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University of Maine quarterbacks Dan Collins (left) and Drew Belcher may both see playing time in their team’s opener Saturday against Boston College.

Coach: UMaine may platoon quarterbacks

Both redshirt junior Dan Collins and sophomore Drew Belcher saw significant playing time last season. Each led UMaine to at least two victories. Collins did not receive the starting nod until two days before the Black Bears’ first game against Norfolk State.
THE PRESS BOX

2015 High School Football Predictions from The Press Box

Familiar faces are expected to adorn the top of northern Maine’s high school football standings in 2015.  How long will it take all of us …
Hunter Smith

Senior quarterback unlikely to return to Foxcroft football lineup

Hunter Smith, a senior quarterback, safety and captain for coach Danny White’s club who is being recruited as a wide receiver at the Division I collegiate level, dislocated his left hip while making a tackle during a preseason game at Orono last Friday evening.
Former Old Town High School track coach Rod White is being inducted into the school's Hall of Fame on Sept. 25.

Old Town High School Hall of Fame to induct five

This year’s ceremony also will recognize the 1979 boys swim team that won the school’s first swimming state championship in an era where classifications did not exist in the sport. The team set seven school records and won the state title without the help of an individual champion.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits his career 495th home run during the fourth inning against the New York Yankees Monday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Ortiz hits 495th homer as Red Sox hold off Yanks

BOSTON — David Ortiz inched closer to the 500-home run club with his 495th career homer and Mookie Betts added a two-run blast as the …
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York August 31, 2015.

Judge to decide Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ suspension within days

NEW YORK — The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady’s …
CONFESSIONS OF A MIDCOAST MILLENNIAL

7 photos that sum up the this weekend's Lifeflight 5K swim to Isleboro

Lifeflight of Maine, those helicopters you see flying overheard from time to time on their way to a medical center or the scene of an …
SEA DOGS INSIDER

Vote for the 2015 Sea Dogs Hall of Fame Inductee and Team Award Winners

Voting is currently underway for both the 2015 Sea Dogs Hall of Fame Inductee as well as the 2015 Team Awards. The nominees for the …

Sea Dogs rally past Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Portland Sea Dogs erased a 6-4 deficit in the eighth inning, scoring five two-out runs in the ninth, and beat the …
THE DUFFEL BAG

Fall season is looming, but summer provided some terrific sports moments

Before we make that full jump into the fall sports season, lets remember June, July and August provided some terrific sports moments…My top 10 from …
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Arrieta didn't allow a hit and the Cubs won 2-0.

Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hits Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — By making history, Jake Arrieta led the Chicago Cubs to a place they had not visited in seven years. Arrieta pitched a …
The Portland-based Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League have had their affiliation agreement extended by the NBA's Boston Celtics.

Celtics, Red Claws extend affiliation agreement

PORTLAND | The Maine Red Claws and the Boston Celtics have completed a contract extension that will keep the Red Claws as Boston’s only …
Brewer High School football player Zach Caron (center) leads his team in stretching before practice Thursday.

Double sessions good for high school football, but officials stress safety

BREWER | Football is a demanding sport that combines a grueling physical component with an important mental ingredient. It is critical on every play …

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