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6 Mainers to compete in US Olympic Trials for track and field

By Ernie Clark on June 28, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
Riley Masters of Veazie and Bangor High School is one of six Mainers who have declared to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field, which run from July 1 through July 10 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Matthew …
Veazie native Riley Masters, seen crossing the finish line in the Beach to Beacon 10K on Aug. 3, 2013, in Cape Elizabeth,  will compete in the 5,000-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday in Eugene, Oregon.

Bangor High graduate poised for Olympic Trials encore

By Ernie Clark on June 28, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
“This is my legitimate shot at making the Olympic team, so this time it’s all about trying to qualify for Rio.”
Trevor DeLaite of Bangor High School, pictured during an April 20 game at Mansfield Stadium, has been selected as Mr. Maine Baseball as the recipient of the John W. Winkin Award given to the state’s top senior player.

Bangor pitcher named Maine’s Mr. Baseball

By Ernie Clark on June 24, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
“I can attack hitters, and people will make plays that not many people can make, so it’s definitely a privilege to play with such good teams.”

Stearns players to join Lee on cooperative girls soccer team

By Ernie Clark on June 24, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
Several girls soccer players from Stearns High School in Millinocket have a new home for the 2016 season.

New coach seeks to boost Mattanawcook boys basketball program

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
“From what I’ve seen so far, there’s definitely some talent there.”
The Coffee News Comrades of Bangor hoist the championship trophy after rallying for seven runs in the eighth inning to overcome a four-run deficit to beat Morrill Post 35 of South Portland for the American Legion baseball state title at Wainright Recreation Complex in South Portland on Aug. 2, 2015.

Bangor begins quest for third straight Legion baseball state title

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
The high-density American Legion Zone 1 baseball regular season, which involves 21 games in 30 days, kicked off Monday, with each team slated for five games this week.

MCI senior ties for second at New England interscholastic golf meet

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
Eric Dugas of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield shot a 1-over-par 73 on Wednesday to finish tied for second in the 26th annual New England Interscholastic Boys and Girls Golf Championships held at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, New Hampshire.
Belfast's Drew Nealey

Eastern Maine athletes shine at New Balance Nationals

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
Drew Nealey of Northport and Austin Lufkin of Clifton came up with big performances over the weekend at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championships at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Summer solstice, with an eye toward the basketball future

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine – The gymnasium was warm Monday night, but not because it was packed with fans as it might be during the heart of winter. The gathering of parents and friends was surprisingly large for this time of year, but the heat of the night was merely the warmth …
Houlton players celebrate after defeating Gray-New Gloucester in the Class B girls state championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this February 2016 file photo.

Maine Principals’ Association seeks alternate Class B basketball state finals site

By Ernie Clark on June 20, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
The next Class B basketball state championship games are scheduled for March 3, 2017. Where those games will be played is less certain.
 Players from the U.S. Southwest team celebrate their 2015 Senior League World Series championship at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor last August. The District 3 champ drew the Southwest amidst a much tougher bracket announced for the 2016 tournament.

Maine entry to open against US Southwest in Senior League World Series

By Ernie Clark on June 20, 2016, at 4:27 p.m.
BANGOR | It’s likely more than sheer coincidence that the last two teams to represent host Maine District 3 in the Senior League World Series both won high school state titles on Saturday. Bangor High School, which defeated Falmouth 5-0 to secure its third consecutive Class A state championship, …
Sacopee Valley pitcher Roderick Maynard delivers a pitch during his team's 3-2 victory over George Stevens Academy at St. Joseph's College in Standish on Saturday afternoon to win the Class C state championship.

Sacopee Valley edges George Stevens for ‘C’ baseball crown

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2016, at 7:38 p.m.
Roderick Maynard needed just 75 pitches over seven innings to fend off George Stevens.
Bangor catcher Derek Fournier hugs pitcher Trevor Delaite as the rest of the team rushes the mound after Bangor won the Class A state championship in baseball against Falmouth 5-0 at St. Joseph's College in Standish. It was the third consecutive state title for the Rams.

DeLaite, Stevenson lead Bangor to 3rd straight ‘A’ baseball title

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
For Bangor, it marked the 100th state championship in school history and 12th in baseball.

Maine native earns second World Series of Fighting victory

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 8:46 p.m.
Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington of Brewer scored his second straight win with the national-level World Series of Fighting mixed martial arts promotion Friday, earning a split decision over Boston’s Saul “The Spider” Almedia in their lightweight bout at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The fight was on the undercard …

Auburn father, sons to compete on MMA card on Father’s Day weekend

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
Father’s Day weekend will include a unique homage of sorts for the Bang family of Auburn.
Connor Archer

Stillwater teen graduates, but takes volunteerism with him

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
The Stillwater resident, who recently graduated from high school with highest honors, has steered that athletic energy toward another passion, volunteerism.
 Woodland players watch from the dugout during their baseball game against Bangor Christian on Tuesday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Down East high school sports league fights to survive

By Ernie Clark on June 16, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Imagine having to play a neighboring rival three or even four times in a single sports season rather than the typical home-and-home meetings. Such has been life in recent years for members of the Downeast Athletic Conference, located along the northern coast where the population is aging and school enrollment is declining.
Old Town celebrates after defeating Hermon during their Class B North championship baseball game on Wednesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Old Town defeats Hermon in Class B North baseball final

By Ernie Clark on June 15, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
The Old Town baseball team capped off a historic day for the school’s athletic program in riveting fashion Wednesday evening.
Bangor players celebrate their 8-0 victory over Edward Little High School with starting pitcher Trevor DeLaite (7) Tuesday in the Class A North baseball final at Morton Field in Augusta.

Bangor takes 3rd straight regional baseball title with team effort

By Ernie Clark on June 14, 2016, at 8:42 p.m.
Trevor DeLaite was backed by errorless defense as the Rams won their third consecutive Class A regional title with an 8-0 victory over Edward Little.
Bangor's Peter Kemble pitches to Brewer during their baseball game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Saturday. Bangor won 5-0.

Junior pitches Bangor past Brewer in Class A North baseball semifinal

By Ernie Clark on June 11, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
The junior righthander pitched a nearly flawless game Saturday, scattering four hits during a complete-game effort while top-seeded Bangor scored all its runs in its final two at-bats to defeat No. 4 Brewer 5-0 in a Class A North semifinal at Mansfield Stadium.