Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Oceanside squeezes past Bangor in preseason hoop action

A four-way fight for the ball between the Rams and the Mariner girls during Tuesday's preseason game at Bangor High School. Oceanside won the game 46-42. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

BANGOR– The Oceanside Mariners girls' basketball team made the trip to Bangor for a preseason match-up with the Rams and took home a hard-fought 46-42 win.

Bangor took the early lead in the first quarter 9-8, and held the halftime lead of 21-19. The two teams battled in the third quarter with both scoring 13 points to make it a Bangor 34, Oceanside 32 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. 

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Aubrey Hoose and Bailey Breen took over in the final stanza for the Mariners scoring seven points each to outscore Bangor 14-8 and take the 46-42 win for the bus ride home. 

Scoring for Oceanside was Breen, with 20 points, two 3-point baskets, and 2-of-2 from the foul line. Hoose had 15 points and was 5-of-8 from the foul line. Renee Ripley had nine points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and was 1-of-2 from behind the line. Caitlin Lamb added two points, going 2-of-4 from the charity stripe.

Oceanside nailed four 3-pointers and went 10-of-18 from the foul line.

For Bangor, Avery Clark with 15 points, Delaney Horr had 12, Emily Adams had eight, Cala Oldenburg had four, and Mimi Quinn with three points. Clark and Adams each had a pair of 3-point baskets and Horr added one for a total of five. The Rams went 5-of-8 from behind the charity stripe. 

Bangor will start the regular season on Thursday, Dec. 8, at home against Portland. 

Oceanside starts its season on Tuesday, Dec. 12, when Cony travels to Rockland to open the regular season.

Oceanside    8    11    13    14    =46
Bangor        9     12    13    08    =42

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Holbrook 5-6 grade girls hold off a visiting Hampden team


Holbrooks Nora Williams #1 blocks a shot from Hampden's E. O'Conner. Holbrook won the game 28-23. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

The Holbrook 5-6 grade girls' travel team hosted the Hampden equivalent Sunday at Holbrook Elementary and held off the fighting Broncos 28-23 for the win.

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Holbrook took a 9-3 lead in the first quarter and extended it to a 12-5 lead at the half. Hampden outscored Holbrook 10-8 in the third quarter, however, they could only match Holbrook's score in the final stanza.

Scoring for Holbrook was, Abby Bell who led all scorers with 12 points, Mallone Haulk added 10, Maddie Miller five, and Sophie Tardiff one. Holbrook was 2-of-8 from the foul line. 

For Hampden, (no first names provided) C.J. Bacon led the team with seven points, S. Palmer had six, C. Kenney four, B. Tardiff three, X. Elliot two, and E. O'Connor one. Hampden went 3-of-11 from the charity stripe. 

Hampden   3.  2.  10.  8.  23        
Holbrook   9.  3.  8.    8.  28

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Girls Ice Hockey kicks off season today

Scene from the Nov. 25, 2022 home opener of the Penobscot Pioneers Girls Hockey Team. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

 Today is opening day for girls Ice Hockey and here is the schedule for today.


Brewer/Bangor/Hampden/Hermon/John Bapst/Old Town/Orono 7,
St. Dominic/Winthrop/Monmouth 2

Edward Little/Leavitt/Poland 4, Biddeford/Thornton Academy/Wells 3

Portland/Cape Elizabeth/Deering/South Portland/Waynflete 8, Greely/Gray-New Gloucester 1

Falmouth/Scarborough at Cheverus/Old Orchard Beach/Windham, 6:30 p.m. @William B. Troubh Ice Arena, Portland

Gorham/Bonny Eagle/Massabesic/Fryeburg/Lake Region/Westbrook at York/Traip/Marshwood/Noble, noon @
Rochester (N.H.) Ice Arena

Yarmouth/Freeport 8, Lewiston/Oak Hill 3

Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Medomak at Winslow/Gardiner/Cony/Messalonskee/Lawrence/Erskine/Maranacook, 5:30 p.m. @
Camden National Bank Ice Vault, Hallowell

Friday, November 24, 2023

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Visiting Windjammer girls slip past Hampden


A scene from the Windjammers 7-8th grade B girls at Hampden 7-8th B at Reeds Brook School in Hampden. The Windjammers won the game 35-31. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Travel basketball with 7-8th grade girls B teams from Camden-Rockport, the Windjammers, and the host Hampden Broncos.

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An exciting game between two very competitive teams. The Windjammers led after the first quarter 10-9 but fell behind Hampden 15-14 at the half.  The Windjammers built a little lead in the third quarter as they outscored Hampden 10-6, fueled by a pair of back-to-back 3-pointers from Camden's Natalia Davis. That lead was enough to hold off the Broncos as the Windjammers outscored Hampden 11-10 in the final stanza for the 35-31 win.

Scoring for the Windjammers was Davis with a team-high 13 points,  including two 3-pointers. Also scoring for the Windjammers was Esma Tobiasz with six points, Liv Domareki and Maggie Harbaugh with four each, and Julia Hart and Baya Healey with two each. The Windjammers were 1-of-6 from the foul line.

For Hampden, Rivers Bradford had a game-high 16 points, Avery Light and Ahlyza Dunham with five each, Mia Reid and Kenzie Stone with two points each, and Sophia Lord with one point. The Broncos were 7-of-18 from the charity stripe. 

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Glenburn travel 7-8th grade downs Orrington


Scene from the Orrington at Glenburn 7-8th Boys Basketball game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

The second game for the day at Glenburn School featured the 7-8th grade boys from Orrington visiting the Glenburn Travel Team. 
Glenburn came away with the 55-36 win.

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This game like the previous lacked accurate scorebook and names. Here is the best I can figure out. All information is taken from the scorebooks available. 

For Glenburn, Griffin Dunton led the scoring 23 points including a 3-pointer. Zach #13 had 12 points, Caleb #14 added 11 points, #23 had five points, and #11 and #12 had two points each. 

For the Orrington Rec, #4 led the team with 16 points, #5 added 11, #10 four, #3 three, and #13 two points each.

The Orrington team knocked down seven 3-point shots in the game.

Youth Basketball in full swing

Scene from the EMBBL 5th-6th grade Boys Old Town Rec at Glenburn. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

The Eastern Maine Basketball League is underway with grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 boys and girls. 

Games are played at various gyms across the area on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The first game today was the 5th & 6th grade boys from Glenburn hosting the Old Town Rec 5th & 6th boys. 

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It was a very close game all the way with Glenburn coming back to tie the score at 50-50 to end the fourth quarter. The overtime is four minutes and Glenburn was able to hold off the Old Town boys outscoring them 9-5 to capture the 59-55 win.

Getting the names of players in a scorebook is almost always a problem so if I have them I will use them. If not I will use the players' numbers. All information is taken from the team's scorebook or league scorebook if available. 

For Glenburn, I have some first names and uniform numbers. The top scorer was, #22-Jace, with 33 points, followed by Brod #24 with 20 points including three three pointers. #31 Eli and #21 Agaba three points each. 

For Old Town, it looks like the numbers do not match up so I have Carter Cox, with a team-high 17 points, and Mason Frost with 11. Other player numbers do not total what should be the score. 

The full schedule for the league can be seen here.