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University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech

UMaine negotiates deal with Portland TV station to air football, men’s hockey games

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 01, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine fans in the southern part of the state will be able to watch their Black Bears on TV, thanks to a new deal consummated between the university and Portland station WPME, Channel 35. The university and its multimedia partner, Learfield Sports, announced Friday that …

Orono High grad Cowan named new Old Town football coach

By Ernie Clark on July 23, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — When Lance Cowan first became an assistant football coach at Old Town High School eight years ago, the program was locked in a battle for survival. “That first year we were struggling to get 17 kids on the bus for away trips,” he said. But fortunes …
Maine defensive end Trevor Bates (92) tries to get a hand on a pass from Villanova quarterback John Robertson (19) during their game Sept. 29, 2012 in Orono. The CAA has named Bates a preseason All-Conference selection.

Defending league champ UMaine picked to finish seventh in CAA preseason football poll

on July 23, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
The University of Maine football team captured the Colonial Athletic Association title last season, won 10 games and hosted its first NCAA playoff game, but voters seem skeptical that the Black Bears will do the same this season as they were picked to finish seventh in the CAA preseason poll …
The Lobster Bowl East defensive line features Brandon Knowlton (left) from Edward Little, Colin Richards from Mt. Blue, and Ethan Edwards Oxford Hills.

‘The unsung heroes’: East line ready to get defensive for Saturday’s Lobster Bowl

By Randy Whitehouse, Sun Journal on July 15, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
HEBRON, Maine — Defensive players and coaches know the deal going into the annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic. They will have to play with one arm tied behind their backs. And regardless of how well they play at that disadvantage, the spotlight will always be on the other side …
Head coach Don Farnham coaches the Brewer football team during a scrimmage in 2010.

Brewer football coach Don Farnham steps down

By Ernie Clark on March 25, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Don Farnham, who guided Brewer High School through a series of transitions within Maine’s high school football landscape during the last eight years, has stepped down as the Witches’ head coach. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” said Farnham. “I’ve just come to a …

Cony High quarterback Ben Lucas is one of 16 UMaine football signees

on Feb. 05, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Fitzpatrick Trophy winner Ben Lucas of Cony High School is one of 16 football players who have signed letters of intent to play football at the University of Maine, the school announced in a news release Wednesday. “This is a group we are excited about getting the …

Record-setting Cony quarterback among three finalists for James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 18, 2013, at 8:48 p.m.
Record-setting quarterback Ben Lucas of Cony of Augusta is among three finalists announced Wednesday for the 43rd James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy. The Portland-based award is presented annually to the state’s top high school football senior player-sportsman, based on a vote of head coaches and selected media. Lucas, Nicco DeLorenzo of …

Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference to consider adding another school to league

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 18, 2013, at 3:19 p.m.
Schools such as Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro and Nokomis of Newport could have a new opponent in many sports next fall. The RSU 73 board of directors has approved the proposed move of Spruce Mountain High School from the Mountain Valley Conference to the Kennebec …

Winslow Football 18 at Leavitt 47

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 23, 2013, at 6:06 p.m.

Bucksport Football 35 at Oak Hill 42

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 23, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.

Kennebunk Football 23 at Cony 30

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 23, 2013, at 12:06 p.m.

Cheverus Football 28 at Bonny Eagle 31

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 23, 2013, at 11:06 a.m.
Cony High School football players carry the Class B state football championship trophy into the crowd of fans waiting at the end of the field at Alfond Stadium on Friday  after defeating Kennebunk 30-23.

QB Lucas guides Cony to last-minute TD for state-title win over Kennebunk

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 22, 2013, at 9:57 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Ben Lucas faced first-and-99 for a state championship late in the fourth quarter Friday night — just where he wanted to be. The Cony of Augusta senior quarterback drove his team the distance with a minute to spare, hitting Jonathan Saban with a 25-yard touchdown pass with …
Bucksport's Josh Gray (32) breaks free of Maine Central Institute's Nick Deckert for a touchdown at Pittsfield during the Golden Bucks' 42-35 victory on Oct. 18. Gray and the Golden Bucks will play Oak Hill at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for the Class D state title in Portland.

Bucksport High School veterans savor second chance at state football title

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 21, 2013, at 3:19 p.m.
Josh Gray’s first state championship game experience came two years ago when Bucksport trekked to Portland’s Fitzpatrick Stadium to face a Yarmouth team riding a 23-game winning streak and seeking its second straight Class C state crown. The Golden Bucks entered that game as the underdog, then lost their starting …
Bucksport running back Nic Bishop (18) breaks through the line for a gain against Orono in Bucksport on Nov. 8.

Depth, versatility fuel undefeated Bucksport football team’s championship drive

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 14, 2013, at 3:26 p.m.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Mattanawcook Academy football team successfully limited the big-play potential of speedy Bucksport wide receiver and kick returner Josh Gray when those teams last met at Carmichael Field on Oct. 25. But while diffusing that Golden Bucks’ weapon the Lynx could not prevent Gabe Stearns’ 56-yard interception …

Marshwood Football 45 at York 16

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 09, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.

Sanford Football 6 at Thornton Acad. 35

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 09, 2013, at 1 p.m.

Belfast Football 14 at Winslow 39

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 09, 2013, at 1 p.m.

Bangor Football 0 at Chevrus 37

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 09, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
At Portland, Joe Fitzpatrick scored all five of  his team’s touchdowns and finished with 254 rushing yards on 24 carries as top-ranked Cheverus rolled by No. 4 Bangor in the Eastern Maine Class A semifinal. Cheverus, now 9-0, advanced to a 12:30 p.m. Saturday final against No. 2 Portland (8-1). …

Lisbon Football 20 at Oak Hill 21

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 09, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
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