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Ovince Saint Preux (red) fights Ryan Jimmo (blue) in their light heavyweight bout for UFC 174 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Free public fighter workouts, weigh-ins lead up to Bangor UFC card

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 11, 2014, at 5:06 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Open workouts featuring several top combatants and pre-fight weigh-ins are two free public events held in advance of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Maine debut this weekend. UFC Fight Night 47 is scheduled for Saturday night, with the preliminary card set for 8 p.m. followed by the main …

Women’s bout added to Bangor UFC card

By Ernie Clark on July 04, 2014, at 11:53 a.m.
Sara McMann, who lost her bid for the world women’s bantamweight title to champion Ronda Rousey earlier this year, has been added to the UFC Fight Night 47 mixed martial arts card scheduled for Aug. 16 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. McMann, who fights out of Gaffney, South …
Forrest Griffin interacts with fans during a Q-and-A session before the UFC weigh-in event at the O2 Arena in March 2014 in London. Griffin was in Bangor on Friday to promote the UFC Fight Night show scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Cross Insurance Center.

Former champ spreads the UFC message in Bangor appearances

By Ernie Clark on June 20, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It was just after 9 a.m. Friday, and Forrest Griffin was ready to begin what he counted as somewhere between his “second and seventh” interview since waking up several hours earlier. That followed a similar schedule the day before in Boston, evidence the Ultimate Fighting Championship is …
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Wrestling fundraiser planned for family of deceased 5-month-old

By Natalie Feulner on May 18, 2014, at 6:24 p.m.
Touted as “the most meaningful event” ever hosted by Brewer-based Independent Wrestling Entertainment, Saturday, May 24, promises to entertain. IWE, an organization that hosts professional wrestling tournaments throughout Maine, is hosting a benefit event to raise money for the family of Korbyn Garfield Antworth, who died in late March. The …

Former wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

By Reuters on April 09, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
The Ultimate Warrior, one of U.S. professional wrestling’s most celebrated names, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one …

Gardiner wrestler takes 2nd in 113 pounds at nationals

By Ernie Clark on March 31, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
Peter Del Gallo, a two-time state champion from Gardiner Area High School, earned All-American honors over the weekend by placing second in his weight class at the 25th annual National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va. Del Gallo, competing in the sophomore 113-pound division, won five …

Local sports results for March 31, 2014

on March 30, 2014, at 9:31 p.m.
Today’s games COLLEGE Baseball UM-Presque Isle at Delaware Valley, 3:30 p.m. Softball Maine at Massachusetts, 2 p.m. UM-Presque Isle at Va.-Lynchburg (2), 3 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse Saint Joseph’s at UM-Farmington, 3 p.m. Results COLLEGE SUNDAY’S RESULTS MEN’S LACROSSE Husson 12, Green Mountain 4 MEN’S TENNIS Colby 9, Colby-Sawyer 0 SUNDAY’S …

TV, radio schedule for March 21, 2014

on March 20, 2014, at 7:07 p.m.
AUTO RACING Sprint Cup, Fontana, practice, 3 p.m., qualifying, 7:30 p.m., FS1-TV Nationwide Series, Fontana, practice, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, MEN NCAA Basketball Tournament MERCER vs. DUKE, noon, CBS-TV, WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com) NEBRASKA vs. BAYLOR, 12:30 p.m., TRU-TV STANFORD vs. NEW MEXICO, 1:30 p.m., TBS-TV WEBER …

Eastern Maine CC, Southern Maine wrestlers compete in national tourneys

on March 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
Two wrestlers from Maine colleges each turned in solid performances in national tourneys Saturday. Eastern Maine Community College freshman Victor Irwin earned a seventh-place finish in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships at Allen, Texas. Irwin, a former Brewer High School standout, recorded a 4-2 decision over Ryan Kreppel of …
Bangor Christian’s Seth Pearson puts pressure on Easton’s Logan Halvorson during an East Class D tourney game on Feb. 15 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Easton boys team is the winner of the Maine Red Claws/Maine McDonald’s Team of the Year Award.

Easton boys, Falmouth girls honored with basketball ‘team of the year’ awards

By Ernie Clark on March 12, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
Good teamwork often transcends the specific arena of competition, a fact that led to the Easton High School boys basketball team and the Falmouth High School girls squad being named recipients of the annual Maine Red Claws/Maine McDonald’s Team of the Year Award. The awards are presented to one boys …

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 …

Ellsworth High School runner turns in record-setting 3K

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 26, 2014, at 3:27 p.m.
Ellsworth distance-running standout Dan Cu rts set state and New England high school records for the indoor 3,000-meter run Sunday at the USATF New England Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Gordon Track on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Curts, who a week earlier won the …

*THIRD Local sports results for February 20, 2014

on Feb. 20, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL EASTERN MAINE Semifinals Wednesday, Feb. 19 At Augusta Civic Center Class A A5: No. 6 Oxford Hills 61, No. 2 Brunswick 58 A6: No. 1 Hampden Acad. 67, No. 5 Edward Little 49 At Cross Center Class B B5: No. 6 Old Town 53, …

State wrestling results for Classes A, B, C

on Feb. 16, 2014, at 9:59 p.m.
Class A At North Berwick Marshwood 179, Massabesic 127, Skowhegan 117.5, Noble 84.5, Cony 59, Nokomis 38, Portland 37, Sanford 36, Mount Ararat 36, Mt. Blue 31, Bonny Eagle 31, Oxford Hills 30, Biddeford 22, Edward Little 18, Kennebunk 16, Westbrook 14, Brunswick 10, Windham 8.5, Gorham 6, Cheverus 2 …
Hermon's Alex Urquhart moves around York's Zach Handley in their 220-pound match during the Class B state wrestling meet Saturday at Morse High School in Bath. Urquhart went on to finish second in the meet.

Winchenbach leads Camden Hills to third straight Class B wrestling state title

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 16, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
BATH, Maine — Senior Connor Winchenbach was crowned an individual champion Saturday as Camden Hills of Rockport used superior depth to win its third consecutive Class B wrestling state title and fourth in the last five years. Winchenbach was the Windjammers’ lone weight-class winner, but coach Patrick Kelly’s squad had …
Zach Caron of Dexter takes Bryce Whittemore of Dirigo down to the mat during the 132 pound Class C championship match in Rumford on Saturday. Caron won the match.

Dirigo uses depth to capture Class C state wrestling crown

By Bob McPhee, Sun Journal on Feb. 16, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
RUMFORD, Maine — When Zach Stevens finally saw an opening, the Lisbon wrestler executed his move and went on to win his third individual Class C state wrestling championship in as many years. Still, it was Dirigo that relied on its depth and completed its mission, scoring 195.5 points to …

Marshwood captures third straight Class A wrestling crown; Skowhegan third

on Feb. 15, 2014, at 11:13 p.m.
NORTH BERWICK — Marshwood High School of South Berwick crowned five individual champions and placed 10 wrestlers among the top four finishers in their weight classes to cruise to its third consecutive Class A state title Saturday. The Hawks finished with 179 points, well ahead of second-place Massabesic of Waterboro …
Camden Hills High School wrestler Hilary Merrifield will attempt to become the first girl to win state wrestling crown in Maine when she competes in the Class B state meet at Morse High in Bath on Saturday.

Camden Hills sophomore seeks to become first girl to win state wrestling crown

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 14, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — Hilary Merrifield takes a cerebral approach to her work in the classroom and on the wrestling mat. That approach has landed the Camden Hills sophomore on the school’s academic honor roll and put her within striking distance of athletic history. Merrifield won the Eastern Maine Class B …

Local sports results for Feb. 10, 2014

on Feb. 10, 2014, at 10:33 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL EASTERN MAINE Preliminary round Tuesday, Feb. 11 Class B BP5: No. 10 Ellsworth (9-9) at No. 7 Medomak (10-8), 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 Class A AP1: No. 9 Lawrence (8-10) at No. 8 Lewiston (8-10), 6 p.m. Class B BP1: No. 9 Presque …
Nokomis' Kolin Fraser has the upper hand on Mount Ararat's George Berry in their 120-pound match as referee Dennis Bishop looks on during the Eastern A championships Saturday in Topsham.

Seven individual champions lead Skowhegan to win second straight Eastern A wrestling title

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 08, 2014, at 10:13 p.m.
The Skowhegan Indians crowned seven individual champions Saturday to cruise to their second straight Eastern Maine Class A wrestling championship at Mount Ararat High School in Topsham. Skowhegan, which was coming off a victory last weekend at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championships, scored 180.5 points to outdistance runner-up Cony …
 
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