The University of Maine has a robust sports team that brings many students to most of the games. The Black Bears are the university’s football team. This is one of the most popular sports on college campus. Students attend these games to show their support of the team. Professional football scouts also attend some of the games to look for talented football players.
The standings for this season have started to settle out. According to Heal Point Standings Lewiston High School is taking the lead in Class A East, and Scarborough High School leading the Class A West. Class B standings show that Messalonskee High School leads the East with Greely High School taking the West. Maine high school hockey fans are beginning to take a look at next year. While some of the teams in our top 10 list are perennial favorites, there may be a few surprises.
The Maine Red Claws are bringing excitement for the whole family this season. The Red Claws are gearing up for a playoff run and need all the support that they can get. So instead of sitting at home watching the NFL sports channel head out to a Red Claws game! The team has been playing exciting basketball recently and Crusher has the team geared up for the playoff run. The Red Claws are a high scoring team providing exciting games nightly. High scoring rookie DeShawn Sims, who is averaging 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, has been recently added to the All-Star.
The State of Maine has one of the largest land areas in the continental United States. A trip from the southern border with New Hampshire to the Canadian border will take eight hours to complete. During that trip the roadways pass by many lakes and rivers that provide some of the best fishing in the country. From the southern Sebago Lakes region near Portland to the Central western region around Rangeley Lake and the northern reaches of the Allagash wilderness Maine lakes and rivers are full of a variety of fish.
In the City of Portland, Maine several teams call the Portland Exposition Hall home. This venerable city venue was constructed in 1914 and has seen many uses over the years. The Expo, as it is known to Portland residents, is adjacent to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Seadogs a Double A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The Expo is the current home of the Maine Red Claws, a developmental League basketball team that is affiliated with the Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA.
The Black Bears haven’t been hibernating this summer. Instead, there have been officer changes, new appointments, and special awards galore. First, Kelsey Wilson, women’s soccer midfielder, has been named captain of the 2010 team. She was a starter for all of the Bears’ games last seasons, scoring three goals and four assists. Off the field, Wilson made the America East Honor Roll for the past three years.
If you want to get off the sidelines and enjoy some of Maine’s beautiful scenery at the same time, there’s no better pastime than golf. Each putt is a journey through a landscape full of tradition and natural beauty. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local looking to see what you’ve missed, these are the spots to check out when playing the gentleman’s sport in the Pine Tree State.
The Falmouth Country Club Falmouth Course is a 72-par course spread out over 6,879 yards.