Larry Mahoney


Bucksport's Madysen Robichaud leaps to snag an out from Orono during their softball game in Bucksport Thursday.

Bucksport softball team rallies by Orono to remain undefeated

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 8:41 p.m.
The Bucksport High School Golden Bucks, who have won four Class C North softball championships and three state titles over the past five seasons, took advantage of three Orono errors.

Can anyone challenge undefeated Penobscot Valley for ‘D’ North softball title?

on May 25, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.

Incoming UMaine freshman earns hockey playoffs MVP award

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
University of Maine's Nolan Vesey (left) tries to move the puck past New Hampshire's Dylan Maller during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono on Dec. 3, 2016.

Former goalie offered assistant hockey coaching job at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Former University of Maine goalie Alfie Michaud, who was the school’s first-year volunteer goalie coach this past season, could be named the full-time assistant replacing Jay Leach as soon as Thursday.
Chris Bec of the University of Maine takes a healthy cut during the opening game of the America East baseball tournament on Wednesday at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. Albany blanked the Black Bears 3-0.

UMaine stays alive in America East baseball tourney with 11-inning win

By Larry Mahoney on May 24, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
The 21-28 Black Bears went an eye-opening 0-for-13 with men on base to find themselves staring at a 6 p.m. elimination game against the loser of the contest between No. 3 Stony Brook and sixth seed Hartford.
 Former University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins, pictured during a 2016 game against Connecticut, has signed a contract to play for the Frankfurt Universe of the German Football League.

Former UMaine quarterback signs pro deal in Germany

By Larry Mahoney on May 24, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.
MILLINOCKET, MAINE -- 12/20/2016 - Piscataquis head coach Jamie Russell (left) yells a play to his team during their basketball game against Stearns in Millinocket Tuesday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Longtime boys coach Jamie Russell takes Central girls basketball post

By Larry Mahoney on May 24, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“If coaching is an extension of the classroom, I have been teaching girls every day for 34 years, 175 days a year. There won’t be any drastic changes. I may have a different tone of voice with girls.”

Five UMaine players earn spots on All-America East teams

By Larry Mahoney on May 23, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.

Oceanside softball coach teaches life lessons in both jobs

By Larry Mahoney on May 23, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
Nick Derba, who is serving as the interim head coach of the University of Maine baseball team this season, hopes the Black Bears can make a run at the America East title during this week’s conference tournament in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Coach hopes UMaine baseball team can make strong run during America East tournament

By Larry Mahoney on May 23, 2017, at 9:26 a.m.
Hall of Fame Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan (right) talks to fans at Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor Monday.

Celts win over Cavs among franchise’s best, iconic sportswriter says

By Larry Mahoney on May 23, 2017, at 1:15 a.m.
The engaging and charismatic Ryan fielded questions from some of the approximately 60 people who were in attendance.
University of Maine's Christopher Bec catches during their baseball game against University at Albany at Mahaney Diamond in Orono Saturday.

Junior catcher brings Miami heat to UMaine baseball lineup

By Larry Mahoney on May 22, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
In his first season with the Black Bears, Bec will enter the America East tournament on Wednesday as the conference’s leading hitter.

Maine, Albany baseball sum

By Larry Mahoney on May 21, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.
University of Maine's Caleb Kerbs (right) throws to first after getting University at Albany's Evan Harasta out at second during their baseball game at Mahaney Diamond in  Orono Saturday.

Lewiston, Brewer relievers help UMaine win on ‘Seniors Day’

By Larry Mahoney on May 21, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.
UMaine improved to 21-27 overall, 8-12 in America East, while Albany fell to 24-24 and 10-13.
University of Maine's Jonah Normandeau pitches to Binghamton University during their baseball game at Mahaney Diamond in Orono, March 26, 2016.

Black Bear pitcher ready for America East tourney opener against Albany

By Larry Mahoney on May 21, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
“I thrive on this kind of stuff,” Jonah Normandeau said. “I’ve always been a big game kind-of-guy. I didn’t throw against Albany this season, but I threw against them last season in the tournament, and I threw pretty well.”
Former John Bapst head coach Mike Webb waits for his team to take on Central during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

John Bapst replacing longtime girls basketball coach

By Larry Mahoney on May 20, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Mike Webb will not return for his 16th season as the girls basketball coach at Bangor’s John Bapst Memorial High School next winter, according to John Bapst athletic director Rick Sinclair.
Old Town's Ryan Hoogterp (left) dives to grab a wild throw to second, allowing Hermon's Matt Leach to be safe during their game in Hermon on Friday.

Hermon tops defending ‘B’ state baseball titlist Old Town for the second time

By Larry Mahoney on May 19, 2017, at 8:26 p.m.

Hermon-Old Town softball rivalry one of best in Eastern Maine

on May 19, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.
Jeff Gelinas delivers a pitch during a recent baseball game at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. The senior pitcher from Saco has bounced back this season to provide the Black Bears with a steady closer out of the bullpen.

UMaine closer with ‘nasty’ curveball overcomes adversity in great senior season

By Larry Mahoney on May 18, 2017, at 8 a.m.
“His curveball is nasty,” UMaine sophomore Colin Ridley said. “Some guys throw curveballs that are loopy. His looks like it drops off a table.”
BREWER Maine -- 04/19/2017 - Edward Little's Kylie Bureau pitches to Brewer during their softball game at Coffin Field in Brewer Wednesday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Class A North softball title up for grabs

on May 17, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.