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Lake Region senior captures national title in long jump

on March 15, 2015, at 9 p.m.
NEW YORK — Lake Region High School track and field senior standout Kate Hall captured a national title in the long jump Saturday during the New Balance Nationals track and field championships at The Armory. Hall also set a meet and facility record with her second jump of the day, …

Sports briefs for March 6, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 06, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
UMF skier earns top-10 finish BEND, Oregon – The University of Maine at Farmington Nordic ski team wrapped up the season Friday at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championship at Mt. Bachelor with Emily Ramsey recording a sixth-place finish in the 15-kilometer skate race. She finished …

Sports briefs for March 3, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 03, 2015, at 7:38 p.m.
UMF skiers competing at national meet BEND, Oregon — Five members of the University of Maine at Farmington cross country ski team competed in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championship on Tuesday at Mount Bachelor. In the women’s 7-kilometer classic, Emily Ramsey finished 17th place out …
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Steve Renner of Alton, New Hampshire, rounds a corner with his dogs during the Fort Kent Outdoor Center skijor races Sunday. Renner took first place in the 15-kilometer event.

Skijoring adds another day of dog-powered sports to Can-Am weekend

By Julia Bayly on March 01, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
FORT KENT | On Saturday, Vermont musher Heather D’Arcy and her team of six Siberian huskies placed seventh in the Can-Am Crown 30-mile sled dog race. On Sunday, D’Arcy gave five dogs a day off and traded her sled for cross-country skis to take part in the first Fort …

TV radio sports schedule for Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2015

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 8:52 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Hisense 250, Qualifying, 9 a.m.; Race, 2 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Kroger 250, Qualifying, 10:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NASCAR Sprint Cup, Quick Trip 500, Final Practice, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping …

On Deck, a sports calendar

on Feb. 26, 2015, at 8:08 p.m.
BASEBALL BREWER — Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association is offering instructional classes for prospective middle and high school baseball umpires to serve the schools in the Eastern Maine area. Weekly classes will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Brewer Community School library. Course fee is $68 and includes …

UM-Farmington adding outdoor track, field teams

on Feb. 25, 2015, at 5:52 p.m.
The University of Maine-Farmington is adding men’s and women’s outdoor track and field as a varsity sport for the 2015-2016 season, UMF athletic director Julie Davis announced a news release Wednesday. “With demonstrated interest both on campus and from our prospective students, our new varsity track and field program will …

TV Radio schedule for February 21-22, 2015

on Feb. 20, 2015, at 10:40 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup: Daytona 500, Final Practice, 10:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Daytona, Qualifying, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Alert Today Florida 300, 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM); WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at CLEMSON, 1 p.m., WWNZ Veazie …

Lack of snow closes Western Canada ski hills as East digs out

By Nia Williams, Reuters on Feb. 19, 2015, at 7:29 p.m.
CALGARY, Alberta — As eastern Canada and the United States endure record snowfalls and frigid temperatures, Western Canada struggles with the opposite problem: an unseasonable lack of snow that is forcing some ski hills to shut much earlier than normal. Castle Mountain Resort in southern Alberta closed winter operations on …

Fort Kent girls, boys ski teams capture Class C state titles

on Feb. 18, 2015, at 9:28 p.m.
The Fort Kent Community High School girls and boys ski teams used strong performances behind Alexa Pelletier and David Roy to capture the Class C state titles after two days of events Monday and Tuesday in Presque Isle and Mars Hill. Pelletier paced the Fort Kent girls by finishing second …

TV, radio schedule for February 13, 2015

on Feb. 12, 2015, at 4:50 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Daytona 500, Practice, 5 p.m., Final Practice, 6:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE, 2:30 p.m., WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM) radio; UMaine Internet (GoBlackBears.com) BASKETBALL, BOYS Class B OLD TOWN vs. CARIBOU, 8 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com); …

Local sports results for Feb. 9, 2015

on Feb. 09, 2015, at 8:43 p.m.
 Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Hockey Leavitt Area at Maranacook, 7:20 p.m. COLLEGE Men’s basketball Unity at NMCC, 7 p.m. Women’s Basketball Colby at Husson, 7 p.m. Cross country skiing At UMaine, Orono Black Bear Ski Races 5K Results Ethan Thibeault 21.31, Richard Hoch 22.31, Ryan Rylaka 24.12, Jordan Lannay …

Fort Kent girls, boys ski teams capture Aroostook League ski titles

on Feb. 09, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
Fort Kent Community High School secured the boys and girls Aroostook Ski League combined championships with first-place finishes in Alpine action Saturday at Lonesome Pines Trails. The Lady Warriors defeated second-place Caribou (142) with a combined total of 120 in four events. Fort Kent finished a …

Sports briefs for Feb. 6, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Feb. 06, 2015, at 8:01 p.m.
Miller tears hamstring tendon in fall during Super-G BEAVER CREEK, Colorado — American showman Bode Miller, one of the greatest and most controversial skiers of all-time, crashed out of the alpine ski world championships on Thursday, tearing his hamstring tendon after a nasty fall in the Super-G. Taking the most …

McDuffie, Doak lead Caribou High School teams to Aroostook League ski crowns

on Feb. 06, 2015, at 12:04 a.m.
FORT KENT — The Caribou High School boys and girls Nordic ski teams both finished first in the Aroostook League Freestyle Championships to win the league titles Thursday at the Maine Outdoor Center. The host Fort Kent Warriors boys and girls teams earned a second-place finish in the championships. The …
The installation of chairs on the triple lift at the Camden Snow Bowl is shown on Jan. 19.

Cost overruns mean slim to no chance of Snow Bowl lodge being built in 2015

By Stephen Betts on Feb. 02, 2015, at 11:20 a.m.
CAMDEN | The chances of a new lodge for the Camden Snow Bowl being built this year are slim to none. That news came during an early morning meeting Monday between the Camden Select Board, the Ragged Mountain Redevelopment Committee, and the Ragged Mountain Foundation. At the meeting, a …
Cross-country skiers use the new trails at Hillcrest Golf Club in Millinocket in this recent photo. Volunteers who created the trails hope to draw more visitors to the area once word of their work gets out.

Volunteers from Millinocket turn golf course into ‘a great place to ski’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 31, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
Greg Friel had never seen the rolling hills of Hillcrest Golf Club until he took his son to a golf clinic there in June 2013, but the course’s winding cart paths and open greenery gave the Schenck High School physical education teacher an idea. “I thought, ‘This …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

on Jan. 30, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — The University of Maine’s Senior and Junior Winter Baseball Clinics will be held Saturdays through Feb 8. Please visit goblackbears.com for more information or contact Nick Derba at 581-1097 or Nicholas.Derba@umit.maine.edu. GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team and coaching staff, led by Ed …
Jamie Poitras of Old Orchard Beach grinds across a rail during Rail Jam, the kickoff event of the inaugural Winterfest in Portland. Snowboarders sponsored by Long’s Board Shop will performs jumps and tricks on the Shawnee Peak rail course.

Snowboarders, skiers catch some air at Winterfest in Portland

By Robert F. Bukaty on Jan. 23, 2015, at 8:37 p.m.
Snowboarders and a skier took turns dropping off an 11-foot-high mound of snow, quickly gaining enough speed to catch some air and then grind across rails and other obstacles during Rail Jam. The event kicked off the inaugural Winterfest weekend in downtown Portland. The city provided about …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 22, 2015

on Jan. 22, 2015, at 7:21 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — The University of Maine’s Senior and Junior Winter Baseball Clinics will be held Saturdays through Feb 8. Please visit goblackbears.com for more information or contact Nick Derba at 581-1097 or Nicholas.Derba@umit.maine.edu. GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team and coaching staff, led by Ed …