Ernie Clark



Searsport teen seeking her sixth straight boxing win

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
Two young prospects from Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs will be back in action Saturday night during an amateur boxing card at the Longley Elementary School in Lewiston.
Tim Boetsch (left) fights Dan Henderson during UFC Fight Night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 6, 2015.

Lincolnville’s Tim Boetsch faces another crossroads UFC bout

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
The former four-time state wrestling champion from Camden-Rockport High School may need another dramatic victory to ensure that his MMA career will continue at the highest level.
Hampden native Chris Morris is the head coach of the Sanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

Hampden native building a coaching career from the ground up

By Ernie Clark on July 03, 2016, at 12:33 p.m.
Communication is at the heart of Chris Morris’ coaching philosophy. “For me, it’s about relationships.”
Lake Region's Kate Hall, here competing in the long jump at the  Class B state track championships on June 6, 2015, in Bath, has advanced to the long-jump finals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Mainer Ben True 11th in men’s 10K at Olympic track trials; Hall, Harris advance

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
North Yarmouth native Ben True’s bid to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in two events ended unsuccessfully Friday night when he placed 11th in the men’s 10,000-meter final at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon. True, a graduate of Greely High School in Cumberland Center, ran among the leaders …
UFC president Dana White sets up a photo with two fighters during the weigh-ins at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Aug. 15, 2014.

UFC reality show coming to Bangor

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 7:59 p.m.
A taping of the reality program “Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight” is scheduled to be held in the grand ballroom of the Cross Insurance Center on Friday, Aug. 5.
Central Aroostook head coach Tim Brewer huddles with the team during a timeout in the third quarter of their Class D Eastern Maine final against Jonesport-Beals at the Bangor Auditorium on Feb. 26, 2011.

Former championship coach returning to lead Houlton boys basketball

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Tim Brewer, who guided his alma mater to four state championships, five Eastern Maine Class D titles and a 251-64 record record good for a .797 winning percentage, is the new head boys basketball coach at Houlton High School.

Seventh-inning rally lifts Yard Goats past Sea Dogs

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
The Hartford Yard Goats rallied with three runs in the seventh inning and took game one of their five-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs 8-5 on Thursday night.

Bangor tops Skowhegan for 7th win

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
At Skowhegan, Kyle Stevenson and Sam Huston teamed up for three hits and three RBIs to lead Bangor’s Coffee News Comrades to a 6-1 victory over Post 16 in American Legion Zone 1 play Thursday evening. Jesse Colford allowed one run over seven innings from the mound, surrendering five hits …

Cumberland’s O’Brien to compete in Trials’ shot put

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2016, at 8:54 p.m.
A seventh Mainer who will compete in this year’s U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials is shot putter Becky O’Brien of Cumberland, a third-year assistant track coach at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. The 25-year-old O’Brien participated in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the discus and the …
Victor Irwin

Former Brewer wrestler to fight for NEF amateur belt

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2016, at 5:52 p.m.
Victor Irwin was a two-time state champion while wrestling for Brewer High School and an All-American in the sport at Eastern Maine Community College. He’ll get a chance to add to that combat sports resume on Sept. 10 when he fights Nick Shea for the New England Fights MMA amateur …
Carsyn Koch (right) nears the finish line to win the 800-meter final at the NCAA Div. II Track and Field Championships held May 28 in Bradenton, Florida.

Versatility at root of Washburn grad’s berth in U.S. Olympic Trials

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Carsyn Koch specialized in versatility while starring in cross-country, soccer, basketball and track at Washburn District High School, but a collegiate focus on a single event has landed her in the same spotlight.
Isaiah Harris

7 Mainers to compete in US Olympic Trials for track and field

By Ernie Clark on June 28, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
Riley Masters of Veazie and Bangor High School is one of six Mainers who have declared to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field, which run from July 1 through July 10 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Matthew …
Veazie native Riley Masters, seen crossing the finish line in the Beach to Beacon 10K on Aug. 3, 2013, in Cape Elizabeth,  will compete in the 5,000-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday in Eugene, Oregon.

Bangor High graduate poised for Olympic Trials encore

By Ernie Clark on June 28, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
“This is my legitimate shot at making the Olympic team, so this time it’s all about trying to qualify for Rio.”
Trevor DeLaite of Bangor High School, pictured during an April 20 game at Mansfield Stadium, has been selected as Mr. Maine Baseball as the recipient of the John W. Winkin Award given to the state’s top senior player.

Bangor pitcher named Maine’s Mr. Baseball

By Ernie Clark on June 24, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
“I can attack hitters, and people will make plays that not many people can make, so it’s definitely a privilege to play with such good teams.”

Stearns players to join Lee on cooperative girls soccer team

By Ernie Clark on June 24, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
Several girls soccer players from Stearns High School in Millinocket have a new home for the 2016 season.

New coach seeks to boost Mattanawcook boys basketball program

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
“From what I’ve seen so far, there’s definitely some talent there.”
The Coffee News Comrades of Bangor hoist the championship trophy after rallying for seven runs in the eighth inning to overcome a four-run deficit to beat Morrill Post 35 of South Portland for the American Legion baseball state title at Wainright Recreation Complex in South Portland on Aug. 2, 2015.

Bangor begins quest for third straight Legion baseball state title

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
The high-density American Legion Zone 1 baseball regular season, which involves 21 games in 30 days, kicked off Monday, with each team slated for five games this week.

MCI senior ties for second at New England interscholastic golf meet

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
Eric Dugas of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield shot a 1-over-par 73 on Wednesday to finish tied for second in the 26th annual New England Interscholastic Boys and Girls Golf Championships held at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, New Hampshire.
Belfast's Drew Nealey

Eastern Maine athletes shine at New Balance Nationals

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
Drew Nealey of Northport and Austin Lufkin of Clifton came up with big performances over the weekend at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championships at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Summer solstice, with an eye toward the basketball future

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine – The gymnasium was warm Monday night, but not because it was packed with fans as it might be during the heart of winter. The gathering of parents and friends was surprisingly large for this time of year, but the heat of the night was merely the warmth …