University of Maine Black Bear Sports

 
University of Maine's Laia Sole (center) goes to pass past University of New Hampshire's Morgan Bassett-Smith during their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in February 2017.

5 UMaine women’s basketball players to transfer

By Pete Warner on March 23, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
Standout Laia Sole and emerging forward Anita Kelava, both freshmen, are among five players who have been granted their release by UMaine.
The University of Maine’s Wes Myers (right) puts up a shot over the University of New Hampshire’s David Watkins (left) and Luke Rosinski during a game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Jan. 19. Myers has been reinstated to the team after being suspended in February following an altercation with a teammate.

UMaine basketball player remains on team after fracturing teammate’s jaw

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 22, 2017, at 7:20 p.m.
University of Maine basketball player Wes Myers had been suspended from the team in February after a locker-room altercation.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, pictured here in a 2016 game against the University of Maine, is again among the Black Bears’ non-conference opponents next season.

UMaine to play 24-game schedule in 11-team Hockey East next season

By Larry Mahoney on March 21, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
The Black Bears play 24 Hockey East games instead of 22 because Notre Dame is leaving the league to join the Big Ten.
Ryan Lomberg

Former UMaine hockey player signs deal with NHL’s Calgary Flames

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 20, 2017, at 7:04 p.m.
Ryan Lomberg, who played two seasons with the Black Bears, has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Calgary Flames.
University of Maine's Felicia Lennon connects with a pitch from University of Maryland-Baltimore County during their softball game in Orono, May 6, 2016.

Injury forces UMaine softball team to juggle lineup

By Larry Mahoney on March 20, 2017, at 1:08 a.m.
Felicia Lennon hadn’t missed a game in three years. But the University of Maine’s senior shortstop, a two-time All-America East second-team softball selection, suffered a broken ring finger on her throwing hand, so head coach Mike Coutts has had to rearrange his lineup.
Nick Silva

Walks, lack of clutch hits plagued UMaine baseball team in 6-10 start

By Larry Mahoney on March 17, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
Interim head coach Nick Derba feels his University of Maine baseball team is “behind where it should be,” but his optimism hasn’t been dampened by his team’s 6-10 start.
University of Maine's Blaine Byron (center) tries to redirect the puck to goal around Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Chase Perry (left) while Tommy Grant puts on the defense last October at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Three Maine-based players pursue pro hockey futures

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 17, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
One former University of Maine hockey player has signed a deal with an ECHL team, while another will enter free agency.
The University of Maine's Laia Sole drives to the basket past the University of Albany's Tiana-Jo Carter during the America East championship game at SEFCU Arena on Friday in Albany, New York. Albany won 66-50.

Albany overcomes slow start to beat UMaine for sixth straight America East title

By Larry Mahoney on March 10, 2017, at 7:59 p.m.

Philly tough: UMaine transfer adjusting nicely to basketball, life in Orono

By Larry Mahoney on March 10, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Sutton credits her aggressive nature to her days playing playground ball in Philadelphia.
University of New Hampshire's Aliza Simpson (left) reaches to block a shot by University of Maine's Sigi Koizar during a game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in February.

UMaine women’s basketball team faces Albany for spot in NCAA tournament

By Larry Mahoney on March 09, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
UMaine and Albany met in last year’s America East women’s basketball tournament championship game.
The University of Maine women's basketball team gets fired up prior to last Sunday's America East semifinal against New Hampshire. Cross Insurance Arena in Portland served as the first neutral site host for the conference women's tournament.

Portland makes strong debut as host of America East women’s basketball tournament

By Larry Mahoney on March 08, 2017, at 10:08 a.m.
ANALYSIS
University of Maine celebrates after scoring a goal against New Hampshire during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono on Dec. 3, 2016.

Optimists, pessimists agree: UMaine men’s hockey team facing pivotal year under Gendron

By Larry Mahoney on March 08, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
The fact UMaine has gone 22 games without a win on the road is embarrassing.
Analysis
Members of the University of Maine basketball team, including (from left) Sheraton Jones, Fanny Wadling, Blanca Millan, Laia Sole, Sheraton Jones and Julie Brosseau, thank the crowd at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland after beating New Hampshire in the America East semifinals on Sunday.
Steve McLaughlin Photography

Poised freshmen instrumental in postseason success of UMaine women’s basketball team

By Larry Mahoney on March 07, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
ANALYSIS
University of Maine basketball head coach Bob Walsh

Questions linger as UMaine men’s basketball struggles continue

By Ernie Clark on March 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s been a very challenging 365 days but it’s ultimately all my responsibility,” coach Bob Walsh said.
University of Maine pitcher Matt Pushard

Marathon victory supplies UMaine baseball team with fifth win in six games

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 06, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.

UMaine-UNH women’s basketball sum

on March 05, 2017, at 8:45 p.m.
The University of Maine's Sigi Koizar drives to the basket against the University of New Hampshire's Brittni Lai during their America East semifinal at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Sunday.

UMaine women knock off UNH to gain berth in America East final

By Larry Mahoney on March 05, 2017, at 7:31 p.m.

Saturday’s UMaine-Vermont men’s hockey summary

on March 05, 2017, at 12:39 a.m.

Saturday’s UMaine-Binghamton women’s basketball summary

on March 05, 2017, at 12:29 a.m.

Vermont completes Hockey East sweep to end UMaine’s season

By Larry Mahoney on March 04, 2017, at 10:40 p.m.