Pete Warner

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University of Maine's Dan Collins (center) looks to throw up field past Villanova during their football game at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono on Saturday.

UMaine football team plagued by anemic offense, but gained experience, built depth in 2014

By Pete Warner on Nov. 23, 2014, at 10:40 p.m.
ORONO | From the outset, the University of Maine football team knew it was going to be challenged by its inexperience on offense. That dynamic emerged as the overriding shortcoming for the Black Bears, who closed out a 5-6 season (4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) in Saturday’s 20-12 loss to …
Maine's Sigi Koizar (42) drives to the hoop in the final seconds against Sacred Heart at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, Sunday Nov. 23, 2014.

Sacred Heart holds off UMaine women’s basketball team in final seconds

By Pete Warner on Nov. 23, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine came up one play short on Sunday afternoon. Hannah Kimmel scored off a cut to the basket with 9.6 seconds left to give Sacred Heart the lead, then Sigi Koizar’s runner rolled across the rim as the horn sounded as the Pioneers escaped …

Valparaiso cruises past UMaine men’s basketball team, 93-70

By Pete Warner on Nov. 23, 2014, at 1:03 p.m.
Valparaiso University torched the University of Maine for 53 first-half points on Sunday morning, paving the way to a 93-70 men’s basketball victory in the second round of the Central Michigan Tournament at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Alex Peters powered the Crusaders, pouring in a game-high 31 points and grabbing six …
Coach Sean McDonnell's University of New Hampshire football team looks to wrap up the Colonial Athletic Association championship during Saturday's game against the University of Maine at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

No. 1 New Hampshire survives scare, beats UMaine to secure CAA title

By Pete Warner on Nov. 22, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
ORONO | Saturday’s finale against archrival New Hampshire was a microcosm of the season for the University of Maine football team. The Black Bears forced six turnovers and limited the top-ranked Wildcats to their lowest offensive output of the year on Saturday afternoon, but the offense struggled. Ultimately, New …

Saturday’s Maine high school football playoff scores

By Pete Warner on Nov. 16, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Football Playoffs Leavitt 14, Wells 9 Maine Central Institute 21, Bucksport 7 Marshwood 14, York 13 Oak Hill 7, Lisbon 6 Thornton Academy 30, Bonny Eagle 14 Windham 21, Cheverus 20 Winslow 29, Waterville 12
Coach Bob Walsh of the University of Maine men's basketball team had a tough debut with the program as Butler University breezed to a 99-57 victory over the Black Bears on Saturday at Indianapolis, Indiana.

Butler buries UMaine men’s basketball team in mutual season opener

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
In 2013, the Butler University men’s basketball team played in the national championship game. The Bulldogs are nowhere near that caliber right now, but they showed that they are far superior to the rebuilding University of Maine team. Kellen Dunham nailed five 3-pointers and Butler shot a sizzling 72 percent …
University of Maine tailback Nigel Beckford (40), pictured during an Oct. 18 game in Orono, rushed for 104 yards and and touchdown and also caught a TD pass in the Black Bears' 24-17 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Elon on Saturday at Elon, North Carolina.

UMaine football holds off Elon for third straight CAA win

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
The University of Maine dictated play throughout, but the final result didn’t come easily. The Black Bears stopped Elon on its last four possessions Saturday afternoon and held on for a 24-17 Colonial Athletic Association football victory at Rhodes Stadium in Elon, North Carolina. The offense controlled the football throughout …

York Football 13 at Marshwood 14

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.

Waterville Football 12 at Winslow 29

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.

Bonny Eagle Football 14 at Thornton Academy 30

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.

UMaine football holds off Elon for third straight CAA win

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
The University of Maine dictated play throughout, but the final result didn’t come easily. The Black Bears stopped Elon on its last four possessions Saturday afternoon and held on for a 24-17 Colonial Athletic Association football victory at Rhodes Stadium in Elon, North Carolina. The offense controlled the football throughout …

Wells Football 9 at Leavitt 14

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 2:54 p.m.
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UMaine begins CAA rivalry as Husson seeks title in Saturday football games

By Pete Warner on Nov. 14, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
The University of Maine and Husson University will be entering uncharted territory on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears travel to North Carolina for the program’s first-ever meeting with Colonial Athletic Association opponent Elon. Meanwhile, the Eagles take to the road with an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title riding on the …
Maddy McVicar of Calais, pictured driving between Orono’s Brinsley Chasse and Ally Gonyar (right) during a game last season, will play at the University of Maine starting in the fall of 2015.

UMaine women’s basketball announces signing of Calais point guard

By Pete Warner on Nov. 12, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine women’s basketball program announced on Wednesday the signing of Maddy McVicar to a National Letter of Intent. McVicar, a point guard from Calais, is the only scholarship player UMaine expects to add for next season, barring any other roster changes. Courtney Anderson of …
Maine head coach Bob Walsh encourages his team on defense in the first half of their exhibition game against Husson University in Bangor, Maine on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

‘Everything is new to everybody’: Revamping of UMaine men’s basketball team begins under Walsh

By Pete Warner on Nov. 12, 2014, at 6:58 a.m.
ORONO | The hiring of head coach Bob Walsh in May marked a new beginning for the University of Maine men’s basketball program. Coming off a dismal 6-22 season during which the Black Bears finished seventh in the America East Conference, Walsh and his staff are trying to instill …

Three players commit to UMaine men’s basketball program

By Pete Warner on Nov. 11, 2014, at 7:20 p.m.
Wednesday marks the start of the National Letter of Intent early signing period for Division I basketball and the University of Maine men’s basketball program expects to add three players. Lavar Harewood, Ilija Stojiljkovic and Devine Eke have recently made a verbal commitment to join coach Bob Walsh’s team starting …
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UMaine women's basketball coach Richard Barron gives some instructions to Bella Swan (5) as she enters the game in the first half of their exhibition game against UNB women at the Cross Center in Bangor on Monday.

Experience, depth should help UMaine women continue basketball success

By Pete Warner on Nov. 11, 2014, at 7:02 a.m.
ORONO | Last season marked a turning point for the University of Maine women’s basketball program. The Black Bears achieved a 13-game improvement over 2012-2013 with a 17-15 record that marked their first winning season in eight years. UMaine finished fourth in America East (10-6) and lost to Hartford …
New Brunswick women's basketball player Grace Wade (14) drives past Maine player Sigi Koizar (42) in the first half in their exhibition game  at the Cross Center in Bangor, Maine, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

UMaine women roll to exhibition basketball victory over New Brunswick

By Pete Warner on Nov. 10, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
BANGOR | Defensive intensity and pressure were the early focus for the University of Maine women’s basketball team in Monday night’s exhibition game against the University of New Brunswick. The Black Bears went after the Varsity Reds full court from the outset and forced numerous turnovers that helped pave …
University of Maine head coach Jack Cosgrove watches his team during their game against Villanova at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono Saturday, Oct. 4.

Growth, resolve led UMaine football to a 33-20 upset of No. 8 Richmond

By Pete Warner on Nov. 10, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine football team has spent much of this season trying to gain critical experience for its many young players — all while overcoming a spate of injuries. Evidence of the Black Bears’ progress was clear Saturday afternoon. Coach Jack Cosgrove’s team earned its most …
The University of Maine football team takes on No. 9 Richmond today in a CAA game at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

UMaine football team shocks eighth-ranked Richmond

By Pete Warner on Nov. 08, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
ORONO | An open date provided the University of Maine football team with the opportunity to rest up and prepare well for its game against Richmond. The time off appears to have been just what the Black Bears needed. UMaine’s opportunistic defense forced five turnovers and the special teams …
 
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