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A class of nine was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. From left to right in the back row, Roger Levesque, Eric Weinrich, Peter Carlisle, Anna Goodale and Amy Winchester. From left to right in the front row, Marcie Lane Schulenberg, Bill Alfond, Rob Pendergist and Glen Dumont.

Maine Sports Hall of Fame inducts nine members

AUGUSTA | A prestigious class of nine was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sunday at the Augusta Civic …
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) high fives shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) after hitting a three-run home  run during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox Sunday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Surging Yankees earn rare sweep of sagging Sox

BOSTON — The surging New York Yankees completed their first three-game sweep at Fenway Park since 2001 with an 8-5 victory over the sagging Boston …
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Rivalries Renewed as Maine Basketball Shifts to Five Classes

Last Thursday’s decisive vote by the Maine Principals’ Association’s membership spawned a new era for the state’s high school basketball programs.  Teams will be separated …
Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington climbs out of car No. 26 after winning the Late Model race at Speedway 95 in Hermon Saturday night.

Levant driver makes triumphant return to Speedway 95

HERMON — Levant’s Shane Tatro hasn’t raced for points at Hermon’s Speedway 95 since 2005 when he lost the Super Streets title by one point …
Floyd Mayweather  Jr. lands a left to the face of Manny Pacquiao in the 11th round during their welterweight WBO, WBC and WBA title fight Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s unanimous: Mayweather defeats Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS — After the final bell had rung, Floyd Mayweather jumped on the ropes and yelled to the crowd. He knew he’d won the …
Former University of Maine wide receiver Damarr Aultman, pictured participating in the school's &quotPro Day" on March 19, has signed an free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins.

UMaine receiver signs with Miami Dolphins

ORONO | Damarr Aultman took the next step toward achieving his dream of playing in the National Football League on Saturday when he agreed …
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

ORONO | The University of Maine’s annual Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage is often dominated by the defense. While that unit played fairly well on …
FROM THE STACKS

When I met Nixon at a rest stop and and talked baseball

Some time ago, a friend from South Portland sent me a collection of historical political articles. One of the pieces included a 1983 interview with President …
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

OLD WESTBURY, New York — Scott Heath of Westbrook drove in five runs with two home runs and a double and also pitched a complete …
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‘It’s tradition’: Group aims to spark next generation of harness racing

BANGOR | Laurie MacKenzie of Plymouth has been involved in the harness racing industry her whole life. Her husband, Gerald “Butch” MacKenzie Jr., was …
ERNIE CLARK

Where, oh where should our tournaments go?

High school basketball is now a five-class world in Maine, so just where will we determine all the champions? One benefit of the expansion from …

Auto racing roundup: New Hampshire driver captures Beech Ridge Late Model race

SCARBOROUGH | Bryan Kruczek of Newmarket, New Hampshire, claimed his first-ever victory in a Super Late Model car in the Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep …

College roundup: Husson claims 7th straight NAC softball crown

CASTLETON, Vermont — Haley Spiers singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday, lifting Husson University of Bangor to a …

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