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Maine Coast Skaters youth hockey teams match skills with state’s big boys

By Dave Barber on Dec. 21, 2012, at 2:37 p.m.
ROCKPORT | The Maine Coast Skaters Association youth hockey Tier III teams from the Camden-Rockport region are facing travel teams from associations that pool their talent — and the association teams are keeping up. The Bantams, ages 13-14, are 9-1-1 and in third place in the nine-team league, only …

Updated transfer rule has had little effect on Maine youth hockey associations

By Dave Barber on Dec. 03, 2012, at 8:06 p.m.
ORONO | The updated player release rule that the Maine Amateur Hockey Association voted in early this year has not resulted in a large move by youth hockey players to other associations in the state, according to the man who pushed for the rule. “It’s a little early,” said …

Casco Bay captures Midget youth hockey state championships

By Dave Barber on Nov. 12, 2012, at 7:36 p.m.
PORTLAND | With a trip to the national championships in their sight, the Casco Bay Midget Major youth hockey team buckled down Sunday. “I think when things are on the line, our guys tended to pay a little bit more attention to detail and what myself and the other …

Sports briefs for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

By BDN Staff and Wire Reports on Nov. 11, 2012, at 10:27 p.m.
Men’s basketball meeting at Bangor Y Wednesday BANGOR — There will be a meeting for those interested in putting a team in the 2012-13 Bangor Y Men’s League at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bangor Y on Second Street. Each team should have a representative present. League rules and schedule …

Maine Freeze fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness shines, Thanksgiving food drive set

By Dave Barber on Nov. 06, 2012, at 6:11 p.m.
ORONO | The Maine Freeze Midget Minors’ fundraiser to benefit the Eastern Maine Medical Center Breast and Osteoporosis Center turned out to be a resounding success. The team members collected contributions at their final four home games of October while also collecting pledges and adding additional money by allowing …

Casco Bay U-16 hockey coach sees Maine Freeze as challenge in state tourney

By Dave Barber on Nov. 06, 2012, at 6:07 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Casco Bay Midget Minors (Under-16) hockey team went through the regular season undefeated and has continued that success through the first two games of the state tournament. Their next test will be Saturday against the Maine Freeze, the travel team program for Bangor Youth Hockey, Brewer …

Under-13 boys soccer team adds to Scarborough’s weekend of state titles

By Dave Barber on Nov. 05, 2012, at 9:10 p.m.
The Scarborough Soccer Club added to the city’s weekend collection of state titles as the Under-13 boys’ team won their Champions Cup title Sunday afternoon in Yarmouth. Play concluded in three age groups with Division 1 teams competing for Champions Cup crowns, and Division 2 squads vying …
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Youth soccer playoffs in final Sunday; Midget hockey playoffs to begin

By Dave Barber on Nov. 02, 2012, at 5:28 p.m.
YARMOUTH | Mike Saulter, coach of the Bronco Travel Soccer Club’s Under-14 girls team, is going to be a busy man this weekend. Saulter will start Saturday by heading to Scarborough, where he and his family will watch his daughter, Kaitlin, a junior striker, help lead Hermon High School …

Winter youth soccer, hockey programs getting under way

By Dave Barber on Nov. 02, 2012, at 3:48 p.m.
BANGOR | Two youth soccer winter programs with Seacoast United Blackbear are getting under way in coming days. The first — Jr. Academy, also known as Jr. Blackbear — starts Sunday at Fields4Kids behind Beal College on Farm Road and registration is still available. The player development program is …
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Mallory Drew of Calais bumps the ball during the Class B state championship against Washington Academy on Saturday night, Oct. 37, 2012 at Husson University.  Washington Academy won the state title.

Youth volleyball in Maine may be on verge of explosive growth

By Dave Barber on Oct. 29, 2012, at 6:37 a.m.
PORTLAND | Jeff Scully believes he sees a brightening future for volleyball in Maine. High school volleyball is picking up steam, he said, but the key will be getting players started at a younger age so a base can be created to support the high school efforts and upper-level …

On Deck, a Sports calendar for Oct. 17

on Oct. 17, 2012, at 11:26 a.m.
BASEBALL Hitting League Membership At UMaine, Orono, at Paul J. Mitchell Batting Pavilion, Hitting League Membership, all levels, session 2 Jan. 1-March 31, Mondays and Tuesdays (6:30-9:30 p.m.), Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), $400 for each session or $750 for both, for info, contact UMaine assistant baseball coach Ryan …

Freeze Under-16 Midgets raising money to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Dave Barber on Oct. 12, 2012, at 5:55 p.m.
ORONO | Tobin Trautz, coach of the Maine Freeze Midget Minor (Under-16) team, is trying to help his players understand that there is more to life than hockey. To bring that point home, he has the team participate in charitable activities. This year, they are raising money as part …

Girls youth hockey continues growth in Bangor area as Maine Freeze adds travel team

By Dave Barber on Oct. 02, 2012, at 8:21 p.m.
Based on the growth of the Bangor Youth Hockey girls program and interest from other players in the area, the first girls team has become part of the Maine Freeze travel program. The Maine Freeze conducts the travel program for three area youth hockey organizations: Brewer Youth …
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Owen Trundy (left) and Jordan Tracy battle for the puck during a pratice sessions at Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Speed is king for soaring Maine Freeze Under-16 Tier II Midgets

By Dave Barber on Sept. 21, 2012, at 4:57 p.m.
BREWER | For Tobin Trautz, head coach of the Maine Freeze’s Midget Under-16 Tier II team, how his players win is more important than whether they win. “One thing we push with the kids is the process [skill development] is more important than the product [wins],” said Trautz. The …
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Increase in gas prices prompted youth travel soccer to adopt in-district play

By Dave Barber on Sept. 19, 2012, at 11:42 a.m.
PORTLAND | Prompted by last year’s rise in gas prices and the amount of travel that many clubs were doing in all of the age groups, SoccerMaine, the governing body of youth soccer in the state, made a decision to promote in-district play this year. “One of the reasons …
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Bronco Travel Soccer Club’s U14 girls off to strong start again

By Dave Barber on Sept. 18, 2012, at 2:29 p.m.
HAMPDEN | The Bronco Travel Soccer Club’s Under-14 girls have put last year’s success behind them, according to head coach Mike Saulter. As the club’s U13 representative in 2011, the team won its age-group state championship. This year, those players are only looking forward. “That isn’t something that’s even …

Seacoast Blackbear’s introduction to soccer begins with Grassroots program

By Dave Barber on Sept. 14, 2012, at 7:57 p.m.
BANGOR | Ryan Pelletier played soccer for Brewer High School and the University of Maine at Farmington and graduated from UMF in 2011 with a degree in education. “Soccer is my favorite and education is my favorite,” said Pelletier. Now he gets to combine the two with Seacoast United …

Five Town Football youth teams’ success built on fundamentals

By Dave Barber on Sept. 13, 2012, at 8:27 p.m.
CAMDEN | As coach of the Five Town Football youth teams, Chris Christie continually stresses the fundamentals to his players. The two teams are made up of 34 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Appleton and Hope. The varsity team includes all the sixth-graders; all the fourth-graders …
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Coaches and board members Shawn Detour (left) and Brian Strout display some of Bangor Youth Football's equipment at their new practice field behind Downeast School on Moosehead Boulevard. Detour borrowed  the line painter to finish lining the field Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

Bangor Youth Football excited about getting new practice field

By Dave Barber on Aug. 17, 2012, at 3 p.m.
For years, Bangor Youth Football practiced on a field next to Cameron Field, the site for their games. It was all right most of the time, until school started and the Cohen Middle School teams needed it for softball and other athletic activities. “We kind of get …
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The Black Bear North baseball team is a group of 12-year-olds from Greater Bangor and Hancock and Waldo counties who will be playing a tournament to be held in Cooperstown, N.Y., Aug. 18-24, 2012. They are: (front row, from left) Dylan Stanley, Stefan Simmons, Christian Greener, Zach Nash, Ryan Hoogterp, Bryce Harmon; (back row) coach Cory Schildroth, Casey Sudbeck, Jordan LaFrance, Emmett Shell, Alex McKenney, Taylor Schildroth and head coach James Harmon.

Maine youth baseball team eagerly anticipating trip to Cooperstown

By Dave Barber on Aug. 10, 2012, at 6:36 p.m.
HERMON | A group of 12-year-old baseball players are eagerly awaiting their turn to play in Cooperstown, N.Y., later this month. Black Bear North, made up of 11 players from Greater Bangor and Hancock and Waldo counties, will compete Aug. 18-24 against 103 other teams from around the country …
 
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