Written by Ken Levinsky
Donald Goodrich (No. 48), a 2013 Cheverus High School graduate, is a standout among his teammates from the University of New Hampshire football team. UNH defeated Lehigh 45-27 on Saturday in its first C.A.A. conference contest of the year.
Goodrich, a red-shirt freshman and the 2012 Fitzpatrick Trophy Winner for Most Outstanding Senior Football Player in the state of Maine, caught a pass for a two-point conversion and ran twice for 9 yards in his first home game.
UNH, ranked No. 9 in the country, is located in Durham, N.H., 60 miles from Portland. The Wildcats' next home game is on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. against in-state rival Dartmouth College. It will be the first night game ever at UNH. New Hampshire will play the University of Maine in its season finale on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Orono.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 23:40
Written by Staff Report
The board for the newly renovated Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center) will meet Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m. in the Club Room, and interviews with potential managers appeared on the agenda.
The agenda includes “second interviews of management firms”; and an executive session at 9:30 a.m. “to discuss personnel issues and the lease with the Portland Pirates (board members only).”
The Civic Center underwent a $33 million renovation, and in the midst of this dislocation, the Pirates also found themselves relocated to Lewiston due to a lease dispute. The trustees of the Civic Center and the Pirates on Dec. 19, 2013, announced that the team had dismissed its lawsuit against the Civic Center. The team’s decision to dismiss the case arose out of a private meeting between new Majority Owner Ron Cain and Civic Center Board Chair Neal Pratt.
Also on the agenda: “Proposed Concession Price Change 10/1/2014 … Certificate of Occupancy Update; Party Deck Proposal; Confirm Executive Committee decision to install AC in 7 locker rooms.”
The Portland Pirates, chief tenant of the arena, recently vowed to gives hockey fans their money’s worth this season, which starts Oct. 11. Management said, “The Pirates are committed to doing whatever it takes to win and to have a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are committed to bring back to Maine what it means to be a Pirate with a successful season on and off the ice.”
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 22:29
Written by Staff Report
The Portland Sea Dogs (2-3) had their historic season come to an end with an 8-5 loss to the Binghamton Mets (3-2) in the decisive game five of the Eastern League's Eastern Division Championship Series, Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field.
The win for the Mets means they face the Richmond Flying Squirrels, in a series which will begin Tuesday in game one of the Eastern League's Championship Series.
By defeating Portland, Binghamton held on to take home the Eastern League's Eastern Division crown.
In a crucial sequence, the Sea Dogs (2-2) were leading after four innings, but gave up 10 runs across the next two innings and fell 11-4 to the Binghamton Mets in the fourth game of the Eastern League's Eastern Division Championship Series Saturday afternoon at Hadlock Field. The loss forced the pivotal and decisive game five.
On Aug. 23, the Portland Sea Dogs (83-50) used four homers and outstanding pitching to down and one-hit the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (63-69) 7-1 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The win marked the eighth in a row (first time since April 2008) and moved the 'Dogs to 33-games above .500 for the first time in franchise history.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 21:37
Written by Ken Levinsky
A successful semi-pro football team made of former high school and college standouts, the first place Southern Maine Raging Bulls (5-0) play the New Hampshire Wolfpack (4-2) in Manchester on Sunday, a team they already defeated at home earlier in the season.
The Raging Bulls play in the four-team Northern Division of the New England Football League's top (AAA) Colonial Conference with the New Hampshire Wolfpack, Lowell Nor'Easter and Merrimack Valley Pride.
The Bulls, in their 17th season, have already beaten each of their division opponents, outscoring them 140 -26. They have defeated the Pride (0-5) twice this season.
In their last game before the Labor Day bye week, the Bulls traveled to Springfield on Aug. 24 to play their first "out of division" game, a 35-8 victory against the Western Mass Warriors (1-4).
Southern Maine returns home to Deering High's Memorial Field on Saturday, Sept. 13 for a 7 p.m. tilt with the North Shore Generals.
Team members include running back Phil Warren, who played at Brunswick High and the University of Buffalo, and running back John Wiechman of Bonny Eagle High School and Southern Connecticut State.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 00:39