Larry Mahoney

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Stony Brook, UMaine women’s sum

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 15, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
Goaltender Rob McGovern leads his University of Maine teammates onto the ice for Saturday's hockey game against the University of Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston. The sophomore registered his first career shutout to backstop the Black Bears' 4-0 victory.

Fabulous at Fenway: UMaine’s McGovern shuts out UConn

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:16 p.m.
Naira Caceres of the University of Maine (right), pictured during a Nov. 11 game in Bangor, scored a career-high 11 points on Saturday but the Black Bears dropped a 55-41 decision to Stony Brook University on Long Island.

Stony Brook stymies cold-shooting UMaine women

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 14, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
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Stingy defense keys Nokomis girls’ 8-1 start

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7 a.m.
John Bapst's Gracie Philippon (right) fades a shot past Central's Emma Campbell during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday.

Central hangs on to edge John Bapst girls on Sydney Allen free throws

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 13, 2017, at 11:16 p.m.
Flagman Jordan Harnish starts the Dysart's Late Model 40 lap race at Speedway 95 in Hermon, June 29, 2013.

Former Unity Raceway manager joins Speedway 95 staff

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 13, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
This weekend marks the unofficial start to the auto racing season with the 29th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo at the Augusta Civic Center. There already are some changes in store for 2017 involving Speedway 95 in Hermon.

UConn upends UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 12, 2017, at 9:37 p.m.
It was more of the same for the University of Maine men’s hockey team on Thursday night.
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Shead girls taking aim at defending regional basketball title

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
Wes Myers

Junior guard scores 31 points to rally UMaine men past UMass Lowell

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 11, 2017, at 9:45 p.m.
UMaine snapped a seven-game losing streak and is 5-13 overall, 1-2 in America East.
Senior Mark Anthoine of the University of Maine climbs out of the tunnel at Frozen Fenway in Boston in 2014.

UMaine hockey team excited for ‘Frozen Fenway,’ but focused on Thursday game

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 11, 2017, at 1:51 p.m.
“There are no words to describe it. It was one of the best hockey experiences I’ve ever had.”
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade and the University of North Carolina, pictured during a 2016 game in Orono, is among more than 30 Maine high school players who have reached the Division I level after playing for the Maine Majestix program. Majestix founders Brian Bernatchez and Amy Bernatchez have chosen Colby College coach Kelly Terwilliger to run the program starting in March.

Majestix founders choose Colby coach to take over successful field hockey program

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 11, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
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Youthful Southern Aroostook adapting nicely without injured star Mathers

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 1 p.m.
Josie Varney of Oakland competes in a game for St. Paul's School in New Hampshire last season. The senior, who will attend Duke on a field hockey scholarship, hopes to compete for the U.S. Junior National team on an upcoming European tour.

Maine field hockey star eyes Junior National team spot for European tour

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 09, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
ANALYSIS
University of Maine Orono ice hockey players line up before a home game against Quinnipiac in Orono in this October 2016 file photo.

Loss to Under-18 team may define hockey season for UMaine men

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 09, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
One of two things will happen over the final 14 games of the regular season, all of which are Hockey East games.
University of Maine interim coach Amy Vachon watches as time expires during the first half of their game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. Vachon is coaching the team in the absence of head coach Richard Barron, who is on medical leave for an undisclosed illness.

Vachon makes successful debut as UMaine’s fill-in head coach

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 07, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Vachon guided the Black Bears to a convincing 72-40 America East victory over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, player Tyler Moore (left) battles for a rebound against Maine's Anita Kelava during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. The Black Bears won 72-40.

UMaine women end four-game skid with rout of UMBC

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 07, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
The Black Bears played smothering player-to-player defense to post a 72-40 America East victory against a University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

USA Under-18 posts comfortable win over UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 06, 2017, at 9:43 p.m.
The skillful Americans dominated the Black Bears with their superior speed and cruised to a comfortable 6-2 victory.
Washington Academy pitcher Gage Feeney winds up at St. Joseph's College in Standish as his team defeats Sacopee Valley High School for the State Class C Baseball Championship on June 21, 2014.

Former Washington Academy star looking forward to USM baseball career

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 06, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
“My chances of getting mound time weren’t very high, so I felt the best chance of having a long and fun playing career was by going to USM.”
Robin Hoglund

UMaine winger excited for first game in nearly two years

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 05, 2017, at 11:46 a.m.
“He is a big, strong physical kid who can skate,” said UMaine head coach Red Gendron.
University of Maine women's basketball head coach Richard Barron

Vermont upsets UMaine women’s basketball team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 04, 2017, at 9:51 p.m.
UMaine suffered its fourth straight loss and fell to 7-9.