Joe McLaughlin

Sports Editor

 
Ed Nickerson (center) of Stockton Springs holds up his golf ball after recording a hole-in-one Saturday on the sixth hole at Hampden Country Club. Looking on are playing partners Paul Bertrand (left) and Cory Brooks of Old Town.

Hobby, exercise lead to rare achievement for 76-year-old Stockton Springs golfer

By Joe Mclaughlin on July 15, 2014, at 7:08 a.m.
Ed Nickerson, 76, took up golf about 13 years ago because he was looking for a hobby and some exercise. He has consistently achieved both by playing the game a few times a week and reached one of the sport’s rarest achievements Saturday when he recorded a hole-in-one on the …
Members of the Calais Blue Devils and coach Ed Leeman (center) celebrate their 62-59 victory over Piscataquis Community in the Eastern Maine Class C final at Bangor Auditorium in this February 2007 file photo.

‘This is not an easy decision’: Veteran boys basketball coach leaves Calais post

By Joe Mclaughlin on July 14, 2014, at 6:29 p.m.
The decision to give up his job as the Calais High School boys basketball coach was a difficult one for Ed Leeman. He is a 1986 Calais graduate, has been an instructor in the Jobs for Maine Graduates program at the school for 22 years and has guided the Blue …
Sean Kull of Bangor finishes the swimming portion of Ironman Louisville in 2012. Kull is training for Ironman Lake Tahoe, which is set for Sunday, Sept. 21.

Bangor triathletes raising funds for Cancer Care while training for Ironman Lake Tahoe

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 25, 2014, at 7:47 a.m.
Friends Philip Henry and Sean Kull of Bangor are both reaching peak physical condition as they undergo rigorous training for Ironman Lake Tahoe, a grueling triathlon scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21, in Lake Tahoe, California. While doing so, their thoughts are also with those who are struggling with illness. They …

Brunswick Girls Tennis 0 at Falmouth 5

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 16, 2014, at 8:06 p.m.
State Class A Tennis Championships At Bates College, Lewiston Falmouth (16-0) 5, Brunswick (15-1) 0 Singles: Olivia Leavitt (F) over Maisie Silverman, 6-3, 6-3; Julia Brogan (F) over Ali Stankiewicz, 6-1, 6-2; Caroline Ray (F) over Leah Soloway, 6-1, 6-0; doubles: Katherine Ryan and Kate Kelley (F) over Samiera MacMullen and Kira …

Mount Ararat Boys Tennis 2 at Falmouth 3

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 16, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
At Bates, Lewiston Falmouth (16-0) 3, Mt. Ararat (10-6) 2 Singles: Nick Mathieu (MA) over Justin Brogan, 1-1, walkover. Brendan McCarthy (F) over Mike Crawford, 6-1, 6-0. Aiden McGrory (F) over Joe Thomas, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Trevor Mayo and Eric Knight (MA) over Ben Aicher Nd Joe Lesniak, 6-3, 6-2. Trey Fallon …

Waterville Girls Tennis 1 at Greely 4

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 14, 2014, at 10:37 p.m.
Class B State Final Greely (15-1) 4, Waterville (15-1) 1 Singles: Colleen O’Donnell (W) def. Katherine Pare 6-1, 6-1; Anna Collins (G) def. Emily Dufour 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7); Alex Tebbs (G) def. Olivia Bennisan 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; doubles: Mia Lambert-Jessie Hoffman (G) def. Emma Cristan-Jayme Saulter 7-6(7), 6-7(6), 10-5 match …

Camden Hills Boys Tennis 0 at Cape Elizabeth 5

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 14, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.
Class B State Final Cape Elizabeth (14-2) 5, Camden Hills (13-3) 0 Singles: Gabriel Torres def. Austin Pohlman 6-1, 6-1; Eli Breed def. Matt Morse 6-0, 6-1; Luke Gilman def. Josiah Krul 6-0, 6-0; doubles: Ethan Murphy-Jack Hall def. Josiah Simko-Alex Forcillo 6-4, 5-7, 7-5; Jack Tierney-Conner Sullivan def. James …

Van Buren Girls Tennis 1 at Waynflete 4

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 14, 2014, at 8:40 p.m.
Class C State Final Waynflete (14-2) 4, Van Buren (11-1) 1 Singles: Emily White (W) def. Parise Rossignol 7-5, 6-3; Lexi Epstein (W) def. Courtney Parent 6-2, 6-2; Allie Armstrong (W) def. Chantal Deveau 6-0, 6-1; doubles: Felisha Bouchard-Jacinta Dechaine (VB) def. Sophie Raffel-Nina Flight 6-2, 6-2; Annika Morrill-Liv Troiano …

George Stevens Academy Boys Tennis 0 at Waynflete 5

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 14, 2014, at 8:37 p.m.
Class C State Final Waynflete (13-3) 5, George Stevens Academy (13-3) 0 Singles: Isaac Salas def, Alex Heilner 6-1, 6-1; Brandon Ameglio def. Tate Yoder 6-1, 6-0; Clancy Mitchell def. Nick Boechat 6-0, 6-0; doubles: Stephen Epstein-Peter Michalakes def. Ed Lameyer-Luke Theoharidis 6-2, 6-2; Jake Soley-Misha Linnehan def. Tim Dentino-Beowulf …

Yarmouth Boys Tennis 0 at Cape Elizabeth 5

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 12, 2014, at 11:01 p.m.
WESTERN CLASS B BOYS FINAL No. 1 Cape Elizabeth 5, No. 3 Yarmouth 0 Gabe Torres (CE) def. Braden Becker, 6-0, 6-1 Eli Breed (CE) def. Chandler Smith, 7-5, 6-4 Luke Gilman (CE) def. Ben Vigue, 6-0, 6-0 Jack Hall / Ethan Murphy (CE) def. Rhys Eddy / Henry Becker, 6-1, …

Winthrop Girls Tennis 0 at Waynflete 5

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 12, 2014, at 6:29 p.m.
WESTERN CLASS C GIRLS FINAL No. 3 Waynflete 5 , No. 4 Winthrop 0 Emily White (Wayn) def. Emmah Spahr, 6-1, 6-4 Lexi Epstein (Wayn) def. Megan Chamberland, 6-1, 6-0 Allie Armstrong (Wayn) def. Jess Ames, 6-1, 6-0 Sophie Raffel / Nina Flight (Wayn) def. Celeste Hannum / Hayley Choate, …

Greely Girls Tennis 5 at Spruce Mountain 0

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 12, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
WESTERN CLASS B GIRLS FINAL No. 1 Greely 5, No. 6 Spruce Mountain 0 Katherine Pare` (G) def. Taylor Boynton, 6-0, 6-0 Anna Collins (G) def. Emily Taylor, 6-0, 6-1 Alex Tebbs (G) def. Samantha Richards, 6-0, 6-2 Mia Lambert / Jessie Hoffman (G) def. Nicole Hamblin / Kendra Peart, 6-1, …

Falmouth Girls Tennis 5 at Portland 0

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 12, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
WESTERN CLASS A GIRLS FINAL No. 2 Falmouth 5, No. 1 Portland 0 Olivia Leavitt (F) def. Annette Denekas, 6-0, 6-0 Julia Brogan (F) def. Margot Andreasen, 6-2, 6-1 Caroline Ray (F) def. Kayla Berg, 6-1, 6-1 Katie Ryan / Kate Kelley (F) def. Alyssa Vaccaro / Georgia Drew, 6-3, 6-0 …

North Yarmouth Academy Boys Tennis 0 at Waynflete 5

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 12, 2014, at 6:24 p.m.
WESTERN CLASS C BOYS FINAL No. 5 Waynflete 5, No. 7 North Yarmouth Academy 0 Isaac Salas (W) def. Bryce Tetreault, 6-1, 6-0 Brandon Ameglio (W) def. Brad Potter, 6-3, 6-0 Clancy Mitchell (W) won by walkover Stephen Epstein / Peter Michalakes (W) def. Hunter Mahoney / Griffin Cady, 6-2, …

Falmouth Boys Tennis 5 at Deering 0

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 12, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
WESTERN CLASS A BOYS FINAL No.  2 Falmouth 5, No. 1 Deering 0 Justin Brogan (F) def. Tyler Butler, 6-3, 6-1 Brendan McCarthy (F) def. Isaac Finberg, 6-0, 6-0 Aidan McGrory (F) def. Conor Doane, 6-1, 6-1 Russell Barnard  Matt Hutcheon (F) def. Will Weeks / Jordan Roche, 6-0, 3-6, …

Mount Desert Island Softball 9 at Old Town 10

By David Wollstadt on June 11, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
At Old Town, Karah Hussey drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Coyoutes to victory over the Trojans. Brittany Cousins went 4 for 4 at the plate to lead Old Town and winning pitcher Rachel Martin (9 strikeouts) drove in 4 runs. The …

Mt. Blue Baseball 0 at Cony 4

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 11, 2014, at 4 p.m.

Sumner Softball 0 at Calais 12

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 11, 2014, at 4 p.m.
At Calais, Olivia Smith pitched six innings of five-hit, shutout ball with 12 strikeouts and four walks to power the Blue Devils into the semifinals. Smith also cranked a home run and two singles good for four RBIs for Calais, which received a triple and two singles each from Jasmine …

Van Buren Girls Tennis 4 at George Stevens Academy 1

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 10, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
Eastern Maine Final Class C Girls At Waterville No. 2 Van Buren (11-0) 4, No. 1 George Stevens (12-3) 1 Singles: Parise Rossignol (VB) def. Charlotte Reiter 7-6(7), 3-6, 10-7 (match tiebreaker); Courtney Parent (VB) def. Maggie Keating 6-3, 6-2; Sophia Chen (GSA) def. Chantal Deveau 6-2, 6-0; doubles: Felisha …

Madawaska Boys Tennis 0 at George Stevens Academy 5

By Joe Mclaughlin on June 10, 2014, at 5:28 p.m.
Eastern Maine Finals Class C boys final At Waterville No. 2 George Stevens (13-2) 5, No. 4 Madawaska (11-4) 0 Singles: Alex Heilner def. Ian Lee 6-0, 6-0; Tate Yoder def. Jake Gendreau 6-1, 6-3; Nate Boechat def. Michael Wong 6-1, 6-1; doubles: Ed Lameyer-Luke Theoharidis def. Sam Dechaine-Tim Deschenes …
 
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