Maine Principals’ Association

An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Jan. 1, 2015.

MPA bars drone use at its sponsored athletic events

By Ernie Clark on May 16, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
Several factors played into the development of a drone policy, including competitive balance, safety, security and privacy.

School pulls basketball team from league after ‘racial’ comments

By CBS 13 on May 18, 2015, at 7:19 a.m.
BATH | The president of Hyde School in Bath, Malcolm Gauld, told CBS 13 on Sunday he’s pulling the boys basketball team out of the Maine Principals Association. He said they’ll be re-entering the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council. The association oversees regular season play and hosts state …
Orono High School's Lily Koffman competes in the cross country classical race during the Class C state meet in February 2015 in Presque Isle. She placed second in the event. The Maine Principals' Association proposes to eliminate Class C skiing in favor of a two class system. The plan would also create Nordic and Alpine state championships.

MPA plans to cut high school Class C skiing, start Nordic and Alpine championships

By Ernie Clark on March 26, 2015, at 3:05 p.m.
Significant change may come to high school skiing next winter, as a proposal by the skiing committee of the Maine Principals’ Association would reduce the number of the classes in the sport from three to two for the first time since 1989. “The genesis of this was that we had …

MPA basketball five-class proposal

on March 04, 2015, at 4:31 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL MPA Basketball Five-Class Proposal Class AA 824-plus enrollment (17 schools): Thornton Acad., Lewiston, Bangor, Bonny Eagle, Oxford Hills, Sanford, Scarborough, Massabesic, Windham, Edward Little, Deering, Portland, South Portland, Noble, Gorham, Cheverus, McAuley (girls only) Class A 545-823, North (14 schools): Messalonskee, Skowhegan, Mt. Blue, Brewer, Cony, Hampden Acad., …
Cape Elizabeth swimmer Harry Homans congratulates Kyle Crans of Camden Hills after their 200-yard individual medley on Saturday at the University of Maine's Wallace Pool in Orono.

Cape Elizabeth boys win state Class B swimming and diving championship

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN on Feb. 14, 2015, at 7:04 p.m.
ORONO | The Cape Elizabeth Capers won the school’s seventh swimming and diving championship and first since 1997 collecting 275.5 points Saturday at the University of Maine’s Wallace Pool. Morse High of Bath placed second with 241 points and Mount Desert Island came in third at 229.5 with Ellsworth …

MPA expanding sportsmanship awards program

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2013, at 12:12 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Not long ago the Maine Principals’ Association had a piecemeal approach to recognizing good sportsmanship among the schools and teams that participated in its activities. That effort began with the awarding of banners to boys and girls basketball teams at the end of each year’s tournament based …

Two-site proposal possible solution for four high school football championship games

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The football committee of the Maine Principals’ Association is considering a two-site solution for scheduling its four state championship games beginning next fall. For more than a decade, the three existing state finals have been played in a “Super Saturday” format at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland with …
Penobscot Valley third baseman Shaelyn Jones wears a face mask while playing close to home plate against Richmond in the Class D softball state championship in Standish, Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Richmond shuts out Penobscot Valley for Class D softball crown

By Pete Warner on June 15, 2013, at 5:31 p.m.
STANDISH | Richmond High School’s senior class has enjoyed considerable athletic success during the last four years. On Saturday afternoon, the Bobcats ended that run with another state championship. Senior right-hander Jamie Plummer fired a four-hitter and made two first-inning runs stand up as Richmond earned a 3-0 victory …
Oceanside shortstop Molly Mellor prepares to tag out Greely's Hannah Butland on a steal attempt at second base in the Class B softball state championship in Standish.

Oceanside softball beats Greely for school’s first state title in any sport

By Pete Warner on June 15, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
STANDISH | A year ago, the members of the Oceanside High School softball team joined forces after representing two different schools — Rockland District High School and Georges Valley High School of Thomaston. On Saturday, the Mariners demonstrated that they have come together as one formidable team. Oceanside seized …

Eastern Maine high school baseball, softball championship games to be played Thursday

By Pete Warner on June 12, 2013, at 12:21 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Lingering rain and wet conditions have pushed the Eastern Maine high school baseball and softball championship games back another day, with all eight contests now scheduled for Thursday. The number of sites for the games also has increased, with Mahaney Diamond and Kessock Field on the University …