Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Wednesday’s high school roundup: Scarborough wins in girls’ soccer
    SCARBOROUGH — Leah Dickman scored early in the game from Molly Murnane and Scarbororough went on to a 2-0 victory against Deering in an SMAA girls’ soccer match Wednesday night. The Red Storm (6-0) led 1-0 at halftime and added to their lead on a goal by Gaby Panagakos with ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-21
  • Girls’ soccer: Bonny Eagle shuts out Sanford
    STANDISH — The Bonny Eagle girls’ soccer team put together a complete effort Wednesday night, cruising past Sanford 5-0 in an SMAA game. Midfielder Sarah Champagne, who led the Scots on both ends of the pitch, scored the first goal of the game after less than 15 minutes, collecting a ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-21
  • High school roundup: MCI, Hermon play to boys soccer draw
    PITTSFIELD — A quiet first half erupted in a wild second half that left the MCI and Hermon boys soccer teams with a 3-3 draw on Wednesday afternoon in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference play. Jedi Uribe scored two goals for MCI (2-3-1), while Devon Varney also scored once. Tyler Gaouette ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-21
  • Podcast: The Gridiron Gurus, Week 4
    Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel football beat writers Travis Lazarczyk and Drew Bonifant are joined by Nokomis head coach Jake Rogers to discuss the Warriors’ wild win over Oceanside in Week 3, some of the most memorable games of the last few seasons and look ahead to Week 4. Watch the ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • Soccer notes: Senior Sprague blossoming for Erskine
    Michael Sprague offered glimpses of the type of difference-maker he could be for the Erskine Academy boys soccer team last season. This year, as a senior, Sprague looks every bit the player who was seen in flashes a year ago. Sprague, a striker, has five goals to help the Eagles ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • Tuesday’s girls’ roundup: Massabesic stays unbeaten in field hockey
    WATERBORO — Morgan Pike scored twice in the first half and Emma Rutledge set Massabesic’s career goal-scoring record as the Mustangs cruised to a 4-0 win over South Portland in a Class A South field hockey game Tuesday. Camryn Champlin put in a rebound off the goalie’s pads just 44 ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • Boys’ soccer: Portland pulls out 2-1 win in OT over Bonny Eagle
    STANDISH — Portland controlled play in most of Tuesday’s game but needed a goal in overtime to beat Bonny Eagle 2-1 in Class A South boys’ soccer. Portland continued controlling play in both overtimes and finally broke through when Zekariya Shaib flicked in a header off a long throw-in from ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • Tuesday’s boys’ soccer roundup: Cheverus edges Sanford
    Luc Dionne scored both goals for Cheverus in a 2-1 Class A South boys’ soccer win Tuesday over Sanford. Dionne got the only goal of the first half, off a feed from Nolan Doherty with 4:45 remaining. Doherty set up Dionne again in the 53rd minute. Cole Randt scored for ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • High school roundup: Gardiner field hockey blanks Erskine
    SOUTH CHINA — Four different players scored to lead the Gardiner field hockey team to a 4-0 win over Erskine in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference play on Tuesday. Haley Brann, Aimee Adams, Marlaina Stickney and Madelin Walker each scored a goal for Gardiner (7-0-0) while Alyssa Gould didn’t have to ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • High school roundup: Lawrence field hockey holds on to beat Wwaterville
    FAIRFIELD — The Lawrence field hockey team jumped out to a two-goal halftime lead and then held on to earn a 3-2 win over Waterville in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B game Tuesday. Nora Buck, Camryn Caldwell and Payton Goodwin each scored a goal for Lawrence (3-4-0). ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • Girls’ soccer: Brunswick shuts out Morse, 1-0
    BRUNSWICK — It took more than 60 minutes for Brunswick to get the soccer ball past Morse goalkeeper Marissa Parks. After weaving her way between three defenders inside the goalie box, Lea Scrapchansky fired a hard shot from point-blank range that deflected off Parks’ left hand and into the goal, ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-20
  • Cony boys soccer rallies past Gardiner
    AUGUSTA — Cony’s speed and depth caught up to Gardiner in the second half as the rivals squared off Tuesday at Kennebec Savings Bank Field for the first time in a couple of years. The Rams spotted the Tigers a first-half goal but came on strong in the second half, ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Messalonskee, Waterville girls soccer teams play to draw
    WATERVILLE — Ninety minutes proved little Tuesday afternoon, with the Messalonskee and Waterville girls soccer teams settling for a 2-2 draw at Thomas College in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference crossover game between the Class A and Class B schools. “I think a tie was fair,” Waterville coach Mark Serdjenian ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Aerial passing makes comeback in field hockey
    The path to field hockey success can often be a bumpy one traversed over grassy fields subject to the whims of dry summers or wet autumns. As veteran Skowhegan coach Paula Doughty says, “the game was meant to be played on turf.” Grass or turf, the general way to get ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Monday’s high school roundup: Kirk retiring after 39 years as Deering wrestling coach
    Al Kirk is retiring after 39 years as Deering High’s wrestling coach and will be succeeded by one of his former wrestlers – Ryan Hutchins. Kirk, 77, was a high school coach in Florida and New York and a college coach in Arkansas and Florida before taking over at Deering ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Girls’ soccer: Deering, Noble keepers shine bright on foggy night
    Throughout a foggy and mist-covered evening, the goalies for the Deering and Noble girls’ soccer teams made sure scoring chances amounted to nothing. Deering keeper Giana Charest (15 saves) and Noble’s Raegan Kelly (12 saves) – both sophomores – turned in impressive efforts as the teams battled to a 0-0 ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-19
  • Winthrop, Lisbon settle for field hockey draw
    WINTHROP — Tie games often mean different things to different teams. That was the case Monday when Winthrop left the field after a 1-1 tie against Lisbon as if it had just lost. Lisbon, on the other hand, left the field in a joyous rush as if it had played ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-18
  • Football notes: Keeping it simple pays off for Maranacook
    The season hadn’t even begun, but Maranacook coach Walter Polky knew something had to change. Preseason scrimmages against Dirigo and Oak Hill weren’t encouraging. There was too much being put on the Black Bears, too soon. Polky could see it, and before the regular season began, he found a way ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-18
  • Football notebook: Nokomis gains confidence with last-second win
    First-year Nokomis head coach Jake Rogers knows Saturday’s 15-14 come-from-behind win over Oceanside can be a springboard for his team, but only if it continues to put in the work at practice. Down 14-7 with 1:17 to play, the Warriors put together a 66-yard drive that culminated in Andrew Haining’s ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-18
  • Traip Academy drops varsity football for rest of season
    Traip Academy, one of six teams in a new classification designed to help struggling football programs, pulled the plug on the rest of its 2017 varsity schedule Monday because of a dwindling number of healthy players. Athletic Director Mike Roberge said Traip entered last week’s home game in Kittery against ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-18