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Husson, Maine Maritime announce new head coaches

By Pete Warner on June 22, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Devin Powell (right) kicks Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy's Jon Lemke in the leg during their catchweight bout as part of the reality program "Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight" event at the Cross Insurance Center in August 2016.

Wells fighter primed for second UFC bout on Sunday

By Ernie Clark on June 22, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
“It’s the same as everywhere else, it’s just a bigger stage and brighter lights,” said Powell.
Caitlyn Moeykens (right) of Orono competes in a recent Tae Kwon Do tournament in Gorham. Moeykens, 13, is one of three Old Town YMCA students who have qualified for a tournament in Cancun, Mexico, early in 2019.

Old Town-Orono YMCA martial artists earn trip to world competition

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 22, 2017, at 9:54 a.m.
A trio of Old Town-Orono YMCA taekwondo students will have a chance to showcase their talents on the world stage in January of 2019.
University of Maine's Tereza Vanisova (right) moves in position around Union College's Ava Reynolds during their hockey game in December.

UMaine star chosen Czech Republic’s top hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 9:27 a.m.
University of Maine freshman Tereza Vanisova was named the Czech Republic’s Female Hockey Player of the Year.
A volunteer group, the Windjammer Trailblazers, has formed to coordinate efforts to build a safer cross-country running and Nordic ski trail on Camden Hills Regional High School property.

Camden Hills to dedicate trail to longtime coaches, teachers

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 22, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
The trail is expected to be ready for the fall cross country season.
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez follows through on a single in the second inning during Wednesday's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Perez’s grand slam rallies Royals past Red Sox

By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange on June 22, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
Salvador Perez had never hit a grand slam in the majors, but he had a premonition and an answered prayer in the eighth inning.
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The NHL Expansion Draft: An appetizer for things to come

on June 22, 2017, at 4:07 a.m.
A sign encouraging University of Maine fans to purchase season memberships for the Black Bear men's hockey team is placed in a traffic island in downtown Bangor not far from City Hall.

University of Maine athletics probes Bangor for season ticket-holders

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Beginning three weeks ago, the University of Maine has posted 100 signs in Bangor, Old Town and Orono urging locals to purchase season tickets for football and men’s hockey games.
Kansas City's Salvador Perez (left) can't make the tag as Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. scores in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game at Kauffman Stadium.
Denny Medley | USA TODAY Sports

Sale strikes out 10 as Red Sox beat Royals

By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange on June 21, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
Peter Kemble, pictured during Bangor High School's Class A North quarterfinal victory over Hampden Academy on June 8, will play this summer in the South Florida Collegiate League in preparation for his freshman season at the University of Maine. 
Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Bangor baseball ace to hone pitching skills in Florida

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.

Ex-New England Patriots player says hiding his homosexuality led to plans for suicide

By Des Bieler, Washington Post on June 21, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
“In college, football was a great cover for being gay. And then I saw the NFL mainly as a way to keep hiding my sexuality and stay alive.”
Alex McKenney of Hampden Academy is one of several eastern Maine baseball standouts scheduled to play in the 10th Maine-New Hampshire Senior All-Star Game in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Area standouts playing in Maine-New Hampshire baseball all-star game

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
The nine-inning matchup is set for a noon start at Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire.
The University of Maine football team will have to make only slight adjustments to its preseason practice regimen this season after rules changes enacted by the NCAA eliminating contact in more than one session per day.

UMaine football adapting to rules changes as NCAA limits ‘double sessions’

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
The Division I Council voted in April to limit teams to only one contact practice per day during the preseason.
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Forecasting the Future of the NBA: The Age of the Super Team

on June 21, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.

Maine Junior Black Bears expanding opportunities for girls hockey players

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
The Maine Junior Black Bears is making a dramatic push with the addition of three new teams.

UMaine women’s basketball team lands center from Florida

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.

Tuesday’s local golf results

on June 20, 2017, at 9:16 p.m.

High school baseball all-star teams

on June 20, 2017, at 5:14 p.m.

Wednesday’s Bangor Raceway starters

on June 20, 2017, at 5:12 p.m.

Jeff Mannix is the Latest Ingredient in Jeff Solari’s Sports Chowdah Newsletter

By Jeff Solari on June 20, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.