Posts Tagged ‘high school’


Islesboro boys basketball has revised goals upward

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 19, 2011, at 8:17 p.m.
The schedule is unique and the travel considerable, but little is stopping the boys basketball team at Islesboro Central School this winter. The Eagles are off to their best start in a decade, boasting a 10-1 record good for second place in Western Maine Class D after a 62-40 victory …

Old Town hockey undergoing resurgence

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 19, 2011, at 7:22 p.m.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Old Town High School hockey program dominated Class B. During one five-year stretch, Old Town went 94-10 and won four Eastern Maine titles and two state championships. However, when Sockalexis Arena on Indian Island closed its doors to hockey in the fall …
Sadie Zambrano (left) of Penquis Valley High School of Milo and Orono High School's Kate Berry battle for a rebound during the first half of their girls basketball game in Orono Monday night. Orono won 69-51.

Keezer leads balanced Orono offense in win over Penquis

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 10, 2011, at 10:01 p.m.
ORONO — The Orono girls basketball players left East Millinocket on Saturday with a sour taste in their mouths after a 38-31 loss to Schenck, but coach Jessica Libby had a huge hunch her Red Riots would respond to that adversity. They did in a big way on both ends …

Calais holds off Jonesport-Beals

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 03, 2011, at 9:23 p.m.
CALAIS — This was supposed to be the season when everyone caught up to the Calais boys basketball program. The Blue Devils ran through several classes of players en route to three Class C state titles and four regional crowns during the last five years, as well as another trip …

Leary brothers power Edward Little past Brewer

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 28, 2010, at 9:27 p.m.
BREWER — Edward Little entered Tuesday night’s Class A schoolboy basketball game with a distinct height advantage over Brewer, and the Red Eddies from Auburn didn’t waste time putting it to good use. Senior forward Bo Leary scored 10 of his game-high 28 points to spark a 23-3 first-quarter run …
Cote Card of Ellsworth lays in two points during the first half of the Eagles' 55-50 victory over Presque Isle at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Tuesday night. Card scored a game-high 18 points to help the Eagles remain undefeated.

Ellsworth boys hold off Presque Isle, remain unbeaten

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 28, 2010, at 9:26 p.m.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys basketball team had won its first five games of the season by an astonishing average of 32.6 points, which begged the question of how the Eagles would respond to a serious challenge. That challenge came Tuesday evening from similarly undefeated Presque Isle. And while Ellsworth …

Intriguing boys basketball contests on tap

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 28, 2010, at 7:27 p.m.
This marks a second straight short week on the schoolboy basketball schedule, with just one game statewide — a makeup contest between Lee Academy and Deer Isle-Stonington — currently set for New Year's Eve on Friday and no contests slated for the first day of the new year. But there …
Luke Morrill of Rockland (left), shown during a Class B basketball tournament game last season, has opted to forgo his senior basketball season to concentrate on developing his baseball skills. Morrill will attend the University of Maine in 2011.

Rockland’s Morrill preparing for career in baseball

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 28, 2010, at 7:20 p.m.
Most high school athletes proceed from a fall sport to a winter sport and then to a spring sport each year, deriving varying degrees of personal satisfaction depending on which sport is their favorite. But sometimes that procession isn’t as automatic. Luke Morrill is a three-sport standout at Rockland District …

Washburn girls off to strong start

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 27, 2010, at 5:49 p.m.
The weather outside may have been frightful the last couple of days, but there is nothing scary about the start the Washburn girls basketball team is enjoying. Well, it could be scary for the rest of Class D. Coach Mike Carlos’ Beavers have won their first four games, all against …

Holiday basketball tournaments come at key juncture of season

on Dec. 27, 2010, at 5:29 p.m.
Holiday basketball tournaments during Christmas vacation started in the ’60s and are still going today. From the ’60s through 2008 there was no MPA policy, as there is today, limiting schools to only five countable dates for preseason or exhibition games including holiday tournaments. While coaching at Orono from 1962-69, …

Dec. 22, 2010, Local Sports Results

on Dec. 23, 2010, at 1:02 a.m.
Wrestling High school At Caribou Caribou 45 Fort Kent 30 103: Chelsea Martin (Car) by forfeit; 112: Megan Pelletier (FK) pinned Amber Kelley 1:32; 119: Jason Case (Car) by forfeit; 125: Michael Selander (Car) pinned Cassidy Spencer 3:24; 130: Cody Lozier (FK) dec. Brendon Wood 4-3 3OT; 135: Spencer Levesque …
Adam King of Bangor (11) changes direction to chase a loose puck as it exits the offensive zone during Wednesday night's Class A hockey game against Messalonskee of Oakland at Sawyer Arena in Bangor. The Rams rolled to an 8-1 victory.

7-goal first period carries Bangor hockey to win

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 15, 2010, at 11:25 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor High School hockey team didn’t waste much time taking advantage of a Messalonskee High School team that had 11 freshmen and sophomores among its 17 available players and was without standout junior goalie Nate DelGiudice due to a knee injury. Twelve Rams registered at least a …

Elder lifts Lee past PVHS

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 15, 2010, at 9:26 p.m.
LEE — The Lee Academy boys basketball team never expected to be in such a position after leading by 18 points in the opening minute of the third quarter and with four Penobscot Valley players already in foul trouble. But when the Pandas still needed a last-second shot in their …

County’s call took a lot of guts

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 16, 2010, at 6:22 p.m.
Lewiston High School football coach Bill County took a monumental gamble Friday night by trying to pick up a first down on fourth and a long yard at his own 10-yard line. The Blue Devils led Bangor 25-20 in their Eastern Maine Class A final. There was 2:38 left. The …

The 3-pointer can be effective — with the right strategy

By Bob Cimbollek on Nov. 15, 2010, at 5:56 p.m.
The first attempt to try a 3-point shot line for high school basketball was 77 years ago in 1933. The distance tried was 30 feet. It was not successful and it would be another 54 years, during the 1987-88 season, before it was put into the rules with the distance …

West soccer teams earn wins in Senior Bowl

on Nov. 14, 2010, at 8:27 p.m.
The West all-stars claimed victories Sunday in both the girls and boys games in the 16th annual Maine Soccer Coaches Senior Bowl at Hampden. The West Seniors topped the East 5-4 in the girls game while the West also won the boys game 6-4. In the girls game, Emily Lane …

Nov. 10, 2010, Local Sports Results

on Nov. 11, 2010, at 12:21 a.m.
Today’s games College Women’s Ice Hockey Northeastern at Maine, 7 p.m. * * * * * High school playoffs FOOTBALL EASTERN MAINE Class A Regional final Friday, Nov. 12 No. 4 Lewiston (8-2) at No. 2 Bangor (9-1), 7 p.m. Class B Regional final Saturday, Nov. 13 No. 3 Gardiner …

Stearns’ defense paving the way for success

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 09, 2010, at 7:33 p.m.
MILLINOCKET — The defensive success enjoyed by the undefeated Stearns High School football team this fall can be summarized by the three E’s — experience, emotion and execution. The Minutemen will play in the program’s first LTC championship game since 2003 against John Bapst of Bangor on Saturday afternoon, in …

John Bapst shuts out MCI, reaches fourth straight regional final

BDN staff reports on Nov. 07, 2010, at 8:45 p.m.
BANGOR — Jordan Charpentier passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another Saturday night as No. 2 John Bapst shut out No. 3 Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield in an Eastern Maine Class C semifinal at Husson University. The Crusaders will travel to Stearns of Millinocket Saturday for the EM …
Van Buren District High School's Kayla Durette (right) pressures Richmond's Noel Acord as Acord blocks a pass during the girls Class D state soccer title game in Hampden Saturday afternoon. Richmond won 1-0.

Richmond girls edge Van Buren

By Andrew Neff on Nov. 07, 2010, at 6:40 p.m.
HAMPDEN — After an action-packed first half that could have easily produced a 2-1 halftime score, yet remained scoreless, both team’s coaches had the same feeling: The first goal of the game would be the most critical, and maybe even the only one. It wasn’t until one hour, two minutes …
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