Larry Mahoney


Bangor's Skylar Cassum connects with a pitch for a two-run home run in the first inning against Mt. Blue during their softball game on Tuesday at Bangor.

Bangor softball team erupts early to beat Mt. Blue

By Larry Mahoney on May 12, 2015, at 7:52 p.m.
The Bangor High School softball team stunned defending state Class A champ and previously undefeated Skowhegan 15-1 on Friday. And the bats picked up where they left off against Mt. Blue of Farmington in a makeup game on Tuesday. The Rams unleashed a 12-hit attack for the …
Washburn's Mackenzie Worcester (right) drives past a Penobscot Valley defender during an Eastern Maine Class D quarterfinal Feb. 16 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Calais, Washburn seniors capping exceptional high school careers on softball field

By Larry Mahoney on May 12, 2015, at 4:48 p.m.
Calais High School’s Maddy McVicar and Washburn High’s Mackenzie Worcester have had remarkable athletic careers at their respective schools. McVicar and Worcester were both second-team selections to the Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team last month. They are concluding their careers on the softball field this spring before taking …

UMaine associate athletic director resigns after 25 years

By Larry Mahoney on May 12, 2015, at 12:36 p.m.
Joe Roberts, the University of Maine’s associate athletic director for external operations, has resigned after nearly 25 years at the university. Roberts’ primary responsibility was marketing and promotion. His last day was Friday. “It has been a great run. It’s time to do something different. It seemed like a good …
NASCAR driver Austin Theriault speaks in Portland last year.

Fort Kent driver finishes 14th in NASCAR Truck Series race

By Larry Mahoney on May 11, 2015, at 5:52 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault had an eventful Friday. The result was a 14th-place finish in the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. It was his first time at the 1½-mile track. The 21-year-old Theriault was driving his second of 13 races for Brad Keselowski …

Brown survives late charge by Matchett to win Sportsman class at Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney on May 10, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
HERMON — Fifteen-year-old Trey Brown of Winterport was the points champion in Speedway 95’s Stars of Tomorrow class for youngsters 17 and under a year ago before moving up to the Sportsman class this year. Brown finished third in his Sportsman debut a week ago before notching his first win …

Nugnes leaves UMaine hockey program

on May 10, 2015, at 12:21 a.m.
University of Maine reserve men’s ice hockey goaltender Nik Nugnes has left school to pursue other opportunities. Nugnes joined the program for the second semester of the 2013-14 season. He was brought in as an insurance policy in case either of the senior goalies, Martin Ouellette and Dan Sullivan, got …
Old Town High School's Rachel Martin delivers a pitch against Mount Desert Island High School in Old Town in this May 4, 2015, file photo.

‘They can go on forever’: Softball windmill pitch easier on the arm

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2015, at 1:02 p.m.
On Monday, Old Town High School senior righthander Rachel Martin pitched a complete-game 6-2 win over Mount Desert Island. The next day, she went the distance again to beat defending state champ Hermon 4-1. Martin threw 124 pitches and struck out 15. She stands just 5-foot-2. A softball team can …

Hermon softball breaks out of slump with 14 hits to beat Central

By Larry Mahoney on May 08, 2015, at 8:33 p.m.
CORINTH — Central High School softball co-head coach Durice Washburn had just watched her team run into a Hermon High School team that was coming off a rare two-game losing streak and had scored just one run in those two losses. “They came in on a mission and we were …
University of Maine goalies (from left) Matt Morris, Nik Nugnes, Chris Howat and Sean Romeo pose for a photo during media day on Oct. 2, 2014, at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Backup goalie leaves University of Maine men’s hockey program

By Larry Mahoney on May 08, 2015, at 4:12 p.m.
University of Maine reserve men’s ice hockey goaltender Nik Nugnes has left school to pursue other opportunities. Nugnes joined the program for the second semester of the 2013-14 season. He was brought in as an insurance policy in case either of the senior goalies, Martin Ouellette and Dan Sullivan, got …
Liis Emajoe

Former UMaine soccer co-captain named Hampden Academy girls soccer coach

By Larry Mahoney on May 07, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
Liis Emajoe, who played for the Estonia national women’s soccer team and was a co-captain at t he University of Maine this past fall, has been named the girls soccer coach at Hampden Academy. She will replace Ruth Lyons, who left after one year because of family issues, according to …
Alexis Bogdanovich of the University of Maine delivers a pitch during the first game of America East doubleheader against Hartford in Orono on April 25, 2015. The Black Bears swept the Hawks 8-0 and 5-4.

Ace pitchers catalysts for UMaine, Husson softball teams

By Larry Mahoney on May 06, 2015, at 5:39 p.m.
Lynn Coutts, representing the Maine High School Softball Coaches Association, presented the Miss Maine Softball Award to South Portland High School’s Alexis Bogdanovich in 2011. The runner-up was Kayla Merrill from Telstar High School in Bethel. Both Bogdanovitch and Merrill have continued their success in college, and their senior seasons …

Richards, Rachel Martin lead Old Town past Hermon in ‘B’ softball showdown

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2015, at 8:51 p.m.
HERMON — Old Town High School junior shortstop Mikayla Richards came up with the bases loaded and two outs in the first inning of Tuesday’s Eastern Maine Class B showdown between the Coyotes and Hermon, and she wasn’t going to waste any time taking pitches. Richards belted a long bases-clearing …
Calais softball player Olivia Smith pitches in this June 2014 file photo.

Defending softball champ Calais finally gets on the field

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.
Monday was a special day for the defending Eastern Maine Class C softball champion Calais High School softball team. It was their first outside practice of the season. “In my 23 years, it’s the first time we’ve been on our field that late,” coach Greg Smith said. “We had all …
Husson University softball coach Terren Hall holds her baby, Ethan, who was born April 25.

Husson softball coach guides team to title one week after childbirth

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
Husson University senior pitcher Kayla Merrill and her teammates didn’t expect to see interim head coach Terren Hall join them for a doubleheader against Bowdoin College last Tuesday, April 28. That’s because Hall had given birth to her first child, Ethan Allen, just three days earlier. “We were surprised. We …
Manchester's Teddy Purcell (62) and Portland's Eric Weinrich (2) fight for control of the puck during an AHL game at the Alfond Arena in Orono in this Dec. 18, 2007 file photo.

Q-and-A with former UMaine hockey star Eric Weinrich

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.
Former University of Maine All-American defenseman Eric Weinrich from Gardiner was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, after an impressive Black Bear, U.S. Olympic team and 1157-game National Hockey League career. The second-round draft pick — No. 32 overall — of the New Jersey Devils racked …

Husson softball team to take on Eastern Connecticut State

By Larry Mahoney on May 04, 2015, at 7:25 p.m.
On March 14, the Husson University softball team from Bangor dropped a 1-0 decision to Eastern Connecticut State during their spring trip to Winter Haven, Florida. Husson has never beaten or scored on the Warriors in their three meetings, but the Eagles will get another chance on Friday at the …
Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington climbs out of car No. 26 after winning the Late Model race at Speedway 95 in Hermon Saturday night.

Levant driver makes triumphant return to Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney on May 03, 2015, at 2:24 a.m.
HERMON — Levant’s Shane Tatro hasn’t raced for points at Hermon’s Speedway 95 since 2005 when he lost the Super Streets title by one point to Bradley’s Deane Smart. “Deane and I still talk about that. That was a good time. We had fun. There were a lot of cars …
Bangor catcher Kylie Cunningham (right) takes a high pitch with an eye on Lawrence runner Emily McLean in the third inning of their game on Friday in Bangor.

Bangor High School remains unbeaten with softball win over Lawrence

By Larry Mahoney on May 01, 2015, at 8:38 p.m.
The Bangor High School girls softball team needed insurance runs in its Eastern Maine Class A game against visiting Lawrence of Fairfield. Junior third baseman Sarah Bragg provided that cushion. Bragg doubled home a fifth-inning run and eventually scored on a wild pitch to turn a 3-2 …
Old Town's Dylan Street, 13, will make his debut in the Late Model class in a Ford Fusion on Saturday at Speedway 95 in Hermon.

Old Town 13-year-old excited to debut in Late Model class at Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney on May 01, 2015, at 2:56 p.m.
Thirteen-year-old Dylan Street’s dream has been to drive a Late Model race car. That dream will become a reality at 7 p.m. Saturday when Hermon’s Speedway 95 opens for the season. Street will be youngest driver to ever race in Speedway 95’s top class, according to Kim Baker Allen, the …
Camden Yards ballpark is seen without fans in this aerial image as Baltimore Orioles take the bat against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in Baltimore, Maryland.

‘It was very strange’: Old Town native broadcasts Orioles game with no fans

By Larry Mahoney on April 29, 2015, at 8:47 p.m.
Old Town native and Baltimore Orioles television play-by-play man Gary Thorne’s voice echoed around the press box in Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Wednesday afternoon. That’s because there were no fans allowed into the Orioles’ game with the Chicago White Sox because of the protests and unrest in Baltimore …
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