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UM Baseball Recruit

Updated 6 years ago

U-MAINE BASEBALL HAS PICKED UP A SHORTSTOP FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE… MIKE FRANSOSO HAS MADE A VERBAL COMMITTMENT TO ATTEND U-MAINE NEXT YEAR…..

AS A JUNIOR LAST SEASON FRANSOSO HIT 470 AND WAS NAMED TO THE ALL STATE TEAM…..

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Bashaw Back at Colby

Updated 6 years ago

CHRIS BASHAW, WHO HAD 16 TOUCHDOWNS OVER THE PAST FOUR SEASONS AS A RUNNING BACK, WILL BE AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE COLBY COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM…..

BASHAW, THE LONE CAPTAIN FOR THE MULES IN THE 2007 SEASON, WILL COACH COLBY’S RUNNING BACKS FOR HEAD COACH ED MESTIERI. BASHAW RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 18-HUNDRED YARDS IN HIS CAREER…..

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Cake and Farley win Race

Updated 6 years ago

ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR RACES OF THE SUMMER IS THE BANGOR LABOR DAY 5 MILER.

THE TEMPERATURE WAS 60 DEGREES AT THE 134 RUNNERS AT THE START AND IT DIDN’T TAKE PRE RACE FAVORITE JUDSON CAKE VERY LONG TO JUMP INTO THE LEAD. A RATHER SLOW START FOR CAKE HE SAID….. BUT THAT WAS PART OF THE PLAN.

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Maine falls to Iowa

Updated 6 years ago

TO PUT THIS GAME IN PERSPECTIVE…A FEW SHORT MONTHS AGO, MOST OF THE STATE OF IOWA WAS UNDER WATER, THE MISSISSIPPI BROKE THROUGH AND THE STATE WAS DECIMATED…WITH SOME BUILDINGS STILL ON CAMPUS SHUTDOWN, 71 THOUSAND PEOPLE PACKED KINNICK STADIUM….TAILGATING EARLY AND THE BLACKBEARS PROVED NO MATCH FOR THE IMPROVING HAWKEYES OF THE BIG TEN…
ON FOURTH AND GOAL, SHONNE GREENE RUMBLES IN…

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Blackbears cut in the NFL

Updated 6 years ago

MATT MULLIGAN’S RUN TO PLAY IN THE NFL, HAS COME UP SHORT AT LEAST FOR NOW. MULLIGAN AN UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT FROM WEST ENFIELD DID NOT MAKE THE 53 MAN ROSTER FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. HE PLAYED FOR MAINE LAST YEAR.

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Bears leave for Iowa

Updated 6 years ago

TONIGHT THE MAINE BLACKBEARS WILL LAND IN IOWA AFTER A THREE HOUR FLIGHT… A MEETING TONIGHT, A WALK THROUGH TOMMORROW AND AN EARLY WAKE UP CALL AS THE BLACKBEARS WILL KICKOFF AGAINST THE HAWKEYES, 11 AM LOCAL TIME, 12 NOON HERE IN MAINE… THE BEARS MINGLED THROUGH THE AIRPORT EARLIER TODAY, THE MOOD WAS LIGHT AND THE BEARS SEEM POISED TO TAKE DOWN THE BIG TEN FOE….

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Local Notes

Updated 6 years ago

JAMIE THOMPSON IS STILL PLAYING PRO HOCKEY… AT THE AGE OF 34 THOMPSON SIGNS WITH THE AUGUSTA LYNX. THE FORMER BLACKBEAR WHO PLAYED IN THE EARLY 90’S, HAS NOW PLAYED IN SIX DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL LEAGUES.

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Hermon man lifts his way to honor

Updated 6 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS PAGE OF HERMON… THE 42 YEAR OLD HAS BEEN NAMED THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF STATE GAMES, MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR… HIS PERFOMANCE IN THIS YEAR’S MAINE GAMES, TWO GOLD MEDALS HELPED HIM ATTAIN THIS NATIONAL HONOR, HE’LL BE CELEBRATED AT A BANQUET IN SEPTEMBER. HE OVERCAME A DEVESTATING THUMB INJURY TWO YEARS AGO TO CONTINUE TO COMPETE…..

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He’s back with the Pirates

Updated 6 years ago

HE’S BACK WITH THE PORTLAND PIRATES… AFTER ENTERTAINING THE IDEA OF COMING BACK TO MAINE AS AN ASSISTANT COACH, ERIC WEINRICH HAS BEEN HIRED BACK TO BE AN ASSISTANT WITH THE PORTLAND PIRATES… WEINRICH GREW UP IN GARDINER AND SPENT 18 YEARS IN THE NHL…..

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Cullins Resigns from PVHS

Updated 6 years ago

DAVE CULLINS HAS RESIGNED HIS POSITION AS BOYS BASKETBALL AT PENOBSCOT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. THE FORMER MATTANAWCOOK HIGH PLAYER COACHED THE HOWLERS FOR FIVE YEARS. HE LED THE SCHOOL INTO THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS OTHER THAN DURING THE TIME OF THE OPEN TOURNAMENT.

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Begin Projects in Carrabassett Valley

Updated 6 years ago

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN CLEM BEGIN AND HIS WIFE ROLANDE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD BE GIVING GIFTS TO FOURCARRABASSETT VALLEYORGANIZATIONSADDING UP TO1.75 MILLIAN DOLLARS…..

ONE MILLION OF THE GIFT WILL BE EARMARKED FOR THE MAINE HUTS AND TRAILS PROJECT WHICH PLANS TO BUILD 12 HUTS AND 180 MILES OF TRAILS TO LINK BETHEL TO GREENWOOD…..

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Local Notes

Updated 6 years ago

YOU MAY REMEMBER RYAN GAY,,,,HE RECENTLY WON THE MAINE AMATEUR AS A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD…WELL HE WAS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION AND COLLEGES KEPT CALLING… GAY TOLD US TODAY HE’S HEADING TO NEW MEXICO AFTER HIS SENIOR YEAR AT GARDINER HIGH SCHOOL. HE IS THE SECOND YOUNGEST PLAYER EVER TO WIN THE MAINE AMATEUR.

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Craig a tough go in Beijing

Updated 6 years ago

ADAM CRAIG,OF EXETER, SAID QUOTE…YOU GIVE WHAT YOU HAVE TO GIVE AND TODAY I DIDN’T HAVE A WHOLE LOT TO GIVE…. THAT QUOTE DESCRIBING HOW HE PERFORMED IN TODAY MOUNTAIN BIKE IN THE OLYMPICS. RIGHT AT THE START LINE, CRAIG SLIPPED OFF HIS PEDAL THREE TIMES AND WAS DEAD LAST AS THE PACK PULLED AWAY. HE DIDN’T EVEN FINISH THE RACE BECAUSE OF HIS SLOW LAP TIMES….HE FINISHED 29TH OVERALL.

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Blodgett vs. Palombo-McCallie

Updated 6 years ago

IT’S A MATCH-UP THAT CAME TO MIND THE MOMENT WE LEARNED CINDY BLODGETT BECAME COACH AT MAINE… THE BLACKBEARS WILL OPEN THE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE AGAINST DUKE… WHO IF YOU DON’T KNOW IS COACHED BY CINDY’S FORMER COACH JOANNE PALOMBO MCCALLIE… MCALLIE WAS JUST INDUCTED INTO THE MAINE SPORTS HALL OF FAME…..

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Local Notes

Updated 6 years ago

JORDAN STEVENS OF TEMPLE WILL HELP ANCHOR UMAINE’S DEFENSE THIS YEAR… THE 6-2 JUNIOR WILL BE STARTING IN THE DEFENSIVE END POSITION… THIS MOVE TO END COMES AFTER HE STARTED 10 GAMES AT LINEBACKER LAST YEAR, RECORDING 69 TACKLES, BACK IN THE DAY HE PLAYED FOR THE MT. BLUE COUGARS…..

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Sullivan moving on…

Updated 6 years ago

AFTER ONE YEAR, RITA SULLIVAN WILL NOT BE BACK TO BE AN ASSISTANT COACH UNDER CINDY BLODGETT… SULLIVAN HAS TURNED IN HER PAPER WORK AND HAS OFFICIALLY RESIGNED…..

SULLIVAN WAS A STANDOUT PLAYER FOR THE BLACKBEARS IN THE MID NINETIES… A CAPTAIN HER SENIOR YEAR… SHE TOOK THE BLACKBEARS TO THE FIRST NCAA TOURNAMENT IN 1995…..

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Sources say it will be Corkum

Updated 6 years ago

OUR SOURCES HAVE TOLD US THAT BOB CORKUM IS GOING TO BE THE NEW ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE HOCKEY TEAM. TO GO A BIT FURTHER, U.S. HOCKEY REPORT OR USHR.COM IS REPORTING THE SAME THING….WE CONTACTED SPORTS INFORMATION AT UMAINE TODAY AND THEY TOLD US THE SEARCH HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED AND CANNOT COMMENT AT THIS TIME, THEY WENT ONTO SAY HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL BE IN PLACE SOON…..

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Jones misses the cut….

Updated 6 years ago

SO TOUGH FOR US HACKERS TO FORGET A BAD ROUND, BUT RICKY JONES NEEDED TO FORGET HIS 76 TO GO LOW IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE U-S AMATEUR… THE THOMASTON NATIVE DID NOT MAKE THE CUT… JONES FIRED A THREE OVER 73 ON PINEHURST NUMBER FOUR, HE FINISHED TWO DAYS OF STROKE PLAY AT NINE OVER…..

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Yaz resting comfortably

Updated 6 years ago

HE WAS A GAMER AND A GAMER AFTER ALL SAID AND DONE WITH OVER 3,000 HITS AND 400 HOMERUNS…BUT TODAY CARL YAZSTREMSKI NEEDED THE HELP OF SKILLED DOCTORS IN BOSTON..

EARLYTUESDAY MORNING YAZ FEELING CHEST PAINS WAS TAKEN TO A BOSTON HOSPITAL…DOCTORS FOUND A BLOCKAGE, AND HAD TO PERFORM TRIPLE BYPASS SURGERY…THE FAMILY SAID THE SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS AND HE’S RESTING COMFORTABLY…. YAZ WAS THE LAST PLAYER TO WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN… THAT BACK IN 1967… YAZ TODAY IS 68 YEARS OLD…..

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Slow Start for Jones

Updated 6 years ago

THE US AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT IS TAKING PLACE THIS WEEK AT PINEHURST IN NORTH CAROLINA.

RICKY JONES OF THOMASTON IS IN THE 312 PLAYER FIELD… JONES TRIPLE BOGIED THE 8th HOLEMONDAY AND SETTLED FOR A 6 OVER 76 ON THE NUMBER TWO COURSE.

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