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Cony, Gardiner High School football teams begin season under similar circumstances

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Joe White, B.L. Lippert take field for first time as head coaches of their respective programs. It is no secret that the Gardiner and Cony high school football programs are intertwined. Thus, it was fitting that when the two storied teams — whose rivalry extends well beyond a century...

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Beckford, Nelson are the rising stars at UMaine football scrimmage

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO — The defining moment of Monday’s Maine football scrimmage came inside the 1-yard line, where a pair of second-year players went head to head.Running back Nigel Beckford tried to dive over safety Mozai Nelson. Nelson nailed Beckford in the thigh, flipping him onto his helmet...

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Portland 14 y.o. rallies to stay alive in Babe Ruth tourney

Sport: Baseball

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The team stages an amazing rally, scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Garrett Tracy retired 14 straight batters in relief before laying down the game-winning bunt as Portland (1-2) managed five runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Ohio...

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Class A soccer champions get back to work

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The first day of fall practice helps set expectations for success for Cheverus boys' and Windham girls'. The Cheverus boys and Windham girls begin defense of their titles as fall practices start. Expectations.  Every high school team needs to define what it expects of itself...

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Rhode Island leads New England junior golf

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

CAPE ELIZABETH — Riley Griffin shot a 2-under 69 in the first round and teammates Davis Chatfield and Patrick Welch fired 68 and 69, respectively, in the second round Monday as Rhode Island jumped out to a commanding 16-shot lead at the 2015 New England Junior Amateur...

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New assistant coach joins UMaine football staff

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO, Maine — University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove has announced the addition of assistant coach Nick Charlton to his staff. Charlton, who will coach the wide receivers, comes to Maine after serving three years with Boston College as a graduate assistant...

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Scarborough's Jones to create a storm for UMO softball

Sport: University Of Maine Softball  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Ryan Jones, baseball head coach at Scarborough High School for the past three years, is upping the ante in his coaching career. Jones, who led the Storm to 14-2, 10-6 and 7-9 seasons in his tenure with the team, has accepted the position of assistant softball coach at the University of Maine...

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2015 Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Hits Home

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

You see, when I tune into this year’s WEEI/NESN Radio-Telethon this year, it won’t be just another face, another story. This year the cause of fighting cancer has hit home in a much too personal way. When I donate this year, it will be for the Zaks and Jonnys, people who are much too young...

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Hard work paying off for Maine senior linebacker John McCabe

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO — John McCabe is a 6-foot, 220-pound testament to the power of working your butt off. In the first week of preseason practices, McCabe, a senior linebacker from Winslow, was listed second on the Black Bears’ depth chart at the mike (middle) linebacker position...

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UMaine competes behind the scenes to lure top athletes

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Three hockey rinks are abuzz with hundreds of teenage dreamers on a Sunday morning in May. They have descended on the Foxboro Sports Center in Massachusetts to compete in a three-day hockey tournament called the Pro-Am Pre-Draft Showcase. The potential prize is much more than just another trophy to carry home.

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UMaine basketball coach shares highs, lows of recruiting

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO — All coaches are thrilled to announce their recruiting classes. But not every player they covet ends up on their campus. Disappointment is inevitable, especially when you’re trying to turn around a losing program...

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10 years later, Westbrook Little League team reflects on magical run

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 16th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

...Ten years ago, Maine had a rare representative in the World Series: the Westbrook Little League All-Stars. Those boys, age 11 to 13, were one of only three teams from the state to have ever played in the event, now in its 69th year.

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TV: Fort Kent Warriors prepare to defend title

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Fort Kent, Me (WAGM) - The Fort Kent Warriors have won three Eastern Maine Championships in the last five year. The Warriors are the defending Class C Championship and head into the season with a very young squad.

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Marshwood's Poirier named SMG Spring Athlete of the Year

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine – Lindsey Poirier’s preparation for new lacrosse seasons is a little unorthodox. “I pick up my lacrosse stick the first day of preseason,” she said. Not being lazy. It’s just that Poirier’s first sport – field hockey – can be a consuming one, not simply ending when Marshwood High School’s season is over...

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SMG 2015 Co-Baseball Player of the Year: Zack Quintal- Marshwood, Sr.

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 15th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The player his teammates call ‘Q’ did it all for the Hawks this spring, going 7-1 with a 0.85 ERA as a pitcher, striking out 37 batters in 41 innings and walking 11. He led the team in batting with a .440 average, and drove in 15 runs and scored a team-high 21 as the leadoff hitter... 

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