Pete Warner

Asst. Sports Editor


UMaine to honor 1976, ’86 College World Series teams

By Pete Warner on May 13, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
University of Maine baseball is celebrating two of the best teams in program history this weekend as it plays its final home series of the season. The Black Bears will honor the College World Series teams from 1976 and 1986. Many alumni were scheduled to attend the UMaine baseball team’s …
Katie Fugel

Community copes with Corinth sixth-grader’s unexpected death

By Pete Warner on May 13, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
Katie Fugel was a straight-A student who participated in soccer, cheerleading, chorus and track.

Caribou Boys Tennis 3 at Fort Kent 2

By Matthew Anderson on May 12, 2016, at 7:38 p.m.
Caribou (7-0) 3, Fort Kent (4-2) 2 Singles: Ryan Chasse (FK) def. Ethan Plourde 8-0, Alec Cyr (C) def. Rowan Stamp 8-6, Emerson Duplissie Cyr (C) def. David Roy 8-3; Doubles: Micah Charette-Niko Naranja (FK) def. Austin Scott-Bailey Griffith 8-5, Gabe Rand-Austin Cheplic (C) def. Charles Parham-Reece Voisine 8-1

Marshwood Baseball 0 at Portland 3

By Pete Warner on May 10, 2016, at 10:02 p.m.

Scarborough Baseball 7 at Deering 1

By Pete Warner on May 10, 2016, at 9:56 p.m.
Maddy Price of Skowhegan is all smiles as she is recognized as the state champion in the 100 meters after winning the event during Saturday's Class A meet at Windham High School.

Skowhegan senior sprinter, jumper to attend Fairleigh Dickinson

By Pete Warner on May 10, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
Maddy Price has continued to fine-tune her track and field skills during her four years at Skowhegan Area High School. Her talent and hard work have paid off, as on Monday she signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Division I Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
University of Southern Maine shortstop Sam Dexter celebrates a successful double play Friday in Gorham during a baseball game against Eastern Connecticut. Coach Ed Flaherty said Dexter is the best player he's ever had at USM.

Senior shortstop, USM’s ‘best’ ever, chasing big-league dream

By Pete Warner on May 10, 2016, at 7:48 a.m.
There is nothing Sam Dexter likes more than playing baseball. His passion for the game is reflected in a superb career at the University of Southern Maine.
Zaire Williams (left), pictured playing for Temple University, has transferred to the University of Maine.

Transfer tailback excited to have second chance at UMaine

By Pete Warner on May 09, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
“Zaire’s going to give us that explosive playmaker that we’ve had with Nigel Beckford at times.”

Washington Acad. Boys Tennis 1 at Caribou 4

By JOHN HABEEB on May 07, 2016, at 10:19 p.m.
Caribou (7-0) 4,  WA (1-5) 1 Singles: Only Wei (WA) def. Ethan Plourde 8-6; Alec Cyr (C) def. Eric Smith 8-0; Doubles: Emerson Duplissie-Cyr (C) def. Joey Moore 8-2; Austin Scott-Gabriel Rand (C) def. Ian Squire-Finn Sunde 8-0; Bailey Griffeth-Austin Cheplic (C) def. Noah Caron-Pavel Stoyka; Exhibition: Seth Beidelman-Kyle Boucher (C) def. Ian Squire-Finn Sunde 8-1
Quarterback Dan Collins (right), pictured during a September 2015 game at Boston College, threw for two touchdowns on Saturday as the University of Maine unveiled its new offense during the 12th Jeff Cole Spring Scrimmage at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

UMaine has ‘fun’ with new offense during Jeff Cole scrimmage

By Pete Warner on May 07, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
The offensive unit has been collectively charged with learning and executing a new offensive scheme.
John Holyoke of Brewer High School, who is now the BDN's Outdoors Editor, shows off his high jump form in 1981. Brewer is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its outdoor track program on Saturday.

Brewer High School track athletes linked by century of tradition, pride

By Pete Warner on May 06, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
Representatives from several decades of Brewer track and cross-country are planning to attend the festivities celebrating 100 years.

Caribou Boys Tennis 5 at Madawaska 0

By Dean Gendreau on May 04, 2016, at 8:50 p.m.
Caribou (6-0) 5, Madawaska (0-3) 0 Singles: Ethan Plourde def. Lucas Gendreau 8-2, Alec Cyr def. Matt Cyr 8-0, Emerson Duplissie-Cyr def. Craig Gendreau 8-0; Doubles: Austin Scott-Gabriel Rand def. Ben Hebert-Lance Lavoie 8-6, Bailey Griffeth-Seth Beidelman def. Alex Daigle-Kameron Landry 8-3

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, …