College sports

Karlton Creech

UMaine to receive $640,038 in NCAA money for student-athletes

By Ernie Clark on March 27, 2017, at 7:22 p.m.
The University of Maine’s award is based on 194.47 scholarship grants.
Detroit Red Wings defensemen Dan Renouf (77) and forward Mitch Callahan (57) go after the puck during the first period of play against Chicago Blackhawksduring a preseason game at United Center.

Former UMaine defenseman called up by NHL’s Detroit Red Wings

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 27, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
Dan Renouf, who spent three years with the Black Bears, was called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins, the organization announced on Sunday.

Bowdoin athletic facilities to get an upgrade

on March 27, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Bowdoin College’s Whittier Field, which was built in 1896, will undergo $8 million in renovations.

Ninth-ranked St. John’s sweeps UMaine baseball team

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 26, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
Shaunessy Saucier has resigned as the head field hockey coach at Bryant University and has purchased the Orono-based Black Bear Elite field hockey club.

Former Old Town field hockey star leaving Bryant to take over Black Bear Elite

By Larry Mahoney on March 26, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Emma Waddell

Mainers claim prestigious collegiate swimming, hockey honors

on March 24, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
Emma Waddell of Bangor has been named a 2017 DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee, while Brady Fleurent of Biddeford won the 17th Joe Concannon Award.
Xavier's Trevon Bluiett (5) scores against Arizona's Kobi Simmons in the first half during Thursday's West Regional semifinal in the 2017 NCAA tournament at SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Kansas, Xavier, Oregon, Gonzaga men advance

By The Sports Xchange on March 24, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
University of Maine senior Max Andrews goes through "Pro Day" testing and workouts in front of NFL and other pro football scouts at the Latti Fitness Center and Mahaney Dome Thursday morning.

UMaine players show off to scouts for ‘Pro Day’ audition

By Larry Mahoney on March 23, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
Professional football scouts put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential draft candidates.
University of Maine's Laia Sole (center) goes to pass past University of New Hampshire's Morgan Bassett-Smith during their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in February 2017.

5 UMaine women’s basketball players to transfer

By Pete Warner on March 23, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
Standout Laia Sole and emerging forward Anita Kelava, both freshmen, are among five players who have been granted their release by UMaine.
The University of Maine’s Wes Myers (right) puts up a shot over the University of New Hampshire’s David Watkins (left) and Luke Rosinski during a game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Jan. 19. Myers has been reinstated to the team after being suspended in February following an altercation with a teammate.

UMaine basketball player remains on team after fracturing teammate’s jaw

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 22, 2017, at 7:20 p.m.
University of Maine basketball player Wes Myers had been suspended from the team in February after a locker-room altercation.
Miami's Jessica Thomas (3) passes the ball against Quinnipiac defenders in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament on Monday, March 20, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Quinnipiac women eye another NCAA basketball tourney upset

By The Sports Xchange on March 22, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 seed Quinnipiac seeks its third straight upset victory when it meets top seed South Carolina at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Christian LaCouture of Louisiana State University celebrates after making a big play during the 2014 season. The senior defensive lineman, the son of former University of Maine hockey player Dave LaCouture and Orrington native Amy (Henderson) LaCouture, recently was honored as the Tigers player who will wear their coveted No. 18 jersey next season.

LSU football player with strong Maine ties receives prestigious honor

By Larry Mahoney on March 22, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, pictured here in a 2016 game against the University of Maine, is again among the Black Bears’ non-conference opponents next season.

UMaine to play 24-game schedule in 11-team Hockey East next season

By Larry Mahoney on March 21, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
The Black Bears play 24 Hockey East games instead of 22 because Notre Dame is leaving the league to join the Big Ten.
Sydney Meader of Boothbay Region High School (right), pictured during a game in 2015, has verbally committed to continue her career at the University of Maine starting in 2018.

Daughter of former AD among two UMaine field hockey commits

By Larry Mahoney on March 21, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
“She has a good arsenal of shots. She knows when she needs to lift the ball and also when she needs to get a hard shot off.”
Ryan Lomberg

Former UMaine hockey player signs deal with NHL’s Calgary Flames

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 20, 2017, at 7:04 p.m.
Ryan Lomberg, who played two seasons with the Black Bears, has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Calgary Flames.
University of Maine's Felicia Lennon connects with a pitch from University of Maryland-Baltimore County during their softball game in Orono, May 6, 2016.

Injury forces UMaine softball team to juggle lineup

By Larry Mahoney on March 20, 2017, at 1:08 a.m.
Felicia Lennon hadn’t missed a game in three years. But the University of Maine’s senior shortstop, a two-time All-America East second-team softball selection, suffered a broken ring finger on her throwing hand, so head coach Mike Coutts has had to rearrange his lineup.

Bangor’s Waddell caps national swim meet with second-place finish

on March 19, 2017, at 3:42 p.m.
Albany's Mackenzie Trpcic (00) grabs a rebound against Connecticut's Gabby Williams (15) in the second half of Saturday's NCAA women's tournament at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. UConn defeated Albany 116-55.

NCAA women’s basketball roundup: UConn breezes past Albany

By The Sports Xchange on March 19, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
Wisconsin's Ethan Happ (left) blocks a shot by Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) as Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig (24) backs up the play during Saturday's NCAA tournament second-round game at KeyBank Center. Wisconsin won 65-62.

NCAA men’s basketball roundup: Wisconsin stuns defending champ Villanova

By The Sports Xchange on March 19, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
Medomak Valley's Cameron Allaire (left) jumps against Brewer's Matthew Pushard during their 2016 Class A North semifinal. Allaire will attend Maine Maritime Academy in Castine in the fall.
Amber Waterman File

Top senior boys make collegiate basketball choices

By Ernie Clark on March 17, 2017, at 1:08 p.m.