WATERBURY — Kate Cicchetti did it again, this time in the big race. Cicchetti, a 12-year-old from Prospect, won her fourth straight Fischang-Cicchetti memorial road race on Sunday. After three straight victories in the 5K race, the seventh grader moved up to the five-mile race on Sunday and she won that too. Cicchetti’s winning time was 33 minutes, 47 seconds. The next woman was Meghan Lennon of Southbury, four minutes later. The men’s champion was 38 year-old Pat Dennen of Middlebury, in a time of 27:29. Right behind was Nicholas Migani of Plantsville, just three seconds back. Winner of the 5K men’s race was 14 year-old Thomas Lapham of Waterbury, in 19:38. The women’s winner was 18 year-old Mae Grochowski of Wallingford, in 21:19. Link to FULL results http://www.greystoneracing.net/pages/results.html Related Be in the know and enjoy the benefit of one-click access to the Republican-American. Click into our Express Log In and each day's top stories will … [Read more...] about Cicchetti, 12, 1st female finisher in Waterbury road race
BIDDEFORD — Cole Ouellette outraced teammate Joshua Sanchez to a hat trick, with both contributing three goals and an assist to the runaway scoring total for the Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques, who dominated the in-state rival Maine Wild 11-0 on Sunday at Biddeford Ice Arena. Ouellette got the scoring started for the Nordiques 4:19 into the game, and Sanchez finished it with 2:18 left in the third period. Joe Bisson scored twice, and Andrew McCormick, Armand O’Keefe and Nicolas Lusignan also lit the lamp for L/A. JP Chauvin led the assists effort, with four. Sergei Anisimov, Zack Mullen and Sam Frechette each tallied three, Colby Audette and Joshua Malone two, and Ouellete, Sanchez, Bisson and Donovan Teahan all added one. All but one of the 15 skaters produced a point. Hunter Raye earned the shutout in goal for the Nordiques by making eight saves. Former Edward Little goalie Ben Feldman stopped 52 of 63 shots he faced for the Wild. The two teams will meet again Wednesday in … [Read more...] about Junior Hockey: Nordiques drub Wild behind hat tricks from Ouellette, Sanchez
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns’ coaching search isn’t quite ready to cross gender or diplomatic lines. General manager John Dorsey, who opened the possibility of hiring a woman to be Cleveland’s next coach, said Sunday that the team has not discussed former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a candidate to become the club’s ninth coach since 1999. ESPN, citing an anonymous league source, reported that the team would like to interview Rice, an ardent Browns fan since childhood, for its coaching job. However, Dorsey said she is not on the team’s current list of candidates. “Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a great leader, possesses the highest possible character and also happens to be a Browns fan,” Dorsey said. “I have the utmost respect and admiration for all she’s accomplished and was honored to meet her for the first time earlier this season. Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still … [Read more...] about Browns GM: Team hasn’t discussed Condoleezza Rice as coach
In the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t watch a single moment of the Maine high school football state championships, as for the first time since my leaving that fair, snow-banked state, there was no free option to do so. That being said, it’s apparent from the extensive social media attention in my circle that: a) Three of the four games Saturday were atrocious; and b) Many presumed stakeholders demand satisfaction. “Maine high school sports,” reads the loose paraphrase, the distinction implying football isn’t the only problem child, “need a major overhaul.” OK, let’s concede the point and say you’re right. How? What equitably can be done to address the competitive balance among the cream of the crop in a sport struggling to cope with socioeconomic factors and health-and-welfare perceptions? The most common solution is an indefinite matrix that would group teams according to some barometer of their perceived strength over the … [Read more...] about The Hot Corner: Are football championship blowouts a problem?
Jaron Grayer, left, and Kayon Whitaker photograph the championship trophy during a gathering at Sea Dog Brewery Company in Bangor on Sunday. (Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald Photo) BANGOR — The University of Maine went from being considered preseason afterthoughts to one of the nation’s best football teams this fall. That point was clearly made Sunday when the Black Bears learned they received a first-round bye in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Watching the nationally broadcast selection show at the Sea Dog Brewing Company, a large gathering of Maine coaches, players, family members and friends cheered loudly when it was announced that Maine had received the No. 7 seed in the 24-team tournament. The top eight seeds receive first-round byes in the tournament, which ends with the national championship game Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas. The Black Bears will play at noon on Dec. 1 in Orono against the winner of the Jacksonville State-East … [Read more...] about College Football: Maine gets first-round bye in NCAA tournament