Bangor High School football players go through warmup drills in Bangor in this August 2015 file photo.

New guidelines being considered for single-session preseason football practices

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 17, 2016, at 6:22 p.m.
“We’re looking to make [single sessions] more of a viable option, to leave alone what’s already there but have an another option for schools.”
Jamil Demby (right) of the University of Maine football team, shown during an August 2015 practice in Orono, has been lost for 3-6 weeks with a strained knee ligament.

UMaine without top offensive lineman for 3-6 weeks

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 17, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
Junior left tackle Jamil Demby suffered a strained posterior cruciate ligament in his knee during last Saturday’s scrimmage.

Pats’ Gronkowski leaves practice with apparent injury

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 16, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pulled up with a possible injury while running a route during Monday’s joint practice with the Chicago Bears. According to, Gronkowski took himself out after going for a pass from quarterback Tom Brady in 7-on-7 drills along the sideline. The severity of …

Twitter in talks with Apple to stream NFL games, content

By Reuters on Aug. 15, 2016, at 8:14 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Twitter is in discussions with Apple to bring its app to Apple TV — a move that would potentially bring 10 live NFL games and other programming to the platform this fall, the New York Times reported. For Twitter, such a deal would dramatically boost its steadily …
University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins throws a pass during practice Aug. 8 in Orono.

Senior has inside track for UMaine quarterback job

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2016, at 7:12 p.m.
Senior Dan Collins has the inside track to be the starting quarterback when the University of Maine football team opens the season.

Sports briefs for Aug. 14, 2016

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:50 p.m.
Kaepernick sits out preseason opener San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not participate in the 49ers’ preseason game against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday night. The 49ers announced in the hours leading up to the contest that Kaepernick would sit out with a sore right shoulder. Blaine Gabbert, who …

Local sports results for Aug. 13-14, 2016

on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.
  Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER Washburn at Wisdom, 4 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Washburn at Wisdom, 4 p.m.Story continues below advertisement.   Golf LOCAL At Hermon Meadow Golf Club Sunday Morning Men’s Stableford — 1. Joe Johnston, Brad Holmes +10, 2. Bruce …
Brandon Vicens, University of Maine football

Two-sport athlete busy in transition to UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
It has been a busy 10 days for rover back Brandon Vicens.
University of Maine Black Bears quarterback Dan Collins at a practice session in August 2015.

UMaine football team developing ‘explosive’ receiving corps

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
“We want to take the energy we put on last year and get better this year,” Jordan Dunn said. “We want to improve every single day.”

Sports briefs for Aug. 12, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 12, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
Course record set at Kebo Valley BAR HARBOR | Kebo Valley Golf Club’s assistant golf pro Eric Morris shot a course-record 64 at the 18-hole, par-70 layout Friday. Morris snapped the record of 65 that had been shared by Lou Hersey, Sean Gorgone and Mark Paine. Morris’ record-setting score …
University of Maine tailback Joe Fitzpatrick poses for a photo during media day at the Alfond Stadium in Orono, Aug. 10, 2016.

Former Cheverus star tailback seeks more playing time at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Joe Fitzpatrick expected to redshirt last fall during his first season with the University of Maine’s football team. But when injuries mounted to Black Bear tailbacks, North Yarmouth’s Fitzpatrick was called into action.
Old Town's Andre Miller (left) avoids a tackle by a Foxcroft Academy player during their football game on Sept. 25, 2015, in Old Town.

Old Town football star to play at Husson

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 12, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
One of the state’s more prolific high school football wide receivers of recent vintage has found a collegiate home.

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 11, 2016

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:49 p.m.
BASKETBALL BANGOR — Maine Basketball Hall of Fame 2016 induction ceremony, noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. Doors open 11:30 a.m., ceremony begins after lunch. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at . For information, contact 942-5766 or FOOTBALL BANGOR — The …

Sports briefs for Aug. 11, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:31 p.m.
Frozen Fenway tickets to go on sale BOSTON — Hockey East and Fenway Sports Management announced Thursday that tickets for 2017 Frozen Fenway will go on sale at noon Sept. 1. The University of Maine will take on the University of Connecticut on Jan. 14 at Fenway Park in Boston. …

Ex-UMaine football coordinator named to Colby staff

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Kevin Bourgoin, who began his career at Colby College, is returning to the Mayflower Hill campus as an assistant coach.

TV, radio schedule for August 11, 2016

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Midwest Regional semifinal, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV New England Regional semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV Northwest Regional semifinal, 3 p.m., ESPN-TV Great Lakes Regional semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TVStory continues below advertisement. Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV West Regional semifinal, 9 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at …

Patriots’ Julian Edelman leaves practice with injury

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:20 p.m.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman left Tuesday morning’s practice with an apparent injury to his lower left leg. Edelman, who suffered a broken left foot and underwent surgery last November before returning for the playoffs, threw his helmet to the ground while a team trainer examined his leg, …

Sports briefs for Aug. 9, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 09, 2016, at 8:53 p.m.
Red Sox scrap ‘inappropriate’ bobblehead promotion for Ortiz The Boston Red Sox did not approve of the David Ortiz bobbleheads and canceled the promotion prior to Tuesday’s game against the rival New York Yankees at Fenway Park. “The bobbleheads were unacceptable to the club and not appropriate for distribution,” the …
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.