Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bapst football team pays homage to fallen friends

BANGOR, Maine — Members of the John Bapst football team have added two decals to the back of their helmets to memorialize two members of the Crusaders’ community who recently died on the same day. One decal, “SL,” honors Frederick “Smokey” Lawrence, a longtime sports official in the area who also operated scoreboards and game […]

Maines’ resignation as Scarborough girls basketball coach rekindles public-private issue

The debate concerning whether public- and private-school interscholastic athletic teams should continue to compete against each other or have separate postseason tournaments arose again this week with the decision by veteran coach Tom Maines to resign after one season of guiding the Scarborough High School girls varsity basketball squad. Maines guided the Red Storm to […]

Bangor-Lawrence rivalry may become casualty of current population trends

It may be too much to label Friday night’s Pine Tree Conference Class A football game between the Lawrence Bulldogs and Bangor at Keyes Field in Fairfield the end of an era. There’s a reasonable chance these schools — winners of five of the last six Eastern Maine Class A championships — could meet again […]