All posts by Ernie Clark

Ernie Clark

About Ernie Clark

I'm a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, my coverage areas range from high school sports to mixed martial arts.

Sweet dreams in the Octagon

The word “choke” in a most athletic senses has come to mean something more mental than physical. But in some combat sports, the word still primarily defines a specific physical activity in which the successful choker emerges victorious and the chokee wakes up seconds later to fight another day. Guillotine chokes, rear-naked chokes, leg triangle […]

Mayo’s college basketball route takes coaching turn

The whirlwind romance between Messalonskee of Oakland basketball star Nick Mayo and a Division I basketball future went in an unanticipated direction this week. Mayo’s prospective college coach, Jeff Neubauer, left his job at head coach at Eastern Kentucky University after 10 years Monday for a similar post at Fordham. Neubauer certainly earned the promotion […]