EVEN THOUGH COACH WALSH HAS PASSED ON,,,,, HIS LEGACY NEVER FORGOTTEN…. AS HOCKEY EAST CELEBRATES IT’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY….THEY HAVE DESIGNATED COACH WALSH’S PERFORMANCE IN THE 92-93 SEASON AS THE BEST BY A HOCKEY EAST COACH IN THE 25 YEAR HISTORY OF THE CONFERENCE. HIS BLACKBEARS ONLY LOST ONE GAME AND WON THE NATIONAL TITLE.
The obesity rate in this country is climbing as many schools cut gym classes, but as Tim Throckmorton shows us, the middle school in Winterport is looking for even more time during the school day for activity.
ONCE AGAIN KEN HOEHLINE OF TRENTON WANTS TO MAKE YOU A BETTER BASS FISHERMAN. HE HAS ORGANIZED TWO EIGHT WEEK COURSES SET TO BEGIN MARCH 17TH AND 19TH..CLASSES BEGIN AT BANGOR HIGH ADULT EDUCATION MARCH 19TH, CLASSES MEET THURSDAY NIGHTS FROM 6:30 TO 9 P.M.THE OTHER SET OF CLASSES WILL BE AT ELLSWORTH HIGH BEGINNING MARCH 17TH AND RUN EVERY TUESDAY FROM 6:30 TO 9:00….. YOU HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER AT BOTH LOCATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
NOTHING LIKE BIG AIR TO ENTERTAIN THE FAITHFUL AT SUGARLOAF… THESE GUYS ARE JUST TEENAGERS… ALL PART OF THE REVOLUTION TOUR WHICH FEATURES THE TOP JUNIORS ACROSS THE U.S. THIS IS THE SLOPE STYLE COMPETITION AND WEDNESDAY THEY’LL RUN THE SNOWBOARDCROSS…CHRIS HAGERTY WON THE GUYS EVENT… ALLYSON CARROLL WON IT FOR THE GIRLS…RIDERS WERE JUDGE ON TWO RUNS TAKING THE BEST OF THE TWO SCORES TO DECIDE THE WINNER………………………………………………….MAINE’S OWN SIMON DUMONT IS HOSTING HIS OWN BIG AIR SKI COMPETITION… IT WILL BE THE PRO-AM JAM OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE DUMONT CUP….DUMONT ALONG WITH OTHER TOP PROS WILL JUDGE, MENTOR, AND COMPETE ALONG SIDE THE 75 AMATEURS THAT MAKE IT INTO THE EVENT. THE PRO AM JAM WILL BE AT SUNDAY RIVER ON APRIL 11TH.
The University of Maine baseball swept a doubleheader from Penn on Monday afternoon in Winter Park, Fla. The Black Bears won the first game 5-2 and took the second game 9-5. Maine improves to 7-5 on the season with the wins, while Penn falls to 3-3 on the season. In game two, Maine scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning. Myckie Lugbauer walked and Kevin McAvoy (Brewer, Maine) followed with a two-run home run to left field.Maine returns to action on Tuesday, March 10 when it faces Rollins College at 2:30 p.m. in Winter Park, Fla.
STANDING IN THE WAY OF THE WATERVILLE PURPLE PANTHERS A RUN OF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS WON BY WESTERN MAINE TEAM DATING BACK TO 2002…. SO THE PURPLE PANTHERS TRYING TO ADD THIER FIRST STATE TITLE TO CROWDED TROPHY CASE SINCE 2001…3 MINUTES INTO THE GAME, WATERVILLE PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON NET, AND ITS ERIC ALDRICH PUTTING HOME THE REBOUND…1-0 PURPLE PANTHERS..JUST OVER A MINUTE LATER, WATERVILLE WITH THE 5 ON 3 POWERPLAY, SHAWN LEE WITH THE WRISTER…2-0 WATERVILLE..LATER IN THE 1ST, WATERVILLE PLAYING SHORTHANDED, JOSHUA GAUDETTE PUTS THE SHOT ON NET, IT HITS OFF A DEFENSEMAN IN FRONT..3-0 WATERVILLE AT THE END OF 1..WATERVILLE 3ST DOM’S 2GREELY WINS THE CLASS B TITLE OVER PRESQUE ISLE….5-1
FIRST ROUND NCAA D-3 TOURNAMENT AND BOWDOIN HOSTING A PLAYOFF GAME….POLAR BEARS GO ON A 25-6 RUN OVER THE FINAL 7:30 OF THE FIRST HALF…BOWDOIN UP 39-15 AT THE BREAK..11 DIFFERENT POLAR BEARS SCORED…BOWDOIN 72CASTLETON 31THE SEASON IS OVER FOR THE USM WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM…. THE HUSKIES FALL IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE D-3 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT TO EMMANUEL 55-49. HUSKIES END THEIR SEASON AT 22-7….HUSSON MEN’S BASKETBALL GOT BLOWN OFF THE FLOOR IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THEIR D-3 TOURNAMENT…. WPI WORCESTER POLY TECH WON THE GAME 86-57…SCOTT KISSINGER LEAD HUSSON WITH 10 POINTS.
ADRIENNE SHIBLES GREW UP IN KNOX A MT. VIEW HIGH SCHOOL GRAD… IN HER FIRST YEAR COACHING THE BOWDOIN POLARD BEARS, SHIBLES MAKING A SPLASH… SHE WAS NAMED THE COACH OF THE YEAR IN THE NESCAC CONFERENCE… HER POLAR BEARS WILL CONTINUE THE SEASON IN THE D-3 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT FRIDAY.JOSH SEELEY WHO GREW UP IN HOWLAND PLAYED HOCKEY AT BANGOR HIGH HAS MOVED UP THE DEPTH CHART AT MAINE. WITH A GROIN INJURY TO GOALIE DAVE WILSON….SEELEY WILL BE MAINE’S NUMBER TWO GOALIE GOING INTO THE FINAL SERIES OF THE REGULAR SEASON.AT THE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TEN PIN BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS AFTERNOON FOUR TEAMS FROM THE NORTH DIVISION ADVANCED TO THE STATE FINALS….. SKOWHEGAN, CENTRAL, MADISON AND HERMON. THE TOP EIGHT TEAMS IN THE STATE WILL MEET IN SKOWHEGAN FOR THE STATE FINALS ON SATURDAY.
WESTERN MAINE HAS DOMINATED CLASS ‘A’ HOCKEY. SINCE CHAMPIONS WERE FIRST CROWNED IN 1927. NO TEAM NORTH OF LEWISTON, OTHER THAN WATERVILLE, HAS WON THE STATE LARGE SCHOOL TITLE. THE PANTHERS LAST WON THE STATES IN 2001…. THEY’LL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN ANOTHER THIS WEEKEND.We understand that we’ve won alot of championships I think its 19, so to represent Waterville in the title game is great.Last night Waterville shut out Lewiston 3-0…. Ian Rowe scored twice for the Panthers including the first goal.Once we get one goal thats when we really start to play. It just breaks the ice and once we got that first one there is no looking back.Its been a great run… especially with Shawn Lee out the last two games with a seperated shoulder…. he’s one of 8 semifinalists for the states Travis Roy award.If there is any way I can help the team besides playing I will do that.This group of seniors has inched a bit further in the playoffs each year.We’ve been on really good teams for all four years and this year our team is shaping up looks like we can finish it off this year.Those seniors sat down together before the season.We came up with even goals and we’ve accomplished 6 of them and the state game is the 7th to win that.And it would be the first hockey championship for this group since they won the state title as 11 and 12 year olds.Yeah, I was a squirt then and I remember that I couldn’t wait to get to high school and have the chance to play in the state game and I had a feeling that we’d get there eventually.THE CLASS ‘A’ CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST ST. DOMS WILL BE AT 6:00 SATURDAY NIGHT IN LEWISTON.
Waterville takes down Lewiston for the title. Waterville the number one seed did this on Lewiston’s home ice, your final 3-0.YOU ARE THE STATE CHAMPS UNTIL SOME TEAM BEATS YOU IN THE PLAYOFFS… AS IS THE SCENARIO FOR THE WINSLOW BLACKRAIDERS… THE DEFENDING CHAMPS TAKING ON PRESQUE ISLE A TEAM THAT HAS THREE TIME LOST IN THIS EASTERN MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME…SECOND PERIOD STILL SCORELESS…NICHOLAS BOURGOIN SENIOR FORWARD…1-0 BLACKRAIDERS…LATER IN THE SECOND A PIG PILE OF GOALS… ISAAC LAJOIE A FRESHMAN…TWO MINUTES LATER… BRENNEN SHAW TO MARK CARVELL, 2-1…A THREE GOAL SECOND PERIOD CAPPED BY…. SHAW….JUST AS THE SECOND PERIOD ENDED, THE THIRD PERIOD STARTED…. SHAW AGAIN…4-1….PRESQUE ISLE WINS IT’S FIRST EASTERN MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP 5-2 OVER WINSLOW.
University of Maine field hockey has selected Jamie Flagg as captain of the 2009 squad. Flagg, a midfielder from Swanville, Maine, played in 26 games for the University at Albany before transferring to Maine and played in eight games for the Black Bears last season. She helped guide the Black Bears to the America East semi-finals while also earning votes in the NFHCA Top-20 Poll during the regular season. Flagg played her high school field hockey at Belfast High School where she led her team to two class `B’ state championships.
SEMI FINALS BETWEEN BANGOR AND WATERVILLE…..THE RAMS LEAD NUMBER ONE WATERVILLE 3-1…. THEN WATERVILLE BARN STORMED ALL THE WAY BACK FOR A 4-3 WIN….WATERVILLE PLAYS FOR AN EASTERN MAINE TITLE…LEWISTON BEATS BREWER 2-1.BLACKRAIDERS BEAT GARDINER 3-0…. JESSIE LITTLE THE SHUT-OUT….PRESQUE ISLE KNOCKS OFF NUMBER JOHN BAPST….5-1….WINSLOW AND PRESQUE ISLE TUESDAY NIGHT AT SEVEN….
GIRLS BASKETBALLClass A State Championship Deering 49, Messalonskee 34Class C State Championship Jay 44, George Stevens 38Class D State Championship Woodland 49, Valley 35BOYS BASKETBALLClass A State Championship Thornton Academy 54, Edward Little 52Class C State Championship Calais 40, Dirigo 39Class D State Championship Woodland 49, Richmond 43
Boys BasketballClass B State Championship Camden Hills Regional 62, Cape Elizabeth 49Girls BasketballClass B State Championship Waterville Senior 54, York 42
Bangor hockey a winner over Cony 7-2. The Rams advance to the semi-finals.SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WRITER PETER KING HAS COME OUT WITH HIS NFL ALL PRO TEAM. ONE OF THE 28 PLAYERS ON HIS FIRST TEAM IS FORMER UMAINE PLAYER MONTELL OWENS. KING HAS LISTED OWENS AS HIS BEST SPECIAL TEAMS COVERAGE GUY.KING CALLS HIM AN EXPLOSIVE HITTER AND A SHIFTY RUNNER. OWENS ALSO SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS THIS PAST YEAR ON SPECIAL TEAMS.MONTELL HAS PLAYED THREE YEARS IN THE LEAGUE AND HAS LED JACKSONVILLE IN SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES ALL THREE YEARS.
THE D-LEAGUE IS COMING TO MAINE. IT STANDS FOR DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE. THE NBA HELPS PLACE FRANCHISES AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY RUN BY NBA TEAMS, BUT TEAMS TO HAVE RIGHTS TO MANY OF THE PLAYERS ON THE TEAMS. THE NEWEST FRANCHISE WILL BE IN PORTLAND. BUT THE UNANSWERED QUESTION TODAY WAS “WHICH NBA TEAM WILL STOCK ITS PLAYERS ON THE TEAM’. THE ANSWER APPEARS TO BE THE CELTICS. THEIR REPRESENTITIVES WERE IN PORTLAND TODAY BUT THEIR CURRENT D-LEAGUE TEAM IS IN UTAH.FROM THE COMMENTS TODAY, IT APPEARS AT SOME POINT THAT THE CELTS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEIR UP AND COMING PLAYERS PLAY IN PORTLAND.
JEREMY COTA HAS MADE THE US FREESTYLE SKI TEAM. COTA IS FROM GREENVILLE AND HE’S MADE THE PODIUM IN 6 OF 8 EVENTS IN THE NOR AM GRAND PRIX SERIES THIS WINTER. COTA ALSO ATTENDED THE CARRABASSETT VALLEY ACADEMY.
CURT SMITH MAY END UP PLAYING BASEBALL AGAINST SOME OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD NEXT MONTH. THE FORMER UMAINE PLAYER IS ON THE PROVISIONAL DUTCH ROSTER FOR THE WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC.THERE ARE CURRENTLY 37 PLAYERS ON THAT TEAM WITH ANOTHER CUT TO COME.SMITH IS ORIGIONALLY FROM CURACAO.
NUMBER ONE AND STILL NUMBER ONE…. THE WATERVILLE HOCKEY TEAM SHUTS OUT BRUNSWICK AND ADVANCES TO THE SEMI FINALS…. THE PURPLE PANTHERS WIN IT 6-0. WATERVILLE A REMARKABLE 18-1 ON THE SEASON.THE BREWER WITCHES ARE THE NUMBER TWO SEED…TAKING ON LAWRENCE AT 10-8 ON THE SEASON…1-0 BREWER, AND THEN CHECK OUT THIS WRIST SHOT… TYLER WHITE 2-0…LAWRENCE GOALIE… CHRIS CARON WITH A BEAUTIFUL PAD SAVE AND THE GOALIE MASK IS MAD CRAZY…BREWER SCORES TO PAD THEIR LEAD….JOEY PERRY…. ALSO A WELL KNOWN GUITARIST…CAN LIGHT THE LAMP AS WELL…BREWER ADVANCES WITH THE WIN. 7-2.
Tom Renney was fired as coach of the New YorkRangers on Monday and replaced by John Tortorella in an attempt tosave a season that has spiraled out of control. Tortorella is a former UMaine hockey player. The Rangers opened 10-2-1, but 10 losses in the last 12 gameshave knocked the team out of contention for the Atlantic Divisiontitle and placed it in danger of missing the playoffs completely. Tortorella led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup titlein 2004 and was let go following last season. Renney, a former coach of the Vancouver Canucks, was 164-121-42with the Rangers in four-plus seasons and ranks fourth on theteam’s career wins and games coached lists.