Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • Wells boys’ hockey players left out in the cold
    Wells High is looking for a school to take in its boys’ hockey players. Wells, which formed a co-op team with Noble for the past six years, discovered earlier this week that Noble was dropping the Warriors. “I was certainly blindsided when I got the phone call Monday morning,” said ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-16
  • Unified Basketball provides a bounce in their steps for a team they love
    When Nathan Murray’s shot smacked the backboard and fell through the net for Portland/Deering in a Unified Basketball playoff game Wednesday against Bonny Eagle, spectators in the stands went wild. Their cheers rang through the Deering High gymnasium, triggering a grin on Murray’s face that didn’t fade for five minutes. ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-16
  • Oak Hill unified basketball team ousts Westbrook in South quarters
    WALES — The Oak Hill High School unified basketball team hadn’t lost a game all season, but the Raiders were hardly brimming with confidence as they prepared for their first playoff game with a bigger, taller Westbrook squad. “Every one of them was very nervous before the game,” co-coach Peter ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-15
  • Career day for Carrabec/Madison unified basketball’s Roger Pickard
    NORTH ANSON — The pre-game mission statement is clear: Unified basketball was created with the idea that no single player should dominate on a court in which inclusion, teamwork and camaraderie are front and center. Roger Pickard never got that memo. The Carrabec/Madison guard scored a career-high 25 points, including ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-15
  • Lawrence coach John Donato retires
    Former Cony girls basketball coach Paul Vachon knew his Rams were in for a battle whenever they played a John Donato coached team. If Donato’s teams were at a disadvantage, as they often were in the Cony’s heyday, Vachon could expect the unexpected. “He was very difficult to go against ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-15
  • Jared Browne resigns as Winslow boys basketball team coach
    Jared Browne resigned as boys basketball coach at Winslow High School, saying it was time to move on and that he would pursue other coaching opportunities. “I didn’t think I’d be a high school coach forever. It was something I was considering,” Browne said. “I would have liked to move ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-14
  • Oak Hill leads field into unified basketball tournament
    The Oak Hill unified basketball team didn’t play in last year’s championship game, but it was still on hand for it, however, traveling to Lisbon High School to soak in an event it hoped to soon participate in itself. “A lot of my players went to the state championship game ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-13
  • Waterville hockey carried by dynamic duo
    The puck dropped to begin the second period at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday, the York High School hockey team still feeling exceptionally good about its prospects after skating to a 15-minute deadlock with the defending Class B state champions. And, in less than a minute, all ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-13
  • National title a dream come true for Gardiner’s Del Gallo
    Even before he was crowned a Division III national champion, Daniel Del Gallo had a feeling the rest of the field was in trouble. “I really thought it from the beginning,” he said. “I didn’t plan on losing. I planned on wrestling as hard as I could for every match. ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-13
  • State hockey champs: Lewiston, Waterville score decisive victories
    Published on 2017-03-12
  • Boys’ hockey: Lewiston rolls to Class A title
    LEWISTON — While the Falmouth boys’ hockey team is known for dramatic comebacks, it couldn’t find that spark in the Class A state championship game Saturday night against defending champion Lewiston. In a packed Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston (20-1) defended its state title, scoring six goals in 20 minutes and ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-12
  • In tight spot, Waterville hockey team’s senior poise shone through
    LEWISTON — It sure looked like a punch to the gut, and from a distance, it felt like one, too. The three-goal lead for the Waterville Senior High School hockey team was gone the second York’s Jacob Martin’s tight-angle shot sailed under the crossbar, tying the Class B final with ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-11
  • Boys’ hockey: Waterville tops York to win Class B title
    LEWISTON — Justin Wentworth and Jackson Aldrich each had hat tricks, helping lift Waterville Senior High School to a 7-4 win over York High School in the Class B state championship game Saturday at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. This is the 22nd state championship in school history for the Purple ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-11
  • Waterville wins Class B hockey championship
    LEWISTON — Justin Wentworth and Jackson Aldrich each registered hat tricks, helping lift Waterville Senior High School to a 7-4 win over York High School in the Class B state championship game Saturday at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. The win marked the 22nd state championship in school history for the ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-11
  • Sports Digest: Greely’s McDevitt, Gorham’s Esposito win high school basketball awards
    HIGH SCHOOLS Greely’s McDevitt, Gorham’s Esposito win Mr. and Miss Basketball awards Matt McDevitt of Greely received the Mr. Maine Basketball award and Emily Esposito of Gorham was honored as Miss Maine Basketball at the senior all-star banquet Friday night in Bangor. McDevitt, a 6-foot-7 forward, led Greely to an ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-11
  • Hockey state championships on the line Saturday
    Lewiston High Coach Jamie Belleau knows better than most that no lead is safe against the Falmouth boys’ hockey team. Twice this season the Yachtsmen have rallied from deficits of two goals or more against Lewiston, and they handed the Blue Devils their only loss. After splitting two games during ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-11
  • Waterville, York meet for Class B hockey title
    While the Waterville Senior High School and York High School hockey teams are on very different trajectories, they’ll both be fighting for the same thing when they meet for the Class B state championship Saturday afternoon at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. When the puck drops at 1 p.m., ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-10
  • Athletes of the Week, March 10, 2017
    GIRLS Emily Esposito, Gorham, basketball: The senior guard scored 20 points with six steals and two assists to lead Gorham to its second consecutive Class AA championship, a 45-31 win over Oxford Hills. Esposito took over a close game late in the third quarter, scoring seven straight points to give ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-10
  • Seniors leave indelible mark on a Waterville hockey program that faces possible change
    WATERVILLE — An end of an era has arrived for Waterville hockey and with it come questions about the future makeup of the program. Nine seniors led the defending Class B state champs to a 19-1-0 record this season, and the group will look to win a second straight state ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-10
  • 2017 Varsity Maine Awards
    Winners will be announced at #VMEA17 on Tuesday May 2 at the Costello Sports Complex, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. Nominations came in from across the state in the following 10 categories. The wow factor The academic ace The loudest and proudest The unsung hero The coach of the year ... read more
    Published on 2017-03-09