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    Sports - Thursday Feb 26, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    Maine hockey team has loose grip on 8th place entering final weekend

    The Maine hockey team has already hosted its Senior Night, bidding adieu to Alfond Arena with a terrific performance and a 6-3 win over Northeastern on Saturday. The Black Bears are technically in the driver’s seat to host a playoff series at the Alfond next weekend, but it will be a long road back. Maine visits No. 13 Providence College this weekend and realistically needs at least a split to […]

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    High School Extra - Wednesday Feb 25, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Deflate gate? Third attempt no charm for two-time skimeister

        Eric Wilcox, a senior at Gray-New Gloucester High, seemed to be a shoo-in for a third straight Class B skimeister title last week in Presque Isle and Mars Hill. After cold weather and high winds postponed the opening-day’s slalom event, Wilcox placed eighth of 59 skiers in a 5K Nordic classical race. The next morning, he took second of 48 in giant slalom and was having a great […]

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  • High School Extra - Tuesday Feb 24, 2015 | 8:46 am

    Some more suggestions for fixing hockey seeding mess

    High school hockey teams in Maine, especially at the Class A level in West, are judged two different ways. Before the season, teams are pre-judged by ability and expectations. Schedules are then created to try and match teams with as many opponents as possible that have similar ability. But after the season, teams are based on record and a Heal Point system that appears to punish teams that play difficult […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Tuesday Feb 24, 2015 | 8:11 am

    A brief history of Yankees-Red Sox off-season battles (hint: the winner doesn’t always win)

    So the Red Sox outbid the New York Yankees for 19-year-old Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada, paying him a bonus of $31.5-million (which includes a tax of the same amount because Boston has overspent on its international free agents). See today’s story. But be careful Boston fans about gloating to your Yankees friends. These off-season “victories” don’t always work out. Remember these off-season wars: Jose Conteras, the Cuban pitcher who […]

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  • High School Extra - Friday Feb 20, 2015 | 6:21 pm

    Wrestlers want to punch NE ticket

    For the second year, the three wrestlers per weight class who will represent Maine at the New England Championship will be determined with a special all-class tournament. The New England Qualifier is Saturday at Sanford’s Memorial Gym. Seventeen of the 42 wrestlers who qualified last year in the first-ever event are eligible to compete, including 10 2014 champions (most of whom have changed weight classes). In addition there could be up to 11 […]

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  • High School Extra - Friday Feb 20, 2015 | 10:14 am

    Boys hockey playoffs begin next week, involving 28 teams

    The boys hockey regular season concluded Thursday, setting up the playoffs that begin next week. Quarterfinal games will be played Tuesday Feb. 24, unless otherwise noted: Class A West No. 1 Falmouth (13-5) vs. No. 8 Portland/Deering (7-11), 5:40 p.m. (Family Ice Center) No. 2 Cheverus (11-5-2) vs. No. 7 Lake Region/Fryeburg Academy/Oxford Hills (10-8), 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY (Troubh Ice Arena) No. 3 Noble/Wells (15-3) vs. No. 6 South Portland/Waynflete/Freeport […]

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  • High School Extra - Thursday Feb 19, 2015 | 7:27 pm

    Greely guard: ‘It’s now or never’ for title hopes

    Ashley Storey has already done a lot in her basketball career. The Greely High 6-foot-3 senior has developed an outside shot and guard-like ball-handling skills. She earned a Division I basketball scholarship from the University of New Hampshire. She reached the 1,000-point plateau this season and helped Greely to four straight Western B regional semifinals and now two regional finals after the Rangers throttled Gray-New Gloucester, 57-34, on Thursday. But […]

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  • High School Extra - Wednesday Feb 18, 2015 | 5:41 pm

    Storm forces even more changes in tournament schedule in Augusta

    Maine’s latest snowstorm, which is expected to be heaviest overnight, has forced the Maine Principals’ Association to once again shuffle its tournament schedule. Thursday’s scheduled games at the Augusta Civic Center have all been postponed and moved to Friday, prompting even more changes as Friday’s Eastern Class A championship games will now be played Saturday, along with the Western Class C and D championship games. There have  been no changes […]

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  • High School Extra - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015 | 9:40 pm

    Lincoln Academy girls make big statement

    Kevin Feltis, the third-year girls’ basketball coach at Lincoln Academy, didn’t have to search far to find a way to motivate his players for their Western Class B quarterfinal game against York. All he had to do was click on the MBR website. There, in the girls’ basketball forum, commenters predicted how they thought the tournament would play out. The Eagles weren’t looked at favorably. One post said, “York beats […]

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