Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Orono tops Brewer in Unified Basketball season opener

BREWER - Wednesday afternoon at Brewer High School, the visiting Orono Red Riots picked up a 73-66 win over the host Brewer Witches in a mutual season opener for the Unified Basketball program for the 2020 season.

 Brewer's Calvin Etchason-Taylor clears out a rebound during a Unified basketball game in Brewer on Wednesday. The Witches lost to the visiting Orono Red Riots 73-66. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Monday, January 27, 2020

Glenburn upsets No. 1 Holbrook for EMBL semifinal victory

GLENBURN - For the second time in two weeks, the No. 5 Glenburn Chargers picked up a victory over a higher seed team (defeated No. 4 Brewer on January 18) to earn the right to head to Championship Saturday after a 44-37 win over No. 1 Holbrook in the Eastern Maine Basketball League 5/6B girls semifinal game.

 Glenburn's Eve Wiles (with ball) looks to the basket as she drives in for a shot during an EMBL semifinal 5/6B girls game. Glenburn defeated Holbrook 44-37 in the game. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Lane's closing seconds basket sends Hermon 5/6 girls to EMBL Championship

GLENBURN - Sunday afternoon at the Glenburn School, Mikelle Lane scored in the closing seconds of the game to give the Hermon Hawks a 46-45 victory over the Eastern Elite in an Eastern Maine Basketball League semifinal game in the 5/6 B girls division. Both teams were classified as A/B teams, as they played in the 5/6A division but were dropped down to the 5/6B division for the playoffs.

 Hermon's Mikelle Lane takes a look at the basket before a foul shot during the second half. Lane scored the game winning basket in the closing seconds of the game. Hermon defeated Eastern Elite 46-45 in the semifinal game. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bangor hockey shoots past So. Portland in overtime

BANGOR – The Bangor high school hockey team hosted So. Portland/Freeport/Wayneflete Friday night at Sawyer Arena. From the first face-off, this was a fast-paced, physical, demanding game that was played by two relatively equal teams.

Bangor's Cooper Ireland is focused on the goal. Bangor beat So. Portland 6-5 in overtime. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Hermon 5/6 girls cruise past Hampden in "B" quarterfinal contest

BREWER - Saturday morning at Brewer High School, the Hampden 5/6 "B" girls ran into a much stronger team as the Hermon "A/B" girls scored early and never relinquished their lead on their way to a 26-8 quarterfinal elimination game victory in an Eastern Maine Basketball League travel game.

 Hampden's MaKayla Shaw (left) begins to work her way around Hermon's Sabree Thomas during an EMBL quarterfinal game in Brewer Saturday. Hermon won the game 26-8. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Witches get their revenge for an earlier loss to Lawrence

BREWER – Earlier in the season the Brewer coaches and players knew they should not have lost at Lawrence. Friday night while the Brewer varsity boys had the Bulldogs in the house they came out strong, stayed strong for 32 minutes and played like a well-oiled machine to claim the 57-46 win. It was the fifth win in a row.

Brewer's Kyle Goodrich shuffles off a pass as he cuts to the basket. Brewer beat Lawrence 57-46 Friday night. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Brewer JV boys roll past visiting Lawrence

BREWER – The Brewer junior varsity boys basketball team was on fire Friday night as they rolled past Lawrence of Fairfield outscoring the visitors every quarter on the way to a solid 67-47 victory.

Brewer's Brock Flagg looks to get past the Lawrence defense of Zachery Clark. Flagg led the Witches with 13 points to help get the 67-47 win over Lawrence. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Lawrence freshmen too much for Brewer boys first team

BREWER – Brewer's first team hosted the opening game of the night against visiting Lawrence of Fairfield falling 49-37 after a disappointing second quarter that put them in a hole they could not get out of.
Brewer First Team coach Mark Savage instructs his players during a timeout. Lawrence won this game 49-37. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Brewer boys basketball train keeps a rolling

ROCKPORT – The Brewer boys varsity train rolled into Rockport Wednesday evening for a Class A matchup with Camden Hills. The Witches got to celebrate the 82-67 win on the train ride home. This was the third straight and fifth of the last six they have won.

Brewer's Dylan Huff led the team to victory with a 20 point performance. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wagner girls "B" team doubles up Chargers in 4th quarter for win

GLENBURN - The Samuel L. Wagner of Winterport girls "B" level team made it a fourth quarter team effort as they pulled away from the Glenburn Chargers for a 32-21 victory in a middle school "B" team match up at the Glenburn School Tuesday night.

Wagner's Blayne Tardif (front) drives past Glenburn's Jillian Severance (43) during a middle school "B" team game in Glenburn Tuesday. Wagner won the game 32-21. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Glenburn "B" team boys hold off major Wagner rally for win

GLENBURN - Tuesday afternoon at the Glenburn School, the Wagner boys nearly overcame a 15 point deficit to start the fourth quarter only to run out of time and fall to the home team Glenburn Chargers 26-24 in an exciting middle school "B" level basketball match up.

Glenburn's Jacob Murzyn (43) goes up for a shot during a middle school game in Glenburn on Tuesday. Glenburn defeated Wagner 26-24 in the game. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Monday, January 20, 2020

Mt. Blue gets showered with three's as Brewer boys explode

BREWER – The Brewer gym was loud and proud Monday afternoon as they are back to full steam with the return of Dylan Huff, and today they showed the visiting Mt. Blue team what that means going forward as the Witches exploded for 88 points including 10 3-pointers for the 88-53 win.

You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him! Trevor Pearson seen here from a previous game scored 22 points to lead the Witches past Mt. Blue today. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Brewer 7-8th grade girls send Glenburn packing with strong team game

BREWER – The 7-8th grade Brewer girls played as a team Saturday in their Eastern Maine Basketball League playoff win over Glenburn, 55-23.

Brewer's Allie Flagg, middle, goes up with a shot and draws the foul from Glenburn's Lucy Wiles.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Glenburn 5th-6th grade girls eliminate Brewer in EMBL play

BREWER – After a long travel ball season, the playoffs are underway for the Eastern Maine Basketball League and Sunday the Glenburn girls 5-6th grade B team slipped past the Brewer girls late in the game for the 41-35 win.

Glenburn's Kaylee Folsom looks to pass the ball as Brewer's Mara Geaghan plays tight defense. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Hampden 5/6 "B" girls cruise past Hermon in EMBBL playoff matchup

HAMPDEN - Saturday afternoon at Reeds Brook School in Hampden, the Hampden 5/6 "B" girls proved to be to much for the Hermon Hawks, as the young Broncos set the tone early and cruised to a 30-12 victory over the Jr. Hawks in an Eastern Maine Basketball League travel game.

Hampden's MaKayla Shaw (30) looks at the basket before taking a shot during a travel game in Hampden on Saturday. Hampden defeated Hermon 30-12 in the game. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Bangor boys and girls win indoor track meet at Orono

ORONO – The Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet number 5c was held at The New Balance Field House at the University of Maine Field House Friday night with the Bangor High School girls and boys taking first place.

Brewer's Sophie Inman sets a new Brewer High School record with this beautiful high jump at 5' 4". (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Monday, January 13, 2020

Black & White sports photography

I love B&W photography and instead of posting these just on Face book I will start posting them here so anyone can see them any time.

A scene from the Brewer at Hampden varsity doubleheader Saturday, Jan. 11. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Hampden boys barely escape with win over Brewer

HAMPDEN – The Hampden boys basketball season is off to a great start, there is no denying that fact. They entered the night undefeated at 10-0, having had one game where the win was by less than double figures and that was a win against Class AA Bangor.

Hampden's Bryce Lausier (2) drives past Brewer's Brady Saunders. Hampden won the game 57-56. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Hampden girls flex their muscle to dominate Brewer

HAMPDEN – The Hampden girls basketball team was in a not in my house mind set Saturday night as they hosted the struggling Brewer girls jumping out to a hot start and never slowing down on either side of the court leading to a very lopsided 58-15 win for the Broncos.

Hampden Academy basketball player played for loved ones who have dealt with or are dealing with cancer. From front row to back you have, seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. This was part of a Hampden Academy fundraiser for Cancer Care of Maine and Sarah's House in Holden! (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Bronco JV boys no match for Brewer

BREWER - Saturday morning at Brewer High School, the Brewer JV boys proved to be to much for the Hampden Academy Broncos to handle as the Witches easily cruised to a 50-24 victory.

Brewer's Evan Glass (left) hands the ball off to Finn Wardwell (30) during the JV boys game against Hampden Academy in Brewer Saturday. Brewer won the game 50-24. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Davis, Brown lead Witches 1st team to victory over Hampden

BREWER - Aiden Brewer and Ben Brown combined for 31 points on Saturday morning as the Brewer Witches 1st team picked up a 45-31 win over the Hampden academy freshman boys at Brewer High school.

 Brewer's Aiden Davis (15) gets up for a shot over Hampden's Sam Burnham during a boys freshman game in Brewer Saturday. Brewer won the game 45-31. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Bangor hockey too much for Brewer on this night

ORONO – The ice rink at the University of Maine, The Alfond, may not have been packed to capacity, however, it had a good size crowd of loud students and adults that supported their teams in a fast-paced, hard-hitting, high school hockey game.

Bangor's Ben Brook (2) lights the goal with the Ram's first goal on the night. Bangor went on to win 6-2 over host Brewer. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Messalonskee JV boys hold off a tough Brewer team

BREWER – The Brewer junior varsity boys hosted Messalonskee Thursday and after falling behind early, fight as they may, they could not close the gap leaving them with a 47-42 loss.

Brewer's Cameron Hughes (24) splits the defense of Messalonskee as he goes up for a shot. Messalonskee won the game 47-42. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Brewer boys stun Messalonskee late

BREWER – The Brewer boys varsity basketball team went into the game knowing this was a test they had to pass. With #2 Messalonskee coming into town the Witches knew what each player had to do. They had lost to the Eagles a couple of weeks ago in Oakland and fully intended to turn that game score around.

Brewer's Kyle Goodrich split two defenders to go in for this basket. Brewer won the game 74-62. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wiles, Westrich power Glenburn girls to victory over Bobcats

GLENBURN - Lucy Wiles and Emma Westrich each scored in double digits combining for 29 points as the Glenburn Chargers over powered the less talented Caravel Bobcats for a 48-9 middle school girls basketball win Tuesday night at the Glenburn School.

 Glenburn's Katie Hews (right) looks to the hoop as she goes up for a shot while Caravel's Mikelle Lane trails her. Glenburn won the game 48-9. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Bobcats second half dominance leads to win over Glenburn

GLENBURN - Tuesday afternoon at the Glenburn School, the Caravel Bobcats rallied in the second half to pull out a 48-35 win over the Glenburn Chargers in a boys middle school basketball contest.

 Caravel's Noah Dupuy (14) catches up with a loose ball during a middle school boys game in Glenburn Tuesday. Caravel won the game 48-35. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Brewer girls get even with Nokomis at home.

BREWER – The Brewer girls opened the season against Nokomis of Newport and lost by one point, 39-38. Tuesday night they hosted the Warriors where Grace Robertson and Kenzie Dore led the Witches to a 44-37 win over the Warriors.

Brewer's Kenzie Dore had 14 points and went a perfect 9-of-9 from the foul line. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Brewer boys overpower Nokomis on the road

NEWPORT – The Brewer boys basketball teams traveled to Nokomis High School for a matchup that finished with the Witches taking home a lopsided 67-33 win.

Brewer's Aaron Newcombe led the Witches tonight against Nokomis for the 67-33 win. This photo is from the first matchup of the season between the two teams.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Monday, January 6, 2020

Brewer 3-4th grade downs Hampden in travel hoops

BREWER – The Brewer 3rd-4th grade girls hosted Hampden Sunday afternoon at Brewer High School as part of the Eastern Maine Basketball League. The young Witches rolled to a 29-13 win.

A scene from the Hampden at Brewer 3rd-4th grade girls travel game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Brewer 7-8th Travel falls to Houlton

BREWER  – The Eastern Maine Basketball League games at Brewer High School today included a battle between Brewer and Houlton 7-8th grade girls with Houlton pulling a surprising come from behind 43-40 win.

Brewer's Lauren Voteur with a nice block to start her game on the right foot. Houlton won the game 43-40. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Lausier, Broncos to much for Erskine boys varsity

HAMPDEN - Two teams headed in opposite directions took to the hardwood inside the Stable at Hampden Academy on Saturday afternoon, and the Broncos came away with a very strong 81-52 dominating win over the Erskine Academy Eagles.

 Hampden's Bryce Lausier (2) makes a move towards the basket as Erskine's Nick Hayden tries to slow him down. Hampden won the game 81-52. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Closing seconds free throws lead to Broncos JV boys win over Erskine

HAMPDEN - The Hampden Academy JV boys scored 59 points in their game, but it took a few free throws in the closing seconds of the game to give the Broncos a 59-55 win over the Erskine Academy Eagles at The Stable inside Hampden Academy on Saturday afternoon.

Hampden's Gabe Beswick (10) Goes hard to the basket while Erskine's Xavian Marable (32) and Isaac Hayden give chase during the JV game at Hampden on Saturday. Hampden Academy won the game 55-59. (Photo by Skip Hawkes) 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Brewer, Bangor skate to a 2-2 tie

BREWER – The Brewer JV ice hockey team hosted the Bangor team at the Penobscot Ice Arena Saturday evening where the two teams played to a 2-2 tie

Brewer's Evan White (20) works hard to keep the puck out of the goal for Brewer as Bangor puts the pressure on.  The two teams played to a 2-2 tie. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Butterfield lifts Broncos to win over Erskine freshman boys

HAMPDEN - Saturday morning at The Stable on the campus of Hampden Academy, Brandon Butterfield poured in 25 points to help lift the Broncos freshman boys over Erskine Academy 49-46 in the first of three boys games on the day.

 Hampden's Brandon Butterfield dishes off the ball during the second half of the freshman game in Hampden on Saturday. The Broncos won the game over Erskine 49-46. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Friday, January 3, 2020

Lawrence with a dominating win over the Brewer varsity girls

BREWER – The Brewer varsity girls got off to a strong start in this game. A couple of quick three's and they were up 6-2. At the end of the first-quarter Brewer was up 14-12. With a little over 3-minutes to play in the second, the Witches were up 16-12 when things fell apart.

The Brewer varsity girls at the playing of the National Anthem. Lawrence went on to defeat Brewer 52-36 in this game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Brewer JV girls fall to Lawrence on the hardwood

BREWER – The Brewer junior varsity girls basketball team hosted Lawrence of Fairfield Thursday night with the visitors taking home a 40-23 win over the young Witches.

Brewer's Jordan Doak, (11) and Melaina Dore talk things over as a teammate gets ready for a foul shot. Lawrence won the game 40-23. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)