Posts Tagged ‘Eastern Maine’


Fort Kent Warriors sweep Orono to capture EM Class C soccer titles

BDN staff reports on Nov. 03, 2010, at 9:15 p.m.
FORT KENT — It was an afternoon for celebration at Fort Kent High School on Wednesday afternoon as the Warriors won two Eastern Maine Class C soccer championships on their own field. The top-seeded Fort Kent girls claimed the regional title, edging Orono 1-0 by virtue of penalty kicks, while …

Ex-UMaine star to coach Bangor Christian basketball team

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 03, 2010, at 6:07 p.m.
BANGOR — Kevin Reed had a star-studded basketball career at the University of Maine, then went on to play professionally for three years in Europe. Now the former Black Bears guard hopes to translate that accumulated knowledge of the sport into success for the Bangor Christian boys basketball team as …
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 …
Bangor senior Kim Jordan squeezes through Waterville's Jordan Pellerin (left) and Emily Karter to gain control of the ball during their Eastern Maine Class A semifinal Saturday. Jordan and the Rams play Brunswick for the regional championship on Wednesday. (BDN Photo by John Clarke Russ)

Confident Rams believe they can slay Dragons

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2010, at 6:22 p.m.
BANGOR — In the face of elimination, confidence can be a powerful weapon. With the clock ticking down in Saturday’s Class A semifinal match against Waterville, the Bangor girls soccer team was once again staring down a semifinal playoff exit in the face of one of its most bitter postseason …

Title pursuit is nothing new for Ellsworth

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 30, 2010, at 4:56 p.m.
ELLSWORTH — The pursuit of titles never gets old for the Ellsworth boys soccer program, and now the defending Eastern Maine Class B champs are within one victory of yet another regional crown after a 3-0 semifinal victory over Old Town at Del Luce Stadium on Saturday. “We worked hard …

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 …
Orono's Alex Crocker, Hanna Renedo, and Kate Berry celebrate Orono's second gaol against Madawaska in Orono on Friday, October 29, 2010. Orono won 3-0.

Crocker, Renedo, Berry put Orono girls in final

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 29, 2010, at 6:57 p.m.
ORONO — Experience can be a big factor in the heat of postseason soccer, and the Orono girls have plenty of it, having played for state championships the last two seasons. The Red Riots moved one step closer to returning to that stage Friday, getting a goal apiece from Alex …
Madawaska's Gregoire faucher, foreground, and Orono's Alexander Introne collide as they attempt to control the ball during first-half action in a Class C quarterfinal on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Orono. Orono won 2-1. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Orono, Penquis boys to battle in semifinal

BDN staff reports on Oct. 29, 2010, at 12:17 a.m.
MILO — The No. 3 Penquis Patriots scored four first-half goals to beat the No. 6 Calais Blue Devils 4-0 and advance to the semifinal round of the Eastern Maine Class C boys soccer playoffs Thursday. The Patriots will take on the No. 2 Orono Red Riots Saturday. Jerell Arefein, …

Skowhegan tops Eagles in EM Class A final

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 26, 2010, at 10:45 p.m.
HAMPDEN — With a roster dotted with six freshmen and eight sophomores, some thought that perhaps this would be the year that the Skowhegan field hockey dynasty would end, at least for one year. But the Indians’ string of consecutive Eastern Maine Class A titles reached double figures Tuesday night, …
Washburn's Carsyn Koch (right) shields the ball from Brooke LaBelle of Ashland during a girls soccer game in Presque Isle in August. Koch is also becoming one of the state's top cross country runners as she won the Eastern Maine Class C individual title in Belfast Saturday. The Beavers are fielding a program for the first time in seven years. (Photo by Kevin Sjoberg)

Koch has Beavers on the run

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 25, 2010, at 6:43 p.m.
Carsyn Koch’s weekly schedule is going to be a hectic one the next couple of weeks, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. The Washburn High freshman will not only be training for Saturday’s Class C cross country state championships in Belfast, but will be on the soccer field …

Nokomis’ McGinnis capitalized on second chance

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 23, 2010, at 6:31 p.m.
ORONO — Nokomis High School senior forward Jordin McGinnis sought atonement. A brilliant play by John Bapst High School junior goaltender Aubrey Stanislawski had robbed her of a game-winning goal in the first overtime. But McGinnis converted a breakaway off a great pass from Leah Edmondson 2:02 into the second …
Ellswoth High School's Dan Curts finished first in the Eastern Maine Class B boys cross country race at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast Saturday. Curts had the best time in all three classes, finishing in 16 minutes, 26.45 seconds over the 5K course. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Caribou shows off depth in title run; BC, Eagles prevail

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 23, 2010, at 4:44 p.m.
BELFAST — Handicapping a cross country meet is difficult. But when Caribou boys coach Roy Alden was figuring out what the magic number would be for his Vikings to win their third straight Eastern Maine Class B championship, he estimated 45 points would do it. Alden was off by seven …
Competitors negotiate a tight turn on the course during the Eastern Maine Class B cross country regional at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast Saturday. John Bapst won the team title. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Washburn runner makes impression; state qualifiers decided

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 23, 2010, at 4:41 p.m.
BELFAST — Before Saturday, a high percentage of Maine’s cross country following had no idea who Carsyn Koch was. But now it’s a safe bet that the Washburn High freshman made a profound first impression on one of the state’s biggest running stages. Koch, who won the Eastern Maine Class …

Bombero, Park help Foxcroft advance

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 23, 2010, at 2:55 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — It wasn’t quite desperation time. But as the second half of Saturday’s Eastern Maine Class C boys soccer prelim between Foxcroft Academy and Piscataquis of Guilford began to wind down, the host Ponies weren’t certain they could overcome a 1-0 deficit. “We couldn’t get any shots finished,” said …

Cross country regionals Saturday at Belfast

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 20, 2010, at 8:53 p.m.
The Caribou boys and John Bapst girls cross country teams will be favorites to defend their Class B regional championships Saturday, as Eastern Maine’s best teams and individuals will converge in Belfast for regional supremacy. Races begin at 11 a.m. The Vikings and Crusaders from Bangor both won the PVC …
Camden Hills' Shawna Kelly (left) and John Bapst's Elise Tilton battle for control of the ball at the University of Maine in Orono on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 during Eastern Maine Class B quarterfinal field hockey action. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

John Bapst edges Camden Hills in EM quarterfinal

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 19, 2010, at 8:10 p.m.
ORONO — John Bapst of Bangor sophomore midfielder Elise Tilton is a game-changer. Tilton put on a dazzling exhibition in an Eastern Maine Class B field hockey quarterfinal against Camden Hills on Tuesday afternoon. She scored a goal, set up another one and made several key interceptions and field-length dashes …

Longtime Camden Hills basketball coach Carlsen steps down

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 18, 2010, at 5:07 p.m.
    Earlier this summer, Jay Carlsen was faced with a dilemma no high school basketball coach enjoys.     The veteran Camden Hills of Rockport girls coach wanted to continue on the Windjammers’ bench but also wanted to watch his son Adam play basketball for the boys team.     Family ultimately …
Caribou's Christian Sleeper leads the way early in the Penobscot Valley Conference cross country championship meet in Bangor Saturday. Ellsworth's Dan Curts (in hat) went on to win the race but Sleeper's Vikings won the team title. (BDN Photo by Jason Smith)

PVC titles for Caribou, Bangor Christian, Orono, John Bapst

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 17, 2010, at 4:58 p.m.
BANGOR — The Caribou and Bangor Christian boys and John Bapst and Orono girls weathered mud, wind and rain over a mucky 3.1-mile hilly course en route to Penobscot Valley Conference cross country titles Saturday at the Dorothea Dix field. Of all those teams, the Crusaders, who scored 43 points …

Leonardi smashes FOC record; Cheverus cruises to girls team title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 02, 2010, at 6:26 p.m.
BELFAST — Two of the nation’s best schoolgirl cross country runners were on display Saturday, and they put on quite a show. Abbey Leonardi of Kennebunk became only the second girl to break the 18-minute barrier on Belfast’s 5-kilometer course at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions, blazing over …

Three girls playing soccer for Katahdin boys team

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 01, 2010, at 6:21 p.m.
When Katahdin High School couldn’t field a girls soccer team this fall due to lack of interest, the season appeared to be over for sophomores Megan Merry and Makayla Patterson and freshman Natalia Nattress. But that didn’t last long as boys coach Matt Lindsay welcomed all three players to play …