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Hermon's Joe Plummer (center) goes up for a basket against Central's Kyle Ham during their game at Hermon Friday night.

Beaton’s baseline jumper lifts Hermon boys basketball team past Central

Tyler Beaton had spent most of his evening as a facilitator, but when the Hermon boys basketball team needed it late in …
Ethan Mackey (right) has left the University of Maine men’s basketball team to concentrate on completing work on his degree next year.

Part-time starter Ethan Mackey leaves UMaine men’s basketball team

ORONO | Ethan Mackey spent three years with the University of Maine basketball program before he was awarded any scholarship money. Barely a semester …

No. 6 North Carolina uses strong second half to roll by UMaine women

The University of Maine had to realize it was fortunate to be within six points at halftime of Friday night’s Carolinas Classic game against the …

Three running backs named finalists for Fitzpatrick Trophy

PORTLAND | Three southern Maine running backs have been named finalists for the 44th annual James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy, which recognizes a top senior …
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets Friday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Winnipeg’s Hutchinson shuts down Bruins

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Michael Hutchinson’s 30-save performance in the Winnipeg net sparked the Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. …
Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel (4) battle for a loose ball during the second half at TD Garden in Boston Friday night.

Celtics cruise past Timberwolves in first game without Rondo

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics said goodbye to their captain and then said hello to their third straight win on Friday night. With Rajon Rondo …
Point guard Rajon Rondo has been traded from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks.

‘A huge step forward’: Mavericks excited about adding Rondo

DALLAS — Whether the Dallas Mavericks are the team to beat in the ultra-competitive Western Conference after the blockbuster acquisition of point guard Rajon Rondo …
Bangor's Katie Butler (right) shoots for two past Skowhegan's Cailee Manzer during their basketball game Thursday at Bangor.

Aggressive, tight play help Bangor girls basketball shut down Skowhegan 36-13

Opponents are quick to realize that Bangor High School is a tall basketball team. Yet the Rams don’t sit back in a …
Hannah Graham, Presque Isle High School girls basketball, All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball team.

High school basketball standouts from Presque Isle, Falmouth are Bowdoin bound

Two members of the 2014 Bangor Daily News All-Maine high school basketball teams are poised to continue their playing careers at Bowdoin College next year …
Nancy Dube

‘Taking that first step’: State’s concussion management efforts continue on several fronts

AUGUSTA | It’s an injury sometimes treated with virtual darkness, but efforts continue to bring light to the battle against concussions in Maine. A …
York High School sophomore Kate Marshall, who succeeds in athletics and school while battling cystic fibrosis, has been named Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month for December.

York High School athlete battling cystic fibrosis recognized by Sports Illustrated

A month ago, Kate Marshall was viewed by most as a talented but typical high school student-athlete. The 15-year-old York High School …
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro (38) pitches in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field in this 2012 file photo. Varvaro was recently acquired by the Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox get veteran reliever in trade with Braves

The Boston Red Sox have traded right-handed minor league reliever Aaron Kurcz to the Atlanta Braves for right-handed reliever Anthony Varvaro, according to a report …
MAINE HOCKEY JOURNAL (blog)

Lackluster effort leads to Pirates’ worst loss of the season

PORTLAND – Ray Edwards said his team could not do anything right Wednesday night. “The whole night is disappointing,” said Edwards. “The group was not …

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