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Cooper suspended four games

Updated 6 years ago

FORMER UMAINE FOOTBALL PLAYER STEPHEN COOPER SUSPENDED FOUR GAMES TO START THE YEAR FOR THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS. HE VIOLATED THE NFL’S SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY. BACK IN DECEMBER OF 2002 WHILE AT MAINE COOPER ADMITTED TO POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL STERIODS. HE ENDED UP BEING SENTENCED TO 100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

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Skiing in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

THERE IS STILL SKIING IN MAINE. SUGARLOAF HAS 95% OF ITS TRAILS OPEN. SUNDAY RIVER IS STILL GOING STRONG. AND SADDLEBACK WILL BE OPEN THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND.


Unity May Stay Open

Updated 6 years ago

IT LOOKS LIKE UNITY RACEWAY COULD HAVE THE GREEN FLAG THIS SUMMER.
WE SPOKE WITH THE NASON FAMILY FRIDAY AND THEY SAID THERE ARE THREE OFFERS ON THE TABLE FROM PEOPLE WISHING TO RUN THE TRACK, AND TWO ARE VERY SERIOUS.

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Horses stabled for the moment

Updated 6 years ago

BANGOR RACEWAY HAS POSTPONED THE OPENING WEEKEND… FROST IS THE CULPRIT… IT HAS LEFT THE TRACK UNSAFE FOR THE HORSES… AS IT MELTS IT LEAVES SOUPY POT HOLES THAT COULD BE DEVASTING IF STEPPED INTO…SO NO RACING THIS FRIDAY AND SUNDAY.
BANGOR RACEWAY HAS NEVER ATTEMPTED TO OPEN THIS EARLY IN THE YEAR, BUT MOST AT THE TRACK THINK THAT THE UNUSUAL WINTER IS THE CAUSE.

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Moose hunters helping the area

Updated 6 years ago

TEN HUNTERS HAVE WON THE RIGHT TO HUNT MOOSE DURING THE UPCOMING SEASON. THE 10 PAID A TOTAL OF 109 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE PERMITS AND THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARD SCHOLARSHIPS. THE MONEY WILL HELP YOUNGSTERS GO TO THE MAINE CONSERVATION SCHOOL AND CONSERVATION CAMP.
9 OF THE 10 PERMIT WINNERS ARE FROM OUT OF STATE.

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Racing at Unity Suspended

Updated 6 years ago

UNITY RACEWAY WAS ALWAYS BUSY ON ANY GIVEN RACE NIGHT. THE TRACK WAS HOME TO SEVEN DIVISIONS OF RACING. MORE THAN 100 DRIVERS ON A RACE NIGHT. RACING IS AS POPULAR AS EVER, BUT ATTENDENCE IS DOWN A BIT AND COSTS HAVE RISEN. DRIVERS HAVE COME TO EXPECT THAT THEY WON’T BE MAKING MONEY. THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT EVEN THOUGH IS COST THEM MONEY.
THE SAME CAN’T BE ASKED FOR TRACK OWNERS AND SO THE NASON FAMILY HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND OPERATION AT THE UNITY STOCK CAR TRACK.
THE TRACK IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT, LEASE OR PURCHASE…. BUT IF NO-ONE STEPS UP. THE TRACK IS SHUT DOWN FOR THE SEASON.

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UMaine Diamond Honors

Updated 6 years ago

FOR THE 2nd WEEK IN A ROW TERREN HALL IS THE AMERICA EAST SOFTBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. THE FRESHMAN FROM BUCKSPORT HIT 625 LAST WEEK AND HIT A HOME RUN ON SUNDAY…..

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Purcell wins a great honor

Updated 6 years ago

FORMER UMAINE HOCKEY PLAYER TEDDY PURCELL…THE AHL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR… With ten days left in the AHL regular season, Purcell is the top scorer among rookies and is fourth overall in the league with 55 assists and 77 points in 64 games.

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Local Notes

Updated 6 years ago

FORMER UMAINE HOCKEY PLAYER JOSH SOARES DOMINATING IN THE ECHL. SOARES POSTING GUADY NUMBERS 81 POINTS IN 59 GAMES…HE WAS NAMED TO THE ECHL ALL ROOKIE TEAM.

ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH UMAINE FOOTBALL KNOWS THAT THE KICKING GAME HAS SQUANDERED MANY AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREVAIL…. THE BLACKBEARS HOPE THAT A WALK ON MAY CHANGE THAT. CHRIS GENNARO OF SACO WILL COMPETE FOR THE JOB DURING SPRING PRACTICE.

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Racing update, Santerre and Wiscasset

Updated 6 years ago

THE MAIN JOB FOR ANDY SANTERRE IS STILL STOCK CAR OWNER. BUT THIS SUMMER HE’LL ALSO DRIVE A LITTLE. SOME SPECIAL RACES HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR DRIVERS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY DRIVING, BUT HAVE WON A CUP OR BUSCH RACE.

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Boetsch falls in second round

Updated 6 years ago

HERE IS TIM BOETSCH, THE FORMER CAMDEN HILLS WRESTLER, HAS MORPHED INTO ULTIMATE FIGHTER… THE 27 YEAR OLD DOMINATING THE FIRST ROUND AGAINST MATT HAMILL… THEY EXCHANGE KICKS AND A BIG KNEE CONNECTS FOR BOETSCH…

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Leclerc heads to Bryant

Updated 6 years ago

LOCAL HOOPS NEWS….SAM LECLERC THE STAR FROM WINTHROP PASSES UP UMAINE AND TOLD OUR SOURCES THAT HE WILL ATTEND BRYANT COLLEGE IN THE FALL…

THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL WILL MOVED UP FROM DIVISION-II TO DIVISION ONE NEXT YEAR.

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UMaine names captains

Updated 6 years ago

MARK SOCOBY FROM HOULTON NAMED ONE OF THREE CAPTAINS FOR NEXT YEAR’S SQUAD….LED THE BLACK BEARS IN SCORING THIS PAST WINTER WITH 15 POINTA A GAME… HE ALSO LED THEM IN REBOUNDS. THE OTHER TWO ARE FORMER MCI PREPPER JUNIOR BERNAL, AND KAIMONDRE OWES.

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Big night for former Camden wrestler

Updated 6 years ago

TIM BOETSCH WILL BE BACK IN THE OCTOGON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HE’S FROM CAMDEN AND A FORMER STATE CHAMPION IN WRESTLING. NOW THE 27 YEAR OLD IS IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AND HE’LL TRY TO IMPROVE HIS 7-1 CAREER MARK. THE FIGHT IS IN DENVER AND IS ON SPIKE TV AT 9:00PM.

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UMaine hoop gets some good news

Updated 6 years ago

UMAINE MENS BASKETBALL HAS RECIEVED A VERBAL COMMITTMENT FROM DORAN MITCHELL. THE 6 FOOT GUARD FROM CONNECTICUT IS A SOLID SHOOTER AND HE FIGURES TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON THE TEAM IN THE FALL.

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Sylvia Out Of UFC

Updated 6 years ago

TIM SYLVIA HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM HIS CONTRACT WITH THE UFC. THE TWO TIME HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP AND AN ELLSWORTH HIGH GRAD HAD ONE FIGHT REMAINING ON THAT DEAL.

HE THEN IMMEDIATELY SIGNED A CONTRACT TO FIGHT WITH THE NEW MMA OUTFIT CALLED ADRENALINE.

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Sweetland Leaves Maine Hockey

Updated 6 years ago

ANDREW SWEETLAND HAS AGREED TO TERMS WITH THE FLORIDA PANTHERS ON AN ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT.

MAINE HAD A NUMBER OF PLAYERS SIGN CONTRACTS SINCE THE END OF THE SEASON…. SOME SENIORS AND JUNIOR GOALIE BEN BISHOP….

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Running in Ellsworth

Updated 6 years ago

ABOUT 125 RUNNERS TOOK TO THE STREETS TO RUN IN HONOR OF BILL PINKHAM FOR THE FLATTOP 5K IN ELLSWORTH. JUDSON CAKE, CHRIS PEVERADA, AND TOM MCWALTERS WENT ONE, TWO THREE ON THE GUYS SIDE…WITH CAKE’S WINNING TIME OF 15:41. ANN SAVOLISE-STANTON TOOK THE HONORS FOR THE WOMEN. HER TIME 19:47, SHE WAS FOLLOWED BY MOLLY PEVERADA AND EILIZA TIBBBITS TO ROUND OUT THE TOP THREE. PINKHAM WAS PART OF MARINE PATROL, PART TIME SHERRIFF AND INVOLVED IN THE RUNNING COMMUNITY BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY.

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Flurries, rapids and fun in Searsmont

Updated 6 years ago

DESPITE SNOW FLURRIES, AND THE SOGGY SHORELINE PADDLERS TOOK THE ST. GEORGE RIVER WITH VIGOR AND THE HOPE THAT THE FALLS AT ROBBINS LUMBER WOULD NOT BE THEIR UNDOING….DOWNTOWN SEARSMONT IS WHERE THE RACE BEGINS…ABOUT FIVE MILES OF FLAT WATER FOR THE START THEN YOU GET INTO THE MINI CLASS 3 WHITE WATER AND IT’S A SHORT BLAST TO THE END…SIX MILES ALL TOGETHER… THE VULTURES DIDN’T SEE TOO MANY SPILLS TODAY AS THE WATER LEVEL WAS LOW, 75 CRAFT ENTERED TODAY’S RACE… Overall winner, in the kayak, fred ludwig of houlton…41:29…. Top canoe and 4th fastest overall, jeff owen and ed lindsey of orono with a time of 45:33.

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Local Notes

Updated 6 years ago

FORMER UMAINE PLAYER JOHN TORTORELLA, FOUND SOME GOOD NEWS IN THIS BISMAL SEASON IN THE NHL… DESPITE HIS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING SLUMPING IN LAST PLACE TORTORELLA WAS NAMED THE COACH OF THE USA TEAM FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS… THAT WILL BE PLAYED IN HALIFAX FROM MAY 2ND TO THE 18TH.

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