Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Saturday’s high school roundup: Penobscot Valley ends Richmond’s softball reign
    STANDISH — Leine McKechnie pitched a no-hitter and hit a three-run homer to lead Penobscot Valley to a 4-0 win over Richmond in the Class D softball state championship game Saturday at St. Joseph’s College, ending the Bobcats’ 88-game winning streak. The game was scoreless until the seventh inning, when ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Baseball: Yarmouth beats Old Town 3-0 for Class B title
    STANDISH — Gibson Harnett pitched a two-hitter to lead Yarmouth High to a 3-0 victory over defending state champ Old Town to win the Class B state baseball championship at Mahaney Diamond. It is Yarmouth’s first baseball championship since 1995, when the Clippers won the Class C title for the ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Madison softball drops title game to Bucksport
    BREWER — The Bucksport High School softball team avenged last season’s loss in the state championship game, beating Madison 2-1 to capture the Class C state title at Coffin Field on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bucks (20-0) took the lead on MaKenzie Smith’s two-run single to right field with two ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Messalonskee girls lacrosse falls to Massabesic in title game
    A dominating second-half run lifted the undefeated Massabesic girls lacrosse team to a Class A state championship over defending champion Messalonskee, 13-4, Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Messalonskee cut the lead to 8-4 on a Lauren Pickett goal with 14:12 to play, but had no answer for the ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Girls’ lacrosse: Massabesic leaves no doubt this year in Class A
    Morgan Pike scored four goals as Massabesic capped a perfect season with a 13-4 victory over Messalonskee in the Class A girls’ lacrosse championship Satrday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium. The Mustangs (16-0) vowed to take care of what they called unfinished business after blowing a four-goal lead to Messalonskee (14-2) ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Skowhegan softball comes up short to Scarborough in Class A title game
    AUGUSTA — Scarborough senior Lilly Volk had been on the wrong end of playoff history three times entering Saturday’s Class A state championship softball game against Skowhegan. Despite a regular-season win streak of 74 games, the Red Storm had come up empty twice in the Southern Maine tournament as well ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Baseball: Bangor wins Class A title in nine innings
    AUGUSTA — Bangor scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Falmouth 4-3 in the Class A state baseball championship Saturday afternoon at Morton Field. Bangor, which won its fourth straight title, took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a strikeout/wild pitch, ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Softball: Scarborough caps perfect season with Class A state title
    AUGUSTA — Scarborough High won its first Class A softball championship since 2013 on Saturday, capping a perfect season with a 3-0 victory over Skowhegan 3-0 at Cony High School. With two outs in the top of the fourth, Chloe Griffin put the Red Storm (20-0) on the board with ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • High school state championships results
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Boys’ lacrosse: Capers beat Clippers for Class B state title
    Cape Elizabeth opened a 5-0 lead after a quarter and went on to win Saturday’s Class B boys’ lacrosse state championship game, 16-7, over Yarmouth at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Cape Elizabeth (14-1) got four goals from Finn Raymond, the son of Coach Ben Raymond, including two early in the ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Softball: Old Town beats Fryeburg for second straight Class B title
    STANDISH — Old Town junior pitcher McKenna Smith was nearly untouchable in leading Old Town High to its second consecutive Class B softball state championship Saturday afternoon at Bailey Field at St. Joseph’s College. Smith struck out 19 batters and allowed three hits as Old Town defeated Fryeburg Academy 2-0 ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Girls’ lacrosse: Kennebunk repeats as Class B state champ, 5-4
    Leah Dumas and Erin Gorton each scored twice as Kennebunk held off previously unbeaten Yarmouth 5-4 to win a second straight Class B girls’ lacrosse state championship Saturday morning at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Kennebunk (13-2) opened a 2-0 lead and made it 5-2 two minutes after intermission on a goal by ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Miss Maine Softball finalists announced
    Scarborough High pitcher Lilly Volk, Windham first baseman Olivia Mora, Cheverus catcher/outfielder Ally Tillotson and Wells catcher Sara Ring are among the six finalists for Miss Maine Softball, awarded to the state’s best senior. Hermon catcher Hailey Perry and Bucksport outfielder Madysen Robichaud are the other finalists. Volk and Perry ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-17
  • Boys’ lacrosse: Scarborough, Brunswick meet again
    Goals are likely to come at a high rate when Scarborough and Brunswick meet Saturday in a Class A boys’ lacrosse state final rematch. “Both of our teams love transition and the aspect of the sport that is (like) fast-break basketball,” said Brunswick Coach Don Glover. “I would think we’re ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-16
  • Girls’ lacrosse: Two state finals, two rematches
    Anyone for a do-over? After a soggy regular season and another two weeks of playoffs, the girls’ lacrosse teams still standing are the same four that finished out 2016. In the Class A state final, Massabesic will have another shot at defending champion Messalonskee, a 7-6 overtime winner last spring. ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-16
  • Gaby Languet a big-time stopper for Messalonskee lacrosse
    WATERVILLE — In the first half of Wednesday’s Class A North girls lacrosse championship game, after she’d made her third straight how-did-she-do-that save, Messalonskee goalie Gaby Languet made eye contact with teammate Ally Turner. “We made eye contact, like we usually do, and I was like I don’t know what’s ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-16
  • Richmond softball chasing 5th straight Class D state title
    RICHMOND — Richmond softball coach Tony Martin was on hand as a spectator the last time the Bobcats lost a game. That was in 2012 and his daughter, Leandra, was a pitcher on the team that fell 4-2 in the Class D state championship game. The Bobcats have since reeled ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-16
  • Sports Digest: South Portland athlete wins racewalk at high school nationals
    HIGH SCHOOLS South Portland’s Smith wins racewalk at nationals Steven Smith of South Portland won the 3,000-meter racewalk Friday at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals high school track and field championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. Smith, this year’s Class A state champion in the 1,600 racewalk, finished in 13 minutes, ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-16
  • Baseball: Yarmouth is very good, and that’s a surprise to its coach
    Marc Halstead has coached several Yarmouth High baseball teams he felt were contenders. “Back on March 20th, when preseason started, this team was not one of them,” Halstead said. But here the Clippers are, in their first state championship game since winning the Class C title in 1995. Underdogs all ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-16
  • Softball: Championship traditions spur teams in Class A and B
    There are some very familiar teams in the Class A and Class B softball state championship games Saturday. Since 2007, the four teams involved have combined to win 10 state championships. Scarborough High has won four Class A state championships; Skowhegan, with a state title in 2014, is appearing in ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-16