Larry Mahoney

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University of Maine's Darian Davis-Ray runs up field past James Madison during their football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono Saturday.

James Madison wears down mistake-prone UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
ORONO, Maine —- In a close game, the team more used to winning is the one that finds ways to make pivotal plays down the stretch. That was the case at Alfond Stadium on Saturday afternoon as 11th-ranked James Madison University converted two interceptions into long touchdown runs by the …
Bangor's Luke Tuell (left) is hit by Lewiston's Tanner Cortes and fumbles the football during their football game at Cameron Stadium in Bangor on Friday.

Reserve punt returner powers Lewiston past Bangor

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Lewiston High School senior split end-defensive back Desmond Jackson isn’t the regular Blue Devil punt returner.
Wide receiver Micah Wright, pictured making a diving catch during a game in 2015, returns to action after a two-game suspension as the University of Maine faces James Madison University on Saturday at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Suspended wideout returns as UMaine hosts James Madison

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
A well-rested University of Maine football team welcomes top receiver Micah Wright back into its lineup.
Darius Greene (middle) of the University of Maine lines up along the line of scrimmage during last Saturday's game at Toledo. The senior nose guard has been a quiet yet powerful presence on the Black Bears' defensive front.

This senior defensive lineman is an unsung hero for UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“He’s everything you would want in a kid. You’d want 90 of them on your team.”

Unbeaten Brewer, Skowhegan meet in ‘B’ North football clash

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 22, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Brewer and Skowhegan have built up a nice little rivalry over the past 12 months and Friday night’s game between the two Class B North unbeatens headlines an intriguing weekend of high school football. Both teams were 3-0 a year ago when they met at Clark Field in Skowhegan and …
Alyson Matteau is pictured playing for the University of Maine women's hockey team during the 2015-2016 season. The Quebec native is continuing a family tradition of excellence on the ice. Her father is former National Hockey League standout Stephane Matteau and her brother Stefan plays for the Montreal Canadiens.

UMaine hockey defenseman skating out of NHL father’s shadow, forging own identity

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“She is a big, strong defenseman who influences a game. She’s aggressive. She is a difference-maker.”
Carson Atherley of Bangor High School (middle), pictured during a Sept. 7 game against Brewer, scored a goal Tuesday night to help the Rams knock off previously unbeaten Camden Hills 2-0.

Bangor boys knock off Camden Hills

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:25 p.m.
The Rams were the first team to score on the Windjammers this year.
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade competes for the University of North Carolina in this photo. The former Messalonskee High School star made a rare competitive return to Maine on Sunday when the top-ranked Tar Heels played the University of Maine in Orono.

Maine Majestix alumnae enjoy rare head-to-head competition

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
It was a Maine Majestix field hockey club reunion of sorts on Sunday when the University of North Carolina played the University of Maine.

National power edges UMaine field hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 18, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
The University of Maine field hockey team turned in an impressive performance against perennial powerhouse the University of North Carolina in front of a crowd estimated at 657 Sunday morning but the talented Tar Heels emerged with a hard-fought and deserved 3-1 triumph.
Austin Theriault

A ‘business decision’: Fort Kent driver dropped by racing team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 17, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
It has been a whirlwind month for Fort Kent auto racer Austin Theriault.
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade competes for the University of North Carolina in this photo. The former Messalonskee High School star will make a rare competitive return to Maine on Sunday when the top-ranked Tar Heels play the University of Maine in Orono.

Senior for powerhouse North Carolina excited for ‘home’ game at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 17, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“This will be good for field hockey in Maine,” said Kristy Bernatchez, who is anxious to see her friends on the Maine team.
Husson's John Smith (right) runs past Castleton during their football game at Husson in Bangor in this October 2015 file photo.

Husson football seeks first win of season in rare Friday night game

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 15, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
Bangor’s Husson University and Castine’s Maine Maritime Academy will look to bounce back from close losses two weeks ago.

Scarborough forward commits to UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 15, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
Bogdanovich has been a prominent name in University of Maine athletics. And another member of the family is heading to Orono. Max Bogdanovich has verbally committed to attend UMaine on a hockey scholarship. He is following in the footsteps of his late grandfather, Ed, and his first cousins, Alexis and …
Ellis Throckmorton (middle) and his sister Hillary Throckmorton (second right) pose with their mother, Emily Ellis (far right), father, Tim Throckmorton (left), and stepmother, Emilie Brand Throckmorton, after a Husson football game in 2015. The Throckmorton children have been successful athletes after growing up with celebrity parents.

What’s it like being the child of a hall of famer and local broadcasting celebrity? You break a lot of eggs.

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 15, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The Throckmorton children followed in their parents’ footsteps as athletes.
Hampden Academy's Emily Dysart (right) leaps on the ball to stop a shot from Bangor's Ashley Ouellette (left) while teammate Sarah Dumas tries for the rebound during their soccer game at Bangor on Tuesday.

Junior scores three goals as Bangor girls soccer tops Hampden

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 13, 2016, at 9:42 p.m.
The speedy and tenacious tandem of Clein and Spekhardt posed problems for the Bronco defense as the Rams continually sent long balls up the field for the duo to track down and create scoring chances.
Foxcroft Academy’s Mariah Poulin (second left) moves the ball upfield as Dexter’s Morgann Wyman closes in during a Sept. 2 game in Dover-Foxcroft. Foxcroft’s Emily Curtis (right) and Abby Webber of Dexter look on. Webber will be a recruited walk-on at the University of Maine next year.

A dream come true: Field hockey standouts commit to UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 13, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
Two local girls who have always wanted to play field hockey at UMaine are going realize their dreams.
University of Connecticut Huskies running back Ron Johnson (center) runs the ball for a touchdown against the University of Maine Black Bears in the second half of their football game on Sep. 1 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

UMaine derives considerable benefits despite losses to FBS teams

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
UMaine’s general athletic fund is $700,000 wealthier thanks to the guaranteed money supplied to the school by the FBS institutions.
Senior linebacker Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga made 10 tackles for the University of Maine in Saturday's 45-3 loss at Toledo.

Toledo thumps UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 10, 2016, at 11:05 p.m.
The University of Maine football team took the opening kickoff against strong Football Bowl Subdivision team Toledo Saturday night and strung together an impressive drive culminating in a 29-yard field goal from Patrick Leonard. That would prove to be the highlight of the evening for the overmatched Football Championship Subdivision …
University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins (left) throws a pass against the University of Connecticut Huskies in the second quarter of their football game on Sept. 1 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Accountability key for UMaine football team to knock off FBS foe

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 09, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
“It’s going to be a huge game. They’re a great program with a lot of great players.”
University of Maine's Najee Goode (left) goes through a drill during practice Friday at Alfond Stadium in Orono in this August 2015 file photo.

Hard-nosed, hardworking UMaine cornerback hungry to make big plays

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 09, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“He really loves the game, and he works hard at everything he does, which makes him the player that he is.”