Posts Tagged ‘America East’

 
Alasdair Fraser of the University of Main e(12) tips a rebound away from Hartford's Morgan Sabia (23) during the second half of Wednesday's America East game at Alfond Arena in Orono. The Hawks edged the Black Bears 61-59.

Hartford men’s basketball slips past Maine

By Pete Warner on Jan. 05, 2011, at 7 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine has won seven men’s basketball games this season in large part because of its defensive efforts. The Hartford Hawks were able to make the Black Bears do some extra work on that end of the floor Wednesday night and took advantage of their own …
Andrew Rogers (left) and Gerald McLemore (32) of the University of Maine will be among the key players who look to carry coach Ted Woodward's Black Bears to an America East men's basketball championship this season. UMaine opens Friday at Utah Valley State.

Maine men’s basketball looks to take next step

By Pete Warner on Nov. 09, 2010, at 8:10 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine is among the Division I men’s basketball programs that have never qualified for the NCAA tournament. The Black Bears hope to scratch their name from that list and add it to the roster of America East champions this season. With a nucleus that features …

UMaine’s Newton AE offensive player of year

BDN staff reports on Nov. 03, 2010, at 8:32 p.m.
Kelly Newton of the University of Maine has been named the America East Field Hockey Player of the Year. She is the first Black Bear to achieve such recognition. The junior from Vancouver, British Columbia, also was a unanimous all-conference, first-team selection and was among six Black Bears to earn …

Congratulations to MMA, Breton, Laughlin, Giants

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 02, 2010, at 6:14 p.m.
Congratulations are in order for: THE MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY football team. The resilient Mariners had to deal with the tragic death of 24-year-old assistant coach Richard Dykas II in a pickup truck accident 10 days ago, but they were able to still go out and beat Bridgewater State 35-13 Saturday. …

Several newcomers in mix for UMaine hoop teams

By Pete Warner on Nov. 01, 2010, at 7:35 p.m.
Judging from the weekend’s exhibition action, there are likely to be some new faces making significant contributions to the University of Maine men’s and women’s basketball teams this season. Both of the Black Bears’ first-year players played often and played well for Ted Woodward’s squad, while Cindy Blodgett’s women incorporated …

Maine women advance to America East final

BDN staff reports on Oct. 31, 2010, at 9:35 p.m.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Carolyne Nellis scored two goals, one in each half, on Sunday afternoon as the University of Maine women’s soccer team became the first No. 6 seed to advance to the America East championship game with a 3-1 semifinal victory over No. 2 Stony Brook. Coach Scott …
Husson's Brianna Hanscom , left, and Halley McGee, right, try to corral Maine's Ali Nalivaika (33) in the first half of their game at the University of Maine, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. Maine won 88-44. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

UMaine basketball teams win exhibitions

By Pete Warner on Oct. 31, 2010, at 6:47 p.m.
ORONO | Amber Smith knew last December she wouldn’t be playing until the 2010-11 basketball season. The University of Maine freshman guard demonstrated Sunday afternoon that she has made considerable strides in her game, contributing eight points, eight steals and six rebounds in the Black Bears’ 88-44 exhibition victory …
Maine freshman Eric White of Brewer tries out one of the team's newly issued metal bats during practice in the Mahaney Dome in Orono Wednesday. The NCAA has implemented new standards for metal baseball bats in an effort to more closely align their performance with that of traditional wood bats.

Revamped aluminum bats have less punch

By Pete Warner on Oct. 29, 2010, at 5:29 p.m.
ORONO — The distinctive “ping” of aluminum bats has resonated in ballparks at college and high school baseball games for more than 35 years. Starting next spring, that ringing sound will be replaced more of a dull “clink.” The National Collegiate Athletic Association has implemented new standards for metal baseball …

Five UMaine women’s soccer players honored

BDN staff reports on Oct. 27, 2010, at 9:32 p.m.
Senior midfielder Kelsey Wilson of Gorham was named to the All-America East second team by the league’s coaches on Wednesday and she will lead the Black Bears into their America East quarterfinal at Hartford tonight at 6. Maine is 7-8 overall and earned the sixth seed with a 3-5 league …
Bangor native Pete Babcock watches as the University of Maine men's basketball team goes through a Monday afternoon practice session at Memorial Gym in Orono. Babcock, a scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was believed to be looking at Black Bears junior Gerald McLemore. (BDN Photo by Gabor Degre)

Cavaliers scout, Bangor native visits UMaine

By Pete Warner on Oct. 25, 2010, at 8:26 p.m.
    ORONO — Pete Babcock's dream was to make it to the National Basketball Association.     While he admittedly didn't have the physical skills to play at that level, his knowledge of the game, inner drive and polished communication skills have made him a fixture in the NBA for more …

UMaine men show defensive intensity in Blue-White scrimmage

By Pete Warner on Oct. 24, 2010, at 6:19 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine men’s basketball team will play 12 regular-season home games on its home court at Alfond Arena. Coach Ted Woodward’s Black Bears got their first opportunity to get re-acclimated to the floor and the atmosphere during Sunday’s annual Blue-White scrimmage. Approximately 150 fans turned out …

Stony Brook edges UMaine women; Black Bears in tourney contention

on Oct. 21, 2010, at 10:34 p.m.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Dominique Adamo scored her second goal of the game at the 43-minute mark Thursday night, giving Stony Brook the eventual game-winner in a 2-1 America East women’s soccer victory over the University of Maine. Adamo had given the Seawolves (5-9-2, 4-2-1 AE) a 1-0 lead five …

Husson swimmers open season Saturday

By Robby MacDonald on Oct. 21, 2010, at 6:03 p.m.
Husson University swimming opens the 2010-11 season Saturday at the Blue Jay Pentathlon hosted by St. Joseph’s (Conn.) College. The Eagles will race under interim head coach Bruce Babin, appointed recently following the resignation of Jeff Wren, who had coached the team for two years. “Overall, the makeup of the …

‘Her Game’ film spotlights leadership in UMaine women’s basketball

By Pete Warner on Oct. 19, 2010, at 5:19 p.m.
Donna Rae Warren spent the 1997-98 season with unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the University of Maine women’s basketball team. She and her film crew shot more than 300 hours of footage in the process. This week, more than 12 years after embarking on the project, the independent filmmaker is releasing …

UMaine women cancel hoop scrimmage

By Pete Warner on Oct. 18, 2010, at 8:43 p.m.
    Cindy Blodgett wants every available player in uniform when the UMaine women's basketball team opens its season Nov. 13 at home against Harvard.     For that reason, the Black Bears' fourth-year coach has canceled the annual Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage.     Coach Ted Woodward's men's squad will play its scrimmage …

Breton goal lifts Maine by Hartford

BDN staff reports on Oct. 17, 2010, at 9:17 p.m.
ORONO — Hannah Breton’s first-half goal lifted the Maine Black Bears to a 1-0 women’s soccer victory over the Hartford Hawks Sunday. Breton controlled a rebounded shot off the goalie and drained the ball into an empty net as the Bears went on to improve to 7-6 overall and 3-3 …

House, Dimmen CLASS Award finalists

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 15, 2010, at 8:18 p.m.
University of Maine senior center and captain Tanner House and senior defenseman and assistant captain Jeff Dimmen are two of 20 men’s hockey finalists for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be Division I …

UMaine men 3rd, women 8th in AE hoop polls

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 10:30 p.m.
College basketball coaches, as a rule, try not to put a lot of stock in preseason polls. That said, there is no denying a team’s place in the voting hierarchy is a reflection of what a program has done lately. Coach Ted Woodward’s University of Maine men were selected to …

Bears blank UMBC

BDN staff reports on Oct. 07, 2010, at 9:48 p.m.
ORONO — Courtney Harnais scored off a Nikki Misener assist just 31 seconds into the game as the University of Maine held on to beat UMBC 1-0 in an America East Conference women’s soccer game Thursday. Meagan Price-Leibenzeder saved three of seven shots for the 6-4 Black Bears. Lauren Kadet …

Point guard Mattice commits to UMaine

By Pete Warner on Oct. 06, 2010, at 9:16 p.m.
Most Division I coaches who evaluated Kelsey Mattice got stuck on the fact she stands only 5-foot-5. University of Maine women's basketball coach Cindy Blodgett looked past the point guard's stature and instead saw her considerable skills. Mattice plans to prove the doubters wrong at the Division I level next …
 
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