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Ted Welch of York was a role model for young athletic directors

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 24th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MIKE LOWE..YORK — Ted Welch arrived at York High in 1975, a recent University of Maine graduate hoping to land a job as football coach. Principal Bob Stevens wasn’t impressed. In their first meeting, Stevens told the 22-year-old that he didn’t have enough experience...

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UMaine fullback takes charge of a weighty concern

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 24th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MARK EMMERT..ORONO — Before he could become one of Maine’s “big skilled” players, Carlton Charles had to become a little less big. The would-be defensive lineman showed up for practices before his freshman football season weighing nearly 270 pounds. He had taken a year after graduating from Windham High...

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Athletic directors face daily challenges

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 24th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MIKE LOWE.. There was a time when the high school athletic director was a coach (probably football or basketball), definitely a teacher. His or her duties, in addition to the classroom, might include setting up schedules, purchasing uniforms and equipment, and maybe lining the fields. These days, only at smaller schools do you find athletic directors who also coach or teach...

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Comeback Kim: Oxford Hills junior stays the course despite battling seizures

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 24th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KALLE OAKES..Macarthur Kim mentioned the toughest part of his Thursday morning round at Sugarloaf Golf Club matter-of-factly, the way someone might describe chunking an approach shot into a pond. “I shot 90, but I had a partial seizure on the 10th hole,” Kim said. “...

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'We acted … appropriately,' one sports official says, to a former student's allegations against Ordman Alley, hoops legend at Jonesport-Beals High School.

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 24th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY STEVE SOLLOWAY..A letter written in 2005 by a former student and sent by certified mail to Ordman Alley led to his removal from the inaugural class of inductees to the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame and his expulsion from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame...

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PCHS boys soccer preview

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 by Marc Calnan

The PCHS boys soccer team will look to build on a very good 2013 season.

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Sexual abuse allegations preceded Ordman Alley's ouster from Maine sports halls of fame

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney...BANGOR, Maine — Allegations of sexual abuse against famed Jonesport-Beals High School basketball coach Ordman Alley precipitated his recent removal from two Maine athletic halls of fame, multiple sources told the Bangor Daily News on Friday...

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State's top runners coming to Cony next week

Sport: Cross Country

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY RANDY WHITEHOUSE..AUGUSTA — The 15th annual Scot Laliberte Invitational has long been the biggest preseason cross country race in the state, and its reach still seems to be growing. A fixture on the schedule of teams from central and western Maine high schools, the Laliberte is adding even more of the state’s top runners this year...

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Family's the theme at Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Michael Hoffer..BANGOR—Basketball royalty took center court at the inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday at the Cross Insurance Center and as the evening progressed, it became abundantly clear that Maine basketball is just one big family. And a pretty accomplished one at that...

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Secrecy around Ordie Alley should end

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Both halls have been mum. This is a disservice to the community and to Alley. If the boards of the two halls of fame have evidence that Alley, who retired from coaching in 2005, did something serious enough to warrant removing him from their honor rolls, the public needs to know about it. The silence inspires rumors that end up damaging Alley’s reputation and distract from the halls’ deserving honorees. If the boards are acting on information that requires further investigation they should say so.

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Trailblazers Blais Manning, Bouchard, Palombo-McCallie lead Maine Basketball Hall of Fame's first induction

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Larry Mahoney..BANGOR, Maine — Lisa Blais was a trailblazer. So were Rachel Bouchard and Joanne Palombo. They not only helped put high school girls basketball on the map in Maine, but they also proved that girls from the state could play at the highest level after high school. Blais Manning, Bouchard …

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Washburn Girls Cross Country Team Looks to Reload

Sport: Cross Country  Message Board

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

It’s a year of change for the Washburn Beavers Girls Cross Country team. Four time State Champion Carsyn Koch graduated and coach Mike Waugh accepted a teaching and coaching job in Presque Isle. Andy Churchill is the new coach and he says the team is ready for the season. Rene Cloukey has the story...

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Sea Dogs stretch winning streak to six

Sport: Sea Dogs  Message Board

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY DAVE SOTTILE ..HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lucky bounce, strong starting pitching and sparkling defense helped the Portland Sea Dogs extend their winning streak to six games Thursday night with a 1-0 victory against the Harrisburg Senators. Mike Miller’s homer in the ninth inning off an outfielder’s glove provided the run as Portland (81-50) swept a three-game...

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Generations of talent come together at Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY RANDY WHITEHOUSE ..BANGOR — Legends packed a tiny media room at the Cross Insurance Center about an hour before Thursday’s induction of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s inaugural class. But even amid the collection of talent, prestige and knowledge, Rachel Bouchard thought something was missing...

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Former Stearns High School football star named team's head coach

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark ..MILLINOCKET, Maine — John Jamo’s been pretty busy this week conducting double sessions with the Stearns High School football team. But presumably he was going to find time to turn in a signed contract to Frank Boynton, Millinocket superintendent of schools, that officially would make him the Minutemen’s new head …

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