Monarchs strike quick to down Pirates

on April 26, 2015, at 1:22 a.m.
MANCHESTER, NH – A quick start put the Portland Pirates in a hole and they never recovered, falling to the Manchester Monarchs 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Pirates are now down in the best-of-five …
David Lough (9) of Baltimore celebrates with his teammates at home plate after hitting a walk-off home run off Boston's Koji Uehara during the 10th inning of Saturday's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Baltimore won 5-4.

Lough homer in 10th leads Orioles past Red Sox

By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange on April 25, 2015, at 10:39 p.m.
BALTIMORE — In a season that already has been full of adversity, the Baltimore Orioles got a much-needed lift from seldom-used outfielder David Lough on Saturday. After Baltimore blew a ninth-inning lead and then fell behind in the 10th against the Boston Red Sox, Lough provided a dramatic 5-4 win …

UMaine softball team scores late twice, sweeps Hartford

By Larry Mahoney on April 25, 2015, at 8:17 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine softball team had its hands full with a University of Hartford team that entered Saturday’s doubleheader with an overall record of 3-37 and an 0-11 America East mark. But the Black Bears, in the midst of an intense battle for a playoff spot, …
Eric Farnsworth applies a sealant to the concrete canoe he and engineering students at the University of Maine designed and built. The canoe was entered in the New England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition on Friday and Saturday.

UMaine civil engineering students create concrete canoe for contest

By Judy Harrison on April 25, 2015, at 6:58 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | Engineering students at the University of Maine tested their design skills Saturday at Lake George Regional Park during the New England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition. More than 200 students from 11 New England universities, including UMaine, subjected their concrete creations to judging on a variety of characteristics …

Five-run fifth carries Sea Dogs past Thunder

on April 25, 2015, at 6:06 p.m.
PORTLAND | A five-run fifth inning proved to be the difference maker for the Portland Sea Dogs beat the Trenton Thunder 7-3 to win their second straight game. Trenton (9-7) took the lead in the top of the fifth with back-to-back doubles by Cito Culver and Dan Fiorito (3-for-3, …

Annual Kenduskeag canoe party helps motivate racers

By Ashley Conti on April 25, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
For the last 15 years, Bob Noyes and his wife, Nancy, have been holding an annual Kenduskeag Stream party during the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. With bugle in hand, Bob plays different battle songs to help inspire racers.
Ray Wirth of Belfast dumps his kayak while traveling over Six Mile Falls during the 49th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race on Saturday.

High water level leads to fast times at Kenduskeag canoe race; MacLean wins for the 10th time

on April 25, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.
BANGOR | Despite chilly conditions and high water levels, canoers and kayakers raced to fast times through the Kenduskeag Stream at the 49th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race in Bangor on Saturday. The race, which has become an iconic event for Bangor, started at 8:30 a.m. in Kenduskeag Village …
Scott Morrill, UMaine baseball

Morrill double in 12th helps UMaine baseball team split with UMBC

on April 25, 2015, at 4:34 p.m.
Luke Morrill doubled home Scott Heath in the top of the 12th inning on Saturday afternoon, lifting the University of Maine to a 6-5 victory over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the first game of an America East baseball doubleheader at Alumni Field in Baltimore, Maryland. The Retrievers …

Local sport results for April 24, 2015

on April 25, 2015, at 5:29 a.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Bucksport at Dexter, noon Caribou at John Bapst (2), noon Central at Orono, 1 p.m. DI-Stonington at Schenck (2), 11 a.m. Foxcroft at MDI (2), noon North Yarmouth at Richmond, noon Presque Isle at Old Town (2), noon Valley at Buckfield, 11 a.m. Washington Academy …
Boston designated hitter David Ortiz hits a three-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez during the fifth inning of Friday night's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Red Sox won 7-5.

Holt’s home run lifts Red Sox past Orioles

By The Sports Xchange on April 24, 2015, at 10:54 p.m.
BALTIMORE — Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Holt got his chance thanks to an error by Manny Machado with the score tied at 4. Pinch-hitter …

Sea Dogs’ McCarthy continues dominance of Thunder

on April 24, 2015, at 9:59 p.m.
PORTLAND | A chilly night at Hadlock Field couldn’t cool off the Sea Dogs’ bats, as Portland took game two of its four game series over the Trenton Thunder by a final score of 10-3. Six days after Mike McCarthy (2-1) picked up the win in a 10-1 Sea …

Mazzeo pitches NEC softball to sweep of UMF

on April 24, 2015, at 9:40 p.m.
FARMINGTON — Debra Mazzeo pitched back-to-back two-hitters to spearhead New England College to a sweep of its North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader against the University of Maine-Farmington at Prescott Field on Friday. Mazzeo surrendered one earned run and struck out four in a 3-2 win in the opener, then limited …

900 wins and counting: USM coach wants 10 more years

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2015, at 7:14 p.m.
Ed Flaherty is in his 30th year as the head baseball coach at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, but he has the same enthusiasm now as he had when he first started. “I love it. I look forward to going to work every day,” said Flaherty, who notched …

Patriots need to corner defensive help

By The Sports Xchange on April 24, 2015, at 6:46 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Every spring every NFL team has plenty of comings and goings. But for New England Patriots fans still basking in the glory of a Super Bowl XLIX victory and their team’s fourth Lombardi Trophy, there has certainly seemed to be a lot more, and more significant goings …

‘Seniors Weekend’ critical for UMaine softball playoff hopes

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2015, at 6:13 p.m.
ORONO | Six seniors will play their final games at Kessock Field for the University of Maine softball team on Saturday and Sunday and the Black Bears have a golden opportunity to enhance their America East playoff hopes. Maine, 16-17 overall and 5-4 in America East, will entertain a …
The Old Town High School softball team poses in front of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex logo in Orlando, Florida. Coach Jenn Plourde's Coyotes returned to Maine with a 4-3 record.

Old Town High School softball team values Florida trip

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2015, at 5:23 p.m.
HERMON | The Old Town High School softball team had its season opener against Hermon rained out on Thursday. Even so, Old Town was able to get some exhibition games under its belt during a six-day trip to Orlando, Florida. The team returned home on Wednesday. In Florida, the …

TV, radio schedule for April 25-26, 2015

on April 24, 2015, at 4:48 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400, 7 p.m., FOX-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM), WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at UMBC (double header), 1 p.m., WGUY Veazie (94.1 FM, 1240 AM); UMaine Internet ( TEXAS A&M at LSU, 2 p.m., ESPN-TV FLORIDA …
Andrew Hillier of Bangor High School, pictured during a 2014 game, pitched five strong innings and drove in five runs with three hits on Friday as the Rams beat Brewer 14-3 at Husson University in Bangor.

Hillier, Derrah lead Bangor baseball team past Brewer

By Ernie Clark on April 24, 2015, at 4:36 p.m.
The Bangor High School baseball team secured its first victory of the season earlier this week despite mustering just two hits. It took the Rams just two batters to equal that output Friday afternoon en route to a 14-3 victory over Brewer at Husson University’s Winkin Complex. …
Sam Balzano, UMaine baseball

UMaine baseball team visits UMBC for 3-game series

on April 24, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.
MAINE vs. MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY Time, site: Saturday (2), noon; Sunday, noon; Alumni Field, Baltimore, Maryland Records: Maine 14-20 (4-7 America East), UMBC 16-15 (5-7) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 39-7, UMBC 2-1 (12 inns.) on 5/18/14 Key players: Maine — CF Sam Balzano (.354, 12 runs batted in, 7 …

Fishing Derby Moosehead Lake

By Larry Farrington on April 24, 2015, at 12:33 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 2015 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Fishing Derby, Moosehead Lake Only, Greenville and Rockwood , Maine For more information: 207-695-2017; Sunday June 14, 2015 Invasive Species Derby on Moosehead Lake Only- Small Mouth Bass, White Perch and Yellow Perch. $300.00 First Place in each Category …
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