The standings for this season have started to settle out. According to Heal Point Standings Lewiston High School is taking the lead in Class A East, and Scarborough High School leading the Class A West. Class B standings show that Messalonskee High School leads the East with Greely High School taking the West. Maine high school hockey fans are beginning to take a look at next year. While some of the teams in our top 10 list are perennial favorites, Read the rest of this entry »
It may be the summer, but Maine is already getting their players ready for the upcoming year in sports. This show some great dedication between all the players that is currently in high school.
Every parent is making sure that they get their children noticed as these kids go out and give their all in these different sporting events. There are some great players with heart in the areas of football, basketball and soccer. These are the sports that everyone seems to be keeping an eye on. There Read the rest of this entry »
The Maine Red Claws are bringing excitement for the whole family this season. The Red Claws are gearing up for a playoff run and need all the support that they can get. So instead of sitting at home watching the NFL sports channel head out to a Red Claws game! The team has been playing exciting basketball recently and Crusher has the team geared up for the playoff run. The Red Claws are a high scoring team providing exciting games nightly. High scoring rookie DeShawn Sims, who is averaging 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, has been recently added to the All-Star. With his powerful game he hopes to bring the Red Claws into the hunt for the championship this season.
With all of the exciting basketball being played it can be easy to overlook the incredible atmosphere of a Red Claws game. The large amount of lively theme nights means that there is always something fun to do at a Red Claws game. But don’t forget about Crusher mascot and the beautiful Lady Red Claws who always bring excitement and fun to the crowds. If you want to see the future of the Boston Celtics you should come see the Red Claws in action. But be careful it is very easy to get hooked on the Maine Red Claws!
While there are no professional sports teams in the state of Maine, there are some minor league sports teams that fans can support. The Portland Pirates, an American Hockey League affiliate for the Buffalo Sabres, play there home games at the Cumberland County Civic Center. For basketball, the Portland Red Claws, a minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA Developmental League, play at the Portland Exposition Building. And finally, in the summer baseball takes over downtown Read the rest of this entry »
The State of Maine has one of the largest land areas in the continental United States. A trip from the southern border with New Hampshire to the Canadian border will take eight hours to complete. During that trip the roadways pass by many lakes and rivers that provide some of the best fishing in the country. From the southern Sebago Lakes region near Portland to the Central western region around Rangeley Lake and the northern reaches of the Allagash wilderness Maine lakes Read the rest of this entry »
In the City of Portland, Maine several teams call the Portland Exposition Hall home. This venerable city venue was constructed in 1914 and has seen many uses over the years. The Expo, as it is known to Portland residents, is adjacent to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Seadogs a Double A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The Expo is the current home of the Maine Red Claws, a developmental League basketball team that is affiliated with Read the rest of this entry »
The Black Bears haven’t been hibernating this summer. Instead, there have been officer changes, new appointments, and special awards galore. First, Kelsey Wilson, women’s soccer midfielder, has been named captain of the 2010 team. She was a starter for all of the Bears’ games last seasons, scoring three goals and four assists. Off the field, Wilson made the America East Honor Roll for the past three years. The new season starts on the 18th with an exhibition match against Burlington.Meanwhile, assistant swim coach Brad Smith is staying right where he is after serving as interim assistant coach under Susan Lizotte last season. The Bears’ swim team broke several records at the America East Championships last seasonhere’s hoping Smith can keep up his past success. Smith himself was a star swimmer at Vermont up through 2007. Since then he’s also worked at the YMCA, U. Vermont, and the Burlington Country Club. Read the rest of this entry »
The competition was fierce at Hadlock Field Sunday, July 11, especially for the Portland Sea Dogs’ Casey Kelly, playing his second game at the field. The main concern was New Britain’s Kyle Gibson, who is currently the top pitching prospect for the major-league Twins. Even though Gibson had only allowed four runs in his last 3 games against the Sea Dogs, Portland was able to make 7 hits over Gibson this time around. Both Anthony Rizzo and Ray Chang brought in home runs.The Sea Dog’s last game in the series against the Rock Cats took place July 12 at noon at Hadlock Field. Two days later, three team members headed to the 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game at Metro Bank park in Harrisburg, PA. The three players are infielders Ray Chang and Nate Spears and pitcher Stephen Fife. These teams are made up by fan voting and media personnel, club personnel, and Eastern League administrators. Read the rest of this entry »
If you want to get off the sidelines and enjoy some of Maine’s beautiful scenery at the same time, there’s no better pastime than golf. Each putt is a journey through a landscape full of tradition and natural beauty. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local looking to see what you’ve missed, these are the spots to check out when playing the gentleman’s sport in the Pine Tree State.
- The Falmouth Country Club Falmouth Course is a 72-par course spread out over 6,879 yards. The course opened in 1986, and is located on Maine’s coast. The terrain varies from rocky mountains to flowing grass fields, and there’s also a 40,000 square foot bent grass driving range to test your skills on. Notable amateur tournaments have been held on the course, including the New England Amateur, the Maine Amateur, and the Tri-State Amateur. Read the rest of this entry »
Last season, University of Maine running back Jared Turcotte was forced to stay on the sidelines thanks to a couple of abdominal surgeries, recovery for which took longer than anyone could expect. Before that, though, Turcotte was the one to watch as he led the team to the NCAA playoffs in 2008. It was the first time the team reached the playoffs in six seasons. This next season could be even better, though, thanks to two reasons: first, Turcotte is returning to football, and second, he’s getting marriedand he’s going to be a father.Turcotte and fianc Allysha Jones were married Saturday, July 17, and their daughter is expected September 19. Turcotte hopes that’ll be a big day for two reasonsit could be the day after Maine beats Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Read the rest of this entry »