Sea Dogs’ McCarthy continues dominance of Thunder

on April 24, 2015, at 9:59 p.m.
PORTLAND | A chilly night at Hadlock Field couldn’t cool off the Sea Dogs’ bats, as Portland took game two of its four game series over the Trenton Thunder by a final score of 10-3. Six days after Mike McCarthy (2-1) picked up the win in a 10-1 Sea …

TV, radio schedule for April 25-26, 2015

on April 24, 2015, at 4:48 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400, 7 p.m., FOX-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM), WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at UMBC (double header), 1 p.m., WGUY Veazie (94.1 FM, 1240 AM); UMaine Internet ( TEXAS A&M at LSU, 2 p.m., ESPN-TV FLORIDA …
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) defends against Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) during the second half in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95.

LeBron James, Kevin Love help Cleveland top Celtics for 3-0 series lead

By The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2015, at 10:56 p.m.
BOSTON — LeBron James and his pals were simply too much for the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one game of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 103-95 win over the Celtics. The Cavaliers, seeded No. 2 in the East, can complete the …

TV, radio schedule for April 24, 2015

on April 23, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400, Practice, 11 a.m., Final Practice, 1 p.m., Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: ToyotaCare 250, Qualifying, 3:30 p.m., Race, 7:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at UMBC (double header), …

Sports briefs for April 22, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on April 23, 2015, at 9:21 a.m.
Civil lawsuit vs. Hernandez proceeds A wrongful-death lawsuit filed in 2013 against Aaron Hernandez will proceed now that the former New England Patriots tight end’s criminal case has been resolved, and Hernandez is expected to be called to testify. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison last week for the …
Sigi Koizar of the University of Maine drives to the basket during a game last December in Bangor. Coach Richard Barron's Black Bears will participate next November along with several noteworthy opponents in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida.

UMaine women’s basketball team to compete in Florida showcase

on April 22, 2015, at 3:21 p.m.
NCAA tournament participants Stanford, Louisville, Louisiana State and Dayton are among the high-powered potential opponents for the University of Maine women’s basketball team next November. Coach Richard Barron’s Black Bears are among eight teams that will take part in the third annual Gulf Coast Showcase, a tournament that will be …
Kyrie Irving (2) of Cleveland drives against Boston's Tyler Zeller during Tuesday night's NBA playoff game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 99-91 to take a 2-0 series lead.

Cavaliers survive Celtics, take 2-0 series lead

By The Sports Xchange on April 21, 2015, at 10:06 p.m.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined to score all 24 fourth-quarter points and the Cavaliers survived a scare from the Boston Celtics for a 99-91 victory Tuesday, giving the Cavs a 2-0 lead in their opening-round series. James scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth and …

Butler scores 31 points to propels Bulls past Bucks

By The Sports Xchange on April 21, 2015, at 10:43 a.m.
CHICAGO — Guard Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 31 points with nine rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 91-82 win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series. Bulls guard Derrick Rose added 15 points and nine assists after …
Foxcroft Academy boys basketball coach Dave Carey (center) is pictured addressing the team during a game last December. He stepped down after the season and the school has hired former Greenville High coach Tyler Erickson to fill the position.

Erickson named Foxcroft basketball coach

By Ernie Clark on April 20, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
Tyler Erickson was the only one of six siblings in his family not to have attended Foxcroft Academy. But now the Abbot resident and graduate of Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford will get the chance to coach there after being named to lead the Ponies’ boys varsity basketball program. …
Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NBA first-round game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 113-100.

Irving sparks Cavaliers past Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on April 19, 2015, at 6:13 p.m.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James predicted prior to the start of these playoffs that in order for his Cavaliers Cavaliers to succeed, the Big Three would all have to play well. It took a little while for one of them to get going, but ultimately they all shined. Guard Kyrie Irving …
Brandon Bass said the Boston Celtics aren’t just going to show up and concede their first-round NBA playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Celtics’ Brandon Bass sees opportunity for young, old

By Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald on April 17, 2015, at 5:23 p.m.
CLEVELAND — There is strong evidence to indicate the Celtics aren’t just happy to be on their way here as they prepare back home to meet the Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland is a prohibitive favorite, which is understandable when you consider that, while the …
University of Maine senior right-hander Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes

UMaine baseball team to use new No. 3 starter against Hartford

on April 17, 2015, at 1:07 p.m.
MAINE vs. HARTFORD Time, site: Saturday (2), 1 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m., Mahaney Diamond, Orono Records: Maine 12-19 (2-6 America East), Hartford 12-19 (5-5) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 86-32, Hartford 10-5 on 3/21/15 Key players: Maine — 3B Luke Morrill (.360, 1 home run, 18 runs batted in), CF …

Sports briefs for April 15, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on April 15, 2015, at 8:15 p.m.
James sits out Cavs’ final regular-season game The Cleveland Cavaliers rested LeBron James for their regular-season finale against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night in Cleveland. James missed a second straight game after sitting out Sunday in Boston. Coach David Blatt said he consulted with James on Tuesday before making …
Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) reacts after making the game-winning basket in the last seconds of play against the Toronto Raptors in the second half Tuesday night at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics won 95-93.

Celtics’ last-second win over Raptors secures seventh seed for playoffs

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on April 14, 2015, at 10:26 p.m.
BOSTON — Forward Jae Crowder sank a fadeaway jumper over a pair of Toronto Raptors defenders from the corner with 0.8 seconds left, helping the playoff-bound Boston Celtics lock up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-93 win Tuesday night at TD Garden. Boston (39-42) clinched a …
Orono High School head coach Jessica Witham (kneeling in center) huddles with her Red Riots players before the start of the second period of a game on Dec. 13, 2011, at Old Town High School.

Orono basketball coach blames resignation on school officials

By Larry Mahoney on April 14, 2015, at 3:05 p.m.
Orono High School Principal Jim Chasse and athletic administrator Mike Archer failed to follow proper school protocol, which ultimately led to the resignation of girls basketball coach Jessica Witham after nine years at the helm, according to her resignation letter. Witham, an Orono High School Sports Hall of Famer, guided …
Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Maureen Burchill Cooper (left) and Emily Ellis talk during a press conference announcing the 2015 class on Feb. 11 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Wednesday afternoon.  Burchill Cooper and Ellis played against each other  during their college careers in the 1980s.

Q & A with former college, high school basketball star Emily Ellis

By Larry Mahoney on April 14, 2015, at 8:06 a.m.
Editor’s note: Former University of Maine and Mount View basketball star Emily Ellis takes part in a question and answer session with the BDN’s Larry Mahoney. Q: You are a small town girl from Brooks. Could you have ever envisioned a career like you’ve had, one that includes four Halls of …

Sports briefs for April 13, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on April 13, 2015, at 9:06 p.m.
Celtics clinch playoff berth The Boston Celtics clinched an NBA playoff berth without playing a game Monday night when the Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 113-85. The loss by the Nets means they cannot pass the Celtics in the standings as Boston owns the tiebreaker. The playoff berth has …
Houlton boys basketball coach Robert Moran

Houlton boys basketball coach resigns

By Ernie Clark on April 13, 2015, at 8:51 p.m.
Rob Moran, who guided the Houlton boys basketball team to the 2014 Class C state championship, has resigned as the Shiretowners’ head coach after four seasons. He cited work responsibilities for his decision. Two years ago, Moran was named executive director of Community Living Association, a Houlton-based …
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) passes the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov (20) in the second quarter Sunday at TD Garden in Boston.

Celtics trounce undermanned Cavaliers

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 12, 2015, at 8:16 p.m.
BOSTON — On Dec. 18, the rebuilding Boston Celtics traded off point guard Rajon Rando. On Jan. 12, the club dealt leading scorer Jeff Green. On Feb. 11, forward Jared Sullinger was supposed to be lost for the season with a broken left foot. On Sunday, the Celtics moved closer …

2 Maine prep school guards commit to UMaine men’s basketball

By Pete Warner on April 11, 2015, at 7:05 p.m.
The influx of new players continues for the University of Maine men’s basketball program. Coach Bob Walsh has received verbal commitments from two in-state prep school standouts, Walter King of Lee Academy and Dennis Ashley of Bridgton Academy. Ashley, a 6-foot shooting guard from Santa Monica, California, announced his decision …
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