Ernie Clark



Bangor Coffee News shuts out Yankee Ford to stay unbeaten at Legion states

By Ernie Clark on July 28, 2017, at 9:59 p.m.
Portland firefighter and paramedic Jason Quirk of South Portland, dubbed the "Fighting Firefighter," will fight Brandon Baue of Troy, Missouri, on Saturday night in a six-round middleweight bout as the co-main event of a pro-am boxing card at the Skowhegan Community Center.

‘Fighting Fireman,’ who is training Patrick Dempsey in boxing, ready to jump-start boxing career

By Ernie Clark on July 28, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
The 28-year-old Quirk (6-0 with four knockouts) will face Brandon Baue of Troy, Missouri, on Saturday night.
Danny Evans of Great Britain drives in for a layup during a game in the FIBA European U20 Division B basketball championships played in Romania. He will be a sophomore at the University of Maine next season.

UMaine guard helps Great Britain earn bronze at European U20 tourney

By Ernie Clark on July 27, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Sam Huston (right) of Coffee News Comrades of Bangor throws to first to attempt a double play after forcing out Skowhegan's Chase Malloy at second base during a Zone 1 American Legion baseball tourney game in 2016.

‘We’re not going anywhere:’ Maine American Legion baseball perseveres amid dwindling participation

By Ernie Clark on July 26, 2017, at 1 a.m.
While the top tier of Maine’s American Legion baseball teams seems as rich as ever, there is concern with the program’s foundation.

Portland native named NBA G League coach

By Ernie Clark on July 25, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Old Town's Ethan Stoddard looks to first before pitching to Hermon during a baseball game in May. Stoddard, who plays American Legion ball for the Coffee News Comrades of Bangor, has been named the Zone 1 player of the year.

Stoddard, Guerrette garner top Zone 1 honors

By Ernie Clark on July 25, 2017, at 10:06 a.m.

Bangor Coffee News tops Brewer to win Zone 1 championship

By Ernie Clark on July 23, 2017, at 7:07 p.m.

Bangor Coffee News, Brewer clinch American Legion state tourney berths

By Ernie Clark on July 22, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Foxcroft and Houlton face off during Hampden Academy's 7-on-7 summer football passing league in Hampden Thursday.

Maine is trying to make high school football competitive again

By Ernie Clark on July 22, 2017, at 5 a.m.
The latest effort to address competitive balance includes tier-based crossover games among schools in different classes to provide every team games against similarly strengthed opponents.

Local fighters to highlight Bangor card

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 2:39 p.m.
The next New England Fights mixed martial show not only will be held in Bangor, it will feature a distinctly Queen City-area flavor.

Libby promoted to Skowhegan football interim head coach

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.

Former UMaine player, coach to guide John Bapst boys basketball team

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
Ed Jones, a key member of the 1994 University of Maine men’s basketball that came within a single game of earning the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth, has been hired as the new boys varsity basketball coach at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.

‘Next generation’ leads Bangor on American Legion title quest

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
“We’ve had some really good players come through the program, but this is the next generation,” said Bangor Coffee News head coach Dave Morris.

Maine team fourth at AAU Div. II nationals

By Ernie Clark on July 19, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
The Gilman Street Surge placed 4th at the recent AAU Division II eighth-grade girls basketball championships in Orlando, Florida.

Friedman leaves Skowhegan football post to join Husson coaching staff

By Ernie Clark on July 19, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.
“Since I’ve gotten into coaching a little over 10 years ago I’ve always wanted to try out the college game.”

Stearns football program battles on with new head coach

By Ernie Clark on July 19, 2017, at 1:24 p.m.
Cody Herring knows the potential of Stearns High School football.
Alasdair Fraser puts in a basket during a game against UMBC in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

Ex-UMaine basketball player signs with Scottish team

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
The former two-time All-America East honoree has signed a two-year contract to play for the Glasgow Rocks of the British Basketball League.

New coach hopes to reinvigorate struggling Camden Hills football program

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2017, at 2:39 p.m.
“Camden Hills has such a steep history with sports and with success in many different sports.”

Bangor resident receives Phillips Exeter baseball honor

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.
Nick Moore of Bangor, a recent graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, was honored for his contributions to the Big Red’s baseball team this spring.
The Libra Foundation, a nonprofit economic development foundation, will be turning the former Brothers auto dealership in Dover-Foxcroft into a sports complex as part of plans to revitalize the local economy.

Plan to revitalize poor Maine county includes indoor hockey rink

By Ernie Clark and Nick Sambides Jr. on July 17, 2017, at 5:50 a.m.
The foundation’s goal: To turn Piscataquis, which the U.S. Census Bureau rated as Maine’s poorest county in 2015, into a center for tourism, recreation and agriculture.