Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Red Eddies shut down Eagles to win AA North title
    PORTLAND — Edward Little’s boys’ basketball team didn’t want to be left out of the party the girls’ team has planned for next weekend, so it used its calling-card defense to make its reservations. The second-seeded Red Eddies limited No. 4 Windham to three points in the fourth quarter Friday night ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-24
  • Scarborough’s title dreams denied by defending champion Gorham
    Gorham juniors Mackenzie Holmes (5) and Brittany Desjardin (11) exult with their teammates after beating Scarborough, 47-28, in Friday’s Class AA South Final. The Rams will meet Edward Little in the state final, while the Red Storm’s season ended at 17-4.  Joe Carpine / 365digitalphotography.com photos. More photos below. BOX ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Skiing: Fryeburg Academy ends championship drought
    A new format for high school skiing state championships led Friday to Fryeburg Academy’s first girls’ Nordic title since 1987. Fryeburg edged Deering 38-39 to win the Class A girls’ Nordic title at Black Mountain in Rumford. Instead of adding results from Thursday’s classical and Friday’s freestyle races, skiers competed ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Top two girls teams in Class D South to play for crown
    AUGUSTA — The Class D South matchup most fans expected when the season began has finally arrived as top-seeded Vinalhaven meets second-seeded Rangeley in the regional title Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. The teams are set to tip off at 1:05 p.m. A year ago, Rangeley held the top ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Maranacook boys defend Class B Nordic title
    It was up to the Maranacook boys Nordic team to defend its Class B title Thursday and Friday at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center. The Black Bears did so, and in dominant fashion, too. The Black Bears held off Maine Coast Waldorf to once again claim the Class B crown ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Hall-Dale, Winthrop boys emerged in C South tourney with poise and perseverance
    AUGUSTA — They’ve taken different paths. But they’ve arrived at the same destination. The Hall-Dale and Winthrop High School boys basketball teams couldn’t be confused for each other. Watch the Bulldogs in action, and their quickness and athleticism jump out. Watch the Ramblers, and intensity and cohesion are the first ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Sidelines: Dear caterwauling basketball fans, just cut it out
    Are you That Fan? Are you the one yelling out for a three-second violation call every trip down the floor? Or maybe you’re the one screaming for a travel whenever a player goes up for a layup. Or perhaps the one hollering for the officials to call something, only to ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Girls’ basketball: Gorham returns to state title game for 3rd straight year
    The Gorham High girls’ basketball team is going back to the state championship game. The fifth-seeded Rams continued their stunning run through the Class AA South tournament, beating No. 2 Scarborough, 47-28, Friday afternoon at Cross Insurance Arena. Freshman Adele Nadeau led the Rams with 12 points while Mackenzie Holmes ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Heavy favorites: Boothbay, Monmouth girls to meet for C South title
    AUGUSTA — The Monmouth Academy girls basketball team is the defending Class C state champion. It returned this season virtually intact. It rolled through a 17-1 regular season, won the Mountain Valley Conference championship and has hardly been tested through two regional tournament games. Yet, the Mustangs are somehow overlooked ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Class A Nordic: Mt. Blue boys, Fryeburg girls take state titles
    Zoe Maguire of Fryeburg Academy tucks on a downhill during the Class A Nordic ski championship 5K freestyle pursuit race at Black Mountain in Rumford on Friday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal) RUMFORD — The Fryeburg Academy and Deering girls’ teams were separated by just three points beginning Friday’s second and final ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • RED REIGN — Edward Little girls going back to state title game after beating Oxford Hills
    PORTLAND — Edward Little is heading to the Class AA girls’ basketball state championship for the second time in three years. The Red Eddies prevented an Oxford Hills repeat with a 48-45 victory at Cross Insurance Arena on Friday. The third-seeded Red Eddies (14-7) started the game on a 7-0 run ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Athletes of the Week: Feb. 23, 2018
    GIRLS Olivia Tighe, Cape Elizabeth swimming: A junior, Tighe was named Performer of the Meet for the second straight year, helping the Capers win the Class B swimming state meet. She won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.23 seconds to set state and Bowdoin College pool records. She also anchored the ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Podcast: Day 6 at the Augusta Civic Center
    Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel basketball writers Travis Barrett, Travis Lazarczyk and Drew Bonifant wrap up Thursday’s thrilling high school basketball tournament action from the Augusta Civic Center, while also looking forward to the two Class A North regional championship games Friday night. Listen to the podcast below. https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/02/center-court-pod-6.m4a ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Video: Hall-Dale holds off Richmond in OT
    For more post-game reaction, including live videos from the Maine high school basketball tournaments, be sure to check out our Facebook page after every game. ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Cape’s sizzling start dooms Yarmouth in semifinals
    Cape Elizabeth junior Andrew Hartel (32) is congratulated by senior Andrew Lockwood near the end of the Capers’ 51-30 win over Yarmouth in Thursday’s Class B South semifinals. Cape Elizabeth will face defending regional champion Wells in the Class B South Final Saturday. Mike Strout photos. More photos below. BOX ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Thursday’s high school roundup: Winthrop boys advance with late 3-pointer
    AUGUSTA — Nate LeBlanc made a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left and Cam Wood got a key rebound as time expired Thursday night, giving Winthrop a 61-60 victory against Boothbay in the Class C South boys’ basketball semifinals at the Augusta Civic Center. No. 2 Winthrop (16-4), the defending regional ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Hall-Dale boys basketball holds off Richmond in overtime thriller
    AUGUSTA — It wasn’t easy but somehow, some way, the No. 1 seed in the Class C South regional tournament survived. The Hall-Dale boys basketball team erased a six-point deficit with 2:07 to play in regulation, held off a thrilling comeback attempt by Richmond and went on to post a ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • LeBlanc, Winthrop stun Boothbay in C South semifinal
    Winthrop coach Todd MacArthur, left, and Rambler bench celebrate taking a lead in the fourth quarter of their Class C South semifinal game Thursday against Boothbay at the Augusta Civic Center. (Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal) AUGUSTA — The play was called “spoon.” Nate LeBlanc ran away with the spoon, and Winthrop ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Boys’ basketball: No. 1 Wells easily handles Gray-New Gloucester
    As impressive as the Wells High offense was, the Warriors sure were persistent on defense. Call it a complete effort as Wells romped past Gray-New Gloucester 54-33 Thursday night in a Class B South boys’ basketball semifinal at Cross Insurance Arena. The Warriors scored the first 14 points and led ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23
  • Mt. Blue, Fryeburg lead Day 1 of Nordic racing; Maranacook ahead in Class B
    RUMFORD — Mt. Blue’s Nordic ski team appears to be peaking at the right time. On the first day of the 2018 Class A championships, the Mt. Blue boys placed four skiers among the top 11 and cruised to a 28-point lead after the classical race at Black Mountain. Sam ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-23