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Bates' road to Final Four goes through Boston

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

By KALLE OAKES.. LEWISTON — It is uncharted territory, but Bates men’s basketball won’t be dealing with unknown quantities in the NCAA Division III sectional round this weekend. The Bobcats collide with NESCAC rival Trinity (Conn.) at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Staake Gymnasium on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Bates and Trinity have met 44 times over the past 68 years, including the Bantams’ 66-59 win Jan. 16 in East Hartford. Bates won’t look beyond that, but if it survives, it would face either No. 4 Babson or No. 15 Johns Hopkins on Saturday night with a berth in the final four at stake. The Bobcats handed the host Beavers one of their two losses this season. “I think we had an advantage in some ways playing these teams that had never seen us play, Bates coach Jon Furbush said. “Scouting is a really big factor in some of these outcomes. Now there’s going to be some familiarity with (Trinity), and them with us.”...

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Cape Elizabeth residents quickly fill 600 Beach to Beacon slots

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

General registration for the popular road race opens at 7 a.m. Friday..Cape Elizabeth residents grabbed 600 available bibs in a little under nine minutes Thursday morning as registration for the 18th Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race got underway.

Online registration for the general public is scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Friday with a limit of 4,000 runners. Last year’s slots filled up in four minutes, 32 seconds.

Another 1,950 bibs will be distributed through a lottery beginning immediately after online registration closes and continuing through March 22. Runners may enter as an individual or as part of a team of up to six members. The race charges a non-refundable $5 fee to enter the lottery. Winning names will be drawn March 24 and posted on the race website.

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Lake Region High's Kate Hall has national track title in sight

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The record-setting senior will compete in the 60-meter dash and the long jump at the national meet this weekend in New York. Kate Hall has had many goals through her high school career. Only one remains: to become a national champion. At the New Balance High School National Track and Field Championship this weekend in New York City, Hall will attempt to do just that. Last year, Hall finished second in the long jump (19 feet, 11 1/2 inches) and ninth in the 60-meter dash, and she’ll compete in both events again...

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Hall of Fame Bangor High School swim coach retires after 46 years

Sport: Swimming  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

After earning a degree from Southern Connecticut State University, Phil Emery had his heart set on obtaining a master’s degree in oceanography from San Diego State University. But John Coombs, the director of the Bangor YMCA, told him he should contact Bangor Superintendent of Schools Wendell Eaton about a science teaching position and coaching the Bangor High School boys swim team. Emery wasn’t interested. He didn’t sign the application. Assistant Superintendent Bill McIntosh then sent him another application. Emery caved. “I don’t know what made me do it. I had no interest in teaching. I just figured I’d put off grad school and teach and coach for one year,” said Emery. Emery fell in love with teaching and coaching...

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UMaine bids to host WNIT basketball games in Bangor

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

ORONO, Maine — Playing in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament was postseason Plan B for the University of Maine women’s basketball. With their NCAA hopes having been dashed in Sunday’s 65-54 America East semifinal loss to Hartford at Vestal, New York, the Black Bears have embraced the chance to play in the postseason. “We just have to be excited about the opportunity to play in the WNIT,” said UMaine senior Courtney Anderson of Greene. “Obviously, it’s not what we were envisioning or what we had wanted for ourselves, but things don’t always work out the way you want them to.”

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Maine's girls basketballer of year

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

...“Great season, Nia,” Delle Donne says in the video. “I hope you’re ready for more. Congrats on winning the 2014-2015 Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year Award. Welcome to the Gatorade Player of the Year family.” “I had no idea I was up for it,” Irving said. “Coach Donato, my parents, and Mr. McManus, they all did a really good job of keeping it a secret from me.” Irving plays for the Maine Maniacs AAU team. After missing AAU last year with a knee injury, she’d like to see the season through to its end in July. That’s more her focus at this point than the process of selecting a college. “I’m really not rushing anything,” she said. “As of right now, I’m leaning more towards Division I.”...

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Lawrence junior standout wins Gatorade girls basketball award

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Lawrence High School junior Nia Irving, who led the Fairfield school to this year’s Class A state championship, has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Maine Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot center, who averaged 22.5 points and 14 rebounds per game and shot 52.8 percent from the field while sparking the Bulldogs to a 21-1 record and their first gold ball in 21 years, is the second Gatorade Maine Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Lawrence. Cindy Blodgett was a three-time winner of the award in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Irving, the 2014 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year, scored 27 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Lawrence’s state title-clinching, 50-43 win over Thornton Academy of Saco. She also connected on 77.8 percent of her free throws this winter. The award also recognizes high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court...

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Former Brunswick track star hasn't slowed down for Oregon

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Will Geoghegan is now among the nation's elite collegiate runners..In running, said Will Geoghegan, you don’t always realize just how much you’re improving. “It’s really funny,” Geoghegan said in a phone interview from Eugene, Oregon. “I remember when I was a freshman in high school thinking that running under 10 (minutes) in the 2-mile seemed impossible. “I don’t know if I ever envisioned where I am now. I just tried to get better every year and hoped eventually to be in a good place.” These days, Geoghegan is in a very good place. The 2010 Brunswick High graduate is heading into this weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s and women’s indoor track and field championships as one of the top distance runners for the University of Oregon, where he is studying for his master’s degree in computer science...

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Basketball fundraiser helps Penquis coach's son battle cancer

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: March 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

MILO, Maine — Zak Mills couldn’t attend the benefit basketball game held in his honor last Friday night. But thanks to technology, the 11-year-old sixth-grader from LaGrange got the chance to witness firsthand a considerable outpouring of support on his behalf. Some 40 area high school coaches — peers of Zak’s dad, Penquis Valley High School boys basketball and soccer coach Jason Mills — converged on Oakes Gymnasium to play in a benefit game to help defray medical costs the family is facing while Zak Mills undergoes treatment for a cancerous tumor found in the radius near his right wrist late last year.

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Bates buzzing about men's basketball

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: March 12th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The Bobcats aren't just in the NCAA tournament for the first time, they're in the Sweet 16 after two victories..LEWISTON — Bates College’s first trip to the men’s NCAA Division III basketball tournament – and the Bobcats’ subsequent two victories – has stoked the interest of former players and other alumni from near and far. “I’ve heard from players from the 1950s right up to last season,” said Coach Jon Furbush. “You win a few games and people become very aware of your basketball program.” Senior guard Graham Safford of Hampden has another slant. “The campus is buzzing,” said Safford, a four-year starter. “Professors have clapped for us when we enter their class and everywhere the team goes on campus, students are congratulating us and excited for the next game.” That next game comes in the Sweet 16 when Bates (21-6) plays Trinity (22-6) at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts...

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Scarborough hockey coach still produces winners at age 70

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: March 12th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Seventy-year-old Norm Gagne has coached 1,010 high school hockey games at five different schools. “But I still get excited before every game. I even get butterflies sometimes, depending upon who we play,” said Gagne, who guided Scarborough High School to its first ever state Class A championship last weekend, when the Red Storm beat St. Dominic Academy of Auburn 2-1 in double overtime. It was his seventh state championship in 17 state game appearances. His teams won three state Class B crowns at Gardiner (1981, 1983 and 1985) and three A championships at Waterville (1991, 1996 and 2001). “I still love it. I enjoy working with the kids, and I have a good rapport with them, even at my age,” Gagne, who also coached at Gorham and Lewiston, said...

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New Hampden Academy football coach hopes to boost participation

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: March 12th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

HAMPDEN, Maine — Scott Flagg admits he wasn’t a football star during his high school playing days in Brewer. “I’d call myself a low-level player,” he said. “I was not a great player.” But Flagg’s love of sports and subsequent involvement in education soon led him into the coaching ranks, and he’ll test those passions as the new varsity football coach at Hampden Academy. “I’ve always thought about it, I guess,” said Flagg of the head coaching opportunity. “I’ve been at Hampden for five years as an assistant, and the time just felt right.” Flagg replaces Kevin Canty, who guided the Broncos for two seasons before accepting a coaching job in his home state of North Carolina at Saint Augustine’s University, an NCAA Division III program in Raleigh...

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UMaine men's basketball team begins rebuilding process with worst season ever

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: March 12th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

As the veterans head into postseason workouts aware of Walsh’s expectations, UMaine hopes to benefit from the influx of its recruits, including 6-foot-6-inch forward Devine Eke of Plainfield, New Jersey, 6-7 Serbian forward Ilija Stojilkovic out of Lee Academy and 6-2 guard Levar Harewood of Brooklyn, New York...

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Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: March 11th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Sara Binkhorst, Adrienne Shibles, Nina Davenport, Head All-State Nominees..Bowdoin College senior guard Sara Binkhorst has been chosen as the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) Player of the Year, while Nina Davenport from Bates College has been selected as the Rookie of the Year. Adrienne Shibles from Bowdoin College was picked as the Coach of the Year...

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Del Gallo headed to D-III wrestling nationals

Sport: Wrestling  Message Board

Posted: March 11th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The Gardiner native is just the sixth USM wrestler to reach the NCAA tournament..Daniel Del Gallo describes himself as being “happy, not satisfied” to be competing in the NCAA Division III national championship tournament this weekend. Del Gallo, a Gardiner native, is one of two University of Southern Maine wrestlers who advanced to the national tournament, which starts Friday in Hershey, Pa. Senior Jonathan Deupree is making his second consecutive appearance at nationals. “I want to do more and perform better at a higher level,” said Del Gallo, a sophomore who wrestles in the 149-pound weight class. “I was happy with my performance at regionals, especially leading up to the final. Everything worked out good.”...

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