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Medomak Valley's Cameron Allaire (left) jumps against Brewer's Matthew Pushard during their 2016 Class A North semifinal. Allaire will attend Maine Maritime Academy in Castine in the fall.
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Top senior boys make collegiate basketball choices

By Ernie Clark on March 17, 2017, at 1:08 p.m.

Mount View girls basketball coach steps down after two seasons

By Larry Mahoney on March 17, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.
The Mount View High School girls basketball coach has stepped down to concentrate on his young family.
University of Maine's Blaine Byron (center) tries to redirect the puck to goal around Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Chase Perry (left) while Tommy Grant puts on the defense last October at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Three Maine-based players pursue pro hockey futures

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 17, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
One former University of Maine hockey player has signed a deal with an ECHL team, while another will enter free agency.
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Scott Mahon (right) clears the puck during sled hockey practice at Sawyer Arena in Bangor on Thursday. The group consists of disabled and able-bodied athletes.

Skating with sleds: Mainers hit the ice for a different kind of hockey

By Ashley Conti on March 17, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
Sled hockey is just like stand-up hockey, except athletes sit in a sled that sits just 3 inches off the ice.
BANGOR, Maine -- 03/16/2017 -- Dave Taplin (center) moves the puck around during sled hockey practice at Sawyer Arena in Bangor Thursday. The group has been playing for 14 years and consists of disabled and able-bodied athletes. "We're just looking for anybody to play right now. We have plenty of gear, sleds, helmets, and sticks we just need people to play," said Keith Skeffington. Sled hockey is just like stand-up hockey, except athletes sit in a sled that is three inches off the ice. "It's for people with lower limb disabilities. You have to have use of your upper body," Skeffington explained. Interested athletes can contact the team at bangorsledhockey@gmail.com. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Skating with sleds: Mainers hit the ice for a different kind of hockey

By Ashley Conti on March 17, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.

Miami baseball star Fernandez responsible for deadly boat crash

By Zachary Fagenson, Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:51 a.m.
Miami baseball star Jose Fernandez was to blame for a boat crash that killed him and two passengers last year, Florida officials said on Thursday, finding that his reckless and impaired driving led the vessel to slam into a rock jetty.
THE DRIVE

Hightower returns: The Patriots retain the face of a Super Bowl defense

on March 17, 2017, at 4:27 a.m.
Older snowmobiles such as those pictured here at the 2015 Vintage Show and Ride in Smyrna Mills will be on the track this Saturday for the Penobscot Snowmobile Club's "Squeeze the Throttle Vintage Snowmobile Races" in Hermon.

$2,350 up for grabs at vintage snowmobile races in Hermon

By Larry Mahoney on March 16, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.
The top three finishers in each class will receive money except for the two main events, which will both be winner-take-all events.
Harrison Browne

Former UMaine player, first openly transgender pro athlete, to retire

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 16, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.

Husson University football program to offer Gabby Price Youth Football Camp in July

on March 16, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.

UM football team offering summer camps for youth

on March 16, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.
THE DRIVE

Chad Finn talks Hightower’s new deal and who is the real Ace of the Red Sox rotation

on March 16, 2017, at 1:08 p.m.
Emma Waddell

Bangor swimmer wins two Division III national titles

By Pete Warner on March 16, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) prepares to take a shot during the third quarter of Wednesday night's NBA against Minnesota at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics won 117-104.

Celtics maintain home dominance, beat Timberwolves

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 16, 2017, at 12:23 p.m.

18th annual Mountain Valley Recreational Men’s Invitational Basketball Tournament Slated

on March 16, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
Calgary goalie Chad Johnson (31) reacts as Boston's David Backes (not pictured) scores a goal with Frank Vatrano on the doorstepp during the second period of Wednesday's NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. The Bruins won 5-2.

Backes leads Bruins to win over red-hot Flames

By Laurence Heinen, The Sports Xchange on March 16, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
TOP SHELF GRIPE

Maine citizens seek to restore tip credit

on March 16, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
Carsyn Koch, right, nears the finish line to win the 800-meter final at the NCAA Div. II Track and Field Championships held May 28, 2016 in Bradenton, Florida.

Positive mindset, determination fuel Washburn star’s track success

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 16, 2017, at 8:19 a.m.
After coming from a small Aroostook County town with 1,687 residents, reaching the U.S. Olympic Trials with a chance to represent her country in the Rio Olympics was understandably nerve-wracking for Carsyn Koch.
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The Bruins little ball of hate becomes a star

on March 16, 2017, at 4:27 a.m.
Samantha Frank of Windham poses with her trophy after winning her third consecutive title at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division II National Championships last weekend at Allen, Texas.

UMaine nursing major claims third straight national wrestling title

By Ernie Clark on March 16, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Samantha Frank, a junior nursing major from Windham, won her third consecutive individual title last weekend.