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Valley Ave bridge open to spectators

Updated 7 years ago

THE VALLEY AVENUE BRIDGE IS AVAILABLE FOR SPECTATORS DESPITE THE FACT ITS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. THE BRIDGE IN DOWNTOWN BANGOR IS BEING REPARED, BUT ITIS SAFE FOR VIEWING. IT MARKS THE SPOT WERE THERE IS A MANDITORY PORTAGE…. WATER LEVELS ARE HEALTHY BUT CERTAINLY NOT HIGH.
THE RACE OFFICIALLY BEGINS AT 8:30 IN KENDUSKEAG VILLAGE.
ONCE AGAIN WE’LL START OUR COVERAGESATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00.

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O’Keefe with a shot….

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER SUMNER HIGH LONG DISTANCE RUNNER BRENDAN O’KEEFE IS KEEPING HIS EYE ON THE PRIZE… HE HAS A COUPLE OF QUALIFYING RACES TO ATTEND OVER THE SPRING AND SUMMER MONTHS, BEFORE HE GOES TO THE OLYMPIC QUALIFIER ON JUNE 27TH. O’KEEFE WON NINE INDIVIDUAL STATE TITLES WHILE AT SUMNER AND WILL TRY AND QUALIFY IN THE 15-HUNDRED.

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Cotrone gives it a shot with Giants

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE FULL BACK ANTHONY COTRONE HAS A WORK OUT WITH THE NEW YORK GIANTS ON FRIDAY. COTRONE GOES 6-2 253..HIS TENACIOUS BLOCKING COULD HELP HIM OPEN SOME EYES FOR FREE AGENT TRYOUTS OVER THE SUMMER.

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Nason still hoping….

Updated 7 years ago

ACCORDING TO RALPH NASON THIS AFTERNOON NO ONE HAS YET AGREED TO TERMS TO LEASE UNITY RACEWAY THIS SUMMER. WITH SEVERAL OFFERS ON THE TABLE, NASON THINKS SOMEONE MAY WELL GET BACK TO HIM.
HE THINKS THE TRACK COULD STILL OPEN ON TIME NEXT MONTH IF A DEAL CAN BE FINALIZED IN A WEEK OR SO.

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Local Diamond Notes

Updated 7 years ago

.UMAINE FARMINGTON SOFTBALL A SWEEP OF MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY… 5-2, 7-1…. MEANWHILE THOMAS BASEBALL SPLITS WITH ST. JOE’S THOMAS WINS 7-5, ST. JOE’S WIN 8-0.

THOMAS SOFTBALL STAYS UNBEATEN IN CONFERENCE WITH A SWEEP OF HUSSON, 5-1 AND 5-4.

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An honor for Mcgee

Updated 7 years ago

A NATIONAL HONOR IS ON THE WAY FOR LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL COACH MIKE McGEE. HE IS ABOUT TO BE NAMED AS ONE OF THE THREE NATIONAL WINNERS IN THE “MOST CARING COACH” CATEGORY.McGEE HAS COACHED AT LAWRENCE FOR 27 YEARS…. THE AWARD WILL BE GIVEN BY THE WORLD SPORTS HUMANITARIAN HALL OF FAME.McGEE WILL HAVE 1,000 DOLLARS TO GIVE TO HIS FAVORITE CHARITY AND ATTEND A BANQUET IN IDAHO THIS SUMMER.

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Graffam in for Lee Academy

Updated 7 years ago

ACCORDING TO OUR SOURCES LEE ACADEMY PREP BASKETBALL HAS A NEW HEAD COACH. JIM GRAFFAM IS THE NEW COACH…IF THE NAME SOUNDS FAMILIAR HE COACHED AT UMAINE FT. KENT ALONG WITH BEING THE SCHOOLS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

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Cooper suspended four games

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE FOOTBALL PLAYER STEPHEN COOPER SUSPENDED FOUR GAMES TO START THE YEAR FOR THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS. HE VIOLATED THE NFL’S SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY. BACK IN DECEMBER OF 2002 WHILE AT MAINE COOPER ADMITTED TO POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL STERIODS. HE ENDED UP BEING SENTENCED TO 100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

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Skiing in Maine

Updated 7 years ago

THERE IS STILL SKIING IN MAINE. SUGARLOAF HAS 95% OF ITS TRAILS OPEN. SUNDAY RIVER IS STILL GOING STRONG. AND SADDLEBACK WILL BE OPEN THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND.


Unity May Stay Open

Updated 7 years ago

IT LOOKS LIKE UNITY RACEWAY COULD HAVE THE GREEN FLAG THIS SUMMER.
WE SPOKE WITH THE NASON FAMILY FRIDAY AND THEY SAID THERE ARE THREE OFFERS ON THE TABLE FROM PEOPLE WISHING TO RUN THE TRACK, AND TWO ARE VERY SERIOUS.

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Horses stabled for the moment

Updated 7 years ago

BANGOR RACEWAY HAS POSTPONED THE OPENING WEEKEND… FROST IS THE CULPRIT… IT HAS LEFT THE TRACK UNSAFE FOR THE HORSES… AS IT MELTS IT LEAVES SOUPY POT HOLES THAT COULD BE DEVASTING IF STEPPED INTO…SO NO RACING THIS FRIDAY AND SUNDAY.
BANGOR RACEWAY HAS NEVER ATTEMPTED TO OPEN THIS EARLY IN THE YEAR, BUT MOST AT THE TRACK THINK THAT THE UNUSUAL WINTER IS THE CAUSE.

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Moose hunters helping the area

Updated 7 years ago

TEN HUNTERS HAVE WON THE RIGHT TO HUNT MOOSE DURING THE UPCOMING SEASON. THE 10 PAID A TOTAL OF 109 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE PERMITS AND THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARD SCHOLARSHIPS. THE MONEY WILL HELP YOUNGSTERS GO TO THE MAINE CONSERVATION SCHOOL AND CONSERVATION CAMP.
9 OF THE 10 PERMIT WINNERS ARE FROM OUT OF STATE.

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Racing at Unity Suspended

Updated 7 years ago

UNITY RACEWAY WAS ALWAYS BUSY ON ANY GIVEN RACE NIGHT. THE TRACK WAS HOME TO SEVEN DIVISIONS OF RACING. MORE THAN 100 DRIVERS ON A RACE NIGHT. RACING IS AS POPULAR AS EVER, BUT ATTENDENCE IS DOWN A BIT AND COSTS HAVE RISEN. DRIVERS HAVE COME TO EXPECT THAT THEY WON’T BE MAKING MONEY. THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT EVEN THOUGH IS COST THEM MONEY.
THE SAME CAN’T BE ASKED FOR TRACK OWNERS AND SO THE NASON FAMILY HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND OPERATION AT THE UNITY STOCK CAR TRACK.
THE TRACK IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT, LEASE OR PURCHASE…. BUT IF NO-ONE STEPS UP. THE TRACK IS SHUT DOWN FOR THE SEASON.

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UMaine Diamond Honors

Updated 7 years ago

FOR THE 2nd WEEK IN A ROW TERREN HALL IS THE AMERICA EAST SOFTBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. THE FRESHMAN FROM BUCKSPORT HIT 625 LAST WEEK AND HIT A HOME RUN ON SUNDAY…..

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Purcell wins a great honor

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE HOCKEY PLAYER TEDDY PURCELL…THE AHL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR… With ten days left in the AHL regular season, Purcell is the top scorer among rookies and is fourth overall in the league with 55 assists and 77 points in 64 games.

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Local Notes

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE HOCKEY PLAYER JOSH SOARES DOMINATING IN THE ECHL. SOARES POSTING GUADY NUMBERS 81 POINTS IN 59 GAMES…HE WAS NAMED TO THE ECHL ALL ROOKIE TEAM.

ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH UMAINE FOOTBALL KNOWS THAT THE KICKING GAME HAS SQUANDERED MANY AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREVAIL…. THE BLACKBEARS HOPE THAT A WALK ON MAY CHANGE THAT. CHRIS GENNARO OF SACO WILL COMPETE FOR THE JOB DURING SPRING PRACTICE.

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Racing update, Santerre and Wiscasset

Updated 7 years ago

THE MAIN JOB FOR ANDY SANTERRE IS STILL STOCK CAR OWNER. BUT THIS SUMMER HE’LL ALSO DRIVE A LITTLE. SOME SPECIAL RACES HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR DRIVERS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY DRIVING, BUT HAVE WON A CUP OR BUSCH RACE.

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Boetsch falls in second round

Updated 7 years ago

HERE IS TIM BOETSCH, THE FORMER CAMDEN HILLS WRESTLER, HAS MORPHED INTO ULTIMATE FIGHTER… THE 27 YEAR OLD DOMINATING THE FIRST ROUND AGAINST MATT HAMILL… THEY EXCHANGE KICKS AND A BIG KNEE CONNECTS FOR BOETSCH…

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Leclerc heads to Bryant

Updated 7 years ago

LOCAL HOOPS NEWS….SAM LECLERC THE STAR FROM WINTHROP PASSES UP UMAINE AND TOLD OUR SOURCES THAT HE WILL ATTEND BRYANT COLLEGE IN THE FALL…

THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL WILL MOVED UP FROM DIVISION-II TO DIVISION ONE NEXT YEAR.

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UMaine names captains

Updated 7 years ago

MARK SOCOBY FROM HOULTON NAMED ONE OF THREE CAPTAINS FOR NEXT YEAR’S SQUAD….LED THE BLACK BEARS IN SCORING THIS PAST WINTER WITH 15 POINTA A GAME… HE ALSO LED THEM IN REBOUNDS. THE OTHER TWO ARE FORMER MCI PREPPER JUNIOR BERNAL, AND KAIMONDRE OWES.

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