Swimming and Diving


Navy’s long win streak against archrival Army not limited to football

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Dec. 21, 2015, at 11:27 a.m.
Tucked in a package of college sports trivia cards may be the question, “Which sport in the Army-Navy rivalry has the longest winning streak?” Navy’s recent football win over the Black Knights, the Midshipmen’s 14th consecutive victory, likely would be the common response, but an incorrect one. Actually, it is …

Rule change a life preserver for Aroostook County swim teams

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 16, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
Fans of high school swimming may notice a new team in the results this winter.

Local sports results for Dec. 9, 2015

on Dec. 10, 2015, at 6:17 a.m.
Results Wednesday’s Results BOYS BASKETBALL Ellsworth 71, Central 60 Fort Kent 55, LCS/MSSM 36 John Bapst 74, Foxcroft Academy 66 Penquis Valley 59, Greenville 53Story continues below advertisement. Van Buren 40, Ashland 16 Woodland 57, Jonesport-Beals 42 GIRLS BASKETBALL Ashland 56, Van Buren 18 Fort Fairfield 61, Hodgdon 31 Fort …

Local sports results for Dec. 7, 2015

on Dec. 08, 2015, at 6:15 a.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Girls Basketball Bangor at Lewiston, 7 p.m. Belfast at Maranacook, 6:30 p.m. Central Aroostook at Madawaska, 7 p.m. Central at Ellsworth, 7 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Cony at Camden Hills, 7 p.m. Erskine Acad. at Medomak Valley, 7 p.m. Forest Hills at North Haven, 11:30 a.m. …

High school swimming weekend results

on Dec. 06, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
At UMaine-Presque Isle Carlisle (Presque Isle/Caribou/Maine School of Science and Mathematics) girls 85, Washington Academy 52 200 Yard Medley Relay: 1, Carlisle ‘A’ (Raymond, Abigail, Maley, Kristyn, Wing, Madelyn, Thibeault, Kyra ), 2:23.27. 2, Washington Ad. (Foti, Beatrice, Sparrow, Aubrey, Emery, Ava, Lamb, Alayna ), 2:24.62. 3, Carlisle ‘B’ (Espling, …
Kelsey Tripp, 18, of Winterport, is pictured with her hometown coach, Andrea Lee. Tripp won gold in the 50-meter freestyle swim at the Special Olympics July 28.

How this Winterport teen incredibly cut her swim time in half, became an international star and met Michael Phelps

By Andrea Lee on Aug. 20, 2015, at 7:13 a.m.
I thought shaving 10 to 15 seconds off of her time was a reasonable request. I knew we had our work cut out for us. Little did I know how she would grow.

Sports briefs for July 16, 2015

By Joe McLaughlin on July 16, 2015, at 5:24 p.m.
Swihart with Sea Dogs on rehab assignment PORTLAND | Portland Sea Dogs shortstop Marco Hernandez, the MiLB.com Top Star winner from the Eastern League All-Star Game, has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in several moves announced by the Sea Dogs Thursday. Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart is expected …

Bangor High School assistant named as boys swim coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 01, 2015, at 5:54 p.m.
BANGOR — Dave Barnett, who has assisted Phil Emery with the boys swim team at Bangor High School for several seasons, has been named to replace the legendary coach. Emery, who was inducted into the Maine Sports and Swimming Halls of Fame, retired after this past season after a remarkable …

900 wins and counting: USM coach wants 10 more years

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2015, at 7:14 p.m.
Ed Flaherty is in his 30th year as the head baseball coach at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, but he has the same enthusiasm now as he had when he first started. “I love it. I look forward to going to work every day,” said Flaherty, who notched …

Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame to induct three

on April 06, 2015, at 6:11 p.m.
The Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame will induct Alan A. Switzer, Christopher Hamilton and Lauren Hill Wood into the Hall during a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, April 12, in Lewiston. Switzer, appointed in 1971 as the University of Maine’s first men’s swimming and diving coach, led the Black …
Bangor High School coach Phil Emery works with his swimmers during a practice on Jan. 22, 2003 at Husson College in Bangor.

Legendary Bangor high school swim coach leaves lasting effect on swimmers, peers

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on March 27, 2015, at 11:25 a.m.
Twenty-six state championships, a New England championship, All-American swimmers and divers and so many dual-meet wins that statisticians would question the mathematical probability, and yet these measures do not reveal the coach Phil Emery experience for former Bangor High School swimmers and coaching peers. They took time out to reflect …
Brewer High School swimming coach Kathy Cahill (left) received the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches' Association Outstanding Service Award Saturday evening at the association’s national meeting held at Greensboro, North Carolina. Also receiving the award were Liz Hill (second left) of Anne Arbor, Michigan, Dick Marcussen of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Jeff Johnson of Acton, Massachusetts.

Brewer High School swim coach receives national award

on March 23, 2015, at 5:13 p.m.
Brewer High School swimming coach Kathy Cahill received the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches’ Association Outstanding Service Award Saturday evening at the association’s national meeting held at NC State in Greensboro, North Carolina, site of the NCAA Division I national swimming and diving championships. No more than five service awards are …

Sports briefs for March 20, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 20, 2015, at 7:46 p.m.
Ex-Bangor swimmer wins event at national meet SHENANDOAH, Texas — Former Bangor High School swim standout Emma Waddell of Williams College captured a victory in the 100-yard butterfly during the NCAA Division III national championships Thursday night. Waddell finished in 53.6 seconds to claim the national title in the 100 …
Bangor head swim coach Phil Emery watches as the Rams compete against Mount Desert Island in a meet at Husson University in Bangor in this January 2010 file photo.

Hall of Fame Bangor High School swim coach retires after 46 years

By Larry Mahoney on March 12, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
After earning a degree from Southern Connecticut State University, Phil Emery had his heart set on obtaining a master’s degree in oceanography from San Diego State University. But John Coombs, the director of the Bangor YMCA, told him he should contact Bangor Superintendent of Schools Wendell Eaton about a science …

Longtime Bangor High School coach Phil Emery announces retirement

on March 12, 2015, at 10:37 a.m.
On Tuesday the Bangor men’s swimming and diving team held their annual banquet where head coach Phil Emery formally announced his retirement from coaching. Emery began swimming for Bangor when it started its first team in 1961. He began his coaching career in 1969 for the Rams and has continued …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 5, 2015

on March 05, 2015, at 8:14 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Bangor Comrades American Legion Baseball will conduct free clinics four Sundays, March 1-22, with March 29 as a weather makeup date, for Bangor youth at Bangor High Red Barry Gym. Registration and entrance to the gym will be on the Peakes Auditorium side. Clinics are 10-11:15 a.m. …

Sports briefs for March 2, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 02, 2015, at 8:49 p.m.
UMaine swimmer sets school record PITTSBURGH — University of Maine junior Matt England set a UMaine record in the 100 backstroke, racing to time of 49.4 seconds during the trials at the ECAC Championships over the weekend at the University of Pittsburgh. The Bangor High graduate finished in eighth place …

Sports briefs for Feb. 27, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on Feb. 27, 2015, at 5:28 p.m.
Big East All-Star games set Saturday OLD TOWN — The Big East Senior All-Star games will be held Saturday at Old Town High School’s MacKenzie Gym with the girls game to tip off at 1 p.m., followed by the boys game. An awards ceremony will follow each game. There is …

High school season closes; more fast swims to come

on Feb. 23, 2015, at 12:32 a.m.
All four Maine State Swimming Championships happened over the past week ending the 2014-15 season. The boy’s Class B championship was at the University of Maine on the 14th while the girls Class B swam on the 16th. Class A swam at Bowdoin College with the girls on the 17th and …

Sports briefs for Sunday, Feb. 22

By Staff and Wire Reports on Feb. 22, 2015, at 7:53 p.m.
Former Bangor high swimmer second in league finals Former Bangor High swim standout David Smallwood recorded a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly for Worcester Polytechnic Institute during the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championships Saturday in Worcester, Massachusetts. Smallwood finished in 49.5 seconds and also notched a …

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