THE CLASS ‘A’ STATE BASEBALL FINAL BETWEEN CONY AND DEERING HAS BEEN MOVED FROM AUGUSTA TO THE TURF FIELD AT UMAINE TOMORROW AT 2-O-CLOCK…..THE ‘A’ SOFTBALL GAME BETWEEN SKOWHEGAN AND SCARBOROUGH WILL BE PLAYED MONDAY BUT THERE IS YET ANY SITE OR TIME……THE OTHER CHANGE IS WITH CLASS ‘C’ SOFTBALL… CALAIS WILL NOW PLAY TELSTAR MONDAY AT 3-O-CLOCK IN BREWER…..
SUE TYLER IS NOW THE HEAD COACH OF THE BANGOR HIGH FIELD HOCKEY PROGRAM. SHE HAS QUITE A RESUME…. THE FORMER UMAINE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR COACHED THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TO IT’S FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. TYLER IS IN FACT THE ONLY MAJOR COLLEGE COACH TO WIN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TWO SPORTS….. FIELD HOCKEY IN 1987 AND LACROSSE IN ’81 AND ’86. TYLER HAS BEEN AN ASSISTANT WITH THE BANGOR PROGRAM THE LAST TWO YEARS. HER DAUGHTER LEXI WILL BE A SENIOR ON THE TEAM THIS FALL.
FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW…CALAIS AND SUMNER MEET IN THE PLAYOFFS… CALAIS IS THE DEFENDING EASTERN MAINE CHAMPION….CALAIS WINS BACK TO BACK EASTERN MAINE CHAMPIONSHIPS…10-1 THE FINAL…CONY AND SKOWHEGAN IN CLASS A …..SKOWHEGAN WINS 2-1…SO SKOWHEGAN MEETS SCARBOROUGH IN THE STATE FINAL….BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AT THE BALL PARK….GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMY HOSTING ORONO FOR THE CLASS C TITLE…GSA WON THIS GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 8TH…A TRIPLE AND AN ERROR, THE EAGLES SCORE THE ONLY RUN OF THE GAME…1-0 THE FINAL. GSA TO PLAY ST. DOM’S IN THE STATE TITLE…THE CONY BASEBALL TEAM BEAT NUMBER ONE MESSALONSKEE…THE FINAL 3-1….CONY WILL SQUARE OFF WITH DEERING FOR THE STATE TITLE…
THIRTEEN MORE PLAYERS HAVE MADE THE FIELD FOR THE MAINE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP…QAULIFYING HELD AT PENOBSCOT VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB THIS MORNING ONE OF FIVE DIFFERENT QUALIFIERS AROUND THE STATE… BUTCH ALLEN PLAYS OUT OF ROCKLAND AND LEN COLE OUT OF PENOBSCOT VALLEY EACH WITH A 74 TO LEAD THE WAY…FORMER UMAINE LINEBACKER ANDREW DOWNEY HAS BEEN RELEASED BY THE BUFFALO BILLS. THE LINEBACKER HOPES TO HOOK ON WITH ANOTHER NFL SQUAD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
After scoring twice in the top of the first, Deer Isle Stonington beats Shead 9-7 in ten innings.Gardiner makes it back to back Eastern Maine titles, they defeated waterville in come from behind fashion….9-6 your final. The Tigers will play Greely for the state title.The Medomak Valley Panthers came back from a 1-0 deficit to plate four runs in the top of the fifth. The Panthers win the title by the final of 4-1. The class D softball title goes to Woodland. This is the first Eastern Maine title for the Woodland Dragons. The final was 4-1.
Gabby Price stepped down as Husson University football coach on Monday.He had been at the helm for 7 years restarting the program in 2003. He leaves with a 25-28 win-loss record…. But in his final three seasons his teams went 19-10. This past year the eagles were 7-3 and earned the schools first post-season bid to the ECAC Northeast Bowl. At the end of last season the Eagles were ranked 5th in New England. Price served as Athletic Director for 5 years then stepped down in 2008 to concentrate on his coaching duties.The move was a bit of a surprise with no head coach yet named with just weeks before the start of pre season camp in August.
U Maine senior outfielder Kevin McAvoy of Brewer has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Second Team. It is the latest honor for McAvoy, who has been named to nearly every post-season team this year. McAvoy was one of just four players from the America East Conference named to the ABCA First or Second Team. He led Maine with a 379 batting avarage.
TWO MAINERS EACH WITH A LOSS IN UFC 99….MARCUS DAVIS LOST A SPLIT DECISION TO DAN HARDY. THIS LOSS WILL MOST LIKELY DROP DAVIS OUT OF THE TOP TEN IN THE WELTERWEIGHT DECISION…ALSO DALE HARTT….HE DIDN’T LAST LONG…HART SUCCUMBED TO A REAR NAKED CHOKE IN THE FIRST ROUND…
THE CLASS A SCORES FOR YOU….LEWISTON HELD OFF FOUR MATCH POINTS TO DEFEAT WAYNFLETE… THIS IS LEWISTON SEVENTH STRAIGHT STATE TITLE…THE LEWISTON GIRLS MAKE IT A SWEEP…WINING 4-1 OVER PORTLAND…THE BLUE DEVILS FOURTH TITLE IN A ROW.NORTH YARMOUTH GIRLS WIN BACK TO BACK STATE TITLES… THIS TIME A 5-LOVE WIN OVER GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMY….NYA BEAT GSA IN 2008… THE NYA GIRLS ONLY DROPPED ONE SET IN ALL FIVE MATCHES…THE MADAWASKA BOYS ALMOST PULLED THE UPSET… WAYNFLETE A WINNER 3-2… WAYNFLETE GOES BACK TO BACK STATE TITLES…YARMOUTH WINS THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP…4-1…IT’S THEIR FIRST STATE TITLE SINCE A WIN IN CLASS C IN 1996.FALMOUTH TAKES ALL FIVE MATCHES TO WIN IT’S FOURTH TITLE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS…
CHRIS BURLESON WHO IS A SHORTSTOP FOR THE USM HUSKIES HAS BEEN DRAFTED…. BURLESON PICKED UP BY THE CINCINNATI REDS…BURLESON GREW UP IN PORTLAND.
THE SKOWHEGAN SOFTBALL TEAM A WINNER TODAY OVER MT. BLUE… SO THAT MEANS SKOWHEGAN WILL HOST THE BANGOR RAMS… BANGOR SHUTS OUT EDWARD LITTLE 3-0. BREWER OVER OXFORD HILLS 6-1, THEY’LL PLAY CONY ON SATURDAY. ORONO OVER HOULTON 7-2. WOODLAND OVER KATAHDIN 11-1.
CONY OVER BREWER IN 11 INNINGS…THE WINNING RUN WALKED IN…4-3. MESSALONSKEE A 13-3 WINNER OVER OXFORD HILLS…THE ORONO BOYS OVER STEARNS 8-7….SHAWN KILPATRICK THE WINNING PITCHER. BANGOR COMES BACK TO BEAT MT. ARARAT 4-2.
HOW ABOUT THE STORY OF JOE BROWN OF CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL… BROWN WILL BE THE SECOND ATHLETE FROM THE SCHOOL IN HISTORY TO COMPETE IN THE NEW ENGLAND TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS… HE WON THE CLASS C STATE TITLE IN THE DISCUSS AND CAME IN THIRD IN THE JAVELIN…..
THE WATERVILLE GIRLS OUTLAST CARIBOU FOR THE CLASS B EASTERN MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP. THE PURPLE PANTHERS GETS WIN FROM BOTH DOUBLES TEAMS AND NUMBER THREE SINGLES TO WIN IT 3-2.THE ELLSWORTH BOYS WIN ALL FIVE MATCHES AGAINST PRESQUE ISLE TO WIN THEIR FIRST EASTERN MAINE TITLE SINCE 2002.MADAWASKA UPSETS THE GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMY BOYS…4-1… THE G-S-A BOYS HAD WON THE LAST THREE EASTERN MAINE TITLES…..THE G-S-A GIRLS TAKE DOWN THE THIRD SEED DEXTER TIGERS 3-2… THIS IS THE SECOND TITLE IN A ROW FOR THE G-S-A GIRLS… THE CLASS A MATCHES ARE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY….STATE TITLES ARE UP FOR GRABS SATURDAY…..
A COUPLE OF COMPETITORS FROM UNION STREET ATHLETICS IN BANGOR ARE GOING TO FLORIDA TO COMPETE IN THE APF SENIOR NATIONALS. A POWERLIFTING COMPETITION IN FLORIDA TO SEE WHO IS THE BEST IN THE U.S IN THEIR WEIGHT CLASS. JAMIE PERRY OF HERMON, ALONG WITH CHRIS PAGE, DARYL BOYINGTON AND LOUI MORRISON.
A horse at Bangor Raceway had to be put down yesterday. A dog in the paddock area bit the leg of the horse “Rich Camelot”. The horse reacted to being bitten and fell against a dumpster. He was hurt badly enough that when the vet arrived it had to be put away.As of today there is now a policy that there are to be no dogs in the paddock area.Rich Camelot had won its last race with a 157 and 3. Owner by Gardiner Patterson, the horse was reportedly purchased for 20 thousand dollars.
WHEN IT COMES TO TRACK EASTERN MAINE ATHLETES HAVE A CHANCE TO SHINE IN INDIVIDUAL EVENTS BUT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE USUALLY TAKEN BY THOSE IN SOUTHER MAINE…BOYS 4 BY 100 METER DASH….TIM SMITH, DAVID PARDILLA, JOSIAH HARTLEY AND TYLER PEMBROKE TEAM UP TO WIN IT 44.12 SECONDS GIRLS POLE VAULT…KATIE PORTER OF BANGOR….NICE JUMP…SHE FINISHED 4TH. KATIE NOYES OF BREWER WON IT WITH A VAULT OF 9-6.)EDWARD LITTLE GIRSL 136 POINTS, SCARBOROUGH 98 POINTS, BANGOR GIRLS THIRD PLACE WITH 51 POINTS.BONNY EAGLE BOYS WIN IT WITH 77 POINTS, BANGOR FINISHED 9TH….THE CLASS C STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS TAKING PLACE AT MCCANN FIELD IN BATH… GIRLS 4 X 100 RELAY…ORONO ABLE TO EDGE OUT NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY… GIRLS 1600 METER RACE WALK…JANA LARLEE FROM MATTANAWCOOK WINS IN TIME OF 8:54:22 BOYS 110 METER HURDLES…CHRIS FOGLER OF JOHN BAPST WINS IN TIME OF 15.76 SECONDS. BOYS 100 METER DASH…DOMINIC KONE OF BUCKSPORT WINNER IN TIME OF 10.99 SECONDS…
TOM ELLSWORTH ATTACKED KEBO VALLEY, BUT HE OPENED WITH A BOGEY… HE REGROUPED AND SHOT EVEN PAR 70 TO LEAD THE A-B FLIGHT OF THE BUNYAN… JOE ALVAREZ IS IN SECOND, HE SHOT A ONE OVER 71, RICKY JONES THE REIGNING CHAMP TIED FOR 6TH AT PLUS THREE…THE C-D FLIGHT WALKED EIGHTEEN AT PENOBSCOT VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB….ONE OF THE TOP GUYS IS KEVIN MCCONNELL OF VEAZIE…HE SHOT IN THE HIGH 80’S IN HIS PRACTICE ROUND BUT A SOLID 76 TODAY….HE HAS A FOUR STOKE LEAD ON ALLEN KENNEDY…