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Ellsworth High School girl's softball pitcher Megan Hunt (19) delivers a pitch in the fourth inning of their game against Camden Hills in Ellsworth, June 5, 2012. Head coach Roberts resigned his position so he can work with Ellsworth pitchers, as well as those from other communities, outside the spring season.

Ellsworth softball coach resigns to better prepare Eagles pitchers

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 08, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
Softball coach Rick Roberts resigned his position so he can work with Ellsworth pitchers, as well as those from other communities, outside the spring season.
Bangor's Nick Cowperthwaite (left) dives in an attempt to disrupt the shot of Lewiston's Alex Rivet (center) on Bangor goalie Derek Fournier during the first period of their boys hockey game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston in this January 2016 file photo.

Seasoned goalie, veteran defense lead Bangor hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 06, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
There are plenty of new faces in the Bangor High School hockey lineup this season.
Rob Miller speaks to student-athletes and coaches from the Penobscot Valley Conference about leadership at Jeff's Catering in Brewer Tuesday.

Conference teaches captains how to cope with team-building challenges

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 06, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
“The job of leadership is still the same, but I don’t know if the kids know what it is, and that’s what we’re trying to clarify.”

Soccer, volleyball all-star teams

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
Hampden Academy's Nick Gilpin (right) drives past Brewer's Damien Vance during their Class A boys basketball game against Brewer in this February 2016 file photo.

Former Hampden star adapting to Division III basketball at Bates

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 05, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
“He’s dynamite. He’s never going to show up too much on the stat sheet, but he’s a coach’s dream.”
York High School guard Lilian Posternak passes the ball in the Maine Girls Class A Basketball Championship game in Portland on Feb. 27.

York senior wins Miss Maine Field Hockey award

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 05, 2016, at 3:07 p.m.
York High School senior Lily Posternak has been named the winner of the 2016 Miss Maine Field Hockey award, given annually to the state’s top senior player.
Brewer's Drew Baker (right) stops a shot from Bangor's Carson Atherley during their soccer game on Sept. 7 in Bangor.

Bangor, Camden Hills stars earn soccer All-America status

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 05, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
Carson Atherley of Bangor High and Charlotte Messer of Camden Hills High in Rockport were accorded the recognition.

Mount View puts JV girls basketball team on hiatus

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
There are only 14 girls in the program, all of whom are on the varsity squad.
Sukee Arena in Winslow, which hosted the pictured Class B East hockey semifinal between Waterville and Presque Isle in 2014, has closed because of equipment failure. Four central Maine high schools had to scramble to find adequate game and practice time at three other area rinks for the 2016-17 season.

Rink managers help schools salvage hockey season after Winslow arena closes

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“We can’t thank the three arenas enough. What they have done to enable four high school teams to be able to practice and play is a huge commitment for them.”
Bangor High School boy's soccer Captain Carson Atherley (center) hoists the gold ball after Bangor's win against Gorham High School 4-1 in a penalty kick shoot out during the Class A state championship game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Nov. 5.

Bangor, Camden Hills soccer teams gain regional rankings

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 29, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
The Class A state champion Bangor High School boys and Camden Hills of Rockport girls soccer teams have earned top-10 rankings in this year’s final USA Today/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Region I poll.

Thirteen teams to participate in John Bapst preseason hockey tournament

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 22, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
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 The Maine Central Institute football team celebrates after winning the Maine Class D State Football Championship game on Saturday night in Portland. The Huskies won on a dramatic play as the clock ran out, beating Lisbon High School 20-14. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

MCI stuns Lisbon for ‘D’ title with last-second touchdown

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 19, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
Bonny Eagle receiver Kordell Menard (10) hauls in a pass in front of Portland's Vincent Pasquali during the Class A state final at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Saturday.  
Justin Pelletier/Sun Journal

Bonny Eagle rolls past Portland for ‘A’ football championship

By Will Kramlich, Sun Journal on Nov. 19, 2016, at 7:21 p.m.
The Wells High School football team celebrates its 44-0 victory over Mount Desert Island High School in the Maine Class C State Football Championship game in Portland on Saturday night. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Wells dominates MDI for ‘C’ football crown

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 19, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.
Brunswick's Hunter Garrett dives after a fumbled ball after getting hit by a Kennebunk player during their Class B football state championship game on Friday at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono.

Brunswick defeats Kennebunk for first football state championship in 53 years

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 18, 2016, at 9:54 p.m.
Brunswick won its first state football championship in over five decades with a 28-6 Class B victory over Kennebunk on Friday night.
Old Town's Kaleb Gifford pitches to Hermon during their Class B North championship baseball game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor in this June 2016 file photo.

Maine Principals’ Association approves high school baseball pitch limits

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 18, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
Maine’s new pitch-count restrictions are in line with USA Baseball’s Pitch Smart recommendations and replace the former practice of limiting availability based on the number of innings pitched.

TV, radio schedule for Nov 18, 2016

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.

Title drive the best advertisement for MDI football

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
“We’re hoping this success we’ve had will encourage some of those kids who are on the periphery and have thought about playing football to come out and play.”

MCI hopes to break through in third-straight Class D state football final

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Mount Desert Island's Tia Tardy leads the pack during the Class B cross-country regional championships at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast in this October 2016 file photo.

MDI running standout commits to Bucknell University

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 16, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Tia Tardy has run for Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln, Orono and MDI.
 

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