Youth Sports

Medomak Little League pitcher Garrett Hutchins eyes the catcher's signal during the sixth inning of Saturday's opening game of the state Little League baseball tournament in Orrington against Biddeford. Biddeford won 7-4.

Little League state tournament a big event for small-town Orrington

By Ernie Clark on July 24, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
The road to Little League national and international contests in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, travels through Orrington this year for the top 11- and 12-year-old Little League baseball teams from around Maine.
The Maine Moose youth baseball team will be competing in a national invitational tourney during the week of Aug. 27 at Cooperstown (New York) Dreams Park. Members of the team (from left) are: Sam Knott, Max Polo, Connor Adams, Logan Scripture, Libby Hughes, Wyatt Gogan, Jaykob Wildman, Jacob Lorenzo, Kameron Hale, Ethan Phelps and Ryan Adams.

Maine youth baseball team heading to tourney in Cooperstown

on July 04, 2016, at 8:05 a.m.
The Maine Moose, a youth baseball team from the Hampden area, will be heading to the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, in August to compete in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament.
The new chiller unit at Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer.

Ice goes back in at PIA June 12 ; Full slate of summer hockey scheduled

By Aimee Thibodeau and Contributed on May 29, 2016, at 1:19 p.m.
BREWER — Staff has been busy at Penobscot Ice Arena painting, cleaning and conducting some regular maintenance. The puck marks have been cleaned off the board glass and the new chiller plant was slated to be started for the first time Tuesday, May 24. The rink is scheduled to reopen …
Erin Gerbi (left) fences saber with her father, Chris Gerbi, at the New Balance Recreational Center in Orono on Wednesday. Erin, who just turned 13, has qualified for the Summer Nationals of the U.S. Fencing Association and is the only youth saber fencer in the state to qualify.

13-year-old Maine girl to wield sabre in national competition

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
“I enjoy the sensation of fencing. It’s a great sport in a lot of areas,” Erin Gerbi said. “It’s like physical chess.”

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 3, 2016

on March 03, 2016, at 7:21 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — The Bangor Comrades American Legion team is sponsoring 2016 Spring Training Baseball Clinics on Sundays in March at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym; events, sponsored by Bangor East and West Side Little Leagues, include Parent and Me “Learning the Game” Clinic, ages 5-8, 10-11:15 a.m., parent or …

U.S. Southwest-U.S. Central summary

on Aug. 08, 2015, at 4:56 p.m.
Senior League World Series U.S. SOUTHWEST 8, U.S. CENTRAL 1 Central 100-000-0 — 1 3 3 Southwest 107-000-x — 8 10 0 Yoder, D. Miller (3) and C. Miller; Gobillot, Millender (4) and Gauntt E: Mast, Kline 2; none; 3B: none; Black; LOB: Central 8; Southwest 5; DP: Central; Southwest …
Holmes County's Derek Burke (right) is congratulated by teammates Braden Mast (left) and Mitch Massaro after scoring a run against Old Town during their Senior League World Series semifinal Thursday night at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Ohio ends Old Town’s Senior League World Series run in semifinals

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 06, 2015, at 10:32 p.m.
BANGOR | Mitch Massaro struck out 11 batters and limited Old Town to a pair of unearned runs on five hits Thursday night as Holmes County, Ohio, earned a berth in the Senior League World Series championship game with a 9-2 semifinal victory over the Maine District 3 representatives …

American Legion baseball Northeast Regional schedule, scores

on Aug. 05, 2015, at 3:40 p.m.
At Muzzy Field, Bristol, Connecticut Wednesday, Aug. 5 G1: New Hampshire 12, Massachusetts “A” 1 G2: Rhode Island 8, Coffee News-Bangor 2 G3: Connecticut (Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Portland) 14, Vermont 1 G4: Seicheprey Post-2 (Conn.) 1, Massachusetts “B” (Lowell) 0 Thursday, Aug. 6 G5: Massachusetts “A” 10, Vermont 3 (Vermont …

Red Sox, Yankees heading in opposite directions

By Wire Serivce Reports on Aug. 03, 2015, at 8:41 p.m.
The last time the Boston Red Sox faced the New York Yankees, they had plans of getting back into the race in the American League East. When the Red Sox visit the Yankees on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series, both teams will be in vastly different …

Asia-Pacific to play Old Town Monday in second day of Senior League World Series

on Aug. 02, 2015, at 8:31 p.m.
BANGOR | Asia Pacific scored five two-out runs in the top of the fourth inning and then held off Europe-Africa for a 10-5 victory in the opening day of the Senior League World Series Sunday at Mansfield Stadium. Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Asia Pacific champ, …
The Coffee News Comrades of Bangor hoist the championship trophy after rallying for seven runs in the eighth inning to overcome a four-run deficit to beat Morrill Post 35 of South Portland for the American Legion baseball state title at Wainwright Recreation Complex in South Portland on Sunday afternoon.

Bangor rallies past South Portland for second straight Legion baseball state title

By Pete Warner on Aug. 02, 2015, at 7:47 p.m.
Coffee News of Bangor could have wilted in the midsummer sun at the Wainwright Athletic Complex on Sunday afternoon. Morrill Post 35 of South Portland had roughed up the Comrades’ pitching staff for an uncharacteristic seven runs in the top of the eighth inning to turn …
U.S. Southwest of Texas player Joe Gobillot (left) is tagged out by U.S. West catcher German Rodriguez during the opening game of the Senior League World Series Sunday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Defending champions win 12-inning Senior League World Series opener

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 02, 2015, at 5:28 p.m.
BANGOR | If the opening game of this year’s Senior League World Series is any indication, the weeklong Little League baseball championships for 14- through 16-year-olds at Mansfield Stadium won’t lack for drama. One of the longest contests in the event’s 14-year history in the Queen City ended on …

Senior League World Series schedule, scores

on July 31, 2015, at 4:59 p.m.
At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor TEAMS: Old Town (Maine District 3), Asia Pacific (Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan), Europe-Africa (Lazio, Italy), Latin America (Willemstad, Curacao), U.S. Central (Holmes County, Ohio), U.S. East (Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania), U.S. Southeast (Dumfries, Virginia), U.S. Southwest (Houston, Texas), U.S. West (Nogales, …

Bangor West, Scarborough to play for Little League baseball state title

on July 29, 2015, at 9:16 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | The Bangor West and Scarborough all-stars will vie for the state crown in the ages 10-11 division after posting semifinal victories in the Little League baseball state tourney Wednesday at Kedderis Field. Bangor West defeated Saco 11-8 and Scarborough beat Medomak Valley of Waldoboro 11-1 to set …

Hall-Dale, Biddeford to battle for Little League baseball state title

on July 28, 2015, at 9:40 p.m.
WALDOBORO | Hall-Dale and Biddeford each posted semifinal victories Wednesday to advance to the championship game of the Little League baseball state tourney for ages 11-12 at the Clyde L. Sukeforth Field. Hall-Dale beat Westbrook 12-2 and Biddeford defeated Bangor West 14-4 to set up the 4 p.m. Thursday …

Bangor West, Saco, Medomak, Scarborough advance in Little League state tourney

on July 27, 2015, at 9:22 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | The Bangor West, Saco, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro and Scarborough all-star teams advanced to the semifinal round of the Little League baseball state tourney for ages 10-11 after the final day of pool play Monday at Kedderis Field. No. 3 Bangor West will take on No. 2 …

Bronco-Hermon captures Junior League baseball state title

on July 26, 2015, at 8:59 p.m.
BANGOR | The Bronco-Hermon all-stars pounded out 18 hits to beat Ellsworth 19-12 and capture the Junior League state baseball title Sunday at Mansfield Stadium. Bronco of Hampden Little League and Hermon advanced to the East Regional that begins Friday, Aug. 7 in Freehold, New Jersey. Keith Pomeroy sparked …

Biddeford, Hall-Dale all-stars open Little League baseball state tourney with wins

on July 26, 2015, at 11:47 a.m.
WALDOBORO | Biddeford beat Westbrook 13-1 and Hall-Dale tipped Bangor West 3-2 in seven innings in the opening day of pool play in the Little League baseball state all-star tourney for ages 11-12 Saturday at the Clyde L. Sukeforth Field. On Sunday, Westbrook held off Oceanside 11-9 and Bangor …
Center fielder Devin Warren of Post 51 leaves the ground to catch a ball off the bat of a Coffee News Comrades hitter during the Zone 1 American Legion tourney's championship round Saturday night at Husson University's Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Post 51 tops Coffee News of Bangor to force winner-take-all final in Legion baseball tourney

By Ernie Clark on July 25, 2015, at 10:19 p.m.
Top-seeded Post 51 of Oakland forced a winner-take-all game for the American Legion Zone 1 baseball championship with a 5-1 victory over Coffee News in the first game of the championship round Saturday night. The final game is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Husson University. Both …
Post 51's Zach Mathiev (left) avoids the tag at home past Coffee News' Sam Huston during their American Legion baseball tournament game on Friday at Husson University in Bangor.

Ninth-inning run lifts Coffee News of Bangor past Post 51 to clinch state tournament berth

By Ernie Clark on July 24, 2015, at 10:14 p.m.
Sam Huston used a head-first slide at the plate to score on Andrew Hillier’s two-out single in the top of the ninth inning Friday night as the Coffee News of Bangor Comrades edged Post 51 of Oakland 3-2 in a winners’ bracket game of the American Legion …