Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Lewiston hockey hands Waterville 1st loss
    LEWISTON — Lewiston High School certainly has the Purple Panthers’ number. Alex Robert had a hat trick and Cole Ouellette added a pair of goals as the Class A North-leading Blue Devils ended Waterville Senior High School’s 19-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Boys’ basketball: Edward Little stops Windham, 55-44
    AUGUSTA — Edward Little briefly lost its lead in the third quarter, then clamped down on defense and finished off a 55-44 victory over Windham in a Class AA North boys’ basketball semifinal Tuesday night at the Augusta Civic Center. No. 2 Edward Little (18-1) advances to the regional final ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Nothing small about McCormick’s impact on Cony boys basketball team
    AUGUSTA — Cony High School basketball fans may not have heard of Simon McCormick. But they know who he is. “I’ve never had so many people come up to me and say ‘I watch your team because I want to see the little kid play,’ ” Rams coach T.J. Maines ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Boys’ basketball: Thornton Academy stops Gorham
    The Thornton Academy boys’ basketball team was so dominant on the defensive end early in its Class AA South semifinal against Gorham that even surrendering 33 points in the final quarter couldn’t doom the Trojans. Behind the strong defensive start, second-seeded Thornton was able to hold on for a 56-49 ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-22
  • Skiing: Camden Hills, Falmouth in position for Alpine titles
    GREENWOOD — Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth and Annesley Black of Cheverus won Class A giant slalom titles, and the Falmouth boys and Camden Hills girls grabbed leads in the team competition during the first day of the Alpine state championships Tuesday at Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Lathrop posted the ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Low profile players give Messalonskee girls big lift
    AUGUSTA — Messalonskee senior McKenna Brodeur will have her hands full Wednesday afternoon defending and rebounding against Hampden Academy sophomore Bailey Donovan, who at 6-foot-3 is five inches taller. Fellow senior Lydia Dexter will also be asked to play defense and help on the boards. They’re two of the lower ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: Deering tops EL to reach regional final
    AUGUSTA — With an emotional boost from the return of injured Amanda Brett, the Deering High girls’ basketball team earned a trip to the Class AA North regional final. The third-seeded Rams (13-7) beat No. 2 Edward Little, 46-40, in a regional semifinal at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday. ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: Gray-NG advances to Class B South semifinals
    Top-seeded Gray-New Gloucester rolled to a 57-24 win against No. 8 Freeport in a Class B South girls’ basketball quarterfinal Tuesday at the Portland Expo. The Patriots (18-1), the defending regional champion, will play No. 5 Lake Region in a semifinal at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Cross Insurance Arena. Gray-New ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • The legend of ‘Shrew’
    With every game the Messalonskee High School boys basketball team plays, the legend of Shrew grows. Shrew dives across the baseline, extended full Superman in flight, saving the Messalonskee possession. Shrew fights off opponents four or five inches taller than he to grab rebounds. Shrew takes an elbow to the ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: Old Orchard Beach holds off Madison
    AUGUSTA — Despite committing 32 turnovers and being held without a field goal for the final 4:38, Old Orchard Beach High found a way to hold on. The No. 4 Seagulls made enough free throws down the stretch, and played strong defense to take a 45-41 win over No. 5 ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: Top-ranked Gorham cruises past MGA
    Top-ranked Gorham High overcame a slow start to overpower No.4 Maine Girls’ Academy 53-23 in the Class AA South semifinals at the Cross Insurance Arena on Tuesday afternoon. Senior guard Emily Esposito led the Rams with 18 points – 16 in the second half, including a string of 13 in ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: Lake Region defense stifles Yarmouth
    The Lake Region High girls’ basketball team held Yarmouth to just six points throughout the second and third quarters en route to a 45-30 victory Tuesday in a Class B South quarterfinal at the Portland Expo. Kristen Huntress led the fifth-seeded Lakers (13-6) with a game-high 21 points – including ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls swimming: Cony wins 1st state title
    BRUNSWICK — Cony won its first Class A swimming and diving state title in school history Tuesday afternoon at Bowdoin College’s Leroy Greason Pool. Cony finished with 311 points to 246 for runner-up Brunswick, the defending state champion. Cheverus edged Bangor for third, 213-214, while Falmouth (165), South Portland (130), ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Tilton powers Richmond girls to win over Gould
    AUGUSTA — If defense wins championships, then the Richmond High School girls basketball team is on the right track. The top-seeded and unbeaten Bobcats forced No. 8 Gould Academy into 32 turnovers while holding them to just six total field goals in a 39-22 win in the Class C South ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ swimming: Cony claims first state title
    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick senior Caitlin Tycz set a state record in the 200-yard freestyle and Cony won its first Class A swimming and diving state title on Tuesday afternoon at Bowdoin College’s Leroy Greason Pool. Cony finished with 311 points to 246 for runner-up Brunswick, the defending state champion. Cheverus ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: South Portland’s defense too much for Scarborough
    South Portland High held Scarborough scoreless in the fourth quarter as the second-ranked Red Riots pulled away for a 43-27 victory in the Class AA South girls’ basketball semifinals Tuesday at Cross Insurance Arena. Scarborough had pulled within 32-27 with 1:21 left in the third quarter on a Sophie Glidden ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: Poland upsets Wells in Class B South
    Nathalie Theriault scored nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead No. 7 Poland High to a 37-30 victory over second-seeded Wells in a Class B South girls’ basketball quarterfinal at the Portland Expo on Tuesday. The Knights (12-7) will play No. 6 Lincoln Academy in a ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Old Orchard girls survive late Madison push
    AUGUSTA — Old Orchard Beach found a way to old on. The Seagulls failed to make a field goal over the final four and a half minutes on Tuesday afternoon, but they made enough free throws down the stretch to lead No. 4 Old Orchard to a 45-41 win over ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Girls’ basketball: Lincoln Academy cruises into semifinals
    The Lincoln Academy girls’ basketball team rolled past Mountain Valley, 60-39, in as Class B South quarterfinal Tuesday at the Portland Expo. Cagney O’Brien led the sixth-seeded Eagles (14-5) with 22 points, as Lincoln snapped Mountain Valley’s 15-game winning streak. Emily Laubauskas led the No. 3 Falcons with 10 points. ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21
  • Rangeley downs Valley in D South quarterfinals
    AUGUSTA — After a sluggish start, the top-seeded Rangeley girls basketball team hit its stride in time to advance easily to the Class D South semifinals. The Lakers went on a 15-2 run to close out the first half en route to a 36-24 win over No. 8 Valley in ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-21