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Brothers Ryan (left) and Josh St. Clair pose for a photo in victory lane after a feature race on Aug. 6 at Wiscasset Speedway. Josh St. Clair finished first and Ryan St. Clair finished third but moved up to second after the second-place finisher was disqualified.

Patriarch sets the pace racing against grandsons at Wiscasset

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
A typical race week for the St. Clair family begins when they get together to work on their Late Model Sportsman race cars while some good-natured ribbing ensues as they fine-tune their cars. A barbecue for friends and family follows before the race at Wiscasset Speedway. That is followed by …
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UMaine women’s basketball team lands shooting guard

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 11, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Shooting guard Kelly Fogarty from Walpole, Massachusetts, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine beginning in the fall of 2017.
Boston University's Brandon Hickey (left) tries to steal the puck from University of Maine's Brian Morgan during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this January 2016 file photo.

Five luxury boxes to be transformed into lounge at UMaine’s Alfond Arena

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
“We are trying to create a more entertaining in-game experience for the fans for this year and in future years.”

Daughter to follow in father’s footsteps as UMaine hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:43 a.m.
Ray Jacques, who led the University of Maine men’s hockey team in scoring in two of his four seasons in Orono, will be making his way back to Orono on a regular basis with wife Michelle the next four years. That’s because Jacques’ daughter, Jessica, will be playing for the …
Student-athletes from Europe playing for the University of Maine women's soccer team this season include (front, from left): Vivien Bell of Germany and Kate Evans of England; and (back, from left): Beate Naglestad of Norway, Annalena Kriebisch of Germany and Riin Emajoe of Estonia.

UMaine women’s soccer team has European flair this season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
The University of Maine women’s soccer team will have a new look this season.
University of Maine football player Max Andrews.

Former John Bapst football standout adapting to new position at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
Former John Bapst High School of Bangor standout Max Andrews is adapting to a new position on the University of Maine football team.
University of Maine quarterbacks Dan Collins (left) and Drew Belcher

Quarterback battle heating up with UMaine football opener looming

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
Dan Collins and Drew Belcher are both seasoned veterans but still have something to prove as they vie for the starting position for the third-straight season.
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Oliver Herner

UMaine men’s hockey adds Hungarian national team defenseman

By Larry Mahoney on July 29, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Oliver Herner, who played for Hungary in the World Under-20 Division II Tournament, has verbally committed to play at Maine this season.

Fernald confident of Unity Raceway success this time

By Larry Mahoney on July 28, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
George Fernald Jr. leased Unity Raceway from 2008 to 2012 before stepping away after losing more than $40,000 over those five years. But Fernald is optimistic that the second time around will be profitable after he bought the track from Ralph and Nancy Nason earlier this month.
Former University of Maine pitcher Stu Lacognata was in Orono Wednesday to watch his daughter, Elizabeth, compete in the Maine Women's Amateur golf tourney at the Penobscot Valley Country Club.

Former UMaine pitcher: Watching daughter play in golf tourney was ‘nerve-wracking’

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
Former University of Maine pitcher Stu Lacognata knows all about pressure situations.
Bailey Plourde reacts to a successful putt during the Maine Women's Amateur State Championship at the Penobscot Valley Golf Course in Orono Wednesday.

Strong finish propels golfer to second straight Maine Women’s Amateur title

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
The determined Bailey Plourde reduced the lead to just one shot with seven holes to play, but Staci Creech steadied herself down the stretch and capitalized on Plourde’s misfortunes to win by 11 shots on the steamy, sun-drenched day.
Staci Creech of Veazie watches her chip shot during the first round of the Maine Women's Amateur Monday at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.

Defending champ takes lead into Maine Women’s Amateur final round

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2016, at 7:47 p.m.
ORONO | Defending champ Staci Creech of Veazie will take a three-shot lead into Wednesday’s final round of the Maine Women’s Amateur golf tournament after shooting a two-under par 71 on Tuesday at the Penobscot Valley Country Club. The 43-year-old Creech, a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has a 6-under-par …
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Whitney Hand, 27, plays in the Maine Women’s Amateur golf tournament Tuesday at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono. Hand is thankful to be playing the game she loves again after a long struggle with heroin addiction that nearly took her life.

How golf helped rescue a Maine woman from heroin addiction

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2016, at 6:26 p.m.
“I’ve come a long way. It has been very difficult. I’m just happy to be here. I was in so deep, I never thought I’d make it back,” said 27-year-old Whitney Hand.

CAA preseason poll picks UMaine football to finish ninth

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
University of Maine’s Pat Ricard said he was honored to be selected to the Colonial Athletic Association’s preseason all-conference team at the league’s media day on Tuesday in Baltimore but he also knows it doesn’t mean much.
Bailey Plourde (center) heads off the green while Staci Creech (left) shakes hands with Plourde's father and caddie, Bob Plourde, after the first round of the Maine Women's Amateur Monday at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.

Teen golfer, defending champ tied for Maine Women’s Amateur lead

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
Bailey Plourde of Newcastle shot a 4-under-par 69 to share the first-round lead with Staci Creech during the Maine Women’s Amateur.
Jesse Larson follows through on a shot during the final round of the Greater Bangor Open Saturday at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Vermont pro sinks clutch putts to secure Greater Bangor Open victory

By Larry Mahoney on July 23, 2016, at 7 p.m.
After tying the course record with a nine-under-par 60 on Friday to build a four-shot lead after the second round of the 50th annual Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, Jesse Larson saw his lead dwindled to one after seven holes of the final round on Saturday.
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault waits with his truck during a practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, in this file photo.

Fort Kent driver finishes 5th in race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

By Larry Mahoney on July 17, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault notched his third consecutive top-five finish in NASCAR’s K and N Pro Series East tour on Saturday night.
Liis Emajoe

Former Hampden Academy girls soccer coach named UMaine assistant

By Larry Mahoney on July 15, 2016, at 7:16 p.m.
Liis Emajoe, a former midfielder and co-captain for the University of Maine women’s soccer team, has returned to UMaine.
St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves (75) fights with Dallas Stars left wing Curtis McKenzie (11) during the third period in game three of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

New AHL rules on fighting unlikely to change much in pro hockey

By Larry Mahoney on July 15, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
The American Hockey League, which is the top minor league for the NHL, approved some rules for the upcoming season last week designed to curb fighting, but University of Maine assistant men’s hockey coach Ben Guite, who played in 653 AHL games and 175 NHL games, said the new rules “aren’t going to change things a whole lot.”
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault will be in Loudon, New Hampshire, for Saturday night’s K and N race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Fort Kent driver hoping to keep climbing the NASCAR ladder

By Larry Mahoney on July 14, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
“Every weekend I go out there, I expect to win or perform well. You don’t know who’s watching,” said Austin Theriault.