Ernie Clark


Patrick Kelly of Rockport (right) sizes up Rafael Velado during their New England Fights amateur lightweight title fight on June 17 in Lewiston. The 52-year-old Kelly beat Velado to claim the belt.

Rockport fighter, a ‘man who knows no limits,’ wins MMA title at 52

By Ernie Clark on June 25, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
“Pat Kelly is as fierce a competitor as they come,” NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson said. “His dedication to health and fitness and his endless quest to challenge himself is inspiring.”
Orono High School's Jackson Coutts (right) receives the Dr. John Winkin Award as Maine's Mr. Baseball from Nick Caiazzo, president of Maine Baseball Coaches Association, at Colby College in Waterville on Friday.

Orono’s Coutts wins Mr. Baseball award

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 8:39 p.m.

Husson men’s basketball team adds third Florida recruit

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Dylan Angel is the latest newcomer to the Husson University men’s basketball program.

Ex-UMaine player transfers again

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
Kevin Little, the former University of Maine men’s basketball player who transferred to Colorado State University, is on the move again.
Jacare Souza (red gloves) fights Tim Boetsch (blue gloves) during UFC 208 at Barclays Center, Feb. 11, 2017.

Lincolnville native to face former champion in UFC test

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.
Tim Boetsch typically hasn’t been the bigger combatant during his 21 previous Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts.

New Nokomis football coach to emphasize hard work

By Ernie Clark on June 22, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Devin Powell (right) kicks Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy's Jon Lemke in the leg during their catchweight bout as part of the reality program "Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight" event at the Cross Insurance Center in August 2016.

Wells fighter primed for second UFC bout on Sunday

By Ernie Clark on June 22, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
“It’s the same as everywhere else, it’s just a bigger stage and brighter lights,” said Powell.
Peter Kemble, pictured during Bangor High School's Class A North quarterfinal victory over Hampden Academy on June 8, will play this summer in the South Florida Collegiate League in preparation for his freshman season at the University of Maine. 
Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Bangor baseball ace to hone pitching skills in Florida

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.
Alex McKenney of Hampden Academy is one of several eastern Maine baseball standouts scheduled to play in the 10th Maine-New Hampshire Senior All-Star Game in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Area standouts playing in Maine-New Hampshire baseball all-star game

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
The nine-inning matchup is set for a noon start at Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Phil Faulkner

Maine Sports Legends to induct new class Sunday

By Ernie Clark on June 20, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
The Maine Sports Legends will hold its annual Hall of Honors ceremony Sunday at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.
In the center Bangor High School Assistant baseball Coach, Tim Bush celebrates with the team after defeating Falmouth High School for the class A State Championship, Saturday at Fred Morton Field in Augusta.

Bangor’s blend of experience, youth produces another baseball state title

By Ernie Clark on June 19, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
“There most definitely was some pressure, but I just tried to go out there and have fun,” said junior Zach Ireland.

Wood falls in Maine return; NEF schedules August card in Bangor

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2017, at 8:09 p.m.
Members of the Bangor baseball team show off their championship trophy after beating Falmouth 4-3 in nine innings to win the Class A state baseball title at Morton Field in Augusta on Saturday.

Four in a row: Ninth-inning rally lifts Bangor to Class A baseball title

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2017, at 9:05 p.m.

Volk pitches Scarborough to Class A softball crown

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2017, at 8:26 p.m.
The Class A North baseball champion Bangor Rams will face Falmouth on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the state title.

Bangor, Old Town, Searsport seek to extend championship streaks

By Ernie Clark on June 16, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
A win would make the Rams the first Class A baseball team to win four straight state titles since Bangor won consecutive crowns between 1994 and 1997.
The Searsport baseball team holds its championship trophy aloft after defeating Penobscot Valley 10-2 to win their second straight Class D state championship in 2016.

Tradition, talent take Searsport baseball to brink of third straight state title

By Ernie Clark on June 16, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s all baseball,” said John Frye, baseball coach at Searsport District High School. “People want to talk about how basketball is the big thing there, but if you look at the trophy case and you look around it’s been baseball.”
Tyler Welch (right) of Bangor Christian scrambles back to third base as Fort Fairfield's Jared Harvey fails to handle the throw from the catcher during their Class D North baseball championship game on Thursday in Bangor.

Bangor Christian baseball team peaks for state championship run

By Ernie Clark on June 15, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
The Bangor High School baseball team celebrates its 3-0 win over Mt. Ararat in the Class A regional championship Wednesday in Augusta. The Rams face Falmouth Saturday at 2 p.m. in Augusta for the state championship.

Bangor tops Mt. Ararat for fourth straight ‘A’ regional baseball title

By Ernie Clark on June 14, 2017, at 9:03 p.m.
Ray Wood (center) celebrates with his wife (left), Tiana, and friend Mark Heathcote, after winning an EFC III bout in Mulvene, Kansas.

Bucksport native set for return to Maine MMA roots

By Ernie Clark on June 14, 2017, at 12 p.m.
“All Busy” might be a better description for Ray “All Business” Wood’s life during the last year.
Third baseman Jared Harvey of Fort Fairfield applies the tag to Bangor Christian baserunner Johnathan Cormier during Tuesday's Class D North baseball title game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Bangor Christian tops Fort Fairfield for ‘D’ North baseball crown

By Ernie Clark on June 13, 2017, at 9:11 p.m.