Larry Mahoney


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 …
Ellsworth's pitcher Mackenzie Chipman delivers a pitch to the plate in the fourth inning of Ellsworth's game against Shaker Valley in Hermon on Monday.

Pitcher paces Shaker Valley all-stars to state Little League softball win over Ellsworth

By Larry Mahoney on July 07, 2014, at 9:07 p.m.
HERMON — The Shaker Valley All-Star team wanted to get off to a good start in the state Little League softball tournament for ages 11-12 on Monday, and the girls from Waterboro and Limerick did just that. Grace Tutt threw a one-hitter and aided her own cause with a double …
Go Green Racing owner Archie St. Hilaire of Old Orchard Beach talks to a crew member after the G-Oil 100 NASCAR K and N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, on Sept. 22, 2012.

‘It’s like David and Goliath’: Maine-owned team earns its best finish in a NASCAR race

By Larry Mahoney on July 07, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
Archie St. Hilaire reached a milestone on Sunday. The Old Orchard Beach native saw Terry Labonte drive one of the cars he owns with Frank Stoddard to an 11th-place finish in the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. That is the highest finish ever for St. …
Adam Goode leads the pack during the 34th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K road race Friday. He won with a time of 8 minutes, 44 seconds.

Goode, Guaraldo capture Hunt 3K Fourth of July wins

By Larry Mahoney on July 04, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor native Adam Goode wasn’t concerned with his time during the 34th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K road race Friday. “I just wanted to win. I was in the mid 4:40s for a mile and that is one of the slowest miles I’ve ever …

Outlaw race to rally community at Unity Raceway on Saturday night

By Larry Mahoney on July 04, 2014, at 11:32 a.m.
Unity Raceway is still closed for most of the season, but the first of three race cards will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday. The highlight will be a 50-lap Outlaw race. There will also be two four-cylinder divisions, street stocks, wildcats, enduros and Wicked Good vintage cars, along with …
Adam Goode

Goode hopes to claim his first 3K Walter Hunt 4th of July Road Race win

By Larry Mahoney on July 03, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
Bangor native Adam Goode has finished second in the annual 3K Walter Hunt 4th of July Road Race each of the last two years. He is hoping to finally win the event Friday morning. The 34th Walter Hunt 4th of July Road Race begins on Wilson Street in Brewer at …
Dexter coach Kristy Veazie gives her players some encouragement at the start of the second half of their game in Dover-Foxcroft Oct. 3, 2011. Veazie has been named the new Nokomis field hockey coach.

Kristy Veazie Staples named Nokomis field hockey coach

By Larry Mahoney on July 03, 2014, at 10:01 p.m.
Kristy Veazie Staples said taking over a state championship team won’t put any undue pressure on her as she replaces Katie Thompson as the field hockey coach at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport. “When I took over (as the head coach) at Dexter (in 2011), there was a pretty …

Veteran coaches take reins of Hermon varsity soccer programs

By Larry Mahoney on July 03, 2014, at 7:41 a.m.
Hermon High School will have two new soccer coaches this fall. M.J. Ball will replace Adam Leach as the girls coach and Harry Dieuveuil will take over the boys program from Scott Deabay. Hermon athletic director Stephanie Biberstein said Leach and Deabay both resigned due to work commitments. Ball has …
Josh Henke

UMaine hockey winger Henke leaves team after one season

By Larry Mahoney on July 02, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
University of Maine freshman winger Josh Henke has left the program, according to head coach Red Gendron. Henke, who had a goal and seven assists last season, played in 21 games but didn’t dress for four of the last five games. He was a scholarship player. Gendron wouldn’t discuss the …
Mary Butler (left) looks to the basket at a Class A Eastern Maine basketball semifinal in February 2013.

Bangor multi-sport star to play women’s basketball at Brown

By Larry Mahoney on July 02, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
Bangor High School multi-sport star Mary Butler said there were several reasons behind her decision to verbally commit to attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island beginning in the fall of 2015. Butler will play for head coach Sarah Behn, who was recently named to replace the retired Jean Burr. …
Ricky Craven

Ricky Craven expects ESPN to continue NASCAR coverage ‘at a high level’

By Larry Mahoney on July 02, 2014, at 5:56 p.m.
Even though ESPN’s live broadcast of NASCAR Sprint Cup races will end after this season, Newburgh’s Ricky Craven, ESPN’s Sprint Cup in-studio analyst, said he isn’t worried about his future with the network. ESPN will carry 14 of the final 17 Sprint Cup races this season and its sister network, …

Appliance race, dual-ramp event highlight Wacky Wednesday card at Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney on July 01, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
Speedway 95 head scorer and office manager Kim Baker Allen and track owner Del Merritt wanted to add some fun events to their Wacky Wednesday race programs. “We wanted to bring the wacky back to Wednesdays,” explained Allen. Last week’s season-opening Wacky Wednesday racing was rained out, so they will …
Algeria's Islam Slimani falls on the ground after scoring a goal, which was disallowed for being offside, during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Germany at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre on Monday.

Check out these tips to better understand World Cup soccer

By Larry Mahoney on June 30, 2014, at 6:34 p.m.
A brace of goals … an offsides trap … ghosting to the far post … a half-chance … gaining the ascendancy … a clean sheet. The media coverage of the World Cup has brought us a variety of terms that could be confusing to a casual soccer fan who may …
Bucksport native Ben Arnold, a member of the Army National Guard, will be honored by the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night as part of its "Hats Off to Heroes” program. Arnold is shown here while on duty at Khost Province, Afghanistan, in December 2011.

Bucksport native to be honored at Fenway Park for military service

By Larry Mahoney on June 30, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Everybody’s first visit to Boston’s Fenway Park is memorable. But Bucksport native Ben Arnold’s first trip will be special. When Arnold makes his trip to Fenway Park on Wednesday night for the interleague game against the Chicago Cubs, he will be going as an honored guest of the Red Sox. …
Former Bangor High School football coach Gerry Hodge died of cancer last week at age 86.

Former Bangor coach who lost battle with cancer will be sorely missed

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
A week before former Bangor High School football coach Gerry Hodge lost his battle with cancer, Steve Vanidestine visited him. “Gerry said to me ‘This will be the last time I see you. I love you. Do me a favor. Tell the team to win one for the old coach …
Former University of Maine football star John Huard (left), who owns Northeast Turf/Eastern Builders in South Portland, started a career in the turf business after meeting the late John Gilman, the former CEO of the FieldTurf company.

Soon-to-be inducted College Football Hall of Famer John Huard still going strong at 70

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
When John Huard arrived as the new head football coach at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in 1979, he soon discovered that his players were not supplied with travel bags for their football equipment by the school. So he had to improvise. “I obtained some boxes of black trash …
Hermon High School pitcher Karli Theberge (3) is greeted by catcher Shaniah Haskell after defeating Wells High School in the Class B state softball final at Coffin Field in Brewer Saturday.

Theberge, Haskell power Hermon past Wells for Class B state softball title

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Sophomore left-hander Karli Theberge and the Hermon High School Hawks got stingier as the playoffs progressed and they saved their best for last. Theberge, backed by several defensive gems, tossed a six-hit shutout and senior catcher Shania Haskell had three singles as the Hawks beat Wells 6-0 …
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