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    FORT KENT – University of Maine-Fort Kent sophomore Andre Anderson has been named to the NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America Second Team. Anderson is the first UMFK athlete to receive the honor. The Bengals compiled a 20-1-2 record this fall and advanced to the national quarterfinals. Read More
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    ROCKPORT – Gordon Fischer scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures as Camden Hills rolled to a 74-49 schoolboy basketball victory over Waterville on Tuesday. Kiefer Lammi had 13 points for the Windjammers. Graham Safford scored 12 points and Tyler McFarland added… Read More
    HOULTON – Caitlyn Esancy connected for a game-high 22 points as Presque Isle steamrolled to a 14-2 first-quarter lead en route to a 60-39 schoolgirl basketball victory over Houlton Tuesday. Sarah Porter scored 14 points for the Wildcats and Kayla Legassie had 10 points. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
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    ORONO – The Friends of Maine Hockey will host their annual “Skate with the Bears” on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Alfond Arena. This is a great opportunity for fans of all ages to meet members of the University of Maine men’s and women’s hockey… Read More
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    GORHAM – Andy Tracy hit a jumper with five seconds remaining Monday night to lift the University of Southern Maine to a 61-59 men’s basketball victory over the University of Maine-Farmington. Sean Bergeron tallied 17 points and was 9-for-10 from the foul line for the… Read More
    MACHIAS – Ty Richards scored a game-high 15 points and Matt Little had 13 points and 18 rebounds Monday as the Machias boys basketball team triumphed 71-37 over Calvary Chapel of Orrington. Richards had eight points in the second quarter as the Bulldogs outscored the… Read More
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    Pro hockey has been a lesson in frustration for former University of Maine two-time All-American center Michel Leveille. But he’s hoping some home cooking can jumpstart his career as Leveille, former Black Bear linemate Teddy Purcell and their Manchester Monarchs face-off against the Portland Pirates… Read More
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    WOODLAND – Julia Nicholas tallied a game-high 19 points as reigning Class D state champion Woodland steamrolled to a 27-5 first-quarter lead en route to a 66-42 schoolgirl basketball win over Machias Saturday. Ariel Knights added 10 points for the Dragons. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
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    WATERVILLE – Adam Choice scored 28 points to lead Colby College by Babson College 67-47 in the men’s basketball final of the Colby Invitational Saturday. Thomas defeated UMaine-Augusta in the consolation 109-70. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
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    BOSTON – Northeastern University senior defensenman Louis Liotti had scored just two career goals in 121 games entering Friday night’s game against the University of Maine. But Liotti’s second goal of the game, coming with 2:31 left in overtime, gave the Huskies a 3-2 men’s… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Jacob Moore had little to show for the first 25 field-goal attempts of his 2008-09 high school basketball season – just three had passed through the net. “I was really frustrated,” said Moore, a 6-foot-6 junior forward for Hampden Academy. “My jump shot… Read More
    RINDGE, N.H. – Franklin Pierce University field hockey freshman goalie Kristin Tormollan of Waterville will be featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of the Dec. 8 issue of Sports Illustrated. Tormollan helped lead Franklin Pierce to its first berth in the Northeast-10 Conference… Read More
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    BREWER – The Brewer Witches rallied from a five-point deficit entering the fourth quarter en route to a season-opening 41-38 schoolgirl basketball victory over the Nokomis Warriors Friday night. Leah Jackson led Brewer with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, while Holly Nickerson and… Read More
    UNITY – Eric Righter scored 20 to lead six double-digit scorers as his University of Maine-Machias Clippers downed Unity College 120-61 in men’s college basketball action Thursday. Nate Kelly led Unity with 28 points. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
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    Time to go out on a limb – again – with predictions for the 2008-09 Eastern Maine schoolboy basketball season that begins tonight. Class A: Bangor is the two-time defending EM champion and should be strong again this winter, though coach Roger Reed’s club sports… Read More
    ORONO – The way offensive production was scarce against the University of Maine men, the University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls must have felt more like Spotted Owls Thursday night. Field-goal attempts were limited as the NCAA Division I Black Bears got off to a blistering… Read More
    CHICAGO – The Gatorade Company, in partnership with ESPN RISE Magazine, has announced Jack Heary of Deering High School in Portland was selected as the 2008-09 Gatorade Maine Football Player of the Year. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior running back rushed for 2,177 yards and scored… Read More
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cherryfield’s Jim Layton is one of 10 grand prize winners of the Gillette TimeShaver Challenge and will participate Saturday in a customized driving school at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The driving school, part of the Richard Petty Driving Experience, is led by the… Read More
    BANGOR – The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing its 2009 Spinning the Globe World Tour to the Bangor Auditorium on March 23, 2009. The game tips off at 7 p.m. with tickets starting at $15. Tickets can be purchased at the Bangor Auditorium box office and… Read More
    LEWISTON – Val Beckwith netted 20 points Thursday night as Bates College rolled to an 18-point halftime lead en route to a 75-49 women’s basketball victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology. Maggie DePoy scored 17 points for Bates and Lee native Amanda Gifford added 10… Read More
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    Local interscholastic swimming and diving teams open the 2008-09 season Friday at the annual Penobscot Valley Conference Relay Carnival scheduled for the Wallace pool on the UMaine campus in Orono. Among the teams participating in Friday’s male and female competition is Mount Desert Island High… Read More
    FARMINGTON – Colby College’s Adam Choice had 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Mules used a first-half surge to pull away from the UMaine-Farmington Beavers for a 63-49 men’s basketball victory at Dearborn Gymnasium Wednesday. Artie Cutrone added 12 points and Kyle Donovan 10… Read More
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    Bangor-area college football television viewers have been tackled for a loss this season. After a seven-year run on low-power Bangor TV station WBGR (Ch. 33), CBS college football broadcasts of late Saturday afternoon games have not aired on WBGR, or primary CBS affiliate WABI, this… Read More
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    When the Katahdin girls basketball team tips off its season Saturday in Stacyville against Bangor Christian, the Cougars will have dual leadership on the bench from two coaching veterans. Terry Duffy and Phil Faulkner will team up to guide Katahdin’s fortunes this winter. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    Nathan Gerbe haunted the University of Maine for three seasons and he led his Boston College Eagles to the NCAA championship last year. But he will be wearing the home colors on Dec. 9 when his Portland Pirates take on former Black Bears Teddy Purcell… Read More
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    BANGOR – Deon Cheers’ two free throws with 7.2 seconds left provided the winning margin for the University of Maine-Augusta Moose as they edged Eastern Maine Community College 72-71 in men’s basketball action at Johnston Gym on Monday night. After Cheers’ free throws, the Eagles… Read More