Ernie Clark


Bangor High School's head Baseball coach Jeff Fahey looks on from the dug out during action against Brewer at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor in this 2015 file photo.

A walk-off for Fahey: Bangor baseball coach ends impressive 16-year run

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 28, 2016, at 8:23 p.m.
“After we won in June, I took the summer to think about it. I struggled with it, but after coaching for 30 years [overall], I just felt this was a good time to go.”
Derek Shorey of Dover-Foxcroft celebrates after beating Pete Rogers Jr. in a Sept. 23 featherweight fight at the CES MMA 38 show in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Dover-Foxcroft native scores first-round CES victory

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
“The reason I still fight now is honestly because it’s something I’m good at, and I’m starting to realize I could make a future for myself with it.”
Tim Boetsch (right) fights against Josh Samman during UFC Fight Night at Denny Sanford Premier Center, July 13, 2016.

Boetsch to fight on UFC card that features McGregor

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:16 a.m.
When the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion invades the world’s most famous arena for the first time on Nov. 12, Tim Boetsch will be there.
Carl Parker of Bangor is a veteran AAU and high school basketball coach.

Bangor coach enshrined in New England AAU Hall of Fame

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 26, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
“When you talk of the success of Maine AAU, the conversation has to start with Carl Parker.”

Motivated Old Town cools off Hermon

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 16, 2016, at 10:25 p.m.

Ex-heavyweight champ to appear at Portland boxing show

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 16, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will be the featured guest as the Portland Boxing Club stages its 103rd show on Nov. 12 at the Portland Exposition Building.
Croix Albee of Mount Desert Island (39) is upended after running for a gain during an October 2015 game against Old Town. The junior hopes to help the Trojans from Bar Harbor knock off two-time defending Class C champion Winslow on Saturday afternoon.

Can Winslow be beaten? MDI football team poised to take its shot

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 15, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
At high school football practices around Class C North it’s known as “Winslow Week.”
Referee Kevin MacDonald raises Josh Harvey's arm after his victory over Matt Denning (left) at the New England Fights NEF 22 mixed martial arts and boxing event last April at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Lewiston fight card to receive big-time TV exposure

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 14, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
“We’ve had close to two dozen guys over the last three years who have gone from CES to the UFC, and that’s a pretty cool thing.”
Brewer's Drew Baker (right) stops a shot from Bangor's Carson Atherley during their soccer game on Sept. 7 in Bangor.

Ivy League next stop for Bangor soccer standout

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 13, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
“I think the whole Ivy League experience really sets me up for success in the future.”
Maine Central Institute's Willie Moss (left) fights for yards against Oak Hill during their Class D football state championship game at Alfond Stadium in Orono, Nov. 20, 2015.

What to watch for the 2016 high school football season

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 13, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
The evidence is already in that the eight programs that appeared in last year’s state finals are in no hurry to relinquish those opportunities.
Team USA One training before the start of The Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, 2016.

After beating cancer, Olympics are a breeze for Maine sailor

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 11, 2016, at 7:11 a.m.
“The fact was I had cancer, and it was going to take my leg off — that was fine,” he said. “It was an active choice. I wasn’t burdened by the decision. I wasn’t the victim in this situation. I was totally taking control.”
Cole Anderson of Camden watches his shot during the final round of the American Junior Golf Association Coca-Cola Junior Championship Thursday at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. He finished in third place.

This teen golfer is taking aim at PGA

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 10, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Cole Anderson, 15, doesn’t see himself needing to match or one-up previous accomplishments — his competitive goals are geared toward achieving high-end staying power in the game.
Brewer's Trey Wood (right) runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Cony in this file photo during a game last October. Wood rushed for 157 yards and scored three touchdowns in Brewer's 33-2 win over Mt. Blue Friday night in Brewer.

A fine line propels Brewer past Mt. Blue

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 09, 2016, at 10:23 p.m.

HS preview: ‘We before me’: Hermon football hopes to start win streak

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 08, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
“We keep preaching that it’s ‘we before me,’ and they’ve been doing a great job with it.”
Rachael Joyce, 24, of Veazie, stands with custom-built skis at Volition Ski Co., which she helps run with her fiance and the company's founder, Christopher Bagley.

Veazie woman finally lands rare MMA fight after one-year hiatus

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 08, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
For Rachael Joyce of Veazie and Jessica Borga of Lakeland, Florida, patience has paid off. Each will end a nearly one-year break from competition when they face off Saturday night as part of NEF 25 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.
Bangor's Kyle Jeffrey (center) leaps for a header past Brewer's Collin Rhoads-Doyle (left) and Caleb Wood during their soccer game on Wednesday in Bangor. Bangor won 1-0.

Bangor boys soccer team holds off stubborn Brewer

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 07, 2016, at 9:17 p.m.
The Bangor High School boys soccer team showed off its youthful experience during a 1-0 Class A victory over rival Brewer on Wednesday.
A hundred championship banners, 99 state titles and one New England crown, can be seen hanging on Sept. 2 in the school’s Red Barry Gym at Bangor High School.

Banner-filled wall both legacy, motivation for Bangor athletic program

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 06, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“There’s no other wall in the state that looks that impressive and that has so many banners hanging on it.”

Foxcroft to face Madison-Carrabec in football home opener

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 05, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
Coach Danny White’s club will face Madison-Carrabec in a 7 p.m. start at Oakes Field.
Dexter senior Brayden Miller scrambles for yardage as he is tackled by Houlton senior Jacob Fox and junior Dylan Swimm during the mutual 2016 opener on Sept. 3.

Dexter football team uses balance, motivation in win

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 03, 2016, at 8:05 p.m.
The Dexter Tigers accomplished several goals during their season-opening 38-6 LTC Class D football victory over Houlton on Saturday afternoon.
Brunswick's Jesse Devereaux (left) breaks a tackle attempt by Hampden Academy's Mike Labun during a season-opening game at Hampden Academy on Friday night.

Defending champion Brunswick overpowers Hampden

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 02, 2016, at 10:11 p.m.