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Local sport results for June 13, 2014

on June 12, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
Batter up BASEBALL Farm League At Brewer Jeff’s Catering Raptors 24, Brewer Youth Hockey 22 Jeff’s Catering Raptors top hitters: Cameron Fashel 2 doubles, 2 singles; Luke Huff 2 doubles, single; Jack Stuber 5 singles; Brewer Youth Hockey: Cameron Hughes home run, 3 doubles, 2 singles; Jayden Chase 4 singles; …

Local sport results for June 12, 2014

on June 11, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.
Batter up BASEBALL Major League At Millinocket Red Sox (6-3) 24, Yankees (6-4) 10 Red Sox top hitters: Jacob Kowalski 3 doubles, 2 singles, Ryan Vienneau 4 doubles, Michael Clark 2 singles, winning pitcher: Vienneau; Yankees: Riley Gardner 3 singles, triple, Nick Dorr single, home run, James Moore single, double, …

Video of stampeding baby goats in Cumberland gets more than a million views

By Seth Koenig on June 10, 2014, at 6:36 p.m.
You’ve heard of the Running of the Bulls in Spain? Well, how about the Running of the Goats in Maine? A 34-second video about a stampede of 44 adorable baby goats chasing kids out of a barn at Cumberland’s Sunflower Farm has gone viral on YouTube, racking up nearly 1.5 …

Local sports results for June 9, 2014

on June 08, 2014, at 9:29 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard TENNIS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Eastern Maine Semifinals Saturday, June 7 Class A A6: No. 3 Hampden 4, No. 2 Brunswick 1 Class B B5: No. 4 Camden Hills 3, No. 1 Ellsworth 2 B6: No. 2 Oceanside 4, No. 6 Erskine 1 Class C C5: No. 4 Madawaska …

Shead beats Woodland for DAC baseball title

on June 08, 2014, at 8:58 p.m.
EASTPORT — John Cushing recorded a double, three singles and scored three runs to lift the Shead Tigers to an 11-1 high school baseball victory over the Woodland Dragons in the Downeast Athletic Conference championship Saturday. Will Urquhart chipped in with a single and three runs and Steve Morrison drove …

Nadal, Sharapova capture French Open crowns

By Reuters on June 08, 2014, at 5:37 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 …

As US hits milestone for recession job recovery, Maine still has ground to make up

By Darren Fishell on June 06, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
The U.S. economy picked up the pace for job growth in May, adding 217,000 nonfarm payroll jobs and topping the 2008 peak of 138.4 million jobs, according to the latest jobs report. But as the nation’s job tally rises back to pre-recession levels, nearly five years after the recovery began, Maine still has around 15,000 …
A portion of the 4,048 gold stars of the Price of Freedom wall is seen at the National World War II Memorial in Washington June 5, 2014. June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the DDay invasion in 1944.

Time takes toll on D-Day fellowship

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times on June 06, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
CLEETHORPES, England — Some brothers you’re born with; others you choose. War took one from Eric Gower, but it gave him dozens of others, bonded by a singular experience 70 years ago. Patriotic and dutiful young men, they took part in the largest amphibious assault in history, against an enemy …

Baxter State Park announces Katahdin’s Abol Trail closed this season

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 05, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
This morning, Baxter State Park Authority announced that Abol Trail on Katahdin is closed for the 2014 season due to landslide activity that has resulted in dangerous hiking conditions. However, Katahdin’s Hunt, Knife Edge and Helon Taylor Trails are now open, according to a notice posted on June 5 on …

Burns powers Piscataquis past Dexter

on June 04, 2014, at 10:55 p.m.
GUILFORD — Nate Burns stroked a double, two singles and drove in three runs to power the Piscataquis Community Pirates to a 13-5 high school baseball victory over the Dexter Tigers Wednesday. Spencer Martell singled twice with an RBI, Jeremy Bell posted two singles and scored three times, Cody White …

John Lennon manuscripts, drawings sell for $2.9 million at auction

By Reuters on June 04, 2014, at 10:40 p.m.
NEW YORK — Original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle John Lennon, produced for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s, sold for $2.9 million Wednesday, more than double the presale estimate, Sotheby’s auction house said. All of the 89 lots in the sale, from Lennon’s 1964 book “In …

Local sports results for June 5, 2014

on June 04, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard TENNIS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Eastern Maine Prelims Class B Monday, June 2 Class B BP4: No. 10 Waterville 3, No. 7 Caribou 2 Tuesday, June 3 Class B BP1: No. 9 Foxcroft (7-5) at No. 8 Winslow (8-4), 2 p.m. BP2: No. 12 Hermon (5-7) at No. 5 …

Sports briefs for June 3, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on June 04, 2014, at 8:27 a.m.
UMFK’s Ashby honored University of Maine-Fort Kent Athletic Director Bill Ashby was named the 2013-14 Garth Pleasant Honorary Athletic Director of the Year on Monday at the 2014 USCAA National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ashby received the award for his support of the USCAA and efforts to promote USCAA membership …

Local sports results for June 3, 2014

on June 02, 2014, at 9:51 p.m.
Results MONDAY’S RESULTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Bangor 4, Brunswick 0 Bangor Christian 11, Schenck 5 Bucksport 6, George Stevens 1 Caribou 9, Fort Kent 1 Central 13, Penquis 11 Hodgdon 10, Limestone 5 Mattanawcook 3, Calais 1 Washington Ad. 15, Sumner 1 Wisdom 4, Madawaska 1 Woodland 8, Shead 4 …
Tony Heeschen, founder of the Maine-based Nor'Easter Kite Club, flies kite he created of his wife's portrait during the 2013 Bug Light Festival at Bug Light Park in South Portland.

Soaring high: Kites not just for kids

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 02, 2014, at 11:50 a.m.
“I was about 9 years old when my mother asked me if I wanted to make a kite,” said Hank Manseau, 80, of Scarborough.   He remembers using pieces of wood from an orange crate to construct the crucifix frame of a classic, diamond-shaped Eddy kite. A supermarket paper bag …

John Bapst, Old Town baseball teams split doubleheader

on June 01, 2014, at 10:46 p.m.
BANGOR — Tom Burns scattered five hits and two walks while striking out six to lead the John Bapst Crusaders by the Old Town Coyotes 7-3 in the first game of a high school baseball doubleheader Saturday at Husson University’s Winkin Complex Old Town won the second game 7-5. Batterymate …

Throwing darts and wringing hands does not improve test scores of Maine children!

By Kathreen Harrison on June 01, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with all the hand-wringing about test scores of children in our public schools. We are by and large a state that will not  do what is needed to increase academic achievement among all our students, so our test scores should be no surprise. You can’t …

On Deck, a sports calendar

By Pete Warner on May 29, 2014, at 7:43 p.m.
BASEBALL ELLSWORTH — Acadians Post 207 American Legion baseball tryouts for players ages 15-19 from Ellsworth High School, George Stevens Academy, MDI High School, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Sumner High School, Narraguagus High School, Washington Academy, Calais High School, Woodland High School and Shead, will be held at 1 p.m. …

Financial Advisors Bust Five Common College Planning Myths

By christengraham on May 27, 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
As Maine’s professional financial advisor community informs clients about Maine’s NextGen College Investing Plan®, they often find that they are busting some common myths about the state’s 529 plan too. Here, two financial representatives set the record straight. Myth: NextGen is just for babies. “Most people with whom I speak …

Local sports results for May 27, 2014

on May 26, 2014, at 9:30 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Softball Ashland at Wisdom, 4 p.m. Belfast at Gardiner, 4 p.m. Brunswick at Mt. Ararat, 3:30 p.m. Calais at Lee, 4 p.m. Dexter at Foxcroft, 4:30 p.m. Edward Little at Skowhegan, 4 p.m. Ellsworth at Bucksport, 4:30 p.m. Erskine at Waterville, 4 p.m. GSA at Sumner, …
 
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