Weather forces schedule changes in Eastern Maine regional tennis finals

on June 09, 2014, at 4:57 p.m.
The impending forecast of rain for Tuesday has moved the Eastern Maine regional tennis finals for Classes A and B to Wednesday while the Class C finals will be played indoors at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Championships Indoor Facility in Waterville. On Wednesday, at Colby College in Waterville, the …
Rafael Nadal returns a shot to Novak Djokovic during their French Open final at Roland Garros in Paris Sunday .

Claycourt machine Nadal reaches cloud nine in Paris

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on June 08, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
PARIS — Claycourt machine Rafa Nadal held off another challenge from great rival Novak Djokovic to claim a record extending ninth French Open title with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory on Sunday. The world number one from Spain became the first man to win five successive titles at Roland …
Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the French Open trophy  Saturday after defeating Simona Halep of Romania in the women's singles final at Roland Garros in Paris.

Sharapova captures 5th grand slam title with 3-set win over Halep in French Open final

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on June 07, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
PARIS — Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday’s final. The seventh seed from Russia claimed her fifth grand slam title after Wimbledon 2004, the 2006 U.S. Open, the 2008 Australian Open …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 5, 2014

on June 05, 2014, at 8:25 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Husson Summer Baseball Day Camp, June 23-27, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8:30-noon, ages 8-15, lunch provided, $300 per player; camp includes instruction from Husson coaching staff and players on throwing, catching, pitching, fielding, hitting, bunting, baserunning and game situations; to register or for more info contact …
Bangor High School senior Kenny Colpritt has recorded a 13-0 record as the No. 3 singles player in his first season playing tennis.

Tennis novices give big lift to Bangor boys team’s championship quest

By Ernie Clark on June 05, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The search for afterschool recreation typically led Bangor High classmates Josh Landry and Kenny Colpritt to the golf course last spring. Nothing was at stake save for bragging rights between the best friends, also teammates on the Rams’ soccer team. But a chance flirtation with tennis last …
Brunswick's Maisie Silverman returns a shot during action at the state singles tourney Monday at Bates College in Lewiston. Silverman defeated Bethany Hammond of Saint Dominic 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinal round, but was beaten by Falmouth's Olivia Leavitt in the final 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Falmouth’s Olivia Leavitt, Brendan McCarthy capture state tennis singles titles

By Ernie Clark on June 02, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Falmouth High School’s Olivia Leavitt and Brendan McCarthy emerged as the state’s top singles tennis players Monday — but the two Yachtsmen took vastly different paths to their tournament championships at Bates College. The second-seeded McCarthy needed just 41 minutes to defeat Mount Ararat of Topsham freshman …

High school tennis state singles tourney schedule, results

on June 01, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
State singles tournament At Bates College, Lewiston Monday’s finals GIRLS Semifinals — No. 1 Olivia Leavitt, Falmouth, vs. No. 4 Colleen O’Donnell, Waterville, 9:30 a.m.; No. 2 Maisie Silverman, Brunswick, vs. No. 3 Bethany Hammond, St. Dominic, 9:30 a.m.; Championship — Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. BOYS Semifinals — No. 4 …
Bangor High School's Emily Brookings hits a forehand during the 2014 MPA Tennis Singles Championship at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday.

Unseeded Cape Elizabeth standout forges berth in state singles tennis semifinals

By Ernie Clark on May 31, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — When Luke Gilman got his first look at the draw for this year’s high school tennis state singles tournament, his excitement over qualifying for the 48-player field was tempered by a potential second-round match against the event’s No. 1 seed. But when top-ranked and two-time finalist Justin …

TV radio sports schedule for May 30, 2014

on May 29, 2014, at 5 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, FedEx 400, practice, 11 a.m., qualifying 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR Truck Series, Lucas Oil 200, qualifying, 12:30 p.m., race, 5:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR Nationwide Series, Dover 200, practice, 2 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL BREWER at HAMPDEN, 6 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet …
Ashley Woodside of Hampden Academy will compete in the 2014 state singles tournament, which continues Friday at Colby College in Waterville.

Hampden Academy senior seeks continued progress at state tennis singles playdown

By Ernie Clark on May 28, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Most high school seniors can’t wait for graduation day and the exciting albeit unknown future that awaits them. That anticipation typically is accompanied by a sense of nostalgia stemming from all the memories made along the road leading to Pomp and Circumstance. Ashley Woodside is no exception. …

TV, radio sports schedule for May 29, 2014

on May 28, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL ORONO at OLD TOWN, 4:30 p.m., WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio; WZON Internet ( BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE ATLANTA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), …

Local sports results for May 27, 2014

on May 27, 2014, at 10 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Softball Boothbay at Wiscasset, 4:30 p.m. Calais at Woodland, 4 p.m. Camden Hills at Leavitt, 4 p.m. Carrabec at Madison, 4:30 p.m. Forest Hills at Greenville, 4 p.m. Fort Fairfield at Central Aroostook, 4 p.m. Hampden at Bangor, 4 p.m. Hodgdon at Washburn, 4 p.m. Lawrence …

TV, radio sports schedule for May 28, 2014

on May 27, 2014, at 4:47 p.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL HAMPDEN at BANGOR, 7 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet ( BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE ATLANTA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque …
From the community

Junior Tournament Tennis

By Chip Angell on May 23, 2014, at 8:38 a.m.
  The Chris Angell Junior Summer Tennis Championships will be held at the Ellsworth Tennis Center, Ellsworth Maine, June 14th and 15th. This USTA sanctioned tournament features top boys and girls in the 16 and 18 age groups. With national and state ranking points at stake, last year’s event drew …
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland smiles at his girlfriend tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark as he poses with his trophy after the fourth and final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai Nov. 25, 2012.

Distraught Rory McIlroy calls off wedding with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki

By Tony Jimenez, Reuters on May 21, 2014, at 10:03 a.m.
VIRGINIA WATER, England — A glum-looking Rory McIlroy admitted it would be tough to focus on golf at this week’s BMW PGA Championship after calling off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday. Just days after sending out invitations to their planned wedding, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman said …
Carrabec's Hannah Atwood plays against Winthrop's Emily Spahr on Saturday at Bates College in Lewiston. Atwood won the match, 9-8.

Lewiston, St. Dom’s, Mt. Blue tennis players emerge from qualifier in state singles tourney

By Randy Whitehouse, Sun Journal on May 18, 2014, at 10:43 a.m.
LEWISTON — Kyleigh Letourneau was rushing through the early stages of her Region 4 tennis singles qualifier match at Bates College’s Merrill Gym on Saturday, and it was no mystery why. “I have prom after this, so I think my mentality was, ‘OK, the faster you’re done, the faster you …
In this May 2013 file photo, Maisie Silverman of Brunswick High School returns a volley in a semifinal match at the Maine Principals' Association Singles Tennis Championship at the Racket and Fitness Center in Portland

Veterans pace qualifying fields for Maine high school tennis state singles tourney

By Ernie Clark on May 15, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
The renewal of a rivalry and potential battle of teammates looms on the competitive horizon when this year’s high school tennis state singles tournament nears its conclusion. The journey toward the semifinals and finals to be played at Bates College in Lewiston on June 2 begins this weekend with regional …

Local sports results for May 10-11, 2014

on May 11, 2014, at 9:16 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Girls Tennis Boothbay Region at Winthrop, 4 p.m. Brewer at Bangor, 3:30 p.m. Brunswick at Hampden, 4 p.m. Calais at Woodland, 3:30 p.m. Edward Little at Cony, 4 p.m. Ellsworth at Old Town, 4 p.m. Houlton at Fort Kent (2), 3 p.m. Lewiston at Messalonskee, 4 …

TV Radio schedule for May 10, 2014

on May 11, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One Racing, Grand Prix of Spain, qualifying, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV IndyCar Racing, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 3:30 p.m., ABC-TV Sprint Cup, Energy 400 7 p.m., FOX-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE FLORIDA STATE at NORTH CAROLINA, 1 p.m. …

THIRD Local sport results for May 9, 2014

on May 11, 2014, at 6:52 a.m.
Batter up BASEBALL Little League At Winterport WS Emersons 17, RD Steel 5 WS Emersons top hitters: Michael Delahanty double, home run, single; Jagger Thayer home run; RD Steel: Kergan Perkins home run At Bangor West Lions 9, Corner Store 1 Lions top hitters: Anthony Sardina, single; Cooper Ryan, single; …
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