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Renaud still going strong in Year 30

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Bob Conn..The sound of his familiar voice often carried all the way through the Mt. Ararat High School complex. If within ear shot, the angry sounding words during a boys soccer game might bring the toughest of nails individual to a stop. As he begins his 30th year leading the Mt. Ararat boys soccer team, Rick Renaud will quickly say that at one time...

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Traip looking for Henderson to lead inexperienced football squad

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Mike Zhe..KITTERY, Maine — Welcome to Henderson Island. When speedy Nate Henderson returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown during a big win at defending state champion Yarmouth two years ago, there was no shortage of big upperclass teammates waiting to celebrate when he trotted back to the sideline. Flash forward two years...

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FIELD HOCKEY: Winthrop team grows close after Stoneton death

Sport: Field Hockey  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY BARBARA WALSH ... The coach received the phone call in the early morning hours.“Kelsey’s gone,” Dr. Jennifer Mcconnell told Winthrop field hockey coach Jessica Morrill. “She didn’t make it.” Merrill had known that Kelsey Stoneton — one of her team’s strongest players and a captain — had been rushed to the hospital several hours earlier. She had collapsed after having difficulty breathing and suffering chest pain at her father’s Winthrop home...

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It's defense to the rescue as UMaine avoids upset

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MARK EMMERT..ORONO — Time after time, Norfolk State took over the football on Maine’s half of the field Saturday, needing just one score to steal a victory. The Black Bears never wavered. The unit that calls itself the “Black Hole” was never entirely whole because of injuries and a key player being suspended. But they were stout when it mattered, pummeling the Spartans into submission for a 10-6 win in the season opener before an announced crowd of 6,951 at Alfond ...

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Press Herald: High school football teams at a glance..

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

Press Herald: High school football teams at a glance.. A look at all high school football teams in Maine...   Click here   

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High school offense built for speed and plenty of points

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD..The era of three yards and a cloud of dust is long gone. High school football offenses these days are built for speed. The trend in Maine the last few seasons has been to spread out the field and quicken the pace. “There’s been a big push for the spread offense over the last few years in all classes of Maine high school football,” said Kevin Millington, a former assistant coach at Windham who now serves as a volunteer coach...

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Class C: Leavitt loses lots of players, but games may be another matter

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD.. Leavitt, the defending Class C state champion, graduated 20 players from last season and won’t have its usual bruising line, and yet … “I think we’ll be a lot better in Week 9 than we are in Week 1 or 2,” said Coach Mike Hathaway. Meanwhile, the top three teams in the West look like Spruce Mountain, Cape Elizabeth and Wells. Leavitt could be fourth or back on top. It’s that iffy...

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Class A: Enjoy last season? You'll love 2014

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD.. The four teams that played in the Class A regional finals last year could end up there again. All four have plenty of talent returning. Bonny Eagle, the defending state champion, defeated Thornton Academy 28-13 for the Western Maine title and Cheverus beat Portland 22-19 for the Eastern Maine championship...

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Class B: Marshwood favored but challenges loom

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD..Kennebunk and Cony, which played for the Class B state title last season, lost a lot of talent to graduation. But both are expected to be in the playoff hunt again – Kennebunk in the West and Cony in the East. In Western Class B, Marshwood could be the favorite. The Hawks have a strong nucleus back from last year’s 8-3 team that lost to Kennebunk in the regional final... 

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Four classes a good fit for Maine high school football. The 2013 realignment led to more balance in all classes

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY MIKE LOWE.. Year One of the Maine Principals’ Association’s realignment of high school football from three classes to four could not have gone better. Rivalries were reborn, competition was closer and the state championship games were tightly contested. “There was a lot of hard work put into this,” said Paul Bickford, the assistant principal at Oxford Hills High and chairman of the MPA’s football committee...

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PPH preview: High school football players to watch

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

ALEX BANDOUVERES..Brunswick senior. Fullback/defensive tackle. Height: 6-3. Weight: 240

Of note: A two-way starter since his sophomore year who ran for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns last season to lead the Dragons to the Eastern Class B final... 

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Class D: Defending state champ Oak Hill likely to return

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY TOM CHARD ..Oak Hill, which won its first state championship in 31 years in 2013, is a heavy favorite to reach the Class D title game again this season. The Raiders have 11 returning seniors, including six who started the past three years. In all, there are seven returning starters on both offense and defense. Kyle Flaherty and Alex Mace are two of the ...

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Defense stands tall in UMaine football team's season-opening win over Norfolk State

Sport: University Of Maine Football  Message Board

Posted: August 31st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Pete Warner ..ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine football team flirted with disaster on Saturday night. With their own offense sputtering and Norfolk State threatening often, the Black Bears could not afford even the slightest slip-up. Terrance Ervin’s fourth-down pass fell incomplete with 29 seconds remaining Saturday night as 20th-ranked UMaine …

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Madison rolls to victory over Dexter in final tuneup for the regular season

Sport: Football

Posted: August 30th, 2014 by Marc Calnan

Madison has three seniors. They all scored in their preseason finale on Saturday afternoon.

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