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Bangor's Johnny Cote connects with a pitch from Cony during their Eastern Maine baseball semifinal game in June 14 at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Six Bangor players may have to juggle Legion, SLWS baseball tournaments

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 06, 2014, at 2:40 p.m.
The success of Bangor’s baseball teams this summer has created a potentially difficult situation for some of their players. On Sunday, the Bangor American Legion team won its first state championship since 1979. The Senior League all-stars captured the District 3 championship last month to earn a …

Local sports results for August 5, 2014

on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:21 p.m.
Legion Baseball Northeast Regional At Middletown, Connecticut Thursday, Aug. 7 G1: Milford, Massachusetts (25-9) vs. Central Falls, Rhode Island (29-12), 9:30 a.m. G2: Dover, New Hampshire (18-5) vs. RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland), Connecticut (25-8), 30 min. after G1 G3: Bangor (23-5) vs. Cheshire, Connecticut (31-11), 4:30 p.m. G4: Essex, Vermont (28-9) …
Bangor Comrades second baseman Sam Huston leans back to make a catch on a fly ball in the fifth inning of their American Legion Championship game against Bessey Motors on Sunday at Husson University in Bangor.

Bangor to face Connecticut champs in Legion baseball regional opener

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
The state champion Bangor Comrades baseball team will face one of three participating Connecticut teams in the opening round of the American Legion Northeast Regional at Middletown, Connecticut. But the team’s opponent will have a similar championship pedigree as coach Dave Morris’ club, which on Sunday won Bangor’s first Maine …

Local sports results for Aug. 2-3, 2014

on Aug. 03, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
Legion baseball State Tournament At Husson, Bangor Wednesday, July 30 G1: Brewer 4, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 1 G2: Bessey Motors-South Paris 7, Post 51-Oakland 2 G3: Pastime Club-Lewiston 3, Franklin County 2 G4: Bangor 4, Morrill Post-South Portland 1 Thursday, July 31 G5: Post 51-Oakland 3, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 0 …
Bessey Motors first baseman Dalton Rice (11) makes the catch for the final out in the ninth inning on a throw from pitcher Riley Chickering that was in time to beat Comrades runner Ryan Gagne to force a another game in  their American Legion Championship  at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

DeLaite, Hillier pitch Bangor past Bessey Motors for American Legion baseball state title

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 03, 2014, at 6:01 p.m.
This was a celebration 35 years in the making for the Bangor American Legion baseball program. So even if a stubborn Bessey Motors of South Paris club forced the Comrades to play an extra game Sunday, they weren’t about to let their summer-long ambition go unfulfilled. The …
Bangor's Kyle Stevenson (center) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a run against Brewer during their American Legion state baseball tournament game Saturday at Husson University. The Comrades eliminated the Falcons 16-5 in seven innings.

Bangor storms past Brewer to reach Legion state tourney championship

By Pete Warner on Aug. 02, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
The Bangor Comrades have been heralded for their outstanding front-line pitching during the 2014 season. On Saturday afternoon, they demonstrated that depth is another important dynamic of the talented staff. Jordan Treadwell worked 5 1/3 innings of five-hit, one-run relief and was backed by a 19-hit barrage …
Left-hander Trevor DeLaite, pictured during the 2014 high school season, pitched a four-hit shutout on Friday night to send the Bangor Comrades to a 10-0 victory over Bessey Motors and into the championship round of the American Legion state tournament at Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Bangor’s DeLaite shuts out Bessey Motors, Comrades unbeaten at state tourney

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 01, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
Through the first three days of the American Legion baseball state tournament, the Bangor Comrades have simply outpitched their opposition. Coach Dave Morris’ Zone 1 runners-up emerged as the lone unbeaten left in the double-elimination tourney Friday night as left-hander Trevor DeLaite pitched a four-hit shutout to …

Local sports results for Aug. 1, 2014

on July 31, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
Golf MSGA At Fairlawn Golf & CC Junior Event — Boys ages 15-17: Reese McFarlane 68, Will Kannegieser 69, Cameron Letourneau 77, Matthew Caron 81, Alexander Spiller 82, Macarthur Kim 82, Kyle Cholod 85, Sam Meredith 85, A.J Parisi 87, Michael Bryant 91, Ryan Gosselin 91, Justin Keaney 95; Boys …

Morrill Post eliminates Franklin County at Legion state baseball tourney

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on July 31, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
BANGOR | Franklin County experienced the other, unfavorable definition of “walkoff” Thursday afternoon. A combined eight, scarlet-clad Flyers base runners made the walk of frustration back to the dugout to retrieve their gloves after being stranded on base in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Trailing by a range …
Devin Warren of Oakland Post 51 slides back to first, ahead of the tag from Bessey Motors first baseman Dalton Rice in first-inning action at the American Legion baseball state tourney Wednesday at Husson University's Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Bangor’s Courtney shuts down Morrill Post in American Legion baseball state tourney

on July 30, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Right-hander Justin Courtney struck out 13 batters in eight innings to lift the Bangor Comrades by Morrill Post of South Portland 4-1 in the nightcap of the American Legion baseball state tourney Wednesday night at Husson University’s Winkin Complex. Bangor (19-4) advanced to a winners bracket contest …
Brewer's Kyle Alexander bears down on a pitch in the second inning of their American Legion state playoff game against Staples Crossing.

Brewer outlasts Staples Crossing in 10 innings to open state Legion tourney

By Ernie Clark on July 30, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
BANGOR | Postseason success may not be equal parts excellence of execution and good fortune, but both qualities can aid any team’s pursuit of a championship. The Brewer Falcons capitalized on both Wednesday to outlast Staples Crossing of Eliot 4-1 in 10 innings in the opening game of the …
Brewer's Carter Deredin (22) gets congratulations from teammates after scoring a run in the second inning of their  American Legion state tourney game against Staples Crossing at the Winkin Complex at Husson University in Bangor Wednesday. The state tourney continues through Sunday.

American Legion baseball state tourney scoreboard

on July 29, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
At Husson, Bangor Wednesday, July 30 G1: Brewer 4, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 1 G2: Bessey Motors-South Paris 7, Post 51-Oakland 2 G3: Pastime Club-Lewiston 3, Franklin County 2 G4: Bangor 4, Morrill Post-South Portland 1 Thursday, July 31 G5: Post 51-Oakland 3, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 0 (Staples Crossing eliminated) G6: …

Pushard leads Brewer by Bangor in Zone 1 American Legion baseball championship

on July 27, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
Brewer’s Matt Pushard held Bangor to five hits to lift the Falcons by the Comrades 8-2 in the Zone1 American Legion baseball championship Sunday at Husson University’s Winkin Complex. Zone 1 champion Brewer will open the state Legion tourney when it plays Staples Cross-Post 188 of Eliot …
BANGOR, MAINE -- 07/26/14 -- Trenton's Tony Bianco (left) tags Bangor's Andrew Hillier out at second during a Zone 1 American Legion baseball state-qualifying game at Husson University in Bangor.

Bangor clinches state Legion tourney berth, advances to Zone 1 championship round

By Ernie Clark on July 26, 2014, at 10:07 p.m.
Top-seeded Bangor joined Brewer as Zone 1 representatives to the American Legion baseball state tournament Saturday night. All that remains to be determined is the order of finish. Bangor clinched its state tourney berth with a 11-1 victory over Trenton in an Zone 1 tournament elimination game …
Motor City's Tyler Neville is unable to make the catch at first allowing Trenton's Tony Bianco to be safe during their Zone 1 American Legion baseball playoff game at Husson University in Bangor.

Rogerson triple rallies Brewer past Bangor to earn state tournament berth

By Ernie Clark on July 25, 2014, at 8:02 p.m.
Nearly everyone in the Winkin Complex audience was anticipating a sacrifice bunt — except the player with the bat in his hand. So when Logan Rogerson instead swung at the first pitch he saw with runners on first and second and no one out in the top …

Bangor, Brewer earn opening-round wins at Zone 1 American Legion baseball tourney

By Ernie Clark on July 24, 2014, at 10:12 p.m.
Top-ranked Bangor picked up where it left off at the end of the American Legion baseball regular season Thursday night, rolling to an 11-2 victory over Motor City in the opening round of the Zone 1 tournament at the Winkin Complex. The Comrades got dominant pitching from …

local sports results for July 23, 2014

on July 23, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.
Golf Hole-in-one Ian Robinson NORTHPORT — Ian Robinson of Northport recorded his first hole-in-one on the 157-yard ninth hole at Northport Golf Club Wednesday. Robinson’s great, great grandfather was one of the first golfers to play on the Northport course when it opened in 1916. Robinson’s ace was witnessed by …
Brewer's Logan Rogerson connects on a pitch from Trenton during a Zone 1 American Legion playoff game Wednesday at Husson University.

Weather suspends Zone 1 Legion baseball tourney opener

By Ernie Clark on July 23, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
BANGOR | The American Legion Zone 1 baseball tournament got under way late Wednesday afternoon at the Winkin Complex on the campus of Husson University. Then it stopped, courtesy of Mother Nature in the form of a cold front that swept through the region with a combination of thunder, …

local sports results for July 22, 2014

on July 22, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
Legion baseball ZONE 1 STANDINGS (Final) 1. Bangor 16-2, 2. Trenton 13-5, 3. Brewer 13-5, 4. Penquis 9-9, 5. Motor City 7-11, 6. Hampden 3-15, 7. Waldo 2-16 Zone 1 Tourney At Husson, Bangor Tuesday, July 22 Game 1: No. 5 Motor City 11, No. 4 Penquis 0 (8 inns.) …
Bangor's Justin Courtney pitches during the American Legion game against Hampden in Hampden on June 26, 2013.

Bangor earns top seed for Zone 1 American Legion baseball tournament

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
Monday evening’s final slate of regular-season games in the American Legion Zone 1 baseball ranks could have offered plenty of potential chaos given that postseason play is scheduled less than 24 hours later at Husson University. Figuring out any and all possible tie-breaking scenarios as any season …
 
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