Ernie Clark


Presque Isle striker Madison Michaud (left) wins a ball at midfield against Hermon defender Morgan Buck during a game on Sept. 29, 2015 at the Johnson Athletic Complex in Presque Isle.

Presque Isle High teams dropping harvest-break early fall sports start

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.
“I just think it’s a chance to let the kids have a couple of weeks for themselves.”
Bronco-Hermon's Mark Mailloux (right) safely slides to third past Sebasticook Valley's Ben Southwick during their District 3 Senior League all-star baseball tournament game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Friday.

Bronco-Hermon, Brewer win Senior League tourney openers

By Ernie Clark on July 15, 2016, at 10:57 p.m.
BANGOR | Less than two weeks remain until the start of the 2016 Senior League World Series, but for six teams from throughout Eastern Maine the postseason is already under way at Mansfield Stadium. Bronco-Hermon and Brewer scored victories Friday in opening-day play of the Maine District 3 tournament …
Jackson Bernatchez of Messalonskee gets taken down by teammate Stefan Porter of Lewiston during Lobster Bowl east team practice at Foxcroft Academy on Wednesday in preparation for the Saturday game.

Preparation makes for great beginnings, conclusions at Maine Lobster Bowl

By Ernie Clark on July 15, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
he annual all-star football game featuring the state’s top high school players from the previous year’s senior class is a summertime institution now in its 27th year.
Tim Boetsch (right) fights against Josh Samman during UFC Fight Night at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Tim Boetsch seizes opportunity to reinforce UFC presence with South Dakota victory

By Ernie Clark on July 14, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
The sigh of relief could be heard from the Great Plains to the East Coast late Wednesday evening after Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch scored a second-round technical knockout of Josh Samman on the main card of UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Bangor East tops Brewer to earn berth in District 3 final

By Ernie Clark on July 14, 2016, at 7:14 a.m.
Bangor East will play Old Town in the championship game at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lobster Bowl East team players practice at Foxcroft Academy on Wednesday in preparation for the Saturday game.

Lobster Bowl players try to beat the heat with multifaceted strategy

By Ernie Clark on July 14, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
“Today’s pretty hot,” said recently graduated Bangor High School running back Dane Johnson. “It’s not something that’s fun to look forward to, but we’re just going to continue to work hard.”
Tim Boetsch reacts after defeating Josh Samman by TKO in the second round at UFC Fight Night 91 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Wednesday night.

Lincolnville’s Tim Boetsch wins with 2nd-round TKO at UFC event

By Ernie Clark on July 13, 2016, at 11:24 p.m.
Boetsch became more dominant in the second of the scheduled three rounds and finally finished Samman off with a succession of strikes

Lock named new Ellsworth boys soccer coach

By Ernie Clark on July 13, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
Paul Lock faces what many would consider an unenviable challenge this fall — following the winningest coach in Maine high school soccer history.
Bruce Boyington of Brewer (right) deflects blows from Josh Parker during a mixed martial arts fight.

Fighter Bruce Boyington Russia-bound for next challenge

By Ernie Clark on July 13, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
The 37-year-old Boyington will travel to Russia to fight in the main event of ACB 42, a show being staged by one of that country’s largest MMA promotions, Absolut Championship Berkut.
Hunter Smith of Foxcroft Academy.

Foxcroft standout sidelined for Lobster Bowl

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 6:59 p.m.
Hunter Smith, the 6-foot-4 wide receiver who will join the University of Maine football program on scholarship in August, is recovering from a case of mononucleosis he contracted last month.
Bangor’s Jeff Lewis (right) avoids a tackle attempt by Edward Little’s Dillon Hummes during a game on Sept. 4, 2015 in this file photo. Lewis will be playing in the 27th annual Lobster Bowl Saturday in Biddeford.

For former Bangor player, Lobster Bowl a last-minute shot at one final game

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Recent Bangor High School graduate Jeff Lewis didn’t even know he’d be part of the East squad for the annual charity game for the Shriners Hospitals for Children until the phone rang at his home late Sunday morning.
UFC president Dana White waves to the crowd during a weigh-in for UFC on FOX 11 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on April 18, 2014.

Eight bouts set for UFC internet reality show in Bangor

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
An eight-fight professional mixed martial arts card was announced Tuesday for the “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” internet reality show that will be taped in front of a live audience from the Cross Insurance Center’s grand ballroom on Aug. 5.
Jimmy Jackson (left) of Young's MMA in Bangor and Colby Hakkila of the Choi Institute in Portland compete in a kickboxing bout during an amateur sparring event April 1 at the Factory One nightclub in Dexter.

Kickboxing event returning to Dexter

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
All-American Kickboxing will return to Factory One in Dexter on Saturday night, offering both veteran and aspiring practitioners of the sport a chance to test their skills in non-judged sparring events.

Searsport teen seeking her sixth straight boxing win

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
Two young prospects from Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs will be back in action Saturday night during an amateur boxing card at the Longley Elementary School in Lewiston.
Tim Boetsch (left) fights Dan Henderson during UFC Fight Night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 6, 2015.

Lincolnville’s Tim Boetsch faces another crossroads UFC bout

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
The former four-time state wrestling champion from Camden-Rockport High School may need another dramatic victory to ensure that his MMA career will continue at the highest level.
Hampden native Chris Morris is the head coach of the Sanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

Hampden native building a coaching career from the ground up

By Ernie Clark on July 03, 2016, at 12:33 p.m.
Communication is at the heart of Chris Morris’ coaching philosophy. “For me, it’s about relationships.”
Lake Region's Kate Hall, here competing in the long jump at the  Class B state track championships on June 6, 2015, in Bath, has advanced to the long-jump finals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Mainer Ben True 11th in men’s 10K at Olympic track trials; Hall, Harris advance

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
North Yarmouth native Ben True’s bid to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in two events ended unsuccessfully Friday night when he placed 11th in the men’s 10,000-meter final at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon. True, a graduate of Greely High School in Cumberland Center, ran among the leaders …
UFC president Dana White sets up a photo with two fighters during the weigh-ins at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Aug. 15, 2014.

UFC reality show coming to Bangor

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 7:59 p.m.
A taping of the reality program “Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight” is scheduled to be held in the grand ballroom of the Cross Insurance Center on Friday, Aug. 5.
Central Aroostook head coach Tim Brewer huddles with the team during a timeout in the third quarter of their Class D Eastern Maine final against Jonesport-Beals at the Bangor Auditorium on Feb. 26, 2011.

Former championship coach returning to lead Houlton boys basketball

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Tim Brewer, who guided his alma mater to four state championships, five Eastern Maine Class D titles and a 251-64 record record good for a .797 winning percentage, is the new head boys basketball coach at Houlton High School.

Seventh-inning rally lifts Yard Goats past Sea Dogs

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
The Hartford Yard Goats rallied with three runs in the seventh inning and took game one of their five-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs 8-5 on Thursday night.