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Fifield awarded another honor

Updated 7 years ago

USM BASKETBALL COACH GARY FIFIELD WILL BE HONORED WITH THE HIGHEST AWARD GIVEN OUT BY THE MAINE SPORTS HALL OF FAME TO AN ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE SPORTS SCENE. FIFIELD WILL BE AWARDED THE PRESIDENT’S TROPHY THIS SUNDAY WHEN THE INDUCTION BANQUET GETS UNDERWAY THIS SUNDAY IN PORTLAND. THE MAINE SPORTS HALL OF FAME WILL ALSO AWARD 10 1,000 DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP TO GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AT THE BANQUET.

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Penner Gets Game Winner

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER UMAINE HOCKEY PLAYER DUSTIN PENNER SCORED THE GAME WINNER MONDAY IN GAME FOUR OF THE STANLEY CUP FINALS. THE 3rd PERIOD GOAL GAVE ANAHEIM A 3-2 WIN OVER OTTAWA.

ANAHEIM CAN WRAP UP THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT HOME. THE NOW LEAD THE SERIES 3 GAMES TO ONE.

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Soap Box Derby Winners from Bangor

Updated 7 years ago

HERE ARE THE YOUNGSTERS HEADING TO THE NATIONALS IN AKRON, OHIO. IN THE STOCK DIVSION, CHRIS CHAFFEE OF BUCKSPORT IS THE CHAMP…. SUPERSTOCK WON BY ABBY CAIN OF HAMPDEN AND DEVIN SECORD OF BANGOR WON THE MASTERS.

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Track Wrap-up

Updated 7 years ago

THE CLASS C STATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP WAS AT FOXCROFT ACADEMY….VANESSA BAIRD OF THE PONIES WON THE JAVELIN… HANNAH BRETON OF GREENVILLE WON THE 300 METER HURDLES… THE TEAM TITLE GOES TO HALL DALE, ORONO SECOND, JOHN BAPST THIRD…NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY WON THE BOYS TITLE…ORONO CAME IN THIRD, JAMES BERRY OF ORONO WON THE POLE VAULT AND THE 110 HURDLES. ADDISON PELLARANO OF GEORGE STEVENS WON THE 800….

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Gardiner takes title

Updated 7 years ago

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST, BANGOR WITH RUNNERS AT FIRST AND SECOND…

GARDINER’SKYLE STILPHEN., NOMAR-ESQU WITH THE LEAP AND THE THROW TO END THE INNING… HE COMPLETES THE UNASSISTED DOUBLE PLAY….STILL SCORELESS…

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Heal Points Headliners

Updated 7 years ago

THE KVAC CHAMPIONSHIP LOSS FOR BANGOR DOES NOT AFFECT THE HEAL POINTS… THEY ARE STILL UNDEFEATED IN THE REGULAR SEASON… THE RAMS ARE THE NUMBER ONE SEED. THE OTHER TOP SEEDS IN EASTERN MAINE ARE BUCKSPORT, CENTRAL AND ASHLAND.
RICHMOND IS UNDEFEATED IN WESTERN MAINE ‘D’.
CLASS ‘A’ SOFTBALL BREWER FINISHES BEHIND BRUNSWICK. WINSLOW TAKES CLASS ‘B’… CALAIS IS UNDEFEATED AT 16-0 IN CLASS ‘C’ AND BANGOR CHRISTIAN IS THE TOP ‘D’ TEAM.

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Sox Yanks…tonight

Updated 7 years ago

The Boston Red Sox see blood in the water when the
reeling New York Yankees come to town for a three game set.
After two months of baseball, the Red Sox are 13-and-a-half
games up on the Bronx Bombers, and have a commanding lead atop the
A-L East.
The troubles continue for the Yankees — from Alex Rodriguez’s
tabloid-sheet scandals to Jason Giambi’s latest injury. The slugger
will miss at least three weeks after tearing tissue in his left
foot while trotting around the bases on a home run.
Roger Clemens is coming back next week to try to right the
Yankees ship, but not before the Red Sox could gain more ground
with a series win in Fenway.
Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield goes for Boston tomorrow against
Chien-Ming Wang. Curt Schilling faces Mike Mussina in game two, and
Josh Beckett tries for ninth win without a loss against Andy
Pettite in the finale.
Another story line is Kevin Youkilis. He tries to extend his
22-game hitting streak.

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Local Notes

Updated 7 years ago

THE MORSE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM HAS A NEW COACH…MIKE NELSON A LONG TIME ASSISTANT WILL TAKE OVER THE DUTIES FOR THE SHIP BUILDERS… IT’S THE THIRD COACH IN FOUR YEARS FOR THE PROGRAM….

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Colby with All Americans

Updated 7 years ago

ALLIE LIBBY OF OF THE COLBY WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEAM IS THE FIRST PLAYER IN SCHOOL HISTORY TO BE NAMED AN ALL AMERICAN TWICE. LIBBY, LIZ MORBECK, KATE SHERIDAN, AND LAUREN BARRETT ALL NAMED TO THE D-3 ALL AMERICAN TEAM. THE MULES WENT 12-5 ON THE SEASON.

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George signs with UNH

Updated 7 years ago

DYLAN GEORGE FORMER BANGOR HIGH SOCCER PLAYER HAS COMMITTED TO PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE…HIS COACH SAYS THAT GEORGE HAS &quot:GREAT SPEED, AND CAN FINISH.&quot: GEORGE WILL COMPETE FOR TIME AT THE FORWARD SPOT…HE SPENT FOUR YEARS ON THE VARSITY FOR THE BANGOR RAMS…AND THEN LAST YEAR HE PLAYED A PREP YEAR AT BRIDGTON ACADEMY…AT BRIDGTON HE SCORED 16 GOALS IN 17 GAMES LAST YEAR… THE UNH WILDCATS A VERY RESPECTABLE 6-2-1 IN CONFERENCE PLAY LAST

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Kevin Dineen reported to jail.

Updated 7 years ago

The Portland Pirates’ coach spent part of the Memorial Day weekend in the Cumberland County Jail. Kevin Dineen reported to jail Sunday to serve a 48-hour sentence on a driving to endanger conviction. Dineen was arrested for drunken driving last June in South Portland following an end-of-season party after being eliminated from the playoffs in his first season as coach of Portland’s American Hockey League franchise.

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Hockey Coach Leaving Maine

Updated 7 years ago

Less than three weeks after leading his club to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship, the coach of the Lewiston Maineiacs Clem Jodoinis saying goodbye to the team.

Wednesday he’ll be named the head coach for the Rimouski Oceanic.

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Local Notes

Updated 7 years ago

OLLI AHVENNIEMI HAS SIGNED A PRO CONTRACT TO PLAY BASKETBALL IN HIS HOME COUNTRY OF FINLAND… HE ONLY AVERAGED 2.8 POINTS PER GAME IN SEVEN MINUTES OF ACTION ON AVERAGE… AHVENNIEMI WAS A 6-10 CAPTAIN ON LAST YEAR’S TEAM…A COUPLE YEAR’S AGO HE WAS NAMED TO THE AMERICA EAST ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM.

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Track Update

Updated 7 years ago

WHAT A DAY FOR MDI SPRINTER DANIELLE HUTCHINS…SHE WON FOUR EVENTS AT THE PVC LARGE SCHOOL MEET…SHE SET A PVC RECORD IN THE 100, 200, SHE ALSO WON THE 400 AND THE LONG JUMP… THE BANGOR GIRLS AND BOYS WON THE TEAM TITLES…

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Heisten Retires

Updated 7 years ago

FORMER BLACKBEAR HOCKEY PLAYER BARRETT HEISTEN HAS OFFICIALLY RETIRED FROM PRO-HOCKEY…. HEISTEN JUST FINISHED UP THE SEASON WITH THE ALASKA ACES OF THE ECHL…. HE HELPED THE BEARS WIN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1999, HE WAS THE 20TH OVERALL PICK IN THE 1999 NHL ENTRY DRAFT OF THE BUFFALO SABRES.

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PVC Small School Track

Updated 7 years ago

SO MANY ATHLETES WITH A CHANCE TO SHINE AT THE PVC SMALL SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET.

MARINA VAN DER EB OF GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMY FINISHED THIRD WITH A THROW OF 94 FEET ONE INCH….WESLEY OSTERHOUT OF ORONO WON WITH A THROW OF 105 FEET 8INCHES…

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Clemens Update

Updated 7 years ago

Roger Clemens will get at least one more minor
league start before joining the New York Yankees starting rotation.
The 44-year old will pitch Monday for the Yankees Triple-A
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre farm team against Toledo.
There was some thought that Clemens would join the Yankees after
his minor league start Wednesday, but he struggled in that outing
with Double-A Trenton. Clemens gave up three runs, six hits and
threw 102 pitches in five-and-a-third innings. He also walked four,
struck out five and threw a wild pitch.

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Local Notes

Updated 7 years ago

GAME ONE OF THE PLAYOFFS AND MAINE GOES DOWN…. THE BLACKBEARS FALL TO TOP RANK BINGHAMTON 9-3….DESPITE THE BEARS TAKING THE LEAD ON A BILLY CATHER HOMERUN…. THE OTHER TWO RUNS MAINE SCORED CAME FROM ANOTHER HOMERUN BY CURT SMITH….THE BEARS WILL HAVE TO WIN OUT TO WIN THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONSHIP.

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Blodgett takes over Blackbears

Updated 7 years ago

AT THE VERY LEAST, SHE HAS THE NAME RECOGNITION THAT WILL PUT A FEW MORE FANS IN THE SEATS… PEOPLE WILL COME TO WATCH CINDY BLODGETT COACH…. SHE SIGNS A FOUR YEAR CONTRACT WITH UMAINE TO TAKE OVER THE PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN MEDIOCRE AT BEST THE LAST TWO YEARS….
BLODGETT INHERITS A TEAM THAT WENT 13-15, THAT HASN’T REACH THE NCAA TOURNAMENT SINCE THE END OF THE 03-04 SEASON…. SHE HOPING TO BRING STABILITY TO THE PROGRAM THAT NOW HAS SEEN IT’S THIRD COACH HIRED IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS….

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Spud Speedway has hope

Updated 7 years ago

SMALL TRACK STOCK CAR RACING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER IN CARIBOU. SPUD SPEEDWAY IS ABOUT TO BE OFFICIALLY SOLD BY RALPH AND NANCY NASON TO GREG AND BECKY VEINOTE. THE TRACK HASN’T BEEN OPEN FOR SEVEN YEARS AND SO NEEDS ALL KINDS OF WORK TO BE READY FOR RACING, BUT THE COUPLE FROM NEWBURGH ACTUALLY HOPE TO HAVE LIVE RACING SOMETIME NEXT MONTH.
THERE WILL BE MOTOCROSS AND ATV RACING AS WELL AT THE 48 ACRE FACILITY.
VEINOTE IS AN OLD FRIEND OF ANOTHER NEWBURGH RACER RICKY CRAVEN.

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