Ernie Clark

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Windham native Jamie Harrison (right) reaches for a takedown attempt against Bruce Boyington of Brewer during their NEF XVII mixed martial arts main event at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston in this April 2015 file photo.

Bruce Boyington agrees to four-fight deal with World Series of Fighting

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 10, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
BREWER | Bruce Boyington will leave for Russia on Monday for his next mixed martial arts adventure. After that, he’ll seek to conquer the world — or at least the World Series of Fighting. The 37-year-old Boyington, who has won his last five fights and eight of his last …
Maine Little League umpire Steve Schwartz.

For Portland lawyer at Little League Softball World Series, umpiring a stress reliever

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
Steve Schwartz is one of 11 volunteer umpires from around the world selected to work at the 2016 Little League Softball World Series that began Wednesday in Portland, Oregon.

The biggest challenge for these Maine soccer players is getting to the field

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 09, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
“The options are really thin,” Stearns assistant principal and athletic administrator Fredy Lazo said.
Elle Logan of Boothbay Harbor will be competing with the U.S. rowing women's eight team when that event gets underway Monday morning at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mainer on US women’s rowing team seeks to win 3rd Olympic gold medal

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 07, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Elle Logan of Boothbay Harbor has the chance to make some individual history and become the first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals in rowing.
The US Central team celebrates its 7-2 victory against Asia-Pacific of Melbourne, Australia, in the Senior League World Series championship game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Saturday.

Illinois tops Australia for Senior League World Series crown

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 06, 2016, at 7:38 p.m.
Clear Ridge becomes the first Senior League World Series champion from Illinois in the tournament’s 55-year history, and the first winner from the U.S. Central region since Urbandale, Iowa, in 2005.
Young's MMA's Josh Harvey (right) lands a kick to the face of Zenon Herrera during their featherweight bout as part of the reality program "Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight" event on Friday in the grand ballroom at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Five Bangor-area fighters were on the card.

UFC’s Dana White watches Maine fighters turn in strong efforts

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 05, 2016, at 9:55 p.m.
New England Fights brought its promotion to the Queen City for the first time in three years and was greeted by a boisterous, sold-out crowd of 1,200.
Asia-Pacific's Rydge Hogan yells in elation after winning the Senior League World Series semifinal baseball game against Maine District 3 champion Bronco-Hermon, 7-6, on Thursday in Bangor.

Asia-Pacific champs product of Little League growth ‘Down Under’

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 05, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
Australia will send teams to the 2016 Little League, Junior League and Senior League World Series — and has become the first Asia-Pacific representative country to reach the SLWS final since the tournament was moved to Bangor in 2002.
Asia-Pacific's players collapse into each other in elation after winning the Senior League World Series semifinal baseball game against Maine District 3 champion Bronco-Hermon, 7-6, on Thursday in Bangor.

Australia’s Senior League World Series rise features drama, setbacks

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 05, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Australia’s debut at the Senior League World Series didn’t go quite as planned.

Seventh-inning rally lifts Asia-Pacific past Bronco-Hermon, into SLWS final

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
BANGOR | The Southern Mariners Little League of Melbourne, Australia, scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night to stun host Bronco-Hermon 7-6 in a Senior League World Series semifinal at Mansfield Stadium. Australia, 3-1 in the tournament, will play U.S. Central champion Clear Ridge …
Conor McGregor (left) is held back by UFC president Dana White during weigh-ins for UFC 196 fight against Nate Diaz (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 4.

Mainer Dana White gets rich building UFC, but relishes ties to state

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
“When I brought the UFC show there two years ago it didn’t make sense financially for us, but I wanted to do it for the city of Bangor to bring some tourism into town,” Dana White said. “It’s the same reason I’m doing this now.
Fred Lower

Hampden Academy fills two key coaching posts

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
Fred Lower was approved as the Broncos’ new varsity football coach while Paul Wellman will serve as head coach of the girls soccer program.
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Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.

Hometown fans motivate Bangor-area fighters for reality-show card

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 02, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.
“Dana White’s coming to town, which in and of itself is a big deal, obviously. And for us who have aspirations to reach the next level, he’s the guy who can make that all happen,” Aaron Lacey said.

Yankee Ford ends Bangor Coffee News’ two-year title run

By Ernie Clark on July 31, 2016, at 8:34 p.m.
Yankee Ford ended Bangor Coffee News’ two-year hold on the championship trophy Sunday, when two Bangor coaches were ejected, with an emotional 5-4 victory over the Comrades at Morton Field — aided by a leading star turned unsung hero.
Hermon pitcher Nick Guerette (18) gets a congratulation from coach Matt Kinney during a game in Hermon in this May 2014 file photo. Kinney is also the head coach of the Bronco-Hermon All-Stars which will be competing in the Senior League World Series Sunday.

For Bronco-Hermon coach, a baseball career comes full circle at SLWS

By Ernie Clark on July 29, 2016, at 4:26 p.m.
Matt Kinney has looked forward to coaching in the Senior League World Series beginning Sunday, mostly to see his Bronco-Hermon All-Stars experience both the quality of play and international flavor of the world championship tournament for 15- and 16-year-olds.
Bronco-Hermon's Zach Nash hits a ball during batting practice during practice at Bordick Park in Hampden Tuesday. Bronco-Hermon will be playing in its Senior League World Series opener Sunday.

Bronco-Hermon club eager to compete in SLWS spotlight

By Ernie Clark on July 29, 2016, at 2:54 p.m.
Bronco-Hermon will open against U.S. Southwest champion San Antonio, Texas, at 5 p.m.

Two-time defending SLWS champs ousted in US Southwest final

By Ernie Clark on July 28, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
A new champion will be crowned at this year’s Senior League World Series after the final qualifying teams earned their berths Wednesday evening.
Andrew Hillier of the Coffee News Comrades connects with a pitch from Post 51 in this July 2015 file photo during their American Legion baseball tournament game in Bangor. Hillier drove in the winning run in the Comrades 3-2 victory over Coastal Landscape during the state Legion tourney Wednesday in Augusta.

Bangor’s Coffee News rallies for opening-day win in Legion tourney

By Ernie Clark on July 27, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
“That’s one of our strengths, we play nine innings,” said Peter Kemble. “We always play nine innings.”

Hawaii qualifies for Senior League World Series

By Ernie Clark on July 26, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
Central East Maui Little League of Wailuku, Hawaii, became the fifth team to qualify for this year’s Senior League World Series on Monday night.
Comrades' Peter Kemble pitches to Post 51 during their American Legion baseball tournament at Husson University in Bangor, July 24, 2015.

Coffee News pitcher earns top Zone 1 award

By Ernie Clark on July 26, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
Peter Kemble pitched in the shadows of older teammates during his early years with the Bangor Coffee News American Legion baseball program.
Peter Kemble of the Coffee News Comrades of Bangor pitches against Skowhegan during the Zone 1 American Legion baseball tournament on Friday night at Husson University's Winkin Complex.

Two-time champion Coffee News seeks American Legion tourney crown

By Ernie Clark on July 25, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
Coffee News seeks to become the first team to win three straight state Legion titles since Nova Seafood of Portland won four in a row between 2001 and 2004.