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Connecticut golfing icon Mike Colandro dies in Florida at 62

By Tom Yantz, The Hartford Courant on Aug. 11, 2015, at 7:05 p.m.
There are tears among the veterans of Goodwin Park Golf Course in Hartford, Connecticut, and those peers and fans who knew Mike Colandro. Colandro, winner of more than 50 professional tournaments around the world, including the Greater Bangor Open, died Sunday at the home of his mother, Shirley, in Pompano …
Shane Lowry celebrates as he sinks a birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Bridgestone Invitational Sunday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Lowry triumphs with clutch display at Firestone

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on Aug. 09, 2015, at 8:18 p.m.
AKRON, Ohio — Ireland’s Shane Lowry, helped by sensational recovery shots at the 10th and 18th that both led to birdies, clinched his first PGA Tour victory by two strokes at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. Two off the pace heading into the final round at Firestone Country Club, Lowry …

Local sports results for August 7, 2015

on Aug. 07, 2015, at 9:27 p.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL Bangor BANGOR — The first practice for Bangor High School boys and girls cross country will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Bangor High tennis courts from 3-4:45 p.m. Contact coach Adam Goode at 991-7000 or Bangor High School for more information. Bangor High School …

TV, radio schedule for August 8-9, 2015

on Aug. 07, 2015, at 5:24 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Cheez-It 355, qualifying, 1 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, Zippo 200, 3 p.m., NBCSN-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Intermediate World Series championship, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LA DODGERS at PITTSBURGH, 4 p.m., FS1-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio BOSTON …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 6, 2015

on Aug. 06, 2015, at 7:24 p.m.
BASEBALL Registrations for the upcoming 2015 Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League close Aug. 17. This developmental baseball league is designed for children ages 8-12 (cannot turn 13 before September 6, to be eligible). The EMFBL does not allow all-star teams to enter the league. Some travel is required to surrounding …

Bangor High School golf tryouts Aug. 17

on Aug. 06, 2015, at 4:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor High School golf tryouts will begin at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 17, at Bangor Municipal Golf Course. All those interested will meet at the golf course with appropriate golf attire, and equipment. Information regarding Bangor High School golf can be found at http://www.bangorschools.net/. This post was contributed by a community member. …
Zakary Mills

Friends’ day out becomes mini golf fundraiser for Lagrange boy

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 06, 2015, at 1:04 p.m.
What began two years ago as a guys’ day out among a few Milo-area friends will take on a charitable cause at three miniature golf courses around eastern Maine on Sunday. Some 25 entrants will participate in the third annual Maine Mini-Golf Masters, a daylong event featuring …

TV Radio schedule for August 7, 2015

on Aug. 05, 2015, at 4:40 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: practice, 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., NBC SPORTS-TV NASCAR XFINITY Series: practice in Watkins Glen, New York, 1 p.m., NBC SPORTS-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at DETROIT, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 …

Local sports results for Aug. 1-2, 2015

on Aug. 03, 2015, at 9:24 a.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL Lawrence FAIRFIELD — Informational meeting for student-athletes and parents/guardians, 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, Williamson Center at Lawrence High School. First tryouts/practices are Monday, Aug. 17. Students must bring with them a signed LHS Athletic Code Contract, Proof of Insurance, Signed Emergency Card, and proof of a …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 30, 2015

on July 29, 2015, at 11:32 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — University of Maine Baseball will hold its annual summer camp Sunday-Thursday, Aug. 2-6, at UMaine. It is open to overnight and commuter participants. All information is on GoBlackBears.com or can be obtained through Assistant Coach Nick Derba at Nicholas.Derba@maine.edu or 207-581-1097. Spots are limited. BICYCLING BOSTON — …
Emily Bouchard (left) and Staci Creech bump fists after sinking their putts on the 12th hole during the Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament Wednesday at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club in Saco.

Veazie golfer captures Maine Women’s Amateur title

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on July 29, 2015, at 7:58 p.m.
SACO | You will never, ever, see a golf tournament end with a seven-stroke margin of victory yet pack as much drama and shot-making into a final round as Wednesday’s conclusion to the Maine Women’s Amateur. Staci Aber Creech of Veazie survived a barrage of birdies by three-time champion …

New York golfer records his first pro victory at Maine Open

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on July 28, 2015, at 9:11 p.m.
MANCHESTER | Ah, the perils, pitfalls and reality checks of being a professional golfer whose tournaments aren’t on TV and whose body isn’t outfitted in sponsor-labeled apparel. Matthew Campbell had an eight-hour ride ahead of him Tuesday night to Rome, New York, where he was expected to report to …
Staci Creech of Veazie

Veazie golfer leads after two rounds of Maine Women’s Amateur

By Larry Mahoney on July 28, 2015, at 8:09 p.m.
Veazie’s Staci Creech will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Maine Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament on Wednesday at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club in Saco. The 42-year-old Creech, a former University of North Carolina standout who plays out of the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, followed up her …
Staci Creech has a one-shot lead after the first round of the Maine Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament Monday at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club.

Veazie’s Staci Creech takes one-shot lead after first round of Maine Women’s Amateur

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2015, at 8:32 p.m.
Staci Creech of Veazie and the Bangor Municipal Golf Course shot a 3-over-par 75 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the 54-hole Maine Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament Monday at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club in Saco. The 42-year-old Creech, wife of University of Maine athletic director Karlton …
Dave Bartasuis of Poland reacts as his putt for birdie on the 17th hole just misses during Monday's opening round of the 2015 Charlie's Maine Open at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester.

Virginia golfer’s 6-under 64 tops Maine Open’s first round

By Kalle Oakes, Lewiston Sun Journal on July 27, 2015, at 7:37 p.m.
  MANCHESTER | Brian Agee is first alphabetically among the 144 golfers in the Charlie’s Maine Open. It’s his first time in Maine. He’s been assigned to the first group of the opening day in both tournaments during his visit. And in keeping with the theme, he’s the first …
Golf pro, Cody Paladino of Kensington, Connecticut hits the ball during the first day of the Greater Bangor Open on July 24.

Despite long road to PGA Tour, golf pros believe in chasing the dream

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2015, at 7:21 p.m.
BANGOR | A youngster who picks up a golf club often dreams of draining a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club to win the green jacket emblematic of capturing the Masters Golf Tournament. But the road to the Masters or even the PGA …
Jesse Speirs lines up a putt Saturday in the final round of the Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Best friends McLean, Speirs enjoy week at Greater Bangor Open

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2015, at 8:41 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Jon McLean, who won the 49th annual Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, always enjoys coming to Bangor. The Weston, Florida, native gets to spend time with his best friend, Bangor’s Jesse Speirs, and Speirs’ family. They have been friends since they were teammates at Texas …
Jon McLean of West Palm Beach, Florida, prepares to putt Saturday in the final round of the Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course. McLean won the event with a three-day, 10-under-par total of 197.

McLean edges Shattuck by one shot to win 49th annual Greater Bangor Open

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2015, at 7:41 p.m.
It’s always nice to get off to a good start when you’re in contention on the final day of a golf tournament. Jon McLean of West Palm Beach, Florida, began the last round of the 49th annual Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament trailing his best friend, Bangor’s …
Jamison Randall of Cumberland, Rhode Island, lines up a putt during the Greater Bangor Open Friday at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Golfer playing wrong ball leads to disqualification at Greater Bangor Open

By Larry Mahoney on July 24, 2015, at 8:27 p.m.
Jamison Randall learned a valuable and painful lesson on Friday during the second round of the 49th annual Greater Bangor Open golf tournament. The 22-year-old Cumberland, Rhode Island, native was disqualified for playing the wrong ball on the 12th hole. It started when Randall teed off and …
Jesse Speirs, shown teeing off at the 2014 Greater Bangor Open, holds the lead after the second day of the 2015 Greater Bangor Open.

Jesse Speirs leads into final round of Greater Bangor Open

By Larry Mahoney on July 24, 2015, at 7:36 p.m.
Bangor native Jesse Speirs is the leader by one shot heading into Saturday’s final round of the 49th annual Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course but he has plenty of company contending for the win. Speirs, the 2011 Greater Bangor Open titlist, …
 

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