Latest Varsity Maine Coverage:

  • The Role Model: Austin Dutremble, Biddeford
    Austin Dutremble’s coaches at Biddeford High say the senior treats everyone as a friend, be it a freshman new to the team, a teacher, a coach or a member of the custodial staff. “I just feel like everyone’s trying to do their best at whatever they’re doing,” Dutremble said. “So, ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Varsity Maine celebrates the best of high school sports
    For the second year in row, the Varsity Maine Awards brought together more than 400 people from across the state to celebrate the best of high school sports. The high-energy show, hosted this year by TV personality Erin Ovalle and Hot 104.7’s DJ Mijo, is a collaborative effort among the ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • The Better Neighbor: Emily Jefferds, Scarborough
    If you play third base for a high school softball team as strong as Scarborough, you often take a position roughly 15 feet from the batter to defend bunts. You wear a facemask in case of a screaming line drive, but you can’t be squeamish. Emily Jefferds, a 17-year-old junior, ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • Saturday’s high school roundup: Capers get even with Falmouth
    FALMOUTH — Owen Thoreck scored three goals and assisted on two others, and Cape Elizabeth avenged its only loss with an 8-5 boys’ lacrosse victory Saturday night against previously undefeated Falmouth. The Capers (8-1) grabbed a 4-0 lead after one quarter and held on from there. Thoreck scored the final ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-21
  • LOCAL ROUNDUP: Waterville baseball tops Morse in battle of Class B contenders
    BATH — The Waterville Senior High School baseball team aced another test. The Purple Panthers topped Morse in a matchup of Class B contenders, earning a 6-1 victory in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference matchup Saturday afternoon. Cody Pellerin got the win with six strong innings on the mound for ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Baseball: Portland ends Cheverus’ unbeaten run
    Gio Ruotolo pitched a four-hitter and hit an RBI single during a three-run outburst in the fifth inning as Portland took down previously undefeated Cheverus 3-1 in an SMAA baseball game Saturday at Hadlock Field. Ruotolo cruised through the first five innings before Cheverus (11-1) broke through in the top ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Friday’s girls’ roundup: Windham pulls away in softball
    WINDHAM — Olivia Mora hit a two-run homer to break a fifth-inning tie Friday and Windham went on to a 7-4 victory against Maine Girls’ Academy/Falmouth in an SMAA softball game. Kayelyn Troiano scored ahead of Mora on the home run. Windham (11-2) added a run in the sixth when ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Friday’s boys’ roundup: Falmouth stops Yarmouth to stay unbeaten in baseball
    YARMOUTH — Reece Armitage hit a run-scoring double to break a tie in the sixth inning Friday, and Falmouth went on to a 13-10 victory against Yarmouth in a Western Maine Conference baseball game. Griffin Aube followed with a two-run single to make it 13-10. Robbie Armitage had three hits ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Boys’ lacrosse: Thornton ups the tempo, collects a victory
    SACO — The Thornton Academy boys’ lacrosse team stresses an up-tempo style, looking to put as many shots on goal as possible and not worry about giving the ball back to the opposition. The Golden Trojans’ coaching staff found little to complain about Friday night in an 18-6 rout of ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Athletes test themselves at Capital City Classic
    AUGUSTA — Jon Whitcomb was in the middle of a race to remember. The funny thing is that the Hall-Dale High School senior thought he was running one to forget. “I thought it was a terrible race,” Whitcomb said. “I didn’t think I ran fast at all.” If the runners ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Baseball: York scores 4-2 win over Greely
    CUMBERLAND — Trevor LaBonte did what he does best – pound the strike zone – to lead York to a 4-2 victory against Greely in a Western Maine Conference baseball game Friday. “Greely is uncharacteristically young and we knew if Trevor threw strikes, they would be hard-pressed to put up ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Local roundup: Cony girls lacrosse picks up win over Camden Hills
    AUGUSTA — Lauren Coniff had five goals and an assist to pace Cony High School in a 16-6 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference girls lacrosse win over Camden Hills on Friday. Sarah Caron and Faith Leathers-Pouliot added three goals apiece for Cony (3-5) while Kami Lambert and Sydney Avery scored twice ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Local roundup: Messalonskee softball beats Mt. Blue
    FARMINGTON — The Messalonskee High School softball team scored a run in the top of the eighth inning, grabbing a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A victory with a 2-1 win Friday over Mt. Blue High School. Makayla Wilson and McKenna Brodeur each drove in a run for Messalonskee (5-6). ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-20
  • Gardiner softball rallies for win over Winslow
    WINSLOW — There was no panic in the Gardiner Area High School softball dugout after the Tigers surrendered the lead to Winslow in the bottom of the sixth inning. “Today we really showed it with our hitting when we needed to,” freshman second baseman Haley Brann said. “If you ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-19
  • Madison softball rallies for comeback win over Monmouth
    MONMOUTH — Down to their final out, their final strike, the Madison Area Memorial High School softball team somehow found a way. Just inches from having been retired for the game’s final out on a popup in foul territory on the previous pitch, Sydney LeBlanc singled home two runs to ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-19
  • Maranacook softball picks up big win over Leavitt
    READFIELD — Maranacook’s Paige Costa threw strikes and relied on her defense Friday as the Black Bears cooled a hot Leavitt team for their most important win in the past few seasons. Costa held the Hornets to four hits and her teammates made some key plays in the field in ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-19
  • Thursday’s girls’ roundup: Fryeburg outslugs Yarmouth in softball
    FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy scored eight runs in the second inning, highlighted by Mackenzie Buzzell’s three-run homer, and fought off a comeback bid by Yarmouth to secure a 15-7 win in a Western Maine Conference softball game Thursday. Yarmouth (10-2) got six runs in the fourth to cut its deficit ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-19
  • Thursday’s boys’ roundup: Deering edges Marshwood in baseball
    Riley Bartell drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder’s choice grounder in the fifth inning as Deering earned a 5-4 win over Marshwood in an SMAA baseball game Thursday. Deering (5-5) took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Keegan Stanton and a two-run ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-19
  • Girls’ lacrosse: Undefeated Massabesic stops Windham
    WINDHAM — Despite facing a strong defense, the Massabesic girls’ lacrosse team still managed its share of good shots Thursday night. An impressive passing game allowed the Mustangs to find the few cracks in Windham’s staunch zone defense, resulting in a 13-6 victory. “When you’re playing against a zone, you ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-19
  • Baseball notebook: After slow start, Gardiner rolling through May
    Russ Beckwith didn’t expect a slew of graduating players to derail his Gardiner baseball team. Nor did he expect some bad luck early in the season to do the same. “We knew the potential of the group,” he said. “It was just a question of getting them to see it.” ... read more
    Published on 2017-05-19