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United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (right) reacts with defender Meghan Klingenberg (left) after scoring against Germany on a penalty kick during the second half of the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Olympic Stadium.

Lloyd carries US women by Germany to World Cup final

MONTREAL — After four games that amounted to a warmup in the World Women’s Cup, the United States team improved in the quarterfinals, then kicked …
Bangor's Alexis Stanhope (from left), Emily Reilly, Kylie Cunningham and Skylar Cassum show off the championship trophy after winning the Firecracker College Showcase while competing in an Amateur Softball Association tourney in July 2013 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

State’s high school softball players relish opportunities to compete in ASA

Watching good pitchers compete on other teams in an Amateur Softball Association tourney a few summers ago in Maryland served as a motivating factor for …
Youth Baseball/Softball Roundup

Bangor West, Lincoln record District 3 baseball victories

Drew Dorr gave up two hits while striking out 10 and walking three in an 18-0 Little League all-star baseball victory in …

Stearns seeks third head football coach in as many years

MILLINOCKET | Stearns High School is scrambling to line up a new head football coach for the second straight summer. John Jamo, the program’s …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Jackie Bradley (25) is greeted by teammates in the dugout after scoring against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Ortiz, Bradley carry Red Sox past Blue Jays

TORONTO — David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit home runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night. Left-hander …

Fisher Cats’ Hobson hits grand slam in win over Sea Dogs

PORTLAND | K.C. Hobson hit a grand slam in the third inning and provided the offensive punch for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as …

Roadrunner class gives a boost to Speedway 95

Speedway 95 in Hermon is gradually rebounding from a slow start with last week’s Wacky Wednesday entry-level Roadrunner class’s 37-car field highlighting the season to …
Ben True places second in the 10,000m in 28:14.26 in the 2015 USA Championships on June 15 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

North Yarmouth native places second twice at US track championships

Ben True not only qualified for the 15th IAAF world track and field championships over the weekend, he gave himself some options. The 29-year-old North …
Youth baseball/softball roundup

Guerrette leads Hampden Legion baseball team past Brewer

Nick Guerrette pitched a complete-game four-hitter as the RH Foster’s Hampden Riverdogs defeated the Brewer Falcons 6-3 in an American Legion Zone …
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello stretches to make the catch and force out Boston's Brock Holt in the first inning Monday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Buchholz, Bogaerts propel Red Sox by Blue Jays

TORONTO — Clay Buchholz continued his success at the Rogers Centre on Monday night. The right-hander held the Toronto Blue Jays to five hits and …
KICKING THE PUCK THROUGH HOMEPLATE

10 tips to survive your kid's track meet

  School is finally out.  Summer has officially flowered.  And for hundreds of area youth track season has begun.  What this means to parents are …
Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation runs in Bangor in this 2013 file photo.

Mainer shatters women’s course record at Bay of Fundy marathon

Sarah Mulcahy was in no condition to labor through the challenging Bay of Fundy International Marathon a year ago. But with labor of a different …
THE PRESS BOX

Does Today’s High School Coach Face Greater Challenges?

June 20th’s state championship tilts in baseball, softball, and lacrosse concluded another year of high school athletics in the Pine Tree State.  The 2014-15 school …

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