Princeton fires lacrosse coach after video shows he hit player

By Marcus E. Howard, Reuters on April 07, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.
NEW YORK, — Princeton University’s men’s lacrosse team was preparing on Thursday for the rest of its season under a new interim coach a day after the Ivy League school fired its head coach for elbowing an opposing player during a game last week. Video footage of the incident, which …

College roundup: Greenlaw leads Thomas women’s lacrosse team by Johnson State

on April 05, 2016, at 8:32 p.m.
WATERVILLE | Samantha Greenlaw scored five goals and had two assists to lead the Thomas College Terriers to a 14-4 women’s lacrosse victory over the Johnson State (Vt.) Spartans Tuesday at Smith Field. Erin Nelligan added four goals and an assist while Sophia LaVallee chipped in with three goals …

College roundup: Corbo propels Husson men’s lacrosse to victory

on April 03, 2016, at 8:07 p.m.
JOHNSON, Vermont — Brandon Corbo posted three goals and an assist on Saturday afternoon Husson University of Bangor posted an 8-4 North Atlantic Conference men’s lacrosse victory over Johnson State. Brett Martin and Trent Sell each scored twice for the Eagles (2-5, 2-0 NAC) and Brandon Bosse netted one goal. …

College Roundup: UMaine softball team splits with Rhode Island

on March 30, 2016, at 9:39 p.m.
KINGSTON, Rhode Island — Molly Flowers and Nikki Misner combined on a five-hit shutout on Wednesday afternoon, leading the University of Maine to a 9-0 softball victory over Rhode Island. The Rams bounced back to win the nightcap 10-9. In the opener, Flowers (7-5) spaced three hits and two walks …

College roundup: Lebanon Valley rallies by UMPI baseball team in ninth

on March 29, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
ANNVILLE, Pennsylvania — Glenn Dietrich’s RBI single to right center in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchmen to an 8-7 baseball victory over the University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls Tuesday. UMPI had tied the game in the top of the inning when Matt Curry’s …

College roundup: Pitchers help Husson baseball team sweep Norwich

on March 27, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
BANGOR — on Saturday, Robert Graff and Brandon Reilly combined in a three-hit shutout as the Husson University Eagles beat the Norwich University Cadets 7-0 in the first game on the way to a doubleheader sweep in baseball action Saturday at the Winkin Complex. Husson took the second game 7-1. …

UMaine softball sweeps Quinnipiac in doubleheader

on March 27, 2016, at 1:29 a.m.
HAMDEN, Connecticut — Molly Flowers scattered four hits and struck out 13 in the second game, leading the Maine Black Bears to a 3-1 victory and a sweep of their softball doubleheader of the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Saturday. UMaine won the opener 9-2. Maine improved to 10-11 while Quinnipiac slipped …

TV, radio schedule for March 26-27, 2016

on March 25, 2016, at 5:05 p.m.
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College roundup: Thomas baseball splits doubleheader with Loras

on March 23, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.
AUBURNDALE, Florida — Nik Beeson singled twice and drove in two runs amidst an 11-run fourth inning to power the Terriers to a 15-9 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Loras took the second game 9-0. In the opener, Beeson finished with five hits, including a triple, and …

College roundup: Sophomore pitcher helps UMF baseball team gain Saturday sweep

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 20, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.
LYNN, Massachusetts — Sophomore righthander Nate Pushard allowed only three hits and didn’t walk a batter to lead the University of Maine-Farmington by Fisher College 2-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday at Fraser Field. UMF won the second game 6-4, but dropped an 8-4 decision to …

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Schwanz’s bat helps UMaine baseball halt 4-game skid

on March 16, 2016, at 8:44 p.m.
Tyler Schwanz belted a solo home run to tie the game in the ninth inning on Wednesday, then contributed an RBI single during a five-run 10th that lifted the University of Maine to an 11-6 victory over Lehigh at Lake Myrtle Park in Winter Haven, Florida. Schwanz added a double …

College roundup: UMF, UMPI softball teams split doubleheader

on March 13, 2016, at 8:57 p.m.
ORONO | Natasha DeRoche hit a two-run home in the second inning to help the University of Maine-Farmington beat UM-Presque Isle 12-4 in the first game of a softball doubleheader in a mutual opener Saturday at UMaine’s Mahaney Dome. UMPI won the second game 5-3. Kyle Cunningham contributed a …

College roundup: Montclair State baseball team holds off Husson

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 10, 2016, at 9:04 p.m.
AUBURNDALE, Florida — The Montclair State (N.J.) Red Hawks surged to a seven-run lead and then held off the Husson University Eagles 7-6 in baseball action Thursday at Lake Myrtle Park. Montclair improved to 4-5 and Husson of Bangor slipped to 2-4 after the Eagles swept WPI on Wednesday to …

College roundup: UMaine baseball rallies past LIU Brooklyn

on March 09, 2016, at 9:36 p.m.
DELAND, Florida — Jeremy Pena walked, advanced on Brendan Geary’s sacrifice bunt and scored on an error while taking third on a ground ball by Danny Casals in the eighth inning on Wednesday night, helping the University of Maine eke out a 3-2 baseball victory over Long Island University Brooklyn …

Sports briefs for March 3, 2016

on March 03, 2016, at 7:54 p.m.
Classes offered for officiating girls lacrosse BRUNSWICK | The Maine Women’s Lacrosse Officials’ Association is offering new official classes for adults who want to officiate girls’ lacrosse this spring. All prospective officials are required to attend a series of classes that are taught by U.S. Lacrosse-certified trainers. Classes will …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 11, 2016

on Feb. 11, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

League coaches pick UMaine softball fourth in America East poll

on Feb. 03, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
The University of Maine softball team has been selected fourth in this year’s America East Preseason Coaches Poll. Defending league champion Binghamton was selected as first, tallying five first-place votes and 35 total points. The Bearcats were followed by Stony Brook, receiving one-first place nod and 30 points. Albany also …
Liz Wood (middle) of the University of Maine has been selected as one of 30 national candidates for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award that recognizes accomplishments in the community, the classroom and competition along with character.

UMaine basketball star Liz Wood candidate for national award

on Jan. 20, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
The University of Maine senior forward is one of 30 candidates among a national pool for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award.

Three UMaine football players receive first team All-CAA honors

on Nov. 24, 2015, at 7:57 p.m.
ORONO | Six members of the University of Maine football team received Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference honors on Tuesday. Offensive lineman Bruce Johnson and defensive linemen Trevor Bates and Pat Ricard each received first-team accolades. Wide receiver Micah Wright and senior linebacker Randy Samuels were named to the second …
Jack Sandler

Colby College men’s lacrosse coach dies unexpectedly

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 20, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
WATERVILLE | Jack Sandler, who has coached the Colby College men’s lacrosse team since 2013, has died, the school announced Friday. Sandler, who was 35, apparently collapsed while on a treadmill in a hotel, according to a statement from the school. Colby President David Greene said Sandler’s death is …