University of Maine's Darian Davis-Ray runs up field past James Madison during their football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono Saturday.

James Madison wears down mistake-prone UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
ORONO, Maine —- In a close game, the team more used to winning is the one that finds ways to make pivotal plays down the stretch. That was the case at Alfond Stadium on Saturday afternoon as 11th-ranked James Madison University converted two interceptions into long touchdown runs by the …
Bangor's Luke Tuell (left) is hit by Lewiston's Tanner Cortes and fumbles the football during their football game at Cameron Stadium in Bangor on Friday.

Reserve punt returner powers Lewiston past Bangor

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Lewiston High School senior split end-defensive back Desmond Jackson isn’t the regular Blue Devil punt returner.

Brewer football team outlasts Skowhegan to stay undefeated

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Brewer and Skowhegan didn’t exactly put on a defensive clinic on Friday night, but the Witches’ Trey Wood was their best defense in the fourth quarter.

National Football League roundup

By Reuters on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within hours of being released from jail on Friday. Seferian-Jenkins, 23, was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence. “We are very disappointed in today’s news,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50), first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) and teammates congratulate each other after they beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday night.

Ortiz powers Red Sox past Rays for ninth straight win

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:21 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Boston Red Sox won their ninth straight game on Friday night, getting a first-inning home run from David Ortiz and letting it stand in a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Ortiz, greeted to cheers in his final series at the …

Friday’s harness racing

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:20 p.m.
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Local Sports Results for Sept. 23, 2016

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
Results Friday’s Results HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Belfast 34, John Bapst 8 Bonny Eagle 52, Massabesic 6 Brewer 54, Skowhegan 41 Brunswick 42, Messalonskee 0Story continues below advertisement. Cape Elizabeth 42, Freeport 6 Cheverus 17, Edward Little 14 Deering 42, South Portland 12 Ellsworth 34, Washington Acad. 28 (OT) Falmouth 22, …

Weekend Maine high school football scores

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:23 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Saturday’s Results Biddeford 20, Westbrook 7 Gardiner 21, Nokomis 19 Kennebunk 35, York 6 Morse 26, Noble 21Story continues below advertisement. Oak Hill 21, Medomak Valley 0 Thornton Acad. 17, Windham 13 Traip Acad. 41, Maranacook 16 Friday’s Results Belfast 34, John Bapst 8 Bonny Eagle 52, Massabesic …

Watch live the Brewer-Skowhegan high school football game

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
The 3-0 Brewer Witches, the 2015 Class B North runners-up, clash with undefeated Skowhegan (3-0) at 7 p.m.

TV, radio schedule for Sept 24-25, 2016

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck, UNOH 175, qualifying, 10 a.m., race, 1 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM), WEZR Lewiston (92.7 FM), WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NHRA, qualifying, 11:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN-TVStory continues below advertisement. NASCAR, XFINITY, The …

UMaine men, New Hampshire women victorious at cross country meet

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine men and University of New Hampshire women used a common denominator in their victories in an America East dual cross-country meet Friday afternoon. Pack power. Led by senior Jesse Orach’s first-place finish and four other Black Bears finishing in the top six, coach …
Wide receiver Micah Wright, pictured making a diving catch during a game in 2015, returns to action after a two-game suspension as the University of Maine faces James Madison University on Saturday at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Suspended wideout returns as UMaine hosts James Madison

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
A well-rested University of Maine football team welcomes top receiver Micah Wright back into its lineup.
Brewer High football coach Nick Arthers goes over a play with his team during practice in this August 2015 file photo.

Interview with Brewer football coach, assistant coach

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
A Bangor Daily News exclusive interview with Brewer football coach Nick Arthers and assistant coach Butch Arthers.
New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) dives for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night. The Patriots won 27-0, but their third-string quarterback is expected to be sidelined with a thumb injury.

Uh-oh: Another Patriots QB sidelined by injury

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett could miss several weeks with a torn right thumb ligament suffered in Thursday night’s 27-0 win over the Houston Texans. WEEI radio in Boston reported Brissett, a third-round pick making his first career start because of Jimmy Garoppolo’s shoulder injury, would require surgery. …
Football quarterback Jake Eaton is among six people who will be inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 30 in Orono.

College briefs: UMaine Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Tickets for the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet are now on sale.

BDN Football Forecast, Week 4 predictions

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Here are the picks of the Bangor Daily News staff and guests for the fourth week of the Football Forecast.

Pro Disc Golf tourney begins Friday

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
The first major Professional Disc Golf Association championship to be held in New England is set to get underway in Sabattus on Friday.

Foxcroft Academy Sports Update – Homecoming 2016 is upon us (9/23/16)

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10 a.m.
We have reached the halfway point of the ranking period.  Wow….time has flown by.  This week has been a busy one for our student athletes as many teams have had multiple games.  Tonight, it’s no different. Here is what is going on: Tonight, three of our teams are in action. …

Fit Friday: Hitting it big with HIIT workouts.

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Having a good, sound, comfortable fitness routine is vital to the success of any athlete. If you really want to have success, sometimes you can’t be afraid to get uncomfortable. When I’m instructing my fitness classes, one of the cues I like to use once in a while is “If …
Brewer High's athletic trophies have returned to a "Wall of Champions" after construction at the school.

Brewer High School re-establishes ‘Wall of Champions’

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Dave Utterback said that the plaques were not hung immediately after the renovations concluded because the walls needed to be painted.

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