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.
A former assistant baseball coach at Deering High School has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for furnishing students with beer and a place to drink after his team won the state baseball championship last spring.Frank Watson pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and was sentenced Monday in Cumberland County Superior Court. The 49-year-old Watson, who begins his jail term Tuesday, also was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.His wife, Kimberly Watson, pleaded guilty to one count of furnishing a place for minors to consume liquor and was sentenced to three days in jail. Justice Robert Crowley said she will not have to go to jail if she completes an alternative sentencing program next month.
Girls BasketballEastern Class B Regional TournamentRegional Final Waterville Senior 59, John Bapst Memorial 47Eastern Class C Regional TournamentRegional Final George Stevens 51, Washington Academy 41Eastern Class D Regional TournamentRegional Final Woodland 49, Fort Fairfield 34Western Class A Regional TournamentRegional Final Deering 56, Biddeford 33Western Class B Regional TournamentRegional Final York 49, Greely 30Western Class C Regional TournamentRegional Final Jay 40, Waynflete 38Western Class D Regional TournamentRegional Final Valley 40, Rangeley Lakes Regional 39Boys BasketballEastern Class B Regional TournamentRegional Final Camden Hills Regional 62, Rockland District 37Eastern Class C Regional TournamentRegional Final Calais 71, Stearns 45Eastern Class D Regional TournamentRegional Final Woodland 48, Central Aroostook 36Western Class B Regional TournamentRegional Final Cape Elizabeth 58, Falmouth 48Western Class C Regional TournamentRegional Final Dirigo 64, Wiscasset 44Western Class D Regional Tournament Richmond 41, Forest Hills Consolidated 30
Umaine hockey lost to Umass 4-3 Saturday night. Brian Flynn had two goals for the Black Bears…….The UMaine women’s basketball team lost to Binghamton Saturday. Tanna Ross led Maine with a team-high 12 points……Maine baseball dropped one to UNLV 9-5, and the Maine softball team beat Coastal Carolina 9-0. Alexis Souhlaris homered for the third time on the season.
GIRLS BASKETBALLEastern Class A Regional Tournament Messalonskee 41, Skowhegan Area 37Eastern Class C Regional Tournament George Stevens 49, Orono 30 Washington Academy 48, Calais 42Western Class A Regional TournamentSemifinals Biddeford 32, Scarborough 29 Deering 53, Noble 26BOYS BASKETBALLEastern Class A Regional TournamentRegional Final Edward Little 58, Lawrence 50Eastern Class C Regional TournamentSemifinals Calais 75, Lee Academy 35 Stearns 51, Washington Academy 49Eastern Class D Regional TournamentSemifinals Central Aroostook 61, Shead 49 Woodland 47, Bangor Christian 39
Western Class B Regional Tournament Semifinals Cape Elizabeth 46, Greely 45 Falmouth 52, Lake Region 49Western Class C Regional Tournament Dirigo 68, Traip (Robert W.) Academy 36 Wiscasset 47, St. Dominic Regional 42Girls Basketball Eastern Class D Regional Tournament Semifinals Fort Fairfield 54, South Aroostook Community 47 Woodland 56, Washburn District 21Western Class B Regional Tournament Semifinals Greely 49, Mountain Valley 27 York 47, Falmouth 37Western Class C Regional Tournament Semifinals Jay 41, Winthrop 35 Waynflete 49, Mt. Abram 42Western Class D Regional Tournament Semifinals Rangeley Lakes Regional 38, Buckfield 37 Valley 41, Forest Hills Consolidated 28POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONSEastern Class D Regional Tournament Semifinals Woodland vs. Bangor Christian, ppd. to Feb 20. Central Aroostook vs. Shead, ppd. to Feb 20.
In order to help schools and their fans prepare for the storm predicted for Wednesday night and Thursday, the MPA announces the following schedule change for the Bangor East BCD Basketball Tournament.The Class D East Semifinals for girls will be moved to 7:05 p.m. Thursday evening, February 19.The Class D East Semifinals for boys will be moved to 9:35 a.m. Friday morning, February 20.No changes will occur to the schedules in Augusta and Portland.
Eastern Class D Regional Tournament
Washburn District 38, Central Aroostook 27
Woodland 66, Lubec Consolidated 47
Western Class A Regional Tournament
Noble 35, Windham 21
Biddeford 51, Marshwood 42
THE MDI BOYS TRYING TO DEFEND THEIR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST 23 OTHER TEAMS…INCLUDING GREELY WHICH IS RIGHT ON THEIR HEALS…
THIS IS THE 200 FREESTYLE RELAY…. DECIDED BY TWO TENTHS OF A SECOND….MDI’S TEAM OF PATRICK BREEN, BEN CLINE, MICHAEL BREEN, AND ANCHOR CULLEN O’BRIEN EDGE OUT ELLSWORTH FOR FIRST… WISCASSETT WAS THIRD…
Eastern Class C Regional Tournament
Washington Academy 57, Penquis Valley 47
Calais 45, Houlton 39
George Stevens 63, Fort Kent Community 35
Orono 48, Stearns 44
Eastern Class D Regional Tournament
Buckfield 61, Richmond 41
Western Class B Regional Tournament
Falmouth 58, Lisbon 49
Greely 39, Lake Region 27
Mountain Valley 47, Gray-New Gloucester 34
York 36, Wells 21
Western Class C Regional Tournament
Jay 52, Hall-Dale 30
Mt. Abram 49, Dirigo 35
Waynflete 52, St. Dominic Regional 34
Winthrop 51, Carrabec 41
Western Class D Regional Tournament
Rangeley Lakes Regional 53, Vinalhaven 51
Eastern Class C Regional Tournament
Calais 51, Sumner Memorial 29
Lee Academy 68, Schenck 56
Eastern Class B Regional Tournament
Mount View 34, Mount Desert Island 30
Waterville Senior 50, Mattanawcook Academy 21
Kimball Union Academy, N.H. 87, Hebron Academy 74
Eastern Class A Regional Tournament