Jake Eaton

‘We weren’t intimidated’: This former UMaine quarterback led team to 28 victories

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 29, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Jake Eaton also led UMaine to the first NCAA postseason victory in the program’s history.
Andrew Hartung

Hall of Famer Hartung hit for average, power at UMaine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 29, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.
A natural hitter, Andrew Hartung could always be counted on with the bat during his four years with the University of Maine baseball program.
Robert Grove-Markwood

UMaine at Presque Isle hall of fame to induct three

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle will induct three new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Saturday. Joining the hall are former women’s soccer coach Rev. Dr. Robert Grove-Markwood, basketball, softball and volleyball player Jeannette Morrill and basketball player Maurice “Spanky” White. The Athletics Hall …
Hampden Academy's Casey Sudbeck gets pushed out of bounds by Brunswick's Alex Demars  during a season-opening game at Hampden Academy on Sept. 2.

New QB a calming influence for rebuilding Hampden Broncos

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 29, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
“He’s very, very competitive, he’s fearless and athletic, but he’s also got this calmness about him.”
Bob McPhee of Dixfield poses with two state championship trophies won by the Dirigo High School baseball team in 2012 and 2013. McPhee, who was paralyzed in 1976 as the result of a football injury while at Rumford High School, is an assistant coach for the Cougars and is a longtime sportswriter for the Sun Journal in Lewiston. McPhee will be inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Quadraplegic sportswriter, coach continues to inspire decades after football injury

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 29, 2016, at 2:43 p.m.
“Everyone says I am so inspiring. Well for me it’s just my life.”

Bob McPhee: ‘Everyone says I am so inspiring. Well for me it’s just my life.’

By Micky Bedell on Sept. 29, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
Four decades after damage to his brain stem left him unable to speak and confined to a wheelchair with no use of his extremities — save for a right hand capable of typing messages into a keyboard that speaks for him — Bob McPhee’s enthusiasm about sports remains strong as …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 29, 2016

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — The Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association will hold a free umpiring clinic, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on Jan. 15, 2017, at University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome. The daylong clinic is for high school umpires, people interested in umpiring high school baseball or those seeking training in game situations. …
Runners in the seeded boys race at the 2015 Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions pulls off the starting line at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. The 15th running of the state’s premier high school event is scheduled for Saturday.

Maine’s premier cross-country event returns to Belfast

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
What started as a modest midseason invitational 15 years ago has grown into one of the biggest cross-country invitationals in all of New England.

Drive AUDIO: Maine Football Coach Joe Harasymiak

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
On Wednesday, PVC Mark Paulette talked with Maine Black Bears football coach Joe Harasymiak. Coach H previewed the match up this weekend with Bryant University and the tremendous atmosphere at Alfond Stadium on game day.   Catch The Drive, weekdays 4pm to 6pm on 92.9fm The Ticket and streaming live …

Red Sox lose to Yankees, but clinch AL East title

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:02 p.m.
NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night as the New York Yankees rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, who clinched the AL East Division title. The Red Sox learned they secured their …

TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 29, 2016

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at NY YANKEES, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) …

Wednesday’s harness racing

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.
Harness racing Cumberland Fair Wednesday’s results First, Trot, $9,951 2. Miss Flaggy Meadow, I. Davies 8.60-3.00-2.10 4. Just A Little Evil, H. Campbell 2.20-2.10 6. She Can Do Magic, W. Campbell 2.10 T-2:02; Qu. 2-4, $4.40; Ex. 2-4, $10.20; Tri. 2-4, $58.60Story continues below advertisement. Second, Pace, $3,600 5. Allamerican …

Local sports results for Sept. 28, 2016

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:27 p.m.
Results Wednesday’s Results HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER Bucksport 4, Central 3 Penquis Valley 2, Greenville 1 Piscataquis 3, Dexter 1 FIELD HOCKEY Dexter 4, Piscataquis 0Story continues below advertisement. John Bapst 3, Orono 0 Nokomis 5, Morse 0 BOYS SOCCER Ellsworth 2, Presque Isle 1 John Bapst 6, Old Town …
Bangor High School's head Baseball coach Jeff Fahey looks on from the dug out during action against Brewer at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor in this 2015 file photo.

A walk-off for Fahey: Bangor baseball coach ends impressive 16-year run

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 28, 2016, at 8:23 p.m.
“After we won in June, I took the summer to think about it. I struggled with it, but after coaching for 30 years [overall], I just felt this was a good time to go.”
Edward "Ted" Woodbrey II of Gorham (right) is the only men's soccer player in University of Maine history to twice earn All-Yankee Conference recognition. He will be inducted posthumously into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame on Friday.

High-scoring soccer star to receive posthumous UMaine Sports Hall of Fame honor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:54 p.m.
Ted Woodbrey’s passion for soccer was reflected in his play during his time at the University of Maine. “I think he had a good time and he loved the sport,” said Woodbrey’s mother, Helen. “He was a very good soccer player and he enjoyed it.” The late Woodbrey, a four-year …
Old Town's TJ Crawford (left) fights for yards with Foxcroft Academy's James Smith during their Class C North football semifinal game at Victory Field in Old Town in this November 2015 file photo.

BDN Game of the Week: Old Town hosts Belfast in quest for playoff spot

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
The Coyotes (2-2) and the Lions (1-3) are trying to stay in the hunt for one of six postseason spots up for grabs in the Class B North football ranks.

Annual Ski and Sports Equipment Sale at Carrabassett Valley

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Carrabassett Valley Academy’s annual Ski and Sports Equipment Sale will be held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Anti Gravity Complex in Carrabassett Valley. The sale will feature a variety of new and used ski/snowboard equipment and gear, as well as some miscellaneous sporting …
Jaquan McKennon

UMaine men’s basketball team adds ‘natural’ playmaker

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
“He’s really excited to be a Black Bear, and we’re excited to have him with us.”
Margaret Henrick

Former UMaine field hockey standout parlays playing career into success in coaching

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
Any field hockey coach will tell you that a team’s best offense can be its defense. That was a trait Margaret Henrick McGregor personified in her four-year field hockey career at the UMaine.
 New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin rounds first base after hitting a two-run home run off of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (background) during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium in New  York Tuesday night.

Austin homer helps Yankees keep Red Sox from clinching

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11:09 p.m.
NEW YORK — Two on, David Ortiz at the plate in the late innings with a chance for a big hit. It is a scenario the many New York Yankees pitchers have faced since Ortiz joined the Boston Red Sox in 2003 and a scenario that often ends negatively. On …