All posts by Bob Beatham

Bob Beatham

About Bob Beatham

Bob, a lifelong Bangor resident, is entering his 20th season as the Public Address Announcer at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, in addition to being the voice of Brewer High School and John Bapst Crusader football. He also currently serves as the scorekeeper for John Bapst basketball. The University of Maine at Farmington graduate is the service coordinator at Aging Excellence, which provides in-home care for seniors..

Former Senior Leaguers Dot Opening Day Line-ups

Ah, opening day.  A harbinger of warmer days ahead.  In these parts, Major League Baseball’s opening day really made us dream big as many of us awoke to freezing temperatures and snow outside. While we anticipate warmer weather in the days ahead, our thoughts turn to baseball on the local diamonds throughout the state.  As the snow […]

Winslow’s Jim Poulin Continues to Inspire

Life is ripe with relationships.  There are those who are lifelong friends, who we maintain contact with on a regular basis.  There are the drifting relationships, people we once spent a great deal of time with, yet as life paths change, so does the frequency of contact.  In our lives there are people who only […]

In the Press Box Basketball Season Never Ends

It’s hard to believe nearly a month has passed since gold basketballs were awarded in various locales throughout Maine.  While the Red Sox begin their World Series title defense, local teams are eagerly awaiting the absence of snow on the diamonds in their quests to claim state supremacy. The late arrival of spring has managed to keep high school basketball […]

The Kids are All Right: Celebrating Today’s Student-Athlete

“Our youth now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”  Socrates- 5th Century B.C. And so […]

I Am NOT a Self-Made Man: My Sports Journey

Note:  This is Part 1 of a series devoted to recognizing those who have helped me in my athletics journey In 1859, Frederick Douglass, a pioneer in the abolition of slavery, delivered a famous lecture touting the concept of the self-made man.  This was not a foreign concept in America at the time.  A number of our country’s founders […]

Hail to the Lieutenants: Saluting Top Assistant Coaches

Ask any successful head coach why his or her program is strong year in and year out and you’ll hear a number of reasons why.  First and foremost, teams are not contending for tournament spots or titles without a certain level of talent.  Remember, these are coaches we’re speaking of, not miracle workers.  Secondly, there […]

Tom Hanscom: The Man Behind the Numbers

As we bring the curtain down on another high school basketball season, we reflect upon those who have accomplished great feats during the 2013-14 campaign.  There were the thousand, and in Parise Rossignol of Van Buren’s case, two-thousand point career scorers.  There were the all-tournament selections, players who rose above all, guiding their respective clubs deep into […]

MDI Band: A Heavenly Tradition

When the MDI girls basketball team warms up for Friday night’s state championship game they will take to the floor in the same manner as legions of Trojans before them.  A familiar tune will resonate throughout the Cross Insurance Center, a symphony which for decades energized the masses in the old Bangor Auditorium, and closer […]