Unified Basketball Fosters Friendship On and Off the Court

The pep band belted out the school song.  Cheerleaders fired up the crowd from their space behind the end line.  The large student section chanted away.  Parents were scattered throughout the stands cheering on their young offspring. Such was the scene this past Tuesday afternoon at Hampden Academy.  It is a spectacle that takes place […]

Tourney 2015: Upsets and a Fan’s Dilemma

Forty-two games are in the books and the curtain has come down on the 2015 Eastern Maine B, C, and D basketball tournament at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center.  As with every year, the tournament featured exciting finishes, teams just excited to be there, as well as the drama that unfolds as squads play for the […]

Tournament Basketball: A 30 Year Addiction

Officially the tournament got underway with preliminary round games earlier this week.  When we think of the tournament, especially in Eastern Maine, thoughts turn to the Cross Insurance Center and formerly the Bangor Auditorium. This season marks my thirtieth attending tournament games.  A lot has changed in thirty years.  The shorts were well, short.  The […]