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TV Radio schedule for September 15, 2014

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 10:43 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NEW YORK YANKEES at TAMPA BAY, 6:30 p.m., WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio BASKETBALL, WOMEN CANADA vs. US NATIONAL TEAM, 7 p.m., ESPN2-TV FOOTBALL, NFL PHILADELPHIA at INDIANAPOLIS, 8:15 p.m., ESPN-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio SOCCER English Premier League …
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Bangor native Emily Peters Kagan is competing on the 20th season of "The Ultimate Fighter."

Bangor woman in upcoming ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ series

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 08, 2014, at 7:35 a.m.
Emily Peters Kagan greeted the news that she had been selected to compete in Season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality television series with a fair dose of Down East skepticism. “When [Ultimate Fighting Championship president and part-time Levant resident] Dana White called me, I really wasn’t sure whether to …
Steve Desjardins of Team Irish lands a punch to the face of Erik Nelson of CMBJJ-NEU during Saturday night's NEF XIV at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.  Desjardins won a split decision.

Young’s MMA teammates Wood, Boyington win New England Fights title bouts

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 07, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
LEWISTON | Distance and timing were magic words for Ray “All Business” Wood and Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington on Saturday night. Both mixed martial artists from Young’s MMA in Bangor were at their competitive best when they stayed true to their definitions of those fighting words, using that discipline …

Saturday night’s New England Fights MMA results

on Sept. 07, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
At Lewiston PROFESSIONAL 145 pounds: Ray Wood def. Gabriel Baino via TKO, round 2 (Wood retains NEF featherweight title); 135: Tim Goodwin def. Paul Gorman via unanimous decision (Goodwin wins NEF bantamweight title); 155: Bruce Boyington def. Jesse Erickson via TKO, round 2 (Boyington wins NEF lightweight title); 145: Jon …
After being staggered and knocked down by a flurry of hard punches by Nash Roy of Young's MMA, left, Caleb Farrington of New England United, right, connects with his own in the second round, eventually winning the fight when Roy tapped out due to an arm bar during Saturday night's NEF XIV at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Wrestling instincts help Farmington’s Farrington win MMA debut

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 06, 2014, at 10:16 p.m.
LEWISTON | With a wrestling background dating to his seventh-grade year in the Farmington school system, Caleb Farrington was determined to take his mixed martial arts debut to the mat Saturday night. He almost didn’t get the chance. The 20-year-old Farrington withstood a barrage of heavy strikes landed by …
Ray Wood beats Lenny Wheeler via a submission at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on July 12, 2013, to win his first championship belt.

Bucksport native seeks to resume climbing MMA ranks after knee injury

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 05, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
BANGOR | New England Fights MMA pushed back its “NEF XIV” mixed martial arts card a month to accommodate the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s recent appearance in the Queen City. For Ray “All Business” Wood, the wait to get back in the cage has been much longer. The Bucksport native …

TV Radio schedule for September 5, 2014

on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One Racing, Italian Grand Prix, Practice, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Federated Auto Parts 400, Practice, 1 p.m., Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Virginia529 College Savings 250, Qualifying, 3:30 p.m., Race, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, …
Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington of Brewer, pictured getting his hands taped by teammate Ray Wood prior to an April 12 fight, faces Jesse “The Viking” Erickson of Auburn for the New England Fights Maine lightweight title on Saturday night in Lewiston. Wood also is fighting on the card.

Boyington targets second championship belt in five months

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 03, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
BANGOR | Bruce Boyington has an opportunity unique within combat sports Saturday night — to win a second championship belt in less than five months. The mixed martial arts competitor out of Young’s MMA known as “Pretty Boy” will take on Jesse “The Viking” Erickson of Auburn for the …
Ryan Bader (red gloves) leaves the octagon after defeating Ovince Saint Preux (blue gloves not pictured) during light heavyweight bout at Cross Insurance Center.

Maine MMA supporters seek to build on UFC’s Bangor appearance

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 25, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
Matt Peterson watched the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s recent show at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor from multiple perspectives. He’s been attending UFC mixed martial arts cards around the country for more than a decade, and the Democratic state legislator from Rumford sponsored the legislation that led to the sport …

TV Radio schedule for August 23-24, 2014

on Aug. 23, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying, 8 a.m., CNBC-TV Global RallyCross Series, Daytona, 2:30 p.m., NBC-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Irwin Tools Night Race, 7:30 p.m., CBS-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM), WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio IndyCar, GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Qualifying, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV …
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UFC President Dana White sets up a photo with two fighters during the weigh-ins on Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UFC president says Bangor event an artistic success, but future shows in Maine uncertain

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 18, 2014, at 5:21 p.m.
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White brought his mixed martial arts promotion to this small-market city knowing that its economic benefit to his company would be minimal — at best. But that was of secondary importance to the 1987 Hermon High School graduate, who had visited his …

Results for UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor

on Aug. 17, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.
At Cross Insurance Center Preliminary card Frankie Saenz, Scottsdale, Arizona def. Nolan Ticman, Huntington Beach, California, by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 Tom Watson, Southampton, England def. Sam Alvey, Temecula, California, by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 No. 4 Sara McMann, Gaffney, North Carolina def. Lauren Murphy, Glendale, Arizona, by …
A bloody Tim Boetsch lands a punch on Brad Tavares and ends up knocking Tavares out Saturday night during the UFC Fights at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday night.

Lincolnville native Boetsch rallies to knockout victory in UFC Bangor battle

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 17, 2014, at 1:29 a.m.
It took a while for “The Barbarian” to re-emerge, but when it did it may have saved Tim Boetsch’s career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Battered and bloodied after more than a round-and-a-half of absorbing punishment, the Lincolnville native nicknamed “The Barbarian” used a left hook and …
Lightweight fighter Ross Pearson (left) finishes off Gary Maynard during the UFC fights at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday night.

Wrestling roots propel Bader past Saint Preux in Bangor UFC main event

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 16, 2014, at 10:19 p.m.
Fighters typically accumulate a myriad of fighting skills during the course of their mixed martial arts careers. But sometimes it pays to go back to what worked first. For Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight contender Ryan “Darth” Bader, that flashback Saturday night involved a reintroduction to his …

TV Radio schedule for August 16-17, 2014

on Aug. 16, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Michigan, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., race, 12:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Pure Michigan 400, Practice, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR Sprint Cup Happy Hour, Practice, 11 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV; race, 2:45 p.m., ESPN-TV; …

Local sports results for August 15, 2014

on Aug. 16, 2014, at 8:48 a.m.
Harness racing Skowhegan Fair Friday’s results First, Trot, $9,615 1. Mary Girl, M. Graffam 113.80-28.60 6. Pembroke Mistress, H. Campbell BAR 5. Comcast, M. Athearn 14.20 4. Press Box Pick, G. Hall T-2:04.4; Qu. 1-5, $34.00; Ex. 1-5, $104.00; Tri. 1-5-4, $691.00 Second, Pace, $2,700 1. Snap Out of It, …
UFC fighters Ryan Bader (left) and Ovince Saint Preux pose for a photo during the weigh-in at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday. Bader and Saint Preux will be the feature fight Saturday night.

‘I love fighting in front of new crowds’: Major-league MMA hits Bangor on Saturday night

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 15, 2014, at 10:23 p.m.
When Marcus Davis helped spur the passage of legislation that legalized mixed martial arts in Maine in 2009, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship contender had no idea what the future would hold for the sport in the Pine Tree State. Just five years later, the major leagues …

Matchups for UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor

on Aug. 15, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
At Cross Insurance Center Preliminary card, 8 p.m. Nolan Ticman, Huntington Beach, California (4-1) vs. Frankie Saenz, Scottsdale, Arizona (8-2), bantamweights Tom Watson, Southampton, England (16-7) vs. Sam Alvey, Temecula, California (23-5, 1NC), middleweights No. 4 Sara McMann, Gaffney, North Carolina (7-1) vs. Lauren Murphy, Glendale, Arizona (8-0), women’s bantamweights …
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Maine native Tim Boetsch laughs during open workouts at Hollywood Casino in Bangor on Thursday in preparation for UFC Fight Night.

Maine fighter Boetsch faces homecoming bout with sense of career urgency in UFC

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 15, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
BANGOR | Tim Boetsch has done some fishing and renewed old acquaintances during his most recent homecoming to Maine, but the trip mostly has been about finding his inner “Barbarian,” the aggression and nastiness that lifted the Lincolnville native toward the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight division …
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Maine native Tim Boetsch (right) interacts with fans during open workouts at Hollywood Casino in Bangor Thursday in preparation for UFC Fight Night.

Senior League World Series final, UFC event bring fans, economic opportunity to Bangor

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 15, 2014, at 6 a.m.
Baseball and mixed martial arts are seemingly two vastly divergent sporting interests. Baseball is decidedly old-school, a traditional athletic rite of passage for youngsters spanning generations. Mixed martial arts is definitely new-age, a recently developed combative concept featuring a blend of fighting disciplines that continues to grow …
 
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