David Patterson greeted a reporter just before Saturday night’s Class A boys soccer final and revealed what seemed like an ambitious strategy. “We’re playing for two goals in the first 10 minutes,” he said. Patterson, who took over the Bangor program three years ago… Read More
    FALMOUTH — Phil Frost looked more like a battered UFC competitor than a soccer player Saturday night, his bloodied nose filled with cotton and the left side of his face swollen — the result of on-field collision moments earlier. But the wide grin that dominated even… Read More
    FALMOUTH — The Bangor girls soccer team knew it was facing a challenge in Saturday’s Class A state championship match as the Rams were dealing with a Scarborough club that had surrendered only one goal all season – on a penalty kick. But coach Joe Johnson’s… Read More
    BANGOR — A good recipe for championship success in soccer is typically a stingy defense coupled with an efficient offense, and the Bangor girls used both of those to claim their first Eastern Maine Class A championship since 2005. Now, the Rams will be looking to… Read More
    BANGOR — A sluggish preseason left members of the Bangor High School boys soccer team uncertain as to whether they would remain among the top Class A programs in the state this fall. Several losses in exhibition matches fostered a touch of angst about living up… Read More
    Aroostook County will be well-represented in today’s girls state championship soccer games at Falmouth High School and Hampden Academy. While Caribou and Van Buren will be seeking to end championship droughts, Fort Kent is chasing its first state title in the program’s first state-final appearance. Read More
    Due to rain and deteriorating field conditions, there have been schedule changes made to the Pine Tree Conference Class A football semifinal slated for Friday. Second-seeded Bangor (8-1) and No. 3 Mt. Blue of Farmington (7-2) will play their game as scheduled Friday night, but the… Read More
    BRUNSWICK — Strong defensive efforts from sophomore Denae Johnson and goalkeeper Mia Smith propelled the Bangor Rams to a 2-1 victory over the Brunswick Dragons in the Eastern Maine Class A schoolgirl soccer final Wednesday. Johnson closely guarded Brunswick senior star Allie Walton throughout the game,… Read More
    Seldom do high school archrivals meet with a championship on the line. But when Aroostook County rivals Presque Isle and Caribou meet today for the third time this year, an Eastern Maine Class B girls soccer championship will be at stake. Longtime PI coach Ralph Michaud… Read More
    Wednesday’s schoolboy soccer regional finals feature some familiar opponents. Four of the five games involving teams from the region represent postseason rematches from a year ago — including three encore presentations of 2009 regional finals as Bangor hosts Brunswick in Eastern Maine Class A, Orono visits… Read More
    Top-seeded Washington Academy of East Machias went into Saturday’s Class B state championship match in Harrington looking for some redemption, and the Raiders got it. The Raiders defeated the defending champion and second-ranked Calais Blue Devils in straight sets, 25-16, 25-21 and 25-22, to earn their… Read More
    ORONO — It was a great day to be clad in orange and black on a chilly fall afternoon which even saw a brief snow flurry at Morse Field. Both the Skowhegan Indians and North Yarmouth Academy Panthers were making successive appearances in Saturday’s state championship… Read More
    BANGOR — Even confronting the No. 2 goal scorer in Maine girls soccer history, 12 yards away, Mia Smith knew the odds could have been worse. Bangor High School’s junior goalkeeper wasn’t daunted by the magnitude of the moment as Jordan Pellerin prepared to take Waterville’s… Read More
    BANGOR, Maine — Bangor High School goalkeeper Mia Smith made a diving save on Waterville’s Jordan Pellerin on the fifth round of penalty kicks Saturday afternoon, helping the Rams escape with a 2-1 Eastern Maine Class A semifinal soccer victory. Coach Joe Johnson’s second-seeded Rams (14-0-2)… Read More
    BANGOR, Maine — With Joe Seccareccia limited to playing only offense due to a shoulder injury, the Bangor football team was missing arguably one of the best defensive players in the state, a hitting machine at free safety who at 6-foot-6 also bedevils opposing passing attacks. Read More