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Brewer Legion baseball team improves record to 8-5

on July 15, 2014, at 9:22 p.m.
BREWER — The Brewer Falcons swept the Hampden Riverdogs 12-7 and 11-3 in a Zone 1 American Legion baseball doubleheader Monday night at Heddericg Field and improved their record to 8-5. Tyler Maguire recorded a double, three singles and three RBIs to spark Brewer. Brendon Moore chipped in with four …
Members of the Bronco Little League all-star team show off their chammpionship banner Monday after beating Hermon 5-1 in the District 3 championship game in Hermon.

Bronco Little League all-stars capture District 3 title in ages 11-12 division

on July 14, 2014, at 9:28 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — The Bronco Little League all-stars scored four runs in the first inning en route to beating Hermon 5-1 in the District 3 Little League baseball championship game Monday in the ages 11-12 division. Bronco advanced to the state tourney Friday in Biddeford when it will take on …
Scarbrough second baseman  Ava McDonald fields a ball from the bat of a Shaker Valley hitter during the State Little League Softball Tourney for ages 11-12 at the Hermon Little League Field Saturday. Shaker Valley won 8-5, but Scarborough rallied for a 6-3 victory Sunday to win the state title.

Michelson’s three-run homer rallies Scarborough to state LL softball title over Shaker Valley

By Larry Mahoney on July 13, 2014, at 4:24 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — One swing of the bat. The state Little League softball championship game between Scarborough and Shaker Valley from Waterboro/Limerick changed dramatically in the third inning Sunday when Sydney Michelson erased a three-run deficit by rifling a three-run inside-the-park homer. Scarborough, beaten by Shaker Valley 8-5 on Saturday …

Bangor beats Bronco to earn berth in Senior League World Series

on July 12, 2014, at 9:33 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor earned a berth in the Senior League World Series behind a solid complete-game pitching effort from Nick Cowperthwaite en route to an 8-2 victory over Bronco in the District 3 Senior League all-star baseball title game Sunday night at Mansfield Stadium. Bangor, which finished 3-1 in …
Bangor's Derek Fournier is out at first base on a close play as Brewer first baseman Jack Corey holds onto the throw during a District 3 Senior League tourney game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Friday. Bangor won 8-3.

Bangor, Bronco all-stars to battle for berth in Senior League final

on July 11, 2014, at 9:40 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor advanced to a winners bracket showdown against Bronco while Old Town survived in the elimination round in the District 3 Senior League all-star baseball tourney at Mansfield Stadium Friday night. Bangor beat Brewer 8-3 and Old Town eliminated Holbrook 6-0, setting up Saturday’s games when Bangor …

District 3 Senior League all-star tourney schedule

on July 10, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Thursday, July 10 G1: Holbrook vs. Brewer, 5 p.m. G2: Old Town vs. Bronco-Hermon, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 11 G3: Bangor vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m. G4: G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12 G5: G2 winner vs. G3 winner, noon G6: G3 …

Bronco LL baseball all-stars advance to District 3 championship round

on July 08, 2014, at 9:20 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Kent Oliver cranked a grand slam and a solo shot to help unbeaten Bronco Little League advance to the championship round of the District 3 Little League baseball tourney for ages 11-12 with a 10-0 victory over Hermon Tuesday. Bronco of Hampden, now 4-0, will play on …

Sudbeck leads Bronco Junior all-star team to District 3 baseball crown

on July 07, 2014, at 9:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Casey Sudbeck pitched a two-hit, five-inning shutout to lead the Bronco all-stars by Brewer 15-0 for the District 3 Junior League baseball title Monday night at Mansfield Stadium. Bronco of Hampden/Hermon advanced to the state tourney, which begins Saturday, July 19 at Mansfield Stadium. Sudbeck struck out …

Brewer Junior League all-stars advance to District 3 championship

on July 06, 2014, at 9:35 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Brewer all-stars advanced to the championship round with a 6-3 elimination-round victory over Old Town in the District 3 Junior League all-star baseball tourney Sunday at Mansfield Stadium. Brewer will take on unbeaten Bronco of Hampden/Hermon at 7 p.m. Monday. A Brewer win would force an …

Bronco Junior League baseball team advances to championship round in District 3 tourney

on July 04, 2014, at 8:10 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bronco Little League advanced to the championship round of the District 3 Junior League baseball all-star tourney with a 7-3 victory over Brewer Thursday night at Mansfield Stadium. Bronco (3-0) of Hampden/Hermon could win the title on Monday, and a loss sends it to the if-necessary game …

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 …
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