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Richmond, Valley hope to contend

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Two of the longest-serving coaches in the East/West Conference, Valley´s Dwight Littlefield and Richmond´s Paul Lancaster, retired. Even with changes at the top, Richmond, the defending regional champion, and Valley should once again be among the top teams in Western Class D.

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In MVC, itīs Knight and day

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

The Ramblers should still be competitive under first-year coach Tyler Hunt, but the team to beat this season is Dirigo which returns several good players including 6-foot-8 Notre Dame bound center Thomas Knight.

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Class B preview: Itīs Camden Hills, then everyone else

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Although the battles between Maranacook and Camden Hills over the past three seasons were often epic, Maranacook generally came out on top, winning two of the past three state championships. The defending Class B state champions will still be respectable this season, but Camden Hills is the prohibitive favorite.

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CLASS A PREVIEW: Mt. Blue among favorites in East

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

The word around the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference is "parity." Last season, everyone in the league was playing second fiddle to a powerhouse Bangor team. With Bangor hit hard by graduation, consensus is Eastern Maine Class A is more up for grabs than it has been in years.

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PREVIEW: Battle for East A crown will be tight

Sport:   Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Last winter, the Eastern A regional crown was decided by three points. The hunt for the title should be just as close this season. Skowhegan won the title last fall, beating Mt. Ararat by three points. Cony was third, just ahead of Erskine Academy and Morse. All five teams should be in the mix, again.

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CLASS A PREVIEW: Waterville wants more this season

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

The Waterville Senior High School hockey team rode a strong defense and depth up front to the Eastern A championship game last season.

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HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Quirion ready to go for Indians

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Skowhegan goalie Jimmy Quirion was the lone carryover from the football team, which won the Eastern Class A championship and lost to Bonny Eagle in the state game.

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Class B preview: Rebuilding a champion at Winslow

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

The Winslow High School boys hockey team will feature new faces and a new style of play this season. Nine seniors from last season´s state championship team graduated, and coach Corey Lessard said every one of them played a major role.

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Falmouth banking on Chase

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Chase, a senior, is now the big man in the rink in terms of talent and leadership. He's one of the top high school players in the state -- one of the three returning players from the 2008 Telegram All-State team, and leads one of the state's top programs.

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(MV) Falcons survive (Lisbon) Greyhounds' late charge

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Emily Knapp and Vennessa Cayer combined for 26 points as Mountain Valley took command and held off a Lisbon rally for a 33-28 victory in an Mountain Valley Conference girls' basketball game Monday at Puiia Gymnasium.

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(Georges Valley) Bucs close out (Monmouth) Mustangs

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Monday night, Georges Valley and Monmouth were two teams in search of that very mixture. The Mustangs and Bucs combined to shoot 24 for 98, with 70 turnovers in a battle of two young MVC teams. Georges Valley managed to outlast Monmouth, 43-34, breaking the game open in the final quarter.

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Traip has its guard up

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

KITTERY, Maine — The Traip Academy boys basketball team's run to the Western Maine Class C semis caught a lot of people by surprise last winter. But not the Rangers.

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Mustangs win Westbrook Invitational

Sport:   Posted: December 9th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

WESTBROOK (Dec 8, 2008): The Massabesic wrestling team picked up right where it left off last season, scoring 198 points to top an 11-team field at Saturday’s Westbrook Invitational.

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Easton Over GHCA 62-38

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 8th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

Easton 62, Greater Houlton Christian Academy 38 The Easton Bears improved to 2-0 following a 62-38 win over an improved GHCA team. Easton jumped out to an early lead, spurred by pressure defense, and never trailed in the game. Easton was paced by seniors Brad Trask (23 points) and Sam Bacon (18 points). Easton looked better than in their season opener, and looks to continue to improve as younger players get increased playing time. The Eagles were led offensively by Chad Duff with 13 points. GHCA has a full bench, and the team looks to be much better than last year.

In MVC, itīs Knight and day

Sport: Basketball (boys)  Posted: December 8th, 2008 by Tom Nolette

In MVC, itīs Knight and day By GARY HAWKINS and TRAVIS LAZARCZYK, Staff Writers Graduation took its toll on many of the top teams in the Mountain Valley Conference including defending Class C state champion Winthrop. The Ramblers should still be competitive under first-year coach Tyler Hunt, but the team to beat this season is Dirigo which returns several good players including 6-foot-8 Notre Dame bound center Thomas Knight. Wiscasset and Class B Mountain Valley also figure to be strong in the MVC while a number of teams will be battling to get into the upper echelon. One of those is Hall-Dale which returns three top guards from a team that made the Western Maine tournament last season. Senior Tyler Cummings is one of the better guards in the conference and averaged double figures along with junior guard Ryan Leach. Cummings is nursing a broken arm sustained this fall but is expected back before Christmas. The Bulldogs have plenty of depth and plan to pressure the ball. If they were missing anything, it was a rugged rebounder. They got one when 6-foot-4 junior Damien Melnicove transferred from Falmouth. "This kidīs very physical," Hall-Dale coach Jim Patrick said. "Heīs got a nice mid-range jump shot." Winthrop has 10 seniors and plenty of depth, but not a lot of size. Hunt hopes 6-4 senior Tom Conley can produce on the boards along with 6-2 senior Andrew Smithgall and Skylar Whaley. The Ramblers have two good guards in David Ketchen and Zach Farrington and will run and press every chance they get. "The 10 seniors are very close in talent," Hunt said. "We should be very deep." Hunt is counting on the quick return of Smithgall and Jake Steele who are recovering from football injuries. Second-year Monmouth coach Randy Parenteau likes what heīs seen of his team so far and thinks theyīll improve on last seasonīs six wins. "Weīre going to be deeper than we were last year," he said. "These kids work hard and they want to win." Parker Ferland averaged nearly 20 points a game in the last third of the season and Parenteau is counting on the 6-2 senior along with senior guard Eric Davis. "Davis really impressed me over the summer," Parenteau said. The Mustangs, who open at Dirigo, are expecting a lot from many of their younger players, among them 6-3 sophomore Seth Musich. After a 1-17 season in 2006-07, Madison just missed the playoffs last season, winning eight games. The Bulldogs return four starters and should continue to improve. Coach Mike Packard, now in his third year, set forth some goals. "Rather than just being competitive with some of the best teams in the conference, we have to beat some of them," Packard said. Co-captains Simon Elias and Sam Perkins are back, and along with Ezra Gourley should provide the Bulldogs with offense. Cody Small is back to run the point. Matt Smith, the sixth man last season, slides into a starting guard spot. Depth is an improvement, as well. "Last year we basically played six guys," Packard said. "Come crunch time, we didnīt have legs." Both Mt. Abram and Carrabec have new head coaches. Mike DeRaps takes over at Mt. Abram, while Jordan Larlee is the new coach at Carrabec. DeRaps inherited a team that won just two games last season, but in Ethan Eisenhaur and Sam Simpson, the Roadrunners have a pair of experienced guards who can play the uptempo style DeRaps hopes to utilize. "Weīve got a lot of movement and pressing. Weīll try to keep it in transition," DeRaps said. Cody Tripp returns to the low post for Mt. Abram. Carrabec is coming off a 4-14 season, the most wins the Cobras have had in years. Aaron Lane (6-foot-4) returns at forward for the Cobras, while Nathan Manzer and R.J. Pinkham are back at guard. Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'
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