High School Sports

Hermon pitcher Karli Theberge (left) celebrates with catcher Shaniah Haskell Wednesday after the Hawks won the Eastern Maine Class B softball championship over Gardiner 6-1 in Brewer.

Hermon left-handed pitcher shuts down Gardiner as Hawks win Eastern Maine Class B softball title

By Larry Mahoney on June 18, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The undefeated and top-seeded Gardiner High School Tigers had averaged just over 10 runs per game in the team’s 18 wins prior to Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class B final against Hermon. But sophomore left-hander Karli Theberge spun a masterful three-hitter, retiring the last 10 hitters she faced, …
Bruce Lindberg

Bruce Lindberg returns to basketball roots as new Bucksport boys varsity coach

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
Through nearly three decades in school administration, Bruce Lindberg has never strayed far from basketball. Whether serving on the Maine Principals’ Association basketball committee, working to start a postgraduate basketball program at Lee Academy or through his friendship with Gregg Popovich, head coach of the five-time NBA champion San Antonio …

Falmouth school board reappoints high school field hockey coach accused of bullying students

By Brendan Twist, The Forecaster on June 18, 2014, at 12:31 p.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine — A Falmouth High School field hockey coach who has been accused of bullying students received a show of support from colleagues, parents and former players this week, while the school board all but closed the book on the issue. Robin Haley’s name went unspoken during a public …
Former Bangor coach and teacher Bob Kelley (second from right) holds a proclamation from the Bangor City Council after the gymnasium at the James F. Doughty Middle School was named in honor of Kelley during a ceremony at the Doughty School in Bangor. With Kelley are (from left)Dr. Jay Ye, vice chairman of the school committee; Dr. Betsy Webb, superintendent of schools; and city council chairman Ben Sprague.

Bangor middle school gym named in honor of former teacher/coach Bob Kelley

By Pete Warner on June 18, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bob Kelley’s name is synonymous with the Bangor High School baseball program, which he helped build into a perennial winner for more than three decades. On Wednesday, the man who was a fixture as a teacher and coach in Bangor schools for 42 years was recognized for …

Calais, Bucksport softball summary

on June 17, 2014, at 10:43 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL CALAIS 4, BUCKSPORT 2 Bucksport (15-4) 000-000-2 — 2 2 2 Calais (19-0) 001-102-x — 4 6 1 Goode and Davis; Smith and McVicar E: Goode, Davis; Ross; 2B: Cundiff, Smith; 3B: Cundiff; LOB: Bucksport 7, Calais 4; PB: McVicar; SB: Cavanaugh; SH: Black, Candelmo; Repeat hitters: …
BANGOR, MAINE -- 06/17/2014 -- Kaylee Johnson of Calais High School dives for a fly ball and makes the catch to end the top of the sixth inning during their Eastern Maine Class C softball final against Bucksport Tuesday evening at Coffin Field in Brewer.

Smith, Cundiff lead Calais past Bucks in East ‘C’ softball final

By Larry Mahoney on June 17, 2014, at 9:48 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — After losing in the last two Eastern Maine Class C softball finals to Bucksport, the Calais Blue Devils got a measure of revenge as junior righthander Olivia Smith fired a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and senior right fielder Kate Cundiff drove in three runs with a triple …

Washington Academy-George Stevens Academy baseball summary

on June 17, 2014, at 9:33 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL WASHINGTON ACAD. 3, GEORGE STEVENS 0 GSA (14-5) 000-000-0 — 0 3 4 WA (15-4) 010-020-x — 3 4 2 Allen and Chipman; Feeney and MacLean E: Vinall 2, Allen, Looke; K. Taylor 2; 2B: Looke; Varney, K. Taylor; LOB: GSA 6; WA 4; PB: MacLean; SB: J. …
Washington Academy's Colin Pineo reacts after safely sliding home to score a run against George Stevens Academy during their Eastern Maine Class C baseball final at Mansfield Stadium Tuesday. Washington Academy won 3-0.

Feeney, Washington Academy blank GSA to earn Class C crown

By Pete Warner on June 17, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Washington Academy has tried all season to place an emphasis on the small details of the game. On Tuesday afternoon, with dominating junior pitcher Gage Feeney on the mound, the Raiders were able to execute in key situations. Feeney pitched a dominating three-hitter and second-seeded Washington Academy …
Bangor High School first baseman Andrew Hillier fields a throw to force out Messalonskee's Trevor Gettig during fifth-inning action of the Eastern Maine Class A final Tuesday at Morton Field in Augusta.

Bangor tops Messalonskee to win Eastern A baseball crown

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2014, at 9:01 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The shaving-cream pie to the face momentarily left Justin Courtney with a stinging sensation in his eyes, while the bucket of ice poured over Jeff Fahey brought a brief chill to an otherwise warm day. But those were merely the postseason inconveniences of a long-awaited celebration for …
Hermon High School pitcher Karli Theberge delivers a pitch during the seventh inning of the Eastern Maine Class B semifinal softball game Saturday afternoon in Old Town.

‘We started playing together in T-ball’: Sophomore pitchers lead Hermon softball team’s title quest

By Larry Mahoney on June 17, 2014, at 12:37 p.m.
One is a lefty, the other is a righty. They share the pitching duties for the Hermon High School softball team, and they also are two of the top hitters in Eastern Maine Class B. Karli Theberge, the lefty, and Allessa Oakes, the righty, have been instrumental in leading the …
Falmouth High School tennis captains Justin Brogan, left, and Brendan McCarthy receive the State Class A Championship trophy on Monday at Bates College in Lewiston after downing Mount Ararat, 3-2.

McCarthy leads Falmouth High boys by Mount Ararat in Class A state final

By Bob Conn, Times Record on June 16, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — The odds were certainly stacked against the Mount Ararat High School boys tennis team. Arguably, Falmouth has two of the top tennis players in the state of Maine in Justin Brogan at No. 1 singles, and No. 2 Brendan McCarthy, this year’s Maine Principals’ Association’s schoolboy champion. …
Falmouth's Olivia Leavitt gets ready to serve during her match against Brunswick's Maisie Silverman in the State Class A girls team championship match at Bates College in Lewiston on Monday.

Falmouth High girls tennis team beats Brunswick for seventh straight state title

By Bob Conn, Times Record on June 16, 2014, at 10:06 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — In a perfect scenario for Brunswick High School girls tennis coach Rob Manter, Monday’s State Class A championship was going to come down to top singles players Maisie Silverman of Brunswick and two-time Maine Principals’ Association schoolgirl champion Olivia Leavitt of Falmouth. Leavitt defeated Silverman in their …

Buckfield baseball team shuts out Searsport in Class D West semifinal

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on June 15, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
BUCKFIELD, Maine — It didn’t matter that Jonah Williams pitched three innings in a playoff game two sunsets earlier, or that his Buckfield baseball team was hoping to end up earning another game or two next week. Saturday was the senior left-hander’s day the moment he poured the milk on …
Synclaire Tasker of Brewer (right), pictured during the 2014 Class A indoor state title meet, registered top-10 finishes in the 100 and 300 hurdles during Saturday's New England outdoor championships in Massachusetts.

Kate Hall sets New England mark, finishes 3rd at nationals

By Pete Warner on June 14, 2014, at 11:53 p.m.
Kate Hall of Lake Region High School in Naples continued her outstanding track and field career on Saturday with a record-setting performance at the New Balance outdoor nationals held in Greensboro, North Carolina. The junior broke the New England record in the girls 100-meter dash, clocking an 11.45-second effort in …

Bangor-Cony baseball summary

By Pete Warner on June 14, 2014, at 10:02 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL BANGOR 1, CONY 0 Cony (10-8) 000-000-0 — 0 2 1 Bangor (16-2) 010-000-x — 1 1 1 Bonenfant and Carrier; DeLaite and Boyce E: Caron; Huston; 2B: Carrier; DeLaite; LOB: Cony 7; Bangor 2; SH: Moore Repeat hitters: none; RBI: Boyce Win: DeLaite (5-0); Loss: Bonenfant (2-3); …
Colleen O'Donnell of Waterville, pictured during the Purple Panthers' June 11 Eastern Maine Class B championship victory, was her team's only winner during Saturday's 4-1 state title loss to Greely of Cumberland Center.

Greely girls outlast Waterville, Cape Elizabeth boys sweep Camden Hills in Class B tennis state finals

By Ernie Clark on June 14, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Anna Collins’ experience at Saturday evening’s Class B tennis state championship meet mirrored those of most of her Greely High School teammates. A sport often known more for the shot-making skills required had evolved into a survival of the fittest, with four of the Rangers’ five matches …
Hermon High School's Kylie Kennedy bunts for a base hit during the second inning of the Eastern Maine Class B semifinal softball game against Old Town on Saturday afternoon at Old Town. Hermon won 6-4.

Hermon softball team rallies by Old Town in seventh for Eastern Maine ‘B’ semifinal win

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2014, at 8:12 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — With the go-ahead run at third base and one out in the seventh inning, Hermon High School sophomore first baseman Sydney Addessi knew she had to find a way to deliver the run in their Eastern Maine Class B softball semifinal with Old Town. And she …

Waynflete sweeps Class C tennis state titles

By Ernie Clark on June 14, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — It’s become a rite of spring for the Waynflete Flyers — winning state tennis championships. The Portland school’s boys and girls teams swept the Class C titles for the fourth straight year Saturday at The Racket and Fitness Club, as Waynflete secured its fourth straight girls crown …
Brendan Moore (left) of Bangor High School celebrates with teammate Johnny Cote after defeating Cony 1-0 in Saturday's Eastern Maine Class A baseball semifinal game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Bangor won 1-0.

DeLaite outduels Cony’s Bonenfant, leads Bangor into EM ‘A’ baseball final

By Pete Warner on June 14, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Offense has not been an issue this season for the Bangor HIgh School baseball team. On Saturday afternoon, the Rams managed only one hit against Cony High School of Augusta — and still won. Top-seeded Bangor tallied an unearned run in the second inning and pitcher Trevor …

Class B and C state tennis matches moved, Class A postponed

on June 13, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
With rain in the forecast for Saturday, the high school state tennis championships for Classes B and C have been moved to the Portland Racquet and Fitness Center in Portland while the Class A matches have been postponed until Monday. The Class C boys and girls state finals will begin …
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