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Road race/walk to benefit The Animal Orphanage

Bangor Daily News on April 16, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
OLD TOWN — The Animal Orphanage annual 5K Road race/walk will be held on Sunday, April 27, at the Old Town YMCA, rain or shine. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the race/walk starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. Individual walkers and runners, $15; families, $15. Awards will be made …
Tony Hamlin

Penquis Valley High School drops softball team, but hopes to bring it back next spring

By Larry Mahoney on April 16, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
Penquis Valley High School of Milo will not field a softball team this spring due to low numbers. Penquis athletic director Tony Hamlin said that just eight players showed up for practice on Monday and that prompted him and Penquis principal Matt Hackett to pull the plug on the program …
Caribou native Spencer McElwain competes in the Flat Top 5K in Lamoine on March 29. McElwain will compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Caribou native Spencer McElwain hopeful for fast Boston Marathon debut

By Ernie Clark on April 16, 2014, at 11:05 a.m.
Spencer McElwain was riding a bus headed back to Maine last April 15 when two bombs suddenly shook the 117th Boston Marathon’s historic foundation. An accomplished distance runner at Caribou High School and the University of Maine, McElwain had spent much of Patriots’ Day 2013 watching the marathon and following …
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Photo by Scott Lovejoy. All-star jammer Grim D Mise is a powerhouse for Maine's A-team, which takes on Vermont on April 26 at the Expo in Portland.

Roller Derby 4/26

By Heather Steeves on April 16, 2014, at 8:20 a.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave, Portland, Maine For more information: 603-479-2303; PORTLAND — Maine Roller Derby is about to battle its fiercest competitor of the season in a double-header bout on Saturday, April 26 at the Portland Expo. In …
The University of Maine men's basketball coaching staff in 2009 included Chris Markwood (second left), Doug Leichner, and Ted Woodward.

Leichner, Markwood, Sorrentine among possible candidates to fill UMaine men’s basketball post

By Pete Warner on April 16, 2014, at 7:35 a.m.
With Ted Woodward out as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine, speculation is rampant about a possible successor. Woodward had been a fixture in the Black Bears program, having served eight years as an assistant and the last 10 as the head coach. With the program …
Tim Whitehead

Former Maine men’s hockey coach Whitehead leads Kimball Union Academy to title

By Larry Mahoney on April 16, 2014, at 7:17 a.m.
Tim Whitehead made a smooth and successful transition to coaching at the prep school level. Whitehead, who was fired after 12 years as the head coach at the University of Maine last April, led his Kimball Union Academy team to its second New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Small School …
Chicago's Marcus Simien (center) celebrates with the team after defeating the Boston Red Sox at U.S Cellular Field in Chicago Tuesday night. The White Sox won 2-1.

White Sox hand slumping Red Sox third straight loss

By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange on April 16, 2014, at 1:32 a.m.
CHICAGO — Alexei Ramirez is making a habit out of scoring the game-winning run for the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of ninth inning. A game after hitting a walk-off home run to beat the Cleveland Indians, Ramirez scored from second to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 off …

2014 NHL Western Conference first round rankings; predictions

on April 15, 2014, at 11:46 p.m.
The Western Conference has been the superior conference over the past few years, and 2014 has been no different.  When I initially looked at all four match-ups I would have taken three of the four lower seeds.  To give you a little taste of the first round competition, the defending …

Local sports results for April 15, 2014

on April 15, 2014, at 9:07 p.m.
Results COLLEGE TUESDAY’S RESULTS MEN’S LACROSSE U-New England 16, Curry 9 WOMEN’S LACROSSE Tufts 11, Bates 9 (OT) MEN’S TENNIS Southern Maine 9, Salem State 0 TUESDAY’S POSTPONEMENTS BASEBALL Husson at Bowdoin, Wed., 4:20 p.m. SOFTBALL Husson at Maine, no date MEN’S LACROSSE Husson vs. UM-Farmington, Friday, noon at Kents …

Moore’s season-ending injury leaves Rays trying to piece together rotation

By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange on April 15, 2014, at 8:32 p.m.
BALTIMORE — Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon is having to piece together a starting rotation as three starters are down with injuries. The biggest loss is left-hander Matt Moore, who has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured left elbow April 22, the Tampa Bay Times reported Monday. Moore …

Rangers’ Beltre not thrilled about stint on DL

By The Sports Xchange on April 15, 2014, at 8:08 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Third baseman Adrian Beltre took his place on the disabled list grudgingly. “I did not agree with this decision, but it was out of my hands,” Beltre said before adding that he was planning to try to return for Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. “The medical …
Dimitry Akanda-Coronel

Former UMaine men’s basketball player heading to Bryant

By Pete Warner on April 15, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.
It didn’t take long for former UMaine basketball player Dimitry Akanda-Coronel to choose his next school. College Basketball Magazine has reported on its Twitter feed that the 6-foot-5 guard has verbally committed to attend Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. On March 27, Akanda-Coronel became the first of three prominent UMaine …
Maine men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward calls a timeout and talks to his team during a game in December 2011. Woodward was fired by the university on Monday.

Player departures signalled internal problems with Woodward’s UMaine men’s basketball teams

By Pete Warner on April 15, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
Ted Woodward’s tenure as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine was fairly typical compared to his two predecessors. His stint lasted longer than those of John Giannini and the late Rudy Keeling, but on Monday, Woodward became the first among them to be fired from the position. …
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) argues with umpire Bob Davidson (61) after being thrown out of the game against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on April 13.

MLB fines Boston’s Farrell for remarks about replay

By The Sports Xchange on April 15, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been fined by Major League Baseball for criticizing the new instant replay system being used this season, the New York Daily News reported. Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president of baseball operations, told the Daily News on Monday that Farrell would be fined …

Sports briefs for April 15, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on April 15, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
Flyers sign MacDonald to six-year extension The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the contract were not released but multiple media reports placed the total value at $30 million. “We kind of hashed it out a couple different …
Brewer High School softball coach Skip Estes talks to the players during practice last season.

Young Brewer High softball team faces a challenge to stay on top in Class A

By Larry Mahoney on April 15, 2014, at 4:49 p.m.
Brewer has been one of the state’s top high school softball teams over the last decade. Coach Skip Estes has guided his eight Witch teams to a 103-30 record and a state Class A championship in 2008. The Witches reached the Eastern Maine Class A title game two years ago …

Black Bear hockey team lands hard-nosed winger whose father played in NHL

By Larry Mahoney on April 15, 2014, at 6:23 a.m.
University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron continues to add size to his lineup for next season. Six-foot-one, 178-pound left winger Cedric Lacroix, son of former National Hockey Leaguer and current New York Rangers assistant coach Danny Lacroix, has verbally committed to attend Maine in the fall. Maine was …

Six-run sixth inning propels Sea Dogs by Mets

on April 14, 2014, at 10:40 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs were held to just one hit through the first five innings, but scored six runs in the sixth and beat the Binghamton Mets 9-4 Monday night at Hadlock Field. Binghamton’s Greg Peavey had allowed just one hit, and retired 10 straight Sea Dogs, …
Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk takes a shot as Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young defends during the second quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Monday night.

Rookie guard helps 76ers hold off Celtics

By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange on April 14, 2014, at 10:04 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and six assists Monday night as the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Boston Celtics 113-108. Backup guard Tony Wroten added 20 points for the Sixers (18-63), who snapped a four-game losing streak in their final home …

Local sports results for April 19, 2014

on April 14, 2014, at 8:38 p.m.
Today’s games COLLEGE Baseball Colby at Tufts (2), 12 p.m. Husson at Endicott, 12 p.m. Maine at Binghamton (2), 12 p.m. Thomas at New England Col. (2), 12 p.m. UM-Presque Isle at Fisher (2), 3 p.m. Softball Colby at Trinity (2), 12 p.m. Maine at Stony Brook (2), 12 p.m. …
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