Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Podcast: Center Court, Tournament Wednesday edition
    Nokomis guard Sidney Moore, Messalonskee’s James Kouletsis, Cony boys coach T.J. Maines and Messalonskee girls coach Keith Derosby all stop by the podcast to talk about Wednesday’s action at the Augusta Civic Center. http://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/02/CenterCourt-Wednesday.mp3 ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Messalonskee stops Skowhegan in overtime
    AUGUSTA — The legend of The Shrew grew a little longer on Wednesday night. Messalonskee senior James Kouletsis tied the game off the glass as time expired in the fourth quarter and then hit a key bucket in overtime, lifting the No. 5 Eagles to a 64-55 win in the ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Boys’ basketball: No. 1 Greely escapes York’s upset bid
    Greely’s Matt McDevitt said after a pair of overtime games during the regular season that those tight contests were good preparation for playoff basketball. Perhaps they were. The top-seeded Rangers gave up an 11-point halftime lead Wednesday night against No. 4 York but didn’t panic, pulling out a 59-54 win ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Boys’ basketball: Oceanside stops Cony
    AUGUSTA — Junior forward Michael Norton scored 24 points, including key free throws in the final minute, to lift No. 3 Oceanside to a 67-61 win over No. 7 Cony in a Class A North boys’ basketball semifinal Wednesday night at the Augusta Civic Center. Cony (11-10) created turnovers and ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Wednesday’s high school roundup: Semifinalists named for Mr. and Miss Basketball
    Emily Esposito of Gorham, and the Greely tandem of Matt McDevitt and Jordan Bagshaw are among the Miss and Mr. Maine basketball semifinalists. The awards honor the top high school seniors in the state, taking into account skill, leadership, respect for the game and sportsmanship. Three finalists for each award ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Maranacook senior wins Class B slalom title
    Maranacook senior Alpine skier Nathan Delmar returned to the winner’s podium Wednesday afternoon at the Class B Alpine ski championships at Black Mountain in Rumford. Delmar placed first in the slalom competition, finishing with a combined time of 1:21.70. Delmar’s first run was his fastest time, finishing at 40.75 seconds. ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Waterville hockey team strikes late to sink Old Town/Orono
    WATERVILLE — Andrew Roderigue had five points, including an assist on the game-winner, to spark the Waterville hockey team past Old Town/Orono 8-7 in a battle of the top two teams in Class B North boys hockey Wednesday at Colby College. Roderigue finished with two goals and three assists, one ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Oceanside ends Cony’s run in A North tournament
    AUGUSTA — The Mariners weathered a storm on Wednesday night. Junior forward Michael Norton scored a 24 points, including key free throws in the final minute, to lift No. 3 Oceanside to a 67-61 win over No. 7 Cony in the Class A North boys basketball semifinals at the Augusta ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Wrestling notebook: Cony sophomore emerges as threat in Class A
    Cony sophomore Nick Mills certainly was not expected to win a state championship this season. He finished just fourth in the Class A North regionals as a freshman last season and was considered a raw talent with excellent strength, but still needed more experience to be a contender for state ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Boys’ basketball: A bittersweet win for Falmouth
    Falmouth overcame an apparent season-ending injury to standout guard Colin Coyne and beat Cape Elizabeth 43-38 Wednesday night in a Class A South boys’ basketball semifinal at Cross Insurance Arena. After Coyne left the game early in the first quarter, the No. 2 Yachtsmen (15-5) relied on their younger players ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-23
  • Messalonskee rolls over Hampden in A North semis
    AUGUSTA — The top-seeded Messalonskee High School girls basketball team cruised into the regional finals with a balanced attack on Wednesday afternoon. Three different Eagles were in double figures by halftime as unbeaten Messalonskee rolled to a 70-31 win over No. 5 Hampden Academy in the Class A North semifinals ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Alpine skiing: Falmouth boys, Camden Hills girls win Class A state titles
    GREENWOOD — Sophomore Gibson Scott, freshman Angus Christie and junior Owen White each placed among the top eight slalom skiers Wednesday to lead Falmouth to the Class A boys alpine state skiing title at Mt. Abram. Falmouth, which also won Tuesday’s giant slalom race, finished with a two-day total of ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Girls’ basketball: No. 1 Greely gets past pesky Hawks
    It wasn’t the fluid offensive flow the Greely High girls’ basketball team is known for, but the result is what matters most in the playoffs. Top-seeded Greely fought through a tough challenge from No. 4 Marshwood to win Wednesday’s Class A South semifinal, 46-35, at Cross Insurance Arena. Greely ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Sidney Moore leads Nokomis over Skowhegan
    AUGUSTA — Sidney Moore shot the Warriors into the regional finals. The senior guard scored a game-high 20 points, lifting No. 3 Nokomis Regional High School to a 45-32 win over No. 2 Skowhegan in the Class A North girls basketball semifinals on Wednesday afternoon at the Augusta Civic Center. ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Semifinalists announced for Mr. and Miss Maine basketball
    A trio of central Maine basketball players are among the 20 semifinalists for Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball. Mason Cooper of Lawrence and Jacob Hickey of Winthrop are semifinalists for Mr. Basketball, while Sophie Holmes of Messalonskee is a semifinalist for Miss Basketball. Three finalists for each award will be ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Gould overwhelms Valley in D South semifinal
    AUGUSTA — Gould senior Tyrese Collins has emerged as one of the more dynamic players in this year’s Class D South tournament. The 5-foot-5 guard has been scoring seemingly at will, inside and out. Wednesday morning, Collins scored 15 of his game-high 27 points in the third quarter as the ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Girls’ basketball: Brunswick tops York in Class A South semifinal
    Madeline Suhr scored 19 points to lead the Brunswick High girls’ basketball team to a 43-35 victory over York in a Class A South semifinal Wednesday at Cross Insurance Arena. Second-seeded Brunswick (17-3) will play either No. 1 Greely or No. 4 Marshwood in the regional final at 6 p.m. ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Boys’ basketball: A.R. Gould heading to D South final
    AUGUSTA — Tyrese Collins scored 11 straight points to fuel an A.R. Gould surge starting midway through the third quarter, and the second-seeded Bears pulled away for a 76-61 win over No. 3 Valley in a Class D South boys’ basketball semifinal Wednesday morning at the Augusta Civic Center. Valley ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Boys’ basketball: Portland headed back to regional final
    AUGUSTA — To prepare for its 9:30 p.m. playoff game Tuesday night, the Portland boys’ basketball team put in a late-night practice last week, getting used to the unusual start time. That helped, along with a lot of talent. Portland jumped ahead early and beat Oxford Hills 56-36 in a ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Boys’ basketball: South Portland cruises past Scarborough
    Ruay Bol scored 14 of his 22 points in the second quarter as top-seeded South Portland extended a 11-point lead to 21 at the half, en route to a 78-53 victory over Scarborough in a Class AA South semifinal Tuesday at Cross Insurance Arena. South Portland advances to face Thornton ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22