Road racing

 
Michael Westphal of Great Cranberry Island (middle) takes his hat off to acknowledge a friend as he runs the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday. The 58-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, completed the race in 3 hours, 38 minutes, 59 seconds.

Mainer with Parkinson’s disease perseveres, completes Boston Marathon

By Ernie Clark on April 18, 2016, at 8:46 p.m.
“It’s just an amazing experience.”
Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia celebrates after winning the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday. The 21-year-old completed the race in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds.

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

By Tim McLaughlin and Richard Valdmanis, Reuters on April 18, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
BOSTON — Ethiopian runners vying for a place in the summer Olympics dominated the Boston Marathon on Monday, taking the top three spots in the men’s division for the first time, and the top two spots among the women. Lemi Berhanu Hayle won for the men in a dramatic late …
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Michael Westphal goes for a short run on the one main road on Great Cranberry Island Wednesday in preparation for the Boston Marathon. Westphal has Parkinson's disease but hasn't let that stop his love for running.

This Mainer is defying odds, disease to run the Boston Marathon

By Ernie Clark on April 14, 2016, at 9:35 p.m.
Bolstered by the aid of medicine that keeps his symptoms in control, Michael Westphal of Great Cranberry Island will be one of approximately 30,000 runners who will start the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday morning.

Michael Westphal doesn’t let Parkinson’s disease slow him down

By Ashley Conti on April 14, 2016, at 9:32 p.m.
Michael Westphal hasn’t let Parkinson’s disease slow him down. Westphal qualified for the 2016 Boston Marathon in his age group after completing the The Great Run marathon on Great Cranberry Island last summer with a time of 3:32:56. This will be his first time back to Boston since 1992, and …

On Deck, a sports calendar for April 14, 2016

on April 14, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
ADVENTURE RACING DANFORTH — East Grand Adventure Race, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, East Grand School. Race includes 20-mile race including a compass run, mountain biking, paddling (canoe or Kayak), mud crawl, two-person cross cut saw competition, tomahawk throwing and log rolling.Entry fee is $20 per person, which includes …

On Deck, a sports calendar for April 7, 2016

on April 07, 2016, at 8 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR | Husson Baseball April Vacation Clinic for youth ages 5-14, 9-11 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, April 18-20, Husson Baseball Field. Clinic includes mechanics of throwing, hitting drills, infield/outfield drills, baserunning. Cost is $100. For information, call 992-4948. BASEBALL/SOFTBALL BREWER — Sluggers Baseball and Softball Training Facility is offering daily …
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Gladys Ganiel (center) holds her son Ronan after she and teammates Breege Connolly (left) and Martsie Hell competed in the Northern Ireland road relays in October 2015 at Victoria Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Maine native competes for spot on Ireland’s Olympic team

By Ernie Clark on April 01, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
The former Narraguagus and Providence College standout, a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, is one of five Irish runners to achieve the qualifying standard of 2 hours, 45 minutes, with Ganiel running a personal-best 2:38:47 at Seville, Spain, in February — less than nine months after giving birth.

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 31, 2016

on March 31, 2016, at 7:37 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR | Husson Baseball April Vacation Clinic for youth ages 5-14, 9-11 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, April 18-20, Husson Baseball Field. Clinic includes mechanics of throwing, hitting drills, infield/outfield drills, baserunning. Cost is $100. For information, call 992-4948. BASEBALL/SOFTBALL BREWER — Sluggers Baseball and Softball Training Facility is offering daily …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 24, 2016

on March 24, 2016, at 7:38 p.m.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL BREWER — Sluggers Baseball and Softball Training Facility is offering daily and weekly clinics and lessons to help athletes prepare for the spring sports season. All clinics are $20 per session. Contact Tim Bush at 207-951-2250 or tbush@mainesluggers.com. BASKETBALL BAILEYVILLE — DownEast Credit Union Basketball Tournaments, girls through eighth …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 10, 2016

on March 10, 2016, at 8:12 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — The Bangor Comrades American Legion team is sponsoring 2016 Spring Training Baseball Clinics on Sundays in March at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym; events, sponsored by Bangor East and West Side Little Leagues, include Parent and Me “Learning the Game” Clinic, ages 5-8, 10-11:15 a.m., parent or …

American Heart Association’s Inaugural HeartStrong 10K set for April 3 in Portland

on March 10, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
 SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The American Heart Association’s inaugural HeartStrong 10K will take place Sunday, April 3, in Portland. The event’s fundraising goal is $20,000 to benefit American Heart Association in Maine. Registration and bib pick up begins at 7:30 a.m. at Ocean Gateway Terminal located at 14 Maine State Pier in …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 3, 2016

on March 03, 2016, at 7:21 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — The Bangor Comrades American Legion team is sponsoring 2016 Spring Training Baseball Clinics on Sundays in March at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym; events, sponsored by Bangor East and West Side Little Leagues, include Parent and Me “Learning the Game” Clinic, ages 5-8, 10-11:15 a.m., parent or …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 26, 2016

on Feb. 26, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — The Bangor Comrades American Legion team is sponsoring 2016 Spring Training Baseball Clinics on Sundays in March at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym; events, sponsored by Bangor East and West Side Little Leagues, include Parent and Me “Learning the Game” Clinic, ages 5-8, 10-11:15 a.m., parent or …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 18, 2016

on Feb. 18, 2016, at 7:46 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 11, 2016

on Feb. 11, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

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

on Jan. 29, 2016, at 7:19 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 21, 2016

on Jan. 21, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 7, 2016

on Jan. 07, 2016, at 6:20 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

10th Annual Epic Sports Finale 5K race results

on Dec. 27, 2015, at 7:16 p.m.
At Bangor 1. Matthew Adams 15:47, 2. Ken Akiha 16:12, 3. Erik McCarthy 16:17, 4. Eric Mauricette 17:54, 5. Ian Fraser 18:06, 6. Eric Petley 18:43, 7. Rob Shea 18:52, 8. Dominic Martin 19:00, 9. Matt Damon 19:53, 10. Matthew Shea 19:58, 11. Matthew Bourque 20:08, 12. Joe Roberts 20:24, …
Matthew Adams (without shirt) leads the pack of runners at the start of the 10th annual Epic 5K Finale on Sunday morning at West Market Square in Bangor. Adams, who is from Seward, Alaska, went on to win the race with a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds.

Alaskan runner wins Epic 5K road race

on Dec. 27, 2015, at 5:14 p.m.
BANGOR | Snow-covered roads and a 32-degree temperature failed to deter a field of 149 runners, including an Alaskan runner who went shirtless in a convincing victory during the Epic Sports Finale 5K Sunday morning. Matthew Adams, 28, of Seward, Alaska, toured the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 47 …