NFL roundup: Rams stun Seahawks 28-26

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 19, 2014, at 8:14 p.m.
ST. LOUIS — In the first game after their bombshell trade of wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets Friday, the Seattle Seahawks continued their unsuccessful search for answers. Falling behind 21-3 midway through the second quarter, the defending Super Bowl champions slipped to 3-3 with a 28-26 …

Saturday’s Maine high school, college football scores

on Oct. 18, 2014, at 8:29 p.m.
Saturday’s Results HIGH SCHOOL Cheverus 28, Bangor 14 Freeport 24, Mountain Valley 18 (2OT) Houlton 28, Mount View 14 Maranacook 32, Telstar 0 Mt. Blue 37, Brewer 36 Oak Hill 35, Traip Acad. 0 Stearns 31, Dexter 19 Winslow 35, Waterville 7 COLLEGE Albany 20, Maine 7 Colby 47, Hamilton …

Defenses propel Husson, Maine Maritime to football victories

on Oct. 18, 2014, at 8:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Husson University limited Gallaudet to 155 total yards on Saturday afternoon, propelling the Eagles to a 12-6 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference victory on Saturday afternoon at the Winkin Sports Complex. Husson (4-1, 3-0 ECFC) has assumed sole possession of first place in the league. Gallaudet falls to …
Bangor senior Joe Johnson dives for the pylon as Cheverus junior Dan Baker holds on for dear life Saturday. Johnson was stopped at the 1, but the Rams scored on the next play. The Cheverus Stags defeated Bangor 28-14 at Boulos Stadium in Portland.

Cheverus football team subdues Bangor for sixth victory

on Oct. 18, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.
PORTLAND | Joe Fitzpatrick rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries as the Cheverus Stags defeated Bangor 28-14 in an Eastern Maine Class A football showdown at Boulos Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The win improves Cheverus to 6-1 and likely means coach John Wolfgram’s club will …
University of Maine's Arthur Williams (right) dives into the end zone for a touchdown during their game Saturday against the University of Albany at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Opportunistic Albany rides big plays to football win over UMaine

By Pete Warner on Oct. 18, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine had a new quarterback under center on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Black Bears, the offensive struggles continued. The University at Albany cashed in two first-half turnovers and kept UMaine in check throughout while earning a 20-7 Colonial Athletic Association football victory in …

Bucksport battles past Mattanawcook

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 17, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.
LINCOLN | Senior quarterback Matthew Stewart passed for 155 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as the Bucksport Golden Bucks fought off Mattanawcook Academy 21-13 in an LTC Class C football matchup at Curry Field. The win improves coach Joel Sankey’s Golden Bucks to 5-1 on the season, while …

Friday’s Maine high school football scores

on Oct. 17, 2014, at 9 p.m.
Friday’s Results Brunswick 34, Lawrence 14 Bucksport 21, Mattanawcook 13 Cape Elizabeth 49, Gray-New Gloucester 8 Cony 22, Greely 21 Deering 32, Edward Little 13 Falmouth 41, Mt. Ararat 7 Foxcroft 33, Nokomis 14 Gorham 17, Oceanside 14 Leavitt 26, Wells 19 Lisbon 25, Dirigo 20 Madison/Carrabec 33, Hermon 0 …
Bucksport High School's Chase Carmichael (5) finds open field for a touchdown early in the game against Maine Central Institute at Pittsfield in September.

Bucksport faces Mattanawcook in Friday night football action

on Oct. 17, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Danny Amendola (right) celebrate a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

Patriots’ streak may be masking fatal flaw

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 17, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ run defense has some problems to address as it heads into an extended week to prepare for Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears in Week 8. New England (5-2), playing its first game since Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jerod Mayo was lost for …
University of Maine football head coach Jack Cosgrove walks the sideline during the team's opening game against Norfolk State at Alfond Stadium in Orono on Aug. 30, 2014.

Banged-up Black Bears entertain Albany in homecoming football game

By Pete Warner on Oct. 17, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
Jack Cosgrove learned long ago there is no sense complaining about injuries. “We’ve had some misfortune this year. That’s football,” he said as his banged-up team prepared for its homecoming clash. “It’s not like this is any type of big surprise. It’s going to happen. It’s just the nature of …
The University of Maine's Drew Belcher (14) barks out signals at the line of scrimmage during a Colonial Athletic Association football game in Towson, Maryland, on Sept. 29.

‘You’ll see some fire in his eyes’: UMaine freshman QB Belcher replaces injured starter

By Pete Warner on Oct. 17, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
ORONO | Drew Belcher arrived on campus in August and immediately began challenging for the University of Maine’s starting quarterback job. Two months later, it is his. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder from Reading, Massachusetts, will make his first collegiate start on Saturday when the Black Bears entertain the University at …
New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) is wrapped up by David Harris of the New York Jets (52) during the first half of Thursday night's game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 27-25.

Patriots hold on to edge Jets 27-25

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Oct. 16, 2014, at 11:51 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes, and the New England Patriots blocked a 58-yard Nick Folk field-goal attempt as time ran out to escape with a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets on Thursday night. Defensive tackle Chris Jones blocked what would have been Folk’s fifth …

Clark stretches staff lead in 49th Football Forecast

on Oct. 16, 2014, at 8:25 p.m.
Ernie Clark continues to thrive as the frontrunner as we head into Week 7 of the 49th BDN Football Forecast. Clark went 17-3 for the second straight week and pushed his lead over Larry Mahoney (16-4) to three games with four weeks remaining. Joe McLaughlin has slipped to five games …

Hemphill named Presque Isle varsity swim coach, Traip Academy forfeits 3 victories over ineligible player violation

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 16, 2014, at 6:54 p.m.
Erica Hemphill has been named varsity swimming head coach at Presque Isle High School, according to athletic administrator Mark White. Hemphill, a 2012 Presque Isle graduate, takes over for Joyce Price, who led the Wildcats’ swim program for 15 years. Hemphill holds five individual school swimming …
Bangor High School football player Matt Duff (center) carries the ball under pressure from Lewiston players Tahj Fulcum (5) and Julian Smedley (72) in the second half of their game in Bangor in this October 2014 file photo.

Bangor, Cheverus football teams look to help clarify crowded Eastern Maine Class A field

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 16, 2014, at 6:01 p.m.
Class A football in Maine generally has had an air of predictability from year to year. Perhaps two teams emerge as early season favorites, and those expectations often are realized when the same programs meet to battle for the state championship on the Saturday before Thanksgiving at Fitzpatrick Stadium in …

TV, radio schedule for October 16, 2014

on Oct. 15, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
Cullen McCarty of York High School runs for a big gain during a recent game. He is the son of former Bangor High School and University of Massachusetts star Pete McCarty.

York’s McCarty carving own football niche

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 15, 2014, at 10:40 a.m.
Forty-one autumns ago, Cullen McCarty’s dad was Maine’s king of the gridiron, leading Bangor High School to the Class A football state championship and winning the 1973 Fitzpatrick Trophy symbolic of being the state’s top senior playing the sport. As for approaching Peter McCarty’s individual exploits as …

Endicott defeats Husson field hockey

By Staff and Wire Reports on Oct. 14, 2014, at 8:51 p.m.
BEVERLY, Massachusetts — Emily Sawchuck scored two of her three goals in the second half on Tuesday afternoon, powering Endicott College to a 4-1 field hockey victory over Husson University of Bangor. Olivia Larson tallied the other goal for Endicott, which improved to 12-2. Francheska Ventura piled up 16 saves …
New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the 1st half on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

Brady confident in Patriots’ committee approach

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 14, 2014, at 7:42 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Running back Stevan Ridley has been the New England Patriots’ lead back for the past three-plus seasons. He had 1,200 yards in 2012. He shared the load with LeGarrette Blount last season. But with Ridley going down with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee …
Jerod Mayo of the New England Patriots (right), pictured tackling Minnesota's Matt Asiata during a Sept. 14 game, has been lost for the season with a knee injury.

Patriots’ Mayo, Ridley out for season after sustaining serious injuries

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 14, 2014, at 12:31 a.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — New England put together another impressive win Sunday afternoon with the 37-22 victory over the Bills in Buffalo. But the victory certainly came at a cost as the AFC East leaders reportedly lost linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley to season-ending injuries. Mayo and Ridley …
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