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Madison embracing transition to B East

By Joel Neill on Aug. 31, 2011, at 5:02 p.m.

Waldo County Senior all-stars, Bangor Juniors prepare for regionals

By jneill on Aug. 03, 2011, at 6:22 p.m.
Universty of Maine assistant baseball coach Billy Cather (center) and kids participating in the Hermon youth baseball clinic put their hands together at the end of the day Thursday. Cather is one of 13 University of Maine players and coaches and two high school coaches who teach in the four-week-long series of clinics in Southwest Harbor, Orono and Hermon.

UMaine baseball lends a hand to communities through instructional camps

By JOEL NEILL, Special to the BDN on Aug. 01, 2011, at 4:49 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Fiona Sorensen
Laurie Hamilton and Laurie Stearns compete in the Junior-Senior class at the national whitewater championship last week on the Deerfield (Mass.) River. They went on to win their division.

Orono High students excel in national whitewater canoe competition

By JOEL NEILL, Special to the BDN on July 21, 2011, at 4:44 p.m.

Hermon wins 11-12 softball state title

By jneill on July 17, 2011, at 10:44 p.m.
Special to the BDN

Holbrook Junior League team beats Houlton 13-1

By Joel Neill on July 16, 2011, at 6:42 p.m.
Hampden's Cam Scott (left) tags out Brewer's Evan Riva (11) at second on a steal attempt in the third inning of their Junior League all-star game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Saturday. Hampden won 23-1.

Gardner, offense propel Hampden Junior stars past Brewer

By jneill on July 09, 2011, at 5:28 p.m.
Hermon's Alessa Oakes waits for her turn to bat during a Little League all-star softball game last week in Hermon. Oakes and teammate Karli Theberge have used their identical pitching skills to put their team in title contention when the state Little League softball tourney opens Saturday.

Pitchers’ similar skills propel Hermon softball team to state tourney

By JOEL NEILL, Special to the BDN on July 08, 2011, at 5:13 p.m.

Old Town all-stars notch second win in baseball tourney

By JOEL NEILL, Special to the BDN on June 30, 2011, at 8:13 p.m.

All-star tourneys helping young players develop, gain experience

By JOEL NEILL, Special to the BDN on June 26, 2011, at 6:33 p.m.

Cheverus’ Potthoff, Scarborough’s Hannan lead West ‘A’ title sweep

By JOEL NEILL, Special to the BDN on June 19, 2011, at 5:25 p.m.
Deer Isle-Stonington shortstop Janelle Ciomei misses a tag on Ashland's Amanda Paradis at second base during the fifth inning of their Eastern Maine Class D final at Coffin Field in Brewer Tuesday. DI-Stonington won 28-2.

Ouzts leads DI-Stonington to EM Class D softball crown

By JOEL NEILL, Special to the BDN on June 14, 2011, at 6:17 p.m.
Old Town's Meagan Cousins slides around Caribou's Sare Damboise to steal second during the third inning of their Eastern Maine Class B semifinal at Old Town High School Saturday afternoon, June 11, 2011. Caribou won 4-2 in nine innings.

Staples leads Caribou softball team to second upset, berth in final

By Joel Neill on June 11, 2011, at 6:49 p.m.