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Seacoast United Blackbear soccer program finds home in old Pepsi-Cola plant in Brewer

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff on Aug. 07, 2014, at 6:24 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Seacoast United Blackbear soccer club finally has a home. The club is leasing and renovating the former Pepsi-Cola plant in Brewer which will be outfitted with an indoor FieldTurf surface. The 10,000-square-foot facility, located next to the Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes on Wilson Street. Playland Adventures and …
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New soccer club forms in greater Old Town area

Bangor Daily News on April 09, 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — The Old Town YMCA sports director and Old Town Recreation Department director have decided to join forces to form a soccer club in the greater Old Town area to help promote youth soccer. Brian Pordon and Kevin McPhee both agreed that working separate from each other …

Maine Freeze’s newest hockey team qualifies for national tourney

By Jon Ouellette, Special to the BDN on Nov. 22, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.
The Maine Freeze hockey organization has experienced varying levels of success in its years as one of the premier hockey clubs in central Maine. Its newest addition — the U-16 Midget Minor Tier II hockey team, established in 2010 — recently added to that history by taking home its first …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Oct. 3, 2013

on Oct. 03, 2013, at 5:33 p.m.
BASEBALL Oct. 5-6 At Auburn, Central Maine Community’s Coaches Clinic, for all levels, presenters and on-court demonstrations, starts 10 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday, for more info visit cmmustangs.com Monday, Oct. 14 At Orono, University of Maine baseball program’s Elite High School Prospect Camp, starts 9 a.m. at Mahaney Diamond; …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 26, 2013

on Sept. 26, 2013, at 4:50 p.m.
BASEBALL Monday, Oct. 14 At Orono, University of Maine baseball program’s Elite High School Prospect Camp, starts 9 a.m. at Mahaney Diamond; prospect campers will go through a pro style workout which includes running a 60-yard dash, infield and outfield evaluations, and games in the afternoon; cost is $125, includes …

Maine Maritime Academy to drop softball, add women’s lacrosse

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 04, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Maine Maritime Academy Director of Athletics Steve Peed said it’s difficult to discontinue a varsity athletic program. There is a sadness that accompanies that decision and relaying the news to the student-athletes and coaches. However, he felt it was best for the institution to discontinue the softball …
The Central Maine Eagles. Courtesy of Greater New England Youth Football League

Fledgling high school football league needs players, funding

By Joe Sturzl, Special to the BDN on July 14, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.
Richard Feero is facing a decision he hasn’t had to make since he and fellow Greater New England Youth Football League founder Harris “Buddy” Smart started the league in 2009. Feero is putting his Kenduskeag Knights team on hiatus this season due to low numbers and funding. He is reaching …

Two more Seacoast Blackbear youth soccer teams win state titles

By Dave Barber on June 12, 2013, at 7:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Seacoast United Blackbear United youth soccer club has two more teams that have won Maine State Cup titles and earned spots in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships later this month Blackbear swept the 14-and-under titles on June 2 with the boys team, coached by …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 6, 2013

on June 06, 2013, at 5:37 p.m.
BASKETBALL Clark Noonan Tourney At Bangor High School, 2nd Annual Clark Noonan Memorial Scholarship Tournament, June 28-30, $10 per player, entry deadline June 12, ages 16 and over, 22-team limit, for info contact Luke Hetterman 852-5302-lukehetterman@umit.maine.edu Downeast Shooting Camp At Trenton, Acadia Christian School, Downeast C-Ed Basketball Shooting Day Camp, …

Seacoast Blackbear wins State Cup Under-16 girls soccer title

By Dave Barber on May 21, 2013, at 5:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Abby Pyne of Dixmont hasn’t seen much of her Seacoast United Blackbear teammates since she started attending Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn., late last summer. She made a special effort to see them Sunday and play in goal for Blackbear in its 2-1 double-overtime victory over …

Sports briefs for March 29, 2013

By BDN Staff and Wire Reports on March 29, 2013, at 7:16 p.m.
Portland women schedule April 6 rugby game PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Women’s Rugby Football Club will play its first spring home game at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6 against the Middlesex team of Massachusetts at the Fox Street Field. The Portland team practices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. …
Blackbear United Football Club of Bangor won the under-15 girls State Cup final on June 3, 2012, at Falmouth High School. Blackbear defeated southern Maine's Seacoast United 2-1 and earned a berth in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Tournament June 28-July 3. Team members are: (front row, from left) Allison Boulier, Savannah Allain, Pilar Elias, Claire Petersen, Anna-Maria Dagher, Diana Tyutyunnyk, Catelyn Kimball, Lily Koffman; (back) Coach MJ Ball, Maddie Page, Eve George, Emily Berry, Faith Forsythe, Abby Pyne, Opal Curless, Morgan Buck, Emma Gutheinz, Sarah Clough and Kaitlin Saulter.  Even after becoming executive director of Fields4Kids in Bangor, Ball continues to find time to coach, including this team as a U16 squad now.

Busy Fields4Kids facility, coaching and looking to future keep Ball rolling

By Dave Barber on March 23, 2013, at 7:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Since becoming executive director of Fields4Kids plus coaching soccer, looking to build a new indoor sports and physical-activity facility and helping his wife raise two young children, MJ Ball has learned one thing for sure. “It’s all about time management,” he said. “And apparently, I don’t need …
Maine Freeze Bantam tier II and III teams skate during practice at the Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer in December 2011 . The youth hockey program draws players from the greater Bangor area and it is open for kids from age nine through 19.

Maine Freeze starting informal Midget Major youth hockey team

By Dave Barber on March 19, 2013, at 6:07 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The Maine Freeze will have a Midget Major youth hockey team of sorts in the fall, but it will not have a regular schedule and there will be no tryouts necessary, according to Todd Cray. The Freeze is the travel hockey organization for the Orono-based Penobscot Valley …
Brenden Gasaway (left) and Sean-Austin Soucy of the Maine Freeze Tier II Peewees hockey team during the New England District Regional at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Maine Freeze players find positives in New England District Regional appearance

By Dave Barber on March 14, 2013, at 4:45 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — While their team was eliminated in the semifinals of last weekend’s New England District Tier II Peewees Regional at the University of Maine’s Alfond Arena, Maine Freeze players Brenden Gasaway and Sean-Austin Soucy felt the weekend had some positive aspects. The Freeze earned their regional berth by …

Freeze Tier II Peewees look forward to NE Regional in Orono this weekend

By Dave Barber on March 05, 2013, at 8:13 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Maine has two teams entered in the New England District’s Tier II Peewees Regional at the University of Maine’s Alfond Arena this weekend, and one of them appreciates the short journey to the eight-team tournament. “We’ve done a lot of traveling this year,” said Kent Salfi, coach …
Members and coaches of the Bangor Youth Hockey Tier IV peewee youth hockey teams, White and Red, pose together after the White Peewees defeated the Red Peewees to win the March Showdown Tier IV hockey tournament on Sunday, March 3. The annual tournament hosted by Maine Hockey Development included teams from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Bangor White Peewees top Bangor Red in rare youth hockey tourney title matchup

By Dave Barber on March 04, 2013, at 8:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — For most of this season, the Bangor Youth Hockey Tier IV Red Peewees have struggled to win, but coach Chris Tanis thought that might be the case because he has a number of players with limited experience. “It’s been a long year for us,” said Tanis of …

Brewer Youth Hockey among six Maine associations to host Try Hockey for Free on Saturday

By Dave Barber on Feb. 14, 2013, at 7:51 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Hockey Weekend Across America takes place this weekend at more than 200 sites across the country, including Penobscot Ice Arena. As part of the weekend, Brewer Youth Hockey is one of six youth hockey associations in Maine that have set aside ice time for Try Hockey for …

EM Youth Lacrosse to offer club team for high school boys this season

By Dave Barber on Feb. 08, 2013, at 4:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Eastern Maine Youth Lacrosse is expanding this spring to include a club team for older boys, according to EMYL president Gayle Middleton. The team is for high school boys in grades 9-12. Opponents are already being lined up, according to Middleton, and she hopes to get enough …

Sports briefs for Feb. 4, 2013

By From BDN Staff and Wire Reports on Feb. 04, 2013, at 9:20 p.m.
Basketball tourney passes on sale next week Tournament passes for the Eastern Maine Classes B, C and D basketball tournaments will be on sale at the Bangor Auditorium box office next Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, from noon-2 p.m. The 20-session pass covering the entire tournament for all three classes …

Local sports results for Feb. 4, 2013

on Feb. 04, 2013, at 8:55 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL Bangor at Lawrence, 7 p.m. Camden Hills at Belfast, 6:30 p.m. Central Aroostook at Washburn, 7 p.m. Easton at Van Buren, 7 p.m. Edward Little at Oxford Hills, 7 p.m. Ellsworth at Washington Ad., 7 p.m. Erskine at Brunswick, 7 p.m. Fort Kent at …
 
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