Press Releases (47)

Monday, 23 March 2015 09:48

UMaine wrestler pins down national title

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Windham resident also cheers for Black Bears

ORONO University of Maine first-year student Samantha Frank is a 2015 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Association champion.

ORONO For years, the University of Maine has hosted popular races such as the Black Bear Triathlon, the Healthy High 5k/10k and the Black Bear Attack Adventure Race. This summer, UMaine will host its first full and half marathon as part of the Black Bear Race series.

The inaugural Black Bear Marathon and Half Marathon will take place at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21.

Monday, 26 January 2015 15:06

Adult Co-Ed League Dodge Ball starting in Ellsworth Feb. 4

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ELLSWORTH Adult Co-Ed Dodge Ball teams will soon be having matches in the newly refurbished Moore Community Center thanks to Union Square, Ellsworth's young professional's group. An information and practice session is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Moore Center. The league will have a maximum of 12 teams. Teams need a minimum of six players and a maximum of 12, and cannot have fewer than two female players. Eligible participants must be 18 years prior to the start of the program. A registration fee of $150 per team will be charged.

Official League games will start on Feb. 4, Wednesday evenings from 6-9 with 30-minute matches. A schedule will be provided to the teams after the registrations are complete. Registration/roster forms will be available on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Moore Community Center, as well as on the Union Square Facebook page ( or at the Ellsworth Area Chamber office.

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:36

Maine Sports Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

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PORTLAND The Maine Sports Hall of Fame class of 2015 includes a philanthropist, sports agent, Olympic gold medal rower and stars of the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, announced organization president Dick Whitmore.

Nine people who have made 'A Better Maine Through Sport' William (Bill) Alfond, Peter Carlisle, Glenn Dumont, Anna Goodale, Roger Levesque, Rob Pendergist, Marcie Lane Schulenberg, Eric Weinrich and Amy Winchester will be inducted into the hall at the 40th annual awards dinner at noon Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Augusta Civic Center.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 19:40

"The Drive" coming to Sports Radio 92.9FM

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A new sports talk radio show is coming to Eastern and Central Maine. Beginning on Jan. 20, 2015 "The Drive" will fill the 4 to 6 p.m. slot on WEZQ, better known as Sports Radio 92.9 "The Ticket." The new show will be hosted by local broadcasting veterans Jim Churchill and Jeff Solari, along with the emerging Wes Hart. The new show will focus on regional sports teams like the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics as well as University of Maine sports, Husson University sports and Maine High School sports.

"'The Drive' is the perfect name for the new afternoon show on The Ticket," said Jim Churchill of SportsNet Maine. "The hosts are driven by sports and passionate about our teams. We are also driven to connect with Maine sports fans with a high energy, fast-paced and informative production each and every day. The slogan says it all to Maine sports fans - Your Sports. Your Teams. Your Show."

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:43

Annual John Bapst Hockey Alumni Game scheduled

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BANGOR - Calling all former Crusader hockey players! The annual John Bapst Alumni Hockey Game will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27. The puck drops at 4:10 p.m. at Sawyer Arena, the John Bapst hockey team's home arena. This is the perfect opportunity for former players to don the purple and white jersey again, get back on the ice and enjoy the camaraderie of other players from throughout John Bapst Hockey's 23-year history.

To participate in the alumni game, please email Sue Pate, of the John Bapst Hockey Boosters, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Cost is $10 per skater, payable at the game. Registration starts at 3 p.m. Game jerseys will be loaned for the games. Family, friends and fans are invited to watch the game. Admission is free.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:14

Sports Briefs - (11/19/14)

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Nine teams to compete in pre-season High School Hockey Tournament

BANGOR - The seventh annual Holiday Face-Off High School Hockey Tournament will take place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29 at Sawyer Arena in Bangor.

ROCKLAND Four Rock Coast Rollers skaters will be competing as part of Team Maine to take home the national title in the first State Wars Championships, held Nov. 21-23 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

'Being from a small Midcoast Maine town, I never thought I would have an opportunity to play roller derby at such a high level,' says Rock Coast Rollers Chain Lynx. 'But my dreams are coming true with Team Maine. I cannot wait to go to Daytona and make Maine and the Midcoast proud. I will give it 200 percent.'

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 07:14

Matt Stairs coming to Bangor for book signing

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BANGOR - Matt Stairs is coming to Bangor for a special book signing event, courtesy of Sports radio 92.9 The Ticket. Join Stairs and Munn on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Dysart's Broadway Restaurant and Flat Bed Pub.

Stairs is well known in eastern Maine for both his time as a big league baseball player and as a hockey coach. Now Stairs is the subject of a brand new book titled 'A Boy Named Matt: The Story of a Hometown Hero.'

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 07:13

Machias athletes head to New York and West Virginia

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MACHIAS -- Athletes from the University of Maine at Machias men's soccer and cross country teams are headed out next month for national competitions.

Sully Jackson, 20, of Wilton, Maine, a sophomore, will be competing in Syracuse, New York, on Nov. 7 for national cross country honors. Jackson, a standout athlete while at Mt. Blue High School, won the Yankee Small College Conference championship this month with a time of 29.19 for 8K (4.96 miles), beating out 34 other runners. According to Jackson, 'That's an impressive time on that course because it had massive, steep hills.' Training throughout the Machias area has helped, since it is a hilly area, but Jackson added that 'Wilton is harder. The hills there are steeper and twice as tall.' Jackson's coach at UMM is Richard Lupo.

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