WCSH6 Sports

Gaines' 47 not enough in Red Claws loss

12:51 AM, Mar 22, 2014

Frank Gaines has taken over the burden of scoring for the short-handed Red Claws, but even his career-high 47 points wasn't enough in a 147-142 loss to Delaware.

Bradley with 28 in loss to the Nets

12:34 AM, Mar 22, 2014

Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night.

Hampden's Gilpin named Gatorade Maine Boys Basketball Player of the Year

10:47 PM, Mar 21, 2014

The season didn't end on the court the way Hampden Academy forward Zach Gilpin had hoped in the Class 'A' final, but he was able to close out his high school career with one last victory as Maine's Gatorade Maine Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

UMaine's O'Connor signs with Stockton of ECHL

8:26 PM, Mar 21, 2014

Maine captain Brice O'Connor's collegiate career came to an end last week, but he's already onto the next chapter of his playing career as he signed with the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League.

Fort Kent native driving toward NASCAR dream

7:29 PM, Mar 21, 2014

FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Every NASCAR fan has a favorite driver, and soon the people of Fort Kent may have one of their own to root for on the track. Austin Theriault is trying to make his way onto the NASCAR scene, but his drive is not without a few bumps in the road. Jessica Gagne spoke with Austin about his journey.


Everyday Athlete: Timber sports tradition

6:50 PM, Mar 21, 2014

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The logging industry has a rich history in our state. Tools and traditions have been passed down from Mainer to Mainer for generations. A group of athletes at the University of Maine is helping to preserve that logging legacy through competition. Jessica Gagne taps into the world of timber sports In this week's Everyday Athlete.

Red Claw's Babb signs multi-year deal with Celtics

5:07 PM, Mar 21, 2014

Chris Babb was rarely a big-time scorer for the Maine Red Claws, but he showed enough in his time there as well as his time with the Celtics a reserve to convince the NBA franchise to keep him for the foreseeable future

Shore, Hutton earn first-team Hockey East honors

12:17 AM, Mar 21, 2014

Sophomores Devin Shore and Ben Hutton played a big part in the Maine Black Bears turnaround in 2013-14.  It's something the rest of Hockey East noticed as well voting them to the league's first team.   

Dineen named coach of Canadian U-18 men

8:03 PM, Mar 20, 2014

Kevin Dineen led one Canadian team to a gold medal.  Two months later, he'll try to do the same thing with another branch of Team Canada.  

Extreme athletic competition 'Tough Mudder' coming to Maine

6:44 PM, Mar 20, 2014

WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- More than 15,000 athletes and another 10,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the city of Westbrook the weekend of August 23 & 24 for the first ever Tough Mudder competition to be held in the Pine Tree State.

Everyday Athlete: Brainy Billiards

5:48 PM, Mar 20, 2014

AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- If you want to play a game of billiards, or pool as it's often called, it's not that difficult to track down a table-- they're everywhere! But if you're looking for a better understanding of how to play the game, it may help to learn from someone with years of practice under his belt. NEWS CENTER's Jessica Gagne got a lesson in pool playing, and patience, in this week's Everyday Athlete.


Maine women blow out Bucknell in WBI first-round

12:34 AM, Mar 20, 2014

The Maine women's basketball team didn't squander their first post-season birth since 2005 as the Black Bears won convincingly over Bucknell in the first-round of the Women's Basketball Invitational, 77-47.

Bradley's 23 points helps C's stop five-game skid against Heat

12:30 AM, Mar 20, 2014

Rajon Rondo hit two running baseline shots in the last two minutes and the Boston Celtics capitalized on the absence of LeBron James to beat the Miami Heat 101-96 Wednesday night.

Colby College sets the standard for bench celebrations

7:23 PM, Mar 19, 2014

The Colby College men's basketball team has gone from an obscure Division III program to an internet sensation thanks to four lively reserves.

Maine women's basketball season not over yet

7:37 AM, Mar 18, 2014

(NEWS CENTER)-- The U-Maine womens basketball team may have lost in the first round of the America East Tournament, but the Black Bears' season is not over yet.

USM's Ruginski returns after NCAA title

12:31 AM, Mar 17, 2014

Jamie Ruginski won state titles and a New England championship when he was at Bonny Eagle, but the trophy he earned on Saturday trumps them all: a national championship.

Lewiston, Messalonskee boast best senior hockey players

12:28 AM, Mar 17, 2014

Lewiston and Messalonskee were two of the best high school hockey teams in the state this past season. They also happened to have the two best individual talents in the state.

Short-handed Red Claws hold off Erie

12:27 AM, Mar 17, 2014

The Maine Red Claws had only eight players dress for the second consecutive game, but they still managed just enough to beat Erie 114-110.

Green's 39 not enough as Celtics lose to Pelicans in OT

12:17 AM, Mar 17, 2014

Anthony Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 121-120 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

Maine hockey's season ends after playoff sweep

2:18 AM, Mar 16, 2014

The Maine hockey team's road struggles were highlighted in their Hockey East quarter-final as they were swept, ending their season with a 4-2 loss to Providence on Saturday.

Lake Region's Hall finishes 2nd in Long Jump at Indoor Nationals

2:18 AM, Mar 16, 2014

Lake Region track standout Kate Hall added yet another medal to a growingly impressive haul as she finished second in the long jump at the New Balance Indoor Track National Championship.

Julian Edelman sticks with Pats

1:49 AM, Mar 16, 2014

Several media reports say New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman

USM's Ruginski, Bowdoin's Horowitz win NCAA indoor track titles

1:46 AM, Mar 16, 2014

Both Jamie Ruginski and Coby Horowitz became the first athletes at their respective Maine schools to win NCAA indoor track titles: Rugisnki for USM, Horowitz for Bowdoin.

Former Pirates goalies helps extend Bruins win streak to 8

12:52 AM, Mar 16, 2014

Jarome Iginla scored a pair of goals, backup goaltender Chad Johnson made 29 saves and the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins won their eighth straight, 5-1 over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.

East & West split inaugural Maine Winter Classic

12:49 AM, Mar 16, 2014

Bragging rights in the first ever Maine Winter Classic were shared between Eastern and Western Maine as the East won the Class 'B' game with the West winning in Class 'A'.

Pirates drop road series at St. John's

12:31 AM, Mar 16, 2014

The Portland Pirates couldn't hold a third-period lead as they dropped their rubber match in a three-game series with St. John's, 3-2.

Men's Hockey: UMaine facing elimination after loss to Providence

1:25 AM, Mar 15, 2014

The Maine men's hockey team couldn't beat Providence in each of the past two regular season and the Friars maintained that unbeaten run in the opening game of their Hockey East quarter-final series by a 3-1 final.

Patriots bolster secondary with signing of former Seahawk Browner

1:25 AM, Mar 15, 2014

A day after an initial report claimed free agent cornerback Brandon Browner had agreed to sign with the Patriots, the deal with New England was finalized: three years, $17 million.

Red Claws swept in Texas after loss to the Legends

1:01 AM, Mar 15, 2014

The Maine Red Claws slim playoff hopes faded even more after two losses in the "Lone-Star State" capped by a 139-120 loss to the Texas Legends on Friday.

"The Wright Stuff": Red Claws forward signs with NBA's Bucks

12:54 AM, Mar 15, 2014

Red Claws forward Chris Wright's perseverence has through a losing campaign with Maine has paid off as he's headed to the NBA.

Pirates stop two streaks at once with win over St. John's

12:37 AM, Mar 15, 2014

The Portland Pirates stopped a recent skid by beating the hottest team in the AHL, snapping a nine-game win streak for St. John's with a 7-4 win.

Suns too hot for the Celtics

12:20 AM, Mar 15, 2014

Goran Dragic scored 20 points and the Phoenix Suns scored the last seven to beat the cold-shooting Boston Celtics 87-80 Friday night.