Monday, February 28, 2022

Bronco Travel Basketball Club 7/8 girls tournament

 HAMPDEN – The Bronco Travel Basketball Club opened its third and last tournament of the 2022 season this past weekend. The weekend featured 12  seventh and eighth grade teams from around the state as well as a few local teams. Click on the link to see all the photos. Saturday and Sunday Photo Galleries are all posted! Nine Galleries and 1,215 photos posted in them. Feel free to share!! 🙂

Gardiner Tigers take home Glenburn Rec 3rd/4th grade girls Championship

GLENBURN - Sunday afternoon the Single Elimination Rounds began for the Glenburn Rec's 3rd/4th grade girls tournament at the Glenburn Elementary School, and after two semifinal games were played it was the Gardiner Tigers who came out on top to claim the 2022 Glenburn Rec Championship. This was the second consecutive Glenburn Rec 3/4 tournament (2020 and 2022) that was won by Gardiner.

Gardiner's Olivia Croll (left) gets a screen from team mate Isabella Russo (21) to block Belfast's Esme Field during the championship game of the Glenburn Rec's 3/4 grade girls tournament. 
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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Glenburn Rec 3/4 girls tournament gets underway

The Glenburn Rec's second of four tournaments got underway Saturday morning with the 3rd/4th grade girls grabbing the spotlight on February 26th and 27th at the Glenburn Elementary School. The tournament consists of eight teams divided into two Pools. In Pool A is Presque Isle, Gardiner, Maranacook and Hermon. Pool B teams are host team Glenburn, Oceanside, MDI and Belfast.

On Saturday, February 26 the Glenburn Rec 3rd/4th grade girls tournament got underway, and will conclude Sunday afternoon with two semifinal games and a championship game. 
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Friday, February 25, 2022

3-4th Grade girls to hit the hardwood in Glenburn

GLENBURN - On Saturday, February 26 and 27th, the Glenburn Rec will host their second of four basketball tournaments as the 3rd/4th grade girls take to the floor at the Glenburn Elementary School gym. The tournament will feature eight teams from around the state, which include host team Glenburn, Presque Isle, Gardiner, Maranacook, Hermon, Oceanside, MDI, and Belfast. 

The Gardiner Tigers pose for a team photo after winning the 3rd/4th grade Glenburn Rec tournament Championship in 2020. (Photo by Skip Hawkes/MSR)

Monday, February 21, 2022

Tri Town Slam takes home the 5/6 boys basketball championship

 HAMPDEN – The Bronco Travel Basketball Club held its annual 5/6 grade boys tournament this weekend with Tri Town Slam, A YMCA team made up from Lewiston, Auburn, and Poland, taking home the championship with a 45-38 score over Glenburn 5/6 boys.

Glenburn's Kohen Corriveau gets set for a foul shot early in the game. The Chargers lost to Tri Town Slam in the Broncos Travel Basketball Club 5/6 grade boys tournament. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Broncos "A" team takes home the 7/8 boys championship

 HAMPDEN – The Bronco Travel Basketball Club held its 7/8 boys tournament this past weekend, with the Broncos defeating the Windjammers (Camden) 65-57. More below!

Bronco "A" flight team. THE BRONCO TRAVEL BASKETBALL CLUB, 7/8 boys champions with a 65-57 win over the Windjammers. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Biddeford Tigers crowned Glenburn Rec 5/6 girls tournament champion

GLENBURN - Sunday morning at the Glenburn School, the Single Elimination Round of games got underway with two teams being eliminated and the Biddeford Tigers eventually being crowned the 2022 Glenburn Rec 5/6 girls tournament champion. 

Biddeford's Gabby Silva (right) goes up for a shot in front of Gardiner's Paige Ricker during the Championship game of the 5/6 girls Glenburn Rec basketball tournament on Sunday. 
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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Glenburn Rec kicks off annual tournaments with 5th/6th grade girls

GLENBURN - Saturday morning the Glenburn Rec kicked off their annual basketball tournaments with the 5/6 girls getting things going at the Glenburn Community School. This weekend, February 19-20, consisted of six teams split into two pools. The teams in Pool A are Hampden, Biddeford, and Katahdin. Pool B teams are MDI, Houlton, and Gardiner. 

Action from the Glenburn Rec 5th/6th grade girls tournament. (Photo by Skip Hawkes/MSR)

Bronco Basketball 5/6 and 7/8 boys are in full swing.

Hampden – The Bronco Travel Basketball Club is putting on its annual tournaments, this being their third of the season and running today and Sunday Feb. 20. 

Action from the 7/8 Boys Bronco Travel Basketball Club. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Hampden doubles up Lewiston to advance to Portland

 HAMPDEN – The #3 ranked Hampden Broncos girls basketball team hosted #6 Lewiston, a team with three starters at home with the flu, Thursday evening in a quarterfinal Class AA playoff. 

The photo tells this story. Hampden downed Lewiston 40-20 to advance to the semifinal in Portland, next Wednesday. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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The Broncos had some struggles getting back in touch with everyone as this was the first game Hampden has had since Dec. 22 with the original starting five all available. But even the rust was not going to deter the Broncos as they went on to a 40-20 win. 

The Bronco's outscored the Blue Devils each of the first three quarters, 11-6, 9-4, and put the game out of reach for Lewiston in the third outscoring them 13-2. Lewiston managed to gain the advantage in the final quarter 8-7.

The win means that Hampden will play in the semifinal game on Wednesday at the Cross Center in Portland. They will play the winner of the Portland and Cheverus game. 

Scoring for Hampden was Bella McLaughlin with a game high 12 points; Cam Neal 11; Lauren Voteur eight; Taylor Gardner five; and Lucy Wiles four. 

The Broncos were 8-of-10 (80 percent) from behind the charity stripe and they knocked down two 3-pointers, one each from Gardner and Neal.

For Lewiston, Aiwen Maiwen lad the team with seven points; Koral Morin six; Skyler Gaudette three, and Maddy Oliveira, and Kaura Lawrence two each.

The Blue Devils were just 1-of-5 (20 percent) from the foul line. They had three 3-point baskets, two from Morin and one from Gaudette!


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Glenburn Chargers girls win PVML Championship with lopsided victory over Wagner

HAMPDEN - The girls match up for the Championship pitted the top two teams in the Penobscot Valley Middle League with the undefeated Samuel L. Wagner Clippers ranked number 1 and the Glenburn Chargers ranked number 2. Glenburn lost to the Clippers 20-16 back on December 8, 2021, and Wagner rolled on to an undefeated season coming into the championship game. It was Glenburn that turned out to be the better team on Tuesday night at the Stable inside Hampden Academy, as they knocked off the Clippers 47-26 to take home the PVML "A" Division championship for the 2021-22 middle school season.

The Glenburn girls "A" flight team celebrates their championship win over Wagner for the PVML league title. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Bobcats roar past Glenburn to win PVML boys championship

HAMPDEN - At the Stable inside Hampden Academy on Tuesday night, the No. 2 Caravel Bobcats rolled over the No. 4 Glenburn Chargers to a 70-47 score to claim the 2021-22 Penobscot Valley Middle League middle school championship.

The Caravel boys "A" flight team celebrates winning the Penobscot Valley Middle League championship . (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Hermon advances to PVC/Big East JV Girls championship

HERMON – The Hermon Hawks JV girls team  hosted Old Town in a semifinal PVC game and earned themselves a trip to the Championship Thursday, Feb. 16 with a solid 50-29 win.

Taylor Sherrard gets some warm up action in before the game against Old Town. Hermon won 50-29 to advance to the JV tournament championship. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Both teams started slow and stayed with each other the first half, then Hermon turned up the heat and put the game away.

The Hawks led after each quarter, 11-9, 24-20 at the half, but outscored Old Town 12-4 in the third quarter to take a 12 point lead into the final stanza where they again outscored Old Town 14-5 for the win.

Scoring for Hermon were, Bella Bowden with a game high 14 points; Veronica Chichetto 12; Izzy Byram 10; Brooke Gallop nine; and Norra Idano five. 

The Hawks were 2-of-5 (40 percent) from the charity stripe. 

For Old Town, Alexis Degrasse had 10 points; Haley Madden six; Elizabeth Magoon four; Lily Mickel  and Isabelle Francis three each; Isabella Danboise two; and Ava Brasslett one.

The Coyotes were 5-of-8 (63 Percent) from the foul line and they had two 3-pointers, one each from Mickel and Degrasse.

OLD TOWN---9---11---4---5---29

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Brewer 5/6B girls cruise past Bucksport for EMBL Championship

BREWER - The Brewer and Bucksport 5-6B girls opened Championship Sunday at Brewer High School Sunday morning, and it was the Witches who cruised to a 39-17 victory to claim the 2021-22 Eastern Maine Basketball League girls 5-6B Division Championship.

Brewers Marlina Roberts makes a move to dribble past Bucksport's Lucia Ferreira during Sunday's Eastern Maine Basketball League 5/6 girls B flight Championship.  Brewer captured the championship. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Wagner girls advance to championship with win over Orono

HAMPDEN - Saturday afternoon at The Stable inside Hampden Academy, the No. 1 Samuel L. Wagner girls advanced to the Championship game on Tuesday as they cruised to a 37-25 victory over No. 4 Orono in the Penobscot Valley Middle League  "A" flight semifinal game.

Wagner Coach Stephanie Fiske and her seven eighth graders. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Glenburn boys knock off #1 Center Drive School

HAMPDEN – The Hampden Academy gym was buzzing Saturday afternoon as the Penobscot Valley Middle League Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament was taking place. 

The Glenburn bench looks on intently as the rest of the team works to hold onto the lead. Glenburn won this game over Center Drive School 43-39. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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In the 2 p.m. game the boys from #4 Glenburn Middle School was playing a very fun game to watch taking on the #1 Center Drive School. Going down to the wire aggressive defense, speed, and as always a little bit of luck with the ball taking a good bounce for you, the Charges were able to knock off #1 and advance to the "A" flight championship game at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. They will take on the winner of the Caravel and Orono game. 

Only last names were provided for both teams. 

Scoring for Glenburn were, Coon with 14 points; Hews with 11; Haggerty eight; L. Corriveau five; Dunton and Babcock two each; and Murzyn(?) one. 

Glenburn was 5-of-13 (38 percent) from the foul line and the had four 3-point baskets, two from Haggerty, and one each from Hews and L. Corriveau.

For Center Drive School, Hurd with a game high 26 points; Jankowski six; Tiensivu three; and Harriman one. Book is missing three points.

They were 9-of-13 (69 percent) from the charity stripe and they had one 3-point basket from Tiensivu.


CENTER DR---6----12---12---9---39

Brewer eliminates Hermon in JV PVC/Big East Hoops Tourney

BREWER – The #4 Brewer JV boys defeated visiting #5 Hermon in a a game that was part of the PVC/Big East JV Boys Championship Tournament with a 44-20 score. 

Brewer's Cayen Philbrick doing what he does so well. Two dunks in this game for Philbrick. Brewer won this tournament game over Hermon 44-20. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Brewer opened the game with an 8-0 run and went on to a 10-4 first quarter lead. The second quarter was a little closer with brewer outscoring the Hawks 8-6 to take an 18-10 lead into the halftime. 

The third quarter was all Brewer as they blew the game open outscoring Hermon 12-5 to build a 15 point lead 30-15 heading into the final quarter. The fourth was another Brewer quarter finishing up with 14-5 quarter to seal the game and move on as they try to advance to the championship game.

Scoring for Brewer were, Braden Carr with a game high 12 points; Cayen Philbrick 10; Steven Young eight; Charlie Brydges seven; Kyle Horr three; and Jake Perry and Aiden Davis two each.

The Witches were 8-of-13 (62 percent) from the foul line, and they knocked down four 3-pointers, two from Carr, and one each from, Horr, and Brydges.

For Hermon,  (First names were not provided), N. Dupuy and Z. Allen had six points each; G. Scripture M. Henderson,  D. Fowler, and C. Brocates added two each.

Hermon was 1-of-2  (50 percent) from the foul line and they had three long distance baskets, two from Depuy and one from Allen.


Friday, February 11, 2022

Old Town girls use foul line to get past Hermon in Middle School action

HERMON - At the Hermon Middle School on Friday night, the girls from J. A. Leonard shot 76 percent from the free throw line to help knock off the Hermon Hawks 47-39 in girls middle school action. 

Hermon's Erin Selleck working hard to put back a rebound surrounded by Old Town players. Old Town won the game 47-39. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Coyotes topple Hermon in middle school boys action

 HERMON - Friday afternoon at Hermon Middle School, the boys from J. A. Leonard Middle School in Old Town easily handled the boys from Hermon Middle School coming away with a 72-51 victory.

A mad frenzy for the rebound during Friday's final games of the season for Hermon and Old Town. Old Town won this one 72-51. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Old Town won the first three quarters 16-9, 23-11, and 19-13. Hermon took the final period 18-14, but the deficit was to high for the Hawks to over come.

Leading the way for the Coyotes in scoring was Vose (no first names in scorebook for Old Town) with  a game high 24 points. Also scoring in double digits for Old Town was Sockabason with 14 points and Hancode with 10 points. Mahaney and Priest each added six points, and DeGrasse scored four points. Louis, Duty, Spencer, and Powers each chipped in with two points.

Old Town had two 3-point baskets, one each from DeGrasse and Mahaney, and they shot 12-of-26 (46 percent) from the free throw line.

Mason Kinney and James Brocato each scored a team high 14 points to pace Hermon in scoring. Kobe Hills scored seven points, while Camden Morrison and Dylan Yeo each had four points. Ethan Pyle, Dylan Phair, Max Brown, and Eli Cormier all chipped in with two points each. 

The Hawks had four long range baskets, two from Brocato and one each by Kinney and Hills, and they went 5-for-14 (36 percent) from the charity stripe.

OLD TOWN  16 - 23 - 19 - 14 -- 72

HERMON      09 - 11 - 13 - 18 -- 51

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Vikings roll past Broncos in final regular season home game

HAMPDEN – The Hampden Broncos hosted #1 Oxford Hills in a varsity game at the Stable where the Vikings took home a 66-55 road win on Senior Night for the boys and the cheerleaders.

Hampden's Aiden Kochendoerfer (24) guards Oxford Hills Colby Dillingham during the Feb. 10 game at the Stable on Senior Night. Oxford Hills won the game 66-55. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Broncos no match for Oxford Hills in JV boys contest

HAMPDEN - Thursday night inside The Stable at Hampden Academy, the Vikings of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, Maine proved to be too much for the Hampden Academy JV boys as the Vikings took home a 71-20 victory.

Hampden's Kam Tardif, right, looks to pass as Oxford Hills Brendan Palmer guards him. Oxford Hills won this game 71-20. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

Monday, February 7, 2022

The Broncos 3/4 boys basketball tournament is in the books

HAMPDEN – The Bronco Travel Basketball Club 3rd and 4th-grade boys tournament was held this past weekend with the Belfast team taking home the championship trophy. Please message me if any of the spelling of the kids is incorrect. Both the scorekeepers and I did everything we could but when there is not a program with team rosters mistakes always happen. So far only one has been reported.

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Neal leads Broncos to thrilling overtime win

 HAMPDEN – The Hampden Broncos girls basketball program hosted the Deering Rams of Portland in their final home game of the season which is senior day at Hampden Academy. It took an extra four minutes, but in the end, 7-of-8 shooting from the foul line and a line drive 3-pointer took the Broncos past the Rams 42-38 in overtime. 

Hampden's five senior starters, Ella Carlisle, Emma Haskell, Taylor Gardner, Camryn Neal, and Taya Archer. Hampden went on to win the game 42-38 in overtime. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Brewer girls rally in the fourth to overcome the Windjammers

 BREWER – The Brewer girls varsity team hosted Camden Hills of Rockport Tuesday evening and were faced with a hard battle that took an excellent fourth quarter to capture the 61-50 win. 

It was Senior Night at Brewer for Trea Broussard, shown here with Coach Horr. Other seniors graduating this year are, Brooklyn Fick, Riley Umel, and Kelly DiCarlo (not shown). Brewer also won the game 61-50 over Camden Hills. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Johnson, Leavitt lead Camden Hills JV Girls over Brewer

 BREWER – The Brewer JV girls hosted the opener against visiting Camden Hills of Rockport and were handed a 43-33 loss by the visitors.

Camden Hills Hannah Leavitt plays good defense on Brewer's Averi Nichols as she tries to get past Leavitt. The Windjammers won the game 43-32. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

Hampden JV girls win a close matchup with Bangor

 HAMPDEN – The Hampden girls opened the night with a preview of what was to come, an intense, a well played game from both teams. In the end it was the young Broncos with a 40-39 win in the Stable.

Hampden's Sadie Campbell (15) does her best after grabbing a rebound and getting blocked from behind on the put back. Tough defense from both teams all night. (Photo by Ron Hawkes/MSR)

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