Ernie Clark

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Washington Academy's D.J. Miller (left) and Sumner High School's Jordan Piper battle for the ball during their soccer game in East Machias on Oct. 25.

Defending ‘C’ boys soccer champs stay unbeaten

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 29, 2016, at 11:24 p.m.
Husson's Ellis Throckmorton (left) watches as the offense makes a play during their football game against Anna Maria on Oct. 22 at Winkin Sports Complex in Bangor.

Late-blooming Bangor linebacker emerges as leader of Husson defense

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 29, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“Ellis studies the game, he has good size, and he can cover a lot of ground, and that combination really helps him,” said Husson coach Gabby Price.

MCI caps off unbeaten regular season, knocks Mount View out of playoff contention

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 28, 2016, at 9:55 p.m.
The undefeated Maine Central Institute Huskies scored a victory for two teams Friday night.
Washington Academy boys soccer coach Chris Gardner (right) talks to the players during the game against Sumner High School in East Machias on Tuesday.

Washington County native juggles 4 jobs while coaching a team with a 33-game unbeaten streak

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 28, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“It’s kind of that quintessential life in Washington County,” Chris Gardner said. “No person gets away with one job, you’ve got to have two or three to make it all work.”

Shorthanded Stearns perseveres in aftermath of SUV crash

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 27, 2016, at 8:04 p.m.
Old Town's Hunter Brasslett (left) looks to throw down field past Belfast during their football game at Old Town in this September 2016 file photo.

As Maine football postseason begins, one playoff berth still at stake

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 27, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
While seven of the state’s eight high school football regions begin postseason play this weekend, there’s still one playoff berth to be determined.

Late goals lift Bangor boys soccer team past Brunswick

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 26, 2016, at 9:59 p.m.
Coffee News Manager David Morris (right) meets with his pitcher and infielders during a turbulent eighth inning of the American Legion baseball state championship game at Wainwright Recreation Complex in South Portland in this August 2015 file photo.

Veteran coach named to lead Bangor High baseball program

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 26, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
“It’s a position only two people have occupied in nearly 50 years, that in itself is quite humbling.”
 George Stevens Academy's Taylor Schildroth (center) celebrates after scoring against Orono during their Class C North quarterfinal soccer game on Tuesday in Orono.

Hat trick helps George Stevens boys soccer team turn tables on top-ranked Orono

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 25, 2016, at 8:05 p.m.
All three goals came on breakaways in the offensive end where Taylor Schildroth gained possession and got behind the Orono defense to ground the ball past the Red Riots goalie.
A referee gets too close to the action and is taken down by Husson's John Smith (right) and Anna Maria's Jeavin Milhouse during their football game at Winkin Sports Complex in Bangor Saturday.

Husson football team shatters records in rout of Anna Maria

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 22, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
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Orono's Zack Pinto (left) celebrates with his coach after making an interception during their football game against Dexter on Friday in Orono.

Orono holds off Dexter in key LTC clash

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 21, 2016, at 11:24 p.m.
Orono rallied from a pair of early two-touchdown deficits to outlast the Tigers 27-26.
Foxcroft Academy head coach Stephanie Smith (center) amps up her team before their field hockey game against Hermon in Dover-Foxcroft Wednesday.

Undefeated Foxcroft field hockey team winning the numbers game

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 20, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
Foxcroft joins two-time defending Class B state champion York as the only undefeated, untied teams statewide this year.
Sophomore David Kirshkaln has no doubt which team has the football after an MCI fumble in the first quarter (to the right is senior Chandler Perkins), Oct. 10, 2016.

Dexter, Orono meet in LTC football clash among key games with playoff implications

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 20, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
Week 8 marks the final opportunity for teams around the state in Classes A, B, C and D South to stake their claim on first-round byes, home-field advantage or merely a postseason berth.
Field hockey sticks lay on the ground while the Foxcroft Academy team is announced before the start of their game against Hermon in Dover-Foxcroft Wednesday.

Foxcroft field hockey team ousts Hermon to remain undefeated

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 19, 2016, at 7:49 p.m.
“Obviously we put the ball in the cage, which is what we needed to do,” said Foxcroft coach Stephanie Smith.
Houlton players celebrate after defeating Gray-New Gloucester in the Class B girls state championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this February 2016 file photo.

Class B basketball state finals moved to Augusta

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 19, 2016, at 4:22 p.m.
Bangor Christian School’s Erik Gorczok (left) takes control of the ball from Schenck’s  Dylan Danforth during their soccer game at Bangor Christian School on Monday.

Footloose in Bangor: Soccer teams shine on Broadway

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 19, 2016, at 1:30 a.m.
Brewer’s Matt Pushard delivers a pitch against Bangor in May 2015 at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. The Maine Principals’ Association has developed a pitch-count proposal that will face a membership vote on Nov. 17. BDN File

MPA panel develops pitch-count proposal for high school baseball

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:33 p.m.
“We’re going to send this proposal back to the sports medicine committee to see if there’s anything they want to tweak.”
University of Maine linebacker Sterling Sheffield (left) sacks University at Albany quarterback Neven Sussman on a key fourth-quarter play during Saturday's Colonial Athletic Association football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono. The Black Bears knocked off the No. 17 Great Danes 20-16.

Surging UMaine football team knocks off No. 17 UAlbany

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 15, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
Keep it here all afternoon for live updates from the University of Maine’s Colonial Athletic Association football game against No. 17 Albany at Alfond Stadium.
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MCI football team outslugs Orono for coach’s 100th win

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 14, 2016, at 10:37 p.m.
MCI used a powerful running game and a prideful defense to hold off Orono 35-25 in a battle of unbeatens at Alumni Field on Friday night.
Devin Powell (right) fights Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy's Jon Lemke during their catchweight bout as part of the reality program "Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight" event at the Cross Insurance Center grand ballroom in Bangor, Aug. 5, 2016.

Bangor-area veterans to highlight NEF 26

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 14, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Two former teammates will clash in the main event of New England Fights’ Nov. 19 mixed martial arts card at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.