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NEF Fighter of the Year from Brewer goes undefeated, gets engaged

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 27, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
“I’d say 2016 was a good year for me.”
Mount Desert Island's Devin Parlatore grabs a rebound away from Hermon's Colby Wittmer during their basketball game on Jan. 7, 2016. The Trojans hope to use the template from the school's football success during the basketball season.

Football success a template for MDI boys basketball team

on Dec. 27, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 24, 2016, at 8:33 a.m.
Medomak Valley High School's Cameron Allaire shoots a free throw in the Class B State Championship basketball game in February 2015.

Medomak Valley survives tough early-season stretch unbeaten

By Ernie Clark and Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 21, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.
Piscataquis head coach Jamie Russell (center) runs over a play after the first quarter during their basketball game against Stearns in Millinocket on Tuesday.

Coach passionate about preserving Maine basketball history

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 21, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
More recently, Jamie Russell has traveled the state procuring memorabilia for the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s exhibit at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center.
Bucksport's Brody Boynton (left) tries to pin Foxcroft Academy's Dustin Simmons during the 152-pound championship match at the Penobscot Valley Conference Wrestling Championships at Ellsworth, Jan. 30, 2016.

Bucksport wrestling program pins hopes on building culture

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 21, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
Amid the effort by the community to redefine itself in the aftermath of the closing of its paper mill comes a return to tradition. That’s the case at Bucksport High School, where a Golden Bucks’ wrestling program that not long ago flirted with elimination is experiencing a renaissance.

Medomak Valley working its way back to the top

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
University of Maine forward Andrew Fleming dunks the ball in front of Providence Friars guard Jalen Lindsey during the second half at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday night. The Friars won 79-59.

Fast start propels Providence men’s basketball team past UMaine

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 20, 2016, at 11:21 p.m.

UMaine tops East Tennessee State to reach Miami tournament final

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 19, 2016, at 7:42 p.m.
Tanesha Sutton scored a career-high 16 points and the University of Maine women’s basketball team subdued East Tennessee State’s fast-paced attack to secure a 61-48 victory over the Buccaneers in the opening round of the Miami Holiday Tournament at Coral Gables, Florida, on Monday.
Brewer's Austin Lufkin (left) runs up to sack Lawrence's Braden Ballard during their Class B North quarterfinal at Doyle Field in Brewer on Oct. 30, 2015.

Del Frate, Lucy, Lufkin among Gaziano Award semifinalists

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 19, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
The semifinalists were selected from a field of 25 total nominees.

Slayton’s return to boost state champion GSA

on Dec. 19, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
The University of Maine's Wes Myers puts up a shot over Central Connecticut State University's Eric Bowles during their at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Nov. 30. Myers scored a game-high 21 points in Maine's 85-75 loss to Quinnipiac in Portland on Sunday.

Second-half surge propels Quinnipiac men’s basketball team past UMaine

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 18, 2016, at 4:02 p.m.
The University of Maine's Tanesha Sutton (right) battles for a rebound during a Dec. 7 game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Sutton had 12 points in UMaine's 77-52 victory over Bryant on Saturday.

3-pointers propel UMaine women to third straight win

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 17, 2016, at 8:26 p.m.
George Stevens Academy's Stefan Simmons (center) goes up for two past Ellsworth's Zach Harris (right) during their basketball game in Ellsworth Friday.

George Stevens boys basketball team outlasts Ellsworth

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 16, 2016, at 9:52 p.m.
Coach Dwayne Carter’s club used a 20-0 run at the outset of the second quarter as the catalyst for a 74-67 victory.

Oceanside, Medomak Valley await Midcoast showdown

on Dec. 16, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.

Will youth be served for Hermon boys?

on Dec. 15, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
Brewer's Trey Wood (right) runs into the end zone for a touchdown past Cony's Lucas Tyler during their football game at Doyle Field in Brewer, Oct. 2, 2015.

Brewer football star named Fitzpatrick Trophy finalist

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 15, 2016, at 11:33 a.m.
Brewer’s Trey Wood has been selected as one of three finalists for the 46th annual James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy, symbolic of the state’s top high school senior football player and sportsman.
University of Maine men’s basketball coach Bob Walsh, pictured during a Dec. 3 game against Duke in Durham, North Carolina, writes a regular blog. Nokomis High School boys basketball coach Ryan Martin used one of those posts to help motivate his team.

UMaine basketball coach’s blog enhances Nokomis’ attention to detail

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 14, 2016, at 5:24 p.m.
Tim Boetsch (left) fights Rafael Natal during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York in this November 2016 file photo.

Mainers impacted 2016 mixed martial arts scene at home, nationally

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 14, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
It’s been a big year for mixed martial arts: The Ultimate Fighting Championship was sold for $4 billion, and New York became the final state to legalize professional MMA.

Coach’s blog post enhances Nokomis’ attention to detail

on Dec. 14, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.