Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Confined inside, spring sports teams kick off practices
    AUGUSTA — The snow on the ground, rain coming down and chill in the air painted a pretty dreary picture for the first day of spring practices. Not that it mattered to the Cony boys lacrosse team. The Rams may have been cooped up in the school gym, but none ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-28
  • Open gym: Spring sports practices begin in full
    WINSLOW — The ping of solid contact in the batting cage. The whoosh of a lacrosse ball spinning through the air overhead. The smell of … a stale gymnasium? Monday marked the full, official start of the spring high school sports season. Although nearly two feet of fresh snow that ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-27
  • Rancourt wins Travis Roy Award
    LEWISTON – Jeromey Rancourt of Lewiston was announced the winner of this year’s Travis Roy Award on Sunday at the Ramada Inn. The Class A Hockey Coaches Association presents the award annually to the top senior among Maine’s Class A boys’ hockey programs. Rancourt helped lead Lewiston to its ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Wrestling: Marshwood’s Beaulieu edged in national final
    Marshwood High senior Bradley Beaulieu placed second in the National High School Coaches Association National wrestling championships, held in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Beaulieu won his first five matches before losing to Franco Valdes of Southwest Miami (Florida), 3-2, in Sunday’s final in the Senior 132-pound division. Beaulieu is now a ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Meet Maine’s winter high school sports players of the year
    The best athletes are recognized in basketball, skiing and wrestling. ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Wrestling: Bradley Beaulieu, Marshwood
    Bradley Beaulieu had two major goals in mind when he entered his senior season of wrestling at Marshwood High: regain the Class A team title and win his first New England championship. “I had accomplished a lot as an individual, and last year, not winning that team title really stuck ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Boys’ basketball: Matt McDevitt, Greely
    Editor’s note: The Maine Sunday Telegram is proud to announce its All-State teams for the winter high school sports season. On March 26, we unveil teams for basketball, skiing and wrestling. On April 2, we’ll announce teams for swimming, hockey and indoor track. Matt McDevitt did more than just dream ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Boys’ skiing: Willson Moore, Waynflete
    Waynflete Nordic Coach Ben Hamilton tells a story about Willson Moore, whose family has a camp on a lake in northern Ontario. Moore thought a nearby island would be a great place to exercise, so he swam out and fashioned a pull-up bar. When vacation ended, his parents told him ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Girls’ basketball: Emily Esposito, Gorham
    Emily Esposito of Gorham was the driving force for the state’s best team each of the last two seasons. When the game was on the line, Emily Esposito wanted the ball. And when she got it, good things usually happened. Esposito, a senior guard at Gorham, made the big plays ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Girls’ skiing: Annesley Black, Cheverus
    Annesley Black, a sophomore at Cheverus High who lives in Cape Elizabeth, wasn’t sure what to expect from her first season of high school racing in Maine after spending last winter at a ski academy in Vermont. As it turned out, having no expectations worked well. “I didn’t like the ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-26
  • Messalonskee’s Turner commits to lacrosse scholarship at D-I Wagner
    Ally Turner remembers when the realization set in. When it occurred to the Messalonskee junior, then a sophomore, that lacrosse had turned from a hobby into a passion — and one she didn’t want only two more years to savor. “Lacrosse was kind of a new sport to me and ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-24
  • Sugarloaf ready for US Alpine Ski Championships
    CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When racers begin to enter the gates at the top of Sugarloaf’s Narrow Gauge trail Saturday morning, they’ll ski a course that’s been months in the prepping. “Narrow Gauge has been known for testing the top athletes, so it’s almost a rite of passage,” Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-24
  • Maine wrestlers will take national challenge
    Bradley Beaulieu, Marshwood’s four-time state champion and the 138-pound winner at the New England Championships, is one of more than 20 Maine wrestlers expected to compete Friday through Sunday at the 28th annual National High School Coaches Association High School Nationals in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The tournament, which has separate ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-23
  • Unified basketball: Lisbon tops Oak Hill in regional final
    WALES — The coaches, players and partners on the Oak Hill unified basketball team weren’t about to say that Tuesday night’s defeat, the first of the year and one that picked the South regional championship to occur, did anything to stain what had been a season to remember. There’s no ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-22
  • New year, new rules: High school pitch limits to safeguard young arms force teams to adjust
    FALMOUTH — Falmouth High School senior Reece Armitage knows this season’s new baseball pitch count rules could force him to adjust his hard-throwing approach. The left-hander also knows why limiting the pitches thrown by high schoolers is important. “I think my sophomore year in regional finals I got up to ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-21
  • Sports Digest: Portland’s Terion Moss named Gatorade player of year
    HIGH SCHOOLS Portland High School senior Terion Moss, who helped his team win its second straight Class AA state championship in February, has been named the Gatorade Maine Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound junior led Portland to a 19-2 record. He averaged 17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-21
  • Well-conditioned: Pitchers and catchers report for duty with area baseball and softball teams
    Despite a rule change last year that no longer limits the number of players coaches can bring to the first week of baseball practices, some area coaches didn’t change a whole lot as pitchers and catchers reported for the first day of preseason on Monday. The Maine Principals’ Association previously limited ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-20
  • Baseball, softball coaches appreciate an earlier start for more players
    The sound of baseballs and softballs sailing through the air and smacking into leather gloves echoes a little louder these days. This spring marks the second since the Maine Principals’ Association tweaked a rule regarding the first week pitchers and catchers were allowed to formally begin training for the new ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-20
  • Cony bowling team wins state high school championship
    It had been a good season. But Angie Kensell knew the high school bowlers she was addressing had a chance to accomplish even more, and she let them know it. “I just asked them, ‘Do you want to stay in third or do you want to go all the way?’ ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-19
  • MPA: Classification committee proposals include adding a third class for lacrosse, volleyball
    Significant changes to three high school sports have cleared a Maine Principals’ Association committee and are expected to move closer to ratification on Tuesday. The group’s management committee will consider plans for volleyball and lacrosse to expand from two to three classes, and for football to add a fifth class. ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-19