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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 …

Sports briefs for June 26, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on June 26, 2016, at 7:23 p.m.
Young harness racing driver records 500th win SCARBOROUGH — Dan Deslandes, a 23-year-old harness racing driver from Saco, recorded the 500th win of his career Sunday when he guided rookie pacer Golden Tree to a first-place finish at Scarborough Downs. Deslandes and Golden Tree took the early lead in the …
Dan Deslandes drives Golden Tree to a first-place finish in the seventh race Sunday at Scarborough Downs.

Young harness racing driver records 500th win

on June 26, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH | Dan Deslandes, a 23-year-old harness racing driver from Saco, recorded the 500th win of his career Sunday when he guided rookie pacer Golden Tree to a first-place finish at Scarborough Downs. Deslandes and Golden Tree took the early lead in the seventh race and held on for …

New testing led to discovery of banned substance use by Maine harness trainers

By Pete Warner on June 03, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
The Maine State Harness Racing Commission on Friday released the details of its findings in the cases of seven Maine trainers discovered to have administered cobalt to their horses.

State to release details on suspensions of Maine harness racing drivers, trainers

on June 02, 2016, at 8:58 p.m.
The Maine State Harness Racing Commission plans on Friday afternoon to release more details about the cases of seven people who have been suspended or fined by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for supplying cobalt to their horses.

Local sports results for May 25, 2016

on May 25, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
COLLEGE BASEBALL America East Tournament (First Game) STONY BROOK 1, MAINE 0 Maine 000-000-000 — 0 6 0 Stony Brook (25-25) 000-000-001 — 1 4 1 Fullmer, Marks (5), Johnson (5), Silva (7) and Stypulkowski; Lee, Rodliff (8) and Real E: none; Honeyman; 2B: Ridley, Chappell; none; HR: none; Honeyman …

Local sports results for May 20, 2016

on May 20, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s Results BASEBALL Ashland 11, Southern Aroostook 8 Central 16, Bangor Christian 4 Erskine Academy 5, Oceanside 4 Fort Fairfield 10, Central Aroostook 3 Houlton 14, Calais 1 Mattanawcook Academy 7, Stearns 4 Nokomis 4, Medomak Valley 1 Orono 12, Lee Acad. 1 Penobscot Valley 12, Penquis …

Local sports results for May 16, 2016

on May 16, 2016, at 9:57 p.m.
Batter up BASEBALL Little League At Old Town Rotary 3, Kiwanis 2 Rotary top hitters: Isaac Hayes triple, double; Drew Haas double; winning pitcher: Cam Avery (complete game); Kiwanis: Maddox Sapiel 2 singles; Dakota Pinkham double Bell’s IGA 8, Aubuchon 5 Bell’s IGA top hitters: Grayson Thibeault 3 singles, Preston …
Drivers and horses make their way around the track at the Bangor Raceway on May 1, 2015.

Bangor Raceway opening delayed

on May 04, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
The opening day of the 133rd season of live racing at historic Bangor Raceway will have to wait until next week.

Local sports results for Nov. 27, 2015

on Nov. 28, 2015, at 7:16 a.m.
Today’s games COLLEGE Women’s Basketball Gulf Coast Showcase Maine vs. Missouri State, 11 a.m. Men’s Hockey Colby vs. Endicott at Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic, 7 p.m. Princeton at Maine, 7 p.m. Women’s Hockey Maine at Robert Morris, 3 p.m. Sunday’s Games COLLEGE Men’s basketball Colby at Regis, 3 p.m. Maine at …

Local sports results for Monday Nov. 9, 2015

on Nov. 10, 2015, at 6:14 a.m.
High school playoffs FOOTBALL NORTH Friday, Nov. 6 Class A A3: No. 1 Portland 56, No. 5 Bangor 7 A4: No. 2 Windham 28, No. 3 Cheverus 0 Class B B3: No. 1 Brunswick 40, No. 4 Mt. Blue 0 B4: No. 3 Brewer 16, No. 2 Skowhegan 15 Class …
Drivers and horses make their way around the track at Bangor Raceway in April

Harness racing returns to Bangor track Monday

on Oct. 09, 2015, at 5:02 p.m.
BANGOR — The fall season of harness racing at Bangor Raceway begins at 5 p.m. Monday at Bass Park and will continue Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of October. Post times are 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Fridays. “We are excited to enter the fall …

Local sport results for September 11, 2015

on Sept. 12, 2015, at 7:38 a.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s Results FOOTBALL Biddeford 35, Noble 0 Brewer 20, Mt. Blue 13 Brunswick 32, Lawrence 16 Cape Elizabeth 47, Poland 6 Cony 33, Messalonskee 27 Deering 14, Sanford 13 Falmouth 14, Westbrook 7 Houlton 22, Camden Hills 14 Kennebunk 51, Gorham 8 Leavitt 43, Morse 14 Lewiston …

Local sports result for Sept. 10, 2015

on Sept. 11, 2015, at 6:31 a.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Thursday’s Results FIELD HOCKEY Belfast Area 4, Oceanside 1 Cony 10, Bangor 0 MCI 1, Leavitt Area 0 Mount View 3, Erskine 2 Skowhegan Area 2, Mt. Blue 1 GIRLS SOCCER Brewer 1, Hampden 0 Camden Hills 10, Cony 0 Fort Fairfield 10, East Grand 0 Shead …

Sports briefs for Aug. 30, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 30, 2015, at 7:32 p.m.
Driver records 1,500th harness racing win SCARBOROUGH — Shane Taggart recorded his 1,500th career driving win Sunday at Scarborough Downs, guiding Pan Taylor home from off the pace to secure the milestone victory. Taggart, who calls Maine home, has maintained a roster of horses on the Scarborough backstretch for years …

Local sports results for Aug. 22-23, 2015

on Aug. 24, 2015, at 5:40 a.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Soccer Van Buren at Madawaska, 5 p.m. Girls Soccer Van Buren at Madawaska, 7 p.m. Results HIGH SCHOOL Girls Soccer Friday’s Results Madawaska 4, Easton 0 College Women’s Soccer Friday’s Results Maine 1, Fairfield 0 Sunday’s Results Maine 1, Fordham 0 Golf Hole-in-one Rodney Hawkins …

Local sports results for August 7, 2015

on Aug. 07, 2015, at 9:27 p.m.
Preseason HIGH SCHOOL Bangor BANGOR — The first practice for Bangor High School boys and girls cross country will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Bangor High tennis courts from 3-4:45 p.m. Contact coach Adam Goode at 991-7000 or Bangor High School for more information. Bangor High School …

Harness racing at Northern Maine Fair to feature Maine Sire Stakes

By Kevin Sjoberg, Presque Isle-Star-Herald on July 21, 2015, at 7:18 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | The Maine Sires Stakes program will make its 2015 fair circuit debut at the Northern Maine Fair on Friday. On the opening night of the fair, 3-year-old pacers will go to the post at 6 p.m., followed with the 3-year-old colt pacers at 2 p.m. Tuesday, …
Farmer Roy Thompson of Limestone races his harness horse on a frozen pond during a local event many years ago. Thompson's grandson, Steve Thompson, is promoting harness racing in the late 1800s and early 1900s through his Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center.

Hallowell historian unearths golden era of Maine harness racing

By Pete Warner on July 18, 2015, at 6:11 a.m.
Steve Thompson stood amid the gravestones at the rear of Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterville and tried to imagine the scene there in 1890. At the time, it was the site of the North Kennebec Agricultural Society fairgrounds and included a harness racing track, formerly known as a trotting park. …

Paul Bunyan Classic returns to Bangor Raceway

on July 17, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —The 22nd annual Paul Bunyan Classic returns to historic Bangor Raceway on Monday. The Bunyan is New England’s oldest continuous harness race of the year. “This race has consistently featured the fastest horses available and has set many track and statewide speed records during its two-decade-plus history,” said …