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Shawn Warren encourages his putt on the ninth hole during the Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course on July 22, 2011.

Windham’s Warren gunning for second Greater Bangor Open championship

By Larry Mahoney on July 23, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Shawn Warren will always remember his first victory as a professional golfer. It was the 2008 Greater Bangor Open. The Windham native, who is an assistant pro at the Falmouth Country Club, will be looking to annex his second GBO championship when the three-day, 54-hole tournament gets …

Field hockey festival, Senior All-Star game scheduled for Saturday in Waterville

By Larry Mahoney on July 22, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
A celebration of field hockey will take place at Thomas College in Waterville on Saturday as the annual Maine Field Hockey Festival and the Moe McNally Senior All-Star game take place. The All-Star game will pit the senior All-State selections from the East against the West. Thirty-five high school teams …
Travis Benjamin celebrates on top of his Super Late Model car after winning the Oxford 250 on Sunday night. This was the second win in a row for Benjamin.

Benjamin savoring second consecutive Oxford 250 victory

By Larry Mahoney on July 21, 2014, at 8:16 p.m.
Morrill’s Travis Benjamin has endured a healthy dose of frustration during his auto racing career. In 2010 after wrecking his race car in a couple of races, he was ready to hang up his racing suit. But Richard Moody offered him a six-race deal and Benjamin regained his confidence by …
UNH defensive line coach Peter McCarty.

Former Bangor High football star looking forward to first season as defensive line coach at UNH

By Larry Mahoney on July 21, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
When former Bangor High School football star and Fitzpatrick Trophy winner Peter McCarty first attended the University of Massachusetts, he majored in criminal justice. Temporarily. “I didn’t want to be stereotyped as a jock,” explained McC arty, who was a fullback and defensive end at Bangor. “But by the end …
Austin Theriault of Fort Kent waits on pit road before a race.

Fort Kent driver looking to take checkered flag in 41st annual TD Bank Oxford 250

By Larry Mahoney on July 18, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
In the past three TD Bank Oxford 250s, Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault hasn’t finished any lower than fourth. The 20-year-old was fourth a year ago after consecutive third-place finishes in 2011 and 2012. He is looking to reach the top step of the podium at the TD Bank 250 on …
Mitchell Worcester

Former Washburn star Mitch Worcester to play basketball at Husson

By Larry Mahoney on July 17, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
For mer Washburn High School star Mitchell Worcester, the second-leading scorer in Maine schoolboy basketball history, has transferred to Husson University in Bangor after a year at the University of Maine. Worcester was a nonscholarship player at Maine this past season and was redshirted. He practiced with the team but …
Shawn Martin

Frenchville, Farmingdale drivers both seek first Oxford 250 win on Sunday

By Larry Mahoney on July 16, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
They are atop the point standings in their respective racing divisions. And they would love to have their names atop the results sheet at the 41st annual TD Bank Oxford 250 at the end of Sunday’s race at Oxford Plains Speedway. Frenchville native Shawn Martin, who moved to Turner 14 …
Travis Benjamin of Morrill hugs his mother, Sharon Benjamin, after winning the TD Bank Oxford 250 in July 2013.

Morrill’s Benjamin eager to defend title at TD Bank Oxford 250 on Sunday

By Larry Mahoney on July 15, 2014, at 7:22 p.m.
Not too long ago, Morrill’s Travis Benjamin despised Oxford Plains Speedway. But after winning three of his last four races there, including the 40th TD Bank Oxford 250 a year ago, he feels much differently about it. He will try to defend his 250 win on Sunday beginning with the …

Maine men’s hockey team addresses size deficiency in incoming recruiting class

By Larry Mahoney on July 14, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
ORONO, Maine— The University of Maine’s men’s hockey team was the third smallest team among the 59 Division I hockey institutions last season. Just four of Maine’s 15 forwards were six feet tall or taller. But in hockey coach Red Gendron’s seven-member recruiting class announced on Monday, there are three …
Bangor’s Kyle Stevenson (left) jumps off second base to make a catch as U.S. West’s Sanyo Lo slides safely to second base during a Senior League World Series game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor last season. Stevenson and Bangor return to the Senior Little League World Series on Aug. 10.

Bangor High’s state-title players leading way for Senior League World Series team

By Larry Mahoney on July 14, 2014, at 7:02 p.m.
Sparked by four players who started for Bangor High School’s state Class A championship baseball team, Bangor has earned its second straight berth to the Senior League World Series at its Mansfield Stadium. Last year’s team went 2-2 in pool play in the Senior League World Series, and head coach …
Scarbrough second baseman  Ava McDonald fields a ball from the bat of a Shaker Valley hitter during the State Little League Softball Tourney for ages 11-12 at the Hermon Little League Field Saturday. Shaker Valley won 8-5, but Scarborough rallied for a 6-3 victory Sunday to win the state title.

Michelson’s three-run homer rallies Scarborough to state LL softball title over Shaker Valley

By Larry Mahoney on July 13, 2014, at 4:24 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — One swing of the bat. The state Little League softball championship game between Scarborough and Shaker Valley from Waterboro/Limerick changed dramatically in the third inning Sunday when Sydney Michelson erased a three-run deficit by rifling a three-run inside-the-park homer. Scarborough, beaten by Shaker Valley 8-5 on Saturday …
Scarborough's Bella Dickinson (3) beats the throw to Shaker Valley first baseman Emily Davison (3) on an infield hit in the fifth inning of action at the State Little League Softball Tourney for ages 11-12 at Hermon Little League Field on Saturday.

Shaker Valley’s win over Scarborough forces Sunday title game in Little League softball

By Larry Mahoney on July 12, 2014, at 5:01 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Shaker Valley pitcher Grace Tutt knew she was facing a formidable lineup in a Scarborough team that scored 44 runs in its three previous games in the State Little League (ages 11-12) Tournament. But Tutt scattered eight hits and Hannah Collins knocked in three runs as Shaker …

‘A tough transition’: Bangor twin brothers to play on different teams

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 9:11 p.m.
Bangor twins Nick and Ryan Moore have played on teams together for virtually their entire lives. But that will change in the fall, when Nick Moore will attend Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and his brother Ryan will remain at the South Kent School in Connecticut. Both played …
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Yarmouth native Oliver Wahlstrom is headed to Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.

14-year-old UMaine hockey recruit heading to prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
The list of hockey alumni at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota, is an impressive one and includes National Hockey League stars Sidney Crosby, Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews, Jack Johnson and Kyle Okposo. That prep school will be the destination of 14-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom, who verbally committed to attend the …
University of Maine's Ryan Lomberg celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period of a hockey game hockey game against Boston University, at Frozen Fenway on Jan. 11, 2014.

Suspended UMaine hockey player Lomberg may leave school, return to junior league

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
University of Maine right-winger Ryan Lomberg, who was suspended from the team and other UMaine activities in May stemming from an assault charge, may be leaving the school. Rich McKenna, assistant general manager of the Muskegon (Michigan) Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, said Friday they have traded Lomberg’s …
Coach Richard Reichenbach talks to the University of Maine women's ice hockey team during a practice at Alfond Arena in this November 2013 file photo.

Co-coach takes over as head coach of UMaine women’s ice hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — When Richard Reichenbach was playing high school hockey near Syracuse, New York, there was a player a year older from the same area that he looked up to. His name was Todd Jackson and he went on to captain the University of Maine’s hockey team. Reichenbach followed …
Race car driver Austin Theriault of Fort Kent poses in front of the Chevy Camaro he drives when competing for JR Motorsports in three NASCAR Nationwide Series races.

Fort Kent’s Theriault gearing up for NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Loudon

By Larry Mahoney on July 10, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
There will be pressure on Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault Saturday afternoon, when he will drive his second of three NASCAR Nationwide Series races for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In addition to having plenty of friends and family on hand to watch him, Theriault …
Tyler Walsh

Following the family tradition: Tyler Walsh lands coaching position with USA Under-17 hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on July 09, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
No one should be surprised that Tyler Walsh is pursuing a hockey coaching career. After all, the University of Maine graduate is the grandson of USA Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Mason, the second winningest coach in college hockey history with 924 victories, and the oldest son of the late …
Hermon pitcher Olivia Albert delivers to the plate in the second inning of their game against Shaker Valley at the Little League state softball tourney for ages 11-12 in Hermon on Tuesday.

Hermon all-stars hold off Shaker Valley in Little League state softball tourney

By Larry Mahoney on July 08, 2014, at 9:58 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — The Hermon girls knew they were going to be in for a tight game against a good Shaker Valley team from Waterboro/Limerick on Tuesday in the state Little League softball tournament for ages 11-12. Shaker Valley defeated Ellsworth in four innings on Monday, while many of the …
Dylan Street of Old Town is only 12, but he is racing in the Sport Four division at Speedway 95. Dylan listens to his father Jeff Street for directions in his pit area before races Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Speedway 95, Hermon, Maine.

Old Town boy, 12, overcoming rare disease to race with adults at Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney on July 08, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Dylan Street is 12 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which is an inflammation of the brain that can also cause swelling and bleeding. As a result, he has a shunt, which is a small passage that leads from his brain to his stomach and drains the …
 
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