Penobscot Valley High School wrestler Sophia Carson

Maxfield teen climbing women’s wrestling ranks

By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff on July 01, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.
Sophia Carson can’t quite pinpoint the root of her love of wrestling, but the 16-year-old rising senior from Penobscot Valley High School in Howland has competed in the sport since the second grade and has no intention of stopping any time soon. “I’ve just been doing it …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 18, 2015

on June 18, 2015, at 8:50 p.m.
BASEBALL WATERVILLE — The 14th annual Fantasy Baseball Trip to benefit the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville will be held Wednesday-Sunday, July 29-Aug. 2. Games will be July 29, White Sox at Red Sox; July 30, Tigers at Orioles; July 31, Braves at Phillies; Aug. 1, Braves at Phillies, and …

Decorated USM wrestler named head coach of school’s wrestling team

on June 18, 2015, at 6:10 p.m.
GORHAM | After five seasons as assistant coach, former University of Southern Maine All-American wrestler Michael Morin has been named the head coach of the school’s wrestling program. “Mike Morin is the perfect choice to be our next head coach and to take on the leadership of the USM …

UM Black Bear Wrestling Tournament scheduled for July 19

on June 12, 2015, at 4:19 p.m.
ORONO | The third annual University of Maine Black Bear Wrestling Tournament will be held Sunday, July 19, at the UMaine New Balance Student Recreation Center on campus. Four divisions available are kindergarten through elementary school, middle school, high school and open. The cost is $15 to those who …
Josh Pelletier of Charleston, Maine, and the Liberty University wrestling team.

Maine wrestler battles back from injuries, excels on national stage

By Ernie Clark on May 12, 2015, at 12:29 p.m.
CHARLESTON | Josh Pelletier was home last weekend preparing for the next stage of his life. The newly minted graduate of Liberty University wasn’t on the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus accepting his diploma only because there was a job interview pending in New Hampshire. And for the 26-year-old Pelletier, it’s …

Youth wrestling exhibition April 6 at Bangor Parks and Rec

on April 02, 2015, at 3:49 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Parks and Recreation announces a Youth Wrestling exhibition at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Parks and Rec Center gym, 647 Main St. The Bangor Youth Wrestling program is wrapping up its second year by hosting wrestlers from Calvary Chapel and Hermon Youth Wrestling in a friendly meet. Youth wrestlers …

TV Radio schedule for March 20, 2015

on March 19, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 400, Practice, 3 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Fontana, Practice, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 400 Qualifying, 7:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, MEN NCAA Basketball Tournament Story continues below advertisement. NEW MEXICO STATE vs. KANSAS, noon, CBS-TV; WEZQ Bangor, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 5, 2015

on March 05, 2015, at 8:14 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Bangor Comrades American Legion Baseball will conduct free clinics four Sundays, March 1-22, with March 29 as a weather makeup date, for Bangor youth at Bangor High Red Barry Gym. Registration and entrance to the gym will be on the Peakes Auditorium side. Clinics are 10-11:15 a.m. …

Five individual champs propel Ellsworth to Class B state team wrestling title

By Bob McPhee, Sun Journal on Feb. 14, 2015, at 11:39 p.m.
FRYEBURG | Ian Austin, who is no stranger to adversity on the mat, knew there was a lot on the line for him. When the Mountain Valley senior was tested, he made all the right moves. And what he got in return was an individual Class B state wrestling …
Josh Brown of Nokomis attempts to get out of a jam against Marshwood's Matthew Caverly during Saturday's Class A state championship wrestling meet at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham.

Marshwood captures its fourth straight Class A state wrestling title

By Jacob Ouellette, Times Record on Feb. 14, 2015, at 9:15 p.m.
TOPSHAM | All season long wrestlers have worked on technique and how to get better. They’ve hit the weight room to get stronger and shed extra pounds to make weight, while teams have rallied together to win meet after meet. On Saturday the best wrestlers from around the state …
Zach Caron of Dexter (top) tries to gain the upper hand against Dirigo's Hunter White during the 138-pound final in Saturday's Class C wrestling state championship meet at Bucksport High School. Caron won his second straight title via pin.

Dirigo repeats as ‘C’ wrestling champ; Dexter’s Caron named outstanding wrestler

By Pete Warner on Feb. 14, 2015, at 8:13 p.m.
BUCKSPORT | Scot Padelford could not hold back the emotion. The Madison High School coach choked back tears on Saturday afternoon after Matt Brown pinned Vincent Tzeo of Washington Academy to win the 285-pound title in the Class C wrestling state championship meet at Bucksport High School. Brown, a …

Saturday’s Class C wrestling state championship results

on Feb. 14, 2015, at 8:03 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL At Bucksport Class C Dirigo 211.5, Dexter 155, Bucksport 72, Penobscot Valley 61, Lisbon 59.5, Monmouth Acad. 53, Madison 46, Boothbay 38, Washington Acad. 28, Calais 20, Woodland 14, Wiscasset 10, Central 5, Mattanawcook Acad. 2, Piscataquis no team score 106 — Championship Finals: Devin Darveau (Buck) def. …
Ellsworth's Cooper Holmes competes in the 100 yard butterfly event during the Penobscot Valley Conference boys swimming and diving championship on Feb. 6 in Bangor. An impending snowstorm has caused many sports schedules to be changed for this weekend.

Storm forces changes to Maine high school postseason schedules

on Feb. 13, 2015, at 5:34 p.m.
The impending snowstorm has caused changes for some high school postseason events scheduled for Saturday and Monday, according to a Maine Principals’ Association news release. The girls state ice hockey final has been moved up to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Western Maine champ Falmouth …

Youth Folkstyle wrestling at Bangor Parks and Rec

on Feb. 12, 2015, at 4:33 p.m.
The Bangor Parks and Recreation will be offering an introduction to youth Folkstyle wrestling for grades 1 through 5. This seven week program will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 pm starting February 23. There will be a mandatory parent/athlete/coaches meeting at 6:00 pm on February 23 prior to …

Eastern Maine Class A and B championship wrestling results

on Feb. 08, 2015, at 9:28 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Eastern Class A At Oxford Hills, South Paris Championship Finals Skowhegan 184.5, Oxford Hills 128, Cony 123.5, Westbrook 110, Nokomis 108.5, Mt. Ararat 65, Windham 51, Mt. Blue 32, Brunswick 23.5, Hampden 20, Gorham 20, Messalonskee 16, Brewer 6 106: Cody Craig (Skowhegan) tech fall Jacob Booth (Nokomis) …

Ellsworth High wrestlers capture East Class B crown; Skowhegan takes Class A

on Feb. 08, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Ellsworth placed six wrestlers in the championship round and four captured titles to propel the Eagles to the Eastern Maine Class B crown Saturday at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. Skowhegan won the East Class A title at Oxford Hills High School in South Paris. In the Class B …
Foxcroft Academy wrestler Brooks Law (top) competes in a recent match.

He’s a Maine high school wrestling champion and starting catcher. And he’s blind in one eye.

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 04, 2015, at 2:26 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Every now and then, Brooks Law will reach out for a door handle and come up empty-handed. Despite being legally blind in his left eye since birth, the Foxcroft Academy senior has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the significant history of the school’s wrestling …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

on Jan. 30, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — The University of Maine’s Senior and Junior Winter Baseball Clinics will be held Saturdays through Feb 8. Please visit goblackbears.com for more information or contact Nick Derba at 581-1097 or Nicholas.Derba@umit.maine.edu. GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team and coaching staff, led by Ed …
Middleweight Tim Boetsch looks for an opening to land a shot on his opponent Brad Tavares during the UFC fights at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Aug. 17. Boetsch won the fight with a technical knockout in the second round.

Another crossroads bout awaits Lincolnville native Boetsch at UFC 183

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 30, 2015, at 1:25 p.m.
Tim Boetsch celebrated his 34th birthday Wednesday, but the birthday cake is on hold until after the mixed martial arts veteran from Lincolnville faces Brazilian Thales Leites on Saturday night’s UFC 183 main card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But once the two world-ranked middleweights …
 Bucksport's Devin Darveau (center) works on his moves with Foster Ashmore during wrestling practice Wednesday in Bucksport.

Wrestling with a numbers crunch: Maine Principals’ Association proposal would reduce sport from 3 to 2 classes

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 22, 2015, at 5:34 a.m.
Ed Hatch recalls the days barely a decade ago when wrestling flourished at Bucksport High School during the winter months. “When I first started teaching here, we had 30 kids on the wrestling team, and there were kids who wrestled off every Tuesday and Friday for the Wednesday and Saturday …