Stories about Orono High School

Orono High School head coach Jessica Witham (kneeling in center) huddles with her Red Riots players before the start of the second period of a game on Dec. 13, 2011, at Old Town High School.

Sources: Orono girls basketball coach had conflicts with parents

By Larry Mahoney on April 09, 2015, at 9:01 p.m.
The resignation of Orono High School girls basketball coach Jessica Witham on Wednesday apparently occurred after she encountered problems with some parents of her players. Sources close to the program, who asked not to be named, said there were conflicts between Witham, an Orono High School Sports Hall of Famer, and …
Orono High School head coach Jessica Witham, (kneeling in center) huddles with her Red Riots players before the start of the second period of a game in 2011.

Orono girls basketball coach resigns without explanation

By Larry Mahoney on April 08, 2015, at 9:38 p.m.
Jessica Witham, who coached the Orono High School girls basketball team to 128 wins in nine seasons and led them to three Eastern Maine Class C basketball championship game appearances in the last five years, has resigned. Witham would not discuss the reasons for her resignation. “I would rather not …

Washington Academy Girls Basketball at Orono (Awaiting score)

By Joe McLaughlin on Feb. 11, 2015, at 2 p.m.

Bucksport Girls Basketball 47 at Orono 76

By Ryan Witham on Feb. 07, 2015, at 10:26 p.m.
At Orono on Senior Day, the Red Riots used a balanced attack to defeat Bucksport. Orono was led by Sydney Robertson with 15 points and Lizzie White added 13 points, including four 3-pointers. For Bucksport, Breanna Coombs scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Golden Bucks. Bucksport: Craig, Stubbs, Jellison 2-0-4, …

Orono Girls Basketball 28 at Central 52

By Diane Rollins on Feb. 06, 2015, at 10:10 p.m.
At East Corinth, Emma Campbell and Bre Skolfield each scored 12 points to propel Central to the win against Orono. Skolfield also grabbed eight rebounds. Sydney Allen added 10 points while Libby Cook chipped in with nine points and had seven rebounds for the Red Devils. For Orono, Kassidy Dill scored eight …

Orono Girls Basketball 50 at Mattanawcook 37

By Ryan Witham on Feb. 04, 2015, at 10:30 p.m.
At Orono, the Red Riots used 19-point first quarter to establish control of the game and then hit 17 of 20 free-throws in the second half to secure the win. Orono was led by Brinsley Chasse and Sydney Robertson with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Mattanawcook Academy was led by …

Orono Girls Basketball 61 at Penquis Valley 20

By Travis Weston on Feb. 03, 2015, at 8:15 p.m.
At Milo, Hannah Clement led all scorers with 20 points to propel the Orono Red Riots to victory over Penquis Valley. Jordan Durant led the Patriots with 10 points. Penquis 5 10 18 20 Orono  12 31 49 61

Washington Academy Girls Basketball 31 at Orono 46

By Ryan Witham on Jan. 29, 2015, at 9:40 p.m.
At Orono, the Red Riots used a balanced scoring attack and timely foul shooting in the second half to pull away from the Raiders of Washington Academy. Oono was paced by Hannah Clement with 10 points and Katie Sypher with 9. Other scorers were Brinsley Chasse 8, Kassidy Dill and …

Schenck Girls Basketball 35 at Orono 43

By Ryan Witham on Jan. 17, 2015, at 11:57 p.m.
At Orono, Hannah Clement made 8 of 8 from the foul line to seal the win for the Red Riots over Schenck. Clement finished with 14 points and 8 steals to lead Orono. Sydney Robertson contributed 10 tough points inside and Hannah Steelman made two early 3-pointers to help pace Orono. Kayla …

George Stevens Girls Basketball 32 at Orono 39

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 7 p.m.
At Orono on Thursday night, the Red Riots pulled away in the fourth quarter with some aggressive defense and timely shooting by Brinsley Chasse who scored 8 of her 10 points in the quarter. Orono was led by junior point guard Hannah Clement with 14 points and 4 assists. GSA was paced …

Orono Girls Basketball 41 at Old Town 40

By ali on Jan. 15, 2015, at 12:48 a.m.
At Old Town on Saturday, the Red Riots edged the Coyotes for the win. Hannah Clement paced Orono with 12 points. Other scorers were: Hannah Steelman 3, Brinsley Chasse 6. Kassidy Dill 6, Katie Sypher 5, Sydney Robinson 2, Anna Eliza Souza Cunha 7. Lauren Martin sparked Old Town with …

Orono Girls Basketball 29 at Dexter 41

By Jody Grant on Jan. 13, 2015, at 8:58 p.m.
At Guiski Gymnasium in Dexter, Peyton Watson scored a game-high 15 points to help propel the Tigers to the win. Tasha Pratt added eight points and Michaela White chipped in with seven more. Sydney Robertson led Orono with 13 points and Hannah Clement had eight. Orono: Robertson 6-1-13, Clement 2-3-8, …

Mattanawcook Girls Basketball 44 at Orono 22

By Eric Dubay on Jan. 06, 2015, at 9:54 p.m.
At Lincoln, Courtney McIntyre scored 13 points and added 6 steals to lead a balanced-scoring attack and a strong defensive effort against Orono. Camryn Lyons netted 9 points and Courtney Gordon had 8 points. Kendra Thurlow and Cheyanne Libby each scored seven. Meridith Blessard grabbed 11 rebounds for the 6-2 …

Orono Girls Basketball 38 at Schenck 45

on Dec. 30, 2014, at 9:46 p.m.
At East Millinocket, Kayla Falone and Lexie Hoxie each scored 15 points to help lead Schenck to the victory. Chantel Lane added 10 points for the Wolverines. Hannah Clement and Katie Sypher each had 11 points for Orono. Orono: Steelman 1-0-3, Chasse 0-2-2, White, Dill 2-0-5, Gonyar, Clement 3-4-11, Sypher …

Orono Girls Basketball 37 at George Stevens 29

By Bill Case on Dec. 27, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
At Blue Hill, the Red Riots erased a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to earn the victory. Hannah Clement tossed in 17 points, including three 3-pointers, for Orono, which had six players score in the pivotal final period. Morgan Dauk scored 15 points to lead George Stevens Academy.

Orono Girls Basketball at Bucksport (Awaiting score)

on Dec. 23, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Central Girls Basketball 58 at Orono 60

on Dec. 22, 2014, at 9:36 p.m.

Orono Girls Basketball 55 at Washington Academy 45

By Gary Wood on Dec. 19, 2014, at 7:47 p.m.
At East Machias, Katie Sypher’s 21-point effort helped the Red Riots beat the Raiders. Hannah Clement tossed in 19 points for Orono, which built an eight-point halftime edge and made it stand up. Logan Huckins paced Washington Academy with 15 points and Rylea Steeves added nine. Orono 15 26 38 …

Penquis Valley Girls Basketball 22 at Orono 60

By Ryan Witham on Dec. 16, 2014, at 8:49 p.m.
At Orono, the Red Riots used a strong defensive effort in the first half to take a 35-12 halftime lead en route to the win. Hannah Clements led the offense with a game-high 20 points. Ally Gonyar contributed 7 points and 6 rebounds. Lindsay Turner led Penquis of Milo with 7 points. …

Dexter Girls Basketball 47 at Orono 40

By Ryan Witham on Dec. 13, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
At Orono, Peyton Watson scored all of her team-high 15 points in the first half t helping the Dexter Tigers build a 10-point halftime lead that the Orono Red Riots could not overcome. Orono cut Dexter’s lead to 36-33 midway through the fourth quarter when Hannah Clement hit 3 of her …
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