Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Softball: Gorham opens with victory over Portland
    Grace McGouldrick, who likes to talk to herself when she’s at the plate, heeded her own positive advice Thursday in an SMAA softball opener at Payson Park. McGouldrick doubled twice, tripled, raced home with the tie-breaking run on a passed ball in the sixth inning, and also threw a four-hitter ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-20
  • High school notes: Gardiner baseball team takes on a good cause
    It was a cause Gardiner Area High School baseball coach Charlie Lawrence couldn’t pass up. His players felt the same way. The Gardiner baseball team will be taking on a charitable endeavor this season, raising money and collecting items to donate to the VA2K Health Walk and Roll, which is ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-20
  • High school tennis preview: Greely girls look to build on recent success
    CUMBERLAND — If ever a school had momentum going into the spring sports season, it would be Greely High. This winter, the Rangers won state championships in hockey, indoor track and basketball. And that was just for their girls’ teams. Their boys also earned state titles in basketball and indoor ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-20
  • Tennis preview: Teams to watch
    GIRLS 1. Falmouth: The winning streak stands at 157 consecutive matches, a span that includes six state titles in Class B and the last four in Class A. Moving from the Western Maine Conference to the SMAA means an entirely new challenge in the regular season. Sophomore Meredith Kelley rises ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-20
  • Tennis preview: Boys’ and girls’ players to watch
    GIRLS Jocelyn Bolt, Gorham sophomore: Unseeded in the state singles tournament, Bolt advanced to the Round of 32 with a three-set victory over Katie Gilman of Cape Elizabeth before falling in another three-setter to Crystal Bell of John Bapst. In team play, Bolt helped the Rams to a 12-2 record ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-20
  • Temple Academy tabs Scott Corey for boys hoops coach
    WATERVILLE — Last Nov. 20, the first day high school basketball teams across the state began to practice, Scott Corey turned to his wife and said, “This is the fourth year in a row I will not be in the gym for tryouts.” When she asked how he felt about ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-19
  • Outdoor track preview: Veteran coaches are abundant in southern Maine
    TOPSHAM — Diane Fournier, 70, attended school before the advent of Title IX, but that never stopped her from creating her own opportunities and pursuing the competitive sports she loved. In 1970, Fournier was one of five women to run unofficially in the Boston Marathon, the year before women were ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-19
  • Outdoor track: Athletes to watch
    Nyagoa Bayak, Westbrook junior, jumps: Bayak won the high jump (5-4) and triple jump (36-8) at the Class A outdoor state championships last year. This winter, she again swept the high jump (5-8) and triple jump (36-51/2) at the indoor championships, then won the high jump at New Englands with ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-19
  • Outdoor track: Teams to watch
    1. Scarborough: The Red Storm have Jarett Flaker returning. Enough said. The sophomore sensation set three all-time Maine records indoors and won three events at the Class A state meet. The question is, will he score 40 points and set more records at the outdoor state meet? After winning the ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-19
  • High school roundup: Waterville baseball rolls over Winslow
    WATERVILLE — A pair of Waterville pitchers held rival Winslow to just three hits, and the Purple Panthers rolled to a 20-0 win over the Black Raiders in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B season opener for both teams Wednesday at Colby College. Kai Rabideau, Kody Vallee, David Barre, ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-19
  • Winslow softball topples rival Waterville in opener
    WINSLOW — It might have only been Game 1 of the new season, but the Winslow softball team already knows something about being battle-tested. The Black Raiders resembled the same team that’s been one of the region’s best over the last few seasons Wednesday afternoon at Laverdiere Field. Eight of ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-18
  • Boys’ lacrosse: Brunswick finds focus, gets win
    BRUNSWICK — Leading 10-1 early in the second quarter, the Brunswick boys’ lacrosse team relaxed, momentarily. A 4-0 Gardiner scoring spurt and a boisterous talk from Coach Don Glover during a timeout refocused the Dragons who went on to a 20-8 win at Bowdoin College on Tuesday. “We started exceptional, ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-18
  • Messalonskee boys lacrosse holds on to beat Winthrop/Maranacook
    READFIELD — The temperature was falling and the sun was starting to set. Meanwhile, the intensity between the Messalonskee and Winthrop/Maranacook boys lacrosse teams was just beginning to rise. Messalonskee dominated in the first half, then had to hang on and thwart a Winthrop/Maranacook rally in the second before coming ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-18
  • Messalonskee softball comes from behind for win
    WATERVILLE — The Messalonskee softball team scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to post a come-from-behind 8-6 win over Oxford Hills in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A season opener for both teams at Colby College. Makayla Wilson doubled and singled for Messalonskee (1-0) in ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-18
  • Boys’ lacrosse preview: As sport grows, third class opens the door for many teams
    Maine high school lacrosse enters its first season with a three-class system and boys’ lacrosse coaches are welcoming the change. “I think it’s perfect. It’s the right step in the right direction to truly grow the sport in Maine,” said Freeport Coach Geoff Arris. Freeport is in the newly created ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-17
  • Boys’ lacrosse: Five teams to watch
    1. Falmouth: The 2016 Class B champs (and 2017 B South runner-up) make the move to Class A North with top rival Cape Elizabeth, the 2017 Class B champ, going into A South. Falmouth becomes the clear-cut favorite in A North, especially with Brunswick moving to Class B in the ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-17
  • Boys’ lacrosse: 15 Players to Watch
    Noah Edborg, Thornton senior, attack: Edborg set a Thornton Academy single-season scoring record with 59 goals and 29 assists as a junior. He is one of four returning SMAA first-team players for the Trojans. Aiden Glover, Brunswick junior, attack: Glover, the younger brother of 2017 Maine Sunday Telegram Player ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-17
  • Winslow boys lacrosse remains unbeaten with win over Lawrence
    WATERVILLE — The drop to the newly-created Class C, at least in its infancy, is working out quite nicely for the Winslow boys lacrosse team. Junior Jared Lambert scored five goals to lead a multi-pronged Black Raiders’ attack on Tuesday afternoon, and Winslow scored its second win in as many ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-17
  • Gardiner boys lacrosse falls to Brunswick
    BRUNSWICK — Leading by nine goals in the early stages of the second quarter, Brunswick relaxed, momentarily taking its foot off the gas. Four-straight goals by Gardiner and a boisterous talk from Dragons head coach Don Glover during a timeout proved to refocus the 2017 Class A champs, leading to ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-17
  • Local softball players to compete in college
    Sixteen players, including several from local schools, who play for The Edge Academy – Thunder Softball program, will compete in college next year. Front row, from left: Laura Powell (Scarborough) Colby College, Bailey Dunphy (Carrebec) Thomas College, Sarah Berube (Holderness School) Clark University, Ali Martell (Gray New Gloucester) University of ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-17