College sports

 
Husson University's Eli Itkin (center) tries for two past Thomas College's Jordan Greenleaf during their basketball game at Newman Gym in Bangor Tuesday.

Fast start lifts Husson men’s basketball team past Thomas College

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 10, 2017, at 8:34 p.m.
The Terriers closed to within eight points with two minutes left before Husson junior guard Raheem Anderson made a free throw and a three-point play — bringing his career scoring total to 1,400 points — to close out the victory.
Hockey players from the University of Maine and Boston University take to the ice at Frozen Fenway in this January 2014 file photo.

UMaine hockey game at Fenway Park set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 10, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team will take to the ice at Fenway Park on Saturday for the third time in five years as part of “Frozen Fenway.”
Geovany Carino

Hermon football player competes in national combine

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 10, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Geovany Carino, a junior at Hermon High School, was one of approximately 600 prospects in the classes of 2018 and 2019 to participate Friday in the U.S. Army National Combine held in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

UMaine men’s basketball team hosts UMass Lowell amidst 7-game skid

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

Clemson stuns Alabama to win College Football Playoff national championship

By Chuck Culpepper, Washington Post on Jan. 10, 2017, at 7:20 a.m.
“It’s almost like I got knocked out in the third quarter and this is all a dream.”
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University of Maine Orono ice hockey players line up before a home game against Quinnipiac in Orono in this October 2016 file photo.

Loss to Under-18 team may define hockey season for UMaine men

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 09, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
One of two things will happen over the final 14 games of the regular season, all of which are Hockey East games.

Saturday’s UMaine-UMBC women’s basketball summary

on Jan. 07, 2017, at 8:32 p.m.
University of Maine interim coach Amy Vachon watches as time expires during the first half of their game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. Vachon is coaching the team in the absence of head coach Richard Barron, who is on medical leave for an undisclosed illness.

Vachon makes successful debut as UMaine’s fill-in head coach

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 07, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Vachon guided the Black Bears to a convincing 72-40 America East victory over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, player Tyler Moore (left) battles for a rebound against Maine's Anita Kelava during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. The Black Bears won 72-40.

UMaine women end four-game skid with rout of UMBC

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 07, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
The Black Bears played smothering player-to-player defense to post a 72-40 America East victory against a University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

USA Under-18 posts comfortable win over UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 06, 2017, at 9:43 p.m.
The skillful Americans dominated the Black Bears with their superior speed and cruised to a comfortable 6-2 victory.

UMaine women host UMBC; men’s team in Baltimore

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 7:25 p.m.
Washington Academy pitcher Gage Feeney winds up at St. Joseph's College in Standish as his team defeats Sacopee Valley High School for the State Class C Baseball Championship on June 21, 2014.

Former Washington Academy star looking forward to USM baseball career

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 06, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
“My chances of getting mound time weren’t very high, so I felt the best chance of having a long and fun playing career was by going to USM.”
University of Maine hockey players line up before a home game against Quinnipiac in Orono in this October 2016 file photo.

UMaine hockey team chosen to play in Northern Ireland tourney

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 06, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
Providence College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Clarkson University will join UMaine in Belfast as tournament competitors.
University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron, pictured during a 2016 interview in Orono, went on indefinite medical leave on Friday. Associate head coach Amy Vachon will direct the team in Barron's absence.

UMaine basketball coach taking medical leave

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.
University of Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron will take an indefinite medical leave, effective Friday.

Vermont surges late to hold off UMaine men

By Pete Warner on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:53 p.m.
Vermont (11-5), picked by league coaches to win the title this season, had to survive a determined effort by an undermanned UMaine ballclub (4-12) to win its conference opener.

UMaine men’s hockey takes on US Under-18 squad

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 12:41 p.m.
UMaine head coach Red Gendron will do some experimenting with different line combinations and defense tandems.
Robin Hoglund

UMaine winger excited for first game in nearly two years

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 05, 2017, at 11:46 a.m.
“He is a big, strong physical kid who can skate,” said UMaine head coach Red Gendron.
University of Maine women's basketball head coach Richard Barron

Vermont upsets UMaine women’s basketball team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 04, 2017, at 9:51 p.m.
UMaine suffered its fourth straight loss and fell to 7-9.
Mark Anthoine of the University of Maine climbs out of the tunnel for the start of the third period against Boston University at Frozen Fenway in Boston in this January 2014 file photo.

Ice crews prep for any type of weather for Fenway hockey games

By John Doyle, Portsmouth Herald on Jan. 04, 2017, at 5:34 p.m.
“With an outdoor rink like this, we’re always working with Mother Nature.”
University of Maine's Brendan Robbins (right) looks to shoot past New Hampshire's Danny Tirone during their hockey game on Dec. 3, 2016, at Alfond Arena in Orono.

UMaine men’s hockey team hopes for second-half turnaround

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 04, 2017, at 4 p.m.
“Everybody in the locker room is optimistic. We know the talent we have. We know we can be a good team down the stretch.”