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Women's basketball student-athlete Liz Wood takes notes during one of her classes at the University of Maine. The junior from Catlett, Virginia, is among many students at the university who successfully balance school work with the rigors of Division I athletics.

UMaine student-athletes thrive in classroom despite difficult schedules

By Samuel Bonsey on April 24, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.
ORONO | Life as a student-athlete at the University of Maine can be strenuous. They get up, work out in the morning, attend class, practice with the team and attend more classes. Sometimes, after all of that, they have another workout to do. Some athletes may leave their dorm …

Local sports results for April 23, 2015

on April 24, 2015, at 6:25 a.m.
Today’s Games HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Bangor Christian at Schenck, 1 p.m. Bangor at Brewer, noon, at Husson University Belfast Area at Erskine, 1 p.m. Biddeford at Cheverus, 1 p.m. Deering at Massabesic, 10 a.m. Gardiner at Leavitt, 4 p.m. Greenville High School at Machias Memorial High School, 4 p.m. Hall-Dale …
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Weal, O’Neill lift Monarchs past Pirates in Game 1

on April 23, 2015, at 11:06 p.m.
MANCHESTER, NH – Welcome to the O’Neill and Weal Show. Brian O’Neill and Jordan Weal each showed why they have been among the league leaders in American Hockey League scoring during the regular season. O’Neill and Weal each scored twice as the Manchester Monarchs took Game 1 of the Eastern …
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) defends against Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) during the second half in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95.

LeBron James, Kevin Love help Cleveland top Celtics for 3-0 series lead

By The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2015, at 10:56 p.m.
BOSTON — LeBron James and his pals were simply too much for the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one game of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 103-95 win over the Celtics. The Cavaliers, seeded No. 2 in the East, can complete the …
Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) walks off the field as they lost in the ninth inning to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Thursday.

Rays score walk-off run to frustrate Red Sox 2-1

By Greg Auman, The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2015, at 10:52 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays got strong pitching from Jake Odorizzi in their first walk-off victory this year, beating the Boston Red Sox 2-1 in the ninth inning on an RBI single by catcher Rene Rivera at Tropicana Field. Rookie first baseman Allan Dykstra led off the …

Trenton pitchers stifle Sea Dogs’ bats in 5-0 win

on April 23, 2015, at 10:48 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Portland Sea Dogs couldn’t muster any offense against the Trenton Thunder on Thursday night, dropping the first of a four-game series at Hadlock Field by a final of 5-0. It marks the fourth time the Sea Dogs have been shut out this season. Greg Bird and …

TV, radio schedule for April 24, 2015

on April 23, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400, Practice, 11 a.m., Final Practice, 1 p.m., Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: ToyotaCare 250, Qualifying, 3:30 p.m., Race, 7:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at UMBC (double header), …
Olivia King, who will be a freshman at Old Town High School this fall, played for the Fredericton, New Brunswick-based Under-15 Varsity-Red Prospects girls team in the Geneva Futures Hockey Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland. The 14-year-old King was the only American on the Canadian team.

Old Town girl plays for Canadian team in Swiss hockey tourney

By Larry Mahoney on April 23, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Olivia King’s hockey education involved an accelerated class earlier this month. The 14-year-old King, who will be a freshman at Old Town High School this fall, played for the Under-15 Varsity-Red Prospects girls team, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in the Geneva Futures Hockey Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland. She was …
President Barack Obama (C) holds a replica jersey he was given as he plays host to the reigning NFL Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, including head coach Bill Belichick (L) and team owner Robert Kraft (R), on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington April 23, 2015.

Patriots honored by Obama at White House

By The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2015, at 3:53 p.m.
The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, minus quarterback Tom Brady, were honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday. Amid some jokes about deflated balls, coach Bill Belichick’s wardrobe and Rob Gronkowski, the president congratulated the Patriots for their sustained success and for their thrilling 28-24 …
Left to right: Sara O’Connell, SVP of Human Resources at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, Tom Wheeler, Sales Manager at Darling’s Chevrolet, and Geddy Richardson, Finance Manager at Stanley Scooters gather at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor.  Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 22nd Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament is being played at Kebo on June 2 to benefit Downeast Horizons’ Children’s Program.  There will be two hole-in-one contests where the prizes are a 2015 Chevy Trax and a Vespa Scooter!  For more information and to register call 667-7100.

BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS FOR HARDING GOLF TOURNAMENT ON JUNE 2

By BHBTCathy on April 23, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Kebo Valley Golf Club, 136 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-667-7100; BHBT.com NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP Corporate Communications & Community Relations Bar Harbor Bank & Trust P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME …
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Pirates need to preach patience against Monarchs

on April 23, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
The Portland Pirates and Manchester Monarch have met before in the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs. The Pirates are hoping for a better fate this time around. The Pirates open its best-of-five series against the Monarchs Thursday evening at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Both …

Favorable conditions expected for Kenduskeag Stream race

By Larry Mahoney on April 23, 2015, at 2:04 p.m.
BANGOR | The water will be high for Saturday’s 49th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race but not unusually high, and the fact the race was pushed back a week for the first time in its history will prove a wise decision. That was the word from Bangor Parks and …

New coach to guide young John Bapst baseball team

By Ernie Clark on April 23, 2015, at 11:32 a.m.
BANGOR | The John Bapst baseball team will open its 2015 regular season against defending Eastern Maine Class B champion Caribou Saturday with a youthful roster and a new coach in Jason O’Reilly. O’Reilly, a former catcher at Columbia University who teaches U.S. history at the Bangor school, replaces …

Maine mixed martial arts promotion to begin crowning amateur champions

By Ernie Clark on April 23, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.
The large majority of bouts during New England Fights’ three-plus years of staging mixed martial arts shows in Maine have involved amateurs getting their start in a sport still new to the Pine Tree State. During the promotion’s most recent event, NEF XVII held April 11, 13 of the 19 …

Portland, Deering renew rivalry in softball opener

By Michael Hoffer on April 23, 2015, at 11:25 a.m.
Portland and Deering’s softball teams are both hoping for bigger and better things this spring and in Wednesday afternoon’s season opener at Kiley Field, it’s clear that both squads have reason for optimism. The Bulldogs took advantage of early Rams’ mistakes to open up a 7-0 lead …

Falmouth boys win squeaker over Scarborough in lacrosse

By Michael Hoffer on April 23, 2015, at 11:22 a.m.
Those who think that opening game results are meaningless had that opinion validated big-time Wednesday evening at the Kippy Mitchell Sports Complex. Host Scarborough, which was stunned by Westbrook on Opening Night, hosted Falmouth, which won its first game by 20 goals. The Yachtsmen were expected by …

Sports briefs for April 22, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on April 23, 2015, at 9:21 a.m.
Civil lawsuit vs. Hernandez proceeds A wrongful-death lawsuit filed in 2013 against Aaron Hernandez will proceed now that the former New England Patriots tight end’s criminal case has been resolved, and Hernandez is expected to be called to testify. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison last week for the …
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Erin’s Run Q&A with Kyle Woolley

on April 23, 2015, at 8:53 a.m.
Brian MacLeod sits down with Kyle Woolley, older brother to Erin of Erin’s Run, to remember his sister, what made her so special, and what the 5K means to him.
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After Holbrook teacher’s death, a chance to come together

on April 23, 2015, at 7:52 a.m.
  As our children take the field or skate out onto the ice the mothers and fathers and siblings and friends arrange ourselves in the stands or along the out-of-bounds lines.  We are there to cheer for them, support them, and tell them to skate harder even if we’re pretty …
Walk with the whole family and bring your best friend for just $15.  Proceeds benefit the Old Town area No-Kill animal shelter.

5K Pet Run/Walk This Weekend Benefits No Kill Shelter in Old Town.

By Karen Robertson on April 23, 2015, at 7:37 a.m.
Rain or shine it’s the 2015 Old Town Animal Orphanage 5K Pet Run/Walk! Pets are optional but welcome! This is a super fun event for the whole family, proceeds benefit the No-Kill shelter for stray animals serving the communities of Old Town, Stillwater, Orono and Veazie. The race/walk starts and …
 
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