Larry Mahoney

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Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is congratulated by Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield (13) after hitting a home run March 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Red Sox 8-6.

Orono native Butterfield expects World Series-champion Red Sox to contend again

By Larry Mahoney on March 29, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
It has been a productive spring training although it has been a little different for the Boston Red Sox and Orono native Brian Butterfield, the team’s third base coach. He explained that because their season was extended by their 2013 World Series championship run, they have eased their veteran pitchers …
Dimitry Akanda-Coronel

UMaine men’s basketball team losing two more players

By Larry Mahoney on March 27, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Two members of the University of Maine men’s basketball program have decided to transfer. Sophomore forward-guard Dimitry Akanda-Coronel of East Boston, Mass., and freshman guard Mitch Worcester of Washburn have decided to leave the program, according to a news release from the university. Worcester was a walk-on …
Jon Swavely

UMaine hockey’s Anthoine signs with pro team; O’Connor, Jon Swavely also earn contracts

By Larry Mahoney on March 27, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
University of Maine senior left wing and assistant captain Mark Anthoine of Lewiston has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL. He is the third Black Bear to sign a contract with an ECHL franchise. An amateur tryout contract is for those players leaving college …
Crews have partially cleared the snow from Mahaney Diamond at the University of Maine.

‘I’ve never seen anything like this’ — Spring sports scramble for space amid snow

By Larry Mahoney and Pete Warner on March 27, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The lingering winterlike weather that has beset the Northeast continues to wreak havoc on the schedules of Maine college sports teams. The University of Maine on Thursday announced it has canceled its America East baseball weekend series against UMass Lowell and Saturday’s home track and field meet …
Bangor Rams softball players Alexis Stanhope (right) and Cordelia Stewart pitch during practice at Bangor High School Thursday afternoon. They both returned to the game after surgeries last year.

Bangor High softball players persevere, return to team after off-season surgeries

By Larry Mahoney on March 27, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.
Everyone looks forward to the first practice. But for Bangor High School’s Alexis Stanhope and Cordelia Stewart, Monday night’s first softball practice was very special. Stanhope, a senior, underwent back surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital in July and, beginning in December, has been going to the University of Maine’s fitness …
Lynn Coutts

Husband picks up two wins in three games as UMaine softball coach while filling in for ailing wife

By Larry Mahoney on March 27, 2014, at 7:35 a.m.
After an impressive career coaching baseball at the college and high school levels, Mike Coutts waded into softball last year as an assistant coach at the University of Maine for his wife, Lynn. Last weekend, he found himself filling in for his wife as the head coach after she was …
Hermon High School's Kaitlin Saulter (left) and Ellsworth High Scool's Emily Berry battle for the ball during a game in September 2012 in Hermon.

Hermon All-American to play soccer at the University of Maine

By Larry Mahoney on March 25, 2014, at 6:15 a.m.
Dynamic Hermon High School soccer player Kaitlin Saulter, who was named the state’s girls soccer All-American by the Maine Soccer Coaches Association, will play the sport at the University of Maine next fall. Saulter, a striker/attacking midfielder, set a Hermon school record for career scoring with 75 goals and 32 …
Jim Montgomery

Former UMaine hockey star Jim Montgomery leads Denver to NCAA Tournament

By Larry Mahoney on March 24, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
Former University of Maine hockey star Jim Montgomery has guided his University of Denver men’s hockey team to an NCAA Tournament berth in his first season behind the bench. Now his Pioneers will play an opponent in the Northeast Regional on Saturday that Montgomery, a two-time All-American and Hobey Baker …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save against the Phoenix Coyotes during a game on March 10 at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Bishop, a former University of Maine star, has won 34 games with the Lightning this season.

Former UMaine goalie Ben Bishop having breakthrough season for NHL’s Lightning

By Larry Mahoney on March 22, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Goalie Ben Bishop is making an impact in his first full season as a starting goalie in the National Hockey League. Bishop, a former University of Maine standout, set the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise record for wins with his 31st in a 23-save 3-0 victory over New Jersey last Saturday. …
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University of Maine hockey head coach Red Gendron yells instructions to his team during a game against Merrimack College on March 8 at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Red Gendron establishes blueprint for future success in first year as UMaine hockey coach

By Larry Mahoney on March 21, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
In assessing Red Gendron’s first year as the University of Maine men’s hockey coach, players, alums and long-time season ticket holders said the school’s administration made the right decision in choosing him to replace the fired Tim Whitehead. The Black Bears overachieved this season, entering the final weekend of the …
Devin Shore

UMaine’s Shore, Hutton earn first team All-Hockey East honors

By Larry Mahoney on March 20, 2014, at 9:18 p.m.
University of Maine sophomore center Devin Shore and sophomore defenseman Ben Hutton have been selected to the All-Hockey East first team as chosen by the league’s coaches. They were joined on the first team by Boston College junior left wing Johnny Gaudreau, who was also chosen the league’s Most Valuable …
Lewiston’s Griffin Wade (15) fires a backhand shot at Bangor goalie Rye Powell during a game on Jan. 15 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Powell made the save and the Rams won 3-2. Powell is one of four Bangor hockey players named to the All-Eastern Maine Class A first team.

Bangor, Lawrence-Skowhegan hockey coaches share East ‘A’ honor; Camden Hills’ senior named West ‘B’ MVP

By Larry Mahoney on March 20, 2014, at 4:47 p.m.
Quinn Paradis, who guided the Bangor High School hockey team to the top seed and a berth in the Eastern Maine Class A final, has been named the Co-Coach of the Year in Eastern Maine Class A along with Lawrence-Skowhegan’s Ted Fabian. Bangor won the sportsmanship award and had four …
Austin Theriault

Fort Kent stock car driver hoping to land ride in Camping World Truck or Nationwide Series

By Larry Mahoney on March 19, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
Fort Kent stock car driver Austin Theriault is confident he will make his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series or the Nationwide Series this season. Theriault raced Super Late Model cars for Brad Keselowski Racing the past two seasons, and he also drove for his own Austin Theriault …
Chase Cunningham of Messalonskee High School (12), pictured in a Jan. 22 game in Brewer, has been named the Eastern Maine Class B hockey player of the year.

Messalonskee’s Chase Cunningham named EM ‘B’ hockey player of year

By Larry Mahoney on March 18, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
Senior right wing Chase Cunningham, who racked up 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) in leading Messalonskee High School of Oakland to its first state Class B hockey championship, has been named the Eastern Maine Class B Player of the Year. Cunningham shared the award with Brewer High School’s Spencer …
Maine’s Jake Rutt (left) knocks Providence College’s Derek Army to the ice in the second period of their Hockey East playoff game Friday night in Providence, R.I. Providence won 3-1 and ended Maine’s season with a 4-2 victory Saturday. Rutt has been named an assistant captain for the Bears’ 2014-15 team.

Despite late-season collapse, Maine’s hockey team set foundation for future success

By Larry Mahoney on March 17, 2014, at 8:06 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine men’s hockey team entered the season with a new coaching staff, a fan-pleasing aggressive style of play and plenty of question marks. The Black Bears, under head coach Red Gendron and assistants Jay Leach, Ben Guite and Ray Jean, were one of the …

UMaine men’s hockey team benefits from guest speakers

By Larry Mahoney on March 16, 2014, at 6:12 a.m.
First-year University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron feels strongly about having his players receive input from a number of sources in addition to him and his coaching staff. He also believes in unifying the program by making sure both alumni and fans have the opportunity to get involved. …
Members of the University of Maine hockey team give a salute to their fans after being beat by Providence College 4-2 in their Hockey East quarterfinal series Saturday night at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.

Providence ousts Maine from Hockey East playoffs with sweep in quarterfinal series

By Larry Mahoney on March 15, 2014, at 10:06 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The University of Maine men’s hockey season came to a crashing halt on Saturday night. The Providence College Friars scored four unanswered goals to beat Maine 4-2 Saturday night and sweep the best-of-three quarterfinal Hockey East series. Providence, which ruined Maine’s chance to host a quarterfinal series …
University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove is among the special guest speakers invited this season to speak with the Black Bear men's hockey team.

UMaine men’s hockey team benefits from guest speakers

By Larry Mahoney on March 15, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
First-year University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron feels strongly about having his players receive input from a number of sources in addition to him and his coaching staff. He also believes in unifying the program by making sure both alumni and fans have the opportunity to get involved. …
Maine goalie Martin Ouellette watches the puck during Hockey East quarterfinal action against Providence College Friday night at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.

Strong first period carries Providence to Hockey East playoff win over Maine

By Larry Mahoney on March 14, 2014, at 9:53 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence College Friars have one of the worst power plays in the country at a 12.9 percent efficiency rate. That ranks 53rd among 59 Division I teams. But it’s much better against the University of Maine. For the third time in as many games against the …
The University of Maine's Steven Swavely prepares for a pass against Providence College goalie Jon Gillies of  South Portland and defenseman Kevin Hart at Alfond Arena on Feb. 28.

Maine ties provide added incentive for Providence hockey players

By Larry Mahoney on March 14, 2014, at 12:31 p.m.
For three Providence College Friars, playing the University of Maine in a best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series has special meaning. Sophomore goalie Jon Gillies is from South Portland, senior defenseman Kevin Hart grew up in Cumberland and senior right wing Derek Army spent several years in Scarborough. Hart said there …
 
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