Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Top seed Hermon girls hold off Old Town to advance to regional final

BANGOR - Three starters scored in double figures Wednesday afternoon, led by 13 points each from Paige Plissey and Megan Tracy, to lead the No. 1 Hermon Hawks to a 47-34 Maine Principals’ Association Class B semifinal girls basketball win over No. 4 Old Town at the Cross Insurance Center.
Hermon's Megan Tracy (center) slips between Old Town defenders Lexi Thibodeau (left) and Claudia Damboise for a shot during the Class B North semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday. Hermon defeated Old Town 47-34 in the game. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Monday, February 17, 2020

Lawrence 5/6 girls squeeze out Glenburn Rec tournament Championship

GLENBURN - Sunday afternoon at the Glenburn School, the Lawrence Bulldogs 5/6 girls nearly gave the game away during the fourth quarter, but they managed to hold on long enough to pull out a 38-32 win over Old Town Y to claim the Glenburn Rec 5th/6th grade girls tournament championship.

The Lawrence 5/6 girls and coaches pose for photos after winning the Glenburn Rec 5th/6th grade tournament with a 38-32 victory over Old Town Y. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Old Town Y, Lawrence win Glenburn Rec 5/6 girls tourney semifinals

Sunday afternoon at the Glenburn School, the Old Town Y girls defeated Presque Isle 23-20 and Lawrence needed overtime to come away with a 35-31 victory over Bangor in the Glenburn Rec's 5th/6th grade basketball tournament semifinal games.

 Old Town's Konna Dumond (with ball) clears out a rebound during a semifinal game in the Glenburn Rec's 5/6 grade girls basketball tournament. Old Town defeated Presque Isle 23-20 in the game. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Broncos hang on for win over an aggressive Mt. Blue

AUGUSTA – When this game started not one person I had talked to expected to witness the game No. 8 Mt. Blue came to play against the No. 1 seeded Hampden Broncos. Not only did the Broncos have nothing to lose in this matchup, but they also played like they were going to win.

Hampden Academy's Bryce Lausier works on his foul shots before the game. Something we do not see a lot of any more at games. Could be a good part of why he is the player he is. Hampden won the game over Mt. Blue 57-54. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

No. 5 Brewer takes down No. 4 Messalonskee to advance to semifinal

AUGUSTA – The Brewer boys basketball team made the trip to the Augusta Civic Center Saturday night to take on Messalonskee of Oakland in a quarterfinal matchup that was Brewer's game all the way to the 63-47 win.
Brewer's Trevor Pearson, right, drives the baseline past Messalonskee's Noah Wood (33) and Jacob Perry as Brewer's Aaron Newcomb looks on. Brewer won this quarterfinal 63-47. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Coyotes eliminate No. 4 Hermon with quarterfinal win

BANGOR – The No. 4 Hermon Hawks hosted the 12th seeded Old Town Coyotes at the Cross Insurance Center Saturday, Feb. 15, falling 47-42 in a Class B North quarterfinal matchup.

Old Town enters the floor for the quarterfinal matchup with Hermon. The Coyotes won 47-42. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Caron, explosive overtime lead to Hermon win over John Bapst

BANGOR – The Cross Insurance Center was buzzing with excitement on one side of the court and silence on the other as No. 9 John Bapst Crusaders had a 3 point lead on the No. 1 Hermon Hawks with the clock down to 2.4 seconds in regulation of this Class B quarterfinal.

Hermon starters get a laugh as Paige Plissey starts to get up to the introduction of John Bapst's #4 player. Hermon went on to win the game 42-34 in overtime. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Glenburn Rec kicks off first of four tournament weekends with 5/6 girls tourney

GLENBURN - Saturday morning the Glenburn Rec kicked off their annual tournaments with a 5th/6th grade girls tournament. The tournament consists of Pool Play on Saturday with each team playing two games, plus one additional Pool Play game on Sunday morning. The tournament concludes Sunday afternoon with two single elimination games followed by the Championship game.

 Bangor's Avery Clark heads to the basket during the opening game of the Glenburn Rec's 5th/6th grade girls basketball tournament. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Teams competing this opening weekend are Bangor, Presque Isle, Lincoln, host team Glenburn, Lawrence, Dexter, Foxcroft, and Old Town Y.

In the first four games of the day, Bangor defeated Lincoln 26-21, Lawrence rolled over Dexter 43-21, Presque Isle dominated Glenburn with a 33-7 win, and Old Town Y cruised to a 38-18 win over Foxcroft.

Lincoln's Julianna Cloukey goes up for a shot in a game against Bangor. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

In the first game of the day, Bangor needed all four quarters to pull out a 26-21 win over Lincoln. The game was tied 17-17 after three quarters, but Bangor out scored Lincoln 9-4 in the final period for the win.

Avery Clark scored a game high 17 points to lead Bangor, and Gabby Roy had five points. Julianna Cloukey and Addison Cyr each scored eight points to top Lincoln in scoring.

Lawrence's Natalie Pelletier (5) looks to move the ball as Dexter's Annabelle Peakes (23) and Autumn Picard (21) defend. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

After a 10-4 first quarter, Lawrence doubled up Dexter 12-6 in the second period to take a 22-10 lead into the half time break. The Bulldogs out scored Dexter 13-2 in the third quarter to put the game away with a 35-12 lead on their way to a 43-21 victory.

Ashley Shores scored a game high 17 points, Payton Cole added eight points, and Kayci Ross scored six to lead Lawrence in scoring. Kellie Stone scored eight points and Annabelle Peakes had six points to pace Dexter in scoring.

Presque Isle's Emily Hallett (7) looks past Glenburn defender Abby Folsom to move the ball. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

In a major size difference, Presque Isle dominated Glenburn after a 10-0 first quarter holding the Chargers to single digits over the final three quarters for a 33-7 win.

Rhianna Desjardins led all scorers with 10 points and Maddy Putnam added seven points to lead Presque Isle in scoring.

Glenburn's Grace LaBree looks at the basket before taking a foul shot. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Eve Wiles, Grace LaBree, and Kaylee Folsom each scored two points and Mallory Lausier added one point to provide the scoring for Glenburn.

Old Town's Taylor Loring (with ball) looks at the basket on her way in for a shot. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Old Town managed just a one point lead (6-5) after the first quarter, but out scored Foxcroft 11-5 in the second period for a 17-10 half time lead. Old Town out scored Foxcroft 21-8 over the second half to pull off the 20 point 38-18 win.

Old Town was led in scoring by Karly Buckwalter with 11 points, Konna Dumond with 10 points, and Taylor Loring with nine points.

Foxcroft's Addie Day directs traffic. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Providing the scoring for Foxcroft was Addie Day with 11 points, Alli Cook with six points, and Alexis Burdin with one point.

All teams return on Sunday with games beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Brewer hockey with huge win over Camden Hills

BREWER – The Brewer hockey team hosted Camden Hills of Rockport this afternoon at the Penobscot Ice Arena where they pulled off the huge win over the third-place Windjammers by the score of 4-2.

Brewer's Tyler St. Lawrence, takes a water break after a Brewer goal. The Witches defeated Camden Hills 4-2 behind the outstanding goal work of St. Lawrence. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Brewer ends regular season with win over Skowhegan

BREWER – The Brewer varsity boys took on Skowhegan Tuesday evening in the regular-season finale and captured the win 38-34.

The Brewer Witches boys team (seen here from a previous game) waits to see who it will be playing in the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a win over Skowhegan. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)