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  • Northeast governors extend interstate youth hockey suspension

    Northeast governors extend interstate youth hockey suspension

    AUGUSTA — Governors from seven Northeastern states have extended a directive prohibiting youth hockey teams from participating in interstate competition. Governors Janet Mills, Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Ned Lamont (D-Conn.), Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) announced the decision in a joint statement released last Wednesday. The move, which

  • Ellsworth’s Chris Sarro falls to 1st BKFC defeat

    Ellsworth’s Chris Sarro falls to 1st BKFC defeat

    ELLSWORTH — After starting his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship career with two wins, Ellsworth native and mixed martial arts fighter Chris Sarro has suffered his first defeat in BKFC competition. Sarro fell to Josh Burns of Dearborn, Mich., in Saturday’s BKFC 15 event in Biloxi, Miss. His defeat came as Burns won via TKO early

  • College athletics resume at UMaine following hiatus

    College athletics resume at UMaine following hiatus

    ORONO — The University of Maine returned to college athletics last week with the women’s basketball and men’s hockey teams beginning play and the women’s hockey team resuming its season after a two-week hiatus. In Rhode Island, the Maine women’s basketball team began its 2020-21 season with a win Thursday as it defeated Providence 62-48.

  • Northeast governors suspend interstate youth hockey

    Northeast governors suspend interstate youth hockey

    AUGUSTA — Youth hockey in Maine will be restricted to in-state competition over the next several weeks after governors from seven Northeastern states announced the suspension of interstate play. Governors Janet Mills, Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Ned Lamont (D-Conn.), Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) made the announcement in

  • Sarro improves BKFC record to 2-0 with 1st-round TKO

    Sarro improves BKFC record to 2-0 with 1st-round TKO

    ELLSWORTH — Chris Sarro of Ellsworth improved his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship record to 2-0 with a win in his BKFC 11 bout Friday in Oxford, Miss. The win came via a TKO of opponent Victor Jones of Ionia, Mich., with 10 seconds remaining in the opening round. Sarro delivered two powerful right-hand jabs in

  • Mills vetoes bill to legalize sports betting in Maine

    By Scott Thistle Portland Press Herald AUGUSTA — Governor Janet Mills shut the door on legalized sports betting on Friday when she vetoed a bill that would have seen Maine join 12 other states that have approved gambling on sporting events, both in person and online. The bill, one of three Mills vetoed, was among

  • Chris Sarro wins via knockout in 1st BKFC fight

    Chris Sarro wins via knockout in 1st BKFC fight

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth resident Chris Sarro started off his tenure as a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship fighter in winning fashion Saturday with a first-round knockout in his debut bout. Sarro scored his knockout of Follansbee, W.Va., fighter John McAllister just 1 minute, 32 seconds into Saturday’s BKFC 9 fight at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in

  • Tracy’s holds state team karate championships in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth recently held this year’s Maine state team championships in Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium. The tournament brought 200 fighters of ages 4-75 for Bucksport to vie for grand championship trophies. Teams were composed of five members and were required to win a minimum of six matches to be crowned grand

  • Tracy’s Karate hosts 106th tournament in Bucksport

    Tracy’s Karate hosts 106th tournament in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth held its 106th tournament recently in Bucksport High School’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium. The tournament, which included both fighting and throwing competitions, drew karate students as young as four years of age and as old as 75. Contestants represented dojos from the Downeast area, the rest of Maine and Atlantic

  • Springers gymnasts win big at YMCA regional championships

    Springers gymnasts win big at YMCA regional championships

    ELLSWORTH — For years, mid-May’s regional championships have been the culmination of an entire season’s work for Springers Gymnastics. This weekend, the team accomplished a feat it have never achieved before. Springers produced three all-around champions for the first time in program history at the YMCA’s Northeast championships at Kents Hill School in Readfield. The

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