Friday, August 30, 2019

Bangor, Hermon girls soccer play to 3-3 tie in preseason action

Scenes from the Bangor at Hermon girls soccer preseason matchup. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
The Hermon Hawks girls soccer hosted the Bangor Rams Friday morning in a game originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 and postponed due to heavy rain.

Click here for the primarily Bangor Rams photo gallery from Ron Hawkes
Click here for the primarily Hermon Hawks photo gallery from Skip Hawkes

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Orono High School cancels 2019 Varsity football season

Wednesday evening, Orono High School Athletic Administrator Mike Archer issued the following press release regarding the Varsity football program at the high school for the 2019 season:

As a result of low numbers and difficulties with positional personnel, Orono High School will forego the 2019 Varsity football schedule and request a JV schedule.

Our administration feels that this is in the best interest of our current players safety and well being and also maintains our ability to retain a varsity schedule for the 2020 season.

We just met with our parents and players and although there is some disappointment, I think there is also some sense of relief  and optimism that our players will be placed in a more safe and competitive setting on a  weekly basis.  We look at this as a great opportunity to keep Orono football alive for our current players as well as our future players at the Middle School.

Games will now be played on Monday evenings at 6:00pm.  Admission will remain the same, concessions will be operated by our Booster Club.  A full schedule will be completed by the beginning of next week.   I will work with Big East Commissioner Bunky Dow to assist in filling the void with other opponents due to the void we have created in their schedules.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this creates for our 2019 opponents.

Orono Athletic Administrator, Mike Archer will field any questions from media either via email or phone.   We wish the best of luck to all of our 2019 opponents on their upcoming season.   We appreciate your understanding of our situation.

Basketball Officiating Class

Eastern Maine Board #111 of IAABO Certified Basketball Officials is seeking individuals in the Eastern Maine area that are interested in becoming a certified basketball official. The Eastern Maine area includes; Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo Counties. This year, classes will be offered in Hampden at the Reed’s Brook Middle School.  

The first class will be on Sunday, September 22,  starting at 6 p.m. The class involves 16-20 hours of classroom work on the rules, a written rules test, then participants would have two sessions of floor work culminating in a floor test of officiating an actual game. There is a course fee of $50, which includes rulebooks, class materials and all testing. Board #111 also offers an online class for those not able to attend the classroom offering. Individuals interested in either class should contact Dave Ames, Board #111 Interpreter/Supervisor of Officials, to request an information sheet and application.  E-mail at or call 789-5118.