Larry Mahoney

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Quinnipiac goalie Chris Truehl stops a shot by the University of Maine's Chase Pearson (right) as the Black Bears' Nolan Vesey looks on during the first period of an Oct. 14 hockey game Alfond Arena in Orono.

Pearson, Byron help UMaine men’s hockey complete sweep of AIC

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 10, 2016, at 9:51 p.m.
Maine's Sigi Koizar drives on the baseline against Stony Brook during an America East Tourney semifinal on March 6 at the Events Center in Vestal, New York.

Koizar’s late flurry lifts UMaine women past Dartmouth

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 10, 2016, at 7:40 p.m.
CLASS A NORTH GIRLS
Hampden’s Bailey Donovan (left) puts pressure on Lawrence’s Camryn Caldwell during Lawrence’s Class A North semifinal win last season at the Augusta Civic Center. Both players return for their respective teams and are expected to play key roles.

Messalonskee girls team to beat in Class A North; other challengers loom

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 10, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Lawrence, which has gone 42-2 the past two seasons and claimed two regional titles and one state championship, will be in the mix for yet another crown.

Freshman’s hat trick, five power-play goals lead UMaine past AIC

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 09, 2016, at 9:42 p.m.
The University of Maine’s suddenly-resurgent power play had a night to remember on Friday evening.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
 Gray-New Gloucester’s Skye Conley (left) and Houlton’s Kolleen Bouchard watch to see if a free throw drops during Houlton’s win in the Class B state final last season at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Bouchard, a junior guard, averaged 20.7 points and 9 rebounds a game last season and is one of the top 10 players to watch this season in the North.

Houlton, Messalonskee guards headline North girls watch list

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 09, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Kolleen Bouchard is one of the 10 players to watch among the players in the North division’s five classes (AA, A, B, C and D).
Class AA North Girls Basketball
Bangor’s Katie Butler goes up for two against Edward Little during a game at Red Barry Gym in Bangor last season. Butler, who is a senior this season, was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder last year.

Class AA North girls division expected to be wide open

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 09, 2016, at 12 p.m.
“There aren’t any favorites,” said Bangor coach Joe Johnson. “It will come down to who plays better that night.
Ellsworth High School girl's softball pitcher Megan Hunt (19) delivers a pitch in the fourth inning of their game against Camden Hills in Ellsworth, June 5, 2012. Head coach Roberts resigned his position so he can work with Ellsworth pitchers, as well as those from other communities, outside the spring season.

Ellsworth softball coach resigns to better prepare Eagles pitchers

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 08, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
Softball coach Rick Roberts resigned his position so he can work with Ellsworth pitchers, as well as those from other communities, outside the spring season.
The University of Maine's Tanesha Sutton (left) and Sheraton Jones battle for a rebound with Northeastern during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday.

UMaine women celebrate homecoming by beating Northeastern

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 07, 2016, at 10:45 p.m.
Bangor's Nick Cowperthwaite (left) dives in an attempt to disrupt the shot of Lewiston's Alex Rivet (center) on Bangor goalie Derek Fournier during the first period of their boys hockey game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston in this January 2016 file photo.

Seasoned goalie, veteran defense lead Bangor hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 06, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
There are plenty of new faces in the Bangor High School hockey lineup this season.
Colgate University's Hunter Racine (center) tries to get a shot past the University of Maine's Rob McGovern (right) while Eric Schurhamer puts high pressure on during their hockey match at Alfond Arena in Orono in January 2016.

Penalties, ineffective ‘kill’ plague UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:54 a.m.
“We have to be more disciplined and do a better job on the penalty kill.”

Mount View puts JV girls basketball team on hiatus

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
There are only 14 girls in the program, all of whom are on the varsity squad.
VIDEO
Veteran broadcaster Dale Duff talks to a caller on his radio show, "Morning Pitch," last Friday.

This ‘local legend’ still calling games on Maine airwaves after 42 years

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 04, 2016, at 8:49 a.m.
The 59-year-old Dale Duff, a ‘local legend’ on the airwaves in Maine, has compiled an impressive resume during 42-plus years of broadcasting.

UNH completes sweep of penalty-prone UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 03, 2016, at 10:43 p.m.
University of Maine's Rob McGovern makes a save from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this October 2016 file photo. UMaine lost to UNH on Friday night in New Hampshire.

Penalties again plague UMaine in loss to New Hampshire

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 02, 2016, at 9:49 p.m.
The Black Bears saw their futility on the road extend to 15 games (0-12-3) as UNH cruised to a 5-1 triumph at the Whittemore Center.
University of Maine's Blanca Millan (right) looks to move past Purdue's Bridget Perry during their basketball game on Nov. 11 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine women’s basketball team eyes further progress at Clemson

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
“I’ve definitely been pleased with the team’s efforts, their understanding of the system, the team morale and the chemistry.”
Sukee Arena in Winslow, which hosted the pictured Class B East hockey semifinal between Waterville and Presque Isle in 2014, has closed because of equipment failure. Four central Maine high schools had to scramble to find adequate game and practice time at three other area rinks for the 2016-17 season.

Rink managers help schools salvage hockey season after Winslow arena closes

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“We can’t thank the three arenas enough. What they have done to enable four high school teams to be able to practice and play is a huge commitment for them.”
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University of Maine's Will Merchant (second from left) tries to get the puck by University of New Hampshire goalie Danny Tirone (left) at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in this December 2015 file photo.

UMaine, UNH renew intense hockey rivalry with home-and-home series

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
“We have a love-hate relationship with them,” said UMaine senior right wing Blaine Byron. “We hate them, but we love playing them.”
University of Maine hockey defenseman Rob Michel spars with a Wildcat from the University of New Hampshire as the two teams duked it out at the Cross Insurance Arena on Dec. 29, 2015, in Portland.

UMaine defenseman flourishes after netting first collegiate goal

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
“It’s definitely nice to get a couple,” said Rob Michel.
Cedric Lacroix of the University of Maine (left), pictured during a recent game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, scored two goals on Saturday night to lead the Black Bears to a 5-1 victory over Brown at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Lacroix propels UMaine men’s hockey team past Brown

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2016, at 11:16 p.m.
Austin Howard

Junior finds shooting touch as UMaine men handle UMPI

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2016, at 6:42 p.m.