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Friday February 22, 2013 | 10:22 PM

BOSTON — Monmouth Academy graduate Kevin Desmond, a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine, broke the school record in the 800-meter run Friday night at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association New England Championships.

Desmond finished in a time of 1 minutes, 51.70 seconds to finish in sixth place. He bettered the previous record of 1:52.07 set last year by Ben Manning at the same meet. Desmond will be among eight finalists who will race for the regional title at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Monday February 11, 2013 | 07:20 PM

BOSTON — Mt. Blue High School graduate Kelton Cullenberg won 5,000-meter run at the America East Indoor track and field championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Center on Monday.

Cullenberg finished in a time of 14 minutes, 44.58 seconds, which ranks in the top five in school history.

Thursday February 07, 2013 | 05:20 PM

Maranacook Community School graduate Ben Johnson has been named the Maine Men’s Basketball Coaches and Writers Association Player of the Week.

Johnson, a junior center at the University of Maine at Farmington, had a pair of double-doubles as the Beavers went 1-2. He had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to St. Joe’s, then had 27 points in a loss to Colby-Sawyer. he had 18 points and 11 rebounds in a win over New England College.

Thursday February 07, 2013 | 05:03 PM

ORONO — The University of Maine football team will play rival UMass at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. as part of its 2013 schedule.

Maine will play UMass at the New England Patriots stadium on Sept. 7. The Minutemen recently moved up to FBS level and will play in the Mid-American Conference. UMass owns a 40-15-1 record against the Black Bears.

Maine will also play FBS school Northwestern on Sept. 28.

Maine opens the season Aug. 31 at Norfolk, State in Virginia. They play their home opener against Bryant on Sept. 14.

Thursday January 24, 2013 | 01:43 PM

FARMINGTON -- Mt. Blue High School graduate Joe Staples has been named the head coach of the mens' and women's cross country at the University of Maine at Farmington, according to a press release from the school.

Staples, a 2010 graduate of the University of Maine, replaces Sarah Doscinski, who stepped down recently.

Staples was an assistant coach at UMF last fall. He also served as an assistant coach at Mt. Blue in 2012, according to the press release.