Bates men’s eight falls 

HENLEY, England — The Bates College men’s eight fell in the Round of 16 of the Royal Henley Regatta’s Temple Challenge Cup on Thursday.

Bates lost by 1 3/4 lengths to Amsterdamsche Studenten Roeivereening Nereus of the Netheralnds. ASR Nereus completed the 2,000-meter course in 6:32, significantly bettering its winning first-round performance of 6:39. The Dutch boat advanced to row against Oxford Brookes University in the quarterfinals.

One day earlier, Bates outpaced Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland by three lengths in a time of 6:36.

Husson names Nelson football coach

BANGOR — Husson University has hired one of its own to replace Gabby Price.

Dr. Niles Nelson, who served for five years as Price’s defensive coordinator, has been named to succeed Price as head football coach. Price stepped down two weeks ago after seven years on the job.

Nelson, who holds a Ph.D. in physical education at Florida State, has coached at both the high school and college levels. He coached at The Citadel, University of Rhode Island, Nichols College and Methodist College. From 1978-1980, he led Orono High School to three undefeated seasons and three state championships. He also served as athletic director at Kennebunk High School and coached and held administrative positions in the Bangor school system.

“In continuing to work with this outstanding program, I’m excited about the coming season, the new (Eastern Collegiate Football) conference and I am ready to  go right now,” Nelson said in a school press release. “While the first order of business is to get the staff in place, a priority is to contact every Husson University football player and assure them that we will continue forward. We’ll play with enthusiasm and desire, guaranteed.”

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