Rays beat Red Sox 13-3, end 4-game skid

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Desmond Jennings hit a two-run triple during Tampa Bay’s seven-run sixth-inning, and the Rays snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Boston Red Sox 13-3 on Wednesday night. Despite the win, Tampa Bay fell 6½ games behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees, who swept … Read more →

Published Sept. 19, 2012, at 11:09 p.m.     |    

Rays beat Red Sox 13-3, end 4-game skid

Published Sept. 19, 2012, at 11:09 p.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Desmond Jennings hit a two-run triple during Tampa Bay’s seven-run sixth-inning, and the Rays snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Boston Red Sox 13-3 on Wednesday night.

Despite the win, Tampa Bay fell 6½ games behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees, who swept a day-night doubleheader against Toronto. The Rays started play six games back in the AL wild-card race.

Jennings also scored following his triple against reliever Alfredo Aceves when the throw from the outfield eluded third baseman Pedro Ciriaco.

Four Boston pitchers walked six in the sixth, including passes to Carlos Pena and Jose Molina with the bases loaded. Luke Scott had a sacrifice fly, and Jeff Keppinger added an RBI single.

Keppinger hit a solo homer, and Pena added a two-shot off Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-6) as Tampa Bay went ahead 5-3 in the fourth.

Chris Archer (1-3) allowed three runs and five hits over five innings for the Rays, who won for the second time in nine games. It was the rookie’s first major league win.

The Red Sox (68-82), assured of their first losing season since 1997, got two RBIs from Jacoby Ellsbury.

Boston took a 3-1 lead in the third on Ellsbury’s run-scoring single and an RBI grounder by Dustin Pedroia. Ellsbury has 10 RBIs in his last 11 games.

Ben Zobrist, who drove in four runs in the Rays’ 7-5 loss to Boston on Tuesday, cut the deficit to 3-2 with an RBI single later in the third.

Tampa Bay loaded the bases with no outs during the second on singles by Evan Longoria, Scott and Keppinger, but scored just once to tie it at 1 when Matt Joyce followed with a walk. Matsuzaka avoided further damage by striking out Pena and getting a double-play grounder from Molina.

Joyce also had an eighth-inning RBI single.

Matsuzaka gave up five runs and nine hits in three-plus innings. The right-hander is 2-8 in 14 starts against Tampa Bay.

Ciriaco had a leadoff single in the first, stole second and scored to make it 1-0 on Ellsbury’s single. Ciriaco is 15-for-15 in stolen-base attempts this season.

Notes: Tampa Bay LHP David Price (18-5) will go for his 19th win this season against Boston RHP Clay Buchholz (11-6) in the finale of the four-game series on Thursday night. … Red Sox RHP Daniel Bard faced five batters. He walked three and gave up one hit. … Aceves allowed four runs in two-plus innings. … Justin Gatlin, the 100-meter bronze medalist at the London Olympics, threw the ceremonial first pitch.

Yanks sweep Blue Jays

NEW YORK — Ichiro Suzuki had a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, his seventh hit of the day, to help the New York Yankees complete a doubleheader sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 2-1 win that ensured they remained atop the AL East.

Suzuki made a difficult catch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning of the opener to preserve a lead for Andy Pettitte in a 4-2 victory.

New York will end the night with at least a half-game division lead, pending on the outcome of Baltimore’s game against Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners.

The wily outfielder had three hits in the opener batting leadoff in place of Derek Jeter, who rested his sore ankle in the first game of the day-night doubleheader. Jeter started at shortstop for the first time in a week and got his 200th hit on Ricky Romero’s first pitch.

Maine’s Berry, Lamour remain unbeaten after boxing victories

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Undefeated junior welterweight Brandon “The Cannon” Berry of West Forks improved his record to 7-0 with a first-round stoppage of Theo Desjardin during the 13th annual Fight to Educate boxing show at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Thursday night. Berry knocked down Desjardin (0-4) with a … Read more →

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Maine’s Berry, Lamour remain unbeaten after boxing victories

Published Sept. 19, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Undefeated junior welterweight Brandon “The Cannon” Berry of West Forks improved his record to 7-0 with a first-round stoppage of Theo Desjardin during the 13th annual Fight to Educate boxing show at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Thursday night.

Berry knocked down Desjardin (0-4) with a straight right hand, and while Desjardin got back to his feet before the 10-count, the North Attleboro, Massachusetts, product was wobbly on his legs and the referee stopped the bout at 2:18 of the opening round, awarding Berry a technical knockout victory.

What was scheduled as Berry’s first six-round bout was instead the fifth career knockout for the fighter, who trains out of Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs. Berry is slated to fight next on Oct. 11 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston and then on Nov. 15 at the Portland Exposition Building.

Another Maine pro, undefeated super middleweight Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour of Portland, improved to 10-0 with five knockouts when Dennis Ogboo (7-8, 6 KOs) of Lexington, Kentucky, was unable to answer the bell for the third round of their bout.

Vermont junior middleweight Chris Gilbert won the Fight to Educate’s eight-round main event, improving his record to 12-1 by scoring a narrow unanimous decision over previously undefeated Steve Matthews (4-1) of Greensboro, North Carolina.

In the co-feature, unbeaten Whitman, Massachusetts, super middleweight Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca (11-0) scored a technical knockout victory over Gundrick King (19-12) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at 2:39 of the third round. DeLuca, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was a machine gunner in Afghanistan, had hammered King with a relentless body attack from the opening bell.

In amateur bouts, light flyweight Jen Amato of Keene, New Hampshire, won a three-round decision over Felecia O’Brien of Boston, Massachusetts; Manchester, New Hampshire, middleweight Ryan Clark won a three-round decision against Ricky Ford of Claremont, New Hampshire; and 92-pound Junior Olympian Angel Tricoch won a three-round decision over Wyatt Stearns of Monroe, Maine.

Jack Musil

First English forward on UMaine hockey team has adapted to life in North America

ORONO, Maine — The Hull City Tigers are much better known in that northeast English city of 256,100 than the Hull Stingrays. The Tigers play in the prestigious Barclay’s Premier League, England’s top professional soccer league and one of the world’s best leagues. The Stingrays are a hockey team and … Read more →

Published Sept. 19, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.     |    

First English forward on UMaine hockey team has adapted to life in North America

Published Sept. 19, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
Jack Musil
University of Maine
Jack Musil

ORONO, Maine — The Hull City Tigers are much better known in that northeast English city of 256,100 than the Hull Stingrays.

The Tigers play in the prestigious Barclay’s Premier League, England’s top professional soccer league and one of the world’s best leagues.

The Stingrays are a hockey team and play in the Elite Ice Hockey League that involves teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as well as England.

Jack Musil’s father, Jan, used to take him to Stingrays games and that is where he fell in love with hockey.

“It was only 10 minutes away from my house. I couldn’t get enough of it,” said Musil, who is a freshman on the University of Maine’s hockey team and is the first Englishman to don the Black Bear colors.

Former Bear forward Colin Shields (2001-2004) was from Scotland.

The pro teams in Great Britain have junior systems affiliated with them so Musil grew up playing in the Hull program.

But when players reach the mid-teenage years, Musil said “there aren’t a lot of options.”

That led him to make the tough decision to leave home for a prep school in Cornwall, Ontario, the Ontario Hockey Academy.

“I had just turned 16. But, one day, I just decided ‘Yeah, I’m going to go for it and see where it takes me,” said the 21-year-old Musil.

He wound up captaining the team and eventually left to play junior hockey in Florida and then for the Waterville Valley, New Hampshire-based New England Wolves of the Eastern Hockey League where he led the team in virtually every offensive category a year ago with 47 goals, 54 assists, 101 points, 12 power-play goals and eight game-winners.

He admitted that moving to Canada from England was a challenge.

“It was a big change. It was a different culture. But once I got ahold of it, I loved it,” said Musil, who has continued to enjoy living in North America and is realizing a dream by attending Maine.

“I always wanted to get an education but I didn’t know where,” said Musil, a forward who played for the Great Britain Under-20 teams at the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Division 1A and 1B championships in Germany and Ukraine.

He has observed that the landscape and the weather in Maine is similar to England and he is looking forward to his first game in a Maine uniform.

“I’ve never played in front of such a big crowd and in such an atmosphere. It’s going to be an amazing experience,” said Musil.

When asked if he is homesick, Musil said, “To be honest, I’m so busy I haven’t had a chance to think about it.” He said his parents are hopefully coming to visit him in February.

Musil is one of eight freshmen on the Black Bear roster.

As in years past, the freshmen spent most of August in Orono taking online classes and getting familiar with the campus, the surroundings and each other while staying in a dormitory.

The only freshman who wasn’t in Orono was goalie Nik Nugnes and that was because he came to Maine last year and spent the second semester with the team.

The other freshme n are forwards Liam Pecararo, Nolan Vesey and Cedric Lacroix along with defensemen Mark Hamilton and Malcolm Hayes and goalie Sean Romeo.

Musil and the other freshmen said the month they spent together was valuable.

The worked out together voluntarily four days a week, went out to dinner and did things like play Xbox and Frisbee.

“The first couple of days were awkward because we didn’t know each other but we got so close, so fast. It’s going to help us this year,” said Romeo.

“We really bonded and became good friends,” said Hamilton.

Lacroix said they pushed each other during workouts and it has produced significant improvement in their conditioning.

He added that learning the campus and where their classes are enabled them to avoid the awkwardness of having to “carry a map” to find them once school began.

“Being here for four weeks was essential,” said Lacroix. “The weather was phenomenal and we took advantage of it. It was a good month.”

Maine head coach Red Gendron praised former coach Tim Whitehead for implementing the freshman orientation month.

“There’s no question that it helps. It gives the freshmen a comfort level. It can be stressful going around campus trying to find your classes and then having to come to practice,” he said.

 

Yarmouth resident Don Richards, 81, at the Cumberland Fairgrounds with his horse, The Fighter. Richards, a 65-year veteran of harness racing, was severely injured in January while breaking a colt. He will be honored Sunday, Sept. 21, on opening day of the annual Cumberland County Fair.

Back in stable condition: Don Richards, a Maine harness racing legend, is also a legendary survivor

CUMBERLAND, Maine — Don Richards would rather not talk about the accident that nearly killed him. “I don’t feel any pain, so I don’t want people feeling sorry for me,” he said. Less than a year ago, the 81-year-old Richards was lying on a barn floor in a pool of … Read more →

Published Sept. 19, 2014, at 7:45 a.m.     |    

Back in stable condition: Don Richards, a Maine harness racing legend, is also a legendary survivor

Published Sept. 19, 2014, at 7:45 a.m.
Yarmouth resident Don Richards, 81, at the Cumberland Fairgrounds with his horse, The Fighter. Richards, a 65-year veteran of harness racing, was severely injured in January while breaking a colt. He will be honored Sunday, Sept. 21, on opening day of the annual Cumberland County Fair.
Ben McCanna /The Forecaster
Yarmouth resident Don Richards, 81, at the Cumberland Fairgrounds with his horse, The Fighter. Richards, a 65-year veteran of harness racing, was severely injured in January while breaking a colt. He will be honored Sunday, Sept. 21, on opening day of the annual Cumberland County Fair.

CUMBERLAND, Maine — Don Richards would rather not talk about the accident that nearly killed him.

“I don’t feel any pain, so I don’t want people feeling sorry for me,” he said.

Less than a year ago, the 81-year-old Richards was lying on a barn floor in a pool of his own blood. He was surrounded by three longtime coworkers and friends who were certain Richards would die right there before their eyes.

But, to the surprise of everyone – friends, family, paramedics and doctors – Richards pulled through. And, just a few months after the accident, Richards returned to work at Don Richards Stables, a 50-year institution at the Cumberland Fairgrounds.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Richards will be honored during the opening day of the annual Cumberland County Fair. Throughout the day, a series of fundraisers will benefit the Cumberland Fire Department, whose paramedics rushed Richards to the hospital, plus two other charities on Richards’ behalf.

The day will also feature the first-ever Don Richards Invitational Pace Race: a harness race with a purse of $15,000, which is the highest in the fair’s 143-year history, according to fair President Mike Timmons. Races begin at 1:30 p.m. The invitational will be the ninth race in a 10-race card.

Between each race, friends and relatives will step up to a microphone to offer their thoughts and anecdotes about Richards.

Timmons, who has known Richards for 50 years, said his friend is reluctant to be the center of attention for a day. Nonetheless, the fair is forging ahead with the plan.

“He’s alive,” Timmons said. “I have memorial services for people all the time that are dead. He’s lucky to be alive and I’d much rather have a full-day program to honor him while he’s alive.”

The accident

Richards might be uncomfortable with the attention he’ll receive Sunday, but he’s no stranger to the spotlight.

He is one of Maine’s winningest harness drivers: In a racing career that spans 65 years, the Yarmouth resident has won about 4,500 races, including his final race before retiring last year.

According to fellow harness driver Wallace Watson, Richards is a “living legend.”

“He’s one of the best guys who ever drove a horse in the state of Maine,” Watson said.

Richards began his stable services at the fairgrounds in 1963. He’s been working in the same barn since 1968.

But on Jan. 8, Richards nearly died in that barn, when he and three others were trying to break an energetic colt named Tommy Bar.

Richards was holding Tommy Bar’s lead rope when the horse suddenly reared up and kicked him in the face with a front hoof.

The injuries were profound, according to Donna Fenderson, Richards’ assistant of 40 years.

“The whole side of his face was off and against his neck,” she recalled. “You just can’t describe it. It was just – horrific. There was nothing there.”

The hoof had cleaved the left side of Richards’ face, including his nose, jaw and part of his left eye, which he eventually lost altogether.

Fenderson’s husband, John Fenderson, was there, too.

“Truthfully, I thought he was going to die right in my arms. There was so much blood,” he said. “Almost nobody else would have survived that.”

Recovery

Cumberland EMTs stemmed the bleeding and rushed Richards to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he spent the next three months, Donna Fenderson said. For more than a month, Richards was in an induced coma while surgeons reattached his nose and face, reconstructed his jaw and attempted to save his left eye.

“I lost my eye,” Richards said this week, “but I see good out of the other one.”

After the coma, Richards had to relearn how to walk, talk and swallow, and is still undergoing rehabilitation. Nonetheless, he returned to work at his stables three months earlier than anyone expected.

Despite the ordeal, Richards said he had no reservations about working with horses again and harbors no ill feelings toward the colt that injured him.

“It wasn’t the horse’s fault,” he said. “He got scared and he struck me.”

Donna Fenderson recalled a brief interaction between Richards and the colt shortly after Richards returned.

“When he came back,” she said, “he told (Tommy Bar) ‘You might have got the battle, but I won the war.’”

 

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) returns a punt for a touchdown past Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the first half at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Thursday night.

Hester sets TD return record as Falcons rout Bucs

ATLANTA — Devin Hester danced like Deion Sanders on his way into the NFL record book, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 Thursday at the Georgia Dome. With Sanders in the stadium, Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, high-stepping … Read more →

Published Sept. 19, 2014, at 12:06 a.m.     |    

Hester sets TD return record as Falcons rout Bucs

Published Sept. 19, 2014, at 12:06 a.m.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) returns a punt for a touchdown past Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the first half at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Thursday night.
Dale Zanine | USA Today Sports
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) returns a punt for a touchdown past Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the first half at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Thursday night.

ATLANTA — Devin Hester danced like Deion Sanders on his way into the NFL record book, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

With Sanders in the stadium, Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, high-stepping the final yards for the 20th return touchdown of his career. He broke Sanders’ record of 19 touchdown returns and gave the Falcons a commanding 35-0 lead in the first half.

Hester, in his first season with the Falcons (2-1), also ran for a touchdown and finished with 142 all-purpose yards.

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan shredded the banged-up Buccaneers for 286 yards and three touchdowns on 21-of-24 passing before shutting it down midway through the third quarter.

It got embarrassing in the second half for the Buccaneers, who fell behind 56-0.

Ryan hooked up with wide receiver Julio Jones for a twisting, over-the-shoulder touchdown reception that made it 42-0 early in the third quarter.

On the first play of the Bucs’ next possession, a snap sailed over the head of backup quarterback Mike Glennon and was recovered by the Falcons at the Tampa Bay 2-yard line. Atlanta running back Steven Jackson bulled his way in for a touchdown on the next play to make it 49-0.

Falcons running back Antone Smith scored on a 38-yard run to make it 56-0 heading into the fourth quarter.

Jones finished with 161 receiving yards and two touchdowns on nine catches.

The Bucs lost their first eight games last season and are now 0-3 in new coach Lovie Smith’s first year. To make things worse, starting quarterback Josh McCown injured his thumb on his throwing hand in the first half and was replaced by Glennon. McCown finished 5-for-12 for 58 yards with an interception.

Glennon threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Vincent Jackson early in the fourth quarter, and Tampa Bay linebacker Danny Lansanah returned an interception of a T.J. Yates pass 27 yards for a the Bucs’ other points.

The Falcons opened in an up-tempo, no-huddle offense that produced points on their first possession. Ryan found wide receiver Harry Douglas in the back of the end zone, capping a six-play, 70-yard drive that put Atlanta up 7-0 three minutes into the game.

It was only the beginning.

After a Ryan touchdown pass to Jones, Falcons defensive back Kemal Ishmael picked off McCown and returned it 23 yards for a score.

Hester then took a reverse 20 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter, making it 28-0 Falcons. The next time he touched the ball, Hester raced 62 yards untouched by the Bucs’ punt coverage team.

The Falcons outgained the Bucs 300 to 63 in total yards in the first half, 488-217 for the game.

 

BDN Football Forecast, Week 3.

Mahoney, Clark chase Boutwell in BDN Football Forecast

  As the weather continues to cool and we move into the third week of the high school football season, it is season guest Matt Boutwell who holds the lead in the 49th BDN Football Forecast. Boutwell went 14-6 last week, but still leads sage staffer Larry Mahoney (14-6) by … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 11 p.m.     |    

Mahoney, Clark chase Boutwell in BDN Football Forecast

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 11 p.m.
BDN Football Forecast, Week 3.
BDN Football Forecast, Week 3.

 

As the weather continues to cool and we move into the third week of the high school football season, it is season guest Matt Boutwell who holds the lead in the 49th BDN Football Forecast.

Boutwell went 14-6 last week, but still leads sage staffer Larry Mahoney (14-6) by one game. Multiple-time champion Ernie Clark is a close third, two games behind Boutwell

Last week’s guest, former Bangor High School and University of Maine place-kicker Chris Binder of Maynard, Massachusetts, posted a 12-8 record.

This week’s guest veteran broadcaster Don Shields of Thomaston, who has handled play-by-play chores for midcoast high school basketball games for 27 years on various radio stations, including his current gig on Frank-FM 105.5 WBYA of Rockland/Islesboro.

Shields also is the voice of the University of Maine women’s basketball team for Black Bear Sports Properties on stations WGUY-FM 94.1, WGUY-AM 1230, WNZS-AM 1340 AM and WWNZ-AM 1400. The Rockport native and former member of the Camden-Rockport (now Camden Hills) High School baseball team is also the head baseball coach at Oceanside High School in Rockland/Thomaston.

Shields also works as a disc jockey and as WBYA’s sports director. Don and and his wife Mary have three children (Melissa, Jon and Matthew) and one grandson, Silas.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Ike Davis (15) greets left fielder Starling Marte (6) at home plate after Marte hit a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

Cole helps Pirates sweep slumping Sox

PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and Starling Marte homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Thursday night. The Pirates swept the three-game series, ran their winning streak to four games and won for the 11th time in … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:32 p.m.     |    

Cole helps Pirates sweep slumping Sox

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:32 p.m.
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Ike Davis (15) greets left fielder Starling Marte (6) at home plate after Marte hit a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
Charles LeClaire | USA Today Sports
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Ike Davis (15) greets left fielder Starling Marte (6) at home plate after Marte hit a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and Starling Marte homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Thursday night.

The Pirates swept the three-game series, ran their winning streak to four games and won for the 11th time in their last 13 games while keeping pace in the National League pennant race.

Entering the night, the Pirates were 2 1/2 games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the second wild card and 2 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. The Brewers and Cardinals played in St. Louis on Thursday night, and Milwaukee visits Pittsburgh (82-70) for a pivotal three-game series beginning Friday night.

Cole (10-5) won his season-best third consecutive start and is 7-1 in nine career starts in September. He worked seven-plus innings, allowing two runs and six hits while striking out seven and walking none.

Marte hit a solo shot in the fifth inning, his 13th of the season, to put the Pirates ahead 3-1, and that proved to be the difference. The left fielder had two hits for the Pirates, as did third baseman Josh Harrison.

The Pirates caught a break in the ninth inning after the Red Sox, down by a run, put runners on first and third with no outs against closer Mark Melancon.

Third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit a chopper down the third base line. The ball struck the back of pinch runner Jemile Weeks’ left leg as he dived back to the bag, and he was ruled out for being hit by the batted ball.

Melancon then retired the last two batters for his 30th save in 34 opportunities.

Red Sox right-hander Brandon Workman (1-10) lost his 10th straight decision after giving up three runs (two earned) and seven hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three.

Rookie catcher Christian Vazquez had two hits for the Red Sox and scored on a sacrifice fly by rookie shortstop Xander Bogaerts in the eighth inning to draw Boston within a run at 3-2. However, left-hander Tony Watson struck out first baseman David Ortiz to end the threat.

Middlebrooks and left fielder Daniel Nava also had two hits for the Red Sox.

In last place in the American League East a year after winning the World Series, the Red Sox (66-87) lost for the eighth time in 11 games. They averaged just 2.7 runs a game in that span.

The Pirates pulled ahead 2-1 in the fourth inning on catcher Chris Stewart’s RBI single.

Pittsburgh first baseman Ike Davis drew a bases-loaded walk from Workman with two outs in the first inning to open the scoring. The Red Sox tied it in the third on an RBI single by rookie second baseman Mookie Betts.

NOTES: Boston DH David Ortiz returned to the team a day earlier than expected after missing the previous two games while attending to a family emergency and started at first base. The designated hitter rule is not in effect in interleague games at National League parks. … Boston INF/OF Brock Holt, out since Sept. 5 due to a concussion, was cleared to resume baseball activities after being examined Thursday by Pittsburgh-based head trauma specialist Micky Collins, a Hermon, Maine, native. … Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli and LF Yoenis Cesepedes were both rested. … Pittsburgh SS Jordy Mercer returned to the lineup after missing two games with a lower back strain. … Pirates C Russell Martin got the night off, setting him up to play all three games of the pivotal series against Milwaukee. … Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (7-5, 3.66 ERA) is scheduled to pitch Friday night against Brewers RHP Yovani Gallardo (8-10, 3.59). … Boston opens a three-game series Friday night at Baltimore against the American League East champion Orioles. Red Sox RHP Allen Webster (4-3, 6.02) is scheduled to face Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman (7-7, 3.57).

 

Local sports results for Sept. 18, 2014

Results HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY’S RESULTS BOYS SOCCER Narraguagus 3, Calais 2 Penquis Valley 1, Dexter 1 Searsport 12, DIS 1 Shead 3, Machias 2 So. Aroostook 7, Katahdin 1 FIELD HOCKEY Belfast 3, Mount View 2 Dexter 5, Stearns 1 Foxcroft 10, Hermon 0 John Bapst 1, Orono 0 MCI … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.     |    

Local sports results for Sept. 18, 2014

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.

Results

HIGH SCHOOL

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

BOYS SOCCER

Narraguagus 3, Calais 2

Penquis Valley 1, Dexter 1

Searsport 12, DIS 1

Shead 3, Machias 2

So. Aroostook 7, Katahdin 1

FIELD HOCKEY

Belfast 3, Mount View 2

Dexter 5, Stearns 1

Foxcroft 10, Hermon 0

John Bapst 1, Orono 0

MCI 3, Erskine 1

Nokomis 3, Waterville 0

GIRLS SOCCER

Dexter 1, Foxcroft 0

Madawaska 4, Wisdom 0

So. Aroostook 2, Katahdin 1

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

BOYS SOCCER

Central 2, Hermon 0

East Grand 3, Hodgdon 2

Houlton 2, Lee 1

Jonesport-Beals 3, Highview Chr. 0

Katahdin 4, Central Aroostook 0

Presque Isle 7, Fort Kent 5

Van Buren 3, Limestone 2

GIRLS SOCCER

Central Aroostook 4, Katahdin 0

Ellsworth 6, Washington Ad. 0

Hermon 7, Central 0

Hodgdon 3, East Grand 1

Houlton 4, Lee 0

John Bapst 4, Mattanawcook 0

MDI 12, George Stevens 1

Narraguagus 3, Shead 1

Orono 2, Old Town 2 (2OT)

Piscataquis 5, Penquis 1

Presque Isle 2, Fort Kent 1

COLLEGE

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

FIELD HOCKEY

Thomas 6, Daniel Webster

SOFTBALL

Southern Maine CC 21, Eastern Maine CC 1

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Thomas 5, Southern Maine 4

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

MEN’S SOCCER

Colby 3, UM-Farmington 0

Southern Maine CC, Eastern Maine CC

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Bowdoin 1, Bates 0

St. Joseph’s 1, Thomas 0

Southern Maine 0, Salem State 0 (2OT)

U-New England 2, St. Joseph’s 0

FIELD HOCKEY

Bowdoin 2, Bates 0

Colby 5, UM-Farmington 0

U-New England 2, Gordon 0

 

Today’s games

HIGH SCHOOL

Football

Bangor at Deering, 7 p.m.

Brunswick at Cony, 7 p.m.

Bucksport at MCI, 7 p.m.

Cape Elizabeth at Wells, 7 p.m.

Cheverus at Oxford Hills, 7 p.m.

Dexter at Houlton, 7 p.m.

Falmouth at York, 7 p.m.

Foxcroft at Belfast, 7 p.m.

Freeport at Poland, 7 p.m.

Greely at Gorham, 7 p.m.

Hampden at Skowhegan, 7 p.m.

John Bapst at Washington Ad., 7 p.m.

Lake Region at Yarmouth, 7 p.m.

Lawrence at Brewer, 7 p.m.

Leavitt Area at Gray-NG, 7 p.m.

Lewiston at Windham, 7 p.m.

Lisbon at Boothbay, 7 p.m.

Marshwood at Westbrook, 7 p.m.

Medomak Valley at Ellsworth, 7 p.m.

Messalonskee at Mt. Blue, 7 p.m.

Morse at Gardiner, 7 p.m.

Noble at Biddeford, 7 p.m.

Oak Hill at Maranacook, 7 p.m.

Orono at Mattanawcook, 7 p.m.

Portland at Edward Little, 7 p.m.

Sanford at Bonny Eagle, 7 p.m.

South Portland at Massabesic, 7 p.m.

Spruce Mountain at Mountain Valley, 7 p.m.

Telstar at Old Orchard, 7 p.m.

Thornton Acad. at Scarborough, 7 p.m.

Waterville at Old Town, 7 p.m.

Winslow at Mount Desert Island, 7 p.m.

Winthrop at Dirigo, 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Bangor at Brunswick, 6 p.m.

Bangor Christian at Highview Chr., 4 p.m.

Belfast at Morse, 5 p.m.

Brewer at Mt. Blue, 3:30 p.m.

Camden Hills at Erskine, 3:30 p.m.

DIS at Searsport, 4:05 p.m.

Edward Little at Skowhegan, 3:30 p.m.

Foxcroft at Piscataquis, 4 p.m.

Hodgdon at Limestone, 3:30 p.m.

Leavitt at Gardiner, 3:30 p.m.

Messalonskee at Cony, 4 p.m.

Nokomis at Maranacook, 3:30 p.m.

Oceanside at Mount View, 3:30 p.m.

Oxford Hills at Hampden, 6 p.m.

Penobscot Valley at Schenck, 4 p.m.

Penquis Valley at Dexter, 4 p.m.

Richmond at Valley, 7 p.m.

Spruce Mountain at Winslow, 3:30 p.m.

Sumner at George Stevens, 4 p.m.

Vinalhaven at Greenville, 3 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Brunswick at Bangor, 6 p.m.

Camden Hills at Erskine, 3:30 p.m.

Chop Point at Highview Chr., 2:30 p.m.

Cony at Messalonskee, 4 p.m.

Gardiner at Leavitt, 3:30 p.m.

Hodgdon at Limestone, 5:30 p.m.

Maranacook at Nokomis, 3:30 p.m.

Mount View at Oceanside, 3:30 p.m.

Mt. Blue at Brewer, 3:30 p.m.

Richmond at Valley, 5:30 p.m.

Skowhegan at Edward Little, 3:30 p.m.

Vinalhaven at Greenville, 5 p.m.

Winslow at Spruce Mountain, 3:30 p.m.

Wiscasset at Lisbon, 4 p.m.

Woodland at Jonesport-Beals, 4 p.m.

Volleyball

Bucksport at Calais, 6 p.m.

Narraguagus at Sumner, 5 p.m.

Washington Ad. at MDI, 6 p.m.

Woodland at Jonesport-Beals, 5 p.m.

Field Hockey

Dexter at Piscataquis, 4 p.m.

Oak Hill at Boothbay Region, 4 p.m.

Old Town at Mattanawcook, 4 p.m.

Cross country

Caribou, Houlton at Presque Isle, 4 p.m.

Bangor Christian, Central, Hermon, John Bapst, Lee Acad. at Foxcroft Acad., 4 p.m.

Calais, Mattanawcook, MDI, Old Town, Brewer at Orono, 4 p.m.

Morse, Brunswick, Waterville at Mt. Ararat, 3:30 p.m.

Oxford Hills, Maranacook, Mt. Blue, Lewiston, Edward Little, Spruce Mt. at Leavitt, 4 p.m.

Bangor, Winslow, Hampden Acad., Messalonskee, Skowhegan at MCI, 4 p.m.

Lincoln Acad., Lawrence, Camden Hills, Cony, Erskine Acad., Belfast, Oceanside at Medomak, 4 p.m.

Golf

Mattanawcook Acad. at Old Town, 4 p.m.

Penquis Valley at Hermon, 4 p.m.

COLLEGE

Men’s soccer

UM-Fort Kent at Southern Vermont College, 3:30 p.m.

Women’s soccer

Maine at Central Connecticut St., 7 p.m.

UM-Fort Kent at UM-Machias, 2 p.m.

Volleyball

Tufts at Colby, 7 p.m.

UM-Machias at UM-Fort Kent (2), 6 p.m.

Golf

HIGH SCHOOL

At Waterville CC, par 36

Waterville 181, Medomak Valley 208; Waterville def. Medomak 8-1

Adam Wilcox (M) 41 def. Adam Barre 45 2 and 1; CJ Gaunce (W) 46 def. JP Lobley 54 4 and 3, Keaton Lahneman (W) 44 def. Duncan Morrell 62 5 and 4, Adam Zarfos (W) 58 def. Josh Goldrup 59 3 and 1, Alex Maheux (W) 46 def. Brent Stewart 54 4 and 3, John Violette (W) 42 def. Ben Dever 85 4 and 3

At St Croix CC

Bucksport (7-4) 188, Calais (7-4) 191

Bucksport: James McAllain 48, Jordan Wadleigh 54, Brandon Kelley 57, Mike Goode 58, Noah Lenor 45, Sydnie Howard 46, Rykar Mason 51, Riley McLeod 66, Ian Bernier 49, Tyler Heath 52

Calais: Jack Lander 41, Kyle Johnson 58, Keegan Newman 48, John La Pointe 60, Nick Hallowell 54, Jackson Greenlaw 48, Perry Amos 59, Dominic Gayton 78, Earon Grinage 73

Medalist: Jack Lander 41

At JW Parks, par 35

MCI (7-1) 151, Belfast (2-6) 189; MCI def. Belfast 8-1

Gavin Dugas (M) def. Alex Fritz 35-40; Carter Pearl (M) def. Doyle Bailey 34-51; Eric Dugas (M) def. Zach Alden 34-45; Parker Morrison (M) def. Artem Richter 48-53; Alex Lynn (B) def. Nate Tilton 56-59; Seth Mason (M) def. Jessica Clapp 51-71

Medalists: Eric Dugas 34, Carter Pearl 34

Golf

MSGA Senior Tour

At Falmouth CC

GROSS AGE 55-64: Mike Doucette 73/69, Steve Menhennitt 74/70, Tom Ellsworth 74/71,

NET: Chris Bieber 83/65, Doug Prevost 82/65, Tom Fournier 77/68; GROSS AGE 65-69: Lowell Watson 71/70, George Boone 75/70, Paul Pelletier 76/71; NET: Tim Smith 75/67, Rick Rand 79/68, Peter Greenwood 82/69, Terry Landry 84/69; GROSS AGE 70 and over: Bob Hintze 77/64, Jim Surette 78/74, Steve Norton 78/67; NET: Charlie Swett 80/63, Frank Langlois 81/67, Bill Freedman 88/68; TEAM GROSS: Dennis Amell; Mike Doucette; Chris Bieber; Arnie Clark, 63/54; Lowell Watson; Tim Smith; Truman Libby; Laddie Deemer, 66/61; NET: Carroll Jones; John Lefebvre; Peter Allen; Rich Boutin, 71/57; Joe Foley; Steve Wiley; Rick Goss; Jerome Gravel, 72/58; Jim Taylor; Russ Sweet; Rick Zemla; Bob Blais, 69/58; Edward Schencks Jr; James Smith Jr; Richard Campbell; James Dillon, 72/58; SKINS: Net No. 1 Darrell Smith 2, Net No. 4 Skip Waltz 2, Net No. 8 Darrell Smith 2 Net No. 9 James Smith Jr. 2, Net No. 10 Steve Wiley 2, Net No. 11 Charlie Swett 1, Net No. 17 Craig Pride 2

PINS: No. 2 Carroll Jones 3-9, No. 5 James Smith, Jr 2-11, No. 11 John Rhoades 3-1, No. 16 Roland Cote 2-6

LOCAL

At Traditions GC

Men’s Senior League — 1st: Robbie Robinson, Paul Crawford, Bob Pentland, 33; 2nd: Gerry Clifford, Brent West, Dick Burger, 33; 3rd: Terry Pangburn, Lew Rose, Charlie Perkins, 34; Pin: No. 8 Lew Rose 15-9

At Hermon Meadow GC

Thursday Senior League — 1. (tie) Chris Boucher, Tim McLaughlin +9, Roy Leighton, Heokbum Kwon +9, 3. (tie) Bruce Ireland, Joel McCluskey +3, Allen Hussey, Kenny Taylor +3, 5. Ed Baum, John Gallant +1, 6. (tie) Joe Rodrigue, Aaron Newcomb E, Al Porter, Ric Sinclair E; Pins: No. 3 Adrian Sewall 3-5, No. 16 Roy Leighton 0-8; Skins: No. 3 Adrian Sewall, No. 5 Aaron Newcomb, No.6 Aaron Newcomb, No. 7 Allen Hussey, No. 8 Ed Baum, No. 13 Joel McCluskey, No. 14 Aaron Newcomb, No. 15 Adrian Sewall

At Lucerne GC

Thursday Senior Scramble Results — 1st Dennis Kiah, Ron Snyder, Royce Morrison, Jim Bonzey (-6) tie; Mel McLay, Ralph Alley, Doug Deans, Russ Nealey (-6); Scott MacArthur, Marcelle Whitney, John Lee, David Gubler (-6); Dan Crouse, Rocky Alley, Lou Martin, Bob Francis (-6); John Schoppe, Paul Bowden, Dick Baker, Mark Johnson (-5); Tom Winston, Dick Gassett, Jim Mabry, Phil Maynor (-4); Ron Allen, Bob Fraser, Russ Black, Lloyd Deans (-4); Randy Irish, Ben Sawyer, Bill Ferris, Grant Standbrook (-3); Bruce MacGregor, Robin Young, Mike Dore, Bob McKenney (-3). Pins: No. 2 Bill Ferris 9-1, No. 6 Mel McLay 9-1

At Bangor Muni GC

Ladies Day Odd and Even Tournament — Net: 1. Claudette Amoroso-Kathy Anderson 70. 2. Jean Young-Marilyn Hughes 71. 3. Yukiko Bigney-Nancy Hart 72. 4. Anne Pooler-Beverly Dubay 73. Tie. Linda Libby-Hilda Wardwell 73. Pins: 3 Vi Kemp 48-0. 6 Beverly Dubay 9-3. 11 Karen Bamford 35-1. 16 Beverly Dubay 43-3. Putts: Marilyn Rice 31.

At Pine Hill GC

Brewer FCU Men’s League — 1. Adam Freeman, Alan Higgins, Mike Peitroski 30, 2. Adam Doody, Eric White, Roger White 31, 3.Larry Ellis, Bob Denner, Barry Defilipp 32, 4. Brandon Scovil, Ryan Hanscom, Norm Clark 32; Pins: No. 7 Mike LaChance 34-5, No. 9 Alan Higgins 4-11

At Rockland GC

Ladies Association Results — Putting Around: Madolin Fogarty, 2. Betty Farrand, 3. (TIE) Sue Wootton, Marty Jones, Wendy Dewing; 6. Bobbi Andrus, 7. Diane Bryant, 8. Arlene Adams; Pins: No. 10 Wendy Dewing 12-2 ½, No. 18 Janice Ogier 1-5

At Kebo Valley GC

Men’s Twilight League — Inner 9: 1. Scott Richardson +3, Edd Hamor +3, 2. Richard Dow +2, Chad Bazinet +2, 3. Gary Adler +1, Duane Bartlett +1, Mark Wanner +1; Outer 9: Jerry Noble +2, 2. Troy Lewis +1, Scott Henggeler +1, 3. Larry Eldridge E, Jim Barkhouse E; Pins: No. 6 Randy Stanley 10-0, No. 9 Ben Young 18-0

Kebo Boy’s — Net Skins: 11. Karl Hallett, 14. Lynn Goodwin

At Piscataquis CC

Thursday Night Scramble — Gross: 1. Bob Sawyer, Butch Goodwin, Chuck Libby 27, 2. Frank Rollins, Nancy Hall, Peter Drummond, Dave Leland 28, 3. Michael Wasilewski, Debbie Wasilewski, Bob Bradford 29, 4. Bill Kirby, Dick Colver, Norm Bridge 29; Pins: No. 6 Peter Drummond 20-11

Volleyball

COLLEGE

At Gorham

U-Southern Maine (9-2) def. Regis (9-6) 25-21, 25-21, 25-21

HIGH SCHOOL

Calais (1-3) def. Sumner (1-3) 14-25, 20-25, 25-15, 25-14, 15-13

(Wednesday) Sumner: Amie O’Hara 10 serves, 3 aces, 2 digs; Tianah Johnson 9 serves, 1 ace, 7 digs, 3 tips; Kiandra Barnes 10 serves, 3 aces, 1 dig; Julia Tardy 9 serves, 2 aces, 10 digs, 1 kill; Emily Martin 6 serves, 3 aces, 2 digs, 1 kill, 2 tips

Calais: Kaylee Johnson 15 aces, 10 kills; Carson Hold 8 kills, 5 blocks, 3 assists; Nicki Scott 6 aces, 4 kills, 2 assists; Mayez Travis 3 kills, 2 digs, 2 assists

Harness racing

Farmington Fair

Thursday’s results

First, Pace, $9,850

1. Danvile Sweetheart, K. Switzer Jr. 11.80-7.00-6.00

5. Shurfine Babycate, R. Cushing 4.80-3.60

3. Pretty Elna, W. Campbell 4.60

T-2:00.2; Qu. 1-5, $40.80; Ex. 1-5, $39.20; Tri. 1-5-3, $340.40

Second, Pace, $2,500

2. Hawk’s Cry Electra, W. Campbell 6.20-4.60-3.00

5. Funny Lena, N. Graffam 14.20-3.00

7. Shocked Ivy, K. Switzer Jr. 5.20

T-1:58.4; Qu. 2-5, $14.60; Ex. 2-5, $29.00; Tri. 2-5-7, $124.60; DD 1-2, $73.00

Third, Pace, $3,000

3. Finley Hanover, K. Switzer Jr. 4.40-3.40-2.20

6. BP Diet Food, D. Deslandes 12.20-3.80

1. Zoe Blue Chip, C. Cushing 2.40

T-1:58; Qu. 3-6, $51.20; Ex. 3-6, $293.00; Tri. 3-6-1, $335.20

Fourth, Pace, $2,000

3. Final Stepp, M. Athearn 9.80-3.80-3.20

5. I’m Your Shadow, K. Switzer 2.80-2.40

1. Wonder Willie Win, D. Dickison 3.80

T-2:03; Qu. 3-5, $9.60; Ex. 3-5, $21.80; Tri. 3-5-1, $90.00

Fifth, Trot, $3,000

1. Friendship, W. Campbell 13.40-12.60-4.40

5. Swiss Alps, R. Goodblood Jr. 16.20-760

6. Duvar Road, H. Campbell 3.00

T-2:01.2; Qu. 1-All, $3.60; 5-All, $9.60; Ex. 1-5, $117.80; Tri. 1-5-6, $1,213.60

Sixth, Pace, $2,600

5. Wantsomeofthis, K. Switzer 12.80-5.60-4.00

3. Bens Beach Boy, D. Ingraham 4.40

6. Rupert Rupert, H. Campbell 4.60

T-1:59.2; Qu. 3-5, $23.80; Ex. 5-3, $63.80; Tri. 5-3-6, $169.40; DD 1-5, $41.00

Seventh, Pace, $9,850

4. Dansan Flicka, D. Ingraham 6.40-3.00-2.20

2. Big Bad Rose, G. Bowden 2.20-2.10

5. Dancers Pass, W. Watson 4.80

T-2:02.4; Qu. 2-4, $3.40; Ex. 4-2, $9.20; Tri. 4-2-5, $53.40

Eighth, Pace, $3,000

1. Race Me Villa, W. Childs 6.40-3.60-5.60

4. Cute Hill, K. Switzer Jr. 9.00-4.20

5. Iswhatitis, W. Campbell 5.00

T-1:59.2; Qu. 1-4, $27.20; Ex. 1-4, $33.60; Tri. 1-4-5, $162.50

Ninth, Pace, $10,076

2. Mary Rose of Topaz, K. Switzer Jr. BAR

1. Pembroke Lynn, H. Campbell 7.80-3.00

6. Your Special, W. Campbell 2.60

3. Shadytouch, M. Cushing

T-2:01; Qu. 1-6, $17.00; Ex. 1-6, $38.40; Tri. 1-6-3, $71.40

Tenth, Pace, $2,500

7. High Calibre N, K. Switzer Jr. 9.00-5.60-2.80

2. Swingingwithashark, H. Campbell 3.60-2.40

5. Allen The Optomist, R. Cushing 3.20

T-1:58.3; Qu. 2-7, $10.60; Ex. 7-2, $19.00; Tri. 7-2-5, $44.40; DD 1-All, $6.40; All-7, $4.60

Total Handle – $21,798

Friday’s starters, 2 p.m.

First, Pace, $4,000

1. Fire Can Fly, R. Cushing

2. Undeniable Hanover, H. Campbell

3. Summer Hope, C. Nye

4. All Natural, D. Ingraham

5. Leeann Majors, R. Nadeau

Second, Pace, $2,200

1. His Emminence, K. Switzer Jr.

2. Morningsailer, W. Dubois

3. Cinco De Cinco, D. Ingraham

4. Snap Out of It, M. Athearn

5. Northern Regent, R. Cushing

6. Champagne Charley, W. Campbell

7. Roy Orbisong, K. Switzer

Third, Trot, $2,700

1. Motown Dreamgirl, K. Switzer

2. Enjoy The Victory, G. Mosher

3. Swing and A Hit, R. Cushing

4. You Go Girl, W. Campbell

5. Kurlymo, K. Switzer Jr.

6. Earls Dreamofglory, D. Ingraham

Fourth, Pace, $2,200

1. Mister Taylor, R. Humphrey

2. Upfront Grantsgirl, K. Switzer

3. Route Sixtey, A. Wisher Jr.

4. No Shoes, W. Campbell

5. Yogi Hanover, K. Switzer Jr.

6. Mr Oxford, G. Mosher

7. Nellieann, D. Ingraham

8. You Belong With Me, C. Nye

Fifth, Trot, $4,000

1. Puzzlement, D. Ingraham

2. Speedy Kim Mindale, H. Campbell

3. Speedy Samadhi, K. Switzer Jr.

4. Slick N Splashy, D. Deslandes

5. Swift Slide, K. Switzer

6. Broadway Blues, W. Campbell

Sixth, Pace, $2,600

1. Jump Start, K. Switzer

2. Ghostbuster, K. Switzer Jr.

3. Youragambler’sson, M. Athearn

4. Successful Venture, R. Cushing

5. Cisco Hanover, W. Campbell

6. Silly Britches, C. Nye

7. Bettor’s Night, D. Ingraham

8. Pembroke Joe Dunn, H. Campbell

Seventh, Pace, $2,200

1. Checkereds Watt, C. Nye

2. Canaco Oneida, K. Switzer Jr.

3. Drunk and Dramatic, D. Deslandes

4. Mememe, K. Switzer

5. Miss Paula D, H. Campbell

6. Red Slippers, D. Ingraham

7. She’s Always Hot, R. Cushing

8. When In Doubt, W. Campbell

Eighth, Pace, $3,500

1. Penney’s Spirit, K. Switzer Jr.

2. J Patch, K. Switzer

3. Circle’s Shogun, R. Cushing

4. Chariot of Fire, H. Campbell

5. B Rock Solid, D. Ingraham

6. Remix, W. Campbell

7. Fox Valley Primo, C. Nye

Ninth, Pace, $4,500

1. Flatrock Chocolate, S. Thayer

2. Country Fresh, R. Cushing

3. Cyclone Night N, C. Cushing

4. It Hurts Me, W. Campbell

5. Luv A Lot Hanover, K. Switzer Jr.

6. Fashion Ruffles, D. Ingraham

Tenth, Pace, $2,200

1. M G Frederique, T. Hudson

2. Herzon, K. Switzer Jr.

3. Armbro Cayenne, S. Thayer

4. Mac N Ernie, H. Campbell

5. Naturally Noble, J. Parker

6. Red Bullet, W. Campbell

 

Thomas field hockey team rolls by Daniel Webster

WATERVILLE — Brittany Premo and Taylor Bergeron each scored two goals to help lead Thomas College to a 6-0 field hockey victory over Daniel Webster Thursday. Crystal Cunningham and Gabby Martel each added a goal for the Terriers. Brittany Fox and Jessica Russell each made one save for Thomas. Danielle … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.     |    

Thomas field hockey team rolls by Daniel Webster

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.

WATERVILLE — Brittany Premo and Taylor Bergeron each scored two goals to help lead Thomas College to a 6-0 field hockey victory over Daniel Webster Thursday.

Crystal Cunningham and Gabby Martel each added a goal for the Terriers. Brittany Fox and Jessica Russell each made one save for Thomas.

Danielle Melanson finished with 18 saves for Daniel Webster.

Texas Tech fires defensive coordinator

Texas Tech fired defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt on Thursday, according to CoachingSearch.com. Mike Smith is expected to replace Wallerstedt.

ESPN reported that Wallerstedt was told to leave the school’s football facility on Monday after being suspected of being there while under the influence of an unknown substance

Smith is a Texas Tech graduate and co-defensive coordinator as well as outside linebackers coach.

Wallerstedt was in his second season with the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech is coming of a 49-28 loss to Arkansas in Lubbock, Texas. In the loss, the Red Raiders gave up 438 yards on the ground to the Razorbacks.

 

Jonathan Dwyer

Cardinals place Dwyer on non-football injury list following domestic violence incidents

Late Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer after he had been arrested earlier in the day on charges of aggravated assault stemming from two alleged domestic violence incidents involving his wife and son. Thursday, the 25-year-old running back was placed on the non-football injury list. While Dwyer … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.     |    

Cardinals place Dwyer on non-football injury list following domestic violence incidents

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
Jonathan Dwyer
HANDOUT | REUTERS
Jonathan Dwyer

Late Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer after he had been arrested earlier in the day on charges of aggravated assault stemming from two alleged domestic violence incidents involving his wife and son.

Thursday, the 25-year-old running back was placed on the non-football injury list. While Dwyer is not injured, NFL Network reported he will be placed under close medical and psychological evaluation because of alleged suicide concerns raised by some close to him.

Dwyer spent Wednesday night in jail and appeared in court Thursday before being released.

Also on Thursday, details emerged about the alleged incidents.

The Arizona Republic reported that Dwyer broke his wife’s nose when he head-butted her after she bit his lip to stop his unwanted sexual advances during a July domestic dispute.

The incident took place on July 21 and began around 8 a.m. with just the Dwyers and their 17-month-son at their Phoenix-area apartment. Dwyer is accused of trying to kiss his wife and take her clothes off. Despite her attempts to reject his advances, he would not stop, and she bit his lip, according to police.

Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose, police said. Neighbors called Phoenix police and after they left, Dwyer’s wife took her son and fled their apartment.

But she returned later in the day after Dwyer sent a text message saying he did not want to live anymore, according to the police report.

The next day, the argument continued and escalated again. Dwyer is accused of punching his wife in the face. He also allegedly picked up a shoe and threw it at their son, hitting the boy in the stomach.

According to court documents, neighbors heard Dwyer’s wife recounting the incident that evening. Some friends helped her pack her belongings and she fled Arizona fearing for her safety.

She reported both incidents to the Phoenix police after she arrived in another state and felt safe, the Republic reported.

Dwyer was released on a $25,000 cash bond early Thursday. Stipulations of his release include wearing an electronic monitoring device, he is not allowed to have contact with his wife or son, cannot travel outside of Arizona and is not permitted to use any with weapons, drugs or alcohol.

His next court date is scheduled for Sept. 24.

The Cardinals have the option of not paying Dwyer’s salary, but multiple reports indicate he will receive his full salary.

 

Tom Brady

Brady looks for better play from Patriots pass offense

The New England Patriots passing attack, which has just a 78.9 combined rating and two touchdowns in two games, simply isn’t playing well enough or up to its own elevated reputation. But don’t take the media’s word for that, or even the concerns of the team’s unsettled fans who are … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:36 p.m.     |    

Brady looks for better play from Patriots pass offense

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:36 p.m.
Tom Brady
Brace Hemmelgarn | USA Today Sports
Tom Brady

The New England Patriots passing attack, which has just a 78.9 combined rating and two touchdowns in two games, simply isn’t playing well enough or up to its own elevated reputation.

But don’t take the media’s word for that, or even the concerns of the team’s unsettled fans who are used to seeing much more production through the air. Rather, listen to the man running the offensive show on the field in New England.

“I don’t think there are really any excuses for not executing the way that we’re capable of,” quarterback Tom Brady said on Wednesday as his team prepared for Sunday’s home opener against the Raiders. We just need to do a better job.”

Much as was the case late last season, slot receiver Julian Edelman has been Brady’s only real, reliable, productive option to open the new season as tight end Rob Gronkowski works his way back to full health coming off a torn ACL. Edelman has 12 catches for 176 yards (14.7 average) and one touchdown. Gronkowski is second on the team with eight catches for 72 yards and one score.

The rest of the attack has been less impressive. Danny Amendola has three catches for just 16 yards. Newcomer Brandon LaFell has yet to catch a pass, and after being targeted six times on opening day wasn’t the intended receiver of a single Brady throw in Week 2.

Even Edelman’s production has been heavily weighted to the first half, as only one of his catches have come after halftime for a Patriots offense that hasn’t scored a touchdown in the second half.

“I think that’s definitely a big part of what we’re trying to do offensively to make us hard to defend is to be able to throw the ball to everybody,” Brady said of getting guys other than Edelman and Gronkowski involved.

“Those guys have seen a majority of throws, and I’ve got to do a better job finding the other guys because it’s a lot of good routes, they’re big targets, guys are working really hard to get open,” he added. “So hopefully it shows up this week in our pass game. We’re going to work hard this week to see if we can all be on the same page more often.”

That will come against a veteran Raiders pass defense that hasn’t given up a lot of yards through the air this year, although the unit is last in the NFL having allowed 400 yards rushing through two games. While the Patriots will continue to strive for balance and the running game might be a major factor against Oakland’s suspect front, Brady and the Patriots passing attack are working hard to try to live up to their reputation.

“We’ve got a long way to go,” Brady said. “It’s really early in the year; we’ve got a lot of football left. We’re still trying to figure out what we’re good at, and we’ll probably be trying to figure that out for a long time. All the way through the season, that adapts and changes with the guys that are out there and what we think we need to do to win, but we’re trying to make improvements. I don’t think we’re ready for the Super Bowl this week.

“I think we’ve got a lot of work to do, and certainly playing against Oakland gives us some big challenges because they have a great pass defense, and we have to understand where their strengths are and hopefully go out and execute better than we have the first two weeks,” he added.

NOTEBOOK: 31st regular-season meeting. Patriots lead series, 15-14-1. As old AFL adversaries, the Patriots and Raiders met twice a year in the early 1960s. Since then the matchups are less frequent, but that hasn’t meant less memorable games. Two of the biggest games in the rivalry came in the postseason. Oakland took a questionable victory over the Patriots thanks to a controversial roughing-the-passer caller in 1976, while New England’s dynasty was born in the snow in Foxborough after the 2001 season with the infamous Tuck Rule game that was won on a pair of Adam Vinatieri field goals. The Patriots have won three straight regular-season matchups, eclipsing 30 points in all three wins.

 

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 18, 2014

BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.     |    

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 18, 2014

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.

BASEBALL

AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and 15 and up.

BASKETBALL

HAMPDEN — MAC Co-ed Basketball Shooting Day Camp featuring five 3-hour sessions, Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 11 at Hampden Recreation gymnasium. Cost is $150, which includes book on shooting, shooting target, pre-testing, post-contest testing, camp T-shirt, videotaping, written evaluation and live demonstrations, contact Bob Cimbollek at 356-6787 or email: mrp17@roadrunner.com for session times, registration form and for more information. Check and registration form must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 3. Send registration form and check to Bob Cimbollek, 188 Howard St., Bangor 04401.

HAMPDEN — Eastern Maine Board 111 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials is offering a Prospective Officials Class for individuals, 18 or older, who want to be certified basketball officials. Individuals living in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties are eligible to take this class, which will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays beginning Sunday, Sept. 21, at Reed’s Brook Middle School, Room 164. Classes will culminate with a written test on Nov. 2. A fee is required that covers all books, materials and testing. For further information contact Dave Ames, Board 111 Interpreter, at 789-5118 or e-mail at damesref@tidewater.net

PRESQUE ISLE — Northern Maine Board 150 of International Association of Approved Basketball Officials is offering a Prospective Officials Class, Sept. 29, at Presque Isle HS, adult education wing, 7-9 p.m., runs once a week until Dec. 8, $40 fee covers books and materials, for more information contact Harry Orser at 425-4451 or email hro14@myfairpoint.net

ORONO — University of Maine head basketball coaches Bob Walsh and Richard Barron will join forces with legendary coaches Van Chancellor (LSU, Mississippi, Houston Comets) and Dean Lockwood (Tennessee Lady Vols Asst.) to host a Coaches Clinic, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the University of Maine’s Memorial Gymnasium, followed by a social. Cost is $75. Available to coaches at all levels. For information and to register, contact Tracy Guerrette at tracy.guerrette@umit.maine.edu or by phone at 207-581-1075. Clinic flier is available here.

AUBURN — Fall basketball clinics will be held for players in grades 8-12 Sept. 21 and 28, at Central Maine Community College, home of the Mustangs. Point guard camp will be held 9 a.m.-noon for girls and 1-4 p.m. for boys on Sept. 21. It will cost $25. Post player camp will be held 9-11 a.m. for girls and noon-2 p.m. for boys, Sept. 28. It will cost $25. To register and pay online or contact Dave Gonyea: 755-5251 or dgonyea@cmcc.edu or www.cmmustangs.com.

BANGOR — Husson University will hold 15, one-day basketball clinics throughout the school year for boys and girls in grades three through eight. The clinics will focus on skill development such as ball handling, footwork, shooting, passing, along with other basic skills and concepts. Clinics will be held 9-11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Mondays, Oct. 13, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, April 20; Tuesdays, Nov. 11, Feb. 17, April 21; Wednesdays, Nov. 26, Feb. 18, April 22; Thursday, April 23; Fridays, Nov. 28 and March 6; Saturday, Nov. 29; and Sunday, Dec. 14. The cost is $20 per camp date or $230 for all of them. To register, visit https://events.membersolutions.com/em_list.asp?id=em1025&s=event_manager#eventDetail

GOLF

BOOTHBAY — Local and nationally known sports legends and Hall of Famers are making arrangements to meet in Boothbay for the 24th annual Boothbay Charities Classic Golf Tournament, Lobster Bake and Sports Auction Sept. 26-27. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Maine. Lobster bake is 4 p.m. Friday and is included in golf fee. Lobster feed and auction tickets available to public by calling Brenda Blackman at 633-6280. Silent sports auction 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Railway Village Meeting Hall. Team openings and limited individual golfer positions available for golf tournament. Contact Blackman or Ken Marston at 350-6203. For information on Special Olympics Maine visit www.somaine.org

HOCKEY

ORONO — The Maine Junior Black Bears is accepting player registrations for the 2014-2015 season for all levels from Learn to Skate to Bantams. To register online go to www.mainejrblackbears.com. Registration deadline is Sunday, Sept. 21.

BREWER — Brewer Youth hockey is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey sessions. There will be two 12-week sessions. Participants can sign up for one session or both. Sessions will be held on Sundays at 12:40 p.m. The first session will be Oct. 19 at the Penobscot Ice arena located at 90 Acme Rd. The cost is $75 a session. The second session starts Jan. 11. Register online at brewerhockey.org. Registration is also open for all other programs; Mites, Squirts, Pee Wee, Girls, and Bantams. Contact Kevin Nilsson at vpinstructional@brewerhockey.org or Kevin Audibert at pres@brewerhockey.org.

ROAD RACING

BANGOR — 5K walk or run Race for Myeloma, a rare and incurable blood cancer, Saturday, Sept. 20, James Doughty School, 143 Fifth St. Race day registration at 8:30 a.m.; walking starts at 9:45 a.m. and running at 10 a.m. Registration $20. Visit www.bangorraceformyeloma.com for forms and information. Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause truck will be at the finish line.

AUBURN — The eighth annual Bob Boucher Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Saint Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road in Auburn. Organizers are raising money for scholarships and a variety of institutional improvements, and to honor Boucher, a longtime teacher, coach and athletic director at Saint Dominic Academy. To register, contact the Alumni/Development Office at 782-6911, ext. 2109. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race.

BANGOR — Registration open for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K, Sunday, Sept. 21. The money raised will support the fight against breast cancer. The race begins from the Bangor Waterfront where registration will also begin at 7:30 a.m. The event includes a 9 a.m. survivor ceremony to recognize the women who have fought or are fighting breast cancer. Interested race participants and volunteers can sign up at http://www.komenmaine.org. To learn more about the race details or make a donation, visit the website.

ROCKLAND — A 5K Run/Walk along Midcoast Maine in Rockland will raise money on Sept. 27 for The Maine Cancer Foundation and the “Energy 4 Life,” program which helps those locally dealing with cancer in memory of Karen Ware. There will be age and gender divisions. There are opportunities for sponsors to have their names on the T-shirts and entries in the race. Registration at 7:30 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m. at Trackside Station Restaurant, 4 Union St. Water and snacks available prior to the start of the race. Race prizes and raffles. Contact Maritime Energy at 596-0986, ext. 131 or email susanw@maritimeenergy.com.

ORONO — Black Bear Attack Adventure Race 201, a 3.5-mile mud run, obstacle course adventure race, will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the trails of the University of Maine. Meet at University of Maine Recreation Center, 5748 Memorial Union. Expect to run hills, climb walls, crawl through mud, avoid zombies and have a blast. Teams and individuals invited to register through www.racewire.com. 581-1423.

CAMDEN — The first Forest Priestley Memorial 5K race at Camden Hills Regional High School will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, on Homecoming Weekend, in memory of the CHRHS student who died in June. A new scholarship fund in memory of Forest will be established through donations and proceeds from the race; and proceeds from the race entries will benefit a new trail development fund. Registration is $20. Participants may register in advance on Active.com and RoadID websites or on race day starting at 7 a.m. Race Information contact: Helen Bonzi, head coach, CHRHS Cross Country, 691-6060, hbonzi@mac.com; for contributions in memory of Forest Priestley: Johanna Stinson, 691-5191, johannalmt@gmail.com

SPRINGVALE — Fourth annual Grahamtastic 5K Sunday, Oct. 19, at Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Registration is at 8 a.m.; race at 9:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Springvale/Grahamtasticorg5KRunWalk

OLD TOWN — Because I’m Happy & Healthy 5K road race and family fun run, Saturday, Sept. 27, Riverfront Park. 5K road race and 5K cross country race: $10 for youths 10-17; $20 for adults; 1-mile family fun run is free. Registration 7-7:45 a.m. 5K starts at 8 a.m.; fun run at 8:15 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Old Town Active Community Engagement Team. Sponsored by River Coalition/PHNP, a local Healthy Maine Partnership and Old Town McDonald’s.

SOCCER

BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for coaches for its youth Fall Soccer Program. Teams practice one day per week and play Saturday mornings. If you are interested, call Tim at 992-4493 or email at tim.baude@bangormaine.gov.

BANGOR — Husson women’s soccer will hold a High School Prospect Identification Day 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Boucher Field on Husson’s campus., 10:30 a.m. registration. Open to female players who are in grades nine-12 and have the desire to play college soccer. The clinic will be run as a training session with instruction by Husson women’s soccer head coach Carly Gettler and assistant coach Meg O’Neil. Lunch and admissions tours provided. Parents and guardians are invited to a question and answer session at 3:30 p.m. in Newman Gymnasium. Advance notice is required to reserve a spot, and the cost is $50. Contact Coach Gettler at gettlerca@husson.edu or 207-404-5642 for details and registration forms.

TENNIS

BLUE HILL — Tennis Round Robin, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Blue Hill Country Club, to benefit At Home Downeast Aging in Place program. Pre-register at 374-5852. For information: Kara Janes, program manager, At Home Downeast 374-5852, KJanes@whcacap.org.

TRIATHLON

LEWISTON-AUBURN — Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails’ MH&T Backwoods Triathlon, Saturday, Sept. 20, in Carrabassett Valley. Sprint triathlon, consisting of a 4-mile paddle, a 14-mile mountain bike leg, and a 4-mile trail run, and will take participants along the east shores of Flagstaff Lake and into the heart of Carrabassett Valley. Participants may choose to enter solo for $60; or as a team for $100. Entry can be purchased online at www.baxteroutoors.com For information, Adam Platz 576-5318.

ORONO — 35th Black Bear Triathlon, Oct. 5, at UMaine, 6:30 a.m. to noon, sponsored by UMaine Campus Recreation and sanctioned by USA Triathlon, held from 6:30 a.m. to noon. It will feature a 525-yard swim in UMaine’s Wallace Pool, and a 12.5-mile bike race and 3.1-mile run along the UMaine trails and local roadways. Open to athletes ages 16 and older; event features a relay component for teams of two or three athletes. Registration fee is $50; $40 for UMaine students; $75 for teams. Additional registration and event information is online.

WRESTLING

BREWER — Rage in the Cage Independent Wrestling Entertainment featuring two steel cage matches 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at City Side Restaurant in Brewer, 393 North Main St. Tickets are $10 for front row; $8 for general admission. Details on Facebook page (facebook.com/iwemaine) or on website (iwrestlinge.com).

UMaine's Michael Mangiarelli (left) and Khari Al-Mateen (right) break up a pass intended for William and Mary's Christen Reeves during a game at Orono in this October 2013 file photo.

Senior safety following God’s plan for him as UMaine football player, student

ORONO, Maine — Khari Al-Mateen is a firm believer that God has a plan for his life. The Baltimore native never could have imagined that would include spending five years at the University of Maine. His talents on the football field opened the door for Al-Mateen to experience life as … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.     |    

Senior safety following God’s plan for him as UMaine football player, student

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.
UMaine's Michael Mangiarelli (left) and Khari Al-Mateen (right) break up a pass intended for William and Mary's Christen Reeves during a game at Orono in this October 2013 file photo.
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UMaine's Michael Mangiarelli (left) and Khari Al-Mateen (right) break up a pass intended for William and Mary's Christen Reeves during a game at Orono in this October 2013 file photo.

ORONO, Maine — Khari Al-Mateen is a firm believer that God has a plan for his life.

The Baltimore native never could have imagined that would include spending five years at the University of Maine.

His talents on the football field opened the door for Al-Mateen to experience life as a Division I student-athlete. He has tried to take full advantage of the opportunity.

“I’ve learned so much since I’ve been here. I’ve done so many things,” he said.

“I’ve enjoyed literally every second I’ve been here. It’s the best decision I ever made coming here,” he added.

The senior safety looks to provide consistent play and leadership when the Black Bears take on Boston College in 1 p.m. Saturday game at Alumni Field in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Al-Mateen has been a key member of UMaine’s secondary for three-plus seasons. Saturday will mark the 40th consecutive game he has played for the Black Bears.

“He’s been a starter the last two seasons and played a lot of football in a lot of important games,” said UMaine head coach Jack Cosgrove.

“He’s a great communicator on defense, No. 1. I think that’s something that he takes pride in, being the quarterback of the defense from the safety position,” he added.

In 2014, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Al-Mateen has served as the Black Bears’ last line of defense at free safety. He has made only six tackles, following what defensive coordinator Joe Harasymiak called “Rule 21,” keeping the other 21 players on the field in front of him.

“Probably his best quality is his passion for the game,” Harasymiak said. “Everything he does is awesome in terms of effort.”

Al-Mateen has had to learn to temper his hard-charging mentality and allow the plays to come to him.

“I have to make sure I’m disciplined in all my assignments and try not to do too much,” said Al-Mateen, who makes the calls for the secondary.

UMaine was the only school to offer him a football scholarship, so Al-Mateen tries to take care of business in all aspects. He is majoring in business management with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

“Being consistent and understanding my role and having a great attitude all the time, study habits with football, study habits in the classroom, those are things that I’ve learned over the years that come with the responsibility of being a football player,” Al-Mateen said. “I pride myself in being an example in those areas for other guys.”

He has served as a shining example of what Cosgrove wants to see from his players.

“Khari’s a sharp kid. He makes a great presentation of himself,” he said. “He has an enthusiastic approach to just about everything, has got a smile on his face, is well-mannered, well-spoken.”

Al-Mateen also has developed spiritually at UMaine. He grew up as a Muslim, like his father Bakeer Al-Mateen, but has undergone a transformation in his religious life.

After doing extensive Bible reading, especially Proverbs, and participating in UMaine football’s Bible study group, he has converted to Christianity. He was baptized in April.

“I started reading more, getting closer with the Bible, praying a lot,” Khari Al-Mateen said. “I was getting closer with God and I feel like that’s the direction he led me in.”

Al-Mateen’s mother, Roshe, and his sister also are Christians. He admitted making the change has been challenging.

“It definitely has caused some issues, but I feel like my relationship with God is more important than with anyone else. We’re growing. It’ll come with time,” Al-Mateen said of a strained relationship with his father.

Al-Mateen hopes to have the chance to play football professionally. When his career is over, he wants to be able to share his leadership skills.

“I want to be in a position to lead people and help them reach their potential,” he said.

Al-Mateen believes his conversion is among the many things that have happened to enrich his life since first arriving at UMaine.

“I’m a firm believer in God and that everything happens for a reason,” he said. “I’m really, truly blessed to be here.”

 

Emily Peters Kagan

Bangor native edged in ‘Ultimate Fighter’ bout

Bangor native Emily Peters Kagan’s bid to become the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first women’s strawweight champion ended in a first-round tournament loss to Joanne Calderwood. The bout, part of the 20th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” television series, was broadcast Wednesday night on the Fox Sports 1 cable network. The … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.     |    

Bangor native edged in ‘Ultimate Fighter’ bout

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
Emily Peters Kagan
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Emily Peters Kagan

Bangor native Emily Peters Kagan’s bid to become the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first women’s strawweight champion ended in a first-round tournament loss to Joanne Calderwood.

The bout, part of the 20th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” television series, was broadcast Wednesday night on the Fox Sports 1 cable network.

The undefeated Calderwood, seeded second among the 16 115-pound fighters competing in the first all-female edition of the show, scored a majority decision over the 15th-seeded Kagan.

Two judges scored the bout 20-18 with Calderwood winning each of the two five-minute rounds that made up the battle, while the third judge scored the fight a 19-19 deadlock, with each fighter winning one round. Had the fight been scored a draw after two rounds, a third five-minute round would have determined the winner.

Both rounds were close, particularly the first round when each combatant had her moments as Calderwood and Kagan battled from a stand-up position.

Calderwood scored a takedown early in the second round and soon locked in a reverse triangle that left Kagan trying to escape for the remainder of the round.

“I wanted to win. I wanted to keep working toward that belt. I didn’t finish the fight and that’s what happens when you leave it to the judges,” Kagan said on the broadcast after the fight. “Definitely feel I could have pulled the trigger more. I really wanted to keep fighting. I definitely would have thrown down for a third round for sure.”

Calderwood, a Glasgow, Scotland, product, improved her record to 9-0 while advancing to the second round of the tournament.

Kagan, who lives and trains in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is 3-2.

 

Professional boxer Brandon Berry of West Forks works out at Wyman's Boxing Club in Stockton Springs.

West Forks boxer adding November bout in Portland pro-am card

As undefeated junior welterweight Brandon “The Cannon” Berry prepared to enter the boxing ring in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday night, news broke of a third scheduled fight in less than three months for the West Forks native. Berry, who is scheduled to fight next on Oct. 11 at the … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.     |    

West Forks boxer adding November bout in Portland pro-am card

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
Professional boxer Brandon Berry of West Forks works out at Wyman's Boxing Club in Stockton Springs.
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Professional boxer Brandon Berry of West Forks works out at Wyman's Boxing Club in Stockton Springs. Buy Photo

As undefeated junior welterweight Brandon “The Cannon” Berry prepared to enter the boxing ring in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday night, news broke of a third scheduled fight in less than three months for the West Forks native.

Berry, who is scheduled to fight next on Oct. 11 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, also will part of a pro-am boxing show slated for Nov. 15 at the Portland Exposition Building.

A press conference announcing that card, the 100th boxing show promoted by Bobby Russo’s Portland Boxing Club, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday.

The main event of the Portland show will feature undefeated New England middleweight champion Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour Jr. of Portland — who also was fighting in New Hampshire on Thursday — in either a New England middleweight championship defense or possibly making a bid for the North American title.

Berry, who was slated to make his six-round debut Thursday night against Theo “The Unholy Terror” Desjardin of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, on the 13th annual Fight to Educate card at the Verizon Wireless Arena, also will be in one of the Portland show’s featured bouts.

Berry entered his New Hampshire bout at 6-0 with four knockouts.

The November card at the Expo also will feature undefeated Portland Boxing Club bantamweight Jorge Abiague and the pro debut of New England Golden Gloves middleweight champion and Portland fireman Jason Quirk.

One other pro bout is expected to be announced as well as two or three amateur fights featuring Portland Boxing Club boxers.

 

Royal and Ancient votes to accept women

While Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday to decide their independence from Great Britain, another historic vote was taking place. After 260 years, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club overwhelmingly voted Thursday to allow women for the first time. The vote takes place immediately and a “significant” number of … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.     |    

Royal and Ancient votes to accept women

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.

While Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday to decide their independence from Great Britain, another historic vote was taking place.

After 260 years, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club overwhelmingly voted Thursday to allow women for the first time. The vote takes place immediately and a “significant” number of women are expected to join the club in the coming months.

The 2,400 club’s members — all men up to this point — voted by proxy around the world; the result is now the doors at St. Andrews will be open to women.

Nearly 85 percent of the votes were in favor of allowing women, according to multiple reports.

“This is an important and positive day in the history of the R&A Golf Club,” chief executive Peter Dawson told the BBC. “The R&A has served the sport of golf well for 260 years and I am confident that the club will continue to do so in future with the support of all its members, both women and men.”

The Royal and Ancient follows the lead of the onetime all-male Augusta National Golf Club, which offered memberships to two women, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore, in 2012.

 

Bucksport High School quarterback Matthew Stewart looks for a receiver during a game against Orono last November in Bucksport. Stewart will lead the Golden Bucks against unbeaten Maine Central Institute Friday night in Pittsfield.

Bucksport-MCI showdown matches LTC football heavyweights

What may be the game of the year in the LTC Class D ranks highlights the Week 3 high school football schedule. Bucksport and Maine Central Institute were undefeated when they met at Pittsfield during Week 7 of the 2013 campaign, with the Golden Bucks emerging from a battle of … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.     |    

Bucksport-MCI showdown matches LTC football heavyweights

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.     |      Modified Sept. 18, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Bucksport High School quarterback Matthew Stewart looks for a receiver during a game against Orono last November in Bucksport. Stewart will lead the Golden Bucks against unbeaten Maine Central Institute Friday night in Pittsfield.
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Bucksport High School quarterback Matthew Stewart looks for a receiver during a game against Orono last November in Bucksport. Stewart will lead the Golden Bucks against unbeaten Maine Central Institute Friday night in Pittsfield. Buy Photo

What may be the game of the year in the LTC Class D ranks highlights the Week 3 high school football schedule.

Bucksport and Maine Central Institute were undefeated when they met at Pittsfield during Week 7 of the 2013 campaign, with the Golden Bucks emerging from a battle of big plays with a 42-35 victory en route to the LTC regular-season title and the Eastern Maine Class D crown.

Both are undefeated again entering Friday night’s early season rematch, with veteran coaches Joel Sankey of Bucksport and Tom Bertrand of MCI hoping to come up with more defensive answers for their rivals’ still-potent offenses.

Bucksport Golden Bucks (1-0) vs. Maine Central Institute Huskies (2-0), 7 p.m. Friday at Pittsfield: This marks the first test for both teams, whose victories to date have come against winless opponents.

Most of the offensive big-play protagonists from last year’s clash are back, though Bucksport did graduate LTC player of the year Josh Gray, now at Husson University.

Bucksport is led by senior quarterback Matthew Stewart, one of the most efficient passers in recent LTC history.

Stewart completed 15 of 18 passes for 165 yards and five touchdowns in the Golden Bucks’ season-opening victory against Washington Academy of East Machias, part of a balanced attack that included 156 rushing yards from Jack Cyr and three touchdowns apiece for Asher Bowden and Hayden Craig.

Tight end Lucas Ashmore is another offensive threat for Bucksport, while KP Hilaire heads up the offensive line and is a defensive catalyst at linebacker.

MCI is led by explosive senior halfback Jonathan Santiago, who already has rushed for more than 400 yards and eight touchdowns in two games after leading all LTC ground gainers in 2013.

He teams with fellow running backs Alex Bertrand and Eric Hathaway, wide receiver Austin Tolman, tight end Mitchell Hallee and quarterback Greg Vigue to provide MCI a multidimensional offense out of its no-huddle set.

Bangor Rams (2-0) vs. Deering Rams (0-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Portland: Bangor makes the first of two straight Friday night trips to Portland — the Rams visit Portland High School next week — before playing three of its final four regular-season games at home.

Bangor has been tough to stop on the ground, averaging 300 rushing yards and 46.5 points per game in victories over Edward Little of Auburn and Scarborough. Junior halfback Dane Johnson has led the way with 374 rushing yards on 53 carries, including 211 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s 46-13 win over Scarborough.

“We’re going to find someone who can stop it,” said Bangor coach Mark Hackett after the Scarborough win. “We can either accept the challenge and get better or someone will beat us.

“But they’re going to have to stop what we do, too, and we’re doing something I don’t think anyone else is doing right now and that’s lining up and coming right at them.”

Deering has yielded 95 points in losses to Windham and Portland, though it led Portland 14-7 at intermission before the Bulldogs scored 35 unanswered second-half points.

Coach Matt Riddell’s club employs a spread offense engineered by quarterback Max Chabot.

“Our best defense is our offense, and I don’t know how good we are on defense because we haven’t had to play it a lot yet,” said Hackett. “I know Deering’s going to stretch all that stuff out. They’ve got one of the fastest kids in the state, we’ve seen him on film, but they’re going to have to stop our running game also.

“It’s old school versus new school, I think.”

Lawrence Bulldogs (2-0) at Brewer Witches (1-1), 7 p.m. Friday: Both teams already have equaled their victory totals from a year ago.

Brewer made a statement in its home debut under new head coach Nick Arthers last weekend by outlasting defending Class B state champion Cony of Augusta 46-40 in overtime.

A defensive stand in the extra period preserved the win, but a balanced rushing attack that churned out 300 yards provided the ball and clock control the Witches needed to offset Cony’s pass-oriented attack.

Dylan Severance and Trey Wood combined for 201 rushing yards and three TDs, while junior quarterback Logan Rogerson rushed for 61 yards and two TDs and passed for 76 more yards while Austin Pagnozzi scored the winning touchdown in overtime.

Lawrence has averaged 45.5 points in wins over Gardiner and Mt. Blue of Farmington, last week getting four touchdowns from Mitchell Cushing and 186 receiving yards from Seth Powers in its 45-22 win over Mt. Blue.

Foxcroft Academy Ponies (1-1) at Belfast Lions (2-0), 7 p.m. Friday: These teams last met in a 2013 Eastern Maine Class C quarterfinal, when Belfast avenged a regular-season loss with a 26-13 victory.

The Lions are off to a fast start this fall, thanks in large part to a veteran line and the running of Mount View of Thorndike transfer Steven Davis. Davis has rushed for three touchdowns in each of Belfast’s victories, including scoring romps of 80, 80 and 9 yards during last week’s 36-14 win at Mount Desert Island.

Foxcroft rebounded from a season-opening loss at Waterville with a 46-16 win over Camden Hills of Rockport. That victory showcased both of the Ponies’ primary offensive weapons, as senior halfback Peter Boyer rushed for 151 yards and three TDs and junior wideout Hunter Smith had 129 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Gov. Paul LePage and NASCAR driver Austin Theriault pose for pictures in front of a Maine-branded car that Theriault will drive in a race on Sept. 20. LePage contributed about $15,000 from his contingency account to help pay for the car's decorative wrap.

Theriault hopes third race for JR Motorsports in Maine-branded car will produce top-10 finish

Crew chief Ernie Cope is looking for “a good, solid top-10 finish” from Fort Kent driver Austin Theriault in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. “I agree,” Theriault said. “We had that goal early on but I just haven’t been able to quite get there yet. … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.     |    

Theriault hopes third race for JR Motorsports in Maine-branded car will produce top-10 finish

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage and NASCAR driver Austin Theriault pose for pictures in front of a Maine-branded car that Theriault will drive in a race on Sept. 20. LePage contributed about $15,000 from his contingency account to help pay for the car's decorative wrap.
Gov. Paul LePage and NASCAR driver Austin Theriault pose for pictures in front of a Maine-branded car that Theriault will drive in a race on Sept. 20. LePage contributed about $15,000 from his contingency account to help pay for the car's decorative wrap. Buy Photo

Crew chief Ernie Cope is looking for “a good, solid top-10 finish” from Fort Kent driver Austin Theriault in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

“I agree,” Theriault said. “We had that goal early on but I just haven’t been able to quite get there yet. We didn’t get the finishes we wanted but I felt I learned a lot from Iowa and Loudon.”

Theriault, 20, finished 15th and 21st in his first two Nationwide Series races for the JR Motorsports team and his final race for the team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 over a 1.5-mile track.

He will be driving the No. 5 Camaro which will be decked out in state of Maine images like lighthouses, blueberries, lobsters and moose along with a variety of logos featuring Maine companies that have helped sponsor him.

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration also earmarked $50,000 to be one of the sponsors in an attempt to promote the state, its tourism and business climate.

Theriault tested the car on Wednesday at Kentucky Speedway and knows he will have a top-notch car and crew.

The No. 5 car has posted five wins this season, four with Kevin Harvick in the seat and the other with Kasey Kahne.

Harvick and Kahne are two of the 16 drivers who are involved in the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship.

“The 5 team has been outstanding all year,” said Theriault. “Fortunately, I’ll be in good equipment which is all I can ask for.

“It is still a learning experience. The most difficult thing for me is I only get to race [in the Nationwide Series] every three months. You haven’t been in the race car in three months and then you have to get back in it and get up to speed [as quickly as possible],” he said.

His 15th-place finish came in the Get to Know Newton 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 18 and his 21st-place showing came at the Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 12.

He ran in the top 10 for most of the race in Iowa but got shuffled back to 15th on a late restart.

Theriault said he doesn’t anticipate having any extra pressure on him courtesy of the state of Maine sponsorship,

“You can only do your best,” Theriault said. “That’s what I try to do every time. It is humbling for me to have Maine on the car. As I’ve been saying all along, the message this weekend is about the hard work [ethic] and dedication all Mainers have. It’s cool to tell the story to the rest of the country about economic diversity in Maine and how dedicated the Maine workers are.”

Wednesday’s test was useful.

“It was a huge positive for me to get in some laps. I picked some things up. The track is rough and bumpy,” said Theriault. “There’s a big bump in the track and when you hit it, your head [bobbles] around. The second groove [on top] is faster but you’ve got to be able to roll on the bottom.

“There isn’t much grip so we worked on making the car turn a little better. You need to stay longer on the throttle coming off the corner onto the straightaway,” explained Theriault. Harvick won the previous race at Kentucky Speedway on June 27.

“We’ll probably set the car up a little tighter for Austin than we did for Kevin,” said Cope. “I haven’t had much time with Austin but I think he’ll be fine.”

Cope said a top-five finish isn’t out of the question, either.

Theriault has had success on tracks in excess of a mile.

In June, he became the first driver to win his first ARCA start since Alex Bowman in 2011 when he took the checkered flag at Michigan International Speedway’s two-mile oval.

Theriault said he needs to accelerate the process this weekend.

He has to get as comfortable as quickly as he can in the car and get a better feel for the track.

He would like to have a strong qualifying run so he can start in a favorable position.

“I’ll still be learning how to pass [on the bumpy track] and how to be more efficient in the draft and the side draft,” he said.

Race coverage on ESPNews will begin at 7 p.m.

 

Local sports results for September 17, 2014

Results HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS SOCCER Central 2, Hermon 0 East Grand 3, Hodgdon 2 Houlton 2, Lee 1 Jonesport-Beals 3, Highview Chr. 0 Katahdin 4, Central Aroostook 0 Presque Isle 7, Fort Kent 5 Van Buren 3, Limestone 2 GIRLS SOCCER Central Aroostook 4, Katahdin 0 Ellsworth 6, … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:43 a.m.     |    

Local sports results for September 17, 2014

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:43 a.m.

Results

HIGH SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

BOYS SOCCER

Central 2, Hermon 0

East Grand 3, Hodgdon 2

Houlton 2, Lee 1

Jonesport-Beals 3, Highview Chr. 0

Katahdin 4, Central Aroostook 0

Presque Isle 7, Fort Kent 5

Van Buren 3, Limestone 2

GIRLS SOCCER

Central Aroostook 4, Katahdin 0

Ellsworth 6, Washington Ad. 0

Hermon 7, Central 0

Hodgdon 3, East Grand 1

Houlton 4, Lee 0

John Bapst 4, Mattanawcook 0

MDI 12, George Stevens 1

Narraguagus 3, Shead 1

Orono 2, Old Town 2 (2OT)

Piscataquis 5, Penquis 1

Presque Isle 2, Fort Kent 1

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

GIRLS SOCCER

Bangor 10, Skowhegan 0

Belfast 2, Medomak Valley 2

Caribou 5, Madawaska 1

Greenville 4, Valley 0

Lincoln Acad. 3, Mount View 1

Maranacook 3, MCI 1

Penobscot Valley 3, Mattanawcook 0

FIELD HOCKEY

Belfast 1, Nokomis 0

Foxcroft 3, Mattanawcook 0

Mount View 4, Brewer 0

Piscataquis 1, John Bapst 0

Skowhegan 5, Bangor 0

BOYS SOCCER

Bangor Christian 4, Schenck 0

Caribou 0, Madawaska 0 (2OT)

Foxcroft 10, Dexter 3

Greenville 7, Valley 1

John Bapst 1, Mattanawcook 0

Medomak Valley 3, Belfast 1

Old Town 2, Orono 1

Piscataquis 6, Penquis Valley 0

COLLEGE

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

MEN’S SOCCER

Colby 3, UM-Farmington 0

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Bowdoin 1, Bates 0

St. Joseph’s 1, Thomas 0

Southern Maine 0, Salem State 0 (2OT)

U-New England 2, St. Joseph’s 0

FIELD HOCKEY

Bowdoin 2, Bates 0

Colby 5, UM-Farmington 0

U-New England 2, Gordon 0

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

FIELD HOCKEY

Southern Maine 11, New England College 1

MEN’S SOCCER

Bowdoin 2, Bates 1 (2OT)

Maine Maritime 5, UMPI 0

WOMEN’S SOCCER

NH Tech 4, SMCC 2

U-New England 3, Colby 2

Golf

COLLEGE

At Castine CC, par 70

Maine Maritime Acad. 325, UM-Presque Isle 328

MMA: Chase Whittemore 78, Keenan Kalthoff 81, Kevin Pepin 82, Dan Mackenzie 84

UMPI: Reynold Brown 75, Allan Connor 83, D.J. Conley 84, Noah Bernard 86; non-scoring: Eric Depner 76, Jordan Beaulier 82

NEPGA

Maine Chapter

At Webhannet GC

Low profession: John Hickson 70, Bob Darling (Fox Ridge) 71, Jim Fairbanks (Dunegrass) 72, Nick Glicos (Martindale) 72; 1 BB of 4 Gross: Nick Glicos (Martindale)-Andrew Slattery-Tom Bolduc-Jim Emerson 61, Jim Fairbanks (Dunegrass)-Tad Woolsey-Steven Thomas-Joe Ernst 63, Doug Van Wickler (Woodlands)-John Bowen-Dave Kroll-Matt McDonald 67, Jason Hurd (Augusta)-Paul Wade-Berry Crowell-Roger Williams 67, Barry Pearson (Bretwood)-Jeff Sullivan-Matt Elliott-Eric Spenlinhauer 67; 1 BB of 4 Net: John Hickson-Chris Juntura-Josh Charbonneau-Tamlyn Frederick 58, Bob Darling (Fox Ridge)-Barry Pearson-Jeff Sullivan-Matt Elliott-Eric Spenlinhauer 61, Chad Hopkins (Meadows)-Denis Webber-Tim Malia-Bill Welch 62, Peiter Devos (Kebo Valley)-Jon Nicholson-Shane Carter-Robert Hall 62

LOCAL

At Kebo Valley GC

Men’s Group — Variable Best Ball: 1. Ron Baracka, Fred Cook, Larry Roguski 76, 2. Ty Smith, Chris Coston 82; Net Skins: 6. Larry Roguski, 7. Ron Baracka, 9. Mike Higgins, 11. Fred Cook, 13. Darrell Phillips, 16. Doug Lee, 17. Darrell Phillips, 18. Chris Coston

At Bangor Muni

Twilight League — Gross: 1. Nick Carparelli 33, 2. Trevor Lizotte 35, 3. Barry Hobert 36, 4. Dave Crichton 36, 5. Peter Baldacci 37; Net: 1. Steve Stanley 30, 2. Paul Hammond 30, 3. Scott Perkins 33, 4. Craig Worcester 31, 5. John Vogell 31; Pins: 3 Wayne Hartt 17-10, 6 Nate Allen 0-1

At Rocky Knoll GC

Blind Partner — Gross: Tom Bryant, Gary Chessa 32; Net: Mike Phillips, Chuck Mayhew 26; Pins: No. 5 Pete Fournier 10-0, No. 7 Steve Williams 12-0

Senior Stableford — Dan Barker, Doug Higgins, Joe McCluskey, Bob Trudel +21, Roy Clements, Sonny Dubay, Robbie Robinson, Norm St Amand +16, Dale Anthony, Bill Igoe, Charlie Lefebvre, Gordon Warner +16, Willie Crowell, Pat Davis, George Small, Steve Smith +8; High Stableford: Joe McCluskey, Willie Crowell; Low Gross: Steve Smith 74; Pins: No. 5 Roger Tracy 3-1, No. 7 Norm St. Amand 4-5, No. 12 Charlie Lefebvre 5-9, No. 17 Rob Cady 2-1; “A” Skins: No. 2 Gary Powers, No. 8 Robbie Robinson, No. 12 Charlie Lefebvre, No. 13 Allen Staples, No. 18 Steve Smith; “B” Skins: No. 1 Bob Trudel, No, 17 Bill Kaine

At Barren View GC

Senior Scramble — (1) Tom Koller, Dick Kilton, Clint Libby, Melrose Beal, Rocky Alley -4; 2) Carol Mosel, Dave Beal, Burnham Matthews, Steve Roberts, Ken Smith -3 (won in puttoff); 3) Hazel Carter, Ed Mosel, Chuck Nevala, Gary Willey, Charles Lightner -3; Pin: No. 5 Steve Roberts 7-5

HIGH SCHOOL

At Bangor Muni

Bangor (6-0) 164, Nokomis (1-5) 219; Bangor def. Nokomis 9-0

Bangor: Drew Powell 38, Joey Moir 40, Cavan Hagerty 42, Jake Ireland 44, Zach Ireland 56, Samantha Rollins 63

Nokomis: Tyler Seavey 51, Sam Brown 53, Logan Labree 55, Matt Dyer 60, Jacob Lindsay 60

Medalist: Drew Powell 38

At Rockland GC

Oceanside (6-1) 166, Messalonskee (4-2) 191; Oceanside def. Messalonskee 8-1

Nick Mazurek (O) 38 def. Billy Rollins (M) 54, 5+3; Ryan Lawrence (O) 43 def. Nick Laben (M) 52, 4+2; Zeke Hamlin (O) 41 def. Dillon Burton (M) 46, 3+1; Griffin Lombardo (O) 44 def. Jared Cunningham (M) 49, 3+1; Nate Hersom (O) 50 def. Riley Campbell (M) 51, 2+1; Jason Smith (M) 45 def. Hunter Dinsmore (O) 54, 5+4

Medalist: Nick Mazurek 38

At Dexter Muni GC

Dexter (3-6) 210, Penquis (0-10) 232, PCHS (no team score)

Dexter: Brody Campbell 43, George Lewis 53, Jacob Bickford 57, Matt Hanscome 57

Penquis: Noah Allen 49, Chris Johnson 53, Dillon Nickerson 59, Telos Wallace 71

PCHS: Bradyn Fellows 49, Steven Marden 53

Medalist: Brody Campbell 43

At Country View GC, Par 36

Camden Hills 154, Mt. View 208; Camden Hills def. Mt. View 7-1

Drew Long 37 def. Ross Delorenzo 42, 2 and 1; Drew Holt 38 def. Bo Curtis 53, 5 and 3; Julian Starbird 39 def. Cassidy Gerrish 54, 5 and 3; Daulton Wickenden 42 def. Kasey Roberts 74, 5 and 4; Jared Garske 40 def. Stephen Koller 60, 5 and 4; Casey Rouleau 41 def. Darrell Roberts 59, 5 and 4

Medalist: Drew Long 37

Harness racing

Farmington Fair

Wednesday’s results

First, Trot, $9,954

1. Shes A Castoff, R. Goodblood Jr. BAR

3. Pembroke Giggles, H. Campbell 2.80-2.10

6. Kate At The Gate, G. Mosher 2.10

4. Katahdin Vivian, S. MacKenzie

T-2:03.2; Qu. 3-6, $3.00; Ex. 3-6, $12.60; Tri. 3-6-4, $23.40

Second, Pace, $3,000

1. Navarro Seelster, D. Ingraham 27.80-11.60-10.60

2. My Fella, K. Switzer Jr. 5.00-3.40

5. Daydreamin Lynx, W. Campbell 3.80

T-1:58.1; Qu. 1-2, $15.60; Ex. 1-2, $94.60; Tri. 1-2-5, $211.20; DD 1-1, $105.00

Third, Trot, $9,268

3. Pembroke Popeye, H. Campbell 5.80-2.20-2.20

1. Maine Cast, M. Cushing 2.20-2.10

6. Katahdin Fifteen, S. MacKenzie 2.80

T-2:02.1; Qu. 1-3, $5.20; Ex. 3-1, $10.80; Tri. 3-1-6, $66.20

Fourth, Pace, $2,000

3. Saftic, K. Switzer Jr. 8.40-3.20-2.20

7. Tremendous Hanover, C. Nye 5.80-4.20

6. Dojea Six Pac, C. MacKenzie 3.60

T-2:00.3; Qu. 3-7, $24.60; Ex. 3-7, $56.80; Tri. 3-7-6, $129.80

Fifth, Pace, $3,000

1. Standupnkissme, K. Switzer 5.00-2.60-2.20

3. One False Move, K. Switzer Jr. 3.20-2.60

2. Check Dons Pulse, W. Campbell 2.20

T-1:56.4; Qu. 1-3, $5.20; Ex. 1-3, $11.00; Tri. 1-3-2, $25.80

Sixth, Pace, $2,000

6. The Filly Princess, K. Switzer Jr. 4.20-2.20-2.40

5. RD Misty, W. Campbell 2.20-2.60

1. Fire Diamond, D. Ingraham 4.00

T-1:59.1; Qu. 5-6, $4.00; Ex. 6-5, $5.60; Tri. 6-5-1, $50.40; DD 1-6, $14.80

Seventh, Trot, $4,000

6. Wolf’s Milan, W. Campbell 4.60-2.60-2.10

5. Neverdie, M. Cushing 2.60-2.10

3. Pembroke Picture, H. Campbell 2.10

T-2:00.3; Qu. 5-6, $18.60; Ex. 6-5, $40.80; Tri. 6-5-3, $55.20

Eighth, Pace, $3,800

5. Dream Well, S. Thayer 23.60-4.00-2.40

1. Bubeleh, W. Campbell 2.40-2.20

2. Cigar Hall, D. Ingraham 2.60

T-1:57.1; Qu. 1-5, $71.40; Ex. 5-1, $123.40; Tri. 5-1-2, $716.20

Ninth, Pace, $2,200

5. Fritzie Rocket,K. Switzer Jr. 5.20-7.60-3.40

7. Taylor C, K. Switzer 15.60-4.00

8. The Doodah Man, H. Campbell 3.00

T-2:00.1; Qu. 5-7, $72.00; Ex. 5-7, $79.40; Tri. 5-7-8, $117.80; DD 5-5, $148.60

Total Handle – $19,141

Thursday’s starters, 2 p.m.

First, Pace, $9,850

1. Danvile Sweetheart, K. Switzer Jr.

2. Cheryl Leigh, D. Ingraham

3. Pretty Elna, W. Campbell

4. Fast Pat, G. Mosher

5. Shurfine Babycate, R. Cushing

6. Sweet Catastrophe, K. Switzer

Second, Pace, $2,500

1. McPfast Bluegrass, H. Campbell

2. Hawk’s Cry Electra, W. Campbell

3. Stirling Beauty, C. Nye

4. Vicky Killean, R. Goodblood Jr.

5. Funny Lena, N. Graffam

6. Our Girls Chance N, D. Deslandes

7. Shocked Ivy, K. Switzer Jr.

8. Becky B Skipalong, K. Switzer

Third, Pace, $3,000

1. Zoe Blue Chip, C. Cushing

2. American Plan, G. Mosher

3. Finley Hanover, K. Switzer Jr.

4. Pembroke Baroness, H. Campbell

5. Milky Way Hanover, K. Switzer

6. BP Diet Food, D. Deslandes

Fourth, Pace, $2,000

1. Wonder Willie Win, D. Dickison

2. Packed Jam, K. Switzer Jr.

3. Final Stepp, M. Athearn

4. Win Sum Reagan, M. Cayouette

5. I’m Your Shadow, K. Switzer

6. Sophie Grace, A. Richardson

7. Circle’s Cowboy, R. Goodblood Jr.

Fifth, Trot, $3,000

1. Friendship, W. Campbell

2. Techwork, R. Cushing

3. Monk, K. Switzer

4. Quantum Uptown Boy, D. Ingraham

5. Swiss Alps, R. Goodblood Jr.

6. Duvar Road, K. Switzer Jr.

7. Fedigan’s Glory, D. Deslandes

8. The Fighter, M. Athearn

Sixth, Pace, $2,600

1. Dansan Carruso, E. Pratt

2. Kinetic Yankee, W. Campbell

3. Bens Beach Boy, D. Ingraham

4. Heaven Touched, C. Nye

5. Wantsomeofthis, K. Switzer

6. Rupert Rupert, H. Campbell

7. Rocinante, D. Deslandes

8. NF Sinfull, K. Switzer Jr.

Seventh, Pace, $9,85

1. B Glamorous, H. Campbell

2. Big Bad Rose, G. Bowden

3. Roma Bobo, L. Varnum

4. Dansan Flicka, D. Ingraham

5. Dancers Pass, W. Watson

6. Fannie Porter, W. Campbell

Eighth, Pace, $3,000

1. Race Me Villa, W. Childs

2. Wild Lady Luck, D. Ingraham

3. Cyclone Pass, M. Graffam

4. Cute Hill, K. Switzer Jr.

5. Iswhatitis, W. Campbell

6. Maras World, K. Switzer

Ninth, Pace, $10,076

1. Pembroke Lynn, H. Campbell

2. Mary Rose of Topaz, K. Switzer Jr.

3. Shadytouch, M. Cushing

4. On Wings of Silver, W. Watson

5. LP’s Shyla, K. Switzer

6. Your Special, W. Campbell

7. Bucklebury Kate, M. Graffam

Tenth, Pace, $2,500

1. Bonus Miles, W. Campbell

2. Swingingwithashark, H. Campbell

3. Rusty’s Rascal, D. Deslandes

4. Later In The Night, D. Ingraham

5. Allen The Optomist, R. Cushing

6. Charlie By Far, C. Nye

7. High Calibre N, K. Switzer Jr.

Today’s games

HIGH SCHOOL

Boys Soccer

Ashland at Washburn, 4 p.m.

Central at Bucksport, 4 p.m.

Dexter at Penquis Valley, 4 p.m.

DIS at Searsport, 4 p.m.

George Stevens at Sumner, 4 p.m.

John Bapst at MDI, 4 p.m.

Machias at Shead, 4 p.m.

Narraguagus at Calais, 4 p.m.

Piscataquis at Foxcroft, 7 p.m.

Schenck at Penobscot Valley, 4 p.m.

So. Aroostook at Katahdin, 3:30 p.m.

Wisdom at Madawaska, 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Ashland at Washburn, 4 p.m.

Boothbay at Mount Abram, 4 p.m.

East Grand at Woodland, 4 p.m.

Madison at Hall-Dale, 4 p.m.

So.Aroostook at Katahdin, 3:30 p.m.

Wisdom at Madawaska, 5 p.m.

Field Hockey

Belfast at Mount View, 4 p.m.

Brewer at Morse, 4:30 p.m.

Brunswick at Mount Ararat, 4 p.m.

Edward Little at Lawrence, 4 p.m.

Erskine at MCI, 4 p.m.

Gardiner at Lincoln Ad., 4 p.m.

Hampden at Mt. Blue, 4 p.m.

John Bapst at Orono, 4 p.m.

Leavitt at Winslow, 4 p.m.

Messalonskee at Oxford Hills, 4 p.m.

Noble at Thornton, 7:15 p.m.

Oceanside at Spruce Mountain, 4 p.m.

Skowhegan at Cony, 4 p.m.

Waterville at Nokomis, 4 p.m.

Volleyball

Cony at North Yarmouth, 6 p.m.

Cross country

Bucksport, Ellsworth, Searsport, Sumner and Washington Acad. at George Stevens Acad., 4 p.m.

COLLEGE

Field hockey

Daniel Webster at Thomas, 4 p.m.

Men’s soccer

UM-Fort Kent at Vermont Technical College, 4 p.m.

Volleyball

College

At Machias

Unity def. UM-Machias 25-18, 25-22, 25-21

HIGH SCHOOL

Washington Academy (4-0) def. Ellsworth (3-3) 14-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-23

Washington Acad.: Emily Lobley 10 kills, 6 assists, 5 aces, 2 digs; Lauren Raye 6 kills, 2 assists, 7 aces, 6 digs; Danielle Bragg 5 kills, 1 assist, 9 digs Kalyn Otto 4 aces, 4 digs; Ellsworth: Sarah Shelton 8 aces, 15 kills, 15 serve receptions; Maddie Dow 2 assists, 4 blocks; Alexa Grant 8 serve receptions, 5 assists

Thornton Academy (2-2) def. Kennebunk (2-2) 21-25, 25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 15-4

Thornton: Ashley Howe (16 kills, 19 digs), Kylee Austin (5 kills, 14 digs), Ally Cannon (5 kills, 12 digs), Julia Chasse (13 assists); Kennebunk: strong overall play by senior Meg Dube

Woodland (3-0) def. Narraguagus (1-3) 25-11, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22

 

Scott Lucas

Outgoing Bangor fire chief says he no longer plans to work with UMaine wrestling club

ORONO, Maine — Bangor’s outgoing fire chief no longer plans to volunteer with the University of Maine’s club wrestling program, he stated Wednesday. “I am ceasing to volunteer at [the] university, because of how I have been treated and characterized in the media, by [the university] and the BDN,” Scott … Read more →

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 5:45 a.m.     |    

Outgoing Bangor fire chief says he no longer plans to work with UMaine wrestling club

Published Sept. 18, 2014, at 5:45 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — Bangor’s outgoing fire chief no longer plans to volunteer with the University of Maine’s club wrestling program, he stated Wednesday.

“I am ceasing to volunteer at [the] university, because of how I have been treated and characterized in the media, by [the university] and the BDN,” Scott Lucas said in an email to the university and the Bangor Daily News.

Lucas told the Bangor Daily News earlier this month that he would be working as an unpaid coach for the university’s National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division II club wrestling team. He made that statement soon after announcing that he would be resigning as fire chief when his two-year contract with the city expires on Dec. 3.

After that story was published in the Bangor Daily News, the club wrestling squad shared it on its Facebook page, saying, “We are proud and excited to welcome Coach Scott Lucas to the team!” At some point on Wednesday, the post was removed.

Lucas was placed on nondisciplinary paid leave, the city announced Tuesday. Neither city, fire nor police officials stated the reason Lucas was placed on leave.

Soon after Lucas was placed on leave, the university began fielding questions about his involvement with the club wrestling team and issued a statement Tuesday evening saying he had no coaching affiliation with the club.

In emails to the university and Bangor Daily News on Tuesday and Wednesday, Lucas took issue with the university’s claim that he had no official coaching affiliation with the team.

Emails provided to the Bangor Daily News indicate that Lucas had been in talks during the past year with the team’s coaches about uniform vendors and prices as well as the upcoming season.

University of Maine spokeswoman Margaret Nagle stated Wednesday that last year, Lucas was involved in organizational meetings for the club, attended a couple of practices and helped it make connections for uniform purchases.

“This year, with one of the volunteer coaches leaving, Scott was on a list of potential people to help out at practice,” Nagle said in an email. “Last month, he talked with one of the club advisors about having a role with the club this year. Beyond those informal discussions, Scott has not been involved in any meetings led by the organization that coordinates the UMaine recreation clubs, the New Balance Student Recreation Center.”

Don McCann, one of the coaches of the wrestling squad, referred all questions to Nagle when contacted on Wednesday, as per university policy.

A message sent to Lucas seeking more information about his job status and his decision to disassociate himself from the wrestling program Wednesday was not returned.