Our Stories ::

Search our stories

Ruff's triple-double feeds Mountain Valley

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 31st, 2009 by Tom Nolette

RUMFORD - Travis Ruff recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to lead Mountain Valley to a 69-30 triumph over Telstar.

The Falcons (14-2) broke the game open with a 24-12 spurt in the second quarter to take a 35-19 lead at the half.

Ruff also recorded seven steals. Cameron Kaubris scored a game-high 17 points and had six thefts. Jon Benjamin sank five 3-pointers for 15 points. Dan Vaughn led Telstar with six points and six rebounds.

Andies claim bragging rights

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 31st, 2009 by Tom Nolette

JAY - Livermore Falls could get used to this.

As athletics in these proud, neighboring, riverside communities go, life doesn't get much better than winning a game that punches your ticket to the playoffs and pays your rival's cab fare home.

Minutemen go to 15-1, top Houlton by 8

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 31st, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Stearns Minutemen traveled to Houlton Saturday Night to take on the Houlton Shiretowners & Came away with a hard fought 52-44 win. Stearns led by as many as 15 in the 3rd quarter, but Houlton battled back & Got it to within 6 a couple times. Stearns was led by Tyler Richards, who had 18. Garen Manzo had 13, Zach Sadlon added 10, Cory Barnett had 5, while Brett Baker, Billy Eurich & Brandon McLaughlin all had 2 points each for the 15-1 Minutemen. Houlton was led by James Bates, who had 17. Porter Gervais had 11. Jordan Bragan added 7, Dylan Flewelling added 5, while Jordan Codrey & Patrick Longstaff had 2 points each for the 7-9 Shires. Stearns next game is Wednesday, February 4th @Dexter. tipoff is set for 7:00PM.

Score By Quarters:
Stearns - 12 30 39 52
Houlton - 12 20 31 44

Saints squelch Rangers

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 31st, 2009 by Tom Nolette

AUBURN - Friday night's Western Maine Conference clash between Traip Academy and St. Dom's took on a decidedly Mountain Valley Conference flavor, and not just because there were representatives from the rival Class C conference scattered about Callahan Family Gymnasium scouting potential tournament foes.

It didn't take long for the game to turn into an MVC-style scrum, which was to St. Dom's liking. The Saints exploited a 36-3 advantage in free throw attempts to pick up an important 51-37 win.

Still unbeaten, those Stags

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 31st, 2009 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND — Cheverus High basketball coach Bob Brown has been wanting a team to push his unbeaten Stags.

He got what he wanted Friday night.

South Portland hung around for nearly three quarters before Cheverus pulled away for a 52-39 victory at a packed Beal Gymnasium.

"I thought we played poor offense and they played good defense until the middle of the third quarter," Brown said.

EL pays back Morse

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 31st, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BATH - There won't be an undefeated monolith overlooking the Eastern Class A boys' basketball tournament this year. But we'll still see a top seed that has beaten everyone on its schedule.

Edward Little High School has now avenged each of its Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference defeats after a 60-47 payback of Morse that smelled easier Friday night.

’Jammers roll to 16th straight

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 31st, 2009 by Tom Nolette

ROCKPORT, Maine — What’s the secret to knocking off the undefeated Camden Hills boys basketball juggernaut?

No one’s figured it out yet, but it may start with trying to frustrate the Windjammers early — because once they get going, they’re proving to be unstoppable.

Saints squelch Rangers

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

AUBURN - Friday night's Western Maine Conference clash between Traip Academy and St. Dom's took on a decidedly Mountain Valley Conference flavor, and not just because there were representatives from the rival Class C conference scattered about Callahan Family Gymnasium scouting potential tournament foes.

It didn't take long for the game to turn into an MVC-style scrum, which was to St. Dom's liking. The Saints exploited a 36-3 advantage in free throw attempts to pick up an important 51-37 win.

Still unbeaten, those Stags

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH PORTLAND — Cheverus High basketball coach Bob Brown has been wanting a team to push his unbeaten Stags.

He got what he wanted Friday night.

South Portland hung around for nearly three quarters before Cheverus pulled away for a 52-39 victory at a packed Beal Gymnasium.

"I thought we played poor offense and they played good defense until the middle of the third quarter," Brown said.

EL pays back Morse

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BATH - There won't be an undefeated monolith overlooking the Eastern Class A boys' basketball tournament this year. But we'll still see a top seed that has beaten everyone on its schedule.

Edward Little High School has now avenged each of its Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference defeats after a 60-47 payback of Morse that smelled easier Friday night.

’Jammers roll to 16th straight

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

ROCKPORT, Maine — What’s the secret to knocking off the undefeated Camden Hills boys basketball juggernaut?

No one’s figured it out yet, but it may start with trying to frustrate the Windjammers early — because once they get going, they’re proving to be unstoppable.

TA 62, Biddeford 52

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Led by James Morse’s 23 points and strong all-around efforts by John Trull and Ian Barwise, Thornton Academy held off upset-minded Biddeford at its home gym to win 62-52.

 

In the early stages, the Thornton Academy Golden Trojans were in control despite a tenacious defensive effort by the Biddeford Tigers.  The scoring, passing and rebounding of Morse, Trull and Barwise propelled the Golden Trojans to a 24-16 lead early in the 2nd quarter. Meanwhile, Tyler Laverriere was pacing the Tigers’ early scoring with 8 points from the outside.  But a few minutes into the 2nd quarter, Morse was whistled for his second foul and was relegated to the bench for the remainder of the half.  During his absence, Biddeford intensified its defense with a halfcourt press that led to numerous Thornton turnovers and easy transition points.  After the dust had settled, the Tigers had reeled off 14 consecutive points to take a 30-24 lead into the locker room. 

 

In the second half, Morse’s scoring and playmaking led a resurgent Thornton squad as it gradually whittled away at the Tigers’ lead to even the score at 43-43 after 3 quarters.  Both Morse and Trull had 3 assists during the 3rd quarter with Barwise and Mike Guerin contributing 8 and 6 points, respectively.  Also, Barwise and Trull were controlling the defensive boards to minimize second half chances for Biddeford.  And the Golden Trojans didn’t have a single turnover during this quarter after having 10 turnovers during its dreadful 2nd quarter performance.  For the Tigers, Robin Wilson finally got into the scoring column with a couple of baskets, but he missed all 5 of his attempts from the free throw line (0 for 7 for the game).  Also, the Tigers leading scorer and playmaker, Abdiraman Mohamed, picked up his 4th foul late in the quarter and sat out some key minutes.

 

In the 4th quarter, Morse scored the first 5 points as the Golden Trojans finally regained the lead.  But the Tigers refused to buckle and intensified its defense, blunting Thornton’s offense and causing 7 turnovers in the process.  With just under 3 minutes remaining and the Golden Trojans barely holding onto a 52-50 lead, Thornton’s Andrew Shaw awoke from a game-long slumber to hit 2 consecutive 3-point shots to finally ice the victory. 

 

Thornton was led by Morse’s 23 points and all-around play (6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals) with Barwise contributing 17 points and 9 rebounds.  TA’s Trull was enormous off the boards (10 rebounds) and with his passing (6 assists) to go along with 6 points.  Shaw and Guerin added 8 and 6 points, respectively.  Biddeford was led by Abdiraman Mohamed’s 15 points with Laverriere adding 11 points and Abdimajid Mohammed throwing in 9 points in a balanced Tigers scoring attack.

 

Not to take anything away from the great effort by Biddeford, the game was likely much closer than it should have been.  While James Morse was in the game, Thornton had a 62-38 scoring advantage.  The Golden Trojans’ poor play in the 2nd quarter during Morse’s absence was accentuated by questionable substitutions by TA’s coach Bob Davies: midway through the Tiger’s 14-0 run, Davies removed John Trull from the game which left 3 backups, an out-of-position point guard and 1 lone scoring threat in the game.  Perhaps the intent was to give TA’s role players and backups some critical experience, but the end result was to provide the Tigers with momentum and the belief that it could pull off the upset.  And they almost did.

Ashland Outlasts Easton

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Ashland Hornets picked up a big win over Easton Friday night at Ashland,  avenging a loss to Easton earlier in the year.

 This was a classic case of a game nobody deserved to lose.  The two teams played even in the first half, with each team making runs and the other team responding. 

 

In the second half, Ashland threatened to pull away, but the Bears fought back on the strength of Sam Bacon on the inside, Sean Daniels' inside and mid-range game, and Brad Trask from downtown. 

 

Ashland's Lucas Hafford proved difficult for the Bears to contain, as he muscled in 19 points, most coming in the second half.

 

With Ashland up by three with time winding down, Easton's Sam Bacon calmly drained a three to send the game into overtime.

 

OT was the Jeremy Tarr show, as Ashland jumped out to a lead, and Easton was forced to foul.  Tarr was money from the free throw line, going 10-10.  Trask drilled two long range three's to keep things close, but in the end the Hornets prevailed, 72-66.

 

Tarr led all scorers with 30 points, and Hafford added 19.  Carl Nemer chipped in with 10.

 

For Easton, Brad Trask led the way with 24 points, including six three-pointers.  Sam Bacon and Sean Daniels had 15 each. Freshman Reid Clark contributed 8 points.

 

This was a hard-fought, well played game. Ashland's inside game was simply too much for Easton to contain, and Easton's turnovers hurt.

 

Ashland looks strong going into the tournament.  Easton needs a couple of wins to get back on track.  Easton has shown that they can play with anybody--now they need to get over the hump and pick up some wins.

Lady Minutemen top Houlton, improve to 13-2

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Stearns High School Lady Minutemen hosted the Houlton Lady Shiretowners in Millinocket Friday Night & Came away with a 50-43 win. Stearns was led by Samantha Lyons, who had 14 points. Adriana Eurich & Kirsten Marter had 12 points each. Katie Mills had 9. Angela Levesque had 2 & Rebecca Leavitt added 1 for the 13-2 Lady Minutemen.  Desiree Dow led Houlton with 13 points. Vanessa Sanderson added 11. Martha McPartland & Lainey Herring had 7 points each. Erica Lackey had 3 & Taylor Bailey 2 for the 9-7 Lady Shires. Stearns next game is Saturday, January 31st @Searsport. Tipoff is set for 7:00PM.

Score By Quarters:
Stearns - 10  22  33  50
Houlton -   7  11  23  43
JV Score: Houlton 39, Stearns 31. StearnsJV's 11-4

Indians display depth

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: January 30th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — With a couple of her teammates in foul trouble, Amanda Johnson knew she had a job to do.

The Skowhegan High freshman, who admittedly hasn’t been called upon a lot this year, answered the call in a big way Thursday night, scoring 13 points off the bench by canning four 3-pointers as the Indians earned a 60-44 Class A girls basketball victory over Bangor at Red Barry Gym.

 

Now viewing 31800 thru 31815 of 34565 Stories
Pages: ... 2119 2120 2121 2122 2123 ...