By on July 30, 2010, at 11:47 p.m.
More high schools in Maine are using a seven-on-seven program during the summer.
By on July 02, 2010, at 9:48 p.m.
It’s as much a Fourth of July staple in these parts as red hot dogs, jet skiing, baseball and softball. For three decades, runners young and old from all across the country and state have made the Queen City their July 4 destination for one reason: A fast 3-kilometer (1.9-mile) road race. One of Greater Bangor’s longstanding traditions, the Walter Hunt Memorial 3K, will celebrate its 30th birthday this weekend when hundreds of people line up on upper Wilson Street in Brewer for the fast, downhill journey to Pickering Square in Bangor.
By Pete Warner on June 18, 2010, at 10:06 p.m.
There wasn’t much of a break for the members of the University of Maine baseball team after their season ended May 27 at the America East Championship. After a 56-game season with the Black Bears, team members quickly dispersed to participate in one of several summer collegiate baseball leagues. This year, there are again numerous UMaine players on summer league rosters in one of at least six leagues stretching from Sanford all the way to South Carolina.
By on May 21, 2010, at 9:13 p.m.
Kim Stephenson had an impressive career at the University of Maine that was capped by her being selected to the America East second team her senior year in 2008.
By on May 07, 2010, at 10:26 p.m.
Old Town High School pitcher Hannah Morin has battled through a knee injury to help lead the Coyotes to a 6-1 start.
By Pete Warner on April 30, 2010, at 10:36 p.m.
ORONO | Student-athletes at the University of Maine face challenges not only on the field of play but in the classroom.
By on March 26, 2010, at 10:26 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | The first day of spring defied the traditional seasonal change on Mount Desert Island this year.
By on Feb. 26, 2010, at 10:54 p.m.
Every successful hockey team needs a shutdown defenseman. They get tons of ice time. They play in every situation. They protect the front of their net, block shots, win battles for loose pucks, …
By on Feb. 20, 2010, at 12:25 a.m.
By late February, ask most Mainers planning a trip where they’re headed, and you’ll probably hear names like Florida or Bermuda. But Nada Lepper, a teacher of third and fourth grade in …
By on Feb. 12, 2010, at 11:04 p.m.
“From the very beginning of Bangor swimming (nearly 50 years ago) diving has been an important component of program,” Bangor High swimming coach Phil Emery reflected. Emery has been associated …
By Pete Warner on Feb. 05, 2010, at 10:22 p.m.
ORONO | Kristin Baker has spent her basketball career fiercely trying to prove she belongs.
By on Jan. 29, 2010, at 10:53 p.m.
BREWER | Rachel Craig is a typical 14-year-old. The Brewer High School freshman is fairly shy and quiet, a diehard Boston Celtics fan, and steadily becoming one of the best sprinters in …
By on Jan. 22, 2010, at 10:30 p.m.
Josh McAuliffe paused, and then let a little laugh escape when asked how he went from being a three-sport athlete at Bangor High School to becoming a successful amateur boxer. “You really want …
By on Jan. 15, 2010, at 11:30 p.m.
Think of the brain inside an athlete’s head as an egg yolk within a shell.
By on Jan. 08, 2010, at 10:34 p.m.
ORONO | In University of Maine sophomore left wing Theo Andersson’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, there is a Volvo Museum. Freshman center Klas Leidermark is from Gavel, Sweden, and …
By on Dec. 18, 2009, at 11:28 p.m.
As with most leisure pursuits, golf in Maine is trying to keep its head above water during the current recession, but many people involved in the game remain upbeat about the survival of the game and …
By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 04, 2009, at 10:14 p.m.
Mental toughness and a drive to hammer out miles are just two of many a runner must possess to be successful.
By on Nov. 27, 2009, at 10:18 p.m.
The Pine Tree State has had a unique association with the Ultimate Fighting Championship right from the 17-year-old, mixed martial arts organization’s infancy.
By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 20, 2009, at 10:45 p.m.
An early lesson in athletics that John Tennett learned didn’t occur on the football field, basketball court or baseball diamond. It happened at home. He was in fourth or fifth grade and …