Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Girls’ tennis player of the year: Lana Mavor, Yarmouth
    After blasting one final forehand winner, Lana Mavor relaxed and began the walk to the net for the congratulatory handshake. As Mavor reached the service line, she glanced at her fingernails as if wondering if they needed a trim. No celebration seemed necessary. The outcome certainly was never in doubt. ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-25
  • Boys’ tennis: Telegram All-State team
    BOYS Brandon Ameglio, Waynflete senior: Ameglio knocked off the fourth and fifth seeds in singles tournament to become the second unseeded player in recent memory to reach the semifinals, where he lost to eventual champ Nick Mathieu. He’ll continue playing at Connecticut College. Declan Archer, Kennebunk freshman: Archer was unseeded ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-25
  • Boys’ tennis player of the year: Nick Mathieu, Mt. Ararat
    Nick Mathieu dabbled in baseball and soccer, but when he started playing tennis he was hooked. He loved the individual aspect of the sport, the lack of outside influence. “It was a matter of how hard I wanted to work,” said Mathieu, who convinced his father to hit at Maine ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-25
  • Girls’ tennis: Telegram All-State team
    Grace Campanella, Kennebunk freshman: Campanella reached the semifinals of the state singles tournament, losing a total of only two games in her first three matches before being stopped by eventual champ Lana Mavor. Rosemary Campanella, Wells junior: The two-time singles finalist and older sister of Grace won four matches by ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-24
  • Sidelines: Big men have their day
    SKOWHEGAN — Rasheed Parker made his practice throw, and the tire soared from his hand. Barely a wobble, the tire carried as gracefully as a tire can. Matt Gilley, Parker’s football coach at Waterville Senior High School, cheered him on. “Yeah, Rasheed,” Gilley said. “That’ll do.” Parker winked and shrugged. ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-24
  • Local baseball: Orono standout wins Winkin Award
    WATERVILLE — Of all the winners of the Dr. John Winkin Award, Jackson Coutts of Orono can make the case for having the closest ties to the award’s namesake. Coutts was presented the award as the state’s top high school baseball player Friday. Coutts’ father, Mike Coutts, played for Winkin ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-24
  • Orono’s Coutts wins Winkin Award
    WATERVILLE — Of all the winners of the Dr. John Winkin Award, Jackson Coutts’ can make the case for having the closest ties to the award’s namesake. A recent graduate of Orono High School, Coutts was presented the Winkin Award as the state’s top high school baseball player Friday afternoon ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-23
  • Golf notes: Maine high school players compete at New England championship
    The Maine high school golf season ended last October, but a few Maine high school players competed Wednesday in the New England high school golf championship at Bretwood Golf Course, in Keene, New Hampshire. Scarborough’s Anthony Burnham shot 75 for the best finish among Maine boys, tied for 12th place. ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-23
  • Pitch counts a new obstacle as local American Legion teams eye success
    When high school pitchers began the spring season, they found a new set of pitch count rules waiting for them. And though they’ve traded in their school uniforms for their American Legion jerseys, they’ve found those regulations following them into the summer season as well. American Legion took a page ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-23
  • Softball stars: Cowan, Glaser are perfect fits
    AUGUSTA — Lexie Cowan wasn’t even sure she wanted to play softball Thursday. After Carrabec High School turned heads in the Mountain Valley Conference this season, locking up an appearance in the regional quarterfinals, the senior second baseman for the Cobras had put a nice bow on her playing career ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-23
  • High school notebook: Gallant, Koffman win Gatorade honors
    Emma Gallant of Cheverus and Jake Koffman of Orono have been chosen as Gatorade Maine track and field athletes of the year. Gallant, a freshman, helped Cheverus capture its first state championship by winning the 100 and 200 meters at the Class A state meet. She broke the Class ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-22
  • Hailey Perry of Hermon earns 2017 Miss Maine Softball honor
    AUGUSTA — Hailey Perry of Hermon High School is the 2017 Miss Maine Softball recipient, it was announced Thursday at Cony Family Field between the two senior all-star games. Perry, a catcher, led Hermon with a .576 average this season. She will attend the University of Maine in Orono next ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-22
  • Hall-Dale explores possible merger with Winthrop/Monmouth football
    FARMINGDALE — Could Hall-Dale High School student-athletes soon have a football team to play for again? “We’re trying,” said Colin Roy, the school’s athletic director. “We’ve been trying for three years. We are determining how much interest there is and then take it to the next step.” The next step ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-22
  • With winning streak now over, Richmond softball takes pride in historic accomplishment
    The streak finally ended Saturday, on the St. Joseph’s College field where so often it had been extended into another spring. A groundout to first put an end to the Richmond softball team’s desperate attempt to rally in the Class D championship game against Penobscot Valley, and the Howlers wasted ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-22
  • Waterville, Winslow to join hockey forces
    Two of the state’s winningest high school hockey programs — and bitter rivals, at that — will merge this season with Waterville and Winslow agreeing to field a cooperative team. Low numbers and the shuttering of Sukee Arena, which resulted in lack of ice time for Winslow, led to the ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-22
  • Lacrosse coaches say schedules based on strength of program would level the playing field
    The last game of the 2017 boys’ lacrosse season was exactly what players, coaches and fans love to see – exciting, competitive and complete with a thrilling finish as Brunswick beat Scarborough 18-17 to win the Class A championship on Josh Dorr’s overtime goal. That type of game was exceedingly ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-20
  • With rosy outlook, Messalonskee girls lacrosse primed to be contenders going forward
    PORTLAND — It was tempting to look at the Class A girls lacrosse state championship game, a rematch between Messalonskee and Massabesic, as just that — the same teams from last June’s matchup, a 7-6 overtime victory for the Eagles, squaring off again, with a title on the line once ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-20
  • SIDELINES: Looking back at a strong championship Saturday
    One can make the argument that Saturday was the most exciting championship day in the history of Maine high school sports. So let’s make that argument right now. • Three of the four baseball championship games were won in walkoff fashion, and two of those went extra innings. In Class ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-19
  • Boys’ lacrosse: Brunswick knocks off Scarborough in overtime to win Class A crown
    Josh Dorr bounced in the winning goal in overtime Saturday night to give Brunswick High the Class A boys’ lacrosse state championship with an 18-17 victory over Scarborough at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Dorr raced down the slot, took a feed from Aiden Glover and delivered a hard shot that Scarborough goalie ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-18
  • Penobscot Valley wins Class D softball title
    STANDISH — The longest active unbeaten streak in the nation came to a crashing halt on Saturday. Freshman pitcher Leine McKechnie no-hit Richmond and clubbed a mammoth home run in the sixth inning, lifting Penobscot Valley to a 4-0 win in the Class D state championship softball game at Bailey ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17