BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech took advantage of its frontcourt height and experience in the second half Friday night, outrebounding the University of Maine 20-13 while holding on for a 79-68 victory in the championship game of the Lady Luck Classic. Nicole Jones scored 10… Read More
    Brewer High School sophomore Ian Robinson won the 16-and-under title at the United States Tennis Association’s New England Christmas Championships in Bloomfield, Conn., Thursday. The unseeded 15-year-old upset No. 1 seed Juan Ocampos 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinals before topping No. 2 seed Scott Salway 6-2, 6-2 in… Read More
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    MILO – Ben Knapp scored 18 points, including the tying hoop with 36 seconds to go in regulation and all four of his team’s overtime points as Penquis posted a 43-40 schoolboy basketball win over Dexter on Friday night. Jeremy Allen contributed 13 for Penquis. Read More
    HERMON – Ryan Garland led four Hawks in double figures with 15 points as Hermon posted a 65-60 schoolboy basketball win over Ellsworth on Friday. Wayne Shaw added 12 points while Joey Schacht notched 11 and Ron Lane had 10 for the Hawks. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    HOULTON – Ashley Marble threw in a game-high 19 points to lead Class D Woodland to a 47-44 schoolgirl basketball win over Class B Houlton on Friday night. Julia Knights added 12 for Woodland, who outscored Houlton 10-7 in the fourth, after it was tied… Read More
    Francis Nault was back where he wanted to be Thursday night. The freshman defenseman was moved up to right wing for Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Clarkson in their Everblades College Classic semifinal and he responded with the game-winning goal and an assist. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kara Crockett popped in a career-high 18 points to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 61-47 women’s basketball win over Bridgewater (Mass.) State in the opening round of the Land of Magic Classic. Amanda Kimball threw in 13 points… Read More
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    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Freshman forward Heather Ernest scored 13 points during a 26-5 spurt to open the second half as the University of Maine women’s basketball team rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Marshall University 79-58 in their Lady Luck Classic semifinal at Virginia Tech University… Read More
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    HIGH SCHOOL MCI 166.5, Old Town 129.5, Foxcroft 103.5, Penobscot Valley 92, Nokomis 84, Erskine Academy 80, Woodland 76, Hermon 62.5, Calais 57, Fort Kent 37, Madawaska 34, Bucksport JV 20 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
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    WASHBURN – Jeff Blackstone scored 15 of his team’s 29 points in the fourth quarter to lift Easton to a 75-68 schoolboy basketball victory over Washburn Thursday. Matt Osgood also stepped up in the fourth quarter, scoring nine of 11 points. Derek Carlow contributed 16 points… Read More
    DEER ISLE – One of Stuart Kestenbaum’s favorite Fran Merritt stories involved a school official who stopped by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts after it had moved to its current campus in Deer Isle. “What’s all this?” the official asked when he saw what appeared… Read More
    Poor 2001. No one is talking about it. Even the purists who insist that this is the real turn of the millennium seem to have lost a little bit of fervor. After all the excitation and speculation surrounding Y2K, ushering in this new year seems… Read More
    BANGOR – Dig out those Halloween costumes, or the ball gown and tuxedo from some previous wedding, prom or stage play, because the Bangor Public Library is inviting people to come to the “Real Millennium Celebration and Masquerade Ball.” The event is a family celebration… Read More
    The London premiere of George Frideric Handel’s sacred oratorio “Messiah” was witnessed March 23, 1743, in Covent Garden Theatre. When a nobleman complimented Handel on providing London with such fine entertainment, the composer replied: “My Lord, I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wished to… Read More
    I am adopting a slightly different format for Maine Skies starting this month. After 20 years of including a constellation with each column, there is little left to be said about them. Also, there are many books readily available that can tell you more about them than I… Read More
    ESTERO, Fla. – Twos were wild for the University of Maine men’s hockey team at Teco Arena Wednesday. In the Black Bears’ 4-2 win over Clarkson University in their Everblades College Classic tournament semifinal, Maine attained its second two-game winning streak of the season. And,… Read More
    BUCKSPORT – The Houlton girls basketball team has had to face this winter without its best post player, Sam Berry, who went down with a season-ending knee injury in the Shiretowners’ first game of the year. But with Sarah Beasley and Hannah Socoby picking up… Read More
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    ELLSWORTH – Adam Smith hit a free throw with 6.1 seconds left to lift Ellsworth to a 70-69 overtime victory over George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill in schoolboy basketball action Wednesday night. Derek Awalt and John Morse each paced Ellsworth with 18 points. Joe… Read More
    DYER BROOK – Dan Codrey scored five of his seven points in the fourth quarter, including a free throw in the closing seconds, to lift the Central Aroostook boys basketball over Southern Aroostook 54-52 Wednesday in high school action. Craig Durost paced the Panthers of… Read More
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    At Ellsworth, Adam Smith hit a free throw with 6.1 seconds left to lift Ellsworth to a 70-69 overtime victory over George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill. Derek Awalt and John Morse each paced Ellsworth with 18 points. Joe Richards added 10 and Smith finished… Read More
    Mario Lemieux will return to the ice tonight for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He comes out of retirement to try and re-establish a Hockey Hall of Fame career. He has much at stake. Lemieux clearly has a fire to play again. He has young children who… Read More
    ORONO – After turning the third period into their own personal air hockey game, the Houlton-Hodgdon Black Hawks came away with an emphatic 9-1 high school ice hockey victory over Old Town at Alfond Arena Tuesday night. The Black Hawks’ top line of center Luke… Read More
    CARABASSETT VALLEY – Sugarloaf/USA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary by offering $25 tickets. The resort will be hosting Maine Day, which starts Wednesday, Jan. 3. Any resident of Maine, with valid ID, may purchase a lift ticket for $25. This price applies to all ages… Read More
    NEWRY – Sunday River Ski Resort will be hosting the Sprint FIS Freestyle World Cup from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28, with athletes’ training open to the public all week. The final aerial competition will be on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. and the final mogul competition will… Read More
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    CARABASSETT VALLEY – Sugarloaf/USA will host its fifth annual Bud Light Boarderfest on Jan. 6 and 7, 2001, the first of seven stops in the Bud Light Boarderfest series. In this event $10,000 in cash and more in prizes will be awarded to the men… Read More
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    WASHBURN – Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook sprinted out to a 21-4 lead after one period and cruised to a 68-50 schoolboy basketball win over Washburn on Tuesday. Jordan Shields and Corey Shields scored 16 points apiece for Southern Aroostook. Lucas Nadeau and Devon Wilkins… Read More
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Bryan Cox broke his season-long boycott of the media Tuesday without ever indicating that he’d re-signed with the New York Jets. Mo Lewis wasn’t even around to comment on his new contract with the team. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Justin Libbey scored five goals and teammate Bobby Leavitt scored the game-winning goal with three minutes to go as Bangor earned a 7-6 high school hockey win over Cony at Kennebec Ice Arena on Tuesday. John Huhn added a goal for the 3-2… Read More
    Long after the Christmas tree has succumbed to the warmth of our winter homes, the poinsettia lives on. Its cheery show of color is a reminder of the winter holidays well into the new year. Some people may consider the poinsettia a disposable decoration that should be tossed… Read More
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    Can the University of Maine’s hockey team overcome its sluggish start and earn a third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth? How about a third straight appearance in the Frozen Four? googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
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    DEXTER – If there’s such a thing as the Night-Before-Christmas-Eve jitters, Wally Russell believes his Penquis girls basketball team had them early in Saturday night’s game against Dexter. Thanks to a third-quarter surge and the Tigers’ shooting woes, the Patriots of Milo emerged from the… Read More
    DOVER, Del. – The University of Maine Black Bears erased an 11-point second-half deficit, thanks to 9-0 and 8-1 spurts and a game-ending 10-2 flurry, to overcome Delaware State 74-65 in a men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon. The Bears improved to 7-3 while Delaware State… Read More
    ORONO – Local youths will have the chance to “skate with the Bears” on Jan. 7from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Alfond Arena in Orono. In addition to the popular skate, selected kids, age 13 and younger, who bring helmets and sticks, will be… Read More
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    CORINTH – Crystal Parker hit a jump shot that sent Saturday’s Central-Penobscot Valley girls high school basketball game into the third overtime, then gave the Red Devils the lead for good as Central went on to win 65-59. The Devils’ win snapped their 27-game losing… Read More
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    HAMPDEN – In its first test of the week-old Class A season, the Bangor girls basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit in the first half, and then dominated in the second to post a 67-47 victory over Hampden Friday night. The Rams, now 3-0,… Read More
    For the better part of two weeks now, Max Good – world-class foot-stomper, renowned sideline screecher and former coach at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield – has been a man in transition. Three weeks ago he was the bad cop who sent the practice messages for… Read More
    There will be an Orono High School alumni hockey game at the University of Maine’s Alfond Arena on at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a $3 admission which will go to the Orono High School Hockey Boosters Club to help pay for the team’s ice time and… Read More
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    LIMESTONE – Nicole Corbin poured in 24 points Friday night to power Van Buren to a 45-33 schoolgirl basketball victory over Limestone. Danielle Gagnon chipped in with 12 points for the Crusaders. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
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    WATERVILLE – The Colby College Museum of art will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 25, and Saturday, Dec. 30, through Monday, Jan. 1. The museum will be open for regular hours Tuesday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 29. On exhibit at the… Read More
    HOWLAND – It’s a good thing the Penobscot Valley girls basketball team had its best-ever free-throw shooting game so far this season against Schenck Thursday evening. Neither PVHS nor the Wolverines of East Millinocket shot well from the floor in the Eastern Maine Class C… Read More
    CHICAGO – Portland High School quarterback Quinton Porter, who passed for 1,089 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for another 247 and 11, was named Gatorade’s Maine Football Player of the Year. Porter, who also has a 93.36 grade average, will attend Boston College next fall and is… Read More
    ORONO – University of Maine sophomore Joe Drapeau, who earned consensus Freshman All-American honors last season, picked up his first honor of the 2001 season when he was named to Collegiate Baseball’s Third Team Preseason All-American squad. Biddeford’s Drapeau, who started at third base for… Read More
    As we pause to celebrate the holiday season, we also ponder the upcoming new year and its prospects for Maine’s harness racing industry. Last month, the Maine Harness Racing Commission held hearings and issued race dates for 2001. At the daylong date hearings, the MHRC… Read More
    WASHBURN – Liz Howard scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead basket, with about two minutes remaining, as Washburn earned a 52-48 schoolgirl basketball win over Central Aroostook on Thursday. Howard, a senior forward who finished with a game-high 30 points, then… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Justin DiFrederico popped in a game-high 23 points to lead Hampden to a 64-57 schoolboy basketball win over Hermon on Thursday. Ben Keller scored 16 for the winners. Adam Russell poured in 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
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    For those seeking a musical stocking stuffer, here’s a dozen of the staff reviewers’ favorites for 2000. “La Peste” (Sony) – A3 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0;… Read More
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    Editor’s Note: “Letter From …” is a monthly column written by a Mainer, or person with ties to this state, who is living or traveling far from home. Caitlin Shetterly grew up in Surry. She now lives in New York where she is an actor, writer and waitress. Read More
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