Cross Country

Runners in the seeded boys race at the 2015 Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions pulls off the starting line at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. The 15th running of the state’s premier high school event is scheduled for Saturday.

Maine’s premier cross-country event returns to Belfast

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
What started as a modest midseason invitational 15 years ago has grown into one of the biggest cross-country invitationals in all of New England.
University of Maine's Jesse Orach runs during their cross-country meet in Orono on Friday. Orach won the men's race.

UMaine senior star is running down a dream

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 26, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
“Knowing that it’s my last year I just want to finish with no regrets,” Jesse Orach said. “I think I’m well on my way to doing that. I’m not finished yet.”

UMaine cross-country senior continues torrid pace

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
University of Maine senior Jesse Orach continued his blazing start to the cross-country season.

Local sports results for Sept. 2, 2016

on Sept. 01, 2016, at 9:35 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Football Bangor at Edward Little, 7 p.m. Bonny Eagle at South Portland, 7 p.m. Brunswick at Hampden Acad., 7 p.m. Cheverus at Oxford Hills/Buckfield, 7 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Falmouth HS at York, 7 p.m. Foxcroft Acad. at Mount Desert Island, 7 p.m. Gardiner Area at …
Presque Isle striker Madison Michaud (left) wins a ball at midfield against Hermon defender Morgan Buck during a game on Sept. 29, 2015 at the Johnson Athletic Complex in Presque Isle.

Presque Isle High teams dropping harvest-break early fall sports start

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.
“I just think it’s a chance to let the kids have a couple of weeks for themselves.”

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 14, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …
Carsyn Koch (right) nears the finish line to win the 800-meter final at the NCAA Div. II Track and Field Championships held May 28 in Bradenton, Florida.

Versatility at root of Washburn grad’s berth in U.S. Olympic Trials

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Carsyn Koch specialized in versatility while starring in cross-country, soccer, basketball and track at Washburn District High School, but a collegiate focus on a single event has landed her in the same spotlight.
Connor Archer

Stillwater teen graduates, but takes volunteerism with him

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
The Stillwater resident, who recently graduated from high school with highest honors, has steered that athletic energy toward another passion, volunteerism.
Orono High School's Tia Tardy starts her second lap of the 1600-meter run during a track meet at the University of Maine in Orono.

Orono High School runner on track to be one of Maine’s best

By Pete Warner on May 26, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
Tia Tardy has coupled her enthusiasm for running with considerable God-given talent and a relentless work ethic during a successful track and field/cross-country career.
John Holyoke of Brewer High School, who is now the BDN's Outdoors Editor, shows off his high jump form in 1981. Brewer is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its outdoor track program on Saturday.

Brewer High School track athletes linked by century of tradition, pride

By Pete Warner on May 06, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
Representatives from several decades of Brewer track and cross-country are planning to attend the festivities celebrating 100 years.
Some 10,000 yards of snow were made nearby and transported to the Nordic Heritage Center to ensure there will be enough snow for the Biathlon World Cup, being held Feb. 11-14.

Volunteers help make, truck snow for biathlon world cup

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 05, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Volunteers and crews made some 10,000 yards of snow from water at a nearby pond.
Hampden's Paul Casavant rounds a light bend just past the 2-mile point of the Class A state championship cross-country meet, Oct. 31, 2015, at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland.

Hampden junior earns state’s Gatorade boys cross-country honor

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 22, 2016, at 1:40 p.m.
“Paul Casavant is the most complete runner I have ever coached,” Hampden coach Dick Balentine said.
Tia Tardy of Orono High School, pictured near the finish line during the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions last October, has been named the Gatorade Maine girls cross-country runner of the year.

Orono junior named Maine Gatorade girls XC runner of year

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 14, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
Orono High School’s Tia Tardy, who led the Red Riots to their third straight Class C girls cross-country state championship last fall, has been named the 2015-16 Gatorade Maine runner of the year. Tardy, a junior who transferred to Orono from Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln last fall, …
Houlton High School cross country runner Isaiah Brown has qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Houlton runner earns spot at national cross country event

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Dec. 02, 2015, at 6:38 p.m.
A talented 16-year-old athlete at Houlton Middle-High School, Isaiah Brown has made tremendous improvements.

Sports briefs for Nov. 30, 2015

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 30, 2015, at 7:28 p.m.
GSA, Greely runners are top Mainers in Foot Locker race BRONX, New York — John Hassett of Castine and Katherine Leggat-Barr of North Yarmouth were the top Maine finishers in the Northeast Regional in the 37th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park. Hassett, a George …
Orono's Tia Tardy takes the lead in the Class C girls meet during the North cross country championships on Oct. 24 in Belfast . Tardy was the first Maine finisher in the girls meet at the New England high school championships Saturday held at Thetford (Vermont) Academy. She finished 12th overall.

Orono girls cross country team finish 10th in New England championships

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 15, 2015, at 9:22 a.m.
The Class C state champion Orono girls cross country team ran to a 10th-place finish Saturday at the New England high school championships held at Thetford Academy.

Sports briefs for Nov. 6, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on Nov. 06, 2015, at 8:03 p.m.
Ex-NFL star McNabb gets 18 days in jail for DUI PHOENIX — Former NFL star quarterback Donovan McNabb was sentenced to 18 days in jail on Friday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving in Arizona, a court official said. McNabb, an ex-Philadelphia Eagles standout, also received 72 days of …
Matt McClintock of Purdue celebrates after winning the invitational 10,000m in 28:54.77 during the 57th Mt. San Antonio College Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, California, in this April 2015 file photo.

Former Madison High star wins Big Ten cross-country championship

on Nov. 02, 2015, at 5:59 p.m.
Former Madison High School running star Matthew McClintock made history Sunday, as he broke the all-time Big Ten Championships 8,000-meter record en route to becoming Purdue’s first Big Ten champion in 72 years. The senior from Athens, Maine, helped the men’s side finish seventh, with a time of 23 minutes, …
Orono's Olivia Fandel, George Stevens Academy's Zeya Lorio and Orono's Camille Kohtala pass spectators just past the two-mile point of Saturday's Class C state championship cross country meet at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. Orono went on to win the team title.

High school cross country state championship results

on Nov. 01, 2015, at 11:53 a.m.
At Twin Brook, Cumberland 5K Class A Girls Bonny Eagle 58, Scarborough 86, Massabesic 104, Falmouth 137, Brunswick 174, South Portland 183, Cony 199, Westbrook 206, Mt. Blue 216, Hampden 230, Kennebunk 245, Mt. Ararat 255, Windham 279, Lewiston 290 1, Anna Slager, GORH, 19:42.90. 2, Katherine Leckbee, MTA, 19:52.24. …
Messalonskee's Zachariah Hoyle, Gorham's Jesse Southard, Lewiston's Osman Doorow, Hampden's Paul Casavant, Westbrook's Joshua Lombardo and Hampden's Wyatt Lord attempt to get ealry position at the beginning of Saturday's Class A state championship cross country meet at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland.

Hassett leads George Stevens to ‘C’ XC crown; Scarborough, Freeport repeat as champs

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 31, 2015, at 7:13 p.m.
John Hassett, a junior from George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill, not only won his first individual cross country state championship Saturday but led the Eagles to their first Class C boys team title since 1993. Scarborough and Freeport successfully defended their 2014 state championship in the two other divisions, …