High School Sports


Bios for Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

on Aug. 21, 2014, at 6:17 p.m.
PLAYERS Lisa Blais Manning — She was a four-time All-Maine player at Westbrook High School, leading the Blue Blazes to four consecutive Class A state championships while winning Gatorade Player of the Year honors. She went on to Old Dominion University, where she was a four-year starter who led her …

TV, radio schedule for August 22, 2014

on Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:27 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, Practice, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Irwin Tools Night Race, Practice, 11 a.m., Final Practice, 1:30 p.m, FS1-TV; Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Food City 300, Qualifying, 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV; Race, 7:30 pm., ESPN-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport …

Former Stearns High School football star named team’s head coach

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — John Jamo’s been pretty busy this week conducting double sessions with the Stearns High School football team. But presumably he was going to find time to turn in a signed contract to Frank Boynton, Millinocket superintendent of schools, that officially would make him the Minutemen’s new head …

Bangor football team to resume playing night home games

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 20, 2014, at 10:49 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Work is continuing on upgrades to Cameron Stadium, home of the Bangor High School football team and numerous other local athletic entities. After playing all their home games on Saturday afternoons last season while the stadium’s electrical and lighting system was being upgraded, the Rams will play …
Chris Hudson

Hodgdon basketball star transferring to Massachusetts prep school

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 18, 2014, at 8:43 p.m.
Chris Hudson, a 6-foot-5-inch forward who led Hodgdon High School to the Class D state championship in boys basketball last winter, will attend prep school in Massachusetts for the next two years. Hudson, a third-team Bangor Daily News All-Maine selection after averaging 24 points, 16 rebounds, five blocked shots and …
Bangor High School goalie Emily Gilmore makes a save during practice on Monday in Bangor.

Bangor girls soccer team aiming for fifth straight title as practices open for fall sports

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 18, 2014, at 5:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Last fall, Emily Gilmore had just arrived at Bangor High School after transferring from Brewer and was set to vie for a spot in the Ram midfield. But the Rams needed a goalkeeper because Cordelia Stewart, who eventually earned the goalkeeping job the previous year and led …

Boy, 14, dies at Florida high school football camp

By Barbara Liston, Reuters on Aug. 14, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
ORLANDO, Florida — Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a 14-year-old high school boy who collapsed during the first full day of a preseason football practice camp. William Shogran Jr. of Sebastian River High School, who was wearing shoulder pads and other equipment, said on Wednesday he did …

Former Limestone/MSSM athlete named new Hampden Academy girls soccer coach

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Ruth Lyons, who played high school soccer at Kennebunk High School and Limestone Community School/Maine School for Science and Mathematics, has been named the new girls soccer coach at Hampden Academy. She was approved by the school board on Wednesday night and also will be the coordinator …
Stearns High School is looking for a replacement for varsity football coach Chris Preble, who resigned Tuesday.

Stearns officials scramble to fill vacancy after football coach leaves for new job

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 13, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — With just a few days remaining until the start of preseason practices for the fall high school sports season, Stearns High School is in the market for a new varsity football coach. Chris Preble, who guided the Minutemen for the last 13 years, resigned Tuesday as the …
Zach Gilpin

Hampden Academy basketball star accepts scholarship offer from Bentley University

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 13, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — It’s on to prep school this fall for Zach Gilpin. But the recently graduated Hampden Academy basketball star knows his college destination beginning in the fall of 2015 after making a verbal commitment to accept a full athletic scholarship from Bentley University, an NCAA Division II school …
Sierra Tapley of Mound Desert Island (33), pictured during last March’s Class B girls basketball state championship game in Bangor, was among a handful of eastern Maine players who helped the Maine Firecrackers win the title recently at the U.S. Junior National D.C. Silver Division championship in Washington D.C.

Maine Firecrackers win division title at girls Junior National hoop tournament

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 7:57 a.m.
The 16U Maine Firecrackers girls basketball team recently concluded its summer season by capturing the U.S. Junior National D.C. Silver Division championship at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The Maine team bested a field of 48 teams to win the Silver Division crown with a 46-35 win …

Longtime Brunswick High soccer coach comes out of retirement to lead Richmond program

By George Almasi, The Times Record on Aug. 07, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
RICHMOND, Maine — Longtime Brunswick High School boys soccer coach Peter Gardner is coming back to the pitch after a two-year “retirement.” Only this fall, Gardner will be mentoring the youth of Richmond, his longtime hometown. Gardner, who turns 68 this month, is taking over for the popular Joe Scribellito, …
Bangor's Sam Huston (right) throws to first after getting Brewer's Logan Rogerson out at second during their American Legion state baseball tournament game Saturday at Husson University.

Bangor Legion team rides wave of 2014 baseball successes

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 05, 2014, at 5:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor High School varsity baseball team opened its season back in late April with a loss. Maybe the Rams were just getting the negativity out of their system, because such disappointment has been rare this summer for the players who made up the bulk of that …
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Robert O'Leary

O’Leary is new co-curricular athletic administrator at Portland

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 05, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Robert O’Leary of Winthrop, Massachusetts, has been appointed the new co-curricular athletic administrator at Portland High School. A former high school and college hockey player, he has coached several sports and served for the past four years as an athletic director in Massachusetts. O’Leary played hockey at …
Brewer's Kyle Alexander pitches to Trenton during a Zone 1 American Legion playoff game last week at Husson University in Bangor. Brewer, the Zone 1 champ, will open the state tourney at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Husson against Zone 5 champ Staples Crossing of Eliot.

American Legion baseball tournament features six Eastern Maine teams

By Ernie Clark on July 29, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Perhaps it’s fitting that this year’s American Legion baseball state tournament is coming north to the Queen City for the first time since 2005. Six of the eight teams in the double-elimination event that begins Wednesday at the Winkin Complex on the campus of Husson University have …

Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team finishes 11th at AAU 11th-Grade Nationals

on July 28, 2014, at 7:29 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team jumped out to a big early lead and defeated the Queen City Prophets of Cincinnati, Ohio, 61-49, on Monday afternoon to cap off one of the best finishes by a Pine Tree State team at the AAU Division I …

Maine-MBR U16 basketball team stays alive in AAU Classic Division play

By Ernie Clark on July 27, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
A free throw by Andrew Fleming with six seconds remaining in overtime Saturday gave the Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team a 62-61 victory over Minnesota in the Classic Division of the AAU Division I 10th-Grade National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The Maine squad, 2-2 overall at the nationals and 1-0 …

Maine Athletic Club U17s suffer first loss at AAU nationals

on July 25, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team suffered its first loss Friday at the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships. WCBA of North Carolina built up a double-digit lead in the second half and held on to defeat the Maine squad 54-48. Coach Carl Parker’s club …

Maine U16 basketball team beaten at buzzer in AAU nationals

on July 25, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team fell to 1-1 in pool play at the AAU Division I 10th Grade National Championships on Thursday after falling to Ohio 41-40 at the buzzer. Andrew Fleming of Oxford Hills in South Paris paced the Maine contingent with 20 points, while …

Maine Athletic Club AAU basketball team picks up second pool-play victory at nationals

on July 24, 2014, at 10:53 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Justin Martin of Winslow led a balanced attack with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists Thursday as the Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team won its second straight game in pool play at the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships with a 75-35 victory over …
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