Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Soccer notebook: Erskine, Temple programs in transition
    Carrie Larrabee’s good fortune has not been lost on her as she’s worked through her first week at the helm of the Erskine Academy boys soccer team. “Erskine has absolutely fantastic kids, and they’ve just been willing to go out and work extremely hard,” Larrabee said. “The transition has gone ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-19
  • Maine Amateur champ Jack Wyman leads way on first day of Match Play Invitational
    OAKLAND — The summer to remember for Jack Wyman was looking at a moment to forget. The Maine Amateur champion, who was also the low amateur at the Maine Open, saw his chances for a summer sweep flickering dangerously with a two-hole deficit going into the 14th hole of his ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-15
  • High school teams begin fall practice – one a little bit earlier than the others
    BATH — First ones on, last ones off. It’s a motto Morse High football coach Jason Darling lives by. At 12:01 a.m. Monday the Shipbuilders accomplished the first part of the goal, participating in a half-hour Midnight Madness practice on their game field at McMann Field. “I was excited, very ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-15
  • High school teams begin fall practice – one a bit earlier than others
    BATH — First ones on, last ones off. It’s a motto Morse High football coach Jason Darling lives by. At 12:01 a.m. Monday the Shipbuilders accomplished the first part of the goal, participating in a half-hour Midnight Madness practice on their game field at McMann Field. “I was excited, very ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-15
  • Rested and ready to go
    SKOWHEGAN — To Paula Doughty, there’s no doubt. The first day of practice doesn’t feel like the first day anymore. “I would say the first day is a lot better than it was 20 years ago. These kids are in shape and their paperwork is in. Most of them have ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-14
  • Optimism, energy high as fall sports teams begin first preseason practices
    It didn’t look much like football at all, not in the sense of the sport that will be played once September and October roll around. There was no contact at the Gardiner Area High School team’s first practice Monday, and there were few plays and plenty of drills to rehash ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-14
  • For Noble High, a football championship worth remembering
    NORTH BERWICK — It happens to John Suttie every so often. He’ll be standing in line at a store, or simply walking down a street, and someone will stop him. “Hey, weren’t you the coach of that Noble football team that won it all in 1997?” Suttie, who once shied ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-13
  • Committing to one sport year-round comes at a cost
    When Karen McCormick’s son Simon decided to pursue AAU basketball at Next Level Athletics, it didn’t take her long to see the benefits. The Cony High School freshman got to pursue a sport he loved, make new friends he wouldn’t otherwise meet and build his game under the watch of ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-12
  • Hoping for scholarships, more high school athletes focusing on one sport
    The high school hockey season concludes in March. The same couldn’t be said about Cam Wilson’s. Throughout his career, Wilson — who graduated from Cony in June — would say goodbye to the rest of the Rams and hello to his teammates with the Maine Moose, a junior hockey team ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-12
  • Notes: Match play championship set for Waterville
    The summer is winding down, but there’s still a few golf tournaments yet to play. The Maine State Golf Association match play championship will be played at Waterville Country Club next week. The three-day tournament features five rounds. The first two rounds will be played Tuesday, Aug. 14, quarterfinals and ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-10
  • Winslow’s Nadeau earns coaching honor
    Winslow High School track and field coach Ken Nadeau was named Maine boys coach of the year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Nadeau coached the Black Raiders to their first state title since 1966. According to a release from the USTFCCA, coaches are selected ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-10
  • Maine ranks middle-of-the-pack in protecting high school athletes
    When it comes to protecting high school athletes from potentially life-threatening risks, Maine ranks 26th overall and second among New England states, according to a state-by-state survey conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute. ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-09
  • St. Dominic Academy joining Lisbon High for football this fall
    For the first time in more than 60 years, St. Dominic Academy will have students playing interscholastic football this fall. The private school in Auburn has entered into a cooperative agreement with Class D power Lisbon High – the first step toward St. Dominic reviving a football program of its ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-03
  • St. Dominic joining Lisbon High in football co-op this fall
    For the first time in more than 60 years, St. Dominic Academy will have students playing interscholastic football this fall. The private school in Auburn has entered into a cooperative agreement with Class D power Lisbon High – the first step toward St. Dominic reviving a football program of its ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-03
  • Longtime coach Leary comes aboard to lead Mount View football team
    Ryan Leary wasn’t planning on coaching this season. Instead, he’ll go into this fall with the biggest gig of his career. The 62-year-old Leary will take over this season as head coach of the Mount View football team, and will get his first crack at leading a varsity team after ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-02
  • Messalonskee, Skowhegan team up for all-star field hockey win
    WATERVILLE — Midway through the second half on Saturday, after Lydia Dexter had scored her second goal, Skowhegan Area High School field hockey coach Paula Doughty pulled Dexter aside and told her that she’d wished she could have had her play for the Indians. Facing a rivalry as fierce as ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-29
  • Waterhouse Field renovations coming along
    BIDDEFORD — Once the grandest high school football facility in Maine, historic Waterhouse Field is barren and deserted on a sunny, summer day. The 360-by-160-foot clover-dotted grass field is still green, but the metal and wooden bleachers are gone. Capable of seating up to 6,000 football fans, the bleachers were ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-29
  • For goalies, summer hockey is a proving ground
    HALLOWELL — Dalton Bowie remembers well how it happened. Having just completed his sophomore season at Cony High School, gearing up for the goaltending battle that was setting up for the Rams in the coming winter, Bowie hit the ice for a men’s league game at the Camden National Bank ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-29
  • Central Maine youth baseball teams eye successful tournament weekend
    Hopes will be high for Central Maine youth baseball teams — and towns — this weekend. In junior American Legion, Skowhegan will begin play in its second straight state tournament today, eyeing a championship at Colby College against Cheverus, Cape Elizabeth and Hampden. “We were in first place most of ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-28
  • Jake Dexter finds his role in NECBL
    SANFORD — It was the top of the ninth inning, and Sanford Mainers pitcher Jake Dexter took the mound. As Dexter warmed up using his sidearm delivery, the chords of Jimi Hendrix’s version of “All Along The Watchtower” began to echo throughout Goodall Park. The song was slightly ominous and ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-27