Local students win bass fishing high school state championship
ORRINGTON — Brewer Lake in Orrington was the site of the 2014 SAF Maine State High School Bass Fishing Championship on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The fishing duo of Hunter Pate and Jacob Gauvin captured the title with a weigh-in of 10.8 pounds. This win qualifies them for the conference championship level.
Hunter Pate of Orrington is a senior at John Bapst Memorial High School. Jacob Gauvin of Bucksport is a junior at Bucksport High School. Both young men have been fishing competitively for the past two years with adults in the Bangor Bass Club and the Outcast Bass Club. The team has previously won the Penobscot River Tournament in 2012, the Silver Lake tournament in 2013 and placed in several other tournaments. They are currently in the top 10 Tournament of Champions trail with the Outcast club.
Lots of big NFL names still unemployed
NEW YORK — MISSING: A handful of former NFL stars.
REWARD: An opportunity to help a team and revive a once-flourishing career.
McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major
HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy.
On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.
English lessons paying off for MLB teams
SAN FRANCISCO — During a friendly dugout chat before a game, Hector Sanchez joked about the hazards of catching for hard-throwing San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum because of the number of balls that must be stopped in the dirt.
“Another day at the office,” he said, grinning.
Kibbles and Picks – World Cup recap
In the 113th minute of the World Cup final, Germany’s Mario Goetze put one past Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero, giving the Germans a 1-0 win and their first World Cup championship since 1990. World Cup 2014 is officially over; no doubt, the lion’s share of bandwagon-jumping American soccer “fans” will now disappear, slinking back to their dens to anxiously await the opening of NFL training camps.
For some, however, at least some of the interest sparked by this tournament will remain. I count myself among them. While “fan” is perhaps too strong a term, I have no doubt that the attention I pay to the game will increase.
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