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UMaine softball team edges UMass Lowell in eight innings

By Larry Mahoney on April 27, 2017, at 10:01 p.m.
Hermon's Breanne Oakes pitches during Thursday's softball game against Old Town at Old Town. The Hawks won 7-4.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Hermon rallies in eighth inning for win over Old Town

By Larry Mahoney on April 27, 2017, at 9:51 p.m.

Epic Sports Rabbit Run Saturday, April 29, 2017 10am.

By lryder on April 27, 2017, at 8:48 p.m.

On Deck, a sports calendar for April 27, 2017

By Pete Warner on April 27, 2017, at 4:28 p.m.

Fourth annual Ernest H. Philbrick Memorial Golf Tournament at Old Town golf course

on April 27, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.

Brewer Parks and Rec accepting team rosters for adult softball league

on April 27, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
Left to right: Mark Politte, Owner of Stanley Scooters, Debbie Mitchell-Dow of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, and Daniel Johnson, Executive Director of the Acadia Family Center, gather at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor.  Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 24th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament is being played at Kebo on June 6 to benefit the Acadia Family Center.  There will be two hole-in-one contests where the prizes are a new Vespa Scooter, and a 2017 Buick Encore from Darling’s!  For more information and to register call 667-7100.

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust announces hole-in-one sponsors for Harding Golf Tournament on June 6

By BHBTCathy on April 27, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.

MPA eases cooperative team enrollment rule; adds classes for volleyball, lacrosse

By Ernie Clark on April 27, 2017, at 1:56 p.m.
Perhaps the most significant change was the cooperative team policy, in which multiple schools are allowed to form collaborative teams.
EXTRA BASES

Bucksport softball seeking another title run

on April 27, 2017, at 12:59 p.m.
Derek Shorey of Dover-Foxcroft celebrates after beating Pete Rogers Jr. in a Sept. 23, 2016 featherweight fight at the CES MMA 38 show in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Bangor fighters to highlight Saturday MMA card in Lewiston

By Ernie Clark on April 27, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
Two fighters from Young’s MMA in Bangor will help headline a mixed martial arts show Saturday night in Lewiston.
Stearns' Emma Alley (center) tries for two past Narraguagus' Kayla Toppin (left) and Narraguagus' Kaci Alley during their Class C girls basketball quarterfinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Feb. 21, 2017.

Stearns standout to continue family basketball tradition at Husson

on April 27, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
Husson University announced it has received commitments from Alley of Stearns High School in Millinocket and Abby Simpson of Foxcroft Academy.
THE DRIVE

Bruce Cassidy and Bruins sun dance kids

on April 27, 2017, at 4:04 a.m.
University of Maine's Alyssa Derrick snags a ball down third base during their softball practice at the University of Maine in Orono Tuesday.

Slugging sophomore stands tall for UMaine softball team

By Larry Mahoney on April 27, 2017, at 1:10 a.m.
“Since the time I could talk, I always told my parents I was going to be on TV one day.”
Longtime Bangor High School assistant coach Joe Nelson (left), pictured on the bench alongside boys basketball coach Roger Reed in 2011, has been hired as the head coach of the Rams’ girls basketball program.

‘A perfect fit:’ Longtime assistant named Bangor girls basketball coach

By Ernie Clark on April 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Joe Nelson has been an active part of the Bangor High School athletic scene since playing sports for the Rams during the mid- and late-1980s.
Chicago's Jimmy Butler (left) tries to block the shot of Boston guard Avery Bradley during the second half of Wednesday's first-round NBA playoffs game at TD Garden in Boston.

Thomas leads Celtics to victory, 3-2 series lead

By The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2017, at 11:44 p.m.
New York's Aaron Judge is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game against Boston at Fenway Park. The Yankees won 3-1.

Judge, Severino pace Yankees past Red Sox

By Joe McLaughlin on April 26, 2017, at 10:47 p.m.

UMaine softball seeks to avenge only league loss to UMass Lowell

on April 26, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.

Wednesday’s golf results

on April 26, 2017, at 4:50 p.m.
Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy reacts from the bench during a 2017 game at Toronto.  The Bruins removed the interim tag from Cassidy's title and appointed him as the head coach on Wednesday.

Bruins bring back Cassidy as coach

By The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.
Lawrence's Mason Cooper (center) blocks a shot from Brewer's Danny Davis (right) in a 2015 file photo.

Lawrence basketball standout headed to Eastern Kentucky

By Ernie Clark on April 26, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.