High School Sports

Sebasticook Valley's Josh Perry releases a pitch to Bronco-Hermon during their District 3 Senior League all-star baseball tournament game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor last week. Little League Baseball employs pitch-count restrictions in all of its age divisions and a similar rule will be in place for Maine high school baseball next season.

Maine prepares to set pitch-count limits for high school baseball

By Ernie Clark on July 22, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
A recent national mandate obligates most states to develop pitch-count standards for high school baseball beginning with the 2017 season.
Central's Andrew Prescott (right) and Piscataquis Community High School's Bryce Gilbert (center) scramble for a loose ball during their Class C quarterfinal basketball game on Feb. 17, 2015, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

MPA extends broadcast, streaming deals for high school basketball tourney

on July 20, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Maine’s high school basketball state championship games will continue to be televised around the state and streamed around the world for the next three years, according to an agreement announced Wednesday by the Maine Principals’ Association.
Geovany Carino

Hermon transfer shines at national football showcase

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
Geovany Carino, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound linebacker, has yet to play a game on Pine Tree State soil, but the incoming junior at Hermon High School already has made an impact on the national scene.
Dexter High School boys basketball coach Peter Murray

Veteran Dexter coach elected to national high school basketball board

By Ernie Clark on July 19, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
Peter Murray was elected to a two-year term on the executive board of the National High School Basketball Coaches Association.
Presque Isle striker Madison Michaud (left) wins a ball at midfield against Hermon defender Morgan Buck during a game on Sept. 29, 2015 at the Johnson Athletic Complex in Presque Isle.

Presque Isle High teams dropping harvest-break early fall sports start

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.
“I just think it’s a chance to let the kids have a couple of weeks for themselves.”
The West's Jack Snyder (left) of Yarmouth and the East's Andre Miller of Old Town both leap for and miss the ball during the 27th annual Maine Lobster Bowl Classic held in Biddeford on Saturday.

East prevails over West as teams set record for points in Lobster Bowl

By Wil Kramlich, Sun Journal on July 16, 2016, at 10:10 p.m.
BIDDEFORD | Defense be darned. The East scored a team-record 58 points and combined with the West for game-record 110 overall points in the East’s 58-52 victory in the 27th Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic at Waterhouse Field on Saturday. “That’s a first for me and a lot of …
Jackson Bernatchez of Messalonskee gets taken down by teammate Stefan Porter of Lewiston during Lobster Bowl east team practice at Foxcroft Academy on Wednesday in preparation for the Saturday game.

Preparation makes for great beginnings, conclusions at Maine Lobster Bowl

By Ernie Clark on July 15, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
he annual all-star football game featuring the state’s top high school players from the previous year’s senior class is a summertime institution now in its 27th year.
Lobster Bowl East team players practice at Foxcroft Academy on Wednesday in preparation for the Saturday game.

Lobster Bowl players try to beat the heat with multifaceted strategy

By Ernie Clark on July 14, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
“Today’s pretty hot,” said recently graduated Bangor High School running back Dane Johnson. “It’s not something that’s fun to look forward to, but we’re just going to continue to work hard.”

Lock named new Ellsworth boys soccer coach

By Ernie Clark on July 13, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
Paul Lock faces what many would consider an unenviable challenge this fall — following the winningest coach in Maine high school soccer history.
Hunter Smith of Foxcroft Academy.

Foxcroft standout sidelined for Lobster Bowl

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 6:59 p.m.
Hunter Smith, the 6-foot-4 wide receiver who will join the University of Maine football program on scholarship in August, is recovering from a case of mononucleosis he contracted last month.
Bangor’s Jeff Lewis (right) avoids a tackle attempt by Edward Little’s Dillon Hummes during a game on Sept. 4, 2015 in this file photo. Lewis will be playing in the 27th annual Lobster Bowl Saturday in Biddeford.

For former Bangor player, Lobster Bowl a last-minute shot at one final game

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Recent Bangor High School graduate Jeff Lewis didn’t even know he’d be part of the East squad for the annual charity game for the Shriners Hospitals for Children until the phone rang at his home late Sunday morning.

Hampden Academy pitcher commits to UMaine baseball team

By Larry Mahoney on July 07, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
Junior right-hander Alex McKenney of Hampden Academy will join the program beginning in the fall of 2017.

Report: Mt. Blue girls basketball coach resigns

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 06, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
Gavin Kane, who has amassed over 500 victories, has resigned from the girls head coaching position at the Farmington high school, according to the Sun Journal.
Hermon's Hailey Perry connects with a pitch from Old Town during their softball game at Hermon on June 11. Old Town won 1-0.

Hermon High School softball standout commits to play at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on July 06, 2016, at 9:21 a.m.
Perry, who will be on a partial scholarship, hit .604 during the regular season and led the Hawks in RBIs with 37.
Central Aroostook head coach Tim Brewer huddles with the team during a timeout in the third quarter of their Class D Eastern Maine final against Jonesport-Beals at the Bangor Auditorium on Feb. 26, 2011.

Former championship coach returning to lead Houlton boys basketball

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Tim Brewer, who guided his alma mater to four state championships, five Eastern Maine Class D titles and a 251-64 record record good for a .797 winning percentage, is the new head boys basketball coach at Houlton High School.
Auston Matthews puts on a team jersey after being selected as the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

Maple Leafs land Matthews with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

By Mark Ludwiczak, The Sports Xchange on June 24, 2016, at 9:34 p.m.
BUFFALO, New York — The Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on an American phenom to change the direction of their franchise. The Maple Leafs selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first overall pick of the 2016 NHL draft on Friday night. Matthews became the seventh American to be chosen …
Trevor DeLaite of Bangor High School, pictured during an April 20 game at Mansfield Stadium, has been selected as Mr. Maine Baseball as the recipient of the John W. Winkin Award given to the state’s top senior player.

Bangor pitcher named Maine’s Mr. Baseball

By Ernie Clark on June 24, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
“I can attack hitters, and people will make plays that not many people can make, so it’s definitely a privilege to play with such good teams.”

Stearns players to join Lee on cooperative girls soccer team

By Ernie Clark on June 24, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
Several girls soccer players from Stearns High School in Millinocket have a new home for the 2016 season.
Karli Theberge of Hermon High School, pictured pitching against Old Town in the Class B North semifinals on June 11, on Thursday was named Miss Maine Softball, the top senior player in the state.

Hermon star named Miss Maine Softball

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2016, at 7:34 p.m.
“She had an outstanding year,” said Hermon coach Meg McCrum. “She stepped up big all year.”

New coach seeks to boost Mattanawcook boys basketball program

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
“From what I’ve seen so far, there’s definitely some talent there.”