HAMPDEN — After an action-packed first half that could have easily produced a 2-1 halftime score, yet remained scoreless, both team’s coaches had the same feeling: The first goal of the game would be the most critical, and maybe even the only one. It… Read More
    By Jessica Bloch/Special to the BDN HAMPDEN –- One year after a disappointing loss in the Class C state championship game, the Fort Kent boys soccer team found itself Saturday morning back at Hampden Academy’s Weatherbee Complex, again playing in the title contest. But… Read More
    HAMPDEN — It’s getting so the Bangor Christian boys soccer team almost gets a feeling of comfort whenever they see the Richmond Bobcats warming up on the other side of the field before a state championship game. Maybe it’s the familiarity… For the second… Read More
    David Patterson greeted a reporter just before Saturday night’s Class A boys soccer final and revealed what seemed like an ambitious strategy. “We’re playing for two goals in the first 10 minutes,” he said. Patterson, who took over the Bangor program three years ago… Read More
    HAMPDEN — Emily Lane and Kara Singleton are among five Sacopee Valley seniors who have been playing soccer together since they were youngsters. So when Kayla Brown bumped a pass over to Singleton outside the box in overtime Saturday afternoon, Lane knew what would happen next. Read More
    FALMOUTH — Phil Frost looked more like a battered UFC competitor than a soccer player Saturday night, his bloodied nose filled with cotton and the left side of his face swollen — the result of on-field collision moments earlier. But the wide grin that dominated even… Read More
    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth girls soccer team needed three coaches to get through the season, but just one goal to win the Class B state championship. The Yachtsmen, playing on their home field, used Jessica DiPhilipo’s penalty kick with 15 minutes left in the second half… Read More
    FALMOUTH — The Bangor girls soccer team knew it was facing a challenge in Saturday’s Class A state championship match as the Rams were dealing with a Scarborough club that had surrendered only one goal all season – on a penalty kick. But coach Joe Johnson’s… Read More
    HAMPDEN — Emily Lane was sent in alone by teammate Kara Singleton and scored with 9:58 remaining in overtime, lifting Sacopee Valley of South Hiram to a 2-1 victory over Fort Kent in Saturday’s Class C girls state championship soccer game. Lane also set up a second-half… Read More
    Top-seeded Washington Academy of East Machias went into Saturday’s Class B state championship match in Harrington looking for some redemption, and the Raiders got it. The Raiders defeated the defending champion and second-ranked Calais Blue Devils in straight sets, 25-16, 25-21 and 25-22, to earn their… Read More
    ORONO — It was an all-too-familiar sight for several members of Nokomis High School’s field hockey team Saturday evening as the final seconds ticked off the clock in Saturday evening’s Class B state championship game. But this time around, it was York’s players shaking their heads… Read More
    VASSALBORO — Fort Kent freshman Ali Prescott and Ellsworth junior Greg Martin emerged victorious Saturday during the Maine high school individual golf championships held at Natanis Golf Course. Prescott won the schoolgirl title while Martin claimed the Class B boys top prize. Other state champions were… Read More