Monday, January 31, 2022

Haskell leads Broncos to 39-36 win over the Bangor girls

 HAMPDEN – The Hampden girls basketball program hosted Bangor High School Monday evening with the night starting out with a Broncos Jv win 40-39 over the young Rams.

Hampden's #11 Emma Haskell, not only can she shoot lights out 3-pointers, she plays a pretty tough defense as well as one can see here against Bangor Monday night. Hampden won the game 39-36. (Photo By Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Lady Broncos go long distance to breeze past Brewer

BREWER - Tuesday night at Brewer High School, the Lady Broncos of Hampden Academy came to town not having played a game since Jan. 8, but displayed very little rust from the time off as they breezed past the Brewer Witches 53-27 knocking down 12 long range shots along the way.

When the girls ask you to take this photo you just smile and say thank you!! Hampden beat Brewer 53-27 on the road tonight. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

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Hampden started the game a little slow scoring just eight points, but the defensive allowed just three Brewer points in the first period.

The Broncos picked it up in the second quarter knocking down five 3-point baskets and a field goal to out score Brewer 17-6 to take a 25-9 lead into the half time break. 

Again, the Broncos stumbled just a bit scoring only eight points in the third period but held the Witches to seven points giving Hampden a 33-16 lead moving to the final stanza.

In the final period, won by Hampden 20-11, the Broncos had three baskets from behind the arc, but they went 11-for-15 from the foul line in the quarter. Cam Neal and Lucy Wiles combined to go 9-for-11 from the line in the quarter.

This was also the first game back since Dec. 23 for Hampden senior guard, Camryn Neal. She hurt her knee in a game against Oxford Hills. Neal told me after the game, in which she played many minutes she was a little tired but the knee felt good. Good news for the Broncos with their high scorer out, Bella McLaughlin, and freshman guard Caitlyn Murphy.  

Scoring in double digits for Hampden was Emma Haskell and Taylor Gardner with a game high 12 points and Neal with 10 points. Lauren Voteur added nine points and Wiles had six points. Sadie Campbell had three points, and Josie Smith chipped in with one point.

The Broncos had 12 baskets from behind the arc, four each by Haskell and Gardner, two from Voteur, and one each by Neal and Campbell. They shot 15-for-23 (65 percent) from the charity stripe.

Riley Umel topped Brewer in scoring with nine points, while Makayla Dore and Kelly DiCarlo each scored six points. Trea Broussard, Mariah Roberts, and Jenna McQuarrie scored two points each.

The Witches had no long range baskets, and they shot 15-of-21 (71 percent) from the free throw line.

With the win Hampden goes to 8-2 on the season. Next up for Hampden Academy is Cheverus tomorrow, Jan. 26 in Portland. 

For Brewer, they fall to 4-9 and will travel to Fairfield to take on Lawrence Friday, Jan. 28.

HAMPDEN   08 - 17 - 08 - 20 -- 53
BREWER      03 - 06 - 07 - 11 -- 27


Hermon JV boys upend John Bapst

 HERMON – The Hermon junior varsity boys basketball team hosted John Bapst Monday evening and after a close first half, the Hawks took care on defense and outscored the Crusaders in the second half to take a 41-32 win.

Hermon's Danny Fowler, left, gets double teamed by John Bapst's Bill Le (14), and Oscar Martinez during Monday nights JV game won by Hermon 41-32. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Hermon led after each quarter, 13-10, 24-21 at the half, 30-24 after three quarters and outscored John Bapst in the final stanza 11-8 for the win.

Scoring for Hermon was, Zac Allen with 14 points; Carter Brocato 10; Bryan White seven; Noah Depuy and Gavin Scripture four each; and Danny Fowler two. 

Hermon struggled at the foul line shooting just 11-of-33 (33 percent) while knocking down two 3-pointers, one each from, Allen and DePuy.

For John Bapst, Oscar Martinez, Tristan Martin, and Bryce Stenzel had six points each; Nathan Butler and Jack Derosier five each; and Nigel Tall four. 

The Crusaders were 5-of-9 (56 percent) from behind the foul line and they got one 3-pointer from, Butler.

JOHN BAPST-----10---11---3---8---32

Monday, January 24, 2022

Hermon girls dominate in 60-33 win over Presque Isle

 HERMON – The Hermon girls made up their game with Presque Isle today and after starting out a little cold in the first half went on to completely dominate the Wildcats in the second half to take the 60-33 win. 

Hermon's Maddie Lebel, (center) goes up over Presque Isle's Rossalyn Buck (44) and Mia Casavant(34) for two of her 12 points in the game. Hermon won the game 60-33. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Bangor kicks off Eastern Maine Basketball League first round playoffs with a solid win over Hermon in 7/8 Girls "A"

 BANGOR – The EMBL playoffs are underway and today one of the 7/8 girls "A" team games was played between Hermon and host Bangor at the legendary Red Berry Gymnasium at Bangor High School.

Bangor's Carley Andrews, left, and Hermon's Lila Ryan battle for the ball while Bangor's Lynoise Durost (30) and Hermon's MK Tracy look on. Bangor won the playoff game 51-28. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Bangor started strong in the fist half, but allowed Hermon to get within striking distance at the break with Bangor leading 26-17. The second half was all Bangor as they outscored Hermon 25-11 for the win. 

The Rams will now move on to play the winner of the Hampden and Lincoln girls next weekend. 

Scoring for Bangor were, Avery Clark with 12 points; Delaney Horr 10; Gabby Roy nine; Lynoise Durost six; Carley Andrews, Clara Oldenburg and Lucy O'Connell four each; and Gabby Spreng two. 

Bangor was 2-2 (100 percent) from the foul line and the knocked down five 3-pointers, two each from Durost and Horr and one from Roy.

For the Hawks,  Kass Lebel had a game high 16 points; Rebecca Balmas six; and Lila Ryan, Maddie McDougal, and Lydia Muth two each. 

Hermon was 8-of-19 (42 percent) from the charity stripe.  They had no 3-pointers. 


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Brewer varsity doubles up Messalonskee

 BREWER – The Brewer boys varsity team got off to a very slow start Saturday afternoon, but come the second quarter they were back, and there was no stopping them as they went on to defeat the visiting Eagles of Messalonskee  82-40.

Brewer's Evan Glass gets control of a loose ball in from of the Brewer Student Section, a very loud and proud group of students. Brewer won the game over Messalonskee 82-40. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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After a tough first quarter that saw the Witches struggle just to find the basket. It didn't matter until late in the quarter when Brewer finally started to find their way and took a slim 14-12 first quarter lead. The second quarter was all Witches as they outscored the Eagles 22-9 to take a 36-21 lead into the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same for Brewer. Outscoring Messalonskee 23-12 in the third to extend their lead to 59-33. The Witches coasted through the final stanza again outscoring the Eagles 23-7 for the win.

The fact that after the first quarter the sky started raining 3-pointers for the Witches, 11 of them in fact. 

Scoring for Brewer were, Brady Saunders with a game high 18 points; Brock Flagg 13; Aaron Newcomb 12; Evan nadeau nine; Colby Smith eight;  Ryder Goodwin and Cameron Hughes six each; Kyle Horr and Branden Carr three each; and Aiden Davis and Titus Philbrick two each.

Brewer was 13-of-15 (87 percent) from the foul line and as mentioned had 11 3-pointers, four from Saunders, two from, Nadeau, Smith, and Newcomb while Horr added one. 

For Messalonskee, Daniel Parent and 12 points; Aiden Doran, Sam Dube, and Merrick Smith six each; Walter Fegel and Jacob Love three each; and Brayden Mayo and Drake Brunelle two each.

The Eagles were 4-of-9 (44 percent) from behind the charity stripe.  They knocked down six 3-pointers, four from Parent; and one each from, Fegel and Love. 

Brewer goes to 10-1 with the win while Messalonskee falls to 0-11. 

The Witches will be back home again on Monday, Jan. 24 in a makeup game against Lawrence. 


Messalonskee 40, Brewer 37
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Brewer 47, Messalonskee 13

Friday, January 21, 2022

Nokomis JV girls slip past Brewer with a 46-42 win

 BREWER –  The junior varsity girls opened the night with an exciting game that Nokomis took control of in the second half for the 46-42 win over the host Witches.

Brewer's Gabby Roberts (center) steals the ball from Nokomis' Emily Strout during Thursday's JV game. Nokomis won the game 46-42. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Flagg leads Witches to win over Nokomis

 BREWER – The Brewer girls hosted Nokomis Thursday night in JV and varsity action. Freshman Allie Flagg scored the first four points of the game and went on to score a team high 14 points in the 52-42 win.

Brewer's Allie Flagg goes up with a shot for two points to start the game. Brewer beat Nokomis 52-42. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Ford sparks Holbrook to win over Brewer 7/8 A girls

The Holbrook 7/8 A girls battled back from a 3-point half time deficit to pull out a 36-34 win over the host team Brewer on Sunday morning at Brewer High School in an Eastern Maine Basketball League travel contest. 

Brewers Abby Flagg, right, puts the pressure on Holbrooks Jill Ford as she works to break the press. Holbrook won this game in the last seconds 36-34. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Brewer squeezes out single point victory over Broncos

Sunday morning at Brewer High School, the Brewer 5/6B boys battled with the Hampden Broncos for two halves and came away with a very slim 38-37 victory as Brody Flagg and Luke Stuber scored double digit points to lead the Witches in an Eastern Maine Basketball League travel ball game. 

Brewer's Tyler Hews takes the ball up court after he stole the ball with Hampden's Jake O'Connell in hot pursuit. Brewer won this nail biter 38-37. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Reeds Brook 7/8 girls' hold off Brewer for an exciting win (VIDEO ADDED)

 BREWER – The Brewer Community School girls "A" team hosted Reeds Brook of Hampden to an Eastern Maine Middle School League game. This was an exciting game as it looked early like this was going to be a blowout that soon turned into a back and forth game with Reeds Brook coming out on top 38-35.

Brewers Olivia Gilmore is tightly guarded by Reeds Brook's S. Smith during Friday's Middle School game in Brewer. Reeds Brook won 38-35. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Witches no match for Hermon JV girls

Thursday night at Brewer High School, the Hermon JV girls out scored the Witches 32-11 in the first and fourth quarters to take a 41-29 victory back home as Rachel Wickett led the way for the Hawks with a game high 13 points.

The Hermon JV girls getting directions from the coach during a time out in Thursday's game at Brewer.  Hermon won this one 41-29. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Brewer boys JV breezes past Hawks for win

BREWER - The Brewer JV boys took a 18-8 half time lead into the third quarter and turned up the heat with a 27-0 period to put the game away over the Hermon Hawks 52-19 at Brewer High School Thursday night. The Witches knocked down five 3-point baskets in the third period.

Hermon's Colin Hamm goes up with a shot in traffic. Brewer won this JV game 52-19. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Littlefield, Wilkerson lead Brewer Frosh boys to win over Hermon

BREWER - Thursday afternoon at Brewer High School, Logan Littlefield and Tyler Wilkinson both scored in double digits to help the Witches cruise past the Hermon Hawks 55-31 in a boys Freshman matchup.

Brewer's Tyler Willkerson, left, drive to the basket as Hermon's Jacob Gawrych plays defense during the freshmen boys game at Brewer. The Witches won the game 55-31. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Top ranked Broncos 7/8A boys cruise to win over Brewer

BREWER - The Hampden 7th-8th grade "A" team boys, sitting on top of the Eastern Maine Basketball League (EMBBL) 12 team division standings, continued to remain undefeated as they cruised to a 71-13 victory over Brewer on Sunday morning at Brewer High School.

Hampden's Owen Busic brigs the ball up the floor as he looks over the defense. Hampden won this game 71-13 over Brewer. 

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Brewer boys remain undefeated with win over Mt. Blue (UPDATED with more STATS)

BREWER – The Brewer boys basketball program showed today why they are in first place in the Heal Point standings in Class A North. Even when the game does not go as they would like, the Witches continue doing the basics and escape a second half shooing shortcoming for the 79-66 win.

Brewer's Evan Nadeau (1) does what he does, playing defense as Mt. Blue's Zach Poisson tries to get by while the entire "Black Out" Brewer Student Section (not all shown) watches intently!  Brewer won this game over Mt. Blue 79-66. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Brewer boys JV routs visiting Mt. Blue

BREWER – The Brewer boys JV basketball team was  on fire in this one handing the Cougars a 52-22 loss for the ride home. 

Brewer's Cayen Philbrick goes high over everyone for an easy jump shot during Saturday's JV game against Mt. Blue. Brewer won 52-22. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Brewer boys basketball are the real deal, down Bangor 75-70

 BANGOR – The Bangor boys basketball team tried it's best as Brewer just kept the pace up and while one team would get just a little lead it was not until late in the fourth quarter that Brewer was just too much and the fact they were 8-of-8 from the foul line and 14-of-14 in the second half proved to be costly for the Rams.

A time out with just over a minute in the game results in an easy layup for the Witches to seal the game. Brewer won 75-70. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Spaulding's Hat Trick leads Brewer JV hockey past Bangor

BREWER – The Brewer Ice Hockey program hosted a JV contest against Bangor at the Penobscot Ice Arena Monday afternoon with the host not being very nice to the visitors handing them a 6-1 loss.

Bangor and Brewer JV hockey teams face off to start the game at the Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer. The Witches won the game 6-1. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Brewer 5-6 Girls Travel overpower Hampden girls

 BREWER – The Eastern Maine Basketball League is back in action after a holiday break with an 8 a.m. game at Brewer High School between the Brewer 5-6 girls B and the Hampden 5-6 girls B. 

Hampden's Bristol Tardiff, right, guards Brewer's Maddie O'Donnell in a mis-match. Brewer won the game 43-13. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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