Mike Kozlakowski

Healthy Kozlakowski eager to help anchor Maine football team’s defensive line

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:04 a.m.
ORONO, Maine —- University of Maine standout defensive end Mike Kozlakowski didn’t give it much thought. On the first day of hitting in practice last August, he reached his arm out and felt it cramp up on him. “I had no idea what happened,” said Kozlakowski who figured he’d miss …

Sports briefs for Aug. 14, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 14, 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
Service for Winkin set Sunday WATERVILLE, Maine — A celebration of life service will be held for legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin at noon Sunday at Colby College’s Lorimer Chapel. Winkin, who died at age 94 on July 19, won 1,043 games during his time at Colby College, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 15, 2014

on Aug. 14, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to …

Prosecutors have turned over evidence in case of ex-Patriots star Hernandez

By Scott Malone, Reuters on Aug. 14, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.
BOSTON — Prosecutors in Boston said on Thursday that they had handed over all the evidence required by attorneys for former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez ahead of his upcoming trial on charges of gunning down two Cape Verdean men in 2012. “All mandatory discovery has been turned over …

Boy, 14, dies at Florida high school football camp

By Barbara Liston, Reuters on Aug. 14, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
ORLANDO, Florida — Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a 14-year-old high school boy who collapsed during the first full day of a preseason football practice camp. William Shogran Jr. of Sebastian River High School, who was wearing shoulder pads and other equipment, said on Wednesday he did …
Stearns High School is looking for a replacement for varsity football coach Chris Preble, who resigned Tuesday.

Stearns officials scramble to fill vacancy after football coach leaves for new job

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 13, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — With just a few days remaining until the start of preseason practices for the fall high school sports season, Stearns High School is in the market for a new varsity football coach. Chris Preble, who guided the Minutemen for the last 13 years, resigned Tuesday as the …

Sports briefs for Aug. 12, 2014

BDN staff and wire reports on Aug. 12, 2014, at 8:32 p.m.
Free UMaine football clinic set Aug. 20 ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine football team will host its annual Meet the Black Bears free football clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Alfond Stadium. All ages are welcome and participants will have the opportunity to meet players and …

Sports briefs for Aug. 11, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 11, 2014, at 7:43 p.m.
Brewer High seeks Hall replies The Brewer High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is asking for banquet RSVP’s to be returned by Sept. 4 for the banquet reception and dinner scheduled for Oct. 2. Banquet forms can either be picked up at the superintendent’s office, the Brewer High School …

Patriots wide receiver Tyms facing 4-game ban

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 11, 2014, at 6:21 p.m.
New England Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms is facing a four-game suspension after testing positive for a banned substance, according to The NFL does not reveal the substance, but Tyms said it was Adderall. “I’ve had a prescription for it since I was 9,” he said. “It costs money …

Saint Joseph’s College men’s soccer coach resigns

on Aug. 11, 2014, at 4:57 p.m.
Steve Babineau has resigned as the head coach of the Saint Joseph’s College men’s soccer team after five seasons and has been replaced by Adrian Dubois, the school announced in a news release Monday. Babineau cited family reasons for leaving, as he and his family will be moving to North …

Sports briefs for Aug. 10, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 10, 2014, at 6:24 p.m.
Bears reinstate Bennett after fight Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was back at practice Sunday, six days after he was suspended by the team for fighting with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. The team official suspended Bennett for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Bennett slammed Fuller to the ground after …

Pats sign three more tight ends, waive two

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 10, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
The New England Patriots waived two tight ends and signed three others on Sunday, including veteran tight end Ben Hartsock. The Patriots also signed tight ends Steve Maneri and rookie free agent Terrence Miller. In addition, the Patriots released three rookie free agents: running back Stephen Houston and tight ends …
University of Maine football players get ready for the team picture during media day on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Kicking game should be strength for UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove has lost several key players off last year’s Colonial Athletic Association championship team. One area where he has plenty of experience is the kicking game. Place-kicker Sean Decloux and punter Jeff Ondish will begin their third seasons handling those chores …

TV radio sports schedule for Aug. 14, 2014

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.

Redskins dominate Patriots in mutual preseason opener

By David Elfin, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2014, at 10:37 p.m.
LANDOVER, MD. — Stars Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo and Logan Mankins didn’t play for the New England Patriots. The Washington Redskins held out Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Ryan Clark due to minor injuries. That is the nature of an NFL preseason opener, and the Redskins …

Sports briefs for August 6, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 06, 2014, at 11:22 p.m.
Mass. team reaches Ripken 11U final SKOWHEGAN — The team from Riverside, Massachusetts scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to earn a 7-6 victory over Andy Valley and advance to the championship of the Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball regional tournament. Zach D’Urso singled three …

Changes in college football rules address ‘targeting’ fouls, low hits on QBs

on Aug. 06, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
IRVING, Texas — With training camps in full swing, August provides the perfect time for the National Football Foundation to highlight the key rule changes and officiating points of emphasis that will be in effect during the 2014 season. There are four major rule changes for the 2014 college season, …
Max Andrews of the University of Maine runs a route during Monday's practice at Morse Field in Orono.

John Bapst grad Max Andrews eyes more playing time as UMaine tight end

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:29 p.m.
ORONO, Maine —- When Max Andrews decided to attend the University of Maine, he knew the odds were stacked against him. Even though he had an outstanding high school career, he played at Class C John Bapst High School in Bangor and that is a far cry from Football Championship …

Pats’ TB12 outclasses Redskins’ RG3 in scrimmages

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:18 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. — Quarterback Tom Brady celebrated his 37th birthday Sunday as the New England Patriots traveled south for joint practices with the Washington Redskins. A day later, Brady was on the field showing that while he me be getting older, age is doing little to slow the future Hall …
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski runs through drills during training camp at the team practice facility in this July 2014 file photo.

Patriots’ Gronkowski misses practice

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:08 p.m.
ASHBURN, Virginia — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed Monday’s practice, but it was a scheduled rest day at the outset of joint workouts with the Washington Redskins. Head coach Bill Belichick said there was no setback for Gronkowski, who has been limited in practice as the team …
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