Posts Tagged ‘state championships’


Valley teams end long title droughts

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 04, 2010, at 9:20 p.m.
The St. John Valley was a very proud region Wednesday afternoon, as one of its schoolgirl soccer programs won its first regional championship while another claimed its first in a decade. The Fort Kent girls are playing for a state championship for the first time in program history courtesy of …

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 …
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 …
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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …
Old Town's Dacie Manion leads Maranacook's Abby Mace and John Bapst's Adrienne Carmack early in the Class B state cross country race in Belfast Saturday. Manion went on to win in 18 minutes, 50 seconds while Carmack finished third to help John Bapst win the team title. (BDN Photo by Ryan McLaughlin)

John Bapst runners at their best in title meet

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 30, 2010, at 4:14 p.m.
BELFAST — Even though Maggie Bryan had a look of quiet confidence heading into Saturday’s Class B girls cross country state championships, the John Bapst senior’s expectations were somewhat realistic. “We weren’t expecting to win,” Bryan said. “I don’t think we had any real particular expectations.” It turns out the …

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 …

Caribou boys, Bapst girls chasing cross country titles

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 27, 2010, at 8:02 p.m.
Before this cross country season started, the Caribou boys and John Bapst girls were expected to be the top teams in Eastern Maine Class B, with subsequent shots at contending for state-championship honors. The Vikings and the Crusaders will be in contention at Belfast on Saturday, with the Class B …

High school football perseveres in Maine

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 23, 2010, at 5:10 p.m.
For folks who invest some of their free autumn hours in following high school football, much about the sport in Eastern Maine has changed in recent years. While many fans still find nothing to compare to the community bonding atmosphere football provides, in general fewer are attending the games. Too …