A sign along the Maine Turnpike tells motorists that Exit 75 leads to Lost Valley and Sugarloaf ski areas.

Lost Valley ski area owners, supporters still trying to find a way to open for 2014-15 season

By Scott Thistle on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
AUBURN, Maine — One of the owners of the Lost Valley ski area said Thursday the resort and community volunteers were steadily pulling together a plan that may allow them to open for the 2014-2015 snow sports season. Lincoln Hayes said a recent meeting with members of the Auburn Ski …
From the community

10th Mountain Club to host upcoming ski championship

on July 09, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Just in time for July 4, Fort Kent organizers received the anxiously awaited kah-bang they needed. New England Nordic Ski Association has awarded the U16 (formerly J2) Cross Country Ski Championships to Fort Kent’s local outdoor recreation organization, 10th Mountain Outdoor Club. By the time NENSA announced …
Lauren Jacobs, a community development coach in the central Maine area for the Maine Winter Sports Center, picks up cross-country skis at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building earlier this month. Jacobs picked up about 100 sets of skis, poles and boots in the Bangor region. The skis were on long-term lease to families in the area, but the organization provides about 1,000 sets statewide each year through its Healthy Hometowns program.

‘Failure is not an option’ — Maine Winter Sports Center fighting for financial stability

By Julia Bayly on April 23, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Eight weeks after learning that its major source of funding had dried up, the Maine Winter Sports Center has raised more than two-thirds of its $1.1 million operating budget for the 2014-2015 season. But beyond this initial fundraising campaign, MWSC administrators and supporters are looking to …
USA's Julia Mancuso on her way to a first place finish in the downhill portion of the Olympic women's super combined event Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

U.S. Alpine Championships returning to Sugarloaf

on April 03, 2014, at 5:51 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — The U.S. Alpine Championships are returning to Sugarloaf for 2015 and 2017, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced in a news release on the U.S. Ski Team’s website Thursday. Sugarloaf and Sun Valley (Idaho) will hold the championships on alternating years from 2015 to 2018, …
Russell Currier is a member of the US Olympic biathlon team.

Maine biathlete Currier to make White House visit

By Ernie Clark on April 01, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
The World Series-champion Boston Red Sox were honored at the White House on Tuesday. On Thursday, it’s Russell Currier’s turn. The 26-year-old biathlete from the Aroostook County hamlet of Stockholm and other members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams that competed at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, …
Tree cuts from Ragged Mountain in Camden are being sent to paper mills and lumber yards for use.

Camden planners take early look at Snow Bowl upgrade

By Stephen Betts on March 28, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — The spring snow that was falling atop Ragged Mountain on Friday morning may have been a harbinger for the future of the Camden Snow Bowl. Members of the Camden Planning Board toured the mountaintop and some of the trails in preparation for next week’s public hearing and …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 27, 2014

on March 27, 2014, at 7:55 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — The UMaine baseball program will conduct a free coaches clinic on April 3 from 6-8 p.m. inside the Mahaney Dome. Coaches of baseball teams from the youth levels up through high school are invited to attend the session, which will focus on the dynamics of maximizing indoor …

TV Radio schedule for March 15-16, 2014

on March 14, 2014, at 5:53 p.m.
Saturday AUTO RACING Sprint Cup, Bristol, practice, 9 a.m., FS1-TV Nationwide Series, Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300, qualifying, 10 a.m., ESPN2-TV Auto Racing, United Sportscar Championship, Sebring, 10 a.m., FS1-TV Nationwide Series, Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, 2 p.m., ESPN2-TV, WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE vs. BOWLING …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 13, 2014

on March 13, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Bangor East Little League Registration, March 19, 6-8 p.m., Fruit Street School, for players ages 4-12; application download available at, contact Dale Duff, BELL President, at 942-7759. BASKETBALL CALAIS — Calais Recreation Department’s annual travel team basketball tournaments, $160 per team; seventh and eighth grade girls, …

German teams dominate relay events at world junior biathlon

on March 07, 2014, at 7:13 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE — Women’s and men’s teams from Germany captured gold medals during the junior relay events at the International Biathlon Union’s Youth/Junior World Championships Friday at the Nordic Heritage Center. The team of Annika Knoll, Marie Heinrich and Luise Kummer turned in a winning time of 55 minutes, 47.8 …

French, Russian teams capture gold medals in world junior biathlon relays in Presque Isle

on March 06, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Estelle Mougel, Julia Simon and Lena Arnaud of France recorded a time of 59 minutes, 32.8 seconds to edge Russia and capture the gold medal in the 3×6 kilometer youth women’s relay Thursday at the International Biathlon Union Youth/Junior World Championships at the Nordic Heritage Center. …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 6, 2014

on March 06, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — Nick Derba and Jason Spaulding, assistant baseball coaches at University of Maine, are offering specialized instruction. Lessons are available for hitting, pitching and catching. Special holiday packages are available. Contact Nick or Jason at 581-1098 for more information. BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department, Maine ASA …
USBA board members and longtime biathlon athletes and coaches Art Stegen (left) and Charlie Kellogg were at the Nordic Heritage Center this week for the IBU Youth/Junior World Biathlon Championships.

Two U.S. experts say competition in Presque Isle shows how far biathlon has come

By Julia Bayly on March 05, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Throughout the seven days of competition at the IBU Youth/Junior World Biathlon Championships in northern Maine this week, scores of fans here and millions more in Europe have tracked the hundreds of athletes thanks to live streaming satellite video technology. Improving the sport for spectators is …

U.S. Olympian wins second gold medal at youth world championships in Presque Isle

on March 02, 2014, at 7:29 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — America Sean Doherty captured his second gold medal of the International Biathlon Union Youth/Junior World Championships with a first-place finish in the youth men’s 10-kilometer pursuit Sunday at the Nordic Heritage Center. Doherty, a North Conway, N.H., native and a member of the U.S. Olympic biathlon …

Local sports results for Feb. 28, 2014

on Feb. 28, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL State Championships Friday, Feb. 28 At Cross Center Class B No. 6 Old Town (16-5) vs. No. 6 Poland (13-8), 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 1 At Cumberland County CC Class A No. 1 Hampden Acad. (21-0) vs. No. 1 Portland (21-0), 7 p.m. At …

Fort Kent girls, boys ski teams capture Class C state titles

on Feb. 28, 2014, at 8:55 p.m.
The Fort Kent High School girls and boys ski teams showed off their depth and consistency to capture the Class C state ski titles Friday as the four-event competition concluded with the slalom at Sunday River in Newry. The Warriors’ girls team totaled the low-point score of 266 to capture …

Strong skiing propels American to biathlon sprint title in youth world championships in Presque Isle

on Feb. 28, 2014, at 7:07 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — American biathlete Sean Doherty suffered four penalties, but went on to win the 7.5-kilometer youth sprint race during the International Biathlon Union Youth/Junior World Championships Friday at the Nordic Heritage Center. Doherty turned in a strong skiing effort to overcome problems on the shooting range, edging …

TV, radio sports schedule for Mar. 1-2, 2014

on Feb. 28, 2014, at 5:49 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, The Profit on CNBC 500 practice, 11 a.m.; final practice 2 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR Nationwide Series, Blue Jeans Go Green 200, practice, noon, FS1-TV; Race 3:30 p.m., ABC-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE vs. IOWA, 1 p.m., WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM) radio; UMaine Internet ( BASEBALL, …

Final Local sports results for Feb. 28, 2014

on Feb. 27, 2014, at 9:04 p.m.
Skiing HIGH SCHOOL At Sunday River, Newry Class C State meet Girls Combined team scores (Alpine and Nordic): Fort Kent 152; Telstar 348; Mountain Valley 392 Giant Slalom Team scores: 1. Mountain Valley 50; 2. Fort Kent 51; 3. Telstar 89; 4. John Bapst 106 Individual results: 1. Sarah Klein1:23.9 …

On deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 27, 2014

on Feb. 27, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Baseball Coaches Clinic, 5-8 p.m. March 2, at Sluggers, instructed by Husson baseball coaching staff. Cost is $75 per coach. Topics include team building and chemistry; philosophies of team, pitching, hitting and defense; pitching mechanics; managing pitching staff; hitting and bunting mechanics; hitting and bunting drills; infield …
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