All posts by Bob Beatham

Bob Beatham

About Bob Beatham

Bob, a lifelong Bangor resident, has just completed his 21st season as the Public Address Announcer at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Bob is also the public address voice for John Bapst Crusader football. He also currently serves as the scorekeeper for John Bapst basketball. Bob is an avid follower of Maine high school athletics, particularly football and basketball. The University of Maine at Farmington graduate is the service coordinator at Aging Excellence, which provides in-home care for seniors..

MPBN Leaves Large Tourney Void

1979.  Much has changed in the realm of high school basketball since then.  The shorts have gotten much longer.  Any shot made beyond the arc extending around the top of the key is now worth three points.  Stearns and John Bapst have managed to play in four classes.  “The Mecca” of high school basketball, referred […]

Lighted Fields Needed for Soccer Regional Finals

Soccer.  It’s reverenced as ‘the beautiful game’ by the sport’s aficionados.  Over the next two days the region’s top teams will converge at pitches throughout the state in hopes of claiming Eastern or Western, oops I mean Northern or Southern Maine championships.  Those victors will reach the pinnacle of the sport this coming Saturday with […]

Predictions: Where I Was Right, Where I Went Wrong

Back in August, many who follow the game of high school football boldly proclaimed who they believed would be the contenders and pretenders for the upcoming season.  If you follow this space weekly, you may have come across a piece I wrote around this same time.  In hindsight, I should have added the disclaimer the […]

High School Football: The More We Think We Know…..

The high school football season is in a sense concise.  Only eight games decide which teams continue their quest for gold and which squads pack up the gear awaiting the next campaign.  Conversely, the gridiron march can be a long, arduous journey, one filled with many obstacles and pitfalls along the way.  Conventional wisdom is […]

If I were Czar of Maine High School Football….

On Friday nights and most Saturday afternoons I find myself basking in the glow of the field lights or enjoying the fading sunlight and last vestiges of warmth at a football game somewhere in Maine.  Some nights I’ll be working as the public address announcer for the home team but on those off nights I’m […]