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Saturday December 20, 2014


  • High School Extra - Friday Dec 19, 2014 | 1:29 pm

    Thornton girls’ basketball game moved to Sanford

    Thornton Academy in Saco has moved its scheduled home girls’ basketball game to Sanford Friday night, as the school remained remained closed while the investigation into Thursday’s bomb threat continues. The Thornton-Sanford girls’ game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Sanford’s Memorial Gym, followed by the boys’ game between the schools at 7 p.m. The boys’ game had already been scheduled to be played in Sanford. “We will […]

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  • High School Extra - Friday Dec 19, 2014 | 10:53 am

    Wrestling tournaments underway

    Westbrook High’s wrestling team is coming off a first-place win last week at the Gardiner Invitational. “It really comes down to confidence,” Westbrook co-coach John Nicholas said. “A lot of our juniors have stepped up. Now they feel they can win the tough matchups.” This Saturday, Wells is hosting its Atlantics Invitational, with 13 teams expected including Class A champ Marshwood, Class B power Mountain Valley and Class C defending […]

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  • Sports - Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 | 1:42 pm

    Byron’s hot streak is encouraging for the struggling Black Bears

    The Maine men’s hockey team lost the chance to enter a three-week holiday break with some momentum Saturday. The Black Bears blew their fourth third-period lead of the season and allowed New Hampshire to take a 7-4 victory in front of a boisterous crowd of 6,183 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. That leaves Maine a disappointing 4-13-1 with half a season left to generate something positive. A couple of […]

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  • Sports - Saturday Dec 13, 2014 | 4:48 pm

    Black Bear Hayes already making a black-and-blue mark on rivalry

    Malcolm Hayes committed to play hockey at Maine and then turned to the modern-day research tool for all college athletes — YouTube. He wanted to get a videotaped taste of what it was like when the Black Bears played their biggest rivals, New Hampshire. On Friday, Hayes, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound freshman forward, stepped into that rivalry and immediately cast a large shadow, scoring the game-winning goal in a 5-2 victory […]

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  • Sports - Friday Dec 12, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Given a chance to fold, Black Bears basketball team ups ante instead

    It was the moment that inevitably seems to arise in a basketball pitting a major-conference school against its much smaller visitors. Boston College’s 6-foot-11 Will Magarity stepped out to the top of the key and nailed a 3-pointer over Maine’s Christian Ejiga as the shot clock hit “1” and the Eagles grabbed a 36-23 lead with 4:36 left in the first half Thursday. That’s just not fair, you were thinking. […]

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  • High School Extra - Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    Fifth class proposed for high school basketball

    The Maine Principals’ Association’s Classification Committee has given approval to adding a fifth class for high school basketball, beginning in the 2015-16 school year. The proposal would add a Super A class for schools with enrollments of 825 and above. The other classes would be 2A ( 545 to 824), 3A ( 315 to 544), 4 A (121 to 314) and 5A (0 to 120).  Gerry Durgin, an MPA assistant […]

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    High School Extra - Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Brunswick quartet sets state swim record

    Four boys from Brunswick High opened the high school swim season with by breaking the state record for the 200-yard medley relay Tuesday night at the Bath YMCA. Senior Jacob Cost led off with backstroke followed by freshman Brian Hess in breast stroke, junior Nate Samson in butterfly and sophomore Henry Raker in freestyle. Their time of 1 minute, 38.31 seconds eclipsed the previous mark of 1:39.02 set 14 years ago […]

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  • High School Extra - Wednesday Dec 10, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    Westbrook will try to reschedule wrestling invitational

    Westbrook High co-wrestling coach John Nicholas said he’s confident the Westbrook Wrestling Invitational will be rescheduled, with Saturday, Jan. 24, as the target date. The annual event, which was scheduled to have a good collection of both Western and Eastern A teams along with Class B power Mountain Valley, had to be canceled due to inclement weather. “We were getting calls Friday and teams were starting to bail out and […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Wednesday Dec 10, 2014 | 8:37 am

    Red Sox lost Lester; be wary of a quick ‘rebound’

    The Red Sox wooed and charmed Jon Lester, but it literally was too late, and too little. Boston did not get its man, as Lester accepted a six-year deal with the Cubs for $155-million, reportedly $20-million more than the Red Sox offer. Blame the Red Sox – but not for the $135-million offer. Going any higher was a considerable gamble for Boston. The Cubs, in a need to prove themselves […]

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