Golf

 
A golfer watches her ball after taking a swing at Traditions Golf Club in Holden on Tuesday morning.  The club hosts a women's league there weekly, and while there are a number of longtime golfers there are lots of newcomers as well.  “"This is not a league of terribly competitive players,”" said golf pro and club co-owner Colin Gillies. “"We try to make it as comfortable and nonthreatening as possible by making up compatible teams with a mix of skill levels.”"

Women’s golf league bringing fun to the fore for retired ladies

By Meg Haskell on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
“We try to be fun and easy and accommodate all levels of ability.”

Local sports results for August 10, 2016

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 9:40 p.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL Belfast BELFAST — Preseason practices for Belfast High School teams begin on Monday, Aug. 15. The times are: golf, 3-6 p.m. at Northport Golf Course; football, 7-10 a.m.; field hockey, 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., followed by parent meeting at 7 p.m.; boys soccer, 8-10 a.m. and …

TV, radio schedule for August 11, 2016

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Midwest Regional semifinal, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV New England Regional semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV Northwest Regional semifinal, 3 p.m., ESPN-TV Great Lakes Regional semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TVStory continues below advertisement. Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV West Regional semifinal, 9 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at …

Local Sports Results for Aug. 9, 2016

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:12 p.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL Belfast BELFAST — Preseason practices for Belfast High School teams begin on Monday, Aug. 15. The times are: golf, 3-6 p.m. at Northport Golf Course; football, 7-10 a.m.; field hockey, 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., followed by parent meeting at 7 p.m.; boys soccer, 8-10 a.m. and …

Sports briefs for Aug. 9, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 09, 2016, at 8:53 p.m.
Red Sox scrap ‘inappropriate’ bobblehead promotion for Ortiz The Boston Red Sox did not approve of the David Ortiz bobbleheads and canceled the promotion prior to Tuesday’s game against the rival New York Yankees at Fenway Park. “The bobbleheads were unacceptable to the club and not appropriate for distribution,” the …
Falmouth Country Club’s Shawn Warren watches his shot during the first round of the State of Maine Championship Tuesday at the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley.

Falmouth Country Club golfer takes State of Maine tourney lead

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
Falmouth Country Club’s Shawn Warren shot a 2-over-par 74 for a one-stroke lead in the first day of the State of Maine Championship.

Local sports results for August 8, 2016

on Aug. 08, 2016, at 9:30 p.m.
Golf LOCAL At Barren View GC, Jonesboro Ladies Club Championship — Gross: 1) Jeanine Wright 179, 2) Sue Burr 195, 3) Hazel Carter 200, 4) Hilary Pineo 208, 5) Lynn Bjornson 225, 6) Nancy Cunliffe 226, Net: 1) Jeanine Wright 141, 2) Hilary Pineo 142, 3) Hazel Carter 144, 4) …

Old Town High School golf team turnouts begin Aug. 15

By Joe Perdue on Aug. 08, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hidden Meadows Golf Course, 240 W. Old Town Rd., Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-827-4779; facebook.com/coyotegolf/ OLD TOWN — Practice for the Old Town High School golf team will begin Monday, Aug. 15. There will be no no cuts …
Jim Furyk reacts after shooting a PGA tour record 58 after the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Sunday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Furyk sets PGA Tour record with historic 58

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
CROMWELL, Connecticut — Fifty eight. It was a number that only existed in golf folklore until Sunday. Then Jim Furyk made it a reality. The 46-year-old Furyk turned an eagle, 10 birdies and seven pars into a PGA Tour-record 12-under-par 58 in Sunday’s final round of the Travelers Championship at …

Local sports results for Aug. 3, 2016

on Aug. 03, 2016, at 9:42 p.m.
Youth baseball SLWS At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Sunday, July 31 G1: U.S. Central 6, Europe-Africa 0 G2: U.S. Southeast 4, U.S. East 3 G3: Maine District 3 9, U.S. Southwest 8 G4: Latin America 8, Canada 0Story continues below advertisement. Monday, Aug. 1 G5: U.S. Central 13, Asia-Pacific 8 G6: …
Ricky Jones of Thomaston recently received the Dr. Leonardo Buck Player of the Year award, given annually to the top amateur golfer in the state by the Maine State Golf Association.

Thomaston golfer named state’s top amateur

By Mike Doran, MSGA on Aug. 03, 2016, at 6:32 p.m.
At the start of July, Ricky Jones of Thomaston wasn’t even thinking about the Dr. Leonardo Buck Player of the Year award, given annually to the top amateur golfer in the state by the Maine State Golf Association. However, after a late push and top finishes in some major tournaments, …

Local sports results for Aug. 2, 2016

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
Youth baseball SLWS At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Sunday, July 31 G1: U.S. Central 6, Europe-Africa 0 G2: U.S. Southeast 4, U.S. East 3 G3: Maine District 3 9, U.S. Southwest 8 G4: Latin America 8, Canada 0Story continues below advertisement. Monday, Aug. 1 G5: U.S. Central 13, Asia-Pacific 8 G6: …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 3, 2016

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE N.Y. METS at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV BOSTON at SEATTLE, 10 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB …

Golf course architect will talk about maintaining historic golf courses

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Delano Auditorium, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine For more information: castinehistoricalsociety.org CASTINE — The Castine Golf Course has integrated history and historic golf course architecture in the signature course designed by Willie Park Jr. Park was regarded as the first …

Local sports results for Aug. 1, 2016Senior League World Series scores, schedule

on Aug. 01, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.
SLWS At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Sunday, July 31 G1: U.S. Central 6, Europe-Africa 0 G2: U.S. Southeast 4, U.S. East 3 G3: Maine District 3 9, U.S. Southwest 8 G4: Latin America 8, Canada 0Story continues below advertisement. Monday, Aug. 1 G5: U.S. Central 13, Asia-Pacific 8 G6: U.S. West …

Local sports results for July 30-31, 2016

on July 31, 2016, at 9:35 p.m.
Senior League WORLD SERIES At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Sunday, July 31 G1: U.S. Central 6, Europe-Africa 0 G2: U.S. Southeast 4, U.S. East 3 G3: Maine District 3 9, U.S. Southwest 8 G4: Latin America vs. Canada, 8 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Monday, Aug. 1 G5: Asia-Pacific vs. U.S. Central, …
Jimmy Walker reacts to a birdie putt on the 17th hole during the Sunday round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol GC Lower Course in Springfield, N.J.

Walker edges Day in PGA for first major title

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on July 31, 2016, at 9:15 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — Jimmy Walker captured his first major championship with a one-shot victory over Jason Day in the 98th PGA Championship on Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club. Walker, 37, finished at 14-under-par 268 after a final-round 67. Day finished second at 13 under after his 67. Daniel …

Local sports results for July 29, 2016

on July 29, 2016, at 9:56 p.m.
Track and field USATF 14&U Meet At Old Town High School (Shortened by rain) Girls teams: Bangor Rec, Blue Hill Peninsula, Brewer Rec, Central TC, Foxcroft TC, Hampden Rec, Lincoln Rec, Old Town TC, Red Riot (Orono) TC, Pittsfeld TC 800M Race Walk — 8-under: 1, Addie Trefts, OTTC, 6:26.10. …
Jason Day picks up his ball on the 13th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Friday at Baltusrol GC Lower Course in Springfield, N.J.

Streb shares second-round PGA lead after a 63

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on July 29, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — Robert Streb became the 30th player in history to shoot a 63 in a major tournament and is tied for the lead with Jimmy Walker at 9-under-par 131 after Friday’s second round of the 98th PGA Championship on the Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club. …
Former University of Maine pitcher Stu Lacognata was in Orono Wednesday to watch his daughter, Elizabeth, compete in the Maine Women's Amateur golf tourney at the Penobscot Valley Country Club.

Former UMaine pitcher: Watching daughter play in golf tourney was ‘nerve-wracking’

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
Former University of Maine pitcher Stu Lacognata knows all about pressure situations.