WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN LACROSSE HERE’S YOUR CHANCE… HUSSON UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT COACH RANDY DAY IS STARTING A YOUTH LACROSSE PROGRAM IN BREWER. IT’S OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS ENTERING 5TH GRADE TO 8TH GRADE… JUNE 15TH FIRST PRACTICE… TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL RANDY AT 570-8209 OR COACH-DAY-24 AT YAHOO DOT COM…..
Seven East Coast states are advisingpregnant women and young children to avoid eating striped bass andlarge bluefish caught recreationally in state waters because ofhigh PCB levels in the migratory fish. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention saidWednesday that pregnant women, women who may get pregnant, nursingmothers and children under 8 should avoid the fish altogether.Everybody else is being warned to limit consumption to four meals ayear. Maine officials say similar advisories are being issued in NewHampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware andMaryland. Maine’s previous bluefish and striped bass advisory was issuedin 2000, when people were advised to limit consumption to no morethan two meals per month.
NATIONAL AIR TIME IS COMING TO THE BONNY EAGLE FOOTBALL PROGRAM. THE CREW FOR ESPN’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE IS COMING NEXT WEEK TO SHOOT A SEGMENT, HIGH LITING THE PROGRAMS RUN TO PROMINENCE….COACH KEVIN COOPER’S TEAMS HAS WON FOUR OF THE LAST FIVE CLASS A STATE TITLES…
THE NOKOMIS WARRIORS HAVE A NEW BASKETBALL COACH TO LEAD THE VARSITY BOYS PROGRAM IN NEWPORT… CARL PARKER WILL COACH THE TEAM…..PARKER WAS A FORMER ATHELTIC DIRECTOR AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, PARKER WILL TAKE OVER FOR BILL BROOKS…PARKER HAS CLOSE TIES TO THE AREA COACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL AND FRESHMAN TEAMS. HE ALSO COACHED THE LEE ACADEMY PREPPERS.
Maine’s highest court has revived adiscrimination lawsuit by a former Brewer High School softballcoach who claims she was not rehired because she’s a lesbian. The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday set aside a ruling thatKelly Jo Cookson failed to present sufficient evidence in supportof her claim against the school department and SuperintendentDaniel Lee. Lee maintained that Cookson was let go largely because of herinvolvement in hazing activities, but the court said a jury shoulddecide if his stated reasons were a pretext for illegaldiscrimination. The 46-year-old Cookson, a three-time Penobscot ValleyConference coach of the year, is seeking reinstatement and damages.The court upheld the lower court’s rejection of Cookson’s slanderclaim.
BEN GOODWIN IS THE NEW BREWER BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL COACH.GOODWIN HAS BEEN COACHING THE ORONO BOYS VARSITY TEAM THE LAST SIX YEARS…..HE’LL REPLACE CLAYTON BLOOD WHO RESIGNED AFTER JUST ONE YEAR WITH THE WITCHES…..
THE PENOBSCOT VALLEY CONFERENCE SMALL SCHOOL MEET WAS WON BY BOTH OF THE JOHN BAPST TEAMS. THE ORONO GIRLS FINISHED 2nd AS DID THE CENTRAL BOYS.THE OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS AT THE MEET WERE HILLARY PELKEY OF MATTANAWCOOK AND CHRIS FOGLER OF JOHN BAPST.THE LARGE SCHOOL MEET WHICH WAS HELD IN BANGOR.THE BANGOR GIRLS WERE THE FAVORITE BUT THEY WERE TESTED. COTE THERIAULT OF BANGOR THROWS IT 32 FEET 3 1/2 INCHES…. THAT WAS GOOD FOR 2nd PLACE……IN THE GIRLS 16 HUNDRED METER RUN… HEATHER SPURLING OF MDI WINS IT IN 5:28. THE BANGOR GIRLS WON THE MEET WITH BREWER FINISHING 2nd AND MDI 3rd……THE BOYS MEET WAS WON BY HAMPDEN WITH BANGOR FINISHING 2nd AND BREWER THIRD.IN THE 100 METER DASH ITS TYLER PEMBROKE OF BANGOR GETTING THE WIN WITH TEAMMATE DAVID PARDILLA 2nd AND JUSTIN CULLINS OF HERMON THIRD.THE STATE MEET IS NEXT SATURDAY.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE WOMENS HOOP TEAM HAS ITS OLD COACH BACK AND THE INTERIM COACH IS REVERTING TO WHERE HE WAS FOR 17 YEARS…..GARY FIFIELD RETIRED FROM COACHING A YEAR AGO. HE’S NOW BACK WITH THE HUSKIES…..MIKE McDEVITT HAD BEEN THE INTERIM COACH WITH THE WOMENS PROGRAM LAST WINTER AFTER SERVING FIVE YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT UNDER FIFIELD…..HE HEADS BACK TO ST. JOES AS COACH WHERE HE SPENT SO MANY YEARS.FIFIELD IS AGAIN WITH THE HUSKIES AS HEAD COACH WHERE HE HAS SO MANY SPECTACULAR SEASONS…..HE WAS THERE 21 YEARS AS HEAD COACH BEFORE RETIRING LAST YEAR…..
COLBY COLLEGE SENIOR KATE SHERIDAN ACCOMPLISHED A RARITY WHEN SHE WAS NAMED AN ALL AMERICAN IN LACROSSE FOR THE 4th STRAIGHT YEAR…..SHE WAS NAMED TO THE FIRST TEAM…..
If you’re looking for something to do, grab your rod and reel, and your family, and hit the water this weekend.The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is promoting family free fishing days Saturday and Sunday, May 30th & 31st, to encourage people to get out and experience Maine’s waterways.This free fishing event is open to any person, except those whose license has been revoked or suspended. All fishing regulations apply. For a complete list of fishing regulations, including limits and sizes, visit www.mefishwildlife.com and click on Fishing.
So you’d exercise more but just don’t have time to get to the gym.What if the gym came to you? Lauren Downie is a personal trainer that makes house calls.Tim Throckmorton caught up with her traveling aerobics class at the George Mitchell Elementary School in Waterville.Right after school I can get changed, do my workout and have my evening. Other days I have to drive to the gym, it takes a lot longer.Last month, 3rd grade teacher Patty Gorman told Lauren Downie that she might have trouble making her aerobics class….an idea was born.What if I came to Patty and came up with the idea putting together a group I can travel and no excuses people can work out.It is easier. I’m a member of Champions I love going to Champions but I love having her come here school gets out we get ready we all work out together we’re done by 4:15.There also seems to be a higher comfort level away from the gym.Sure they know people they work together the environment is theirs and they keep each other accountable and the bond gets stronger between all of them so its really cool.The school year is almost over…. but there are plans to schedule the class twice a week starting in the fall.Its a little extra work but its rewarding. I’m reaching people that I may not thats the mission behind it. Its a little effort but definitely worth it because people that wouldn’t find the time or have excuses I’m removing those and giving them an opportunity they wouldn’t have.
THE SOAP BOX DERBY IS THIS WEEKEND…. THAT MEANS AT FIVE P.M. THURSDAY BUCK STREET IN BANGOR WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST SATURDAY….. MAYBE SUNDAY DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER.TRIAL RUNS BEGIN FRIDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN A.M. THE RACES START AT 8 A..M. SATURDAY MORNING…
REBECCA AUSTIN OF MILLINOCKET WAS NAMED TO THE NESCAC ALL-SPORTMANSHIP TEAM. COLIN HAY OF WINLSOW, COURTNEY MARTIN OF HERMON ALONG WITH AUSTIN WERE NAMED TO THE ALL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE TEAM.IT’S BEEN QUITE A SPRING FOR THE SPORTS TEAMS AT GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMY. BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS ALONG WITH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ALL NUMBER ONE IN THE LATEST HEAL POINTS. THE BASEBALL TEAM HAS A SHOWDOWN WITH CLASS B BUCKSPORT THURSDAY.THE BATES WOMEN’S ROWING TEAM WILL COMPETE IN THE DIVISION THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND. THIRD YEAR IN A ROW THE BOBCATS WILL TRY FOR A NATIONAL TITLE… THEY FINISHED FIFTH LAST YEAR. LAURA HUBBELL OF YARMOUTH AND EMILY CHANDLER OF NORTH YARMOUTH ARE THE MAINERS IN THE TOP BOAT
EXACTLY TWO WEEKS AGO A HORSE NAMED JEREMIAH JONES LEFT BASS PARK IN BANGOR AND WENT FOR A RUN……. ON HIS OWN.THE SEVEN YEAR OLD TROTTER WENT DOWN BUCK STREET, DOWN MAIN AND THEN UP ONTO INTERSTATE 395…..TODAY THE HORSE HAD ITS FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON AND HE WAS WHERE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE.HE WAS A LITTLE FUSSY AND MISSED THE POST PARADE…. THE 6th RACE THIS AFTERNOON WAS NAMED AFTER HIM…. “THE I-395 PACE”.IT WASN’T THE BEST DAY FOR JEREMIAH JONES….. HE CAME OUT OF THE GATE LAST AND ENDED UP FINISHING LAST.DRIVER HEATH CAMPBELL SAYS ALL THAT ENERGY CAN WORK FOR A HORSE…. OR AGAINST IT.
BANGOR RACEWAY WITH A NEW TROTTING RECORD SUNDAY. RUNNING AWAY FROM THE FIELD IN THE 9th RACE WAS “KEROGEN”. THE HORSE HAS PUT IN SOME FAST TIMES IN THE PAST…. ACTUALLY HELD THE RECORD LAST YEAR BEFORE IT WAS BROKEN. KEROGEN TROTTED THE MILE IN 1.57.3…. THAT’S THE FASTEST TROT EVER IN BANGOR BY 3/5 OF A SECOND.KIM IRELAND WAS IN THE SULKY AND THE HORSE IS TRAINED BY WIFE WENDY IRELAND..
PERFECT DAY FOR A TRACK MEET…. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE COMING UP SOON AND THE ATHLETES ARE STARTING TO PEEK FOR THE END OF THE SEASON…RIGHT INTO THE BOYS POLE VAULT…MACKENZIE BOWEN OF OLD TOWN CLEARS A PERSONAL BEST TEN FEET…HE EARNS THE TEN POINTS FOR OLD TOWN WITH THE TIE BREAKER WIN.THE BOYS 1600…TOP TWO SPOTS BOTH FROM BANGOR… JONATHAN BELANGER SECOND…FIRST PLACE GOES TO SAM NISBETT A TIME OF 4:41:09…GIRSL 4 BY 100…. GREAT FINISH…BETWEEN THE ANCHORS…. DEIDRE JOHNSON OF BANGOR AND OLD TOWN’S KATIE DESHANE….OLD TOWN’S TEAM OF DESHANE ERIN ST. PETER, HEATHER SOLE AND KAYLA BROOKS EDGE THE RAMS FOR THE WIN.THE BANGOR GIRLS AND BOYS PICK UP THE TEAM WINS.
ROGER AND HOGAN MARQUIS OF OLD TOWN LEFT FT. KENT THIS MORNING ON THEIR 500 MILE RUN ACROSS THE STATE. ITS BEING CALLED THE WICKED LONG RUN… IT’LL TAKE THEM TEN DAYS.ALL THE MONEY THEY RAISE WILL HELP SEND KIDS TO SUMEMR CAMP AT CAMP CAPELLA IN DEDHAM.THEY PLAN ON GETTING TO KITTERY ON THE LSST DAY OF THE MONTH.
IT DOESN’T SEEM THAT LONG AGO THEY WERE PUTTING IN A TRACK BEHIND THE WEATHERBEE SCHOOL IN HAMPDEN. SINCE THEN A NEW HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN APPROVED AND IT WILL BE BUILT IN THE SAME SPOT.THE WINNER OF THE DISCUS THROW WAS CHRIS DESMOND OF BAPST 107.04 THIS IS LARRY COOKSON OF PISCATAQUIS COMMUNITY… HE THROWS THE DISCUS 81′ 6″. HE FINISHED 8TH……..THROWING THE JAVALIN IS LISANNE REIKER…. A THIRD PLACE FINISH FOR THE EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM GERMANY….THE CALVARY CHAPEL SENIOR WITH A SOLID TOSS OF 85 FEET ONE INCH……AND RUNNING IN THE 110 HURDLES IS JOHN BAPST SENIOR CHRIS FOGLER…. HE’S A HARD MAN TO CATCH.HIS TIME WAS 15.23 SECONDS.HAMPDEN BOYS, BREWER GIRLS WIN THE TEAM TITLES.