Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The state championship Round of 48 boys and girls singles tennis tournament begins Saturday at Lewiston High School. Bates College, the normal site for the Round of 48, is not available Saturday, but Monday’s Round of 16 and quarterfinals and Wednesday’s semifinals and finals will be at Bates.
WALES -- As her team left the dugout to play defense after the bottom of the fifth, Oak Hill softball coach Allyson Collins called out, "Hey, that's a heckuva inning."
WINTHROP -- How many times can Hall-Dale keep doing it?
SKOWHEGAN -- It turns out that Round 2 of Skowhegan-Messalonskee softball was just as much fun.
AUGUSTA -- Cony hit more than well enough to win a slugfest, and Sonja Morse threw more than well enough to win a pitchers' duel. As Skowhegan realized, it's tough to compete with that.
WATERVILLE -- Less than five minutes to play in Colby College's NCAA Division III women's lacrosse first-round tournament game Wednesday night. Colby senior Lisa Hoopes gets a pass from Tess Petesch, shoots, and scores. Hoopes screams, raises both arms in the air, and hugs the first teammate she sees.
WINSLOW -- Gardiner hasn't won any softball games by the mercy rule this season, but that's about the only thing the Tigers haven't done this season. The Tigers remained unbeaten Wednesday, showcasing their speed, aggressiveness, pitching and defense.
In the most recent Division III national rankings for women's lacrosse, Colby College was seventh overall. The Mules were coming off an 11-10 conference tournament loss to Middlebury, a team ranked third in the country.
OAKLAND -- As Friday afternoon's softball game between Messalonskee and Brewer unfolded, the question wasn't, "How is Brewer averaging 16 runs per game?" or "How is Brewer undefeated?" It was more like, "How far can this Brewer team go in the Eastern A playoffs?
The conversation was between Paula Doughty and Allen Holmes. Both would become two of the top field hockey coaches in Maine history, but this was 1974.