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Thursday January 29, 2015


  • High School Extra - Monday Jan 26, 2015 | 1:21 pm

    Coyne, Corbett on pace to contend for state title

    Greely thrower Alyssa Coyne’s mark in the shot put Friday at a Western Maine Conference meet would have won the event at the Class B indoor state meet last year. Coyne won the event at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham with a throw of 37 feet, 8.50 inches, better than last year’s winning throw of 37-0.5. The Greely junior also won the pole vault Friday with a mark of 8-6. Other […]

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  • Sports - Monday Jan 26, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    Black Bear hockey team is playing its way into the middle of the pack

      The Maine men’s hockey team is 6-2 in January after sweeping rival New Hampshire over the weekend. And, while it’s true that the schedule has eased up in the second half of the season, there’s no question that the Black Bears are also playing much better. They have outscored opponents 26-13 this month, including two road shutouts by sophomore goaltender Matt Morris. Those are also the only two true […]

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  • High School Extra - Monday Jan 26, 2015 | 12:24 pm

    Lake Region’s Hall remains on top

    Lake Region High School senior Kate Hall keeps improving – and leading New England in the sprints and jumps. Friday Hall improved her New England-leading time in the 200-meter dash at a Western Maine Conference meet, dropping her previous best (25.38-seconds) to 25.32 as she won the event by more than 2 seconds. The time run at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham leads all high school runners in […]

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  • Sports - Friday Jan 23, 2015 | 6:10 pm

    Black Bear women are on a roll, and Wood has been their rock

    The Maine women’s basketball team is looking for its second six-game winning streak of what is shaping up to be a fantastic season. The Black Bears are 13-6 overall and 5-1 in America East, with the lone loss a narrow 49-43 setback against front-running Albany. But even after back-to-back convincing home wins — 70-48 against Binghamton and 74-46 against Vermont on Thursday — Coach Richard Barron is focusing on the […]

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  • High School Extra - Friday Jan 23, 2015 | 11:56 am

    Defense equals wins for Class A girls hoop teams

    When the updated SMAA girls’ basketball stats were released this week, the most striking category had to be team defense — and how closely it reflects the top of the Western Class A standings. Sitting No. 1 and 2 — as they have for most of the season — are Thornton Academy (11-2 record) and McAuley (12-1) with the miniscule points-allowed totals of 27.5 and 30.4, respectively. TA and McAuley also have the […]

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    Sports - Friday Jan 23, 2015 | 11:51 am

    For Walsh and Black Bears, it’s been a long, cruel winter

    I don’t know where the Maine men’s basketball team’s next win will come from, or if it will even be this season. After losing by 17 points Thursday to the team they shared last place in America East with, it looks more and more likely that we could be witnessing a 1-28 season unfolding, which is obviously not what anyone from Coach Bob Walsh on down envisioned four months ago. […]

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  • High School Extra - Wednesday Jan 21, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Lewiston, Falmouth, Messalonskee still the hockey favorites

    With girls hockey wrapping up its season in 10 days, and the boys just past the midway point, the pre-season favorites are still the best bets – but it is no a sure thing.. Lewiston (14-0-1) is best among the girls, although the unbeaten Blue Devils finally did not win a game, tying Scarborough 3-3 on Monday. In the boys, Falmouth (9-3) is still on a path to win its […]

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  • In The Huddle - Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    Seattle’s Wilson reminds Belichick of Staubach

    Bill Belichick always – always – heaps praise on the Patriots next opponent. Tuesday was no exception when he was asked about the Seattle Seahawks, who will meet the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in Arizona. “They’re a really good football team,” he said in a conference call. “They’ve shown that week after week and year after year.” He then broke down everything they do well, concluding […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 | 10:18 am

    How do you measure $210-million?

    Random thoughts on Max Scherzer’s seven-year, $210-million contract with the Washington Nationals: 1. I am already hearing complaints that baseball players are paid too much. My response: You’re right. So are movie actors and many others in the entertainment field. But as long as people buy tickets … 2. That said, please don’t call buying $127 tickets to a ballgame “supporting” the team. You want to support baseball? Volunteer with […]

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