Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Wrestling: 25 wrestlers to watch
    Sam Anderson, Sanford senior: One of the top returning wrestlers in southern Maine, Anderson was the Telegram’s All-State choice at 160 pounds after winning the Class A championship and New England qualifier in a 41-5 season. Lincoln Andrews, Scarborough senior: Andrews is squarely in the mix in a deep 285-pound ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Wrestling preview: Opportunities abound for a new wave of champions
    Maine high school wrestling’s Class of 2017 was probably the greatest collection of top-end talent the state has seen. That graduated group included five wrestlers with over 200 career wins, two New England champions and one New England runner-up. That means this season – especially in Class A – the ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Wrestling: Five teams to watch
    1. Marshwood: The Hawks rolled to their fifth Class A state title in six years last season. With a smaller roster and key losses from last year, they won’t be as dominant but are still the favorites. Brothers James and Matthew Thompson are returning state champions. They are backed by ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Winter sports season underway in Mid-Coast
    A new basketball and hockey season is underway in the Mid-Coast and early results have been mixed. Here’s a glimpse: Girls’ basketball Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team, the defending Class A South champion, opened with an 88-17 domination at Morse. The Dragons returned to action Wednesday when they welcomed rival Mt. ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Bowdoin women’s hockey finishes semester unbeaten
    Bowdoin’s women’s hockey team celebrates a 4-0 victory over Johnson and Wales Saturday. Julie Dachille had a hat trick in the win. The Polar Bears then won, 6-0, at the University of Southern Maine Sunday to finish the semester with a 6-0-1 record. Bowdoin returns to action Jan. 5 at ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Falmouth boys hold off Scarborough, give Halligan 499th victory
    Falmouth junior Sam Manganello looks to pass the ball during Thursday’s home tilt versus Scarborough. Manganello had a game-high 17 points in leading the Yachtsmen to a 54-50 victory. The win was the 499th of longtime Falmouth coach Dave Halligan’s stint with the program. Mike Strout photos. More photos below. ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Thursday’s high school roundup: Gray-New Gloucester wins in girls’ basketball
    YORK — Jordan Grant scored 17 points Thursday as Gray-New Gloucester came away with a 40-38 overtime victory against York in a Western Maine Conference girls’ basketball game. Brianna Jordan added 13 points for the Patriots (1-1). Nina Howe scored 19 points for York (1-1). BOOTHBAY 65, MT. ABRAM 40: ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Local Roundup: Gray-NG girls edge York in overtime
    YORK — Gray-New Gloucester pulled off a 40-38 victory in overtime Thursday, defeating York by a score of 40-38 in a key early-season Western maine Conference girls’ basketball tilt. Jordan Grant led the Patriots with 17 points, while teammate Bri Jordan chipped in 13 of her own in the win. ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Girls’ basketball: Mustangs scramble Ramblers
    Kaeti Butterfield of Monmouth Academy grabs a pass over Kathryn Ross of Winthrop High School during the first half in Monmouth on Thursday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal) MONMOUTH — The Monmouth Mustangs were seeking momentum, and when they seized it, boy did they ever. The defending Class C state champions scored ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Richmond girls basketball runs past Oak Hill
    RICHMOND — Bryanne Lancaster starred early. Sydney Tilton took over late. Just like that, the Richmond High School girls basketball team is starting to look at home in its new league. The Bobcats pulled away in the second half, turning a three-point halftime advantage into a 49-33 runaway victory over ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Boys’ hockey: Cape Elizabeth downs St. Dominic, 4-2
    Ryan Collins scored twice, including the winning goal on a power play, as Cape Elizabeth defeated St. Dominic 4-2 in a boys’ hockey game Thursday at Troubh Arena. Cape Elizabeth, in a 2-2 game, went on a power play with 8:01 remaining. After an initial shot by Jackson Woods was ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • High school roundup: Monmouth girls basketball rolls past Winthrop
    WINTHROP — Monmouth used a 19-0 run to close the second quarter on its way to a 54-25 win over Winthrop in a Mountain Valley Conference girls basketball game Thursday. Abbey Allen led the Mustangs’ (2-0) offense with 16 points while Kaeti Butterfield chipped in with nine. Destiny Clough added ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Jacob Rivas has double-double as Forest Hills boys basketball beats Pine Tree Academy
    JACKMAN — Jacob Rivas had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Forest Hills boys basketball team to an 85-30 victory over Pine Tree Academy on Thursday. Parker Desjardins scored a game-high 24 points, while Kenn Vito-Cruz addded 14 points for the Tigers (4-0). Evan Owen led Pine Tree ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • MCI boys basketball holds off determined Waterville
    Waterville closes gap late but runs out of gas against MCI WATERVILLE — A deep bench and options inside and out were all Maine Central Institute needed to hold off an improving Waterville team Thursday night. Sophomore guard Owen Williams scored a game-high 23 points and big man Jose Ignacio ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-15
  • Forest Hills boys basketball off to torrid start
    A week into the season, and Forest Hills has its offense humming. The Tigers are 3-0, and entering Thursday night’s game against Pine Tree Academy, had yet to score fewer than 87 points in a game. With a roster of eight players, none taller than 5-foot-11, the Tigers are running ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-14
  • KJ boys basketball notes: Erskine’s Bonsant to miss season with knee injury
    Even when it was apparent he was hurt, Noah Bonsant held out hope, as did the rest of the Erskine Academy boys basketball team. All chances for a midseason return were ruled out Monday, however. Bonsant found out there was more damage to the meniscus in his left knee than ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-14
  • Indoor track: 10 teams to watch
    GIRLS 1. Scarborough: The defending Class A champs bring back eight who scored at the state meet, including sophomore Emily Labbe (26 points). She’s joined by sophomore scorers Anna Gardner (pole vault) and Madison Marinko (long jump, hurdles). Add senior Bethany Sholl, who won the 2-mile (11:40.31), and the Red ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-14
  • Indoor track preview: What makes for a team dynasty?
    CUMBERLAND — As Greely High track coach John Folan made his way outside the school amid a sea of runners, he stopped Chloe Waldrep on the way to her warmup run. “Chloe, will you be high jumping this year?” asked Folan, whose girls’ team won the Class B indoor state ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-14
  • Indoor track: 20 athletes to watch
    GIRLS Nyagoa Bayak, Westbrook junior, jumps: Bayak won the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches) and triple jump (37-0.75) at the Class A meet, and finished fifth at the New Englands in the high jump (5-3). Darcy Cochran, Cape Elizabeth sophomore, hurdles/sprints: Cochran won the 55 hurdles at the Class ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-14
  • Boys’ hockey: York finds scoring touch after a slow start
    YARMOUTH — It took a while for York to find its scoring touch, but once the Wildcats found it they couldn’t stop scoring Wednesday night. Spencer Pickett had two goals and an assist to lead York to a 6-1 victory against Yarmouth in a Class B South boys’ hockey game ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-14