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Officials Pam Hennesey (left) and Shannon Whiting talk during a break during the Dexter High School versus Foxcroft Academy Class C field hockey semifinal playoff game Tuesday at Husson University.

‘It’s a very difficult sport to officiate’: Maine schools battling shortage of field hockey officials

The state’s regional high school playoff quarterfinals are played on two separate days in field hockey because there aren’t enough field hockey officials to handle …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Bears 51-23.

Brady, Manning set to add another chapter to storied rivalry

Two of the most successful quarterbacks of all-time face each other when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos on …
Houlton's Tyra Gentle, front, shields the ball from George Stevens Academy's Alyssa Chesney during Friday night's Eastern Class C semifinal. Houlton won 2-0.

Speedy Shiretowners shut out GSA in Eastern Class C girls soccer semifinal

HOULTON | Showcasing speed on both sides of the field, the top-ranked Houlton girls soccer team posted a convincing 2-0 shutout over No. 5 …

Fort Kent upsets Orono girls soccer in overtime on Nadeau goal

Throw-ins can be an effective weapon in soccer. They certainly were for the Fort Kent High School Warriors on Friday afternoon. Senior …
Middleweight Tim Boetsch looks for an opening to land a shot on his opponent Brad Tavavres during the UFC fights at the Cross Center in Bangor in August.

Lincolnville native to train in Maine for UFC 183 card

Lincolnville native Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch will return to action Jan. 31, when he fights Brazilian Thales Leites in a battle of veteran middleweight contenders …
The University of Maine's Liz Wood goes up for a shot over Yale University's Zenab Keita during a game last January at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Wood will lead Maine in its exhibition opener at 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gym in Orono.

UMaine basketball teams debut with Saturday exhibition games

Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. McGILL Time, site: Saturday, 4 p.m., Memorial Gym, Orono Records: Maine 17-15 (2013-14), McGill 5-1 (exhibition) Series, last meeting: 1st meeting …

John Bapst rallies past Orono to secure LTC football playoff berth

Occasionally the best game plan is a strategy not shared. Not often, perhaps, but once in a while — such as when …
Winslow's Cierra Poulin (14) slides the ball past Dexter's Grace Belanger (4) in the second half of the Eastern Maine Class C final Thursday in Hampden.

Winslow claims first Eastern Maine field hockey title since 2003 with 2-0 win over Dexter

HAMPDEN | The Winslow High School Black Raiders will go on to challenge the Western Maine field hockey champs in the state championship for …
Augusta native Julia Clukey

Augusta’s Clukey to compete in luge nationals

LAKE PLACID, New York — Julia Clukey of Augusta, a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic luge team, will compete this weekend in the 2014 …

Skowhegan captures 14th straight EM ‘A’ title with hard-fought win over Lawrence

HAMPDEN, Maine —- The Skowhegan High School girls field hockey team was tested by a very good Lawrence High School team in its quest to …
Belfast's Kelsey Meheuren (17)  tries to block a clearing move by Gardiner's Madison Beaulieu in front of the net in the first half of their Eastern Maine Class B field hockey championship Thursday night in Hampden.

Lovely’s OT goal lifts Gardiner past Belfast for East Class B field hockey crown

HAMPDEN | Throughout the second half, Belfast kept top-seeded Gardiner pinned in its own end, fending off repeated challenges. Despite some quality scoring chances, …
Bangor High School's Nick Graham (right) is tackled by Oxford Hills High School's Zach Harris (left) and Kyle Dexter during the game in Bangor in this October 2014 file photo.

Maine high school football playoff teams to take first step on championship trail

After a tumultuous week off the gridiron, the Bangor Rams are looking forward to playing football again. So, too, are the other 37 high school …
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) scores a touchdown in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night.

Ingram powers Saints past Panthers for second straight win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sticking to its master plan is starting to pay off for the New Orleans Saints. “We didn’t point fingers and we stuck …

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