Brewer High grad joins UMaine softball staff

on Nov. 13, 2015, at 5:33 p.m.
University of Maine softball head coach Mike Coutts has announced the hiring of Jordan (McLain) Fitzpatrick as an assistant coach. Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Brewer High School, played for the Black Bears from 2007 to 2010. “As a former player, she understands Maine and the challenges we face,” Coutts said …

Sports briefs for Oct. 5, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on Oct. 06, 2015, at 8:34 p.m.
Call missed in Seattle-Detroit game NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino told NFL Network late Monday that a penalty should have been called on Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright for intentionally batting the ball through the end zone after it was stripped from Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson inside …

Sports briefs for Oct. 5, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on Oct. 05, 2015, at 8:23 p.m.
‘Pink Out’ set at Husson volleyball match BANGOR — A “Pink Out” is in effect for Tuesday’s volleyball match at Newman Gym when Husson takes on Bates at 7 p.m. Although admission is free, the Eagles are asking for donations to benefit the Side-Out Foundation. A raffle for a gift …
Edward Little's Kaylee Jipson (left) battles for control of the ball against Bangor's Sarah Bragg during their soccer game Saturday in Bangor.

Late goal gives Bangor girls hard-fought victory over Edward Little

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 12, 2015, at 7:12 p.m.
Bangor High School was clinging to a one-goal lead in a riveting girls soccer battle against defending Eastern Maine Class A champion Edward Little of Auburn and the Eddies were pressing for an equalizer. But Katie Butler’s dramatic header off a pinpoint cross from Maddi Cormier with …
Emily Gilmore of Bangor High School (right) connects on a pitch during a 2014 softball game in Bangor. The Rams senior has committed to attend the University of Maine on a partial scholarship starting in 2016.

Bangor, Scarborough players commit to UMaine softball program

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 09, 2015, at 8:36 p.m.
Two of the state’s premier softball players have verbally committed to attend the University of Maine. Bangor High School slugger Emily Gilmore will take her talents to Orono in 2016, and Scarborough High School ace right-hander Lilly Volk will begin her career in the fall of 2017. Gilmore, a senior …
University of Maine softball coach Lynn Coutts (right) has been promoted to senior associate director of athletics at UMaine and her husband, Mike Coutts, has been named UMaine's head softball coach.

Mike Coutts enjoying new stint as head softball coach at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 09, 2015, at 5:27 p.m.
Mike Coutts said that 10 years ago, he never would have anticipated being the head coach of a softball team. “Not remotely,” said Coutts, who recently began his tenure as the head softball coach at the University of Maine. “But I love it. I will probably never go back to …

Boothbay High softball coach accused of stealing from boosters

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 18, 2015, at 5:47 p.m.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR | A Boothbay Harbor woman who served as president of the high school boosters club and coached the school’s softball team through its most recent season has been charged with stealing from the school’s boosters club. Heather O’Brien, 43, was arrested Thursday by Boothbay Harbor police and …

TV, radio schedule for August 8-9, 2015

on Aug. 07, 2015, at 5:24 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Cheez-It 355, qualifying, 1 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, Zippo 200, 3 p.m., NBCSN-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Intermediate World Series championship, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LA DODGERS at PITTSBURGH, 4 p.m., FS1-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio BOSTON …
Foxcroft Academy's Jenna Clukey releases a pitch to Hermon during their softball game at Hermon on May 21.

Dover-Foxcroft softball player benefiting from commitment to sport

By Larry Mahoney on July 30, 2015, at 7:15 a.m.
BREWER | It is easy to see why Jenna Clukey had an impressive freshman season as the ace of the pitching staff for the Foxcroft Academy softball team. She has talent but, just as importantly, is dedicated to the sport, which is being shown again during the summer months. …
Marcus Wasilewski

Former UMaine star quarterback to coach at alma mater

on July 29, 2015, at 6:27 p.m.
ORONO | Former University of Maine quarterback Marcus Wasilewski has joined the school’s Sports Performance staff as a coach. “We’re very excited to have a former collegiate star join our department,” Matt Murray, Sports Performance director, said in a news release Wednesday. “I’m confident that Marcus is going to …
Front row:  Derek Helms, Cody Veilleux, Chris McCue
Back row: Tyler Rosier, Andy Moses, Anthony Knowlton, Jake Jones, Travis Ellis, Jason O'Reilly, Doug Grass, Matt Mehrhoff

Northern Maine Class E State Softball Tourney held July 18

on July 23, 2015, at 4:05 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — The Northern Maine Class “E” State Softball Tournament was held July 18, in Caribou. Teams were down this year with only four teams participating. Two teams from Aroostook County, Griffeth Ford and County Boys/Anderson Store, one team from Bangor, HWG and one team from Ellsworth, The Crew. With …
Paul Rodrigue

Veteran coach to lead UMaine at Farmington softball program

on July 21, 2015, at 4:40 p.m.
Veteran coach Paul Rodrigue has been named the University of Maine at Farmington’s head softball coach. Rodrigue had been tabbed for the position last January but decided to spend time with family in Florida. While there, he volunteered at Indian River State College as the Pioneers’ pitching …
All-star tourneys

Bronco/Hermon captures District 3 Junior League baseball title

on July 19, 2015, at 9:29 p.m.
BANGOR | Strong pitching and errorless defense lifted Bronco/Hermon by Brewer/Orrington 15-2 for the District 3 Junior League championship in all-star baseball action Sunday at Mansfield Stadium. Bronco of Hampden Little League and Hermon advanced to the state tourney that begins Saturday at Mansfield Stadium. In Sunday’s final, Derek …
Youth leagues roundup

Bangor, Old Town stars record wins in District 3 Senior League baseball tourney

on July 17, 2015, at 9:48 p.m.
BREWER | Bangor picked up its second win and Old Town won its opening game in Senior League District 3 all-star baseball tourney action Friday night at Heddericg Field. Old Town defeated Sebasticook Valley of the Newport area 12-2 and Bangor shut out Brewer/Orrington 4-0. Kaleb Gifford earned the …

Brewer beats R.H. Foster in Zone 1 Legion game

on July 15, 2015, at 9:41 p.m.
BREWER — Logan Rogerson legged out a two-run triple, then scored when the throw to third base got away as Brewer escaped with an 8-7 Zone 1 American Legion baseball victory over R.H. Foster of Hampden at Heddericg Field on Wednesday night. Carter DeRedin got the rally started when he …
Youth leagues roundup

Unbeaten Bangor West stops Hermon for fourth win in District 3 Little League tourney

on July 13, 2015, at 9:47 p.m.
Isaac Bushway recorded a home run, two singles and four RBIs to power Bangor West by Hermon 11-6 in the winners bracket final of the District 3 Little League all-star baseball tourney for ages 11-12 Monday. Bangor West (4-0) advances to the first championship game in the …

Bangor opens Junior League tourney with victory

on July 12, 2015, at 10:26 p.m.
BANGOR — Noah Missbrenner tripled and doubled and knocked in a pair of runs and Nick Boudreau drove in four runs with a double and a single to lead Bangor past Holbrook 17-4 in a District 3 Junior League baseball all-star game at Mansfield Stadium on Sunday. Kevin Fish doubled …
Maine second baseman Ashley Waters (with ball) and shortstop Brittany Cheney get caught up at second base trying to stop Boston University's Shayne Lotito from advancing during an America East tourney game on May 11, 2006, in Orono. Waters has been named the BU head softball coach.

BU names former UMaine star head coach of softball team

on July 07, 2015, at 1:10 p.m.
BOSTON — Former University of Maine softball standout Ashley Waters has been named the seventh Boston University softball head coach in program history, director of athletics Drew Marrochello announced Tuesday. “When we conduct a search for a head coach, we are focused on finding the right fit for not just …
Jarrod Williams, a Brewer Little League softball coach, discusses the incident that took place at a game against Bangor last Wednesday evening that ended in Williams being charged with disorderly conduct.

Brewer Little League softball coach remorseful after arrest

By Larry Mahoney on July 07, 2015, at 5:40 a.m.
BANGOR | Jarrod Williams said he is remorseful. The coach of the Brewer Little League 9- and 10-year-old all-star softball team said he regrets his actions that led to his ejection and subsequent arrest on a disorderly conduct charge during a District 3 tourney game in Bangor last week. …
Youth baseball/softball roundup

Bushway pitches Bangor West past Brewer/Orrington

on July 01, 2015, at 10:27 p.m.
BANGOR — Isaac Bushway pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts and just one walk as Bangor West remained undefeated in the District 3 Little League 11-12 baseball tournament with an 8-1 win over Brewer-Orrington on Wednesday evening. Bryce Lausier had a home run and three RBIs for 2-0 Bangor West, …