April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

Debuts, solid pitching lift Lisbon

Greyhounds hold on for 2-1 baseball win

LISBON   Three years from now, Lisbon High School freshman baseball player Jack Tibbetts probably won’t remember his first varsity at-bat.  More...

Jays top Red Sox

TORONTO   Even though they came up short in a ninth-inning rally attempt a night earlier, Kevin Pillar and the Toronto Blue Jays were able to carry some much-needed momentum into Wednesday night.  Francisco Liriano and three relievers combi More...

Senators beat Bruins, 1-0; take 3-1 lead in series

BOSTON The Ottawa Senators are heading home with a chance to eliminate the Boston Bruins. Not that they’ve had much trouble with them in Boston. More...

Bowdoin edges rival Colby in men’s lax

WATERVILLE   Ben Kujala scored five goals, including one at the third quarter buzzer, to lift Bowdoin College to a 10-8 win over Colby in New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse Wednesday night at Seaverns Field at Har More...

Suzuki homers in Seattle

SEATTLE Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki hit his first home run on the road in nearly four years in the Marlins 10-5 loss to the Mariners. More...

Ducks sweep Flames; Wild survive

CALGARY, Alberta   Patrick Eaves, Nate Thompson and Ryan Getzlaf scored, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Wednesday night for a sweep of their first-round playoff series.  More...

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Mt. Ararat softball opens strong with 12-3 road victory

WATERVILLE Katelyn Cox reached base five times (3-for-3, two walks) to power the Mt. Ararat High School softball team to a 12-3 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win over Messalonskee on Wednesday in season-opening action at Colby College. More...

Challenges aplenty for area baseball squads

Teams looking for more this year

TOPSHAM   The 2016 high school baseball season saw a few area teams get on a roll come playoff team.  One played in a state championship game, another in a regional final and yet another made a return to the postseason ... More...

John Parker shining for Eastern Conn.

WILLIMANTIC, C.T. — John Parker of Brunswick has found success on the diamond for Eastern Connecticut State University.  ECSU is currently 12-9 thanks in part to pitching efforts from Parker, who is majoring in communications.  More...

Waltz helps MMA to lacrosse win

CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy men’s lacrosse team picked up a 9-5 North Atlantic Conference victory over Thomas College on Wednesday night at Ritchie Field.  More...

Rockets overcome Westbrook for 2-0 series lead

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HOUSTON James Harden scored 35 points and the Houston Rockets overcame 51 points from Russell Westbrook in the highest-scoring tripledouble in playoff history, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the fi More...

Richmond cruises

Bobcats blank Vinalhaven, 5-0

RICHMOND The Richmond High School baseball team hasn’t had much time outside this spring. In fact, coach Ryan Gardner and company had just one practice out on the field before Tuesday’s season opener against Vinalhaven/ North Haven. More...

Baseball season kicks off this week

Baseball is back. All Midcoast teams are beginning the new season this week. Let’s take a look at what each has ahead:  Brunswick   Luke Potter had a long season at the helm of the Dragons in 2016. More...

Sea Dogs get even with Binghamton

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. The Portland Sea Dogs (7-4) scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning and held on for a 2-0 Eastern League win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (5- 6) on Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium. More...

EL doubles-up Mt. Ararat, 12-6

AUBURN Edward Little started Tuesday’s boys lacrosse game with Mt. Ararat with the requisite opening day jitters. More...

Red Sox hold off Jays

TORONTO   Twenty-one months removed from his first and only start, Brian Johnson was back on a major league mound Tuesday night.  He certainly made the most of it, helping the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, pic More...

Celtics in deep hole

Bulls beat top-seeded Boston, 111-97, to take 2-0 series lead

BOSTON The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. More...

Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging himself in jail cell

MILFORD, Mass.   Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and has been pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27.  More...

Raptors, Clippers get even with Game 2 wins

TORONTO   Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and Toronto beat Milwaukee 106-100 to even the firstround playoff series at 1-1.  More...