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New Deal for Niko

Updated 7 years ago

NIKO DIMITRAKOS WILL TRY TO EARN MORE PLAYING TIME THIS WINTER WITH THE OTTAWA SENATORS. THE NHL TEAM SIGNED THE FORMER UMAINE WINGER TO A ONE YEAR DEAL.

THE 28 YEAR OLD HAS SCORED 24 GOALS IN 158 REGULAR SEASON GAMES.

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Hoover and McNamee Win Races

Updated 7 years ago

IN FT. KENT THE SUMMER BIATHLON IS TAKING PLACE THIS WEEKEND WITH THE FINAL EVENTS SET FOR SUNDAY.

TWO RACES HAVE ALREADY BEEN RUN WITH THE PERSUIT TAKING PLACE SATURDAY.

ON THE MEN’S SIDE… THERE WAS NO CHANGE AT THE TOP OF THE STANDINGS… AS DOUGLAS HOOVER CROSSED THE FINISH LINE FIRST TODAY IN A TIME OF 27 MINUTES, 33 SECONDS. CHRISTOPHER FISHER PLACED SECOND IN A TIME OF 30 MINUTES, 06 SECOND TODAY.. FOLLOWED BY ALDEN SIMS IN THIRD 36 SECONDS BEHIND FISHER. NATHAN ROGERS FROM FORT KENT WAS 6TH TODAY, FOLLOWED BY PHILIP WILLEY FORM CARIBOU. HOOVER WON TODAY’S PURSUIT BY OVER 2 AND A HALF MINUTES…

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Higgins Outlasts Spector

Updated 7 years ago

Eric Higgins of Kennebunk fired a one-under-par 69 today at the Waterville Country Club to win the 88th Maine Amateur golf championship by a single stroke.

Higgins finished with a 54-hole score of 209 to hold off a charging Toby Spector of Waterville, who carded a 67 in the final round to come in second.

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SPEIRS KNOCKED OUT

Updated 7 years ago

JESSE SPEIRS WAS ELIMINATED THURSDAY FROM THE NATIONAL PUBLIC LINKS GOLF TOURNAMENT IN ILLINOIS. THE GOLFER FROM BANGOR BEAT RICHARD LEE ONE-UP IN A RAIN DELAYED FINISH IN THE 2nd ROUND.

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Libby widens lead at Maine Amateur

Updated 7 years ago

THE LEADERS OF THE MAINE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP TEE OFF FOR THE FINAL ROUND APPROXIMATELY AT 10 TO 10:30 AT WATERVILLE COUNTRY CLUB AND A FAMILIAR FACE WILL BE IN THE FINAL GROUP….

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McMahan signs with G-Men

Updated 7 years ago

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR FORMER UMAINE WIDE RECEIVER KEVIN MCMAHAN TO STICK IN THE NFL…

THE NEW YORK GIANTS SIGN MCMAHAN… HE WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED BY THE COLTS EARLIER THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF A HAMSTRING INJURY… THE GIANTS ARE A BIT BANGED UP AT THE WIDE RECEIVER SPOT BUT WHEN THOSE GUYS GET HEALTHY THAT COULD MEAN THE SQUEEZE FOR MCMAHAN….

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Speirs needs a comeback

Updated 7 years ago

JESSE SPEIRS OF BANGOR HAS ADVANCED INTO MATCH PLAY OF THE PUBLIC LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP…HE IS ONE OF 64 GOLFERS LEFT….HOWEVER HE IS TRAILING IN HIS MATCH… THROUGH SIX HOLES MATT SAVAGE OF KENTUCKY IS 3-UP ON SPEIRS. THE MATCH WAS SUSPENDED UNTIL THURSDAY BECAUSE OF DARKNESS.

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Coutts coming back to UMaine

Updated 7 years ago

TV-5 HAS LEARNED THAT FORMER UMAINE PITCHER IS LYNN HEARTY COUTTS IS COMING BACK TO CAMPUS TO HELP THE SOFTBALL TEAM…. COUTTS WHO PITCHED FROM 83-87 IS COMING BACK AS THE PITCHING COACH FOR THE BLACKBEARS… SHE HAS BEEN CO-OWNER OF FROZEN ROPES FACILITY WITH HER HUSBAND MIKE COUTTS… MIKE WAS A FORMER ASSISTANT COACH WITH THE MAINE BASEBALL TEAM.

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Sydney man leads the field

Updated 7 years ago

QUITE A MOTIVATING FACTOR TO BE KNOWN AS THE BEST AMATEUR GOLFER IN OUR STATE… PLAYING 54 HOLES AT WATERVILLE COUNTRY CLUB A NICE TOUCH… THE 88TH MAINE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP AND MANY A DEFENDING CHAMP IN THEIR PRIME…

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Bangor native going to Pan Am Games

Updated 7 years ago

CHRISTINE LUNDY WAS BORN IN BANGOR AND NOW WILL TRAVEL TO RIO DE JANIERO TO COMPETE IN THE PAN AM GAMES. LUNDY IS A MARATHONER WHO NOW LIVES IN VERMONT. THE PAN AM GAMES WILL BE FROM JULY 22ND TO THE 29TH… SHE QUALIFIED WITH HER FINISH IN THE USA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP.

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Penner looking good for new contract

Updated 7 years ago

DUSTIN PENNER IS THE FORMER BLACKBEAR WHO IS GOING TO GET A NICE PAY RAISE AFTER HELPING THE MIGHTY DUCKS WIN THE STANLEY CUP….PENNER’S GENERAL MANAGER SAID HE IS GOING TO MATCH ANY OFFER THAT COMES PENNER’S WAY. THE EDMONTON OILERS ARE SHOWING INTEREST IN THE WINKLER, MANITOBA NATIVE.

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Winterport Dragway celebrates 40th

Updated 7 years ago

THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE FAST CARS AND A GOOD TIME, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AT WINTERPORT DRAGWAY SATURDAY… ONE OF THE HI-LITES FOR THE CO-FOUNDERS OF THE TRACK IS THAT THE FIRST CAR TO MAKE A TRIP DOWN THE TRACK IS GOING TO ONCE AGAIN RIP IT UP….A 1964 PONTIAC GTO OWNED BY CARL CROWLEY, WAS THE FIRST CAR TO GO DOWN THE TRACK AND CROWLEY WAS THE DRIVER… HE SOLD THE CAR, AND TWENTY YEARS AGO BOUGHT IT BACK, 5 YEARS AGO HE, HIS SON KEVIN AND HIS FRIEND LEONARD GUPTILL OF BUCKSPORT RESTORED IT.

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Mahar recovers from crash

Updated 7 years ago

SUFFERING FROM A COLLAPSED LUNG AND A BROKEN NOSE…HARNESS DRIVER STEVE MAHAR DID NOT RACE FRIDAY AT BANGOR RACEWAY….MAHAR WAS INVOLVED IN A CRASH AT THE TRACK WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. TRACK OFFICIALS SAY HE IS ON HIS WAY TO A FULL RECOVERY.

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Ripken coming to Waterville

Updated 7 years ago

DATES AND TIMES HAVE BEEN CEMENTED FOR CAL RIPKEN JUNIIOR APPEARANCE IN WATERVILLE FOR THE DEDICATION OF THE HAROLD ALFOND FENWAY PARK. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 4 P.M. RIPKEN ARRIVES FOR THE CEREMONY… 4:30 A BASEBALL CLINIC…6 P.M. A VIP DINNER. A GOLF TOURNAMENT IS SET FOR MONDAY.

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Kelley to play for UMaine

Updated 7 years ago

IT HAS BEEN QUITE A DAY FOR HERMON HIGH SOFTBALL PITCHER ASHLEY KELLEY… SHE HAS VERBALLY COMMITTED TO PLAY FOR THE UMAINE BLACKBEARS…SHE ACTUALLY HAS HER SENIOR YEAR LEFT FOR THE HAWKS BUT SHE KNEW THIS WAS THE CORRECT DECISION TO PLAY FOR MAINE DESPITE IT BEING SO EARLY IN THE PROCESS.

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Speirs will transfer

Updated 7 years ago

JESSE SPEIRS OF BANGOR HAS DECIDED TO TRANSFER AND PLAY HIS COLLEGE GOLF AT OLE MISS. HE PLAYED LAST YEAR AT TEXAS CHRISTIAN…. HE WILL HAVE TWO YEARS OF ELIGIBILITY LEFT GOING INTO HIS JUNIOR SEASON. SPEIRS RECENTYL HELPED THE HORNED FROGS TO THE NCAA REGIONAL… HE HAD TWO TOP 10’S AND FOUR TOP 20 FINISHES. SPEIRS IS HOPING TO PLAY IN THE MAINE AMATEUR NEXT WEEK IN WATERVILLE.

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Criterium Bike Race in Belfast

Updated 7 years ago

A VERY INTERESTING RACE IN BELFAST…. IT’S THE FIRST ANNUAL BELFAST BICYCLE CLUD CRITERIUM RACE. THE CYCLIST WHO CAN CIRCLE THE MOST LAPS IN A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD WINS.

IN THE MEN’S &quot:A&quot: CLASS….RYAN MACDONALD OF OLD TOWN WAS IN THE LEAD EARLY…HE FINISHED SECOND…FIRST PLACE GOES TO MORGAN MCLEOD OF OARS ISLAND…

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Walter Hunt 3k

Updated 7 years ago

JUST A WOPPER OF A RACE AS IN THE NUMBERS FOR THE WALTER HUNT 3K… A RECORD NUMBER TURNED OUT TO RUN FROM BREWER TO BANGOR….

643 ENTRANTS LINEUP IN BREWER AND TOOK OFF AROUND 11 AM. FOR THE DOWN HILL ROMP OVER THE BRIDGE..

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Janik negotiating with the Lightning

Updated 7 years ago

DOUG JANIK PLAYED 75 GAMES FOR THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LAST SEASON… ACCORDING TO ONE PUBLISHED REPORT HE WILL NOT BE ISSUED A QUALIFYING CONTRACT OFFER SO THE LIGHTNING CAN RETAIN NEGOTIATING RIGHTS… JANIK WAS A STANDOUT DEFENSEMAN FOR THE BLACKBEARS AND SCORED TWO GOALS AND REGISTERED NINE ASSISTS FOR THE LIGHTNING LAST YEAR.

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Clifford lands in Orlando

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE FARMINGTONPLAYER AND FORMER WOODLAND DRAGON COACH STEVE CLIFFORD HAS A NEW JOB IN THE NBA… CLIFFORD HAS SIGNED ONTO BE AN ASSISTANT COACH WITH THE ORLANDO MAGIC. CLIFFORD HAS BEEN COACHING OR SCOUTING IN THE NBA FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS… HE SPENT THE LAST FOUR YEARS WITH THE HOUSTON ROCKETS.

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