Articles by Joseph Duball

Orono’s Christian Mowrer catches a pass during a recent practice. Mowrer will try to lead the Red Riots back to the LTC title game this season.

Orono looking for return trip to LTC title game

By Joseph Duball on Sept. 03, 2012, at 8:44 p.m.
Not so long ago the Orono high school football team was an afterthought among the LTC ranks. After collecting a combined five wins during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, the Red Riots finally broke through last year with a 7-1 regular season and a trip to the …
The Maine Central Institute Huskies run defensive drills during a recent practice. The Huskies will battle for a playoff berth again this season.

MCI Huskies will rely on youth, team chemistry to continue success

By Joseph Duball on Sept. 03, 2012, at 8:35 p.m.
PITTSFIELD | The Maine Central Institute football team has seen quite the turnaround over the past couple of years. The Huskies were able to follow up an LTC semifinal run in 2010 with another playoff berth in 2011, but head coach Tom Bertrand believes his boys are capable of …
Brad Decesere

John Bapst looks to overcome key graduations in quest for championship

By Joe Duball, Special to the BDN on Sept. 03, 2012, at 2:02 p.m.
BANGOR | Replacing graduating players is always quite the task, but the process was a bit harder this offseason for coach Dan O’Connell and the John Bapst Memorial High School football team. The Crusaders come into the 2012 season having graduated many key players from last season’s squad that …
A golfer tees off on the first hole at Dexter Municipal Golf Course. The par-4 is the signature hole of the layout.

Dexter Municipal Golf Club packs a punch in new, shorter format

By Joseph Duball on Aug. 22, 2012, at 7:39 p.m.
Golfers searching for a course at which to play their weekly or daily round typically like to look over the course layout prior to making a decision. Players look for general characteristics in a course such as par and physical attributes but, most important, they check the …
Reaching the green of the par-3 fourth hole at Mere Creek Golf Course can present a challenge for golfers. With a 149-yard uphill tee shot, players should try and avoid falling short of the green with the bunker in front

Under new ownership, Mere Creek Golf Course in Brunswick returning to prominence

By Joseph Duball on Aug. 15, 2012, at 12:47 p.m.
Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling Maine golf courses. BRUNSWICK | In an effort to provide its inhabitants with activities and entertainment, the Brunswick Naval Air Station constructed a golf course in 1958 for its servicemen. For the next 53 years, Mere Creek Golf Course provided …
Holbrook's Ryan Ward (3) hustles back to first base ahead of the throw to Houlton's Will McGary (33) in third-inning action of the District 3 Senior League all-star tourney at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Monday July 6, 2012.

Holbrook, Sebasticook stay alive in D3 Senior League tourney with strong offenses

By Joseph Duball on Aug. 06, 2012, at 11:34 p.m.
BANGOR | The Sebasticook and Holbrook baseball teams staved off elimination from the District 3 Senior League all-star tourney with strong offensive outputs Monday night at Mansfield Stadium. Holbrook picked up a 12-1 victory over Houlton in the first game while Sebasticook defeated Old Town 12-2 in six innings. …
Hampden's Cody Varney dives for a line drive to right field during first-inning action on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 during the District 3 tournament against Houlton at Mansfield Staudium in Bangor.

Strong pitching propels Bangor, Hampden all-stars to Senior League wins

By Joe Duball, Special to the BDN on Aug. 05, 2012, at 9:23 a.m.
A confident Cody Collins overcame a shaky start to shut down Holbrook and lead Bangor to a 2-1 victory in the nightcap of the District 3 Senior League baseball all-star tourney Sunday night at Mansfield Stadium. Collins let the first two batters reach by hitting Seth Pearson …
Golfers on the third tee at Lakeview Golf Course need to have their shots clear the frog pond to reach the green on the par-3 hole.

After 85 years, Lakeview Golf Course in Burnham continues to provide traditional experience

By Joe Duball, Special to the BDN on July 26, 2012, at 3:54 p.m.
Editor’s note: One in series profiling Maine golf courses. BURNHAM | With the development and growth in the construction of golf courses over the last century, golfers may be more prone to look for courses with a blend of style, length and challenge. There used to be a time …
Brewer's Matt Morrow makes a throw to first baseman Kyle McLain during second-inning American Legion baseball action against Bangor at Mansfield Stadium on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Worcester’s RBI single completes Bangor comeback over Brewer

By Joe  Duball, Special to the BDN on July 09, 2012, at 11:33 p.m.
Curtis Worcester has been known mostly for his pitching performances over his career with the Bangor Legion baseball team, but he showed off his hitting prowess against crosstown rival Brewer Monday night at Mansfield Stadium. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh and the …
Foxcroft Academy High School baseball pitcher Kaleb Smith (12) delivers a pitch in the second inning of their State Class B Championship game against Falmouth High School in Bangor on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

Falmouth High School baseball edges Foxcroft 2-0 to take B title

By Joseph Duball on June 16, 2012, at 5:18 p.m.
BANGOR | The number nine hole for baseball teams is traditionally known as a hiding spot for a club’s weakest link offensively. A coach will pencil a player into the slot with high hopes and little expectations when that player digs in. In the case of the Falmouth High …
High School Baseball
Hampden High School's Matt Martin (left) dives back to second base beating the pick-off attempt thrown to Bangor High School's Carl Farnham during the quarterfinal game in Bangor Thursday.

Eighth-seeded Hampden knocks off Bangor in 11th

By Joe Duball, Special to the BDN on June 07, 2012, at 9:55 p.m.
Three weeks ago, the Hampden Academy baseball team was searching for answers. The Broncos had just suffered a mind-boggling loss to Messalonskee and were clinging to a low playoff seed. Hampden coach McLean Poulin sat his team down after the loss for a lengthy meeting in search …

George Stevens boys sweep Madawaska, claim East ‘C’ tennis title

By Joseph Duball on June 06, 2012, at 8:47 p.m.
BANGOR | Tennis is a sport not known for its players’ height but for their quickness and agility around the court. The George Stevens Academy boys tennis team was not informed of this minor detail, as it sported four players standing over 6 feet tall competing in the Eagles’ …
Track & field
Erica McPhail of Mattanawcook Academy competes in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the PVC small school track and field championships at Foxcroft Academy.

Orono boys and girls teams capture PVC small-school titles

By Joseph Duball on May 26, 2012, at 9:34 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | The final lap of Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference small-school track and field championships proved to be a memorable one for the Orono high school track and field team. That lap was a victory lap as both squads took home the titles in their respective divisions. The Red …