Aaron Jackson

Aaron Jackson

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Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.

In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].

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Beckford Named CAA Rookie of the Week

ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine freshman running back Nigel Beckford (Bridgeport, Conn.) has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Oct. 27.

Beckford rushed for a game-high 107-yards on 25 carries in Maine's 20-14 victory at Rhode Island on Saturday, Oct. 25. Beckford added a six-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to bring Maine within two points of the Rams' lead. Beckford's 25 carries and 107-yards were both career-highs for the freshman back.

This is the second CAA Rookie of the Week honor received by Beckford this season who also won the award following his two touchdown performance on Sept. 27 at Towson.

The Black Bears return to action when they host Richmond on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 12:30 PM.

Maine Women's Soccer Ends in 0-0 Stalemate

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's soccer team battled to a 0-0 double overtime tie with league-leading Hartford on Thursday night at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. It is the fourth time in five games that Maine has gone to double overtime. 

The Black Bears move to 3-7-5 on the season and 1-1-4 in America East action. Hartford sees its record move to 8-2-4 overall, 4-0-1 in conference play. 

Maine had a great chance in the 19th minute when Jordan Pellerin (Waterville, Maine) got a step on the Hartford defense, got the ball past Hawks keeper Jessica Jurg, but saw a defender kick the ball away just prior to it crossing the goal line. 

Hartford's Chanel Johnson had a great breakaway opportunity with 20 minutes left in regulation, but Maine keeper Claudia Dube-Trempe (Chambly, Quebec) made an outstanding save to keep the game scoreless.

Maine nearly won the game at the end of regulation, but a header by Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec) went just over the cross bar. 

The Hawks had another great chance in overtime when they came close to a breakaway, but Dube-Trempe outraced the attacker to the ball and kicked it away outside the penalty area. 

Maine had a 12-11 edge in shot. Dube-Trempe made four saves in route to her sixth shutout of the season. She moves to 3-2-5 overall. Jurg made six saves and moves to 6-0-1 on the campaign. 

The Black Bears return to action on Sunday, Oct. 19 when they travel to UMass Lowell. Kick-off is scheduled for 4 PM. 

Old Town Basketball Player Joins UMaine

You can probably expect to see a few more Old Town high school fans at Maine men's basketball games this season. Coyotes guard Garvey Melmed, last years tournament hero, has made the team as they get closer to beginning the season.

Maine Soccer Stalemates With Vermont

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's soccer team battled to a double overtime 1-1 tie with Vermont on Thursday night at Mahaney Diamond in Orono, Maine. The Black Bears move to 3-6-4 on the season with the tie and 1-0-3 in America East play. Vermont sees its record move to 3-8-2 overall, 1-2-1 in conference action.

Vermont struck first, scoring at 27:43. Rylee Osgood had a shot that Maine keeper Claudia Dube-Trempe (Chambly, Quebec) made a diving save on, but the ball lay in the box. Bre Pletnick fired it into the goal before Dube-Trempe had a chance to recover. The goal halted the lengthy 377:47 scoreless streak by Dube-Trempe and the Black Bears. 

Maine tied the game on a penalty kick with just 18 seconds remaining in the first half. Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec) had a great scoring chance that resulted in a collision with Vermont goalie Ally Ramos. A penalty kick was called and Achille scored on the play. For Achille, it was her fifth goal of the season. 

The remainder of the game featured a physical battle, but no goals. Each team had great scoring chances. Dube-Trempe made a game-saving stop late in the battle. Achille had several chances to win it for the Black Bears.

Maine finished with an 18-13 edge in shots. Dube-Trempe made seven saves and moves to 3-2-4 on the season. Ramos made eight saves and moves to 2-5-1.

Maine returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 12 when it travels to defending America East champion UMBC. Kick-off against the Retrievers is set for 1 PM. 

Husson Freshman Named Rookie of the Week

Husson freshman goalkeeper Abby Greenleaf (Newfield, Maine) has been selected Corvias ECAC Field Hockey Co-Rookie of the Week for New England in addition to receiving NAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Greenleaf stopped eight shots in the Eagles' 5-0 shutout of Castleton on Saturday. The keeper helped her team maintain their undefeated streak in NAC play and ranks in the top five goalkeepers in the NAC in goals against, goals against average, and save percentage this season.

Maine Field Hockey Wins Big Over Dartmouth

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine field hockey offense was clicking on all cylinders on Tuesday afternoon with Danielle Aviani leading the charge, as the Black Bears defeated Dartmouth, 5-2 at the UMaine field hockey complex. The Black Bears reached .500 for the first time since the beginning of the season as the team improved to 6-6 overall and Dartmouth fell to 3-6.

Aviani entered the contest as the team leader in goals and chipped in two more as she now has nine in 2014. Meanwhile Zoe Berkey, Nicole Sevey and Annabelle Hamilton also notched markers.

Emma Cochran who has come into her own as the season has worn on improved to 4-2 overall as she made four saves on six shots on goal and allowed two goals in the win. Ellen Meyer got the start and dropped to 3-6 overall as she made three saves on eight shots on goal.

The Black Bear offense, despite the goal output, held a slight edge in shots, 12-11 and trailed in penalty corners as Dartmouth led that category, 7-1. 

The Big Green drew first blood in the game as Janine Leger scored the first of her two goals in the sixth minute, as Ali Savage fed her a ball on the far right side of the cage and she beat a sprawling Cochran to make it 1-0. 

Maine then went on a three-goal run that brought the squad into halftime with a 3-1 lead. 

The run started with Aviani as she connected on a Hamilton centering pass to knot it up at 1-1 at the 9:21 mark.

Berkey chipped in next marker in the 19th minute as she blasted a shot past Meyer after Stewart poked the ball back to her to give Maine its first lead of the game.

Sevey capped the run at the 23:41 mark as she scored the goal after inserting on the squads lone penalty corner. After centering the pass, Becca Paradee stopped it and Hamilton fired to the left side to the cage and the Skowhegan, Maine native tipped it past Meyer.

Leger struck again in the second half as she notched her second of the game at 52:41 mark scoring off a penalty corner. Savage once again received an assist.

The Black Bears answered right back nearly four minutes later as Aviani tallied her second of the game as she scored of a scramble on the right sight of the net with Stewart recording her second assist of the game.

Hamilton capped the Black Bears scoring in the 58th minute as she drove down the far left side of the cage stopped, spun around and fired a shot that beat Meyers to make it 5-2.

The five goals ties the most that the Black Bears have scored this season, with the first time coming this past weekend as the squad upended Vermont, 5-1. In its last six games Maine has outscored its opponents 22-9.

The Black Bears continue their three game home stand on Friday when they welcome conference foe, Fairfield to the UMaine field hockey complex. The squad then plays Yale on Saturday to complete the weekend. The game times are slated for 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.

Husson Golf Struggles at Maine Fall Classic

Gorham, ME - Husson University golf took fifth place in the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic on October 5-6. The Eagles were led by Greg Martin (Ellsworth, ME), who finished tied for individual second. The teams competed at Gorham Country Club, which is a par 71 course.

Martin shot a 145, hitting a 76 on Day 1 and an impressive 69 (-2) on Day 2. Greg Pike (Pomfret, CT) was the next best finisher for Husson and shot a 150 (74-76) to tie for seventh. 

Endicott College shot a team score of 598 to win the Fall Classic, with Austin Teal shooting a 145 and taking medalist honors. Southern Maine, UMass Dartmouth, and Castleton State were the next three finishers ahead of Husson.

Full results are available here.

The Eagles will return to the course on October 11 for the start of the ECAC Championship at Crumpin Fox CC in Bernardston, Massachusetts.

Maine Soccer Wins Thriller

 

STONY BROOK, New York - Evé L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec) tallied the lone goal of the game early in the second half as the University of Maine women's soccer team defeated conference foe Stony Brook 1-0 on Thursday night at Lavalle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. 

Maine becomes the first team to defeat Stony Brook at home this season. 

The Black Bears struck at 49:31 to take a 1-0 lead. Maine had a free kick that keeper Claudia Dube-Trempe (Chambly, Quebec) took. Camille Varin-Tremblay (St. Hubert, Quebec) flicked the ball to Evé L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec), who got a step on the Stony Brook defense, and beat Seawolves keeper Ashley Castanio. For L'Abbe, it was her first goal of the season. 

In addition to picking up her first career assist, keeper Dube-Trempe recorded her fourth shutout of the season and improves to 3-2-2. She recorded five saves in the game. Castanio stopped a pair of shots for the Seawolves and falls to 3-8-0 on the season. 

Maine improves to 3-6-2 on the season, 1-0-1 in America East action. Stony Brook falls to 3-8-0 ovearll, 0-2-0 in conference play. 

Maine returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 5 when it hosts New Hampshire at 1 PM at Alumni Field in Orono, Maine. 

Husson Men's Soccer Tripped up by Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, ME – The Husson University men's soccer team fell to Bowdoin by the score of 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Pickard Field. The Eagles fall to 6-4-0 on the year while the Polar Bears improve to 4-3-0.

Bowdoin's Sam Ward scored the first goal in the 26th minute off a Connor Keefe assist before Ben Citrin gave Bowdoin a 2-0 lead just before halftime. 

Citrin assisted on Eric Goitia's tally in the 54th minute and Colton Hall's goal in the 61st minute as well.

Brian Potter (Waterville, ME) and Steven Paquette (Ferrisburgh, VT) combined to make 12 saves while Bowdoin's Stevie Van Sicien and Ian McNamara made a pair of saves.

Husson returns to the field on Saturday when the Eagles host Maine Maritime at 7:30 p.m.

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