Karli Theberge of Hermon High School, pictured pitching against Old Town in the Class B North semifinals on June 11, on Thursday was named Miss Maine Softball, the top senior player in the state.

Hermon star named Miss Maine Softball

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2016, at 7:34 p.m.
“She had an outstanding year,” said Hermon coach Meg McCrum. “She stepped up big all year.”
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.
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.
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.

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 rallies by Winslow in 7th to capture B North softball crown

By Larry Mahoney on June 15, 2016, at 7 p.m.
It was the eighth straight win for the fourth seed Coyotes, which are now 16-3 and will face York in Saturday’s 4 p.m. state final in Brewer.

Bucksport-Mattanawcook softball sum

on June 14, 2016, at 9:55 p.m.
High school softball Class C North final BUCKSPORT 3, MATTANAWCOOK 1 Mattanawcook (15-4) 000 001 0- — 1 2 1 Bucksport (18-1) 002 001 x — 3 8 0 McLaughlin and Page; Saunders and Smith E: Tash; 2B: Libby; Dupont; HR: none; Zavalza (2); LOB: Mattanawcook 1; Bucksport 12; SH: …
 Bucksport celebrates after defeating Mattanawcook during their softball game Tuesday at Coffin Field in Brewer.

Sophomore pitcher leads Bucksport softball to Class C North crown

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2016, at 9:33 p.m.
Katelin Saunders won the duel 3-1 over Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln’s Haley McLaughlin.
Hermon's Karli Theberge connects with the ball from Old Town during their softball game at Hermon in this May 2016 file photo.

Nine finalists named for Miss Maine Softball award

on June 14, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
High school softball standouts Emily Gilmore of Bangor and Karli Theberge of Hermon are two of the nine finalists who have been named finalists for the Miss Maine Softball award by the Maine Softball Coaches Association. The award, given to the state’s top senior, will be announced at the Senior …
Bangor's George Payne (right) celebrates with teammate Derek Fournier after scoring a run against Brewer during a Class A North baseball semifinal at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Saturday. Bangor won 5-0 and advanced to take on Edward Little in the North championship on Tuessday at Morton Field in Augusta.

Regional high school baseball, softball titles set Tuesday, Wednesday

on June 12, 2016, at 8:38 p.m.
High school baseball and softball regional championships in North and South are set with the Class A and C finals on Tuesday and the Class B and D finals on Wednesday. Semifinal games were held Saturday. In the North baseball finals on Tuesday, Bangor will battle Edward Little of Auburn …

Old Town-Hermon softball sum

on June 11, 2016, at 9:53 p.m.
High school softball OLD TOWN 1, HERMON 0 Old Town (15-3) 100-000-0 — 1 4 0 Hermon (17-1) 000-000-0 — 0 4 0 Albert and St. Louis; Theberge and Perry E: none; 3B: M. Smith, none; LOB: Old Town 3, Hermon 6; SH: Hayward; Zenk Repeat hitters: none; RBI: Albert …
Old Town celebrates after defeating Hermon during their softball game at Hermon Saturday. Old Town won 1-0.

Old Town softball gets revenge vs. Hermon behind freshman pitcher in ‘B’ semifinal

By Larry Mahoney on June 11, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
Hermon eliminated Old Town in the regional semifinals the past two years and outscored Old Town 18-1 in their two regular-season triumphs last month. But freshman righthander Olivia Albert turned those losses into distant memories on Saturday as she silenced the Hawks’ potent bats, allowing just four …
Hermon High School softball player Bre Oakes.

Hermon freshman hits three home runs in softball playoff debut

By Larry Mahoney on June 10, 2016, at 7:59 p.m.
“I looked for my pitch to hit. I knew the first one was going over when I hit it.”

Old Town-Nokomis softball summary

on June 09, 2016, at 10:23 p.m.
High school softball OLD TOWN 10, NOKOMIS 2 Nokomis (13-5) 002-000-0 — 2 6 4 Old Town (14-3) 112-114-x — 10 14 4 Dunivan and Crockett; Albert and St. Louis; E: Davis 3, Meservey; Gasaway, 2, St. Louis, Westura; 2B: Herrick; Hayward; 3B: none; C. King; HR: Leighton (3); Hayward …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 9, 2016

on June 09, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
BASEBALL BREWER — The Brewer Falcons American Legion baseball team will hold tryouts at 6 p.m. Sundays, June 12, at Heddericg Field in Brewer. Players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, and attend Brewer or Bucksport High Schools. Call Coach Shane Graham at 991-4006 for details. BANGOR …
Old Town's Olivia Albert pitches to Nokomis during their softball game on Thursday in Old Town.

Freshman pitches Old Town past Nokomis in softball quarterfinal

By Larry Mahoney on June 09, 2016, at 6:59 p.m.
Old Town High School freshman right-hander Olivia Albert’s first playoff game was a memorable one.
Cameron Graham fires in a pitch for the Shiretowners during a recent outing at Caribou.

Houlton siblings pitch three no-hitters in eight days

By Larry Mahoney on June 08, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
In a span of nine days, Houlton High School junior Cameron Graham sandwiched a pair of baseball no-hitters around one in softball by sister Kristen Graham.