Larry Mahoney

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Danielle Aviani (left), Libby Riedl and Sydney Veljacic are among the outstanding field hockey players from British Columbia who are playing at the University of Maine. Coach Josette Babineau's squad features eight women from the Canadian province.

UMaine field hockey program building around potent BC presence

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 16, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
ORONO | It is 2,518 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Bangor, Maine. But eight British Columbians have made the trek east to dot the University of Maine field hockey roster this season. They include the three top scorers off last year’s 19-4 team that set a school record …
University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins throws a pass during practice Aug. 8 in Orono.

Senior has inside track for UMaine quarterback job

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2016, at 7:12 p.m.
Senior Dan Collins has the inside track to be the starting quarterback when the University of Maine football team opens the season.
Brandon Vicens, University of Maine football

Two-sport athlete busy in transition to UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
It has been a busy 10 days for rover back Brandon Vicens.
University of Maine Black Bears quarterback Dan Collins at a practice session in August 2015.

UMaine football team developing ‘explosive’ receiving corps

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
“We want to take the energy we put on last year and get better this year,” Jordan Dunn said. “We want to improve every single day.”
University of Maine tailback Joe Fitzpatrick poses for a photo during media day at the Alfond Stadium in Orono, Aug. 10, 2016.

Former Cheverus star tailback seeks more playing time at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Joe Fitzpatrick expected to redshirt last fall during his first season with the University of Maine’s football team. But when injuries mounted to Black Bear tailbacks, North Yarmouth’s Fitzpatrick was called into action.
Brothers Ryan (left) and Josh St. Clair pose for a photo in victory lane after a feature race on Aug. 6 at Wiscasset Speedway. Josh St. Clair finished first and Ryan St. Clair finished third but moved up to second after the second-place finisher was disqualified.

Patriarch sets the pace racing against grandsons at Wiscasset

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
A typical race week for the St. Clair family begins when they get together to work on their Late Model Sportsman race cars while some good-natured ribbing ensues as they fine-tune their cars. A barbecue for friends and family follows before the race at Wiscasset Speedway. That is followed by …
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UMaine women’s basketball team lands shooting guard

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 11, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Shooting guard Kelly Fogarty from Walpole, Massachusetts, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine beginning in the fall of 2017.
Boston University's Brandon Hickey (left) tries to steal the puck from University of Maine's Brian Morgan during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this January 2016 file photo.

Five luxury boxes to be transformed into lounge at UMaine’s Alfond Arena

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
“We are trying to create a more entertaining in-game experience for the fans for this year and in future years.”

Daughter to follow in father’s footsteps as UMaine hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:43 a.m.
Ray Jacques, who led the University of Maine men’s hockey team in scoring in two of his four seasons in Orono, will be making his way back to Orono on a regular basis with wife Michelle the next four years. That’s because Jacques’ daughter, Jessica, will be playing for the …
Student-athletes from Europe playing for the University of Maine women's soccer team this season include (front, from left): Vivien Bell of Germany and Kate Evans of England; and (back, from left): Beate Naglestad of Norway, Annalena Kriebisch of Germany and Riin Emajoe of Estonia.

UMaine women’s soccer team has European flair this season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
The University of Maine women’s soccer team will have a new look this season.
University of Maine football player Max Andrews.

Former John Bapst football standout adapting to new position at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
Former John Bapst High School of Bangor standout Max Andrews is adapting to a new position on the University of Maine football team.
University of Maine quarterbacks Dan Collins (left) and Drew Belcher

Quarterback battle heating up with UMaine football opener looming

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
Dan Collins and Drew Belcher are both seasoned veterans but still have something to prove as they vie for the starting position for the third-straight season.
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Oliver Herner

UMaine men’s hockey adds Hungarian national team defenseman

By Larry Mahoney on July 29, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Oliver Herner, who played for Hungary in the World Under-20 Division II Tournament, has verbally committed to play at Maine this season.

Fernald confident of Unity Raceway success this time

By Larry Mahoney on July 28, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
George Fernald Jr. leased Unity Raceway from 2008 to 2012 before stepping away after losing more than $40,000 over those five years. But Fernald is optimistic that the second time around will be profitable after he bought the track from Ralph and Nancy Nason earlier this month.
Former University of Maine pitcher Stu Lacognata was in Orono Wednesday to watch his daughter, Elizabeth, compete in the Maine Women's Amateur golf tourney at the Penobscot Valley Country Club.

Former UMaine pitcher: Watching daughter play in golf tourney was ‘nerve-wracking’

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
Former University of Maine pitcher Stu Lacognata knows all about pressure situations.
Bailey Plourde reacts to a successful putt during the Maine Women's Amateur State Championship at the Penobscot Valley Golf Course in Orono Wednesday.

Strong finish propels golfer to second straight Maine Women’s Amateur title

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
The determined Bailey Plourde reduced the lead to just one shot with seven holes to play, but Staci Creech steadied herself down the stretch and capitalized on Plourde’s misfortunes to win by 11 shots on the steamy, sun-drenched day.
Staci Creech of Veazie watches her chip shot during the first round of the Maine Women's Amateur Monday at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.

Defending champ takes lead into Maine Women’s Amateur final round

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2016, at 7:47 p.m.
ORONO | Defending champ Staci Creech of Veazie will take a three-shot lead into Wednesday’s final round of the Maine Women’s Amateur golf tournament after shooting a two-under par 71 on Tuesday at the Penobscot Valley Country Club. The 43-year-old Creech, a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has a 6-under-par …
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Whitney Hand, 27, plays in the Maine Women’s Amateur golf tournament Tuesday at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono. Hand is thankful to be playing the game she loves again after a long struggle with heroin addiction that nearly took her life.

How golf helped rescue a Maine woman from heroin addiction

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2016, at 6:26 p.m.
“I’ve come a long way. It has been very difficult. I’m just happy to be here. I was in so deep, I never thought I’d make it back,” said 27-year-old Whitney Hand.

CAA preseason poll picks UMaine football to finish ninth

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
University of Maine’s Pat Ricard said he was honored to be selected to the Colonial Athletic Association’s preseason all-conference team at the league’s media day on Tuesday in Baltimore but he also knows it doesn’t mean much.
Bailey Plourde (center) heads off the green while Staci Creech (left) shakes hands with Plourde's father and caddie, Bob Plourde, after the first round of the Maine Women's Amateur Monday at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.

Teen golfer, defending champ tied for Maine Women’s Amateur lead

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
Bailey Plourde of Newcastle shot a 4-under-par 69 to share the first-round lead with Staci Creech during the Maine Women’s Amateur.