Cross Country

Orono High School's Tia Tardy starts her second lap of the 1600-meter run during a track meet at the University of Maine in Orono.

Orono High School runner on track to be one of Maine’s best

By Pete Warner on May 26, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
Tia Tardy has coupled her enthusiasm for running with considerable God-given talent and a relentless work ethic during a successful track and field/cross-country career.
John Holyoke of Brewer High School, who is now the BDN's Outdoors Editor, shows off his high jump form in 1981. Brewer is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its outdoor track program on Saturday.

Brewer High School track athletes linked by century of tradition, pride

By Pete Warner on May 06, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
Representatives from several decades of Brewer track and cross-country are planning to attend the festivities celebrating 100 years.
Some 10,000 yards of snow were made nearby and transported to the Nordic Heritage Center to ensure there will be enough snow for the Biathlon World Cup, being held Feb. 11-14.

Volunteers help make, truck snow for biathlon world cup

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 05, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Volunteers and crews made some 10,000 yards of snow from water at a nearby pond.
Hampden's Paul Casavant rounds a light bend just past the 2-mile point of the Class A state championship cross-country meet, Oct. 31, 2015, at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland.

Hampden junior earns state’s Gatorade boys cross-country honor

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 22, 2016, at 1:40 p.m.
“Paul Casavant is the most complete runner I have ever coached,” Hampden coach Dick Balentine said.
Tia Tardy of Orono High School, pictured near the finish line during the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions last October, has been named the Gatorade Maine girls cross-country runner of the year.

Orono junior named Maine Gatorade girls XC runner of year

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 14, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
Orono High School’s Tia Tardy, who led the Red Riots to their third straight Class C girls cross-country state championship last fall, has been named the 2015-16 Gatorade Maine runner of the year. Tardy, a junior who transferred to Orono from Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln last fall, …
Houlton High School cross country runner Isaiah Brown has qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Houlton runner earns spot at national cross country event

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Dec. 02, 2015, at 6:38 p.m.
A talented 16-year-old athlete at Houlton Middle-High School, Isaiah Brown has made tremendous improvements.

Sports briefs for Nov. 30, 2015

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 30, 2015, at 7:28 p.m.
GSA, Greely runners are top Mainers in Foot Locker race BRONX, New York — John Hassett of Castine and Katherine Leggat-Barr of North Yarmouth were the top Maine finishers in the Northeast Regional in the 37th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park. Hassett, a George …
Orono's Tia Tardy takes the lead in the Class C girls meet during the North cross country championships on Oct. 24 in Belfast . Tardy was the first Maine finisher in the girls meet at the New England high school championships Saturday held at Thetford (Vermont) Academy. She finished 12th overall.

Orono girls cross country team finish 10th in New England championships

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 15, 2015, at 9:22 a.m.
The Class C state champion Orono girls cross country team ran to a 10th-place finish Saturday at the New England high school championships held at Thetford Academy.

Sports briefs for Nov. 6, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Nov. 06, 2015, at 8:03 p.m.
Ex-NFL star McNabb gets 18 days in jail for DUI PHOENIX — Former NFL star quarterback Donovan McNabb was sentenced to 18 days in jail on Friday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving in Arizona, a court official said. McNabb, an ex-Philadelphia Eagles standout, also received 72 days of …
Matt McClintock of Purdue celebrates after winning the invitational 10,000m in 28:54.77 during the 57th Mt. San Antonio College Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, California, in this April 2015 file photo.

Former Madison High star wins Big Ten cross-country championship

on Nov. 02, 2015, at 5:59 p.m.
Former Madison High School running star Matthew McClintock made history Sunday, as he broke the all-time Big Ten Championships 8,000-meter record en route to becoming Purdue’s first Big Ten champion in 72 years. The senior from Athens, Maine, helped the men’s side finish seventh, with a time of 23 minutes, …
Orono's Olivia Fandel, George Stevens Academy's Zeya Lorio and Orono's Camille Kohtala pass spectators just past the two-mile point of Saturday's Class C state championship cross country meet at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. Orono went on to win the team title.

High school cross country state championship results

on Nov. 01, 2015, at 11:53 a.m.
At Twin Brook, Cumberland 5K Class A Girls Bonny Eagle 58, Scarborough 86, Massabesic 104, Falmouth 137, Brunswick 174, South Portland 183, Cony 199, Westbrook 206, Mt. Blue 216, Hampden 230, Kennebunk 245, Mt. Ararat 255, Windham 279, Lewiston 290 1, Anna Slager, GORH, 19:42.90. 2, Katherine Leckbee, MTA, 19:52.24. …
Messalonskee's Zachariah Hoyle, Gorham's Jesse Southard, Lewiston's Osman Doorow, Hampden's Paul Casavant, Westbrook's Joshua Lombardo and Hampden's Wyatt Lord attempt to get ealry position at the beginning of Saturday's Class A state championship cross country meet at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland.

Hassett leads George Stevens to ‘C’ XC crown; Scarborough, Freeport repeat as champs

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 31, 2015, at 7:13 p.m.
John Hassett, a junior from George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill, not only won his first individual cross country state championship Saturday but led the Eagles to their first Class C boys team title since 1993. Scarborough and Freeport successfully defended their 2014 state championship in the two other divisions, …
Orono's Kassidy Dill approaches the finish of Saturday's Class C state championship cross country meet at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. Dill finished third to help Orono win the state title.

Orono girls win third straight ‘C’ title; Bonny Eagle, Yarmouth also crowned state champs

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 31, 2015, at 6:14 p.m.
Katherine Leggat-Barr, a junior, posted the fastest girls time of the day regardless of class with her 19:11.71, while Caroline Todd, a freshman, was next at 19:18.51.
Orono runners surge to the front at the start of the Class C boys meet at the North cross-country championships in Belfast on Saturday.

North qualifiers head south in pursuit of cross-country state championships

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 30, 2015, at 11:22 a.m.
CUMBERLAND | After competing on the quite familiar cross-country course at the Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast last weekend, qualifying teams and runners from the North regional races face a different blend of fields and forests Saturday. The 2015 high school state championship meet is set for …
Orono runners surge to the front at the start of the Class C boys meet at the North cross country championships in Belfast on Saturday.

High school cross country results for North, South championships

on Oct. 25, 2015, at 4:18 p.m.
North championships At Belfast (*—State qualifiers) Class A Girls *Brunswick 55, *Mt. Blue 82, *Cony 113, *Hampden 117, *Mt. Ararat 130, *Lewiston 131, Brewer 132, Messalonskee 186, Bangor 199, Skowhegan 289, Oxford Hills 293 1, Anne Guadalupi, CON, 19:10.24. 2, Tessa Cassidy, BRUN, 19:20.29. 3, Katherine Leckbee, MTA, 19:21.32. 4, …
Waterville's Lauren Brown crosses the finish line to win the Class B girls race during the North cross country championships in Belfast on Saturday.

Orono, Brunswick, Waterville win girls North regional cross country titles

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 24, 2015, at 6:55 p.m.
BELFAST | The competition in Saturday’s Class C North championship meet was largely the same for the Orono girls cross country team as it was a week earlier when the Penobscot Valley Conference determined its title holders. And while the added lure of being crowned best in the region …
Spectators applaud George Stevens Academy's John Hassett's first-place effort in the Class C boys meet at the North cross country championships Saturday in Belfast.

Hampden, Caribou, Orono win North boys cross country titles

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 24, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
BELFAST | When seven of Paul Casavant’s 11 varsity teammates graduated last year, the Hampden Academy junior didn’t think the 2015 cross country season would produce championship results. But the last two weekends have yielded two titles, first the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A crown and on Saturday …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Oct. 22, 2015

on Oct. 22, 2015, at 7:34 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — University of Maine Baseball Elite Prospect Camp, rain or shine, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, Mahaney Diamond and Dome. Open to any and all players ages 13-18. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Contact Assistant Coach Nick Derba for fees and other information by visiting UMaine Baseball …
Jenna Clukey has competed on the Foxcroft Academy cross country and girls soccer teams this season.

Cross-training means cross country for Foxcroft’s Clukey

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 22, 2015, at 12:19 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Foxcroft Academy sophomore Jenna Clukey is taking cross-training to a literal level. Already a standout on the Ponies’ swimming, softball and soccer teams, Clukey has added a spot on the school’s cross country team to her resume this fall. And while her first year of competitive distance …
The Caribou High School boys cross country team, including runners pictured in this photo from the Presque Isle Invitational, hope to annex a North regional title in Saturday's meet at Belfast.

Defending champions seek newly named regional titles

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 21, 2015, at 12:41 p.m.
BELFAST | Boys cross-country teams from Hampden Academy, Caribou and Orono hope to use their championship efforts at their respective conference meets as the catalyst for successfully defending regional titles Saturday at the Troy Howard Middle School. The Hampden and Mount Desert Island girls also will attempt to defend …