University of Maine Black Bear Sports

Manchester's Teddy Purcell (62) and Portland's Eric Weinrich (2) fight for control of the puck during an AHL game at the Alfond Arena in Orono in this Dec. 18, 2007 file photo.

Q-and-A with former UMaine hockey star Eric Weinrich

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.
Former University of Maine All-American defenseman Eric Weinrich from Gardiner was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, after an impressive Black Bear, U.S. Olympic team and 1157-game National Hockey League career. The second-round draft pick — No. 32 overall — of the New Jersey Devils racked …
Former University of Maine wide receiver Damarr Aultman, pictured participating in the school's "Pro Day" on March 19, has signed an free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins.

UMaine receiver signs with Miami Dolphins

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2015, at 8:26 p.m.
ORONO | Damarr Aultman took the next step toward achieving his dream of playing in the National Football League on Saturday when he agreed to a free-agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. The 2015 NFL Draft ended on Saturday afternoon after three days and 256 picks. Ever since, teams …
Scott Heath (left) of the University of Maine, pictured celebrating a home run in March, belted three homers on Saturday in the Black Bears' baseball split with New York Institute of Technology.

NYIT takes two of three from UMaine baseball team

on May 02, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.
OLD WESTBURY, New York — Scott Heath of Westbrook drove in five runs with two home runs and a double and also pitched a complete game on Saturday afternoon to lead the University of Maine to a 6-2 baseball victory over New York Institute of Technology in the first game …
University of Maine's Sean Reuss (82) is taken down by Dakota Tarbox (95)  during a team scrimmage Saturday at Morse Field in Orono.

Belcher, Reuss give UMaine football offense a spark during Cole scrimmage

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine’s annual Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage is often dominated by the defense. While that unit played fairly well on Saturday, there was a bit more in the way of offensive success. The run game was held pretty much in check, but Drew Belcher passed …

Bangor’s Courtney pitches UMaine baseball team past NYIT

on May 01, 2015, at 9:40 p.m.
OLD WESTBURY, New York — Justin Courtney of Bangor scattered eight hits Friday afternoon, leading the University of Maine baseball team to a 9-1 nonleague victory over the New York Institute of Technology at Lorenzo Field. The freshman right-hander surrendered a first-inning home run to Louis Mele, then shut out …
University of Maine football player Dan Collins

Saturday scrimmage closes out UMaine football spring season

By Pete Warner on May 01, 2015, at 5:32 p.m.
After a long winter of indoor work and a busy month of April, the University of Maine football team will wrap up its spring season on Saturday with the 11th annual Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage. Coach Jack Cosgrove’s Black Bears look to go into the offseason on a positive note …
Freshman left-hander Connor Johnson pitched 3 1/3 innings of hitless relief on Thursday to help the University of Maine baseball team earn an 18-10 victory at Lafayette.

UMaine baseball unleashes 21 hits in win over Lafayette

on April 30, 2015, at 8:24 p.m.
EASTON, Pennsylvania — Relief pitchers Jeff Gelinas and Connor Johnson helped the University of Maine shut down Lafayette over the last five innings on Thursday afternoon, helping the Black Bears secure an 18-10 baseball victory at Kamine Stadium. Saco’s Gelinas (3-1) picked up the win for UMaine (17-22) with 1 …
Freshman Justin Courtney of Bangor will be among the starting pitchers for the University of Maine during a four-game series at New York Institute of Technology that begins on Friday.

UMaine baseball team opens 4-game series at New York Tech

on April 30, 2015, at 7:31 p.m.
MAINE vs. NEW YORK TECH Time, site: Friday, 3:30 p.m.; Saturday (2), noon; Sunday, noon; Lorenzo Field, Old Westbury, New York Records: Maine 17-22, NYIT 12-23 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 11-1, tied 0-0 in 2008 Key players: Maine — 3B Luke Morrill (.368, 2 home runs, 26 runs batted …

College roundup: Bouchard homer helps UMaine softball gain split

By Staff and Wire Reports on April 30, 2015, at 2:37 p.m.
STONY BROOK, New York — Junior Janelle Bouchard of Kennebunk belted a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the seventh inning on Wednesday, lifting the University of Maine to a 3-2 victory over Maryland Baltimore County in the second game of an America East softball doubleheader …

College roundup: UMaine baseball team starts strong, rolls by UM-Farmington

on April 28, 2015, at 9:35 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine Black Bears pounded out eight hits in a five-run first inning en route to a 14-3 baseball victory over the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers Tuesday at Mahaney Diamond. The Division I Bears are now 16-22 and the Div. III Beavers are 17-18. Steven …
Nick Silva, a right-handed pitcher for Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball and attend the University of Maine starting next fall. Silva is the nephew of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Alex Rodriguez’s nephew to play baseball at UMaine

By Pete Warner on April 27, 2015, at 9 p.m.
Nick Silva’s uncle is one of the most recognizable names in sports. You’ll have to excuse him if he doesn’t walk around talking about the fact he is the nephew of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who is the brother of Silva’s mother, Susie. “I kind of don’t bring …

UMaine baseball team hosts UM-Farmington in Tuesday contest

on April 27, 2015, at 7 p.m.
MAINE vs. UMAINE-FARMINGTON Time, site: Tuesday, 5 p.m., Mahaney Diamond, Orono Records: Maine 15-22, UM-Farmington 17-17 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 2-0, Maine 10-1 on 4/3/14 Key players: Maine — 3B Luke Morrill (.363, 2 home runs, 23 runs batted in), CF Sam Balzano (.344, 13 RBI, 7 stolen bases), …

UMaine-Hartford softball summaries

on April 26, 2015, at 10:47 a.m.
COLLEGE (Saturday’s First Game) MAINE 8, HARTFORD 0 Hartford 000 000 — 0 2 0 Maine 000 017 — 8 6 0 Bird and Fried; A. Bogdanovich and Harvey E: none; 2B: DeMarco; Burk; HR: Leonard (4), Lennon (3); LOB: Hartford 3, Maine 5; SB: Lennon 2; SH: Byron; Repeat …
Felicia Lennon of the University of Maine is mobbed by her teammates at home plate after hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning that closed out the Black Bears' 8-0 softball victory over Hartford at Kessock Field in Orono on Saturday.

Senior pitcher guides UMaine softball team to three-game sweep of Hartford

By Larry Mahoney on April 25, 2015, at 8:17 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine softball team had its hands full with a University of Hartford team that entered Saturday’s doubleheader with an overall record of 3-37 and an 0-11 America East mark. But the Black Bears, in the midst of an intense battle for a playoff spot, …
Scott Morrill, UMaine baseball

UMBC takes two of three from UMaine baseball team in America East series

on April 25, 2015, at 4:34 p.m.
Luke Morrill doubled home Scott Heath in the top of the 12th inning on Saturday afternoon, lifting the University of Maine to a 6-5 victory over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the first game of an America East baseball doubleheader at Alumni Field in Baltimore, Maryland. The Retrievers …

‘Seniors Weekend’ critical for UMaine softball playoff hopes

By Larry Mahoney on April 24, 2015, at 6:13 p.m.
ORONO | Six seniors will play their final games at Kessock Field for the University of Maine softball team on Saturday and Sunday and the Black Bears have a golden opportunity to enhance their America East playoff hopes. Maine, 16-17 overall and 5-4 in America East, will entertain a …
Sam Balzano, UMaine baseball

UMaine baseball team visits UMBC for 3-game series

on April 24, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.
MAINE vs. MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY Time, site: Saturday (2), noon; Sunday, noon; Alumni Field, Baltimore, Maryland Records: Maine 14-20 (4-7 America East), UMBC 16-15 (5-7) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 39-7, UMBC 2-1 (12 inns.) on 5/18/14 Key players: Maine — CF Sam Balzano (.354, 12 runs batted in, 7 …
Women's basketball student-athlete Liz Wood takes notes during one of her classes at the University of Maine. The junior from Catlett, Virginia, is among many students at the university who successfully balance school work with the rigors of Division I athletics.

UMaine student-athletes thrive in classroom despite difficult schedules

By Samuel Bonsey on April 24, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.
ORONO | Life as a student-athlete at the University of Maine can be strenuous. They get up, work out in the morning, attend class, practice with the team and attend more classes. Sometimes, after all of that, they have another workout to do. Some athletes may leave their dorm …

Erin’s Run Q&A with Kyle Woolley

on April 23, 2015, at 8:53 a.m.
Brian MacLeod sits down with Kyle Woolley, older brother to Erin of Erin’s Run, to remember his sister, what made her so special, and what the 5K means to him.
Sigi Koizar of the University of Maine drives to the basket during a game last December in Bangor. Coach Richard Barron's Black Bears will participate next November along with several noteworthy opponents in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida.

UMaine women’s basketball team to compete in Florida showcase

on April 22, 2015, at 3:21 p.m.
NCAA tournament participants Stanford, Louisville, Louisiana State and Dayton are among the high-powered potential opponents for the University of Maine women’s basketball team next November. Coach Richard Barron’s Black Bears are among eight teams that will take part in the third annual Gulf Coast Showcase, a tournament that will be …

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