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..

Players Resilient in Face of One-Sided Defeats

This past Thursday evening was similar to many other nights during the winter season in Maine, albeit the temperature was in the mid-forties and rain was falling.  It was around 8:30 and I was just arriving home from an evening of high school basketball.  On my phone was a message from a fellow veteran Maine […]

Laughter, Thoughts, Tears Define 2016

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.  That’s a heck of a day.”- Jim Valvano- 1993 ESPY Awards It’s been nearly a quarter century since the late coach turned broadcaster Jim Valvano delivered that memorable speech.  It’s a speech that is replayed at least once a year as ESPN carries […]

Youth Basketball: The Beginnings of a Basketball Journey

While snow was falling last Saturday morning many athletic administrators were on the phone postponing scheduled basketball contests.  With the wintry conditions, those looking for live basketball would be hard pressed to find a game in the greater Bangor area. The white stuff falling from the sky didn’t stop the basketballs from bouncing for a […]

High School Football: Old School is New Again

“The only thing constant is change.”  Heraclitus- Greek Philosopher 500 BC And on it goes.  Trends come and go in the fashion world, many for the better.  We can probably live on without bell-bottom pants and low-riders.  Some of the clothes and hairstyles which go out of style magically appear to be in vogue a […]