Pete Warner

Asst. Sports Editor

Dave Hughes, who grew up in Maine, sails with Stu McNay on Thursday during the finals of the 470 Class (dinghy) sailing event at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Yarmouth High School graduate just misses sailing medal in Olympics

By Pete Warner on Aug. 18, 2016, at 8:37 p.m.
Dave Hughes and Stu McNay earned a fourth-place finish in the Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
Sandy Leon (right) of Boston celebrates with Mookie Betts after his fifth-inning, two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Red Sox won 8-1.

Red Sox win rain-shortened game in Baltimore

By Pete Warner on Aug. 17, 2016, at 10:56 p.m.
BALTIMORE– Jackie Bradley Jr. and Sandy Leon both hit two-run homers, and David Price threw six strong innings as the Boston Red Sox scored their sixth straight win with a rain-shortened 8-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. The game was stopped after six innings due to rain …
Lincoln native Tia Tardy (center) and Castine's John Hassett pose with race founder and Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson after winning the Beach to Beacon High School Mile Friday at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

Eastern Maine standouts win inaugural Beach to Beacon High School Mile

By Pete Warner on Aug. 06, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Multiple-time high school cross-country and track and field state champion Tia Tardy added another accolade to her impressive list of accomplishments Friday, when she claimed the girls title in the inaugural Beach to Beacon High School Mile at Fort Williams Park.
Green Bay Packers tight end Justin Perillo (80) blocks safety Marwin Evans (25) during the training camp at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on July 28.

UMaine product boosts stock as Packers tight end

By Pete Warner on Aug. 05, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
This summer, Justin Perillo, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound tight end from Wilmington, Delaware, has had more of a presence with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

For over-50 crowd, it’s ‘Never Too Late’ to play basketball

on Aug. 05, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
Katie Bergeron was genuinely excited to be in the Southern Maine Community College gym this week. Basketball has been a huge part of her young life, so it isn’t surprising that the Seawolves’ first-year women’s basketball head coach could be found on the court. What makes the experience unusual is …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 4, 2016

By Pete Warner on Aug. 04, 2016, at 8:33 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Center is launching Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League for kids ages 8-12 (Little League eligible), and ages 13-14. The league will be kid-pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 28. It will include an end-of-the-season playoff. Towns may submit more …

Maine team shows resilience, grit in Senior League World Series

on Aug. 04, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Unforgettable. That’s the only way to explain Tuesday night’s Senior League World Series game between Maine District 3 champion Bronco-Hermon and U.S. West representative Wailuki, Hawaii. It was an electric atmosphere under the lights at Mansfield Stadium, which again was overflowing with baseball fans with the local …
University of Maine football player Trevor Bates runs a drill for NFL scouts during "Pro Day" on March 21 in Mahaney Dome in Orono.

Mainer makes mad rush to garner Colts linebacker spot

By Pete Warner on Aug. 03, 2016, at 11:24 a.m.
The Indianapolis Colts are barely a week into their full training camp, but it is already apparent that a former University of Maine star could have a future with the NFL franchise.
Maine District 3 celebrates after defeating U.S. West during their Senior League World Series baseball game on Tuesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Maine District 3 champs edge US West to reach SLWS semifinals

By Pete Warner on Aug. 02, 2016, at 9:58 p.m.
Zach Nash turned a 6-3 double play to secure Maine’s 3-2 victory and a spot in the semifinal against Puerto Rico.
Hermon’s Mark Mailloux makes a running catch for an out against Old Town during the Class B North championship game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor in this June 2016 file photo. Mailloux, playing for Bronco-Hermon, made a diving catch in a Senior League World Series game Sunday night at Mansfield that was shown during the Top 10 plays segment on ESPN’s “Sportscenter."

Hermon outfielder’s catch earns spot on ‘SportsCenter’ Top 10 plays

By Pete Warner on Aug. 02, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
“You go to the ball and do your job, catch it. I was going toward the ball and laid out and ended up landing on the warning track.”

Unspoiled passion for baseball makes Bangor tournament special

on Aug. 01, 2016, at 3:57 p.m.
One of the things I miss most about watching youth sports regularly is the innocence of the game. There are no huge salaries, few hidden agendas and not many over-inflated egos. It’s young people and the games they love to play, with precious little to spoil their passion for competition. If you live anywhere …
Patrick Ricard

UMaine senior receives preseason FCS football All-America nod

By Pete Warner on Aug. 01, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
If there was any doubt that the college football season is almost here, look no further than Monday’s announcement of the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-America Team. Among the 99 players recognized is one from the University of Maine, defensive lineman Patrick Ricard. Ricard, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior from …
The BDN's Pete Warner finally rediscovers better physical, mental health through participation in a local fitness initiative at Wilcox Wellness and Fitness in Bangor.

How a BDN reporter at 54 rediscovers fitness, health at Bangor gym

By Pete Warner on Aug. 01, 2016, at 7:47 a.m.
“God willing, I’ll be able to stay healthy and fit for many years to come,” BDN sports reporter Pete Warner writes.
Jesse Larson of Mendon, Vermont, points to his second-round Greater Bangor Open score of 60 that tied the course record at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Friday.

Golfer ties course record, grabs lead at Greater Bangor Open

By Pete Warner on July 22, 2016, at 7:26 p.m.
Jesse Larson matched the Bangor Municipal Golf Course mark established during the first round of the 2014 Greater Bangor Open by Mike Van Sickle.
John Elliott of Bristol, Connecticut, chips out of the rough on the 16th hole during the first round of the 50th Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Thursday.

Veteran Connecticut pro playing in GBO living golf dream at 52

By Pete Warner on July 22, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
“I love this place,” John Elliott said Monday after shooting a 2-under-par 67 in the first round of the 50th GBO. “This is the only tournament I haven’t won in New England, so I’m trying to win my first one.”
Golfers compete on the first day of the 50th annual Greater Bangor Open golf tournament Thursday morning at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Quebec golfer among co-leaders at 50th Greater Bangor Open

By Pete Warner on July 21, 2016, at 7:44 p.m.
Raoul Menard claimed a share of the Greater Bangor Open first-round lead at 5 under par.
University of Maine's Matt Morris makes a save on a Princeton University shot during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this November 2015 file photo.

UMaine hockey goalie practices in NHL team’s development camp

By Pete Warner on July 19, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
University of Maine men’s hockey goaltender Matt Morris continued preparations for his senior season by participating in the New Jersey Devils development camp last week. Morris was on hand for the sessions, which ran July 12-16 at the Barnabas Health Hockey House at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The …
University of Maine hockey's Brian Morgan celebrates after scoring a second period goal as the Black Bears took on the Wildcats of New Hampshire at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in this December 2015 file photo.

Veteran UMaine men’s hockey center transfers to UConn

By Pete Warner on July 19, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
Brian Morgan is eligible immediately and doesn’t have to sit out a season because he is a graduate transfer.

Mature former Maine star relinquishes Division I dream

on July 19, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
Parise Rossignol recently revealed that she was leaving the University of Maine women’s basketball team. The decision came two years after Rossignol finished her Van Buren High School career as the state’s No. 2 all-time scorer with 2,589 points. The move was somewhat surprising, given her tremendous previous success. Fans …
University of Maine women's basketball head coach Richard Barron

UMaine women’s basketball unveils testy nonleague schedule

By Pete Warner on July 18, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
The University of Maine women’s basketball team likely will have its hands full trying to replace eight graduated seniors during the 2016-2017 season.