Larry Mahoney



Theriault earns pole in first race on dirt, winds up finishing second in ARCA race

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 21, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
Theriault earned his first pole and wound up finishing second to Grant Enfinger over the one-mile clay track.
Freshman quarterback Chris Ferguson (red shirt) prepares to hand off to running back Nigel Beckford (2) during a scrimmage in Portland, May 8, 2017.

Redshirt freshman wins UMaine starting quarterback job

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 20, 2017, at 9:35 a.m.
Chris Ferguson was named the starter by second-year head coach Joe Harasymiak Saturday morning.

UMaine cornerback looking for stellar sophomore year after impressive freshman campaign

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Manny Patterson was chosen as UMaine’s Defensive Rookie of the Year last season as a true 18-year-old freshman after leading the team with 10 pass breakups.

South Paris native a dependable workhorse for UMaine women’s soccer

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 11, 2017, at 12:59 p.m.
She was a dependable, efficient fullback, the type of player every successful team needs.

Aussies, New Zealand native having major impact on UMaine field hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2017, at 11:27 p.m.
Australians Emily Hindle and Samantha Wagg knew they were coming to an area far different than their native land when they decided to play field hockey at the University of Maine.
John Hickson putts during the second round of the Greater Bangor Open at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, July 25, 2014.

Hampden native wins fourth State of Maine Championship golf tournament

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2017, at 7:12 a.m.
Hampden native John Hickson sank a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Cape Elizabeth’s Reese McFarlane and capture his fourth State of Maine Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley on Wednesday.

UMaine women tied for sixth in America East preseason soccer poll

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
The UMaine women have begun preseason practice in preparation for their opener at home against LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m.

Snowsled drag races returning to Hermon on Aug. 19-20

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
The second annual Pat Parker Memorial Grass Drags will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20 in Hermon.

Maine volleyball coaching legend pauses retirement to lead new Brewer team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
“I can’t wait until the first practice on Monday,” Rich Nutter, 71, said. “I’m hard-wired to coach.”
University of Maine football player Spencer Carey in 2014.

Fairfield native hoping to have memorable senior year for UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2017, at 7:42 p.m.
Fifth-year senior Spencer Carey will be playing his third position for the Black Bears as he makes the transition from safety to wide receiver to outside linebacker.
Dick MacPherson

Old Town native, College Football Hall of Fame coach Dick MacPherson dies at 86

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2017, at 6:44 p.m.
Dick MacPherson, who died of natural causes at the age of 86 on Tuesday, had a two-year stint as the head coach of the New England Patriots.
ARCA Series driver Austin Theriault (52) celebrates winning the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

Fort Kent driver pads points lead in ARCA Racing series

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 07, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault padded his lead atop the ARCA Racing points standings with a third-place finish at the ARCA 200 at Winchester Speedway in Indiana.

UMaine taking lead in athletic fundraising, reducing need for boosters groups

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 04, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
The Harold Alfond Foundation supplied the university with a $1.5 million three-year award in the fall of 2016.
Alfond Stadium in October 2016.

Black Bear football team unfazed by daunting early schedule

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 04, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.
The players are taking it in stride.
Kolleen Bouchard, Houlton High School

Houlton High basketball standout joining her brother at Bentley University

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 04, 2017, at 6:15 a.m.
Kolleen Bouchard wanted a first-class education as well as to play for a top-notch basketball program.
Micah Wright (right) of the University of Maine catches a pass in front of Stony Brook's Travon Reid-Segure at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Three UMaine football players suspended after student complaint

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 03, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.
UMaine released a statement saying the school’s Student Conduct Office in the Division of Student Life is conducting an investigation.

Winterport Dragway celebrating 50th anniversary this weekend

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 03, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
50 years ago, Carl Crowley climbed into his 1964 Pontiac GTO and christened Winterport Dragway by making a run down the track.
University of Maine quarterback Drew Belcher

Quarterback battle underway at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 03, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
A quarterback controversy to start a preseason is old hat for University of Maine redshirt junior Drew Belcher.
The University of Maine's Julie Brosseau (right) takes a shot over University of Massachusetts Lowell's Nicole Hayner in February.

UMaine’s Brosseau helps Team Quebec earn basketball silver at Ivory Coast tournament

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 02, 2017, at 5:15 a.m.
The event was held in the Ivory Coast and 53 countries were involved with more than 2,500 athletes competing.
Graduate student Max Staver of the University of Maine throws a pass during the Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage held at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on May 6.

QB job, kicking game are priorities as UMaine football opens practice

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 01, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
With the season-opener against New Hampshire on Aug. 31, there are a number of questions that will have to be addressed by the Black Bear coach.