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Here are my picks for North tourney champs

With the prelim and tourney seedings set, now comes the tough job of picking winners and possible upsetters, those teams I think will knock off …
Brewer’s Ben Byorak (left) attempts to move the puck around Bangor’s Morgan Trimper during their hockey game on Dec. 18, 2015, at Sawyer Arena in Bangor. Bangor won 4-3 and the two rivals will meet again Tuesday night at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Bangor, Brewer to battle in annual Fill the Alfond hockey game

“This is going to be like a playoff game in February,” said Bangor coach Quinn Paradis. “It will be a fast-paced game.”

Highview Christian girls basketball to make first tournament appearance

The Highview Christian Academy girls basketball team will be playing in its first-ever tournament game when it takes on Temple Academy of Waterville in a …
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) has his pass knocked down by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday night. The Broncos won 24-10.

Defense carries Manning, Broncos to Super Bowl title

SANTA CLARA, California — Just like his boss, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, Peyton Manning is in position to go out on top. And, …
THE DUFFEL BAG

Tipping off with 50 basketball playoff teams sparks these responses

So the high school hoops Heal Points are official and the tourney games begin. There are 50 boys and 50 girls teams taking part in …
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Tourney 2016: Don’t Sleep on these Teams

With each year the high school basketball season seems to encompass several seasons within a season.  Teams may struggle at the outset only to find …
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Sunday Hat Trick: Celtics make a statement

Every rebuilding team needs that signature win that puts the rest of the league on alert. In the midst of Brad Stevens tenure with the …
Ricky Dexter celebrates his victory over Caleb Farrington during NEF XXI at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday.

Brewer fighter outlasts rival in ‘The Battle for Bangor’

Bruce Boyington retained his New England Fights MMA pro lightweight crown Saturday night and stretched his winning streak to four fights. Neither achievement came easily. …
Foxcroft Academy’s Zach Caron (left) tries to take down Ellsworth’s Josh Wright during the 145- pound championship match at the Penobscot Valley Conference wrestling championships on Jan. 30 in Ellsworth. Caron won the match and did the same in the Class B North regional final Saturday in Winslow, helping Foxcroft win the team crown.

Foxcroft captures B North wrestling title

WINSLOW | Five Foxcroft Academy wrestlers won individual titles to help the Ponies capture the Class B North regional championship at Winslow High School …
Orono plays to the crowd during the Class C state cheerleading championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Saturday. Orono placed first.

Orono captures first Class C state cheering championship

Class C South champion Dirigo amassed 66 points to win a tight four-way battle for second place.

Providence completes sweep over Maine hockey team

ORONO | A veteran Providence College Friar team showed why they are the defending national champs and the nation’s No. 6-ranked team on Saturday …
Old Town performs during the Class B cheerleading championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. Old Town placed first.

Old Town edges Ellsworth, Hermon for ‘B’ state cheering crown

The Coyotes edged regional rivals Ellsworth and Hermon.
Bella Swan (right) of the University of Maine, pictured during a Dec. 12, 2015, game in Bangor, scored 21 points on Saturday to help the Black Bears beat the University of Maryland Baltimore County 72-38 on Saturday. Flight delays on Friday meant the team arrived at its Baltimore hotel fewer than 12 hours before Saturday's tipoff.

Storm can’t stop UMaine women from stomping UMBC

Friday’s snowstorm caused a lengthy delay in the University of Maine women’s basketball team’s trip to Baltimore. The Black Bears’ scheduled 12:20 p.m. flight out …

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