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Ripken in Waterville

Updated 7 years ago

IT WAS QUITE A NIGHT IN WATERVILLE…FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER BILLY RIPKEN WAS THE KEY NOT SPEAKER AT THE ALFOND YOUTH CENTER….. HE IS THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF CAL RIPKEN….

THE NIGHT WAS TO CELEBRATE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES MICHAEL AND MARGARET GRIFFIN OF OAKLAND AND RAY RICHARD THE FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE KENNEBEC VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM…..

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Sullivan on her way out

Updated 7 years ago

THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE IS PARTING WAYS WITH SOFTBALL COACH STACEY SULLIVAN. THE ONLY COMMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY TODAY IS THAT THEY ARE NOT SEEKING TO RENEW HER CONTRACT…..
IN HER FIRST YEAR SHE LED THE TEAM TO A SCHOOL RECORD 35 WINS ….THE FOLLOWING YEAR MAINE WAS TWO GAMES BELOW 500 AND THIS PAST SEASON MAINE HAD 11 WINS AND 39 LOSSES. THEY LOST THEIR FIRST 28 GAMES IN 2008.
UMAINE WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW SOFTBALL COACH.

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Smith honored

Updated 7 years ago

CURT SMITH NAMED AMERICA EAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR…. HARD TO FLY UNDER THE RADAR WITH HIS STATS… THE UMAINE BASEBALL PLAYER HIT 403… SCORED 60 RUNS, DROVE IN 37 WITH A 722 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE.

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Gagne debates future in coaching

Updated 7 years ago

VETERAN HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY COACH NORM GAGNE MAY BE DONE AT LEWISTON HIGH. THE FORMER WATERVILLE COACH HAS REFUSED TO SIGN AN EVALUATION THAT INCLUDES NEGITIVE COMMENTS FROM PARENTS CONCERNING PLAYING TIME AND OTHER COACHING DECISIONS.
GAGNE HAS WITHDRAWN HIS NAME FROM CONSIDERATION FOR NEXT YEAR WHILE HE CONSIDERS HIS OPTIONS.

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Vachon steps down

Updated 7 years ago

PAUL VACHON IS MAKING A FEW CHANGES AND NOW THAT HE IS THE NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT CONY HIGH SCHOOL… VACHON HAS DECIDED TO STEP DOWN AS GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH FOR THE RAMS…VACHON HAS COACHED THE CONY GIRLS FOR THE PAST 23 YEARS… AND HE SAW HIS TEAMS WIN SEVEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS… A FIERY COACH WITH PASSION FOR PERFECTION… VACHON WAS AN ENGLISH TEACHER BEFORE MOVING UP TO ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

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Momah trying to hook with Bills

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE FOOTBALL PLAYER ONYI MOMAH IS GETTING A TRYOUT WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS. HE WAS A TAILBACK AT MAINE FIVE YEARS AGO BUT IS NOW A 6’1&quot: 240 POUND FULLBACK.
MOMAH REPORTS TO THE BILLS TODAY AS THEY START UP MINI CAMP. HE’S ONE OF 28 ROOKIES LOOKING TO MAKE THE BUFFALO ROSTER.

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Raceway update

Updated 7 years ago

IT LOOKS AS IF HARNESS RACING AT BANGOR RACEWAY WILL RESUME NEXT WEDNESDAY.
ONE SMALL AREA ON THE TRACK WAS STILL SOFT, BUT THAT WAS DUG UP TODAY.
SLOW DRYING HAS CANCELLED 14 OF 15 RACE DATES.

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Vachon moving up to AD

Updated 7 years ago

PAUL VACHON IS THE NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT CONY HIGH SCHOOL. HE’LL GIVE UP TEACHING ENGLISH AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THE NEXT BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER HE’LL CONTINUE THE JOB FOR WHICH HE’S BEST KNOWN.
VACHON HAS BEEN VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH FOR THE LAST 23 YEARS AT CONY AND HIS TEAMS HAVE WON SEVEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. HIS CONY PROGRAM IS ONE THAT HAS BEEN EMULATED ACROSS THE REGION.

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19 years worth something

Updated 7 years ago

MICHAEL MARTIN OF THE BREWER PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED THE STATE ASSOCIATIONS HIGHEST HONOR AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE….. THE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR.
FORMERLY AT THE DOWNEAST YMCA, HE’S BEEN WORKING FOR BREWER FOR NEARLY 19 YEARS.

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An award for McGee

Updated 7 years ago

BIG DOINGS IN FAIRFIELD FOR MIKE MCGEE OF LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL… THE LONG TIME BASKETBALL COACH WAS HONORED BY USA WEEKEND AS ONE OF THE MOST CARING COACHES IN THE COUNTRY…..STUDENTS GATHERED IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM WHERE McGEE TEACHES AS HE WAS GIVEN THE AWARD. PLAYERS FROM VARIOUS HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS WERE ALSO AT THE CEREMONY. ON TOP OF COACHING, AND TEACHING THE COMMUNITY MEANS JUST AS MUCH TO McGEE.

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Logan looking for Gold

Updated 7 years ago

ELLE LOGAN COULD BE GOING TO CHINA TO COMPETE IN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS… THE YOUNG WOMAN FROM BOOTHBAY HARBOR IS PART OF A TWO PERSON CREW TEAM. LOGAN RECENTLY WON
A NATIONAL RACE THE TEAM TRIALS ARE THE SECOND WEEK OF JUNE.

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McMahan Joins Chiefs

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE FOOTBALL PLAYER KEVIN McMAHAN HAS BEEN PICKED UP BY THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.

THE RECEIVER SPENT PART OF LAST SEASON ON THE TEAMS PRACTICE SQUAD.

HE WAS ORIGIONALLY A 7th ROUND DRAFT PICK BY OAKLAND IN 2006. HE WAS ALSO IN TRAINING CAMP WITH THE GIANTS LAST YEAR.

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Colby, Husson update

Updated 7 years ago

ONE OF THE BEST SEASONS IN COLBY HISTORY COMES TO A CLOSE TODAY… THE COLBY WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEAM FALLS IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE D-3 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT TO 4TH RANKED HAMILTON 13-6…COLBY LEAD ONE NOTHING BUT HAMILTON SCORED THE NEXT SIX…. GOOD LUCK TO COACH KAREN MACCRATE HENNING, COACHING THIS TEAM WHILE EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT.

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Track trying to get on track

Updated 7 years ago

IF YOU WENT TO BANGOR RACEWAY, DISSAPOINTED NO RACING TONIGHT AND QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY….TRACK CONDITIONS EVEN AFTER RACING ON WEDNESDAY WILL COST EVERYONE ONCE AGAIN.

THEY HAVE COME TO REALIZE THAT THE DRAINAGE AT THE BASE OF THE TRACK IS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM.
TODAY ENGINEERS FOR THE CITY OF BANGOR BEGAN UNPLUGGING THE DRAINS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. THEY ARE SHOOTING FOR NEXT WEEKEND.

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Pellerin back behind bench

Updated 7 years ago

SCOTT PELLERIN HAS SIGNED ON FOR ANOTHER YEAR AS ASSISTANT COACH OF THE MANCHESTER MONARCHS.
IN HIS TWO YEARS WITH THE TEAM THE MONARCHS ARE 90-52.
THE FORMER UMAINE PLAYER AND HOBEY BAKER WINNER HAS SETTLED INTO COACHING NICELY AFTER A 12 YEAR NHL CAREER.

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Ft. Kent could be passed up

Updated 7 years ago

THE WORD DOWN FROM FT. KENT IS NOT GOOD… COME NEXT MARCH TEH WORLD CUP BI-ATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP IS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD… THAT IS NOW IN JEOPARDY….A FINAL DECISION WILL COME LATER THIS MONTH, BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD FOR THIS COMING WINTER…..

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UMaine and the Jags

Updated 7 years ago

A REPORT FILED ON SCOUT DOT COM TODAY INDICATES THAT UMAINE ALUM MONTELL OWENS IS PROBABLE SAFE AS FAR AS HIS ROSTER SPOT GOES BECAUSE OF GREAT PLAY ON SPECIAL TEAMS.
HE’S ALSO LISTED AS THE NUMBER TWO FULLBACK. THE ARTICLE SAYS THAT ANTHONY COTRONE IS LISTED AS THE 3rd FULLBACK AND &quot:MIGHT SURPRISE SOME PEOPLE. COTRONE IS ALSO FROM UMAINE.

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Awards for Bears and Mariners

Updated 7 years ago

REBECCA ALLEN IS THE MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR. THE SENIOR FROM BUCKSPORT HOLDS 10 SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RECORDS AND HAS BEEN ON THE DEANS LIST EVERY SEMESTER. FOOTBALL PLAYER CHRIS TRACY FROM WESTBROOK IS THE OTHER RECIPIENT. HE WAS THE CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

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Mulligan gets a taste

Updated 7 years ago

MATT MULLIGAN SAYS THE WEEKEND WITH THE DOLPHINS IN MIAMI WAS THE TOUGHEST FOUR DAYS OF HIS LIFE.
MULLIGAN IS ONE OF 23 ROOKIES TRYING OUT FOR THE TEAM.
THE TIGHT END IS SIX MONTHS REMOVED FROM HIS FINAL
SEASON OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND HE THOUGHT HE WOULD BE READY FOR THE ROOKIE CAMP, BUT THE DOLPHINS TIGHT END COACH SAID THAT HE WAS IN TERRIBLE CONDITION.
THEY DID SAY THAT THEY LIKE HIS POWER AND TOUGHNESS.
MULLIGAN PLANS TO GET PLENTY OF RUNNING IN OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS BEFORE GOING BACK FOR OFF SEASON WORKOUTS.

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Colby to NCAA’s

Updated 7 years ago

COLBY COLLEGE IS THE CHAMPION OF THE NEW ENGLAND SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE AND IS HEADING BACK TO THE NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT…..

THE MULES CLINCHED AN AUTOMATIC BID TO THE NCAA TOURNEY AFTER BEATING TRINITY COLLEGE YESTERDAY…..

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