The ongoing debate comparing high school basketball teams and basketball players always makes for interesting discussion. Having played high school and college basketball in the 1950s and coached in all five decades since then and officiated through the same period, I can make some legitimate comparisons. Read More
    The BDN is beginning a weekly basketball column by former longtime basketball coach Bob Cimbollek. Cimbollek will be commenting on an assortment of topics, which will be assigned by BDN sports editor Joe McLaughlin. In more than 40 years as a high school basketball… Read More
    It’s all about team chemistry. When the New England Patriots traded All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for a third-round draft pick, Patriot fans feared the worst. Moss was a deep threat and even though he hadn’t been having a great year, just his… Read More
    Now comes the second season for Major League Baseball. How about Game 7 of the World Series in Philadelphia on Nov. 4 after Games 4 and 5 were in the new outdoor park in Minnesota. That would be a World Series for some wicked good L.L… Read More
    There isn’t much Orono native Brian Butterfield hasn’t accomplished as a baseball coach over the past 26 seasons. After playing minor league baseball in the New York Yankees’ system from 1979 to 1984, he began his coaching career as a roving infield instructor in the Yankees… Read More
    It was a trying year at Hermon’s Speedway 95. A driver and a spectator were banned for life, the track was sold, then unsold, and a popular racing icon, John Phippen Jr. of Town Hill, collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack after the season’s… Read More