Ernie Clark



Three Bronco-Hermon Senior League baseball players ruled ineligible

By Ernie Clark on July 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Three players from the Bronco-Hermon Senior League baseball team have been ruled ineligible for continued postseason play this summer for failing to meet mandatory play rules during the regular season.
Brewer's Tyler Hafford (right) runs the ball during a practice drill at Foxcroft Academy for the East team as part of the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic slated for later this week. Hafford  was injured in a car accident in 2015, but bounced back to become a key player for the Witches.

Brewer standout injured in car crash to cap football comeback at Lobster Bowl

By Ernie Clark on July 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Two years ago, Tyler Hafford was in an automobile accident that left him barely able to move and put his football future in doubt.
Colby Furrow (left) of Mount View High School in Thorndike, pictured during an September 2016 game at Houlton, has set a fundraising record for the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic; He brought in $11,600.

Mount View football standout sets Lobster Bowl record

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Furrow raised $11,600 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children to fulfill the fundraising requirement to participate in the Lobster Bowl.

Piscataquis promotes JV coach to lead boys basketball team

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
 University of Maine's Danny Evans (right) floats a shot past Columbia's Luke Petrasek during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

UMaine sophomore to play in European basketball championships

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Danny Evans is a veteran of British national team play.
James Mersereau, Machias, grabs a rebound over Easton’s Jacob Flewelling, Hunter Brown and Collin Sotomayor second half action of their boys class D semi final game at the Cross Center in February.

Mersereau, Rossignol among UMFK men’s basketball recruits

By Ernie Clark on July 10, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent men’s basketball team boasts a recruiting class for the coming season that literally extends from coast to coast.
Jayda Bailey trains at Young’s MMA on Sylvan Road in Bangor. Bailey, who will be a senior at Hermon High School in the fall, plans to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico, after graduating to train full time at Jackson Wink MMA Academy. When she turns 18 in October, she can legally compete in mixed martial arts in Maine with an eye toward making her amateur debut in November.

A ‘burning fire’ stokes Hermon teen’s UFC dream

By Ernie Clark on July 03, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Jayda Bailey has never been in an official mixed martial arts fight, but the Hermon teenager already has felt the power of a former Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder.

‘Irish’ Micky Ward special guest for Skowhegan boxing show

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Bruce Boyington of Brewer (left) gets his hands taped by teammate Ray Wood prior to a 2014 fight in Massachusetts.

Brewer’s Boyington returning to cage in nationally televised bout

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
The lightweight (155-pound) bout will be televised live as part of the AXS-TV Fights series.
Haggie Pratt, pictured working as the head football coach at Nokomis High School in Newport in 2012, has left his post as the head coach at Mount View High in Thorndike to become the associate head coach at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.

Mount View football coach steps down to join John Bapst staff

By Ernie Clark on June 29, 2017, at 11:25 a.m.
Ellsworth tennis coach Brian Higgins celebrates his 600th victory.

‘It’s a lifetime sport’: Ellsworth coach receives national tennis honor

By Ernie Clark on June 29, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Brian Higgins holds the distinction of being Maine’s winningest varsity coach for both boys soccer and tennis.

John Bapst names new boys soccer coach

By Ernie Clark on June 27, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
Fred Lower

Hampden Academy football coach steps down to assume athletic administrator post

By Ernie Clark on June 27, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
Brewer High School catcher Alex Maxsimic throws the ball back to the pitcher during the Class A-B senior all-star game at Colby College in Waterville on Friday night.

Brewer’s star catcher weighing baseball, education options

By Ernie Clark on June 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s just all about whether I want to play baseball but get a business degree or go straight toward my career as an electrician.”
Tim Boetsch (right) fights Johny Hendricks on Saturday during UFC Fight Night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Boetsch won with a second-round TKO.
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Maine fighter earns $50K bonus with TKO of former UFC champ

By Ernie Clark on June 26, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
Patrick Kelly of Rockport (right) sizes up Rafael Velado during their New England Fights amateur lightweight title fight on June 17 in Lewiston. The 52-year-old Kelly beat Velado to claim the belt.

Rockport fighter, a ‘man who knows no limits,’ wins MMA title at 52

By Ernie Clark on June 25, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
“Pat Kelly is as fierce a competitor as they come,” NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson said. “His dedication to health and fitness and his endless quest to challenge himself is inspiring.”
Orono High School's Jackson Coutts (right) receives the Dr. John Winkin Award as Maine's Mr. Baseball from Nick Caiazzo, president of Maine Baseball Coaches Association, at Colby College in Waterville on Friday.

Orono’s Coutts wins Mr. Baseball award

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 8:39 p.m.

Husson men’s basketball team adds third Florida recruit

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Dylan Angel is the latest newcomer to the Husson University men’s basketball program.

Ex-UMaine player transfers again

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
Kevin Little, the former University of Maine men’s basketball player who transferred to Colorado State University, is on the move again.
Jacare Souza (red gloves) fights Tim Boetsch (blue gloves) during UFC 208 at Barclays Center, Feb. 11, 2017.

Lincolnville native to face former champion in UFC test

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.
Tim Boetsch typically hasn’t been the bigger combatant during his 21 previous Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts.