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..

Toughness, Commitment Define Brewer High’s Danny Davis

Fans filled the stands.  The band played the school song as the teams took to the hardwood to warm up.  Butterflies filled the stomachs of players with anticipation, hoping to take that first step in accomplishing their collective goals.  This scene played out in numerous gyms throughout the state this past weekend with the opening of […]

Thankful for Hoops this Thanksgiving Season

Thanksgiving.  It’s a day we gather with family and friends around the bounty of the table.  Plenty of turkey with all the fixings get consumed, folks gather in the living room watching the seemingly endless amount of football on the tube.  Others may find a cozy spot to spend some time in an over-eating induced […]

Has Four Classes Benefitted Maine High School Football?

With the presentation of four gold balls during this past frigid weekend, the 2014 Maine high school football season came to a close.  It also marked the second season the state’s football playing schools have competed under the four classification system. Despite this weekend’s relatively one-sided state title contests, all four games were decided by […]

Bucksport, MCI Cope with Tragedy while Reaching LTC Final

Adversity.  The word has been overused in athletics to the point where it has become devoid of substantive meaning.  Coaches and athletes when asked to put their seasons into context often speak to having to deal with adversity.  Sure, in a team sports setting, when you spend so much time together, challenging circumstances are bound to arise.  […]

Witches Football Finds Resurgance Under Arthers

As we begin to spruce up and prepare the house for winter, it’s time to clean the mind of some thoughts taking up residence in the ‘ole gray matter: The most thrilling game from this past weekend occurred in Farmington where the Brewer Witches rallied from a 30-14 deficit in the fourth quarter to take a […]

Football Classic Nets Wolfgram Coaching Milestone

Any outstanding performance, speech, or show, has one thing in common:  it leaves those in attendance wanting more.  Such was the case this past Saturday at Dr. Paul S. Hill Jr. Stadium in Saco.  The opening scene was cast amidst a balmy October afternoon and ended with an autumn chill in the air.  The stadium lights […]

Soccer and Potatoes: Harvest Time in The County

It’s 4:30 in the morning and Taylor Thibodeau of Caribou slowly rises from his slumber.  While most are still in bed, Thibodeau grabs breakfast, throws on some old clothes and heads out for a long day in the potato fields.  Such as been the annual rite of passage for several generations in Aroostook County. Mechanization […]