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Stockholm, Maine, native Russell Currier finishes the 10-kilometer biathlon during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

Maine Olympian Currier copes with Olympic transit system, reflects on debut race

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 10, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Their events aren’t the only long-distance challenges Stockholm native Russell Currier and the rest of the U.S. Olympic biathlon team are facing during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. “It takes a lot of time and effort to do much around here,” said Currier via e-mail from the Sloboda …

Olympic athletes banned from wearing Burke memorial stickers on helmets

By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters on Feb. 10, 2014, at 5:38 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Athletes at the Sochi Games will not be allowed to use helmet stickers as a mark of respect for Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died in an accident two years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. The IOC has told at least one athlete, …

No sibling jealousy for sister who missed medal

By Julian Linden, Reuters on Feb. 09, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — It was Maxime Dufour-Lapointe’s 25th birthday on Sunday and she spent it the way she had always dreamed of — sharing the stage with her two little sisters at the Sochi Olympics. Their parents, Yves Lapointe and Johane Dufour, were there, too, ushered on to the rostrum …

Local sports results for Feb. 7, 2014

on Feb. 08, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Hockey Gardiner Area at John Bapst, 7:40 p.m. Hampden at Presque Isle, 1:15 p.m. Scarborough at Bangor, 4 p.m. Skowhegan at Cony, 8:10 p.m. Winslow at Messalonskee, 7:10 p.m. Indoor Track PVC- EMITL Championship All teams at UMaine, Orono, 2:45 p.m. Nordic Skiing KVAC-MVC Championships …
Winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates after the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor on Feb. 8, 2014.

Winter Olympics Day 1: US claims first gold medal

By Mike Collett-White, Reuters on Feb. 08, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Russia’s Winter Olympics sprang into action on Saturday with the first five gold medals decided, and the world began to forget the security fears and political wrangling that had marred the buildup to the most expensive Games ever staged. The United States claimed the first gold in …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 6, 2014

on Feb. 06, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Husson University will hold February break baseball camps for kids ages 7-18. Offensive camp will be held Feb. 17-18; and pitching and defensive camp will be held Feb. 19-20. Offensive covers hitting, bunting, base running and other similar skills. Defensive covers pitching, catching, infield and outfield play …
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Bangor Parks and Rec Outdoor Experience Program

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 06, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Parks and Recreation will offer an Outdoor Experience Program at 9:15 a.m. March 14, at Sugarloaf Mountain, for an educational ski or snowboard program. The program is for youths ages 7-18, and will cost $41, which includes  a mid-mountain lift ticket, equipment rentals and a 90-minute …
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Bangor Parks and Rec offering discount lift tickets to Sugarloaf

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 06, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Parks and Recreation is offering discount lift tickets to Sugarloaf Mountain. One-day tickets for Feb. 8 and two-day tickets for Feb. 8 and 9. No school in-service special on March 14. Sugarloaf opens at 8:30 a.m. on all dates, and you will meet between 8:45 and …
Russell Currier, a  member of the US Olympic biathlon team, competes in an IBU World Cup biathlon event on Jan. 17 in Antholz, Italy.

From Stockholm to Sochi, biathlete Currier realizing an Olympic dream

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 05, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
This cozy village nestled in a valley on a snow-covered side road somewhat hidden between U.S. Route 1 and State Route 161 fits the stereotype of a winter wonderland. Visitors must traverse down a steep hill to enter the northern Aroostook County town of a little more …
Stephen Colvin

Husson University football player dies in skiing accident at Sugarloaf

BDN staff reports on Feb. 04, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | A Husson University football player died at Sugarloaf Tuesday morning after he skied off a steep trail into the woods, authorities said. Stephen Colvin, 21, of Hoosick, N.Y., was skiing with three other men, including two teammates, when the accident occurred, according to Carrabassett Valley Police …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 30, 2014

on Jan. 30, 2014, at 5:06 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Husson University will hold February break baseball camps for kids ages 7-18. Offensive camp will be held Feb. 17-18; and pitching and defensive camp will be held Feb. 19-20. Offensive covers hitting, bunting, base running and other similar skills. Defensive covers pitching, catching, infield and outfield play …

TV, radio sports schedule for Jan. 25-26, 2014

By Jim Goodness on Jan. 24, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Tudor United SportsCar Championship, 2 p.m., FOX-TV BASKETBALL, BOYS MDI at PRESQUE ISLE, 2:30 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet ( www.wdea.am); WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM) radio; WEGP Internet (wegp.net) ELLSWORTH at CARIBOU, 2:30 p.m., WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) STEARNS at BANGOR CHRISTIAN, 2:30 …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 23, 2014

on Jan. 23, 2014, at 7:20 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. BASKETBALL FORT KENT — University of Maine-Fort Kent Athletics …

Sports briefs for Jan. 22, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Jan. 22, 2014, at 5:53 p.m.
Maine Winter Sports Center athlete named to US Olympic ski team Chris Freeman, who trained at the Maine Winter Sports Center in Aroostook County, was nominated Wednesday to represent the United States as a member of its cross country ski team at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Freeman, …

Bethel native not selected for Olympic ski moguls squad

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 21, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.
Just two men were nominated Tuesday to represent the United States in ski moguls at the Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Bethel native Troy Murphy was not one of them. The 21-year-old graduate of Gould Academy, in his first year on the U.S. World Cup team, challenged for a berth …
Russell Currier was 12 for 20 on the range during the men's mass start at the US National Championships in March 2009.

Maine biathlete Currier undeterred by Olympic terror concerns

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 21, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
The lead-up to next month’s Winter Olympics is filled with stories of athletes overcoming the odds to earn their chance to compete on the world’s largest sporting stage. But it has also generated fears of possible terror attacks at or near the site of the games in Sochi, Russia, as …
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Sunday River to host Winter Wild Uphill Race Jan. 25

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 20, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
NEWRY, Maine — In an effort to bolster interest and participation in active living events among outdoor enthusiasts, Sunday River will host the third stop of Team Athletes Multisport Partnership’s Winter Wild eight-race series Saturday, Jan. 25. The Winter Wild Race asks participants to do something not typically done in the world of downhill: …
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Olympian Julie Parisien to kick off 12th annual Break the Sound Barrier ski race

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 20, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine — Olympic and World Cup Alpine skier Julie Parisien will set the pace for the 12th annual Break the Sound Barrier ski race at Shawnee Peak on Sunday, March 2. Race registration begins at 8 a.m., race starts at 11 a.m., and awards at 1:30 p.m. Event proceeds …

Bethel’s Murphy boosts hopes for Olympic berth with fifth-place finish in ski moguls

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 20, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
Troy Murphy of Bethel boosted his hopes of earning a U.S.Olympic team berth in the men’s ski moguls with a fifth-place finish Sunday at the final qualifying event held in Val Saint-Come, Quebec. The fifth-place effort matched the 21-year-old Murphy’s best finish of the season. The 2010 graduate of Gould …

TV, radio sports schedule for Jan. 18-19, 2014

on Jan. 17, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.
SATURDAY BASKETBALL, BOYS OLD TOWN at PRESQUE ISLE, 1:30 p.m., WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM) radio; WEGP Internet (wegp.net) WOODLAND at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 2:30 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) HERMON at MDI, 3:30 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet ( www.wdea.am) FOXCROFT at …
 
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