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Orrington eliminates Lincoln in District 3 Little League tourney

on July 02, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.
MILLINOCKET — Orrington pitchers Mason Long and Cameron Legassie combined on a five-inning no-hitter to lead their team by Lincoln 13-3 in an elimination game of the District 3 Little League baseball all-star tourney for ages 9-10 Wednesday at Kedderis Field. Offensively, Legassie singled, doubled and tripled to lead Orrington’s …

Old Town, Sebasticook all-star teams advance in District 3 Junior League tourney

on July 01, 2014, at 9:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Old Town and Sebasticook recorded elimination-round victories in the District 3 Junior League baseball tourney Tuesday night at Mansfield Stadium as Old Town ousted Holbrook 3-2 and Sebasticook eliminated Houlton 3-1. In the nightcap, Connor Robertson pitched 6 ⅔ innings to earn the win as he allowed …

Lincoln all-star team eliminates Millinocket in District 3 baseball tourney

on June 30, 2014, at 9:14 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Lincoln pitcher Cody Hanscom struck out eight batters in four innings to help Lincoln eliminate Millinocket 14-3 in Little League baseball District 3 tourney action for ages 11-12 on Monday. Hanscom walked two and allowed four hits to record the win, allowing Lincoln to improve to 1-1. …

Bronco, Old Town, Brewer open Junior League baseball tourney with victories

on June 29, 2014, at 9:20 p.m.
BANGOR — Bronco Little League of Hampden pounded out 15 hits in five innings, highlighted by a seven-run fourth inning, to beat Holbrook 14-0 in the District 3 Junior League all-star tourney opener Sunday at Mansfield Stadium. In other games, Old Town beat Houlton 18-7 and Brewer doubled Sebasticook 10-5. …

Bronco LL, Bangor softball all-stars record victories

on June 27, 2014, at 9:12 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Tourney host Bronco Little Little League beat Hermon/Levant 30-17 and Bangor/Glenburn topped Lincoln 12-2 in action at the District 3 Little League all-star softball tourney Friday. Sara Economy and Eliza Murphy each recorded four singles and a double to pace Bronco LL. Camryn Neal chipped in with …

Bowie powers Augusta Junior Legion baseball team by Bangor

on June 26, 2014, at 9 p.m.
ORONO — Nick Bowie doubled, singled and drove in three runs to help Augusta beat Bangor 6-4 in an American Legion Junior baseball game Thursday at Mahaney Diamond on the University of Maine campus.. Zach Small chipped in with two singles for Augusta (2-2) while Dylan Presby added a single …
Little League catcher Daniel Gaunce, 13, from Waterville receives the autographed ball that Boston Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Jim Rice pitched at the dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Harold Alfond Fenway Park Saturday in Oakland, Maine.

‘Enjoy the game, enjoy your kids’: Sox legend Rice joins in dedication of Harold Alfond Fenway Park

By Cameron Paquette, Special to the BDN on June 21, 2014, at 10:16 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine —- Boston Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Jim Rice gave some advice to young athletes during the dedication of a new artificial turf field at Harold Alfond Fenway Park Saturday. “To be able to have a field like this to [play on], and to think that …
From the community
Olympian Julia Clukey will host a 10-day summer camp for girls in Maine this summer.

Dates and plans announced for Julia Clukey’s Camp for Girls

Bangor Daily News on May 29, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Olympian Julia Clukey and the Kennebec Valley YMCA have announced dates and plans for the third year of Julia Clukey’s Camp for Girls in Readfield. The 10-day summer camp will take place June 17-21 and 23-27 on Maranacook Lake. The camp is designed for girls entering fourth-eighth grade as a place to develop self-confidence and …
Richard Garini

Who is taking care of your athletes?

By Richard B. Garini, Special to the BDN on March 25, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
Injuries including sprains, strains, fractures and even concussions are all too common in the world of athletics, regardless of the athlete’s age. The Center for Disease Control reports that high school sports account for more than two million injuries, 500,000 doctor’s visits and 30,000 hospitalizations every year and concussion rates …
An operator uses a Zamboni to smooth the rink surface at Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer.

Players, coaches relishing ‘100 percent turnaround’ at Penobscot Ice Arena

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 28, 2014, at 11:32 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — There was a time when Kevin Audibert, president of the Brewer Youth Hockey Association, didn’t know what to expect when he would show up at the Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer for a practice or a game. Until George and Linda Bishop bought the facility from Roger …
Members of the Russian Youth and Junior Biathlon teams have spent the last two weeks training at the IBU World Championship host venue in Presque Isle.

Athletes from 31 countries arriving in Presque Isle for IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 22, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — With less than a week to go before the start of the IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships, teams are arriving from around the globe to train at the host venue. More than 400 athletes and coaching staff from 31 countries will participate in eight days of …
Members of the Russian Youth and Junior Biathlon teams have spent the last two weeks training at the IBU World Championship host venue in Presque Isle.

Preview of IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships in Presque Isle

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 22, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
Athletes from 31 countries arriving in Presque Isle for IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships

Texas ‘Tykes’ football coaches suspended; pushed kids to hurt, swear

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on Feb. 04, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Two volunteer coaches of the 8- and 9-year-old football players featured on the reality TV show “Friday Night Tykes” have been suspended for encouraging dangerous play or bad behavior, league officials said on Tuesday. The Texas Youth Football Association featured in the Esquire Network series that …
Damien Spencer of the Old Town/Orono Black Bears competes for the puck with Messalonskee's Dan Condon on Friday night at the Alfond Arena in Orono in front of a mostly Old Town student body. The Old Town/Orono varsity team is made up of 16 players from Old Town High School and six players from Orono.

On thin ice? High school hockey turns to co-ops against declining numbers

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 22, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
Maine high school hockey has grown dramatically since the 1970s, but a sluggish economy and the sport’s high expense have forced several schools to form cooperative teams so their players have the opportunity to play. “In order to survive, people do things they never thought they would have to do,” …

Alfond Foundation donates $250,000 to Maine youth football fund

on Jan. 21, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Harold Alfond Foundation has made a $250,000 grant to the Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation to support youth and amateur football in Maine. The fund, formerly known as the “Coach Mac Fund” in honor of Old Town native and longtime coach Richard “Dick” MacPherson, …
The Bangor Soccer Club's U-13 team captured the state title in its age division on Nov. 3 in Yarmouth. The members of the team (from left) are: coach Andrew Varisco, Miah Cassum, Kiera Campbell, Bella Varisco, Abby Houghton, Lilly Morris, Malorie Baines, Brooklynne White, Oliviah Damboise, Yvonne Barrowman, Grace Martin, Soleil Skehan, Jacey Harrison, Maddie Brookings, Alexis LeBreton, Sarah Dumas, Eliza Quinones, Kathleen Greenlaw, Libby Spekhardt, and assistant coach Mitzi Skehan.

Maturity, mental toughness propel Bangor Soccer Club team to its first girls state title in 20 years

By Jon Ouellette, Special to the BDN on Nov. 12, 2013, at 6:14 a.m.
The Bangor Soccer Club started in 1993 as the contrivance of local parents who were simply trying to find other soccer opportunities for their children outside the realm of middle school and recreational soccer. In the club’s 20 years, no BSC girls’ team ever discovered what it felt like to …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Oct. 3, 2013

on Oct. 03, 2013, at 5:33 p.m.
BASEBALL Oct. 5-6 At Auburn, Central Maine Community’s Coaches Clinic, for all levels, presenters and on-court demonstrations, starts 10 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday, for more info visit cmmustangs.com Monday, Oct. 14 At Orono, University of Maine baseball program’s Elite High School Prospect Camp, starts 9 a.m. at Mahaney Diamond; …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 19

on Sept. 19, 2013, at 5:38 p.m.
BASKETBALL Shooting lessons At Bangor, Individual Shooting and Player Position Play Lessons, $30 for one-hour sessions per player, two players $15 per hour, site provided, for info contact Bob Cimbollek at 356-6787. Basketball Officials Class At Winterport, Reeds Brook Middle School, Room 164, Eastern Maine Board 111 of the International …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 12, 2013

on Sept. 12, 2013, at 5:34 p.m.
BASKETBALL Shooting lessons At Bangor, Individual Shooting and Player Position Play Lessons, $30 for one-hour sessions per player, two players $15 per hour, site provided, for info contact Bob Cimbollek at 356-6787. Basketball Officials Class At Winterport, Reeds Brook Middle School, Room 164, Eastern Maine Board 111 of the International …
Fans of the U.S. East team from Pennsylvania cheer on their team in the Senior League World Series semifinal game against Hawaii on Friday.  U.S. East won the game 9-4 and advances to the championship game on Saturday.

Slump-breaking hit comes suddenly for Pennsylvania Senior League outfielder

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 16, 2013, at 11:12 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Chris Tucker couldn’t recall his last chance to step to the plate against an opposing team’s pitcher. “It was a long time ago,” he said. The Kennett Square, Pa., left fielder doesn’t have to think back too far now, having marked his return to the batting order …
 
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