Posts Tagged ‘Class A’

 

Rams don’t shy away from title

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 07, 2010, at 5:22 p.m.
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 after playing professionally in his native …
Bangor's Luke Hetterman (5), Phil Frost (23), and Seth Freudenberger (20) celebrate a goal as Portland's Brett O'Kelly walks past in the first half of the Class A state final in Falmouth, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Bangor won 3-2. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

Frost, defense carry Bangor boys past Portland

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 07, 2010, at 5:01 p.m.
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 that visage told a …
Bangor's Kim Jordan (1) collides with Scarborough's Tori Armishaw (22) while going for a header in the first half of Saturday's Class A girls soccer state championship game in Falmouth. The Red Storm won 3-0. (Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York)

Scarborough defense proved to be too tough for Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 07, 2010, at 3:58 p.m.
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 club didn’t count on …

Bangor girls hope to make history in state final

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 05, 2010, at 6 p.m.
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 make history as they …

Ellsworth, Fort Kent, Bangor Christian boys seek state titles

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 05, 2010, at 5:44 p.m.
The Bangor Christian boys soccer team won the Class D state championship the hard way a year ago — playing a man down for the final 21 minutes of the second half, successfully blocking a penalty kick and then scoring the winning goal on a penalty kick of its own …

Bangor boys advance to state final despite slow start

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 05, 2010, at 5:34 p.m.
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 to the recent legacy …

County teams to battle for state titles

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 05, 2010, at 5:26 p.m.
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. Class B: Caribou Vikings (14-2-1) …

Bangor football game moved to Husson

BDN staff reports on Nov. 05, 2010, at 11:11 a.m.
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 contest has been moved …
Members of the Bangor Rams celebrate at midfield after defeating the Brunswick Dragons 2-1 in the Eastern Maine Class A final Wednesday in Brunswick. (Photo by George Almasi/The Times Record)

Bangor girls end Brunswick’s 36-game win streak, claim title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 03, 2010, at 5:41 p.m.
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, and that effort made …
Caribou's Olivia Sleeper (right) and Presque Isle's Hillary Albert chase down a loose ball during a game earlier this season. The two rivals will battle for the Eastern Maine Class B title tonight at 6 in Presque Isle. (BDN File Photo)

PI-Caribou clash highlights girls soccer regionals

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 02, 2010, at 5:17 p.m.
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 believes it’s the first …
Ellsworth's Kyle Haslam leaps over Camden Hills' Sam Vail during an Eastern Maine Class B semifinal last season. Haslam will lead Ellsworth against Camden Hills today when the Eagles host the Windjammers in the EM final at 4:30 p.m. (BDN File Photo)

Boys soccer regionals feature familiar matchups

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 02, 2010, at 4:55 p.m.
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 Fort Kent in Eastern …

Move to fourth class for HS football unlikely for 2011

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 02, 2010, at 4:39 p.m.
A proposed shift from three to four classes in Maine’s high school football system may not have the kinks worked out in time to be instituted by next season after all. Plans to add a class to the current format have been making their way through committees of the Maine …
John Bapst coach Bob Cimbollek talks to his team during a timeout at a game in 1995. Cimbollek is writing a weekly basketball column for the BDN. (BDN File Photo)

It’s time for basketball state champs to play off in Maine

on Nov. 01, 2010, at 5:44 p.m.
By Bob Cimbollek Special to the BDN In the 66-plus years I have been involved with high school basketball as a player, coach, official, TV-radio analyst and a fan, it has been argued at the end of each season over who is the best high school basketball team in Maine. …

Washington Academy sweeps Calais to win Class B crown

BDN staff reports on Oct. 31, 2010, at 7:59 p.m.
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 first state title under …
Members of the Skowhegan field hockey team show off their State Championship trophy after beating Cheverus in the Class A final Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

Skowhegan, NYA show off old state-title form

By Andrew Neff on Oct. 31, 2010, at 6:10 p.m.
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 field hockey games and …

Skowhegan caps unbeaten season with Class A field hockey title

By Andrew Neff on Oct. 30, 2010, at 5:54 p.m.
ORONO — Despite returning just two seniors from the only field hockey team from Skowhegan not to end its season with a state championship in nine years, motivation was not a problem for the Indians this season. That was evident in Saturday afternoon’s Class A state championship game against Cheverus …
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Smith save secures Bangor girls soccer victory

By Pete Warner on Oct. 30, 2010, at 5:51 p.m.
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 fifth and decisive overtime …

Bangor boys soccer team heading to 3rd straight regional

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 30, 2010, at 4:50 p.m.
BANGOR — When Bangor boys soccer coach David Patterson suggested to Phil Frost that lopsided matches were rare in the deepest reaches of postseason play, Frost absorbed the thought — and then went out and helped prove his coach wrong. The Rams' senior striker scored three goals while teammates Adam …

Bangor girls edge Waterville in PKs

By Pete Warner on Oct. 30, 2010, at 3:06 p.m.
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) advance to next Tuesday’s …
Bangor's Josiah Hartley (23) heads for some yardage down the sideline in the first half against Edward Little at Cameron Stadium, Bangor, Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Bangor won 16-0.

Bangor football team opens with playoff victory

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 29, 2010, at 8:19 p.m.
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. But don’t tell Edward …
 
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