Larry Mahoney

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The University of Maine's Devin Shore (center) scrambles for the puck with American International's goalie Hunter Leiser (left) and Nick Campanale during the first period of the game in Orono.

UMaine men’s hockey hopes to snap losing streak, scoring drought against Vermont this weekend

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 27, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
ORONO | For captain Devin Shore and the University of Maine men’s hockey team, breaking out of a scoring slump against the nation’s third-stingiest team (1.62 goals-against average) this weekend will be a tall task. But Shore and his teammates know they are bound to snap out of it …

‘It’s a big win for Maine’: UMaine men’s hockey team receives commitment from 15-year-old power forward

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey program has received a verbal commitment from a 6-foot-4 ½, 225-pound winger who is considered the “prototypical power forward” by his coach. Fifteen-year-old Baron Thompson has 10 goals and 14 assists in 33 games for the Omaha AAA U-16 team in Nebraska. He will …
Austin Theriault of Fort Kent

Racing future uncertain for Fort Kent driver as final 2014 event looms

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2014, at 7:04 a.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault will jump back into a race car next week as he prepares for the 47th annual Snowball Derby 300-lap race at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, but his racing future for 2015 is uncertain. Theriault said it’s healthy to keep his options open, but he …
Wasburn High School's Joan Overman (top) goes up for a shot over Forest Hills Consolidated School's Keely Taylor during the Class D girls State Championship game at the Augusta Civic Center in this March 2014 file photo.

Seniors hoping to lead Washburn girls basketball team to fifth straight Class D state title

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 25, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
Mackenzie Worcester and Joan Overman know they will be facing a pressure-filled basketball season at Washburn High School. The two senior standouts have helped the Beavers capture the last three of the school’s four consecutive Class D state girls basketball championships, and they will be leading the team when they …
Husson's John Smith (left) runs the ball by MIT defender Alex Noakes in second half action of their division III playoff game at Husson University on Saturday.

Coach, players reflect on Husson football team’s memorable season, look ahead to next year

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:49 p.m.
BANGOR | There will always be the sting of a heartbreaking playoff loss. It took a field goal on the last play of regulation to force overtime and prevent Bangor’s Husson University Eagles from winning its first NCAA Division III Tournament game on Saturday. The undefeated Engineers from the …
Maine hockey coach Red Gendron gives some instruction on the bench during an timeout in the first period of their game against Union at the Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

UMaine hockey coach says struggling team is close to being successful

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 24, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.
University of Maine hockey coach Red Gendron has had time to calm down after saying he was “livid,” following his team’s 4-1 loss at Boston College on Saturday night, which extended the Black Bears’ losing streak to five games, all in Hockey East play. He indicated lineup changes will be …

Gritty Minnesota defenseman signs letter to play for UMaine hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 24, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey program has received a National Letter of Intent from Keith Muehlbauer, a big, hard-nosed defenseman from Apple Valley, Minnesota. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Muehlbauer had 10 goals and 18 assists in 25 games for Eastview High School last season. He is playing for Eastview again …
Dennis "Red" Gendron

Maine hockey coach Red Gendron ‘livid’ after team’s 4-1 loss to BC

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 23, 2014, at 12:40 a.m.
University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron wasn’t in a good mood following Saturday night’s 4-1 loss to Boston College at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, which extended his Black Bears’ losing streak to five games. “I’m livid,” said Gendron. “It’s awful right now. We aren’t getting the …
Husson quarterback Joe Seccareccia runs the ball in second-half action of a first round NCAA Division III playoff game against MIT at Husson University in Bangor on Saturday.  MIT won the game 27-20 in overtime.

MIT rallies late, beats Husson in overtime for NCAA Tourney football win

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Two teams playing in their first NCAA Division III Tournament football game put on a memorable show for the 1,900 fans who braved the cold, blustery conditions at the Winkin Complex on Saturday afternoon. There was no shortage of momentum swings but, in the end, the Engineers …

BU men’s hockey team rallies from two-goal deficit, beats Maine in overtime

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 21, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.
The Boston University Terriers have been an exceptional third-period team this season and the University of Maine Black Bears have won just one road game since the start of last season. And that’s how things played out on Friday night at Agganis Arena in Boston as third-period goals by BU’s …
New Hampshire quarterback Sean Goldrich (center) will lead the Wildcats against the Maine Black Bears at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Black Bears hosting UNH; Husson entertaining MIT in busy Saturday of college football

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 21, 2014, at 1:53 p.m.
The University of Maine’s football team is seeking payback. The Husson University Eagles are looking for a win in their first NCAA Division III playoff game. It will make for a busy afternoon of college football in the greater Bangor area as the 8-1 Eagles will host 9-0 Massachusetts Institute …
Husson University quarterback Joe Seccareccia makes a carry and is tackled by Alfred State’s Matt Macagne on Sept. 20 at the Winkin Complex in Bangor. Seccareccia will guide Husson against MIT in an NCAA Tourney game at noon Saturday at the Winkin Complex.

‘That brotherhood aspect’: Former Bangor High players have key roles in Husson football success

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 21, 2014, at 8:10 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Husson University football players Joe Seccareccia, Josiah Hartley, Ellis Throckmorton and Seth Freudenberger began their careers in the Bangor Youth Football program. “I think it was fourth or fifth grade,” recalled Seccareccia, the Eagles’ starting quarterback. “I actually played soccer up until then. My dad signed me …
University of Maine's Liam Pecararo (right) shoots wide of goal past Boston University's Matt O'Connor during their hockey game at the Alfond Arena in Orono on Nov. 14, 2014.

Maine hockey players look forward to Massachusetts homecoming, of sorts

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 20, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine hockey freshmen Liam Pecararo, Nolan Vesey and Mark Hamilton grew up in Massachusetts and attended games at Boston College and Boston University. Pecararo admitted he “loved BU, because my cousin, Kenny Roche, played for them. But I started drifting away when I was a …
Husson University football coach Gabby Price congratulates his players in the first half of their college football game against Alfred State at Husson in Bangor in this September 2014 file photo.

Husson football seniors go from winless freshman season to first NCAA berth

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 19, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
BANGOR | Husson University free safety Stephan Dance and right guard Alex Young admitted that there were some trying times early in their careers at Husson. They are both four-year starters and had to endure an 0-10 season in 2011 in which the Eagles’ averaging losing margin was 35.5 …

Point-producing defenseman, goal-scoring winger sign letters to play hockey at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 18, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
Robert Michel, who is the top-scoring defenseman in the Central Canada Hockey League, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at the University of Maine beginning next fall. He joins left winger Justin Rai, who also signed an NLI and will join the program next season. “They are …
Bangor High School senior Cordelia Stewart, who helped lead the Rams to the East Class A title two seasons ago, returns to the lineup this season after sitting out last year due to knee surgery.

Stewart returns as Bangor girls basketball team looks to rebound from six-win season

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 18, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
Two years ago, 6-foot-2 Cordelia Stewart and 6-1 Mary Butler led the Bangor High School girls basketball team to a 17-5 record and their first Eastern Maine Class A championship since 1982. Stewart sat out last season after having knee surgery, and the Rams went 6-12 and failed to make …

High school hockey teams to receive preseason test in John Bapst tourney

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 18, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.
The seventh annual Holiday Face-Off High School Hockey Tournament will be held at Sawyer Arena in Bangor Nov. 28-29. The tourney is sponsored by the John Bapst High School hockey boosters and will feature 13 games involving John Bapst of Bangor, Old Town-Orono, Brewer, Camden Hills, Houlton-Hodgdon, Presque Isle, Camden …
Members of the 1999 University of Maine national championship team were honored before the beginning of their game against Boston University Friday at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Alfond weekend was memorable for returnees of UMaine hockey’s 1998-99 national title team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 18, 2014, at 7:43 a.m.
ORONO | Fifteen players and former associate head coach Grant Standbrook from the 1998-99 University of Maine men’s hockey national championship team had a memorable weekend as the school celebrated the 15th anniversary of their title. They were introduced in a pre-game ceremony before Friday night’s 3-1 loss to …
University of Maine's Connor Leen (right) checks Boston University's Evan Rodrigues into the boards during their hockey game Friday at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Maine hockey’s special teams sputtering during three-game losing streak

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 17, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine’s streaky men’s hockey team has lost three in a row after going four games without a loss (3-0-1) and opening the season with four straight losses. One of the primary problems for the 3-7-1 Black Bears has been special teams play. “We definitely …

Orrington native plans to lease Unity Raceway next season

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 17, 2014, at 7:05 a.m.
Orrington native and Hampden resident Nick Huff said he plans to lease Unity Raceway from track owner Ralph Nason for the 2015 auto racing season. Huff leased and managed the track for four races this past season, including the popular annual Long John race weekend in October. He and Nason …
 
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