Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

 

Shaq makes Celtics’ debut in 93-65 win over 76ers

The Associated Press on Oct. 06, 2010, at 11:30 p.m.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Shaq’s debut was a hit. Shaquille O’Neal scored eight points in his debut with the Boston Celtics and the defending Eastern Conference champions opened their preseason with a 93-65 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Ray Allen led Boston with 14 points, including two 3-pointers, …

Point guard Mattice commits to UMaine

By Pete Warner on Oct. 06, 2010, at 9:16 p.m.
Most Division I coaches who evaluated Kelsey Mattice got stuck on the fact she stands only 5-foot-5. University of Maine women's basketball coach Cindy Blodgett looked past the point guard's stature and instead saw her considerable skills. Mattice plans to prove the doubters wrong at the Division I level next …

Cimbollek conducting basketball clinics at Bangor Y

BDN staff reports on Oct. 06, 2010, at 8:09 p.m.
    There will be plenty of chances for local high school basketball players to hone their skills before the upcoming season at the Bangor Y this fall.     Former longtime high school basketball coach Bob Cimbollek, whose teams earned 446 victories in his 40 years of head coaching, will conduct …

Maine Sports Legends to induct 13

BDN staff reports on Oct. 06, 2010, at 6:40 p.m.
Maine Sports Legends will honor 13 individuals as inductees into its Hall of Honors Sunday at Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. Selections from Northern Maine are William Haskell (posthumous), Emery Plourde (posthumous), Jeanette Peters and Dana Hews. From Eastern Maine are David Ames, Donald Dow and Margaret Gillis (posthumous). From …

Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame to induct 5

BDN staff reports on Oct. 06, 2010, at 5:39 p.m.
Bob Brown, who has been coaching basketball for more than 40 years, is among five people who will be inducted next month into the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame. Carroll LaHaye, Jeff Hart and Dean Erickson also will be honored, while Bob Morrill will be inducted posthumously. The induction ceremony …

Celts’ Allen may benefit from Shaq, Davis

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2010, at 8:16 p.m.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen may have even more space to get off his textbook jumper. The performance could have been a personal shooting video except that it happened in the spotlight of the last spring’s NBA Finals: Allen twists and turns away from defenders, coming off …

UMaine men bound for BracketBusters

By Pete Warner on Sept. 30, 2010, at 7:34 p.m.
The University of Maine men's basketball team will get some prime-time exposure in February when it participates in the ninth annual ESPN BracketBusters tournament. Coach Ted Woodward's Black Bears will play on the road, from Feb. 18-20, at an opponent to be announced Jan. 31, 2011. "It's cool," Woodward said …

Orono to induct 4 into athletic hall

BDN staff reports on Sept. 30, 2010, at 4:45 p.m.
ORONO — Orono High School will induct Jeff Topliff, Zac Pelleriti, Wayne Arsenault and Dave Comeau into its athletic hall of fame during ceremonies Saturday evening in conjunction with the Red Riots’ homecoming game against Old Town. The game and ceremony originally were scheduled for Friday but were pushed back …

Leavitt’s Anderson to play women’s basketball at UMaine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 29, 2010, at 1:52 p.m.
When Courtney Anderson entered her sophomore campaign at Leavitt Area High School, the Hornets of Turner were coming off a 1-17 season in the Class A schoolgirl basketball ranks. But the Hornets have gone nowhere but up led by Anderson, reaching the Class A quarterfinals in 2009 and appearing in …

Daily fantasy sports become a gambling reality

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 6:44 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — Sports fans are betting online each night on athletes’ performances — and it’s all legal. The bets are an exception to laws banning online gambling because they take the form of fantasy sports — where participants pick a team of real-life players in baseball, football or other …

UMaine women to take court sooner

By Pete Warner on Sept. 22, 2010, at 9:16 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine women’s basketball team got an early start to its season in August when it competed in a four-game exhibition tour in Canada. Coach Cindy Blodgett’s Black Bears are hoping to capitalize on that experience when they begin full preseason team practices — earlier than …

Extension for Blodgett the right move by UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 21, 2010, at 7:05 p.m.
The question was asked Monday by a colleague in the newsroom. Why would the University of Maine extend the contract of a coach whose three-year tenure had produced a 20-69 record? He was referring to former Black Bear All-American and current head women’s basketball coach Cindy Blodgett. Why? Because it …

MCI christening sports hall of fame Saturday

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 16, 2010, at 9:32 p.m.
PITTSFIELD — Pride in the sports teams runs strong at just about any high school and Maine Central Institute is no exception. On Saturday, the school will begin an era of honoring that tradition in perpetuity with the creation of a sports hall of fame. Those who enter the school’s …
 
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