Sunday, October 4, 2015

"Morning Sail" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Morning Sail" by Doug Mills
The American Eagle's morning sail in Rockland harbor today.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Behringer's header gives Bobcats the win

Lewiston, Maine - The Bates women's soccer program got their first conference win of the season in spectacular fashion in a 1-0 victory over Trinity College (6-2, 3-2) on Saturday.

A perfect set piece from Allison Hill into the box allowed Hannah Behringer to head it home in the 58th minute to give Bates a lead they would not surrender.

The Bobcats (4-2-2, 1-1-2) received outstanding play from junior keeper Sarah McCarthy as she tallied eight saves in the shutout. All four of the Bobcats' wins this season have been shutout victories.

A scoreless first half saw neither side threaten too much offensively but the action picked up in the second half as multiple shots from both sides came very close to finding the back of the net.

McCarthy made a particularly nice save on a break-away opportunity for Trinity as she slid to clear the ball away.

Behringer's third goal of the season was set up by a foul on Trinity. Hill took the free kick and delivered a perfect cross from the set piece into the box. Behringer timed her header perfectly to make it 1-0 in favor of Bates.

The women's soccer program is back in action Sunday afternoon as they host the University of Maine-Fort Kent. The match starts at 1:00.

Colby Women’s soccer falls to Panthers

Ashley Conley had 10 saves. (Dean Denis Photography)
MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — The Colby College women’s soccer team nearly went to intermission trailing just 1-0, but Middlebury College scored with just 31 seconds remaining and the Panthers went on to a 4-0 victory Saturday.

Colby drops to 3-4-1 overall and 0-4-1 in the league, while Middlebury moves to 3-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference.
Grace Woroch tapped in a cross from the right side by Adrianna Gildner at 13:55 for the game-winning goal.
Another cross from the right side and a second tap-in score put the Panthers up 2-0 with 31 seconds left in the first half. Katherine Hobbs tallied from Amy Martin.
Jamie Soroka had a blast from the 18-yard line to the top right corner after taking a pass from Martin at 64:26 for a 3-0 margin.
Gildner closed out the scoring at 74:30 from Hannah Robinson on a third cross from the right side.
Colby goalkeeper Ashley Conley made 10 saves, while Middlebury keeper Emily Eslinger made five saves. The Mules had all five of their shots go on goal.
Middlebury 4, Colby 0
Colby           0#0–0
Middlebury    2#2–4
Scoring summary
1st half
M: Grace Woroch (Adrianna Gildner), 13:55
M: Katherine Hobbs (Amy Martin), 44:29
2nd half
M: Jamie Soroka (Amy Martin), 64:26
M: Adrianna Gildner (Hannah Robinson), 74:30
Shots: Colby 5, Middlebury 24. Corner kicks: Colby 2, Middlebury 3. Total fouls: Colby 4, Middlebury 5. Goalies: Ashley Conley (Colby, 90:00, 4 GA, 10 saves); Emily Eslinger (Middlebury, 90:00, 0 GA, 5 saves).

LaBrie Leads Terriers Past Pilgrims 6-2

HENNIKER, New Hampshire – The Thomas College men's soccer team improved their North Atlantic Conference (NAC) record to 2-0 with a 6-2 win over New England College on Saturday.  Adam LaBrie scored three goals on three shots and senior captain Tre Ming recorded three assists to lead the Terriers.

With the win the Terriers improve to 6-3-0 overall and remain undefeated in NAC play with a record of 2-0-0.  With the loss the Pilgrims drop to 7-6-0 on the season and 1-3-0 in the NAC.

LaBrie put Thomas on the scoreboard just six minutes into the game on an assist from Willie Clemons.  At the 21st minute, Clemons added his fifth goal of the season from Ming to put the Terriers up 2-0.  The Pilgrims cut the Terriers lead in half on a Conor Douglass goal to finish the first half at 2-1.

Just three minutes into the second half, LaBrie added two quick goals to extend the lead to 4-1.  Ming and DJ Nicholas recorded assists on the goals.  Eight minutes later, Nicholas scored his sixth of the season to add to the Terrier lead.  At the 84th minute, sophomore Kyle Fletcher added another insurance goal on Ming's third assist of the match.  A minute later, the Pilgrims scored their second goal from Stephen Brown to finish the game at 6-2.

The Pilgrims had a 15-14 advantage in shots and 5-2 advantage in corners over the Terriers throughout the contest.  Joakim Sternas earned the win in goal for the Terriers with six saves while Tenzin Khenrab was given the loss for the Pilgrims.

The Terriers will return to the pitch on Sunday, October 4 at Colby-Sawyer for a conference matchup at 12:00 p.m.

Terriers Clip Chargers 2-1

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College field hockey team defeated Colby-Sawyer College 2-1 in a North Atlantic Conference game on Saturday afternoon at Bernatchez Field. Emily Leighton scored the game-winning goal for the Terriers, with Brooklyn Curry adding two assists.

The Terriers struck first 13 minutes into the game. Taylor Bergeron received a pass from Curry just inside the circle. Bergeron drove a shot past the Colby-Sawyer goalkeeper to put the Red and Black up 1-0.

The Chargers evened the score with less than ten minutes remaining in the half. After a scramble in front of the Thomas net, where goalie Abbie Charrier made a save off the initial shot, Taylor O'Connor gathered the rebound and put it into the back of the net to bring the score to 1-1 at halftime.
Thomas regained the lead eight minutes into the second half. Curry crossed a pass in front of the net to Leighton, who buried the game-winning goal to put the Terriers up 2-1 for good.

Charrier made five stops in goal and earned the win for the Terriers. Jodi Dumayne was tagged with the loss, recording eight saves.

Thomas will be back in action on the road Tuesday, October 6 against Saint Joseph's College in a non-conference game at 3:00 pm.

Early goal hurts men’s soccer in loss

John Pappas had nine saves Saturday. (Dean Denis Photography)
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — The Colby College men’s soccer team gave up an early goal and then had goalkeeper Dan Carlson go down a few minutes later with an injury in a 3-0 loss to Middlebury College on Saturday.

Colby drops to 2-5-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. The Panthers improve to 6-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the league.
Daniel O’Grady put Middlebury up 1-0 just 1:32 into the game when he headed in a cross from

Rutherford, Rivera Lead PSU Over USM 3-1

Ibrahim Mohamed scored the Huskies' goal in a 3-1 loss to Plymouth State
GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Nick Rutherford (Sydney, Australia/Batesman Bay) and freshman Juan Rivera (Mt. Kisco, N.Y./Fox Lane) each had a goal and an assist to lead the Plymouth State University Panthers to a 3-1 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference men's soccer game Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
With the win, Plymouth State remains undefeated in the Little East at 2-0-1 and improves its overall record to 4-3-1. Southern Maine falls to 1-7-1 with the loss and 0-4-1 in the LEC.

PSU struck early grabbing a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute.  Rivera ran onto a well-played through ball

Amanda Steele Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Sixteen year old fashion guru Amanda Steele looked beautiful wearing a black, blue high slit dress and black heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

That Poppy Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Up and coming artist That Poppy looked beautiful wearing a colorful dress and yellow heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Nashville native Poppy of 'That Poppy' is a up and coming artist.

Ryan Newman w/Jack Griffo Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old actress Ryan Newman looked pretty wearing a black, white dress and black heels as she and actor Jack Griffo spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Sadie Calvano Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Eighteen year old actress Sadie Calvano looked simply fabulous wearing a red jumpsuit and black/white heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Sadie Calvano is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Violet on the CBS television series Mom and appearing on Melissa and Joey.

Rowan Blanchard Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Thirteen year old 'Girl Meets World' star Rowan Blanchard looked simply wonderful wearing a three tone dress and black heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Sabrina Carpenter Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Sixteen year old singer and 'Girl Meets World' star Sabrina Carpenter looked delightful wearing a black dress, jacket and heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Doherty Passes 1,000 Digs as Volleyball Sweeps Conn. College

Katie Doherty surpassed 1,000 digs in Friday's win over Conn. College (
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team celebrated Senior Night at Morrell Gymnasium with a sweep of Connecticut College, 3-0, on Friday evening.

In the victory, Bowdoin junior Katie Doherty surpassed 1,000 digs in her career, becoming the sixth player in Polar Bear volleyball history to reach the plateau.

The Polar Bears rolled to their sixth consecutive victory and improved to 8-3 (3-0 NESCAC). The Camels fall to 6-5 overall (0-4 NESCAC) with the setback.

How It Happened
  • Bowdoin controlled the first two sets, 25-14 and 25-10 before the Camels rallied in a hard-fought third before falling 26-24
  • Tied at 24 apiece in the third, Michelle Albright put Bowdoin on top with a kill off a feed from Quincy Leech. Hailey Wahl followed up with a strong service for Bowdoin, forcing an attacking error by Conn. College that sealed the win.
  • Doherty racked up 13 digs to reach the 1,000-dig plateau for Bowdoin. She also notched five service aces
  • On Senior Night at Bowdoin, Christy Jewett put home 10 kills and earned 12 digs. Wahl had four kills and a pair of blocks.
  • Michelle Albright put home 10 kills for Bowdoin and also had 10 digs and five service aces.
  • Quincy Leech had 27 assists for the Polar Bears.
  • Conn. College was led by six kills from Sam Hunter and five from Jenny Kellogg.
  • Caroline Branigan had 13 digs while Katia Elisman dished out 13 assists for the visitors.
Up Next
  • Bowdoin will return to action today at noon with a huge NESCAC match against Tufts University in Morrell Gymnasium, before playing a non-conference match against Keene State at 5:00 p.m.
  • Conn. College will travel to Worcester, Mass. for a pair of matches tomorrow at Clark University, against Farmingdale State (1:00 p.m.) and Clark (3:00 p.m.)

HS Boy's Soccer: Solid Waterville Players Lead Them To Victory

Thomaston, Maine - Solid players from Waterville helped them defeat Oceanside by a score of 1-0 on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Thomaston, Maine.

Full Video Below:
Oceanside hosted the boy's varsity soccer team from Waterville Senior High School of Waterville, Maine. Richard was able to score the lone score for his Waterville team. Waterville is now 7 wins, 2 loss and 1 tie, number 4 in the heal point standings. Oceanside has 6 win, 1 loss and 2 ties, number 2 in the heal point standing.

Oceanside boy's soccer their very hardest against a well practiced team.

"At Rockland, Maine" The Maine Windjammer Project

"At Rockland, Maine" by Doug Mills
The Victory Chimes, Stephen Taber and Heritage by the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse at Rockland Maine.

FH: Husson, Maine-Farmington battle Saturday‏

Maine-Farmington (5-1, 1-0 NAC) at Husson (2-5, 1-0 NAC)
Saturday, Oct. 3 - 5:30 p.m. ET
Bangor, Maine - Boucher Field
Live Video, Audio and Stats:
Talent: Caitlin Burchill
Twitter: @hussoneagles

All-time series: Husson trails 14-19 (won 3 straight)
BANGOR, Maine - Husson and Maine-Farmington face off in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m. ET at Winkin Sports Complex.

Fans can follow the game via live video, audio and statistics online and through updates on Husson's Twitter account (@hussoneagles). Caitlin Burchill will call the action.
The Beavers won their NAC opener last Saturday. Mara Balboni and Leeanne Greenleaf each have four goals to lead the team.
Husson Notes
Saturday's contest is a rematch of last season's NAC Tournament championship game, won by Husson 1-0 in double overtime at Winkin Sports Complex.
The Eagles have won eight-straight games (including playoffs) against NAC opponents.
Husson has allowed just two goals in its last six NAC games.
Britt Mellor was named the NAC Player of the Week on Monday after tallying five points in last Saturday's 7-2 win at Colby-Sawyer (N.H.). She scored two goals and tallied one assist. Mellor has a team-leading three goals and one assist this year.
Mellor scored the game-winner in the 97th minute of last season's tournament championship game.
Taylor Lovley had a goal last season against the Beavers.
Hanna Jordan, Lauren Russell and Mikayla Toth have each scored two goals this year.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bates volleyball swept by Ephs

(Williamstown, MA) - The Bates Bobcats volleyball team (5-7, 2-2) hung in there with a tough Williams Ephs squad (9-5, 3-1) but ended up getting swept 17-25, 21-25, 18-25 Friday night.
Nicole Peraica tallied seven kills to lead the Bobcats.

Bates found themselves down 11-4 in the first set but rallied to cut the deficit to 13-12. A service ace from Augy Silver and two service aces from Laryssa Schepel helped spark the rally. But Williams called timeout and proceeded to go on a 5-0 run thanks in part to three errors on the part of the Bobcats. The teams traded points after that but Williams emerged victorious in set one.

Set two saw the Bobcats once again go toe-to-toe with the Ephs as Chandler McGrath got her first kill of the match. She would finish the night with six kills. Bates pulled to within three points at 19-16 but Williams scored four of the next five points to take command of the set.

Bates grabbed a 6-5 lead in the third set but the Ephs would slowly pull away yet again. Williams got 13 kills from Ally Ostrow and 11 kills each from Mia Weinland and Roxi Corbeil in the match.

Bates will look to get back on the winning track Saturday afternoon at Amherst. The match starts at 2:00 p.m. and fans can watch live online.

Ninth place for women’s cross country at Lehigh

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The 23rd-ranked Colby College women’s cross country team finished ninth overall and second among NCAA Division III schools in the Brown Race at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University on Friday.

The Paul Short Run is one of the largest cross country meets in the country. There were three collegiate races, open races, and high school races.
The Mules had a score of 338 to finish just behind eighth place Keene State (334), the top placing team in Division III. Saint Joseph’s University won the meet with a 166.
Alanna McDonough placed 18th in a field of 387 runners in a time of 22 minutes, 2 seconds over the 6-kilometer course.
Taylor Kennedy earned a top-50 finish by placing 48th in 22:26. Krista Brown was 66th with a 22:39 and Caitlin Lawlor finished 73rd in 22:43.
Paul Short Run at Lehigh
Women’s team scores
1. Saint Joseph’s U. 166; 2. Bloomsburg 227; 3. Binghamton 252; 4. Tulane 262; 5. Columbia 278; 6. Canisius 304; 7. U. Pennsylvania 309; 8. Keene State 334; 9. Colby 338; 10. Swarthmore 343; 11. Shippensburg 347; 12. East Stroudsburg 362; 13. Bates 368; 14. Seton Hill 372; 15. Saint Francis 379; 16. Cortland 416; 17. Siena 424; 18. College of New Jersey 424; 19. Connecticut College 433; 20. .Allegheny 435; 21. Bucknell 550; 22. Towson 566; 23. Wesleyan 608; 24. Army 612; 25. Bryant 653; 26. Kutztown 660; 27. Lock Haven 666; 28. Christopher Newport 679; 29. Indiana U. of Pa. 863; 30. Assumption 869; 31. Fairfield 872; 32. Westfield State 895; 33. St. Bonaventure 926; 34. Colgate 935; 35. Bryn Mawr 947; 36. Susquehanna 950; 37. Eastern Mennonite 964; 38. Wheeling Jesuit 979; 39. Wheaton 987; 40. Niagara 1018; 41. Moravian 1035; 42. Coast Guard 1046; 43. Adelphi 1049; 44. New Paltz 1199; 45. Long Island 1369
Colby results
18. Alanna McDonough, 22;02
48. Taylor Kennedy, 22:26
66. Krista Brown, 22:39
73. Caitlin Lawlor, 22:43
133. Catherine McClure, 23:14
139. Helen Chavey, 23:17
141. Hannah Springhorn, 23:17

Men’s cross country 10th at Lehigh event

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The 24th-ranked Colby College men’s cross country team, running without All-American David Chelimo, still finished in the top-10 by placing 10th at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University on Friday.

The Paul Short Run is one of the largest cross country meets in the country. There were three men’s collegiate races, open races, and high school races.
The Mules had a score of 338 to finish fifth among NCAA Division III schools. Shippensburg University won the Brown Race with a score of 57.
Silas Eastman placed 24th out of 354 finishers in the 8-kilometer run in 25 minutes, 18 seconds. Griffin Gagnon took 51st place in 25:34, Stefan Sandreuter was 69th with a 25:44, and Nathan Madeira placed 81st in 25:47.
Chelimo missed the meet due to an injury.
Paul Short Run at Lehigh University
Men’s team scores
1. Shippensburg, 57; 2. Columbia, 81; 3. Haverford, 94; 4. Army, 123; 5. U. Pennsylvania, 144; 6. Allegheny, 203; 7. Wesleyan, 304; 8. Bates, 320; 9. Siena, 330; 10. Colby, 338; 11. Marist, 341; 12. Quinnipiac, 394; 13. Oneonta, 437; 14. Ramapo, 486; 15. Fairfield, 498; 16. Christopher Newport, 535; 17. Colgate, 557; 18. East Stroudsburg, 575; 19. Rider, 582; 20. Bryan, 592; 21. Connecticut College, 606; 22. Kutztown, 620; 23. Lafayette, 625; 24. Bucknell, 648; 25. Adelphi, 691; 26. Widener, 707; 27. Keene State, 712; 28. Saint Francis, 731; 29. Swarthmore, 766; 30. Coast Guard, 804; 31. New Paltz, 820; 32. West Chester, 889; 33. Loyola (Md.) 897; 34. Westfield State, 927; 35. Susquehanna, 941; 36. Niagara, 950; 37. Wheeling Jesuit 1043; 38. St. Bonaventure, 1128; 39. Virginia Commonwealth 1141
Colby results
24. Silas Eastman, 25:18
51. Griffin Gagnon, 25:34
69. Stefan Sandreuter, 25:44
81. Nathan Madeira, 25:47
113. Reeve Maddux, 26:03
133. Benard Kibet, 26:15
144. Sam Sinkler, 26;20

Maine Field Hockey Wins in Overtime Thriller 4-3 to Open America East Conference Play

LOWELL, Mass. -- The University of Maine Field Hockey team won in a overtime thriller 4-3, to open America East conference play.

With the win, Maine improves to 10-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference on the season while UMass Lowell drops to 5-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

Emma Cochran (Surrey, British Columbia) got the win to improve her record to 5-1 on the season.
UMass Lowell opened the game two minutes in off of a Christa Doiron goal to give the River Hawks a 1-0 advantage.

Casey Crowley (New Plymouth, New Zealand) was able to tie the game with a rebound off of a blocked shot and lifted the ball into the cage to bring the score 1-1.

Five minutes later, Jenna Freitas scored off of a deflection into the cage and gave the River Hawks a 2-1 lead.

UMass Lowell was able to score one more before the end of the half, the River Hawks had a 3-1 lead heading into half-time.

Emily Corbett (Listowell, Ontario) had two saves in the first half.

Emma Cochran started the second half in goal for the Black Bears. Casey Crowley was able to score her second of goal of the game to bring Maine closer 3-2.

Six minutes later Katie Bingle (Selby, England) beat the goalie on her left side to tie the game at three and send the game into overtime.

Maine outshot UMass Lowell 6-5 in the second half.

Emma Cochran started for the Black Bears in overtime and saved three critical shots.

Danielle Aviani (Surrey, British Columbia) had a break away opportunity and was able to shoot the ball over the goalie to give Maine the win.

Maine was able to outshoot UMass Lowell 19-18 in the game.

The Black Bears return to action October 9 against Albany at the University of Maine Field Hockey Complex at 3:00 p.m.

Bowdoin Men's and Women's Soccer Teams Earn NSCAA Academic Awards

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Both the Bowdoin men's and women's soccer programs have been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association for their work in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year.

Both squads received the NSCAA College Team Academic Award for exceeding the minimum team grade point average of 3.0 last year. Bowdoin was one of 222 schools across all NCAA divisions to have both its men's and women's ream recognized.

It is the sixth consecutive year that both teams have garnered the award. The honor comes following a season where both teams reached the NCAA Division III Tournament. The women finished the 2014 season at 12-5-0 while the men ended 10-7-3 and won the program's first NESCAC Championship.

Women's cross country 4th out of 18 Division III teams at Lehigh's Paul Short Invitational

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Junior Jessica Wilson led the way in 23rd place out of 385 runners overall as the Bates College women's cross country team placed 13th out of 45 teams on Friday at the Paul Short Invitational College Women's Brown 6K race at Lehigh University.

Bates placed fourth out of 18 Division III squads, trailing only eighth-place Keene State, ninth-place and 23rd-ranked Colby and 10th-place Swarthmore. The Bobcats outpaced No. 20 and 20th-place Allegheny, as well as upper-division programs as Seton Hill, Saint Francis, Siena and Bucknell.

Wilson (Cumberland, Maine) was 23rd overall and seventh among Division III runners, covering the 6-kilometer course in 22:06, a 5:55 per mile pace. Senior Isabelle Unger (Charlotte, Vt.) came in 54th overall (22:33), followed closely by junior Molly Chisholm (Wayland, Mass.) in 59th (22:36) and sophomore Katherine Cook (South Burlington, Vt.) in 74th (22:43). Senior Julia Fisher (Philadelphia, Pa.) rounded out the team scoring in 158th (23:26), while the team's displacers comprised senior captain Addie Cullenberg (Farmington, Maine) in 170th (23:35) and sophomore Mary Szatkowski (Buxton, Maine) in 192nd (23:45).

Bates competes at all-divisions Open New Englands next Saturday, Oct. 10, at Franklin Park in Boston.

Sumrall, Heller lead men's cross country at Lehigh's Paul Short Invitational

Allen Sumrall finished 27th out of 354 runners to lead Bates at Lehigh University's Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 2, 2015. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Seniors Allen Sumrall and Gregg Heller placed 27th and 39th out of 354 runners, respectively, leading the No. 18 nationally ranked Bates men's cross country team to eighth place out of 39 teams on Friday at the Paul Short Invitational College Men's Brown 8K at Lehigh University.

Racing in the College Men's Brown 8K race -- part of one of the nation's largest annual cross country meets -- the Bobcats were fourth out of 17 Division III teams, topped only by No. 16 Haverford, No. 27 Allegheny and Wesleyan. No. 21 Colby placed 10th. Bates also outpaced such Division I teams as Siena (9th), Marist (11th), Quinnipiac (12th) and Fairfield (15th).

Sumrall (Albuquerque, N.M.) led the Bobcats for the third time in as many races this season, covering the course in 25:19, a 5:06 per mile pace. Heller (Walla Walla, Wash.) finished in 25:27, a 5:08 pace.

Junior Joe Doyle (Glastonbury, Conn.) was Bates' third runner, finishing 77th overall in 25:46, followed in the scoring by junior Michael Horowicz (Montclair, N.J.) in 86th (25:49) and senior Taylor Saucier (Freeport, Maine) in 91st (25:52). Bates' displacers in the race were junior Evan Ferguson-Hull (West Hartford, Conn.) in 97th (25:54) and sophomore Matt Morris (Bethesda, Md.) in 120th (26:06).

Other Bates team members will also compete on Saturday at the Keene State Invitational

Governor Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

AUGUSTA, Maine - In commemoration of the 34th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend (October 3 - 4) and Fire Prevention Week (October 4 - 10), Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered flags on all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 4.

"Every October, Americans remember our nation's brave firefighters and first responders who have died in the line of duty," said Governor LePage. "In honor of all of our state and nation's fallen firefighters, as well as those who continue to serve, I have ordered that the U.S. and State of Maine flags be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 4, 2015."

In accordance with Public Law 107-51, the President of the United States has ordered the American flag to be flown at half-staff on the first Sunday in October in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Girl Meets World "Girl Meets World of Terror 2" Airs TONIGHT, October 2nd

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Girl Meets World' will be able to watch, enjoy an all new episode tonight, Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 8:30pm ET/PT entitled "Girl Meets World of Terror 2".

Riley and Maya meet the Ghost of the Bay Window, a flapper girl from the 1920s, who makes people sing and dance.

'Girl Meets World' stars Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews, Sabrina Carpenter as Maya, Peyton Meyer as Lucas Friar, August Maturo as Auggie Matthews, Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the "Cory and Topanga" roles they made famous in ABC's hugely-popular sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000).

Photo to the side is credited to the Disney Channel.

Jessie "The Ghostess With the Mostest" Airs TONIGHT, Oct. 2nd

Photo Credit: Disney Channel
Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Jessie' will be able to watch, enjoy an all new episode tonight, Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT entitled "The Ghostess With the Mostest".

Stuart goes trick-or-treating with the Ross kids and tells them a haunting story about a ghost who is out to get them. Meanwhile, Jessie meets a mysterious, masked boy at a masquerade party who falls for her.

'Jessie' stars Cameron Boyce, Debby Ryan, Karan Brar, Kevin Chamberlin, Peyton List and Skai Jackson.

Kelli Berglund, Taylor Spreitler, Sadie Calvano, Lana Condor Attends Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet Event

Buena Park, California - Actress Kelli Berglund, Taylor Spreitler, Sadie Calvano, Lana Condor looked simply beautiful in their outfits as they stepped out to attend Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet Event held on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Buena Park, California.

Kelli Michelle Berglund is an American actress, dancer and singer. She portrays Bree Davenport, a bionic teenager with lightning speed in the Disney XD series, Lab Rats.

Taylor Spreitler is an American actress and former model.

Sadie Calvano is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Violet on the CBS television series Mom and appearing on Melissa and Joey.

Lana Condor is an actress who will star in the movie 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

Victoria Justice Attends Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet Event

Buena Park, California - Twenty two year old actress/singer Victoria Justice looked wonderful in a black outfit as she stepped out to attend Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet Event held on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Buena Park, California.

Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 and Victorious.

Joey Bragg, Audrey Whitby Attends Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet Event

Buena Park, California - Actors/couple Joey Bragg and Audrey Whitby looked great as they stepped out to attend Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet Event held on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Buena Park, California.

Joey Bragg, is an American actor and comedian from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is best known for his role as Joey Rooney in the original Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie.

Audrey Grey Whitby is an American teen actress and comedian. She is best known for the recurring role of Cherry on the Nickelodeon television comedy series The Thundermans.

Geoff Iacuessa Named Eastern League Executive of the Year‏

Portland, Maine- The Eastern League has named Portland Sea Dogs' Executive Vice President and General Manager Geoff Iacuessa the 2015 Eastern League Executive of the Year.  Iacuessa will be presented with the award at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee during the Opening Session on Monday, December 7th.
The Eastern League also recognized the entire Portland Sea Dogs staff with this award for their outstanding performance this season
"Geoff's selection for this award is well deserved recognition for the outstanding job he has done not only this season, but during his entire tenure with the Sea Dogs," said Eastern League President Joe McEacharn. "The outstanding efforts of Geoff and the rest of the Portland staff were on full display with their excellent job in planning and hosting the Eastern League All-Star Classic. Geoff is also universally praised by managers and umpires throughout the league for his hard work and strong communication."
The 2015 season marked Iacuessa's fifth as Executive Vice President & General Manager.  Under his

Wachowiak & Thompson Honored by ECAC

STANDISH, Maine – The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) weekly regional accolades have been announced and two Saint Joseph’s College women’s volleyball players have earned honors.

Senior middle blocker Felicia Wachowiak (Milton, N.H.) and freshman libero Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) have been selected as the ECAC DIII New England Offensive and Defensive Players of the week, respectively.

Wachowiak posted 42 kills - with just four errors - and an outstanding .514 attack percentage and 11 total blocks in three victories. On Saturday, she produced 15 kills with no miscues in 20 attempts in a 3-0 win over University of Saint Joseph and followed up with 20 kills and five block solos to help the Monks remain undefeated (14-0) with a 3-1 victory over Maine-Fort Kent.

Thompson posted 78 digs and a 7.80 digs per set average in three victories for the Monks last week. On Saturday, the first-year libero broke the Monks' four-set digs record with 41 in a 3-1 triumph over Maine-Fort Kent and tallied 15 digs in a victory over GNAC-rival University of Saint Joseph. She added 22 digs in a 3-0 victory over Daniel Webster College on Thursday.

Wachowiak currently leads the conference in kills (176), kills per set (3.45), hitting percentage (.368), block solos (39), total blocks (58), blocks per set (1.14), points (224.5) and points per set (4.4). On Tuesday night, she belted 13 kills against Husson University and broke the Monks’ career kills record, surpassing former teammate Sarah Hawkes ’13, who notched 1,107 kills over four seasons at St. Joe’s.

For Wachowiak, who was also chosen as the GNAC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, the ECAC weekly award is the third of her career. She earned the same honor on September 30th, 2013 and October 27th, 2014.

Thompson currently leads the conference by a wide margin in both total digs (293) and digs per set (5.75). Named as the GNAC Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week on Monday, Thompson has now earned ECAC DIII New England Rookie of the Week acclaim twice this fall.

Saint Joseph’s (15-0, 3-0 GNAC), which remains as one of just two undefeated NCAA DIII women’s volleyball programs (Roanoke is the other), travels to Worcester on Friday to face WPI in a 7:30 PM start.