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Should they stay or should they go? College freshmen face a difficult decision

Sport: Basketball (Boys)

Posted: April 8th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Bob Cimbollek..Now is the time top Division I college basketball freshmen are making a decision on whether they are going to enter the NBA draft or stay in college. From Kentucky’s seven frosh to Syracuse’s freshman point guard, freshmen must decide if it is to their benefit to enter the draft...

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Hartford rallies past punchless UMaine baseball team, completes series sweep

Sport: University Of Maine Baseball

Posted: April 8th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Pete Warner..ORONO, Maine — Jeff Gelinas of Saco turned in a stellar pitching performance for the University of Maine on Monday afternoon. The Black Bears were unable to support him with adequate offensive production. Hartford reached reliever Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes for runs in...

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Pirates lose fourth in a row

Sport: Portland Pirates

Posted: April 7th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Scandura..PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Portland Pirates Coach Ray Edwards obviously had high hopes going into this season. But what’s transpired almost has defied comprehension, because after Sunday’s 7-2 loss to the Providence Bruins, the Pirates have the worst record in the AHL...

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Gray-New Gloucester coach has Olympic dreams

Sport: Skiing

Posted: April 7th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Lowe..GRAY — Emilie Sanborn called for her parents to come watch television. The Sochi Winter Olympics were on and she didn’t want them to miss the skeleton race. “Mom, Dad, come watch this,’’ said Sanborn, a sophomore at Gray-New Gloucester High School. “My coach does this.’’ Yes she does... 

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Hartford sweeps Maine

Sport: University Of Maine Baseball

Posted: April 7th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mark Emmert..ORONO — The sun was finally shining Sunday over Mahaney Diamond, but the cloud that is hanging over the Maine baseball team refused to yield. The Black Bears suffered a pair of agonizing losses to Hartford, paying dearly for every mistake...

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Fightin Phils edge Sea Dogs

Sport: Sea Dogs

Posted: April 7th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Drago..READING, Pa. — Before Thursday’s season opener, first-year Portland Manager Billy McMillon confessed he didn’t have a strong feel for what kind of Sea Dogs team he had brought north from Florida. Four games in, and after a 4-3 Eastern League loss Sunday...

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Red Claw Wright signs 10-day contract with Milwaukee Bucks

Sport: Red Claws

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Chris Wright, who completed his season with the Maine Red Claws on Friday night, signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Wright previously spent 10 days with the Bucks from March 14-23. He appeared in two games, averaging 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 16.5 minutes per game...

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Plenty of ongoing research trying to figure out the full impact of concussions

Sport: Football

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mark Emmert..Researchers everywhere are trying to wrap their minds around concussions. Who is the most susceptible? What are the long-term effects? How can they be prevented? At Harvard and Purdue, in Canada and Sweden, doctors are racing to find the answers...

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Concussions put football at a crossroads

Sport: Football

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mark Emmert

Participation in youth leagues has fallen nationally thanks to a growing awareness of the risks of head injuries. But medical and sports officials say much more needs to be known about this ‘one-size-fits-no-one’ issue. Hugh McSorley, 16, has already suffered three concussions, two of which occurred during high school football

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Portland loses a late two-goal lead and then the game in OT.

Sport: Portland Pirates

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Allen Lessels..MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Portland Pirates came up a couple minutes short of knocking off the Eastern Conference-leading Manchester Monarchs on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Instead, Monarch Sean Backman came down the right wing...

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Sunday Telegram Player of the Year: Chase Cunningham

Sport: Hockey (Boys)

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mark Emmert..OAKLAND — Chase Cunningham’s high school hockey career had ended minutes earlier, but there was still one more assist he wanted to record. Cunningham had been thinking about how to celebrate a first state title for his Messalonskee team, an outcome that seemed inevitable as the Eagles rolled through an unbeaten season...

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Sea Dogs bats go quiet in 3-2 loss at Reading

Sport: Sea Dogs

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Drago..READING, Pa. — Nate Reed didn’t have a good scouting report on Reading Fightin Phils right fielder Kelly Dugan. Apparently, neither does most of baseball since Dugan gave up switch-hitting two years ago. Dugan, who hits strictly from the left side now, doesn’t care who’s ...

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Steve Solloway: Baseball diplomacy by UMaine grad

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Simon Williams listens to the shouts and fear of war and invasion in a place few Americans know and tries to decide what is true and not true. Russian troops have gathered on the border with Ukraine, supposedly to protect the lives of ethnic Russians. These are turbulent times in a distant corner of

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UMaine softball turning heads with its turnaround

Sport: University Of Maine Softball

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mark Emmert...ORONO — If it’s true that losing builds character, Hannah Hill figured she had as much character as she needed, thank you for asking. The Fryeburg native had returned to Maine, reuniting with her former pitching coach, to help revive the Black Bears’ softball program...

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Arrgh times in Lewiston for the Portland Pirates

Sport: Portland Pirates

Posted: April 6th, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Glenn Jordan..LEWISTON — For the second time in three seasons, and only the sixth time in the 21-year history of the franchise, the Portland Pirates failed to qualify for the American Hockey League playoffs...

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