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… Read More
    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'… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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. Read More
    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… 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
    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… Read More
    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… Read More