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West stars roll past East in Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 19th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Too many weapons with too many ways to inflict damage, all of it done with a disarming, collective smile.

 

The West squad turned Leavitt coach Mike Hathaway’s spread offense into a fun-and-gun Saturday night and dominated the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic XXVI, 45-21 over the East, before more than 4,000 fans at Waterhouse Field. 

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Post 188 stymies Noble rally in 7th

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Noah McDaniel will be the first to remind you — he’s a shortstop, not a pitcher.

 

The Staples Crossing Post 188 baseball team needed his strong right arm a little more than usual on Thursday, and McDaniel obliged, throwing a full seven innings with little more than a fastball.

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Quintarian Brown, Ace Curry still teammates, and both healthy

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

DOVER-FOXCROFT — If it wasn’t an ankle injury, it was a hamstring injury. If not a pulled hamstring, a strained neck. And if all the bones and tendons were working properly, muscle cramps carried out their debilitating effects.

 

That was Quintarian Brown’s football career at Lewiston High School in one painful paragraph. Or, if you prefer a more succinct summary: Life isn’t fair.

 

After emerging as the most explosive kick return specialist in the state his sophomore year, Brown scared the daylights out of opposing coaches as a junior and senior. Entire game plans were focused on stopping him at the expense of just about everything else.

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Leavitt, Spruce Mountain leaders set rivalry aside for 26th showcase

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic is the place where children in critical need get a new lease on life and where the most bitter rivalries go to die.

 

If you were a fellow guest in the air-conditioned dormitories at Foxcroft Academy this week, you could set your watch to it. In a matter of minutes, the recent graduates who thought they liked one another the least gravitate to each other the quickest.

 

“Some of the closest guys I’m with this week are from Leavitt,” Peter Theriault of Spruce Mountain and the West squad. “It’s kind of weird. I’m not going to tell anyone back home.”

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Lobster Bowl set to kickoff Saturday

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

DOVER-FOXCROFT — It’s been a few years since the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl was a defensive struggle. With each team eager to run a spread offense utilizing exceptional athletes, don’t expect a low scoring game this season.

 

“You know the West has got some pretty good athletes,” Eric Hathaway, a Maine Central Institute graduate and nose guard on the East, said.

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Fitzy finalists may collide in Lobster Bowl on Saturday night

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Fitzpatrick Trophy winner Brett Gerry and Maine Gatorade Player of the Year Joe Fitzpatrick finally will get to compete on the same football field Saturday night.

 

The two running backs never played against each other in high school. Gerry, who will play for the West in the 26th annual Lobster Bowl, attended Class B Marshwood High. Fitzpatrick, who will play for the East, went to Class A Cheverus.

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Little League State tourney, 9-10: Westbrook, Saco, Lewiston win

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 18th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

At Ellsworth, Westbrook, Saco and Lewiston each picked up victories in the first day of pool play in the Little League all-star baseball state tourney for the ages 9-10 Friday.

 

Westbrook topped Waldo County 12-1 in the first game, Saco edged tourney host Ellsworth in game two 7-6 and Lewiston stopped Bangor West 14-3 in the final game.

 

In the first game, winning pitcher Carter Dow was backed up by Quincy Seavey, who recorded three singles for Westbrook. Reid Gardiner chipped in with a triple while Ben Eugley and Alex Bean each added a double.

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Legion Baseball: Rogers Post sweeps Locke Mills, punches playoff ticket

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

AUBURN — Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint

 

That's what Rogers Post coach Dave Jordan tells his players on a regular basis. That old cliche hasn't been more true for his ball club than it has during the final week of the regular season.

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Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl: Kyle Tervo of Oak Hill unsung, but clearly belongs

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

DOVER-FOXCROFT — It was a simple numbers game that probably left Kyle Tervo thinking he would spend this week at the beach, or working to earn a few spending dollars for college.

 

Seventy-seven schools played varsity football in Maine this past school year, putting invitations to Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic XXVI at a premium.

 

And Tervo played at Oak Hill, a school that won consecutive Class D football championships with Kyle Flaherty and Alex Mace deservedly earning most of the headlines.

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Saturday field hockey tournament raises money for Webber Breast Care Center

Sport: Field Hockey  Message Board

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE — Nine central Maine high school field hockey teams will take part in the fifth annual Battle for Breast Cancer Tournament at Thomas College on Saturday to benefit the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

 

Skowhegan, Lawrence, Messalonskee, Mt. Blue, Nokomis, Mount View, Winslow, Leavitt and Spruce Mountain will participate in the tournament, which takes place 1-9 p.m. Games will be played simultaneously on Thomas’ adjoining fields as part of the round robin tournament.

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State, regional tournaments kick off around state this weekend

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

AUBURN — As if the Augusta Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Star team needed any more incentive when it plays in the state tournament on Friday at Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn, it gets to start the tournament against the team that broke its heart one year ago.

 

“We open with Windham, which beat us in the championship last year (of the 14-year-old state tournament),” Augusta coach Mike Bechard said. “The boys are definitely excited about playing Windham first. We’ve got to get a little redemption from last year.”

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Falmouth quarterback healthy, and ready for Lobster Bowl

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Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Noah Nelson is proud he never missed a football game in three years as the Falmouth High starting quarterback.

 

That’s despite playing his entire senior season with two bone fragments from the tip of his left femur floating around his knee. Nelson decided to forestall surgery. He wore a brace that limited his mobility and he was acutely aware one wrong step or one sudden shock could end his season.

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Beaney named Portland/Deering head coach

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

PORTLAND – It’s true that you can go home again as Jeff Beaney wasn’t ready to hang up the skates just yet and is going back to where his head coaching career blossomed nearly 30 years ago.

 

The former University of Southern Maine head coach was named head coach of the Portland/Deering boys’ co-op hockey team Thursday morning after Portland Athletic Director Rob O’Leary made the announcement via Twitter.

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Maine Baseball Report: Sea Dogs Drop Series Opener in New Hampshire 7-2

Sport: Baseball

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

Manchester, NH - The Sea Dogs (32-60) outhit the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (46-42), but couldn't capitalize with runners in scoring position and lost 7-2 in game one of a four-game series at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

 

Portland finished the game 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 runners.  After the Sea Dogs scored in the third on an RBI groundout by Oscar Tejeda to plate Manuel Margot and take a 1-0 lead, New Hampshire would follow with seven unanswered runs.

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Kate Hall tells Senate committee her struggles with diabetes

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Kate Hall was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 10 years old.

 

Not long afterward, she experienced a moment that steeled her resolve in making sure the disease did not define her.

 

“The thing that stood out to me the most was being benched during my first soccer game after my diagnosis,” Hall explained. “That really made me realize that diabetes wasn’t going to ever stop me from doing the things I love most. I thought, ‘I am not sitting out on anything ever again, if I can help it. I am figuring this thing out.’”

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