Posts Tagged ‘postseason’

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 …

Dexter loses protest over EM final finish

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 28, 2010, at 9:42 p.m.
Monica Miles' successful overtime penalty stroke that gave Foxcroft Academy its 1-0 win over Dexter in their Eastern Maine Class C championship game Tuesday shouldn't have been awarded, according to Dexter High School Principal Steve Bell, who filed an official protest with the Maine Principals' Association. Based on the rule …

High school football playoffs kick off Friday

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 28, 2010, at 6:58 p.m.
Week 9 of the Maine high school football season brings with it the sense of urgency that comes with playoff time — win and advance or lose and be eliminated. Class A No. 7 Edward Little of Auburn (5-3) at No. 2 Bangor (7-1), 7 p.m. Friday: Bangor's first-round draw …

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, …

Robinson goal lifts Bangor girls by Mt. Blue

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 26, 2010, at 9:37 p.m.
BANGOR — Conditions were ripe for an upset as Bangor battled Mt. Blue of Farmington in their Eastern Maine Class A girls soccer quarterfinal Tuesday. Overnight rain left the playing surface in less than ideal condition, and seventh-rated Mt. Blue had the confidence of a team that already had battled …

Bangor boys soccer team begins title quest Wednesday

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 26, 2010, at 3:46 p.m.
The Bangor High School boys soccer team is in familiar territory as Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class A quarterfinals draw near — undefeated and atop the Class A standings. And while the Rams just completed their fourth consecutive undefeated regular season — the bulk of a 67-match unbeaten stretch in regular-season …

Rangers, and their manager, have survived a lot

By Gary Thorne on Oct. 22, 2010, at 5:53 p.m.
Texas manager Ron Washington has survived a lot this year. He survived an admission of drug use in previous years. The Rangers kept him on as manager as suggestions he be relieved whirled around him. He survived injury after injury to his team’s key players like Josh Hamilton and Nelson …

UMaine football visits Rhode Island; MMA, Husson play at home

By Pete Warner on Oct. 22, 2010, at 4:27 p.m.
Jack Cosgrove is looking for a spark from his University of Maine football team. The Black Bears have struggled recently against some of the top teams in the Colonial Athletic Association — and the nation. They head into the homestretch of their season looking to perform at a higher level. …

Traditional high school football rivalries may fade away

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 21, 2010, at 5:37 p.m.
A few years ago, I'd get a kick out of my dad coming home from work at Fayscott Corp. in Dexter and telling me how all he heard all day long was how the Tigers were going to defeat Foxcroft Academy in whatever sport was being played at the time. …

Bangor boys finish regular season unbeaten

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 19, 2010, at 9:18 p.m.
HAMPDEN — The Hampden Academy boys soccer team had a sense of urgency entering Tuesday night’s regular-season finale, but it couldn’t match Bangor’s sense of history. Coach David Patterson’s Rams broke open a scoreless match with three straight second-half goals, then held on for a 3-2 victory over the Broncos …
Caribou's Jenna Selander  cranks a shot from the 18 to score Caribou's second goal as Presque Isle's Kailey Shaw defends during their game Monday night. Caribou won 3-1. (Photo by Dave Allen)

Caribou girls soccer team beats archrival PI

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 18, 2010, at 9:41 p.m.
CARIBOU — There was a postseason-type atmosphere in northern Aroostook County Monday night, and rightfully so. The Caribou and Presque Isle girls soccer teams were not only battling for bragging rights in their longstanding rivalry, but for the top spot in Eastern Maine Class B. That precious spot went to …
Bangor running back Wyatt Frost (32) jumps over a diving Lawrence free safety Alex Leathers (19) in the first half of their game in Fairfield, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

Lawrence shut down Bangor in second half

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 16, 2010, at 10:20 p.m.
FAIRFIELD — Thwarted by a goal-line stand that denied them a touchdown just before intermission, the Lawrence Bulldogs countered with suffocating defense of their own in the second half Saturday night to surge past Bangor 21-14 in a battle of Class A football unbeatens before a crowd estimated at 3,000 …

Postseason forecast calls for strong pitching

By Gary Thorne on Oct. 05, 2010, at 8:59 p.m.
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 Bean long johns. If …

Playoffs set: Giants drop Padres, Braves go wild

By BEN WALKER on Oct. 03, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
A flurry of tiebreakers, that might’ve been fun for fans. For the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves, a guaranteed spot in the playoffs was just fine. What could’ve turned into a real tangle of a postseason picture suddenly became clear Sunday: Manager Bobby Cox and his wild-card Braves will …

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 …
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