Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Swimming: 20 athletes to watch
    GIRLS Caroline Arpin, Cheverus junior: As a freshman, Arpin won the Class A title in the 100-yard breast stroke. Last year she was runner-up in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the breast stroke. Hope Campbell, Cape Elizabeth junior: Campbell placed third in backstroke and fourth in 100 freestyle ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-13
  • Swimming: Twenty athletes to watch
    GIRLS Caroline Arpin, Cheverus junior: As a freshman, Arpin won the Class A title in the 100-yard breast stroke. Last year she was runner-up in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the breast stroke. Hope Campbell, Cape Elizabeth junior: Campbell placed third in backstroke and fourth in 100 freestyle ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-13
  • Swimming: Ten teams to watch
    GIRLS 1. Cape Elizabeth: The defending Class B state champions suffered a few losses to club swimming (Emily Ecker, Jade Lindenau) so another 175-point margin of victory probably isn’t in the cards. But the return of juniors Olivia Tighe (Class B performer of the meet), Hope Campbell, Alicia Lawrence, Casey ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-13
  • Swimming preview: Scarborough’s Charlotte Pratt back in pool after lingering injury
    CAPE ELIZABETH — In the course of a conversation inside a small office alongside the Donald Richards pool, a few of Charlotte Pratt’s teammates on the Scarborough High swim team wander through in search of this or that. Each time, they hesitate, unsure of intruding. “You’re good,” Pratt tells each ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-13
  • 2017-18 Sun Journal Nordic skiing previews
    Dirigo/Mountain Valley Nordic Skiing Coach: Ann Speth (sixth year) Conference: MVC; Class: C Last year’s results: Boys — fifth in MVC, ninth in state championships; Girls — third in MVC, eighth in state championships. Returning athletes: Senior — Kaiya Martin; Junior — Tory Averill, Ethan couture, Riley Dumont; Sophomore — ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-13
  • Mt. Blue Nordic looks to replace, reload for another title run
    Mt. Blue’s Mike Gurney, center, navigates the crowd at the start of the race at the Telstar relays in Bethel last season. It’s not everyday that a Nordic ski team has to replace not one, but two state champion skiers. Mt. Blue is in that position this season after Tucker ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-13
  • Wrestling: Westbrook Invitational kicks off season for more than a dozen teams
    WESTBROOK—The Blazes wrestling squad hosted their annual Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 9, a welcome, traditional way to begin the winter  for many school in Southern Maine. Marshwood claimed the team crown, with 139 points on fourth first-place and three second-place finishes. Mt. Ararat/Brunswick finished impressively in fourth, while Scarborough shared ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • Tuesday’s high school sports postponements
    Inclement weather has forced postponement of several high school sports events in southern Maine on Tuesday. Check back throughout the day for updates. BOYS’ BASKETBALL Bonny Eagle at Massabesic. Rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday. Camden Hills vs. Hampden Academy. Rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hampden. Gorham at Noble. No ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • Alpine skiing: Phoenix gang’s all back, racing for another title
    Skiers Bailey Coates, Grace Harmatys, Kiarra Richards, Allison Acritelli, Julia Pomeroy, Madeline Timberlake, and Adria Plourde pose in their state championships jackets at the end of ski team practice under the championship banners  from Jay and Livermore Halls High Schools. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) JAY — The Spruce Mountain girls’ Alpine ski ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • 2017-18 Sun Journal Alpine skiing capsules
    EDWARD LITTLE Coach: Jodd Bowles (fourth year) Conference: KVAC; Class: A Last year’s results: Boys: Eighth in state; Girls: Tied for third in state. Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Maxx Bell, Connor Jackson, Kyle Mooney, Gabriel Withee; Juniors — Lucas Fisher, Leighton Girardin, Oliver Hall, Alec Larson; Sophomores — Jake ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • Roundup: Dirigo handles Oak Hill
    WALES — Cooper Chiasson had a double-double to pace Dirigo to a 61-35 victory over Oak Hill in an MVC boys’ basketball contest. Chiasson led the Cougars with 15 points while grabbing 16 rebounds. Alex Gorham had 13 points while Jeremy St. Germain had 11. Gorham had three 3-pointers and as ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • Lisbon boys sprint past Boothbay
    LISBON — After losing Friday night on the road in its season opener, the Lisbon boys’ basketball team didn’t want to fall too far behind to start the season. Monday night the Greyhounds sank 13 3-pointers and Jonah Sautter hit for 28 points as Lisbon ran away with a 64-52 ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • Boys’ basketball: Waynflete starts fast, cruises past NYA
    YARMOUTH — Waynflete put together a nearly flawless first half and rolled to a 67-24 win against undermanned North Yarmouth Academy in a Western Maine Conference boys’ basketball game Monday night. The Flyers went on a 25-0 run over an eight-minute span and ended the first half with a 43-9 ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • Monday’s high school roundup: Morse boys’ basketball tops Lincoln Academy
    BATH — Tom Warren scored 24 points, including 10 from the foul line, as Morse beat Lincoln Academy 65-50 in a Class A South boys’ basketball game Monday. Parker Onorato added 15 points for Morse (1-1). Joel Hatch had 14 and Bryce York 11 for Lincoln (0-2). Morse took advantage ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • High school roundup: Winthrop boys basketball rolls past Mt. Abram
    SALEM — Jared McLaughlin scored 20 points to lead the Winthrop boys basketball team to a 73-32 win over Mt. Abram in a Mountain Valley Conference game Monday night. McLaughlin added five steals and four assists for the Ramblers (2-0), while Lenny Hills had 15 points and five steals and ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-12
  • Hockey notes: Waterville-Winslow co-op wins 1st game in OT
    WATERVILLE — Two days later, Cody Pellerin was still a little miffed that the RiverHawks even needed overtime in their regular season opener. “We shouldn’t have been in that situation in the first place, but I’m glad we came away with the win,” Pellerin, a senior, said before Monday’s practice ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-11
  • Scarborough football standout wins Gatorade award
    Scarborough senior Owen Garrard, who led the Red Storm to their first Class A football state title last month, was named Monday as Maine’s Gatorade football Player of the Year. Garrard is the first Scarborough player to win the honor. Garrard, a 6-foot, 230-pound running back and linebacker, finished with ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-11
  • Boys’ hockey preview: Biddeford seeks return to past glory
    BIDDEFORD — They return 11 seniors. That fact alone used to mean Biddeford High would be a sure favorite in boys’ hockey. But these are different times. No longer are there 45 to 50 players in the Tigers’ program, but 24. And it’s been a while since they’ve been a ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-11
  • Boys’ hockey: 25 players to watch
    Mitchell Adams, South Portland/Waynflete/Old Orchard Beach junior defenseman: Adams is a leader, even as a sophomore when he played solid defense. He had six goals and five assists in 15 games last winter. Noah Austin, Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse junior forward: Austin has already totaled 59 points in two seasons with the ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-11
  • Boys’ hockey: Five teams to watch
    1. Falmouth: The defending Class A South champions (16-4-1 last season) are still “looking OK,” according to Coach Deron Barton, even with the graduation of the Armitage brothers (26 goals), and the transfers of two defensemen and goalie Spencer Pierce. Theo Hembre, Brendan Hickey, Marcus Cady, Louis Mainella and Jack ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-11