Bruce Boyington (left) is kicked by Nate Andrews.

Boyington stopped in second round of nationally televised MMA bout

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 12, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
The loss was the third straight after five consecutive wins for Bruce Boyington, who drops to 14-11.

UMaine cornerback looking for stellar sophomore year after impressive freshman campaign

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Manny Patterson was chosen as UMaine’s Defensive Rookie of the Year last season as a true 18-year-old freshman after leading the team with 10 pass breakups.

Local sports results for Aug. 11, 2017

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 10:01 p.m.

South Portland Little Leaguers hold off New Hampshire, advance to regional final

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 11, 2017, at 4:47 p.m.
The South Portland contingent becomes only the fourth Maine team to advance to a Little League regional championship.

South Paris native a dependable workhorse for UMaine women’s soccer

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 11, 2017, at 12:59 p.m.
She was a dependable, efficient fullback, the type of player every successful team needs.

Maine little leaguer goes viral with brash intro, backs it up with long homer

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 11, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
“Back home they call me ‘Ricardo,’ and I take big daddy hacks.”
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden.

Knicks, Rockets reportedly renew Carmelo Anthony trade talks

By Des Bieler, Washington Post on Aug. 11, 2017, at 10:05 a.m.
After taking a break from trade talks, the Knicks have reportedly renewed discussions with the Rockets on a possible deal involving Carmelo Anthony.

High school football player dies after ‘horrific accident’ at practice

By Marissa Payne, Washington Post on Aug. 11, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
Tragedy struck a Long Island high school Thursday after a strength-and-conditioning drill at football practice resulted in the death of a 16-year-old player.
New locker-room facilities at the Rams’ home field, Cameron Stadium, are near completion and expected to be ready for the team’s Sept. 1 Class A season opener against Edward Little of Auburn.

Cameron Stadium locker rooms near completion

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 11, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
The Bangor High School football team won’t have to take a bus trip to its home games this fall.

Bangor man, 72, to play in Masters World Disc Golf tournament in Michigan

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 11, 2017, at 5:53 a.m.
The 72-year-old John Parcak will travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to compete in the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) Masters World Championships.

Eras keep passing and so does Tom Brady

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 4:07 a.m.

Aussies, New Zealand native having major impact on UMaine field hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2017, at 11:27 p.m.
Australians Emily Hindle and Samantha Wagg knew they were coming to an area far different than their native land when they decided to play field hockey at the University of Maine.

Husson men’s basketball team adds Arizona guard

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 10, 2017, at 2:49 p.m.
Derrick “DJ” Bussey, a guard from Arizona who played at the postgraduate level last winter at New York International Academy, has committed to the program.

Bob Socci previews the Patriots first preseason game tonight vs Jacksonville

on Aug. 10, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Schenck, Stearns seek collaboration on fall sports teams

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 10, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
The closing of paper mills in the Katahdin region has fueled talk for years of consolidation between Stearns High School of Millinocket and neighboring Schenck High School of East Millinocket.
John Hickson putts during the second round of the Greater Bangor Open at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, July 25, 2014.

Hampden native wins fourth State of Maine Championship golf tournament

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2017, at 7:12 a.m.
Hampden native John Hickson sank a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Cape Elizabeth’s Reese McFarlane and capture his fourth State of Maine Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley on Wednesday.
Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, of Westbrook trains at Sebago Lake State Park in Casco on Wednesday morning. Gallant-Charette is the oldest woman to ever swim the English Channel and is gearing up for a Great Lakes swim in a few weeks.

Oldest woman to swim English Channel did so in memory of her brother

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 10, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
She has no means to come ashore anytime soon. “At 66, this is my strongest year ever in swimming, and I just want to continue it with a lot of great swims.”

How the Cavs turmoil will benefit the Celtics

on Aug. 10, 2017, at 4:08 a.m.

UMaine women tied for sixth in America East preseason soccer poll

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
The UMaine women have begun preseason practice in preparation for their opener at home against LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m.

Snowsled drag races returning to Hermon on Aug. 19-20

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
The second annual Pat Parker Memorial Grass Drags will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20 in Hermon.