ORONO — Coming off Wednesday night’s eye-opening victory at Vermont, the University of Maine might have been ripe for a letdown Saturday night. The Black Bears weren’t about to let that happen. UMaine played well early and built a 19-point lead on its way… Read More
    The schedule is unique and the travel considerable, but little is stopping the boys basketball team at Islesboro Central School this winter. The Eagles are off to their best start in a decade, boasting a 10-1 record good for second place in Western Maine Class D… Read More
    During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Old Town High School hockey program dominated Class B. During one five-year stretch, Old Town went 94-10 and won four Eastern Maine titles and two state championships. However, when Sockalexis Arena on Indian Island closed its… Read More
    Hey Patriots fans, get over it. The Jets backed up their boasts. Don’t worry, the Jets won’t beat the Steelers. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has one major attribute that Patriots QB Tom Brady doesn’t: Mobility. Roethlisberger can improvise with his quick feet. Read More
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Tyler Kelley made a steal and converted a conventional three-point play with 22.7 seconds left to give St. Joseph’s College the lead for good in a key Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory over Albertus Magnus. The Falcons missed two 3-point attempts in the… Read More
    ORONO — With first place in the America East standings riding on the outcome and the largest crowd of the season in the seats, the University of Maine men’s basketball team did not disappoint Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears suffocated Binghamton University with their tight-knit defense… Read More
    ORONO — Binghamton University may have been playing its second straight road game Saturday afternoon, but the Bearcats quickly warmed to the surroundings in Alfond Arena. Binghamton took advantage of its aggressiveness and unselfishness in the open court, shredding the University of Maine’s defense while breezing… Read More
    POTSDAM, N.Y. — Kevin Loiselle scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday to lead the University of Maine-Fort Kent to a 74-59 Sunrise Conference men’s basketball victory over the State University of New York at Canton. Manny Odugbela had 11 points and four assists for the… Read More
    ORONO — To win tight games, a team must execute down the stretch. Sunday afternoon, the University of Maine made just enough clutch plays to get the job done. Senior Tanna Ross of Newburgh banked in a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left,… Read More
    LEWISTON — The Bates College Bobcats received scoring contributions from 11 different players as they rolled past to a 77-40 women’s basketball win over the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners Friday night. Christine McCall paced Bates College with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Taryn O’Connell scored 11. Read More
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Hartford rattled off a 16-7 spurt to open the second half to transform a six-point halftime lead into a comfortable 41-26 lead and the Hawks pulled away for a 73-43 America East victory over the cold-shooting University of Maine Wednesday night. Read More
    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… Read More
    CALAIS — This was supposed to be the season when everyone caught up to the Calais boys basketball program. The Blue Devils ran through several classes of players en route to three Class C state titles and four regional crowns during the last five years, as… Read More
    PORTLAND — The University of Maine men’s hockey team needed a wake-up call in its exhibition game against the United States National Team Development Program’s Under-18 squad. It came in the way of a game-opening goal by Team USA’s Reid Boucher, whose power-play goal supplied the… Read More
    One day at a time. That is how Rachele Burns plans to deal with her most recent injury. The redshirt freshman on the University of Maine women’s basketball team will miss the rest of the 2010-11 season with an injury to her left knee. Read More
    BREWER — Edward Little entered Tuesday night’s Class A schoolboy basketball game with a distinct height advantage over Brewer, and the Red Eddies from Auburn didn’t waste time putting it to good use. Senior forward Bo Leary scored 10 of his game-high 28 points to spark… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys basketball team had won its first five games of the season by an astonishing average of 32.6 points, which begged the question of how the Eagles would respond to a serious challenge. That challenge came Tuesday evening from similarly undefeated Presque… Read More
    ORONO — Despite dealing with another headache and continued disappointment, Samantha Wheeler was her usual cheery self Tuesday afternoon. Rather than playing basketball, the University of Maine junior is playing a waiting game as she recovers from a concussion suffered during a Nov. 29 practice. Read More
    Last season, University of Maine men’s hockey defensemen Will O’Neill and Jeff Dimmen combined for 61 points. The University of Wisconsin defense duo of Hobey Baker Award finalist Brendan Smith and Justin Schultz were the only set to outscore the Black Bear pair with their 74… Read More