Gardiner weaves through Eagles

Mt. Ararat/Lisbon /Morse falls, 8-3

BRUNSWICK The Mt. Ararat /Lisbon/ Morse boys high school hockey team knew just how to respond in Thursday night’s clash with first-place Gardiner. There just weren’t nearly enough responses. More...

Respect abounds as Pats host Steelers

AFC Title game Sunday, 6:40 p.m.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. There are few things that Bill Belichick respects more than history in the NFL. And few teams elicit as much praise from the Patriots coach as the Pittsburgh Steelers. More...

Lisbon lets Madison escape, 54-45

LISBON   The upset win was within reach.  Lisbon held a four-point late in the third quarter after Lucas Francis broke hard to the basket for a layup. It seemed that 11-1 Madison was in trouble.  More...

Bath YMCA gymnastics competes with Downeast

BATH   The Bath Family YMCA’s girls gymnastics team competed against the Downeast Family YMCA (DEFY) last Saturday in its second home meet of the season.  More...

Brunswick frosh earn two wins

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School freshman boys basketball team earned a pair of wins recently to improve to 7-3 on the season. More...

UMaine football announces slate

ORONO — The University of Maine football team will open its 2017 season at rival New Hampshire on Sept. 2.   It is the first time in 25 years that the Black Bears will begin a season against their rivals. More...

Eagles JV girls drop one in OT

AUBURN — The Mt. Ararat High School girls jayvee basketball team battled back throughout a hard-fought contest against Edward Little recently. More...

Ethan James powers Wiscasset to victory

AREA ROUNDUPS

RUMFORD Ethan James scored 20 points as Wiscasset held off Mountain Valley for a 59-52 Mountain Valley Conference win in boys high school basketball action on Thursday. The Wolverines improved to 9-4 and visit Hall-Dale on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. More...

Girls hockey

BRUNSWICK — Kieley Hetherington scored a goal, but Mt. Ararat/Morse fell to Lewiston/Monmouth/Oak Hill, 4-1, in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference clash at Sidney J. More...

Ryder Cup changes for Europe

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates   Europe’s team for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France will have an extra captain’s pick and is set to contain more in-form players following a revamp of the qualifying system in the wake of a big loss to th More...

Mickelson back to the links, shoots 68

LA QUINTA, Calif. Phil Mickelson hit his opening tee shot so poorly in morning rain and cold that he hit a provisional ball just to get in another swing. More...

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Cavs cool Suns; Leonard drops 34 in Spurs’ win over Denver

CLEVELAND Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, All-Star teammate LeBron James had 21 points and 15 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked more like themselves at home in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. More...

Pass defenses to be tested in NFC Championship

GREEN BAY, Wis. The Green Bay Packers’ blueprint to slow down Atlanta in the NFC championship game focuses on turning the high-octane Falcons into a one-dimensional offense. More...

Islanders win in Weight’s debut, 3-0

Capitals rout Blues

NEW YORK John Tavares narrowly missed out on his second hat trick in a week, Thomas Greiss got his second straight shutout and the New York Islanders beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Thursday night in their first game since firing longtime coach Jack Ca More...

No. 3 UCLA keeps rolling

NCAA MEN’S TOP 25 CAPS

LOS ANGELES Isaac Hamilton scored 33 points, hitting a career-high nine 3-pointers, and No. 3 UCLA routed Arizona State 102-80 on Thursday night to improve to 11-0 at home. More...

UMaine men fall to UNH

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

ORONO   Iba Camara scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and New Hampshire defeated Maine 74-63 on Thursday night. More...

Morse swimmers take it to Erskine

BATH The Morse High School swim team had an amazing meet at the Bath Area Family YMCA Friday night with a win for both the girls (131-38) and boys (135-10) teams against Erskine Academy. More...

Area teams looking forward

Winter sports HS seasons in stretch run

BRUNSWICK As we head into mid-January, area basketball and ice hockey teams are busy jockeying for playoff seedings. Some are solidly in, while others have a lot of work to do. Let’s take a look at where your team stands. More...

Celtics stopped by Knicks, 117-106

BOSTON   New York’s locker room door opened and music was blaring in the background.  It’s not a scene that’s happened after too many Knicks’ games lately.  Derrick Rose matched his season high with 30 points, a More...