American Legion

 
Ryan Brookings (left) of Coffee News slides into home safely while Pastime catcher Brock Belanger awaits a throw during their American Legion baseball state tournament game on Thursday at Morton Field in Augusta.

Bangor’s Coffee News silences previously unbeaten Lewiston in tourney

By Wil Kramlich, Sun Journal on July 28, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
The win advances the 20-5 Comrades to a winners’ bracket game at 3:30 p.m. Friday against the winner of a matchup between Yankee Ford of South Portland and Rogers Post of Auburn.
Peter Kemble of the Coffee News Comrades of Bangor pitches against Skowhegan during the Zone 1 American Legion baseball tournament on Friday night at Husson University's Winkin Complex.

Two-time champion Coffee News seeks American Legion tourney crown

By Ernie Clark on July 25, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
Coffee News seeks to become the first team to win three straight state Legion titles since Nova Seafood of Portland won four in a row between 2001 and 2004.

Local sports results for July 23-24, 2016

on July 24, 2016, at 9:55 p.m.
Legion Baseball Zone 1 Tournament At Husson University, Bangor Thursday, June 21 P1: No. 4 Skowhegan 2, No. 5 Brewer 1 P2: No. 6 Acadians 2, No. 3 Hampden 1 Friday, June 22 G1: No. 2 Bangor Coffee News 7, No. 4 Skowhegan 6 G2: No. 1 Post 51 Oakland …
Sam Huston of the Coffee News Comrades of Bangor catches a throw to force out a Skowhegan runner at first base during the Zone 1 American Legion baseball tournament on Friday night at Husson University's Winkin Complex.  Bangor won 7-6 and beat Skowhegan again on Sunday, 5-2, to capture the Zone 1 title.

Bangor Coffee News tops Skowhegan for first Zone 1 title since 2012

By Ernie Clark on July 24, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.
The Coffee News Comrades accomplished something Sunday they hadn’t done while rolling to the 2014 and 2015 American Legion baseball state title — win the Zone 1 championship. Andrew Hillier hit a pair of RBI doubles and Brian Peirce pitched five innings of scoreless relief Sunday as …
Sam Huston (right) of the Coffee News Comrades of Bangor throws to first to attempt a double play after forcing out Skowhegan's Chase Malloy at second base during a Zone 1 American Legion baseball tourney game on Friday night at Husson University's Winkin Complex. Bangor won 7-6 and beat Post 51 of Oakland 4-0 Saturday to secure a spot in the upcoming state tourney.

Bangor Coffee News, Skowhegan clinch American Legion state tournament berths

on July 23, 2016, at 10:29 p.m.
Jesse Colford pitched a one-hit shutout Saturday as Bangor’s Coffee News Comrades clinched a berth in the American Legion baseball state tournament with a 4-0 victory over top-ranked Post 51 of Oakland during a winners’ bracket game of the Zone 1 tournament at Husson University. Skowhegan’s Post …
Adam Turcotte (left) of Skowhegan slides safely into home as catcher Derek Fournier of the Coffee News Comrades for Bangor reaches for the throw during a Zone 1 American Legion baseball tournament game on Friday night at Husson University's Winkin Complex.

Ninth-inning rally lifts Bangor Legion team past Skowhegan

By Ernie Clark on July 22, 2016, at 9:47 p.m.
The second-seeded Comrades had a 7-6 victory over No. 4 Skowhegan in the Zone 1 Legion tournament on Friday at Husson University.

Lauter pitches Bronco-Hermon to District 3 Junior baseball title

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2016, at 9:13 p.m.
Post 51, made up of players from the Oakland-Waterville-Fairfield area, finished its regular season as the zone’s top seed with a 16-5 record.

Brewer all-stars advance to District 3 Senior League championship

on July 19, 2016, at 10:58 p.m.
BANGOR — Josiah Cyr turned in a strong relief effort to help lead the Brewer all-stars by Old Town 9-4 Tuesday night in the elimination round of the District 3 Senior League baseball tourney at Mansfield Stadium. Brewer (4-1) advanced to the championship round against unbeaten Bronco-Hermon at 5 p.m. …

Local sports results for July 16-17, 2016

on July 17, 2016, at 10:06 p.m.
American Legion baseball Zone 1 Results Saturday’s Games Bangor at Post 51, 11 a.m. Hampden at Acadians, 11 a.m. Motor City at Penquis, 11 a.m. Skowhegan at Brewer, 11 a.m. Monday, July 18 Acadians at Skowhegan, 5 p.m. Bangor at Hampden, 5 p.m. Penquis at Brewer, 7 p.m. Post 51 …

Old Town, Ellsworth all-star teams win district titles

on July 14, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
BREWER | The Old Town all-stars scored early to surge ahead en route to beating Bangor East 6-2 and winning the District 3 Little League baseball championship for ages 9-10 Thursday. Old Town advanced to the state tourney in Westbrook and will play its opener at 1 p.m. Saturday, …

Summer baseball roundup: Albert pitches Old Town Junior baseball stars past Sebasticook

on July 06, 2016, at 9:36 p.m.
BANGOR | Chris Albert pitched a one-hit shutout, striking out five, to lead Old Town to a 13-0 District 3 Junior League baseball all-star victory over Sebasticook on Wednesday at Mansfield Stadium. Tyler McCannell paced the offense with three singles and two RBIs, Ethan Hayes provided two singles and …

Houlton rallies by Bronco all-stars to earn District 3 victory

on July 01, 2016, at 9:49 p.m.
HOULTON — Silas Graham’s two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted Houlton by Bronco of Hampden 4-2 in a District 3 Little League baseball all-star tourney game for ages 11-12 Friday. Graham finished with two hits for Houlton while Nolan Hodgkins …

Bangor tops Skowhegan for 7th win

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
At Skowhegan, Kyle Stevenson and Sam Huston teamed up for three hits and three RBIs to lead Bangor’s Coffee News Comrades to a 6-1 victory over Post 16 in American Legion Zone 1 play Thursday evening. Jesse Colford allowed one run over seven innings from the mound, surrendering five hits …

Rowell’s rallies past Motor City

on June 25, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — A squeeze bunt by Penquis’ Colin Beckett and an errant throw plated Cameron Doak and Chandler Rockwell as Rowell’s Penquis Navigators registered a walk-off 6-5 Zone 1 Senior Legion baseball victory over Motor City of Bangor on Thursday. Doak had led off in the bottom of the seventh …

Legion roundup: Penquis rallies past Motor City

on June 23, 2016, at 9:45 p.m.
Penquis rallies past Motor City DOVER-FOXCROFT — A squeeze bunt by Penquis’ Colin Beckett and an errant throw plated Cameron Doak and Chandler Rockwell as Rowell’s Penquis Navigators eked out a 6-5 Zone 1 Senior American Legion baseball victory over Motor City of Bangor on Thursday. Doak led off in …
The Coffee News Comrades of Bangor hoist the championship trophy after rallying for seven runs in the eighth inning to overcome a four-run deficit to beat Morrill Post 35 of South Portland for the American Legion baseball state title at Wainright Recreation Complex in South Portland on Aug. 2, 2015.

Bangor begins quest for third straight Legion baseball state title

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
The high-density American Legion Zone 1 baseball regular season, which involves 21 games in 30 days, kicked off Monday, with each team slated for five games this week.

Legion roundup: Huston, Hillier propel Coffee News past Penquis

on June 22, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.
BANGOR | Sam Huston and Andrew Hillier combined for three doubles, a triple, five RBIs and four runs scored to lead Coffee News of Bangor to a Zone 1 Senior American Legion baseball victory over Penquis at Mansfield Stadium on Wednesday. Kyle Stevenson and Peter Kemble added two hits …

Legion roundup: Skowhegan shuts down R.H. Foster

on June 21, 2016, at 9:36 p.m.
Three pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Post 16 of Skowhegan earned a 7-1 Zone 1 American Legion baseball victory over R.H. Foster of Hampden on Tuesday afternoon. Ryan Emery worked three scoreless innings and Brendan Curran earned the win with three innings of relief. Cody Laweryson …

Legion roundup: Bangor wins Zone 1 opener

on June 20, 2016, at 9:51 p.m.
Peter Kemble, Brian Pierce and Jesse Colford combined to limit Skowhegan to one run on Monday to lead Bangor’s Coffee News to a 4-1 Zone 1 Senior American Legion victory at Mansfield Stadium. Kemble earned the win as he went the first five innings and struck out …

Hampden American Legion Baseball tryouts May 15 and 22

on April 28, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
HAMPDEN — The Hampden RH Foster American Legion Baseball Team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturdays, May 15 and 22, at Bordick Park in Hampden. Players ages 15 to 19 from Hampden Academy, Nokomis Regional High School, and Hermon High School, are eligible to try out. Contact Pete Huston …