Pete Warner

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The Calais High School boys celebrate their 57-43 victory over Dirigo High School of Dixfield in Saturday night's Class C basketball state championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Calais won 57-43.

Calais boys shut down Dirigo to capture ‘C’ boys state crown

By Pete Warner on Feb. 28, 2015, at 11:06 p.m.
BANGOR | The motto of the Calais High School boys basketball team is emblazoned on the back of their warmup shirts. “Hard hats and boots. All out. All game. All season.” Now, the Blue Devils can add: “All the way to a state championship.” Calais demonstrated grit, cohesiveness and …
Fort Fairfield's Johnny Theriault (2) drives inside past the defense of  Dawson Daigle (3) of Forest Hills during the Class D state championship Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Seniors spearhead Forest Hills past Fort Fairfield for ‘D’ boys title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 28, 2015, at 5:31 p.m.
BANGOR | Forest Hills High School hadn’t had a legitimately tight game all season. Their average halftime lead was 27 points and the closest contest was a 14-point win over Hyde in the Western Maine final. That meant the starters seldom played anywhere near 32 minutes. On Saturday afternoon, …
University of Maine senior Courtney Anderson shows off her framed photo to the crowd during a ceremony honoring her Thursday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Maine went on to beat UMBC 61-41.

UMaine women roll past UMBC to earn America East regular-season title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 26, 2015, at 9:46 p.m.
BANGOR | It was the biggest game in Courtney Anderson’s career and she wasn’t about to let her team go into it with the wrong mindset. So, prior to Thursday’s America East game against the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the University of Maine’s only senior spoke up when …
 University of Maine's Till Gloger (right) puts up a shot over Hartford's John Carroll during their basketball game Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Hartford hits late free throws, sinks UMaine men’s basketball team

By Pete Warner on Feb. 25, 2015, at 9:38 p.m.
BANGOR | Zarko Valjarevic had hoped to celebrate “Senior Night” with a victory on Wednesday. Instead, the University of Maine did its best to celebrate the sharpshooting guard from Serbia. The University of Hartford made six of eight free throws in the final minute, spoiling the Black Bears’ plans …
Calais's Zach Lola (right) goes up for two past Central's Andrew Speed during their 2015 Eastern Maine semifinal basketball game on Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Conditioning key element in Calais boys basketball championship run

By Pete Warner on Feb. 23, 2015, at 7:19 p.m.
BANGOR | When Chris Woodside took over as the Calais High School boys basketball coach, he made one thing clear from the outset. The Blue Devils were going to be in outstanding physical condition. “We run a lot,” said senior guard Kyle Johnson. “We don’t like it, but we …
University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron talks to Liz Wood (31), Sigi Koizar (42) Anna Heise (51) and Sophie Weckstrom (20) during a timeout against the University of New Hampshire at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this January 2015 file photo.

UMaine women’s basketball team closing in on regular-season title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 23, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
When the University of Maine knocked off Albany three weeks ago, fans began to seriously imagine the possibilities. They knew that if the Black Bears win out, UMaine would not only claim the America East regular-season title, but would have the potential to control its own destiny and play a …
Calais co-captain Kyle Johnson waves the net after the Blue Devils defeated Orono 60-57 in overtime in the Eastern Maine Class C final Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Niles lifts Calais boys past Orono in overtime for Class C title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 21, 2015, at 11:31 p.m.
BANGOR | Calais High School basketball fans call Tyler Niles “the beast.” On Saturday night, the senior forward demonstrated why he has earned that nickname. Niles scored 18 of his game-high 29 points during the last 10 minutes, including sinking nine of 10 free throws in overtime, to lift …
Members of the Houlton girls basketball team hoist the Eastern Class C championship plaque after the team's 46-38 victory over Dexter Saturday evening at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. From left, raising the plaque are Kolleen Bouchard, Kristen Brewer, Emma Peterson, Rylee Warman, Makayla Watson, Chelsea Gentle and Natalie Hill.

Bouchard sparks Houlton girls past Dexter for Class C crown

By Pete Warner on Feb. 21, 2015, at 9:15 p.m.
BANGOR | It took only 3½ minutes for the Houlton Shiretowners to generate the momentum they needed to win on Saturday night. Houlton’s player-to-player defense helped create turnovers on Dexter’s first five possessions of the second half and the Shiretowners turned them into a 12-1 burst that carried them …
Liz Wood scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds on Saturday as the University of Maine women's basketball team beat Binghamton 70-56 for its 13th consecutive victory.

Wood, Bodine power UMaine women past Binghamton for 13th straight win

By Pete Warner on Feb. 21, 2015, at 4:50 p.m.
Lauren Bodine connected on five of seven shots from the 3-point arc on Saturday afternoon en route to a season-high 17 points, helping the University of Maine women’s basketball team earn a 70-56 America East victory over Binghamton at the Events Center in Vestal, New York. Junior classmate Liz Wood …

Clemson completes sweep of UMaine baseball

By Pete Warner on Feb. 21, 2015, at 4:09 p.m.
Tyler Krieger singled home Tyler Slaton with one out in the bottom of the 14th inning on Saturday afternoon, lifting Clemson University to a 5-4 baseball victory over the University of Maine in the first game of a doubleheader at Augusta, Georgia. The Tigers (4-2) completed the sweep with a …

Clemson’s Crownover shuts down UMaine baseball team

By Pete Warner on Feb. 20, 2015, at 2:58 p.m.
Matthew Crownover spread out five hits and allowed only a single unearned run over seven innings on Friday, leading Clemson University to a 10-1 baseball victory over the University of Maine at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Georgia. The junior left-hander (1-0) struck out seven and did not walk a …

Cape Elizabeth Girls Basketball 61 at Lincoln Academy 47

By Pete Warner on Feb. 19, 2015, at 7:37 p.m.

Greely Girls Basketball 57 at Gray-New Gloucester 34

By Pete Warner on Feb. 19, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.
TOURNEY TIME
Tracie Martin names a call during the Camden Hills versus Oceanside Eastern Maine basketball tournament Class B quarterfinal basketball game Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Longtime Maine high school basketball refs tell all

By Pete Warner on Feb. 19, 2015, at 5:39 a.m.
Each winter, they spend as many as five nights per week driving along dark, isolated stretches of roads that often are covered in snow or blotted with patches of ice. They traverse the state, moving from school to school, to take on their assignments. Each time, upon arrival, the dark …
Mount Desert Island's Graham Good (left) dives for a loose ball against Medomak Valley's Nicholas DePatsy during their Class B semifinal basketball game on Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Veterans spark Medomak Valley boys past MDI in Class B semifinal

By Pete Warner on Feb. 18, 2015, at 10:55 p.m.
BANGOR | Medomak Valley prefers playing a hard-pressing, uptempo style. On Wednesday night, the Panthers encountered an opponent that wanted the same thing. Despite their similar approaches, Medomak Valley had something Mount Desert Island is developing — tournament experience. Senior Micah Williamson and junior Nicholas DePatsy combined to score …
Gardiner's Lauren Chadwick (left) and Camden Hills' Charlotte Messer battle for a loose ball during their Class B semifinal basketball game on Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Gardiner girls surge past Camden Hills in Class B semifinal game

By Pete Warner on Feb. 18, 2015, at 6:58 p.m.
BANGOR | Early foul trouble presented challenges to both Camden Hills and Gardiner during their Eastern Maine Class B semifinal game on Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center. But once the Tigers’ starters were back on the floor together in the second half, the team was finally able to …
Foxcroft Academy's Jenna Clukey competes in the butterfly leg of the in the 200 yard medley relay during the girls Class B state swimming and diving championship Monday afternoon at the Wallace Pool in Orono.  Foxcroft Academy finished 3rd in the 200 yard medley relay.

Greely girls edge Trojans in final event for Class B swimming title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:33 p.m.
ORONO | Leila Johnston arrived at the Stanley Wallace Pool on Monday as the owner of two state freestyle records. By the time the senior phenom departed the University of Maine campus, she had again re-written Maine’s swimming record books. Johnston set meet and state records in the 200 …

UMaine-Stony Brook women’s basketball summary

By Pete Warner on Feb. 15, 2015, at 7:04 p.m.
COLLEGE BLACK BEARS 57, SEAWOLVES 49 Stony Brook (14-11) Proctor 1-7 1-2 3, Snow 4-6 3-4 11, Ogunnorin 4-13 0-1 9, Scognamiglio 5-9 0-0 14, Bayne-Walker 4-12 4-5 12, Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0, Hanlon 0-2 0-0 0, Coiro 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-50 8-12 49 Maine (19-6) Swan 3-5 0-0 …
Don Thomas of Center Beauty Salon and Barber Shop shaves the pink hair off the head of University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron as young fans watch  Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center. Barron again promised to shave his head if Black Bear fans donated more than $10,000 to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

UMaine women’s basketball team wins on Play4Kay day

By Pete Warner on Feb. 15, 2015, at 6:39 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine women’s basketball program has spent several weeks promoting its efforts to aid the Play4Kay initiative, which supports cancer research and awareness through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. It wasn’t easy, but the Black Bears celebrated their “Pink Game” with a victory on Sunday …
Zach Caron of Dexter (top) tries to gain the upper hand against Dirigo's Hunter White during the 138-pound final in Saturday's Class C wrestling state championship meet at Bucksport High School. Caron won his second straight title via pin.

Dirigo repeats as ‘C’ wrestling champ; Dexter’s Caron named outstanding wrestler

By Pete Warner on Feb. 14, 2015, at 8:13 p.m.
BUCKSPORT | Scot Padelford could not hold back the emotion. The Madison High School coach choked back tears on Saturday afternoon after Matt Brown pinned Vincent Tzeo of Washington Academy to win the 285-pound title in the Class C wrestling state championship meet at Bucksport High School. Brown, a …
 
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