Pete Warner

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Medomak Valley Baseball 0 at Camden Hills 2

By Jeff Hart on April 22, 2015, at 9:06 p.m.
At Rockport, Ben Rollins pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk to propel the Windjammers to a season-opening victory over the Panthers. Camden Hills took the lead for good in the second inning, scoring two runs on a groundout by Dalton Oakes and an RBI single by Cam …

Hampden Baseball 0 at Bangor 1

By Pete Warner on April 22, 2015, at 4:43 p.m.
Justin Courtney

UMaine managing freshman pitcher Courtney for stretch run

By Pete Warner on April 22, 2015, at 7:44 a.m.
ORONO | Justin Courtney was cruising. The University of Maine freshman completed the fifth inning of last Saturday’s second game against the University in complete control. The right-hander from Bangor had allowed only four hits and an unearned run, striking out three without issuing a walk. Courtney had thrown …

Bucksport Baseball 8 at Washington Academy 0

By Derek Feeney on April 21, 2015, at 2:27 p.m.
At East Machias on Monday, Jake Gauvin fired a four-hitter with four strikeouts and two walks to lead the Golden Bucks to a season-opening victory over the Raiders. Carter DeRedin drove in two runs with four singles to pace the Bucksport offense, while Chase Carmichael posted two singles and two …

Brewer Girls Tennis 0 at Lewiston 5

By Pete Warner on April 20, 2015, at 9:20 p.m.
Singles: Maddi Roy def. Claire Valley 6-2, 6-1; Kyleigh Letourneau def. Catelyn Kimball 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), Alanna Taylor def. Ellie Leighton 6-3, 6-0; doubles: Maddie LeBlond-Claudia Dionne def. Kathryn Jakubowski-Hannah Laskey 6-0, 6-0, Lizzie Michaud-Chloe Morin def. Kellie Michaud-Olivia Milan 6-0, 6-0; exhibition: Sierra Melanson-Susan Johnson (L) def. Maria Colley-Kellsey …
Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes (right) of the University of Maine is congratulated by teammate Brenden Geary during Sunday's America East baseball game against Hartford in Orono. Gosselin-Deschesnes, a senior right-hander, had a strong start for the Black Bears after having worked exclusively out of the bullpen this spring.

UMaine senior stakes claim to spot in starting rotation

By Pete Warner on April 20, 2015, at 2:06 p.m.
ORONO | If the University of Maine baseball team is going to make a run at an America East postseason berth, it is going to need more consistent pitching. To that end, coach Steve Trimper and his staff made a change last weekend that may bolster its starting rotation. …
Boston's David Ortiz throws his bat after being ejected from the game for arguing a check swing called strike during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against Baltimore at Fenway Park in Boston.

Jones leads Orioles past Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on April 19, 2015, at 6:06 p.m.
BOSTON — After another four-hit performance Sunday afternoon, Adam Jones still did not want to talk about himself. That’s OK. The rest of baseball can carry on the conversation about Baltimore’s slugging center fielder. Jones continued his torrid start to the season with his fifth homer and a career-high-tying five …
University of Maine starting pitcher Jacob Gosselin-Duchesnes (14) delivers a pitch in the fourth inning of their college baseball game against Hartford at Mahaney Diamond in Orono, Maine, Sunday, April 19, 2015.

UMaine baseball team takes two of three from Hartford

By Pete Warner on April 18, 2015, at 12:58 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine baseball team had a golden opportunity to make up some ground in the America East standings on Sunday afternoon. Instead, the Black Bears will remain in last place — for now. UMaine committed three errors in the 12th inning Sunday, opening the door …

Sports briefs for April 16, 2015

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on April 17, 2015, at 6:34 a.m.
Traditions practice range opens Friday HOLDEN — The practice range at Traditions Golf Club and Learning Center will open for the season on Friday morning at 9 a.m. Patriots to be honored by Obama The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will be honored by President Barack Obama at the …
University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper (right), pictured during a 2014 game, is trying to get the Black Bears back on the winning track as they try to climb out of the America East cellar.

UMaine baseball team hopes to heat up for playoff run

By Pete Warner on April 16, 2015, at 2:53 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine baseball team has dug itself a big hole. Halfway through their America East schedule, the Black Bears are mired in last place in the conference standings. Coach Steve Trimper’s ballclub takes a 12-19 record into a three-game weekend series against Hartford that begins …
Maine quarterback Dan Collins (7) throws against Boston College in September 2014.

UMaine quarterback hopes to regain spot after shoulder surgery

By Pete Warner on April 16, 2015, at 6:26 a.m.
ORONO | Dan Collins was demonstrating significant growth midway through his first season as the University of Maine’s starting quarterback. It came to a screeching halt when he was driven into the turf by Stony Brook’s Dante Allen, which left the redshirt sophomore with a separated throwing shoulder. Six …
University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove watches his team during practice Aug. 4, 2014, at Morse Field in Orono.

7 UMaine football players may have violated conduct code

By Pete Warner on April 15, 2015, at 5:24 p.m.
ORONO | Seven members of the University of Maine football team are being investigated for alleged violations of the school’s Student Conduct Code. UMaine spokeswoman Margaret Nagle on Wednesday confirmed in an email the unidentified players are being investigated for alleged code violations “related to the acceptance of meals …
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Future of EMCC athletics rests on commitment, resources, leadership

on April 13, 2015, at 2:11 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Last week, Eastern Maine Community College President Larry Barrett announced that the school has suspended athletics for 2015-2016. He cited low participation among students, the cost of running the programs and concerns about the school’s athletic facilities in putting athletics on hiatus. While school officials pointed to …
University of Maine Associate Professor of Literacy Richard Kent, Ph.D, studies athletes' writing and how they can learn from it. He has written books about the benefits of notebooks or journals to improve athletes' performance. "It helps them become students of their own game," Kent said.

UMaine professor helps athletes become students of the game through writing

By Pete Warner on April 13, 2015, at 7:57 a.m.
With the match complete, members of the Mountain Valley High School boys soccer team gathered in a circle at midfield to do some light stretching. When finished, each player pulled out a notebook to answer a series of questions about his performance, how the team played and to provide his …

2 Maine prep school guards commit to UMaine men’s basketball

By Pete Warner on April 11, 2015, at 7:05 p.m.
The influx of new players continues for the University of Maine men’s basketball program. Coach Bob Walsh has received verbal commitments from two in-state prep school standouts, Walter King of Lee Academy and Dennis Ashley of Bridgton Academy. Ashley, a 6-foot shooting guard from Santa Monica, California, announced his decision …
The canoe of Hermon paddler Mark Risinger was broken in two and badley damaged during a 2014 training run on Souadabscook Stream. On Saturday, Risinger used the repaired canoe to participate in the 36th St. George River Race in Searsmont.

Rockport teen delights in first solo paddle in St. George River Race

By Pete Warner on April 11, 2015, at 6:12 p.m.
SEARSMONT | Max Dingle of Rockport has been paddling with one or both of his parents in canoe races for several years. On Saturday morning, he achieved an important milestone when he competed on his own. The 13-year-old was among 150 paddling enthusiasts celebrating the weather-delayed start to the …
University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove walks the sideline during his team's opener against Norfolk State on Aug. 30, 2014, at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

UMaine hits the turf for spring football season

By Pete Warner on April 10, 2015, at 2:59 p.m.
With snowbanks surrounding the field, the University of Maine football team on Thursday afternoon returned to Morse Field at Alfond Stadium to begin its spring workouts. Coach Jack Cosgrove and his staff will put the Black Bears through 15 sessions during the abbreviated spring season, culminating with the annual Jeff …
Players from Eastern Maine Community College (right) and Unity College compete during a 2014 game in Bangor. EMCC President Larry Bartlett has announced the school is suspending athletics for 2015-2016 because of financial issues.

Eastern Maine Community College suspends athletics for 2015-16

By Pete Warner on April 09, 2015, at 12:33 p.m.
BANGOR | There will be no varsity sports at Eastern Maine Community College during the next academic year. EMCC President Larry Barrett on Monday sent a letter to employees explaining that he is suspending all of the college’s athletic programs for 2015-16. “An evaluation of costs associated with the …

Maine Maritime Academy to join new football league in 2017

By Pete Warner on April 08, 2015, at 7:08 p.m.
Maine Maritime Academy in Castine will be leaving the New England Football Conference in the fall of 2017 to join the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, which has decided to sponsor football. MMA will join other NEFC members Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy …
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Changes needed to improve America East baseball

on April 06, 2015, at 2:36 p.m.
It has been a frustrating start to the conference season for America East baseball teams. Winter has refused to release its grip on the Northeast, while the 2015 schedule format has further complicated a difficult situation for programs including the University of Maine. It’s time for America East to make …
 

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