When Dick Balentine cut his teeth in the Maine cross country coaching scene in 1979, he showed up to his first preseason practice at Hampden Academy with only four prospective runners ready for his tutelage. To say Hampden’s program has grown by leaps and bounds since… Read More
    It was another busy day at the homestead last Saturday. My sister and her family volunteered to help again for the day which was awesome. The project at hand was working on the exposed ceiling in the front of the house. This is the one project that… Read More
      October, oh I love October. The sweaty humid yuck of late summer finally dies down and I can pull out my flannel and start drinking hot tea again. Also, HALLOWEEN, people. To celebrate the coming of fall and to get into the mood… Read More
    BREWER, Maine — Senior quarterback Anthony Sousa scored on a 1-yard run with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter Friday night to lift Cony of Augusta to a 20-14 Class B North football victory over Brewer at Doyle Field. The win was the third straight… Read More
    This week, we'll feature two teams trying to regain their footing in the Class C North division when the Waterville Purple Panthers (2-1) invade the Winkin Complex at Husson University in Bangor to take on the John Bapst Crusaders in a 7:30 p.m. contest. Read More
    BOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport. Dr. Ann… Read More
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A 19-year-old Midwestern State football player has died after suffering a neck injury while making a tackle during a home game last weekend. School President Suzanne Shipley on Wednesday released a statement mourning the death of cornerback Robert Grays of Houston. Shipley… Read More
    JOLIET, Illinois — Martin Truex Jr. backed up his regular-season dominance with a victory Sunday in NASCAR’s playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex solidified himself as the driver to beat over the final nine races as he chases his first Cup championship. He raced to his… Read More
    LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin argued afterward about who won their middleweight showdown. No one could argue it wasn’t a great fight. Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a 12-round draw with Alvarez in a brutal battle that… Read More
    CARSON, California — Cody Parkey hit his fourth field goal from 54 yards with 1:05 to play, and the Miami Dolphins rallied in the fourth quarter to spoil the Los Angeles Chargers’ home opener with a 19-17 victory Sunday. Younghoe Koo missed a 44-yard field goal… Read More
    This week, the BDN/SNME team heads to Bucksport where the Golden Bucks will play host to defending regional champion Mount Desert Island in a key clash of Hancock County powers at Carmichael Field. The action begins at 7 p.m. with Jim Churchill of SportsNet Maine handling the play-by-play and veteran BDN sportswriter Ernie Clark providing the color commentary. Read More
    FORT KENT, Maine — One day after publicly announcing he was resigning at the end of the month as women’s soccer coach and assistant athletic director at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Lucas Levesque led the team Thursday to a 10-1 victory in the home opener… Read More
    NEW ORLEANS — Brady, Brees and Bono. How’s that for a middle-aged power trio? When New England quarterback Tom Brady and his prolific New Orleans counterpart, Drew Brees, take the Superdome field on Sunday, it’ll be just days after U2’s concert. Seems fitting, given the association… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Rivalry games often are fueled by emotion and momentum, and both were working against Foxcroft Academy on Friday night after neighboring Dexter had stunned the Ponies with a touchdown 73 seconds into the third quarter to claw back into contention. But Jeremy Richard… Read More