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Bangor team wins Legion tournament

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Coffee News of Bangor rallied for seven runs in the eighth inning to pull out a 12-9 win against Morrill Post of South Portland to capture its second consecutive American Legion baseball state championship Sunday at Wainwright Athletic Complex.

 

The Comrades pulled off the winning rally right after Morrill erupted for seven runs in the top of the eighth to take a 9-5 lead.

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Radio: 1 pm BASEBALL, SENIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BASEBALL, SENIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
Old Town vs. Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Asia Pacific champ..
- WEZQ Bangor 92.9 fm Click for audio

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

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — 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, will next take on Maine District 3 champ Old Town at 1 p.m. Monday while Lazio, Italy, the Europe-Africa champ, will play at 8 p.m. Monday against the loser of Sunday’s game between U.S. Central and Canada.

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

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — 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 a three-run deficit into a four-run advantage

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Post 188 stopped a game short of state final

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The end came quietly, mildly for a group of players who have been making loud noises on the diamond together for years.

 

Chasing a two-run deficit for most of the afternoon during an elimination game against Morrill Post of South Portland, a dangerous Staples Crossing (Eliot Post 188) lineup managed just two harmless singles in the last five innings, missing out on their chance to play for a state American Legion championship with a 4-2 loss.

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Defending champions win 12-inning Senior League World Series opener

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — 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 a bizarre double play Sunday afternoon, enabling defending champion West University Little League of Houston, Texas, to outlast Nogales, Arizona, 5-4 in 12 innings.

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Eliot Post 188 breaks through to final day at Maine states

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — On a day when he didn’t know if he’d have anything, it turned out Jake Lebel had everything.

 

As a result, Staples Crossing (Eliot Post 188) will play on the final day of the Maine American Legion tournament for the first time ever, with a chance to win everything.

 

A rested Lebel threw eight strong innings, the lineup delivered some key early hits and Eliot ousted Oakland Post 51, 7-2, at the Wainwright Complex on Saturday.

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Warm welcome: Staci Creech finds success in first Maine golf season

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SACO — The next big thing in Maine women’s golf has been tearing it up in Pennsylvania and North Carolina for more than 30 years.

 

Our list of top homegrown female competitors both rolls off the tongue and ends abruptly. The hall of fame sister tandem of Martha White and Pennie Cummings and 1990s phenom Abby Spector immediately spring to mind.

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Staples Crossing, Morrill Post stay alive in Legion baseball

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND — Staples Crossing shortstop Noah McDaniel understands the grind that can be the last two days of the double-elimination American Legion baseball state tournament.

 

“We’re pretty deep into the tournament, so everybody’s kind of struggling for (pitching),” McDaniel said. “You really have to be patient at the plate, get your pitch, make them work and make them get deep in the count.”

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Morrill Post hands Bangor Legion baseball team its first loss in state tourney

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Morrill Post of South Portland handed Coffee New of Bangor its first loss in the American Legion state baseball tourney Saturday, 4-3, but Bangor had already earned a berth in the championship round and will play in the final at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Earlier Saturday, Staples Crossing-Eliot Post 188 eliminated Post 51 of Oakland 7-2. The win earned Staples a Sunday contest against Morrill Post at noon at the Wainwright Complex.

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Nearly 6,500 compete in Beach to Beacon 10K

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Two of the most celebrated runners-up in the history of the TD Beach to Beacon 10-kilometer road race finally broke through Saturday morning.

 

Stephen Kosgei Kibet of Kenya pulled away in the men’s race, while Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia used a strong finishing kick to claim top honors in the women’s division.

 

Kibet, 28, broke free from Daniel Salel of Kenya and Moses Kipsiro of Uganda in Fort Williams Park to cross the finish line in 28:28.2.

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LaFountain back in charge of Eagles

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 1st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

A familiar face will be walking the sidelines as the head coach of the Mt. Ararat High School football team this season.

 

Mark LaFountain, who led the Eagles for four seasons (2007-2010), returns after replacing the coach who replaced him, Frank True, who in turn has become the new head football coach of the Hyde Phoenix in Bath.

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Legion Baseball: Slow start dooms Tri-Town in elimination loss to Staples Crossing

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 1st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND — All season long, Tri-Town coaching staff emphasized the importance of getting off to a strong start.

 

Unfortunately for the Zone 2 runners-up it was Staples Crossing that came flying out of the gate, scoring nine runs in the first two eliminates to eliminate Tri-Town, 11-4, at Wainwright Recreation Complex on Friday.

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TD Beach to Beacon: Elite field takes hits, but still a world-class event

Sport: Running  Message Board

Posted: August 1st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

CAPE ELIZABETH — Tragedy and tired legs took a substantial toll at the top of the elite running roster in the week leading up the 18th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

 

Nothing will be different to the naked eye, however, when the crush of competitors leaves the starting line near Crescent Beach State Park on Saturday morning bound for Fort Williams and Portland Headlight.

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Dan LeGage hired as Westbrook boys' basketball coach

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 1st, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LeGage won two state championships while coaching at Deering High.

 

Former Deering High coach Dan LeGage has been hired to coach boys’ basketball at Westbrook High, athletic director Mike Connolly announced.

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