Thursday, March 22, 2018

Peyton List Attends Universal's 'Pacific Rim Uprising' Premiere

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Hollywood, California - Nineteen year old actress Peyton List looking gorgeous wearing a silver dress and heels attends the premiere of Universal's 'Pacific Rim Uprising' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

UMaine Gendron Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

Orono, Maine — University of Maine men's ice hockey head coach Dennis "Red" Gendron has signed a second two-year contract extension, UMaine Interim Athletics Director Jim Settele announced today.

The terms of the extension, which runs through June 30, 2021, remain unchanged from the current contract.

Gendron has been UMaine head coach since May 2013, leading the Black Bears to a 18-16-4 season this year, including a trip to the Hockey East quarterfinals.

"We very much appreciate Red's ongoing efforts to build this team to a championship level," Settele says. "Under his leadership, we had an exciting year reaching the Hockey East quarterfinals, and we know that next year should be even more impressive. The coaching staff's guidance of our players has allowed them to succeed on the ice and in the classroom. With a returning core of solid players and some fantastic recruits, expectations are high for next year, and we look forward to Coach Gendron leading the way."

Gendron first came to the University of Maine in 1990, where for three seasons he was an assistant to Coach Shawn Walsh and the 1993 NCAA Division I National Championship team. When Gendron returned to UMaine as head coach, he signed a four-year contract running through the 2016-17 season. He signed a two-year contract extension in February 2016.

"We just finished an exciting year with a very young and very talented group of Black Bears," says Gendron. "Our players, our coaches and our staff all know how very bright our program's future is. Everyone in our program craves the work and relishes the challenges of doing their parts to propel Maine to the summit of college hockey.

"There is more work to do and, frankly, the work required never ceases, never diminishes," says Gendron, who just wrapped up his 39th overall year of coaching. "I am personally grateful to President Susan Hunter and Interim Athletic Director Jim Settele for the opportunity to continue to coach in the program I love, at the university I love, and in the greatest college hockey venue of all-time — Harold Alfond Sports Arena. I am also grateful for all of the fine work produced by our coaching staff, the leadership group inside our team, and all of our players, past and present, who commit to and do what is required each and every day."


UMaine Schedule Change: Baseball Series at Hartford Moved to Friday and Saturday

Orono, Maine - To avoid possible inclement weather, the University of Maine baseball team's three-game series at the University of Hartford is now scheduled to be played on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24.

Both games are still set to be played at Fiondella Field in West Hartford, Conn. The first pitch of Friday's single game is set for 3 p.m. while Saturday's doubleheader is slated to start at 12 p.m.

The games were originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.


Winter Weather Forces Cancellation of Baseball Doubleheader

BANGOR, Maine - Due to the winter storm and cold weather, Saturday's baseball doubleheader against Norwich has been canceled.
No make-up date has been announced.
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Bowdoin College Softball Cruises to Ten Run Victory Over Blue Devils

Claire McCarthy went 2-for-3 with an RBI
CLERMONT, Fla. – The Bowdoin softball team cruised to a 10-0 five inning win over Fredonia on Tuesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (8-3) put up multiple runs in the third and fifth innings to finish off the Blue Devils (6-9) in five innings.
Game Highlights
  • Caroline Rice put Bowdoin on the board with an RBI in the first, driving in Jordan Gowdy.
  • The Polar Bears scored four times in the third, capitalizing on misplays by the Blue Devils. Lauren O'Shea put the ball in play, allowing Gowdy to score and Claire McCarthy came home on a wild pitch. McCarthy reached first on an RBI single previously in the inning.
  • Samantha Valdivia capped the inning with an RBI single to center.
  • Bowdoin scored five runs in the fifth for the quick victory. Natasha Fingar got the Polar Bears started, doubling to left, and Ali Miller drove in another run with a fly ball to left.
  • Ruby Siltanen drove in a pair of runs as she doubled down the leftfield line. Katelyn Cox rounded out the game with an RBI single to center.
By the Numbers
  • Siltanen led the team on both sides of the ball, pitching five shutout innings with four strikeouts and two hits allowed. The first-year also went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
  • Rice, Fingar, Miller, and Siltanen all recorded an extra base hit.
  • Gowdy had a stolen base for the Polar Bears.
Up Next
  • The Polar Bears play Clarkson at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Polar Bears Pick Up Pair of Early Week Wins

Connor Lee drove in four runs to begin the week
AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Bowdoin baseball team picked up a pair of wins to begin its final week of play in Florida.
The Polar Bears (4-5) knocked off Minnesota-Morris (1-11) on Tuesday in a 6-2 final. On Wednesday, Bowdoin defeated Babson (6-4) by an 11-4 margin.
Game One Highlights
  • Bowdoin scored in the second, third, and fourth innings to take a 3-0 lead. Austin Zakow put the Polar Bears on the board with an RBI single to right. Joe Gentile and Zakow both popped sacrifice flies to the outfield to drive in runs.
  • The Cougars answered in the bottom of the fourth as Bryce Jergenson doubled down the leftfield line.
  • Connor Lee tagged a two-run triple to center in the fifth and Sawyer Billings homered in the sixth.
  • The game's final run came from Minnesota-Morris in the eighth on a throwing error.
  • Brandon Lopez earned the win on the mound with 6.1 innings of work and four strikeouts. Lopez allowed four hits and a trio of walks. Ryan Winn forced a pair of outs off two strikeouts. James Speer and Justin Schachter each fanned a batter.
  • Lee went 3-for-4 at the plate.
Game Two Highlights
  • The Polar Bears' bats stayed hot on Tuesday against Babson.
  • The two teams traded runs in the first inning. Lopez doubled to center, driving in Eric Mah, and Matthew Valente drove in Brian McHale for the Beavers.
  • Gentile and Zakow each tagged a two-run double in the third inning, giving Bowdoin a 5-1 lead.
  • The Beavers cut into the lead in the fourth on an RBI single.
  • Lopez crossed the plate in the fifth on a passed ball and Lee drove in two runs with a double.
  • A wild pitch in the fifth allowed Babson to put another run up with McHale scoring again.
  • Bowdoin scored three runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Lopez tagged an RBI single and Zakow continued to produce with a two-run single to center.
  • The Beavers got one more run in the eighth but were unable to overcome the deficit.
  • Colby Lewis started for Bowdoin and allowed six this while fanning four. Speer, Ryan Dixon, and Peter O'Connell combined for the final five innings.
Up Next
  • Bowdoin plays a doubleheader against Keuka on Thursday, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Bowdoin Men's Tennis Completes Perfect California Trip With Win Over Chicago

Justin Patel and Gil Roddy teamed for a doubles win and both earned straight-set singles victories against Chicago
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team completed a perfect California trip with convincing 7-2 victory over Chicago in a battle of top-five teams on Wednesday.

The second-ranked Polar Bears (8-0) continued to roll, picking up the win over the fifth-ranked Maroons (10-2). Bowdoin finished the eight-match trip an incredible 22-2 in doubles matches.

Match Highlights
  • The Polar Bears posted their sixth 3-0 sweep of doubles matches of the west coast swing, taking an early lead against Chicago and cruising to the win.
  • Grant Urken/Luke Tercek and Kyle Wolfe/Jerry Jiang both posted 8-5 wins at #1 and #2, respectively.
  • Gil Roddy/Justin Patel completed the doubles action with a tiebreaker win at #3
  • Four straight-set singles wins sealed the deal for the Polar Bears, led by dominant showings from Roddy at #5 (6-1, 6-0) and Patel at #6 (6-1, 6-1).
  • Urken (6-4, 6-4) and Jiang (6-3, 7-6) accounted for the other Bowdoin wins.
Up Next
  • Bowdoin will return to action on March 30 when they head to play at MIT at 3:00 p.m.

"Sailing Heritage" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Sailing Heritage" by Doug Mills
Schooner Heritage sailing western Penobscot Bay off Owls Head Maine.

Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Olympic Gold Medalist Alina Zagitova of Russia Competes World Figure Skating Championships Ladies Short Program

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Milan, Italy - Fifteen year old Olympic figure skating gold medalist Alina Zagitova of Russia competes in the Ladies Short Program during day one of the World Figure Skating Championships at Mediolanum Forum on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

After the short, Alina is in second place with a score of 79.51.

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Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, Mariah Bell Competes World Figure Skating Championships Ladies Short Program

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Milan, Italy - Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, Mariah Bell of the United States competes in the Ladies Short Program during day one of the World Figure Skating Championships at Mediolanum Forum on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Thomas College Men's Lacrosse Opens with Road Loss at Saint Joseph's

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STANDISH, Maine – The Thomas College men's lacrosse team opened their 2018 campaign with a 16-4 loss on the road to Saint Joseph's College (Maine) on Tuesday night.
The Monks improve to 2-4 while the Terriers sit at 0-1.
The Monks struck early, as senior Matt Donnell netted the first men's lacrosse goal at the SJC Athletics Complex off a Luigi Grimaldi feed just 55 seconds into the game, and controlled the pace of play throughout the contest.
St. Joe's held a 9-0 advantage at halftime and did not allow a goal until Thomas senior Colby Blondin (Colchester, Vt.) hit pay dirt with 3:03 remaining in the third quarter.
All four of the Monks' goalies saw time in goal, as Connor Trainor, Logan Skinner, Wyatt Porter, and Zachary Remillard combined to stop five of the nine shots they faced in the triumph.
Thomas senior Connor Lamberton (Shohola, Pa.) turned away 18 shots in the losing effort.
Saint Joseph's held advantages in shots (60-19), ground balls (56-30), and face-offs (16-7) and was 10-13 on clear attempts with 19 turnovers while Thomas was 10-27 on clear bids and committed 41 turnovers on the evening.
Blondin scored three goals with an assist and five ground balls and was 5-16 on face-off attempt.  Senior Jacob Kendall (Lewiston, Maine) netted a goal with a pair of ground balls while Conner Blair (North Hartland, Vt.) chipped in with five ground balls and three caused turnovers
The Terriers will host their first conference game on Saturday, March 24 as they face Green Mountain at 1:00 p.m.

Terriers Earn First Victory over Bard, 12-5

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AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Thomas College baseball team scattered 12 hits in a 12-5 victory over Bard College on Wednesday morning at Lake Myrtle Park.
The Terriers earn their first victory of the season at 1-4 while the Raptors fall to 4-6.
Thomas opened with a big second inning as they brought around six runs.  Nicholas Cousins (Wells, Maine) got his team on the board with an RBI single followed by a two-RBI single from Tyler Gee (Falmouth, Maine).  After Cousins scored on an error, Alex Curtis (Monmouth, Maine) doubled to deep right center to score two more.
The Raptors cut the lead in half in the top of the fourth as Esteban Rivera doubled down the line to score two.  He later scored on a wild pitch to come within three.
The Terriers tacked on four more in the bottom of the sixth on four straight hits.  Darren Kelly (Foxboro, Mass.) tripled in Curtis who reached on an RBI single.  Hank Vinall (Blue Hill, Maine) and Riley Simonetti (Minneapolis, Minn.) followed with a single and double to score two more.
After a Raptors homerun from Mike Pizzuto in the seventh, Kelly hit another RBI triple along with a sacrifice fly from Vinall to extend the lead.  Bard added one run in the ninth on a fielder's choice to finish the scoring at 12-5.
Dylan Copeland (Salisbury, Mass.) earned the win on the mound for Thomas in his first start, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out five.  Matt Rutherford (Saco, Maine) and Dominic Esposito (Portland, Maine) combined for five innings of relief, giving up two runs.
Elliot Goldstein was given the loss for Bard after 1.1 innings, allowing five hits and six runs.
The Terriers will face Lawrence University on Thursday in a doubleheader.