Swimming and Diving


MDI girls capture PVC swim championship

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Feb. 06, 2016, at 9:58 p.m.
ORONO | The Mount Desert Island High School girls won the 38th Annual Penobscot Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held at the University of Maine Saturday scoring 234 points, 46 points ahead of second-place Bangor High. Foxcroft Academy, winners of the meet’s final event, the 400-freestyle relay, finished …

Penobscot Valley Conference swim championships set for weekend

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Feb. 02, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
  Championship season opens for Penobscot Valley Conference swimmers and divers as the boys PVC Championship is set for Friday at Husson University in Bangor. The girls meet will be held Saturday at the University of Maine in Orono. The Ellsworth Eagles have dominated the Class B boys dual-meet season …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 21, 2016

on Jan. 21, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

Maine women lead NESCAC 100-butterfly competitors

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Jan. 19, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
Former Maine interscholastic swimmers Emma Waddell and Lindsey Prelgovisk have recorded the two fastest 100-yard butterfly times this season in the 11-school New England Small College Athletic Conference, a conference with a long tradition of swimming excellence. Bangor’s Waddell, a sophomore at Williams College, leads the field at 56.57 seconds, …

Maine high school swimmers turning in fast times

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Jan. 11, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
As the interscholastic season approaches the halfway mark of the dual-meet season, several area swimmers recorded impressive performances in recent racing.

High school swimming results

on Jan. 08, 2016, at 11:33 p.m.
At Bangor Girls results George Stevens Acad. 50, Hampden Acad. 44 Ellsworth 56, Hampden Acad. 38 200 Yard Medley Relay: 1, Ellsworth (Leah Stevens, Sidney Hamilton, Jessica Cohen, Katie Walton), 2:09.37. 2, Hampden Academy (Olivia Doucette, Re’ka Hegede, Gabbi Bourgoin, Angela Rideout), 2:15.34. 3, George Stevens Academy (Karina Steenberg, Ellie …
Ellsworth High School's Talor Hamilton competes in the 100-yard butterfly during the Class B state swim meet Feb. 14, 2015, at the University of Maine's Wallace Pool in Orono.

Ellsworth High swimmers posting top times

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Jan. 05, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
These Eagles are training to swim fast.

Former Orono High swimmer coaching at Brown

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Dec. 28, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.
In her second season as coach of the Brown University women’s swim team, former Orono High and Canoe City Club swimmer Kate Kovenock has guided her team to a 1-1 record in dual-meet action this season with a win against the University of Massachusetts and a loss to Yale along …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Dec. 25, 2015

on Dec. 25, 2015, at 8:36 p.m.
BASEBALL BREWER — Husson Baseball Winter Camp, 9-11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 29, at Sluggers Indoor Baseball Facility, for ages 6-18. Camp will consist of hitting drills, throwing progression, fielding drills and pitching mechanics. Cost is $50. For information or registration, email Jason Harvey at Harveyja@husson.edu or …

Navy’s long win streak against archrival Army not limited to football

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Dec. 21, 2015, at 11:27 a.m.
Tucked in a package of college sports trivia cards may be the question, “Which sport in the Army-Navy rivalry has the longest winning streak?” Navy’s recent football win over the Black Knights, the Midshipmen’s 14th consecutive victory, likely would be the common response, but an incorrect one. Actually, it is …

Rule change a life preserver for Aroostook County swim teams

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 16, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
Fans of high school swimming may notice a new team in the results this winter.

Local sports results for Dec. 9, 2015

on Dec. 10, 2015, at 6:17 a.m.
Results Wednesday’s Results BOYS BASKETBALL Ellsworth 71, Central 60 Fort Kent 55, LCS/MSSM 36 John Bapst 74, Foxcroft Academy 66 Penquis Valley 59, Greenville 53 Van Buren 40, Ashland 16 Woodland 57, Jonesport-Beals 42 GIRLS BASKETBALL Ashland 56, Van Buren 18 Fort Fairfield 61, Hodgdon 31 Fort Kent 34, Limestone …

Local sports results for Dec. 7, 2015

on Dec. 08, 2015, at 6:15 a.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Girls Basketball Bangor at Lewiston, 7 p.m. Belfast at Maranacook, 6:30 p.m. Central Aroostook at Madawaska, 7 p.m. Central at Ellsworth, 7 p.m. Cony at Camden Hills, 7 p.m. Erskine Acad. at Medomak Valley, 7 p.m. Forest Hills at North Haven, 11:30 a.m. Gardiner at Mt. …

High school swimming weekend results

on Dec. 06, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
At UMaine-Presque Isle Carlisle (Presque Isle/Caribou/Maine School of Science and Mathematics) girls 85, Washington Academy 52 200 Yard Medley Relay: 1, Carlisle ‘A’ (Raymond, Abigail, Maley, Kristyn, Wing, Madelyn, Thibeault, Kyra ), 2:23.27. 2, Washington Ad. (Foti, Beatrice, Sparrow, Aubrey, Emery, Ava, Lamb, Alayna ), 2:24.62. 3, Carlisle ‘B’ (Espling, …
Kelsey Tripp, 18, of Winterport, is pictured with her hometown coach, Andrea Lee. Tripp won gold in the 50-meter freestyle swim at the Special Olympics July 28.

How this Winterport teen incredibly cut her swim time in half, became an international star and met Michael Phelps

By Andrea Lee on Aug. 20, 2015, at 7:13 a.m.
I thought shaving 10 to 15 seconds off of her time was a reasonable request. I knew we had our work cut out for us. Little did I know how she would grow.

Sports briefs for July 16, 2015

By Joe McLaughlin on July 16, 2015, at 5:24 p.m.
Swihart with Sea Dogs on rehab assignment PORTLAND | Portland Sea Dogs shortstop Marco Hernandez, the MiLB.com Top Star winner from the Eastern League All-Star Game, has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in several moves announced by the Sea Dogs Thursday. Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart is expected …

Bangor High School assistant named as boys swim coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 01, 2015, at 5:54 p.m.
BANGOR — Dave Barnett, who has assisted Phil Emery with the boys swim team at Bangor High School for several seasons, has been named to replace the legendary coach. Emery, who was inducted into the Maine Sports and Swimming Halls of Fame, retired after this past season after a remarkable …

900 wins and counting: USM coach wants 10 more years

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2015, at 7:14 p.m.
Ed Flaherty is in his 30th year as the head baseball coach at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, but he has the same enthusiasm now as he had when he first started. “I love it. I look forward to going to work every day,” said Flaherty, who notched …

Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame to induct three

on April 06, 2015, at 6:11 p.m.
The Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame will induct Alan A. Switzer, Christopher Hamilton and Lauren Hill Wood into the Hall during a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, April 12, in Lewiston. Switzer, appointed in 1971 as the University of Maine’s first men’s swimming and diving coach, led the Black …
Bangor High School coach Phil Emery works with his swimmers during a practice on Jan. 22, 2003 at Husson College in Bangor.

Legendary Bangor high school swim coach leaves lasting effect on swimmers, peers

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on March 27, 2015, at 11:25 a.m.
Twenty-six state championships, a New England championship, All-American swimmers and divers and so many dual-meet wins that statisticians would question the mathematical probability, and yet these measures do not reveal the coach Phil Emery experience for former Bangor High School swimmers and coaching peers. They took time out to reflect …