Thursday, March 31, 2016

UNE runs streak to eight with pair at St. Joe's

STANDISH, Maine -- The University of New England swept a softball doubleheader against Saint Joseph's College of Maine with scores of 2-0 and 11-7 (8 innings) on Thursday (Mar. 31) at Bailey Field.

Unbeaten in their last eight games, the Nor'easters improve to 11-3 on the year. The Monks fall to 5-7 overall.

The GAME 1 scoring came on one swing of the bat, as Andrea Gosper blasted a two-run shot over the left field fence in the top of the 4th, scoring Kelly Murphy.

A trio of first-year arms kept Saint Joseph's in-check throughout the contest. After Sophia Burnham gave up a hit and two walks over the first three innings, Sydnee Bessler got the win by retiring all of the Monks she faced in the 4th and 5th. Melissa Sprague picked up the save, working the last two frames with two hits and a walk.

Kristal Smith fanned five in a losing effort, conceding five hits and one free pass.

St. Joe's put its first run of the day on the board in the bottom of the 1st in GAME 2, and four lead-changes had the hosts still up one (7-6) entering the 7th. UNE manufactured the equalizer out of a lead-off walk and no hits.

The match continued into the 8th, where the Nor'easters turned a lead-off single by Sydney Helmbrecht into the deciding score after two infield errors and a wild pitch. UNE padded the cushion with one-out singles by Amanda Vallante and Murphy to go up 10-7, and Gosper flew out to the center fielder to drive in another.

Sprague gave up a walk and single with two outs to load the bases in the bottom of the stanza, but Vallante closed her glove around the final out in center to secure the result. It was the decision of the season for Sprague, who entered in the 7th and now boasts a 0.79 earned run average over 17.2 innings so far this year.

Vallante and Caroline Schoenbucher each had three hits for UNE, while Vallante plated two and Schoenbucher scored twice. Murphy and Helmbrecht contributed two hits apiece; Murphy had two RBI and Helmbrecht touched home two times. Gosper finished with three RBI in the nightcap.

Abby Lambert (RBI-single, run) concluded a four-run 3rd for the Nor'easters, which all came with two outs, and then left the UNE circle with a 4-3 edge after three innings. Katelyn Austin battled through the 4th as the Monks left the bases juiced after slipping ahead, 5-4, but then notched a one-out single and tied things up in the top of the 5th.

All of the four runs scored against Austin in the 4th, 5th, and 6th were unearned behind three errors.

For Saint Joseph's, five players recorded multiple hits in the game, with three for Megen Pollini and two each for Melodie Bailey, Katie Chadbourne, Meghan Elliott, and Mariah Harrison. Elliott had two RBI while Bailey and Chadbourne both scored two times.

Erica Boulanger pitched the initial five innings with four strikeouts. Jenelle Thompson took the loss in three innings of relief with three strikeouts, in spite of just one of the five tallies against her going down as earned.

The Nor'easters will get back to Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action this weekend with a trip to Rhode Island for twinbills against Roger Williams University (Saturday, 12 p.m.) and Salve Regina University (Sunday, 1 p.m.).

Husson Falls to Saint Joseph's 5-2

BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University baseball team drops a non-conference game to Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Thursday afternoon at Harold Alfond Diamond at Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex. The Monks won the game by a score of 5-2.

Husson (6-7) lose their second straight game while Saint Joseph's (7-7) ends a three game losing streak to the Eagles and approves to 66-50 all-time versus Husson.

The Eagles jump out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom first when Andrew Curran scored on a JT

Colby Baseball wins first game on new Coombs Field

Brooks Parker pitched into the sixth inning Thursday.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College baseball team won on the new Coombs Field on a day when the Mules were not even supposed to play.

Colby (4-8) took a 7-6 win over University of Maine at Farmington in the first game on the team’s new synthetic turf field. The game with the Beavers was supposed to be played this Monday, but the coaches decided to move the date because of a cold weather forecast for Monday.
 
Colby pinch-hitter Matt Garcia singled to right field to score Andrew Currier in the bottom of the eighth inning for the winning run. Currier led off with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice by Bobby Forese. Blake Egan moved Currier to third base with a grounder to the shortstop. Garcia followed with the clutch two-out winning hit.
 
Currier finished the day with two hits, two runs, and an RBI. Egan also had two hits and drove in a run, while Ryan Quinn scored twice and had one hit. Csaplar and Zach Ellenthal both had one hit, one run, and an RBI. Tyler Starks scored and had one hit.
 
Ben Keene and Riley Chickering each had two hits, one run, and an RBI for the Beavers (8-4). Grayson Beressi also had two hits and scored a run, while Mark Leahy, Tom Grady, and Sean Cabaniss each had one hit and one RBI.
 
The Mule scored two runs in the second inning an RBI single by Egan that plated Csaplar and an RBI groundout by Jackson Ward.
 
The Beavers came back to take a 3-2 lead with three in the top of the third. Keene and Grady both had RBI singles and another run came in on a Colby error.
 
The Mules answered back in the bottom of the third with two more runs. Ryan Quinn led off with a single, and came all the way around to score when Zach Ellenthal singled and a throwing error helped Quinn go extra bases. Currier doubled later in the inning to bring in Ellenthal.
 
UMF went ahead 5-4 on lone runs in the sixth and seventh innings. The Beavers scored a run after Colby got the first two outs of the inning in the sixth. Mark Leahy, a pinch-hitter, singled to right field to bring in Chickerling. In the seventh, Jimmy Neal led off with a single, was balked to second, and stole third base. Cabaniss hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Neal.
Colby scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to go up 6-5. Starks led off with a single and then a costly infield error put Starks on third and Quinn on second base. Ellenthal’s RBI groundout brought in Starks and Csaplar singled to center field to bring in Quinn.
The Beavers did not give up and tied the contest at 6-6 in the top of the eighth inning. Chickering had an RBI single to score Beressi.
Brooks Parker went 5.2 innings for Colby, but Csaplar got the win in relief. Tommy Forese earned the save. Meanwhile, Kyle Peterson went all eight innings for the Beavers.
Colby 7, Maine-Farmington 6
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Colby    022#000#21x–7#9#1
Kyle Peterson (L) and Tyler Flayhan, Jimmy Neal (7). Brooks Parker, Dan Csaplar (6, W), Tommy Forese (9, S) and Blake Egan. 2B: Riley Chickering (UMF), Blake Egan (C), Andrew Currier (C).

Thomas Softball Drops Doubleheader to Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass. --- The Thomas College softball team dropped both halves of a non-conference doubleheader at Endicott College on Thursday. The Gulls took game one, 5-2, then held off a late Terrier rally for a 5-4 win in game two.

Endicott improves to 9-5 overall, while Thomas falls to 4-11. The Terriers return to the diamond on Wednesday, April 6, when they host the University of New England. First pitch for game one of the non-conference doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Game 1: Endicott 5, Thomas 2
Junior Sonja Morse (South China, Maine / Cony) survived a rough first inning in the circle

Southern Maine Sweeps Bates 13-5 (6 inn) and 9-1 (5 inn)

GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Courtney Davis (Woburn, Mass.) was 4-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored over two games as the University of Southern Maine Huskies swept the Bates College Bobcats 13-5 (6 innings) and 9-1 (5 innings) in a non-conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon at the USM Softball Stadium.

            Extending its win streak to three games, Southern Maine is 11-3 and 2-0 at home.  Bates College is still in search of its first win of the season and falls to 0-12 with the pair of losses.  USM now holds a 33-18 lead in the 51 meetings between the two schools.

GAME ONE: USM 13, Bates 5 (6 innings)
            The Huskies pounded out 12 hits and exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth to break open a close game to set up the victory in the opener.  Senior Jen Lynch drove in three runs with a pinch-hit three-run double as part of the Huskies' six-run outburst in the fifth. Davis was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored as part of USM's 12-hit attack and senior Kat McKay (Mechanic Falls, Maine/St. Dominic Academy) cracked her first career home run driving in two runs. McKay's home run was a bomb over the left field fence that was halted only by the Huskies' scoreboard.

            USM freshman Sammi Goode (Bucksport, Maine) earned her the win in the circle, pitching

Colby Tops UMF in Back and Forth Battle

WATERVILLE, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington baseball (8-4) came back and either held a lead or tied the ballgame in four separate innings, but came up short in the end with a 7-6 non-conference loss at Colby College (4-8).

Colby jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings but UMF answered with three runs in the top of the third. With two outs in the inning, Ben Keene (Livermore, Maine/Spruce Mountain) roped a two-run single and then moved into scoring position after a Colby error. Tom Grady (Whitefield, Maine/Erskine Academy) followed with an RBI single of his own to give the Beavers their first lead of the day, 3-2.

The Mules retook the lead with two more runs in the bottom of the frame. The scoreboard would proceed to read all zeros until Farmington tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the sixth inning.

Riley Chickering (Otisfield, Maine/Oxford) lined a one-out double and then Mark Leahy (Rochester, N.H./Spaulding) drove Chickering home with an RBI single.

Sean Cabaniss (Vassalboro, Maine/Erskine Academy) launched a sacrifice fly to right field in the top of the seventh inning to plate a run and gave the Beavers a 4-3 advantage.

Colby bounced back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI groundout and a single.

Chickering hit a clutch two-out single in the top of the eighth as UMF tied the game once more. Chickering blooped a single into left center and Grayson Beressi (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) hustled home to beat the throw from the outfield

In the bottom of the eighth, the Mules drove home a run with a single for the final margin of victory.
Keene and Chickering finished 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Beressi was also 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Kyle Peterson (Bethel, Maine/Telstar) pitched a complete game for the Beavers with three strikeouts while giving up four earned runs on nine hits.
 
UMaine-Farmington starts conference play on Tuesday with a trip to Thomas College.

Three US Ladies Land In Top Ten After ISU World Championships 2016 Short Program

Written By: David Mills, Founder/Editor
Boston, Maine - Three US figure skating ladies Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Mirai Nagasu landed in the top ten during the ISU World Championships short program on March 31st, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mirai Nagasu finished her short program with a score of 65.74 points, 10th place currently.

Ashley Wagner finished her short program with a personal best by scoring 73.16, sitting currently in 4th place.

Gracie Gold finished her short program in 1st place with a score of 76.43 place.

These three ladies from the United States will take part in their free program on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

April Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter

WILTON, Maine - For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in April. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

"CareerCenters can help Mainers in poverty move to prosperity through a good job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "There are thousands of available jobs in Maine paying over the minimum wage. CareerCenter job fairs, workshops and additional no-cost resources can help you find a job or train for a new career."

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation: Thursday, April 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

This orientation is for people with disabilities, who are considering Vocational Rehabilitation services. Registration is not required.

Employer Expectation: Wednesday, April 13, 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshop will cover the following topics: Creating a Great Resume; Preparing for Your Interview; and Preparing for a New Job. Individual follow-ups may occur for Resume Critique as requested.

This workshop is facilitated by Barclaycard US. It is not a recruitment effort for Barclaycard US; it is

April Programs at the Rockland CareerCenter

ROCKLAND, Maine - The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.

"CareerCenters can help Mainers in poverty move to prosperity through a good job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "There are thousands of available jobs in Maine paying over the minimum wage. CareerCenter job fairs, workshops and additional no-cost resources can help you find a job or train for a new career."

The Rockland CareerCenter continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. For more information, like the Rockland CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RocklandCareerCenter or call 207-596-2600.

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Rockland unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone unless otherwise stated.

**Career Directions/Putting the Pieces Together-Wednesday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.**

South Thomaston One Vehicle Crash Sends Driver To Hospital Via Life Flight

Photo is courtesy of Knox County Sheriff's Office
South Thomaston, Maine - At approximately 2:30 this afternoon, Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a crash on the St. George Rd. (Rt.131) in South Thomaston.  The sole occupant and operator of the 2009 Toyota Scion, Richard Rydell, 62, of St. George was travelling south and stated he seemed to have gone unconscious and ended up crossing the  northbound lane, going off the road striking an embankment to a driveway and a parked car.  Rydell stated he had been painting inside earlier and may have been a determining factor.  South Thomaston EMS decided that Rydell needed to be Life-flighted to another hospital due to head, neck and leg injuries.  Rydell was not wearing a seatbelt.  They met Life-flight at the Knox County Regional Airport.  South Thomaston Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

Special Poetry Storytime at Rockland Public Library

Saturday, April 9th at 10:30 AM
Poetry Month Storytime: Silly Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month, join Ms. Jessie and Ms. Mary Jane in a very special Poetry Month Storytime!

They will read poems from Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, Jack Prelutsky and more…then kids can try their hand at assembling their own poems and are also welcome to join in the reading. In the Children’s Room, Rockland Public Library.

Work to Begin on Mount Vernon Avenue in Augusta

Augusta, Maine - Crews will be back reconstructing Mount Vernon Avenue in Augusta on Monday, April 4th.

Mount Vernon Avenue is being completely reconstructed as part of a $2.9 million project. The work requires one-way alternating traffic with flaggers that will assist motorists through the work zones.

Work will begin at the Bond Street end of the project to complete water, sewage and drainage improvements as well as building retaining walls. However, work will take place along the length of Mount Vernon Avenue northerly to University Drive. All work will take place during daylight hours.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through the work zones or find an alternate route.

In addition to road reconstruction, the project includes water and sewer improvements as well as new drainage and sidewalks along with new retaining walls.

While weather dependent, it is anticipated all work will be completed by the end of June, 2016.

The Catch "The Real Killer" Airs TONIGHT, March 31st

NOW THAT ALICE KNOWS THE TRUTH, SHE’S DETERMINED TO STAY ONE STEP
AHEAD AND CATCH BEN AT HIS OWN GAME,
ON ABC’S “THE CATCH”
Alice and the team take on a very public client, a husband who was wrongly imprisoned for murdering his wife. Alice, however, is distracted with a mission of her own: track down Ben and figure out his next move. Meanwhile, Ben, Margot and Reggie are in desperate need of cash since Alice foiled their last plan, and the three con artists set their sights on a new target, on “The Catch,” THURSDAY, MARCH 31 (10:00-­‐‑11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) on the ABC Television Network.

“The Catch” stars Mireille Enos as Alice Vaughan, Peter Krause as Benjamin Jones, Alimi Ballard as Reginald Lennox, III, Jay Hayden as Danny Yoon, Jacky Ido as Agent Jules Dao, Rose Rollins as Valerie Anderson, Sonya Walger as Margot Bishop and Elvy Yost as Sophie Novak.

Guest stars TBA.

“The Real Killer” was written by Sherry White and directed by Kevin Dowling.

“The Catch” is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Allan Heinberg and Julie Anne Robinson. Allan Heinberg serves as showrunner.

“The Catch” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

Photos are credited to ABC.

Navy Awards General Dynamics Bath Iron Works $644 Million for Construction of DDG 51 Class Destroyer

BATH, Maine -- The U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the planning and construction of DDG 124, the Fiscal Year 2016 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under contract at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The $644.3 million contract modification fully funds this ship, which was awarded as part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51 class destroyers awarded in 2013. The total value of the five-ship contract is approximately $3.4 billion. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Fred Harris, president of Bath Iron Works, said, "This funding will allow us to continue our efforts

April Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter

LEWISTON, Maine - The Lewiston CareerCenter is offering no-cost programs throughout April to help job seekers improve skills and get back into the workforce.

"CareerCenters can help Mainers in poverty move to prosperity through a good job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "There are thousands of available jobs in Maine paying over the minimum wage. CareerCenter job fairs, workshops and additional no-cost resources can help you find a job or train for a new career."

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 207-753-9005. To learn more, like the Lewiston CareerCenter on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lewiston-CareerCenter/137045791777. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

**Job Fair: April 1, 9 a.m. to Noon, Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn, ME **

Meet 75 employers, all of whom are hiring, that will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared

April Programs for Job Seekers at the Greater Portland CareerCenter

PORTLAND, Maine - The Greater Portland CareerCenter announces April programs for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

"CareerCenters can help Mainers in poverty move to prosperity through a good job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "There are thousands of available jobs in Maine paying over the minimum wage. CareerCenter job fairs, workshops and additional no-cost resources can help you find a job or train for a new career."

Events are held at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, located at 151 Jetport Boulevard in Portland unless otherwise noted. Maine veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

**Greater Portland CareerCenter Job Fair: Wednesday, April 6, Noon to 3 p.m.**

Meet more than 28 employers from Cumberland and York Counties who will be attending this job fair. Employers will be available to accept resumes, interview and provide listings of open positions, information on training resources, and answer question on positions they are recruiting for. Come dressed for success and bring copies of your resume.

**Veterans' Career Connection and Collaboration Council: Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 9 to 11 a.m. at Goodwill Workforce Solutions, 190 Lancaster Street, Portland**

Are you a Veteran looking for work? Come join the Portland Job Search Group run by Veterans for

April Programs for Job Seekers at the Machias and Calais CareerCenters

Machias, Calais, Maine - CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or to upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume and cover letter writing software, Internet access, and O'Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

"CareerCenters can help Mainers in poverty move to prosperity through a good job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "There are thousands of available jobs in Maine paying over the minimum wage. CareerCenter job fairs, workshops and additional no-cost resources can help you find a job or train for a new career."

To learn more, like the Washington County CareerCenters on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-County-CareerCenters/606111642755982 . The following workshops and programs will be held at the indicated CareerCenters. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone.

**Machias Area Job Fair 2016**

- Thursday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lee/Pellon Event Center, 90 Main Street, Machias

A great job seeking event! For information call Dodie at 207-255-1933.

**GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session

- Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m., Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Drive, Ste. 1 - Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m., Calais CareerCenter, One College Drive

Is your job search in need of a boost? Are you looking for a way to stand out to a potential employer?

Thomas Women's Lacrosse Shuts Out Maine Maritime for First Win of the Season

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Junior Sophia LaVallee (Pawling, N.Y. / Pawling) scored four goals as Thomas College picked up its first win of the season with a 12-0 victory over Maine Maritime Academy in North Atlantic Conference women's lacrosse action at Smith Field on Wednesday.

Sophomore Samantha Greenlaw (Windham, Maine / Windham) kicked off the scoring with an unassisted goal just 56 second in. Junior Lindsey Allen (Jay, Maine / Spruce Mountain) made it 2-0 with 20:49 to play in the half off an assist from senior Crystal Leavitt (Phippsburg, Maine / Morse).
LaVallee converted a free-position shot with 13:45 left in the first half to extend the lead to three and Greenlaw and senior Erin Nelligan (Walpole, Mass. / Walpole) tallied goals 30 seconds apart as the clock ticked under the 9:00 mark. LaVallee scored her second goal with 4:12 to play, sending the Terriers into the halftime break with a 6-0 lead.

In the second half, Nelligan made it 8-0 in the first 10 minutes with back-to-back goals less than three

Mariners Fall to Terriers

WATERVILLE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to Thomas College 12-0, on Wednesday night in North Atlantic Conference action.

Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) led the Mariners with four shots, including two on goal, Julia Dillon (Norway, Maine) led Maine Maritime with three caused turnovers and Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) tallied a team-high four ground balls while also stopping eight shots in net.

Sophia LaVallee tallied four goals for the Terriers, Erin Nelligan netted a hat trick, and Samantha Greenlaw added a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Halley Mullen grabbed two goals, while Lindsay Allen tallied a goal and an assist. Splitting time in net, Brittany Fox and Tori Grey combined for four saves.

The Mariners fall to 0-6 on the season and 0-2 in the NAC, while the Terriers improve to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Maine Maritime returns to action this Saturday, at Colby-Sawyer for a 1:00 p.m. NAC matchup.

MMA's Samuelson Scores a Career-High Six Goals in Win Over Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine – Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) tallied a career-high six goals, to lead Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse to a 14-6 North Atlantic Conference victory over Thomas College on Wednesday night.

The Terriers struck first with a goal from Colby Blondin, but the Mariners scored three-straight to close out the first-quarter with a 3-1 lead. The Mariners picked up where they left off in the second quarter, outscoring the Terriers 3-1 to take a 6-2 lead at halftime.

Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) and Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) added back-to-back

Blondin's Five Points Not Enough As Thomas Men's Lacrosse Falls to MMA

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Sophomore Colby Blondin (Colchester, Vt. / Colchester) tallied a team-high five points on three goals and two assists, but Maine Maritime Academy defeated Thomas College, 14-6, in North Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday at Smith Field.

The Terriers (0-4, 0-2 NAC) struck first when Blondin registered an unassisted tally at the midpoint of the opening quarter, but ith a goal from Colby Blondin, but the Mariners (2-5, 2-0 NAC) scored three straight to take a 3-1 lead at the quarter break. Maine Maritime picked up where it left off in the second quarter, outscoring Thomas 3-1 to take a 6-2 lead at halftime. Another unassisted goal by Blondin accounted for the Terriers' lone tally.

A pair of man-up goals gave the Mariners an 8-2 lead with 13:12 to play in the third quarter. Senior

Chloe East Attends Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung'

Hollywood, California - Fifteen year old dancer Chloe East looking beautiful in a floral dress and beige sandals attends the premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Nia Sioux Attends Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung'

Hollywood, California -  Fourteen year old dancer Nia Sioux looking beautiful in a purple dress and black heels attends the premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

UMaine Softball Tallies 18 Total Runs, Splits Doubleheader at Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. -- The University of Maine softball team split a doubleheader at Rhode Island on Wednesday afternoon. Maine took game one of the series, 9-0, before falling in game two, 10-9.

Molly Flowers produced another solid outing in the circle, picking up the shutout victory in game one after throwing 5.0 innings and giving up three hits while fanning three.

Offensively, the Black Bears were able to produce 18 runs on the day to go along with 14 hits.

In game one, Maine received home runs from Alyssa Derrick, Rachel Harvey and Felicia Lennon en

Husson to Host 1st Annual Stephen Colvin Lifting Competition

BANGOR, Maine — Husson University athletic department along with the Husson University Football program is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Stephen Colvin Memorial Powerlifting Competition on April 30 2016 inside Newman Gymnasium. 

Stephen Colvin was a Hoosik Falls Central School class of 2011 graduate who believed in himself and believed in those who competed with him on the field. Stephen was also a Husson University student and member of the Husson Eagle Football team. As a captain of the HFCS football team, he brought everyone on the team to the next level because he made them believe in themselves, as he believed in himself. If he could not physically beat his opponent, he would do so with pure drive and determination. If he could not do it alone, he did it with the help of his teammates. Stephen was an example of what a teammate should be, and was loved by all his teammates at HFCS and at Husson University. Stephen lived life to the fullest and wanted those around him to do the same. It is because of that belief, his friends, family and community have come together to make the Stephen W. Forrest Colvin Scholarship Fund a reality.

The Stephen W. Forrest Colvin Scholarship Fund has been set up through his friends, family and community to assist those with dreams of playing college level sports, as Stephen did, can become a reality. There will be one male and one female candidate chosen each year. 


The competition will be held on April 30th at 9 o'clock at Husson University in the Newman Gymnasium. The event is open to all those who wish to participate. The competition will benefit the Stephen W. Forrest Colvin Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The event will consist of three lifts; Squat, Bench, and Deadlift. Competitors will pay a $20 entry fee, and must be present half an hour before their division is scheduled to lift for a weigh-in and review of rules. An official schedule will be released as the events gets closer.

For more information, or to register, email KingCa@husson.edu with the attached registration form. Participants must be registered by April 24th

For more information visit our event on facebook;
https://www.facebook.com/events/560139247486375/

Eagles Split with Beavers for the First Time in Four Years, 5-0, 3-6

BANGOR, Maine – Husson University baseball team split a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader with the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) for the first time in four years on Wednesday at the Harold Alfond Diamond at Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex. The Eagles won the first game 5-0 before dropping the nightcap to the Beavers 6-3.

Husson (6-6, 1-1 NAC) with the split ends a four game winning streak while UMaine-Farmington ends a seventeen game losing streak to the Eagles.

Game 1: Husson 5, UMF 0  
The Eagles got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the third when JT Whitten tripled down the

UNE deals Curry first loss in CCC opener

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Dan Auger and Mitch Mullin each scored four goals to lead the University of New England men's lacrosse team to a 17-8 victory over Curry College in a mutual Commonwealth Coast Conference opener Wednesday night (March 30) at the Big Blue Turf.

UNE picked up its fourth consecutive win to improve to 6-4 (1-0 CCC), while the Colonels suffered their first setback on the season to drop to 8-1 (0-1 CCC).

Auger added a pair of assists and Mullin one, as the duo accounted for 11 points. Andrew Curro, Tom Luttrell and J.T. Oliver contributed two goals apiece for UNE. Curro also set-up a pair of scores.

Curry was led by Matt Serra and Brandon Flaim, who each found the back of the cage three times.

#14/#15 Southern Maine Falls to Endicott 4-3

Huskies Open LEC Play on Saturday at Rhode Island College

            BEVERLY, Mass. -- The Endicott College Gulls scored a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull out a 4-3 victory over the #14/#15 ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon at North Field.

            The Gulls improved to 8-5 overall and snapped a two-game losing skid with the win.  The Huskies dipped to 7-5 overall and have lost three of their last four games.  The teams are scheduled to meet again at USM on April 20.

            Down to their final out in the ninth, the Gulls got a single from senior Cody Hall (Rutland,

Polar Bears Sack Monks, 21-4

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Nationally ranked Bowdoin College (4-4) defeated Saint Joseph's College (6-2), 21-4, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening.

THE LEAD
The Polar Bears, ranked 20th in the latest NCAA DIII Women's Lacrosse Poll, opened play with nine unanswered goals as the Monks, who entered tonight's contest riding a six-game winning streak, did not find the scoring ledger until sophomore Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) netted an unassisted marker with 14 minutes left in the first half.

The Monks seemed to claim a little momentum after the Caiazzo strike as the Royal Blue held the

Bowdoin Women's Lacrosse Cruises to Non-Conference Win Over St. Joseph's

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team scored the first nine goals of the game en route to a 21-4 win over St. Joseph's College on Wednesday night on Ryan Field.

The Polar Bears, ranked 20th in the latest Division III poll, improve to 4-4 this season while the Monks fall to 6-2 overall.

Game Highlights
  • Bowdoin wasted little time putting the contest out of reach as the Polar Bears scored five times in the first three minutes, including two from Lindsay Picard
  • The Polar Bears rolled off nine straight before St. Joe's got on the board with consecutive scores from Elyse Caiazzo and Jackie Wilson
  • Bowdoin finished the half with back-to-back goals by Hannah Hirschfeld, including a buzzer-beater that gave the hosts a 11-2 edge at the break
  • The Polar Bears quickly pushed the game into running time with two straight goals to open the second period and maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the contest
By The Numbers
  • Hirschfeld scored a career-high four goals in the victory while Picard also netted four goals
  • Emma Beecher led all players with a six-point output including three goals and three assists
  • Megan O'Connor also had a hat trick for the Polar Bears, who got a game-high six draw controls from Annie Glenn
  • Jackie Wilson led St. Joseph's with two goals in the loss while Caiazzo had a team-best four draw controls
  • Bowdoin's Erin Morrissey (four saves, two goals) and Kayli Weiss (one save, two goals) each played a half in goal
  • Megan Baker permitted seven goals and made two saves in 10:19 before being replaced by Meghan Fullteron, who stopped seven shots and allowed 14 goals over the remaining 49:41 for the visitors
Up Next
  • Bowdoin will travel to Hartford, Conn., on Saturday for a NESCAC match at Trinity beginning at noon
  • The Monks will travel to play at Albertus Magnus on Saturday at noon

Big quarter from Keene State hurts Mules

Jack Bratches had one goal Tuesday. (Dean Denis Photography)
WATERVILLE, Maine — Despite four goals from Colby College’s Kevin Seiler, the Keene State men’s lacrosse team exploded for seven goals in the third quarter to break a 4-4 halftime tie on the way to a 14-10 non-conference win on Tuesday at Harold Alfond Stadium.

The Owls improve to 4-3 overall, while the Mules drop to 2-6.
 
Hunter Arnold had four goals and two assists for six points for Keene State. Tyler McKelvie also had six points with three goals and three assists, while Bryan Rotatori finished with two goals and two assists. Robert Hart also had two goals for the winners and Paul Beling had one.
 
Seiler paced the Mules with all four goals in the second half, while Austin Sayre and Colton Michel

"The Stephen Taber" The Maine Windjammer Project

"The Stephen Taber" by Doug Mills
The Stephen Taber off Rockport Maine in a good breeze.




Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Serena Laurel Attends Premiere Of Freestyle Releasing's 'Meet The Blacks'

Hollywood, California - Sixteen year old singer Serena Laurel looking gorgeous in a multi-colored dress and white heels attends the Premiere Of Freestyle Releasing's 'Meet The Blacks'at ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

JoJo Siwa Attends Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung'

Hollywood, California - Twelve year old dancer JoJo Siwa looking simply fabulous in a black and white outfit with red shoes attends the premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Larsen Thompson Attends Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung'

Hollywood, California - Fifteen year old dancer Larsen Thompson looking simply delightful in a black dress and heels attends the premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Alyson Stoner Attends Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung'

Hollywood, California - Twenty two year old actress, singer Alyson Stoner looking simply wonderful in a white and gray jumpsuit with gray heels attends the premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Brec Bassinger Attends Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung'

Hollywood, California - Sixteen year old 'Bella and the Bulldogs' star Brec Bassinger looking simply gorgeous in a black and yellow dress with silver heels attends the premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Kayla Maisonet Attends Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung'

Hollywood, California - Sixteen year old 'Stuck In The Middle' star Kayla Maisonet looking simply fabulous in a black and white outfit attends the premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Black-ish "The Leftovers" Airs Wednesday, April 6th

DRE AND BOW DETERMINE WHO SHOULD BECOME LEGAL GUARDIAN TO THE KIDS IF
ANYTHING WERE TO HAPPEN TO THEM,
ON ABC’S “black-­‐‑ish”
Guest Starring are Anna Deavere Smith and John Witherspoon
When Dre and Bow realize they don’t have a legal guardian for their kids, they make it their mission to find replacement parents should anything happen to them. Meanwhile, Zoey and Junior reveal the truth to Jack about their old dog’s death and other family secrets he naively accepted, on “black-­‐‑ish,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 (9:31-­‐‑10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) on the ABC Television Network.

“black-­‐‑ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby and Jeff Meacham as Josh.

Guest starring is Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Catherine Reitman as Lucy, Anna Deavere Smith as Alicia and John Witherspoon as James Brown.

“The Leftovers” was written by Hale Rothstein and directed by Linda Mendoza.

“black-­‐‑ish” was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

The Goldbergs "Dungeons & Dragons, Anyone?" Airs Wednesday, April 6th

THE NERDS BATTLE IT OUT WITH THE JOCKS IN A POPULAR BOARD GAME,
ON ABC’S “THE GOLDBERGS”
Adam convinces Coach Mellor to let him be team captain in gym class. He betrays his friends by picking the jocks first, causing the two rivaling squads to battle it out with the game the nerds know best – Dungeons and Dragons! Meanwhile, Erica decides where she wants to go to college but encounters resistance from both Beverly and Murray, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 (8:30-­‐‑9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) on the ABC Television Network.

“The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-­‐‑Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille”) as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile (“Good Luck Chuck”) as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia (“The X Factor”) as Erica Goldberg, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis with George Segal (“Just Shoot Me”) as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Murray Goldberg.

Guest starring is Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, Tim Meadows as Mr. Gloscott, Kenny Ridwan and Dave Kim, Sam Kindseth as Dave Sirota, Mason Cook as Tyler, Zach Callison as Corbett, Jackie Radinsky as Sergei, Quincy Fouse as Taz Money and Zayne Emory as JC Spink.

“Dungeons & Dragons, Anyone?” was written by Andy Secunda and directed by David Katzenberg.

“The Goldbergs” was written by Adam F. Goldberg (“Breaking In,” “Fanboys”). Executive producers are Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, David Katzenberg and David Guarascio. “The Goldbergs” is produced by Adam Sandler and Doug Robinson’s Happy Madison TV and Adam F. Goldberg Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Photos are credited to ABC.

The Middle "Crushed" Airs Wednesday, April 6th

SUE DEVELOPS A CRUSH ON ONE OF HER COLLEGE PROFESSORS, AND FRANKIE AND
MIKE MEET BRICK’S GIRLFRIEND CINDY’S EQUALLY QUIRKY PARENTS,
ON ABC’S “THE MIDDLE”
Sue develops a huge crush on one of her college professors and goes to extremes to get him to notice her, and Frankie and Mike agree to meet Brick’s girlfriend Cindy’s parents, who end up being just as quirky as their daughter, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 (8:00-­‐‑8:30 p.m. EST/PST) on the ABC Television Network.

“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden