American Legion


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 …

Brewer baseball team improves to 12-5 in Zone 1 American Legion

on July 20, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
The Brewer Falcons surged to a 12-5 record in Zone 1 American Legion baseball over the weekend after picking up two wins on Saturday and one on Friday. The Falcons beat Trenton 4-1 on Saturday in Blue Hill and then traveled to their Heddericg Field in Brewer where they edged …

Brewer Legion baseball team improves record to 8-5

on July 15, 2014, at 9:22 p.m.
BREWER — The Brewer Falcons swept the Hampden Riverdogs 12-7 and 11-3 in a Zone 1 American Legion baseball doubleheader Monday night at Heddericg Field and improved their record to 8-5. Tyler Maguire recorded a double, three singles and three RBIs to spark Brewer. Brendon Moore chipped in with four …

Acadians tip Penquis for fifth straight victory

on July 13, 2014, at 10:49 p.m.
BLUE HILL | Nick Bagley’s walk-off double driving in Tony Bianco beat Penquis 3-2 and earned the Acadians their fifth victory in a row Sunday and a 10-3 record in the Zone 1 American Legion baseball standings. The Acadians also beat Motor City 8-2 Friday night at Husson University …

Bronco LL baseball all-stars advance to District 3 championship round

on July 08, 2014, at 9:20 p.m.
HAMPDEN | Kent Oliver cranked a grand slam and a solo shot to help unbeaten Bronco Little League advance to the championship round of the District 3 Little League baseball tourney for ages 11-12 with a 10-0 victory over Hermon Tuesday. Bronco of Hampden, now 4-0, will play on …
Bangor first baseman Andrew Hillier puts the tag on Pastime Club baserunner David Cusson during a rundown during the American Legion state tourney last season in Augusta.  Bangor is trying to return to the state tourney this season and has compiled a 9-2 record with seven regular-season games remaining.

Bangor baseball players harbor new championship aspirations

By Ernie Clark on July 07, 2014, at 10:24 p.m.
BELFAST | Members of the Bangor American Legion baseball team can appreciate the so-called “dog days of August” dreaded by major leaguers amid their annual 162-game schedule. Only the Comrades are living out that grind during the heat of July — one of the collateral aspects of winning the …

Looke powers Trenton Legion baseball team past Hampden

on June 29, 2014, at 9:16 p.m.
HAMPDEN — Garrison Looke recorded a double, single and three RBIs to help Trenton roll by Hampden 16-4 in Zone 1 American Legion baseball action Sunday. Sid St. Peter chipped in with a two-run home run for the winners while Joe Archambault and Scott Boies each notched an RBI double …

Sicard pitches Hampden softball all-stars past Bangor

on June 25, 2014, at 7:53 p.m.
HOULTON | Maggie McCluskey and Maggie Coutts each rapped a double and a single as Hampden earned an 8-4 victory over Bangor in District 3 ages 11-12 Little League softball all-star action on Wednesday. Winning pitcher Natalie Sicard struck out 10 for the winners, who received two singles each …

Katahdin Valley opens all-star baseball tourney with victory over Millinocket

on June 24, 2014, at 9:23 p.m.
MILLINOCKET — Katahdin Valley opened the District 3 Little League all-star baseball tourney for ages 11-12 with an 8-3 victory over Millinocket Tuesday as three hurlers combined on a two-hitter at Kedderis Field. Bradley Hotham worked the first 5 1/3 innings on the mound yielding just one hit while striking …

Palmer powers Hampden by Motor City in American Legion baseball opener

on June 23, 2014, at 8:43 p.m.
HAMPDEN — Matt Palmer drove in six runs with a single, double and triple to lead Hampden by Motor City 19-11 in a Zone 1 American Legion baseball opener Sunday. Jackson Gilmore chipped in with four RBIs, two singles and a double for Hampden while Connor Farmer added three singles …

American Legion Zone 1 baseball season to begin Sunday

By Ernie Clark on June 20, 2014, at 11:10 a.m.
BANGOR | Less than 24 hours after the final high school baseball state champion has been crowned Saturday, a new American Legion Zone 1 campaign is set to begin. In what has been a recent tradition, the 18-game regular season for the northernmost zone of American Legion baseball in …
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame inducted nine new members during a ceremony Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. A President's Award was also given to William Haggett. The inductees are (front row, from left): former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Abigail Spector, Bill Green, and President's Award winner Haggett; and back row: Steve Pound, Ed Flaherty, Eleanor Logan, Julia Clukey, Jack Cosgrove and Joe Ferris.

Nine members inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame

on May 04, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A prestigious nine-member class was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame during its 39th annual awards banquet Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. The inductees included former U.S. Senate majority leader George Mitchell, winter Olympian Julia Clukey, University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove, former …

Ninth-inning rally lifts Windham by Bangor in American Legion baseball state tourney

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2013, at 4:46 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Trailing by a run entering the bottom of the ninth inning of their fourth straight elimination game, all the Windham Merchants wanted Sunday afternoon was a reason to hope. Cody Dube provided that hope with a leadoff double, and the Merchants built on that sudden momentum to …
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