Sunday Hat Trick: UMaine football impressive in new coach’s debut

Sometimes, you learn more from losing than you do from winning. The University of Maine football team, picked to finish 9th in the Colonial Athletic Association, arguably the best conference in the Football Championship Subdivision, sought to prove something in their opener at FBS foe Connecticut on Thursday. Even though the Black Bears were on […]

Fall prognostications: Maine hockey will host playoff series; Pats will play in Super Bowl 51

The mild, August-like weather may not suggest it, but the leaves are slowly changing colors, Halloween merchandise is filtering back into stores, and high school, college and professional athletes are thinking about fall and winter sports. The always-too-short Maine summer flew by like a comet this year – that tends to happen when you have […]

Stanley Cup, Biddeford native Brian Dumoulin get warm Maine reception 

Biddeford native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin holds the Stanley Cup aloft outside the Biddeford Arena on Tuesday 
(Ryan McLaughlin, BDN)

BIDDEFORD, Maine — For a few hours, under a bright, warm August sun, this blue-collar York County community turned into Western Pennsylvania. Tuesday was a day hockey fans in Maine had been anticipating for weeks ever since Biddeford native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin announced he was bringing the Stanley Cup to his hometown. […]

Hampden’s Mailloux makes ESPN’s “Top Plays” with diving catch at Senior League World Series

Ever since it arrived in Bangor in 2002, the Senior League World Series has put the Queen City on the international baseball landscape. The local entries from Maine District 3 have always fared well, with the 2010 Bangor team advancing to the world championship game. Maine’s 2016 District 3 champs from the Bronco-Hermon Senior League […]