BANGOR – The first 20 years of the state’s Mr. and Miss Basketball awards have produced a glittering roster of Maine’s top individual players over the last generation. From inaugural winners Tim Scott of Ellsworth and Julie Bradstreet of Central Aroostook of Mars Hill in… Read More
    HERMON – The Blue team outscored the White team 25-18 in the second half to pull out a 46-45 victory in the PVC Senior All-Stars girls basketball game at Hermon High School Tuesday evening. The White team prevailed 79-71 in the boys contest. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    Bangor High’s Jon McAllian and Aarika Ritchie of Lee Academy are among the six finalists for the Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball Awards. The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches announced three boys and three girls as finalists Thursday. The winners will be revealed Friday, March… Read More
    PVC Class C-D Senior Games At Orono, Rachel Foster of Houlton scored 28 points to help lead the White team past the Blue team 102-73 in the PVC Class C-D Girls Senior All-Star Game. The Blue team defeated the White team 100-97 on the boys… Read More
    AUGUSTA – The reddened eyes and general sadness were to be expected, for nearly all of these players had never lost a game in a Calais varsity basketball uniform. Not since the 2005 Eastern Maine Class C quarterfinals had the Blue Devils lost a countable… Read More
    Bangor and Cheverus of Portland are two of the state’s storied schoolboy basketball programs, having combined for 19 state championships since 1922. One of the schools will add another gold ball to its trophy case Tuesday night, when the Rams and Stags square off in… Read More
    Three of the four Western Maine boys basketball teams competing for state championships this weekend also will be seeking revenge of sorts. Class A Cheverus of Portland, Class C Winthrop and Class D Richmond all will be playing teams that defeated them the last time… Read More
    BANGOR – It’s difficult enough to defeat the Calais boys basketball team when it’s playing just an average game. But when the Blue Devils execute offensively like they did in Saturday night’s Eastern Maine Class C championship game -forget about it. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    BANGOR – The Central Aroostook Panthers tempted fate Saturday morning at the Bangor Auditorium but eventually came through in the clutch. Despite not connecting on some free throws at the end of regulation, the top-seeded and undefeated Panthers of Mars Hill hit 8 of 10… Read More
    BANGOR – There’s nothing like a heated rival and the memory of an opportunity lost to bring out the best in a championship-caliber team. Top-ranked and undefeated Maranacook of Readfield responded to such a scenario with a lights-out first-half performance Saturday to surge past Camden… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Top-seeded Madison outscored No. 2 Monmouth 11-4 in the third quarter Saturday on its way to a 37-34 victory in the Western Maine Class C girls basketball championship game at the Augusta Civic Center. Danielle Hebert and Margo Russell each scored 12 points… Read More
    The beginning of the 2007-08 schoolboy basketball season brought out a few doubters about the ability of the Calais Blue Devils to maintain their championship status. Several of the key players who helped the Blue Devils win back-to-back state titles in 2006 and 2007 had… Read More
    BANGOR – Cameron York had no idea how many points he scored Thursday, only that his team scored enough to reach the Eastern Maine Class D final. But York certainly had a lot to do with that advancement, going off for a career-high 40 points… Read More
    BANGOR – Fourteen points in an Eastern Maine Class D semifinal win against the defending state champions? A nice offensive effort. Shutting down the 2007 tournament MVP and knocking off the defending state champion? googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    AUGUSTA – One of the biggest challenges facing the Bangor boys basketball team this winter was to replace the production of graduated forward Alex Gallant, a first-team All-Maine choice who was the dominant player in postseason play as the Rams surged to the Class A state championship. Read More
    The defending two-time state Class C champion Calais High School Blue Devils spotted the ninth-seeded Dexter High School Tigers a 6-0 lead in their Eastern Maine Class C quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium Tuesday night. Then they parlayed their exceptional athleticism and throttling man-to-man defense… Read More
    WINSLOW – Nick Covell scored the winning goal off of a Ryan Daniel assist with 53 seconds left in regulation to lead the Old Town Coyotes to a 3-2 high school hockey win over the Skowhegan Indians Monday at Sukee Arena. Cody Cross tied it… Read More
    LINCOLN – Preliminary-round games were full of stressful moments for Derek Libbey during his first three years with the Mattanawcook Academy boys basketball team. An overtime loss to Schenck of East Millinocket as a freshman, an overtime win over Camden Hills of Rockport as a… Read More
    The four remaining unbeaten teams in Maine schoolboy basketball lead the field as the Eastern Maine tournament begins today at the Bangor Auditorium and Augusta Civic Center. Class B quarterfinals start this afternoon in Bangor, while Class D games commence Saturday evening and Class C… Read More
    JONESPORT – Lindsey Jones stole the ball and raced downcourt for a layup with 20 seconds to play as Jonesport-Beals rallied for a 54-53 schoolgirl basketball victory over Lubec Friday night. BreAnna Beal poured in a game-high 27 points for the Royalettes, including 16 in… Read More
    BANGOR – Andrew Casey and Casey Hull scored first-period goals to lead the John Bapst Crusaders to a 3-1 high school hockey victory over the Old Town Coyotes Friday night at Sawyer Arena. Ethan Sale scored the other goal for 12-3-1 John Bapst of Bangor,… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Sarah Porter’s bucket with 30 seconds remaining in the game lifted the Presque Isle girls basketball team to a regular-season ending 45-44 upset victory over Old Town Friday night. Allison Dean led Presque Isle with 15 points. Amy Michaud added 11 points… Read More
    BANGOR – The Brewer Witches put forth an inspired effort during the first half of Thursday night’s Class A boys basketball game at Red Barry Gymnasium. Then the inevitable happened, as Jon McAllian scored 11 of his game-high 20 points consecutively during a three-minute stretch… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – Meagan Doucette’s field goal with seven seconds left gave Bangor a 45-44 girls basketball victory over Skowhegan Monday night. Allie Clukey led the Rams with 14 points, and Amy Hackett scored 10. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    HARRINGTON – Andrea Perry made a steal that thwarted a potential game-winning possession by Calais and helped the Narraguagus Knights secure a 51-50 schoolgirl basketball victory over the Blue Devils Monday night. Calais trailed by one point and had the ball in the closing seconds,… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD – Madawaska outscored Fort Fairfield 7-3 in the final minute Monday night to earn a 45-41 girls basketball victory. Kallie Pelletier scored seven of her 15 points in the fourth quarter for the Owls and Emma Dionne had 11 points. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    BANGOR – In amassing 499 coaching victories at Bangor Christian and Bangor High School, Roger Reed has preached tough defense, aggressive rebounding, pinpoint shooting and patient offense to his troops. That’s exactly how the veteran head coach got his milestone 500th career victory Saturday evening,… Read More
    ST. AGATHA – Austin Dufour paced a balanced attack with 14 points as the Fort Fairfield boys basketball team cruised to a 69-36 high school victory over Wisdom Friday night. The Tigers outscored the Pioneers 31-6 in the opening quarter to assume control early. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    LINCOLN – Michelle Paul poured in 20 points, including 10 from the foul line, as Mattanawcook Academy raced out to a 16-point halftime lead and cruised past Hermon 66-51 in schoolgirl basketball action Wednesday night. Kristy Burleigh scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds while… Read More
    BLUE HILL – Visiting Mount Desert Island went 13-for-15 from the free throw line, including 7-for-9 in the fourth quarter, as the Trojans pulled away for a 55-43 high school boys basketball victory over George Stevens Academy Wednesday night Ben Young led all scorers with… Read More
    MADAWASKA – Kallie Pelletier connected for a game-high 25 points as the host Owls built a lead as big as nine in the first half then held on to upset Greater Houlton Christian 47-46 in a schoolgirl basketball game Wednesday night. Madawaska led 28-22 at… Read More
    FAIRFIELD – The focus returned to basketball at Folsom Gymnasium on Tuesday night. And while the Lawrence Bulldogs made the best of a tough situation, Hampden Academy made the most of its opportunity. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    MILO – Senior forward Seth Dwyer scored 11 points, including the 1,000th of his career, Monday night as the Orono Red Riots cruised to a 70-46 boys basketball victory over Penquis. Bruce Nason and Joe Riemersma scored 12 points each for the Red Riots. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    LEE – Lee Academy senior Karin Bird scored nine points, including the 1,000th of her career midway through the first quarter as the Pandas rolled to an 84-43 girls basketball win over Katahdin Monday night. Bird needed five points to eclipse 1,000 going into the… Read More
    FAIRFIELD – Police had to be called to Lawrence High School after an on-court brawl involving dozens of players and fans put an end to a high school basketball game. Police say Lawrence was leading Lewiston High School 45-35 near the end of the third… Read More
    BANGOR – An earlier game this winter between the Bangor and Edward Little of Auburn boys basketball teams was as close an encounter as the defending state champion Rams have faced – a 56-53 survival that gave the rest of the Eastern Maine Class A ranks reason for… Read More
    BREWER – Bill Bissell led four Brewer Witches in double figures with 16 points while grabbing 10 rebounds at they knocked off the Brunswick Dragons 57-45 in schoolboy basketball action Friday night. Coby Hutchins tossed in 11 points while Nate Carson chalked up 10 points,… Read More
    HOWLAND – Junior point guard Casey McCloskey set a Penobscot Valley schoolgirl record with 48 points as the Howlers earned a 75-44 schoolgirl basketball victory over Searsport on Wednesday night. McCloskey had three 3-pointers and a 7-of-7 effort at the free-throw line en route to… Read More
    HOWLAND – Junior point guard Casey McCloskey set a Penobscot Valley schoolgirl record with 48 points as the Howlers earned a 75-44 schoolgirl basketball victory over Searsport on Wednesday night. McCloskey had three 3-pointers and a 7-of-7 effort at the free-throw line en route to… Read More
    CARIBOU – Jarryd Rossignol erupted for 32 points, including six 3-point goals, as Caribou surged past Fort Kent 86-58 in a schoolboy basketball matchup Wednesday evening. Backcourt mate Kyle Corrigan added 27 points for Caribou, which earned its eighth consecutive victory. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    BANGOR – After consecutive games in which they lost to Mount Desert Island in overtime and to Presque Isle on a last-second 3-pointer, the John Bapst boys basketball team was in need of a victory to restore its self-confidence. The Crusaders got one the hard… Read More
    DEXTER – The Dexter Tigers outscored Orono 13-1 in the third quarter to snap a 13-13 halftime tie en route to a 38-34 schoolgirl basketball victory over the Red Riots Monday. Miranda Gove scored 14 points to lead Dexter, Michelle Chapman chipped in with eight… Read More
    WALDOBORO – Liz Blair scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter to propel Belfast to a 40-39 victory over Medomak Valley in girls basketball action Monday. Brittany Dyer netted a game-high 12 points for the Lions. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Nic Gallant scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Presque Isle outscored Mount Desert Island 20-7 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 54-49 boys basketball victory Monday. Adam Kingsbury chipped in 11 points for the Wildcats. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    BREWER – Nick Risser and Dylan Fitzpatrick each had two goals and one assist while Mike Kotredes knocked in three goals as the Brewer hockey team won its ninth consecutive game with an 8-3 victory over Orono at T.J. Ryan Arena Wednesday night. Ryan Nadeau… Read More
    ASHLAND – Whitney Flint poured in a game-high 43 points, including five 3-pointers as Ashland outscored Greater Houlton Christian Academy 23-7 in the third quarter en route to a convincing 80-54 girls basketball victory over the previously unbeaten Eagles Wednesday night. Flint scored 13 points… Read More
    CALAIS – Courtney Hill scored eight points in a one-minute span in the fourth quarter as the Calais Blue Devils rallied from a nine-point deficit for a 63-61 girls basketball victory over previously unbeaten Lee Academy Wednesday night. Hill sparked the late rally with a… Read More
    MACHIAS – Michael Little scored a team-high 18 points, including 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, as Machias earned a 65-61 boys basketball victory over Calvary Chapel Christian of Orrington. Michael Jenkins netted 16 points for the Bulldogs. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    EAST SULLIVAN – Seth Dwyer was fouled with 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and hit one of his two free throws to lift Orono to a 56-55 boys basketball victory over Sumner. Joel Riemersma led the Red Riots with 26 points and Dwyer… Read More
    MACHIAS – Michael Little scored a team-high 18 points, including 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, as Machias earned a 65-61 boys basketball victory over Calvary Chapel Christian of Orrington. Michael Jenkins netted 16 points for the Bulldogs. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Bangor and Hampden Academy have provided some of the more competitive and high-quality matchups in Class A boys basketball of recent vintage. But not Thursday night. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    BANGOR – The Stearns Minutemen overcame a slow start Wednesday night and outscored Bangor Christian 17-2 in the third period, then went on to eke out a 53-47 overtime girls basketball victory over the Patriots at Husson College. April Davis paced a balanced attack for… Read More
    EASTPORT – Robyn Stuart connected for 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Wednesday night to lead Shead High to a 53-48 girls basketball victory over Jonesport-Beals. Whitney Vinson added 12 rebounds and nine points for the Tigerettes. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD – Sam Carpenter had 16 points to lift the Hodgdon girls to a 48-44 win over Fort Fairfield Wednesday. Melissa Quint scored 13 points for the Hawks. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
    It’s hard not to talk about the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B boys baskeball ranks without Camden Hills of Rockport and Maranacook of Readfield dominating the conversation. Camden Hills is the reigning Eastern Maine champion, and Maranacook is just a year removed from the… Read More