Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Boys’ lacrosse: Deering outruns Massabesic
    WATERBORO — The Deering boys’ lacrosse team has followed a consistent pattern this season, either one-sided wins against weaker teams or one-sided losses to obviously better squads. None of the Rams’ games have been decided by fewer than eight goals. The pattern continued Monday night against Massabesic. Deering, which started ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-23
  • Monday’s high school roundup: Cape Elizabeth tops Greely in eight innings
    CAPE ELIZABETH — Brendan Tinsman was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, giving Cape Elizabeth a 2-1 win over Greely in a Western Maine Conference baseball game Monday. Greely (8-5) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Luke ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-23
  • Girls’ lacrosse: Waynflete wins in double OT
    Laura Baginski scored 3:45 into the second overtime Monday to lift Waynflete to an 11-10 victory over Lake Region in a Western Maine Conference girls’ lacrosse game at Fore River Field. Baginski’s third goal of the game ended a seesaw battle in which the scored was tied or the lead ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-23
  • Local roundup: Gardiner baseball wins 10th straight
    GARDINER — Devon Maschino had a two-run single in the first inning and Gardiner held on to beat Maranacook 4-0 for its 10th straight win in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B baseball action Monday. Sam Jermyn, Ryan Kelley and Marc Cloutier each added single for Gardiner (11-3). Logan Porter ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-23
  • Comeback effort salvages doubleheader split for Winthrop baseball
    WINTHROP — Down for most of two games, the Winthrop baseball team saved its best for when the weather was at its worst. Bennett Brooks’ two-run single in the sixth inning broke a tie and helped the Ramblers rally from four runs down to beat Hall-Dale, 8-4, salvaging a split ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-23
  • Local roundup: Messalonskee edges Cony in KVAC A baseball action
    AUGUSTA — Josh Joy hit a pair of doubles and pitched strong in relief to lead the Messalonskee baseball team past Cony 9-8 in an eight-inning Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A game Monday afternoon. Andrew Everett pitched the eighth for the save for Messalonskee (6-9). Taylor Heath had two ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-23
  • Gardiner softball cools off hot Maranacook
    GARDINER — The Gardiner softball team entered the season with a number of unanswered questions. Would the experience many of the players gained as freshmen last year pay dividends? Would its pitching and defense improve? Would the Tigers be able to score runs? Yes, yes and yes. So far ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-22
  • Big bats power Messalonskee softball past Cony
    AUGUSTA — Danielle Hall won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. The Messalonskee High School freshman left fielder went 3 for 4 with her first career home run, two doubles and two RBIs to power the Eagles to a key 10-6 win over Cony in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-22
  • What’s it take to be a good lacrosse goalie?
    GORHAM — Carter Landry flicks his right foot quickly toward the right post of the lacrosse goal. Without a flinch or hesitation, he deflects the hard rubber ball away from its intended target with his instep. “I don’t even feel it anymore,” said Landry, the senior goalie for the Gorham ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-22
  • Meet the 2017 Varsity Maine Awards winners
    A crowd of more than 450 celebrated the winners during the second annual event at the Costello Complex at the University of Southern Maine. ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Academic Ace: Kate Guerin, Mt. Ararat
    Kate Guerin can remember the rule, dating all the way back to elementary school. There was a time for sports, and a time for activities. But nothing got in the way of homework time. “My mother’s motto was ‘School comes first, then sports,'” Guerin said. “And that’s the way I ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • The Wow Factor, Ruslan Reiter, Maranacook
    Ruslan Reiter doesn’t mind talking about his adventures with the United States Paralympic Nordic ski team, but he’s probably not going to volunteer the information. “You would not know he is an Olympic-level athlete by talking to him, and he would try and play it down if you talked to ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Unsung Hero: Lydia Henderson, South Portland
    Over the last four years, the girls’ basketball team at South Portland High won 80 percent of its games, going 64-17 and advancing to the Class AA South title game each of the past two seasons. And Lydia Henderson was right in the middle of all that success. Oh, you ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Coach of the Year: Steve DeAngelis, Maranacook
    When asked to describe Steve DeAngelis, longtime coach of the Maranacook Community High School Nordic ski team, senior captain Zachary Holman suggested giving his senior letter to the team a read. Holman’s letter is an ode to the values and principles instilled into the team by DeAngelis. Holman implored the ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Team of the Year: Girls’ basketball team, Vinalhaven
    Want to be a player on the Vinalhaven girls’ basketball team? Easy. Here’s all you need to do. Get on the ferry to Rockland on Friday afternoon – it leaves at 1 p.m. When you get to the mainland, get a comfortable seat on the bus; the drive to the ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Male Athlete of the Year: Austin Lufkin, Brewer
    He owns a state shot put record and a pair of New England championships, but Brewer High senior Austin Lufkin still calls himself a football player first, and a thrower second. “I am a football player who does track,” Lufkin said. “That’s what I ended up choosing for college and ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Loudest and Proudest: Rick and Jacki Buzzell, Fryeburg
    It seemed only fitting that neither Rick nor Jacki Buzzell was present to accept their Varsity Maine Award as best fans. After all, there was a seventh-grade softball game to coach and their high school daughter and son each had a game so the Buzzells sent their mothers with a ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • The Clutch Player: Jackson Fotter, Gorham
    With the game on the line, Tim King knows who to count on. The Gorham boys’ soccer coach looks to Jackson Fotter, a three-time SMAA All-Star and 2016 Player of the Year. “He always has that burning desire to win,” King said. “This year, he really worked on becoming a ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • The Fab Freshman: Emma Gallant, Cheverus
    GORHAM — Emma Gallant talks like a typical freshman, always looking up to the upperclassmen on her team. But Gallant doesn’t run like your classic rookie track athlete. After just one track season, Gallant is already one of the best sprinters in the state. She finished the indoor season with ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Female athlete of the year: Lily Posternak, York
    What do you do with two personalized snowboards? Especially when you don’t snowboard? “I asked myself the same question,” said Lily Posternak, a senior at York High. “I really don’t know. I guess I’ll just hang them next to each other.” Posternak earned her second snowboard earlier this month when ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21