during his high school career at Edward Little and not all this past season. Varney said he entered his junior year with the Red Eddies with five innings pitched at the varsity level.

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New format adds intrigue to Zone 2 Legion baseball tournament

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The new format for the Zone 2 tournament immediately puts coaches between a rock and a hard place, and things only get tighter the longer their team plays.

 

During the offseason, the zone adopted a single-elimination quarterfinal round — which kicks off the tournament Tuesday — with the balance of the bracket to follow being double-elimination.

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Curacao, Italy earn Senior League World Series berths

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — Curacao and Italy are the second and third teams to qualify for this year’s Senior League World Series, scheduled for Aug. 2-8 at Mansfield Stadium.

 

Liga Pariba of Willemstad, Curacao, Netherland Antilles, won the Latin America qualifying tournament over the weekend, edging El Salvador 1-0 in the final to emerge from the 14-team regional in Yauco, Puerto Rico, undefeated in five games

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