Golf

 
Jesse Speirs lines up a putt in the final round of the Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course, July 25, 2015.

Bangor native fighting to advance to Web.com Tour golf playoffs

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
When Bangor’s Jesse Speirs teed off Thursday morning at the Web.com Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland Open at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon, he knew what was at stake.

Camden golfer tied for third at Sugarloaf junior event

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 24, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
Fifteen-year-old Cole Anderson of Camden is in contention after two rounds of the American Junior Golf Association Coca-Cola Junior Championship.

Local sports results for Aug. 23, 2016

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 9:23 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Tuesday’s Results BOYS SOCCER Central Aroostook 1, Washburn 0 Fort Kent 2, Fort Fairfield 1 GIRLS SOCCER Central Aroostook 9, Washburn 0 Fort Kent 10, Fort Fairfield 1Story continues below advertisement. Monday’s Results BOYS SOCCER Easton 1, Ashland 1 (2OT) Madawaska 2, Van Buren 1 GIRLS SOCCER …
Golf balls can be seen on Aug. 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Belfast golfer achieves rare feat of making 2 holes-in-one

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 23, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
Mike Cunningham has been playing golf for three years, but within a month, he has recorded two holes-in-one at the Country View Golf Course in Brooks.

Local sports results for Aug. 21, 2016

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Soccer Ashland at Easton, 3:45 p.m. Madawaska at Van Buren, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer Ashland at Easton, 3:45 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Madawaska at Van Buren, 5 p.m. Results HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s Results BOYS SOCCER Central Aroostook 8, Wisdom 0 Easton 1, Madawaska 0 Fort …

TV, radio schedule for August 20-21, 2016

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, 8 p.m., Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE World Series International elimination game, noon, 6 p.m., ESPN-TVStory continues below advertisement. US elimination game, 3 p.m., ABC-TV; 8 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY METS at SAN FRANCISCO, 4 p.m., FS1-TV …
Bangor Municipal Golf Course, pictured during the Greater Bangor Open in July, is among the Maine links that have overcome hot, dry conditions with an extensive irrigation system. Other courses are at the mercy of the weather.

Warm, dry summer a blessing and curse for Maine golf industry

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 18, 2016, at 6:42 p.m.
The sun and the lack of rain haven’t been the only issues challenging the golf pros.

Local sports results for Aug. 17, 2016

on Aug. 17, 2016, at 9:49 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday’s Results BOYS SOCCER Fort Fairfield 9, Central Aroostook 1 GIRLS SOCCER Washburn 10, Van Buren 1 Tuesday’s Results GIRLS SOCCER Central Aroostook 11, Fort Fairfield 0Story continues below advertisement. COLLEGE Tuesday’s Results Women’s Soccer Maine 6, Assumption 0 (exhib.) …

Local sports results for Aug. 16, 2016

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 10:04 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Soccer Van Buren at Washburn, 4 p.m. Wisdom at Fort Kent, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer Van Buren at Washburn, 4 p.m. Wisdom at Fort Kent, 5 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Results HIGH SCHOOL Monday’s Results Boys Soccer Washburn 7, Wisdom 0 COLLEGE Women’s Soccer Maine …

Local sports results for Aug. 15, 2016

on Aug. 15, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
  Golf MSGA 2016 Match Play Championship At Brunswick GC Tuesday’s Pairings, Round of 32 7 a.m. — No. 1 Matt Hutchins (Woodlands Club) vs. No. 32 Jon Hardy (Samoset Resort); 7:09 — 16. Curtis Jordan (Woodlands Club) vs. 17. Mark Plummer (Augusta …

Local sports results for Aug. 13-14, 2016

on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.
  Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER Washburn at Wisdom, 4 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Washburn at Wisdom, 4 p.m.Story continues below advertisement.   Golf LOCAL At Hermon Meadow Golf Club Sunday Morning Men’s Stableford — 1. Joe Johnston, Brad Holmes +10, 2. Bruce …
Justin Rose of Great Britian celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday to win the gold medal during the final round of Men's Golf at Olympic Golf Course in Rio De Janeiro.

Olympics roundup: Bolt speeds to third straight 100-meter gold

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday, all the ills that have dogged athletics recently were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100-meter final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track. The Jamaican superstar trailed archrival Justin …

Local sports results for Aug. 12, 2016

on Aug. 12, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.
Golf LOCAL At Rocky Knoll CC, Orrington Thursday scramble — Aaron Ivers, Jill Russell, Tina Clark, Steve Newcomb 33 (mc); Tom Ivers, Shawn Charest, Chris Murphy, Julie Oreskovich 33 (mc); Tom and Barbara Bryant, Allen Staples, Jim Oreskovich 35. Pin: No 17 Aaron Ivers 19-3 At Pine Hill GC, Brewer …

Sports briefs for Aug. 12, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 12, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
Course record set at Kebo Valley BAR HARBOR | Kebo Valley Golf Club’s assistant golf pro Eric Morris shot a course-record 64 at the 18-hole, par-70 layout Friday. Morris snapped the record of 65 that had been shared by Lou Hersey, Sean Gorgone and Mark Paine. Morris’ record-setting score …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 11, 2016

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:49 p.m.
BASKETBALL BANGOR — Maine Basketball Hall of Fame 2016 induction ceremony, noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. Doors open 11:30 a.m., ceremony begins after lunch. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at info@mainebasketballhalloffame.com . For information, contact 942-5766 or MaineBasketballInduction2016@gmail.com. FOOTBALL BANGOR — The …

TV, radio schedule for August 12, 2016

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY, qualifying, 6 p.m., USA-TV BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Midwest Regional semifinal, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV New England Regional semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV Northwest Regional semifinal, 3 p.m., ESPN-TVStory continues below advertisement. Great Lakes Regional semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TV Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV West Regional semifinal, 9 …
A golfer watches her ball after taking a swing at Traditions Golf Club in Holden on Tuesday morning.  The club hosts a women's league there weekly, and while there are a number of longtime golfers there are lots of newcomers as well.  “"This is not a league of terribly competitive players,”" said golf pro and club co-owner Colin Gillies. “"We try to make it as comfortable and nonthreatening as possible by making up compatible teams with a mix of skill levels.”"

Women’s golf league bringing fun to the fore for retired ladies

By Meg Haskell on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
“We try to be fun and easy and accommodate all levels of ability.”

Local sports results for August 10, 2016

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 9:40 p.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL Belfast BELFAST — Preseason practices for Belfast High School teams begin on Monday, Aug. 15. The times are: golf, 3-6 p.m. at Northport Golf Course; football, 7-10 a.m.; field hockey, 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., followed by parent meeting at 7 p.m.; boys soccer, 8-10 a.m. and …

TV, radio schedule for August 11, 2016

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Midwest Regional semifinal, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV New England Regional semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV Northwest Regional semifinal, 3 p.m., ESPN-TV Great Lakes Regional semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TVStory continues below advertisement. Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV West Regional semifinal, 9 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at …

Local Sports Results for Aug. 9, 2016

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:12 p.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL Belfast BELFAST — Preseason practices for Belfast High School teams begin on Monday, Aug. 15. The times are: golf, 3-6 p.m. at Northport Golf Course; football, 7-10 a.m.; field hockey, 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., followed by parent meeting at 7 p.m.; boys soccer, 8-10 a.m. and …