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Fort Fairfield honors a true team player — 55 years later

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
The University of Maine's Laia Sole (center) scrambles for the ball with Hartford's Darby Lee (right) and Lyndsey Abed (foreground left) during the game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor last week.

Ladies of Spain make instant impact on UMaine women’s basketball team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 23, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.
“You don’t practice taking charges in Europe. If you get knocked down, they’re going to make a basket.”

Albany men pull away in second half to beat UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 22, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.

UMaine women rally in second half to upend Albany

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 22, 2017, at 6:12 p.m.

Saturday’s Brewer-Bangor boys basketball summary

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
Jared Austin (right) of Brewer, pictured during a Jan. 6 game against Hampden Academy, scored 14 points on Saturday to lead the Witches to a 48-27 victory over arch-rival Bangor at Brewer High School.

Brewer boys clamp down on defense, beat rival Bangor

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:44 p.m.

Messalonskee-Hampden girls basketball sum

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 11:13 p.m.
 Hampden Academy's Sophia Narofsky (center) drives up for two past Messalonskee's McKenna Brodeur during their basketball game in Hampden Friday.

Freshman leads undefeated Messalonskee girls past Hampden Academy

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 20, 2017, at 9:30 p.m.
Gabrielle Wener scored a career-high 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and she also grabbed seven rebounds and made two steals

UMaine, UAlbany to renew women’s basketball rivalry in Bangor

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
University of Maine's Andrew Fleming (right) tries for two past University of New Hampshire's Iba Camara during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Fleming’s return, Eze’s progress aid UMaine’s frontcourt play

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 20, 2017, at 1:42 p.m.
Joe McCloskey (center) of the University of Maine at Fort Kent goes up for a shot during a Jan. 12 game against SUNY Delhi. The Howland native is the only Mainer on the roster for the Bengals, who feature numerous players from California and other countries on a ballclub seeking a USCAA Division I national championship.

UMFK men’s basketball team blending diverse backgrounds into championship ambitions

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.

Thursday’s UMaine-UNH men’s basketball summary

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 10:19 p.m.

Thursday’s UNH-UMaine women’s basketball summary

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 10:15 p.m.
University of Maine's Andrew Fleming (right) tries for two past University of New Hampshire's Iba Camara during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Inside game propels UNH men’s basketball team past UMaine

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 19, 2017, at 9:54 p.m.

UNH women’s basketball team upends cold-shooting UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 19, 2017, at 9:48 p.m.
The University of Maine’s shooting woes on the road continued Thursday night, and the University of New Hampshire took full advantage.

Second-half surge lifts Hermon boys basketball team past Central

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 18, 2017, at 10:01 p.m.
“Rebounding is key on the road, and I thought the kids did a really good job that way tonight.”
Easton boys basketball coach Manny Martinez looks on during Wednesday night's game at Fort Fairfield Wednesday in Easton. The Tigers won 78-61.  
Contributed photo | Barbara Halvorson

Fort Fairfield blows past Easton for eighth straight win

By Kevin Sjoberg, Presque Isle-Star Herald on Jan. 18, 2017, at 10 p.m.

UMaine teams continue America East play with games vs. UNH

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Stearns head coach Nick Cullen celebrates during the Class D North state softball championship game at Coffin Field in Brewer in this June 2016 file photo.

‘Thoughtless, encouraging touch’ led to resignation of Stearns coach

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Nick Cullen’s resignation on Tuesday as the head girls basketball coach at Stearns High School in Millinocket apparently was related to his touching one of his players during a game last Friday night.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) reacts towards the crowd during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden.

Thomas’ late magic guides Celtics past Hornets

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
Isaiah Thomas warmed up with 18 points in the first three quarters and then did his usual fourth-quarter thing, powering his Boston Celtics to a 108-98 victory over Charlotte that sent the Hornets to their fifth straight loss Monday night.