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Sports briefs for Aug. 18, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 18, 2014, at 8:03 p.m.
Free UMaine football clinic set Aug. 20 ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine football team will host its annual Meet the Black Bears free football clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Alfond Stadium. All ages are welcome and participants will have the opportunity to meet players and …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 18, 2014

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE World Series, Teams TBA, 11 a.m., ESPN2-TV World Series, Teams TBA, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV World Series, Teams TBA, 6 & 8 p.m., ESPN2-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE L.A. ANGELES at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais …

TV Radio schedule for August 16-17, 2014

on Aug. 16, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Michigan, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., race, 12:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Pure Michigan 400, Practice, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR Sprint Cup Happy Hour, Practice, 11 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV; race, 2:45 p.m., ESPN-TV; …

Sports briefs for Aug. 15, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:23 p.m.
Winkin service available via webcast WATERVILLE, Maine — There will be a memorial service for legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin on Sunday at noon at Colby’s Lorimer Chapel and a reception to follow at Page Commons. For those unable to attend, Rob Munzing of Munzing Media will have …

Sports briefs for Aug. 14, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 14, 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
Service for Winkin set Sunday WATERVILLE, Maine — A celebration of life service will be held for legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin at noon Sunday at Colby College’s Lorimer Chapel. Winkin, who died at age 94 on July 19, won 1,043 games during his time at Colby College, …
Carl Parker of Bangor is a veteran AAU and high school basketball coach.

Straightforward approach, team focus mark Parker’s AAU coaching tenure

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 14, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Tom Knight rose from the rural western Maine town of Dixfield to the highest level of NCAA Division I basketball. And while Knight recently graduated from Notre Dame after being a contributing factor for coach Mike Brey’s Fighting Irish, the 6-foot-10-inch forward is nowhere near finished with …
Zach Gilpin

Hampden Academy basketball star accepts scholarship offer from Bentley University

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 13, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — It’s on to prep school this fall for Zach Gilpin. But the recently graduated Hampden Academy basketball star knows his college destination beginning in the fall of 2015 after making a verbal commitment to accept a full athletic scholarship from Bentley University, an NCAA Division II school …

Sports briefs for Aug. 12, 2014

BDN staff and wire reports on Aug. 12, 2014, at 8:32 p.m.
Free UMaine football clinic set Aug. 20 ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine football team will host its annual Meet the Black Bears free football clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Alfond Stadium. All ages are welcome and participants will have the opportunity to meet players and …
The University of Maine men's basketball coaching staff in 2009 included assistant coaches Chris Markwood (second left), Doug Leichner, and head coach Ted Woodward.

Former UMaine assistant coach gets post with Iona men’s basketball team

on Aug. 12, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.
NEW ROCHELLE, New York — Former University of Maine men’s basketball assistant coach Doug Leichner has been named an assistant coach for the Iona College men’s basketball team, head coach Tim Cluess announced in a news release Monday. “Doug brings a wealth of experience on the international recruiting side in …

Sports briefs for Aug. 11, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 11, 2014, at 7:43 p.m.
Brewer High seeks Hall replies The Brewer High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is asking for banquet RSVP’s to be returned by Sept. 4 for the banquet reception and dinner scheduled for Oct. 2. Banquet forms can either be picked up at the superintendent’s office, the Brewer High School …
Tom Bird

Former Lee Academy standout to coach University of Maine Fort Kent men’s basketball team

on Aug. 11, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
Former Lee Academy basketball standout Tom Bird has been named the new University of Maine Fort Kent men’s basketball coach, UMaine Fort Kent Athletic Director Bill Ashby announced in a news release Monday. Bird comes to UMaine Fort Kent following a year as director of women’s basketball operations at North …

Sports briefs for Aug. 10, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 10, 2014, at 6:24 p.m.
Bears reinstate Bennett after fight Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was back at practice Sunday, six days after he was suspended by the team for fighting with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. The team official suspended Bennett for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Bennett slammed Fuller to the ground after …

CAA commissioner opposes NCAA’s ‘Power 5’ ruling

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 08, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
The tangible impact of the landmark change by the NCAA to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules will not be felt for some time, but the strong reaction that continues to flow in paints a clear picture of how divisive …
Sierra Tapley of Mound Desert Island (33), pictured during last March’s Class B girls basketball state championship game in Bangor, was among a handful of eastern Maine players who helped the Maine Firecrackers win the title recently at the U.S. Junior National D.C. Silver Division championship in Washington D.C.

Maine Firecrackers win division title at girls Junior National hoop tournament

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 7:57 a.m.
The 16U Maine Firecrackers girls basketball team recently concluded its summer season by capturing the U.S. Junior National D.C. Silver Division championship at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The Maine team bested a field of 48 teams to win the Silver Division crown with a 46-35 win …

Sports briefs for August 6, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 06, 2014, at 11:22 p.m.
Mass. team reaches Ripken 11U final SKOWHEGAN — The team from Riverside, Massachusetts scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to earn a 7-6 victory over Andy Valley and advance to the championship of the Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball regional tournament. Zach D’Urso singled three …
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (left) drives to the basket against Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts at TD Garden in Boston in this April 2014 file photo.

Boston Celtics announce plan to play game in Portland

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 05, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Boston Celtics NBA basketball team on Tuesday announced plans to play an October preseason game in Portland. The Celtics are the parent club for the NBA Development League’s Maine Red Claws, which plays its home games at the Portland Expo. The Boston team, which is coming …
Becky Hammon

Spurs hire NBA’s first full-time female assistant coach

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on Aug. 05, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO — The reigning National Basketball Association champion San Antonio Spurs named long-time WNBA star Becky Hammon as the first full-time female assistant coach in league history on Tuesday. Hammon, 37, is a six-time WNBA All-Star who has spent the last eight seasons with the San Antonio Stars, from …
NBA commissioner Adam Silver

Silver: NBA to discuss future of international competition

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:13 p.m.
Commissioner Adam Silver said he does expect significant changes in the NBA’s participation in international competition after Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George broke his right leg while helping Team USA prepare for the FIBA World Cup. George was injured Friday night in Las Vegas during the U.S. team’s intrasquad …
Kyle Bouchard

Stars align into team concept to help Maine Athletic Club basketball team achieve AAU success

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 01, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
Kyle Bouchard already was familiar with the challenges inherent in competing in an AAU national basketball tournament. They include travel and time away from home, the rigorous game schedule — sometimes numbering multiple contests per day — and the injuries that accumulate during a steady stretch of competition. The Bangor …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 31, 2014

on July 31, 2014, at 7:31 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to …
 
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