High School Sports


Field hockey festival, Senior All-Star game scheduled for Saturday in Waterville

By Larry Mahoney on July 22, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
A celebration of field hockey will take place at Thomas College in Waterville on Saturday as the annual Maine Field Hockey Festival and the Moe McNally Senior All-Star game take place. The All-Star game will pit the senior All-State selections from the East against the West. Thirty-five high school teams …

Maine squad reaches Louisville tourney semifinals

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team capped off a 4-1 weekend at the 32nd annual Eddie Ford Kentucky Hoopfest on Sunday by advancing to the event’s gold bracket semifinals. The gold bracket competition was reserved for the 10 teams that won their individual pools during preliminary-round play of …
Matthew Martin from Hampden Academy is taken down as Joe Grienier from Noble High School entangles his feet during the first half of the 2014 Lobster Bowl in Biddeford Saturday.

Hampden’s Martin propels East football stars by West in Lobster Bowl Classic

By Randy Whitehouse, Sun Journal on July 19, 2014, at 11:01 p.m.
BIDDEFORD — The East opened the first half of the 25th Annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic with a surgical 85-yard scoring drive. The West opened the second half with a plodding 86-yard touchdown march. That pretty much summed it up Saturday night. The West had to work for its …

Maine basketball team wins twice in preparation for AAU nationals

on July 18, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under AAU boys basketball team has won its first two games of pool play at the 32nd annual Eddie Ford Kentucky Hoopfest being held at the Louisville Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The 40-team tournament is being held in advance of the AAU 11th Grade National …
Members of the Calais Blue Devils and coach Ed Leeman (center) celebrate their 62-59 victory over Piscataquis Community in the Eastern Maine Class C final at Bangor Auditorium in this February 2007 file photo.

‘This is not an easy decision’: Veteran boys basketball coach leaves Calais post

By Joe Mclaughlin on July 14, 2014, at 6:29 p.m.
The decision to give up his job as the Calais High School boys basketball coach was a difficult one for Ed Leeman. He is a 1986 Calais graduate, has been an instructor in the Jobs for Maine Graduates program at the school for 22 years and has guided the Blue …

‘A tough transition’: Bangor twin brothers to play on different teams

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 9:11 p.m.
Bangor twins Nick and Ryan Moore have played on teams together for virtually their entire lives. But that will change in the fall, when Nick Moore will attend Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and his brother Ryan will remain at the South Kent School in Connecticut. Both played …
Former Bangor High School boys soccer coach David Patterson in this 2012 file photo.

Former Bangor soccer coach who lost battle with cancer remembered for knowledge, compassion

By Ernie Clark on July 10, 2014, at 7:52 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Luke Hettermann’s relationship with Dave Patterson transcended the typical player-coach dynamics. And he’s thankful to have had that sort of friendship with Patterson, the former Bangor High School boys soccer coach who died Thursday at Eastern Maine Medical Center after a six-month battle with lung cancer. He …
Dexter coach Kristy Veazie gives her players some encouragement at the start of the second half of their game in Dover-Foxcroft Oct. 3, 2011. Veazie has been named the new Nokomis field hockey coach.

Kristy Veazie Staples named Nokomis field hockey coach

By Larry Mahoney on July 03, 2014, at 10:01 p.m.
Kristy Veazie Staples said taking over a state championship team won’t put any undue pressure on her as she replaces Katie Thompson as the field hockey coach at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport. “When I took over (as the head coach) at Dexter (in 2011), there was a pretty …

Hartsgrove helps Sebasticook outlast Bangor

on July 03, 2014, at 9:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Zach Hartsgrove had a two-run double and a single and Cody Rice singled twice with two RBIs as Sebasticook defeated Bangor 9-7 in an elimination game of the District 3 Junior League baseball tournament at Mansfield Stadium. Josh Emery also singled twice in support of winning pitcher …

Veteran coaches take reins of Hermon varsity soccer programs

By Larry Mahoney on July 03, 2014, at 7:41 a.m.
Hermon High School will have two new soccer coaches this fall. M.J. Ball will replace Adam Leach as the girls coach and Harry Dieuveuil will take over the boys program from Scott Deabay. Hermon athletic director Stephanie Biberstein said Leach and Deabay both resigned due to work commitments. Ball has …
Mary Butler (left) looks to the basket at a Class A Eastern Maine basketball semifinal in February 2013.

Bangor multi-sport star to play women’s basketball at Brown

By Larry Mahoney on July 02, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
Bangor High School multi-sport star Mary Butler said there were several reasons behind her decision to verbally commit to attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island beginning in the fall of 2015. Butler will play for head coach Sarah Behn, who was recently named to replace the retired Jean Burr. …

Local sports results for July 1, 2014

on July 01, 2014, at 9:52 p.m.
Golf HOLE-IN-ONE John Violette BANGOR-John Violette recorded a hole-in-one on the 158-yard third hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Tuesday. Violette used a 6-iron to notch the ace, which was witnessed by Dean Bowden. EMSGA At Jato Highlands Class A Gross: Jeff Dutch 73, Terry Whitney 75, Victor Jipson 75; …
Husson fullback Billy Shannon (left) and the University of Maine-Fort Kent’s Henley Comrie battle for the ball during a game on Sept. 5, 2005, at Boucher Field in Bangor. Shannon has been named the new Bangor High School boys varsity soccer coach.

Former Hampden Academy, Husson standout named new Bangor boys varsity soccer coach

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former Hampden Academy and Husson University soccer standout who has been a subvarsity coach at Bangor High School for the last three years has been promoted to fill the Rams’ boys varsity vacancy in that sport. Billy Shannon, who coached Bangor’s junior varsity squad for the …
Scarborough High School's Ben Greenberg was awarded the Dr. John W. Winkin Award Friday during a brief ceremony at the Winkin Complex on the Husson University campus.

Scarborough senior receives state’s Mr. Baseball award

By Ernie Clark on June 27, 2014, at 9:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Ben Greenberg’s varsity baseball career did not get off to an auspicious start. But at its conclusion, the Scarborough High School star is Maine’s newest Mr. Baseball. The 6-foot-1-inch, 210-pound pitcher-third baseman was named Friday as the 23rd recipient of the Dr. John W. Winkin Award, presented …

MPA explains how Heal point system works

on June 27, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
The Maine Principals’ Association, the sanctioning body for the state’s high school sports, provides the following explanation of Heal points on its website: “The Heal Point System is designed to select teams for tournament play on the basis of athletic strength as demonstrated through the regular season schedule. The athletic …

Heal point system perseveres through state’s changing high school sports landscape

By Ernie Clark on June 27, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
If anyone had the right to be a bit dumbfounded by the Heal point system that seeds teams for postseason play in nine different Maine high school sports, it might be Gordon Faulkingham. The Jonesport-Beals boys basketball coach led his team to a No. 1 seeding in Eastern Maine Class …

Scarborough pitcher named Miss Maine Softball; all-star games cancelled

By Ernie Clark on June 26, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
Alyssa Williamson, a senior left-handed pitcher from Scarborough High School, has been named winner of the 2014 Miss Maine Softball award. Williamson was to have been presented the award Thursday evening at the Maine Softball Coaches Association’s Senior East-West Games, but the contests scheduled at Cony High School in Augusta …

Local sports results for June 21-22, 2014

on June 22, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL STATE FINALS BASEBALL Saturday, June 21 At St. Joseph’s, Standish Class A Bangor 8, Windham 0 Class C Washington Acad. 7, Sacopee Valley 1 At Mansfield, Bangor Class B Greely 1, Caribou 0 Class D Bangor Christian 5, Wiscasset 4 SOFTBALL At St. Joseph’s, Standish Class …

Local sports results for June 20, 2014

on June 22, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
Baseball/softball scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL State finals At St. Joseph’s, Standish Class A Bangor (17-2) vs. Windham (11-9), 1 p.m. Class C Sacopee Valley (19-0) vs. Washington Acad. (14-4), 4:30 p.m. At Mansfield, Bangor Class B Caribou (14-6) vs. Greely (16-3), 11 a.m. Class D Bangor Christian (17-1) vs. Wiscasset …

Greely, Caribou summary

on June 22, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
High School Baseball CLASS B GREELY 1, CARIBOU 0 Greely (17-3) 000 000 1 — 1 4 2 Caribou (14-7) 000 000 0 — 0 5 2 Russell and Howland; Sadler and Herbert E: O’Shea, Soule; Dombroski, Milliard; SB: Howland; DP: Greely 1; LOB: Greely 6, Caribou 5; S: Porter, …
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