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BANGOR - Golf Coach Jamie Leavitt and men's soccer Coach Eric MacDonald have built competitive teams over this past season and saw success both on and off the field with their student athletes. Sportsmanship was key to each coach's strategy.

According to Coach MacDonald, 'I always tell my guys I want to win, but I want to do it the right way. Let's go out and give it your all without losing respect for the game and the other players on the field.' 

Thursday, 03 October 2013 18:33

Petanque champion to visit Blue Hill

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BLUE HILL - Local players of the century-old French game of Petanque will host a visit Oct. 5 and 6 by the nine-time French national champion Marco Foyot. On Saturday, Oct. 5, there will be morning and afternoon clinics, each lasting 90 minutes, for $20, with no charge for those 17 and younger. There will also be times available for private lessons. On Sunday, a friendly panache game will be held, with Foyot pitted against prominent Petanque players from the region. Partners will change in each game, so everyone, including beginners, will have the opportunity to play with or against Foyot.

Foyot's skills at the ancient game of throwing 'boules' are so highly regarded that he served as technical adviser in the just-released movie 'Les Invincibles' starring Gerard Depardieu.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:32

George Eaton to join EMHS legal team

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BREWER - EMHS is pleased to announce that George F. Eaton II, Esquire will be joining the system as associate general counsel and senior governance advisor beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Eaton is a partner with the Bangor firm of Rudman Winchell, where he specializes in business and corporate law.

Eaton is no stranger to EMHS, having served on the volunteer governing boards of both EMMC and EMHS. During his tenure at each of those organizations he served as chair of the Governance Committees and subsequently was elected board chair. 'I've worked with George in many capacities, including as a board member and consultant. I know him to be detail-oriented, have the right amount of firmness and flexibility and a wonderful dry sense of humor. George also has deep roots in the Bangor community and a passion for the State of Maine; his depth of knowledge of healthcare and business law will be invaluable to our team,' said M. Michelle Hood, FACHE president and CEO of EMHS.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 22:26

Portland Pirates announce 2013-14 regular season schedule

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PORTLAND The Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, recently announced their 2013-14 regular season schedule. The Pirates will play 13 games at the Androscoggin Bank Colise as part of the Last Call Ticket Pack brewed by Baxter Brewing Company before returning to the newly renovated Cumberland County Civic Center for 25 games starting on Jan. 17, 2014*.

The Pirates will open their season against archrival Providence Bruins on Oct. 12 at the Androscoggin Bank Colise in Lewiston, their second straight home opener at the Colise. Portland will then face the revived Hartford WolfPack at the Colise on Oct. 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. for the seventh annual Pink in the Rink game for Breast Cancer Awareness and will wear special Pink Jerseys. The Pirates will face the St. John's IceCaps 12 times during the '13-'14 season, including a two game series at the Androscoggin Bank Colise at the end of October, and will face the division rival Worcester Sharks at home for the first time on Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 8, which will feature special edition Military Jerseys. The Pirates will finish off the 2013 portion of the schedule with the annual New Year's Eve game at the Androscoggin Bank Colise when they face the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 5:30 p.m.

OLD TOWN - Old Town High School and the RSU 34 Educational Foundation announced its inaugural Hall of Fame class recently. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to establishing and celebrating the schools rich sports history.

The 2012 class is headed by former New England Patriots and Syracuse University head football coach Dick MacPherson. Joining MacPherson is Bernard MacKenzie, Thomas 'Skip' Chappelle, Donald Sturgeon and Robert Lahey.

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