STANDISH – Freshman Ashley Geel scored a season-high 15 points as Saint Joseph’s College defeated the University of Maine-Machias 83-42 in women’s basketball action Sunday. Carolyn Freeman added 12 points for Saint Joseph’s. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    Saturday afternoon’s NCAA football playoff game between the University of Maine and the University of Northern Iowa can be seen live in Bangor at the Sports Arena on outer Hammond Street. The game, which is not being televised live by any stations in Iowa or… Read More
    ORONO – After failing to get any offensive rhythm in the first half of Friday evening’s game against Brown University, the University of Maine women found some in the second half. In the process, they also got Brown in plenty of foul trouble to start… Read More
    ORONO – University of Maine field hockey players Nicole Emery of Winthrop and Maire Dineen have been named to the America East All-Academic Team while freshman Kelly Newton was named to the Womensfieldhockey.com National All-Rookie Team. Senior captain Emery maintained a 3.80 grade point average… Read More
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    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Jacki Gibson scored a goal and assisted on another as Robert Morris University defeated the University of Maine 4-2 in women’s college hockey action Friday night. Chelsea Walkland, Jordan Riley and Brianna Delaney added goals for 6-8-1 Robert Morris. Brianne McLaughlin… Read More
    MOBILE, Ala. – LaShun Watson scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half and Domonic Tilford contributed 10 of his 15 as University of South Alabama built a 20-point halftime lead and posted a 71-59 victory over the cold-shooting Maine Black Bears in the USA Basketball… Read More
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    Maine was well-represented at both the NCAA Division I and Division III national cross country championship meets held last weekend. Belfast native Levi Miller and Ayalew Taye of Portland combined to lead Georgetown University to a 10th-place finish at the Division I meet in Terra… Read More
    University of Maine women’s basketball coach Cindy Blodgett has landed four players, including Gorham’s Rachele Burns, as she continues the rebuilding process. All four have signed National Letters of Intent. Burns, a 5-foot-7 all-purpose guard, averaged 25 points per game for Gorham High last season… Read More
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    COLLEGE Kaylie DeMillo (University of Southern Maine sophomore), women’s basketball Player of the Week, was 16-for-29 averaging 17 points per game helping USM to a 3-0 week. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
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    Aroostook County ball is synonymous with the fast-break and transition game, so it should be no surprise a player from Fort Kent High School has fit in nicely with the run-and-gun Saint Joseph’s College Monks. Still, the sight of the 6-foot-7, 275-pound Mitch Ouellet on… Read More
    The first indoor track and field meets of the season are still a few weeks away, but there are already a great deal of subplots in the winter-long drama also known as the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League. For one, Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference teams… Read More
    ORONO – The University of Maine men couldn’t generate any offensive rhythm or sustain any momentum against an effective Quinnipiac University zone defense and the Bobcats ruined the Black Bears’ home opener. Freshman Gerald McLemore scored 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep the… Read More
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    LEWISTON – Peggy Wakeham’s power play goal 7:13 into the third period, set up by Chelsea Rapin and Molly Morrison, capped a two-goal rally as the University of Vermont tied Maine 2-2 before winning a shootout in a Hockey East game in front of 263 at the Androscoggin… Read More
    STANDISH – The University of Maine-Farmington outscored Saint Joseph’s College 40-27 in the second half to earn a 69-56 men’s basketball victory Tuesday night. Andrew Dean led UM-Farmington with 16 points. Eric Taylor scored 14 points and Shane Tracy had 10. Josh Tanguay had 10… Read More
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    Colonial Athletic Association coaches expected Jovan Belcher to be the best defensive player in the conference this season. The University of Maine senior lived up to the expectations. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
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    BANGOR – The buzz started sometime after the sixth game of the season, when the Husson University football team was 4-2 and believing it had a chance at making some history. The program that was revived in 2002 after a six-decade absence has gone from… Read More
    Morgan Frame has been a dominating force in the Eastern Maine Class B basketball landscape for the past few years. Her imposing presence in the paint has spearheaded Waterville’s run of 44 consecutive victories and two consecutive Class B state championships. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    PORTLAND – Keith Nelson starts every offensive play for the John Bapst of Bangor football team with the ball in his hands. But it was a rare play that ended with the ball in Nelson’s hands that proved pivotal to the Crusaders’ 21-14 victory over… Read More
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    FORT KENT – Andre Anderson, Keith Williams II and Dwayne Smith converted penalty kicks while Giovanni Sinclair made three saves and allowed just one goal to Ollie Moffatt during the PK round as the University of Maine Fort Kent men’s soccer team advanced to the 16-team NAIA Division… Read More
    Three Eastern Maine players are among the 11 semifinalists for the 2008 James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy symbolic of the state’s top high school senior football player. Billy Clark of Skowhegan, Shawn Smith of Hampden Academy and Nate Warren of Bucksport are among contenders for the… Read More
    OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – Six-foot-10 sophomore center Lester Prosper poured in 26 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, both game-highs, as Old Westbury beat Husson University’s Eagles 82-69 in the Old Westbury Panther Classic Saturday. Matt MacKenzie had a team-high 19 points and seven rebounds for… Read More
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jeff Xavier scored a game-high 23 points off the bench and made three steals to help the Providence College Friars hand the University of Maine men their first loss of the season, 83-62, Saturday afternoon. Providence jumped out quickly, took a 50-32… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Kristin Baker played many memorable games playing for Upper Kennebec Valley High School of Bingham in Western Maine Class D basketball tournament games at the Augusta Civic Center. Sunday afternoon, in her return to the facility, the junior point guard from Bingham was… Read More
    ORONO – The University of Maine football team has preached the importance of being “November tough.” Saturday afternoon, it was New Hampshire that best handled winter-like weather conditions at Alfond Stadium. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
    PORTLAND – The Bonny Eagle of Standish football team is known for a high-powered offense that typically produces plenty of points during its annual quest for state championship gold. But the Scots used defense as its foundation Saturday night – at least until the offense… Read More
    When University of Maine men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward signed guard Gerald McLemore last year, he knew he was getting a guard capable of stepping right into the rotation and making an instant impact. While that has borne out, what Woodward didn’t know was that… Read More
    ORONO – Coach Jack Cosgrove and members of the University of Maine football team will attend a postgame reception today at the Wells Conference Center following the Maine-New Hampshire football game. The reception, which will start at 3:30 p.m. or 20 minutes after the game,… Read More
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    ORONO – On Sept. 27, after a disappointing home loss to James Madison, the University of Maine football team was 2-3. The Black Bears had lost two in a row and seemed to be at a crossroads. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    Happy Thanksgiving. Tough times make more meaningful the substance of life, family being at the top and helping others in need close behind – more on that later. On the far more mundane matter of sports, baseball in particular, here might be a few things… Read More
    Maine trappers exist in a world that many don’t see and perform tasks that many others don’t want to think about. Until, that is, a certain critter makes people want to think about those tasks. When your local beaver builds an addition to his house,… Read More
    Perhaps this space – and the predictions that follow – should be turned over to colleague Pete Warner, he of the record eighth Bangor Daily News Football Forecast championship secured recently. But since he’s preoccupied by the University of Maine football team’s bid for a… Read More
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Central Connecticut State outscored the University of Maine 18-4 during the last eight minutes Thursday night to come away with a 65-57 women’s basketball victory at Detrick Gymnasium. Coach Cindy Blodgett’s Black Bears slipped to 0-2 after committing 23 turnovers and… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – At first glance the streaks look long-standing. The Skowhegan football team last weekend won its first Eastern Maine Class A championship in 19 years, and on Saturday will play for its first state title since 1978 when it faces Bonny Eagle of Standish… Read More
    If you were one of the successful moose hunters who took part in the September and October seasons, you no doubt realize that most of your fellow hunters also filled their tags. That’s the way Maine’s modern hunt is: A hefty percentage of hunters find… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Derek Smith has envisioned himself as a quarterback for a long time. And while it required some patience by the John Bapst of Bangor senior to realize that ambition, it’s being rewarded in championship style. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
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    Play-by-play announcer Rich Kimball and color analyst Bob Lucy of the University of Maine football radio network will host a special show tonight from 6 to 6:30 on WAEI Bangor (97.1 FM). Black Bears head coach Jack Cosgrove, along with former UMaine coach Walt Abbott and Dave Coulson,… Read More
    ORONO – The University of Maine plans a community rally at 12:15 p.m. today for the Black Bear football team, which will take a six-game winning streak into a Saturday showdown against the University of New Hampshire. The rally is at UMaine’s Memorial Union. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    The interscholastic swim season began Monday when swimmers and divers opened their training leading to the 2008-09 state meets in February. The first countable competition for the season is Dec. 5 and the final countable competition is Feb. 7. For many of the high school… Read More
    WATERVILLE – The Colby College White Mules outscored UMaine-Fort Kent 55-30 in the second half to pull away for a 91-66 men’s basketball victory Wednesday night. Adam Choice led all scorers with 25 points for Colby while Michael Russell scored 18, Mac Simpson 12 and… Read More
    AUGUSTA – If the number of race dates awarded to Maine’s fairs and commercial racetracks is a good indication, the overall health of the harness racing industry continues to improve. The Maine State Harness Racing Commission held its annual hearing for licensing and race-date assignments… Read More
    The University of Maine men’s hockey team doesn’t have anybody among the nation’s top 50 scorers. But the 6-3 Black Bears have been able to win five straight games behind their team defense, special teams and ability to score timely goals. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
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