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Portland High School's Liam Dinsmore faces off against Jake Black of Hampden Academy in the Class A state basketball championship game on Feb. 28 in Augusta.

Five-class proposal could create new Maine basketball tourney rivals

One reason Maine Principals’ Association committees have proposed adding a fifth class to the state’s high school basketball ranks beginning next season is to reduce …
Thales Leites (red gloves) takes a punch from Tim Boetsch (blue gloves) during their middleweight bout during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in this January 2015 file photo.

Lincolnville native slated for UFC bout in New Orleans

Tim Boetsch will head to the Big Easy for his next big challenge in the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon. The Lincolnville native is set to …
Mike Rowley of the University at Albany grabs a rebound as teammate Greig Stire (43) and the University of Maine's Troy Reid-Knight (left) and Shaun Lawton look on during Wednesday night's America East basketball quarterfinal at Albany, New York. The Great Danes won 83-66.

No. 1 Albany ends UMaine men’s season in America East quarterfinals

Junior guard Evan Singletary scored 14 of his game-high 19 points during a 26-9 run to open the game and regular-season champion Albany never looked …

Late surge carries UMaine baseball past Bethune-Cookman

Scott Heath’s two-run double highlighted a four-run, eighth-inning uprising Wednesday night that lifted the University of Maine baseball team to an 11-8 victory over Bethune-Cookman …
Utah's Elijah Millsap (13) and Boston Celtics Jonas Jerebko (left) and center Tyler Zeller (44) battle for a rebound during the second half of Wednesday's game at TD Garden in Boston.

Zeller’s buzzer-beater lifts Celtics past Jazz

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics blew an eight-point lead in the final 2:17 but pulled out an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz when center …
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Community rallies in support of Maine high school coach’s son undergoing cancer treatment

LAGRANGE | Few 11-year-olds can boast of earning a state championship ring for his role on a high school basketball team. But it’s all …
Messolonskee High School players celebrate Jacob Dexter's first goal (center) during the Eastern Maine Class B championship game against Winslow High School at Alfond Arena in Orono on Tuesday.

Messalonskee captures fourth consecutive East Class B hockey title

ORONO | Defending Class B state hockey champ Messalonskee High School captured its fourth consecutive Eastern Maine title Tuesday night as the line of …
University of Southern Maine women’'s basketball coach Gary Fifield announces his retirement during a press conference Tuesday at the school in Gorham.

University of Southern Maine coaching legend retires from women’s basketball post

GORHAM | Gary Fifield, who has compiled a record of 660-137 in 27 seasons as the head coach of the University of Southern Maine …

UMF’s Ramsey third at skiing nationals

BEND, Oregon — Emily Ramsey of the University of Maine-Farmington placed third overall in the Female Freestyle Sprint at the 2015 United States Collegiate Ski …

Falmouth considers adding high school cheerleading team

The Falmouth School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly two-and-a-half-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate …
Bangor High School’s Ben Crichton tackles Oxford Hills High School’s Davis Turner during an East Class A playoff game in Bangor last October.

Maine football panel proposes classification changes for 2015 season

AUGUSTA | Amid conversation about tiered scheduling and even a five-class proposal for its sport, the football committee of the Maine Principals’ Association approved …
Houlton High School girls basketball team head coach Shawn Graham (right) reacts to a play during the game against Maranacook Community School Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center.

Houlton, Lawrence should be solid threats to defend girls basketball titles next year

The Houlton High School girls basketball team accomplished a rare feat on Saturday. The Shiretowners captured the Class C state championship without a senior on …

College roundup: Sophomore pitcher helps Maine baseball team gain twinbill split

PORT CHARLOTTE, Florida — Sophomore Jeff Gelinas struck out six and gave up two earned runs to lead the Maine Black Bears to a 9-2 …

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