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MCI Prepper will change schools

Updated 7 years ago

EVAN BAKER PLAYED BASKETBALL AT MCI IN PITTSFIELD LAST WINTER AND SIGNED TO PLAY COLLEGE HOOP AT WICHITA STATE THIS FALL, BUT A COACHING CHANGE CHANGED HIS MIND.
THE 6’2&quot: GUARD HAS BEEN GIVEN HIS RELEASE AND IS LOOKING FOR A NEW SCHOOL.

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NAC Tournament

Updated 7 years ago

NAC QUARTERFINALS, DOUBLE ELIMINATION FOR ALL FOUR TEAMS… HUSSON AND ST. JOE’S….5-0 MONKS IN THE 4TH, MARK CLAPP of blue hill, SINGLES TO RIGHT, LUKE ENMAN SCORES..CLAPP WITH 3 HITS AND 3 RBI. ST. JOES WITH A 6-0 LEAD ST JOES 10 HUSSON 1

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Local Track in Ellsworth

Updated 7 years ago

M-D-I, NARRAGUAGUS, AND HERMON AT del luce stadium in ELLSWORTH.
POLE VAULT…. SEAN KEEDY OF MDI…. AND HE GETS A PERSONAL BEST, THE SOPHOMORE CLEARS NINE FEET.

TO THE TRIPLE JUMP AND ELLSWORTH SENIOR MIKE PETKOV STRETCHING IT OUT FOR A JUMP OF 36 FEET 5 1/4 INCHES.

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Barrett needs a couple more hits….

Updated 7 years ago

SIX P.M. FIRST START FOR THE MAINE BASEBALL FRIDAYNIGHT AT MAHANEY DIAMOND.. A VERY IMPORTANT SERIES AS MAINE NEEDS TO KEEP WINNING TO MOVE INTO THE TOP FOUR AND MAKE THE POST SEASON…
JOEL BARRETT OF BREWER CONTINUES TO MOVE UP THE ALL TIME HITS LIST… THE SENIOR CAPTAIN IS CURRENTLY THIRD ALL TIME WITH 265 HITS.. ONE MORE HE TIES T.J. SHEEDY FOR SECOND ALL TIME….

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Longer 3′s coming to college….

Updated 7 years ago

THE THREE POINT LINE WILL BE A LITTLE FURTHER AWAY FROM THE BASKET AFTER NEXT SEASON FOR THE MEN IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL.
IT’S CURRENTLY 19 FEET 9 INCHES AND IT’LL BE MOVED BACK A FOOT.
THET’S STILL TWO FEET SHORTER THAN THE NBA THREE POINT LINE AT THE TOP OF THE KEY.
THE CHANGE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN NOVEMBER OF 2008.
THE RULES COMMITTEE WILL VOTE TO APPROVE THE RULE CHANGE LATER THIS MONTH.
THE WOMENS THREE POINT LINE WILL STAY AT 19 FEEL 9 INCHES.

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Local Notes from the Diamonds.

Updated 7 years ago

THE BANGOR BASEBALL TEAM IS WORKING ON AN UNDEFEATED SEASON AND SO FAR THE PITCHING STAFF HAS BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF BRILLIANT… THE TEAM HASN’T ALLOWED A RUN IN THE LAST THREE GAMES…. BUT THEIR WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM FACING HAMDPEN ACADEMY… THE RAMS OF COURSE THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS….BOTTOM OF THE FIRST… GORDON WEBB WITH A BASE HIT JUST OUT OF THE REACH OF THE SHORTSTOP…IT SCORES TWO…BANGOR 6 HAMPDEN 1

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Capuano is coaching

Updated 7 years ago

JACK CAPUANO IS NOW A HEAD COACH FOR THE BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS OF THE ECHL.
JACK WAS AN ALL AMERICAN DEFENSEMAN FOR UMAINE 20 YEARS AGO.
CAPUANO HAS BEEN A GENERAL MANAGER IN THE LEAGUE AS WELL AS A NEW YORK ISLANDER ASSISTANT COACH.

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NAC Softball Playoffs

Updated 7 years ago

EIGHT TEAMS MAKE THE NAC SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS, THE UMAINE FARMINGTON WOMEN MOVE INTO THE SEMIS WITH A 9-8 WIN OVER LESLEY… BOTH MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY AND THOMAS LOST….
THAT LEAVES HUSSON AS THE OTHER TEAM LEFT IN OUR STATE…BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING AND SHAWNA BELL WITH THE SHOT OF THE GAME…. A TWO RUN BLAST OVER THE LEFT FIELD WALL…. BELL WHO PLAYED HER HIGH SCHOOL BALL AT CENTRAL HIGH IN EAST CORINTH IS ALSO THE STARTING CATCHER FOR THE EAGLES…. HUSSON ADVANCES TO THE SEMIS, A 10-5 WINNER TODAY.

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KENDRICK BALLANTYNE TO RAVENS

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE FOOTBALL PLAYER KENDRICK BALLANTYNE OF GORHAM WILL GET A CHANCE TO PLAY IN THE NFL.

THE SENIOR TIGHT END WHO PLAYED HIS LAST TWO YEARS AT NORTHEASTERN SIGNED A FREE AGENT CONTRACT WITH THE BALTIMORE RAVENS.

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NFL Draft…

Updated 7 years ago

2007 NFL Draft Selections

ROUND ONE
1. Oakland, JaMarcus Russell, qb, LSU.
2. Detroit, Calvin Johnson, wr, Georgia Tech.
3. Cleveland, Joe Thomas, ot, Wisconsin.
4. Tampa Bay, Gaines Adams, de, Clemson.
5. Arizona, Levi Brown, ot, Penn St.
6. Washington, LaRon Landry, db, LSU.
7. Minnesota, Adrian Peterson, rb, Oklahoma.
8. Atlanta (from Houston), Jamaal Anderson, de, Arkansas.
9. Miami, Ted Ginn Jr., wr, Ohio St.
10. Houston (from Atlanta), Amobi Okoye, dt, Louisville.
11. San Francisco, Patrick Willis, lb, Mississippi.
12. Buffalo, Marshawn Lynch, rb, California.
13. St. Louis, Adam Carriker, de, Nebraska.
14. New York Jets (from Carolina), Darrelle Revis, db,
Pittsburgh.
15. Pittsburgh, Lawrence Timmons, lb, Florida St.
16. Green Bay, Justin Harrell, dt, Tennessee.
17. Denver (from Jacksonville), Jarvis Moss, de, Florida.
18. Cincinnati, Leon Hall, db, Michigan.
19. Tennessee, Michael Griffin, db, Texas.
20. New York Giants, Aaron Ross, db, Texas.
21. Jacksonville (from Denver), Reggie Nelson, db, Florida.
22. Cleveland (from Dallas), Brady Quinn, qb, Notre Dame.
23. Kansas City, Dwayne Bowe, wr, LSU.
24. New England (from Seattle), Brandon Meriweather, db, Miami.
25. Carolina (from New York Jets), Jon Beason, lb, Miami.
26. Dallas (from Philadelphia), Anthony Spencer, lb, Purdue.
27. New Orleans, Robert Meachem, wr, Tennessee.
28. San Francisco (from New England), Joe Staley, ot, Central
Michigan.
29. Baltimore, Ben Grubbs, g, Auburn.
30. San Diego, Craig Davis, wr, LSU.
31. Chicago, Greg Olsen, te, Miami.
32. Indianapolis, Anthony Gonzalez, wr, Ohio St.
ROUND TWO
33. Arizona (from Oakland), Alan Branch, dt, Michigan.
34. Buffalo (from Detroit), Paul Posluszny, lb, Penn St.
35. Tampa Bay, Arron Sears, g, Tennessee.
36. Philadelphia (from Cleveland through Dallas), Kevin Kolb,
qb, Houston.
37. San Diego (from Washington through New York Jets and
Chicago), Eric Weddle, db, Utah.
38. Oakland (from Arizona), Zach Miller, te, Arizona St.
39. Atlanta (from Houston), Justin Blalock, g, Texas.
40. Miami, John Beck, qb, BYU.
41. Atlanta (from Minnesota), Chris Houston, db, Arkansas.
42. Indianapolis (from San Francisco), Tony Ugoh, ot, Arkansas.
43. Detroit (from Buffalo), Drew Stanton, qb, Michigan St.
44. Minnesota (from Atlanta), Sidney Rice, wr, South Carolina.
45. Carolina, Dwayne Jarrett, wr, Southern Cal.
46. Pittsburgh, LaMarr Woodley, lb, Michigan.
47. New York Jets (from Green Bay), David Harris, lb, Michigan.
48. Jacksonville, Justin Durant, lb, Hampton.
49. Cincinnati, Kenny Irons, rb, Auburn.
50. Tennessee, Chris Henry, rb, Arizona.
51. New York Giants, Steve Smith, wr, Southern Cal.
52. St. Louis, Brian Leonard, rb, Rutgers.
53. Cleveland (from Dallas), Eric Wright, db, UNLV.
54. Kansas City, Turk McBride, dt, Tennessee.
55. Seattle, Josh Wilson, db, Maryland.
56. Denver, Tim Crowder, de, Texas.
57. Philadelphia, Victor Abiamiri, de, Notre Dame.
58. Detroit (from New Orleans), Ikaika Alama-Francis, de,
Hawaii.
59. Carolina (from New York Jets), Ryan Kalil, c, Southern Cal.
60. Miami (from New England), Samson Satele, g, Hawaii.
61. Detroit (from Baltimore), Gerald Alexander, db, Boise St.
62. Chicago (from San Diego), Dan Bazuin, de, Central Michigan.
63. Green Bay (from Chicago through New York Jets), Brandon
Jackson, rb, Nebraska.
64. Tampa Bay (from Indianapolis), Sabby Piscitelli, db, Oregon
St.

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Diamond Notes

Updated 7 years ago

THE SECOND GAME WAS MUCH KINDER TO THE MAINE BASEBALL TEAM…. THE DEFEATED ALBANY 13-5, THEY LOST GAME ONE 5-4….

CASTLETON TOPPLES HUSSON IN BASEBALL 7-5 AND 9-5…5-3, 8-7 UMAINE FARMINGTON TAKES TWO FROM BECKER COLLEGE..

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Purcell leaves UMaine

Updated 7 years ago

University of Maine forward and Hockey East
Rookie of the Year Teddy Purcell has signed a contract with the
National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.
Purcell, a six-foot-three native of Saint John’s, Newfoundland,
who helped Maine get to the Frozen Four this past season, signed a
multiyear, entry-level contract with the Kings, the team’s General
Manager Dean Lombardi said.
Purcell had 43 points during the 2006-07 season, seven power
play goals, five game-winning goals and 34 penalty minutes.

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Boucher passes away at 55

Updated 7 years ago

LONG TIME COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BOB BOUCHER (BOO-SHEE) HAS PASSED AWAY. BOUCHER COACHED HOCKEY AT ST. DOM’S FOR 25 YEARS AND BOYS SOCCER FOR SIXTEEN. COMBINED HE WON EIGHT STATE TITLES AS COACH….HE HAD SINCE RETIRED FROM COACHING AND WAS CURRENTLY THE A.D. AT ST. DOM’S. HE DIED FOLLOWING COMPLICATIONS FROM A HEART ATTACK. HE WAS 55.

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Sock Gate, is a miscommunication…

Updated 7 years ago

Baltimore announcer Gary Thorne is backing off
comments he made on the air saying that the red spot on Boston
pitcher Curt Schilling’s sox during the 2004 post-season wasn’t
blood.
Thorne said during the Red Sox-Orioles broadcast Wednesday that
Boston catcher Doug Mirabelli admitted the red spot was a hoax.
However, Thorne said after speaking with Mirabelli today that he
misinterpreted the remarks and that the back up catcher had been
joking.
Mirabelli says he spoke with Thorne in the Boston clubhouse
about six months after the 2004 playoffs and only remarked that the
team had gotten a lot of publicity out of the incident.
Schilling bloody socks resulted from a temporary surgery and
seemed to be a rallying point for the Red Sox as they overcame a
three-games-to-none deficit to beat the Yankees in the American
League Championship Series and went on to win the World Series for
the first time 86 years.

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Football coaching changes

Updated 7 years ago

DARYLE WEISS IS THE NEW FOOTBALL COACH AT WESTBROOK HIGH SCHOOL. WEISS RESIGNED AS ROACKLAND’S COACH TWO WEEKS AGO.

LONG TIME MDI FOOTBALL COACH GEORGE &quot:TOOGIE&quot: McKAY IS NOW THE HEAD COACH AT OLD TOWN HIGH SCHOOL.
THE 61 YEAR OLD COACHED THE TROJANS FOR 22 YEARS BEFORE STEPPING DOWN FIVE YEARS AGO.
TOOGIE HOPES TO GET THE COYOTES INTO THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1998.

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Draft day coming for the Bears

Updated 7 years ago

THE NFL DRAFT IS THIS WEEKEND AND SOME BLACK BEARS HOPE TO HEAR THEIR NAMES CALLED. THEIR HOPES ARE HIGH AS A RESULT OF SOME NFL SUCCESS BY FORMER TEAMMATES.
There are currently four former Umaine players now in the NFL….. Stephen Cooper, Mike Flynn, Montel Owens and Brandon McGowan.

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ACT tour coming this weekend

Updated 7 years ago

SOME OF THE BEST LATE MODEL DRIVERS FROM MAINE ARE GOING TO BE IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY. THE A.C.T. SERIES….THE AMERICAN CANADIEN TOUR STARTS THIS WEEKEND IN MAINE. BEN AND MIKE ROWE FROM TURNER ARE RUNNING, ALONG WITH LOCALS MARK NORRIS OF FARMINGTON AND DOUG COOMBS OF LIVERMORE.

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MacDonald holds record

Updated 7 years ago

CAMDEN NATIVE MIKE MACDONALD IS NOW TIED FOR THE ALL TIME LEADER IN WINS FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FISCHER CATS AT DOUBLE A BALL. MACDONALD IS 3-0 THIS SEASON AND NOW HAS 16 FOR THE FISCHER CATS…HE’S TIED WITH MAJOR LEAGUER GUSTAVO CHACIN…

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Claus, the Red Sox Santa

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER PORTLAND SEADOGS MANAGER TODD CLAUS IS NOW AN ADVANCE SCOUT FOR THE RED SOX. THE SOX NOW HAVE TWO SUCH SCOUTS SO AFTER FOLLOWING A TEAM THE SCOUT NOW STAYS WITH THE SOX AS AN ADVISOR FOR THE SERIES INSTEAD OF JUST HEADING TO THE NEXT CITY.

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Local Softball Scores

Updated 7 years ago

THE SKOWHEGAN GIRLS WERE IN HAMPDEN ON THE TURF AGAINST THE BRONCO’S. THIS WAS A GAME FOR THE PITCHERS TO SHINE… LACEY LITTLEFIELD FOR THE BRONCOS KEPT THE SKOWHEGAN GIRLS OFF THE BASEPATH WITH STRIKE-OUT AFTER STRIKE-OUT…SHE HAD 14 IN THE GAME.

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