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Maine Junior Amateur Golf: Cape Elizabeth's Legge and Schonewolf win titles

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 7th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

NORTH YARMOUTH — From the moment her ball disappeared on the final hole to the moment she was declared the winner, Lauren Schonewolf was anxious and unsure whether she had repeated at the Maine Junior Amateur Championships on Thursday.

 

The Cape Elizabeth golfer had salvaged par on the par-five final hole. That wasn’t without complications. Still, when she arrived at the scorer’s table, she wasn’t sure whether she had won or lost.

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Maine's college football teams eager to start new season

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 7th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

PORTLAND — It still feels like summer, but fall is coming soon. On Thursday, the Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation hosted its annual kickoff luncheon, at which the head coach of each of the state’s six college football teams said a few words about his team and the upcoming season.

 

The University of Maine will be the first college team in Maine to begin, when players report to preseason camp on Sunday. The Black Bears open the season on Sept. 5 at Boston College in the first of two games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents this season. Maine travels to New Orleans to take on Tulane on Sept. 19.

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Match Play Championship set for next week

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 7th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

..The match play tournament features 32 golfers playing in head-to-head matches until a winner is crowned on Thursday. As in past years, invitations to compete in the tournament were offered to the top finishers in the Maine Amateur championship, which was held last month at Waterville Country Club. Johnny Hayes IV, this year’s Maine Am winner and match play champion in 2012 at Natanis, will face Mike Caron in Tuesday’s first match, at 7 a.m.

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Austin Legge captures Maine junior golf title

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 7th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

NORTH YARMOUTH — Austin Legge of Cape Elizabeth fired a 4-over 75 for the second consecutive day Thursday to win the Maine Junior Amateur championship at Toddy Brook Golf Club.

 

Legge, who will be a Cape Elizabeth High freshman in the fall, played a consistent back nine and pulled out a one-stroke win over Drew Powell of Bangor in the Maine State Golf Association’s 15-17 age group.

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

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 7th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — 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 at Mansfield Stadium.

 

The righthander walked no one while throwing 94 pitches, and the U.S. Central champs rallied from a 1-0 deficit with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to its second victory of the tournament over Old Town.

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Bangor Legion baseball team stays alive in Northeast Regional

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 7th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BRISTOL, Connecticut — The Comrades live to fight another day.

 

After a disheartening loss to Cumberland, Rhode Island, on Wednesday, Coffee News of Bangor rebounded with an 8-1 second-round win over Lowell, Massachusetts, in the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament Thursday afternoon at Muzzy Field.

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Winslow coaching icon Harold 'Tank' Violette dies

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 6th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductee, who died Tuesday, led Black Raiders to 3 state titles.

 

When he was head football coach at Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Pete Cooper knew his team would always have its hands full when it played Harold “Tank” Violette’s Winslow squad.

 

“He was a tough guy to coach against,” Cooper said of Violette. “His teams were always well-prepared.”

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Mazurek takes lead at Maine junior championship

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 6th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

NORTH YARMOUTH — Nick Mazurek of Rockland shot an even-par 71 to take the first-day lead in the Maine Junior Amateur Championship on Wednesday at Toddy Brook Golf Course.

 

Mazurek flirted with a sub-par round for the first 17 holes but had to scramble to make a double bogey after hitting his second shot out of bounds on the 18th hole.

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Old Town defeats Saipan to earn spot in Senior League World Series semifinal

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 6th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — Old Town manager Troy Sheehan was blunt about his team’s effort against the U.S. East all-stars on Tuesday night.

 

“We got pounded last night and nobody was happy about it,” he said.

 

It was the Maine District 3 champions did much of the pounding during Wednesday night’s contest against Asia Pacific.

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Maine Sports Hall of Fame coach dies at age 77

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 6th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Harold “Tank” Violette, who enjoyed a 39-year career as a coach, teacher and athletic director in Maine, died Tuesday at age 77.

 

Violette was inducted in the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 after a prestigious coaching career in high school football, ice hockey, wrestling, golf and baseball at Winslow High School.

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Rhode Island beats Bangor in Northeast Regional Legion baseball tourney

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 6th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BRISTOL, Connecticut — Coffee News of Bangor American Legion coach Dave Morris was to the point: “This just wasn’t our day.”

 

Upper Deck of Cumberland, Rhode Island, scored five times in the first two innings and cruised to an 8-2 opening-day win over the Comrades in the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament at historic Muzzy Field on Wednesday.

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Rodrigue, Bryant are ready for Junior Amateur Championships

Sport: Golf  Message Board

Posted: August 5th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Stephanie Rodrigue may be playing some of the best golf of her life.

 

The Lewiston sophomore has won a number of Maine State Golf Association Junior Tour events this summer, and may be peaking just in time for this week's Maine Junior Amateur Championship.

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Gardiner names Moore new hockey coach

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: August 5th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Sam Moore, a member of two Class B state title teams at Gardiner High School and a veteran youth hockey coach, has been named the new varsity ice hockey coach at his alma mater.

 

Moore, 50, replaces Jeff Ross, who stepped down in June to coach at Thomas College.

 

Moore was a key contributor as a center on Gardiner’s Class B state championships under Norm Gagne in 1981 and 1983.

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Medomak Valley gearing up for varsity football

Sport: Football  Message Board

Posted: August 5th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

After the local school board approved Medomak Valley High’s request this winter to elevate football to a varsity sport, Ryan Snell received a message from a former colleague at his alma mater, Brewer High.

 

“Congratulations,” it read. “But now the hard work begins.”

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Ohio pulls away from Old Town all-stars

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: August 5th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — Right-hander Bryan Yoder limited Old Town to three hits over 5⅔ innings and Mitch Massaro drove home six runs as Holmes County, Ohio, pulled away from Old Town 13-2 in a winners’ bracket game of the Senior League World Series on Tuesday night at Mansfield Stadium.

 

The victory advances the U.S. Central champs (2-0 in SLWS play) to Thursday’s 8 p.m. semifinal, while host Old Town (1-1) remains alive for a semifinal berth but must defeat the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands at 5 p.m. Wednesday in order to earn a rematch against Holmes County.

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