High School Sports

Hermon shortstop Chloe Raymond collects the ball on a throw from catcher Hailey Perry and tags out John Bapst runner Gina Cambria at second base on an attempted steal in the sixth inning of their game in Hermon on Tuesday. Hermon defeated John Bapst 6-0.

Hermon softball uses five-run first inning rally to upend John Bapst

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2017, at 8:08 p.m.

Results for track and field, harness racing, golf, Little League

on May 09, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.

Brewer remains undefeated at homes away from home with victory over Mt. Blue

By Ernie Clark on May 08, 2017, at 8:53 p.m.

MPA extends baseball, softball regular season by two days

By Ernie Clark on May 08, 2017, at 6:07 p.m.
“We’re trying to help schools that are struggling to get their games in,” said Mike Burnham, MPA assistant executive director.
Former Lawrence High School head coach John Donato reacts with his bench players in the Class A state championship basketball game.

Coaching legend John Donato taking over Orono girls basketball

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.
“Orono is a program that hasn’t been successful recently so this gives me an opportunity to build a program. It will be a challenge for me to turn it into a successful program.”

Balanced Bangor baseball team handles Mt. Blue

By Ernie Clark on May 04, 2017, at 11:05 p.m.

Defending regional ‘A’ softball champ Skowhegan holds off Brewer

By Larry Mahoney on May 04, 2017, at 11:03 p.m.
Mike Bisson, the athletic administrator at Hampden Academy, will take on a new position this summer as an assistant executive director with the Maine Principals' Association in Augusta.

Hampden athletic administrator accepts MPA post

By Ernie Clark on May 03, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.
Bisson said his time at Hampden Academy has prepared him for his anticipated MPA duties.
Katie Butler of Bangor High School (right), pictured during a February 2016 game, is among six seniors who will receive a $5,000 scholarship as one of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame’s 2017 Class of Scholar Athletes. The MSHOF banquet and induction ceremony will be held May 21 in Portland.

MSHOF announces high school award winners

By Larry Mahoney on May 03, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
Six high school seniors will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for being named the 2017 Class of Scholar Athletes by the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.
Brunswick number one singles Dasol Kim returns the ball to Bangor's Dennis Stewart during their tennis match at Bangor Friday.

Experienced Brunswick tops Bangor boys tennis in battle of unbeatens

By Ernie Clark on April 28, 2017, at 8:07 p.m.
Second-ranked Bangor (3-1) held leads at stages of both doubles matches before Brunswick mounted comebacks.

Leighton home run lifts Nokomis softball to victory over Gardiner

By Larry Mahoney on April 28, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
Hermon's Laura Zenk misjudges a fly ball from Old Town during their softball game in Old Town Thursday.

Hermon rallies in eighth inning for win over Old Town

By Larry Mahoney on April 27, 2017, at 9:51 p.m.
Longtime Bangor High School assistant coach Joe Nelson (left), pictured on the bench alongside boys basketball coach Roger Reed in 2011, has been hired as the head coach of the Rams’ girls basketball program.

‘A perfect fit:’ Longtime assistant named Bangor girls basketball coach

By Ernie Clark on April 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Joe Nelson has been an active part of the Bangor High School athletic scene since playing sports for the Rams during the mid- and late-1980s.
Bangor High School pitcher Trevor DeLaite adjusts the ball for a pitch during practice Thursday in Red Barry Gym in Bangor.

High school baseball coaches adapting to new pitch limits

By Ernie Clark on April 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Maine high school baseball officials spent much of 2016 working to comply with a national mandate to develop pitch limits. Implementation time has arrived.
Bangor senior Peter Kemble pitched a five-hit shutout on Monday in the Rams' 1-0 high school baseball victory over Brewer at Mansfield Stadium Monday. 
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Kemble, Bangor outlast Brewer in pitchers’ duel

By Ernie Clark on April 24, 2017, at 8:21 p.m.
The University of Maine-bound right-hander threw a five-hit shutout as the three-time defending state champions edged their cross-river rivals 1-0 in a one-hour, 20-minute pitchers’ duel at Mansfield Stadium.

Freshman pitches Bangor softball team past Brewer

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2017, at 8:01 p.m.
Mattanawcook Academy's Cameron Fournier throws to first to try to get a Katahdin player out during their baseball scrimmage at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Tuesday. Three years ago Fournier was involved in a shop class accident, severing several fingers on his left hand.

Nearly 3 years after saw accident, senior pitcher returns to the mound

By Ernie Clark on April 22, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Cameron Fournier had not seen game action in nearly three years, after having his left (non-throwing) ring finger severed and his pinky finger and thumb damaged in a table saw accident in a woodworking class.
Bangor's George Payne (right) celebrates with teammate Tyler Parks after scoring a run against Lewiston during their baseball game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Friday.

Bangor baseball team holds off Lewiston in season opener

By Ernie Clark on April 21, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
The Bangor High School baseball team battled through raw, damp conditions and a pesky challenge from Lewiston to open its season with a 7-5 victory.

Friday’s Bangor-Lewiston softball summary

on April 21, 2017, at 6:01 p.m.

Bangor softball team thumps Lewiston

By Larry Mahoney on April 21, 2017, at 5:27 p.m.
The game was shortened by the 12-run mercy rule.