Larry Mahoney


Race winner Cassius Clark climbs out of his car after being bumped off the track after crossing the finish line during the Hight Chevorlet 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon on Sunday. BDN Photo By Terry Farren

Tempers flare as Clark wins duel with Shaw to win Hight Chevrolet 150

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 24, 2014, at 10:43 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — A large crowd welcomed the Pro All-Stars Series back to Speedway 95 for the first time since 2009 on Sunday and it didn’t get short-changed. The Hight Chevrolet 150 PASS Super Late Model North race featured a scintillating last-lap duel between Farmington’s Cassius Clark and D.J. Shaw …
Jonesport-Beals coach Ordman Alley yells to his players during a basketball game in this February 2003 file photo.

Abuse allegations preceded Ordman Alley’s ouster from Maine sports halls of fame

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 23, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Allegations of sexual abuse against famed Jonesport-Beals High School basketball coach Ordman Alley precipitated his recent removal from two Maine athletic halls of fame, multiple sources told the Bangor Daily News on Friday. The alleged abuse occurred when Alley was a teacher at the Cove School, an …
A member of the track personnel at Hermon's Speedway 95 checks on Hollis' Bobby Nadeau, who rolled his race car duing the PASS Sportsman feature on April 19, 2009.

PASS Super Late Models, Mods, Sportsman return to Speedway 95 Sunday

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2014, at 7:51 a.m.
HERMON, Maine — The last time the Pro All-Stars Series held a Super Late Model race at Hermon’s Speedway 95, Farmingdale’s Johnny Clark took the checkered flag with Farmington’s Cassius Clark winding up second. Scott Chubbuck was third. It was April 19, 2009. The PASS tour will return to Speedway …
Joanne Palombo-McCallie (left) jokes with Paul Vachon while signing basketballs before they were inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Trailblazers Blais Manning, Bouchard, Palombo-McCallie lead Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s first induction

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 21, 2014, at 9:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Lisa Blais was a trailblazer. So were Rachel Bouchard and Joanne Palombo. They not only helped put high school girls basketball on the map in Maine, but they also proved that girls from the state could play at the highest level after high school. Blais Manning, Bouchard …

Black Bear wide receivers comfortable with potential starting quarterbacks

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 20, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — For the past two seasons, University of Maine wide receivers Damarr Aultman and Arthur Williams caught passes thrown by Marcus Wasilewski, named the All-Colonial Athletic Association first-team quarterback last fall after leading the Black Bears to the conference title. But Wasilewski has graduated, so the Black Bears …
University of Maine women's soccer coach Scott Atherley.

Maine soccer team to open season on Mahaney Diamond Friday

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 20, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
University of Maine women’s soccer coach Scott Atherley and his Black Bears will make two debuts on Friday at 4 p.m. when Quinnipiac University invades Orono. It will be the Black Bears’ 2014 opener and it will also be their first game on Mahaney Diamond. They will play four of …
Maine's Dennis Farnham (12) gets a high five from teammate Joey Moir after bringing in a run in the sixth inning of their Senior League World Series game against Canada on Aug. 10. Maine District 3 won 7-2.

Senior League World Series organizers relish tourney success, plan for future

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 19, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The 13th consecutive Senior League World Series held at Bangor’s Mansfield Stadium was a success, according to tournament director Mike Brooker and stadium manager Dave Mansfield. “The gate was a little better than average, and the souvenir sales were where we projected they would be,” Brooker said. …
Messalonskee's Riley Field (left) and Skowhegan's Brooke Michonski  battle for the ball during the first half of the Eastern Maine Class A championship game in Hampden last year.

Veteran coach looks beyond 75-game win streak as Skowhegan field hockey team begins season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 19, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.
Skowhegan High School field hockey coach Paula Doughty is entering her 33rd season as the head coach of one of the state’s most dominant programs of all time in any sport. But she doesn’t give it much thought. The current 75-game winning streak? The 12 state Class A championships in …
Bangor High School goalie Emily Gilmore makes a save during practice on Monday in Bangor.

Bangor girls soccer team aiming for fifth straight title as practices open for fall sports

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 18, 2014, at 5:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Last fall, Emily Gilmore had just arrived at Bangor High School after transferring from Brewer and was set to vie for a spot in the Ram midfield. But the Rams needed a goalkeeper because Cordelia Stewart, who eventually earned the goalkeeping job the previous year and led …
Juian Cranfield (1, from left),  Joe Gobillot (15), Aaron Cranfield (3) and Jacob Millender all celebrate after defeating Latin America in the Senior League World Series championship at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Saturday.

Maine summer visitor leads Houston by Curacao for Senior League World Series title

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 16, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — West University lefty Joe Gobillot’s grandfather, Bob Aurey, has a house on Belgrade Lakes, and he and his family visit him every year. But this visit to Maine was even more special. Gobillot pitched 5 1/3 innings of four-hit, four-run baseball, and Jimmy Winston came on to …
Ryan Lomberg

UMaine hockey player appeals to school president to end ‘overly harsh’ 1½-year suspension

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Suspended forward Ryan Lomberg wants to return to the University of Maine to continue his hockey career and earn a degree. Lomberg indicated his desire to return to Orono in a letter sent by his lawyer, Peter J. Cyr, to Megan Sanders, who is President Susan Hunter’s …
U.S. Southeast's Fox Semones dives back to first ahead of the tag from Latin America's Nathanael Makaya during a Senior League World Series semifinal at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine Friday.

Lefty pitcher shuts down Bangor as Houston advances to Senior League World Series final

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Senior League World Series team became the first District 3 team to win a pool (Pool A) and go undefeated (4-0) in pool play. But hard-throwing 15-year-old left-hander John Doxakis from U.S. Southwest champion West University of Houston, Texas, ended Bangor’s bid for a berth …
Mike Kozlakowski

Healthy Kozlakowski eager to help anchor Maine football team’s defensive line

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:04 a.m.
ORONO, Maine —- University of Maine standout defensive end Mike Kozlakowski didn’t give it much thought. On the first day of hitting in practice last August, he reached his arm out and felt it cramp up on him. “I had no idea what happened,” said Kozlakowski who figured he’d miss …
Maine District 3 champ Bangor celebrates their 3-1 victory over the U.S. West team from Hawaii Thursday evening at Mansfield Stadium. Bangor advances to the semifinals Friday.

Unbeaten Bangor defeats Hawaii to earn berth in Senior League World Series semifinal

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2014, at 9:22 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Brian Peirce had no idea he was going to pitch for District 3 champ Bangor in Thursday’s crucial Pool A game against U.S. West titlist Wailuku, Hawaii. But when manager Barrett Dionne decided early in the game to pull starter Nick Cowperthwaite after two innings so Cowperthwaite …

Canada, Asia-Pacific relish chance to ‘be in the record books’ at Senior League World Series

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2014, at 5:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It was the game that kept going and going. Wednesday’s Senior League World Series game between Canadian champion Regina, Saskatchewan and Asia-Pacific titlist Saipan not only set a Mansfield Stadium record by going 13 innings, it also was the longest game in the 13-year history of the …

Former Limestone/MSSM athlete named new Hampden Academy girls soccer coach

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Ruth Lyons, who played high school soccer at Kennebunk High School and Limestone Community School/Maine School for Science and Mathematics, has been named the new girls soccer coach at Hampden Academy. She was approved by the school board on Wednesday night and also will be the coordinator …
USA Southeast's Benjamin Marotske (right) makes it safely to second before Bangor's Kyle Stevenson can make the tag during their Senior League World Series game Wednesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Bangor moves step closer to spot in Senior League World Series semifinals

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 13, 2014, at 10:42 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Wednesday’s game between two undefeated teams in the Senior League World Series — Bangor and U.S. Southeast champion Dumfries, Virginia — was supposed to start around 2:30 p.m. It wound up starting more than three hours later, after a pair of three-hour-plus games. But it was well …

Curacao squad features brother coaching brother

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 13, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It’s common for fathers to coach their sons, but you rarely find a brother coaching a brother. The Latin American champions from Willemstad, Curacao, have such a team, with Raysheron Michel coaching his younger brother, Raysheandall, during the Senior League World Series at Mansfield Stadium. Raysheron Michel, …
Connecticut first baseman Brad Burney gloves a throw but not before Latin America's Mairion Brunken safely reaches during Senior League World Series action at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Tuesday afternoon.

Michel homer helps Curacao roll by Connecticut for its second Senior League World Series win

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2014, at 9:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Center fielder Raysheandall Michel had his second consecutive two-hit game, including a rare Senior League World Series home run in the spacious confines of Mansfield Stadium, and Latin American champs Willemstad, Curacao moved a step closer to a berth in the semifinals with a five-inning 11-1 win …
Matthew (left) and Michael Nickles are identical twins who are playing for the U.S. Southeast champs from Dumfries, Virginia, in the Senior League World Series at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Twin brothers providing a double punch on mound, at plate for Senior League World Series team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2014, at 6 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Michael and Matthew Nickles are mirror image twins. If they faced each other, they would appear to be the exact reflection of each other. They are also two of the standout players for the U.S. Southeast champs from Dumfries, Virginia, currently playing in the Senior League World …
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