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first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles avenged an earlier loss and evened their record at 5-5 with a 3-0 win over the Washington Academy Raiders on Monday. Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts The Eagles, who fell to the Raiders 3-1 in East Machias, won by game scores of 25-14, 25-22 and 25-21 on Monday.For the Eagles, Sarah Shelton had a big match with 20 kills, three assists and five digs.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSammy Mason contributed seven aces, 14 assists and five digs; Jenna Haslam had 10 digs; and Paxton Colley had a kill and six blocks.Two days earlier, the Eagles, who are currently ranked fifth in the state Class A standings, fell to sixth-ranked Falmouth 3-0.The Mount Desert Island Trojans suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Biddeford, but rebounded for a win over Kennebunk on the road last weekend.The 8-1 Trojans currently trail only undefeated Greely in the Class A standings.On Friday, MDI fell to fourth-seeded Biddeford 3-1, losing the first two games 25-15 and 26-24, winning the third 25-23 and falling in the decisive fourth game 25-22.Sarah Phelps had nine kills and nine digs and Kayla Ray and Elise Robertson each had five kills.In Kennebunk on Saturday, the Trojans rebounded to claim a 3-1 win over the Rams with game scores of 25-16, 24-26, 25-18 and 25-15.Phelps had 14 kills and Roberson seven. Grace Higgins contributed five kills and four aces, Ray had five aces and Riley Mooers had 15 assists, four digs and three aces.In state Class B action, the Bucksport Golden Bucks fell to Washington Academy 3-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and lost 3-0 to top-seeded Yarmouth on Saturday.But the Bucks rebounded to edge North Yarmouth 3-2 on Saturday and edged the Narraguagus Knights 3-2 on Monday.Bucksport currently is ranked fourth in the Class B standings with a record of 5-4.On the road last weekend, the 2-5 Sumner Tigers dropped a pair of 3-0 matches to Yarmouth and North Yarmouth. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017last_img read more

Alexander: Celebrating, and hanging on to, Dodgers’ Spanish voice Jaime Jarrin

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “The first thing Mr. Walter O’Malley did was to hire a helicopter and fly over Los Angeles and see the demographics of Southern California, and he said, ‘Jaime, I am going to give them something in their own language so they can really enjoy the game.’ And I have been fortunate to be the link, to be the spokesperson for the Dodgers and to reach the Hispanic community.”His philosophy is that his listeners work a long, hard day and deserve the enjoyment of a ballgame at its end. Beyond that, he has provided a connection, a way for immigrants to assimilate and an opportunity for a multi-faceted community, with people from many different Central and South American backgrounds, to connect through baseball.He has another role, too, a valuable one for us English-speakers who struggle with Español.“I understand in the Spanish classes at the universities and colleges here, the teachers used to tell them to listen to the Dodgers broadcast in Spanish,” Jarrín said. “Probably they still do.”If they respond to the flight of a home run with “Se va, se va, se va” … yes, that would be a tipoff.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on TwitterDodger broadcaster Jaime Jarrin, back, works a game with Fernando Valenzuela. (AP Photo/Jerome T. Nakagawa) Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img “When I started with the Dodgers in 1959 at the Coliseum, the Latinos coming to the ballgames were about eight percent,” he said. “Now, at Dodger Stadium, they tell me it’s around 46 percent Latinos. And if you go during a game and take a walk around the ballpark inside, you will hear as much Spanish as English.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.And, as he noted, those fans no longer just sit in the pavilions or the general admission seats at the top of the park, but throughout the stadium.There have been a number of factors, of course, in the uptick in Latino support. The phenomenon that was Fernando Valenzuela made a difference (and Jarrín, as the pitcher’s interpreter to English-speaking audiences, had a part in that, too). A heritage of Spanish-speaking Dodger stars has helped, a list from Manny Mota to Kiké Hernández that includes such luminaries as Pedro Guerrero, Ramón Martínez, Adrián Beltré, Raúl Mondesí, César Izturis, Rafael Furcal and Adrián González.But Jarrín has been the constant in forging that link between the Dodgers and Southern California’s Spanish-speaking community. Thursday’s announcement of a two-year contract extension, meaning that he will continue to do games through at least 2020, and Friday’s Ring of Honor ceremony before the series opener against the Padres further reinforce his importance to the franchise.Is he the Spanish-speaking Vin Scully? Or was Scully the English-speaking Jaime Jarrín? Doesn’t matter. Both are Hall of Famers, dear friends, and indelibly linked with the Dodgers as the only baseball broadcasters to spend six decades with one team.And now Jarrín, at age 82 and blessed with good health, an elegant style and indefatigable enthusiasm, is working a Scully schedule. He skipped three road trips this year, the first time in all these years he’s taken more than a two-week break at midseason, and he will likely do so in future seasons as well.“It’s not that I don’t like traveling,” he said. “I enjoy traveling. I enjoy seeing my friends on the road, seeing my colleagues, talking to them, trying to grasp as much as possible from my colleagues. But leaving my family for such a long time alone, it’s tough. It is getting tougher. My wife, Blanca, she has been a champion. She is the one who really deserves all the accolades.”The backstory by now is familiar. Jarrín arrived in Southern California in 1955, a journey with Blanca that started by boat from Ecuador to Tampa, followed by a cross-country Greyhound trip to L.A.  He knew little about baseball when he arrived but soon became intrigued by the Pacific Coast League, the best L.A. had at the time.When Walter O’Malley brought the Dodgers to town in 1958, Jarrín was the news and sports director of radio station KWKW. The station reached an agreement to do the games in Spanish, Jarrín was given a year to prepare, and in 1959 he started a job that has captivated him all these years.He ticked off three reasons for his longevity:• He still sincerely loves the game. “I can do two games every day, seven days a week,” he said. “I love what I do. I take advantage of the fact I have the best seat in the stadium.”• His wife has been amazingly supportive. And one of his sons, Jorge, is now his partner in the booth.Jorge handles the statistical analysis, while Jaime provides the stories and the historical perspective. If that sounds like Scully … well, for the first eight years KWKW aired the games, before the Spanish broadcasters were allowed to travel, Jarrin would do recreations off of the English broadcasts of Scully and Jerry Doggett. He readily admits he picked up some good habits along the way.• The third reason? “I landed with the Dodgers, an organization that really, really respects my community,” he said.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — There are two ways to measure the impact of Jaime Jarrín, the Spanish language Voice of the Dodgers, on the community that has followed his broadcasts for the last six decades.One is word of mouth.“The best compliment that I have gotten,” he said this week, “is that when I am walking on the streets, when I go into a restaurant, when I am going shopping, people approach me and they tell me, ‘Mr. Jarrín, my grandfather used to hear you every single day. My mother followed the Dodgers thanks to you.’ Then I (say), ‘Well, we grew up together then.’ That hits me very deeply and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to do that.”The other measure? Look at the composition of the crowds in the ballpark. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more