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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 …

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 …

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 …

Western Maine field features familiar faces

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 04, 2010, at 9:06 p.m.
The four Western Maine schoolboy soccer champions that will play for state titles Saturday include three consistent contenders in their divisions and one team making its first trip to the final game in 16 years. The relative newcomer is Western A champion Portland, which defeated Gorham 2-1 on Wednesday to …

Bangor-Mt. Blue headlines football semifinals

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 04, 2010, at 8:57 p.m.
It’s regional semifinal weekend in the Eastern Maine high school football world, and the field of championship hopefuls will be halved once again. Class A No. 3 Mt. Blue Cougars (7-2) at No. 2 Bangor Rams (8-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Cameron Stadium, Bangor: Bangor handled Mt. Blue 39-7 during Week …

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 …

Twenty student-athletes nominated for Wendy’s Heisman Award

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 02, 2010, at 5:47 p.m.
Twenty Maine student-athletes are in the running to be the state winner of the 2010 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and in the community. …
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 …
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 …
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. …
John Bapst High School's Mark Dieuveuil (right) is tackled by Rockland High School's Dan Stone during the first quarter of their Eastern Maine Class C quarterfinal game in Bangor Saturday. John Bapst won 31-0. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

John Bapst rolls, to face MCI in semifinal

BDN staff reports on Oct. 31, 2010, at 11:44 p.m.
BANGOR — Jordan Charpentier completed three touchdown passes to three different receivers in leading the No. 2 John Bapst Crusaders to a 31-0 Eastern Maine Class C quarterfinal football victory over the No. 7 Rockland Tigers Saturday at Cameron Stadium. John Bapst will host the No. 3 Maine Central Institute …
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 …
Nokomis' Jordin McGinnis, Kendra Underhill, Maria Adams, and Ali Manson with their championship trophy after defeating York in the State Class B Field Hockey game Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

Extra motivation propelled Nokomis to state title

By Andrew Neff on Oct. 30, 2010, at 9:23 p.m.
ORONO — It was an all-too-familiar sight for several members of Nokomis High School’s field hockey team Saturday evening as the final seconds ticked off the clock in Saturday evening’s Class B state championship game. But this time around, it was York’s players shaking their heads in frustration, blinking back …

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 …

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 …

NYA outlasts Foxcroft for state C crown in field hockey

By Andrew Neff on Oct. 30, 2010, at 4:41 p.m.
ORONO — Since their tried-and-true plays weren’t netting any scores, the North Yarmouth Academy girls decided to reach into their bag of tricks on Halloween eve. As a result, the Panthers were treated to a 2-1 Class C state field hockey championship victory over Foxcroft Academy that lasted through regulation, …
Caribou's Christian Sleeper runs to a fourth-place finish at the Class B state cross country championships in Belfast Saturday. Chapman's finish helped Caribou win the state team title. (BDN Photo by Ryan McLaughlin)

Sleeper, team depth lift Caribou runners to title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 30, 2010, at 4:26 p.m.
BELFAST — Christian Sleeper had a nervous yet confident look on his face Saturday as officials posted results of the Class B boys cross country championship meet on a red building at Troy Howard Middle School. When Sleeper finally peered at the team standings and saw the name “Caribou” at …
 
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