Hermon, Foxcroft softball summary

on May 21, 2015, at 9:47 p.m.
High school softball HERMON 4, FOXCROFT ACAD. 1 Foxcroft (6-4) 000-100-0 — 1 7 1 Hermon (9-2) 000-004-x — 4 5 1 Clukey and Carroll; Theberge and Perry E: Brawn; Theberge; 2B: Brawn 2, Richard; Perry; 3B: Theberge; LOB: FA 9, Hermon 5; DP: Hermon 1; SH: none; MacManus Repeat …

Thursday’s track and field results

on May 21, 2015, at 9:21 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL At UMaine, Orono Orono boys 239, Central 91, Hermon 84, Dexter 68, John Bapst 29, Penquis 24, Searsport 9, Narraguagus 6, Calais 5, PCHS ns 4×800 Meter Relay: 1, Orono (Tristan Butterfield, Ben Allan-Rahill, Aiden Crane, Jacob Fandel), 10:06.93. 2, Hermon (Nick Langille, Brendan Swoboda, Ryan Bowden, Benjamin …
Hermon's Hailey Perry (right) slides safely home past Foxcroft Academy's Avery Carroll during their softball game Thursday at Hermon

Hermon rallies in the sixth to pick up softball win over Foxcroft Academy

By Larry Mahoney on May 21, 2015, at 8:36 p.m.
The Hermon High School softball team had won six straight games since dropping a 1-0 decision to Foxcroft Academy on May 6, but the Hawks found themselves trailing the Ponies 1-0 in the sixth inning of Thursday’s rematch. But the Hawks scored four two-out runs in the …

Sabattus Disc Golf to host 2016 US women’s championship

By Sun Journal on May 21, 2015, at 8:24 p.m.
Local disc golf is going big time. One of the fastest-growing recreational sports in the country has chosen Maine for the site of one of its most prestigious events. The Professional Disc Golf Association, in conjunction with the Maine Sports Commission, announced Thursday that it would hold …

On Deck, a sports calendar for May 21, 2015

on May 21, 2015, at 8:03 p.m.
BASEBALL WATERVILLE — The 14th annual Fantasy Baseball Trip to benefit the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville will be held Wednesday-Sunday, July 29-Aug. 2. Games will be July 29, White Sox at Red Sox; July 30, Tigers at Orioles; July 31, Braves at Phillies; Aug. 1, Braves at Phillies, and …

Sports briefs for May 21, 2015

By Wire Service Reports on May 21, 2015, at 7:35 p.m.
Bills’ Dareus suspended for opener The NFL suspended Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus without pay for the first game of the 2015 regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The four-year veteran will be able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices leading up to the …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers against the Texas Rangers during the first inning Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Red Sox pitching staff not getting run support

By The Sports Xchange on May 21, 2015, at 5:51 p.m.
BOSTON — Boston’s starting pitching, which has been talked about so much throughout the offseason and into the first quarter of the 2015 season, has been very good lately as the pitchers have responded to new pitching coach Carl Willis. The Red Sox offense? Well, that hasn’t been very good …

Leisureman Triathlon has unique features

on May 21, 2015, at 5:26 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Maine will be host to a unique triathlon on June 25 and 26. When images of a triathlete come to mind, one often sees a dripping wet swimmer or blistered runner, but a growing group of men and women have set out to redefine the term. The Leisureman …

Warrior Basketball Camp at Fort Kent

on May 21, 2015, at 5:09 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Warrior Basketball Camp this summer, June 29 – July 3 at Fort Kent Community High School Gym.  The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades K-8. Camp will run Monday-Thursday for grades K-3 from 8:30-10 a.m. and for grades 4-8 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Camp …

13th annual SPIRIT CAMP for young cheerleaders

on May 21, 2015, at 5:06 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Cheerleaders will hold the 13th annual SPIRIT CAMP 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29-July 1, at the University of Maine Student Recreation Center. This camp is for those who have completed grades K-6. Instruction will be provided in cheers, chants, jumps, motion technique and dance. The cost for …

American Legion Baseball Tryouts

on May 21, 2015, at 5:02 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The RH Foster Energy American Legion baseball tryouts, for players from Hampden Academy, Hermon High School and Nokomis Regional High will be held at 9 a.m. May 31, at Bordick Field in Hampden. Contact Pete Huston at 318 8916 with questions. This post was contributed by a …
University of Maine starter Justin Courtney delivers a pitch in an America East tourney game against University of Maryland Baltimore County Thursday at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Pitching woes plague UMaine baseball team in tourney loss to UMBC

By Pete Warner on May 21, 2015, at 4:37 p.m.
LOWELL, Massachusetts — The pitching staff has been precariously thin this season for the University of Maine baseball team. So when when usually dependable starter Justin Courtney struggled early in Thursday’s postseason opener, the Black Bears were not able to stop the bleeding. The University of Maryland Baltimore County scored …
The 10th hole at Sugarloaf Golf Club is ready for another season.

Sugarloaf Golf Club to open for 30th season

on May 21, 2015, at 4:01 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | Favorable spring weather, minimal winter ice buildup and aggressive cultural practices last summer have the Sugarloaf Golf Club sporting some of the best turf conditions in its history as the course prepares to begin its 30th season on Friday, according to a Sugarloaf news release. The …
UMaine baseball players (from left) Shane Bussey, Brett Chappell, Danny Diaz, John Arel and Christian Garabedian play a game during warmups on Thursday prior to their America East tournament game against Maryland Baltimore County at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts.

UMaine baseball team looks to Heath to change tourney fortunes

By Pete Warner on May 21, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.
LOWELL, Massachusetts — The University of Maine’s season will be on the line Friday afternoon. Coach Steve Trimper’s No. 3 Black Bears will face fourth-seeded Hartford in a 1 p.m. elimination game at LeLacheur Park. UMaine is coming off Thursday’s disappointing 9-5 loss to No. 2 Maryland Baltimore County. Senior …

Some in our state are still making poor choices on ignorance, racism

on May 21, 2015, at 12:44 p.m.
Ignorance can end, but can the same be said for racism? I base this question on my experiences growing up in the Maine town of Millinocket and playing high school basketball in the mid-1970s at Stearns High School, which was then a Class A school, lower in enrollment and a …

Local sports results for May 20, 2015

on May 21, 2015, at 7:18 a.m.
Batter up BASEBALL Little League Fairmount Market 23 Corner store 3 Fairmount top hitters: Brendon Porter 5 singles; Scotty Fahey 3 singles; Joey Morrison single, double; winning pitcher: Landon Yu winning pitcher; Corner store: Cole Neal 2 singles At Hermon Hermon Harley Davidson 7, Hermon Dysart’s 3 Harley top hitters: …
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Racism, bad fans may always be part of Maine’s high school sports scene

By Larry Mahoney on May 21, 2015, at 5:40 a.m.
Racism that athletes face on the state’s playing fields and courts isn’t going away, but some athletic administrators across Maine believe that the people who are guilty of making inappropriate comments are decreasing. The Hyde School from Bath, a private boarding school, withdrew its boys varsity basketball team from the …
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Members of the University of Maine women's basketball team pause for a photo in front of the Cupola del Brunelleschi Wednesday in Florence, Italy.

Art, culture and history provide a great day for Black Bears in Florence

By Anna Heise, Special to the BDN on May 21, 2015, at 12:53 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Anna Heise of the University of Maine has agreed to write a blog during the Black Bears women’s basketball team’s trip to Italy. The senior center from Halle, Germany, will provide readers with a student-athlete’s perspective on the experience as the team enjoys the history and culture of …

Altoona’s Creasy shuts down Sea Dogs

on May 20, 2015, at 11:13 p.m.
PORTLAND | A night removed from a combined 24-run output, the Portland Sea Dogs and Altoona Curve played a starkly different contest in game two of their series, with Altoona winning 2-1 Wednesday night at Hadlock Field. Jason Creasy (4-0) earned the win and kept the Sea Dogs lineup …
Fans at Fenway Park in Boston try to catch a foul ball during the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game between the Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. The Rangers won 4-1.

Rangers hold off Red Sox in ninth for 2-1 victory

By The Sports Xchange on May 20, 2015, at 10:41 p.m.
BOSTON — Right-hander Phil Klein, summoned from the minor leagues to make his first major league start, and four relievers combined on a nine-hitter that gave the Texas Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Klein, who yielded five hits and four runs in 4 …
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