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Hampden girls basketball bests Brewer Witches 35-30 in season opener

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 05, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
BREWER, Maine —- The youthful Hampden Academy girls basketball team, with four freshman starters, squandered a 12-0 lead but rallied from a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Brewer 35-30 in a mutual season-opener at the Brewer High Gym Friday night. Two of the Bronco freshmen, forward Sophie …
Devin Shore

UMaine men’s hockey team looking to snap seven-game losing streak at UMass-Lowell

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 05, 2014, at 12:53 p.m.
Whenever a team is in a losing streak, there can be a tendency among the players to try to do something extra to snap the skid. That can be counterproductive if the players abandon the game plan to do so. The University of Maine men’s hockey team, 3-11-3 overall and …
Meghann Treacy

UMaine women’s standout goalie set to face No. 1 Boston College

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 04, 2014, at 5:15 p.m.
The University of Maine’s women’s ice hockey team was picked to finish seventh among the eight teams in Hockey East in the coaches’ preseason poll. But the Black Bears will enter Friday’s 5 p.m. game at Alfond Arena in Orono against the nation’s top-ranked Boston College Eagles in second place …
Calais’ Maddy McVicar drives to the basket under pressure form Orono’s Brinsley Chasse (back) and Ally Gonyar (right) in the Eastern Maine Class C final on Feb. 22 at the Cross Center in Bangor. Calais won and went on to capture the state title. McVicar returns this season to help the Blue Devils defend their crowns.

Presque Isle’s Graham, Calais’ McVicar hope to lead girls basketball teams to state titles

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 04, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Hannah Graham and Maddy McVicar know the joy of hoisting the cherished gold ball emblematic of winning a state high school basketball championship. Graham and her Presque Isle High School teams captured state Class B titles in 2012 and 2013, and McVicar led her Calais girls to the state Class …

Bangor hockey team seeks first Eastern Maine title

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 02, 2014, at 6:54 p.m.
Will the third time be the charm for the Bangor High School boys hockey team? The Rams have never won an Eastern Maine Class A hockey championship dating back to the start of the program in 1983. But they have played in the last two EM championship games and have …

Former UMaine hockey player enjoying jobs as Pirates goalie instructor, Junior Pirates coach

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2014, at 6:45 p.m.
When former University of Maine goalie Alfie Michaud hung up his skates after a 15-year pro career, he wasn’t sure what he would do next. He contacted Brad Church, the chief operating officer of the American Hockey League’s Portland Pirates, the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s …
University of Maine's Sean Romeo makes a save from University of Vermont during their hockey game Saturday at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Freshman goalie Romeo a bright spot for struggling UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
ORONO | Freshman goalie Sean Romeo was one of the few bright spots over the weekend as the University of Vermont swept the University of Maine men’s hockey team 6-3 and 4-1. After making seven saves on eight shots in relief of Matt Morris in the third period of …
University of Maine goaltender Sean Romeo (center) makes a save against the University of Vermont during their hockey game Saturday night at Alfond Arena in Orono. The Catamounts won 4-1.

Vermont deals UMaine men’s hockey team seventh straight loss

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 29, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.
ORONO | University of Vermont men’s hockey coach Kevin Sneddon acknowledged that his team caught a break at the end of the second period on Saturday night when an apparent game-tying goal by the University Maine’s Dan Renouf was overturned by video review because the puck hadn’t completely crossed …
University of Maine players react after scoring a second time in the first  period of their game against University of Vermont at the Alfond Arena in Orono on Friday.

“We didn’t push back:” No. 13 Vermont hands UMaine men’s hockey team sixth straight loss

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 28, 2014, at 9:48 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Vermont extended the University of Maine’s misery, and its losing streak, on Friday night. The 13th-ranked Catamounts scored four, second-period goals to erase a one-goal deficit and went on to post a 6-3 nonconference victory over the Black Bears at Alfond Arena. Vermont is …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates with champagne after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16.

Craven: Latest NASCAR Sprint Cup championship format a success

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 28, 2014, at 7:03 p.m.
Ricky Craven said the new format implemented by NASCAR for the Sprint Cup Series last season was a success and he doesn’t look for any significant changes for 2015. Kevin Harvick won his first championship by finishing ahead of the other three contenders in the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. …

UMaine men’s hockey program lands Danish winger

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 28, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey program has had players from several European countries, including Sweden, Finland, Scotland, England, Austria, Switzerland and Slovakia. The program just landed its first player from Denmark. Winger Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup from Charlottenlund, Denmark, who is playing for the Selects Academy 16-under team at South Kent …
The University of Maine's Devin Shore (center) scrambles for the puck with American International's goalie Hunter Leiser (left) and Nick Campanale during the first period of the game in Orono.

UMaine men’s hockey hopes to snap losing streak, scoring drought against Vermont this weekend

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 27, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
ORONO | For captain Devin Shore and the University of Maine men’s hockey team, breaking out of a scoring slump against the nation’s third-stingiest team (1.62 goals-against average) this weekend will be a tall task. But Shore and his teammates know they are bound to snap out of it …

‘It’s a big win for Maine’: UMaine men’s hockey team receives commitment from 15-year-old power forward

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey program has received a verbal commitment from a 6-foot-4 ½, 225-pound winger who is considered the “prototypical power forward” by his coach. Fifteen-year-old Baron Thompson has 10 goals and 14 assists in 33 games for the Omaha AAA U-16 team in Nebraska. He will …
Austin Theriault of Fort Kent

Racing future uncertain for Fort Kent driver as final 2014 event looms

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2014, at 7:04 a.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault will jump back into a race car next week as he prepares for the 47th annual Snowball Derby 300-lap race at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, but his racing future for 2015 is uncertain. Theriault said it’s healthy to keep his options open, but he …
Wasburn High School's Joan Overman (top) goes up for a shot over Forest Hills Consolidated School's Keely Taylor during the Class D girls State Championship game at the Augusta Civic Center in this March 2014 file photo.

Seniors hoping to lead Washburn girls basketball team to fifth straight Class D state title

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 25, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
Mackenzie Worcester and Joan Overman know they will be facing a pressure-filled basketball season at Washburn High School. The two senior standouts have helped the Beavers capture the last three of the school’s four consecutive Class D state girls basketball championships, and they will be leading the team when they …
Husson's John Smith (left) runs the ball by MIT defender Alex Noakes in second half action of their division III playoff game at Husson University on Saturday.

Coach, players reflect on Husson football team’s memorable season, look ahead to next year

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:49 p.m.
BANGOR | There will always be the sting of a heartbreaking playoff loss. It took a field goal on the last play of regulation to force overtime and prevent Bangor’s Husson University Eagles from winning its first NCAA Division III Tournament game on Saturday. The undefeated Engineers from the …
Maine hockey coach Red Gendron gives some instruction on the bench during an timeout in the first period of their game against Union at the Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

UMaine hockey coach says struggling team is close to being successful

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 24, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.
University of Maine hockey coach Red Gendron has had time to calm down after saying he was “livid,” following his team’s 4-1 loss at Boston College on Saturday night, which extended the Black Bears’ losing streak to five games, all in Hockey East play. He indicated lineup changes will be …

Gritty Minnesota defenseman signs letter to play for UMaine hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 24, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey program has received a National Letter of Intent from Keith Muehlbauer, a big, hard-nosed defenseman from Apple Valley, Minnesota. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Muehlbauer had 10 goals and 18 assists in 25 games for Eastview High School last season. He is playing for Eastview again …
Dennis "Red" Gendron

Maine hockey coach Red Gendron ‘livid’ after team’s 4-1 loss to BC

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 23, 2014, at 12:40 a.m.
University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron wasn’t in a good mood following Saturday night’s 4-1 loss to Boston College at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, which extended his Black Bears’ losing streak to five games. “I’m livid,” said Gendron. “It’s awful right now. We aren’t getting the …
Husson quarterback Joe Seccareccia runs the ball in second-half action of a first round NCAA Division III playoff game against MIT at Husson University in Bangor on Saturday.  MIT won the game 27-20 in overtime.

MIT rallies late, beats Husson in overtime for NCAA Tourney football win

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Two teams playing in their first NCAA Division III Tournament football game put on a memorable show for the 1,900 fans who braved the cold, blustery conditions at the Winkin Complex on Saturday afternoon. There was no shortage of momentum swings but, in the end, the Engineers …
 
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