Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • For football coaches and players, 7-on-7s a mix of work and play
    TURNER — It looks like fun. Football players without pads, helmets or offensive and defensive lines, throwing a football around, just like you would see in a park or on a playground. And the players in Leavitt Area High School’s 7-on-7 passing league won’t argue that. It is fun. But ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-24
  • Battle for Breast Cancer field hockey tournament gives cancer patients a boost
    WATERVILLE — Lisa Ericson is a seventh-grade English teacher at Winslow Junior High School. She’s battling breast cancer. And she stresses that she’s lucky. “I’m grateful that I work for a school system and I have health insurance,” she said. “My family and my school community have been … I ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-22
  • In heat of summer, high school boys basketball teams lay foundation for success
    AUGUSTA — T.J. Maines knows how important the summer can be for building a basketball team. The Cony High School boys coach saw it for himself. Maines had a Rams team last year that was high on energy but low on size. So he came up with an idea. Five-at-a-time ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-21
  • Dexter moving up the minor league ranks
    Sam Dexter is in Lynchburg, Virginia, with the Winston-Salem Dash. Dexter was promoted to the Dash, the high Single A team in the Chicago White Sox organization, two weeks ago. Two games into his tenure with the Dash, Dexter’s third team this season, he was placed on the seven-day disabled ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-20
  • Mount View close to hiring new football coach
    Mount View athletic director Chris Moreau said he expects the Mustangs will have a new head coach early next week. Moreau said he has a finalist who cannot be named until a meeting Monday with RSU 3 Superintendent Paul Austin. The new coach will replace Haggie Pratt, who left Mount ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-17
  • Baseball player of the year: Jackson Coutts, Orono
    Ask Jackson Coutts what his favorite position is and all you’ll get is a laugh. “As long as I’m able to hit, I’ll like any position,” he said. Coutts sure can hit. He batted .632 this season with 11 doubles and two home runs while leading Orono to the Class ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-16
  • Telegram All-State softball team
    Ashley Alward, Skowhegan junior, pitcher/utility: The KVAC Class A North Player of the Year, Alward helped the Indians reach the Class A state title game for a second consecutive year. She batted .382 as Skowhegan’s No. 3 hitter with a team-high 19 RBI, and went 11-1 as a pitcher with ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-16
  • Telegram All-State baseball team
    Robbie Armitage, Falmouth senior, shortstop: A slick fielder, he was tough at the plate as well, batting .406 with seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 16 RBI and 22 runs. He pitched in relief with a 1-1 record and one save, and struck out 22 in 111/3 innings. He ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-16
  • Softball player of the year: McKenna Smith, Old Town
    McKenna Smith didn’t start playing softball until the fifth or sixth grade. Based on her junior season at Old Town High, it’s obvious she’s taken to the sport quite well. Smith put together a tremendous season to lead Old Town to its second consecutive Class B state championship. After a ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-16
  • West rolls to 55-18 victory in Lobster Bowl
    SACO — Maybe it was the change of venue, moving across the Saco River to Thornton Academy. More likely it had to do with a determined emphasis by the West coaching staff. Either way, the defenses showed up at the 28th Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic after giving up a ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-15
  • West goes wild on offense to win Lobster Bowl
    SACO — The points came at a dizzying rate at last year’s Lobster Bowl, with one team striking and the other answering back, over and over, en route to a record-setting effort. This year, only one team was able to keep up the pace. The West team took control early ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-15
  • Class D schools thrive in Lobster Bowl matchup of 4 classes
    SACO — One of the joys of The annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl is seeing how players from the state’s four classes of football interact and stand up to each other on the field. On Saturday afternoon at Thornton Academy’s Dr. Paul S. Hill Jr. Stadium, players from the Class ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-15
  • SIDELINESE: Before a snap, Furrow is Lobster Bowl MVP
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — When he steps off the field following the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Saturday afternoon, Mount View High School graduate Colby Furrow will be done playing competitive football. Furrow plans on playing basketball when he enrolls at Maine Maritime Academy in the fall. Furrow played wide receiver for the ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-15
  • Lobster Bowl: Final high school football game a tribute to mother’s memory
    Nick Howard was supposed to be playing the sport he loved. Instead, he was at Maine Medical Center in Portland, wearing his Sanford High football uniform, with his world crashing down around him. His mother was dead. Hours earlier, Nick and his teammates were warming up for a playoff game ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-15
  • Lobster Bowl: Archambault returns to reach his goal
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Nick Archambault was a Portland High sophomore when he set a goal for himself. “I want to be one of the Portland kids that plays in the Lobster Bowl,” he declared. Mind you, Archambault is a determined young man. He usually attains his goal. Case in point? In ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-14
  • Area quarterbacks eager to shine in Lobster Bowl
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Last year’s Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl, a 58-52 East win, shattered the game’s scoring record. With one of the most accomplished quarterback tandems in the game’s history, don’t be surprised if the East does its part to make the annual all-star football game another shootout. Taylor Heath of ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-14
  • Boosted by rally, Ararat 10Us prepare for regional Babe Ruth tournament
    His team was getting beaten — routed, in fact. But Ararat 10U Cal Ripken coach Chris Farrell saw a sign that indicated his team wasn’t finished just yet. “They came in and I saw a little bit of a spark, so I gave them a little bit of a fifth ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-14
  • Augusta reigns with three district champions and representatives in state Babe Ruth tournaments
    The Augusta 14U Babe Ruth team has been here before. Last year, in fact. And things couldn’t have gone better. Augusta came out on top in the 13U state tournament last summer, taking first place en route to a berth in the New England regional championship. The players are now ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-14
  • Maine Am: Jack Wyman holds on for win
    BRUNSWICK — When it was over, after he picked his ball out of the cup on the final hole of the 98th Maine Amateur golf tournament, Jack Wyman gave a shrug of his shoulders and a half-smile, as if he didn’t know what to do. Then his father, Terry, came ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-13
  • Maine Am: Wyman wins his first Maine Am
    BRUNSWICK — With the glass vase trophy for winning the Maine Amateur golf championship in his hands, Jack Wyman now had to consider what to do with the prize. One friend suggested pour in a victory beer and drink from it, but Wyman quickly shot down that idea. No matter ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-13