Pete Warner

Asst. Sports Editor


Presque Isle Boys Tennis 0 at Caribou 5

By JOHN HABEEB on May 03, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
Caribou (5-0) 5, Presque Isle (2-1) 0 Singles: Ethan Plourde (C) def. Denny Young (PI) 8-3, Alec Cyr (C) def. Byron Winslow (PI) 8-3, Emerson Duplissie-Cyr (C) def. Andre Daigle (PI) 8-3, doubles: Austin Scott/-Gabriel Rand (C) def. Mason Young-Jordan Bonville (PI) 8-3, Bailey Griffeth-Seth Beidelman (C) def. Gage Young-Isaac Madore (PI) 8-2
Amy Vachon

UMaine women’s basketball promotes two assistants

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2016, at 6:33 p.m.
The departure of one University of Maine women’s basketball coach has opened the door for promotions for two others. Black Bears head coach Richard Barron on Monday announced that he has promoted Augusta native Amy Vachon to associate head coach and has elevated Edniesha Curry to the No. 2 assistant …
he 2016 inductees for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame gather for a group photo prior to Sunday's awards banquet at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Pictured are: (front row, from left): Kristin Barry, Sheri Piers, John "Jack" Kelley, Travis Roy, Ralph Payne, Pennie Page Cummings and Ed Phillips. In the back row are: Royce Cross, Woodrow Cross II, Jonathan Cross, Kirsten Clark-Rickenbach, Dan Hamblet, Doug Friedman and Amy Vachon.

Payne, Roy, Vachon headline Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

By Pete Warner on May 01, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
BANGOR | Ralph Payne is regarded as the best running back ever to play for Brewer High School and among the best in Maine history. On Sunday, at his enshrinement into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, all he could talk about those with whom he shared success on …
Trevor Bates of Westbrook, pictured during the University of Maine's "Pro Day" in Orono on March 21, has been drafted in the seventh round by the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

UMaine standout from Westbrook drafted by Indianapolis Colts

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
Trevor Bates was selected in the seventh round and was the 239th overall pick.
University of Maine's Brenden Geary (left) runs to third as University of Massachusetts Lowell's Oscar Marchena misjudges the ball during Saturday's game at Mahaney Diamond in Orono.

Della Fera homer helps UMaine baseball complete sweep of UMass Lowell

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2016, at 6:33 p.m.
Black Bears put up nine hits in an 8-1 victory in the first game of a doubleheader.
University of Maine first-year head football coach Joe Harasymiak takes care of some paperwork recently as he settles into his new duties at Memorial Gym in Orono.

New coach Harasymiak wants UMaine football players to be ‘hunters’

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
“The three qualities for being hunters is we have to be hungry, skilled and determined. That’s Black Bear football,” Joe Harasymiak said.
The University of Maine baseball team takes a break during a "Pitching In" project for Linda Mosley of Hampden (far right). The Black Bears performed work around the yard and house to help out the longtime UMaine fan.

UMaine baseball team visits children in hospital, helps out a fan

By Pete Warner on April 29, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
Black Bear baseball players and a coach have gone to spend time with young patients as part of the program’s community outreach.

Mt. Blue Softball 10 at Hampden Academy 8

By Pete Warner on April 27, 2016, at 9:15 p.m.
At Hampden, Lauren Guppy tripled while Kasidy Baker and Ashley Wiles both singled twice to pace Mt. Blue to the win over the Broncos. For Hampden, Abby Lord, Julia Sicard and Brooklynn Scott each had two singles. Mikayla Leland doubled and Erin Mitchell added a single. Farrington and Briggs; Sicard, …
University of Maine football offensive coordinator Liam Coen

New offensive coordinator wants UMaine to be physical, explosive

By Pete Warner on April 27, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
You’ll excuse Liam Coen if he’s more than a little excited about becoming the offensive coordinator for the University of Maine football team.
Todd Steelman, the associate head coach of the University of Maine women's basketball team, sings "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to an exhibition game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine women’s basketball associate head coach to take Presbyterian job

By Pete Warner on April 26, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
Todd Steelman confirmed he has agreed in principle to become the next head women’s basketball coach at Presbyterian University in Clinton, South Carolina.

Former Lee Academy PG basketball player transfers to UMaine

By Pete Warner on April 25, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Black Bears coach Bob Walsh on Monday announced that Dusan Majstorovic plans to transfer to UMaine for the fall semester.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 3.

Maine fans ready for Patriots, Brady to move on after Deflategate

By Pete Warner on April 25, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
We’re on to life after “Deflategate.”

Caribou Boys Tennis 5 at Foxcroft Academy 0

By Ryan Dankert on April 23, 2016, at 11:28 p.m.
Caribou 5, Foxcroft Acad. 0 Singles: Ethan Plourde def. Kazu Kawashima 8-0, Alec Cyr def. Dyla Harmon-Weeks 8-1, Austin Scott def. Jerry Zhou 8-1; Doubles: Austin Cheplic-Emerson Duplissie-Cyr def. Griffin Lommis-Brandon Weston 8-1, Gabriel Rand-Seth Beidelman def. Mike Olebe-Gaven Cook 8-1

Old Town Boys Tennis 1 at Presque Isle 4

By Pete Warner on April 23, 2016, at 7:28 p.m.
Singles: Denny Young (PI) def. Chad Bartlett (OT) 8-4, Andre Daigle (PI) def. Brad Westura (OT) 8-4, Byron Winslow (PI) def. Zac Libby (OT) 8-3; doubles: Colin Daigle-Mason Young (PI) def. Mike Baker-Jay Theriault (OT) 8-2, Nick Ferro-Caleb Braley (OT) def. Isaac Madore-Gage Young (PI) 8-6.
University of Maine baseball head coach Steve Trimper (left), pictured during a 2015 game, has been granted a three-year contract extension. He is in his 11th season leading the program.

Two UMaine coaches receive 3-year contract extensions

By Pete Warner on April 20, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
Black Bears baseball coach Steve Trimper and women’s soccer coach Scott Atherley both have signed three-year extensions.

Schenck Baseball 5 at Mattanawcook Academy 20

By Ryan Libby on April 18, 2016, at 7:42 p.m.
At Lincoln, Carter Ward hit an inside-the-park, three-run home run to highlight a 17-run fourth inning that propelled Mattanawcook Academy to victory. Ward also scored three runs. Travis Cropley picked up the win pitching five innings, scattering seven hits and striking out eight. Logan Thompson, Brady Pepin and Cropley each …

Greenville Baseball 1 at Searsport 11

By Pete Warner on April 18, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
At Searsport, Troy Reynolds pitched a five-inning, no-hitter, striking out 12, as the Vikings defeated the Lakers. Reynolds and Charlie Spiegel each picked up three hits to pace the Searsport offense. Barrett Grant reached safely all three times and scored three runs. Matt Mendes scored the lone Greenville run after …
University of Maine's Logan Fullmer delivers a pitch last season at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. Fullmer earned the win Saturday against the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

UMaine baseball rallies past UMBC, takes 2 of 3 in series

By Pete Warner on April 16, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
The Black Bears went 5-for-6 with runners in scoring position against Retrievers starter Matt Chanin (0-5) to help set the tone for the win.
Jonathan Bennett of Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has committed to attend the University of Maine and play baseball starting next fall.

Florida catcher commits to UMaine baseball team

By Pete Warner on April 16, 2016, at 12:52 p.m.
With its top two catchers graduating this season, the University of Maine baseball team is going to need some help at that position in 2017.
Officials from Maine Savings Federal Credit Union and representatives of the University of Maine celebrate the opening of the Old Town branch and a new, five-year agreement under which MSFCU will donate at least $50,000 to UMaine athletics. Pictured (from left) are: UMaine mascot Bananas T. Bear, Black Bear Sports Properties General Manager Andrew Steubner, UMaine head coaches Red Gendron, Richard Barron and Steve Trimper, Old Town Mayor David Mahan, UMaine athletics director Karlton Creech, Maine Savings President and CEO John Reed, and Maine Savings Senior Vice President Rob Carmichael.

Maine Savings debit card proceeds for UMaine athletics at $29,000

By Pete Warner on April 15, 2016, at 1:26 p.m.
Barely 19 months into the arrangement signed with Black Bear Sports Properties, which manages the multimedia rights for UMaine athletics, Maine Savings already has generated nearly $29,000.

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