High School Sports


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.”

MCI senior ties for second at New England interscholastic golf meet

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
Eric Dugas of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield shot a 1-over-par 73 on Wednesday to finish tied for second in the 26th annual New England Interscholastic Boys and Girls Golf Championships held at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, New Hampshire.
Belfast's Drew Nealey

Eastern Maine athletes shine at New Balance Nationals

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
Drew Nealey of Northport and Austin Lufkin of Clifton came up with big performances over the weekend at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championships at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Summer solstice, with an eye toward the basketball future

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine – The gymnasium was warm Monday night, but not because it was packed with fans as it might be during the heart of winter. The gathering of parents and friends was surprisingly large for this time of year, but the heat of the night was merely the warmth …
Houlton players celebrate after defeating Gray-New Gloucester in the Class B girls state championship basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this February 2016 file photo.

Maine Principals’ Association seeks alternate Class B basketball state finals site

By Ernie Clark on June 20, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
The next Class B basketball state championship games are scheduled for March 3, 2017. Where those games will be played is less certain.
Bucksport third baseman Julia Zavalza (left) gets ready to put the tag on Madison High School's Madeline Wood after the Bucks caught Wood in a rundown during the Class C softball championship at St. Joseph's College in Standish on Saturday.

Madison defeats Bucksport 3-1 for Class C state softball title

By Kevin Mills, Sun Journal on June 18, 2016, at 10:01 p.m.
Madeline Wood got the win for Madison. She allowed just four hits and struck out seven.
Skowhegan pitcher Sydney Ames delivers a pitch during Saturday's state championship softball game against Biddeford at St. Joseph's College in Standish.  Biddeford won the game 12-7.

Biddeford captures Class A state softball crown with win over Skowhegan

By Kevin Mills, Sun Journal on June 18, 2016, at 9:50 p.m.
Biddeford was able to thwart the Indians’ comeback hopes and respond with a big inning, eventually finishing off Skowhegan with a 12-7 win.
The Old Town baseball team and softball  team pose together for a picture at Coffin Field in Brewer on Saturday after both squads won state championships.

Old Town rallies past York for first Class B softball title since 2012

By Larry Mahoney on June 18, 2016, at 8:57 p.m.
The Coyotes rallied for four runs in the fifth inning and went on to post a 6-3 triumph.
Sacopee Valley pitcher Roderick Maynard delivers a pitch during his team's 3-2 victory over George Stevens Academy at St. Joseph's College in Standish on Saturday afternoon to win the Class C state championship.

Sacopee Valley edges George Stevens for ‘C’ baseball crown

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2016, at 7:38 p.m.
Roderick Maynard needed just 75 pitches over seven innings to fend off George Stevens.
The Searsport baseball team poses for a team photo after defeating Penobscot Valley 10-2 in Saturday's Class D state championship game at Mansfield Stadium.

Moore pitches Searsport to second straight Class D baseball championship

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 18, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
Searsport put the game away with a five-run sixth inning.
Stearns player Peighton Ingersoll (18) stirs up the home fans during the state championship game against Richmond at Coffin Field in Brewer on Saturday.

Richmond beats Stearns for 70th straight win and fourth straight state Class D softball title

By Larry Mahoney on June 18, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 9-1 lead after two innings.
Bangor catcher Derek Fournier hugs pitcher Trevor Delaite as the rest of the team rushes the mound after Bangor won the Class A state championship in baseball against Falmouth 5-0 at St. Joseph's College in Standish. It was the third consecutive state title for the Rams.

DeLaite, Stevenson lead Bangor to 3rd straight ‘A’ baseball title

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
For Bangor, it marked the 100th state championship in school history and 12th in baseball.
The Old Town Coyotes raise the state championship trophy after defeating Freeport 12-2 for the Class B state baseball title at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Saturday.

Old Town claims first baseball state championship in school history

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 18, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
The Coyotes blitzed Southern Maine champion Freeport with a 13-hit attack and an efficient pitching effort.
Old Town's Olivia Albert pitches to Nokomis during their softball game Thursday in Old Town.

Teen pitcher leads Old Town softball team to berth in Class B final

By Larry Mahoney on June 17, 2016, at 7:43 p.m.
Olivia Albert will enter the Class B softball final against York with an 8-1 record and a 2.20 earned run average over 60⅓ innings this season.
Connor Archer

Stillwater teen graduates, but takes volunteerism with him

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
The Stillwater resident, who recently graduated from high school with highest honors, has steered that athletic energy toward another passion, volunteerism.
Members of the Penobscot Valley baseball team celebrate after defeating Fort Fairfield in the Class D North championship on Wednesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. PVHS will play South champ Searsport for the state title at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mansfield.

High school baseball, softball state champs to be crowned Saturday

on June 17, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Jeff Fahey had no interest in describing his Bangor High School baseball team as a dynasty after the Rams secured their third straight Class A regional title Tuesday with an 8-0 victory over Edward Little of Auburn. It’s not because the program isn’t used to having dynastic …
 Woodland players watch from the dugout during their baseball game against Bangor Christian on Tuesday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Down East high school sports league fights to survive

By Ernie Clark on June 16, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Imagine having to play a neighboring rival three or even four times in a single sports season rather than the typical home-and-home meetings. Such has been life in recent years for members of the Downeast Athletic Conference, located along the northern coast where the population is aging and school enrollment is declining.

Wednesday’s North softball sums

on June 15, 2016, at 10:54 p.m.
Class B OLD TOWN 3, WINSLOW 1 Old Town (16-3) 100-000-1 — 1 2 0 Winslow (17-2) 000-100-0 — 2 7 2 Albert and St. Louis; Libby and Richards E: none; Veilleux, Pullen; 2B: Richards; Guimond; LOB: Old Town 4; Winslow 6; PB: none; Richards; SB: none; Veilleux; SH: none; …
Stearns' Cassidy McLeod watches the ball go over the fence for a grand slam in the second inning of the Class D North softball championship game at Coffin Field on Wednesday evening.  Stearns won the game 12-1.

Stearns earns rematch with Richmond after topping Madawaska in D North softball final

By Larry Mahoney on June 15, 2016, at 9:45 p.m.
BREWER | After losing in the Class D state final to Richmond last spring, the Stearns High School softball team from Millinocket wanted another crack at Richmond this season. The Lady Minutemen earned that opportunity Wednesday night as they received a grand slam, two singles and six RBIs from …
Old Town celebrates after defeating Hermon during their Class B North championship baseball game on Wednesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Old Town defeats Hermon in Class B North baseball final

By Ernie Clark on June 15, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
The Old Town baseball team capped off a historic day for the school’s athletic program in riveting fashion Wednesday evening.

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