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UMaine Fooftball Field Torn Up

Updated 6 years ago

UMAINE PRESEASON FOOTBALL BEGINS IN FOUR WEEKS. BUT ON THE UMAINE CAMPUS THERE ISN’T EVEN A FOOTBALL FIELD…..

THE OLD TURF AT ALFOND STADIUM
HAS BEEN RIPPED UP AND WORKERS ARE LAYING THE NEW FOUNDATION FOR THE FIELD TURF THAT WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS…..

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Eastler and Crocker going to China

Updated 6 years ago

HOW ABOUT KEVIN EASTLER OF FARMINGTON…DOMINATING THE MEN’S 20K RACE WALK. HE IS HONORED BY GOING TO THE OLYMPICS. HIS WINNING TIME 1 HOUR 27 MINUTES… HE IS THE ONLY AMERICAN TO MAKE THE SQUAD. EASTERL IS A MT. BLUE GRAD. ALSO A NAVY MAN.

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Willard an Olympian

Updated 6 years ago

ANNA WILLARD HAS PUT THE SMALL TOWN OF GREENWOOD ON THE INTERNATIONAL MAP. WILLARD IS GOING TO THE BEIJING OLYMPICS. AT ONE A.M. EASTERN TIME THIS MORNING WILLARD WINS THE 3000 METER STEEPLECHASE AT THE OLYMPIC TRIALS IN OREGON. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE STEEPLECHASE IS IN THE OLYMPICS.

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Road Races sparkle on the 4th

Updated 6 years ago

THE STONINGTON SIX OR 10K, GOES TO ANDREW GROUPE OF ELLSWORTH WITH A TIME OF 36:09. THE TOP WOMAN IN THE RUN IS PERRY RYAN OF BROOKSVILLE, RYAN’S TIME IS 42:51. THEY HAD 95 RUNNERS, 84 FOR THE KIDS FUN RUN WON BY NICK DUNHAM AND ANDREA DUNCAN OF VERMONT.

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Lobster boat racing for the 4th

Updated 6 years ago

NO ONE FASTER IN A LOBSTER BOAT THE GALEN ALLEY OF BEALS ISLAND. HIS REVAMPED LORNA R WILL BE GOING HEAD TO HEAD WITH STOCKTON’S WES SHUTE’S DAYDREAMER IN FRIDAY’S GAS FREE FOR ALL RACE AT MOOSEBEC REACH. EARLIER THIS YEAR ALLEY’S TOP SPEED OF 61.6 MPH HAD NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE. SHOULD BE A FUN DAY ON THE WATER. RACING STARTS AT 10 A.M.

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Mainers heading to Maine

Updated 6 years ago

THREE MAINERS ARE HEADING TO UMAINE TO PLAY FIELD HOCKEY… EARLIER THIS YEAR WE’VE TOLD YOU ABOUT MOLLY ARUTE, AND TEAMMATE ELIZABETH LINCOLN BOTH OF MT. VIEW. ADD ELIZBETH ANDERSON OF MORRILL WHO PLAYED AT KENT’S HILL TO THAT LIST. ADD FOUR CANADIENS AND ONE GIRL FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE TO THE CLASS OF 2011.

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Good goes west

Updated 6 years ago

MAX GOOD IS NO LONGER THE COACH AT BRYANT COLLEGE, GOOD HAS TAKEN AN ASSISTANT JOB AT LOYOLA MARAMOUNT IN CALIFORNIA. GOOD WELL KNOWN AROUND HERE AS THE FORMER MCI PREP COACH…..

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Craig heads to Beijing

Updated 6 years ago

ADAM CRAIGTHE EXETER NATIVE HAS MADE TEAM USA FOR THE BEIJING OLYMPICS, HE IS ONLY ONE OF TWO MEN ON THE MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM. CRAIG’S SELECTION TO THE ROSTER BASES ON HIS STRONG PERFORMANCES AT THE WORLD CUP AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS.

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Local Notes

Updated 6 years ago

TERRY PARLING IS TAKING ON ANOTHER COACHING JOB. THOMAS COLLEGE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT PARLIN WILL TAKE OVER THE SOFTBALL PROGRAM. PARLIN WELL KNOWN FOR HIS SUCCESS AT WINSLOW HIGH, THE BLACKRAIDERS UNDER HIS TENURE WON TWO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. WAY BACK IN 1978 PARLIN COACHED BASEBALL AT THOMAS AND WOMEN’S SOCCER IN 2002.

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Elston tries to revamp local track

Updated 6 years ago

SPEEDWAY 95 IS HOPING WAYNE ELSTON CAN HELP TURN AROUND A THE SLUMPING NUMBERS AT THE TRACK… ELSTON WHO OWNS ELSTON’S SPEED SHOP NAMED THE NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS PERSON FOR THE TRACK… A JOB HE’S HELD AT OTHER TRACKS PRIOR…..

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AARIKA RITCHIE OF LEE LOVES MILK

Updated 6 years ago

OVER THEWEEKEND IN ORLANDO, AARIKA RITCHIE OF LEE, WAS ONE OF ONLY 25 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TO BE HONORED BY USA TODAY AS A 2008 SCHOLAR ATHLETE MILK MUSTACHE OF THE YEAR (SAMMY) AWARD WINNER. AARIKA’S ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE MADE HER APPLICATION STAND OUT FROM THE MORE THAN 65,000 APPLICANTS NATIONWIDE…..

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Mainers heading to Beijing

Updated 6 years ago

A COUPLE OF MAINE ROWERS ARE HEADING TO THE OLYMPICS. ANNA GOODALE OF CAMDEN WILL BE PART OF THE WOMEN’S EIGHT. GOODALE GRADUATED IN 2001 FROM CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL. Goodale recently won a gold medal with the U.S. National Team in the World Cup even in Lucerne, Switzerland June 7-8. ELLE LOGAN OF BOOTHBAY HARBOR ALSO MADE THE TEAM AND WILL BE IN THE SAME BOAT.

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Portland Open, 8 grand to the winner

Updated 6 years ago

FINAL ROUND OF THE PORTLAND OPEN….AND FORMER BANGOR MUNI PRO MIKE BAKERFINISHED AT NINE UNDER TIED FOR 8TH, COLLECTED 1,173 DOLLARS FOR HIS THREE DAYS OF WORK..

NO ONE BETTER THIS DAY THAN JEFF CURL, THE CONNECTICUT BOYSHOT ROUNDS OF 62-64-AND 68 TO WIN AT 19 UNDER…8-GRAND FOR THE TITLE…WHICH HE WINS BY FIVE STROKES…

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Mr. Baseball Award

Updated 6 years ago

WHAT A COUPLE WEEKS IT HAS BEEN FOR GARDINER SENIOR KYLE STILPHEN… STILPHEN IS GOING TO ATTEND UMAINE IN THE FALL, BUT HE IS ALSO UP FOR THE MR. BASEBALL AWARD…..

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Portland Open Round Two

Updated 6 years ago

SECOND ROUND OF THE PORTLAND OPEN WITH 8-GRAND GOING TO THE FIRST PLACE FINISHER…

THE LEADER HEADING IN JEFF CURL…HE SHOT A 64 TODAY…THE NICE PUTT RIGHT THERE…STILL ALONE ATOP THE LEADERBOARD AT 16 UNDER.

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Barstow’s future

Updated 6 years ago

A CHANGE COULD BE COMING TO KATAHDIN HIGH SCHOOL… THE WINNINGEST COACH IN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COULD BE DONE. DICK BARSTOW IS CONTEMPLATING RETURNING FOR HIS 50TH YEAR.

BARSTOW TOLD US HE DID APPLY FOR HIS POSITION NEXT YEAR, BUT THEN WITHDREW THE APPLICATION. THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A MEETING CONCERNING HIS FUTURE WITH THE COUGARS PROGRAM ON THE NINTH, BUT THAT HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK UNTIL AUGUST.

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Miss Maine Softball is….

Updated 6 years ago

THERE ARE EIGHT FINALIST FOR MISS MAINE SOFTBALL, FOUR FROM THE EAST FOUR FROM THE WEST… THE FOUR FINALISTS FROM THE EAST ARE KAYLA HIGGINS OF SUMNER, BRI HANSCOM OF MATTANAWCOOK ACADEMY, WHITNEY FLINT OF ASHLAND.

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First Round Portland Open

Updated 6 years ago

FIRST ROUND AT RIVERSIDE FOR THE TD BANKNORTH PORTLAND OPEN…

DEFENDING CHAMP JIM RENNER. HE BIRDIED FIVE TIMES ON THE BACK NINE, FOUR UNDER TIED FOR THIRD…

2007 MAINE AMATEUR CHAMPION ERIC HIGGINS HAD A SOLID DAY…HE IS AT ONE UNDER AFTER ONE ROUND.

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Letarte adds a new gig

Updated 6 years ago

STEVE LETARTE THE NATIVE MAINER AND JEFF GORDON’S CREW CHIEF WILL BE GETTING A LITTLE MORE AIR TIME AT LOUDON THIS WEEKEND. HE’LL BE PART OF THE BROADCAST TEAM FOR THE NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE ON SATURDAY. HE’LL CREW CHIEF GORDON ON SUNDAY.

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Cushing still stable

Updated 6 years ago

AN UPDATE ON MIKE CUSHING. THE HARNESS DRIVER WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT A WEEK AGO AT BASS PARK. CUSHING IS STILL IN EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN STABLE CONDITION. CUSHING WAS THROWN FROM HIS SULKIE IN A CRASH DURING A QUALIFYING RACE. HE NEEDED RODS AND PINS PUT IN HIS LOWER BACK AFTER HE COMPRESSED HIS SPINE LANDING ON IMPACT.

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