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University of Maine's Darian Davis-Ray runs up field past James Madison during their football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono Saturday.

James Madison wears down mistake-prone UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
ORONO, Maine —- In a close game, the team more used to winning is the one that finds ways to make pivotal plays down the stretch. That was the case at Alfond Stadium on Saturday afternoon as 11th-ranked James Madison University converted two interceptions into long touchdown runs by the …
Wide receiver Micah Wright, pictured making a diving catch during a game in 2015, returns to action after a two-game suspension as the University of Maine faces James Madison University on Saturday at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Suspended wideout returns as UMaine hosts James Madison

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
A well-rested University of Maine football team welcomes top receiver Micah Wright back into its lineup.
Football quarterback Jake Eaton is among six people who will be inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 30 in Orono.

College briefs: UMaine Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Tickets for the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet are now on sale.
Darius Greene (middle) of the University of Maine lines up along the line of scrimmage during last Saturday's game at Toledo. The senior nose guard has been a quiet yet powerful presence on the Black Bears' defensive front.

This senior defensive lineman is an unsung hero for UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“He’s everything you would want in a kid. You’d want 90 of them on your team.”
Alyson Matteau is pictured playing for the University of Maine women's hockey team during the 2015-2016 season. The Quebec native is continuing a family tradition of excellence on the ice. Her father is former National Hockey League standout Stephane Matteau and her brother Stefan plays for the Montreal Canadiens.

UMaine hockey defenseman skating out of NHL father’s shadow, forging own identity

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“She is a big, strong defenseman who influences a game. She’s aggressive. She is a difference-maker.”
Former longtime University of Maine-Farmington coach and teacher Len MacPhee unveils the newly painted basketball court at Dearborn Gym that has been named Len MacPhee Court in his honor. A ceremony was held at the facility last Friday.

UMaine-Farmington dedicates court to longtime coach

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
The University of Maine-Farmington athletic department on Friday dedicated its nearly renovated basketball court at Dearborn Gymnasium to legendary coach Len MacPhee.
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The University of Maine football team plays its home opener at Alfond Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Black Bears football is an unrivaled experience for Maine sports fans.

UMaine football an unrivaled experience for Maine sports fans

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
There is no sporting event in Maine that rivals the atmosphere of a University of Maine football game. Outside Morse Field at Alfond Stadium, fans gather in the tailgating lots waiting to sample the variety of grilled meats, sandwiches and other goodies they have brought from home and to talk …
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UMaine cross-country senior continues torrid pace

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
University of Maine senior Jesse Orach continued his blazing start to the cross-country season.
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade competes for the University of North Carolina in this photo. The former Messalonskee High School star made a rare competitive return to Maine on Sunday when the top-ranked Tar Heels played the University of Maine in Orono.

Maine Majestix alumnae enjoy rare head-to-head competition

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
It was a Maine Majestix field hockey club reunion of sorts on Sunday when the University of North Carolina played the University of Maine.

National power edges UMaine field hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 18, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
The University of Maine field hockey team turned in an impressive performance against perennial powerhouse the University of North Carolina in front of a crowd estimated at 657 Sunday morning but the talented Tar Heels emerged with a hard-fought and deserved 3-1 triumph.
Nicole Langlois of Washington, D.C., was a varsity swimmer at the University of Maine prior to graduating in 2013. She competed despite suffering from breast cancer. Langlois died on Thursday at age 26.

Former UMaine athlete succumbs to cancer

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2016, at 7:47 p.m.
A former University of Maine swimmer lost a long battle with breast cancer on Thursday, the school announced Saturday.
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade competes for the University of North Carolina in this photo. The former Messalonskee High School star will make a rare competitive return to Maine on Sunday when the top-ranked Tar Heels play the University of Maine in Orono.

Senior for powerhouse North Carolina excited for ‘home’ game at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 17, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“This will be good for field hockey in Maine,” said Kristy Bernatchez, who is anxious to see her friends on the Maine team.
Mikaela Gustafsson (center) drives hard for two past Maryland Baltimore County's Liz McNaughton (right) and Pandora Wilson in a January 2016 game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Maine won 65-55.

Third UMaine women’s hoop standout playing pro ball in Germany

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 15, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
Mikaela Gustafsson, a native of Sweden, will play for the GiroLive Panthers in Osnabruck, Germany.

Scarborough forward commits to UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 15, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
Bogdanovich has been a prominent name in University of Maine athletics. And another member of the family is heading to Orono. Max Bogdanovich has verbally committed to attend UMaine on a hockey scholarship. He is following in the footsteps of his late grandfather, Ed, and his first cousins, Alexis and …
Foxcroft Academy’s Mariah Poulin (second left) moves the ball upfield as Dexter’s Morgann Wyman closes in during a Sept. 2 game in Dover-Foxcroft. Foxcroft’s Emily Curtis (right) and Abby Webber of Dexter look on. Webber will be a recruited walk-on at the University of Maine next year.

A dream come true: Field hockey standouts commit to UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 13, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
Two local girls who have always wanted to play field hockey at UMaine are going realize their dreams.
University of Connecticut Huskies running back Ron Johnson (center) runs the ball for a touchdown against the University of Maine Black Bears in the second half of their football game on Sep. 1 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

UMaine derives considerable benefits despite losses to FBS teams

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
UMaine’s general athletic fund is $700,000 wealthier thanks to the guaranteed money supplied to the school by the FBS institutions.
University of Maine football player Micah Wright.

UMaine football player pleads guilty to civil violation

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Micah Wright, 20, of Newark, New York, paid a $300 fine.
University of Maine's Mike Allison (right) gets a block on FGCU's Brett Comer in the first half of their basketball game in Orono in this December 2012 file photo.

Maine college sports briefs: Former UMaine forward re-signs with Canadian pro team

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
Mike Allison has inked a one-year deal with the Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada.
Senior linebacker Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga made 10 tackles for the University of Maine in Saturday's 45-3 loss at Toledo.

Toledo thumps UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 10, 2016, at 11:05 p.m.
The University of Maine football team took the opening kickoff against strong Football Bowl Subdivision team Toledo Saturday night and strung together an impressive drive culminating in a 29-yard field goal from Patrick Leonard. That would prove to be the highlight of the evening for the overmatched Football Championship Subdivision …

UMaine women’s soccer team blanks Bryant for 4th victory

on Sept. 09, 2016, at 9:51 p.m.
SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island — Anetra Byfield and Kailyn Ball each scored a goal to lead the University of Maine Black Bears to a 2-0 women’s soccer victory over Bryant Friday. Maine improved its record to 4-2. Annalena Kreibisch saved all four shots she faced for the Black Bears. Kaylan Conrad …
 

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