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CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Hampden Academy vs. Portland

Sport: Basketball (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: February 27th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The same schools will meet again at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in this year’s state final, but there are few other similarities save for returning head coaches Russ Bartlett of Hampden and Joe Russo of Portland. Five Bangor Daily News All-Maine honorees were among the graduates from the 2014 rosters — Matt Talbot, Jayvon Pitts-Young and Justin Zukowski of Portland and Zach Gilpin and Isaiah Bess of Hampden. And while last year’s matchup was contested at the former Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, this game will be played at the Augusta Civic Center where Hampden has won 13 straight tournament games, including the 2013 state final over South Portland. “It’s extremely different,” Bartlett said. “Portland’s playing Hampden again but the only things in common are that Nick Gilpin started for us last year and Stephen Alex started for Portland in that game last year.”...

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CLASS D STATE FINAL: Washburn vs Rangeley

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: February 27th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Class D tourney MVP and Miss Maine Basketball semifinalist Mackenzie Worcester said her team’s dedication and work ethic, which began in the offseason, has enabled it to survive significant personnel losses to repeat as regional champs. And she is poised and ready to lead her small but tenacious, pressure-oriented Beavers against a Rangeley team that has a pair of 6-footers in Blayke Morin and Taylor Esty. Washburn doesn’t have a player over 5-8. Rangeley hasn’t won a state since 2004. Washburn is 105-5 over the past five seasons. “We’re going to want to play at a faster speed,” said Washburn coach Diana Trams, whose teams usually generate a lot of points off turnovers and transition...

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CLASS C STATE FINAL: Maranacook vs Houlton

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: February 27th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Houlton will be seeking its first girls state crown since it claimed the Class B title in 1991. Maranacook has never played in a state game. Freshman sensation Kolleen Bouchard scored 53 points to earn MVP honors in the Eastern Maine Class C tournament and is looking to become the fourth member of her family to hoist a gold ball. Father Marty Bouchard coached the Hodgdon boys to a state title in 1996; brother Kyle Bouchard won one with the Houlton boys a year ago, and mother Karen (Spurling) won a couple at Houlton High. Kolleen Bouchard said the biggest adjustment to high school basketball was the “physical play,” but she said she has always played against older girls growing up and that has helped. She has worked hard on her outside shot and free-throw shooting and would love to add a gold ball to the family collection. “I’d like to one-up my brother someday,” she quipped...

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CLASS B STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Greely vs Presque Isle

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: February 27th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Presque Isle will be looking for for its third state championship in four years against a Greely team that hasn’t claimed a gold ball since 2004. The game features three career 1,000-point scorers in Presque Isle’s Hannah Graham and Krystal Kingsbury and Greely’s Ashley Storey. The two teams met in the preseason in Presque Isle, and Greely used a strong second half to beat the Wildcats. Kingsbury and Graham have averaged 16 points per game in Presque Isle’s three Eastern Maine tourney victories. Kingsbury had 23 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Gardiner in the final. The Wildcats also have streaky 3-point shooters in Emily Lagerstrom and Taylor Williams and an inside presence in 5-foot-11 Regan Nelson...

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CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Lawrence vs. Thornton Academy

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: February 27th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Lawrence High School of Fairfield’s Nia Irving was hoping to have a memorable junior season. But after knee surgery in May to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus, the junior forward wasn’t cleared to play until one week before the season started and was only 75-80 percent in her first preseason game. “But midway through the season, I was back to 100 percent,” said Irving, who went on to lead her 20-1 Bulldogs to their first Eastern Maine Class A championship since 1994 and a berth in Saturday’s 3:05 p.m. state title game final against Western Maine champ Thornton Academy of Saco (18-2)...

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Mr., Miss Maine Basketball finalists named

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Posted: February 27th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Eastern Maine standouts Kyle Bouchard, Nick Mayo and Hannah Graham are among six finalists for the state’s 2015 Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball awards announced Wednesday morning. The award, the state’s highest individual high school basketball honor, recognizes senior players’ performances on the court as well as their contributions to...

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Tough Clough ready for Houlton showdown

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: February 26th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Maranacook's senior guard bring tenacious defense and outside shooting to the Black Bears' lineup..READFIELD — The word nervous hasn’t had a chance to enter Sarah Clough’s vocabulary so far this week. Perhaps things will change for the Maranacook senior guard as Saturday’s Class C state championship game against Houlton draws near. But still basking in the glow of being on the first girls team in the school’s history to win a regional title, Clough is just grateful to have high school basketball in her life for another week. “I’m definitely taking it all in,” she said. “It’s weird to think this is my last week of ever playing high school basketball. It’s awesome, because it’s the farthest we’ve ever come. So it’s nice just to think that Friday will be my last practice, Saturday will be my last game and we made it as far as we could. I’m just really excited.”Clough is one of the reasons the Black Bears have had unprecedented success this season...

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Forest Hills' Fab Four ready for finals

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Posted: February 26th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

Heading into the Class D title game Saturday, the Tigers' seniors have combined for 3,579 career points. JACKMAN — Ryan Petrin, Brandon Ouellette, Tanner Daigle and Matt Turner have a chance to make dreams a reality Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. After winning the Western Class D boys basketball championship last Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center, Forest Hills’ version of “the fab four” will be looking to cap off an undefeated season if they can find a way to get past Fort Fairfield in the state finals. “This year has been awesome,” Petrin said. “Ever since the beginning we knew we had a chance to go 18-0 and it’s happened. “…Hopefully we can just have a perfect season.” Others have contributed along the way for the Tigers, but it is their four senior stars that have carried them to a state championship appearance. When they take the court Saturday it will be a moment nearly a decade in the making...

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New team but Portland boys seeking same result

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Posted: February 26th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

With four new starters, the Bulldogs are one win from a second straight Gold Ball..Portland High boys’ basketball coach Joe Russo watched closely as his players went through a shot-faking drill at practice earlier this week. It’s a drill the Bulldogs have done all season, but this time Russo was looking for a crisper effort. After all, Portland is preparing for its biggest game of the season. “I really want a good ball fake,” said the veteran coach. “Hampden is long and has good defenders.” Amir Moss faked a shot and drove to the basket. “Nice,” said Russo. Moments later, in another drill, Russo was quick to point out the importance of protecting the ball on the dribble. His target was Terion Moss, Amir’s brother, who, in his freshman season, has been impressive at point guard. Moss’ high dribble caught Russo’s attention. “Hampden is going to eat you up if you do that,” admonished Russo...

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Thornton Academy girls fighting for more than a Gold Ball

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Posted: February 26th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

The Trojans' family includes a 12-year-old and a coach's wife battling diseases..SACO — Coaches and players often refer to their teams as families, with close-knit bonds being forged through competition. For the Thornton Academy girls’ basketball team, those bonds have resulted in unprecedented success. The Trojans (19-2) will play in the Class A state championship game Saturday for the first time in school history. Thornton, which ended the four-year championship reign of McAuley in the Western Class A final, will play Lawrence (20-1) at 3:05 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. “It’s all everyone is talking about,” said Ashley Howe, a junior forward. “We walk down the halls at school and everyone is wishing us good luck.” But it’s not only competition that has brought the Trojans close this year. When they break each huddle, be it in practice or a game, they yell, “Family,” as a way of remembering who they are playing for...

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Cheverus boys' hockey skates into regional semis

Sport: Hockey (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: February 26th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

PORTLAND—It would have been understandable if the Cheverus boys' hockey team got caught looking ahead Wednesday afternoon, but these Stags learned a year ago that you always have to take care of business in the playoffs. Even against a foe you beat by 10 goals a few weeks ago. In last year's quarterfinals, Cheverus was stunned by Noble/Wells and with a potential rematch just 45 minutes away, the second-ranked Stags weren't about to experience a letdown when they faced No. 7 Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills in a Western Class A quarterfinal at Troubh Arena. It took just 24 seconds for the Stags to take the lead for good on a goal from senior captain James Kane and that opened the floodgates. By the time the first period was over, the lead was 5-0, thanks to subsequent goals from senior Quintin Farr, junior Chris Vallee, senior Alex Libby and senior Nick Noyes...

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Hartford hits late free throws, sinks UMaine men's basketball team

Sport: University Of Maine Basketball  Message Board

Posted: February 26th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — Zarko Valjarevic had hoped to celebrate “Senior Night” with a victory on Wednesday. Instead, the University of Maine did its best to celebrate the sharpshooting guard from Serbia. The University of Hartford made six of eight free throws in the final minute, spoiling the Black Bears’ plans with a 63-60 America East men’s basketball victory at the Cross Insurance Center. With Mark Nwakamma, the Hawks’ leading scorer, limited to only five minutes because of a knee injury, freshman forward John Carroll stepped in and scored a team-high 15 points and pulled down six rebounds. Hartford (14-14, 7-8 AE) got to the foul line in the late going and made them count to overcome coach Bob Walsh’s UMaine team (3-25, 2-13 AE). He cited the Black Bears’ inability to get stops down the stretch as the difference in the game…

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Rise of the Broncos: Hampden boys basketball program emerges among state's elite

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Posted: February 26th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark ..HAMPDEN, Maine — Things couldn’t have been going worse for the Hampden Academy boys basketball team last Saturday. A berth in the Class A state final was at stake, and a fast-breaking Lewiston squad was doing its best impersonation of the Los Angeles Lakers of “Showtime” days at the Broncos’ expense. Twenty-one consecutive points had turned an eight-point Hampden lead into a 13-point Lewiston advantage midway through the third quarter — a turn of events that might crack the resilience of any athlete, let alone 16- and 17-year-olds. But not this day, and not this team. Not only did Hampden withstand the onslaught, the Broncos reversed the game’s course within minutes. The team ended Lewiston’s run with 15 unanswered points of its own and outscored the Blue Devils 30-9 the rest of the way to secure a 65-57 victory and become the first Eastern Maine Class A boys basketball team to win four straight regional championships...

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Lewiston handles Windham

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Posted: February 25th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LEWISTON — Alex Rivet gave an extra fist pump, looked for his teammates and then to the bench for a knowing nod from head coach Jamie Belleau. Favored, leading but laboring, the Lewiston High School Blue Devils needed Rivet’s tally at 7:50 of the second frame to establish some breathing room in their Eastern Class A quarterfinal matchup against Windham. Playing stout defense and scoring when necessary, the Blue Devils used Rivet’s goal and three more to earn a 4-0 win over the visiting Eagles at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Tuesday, setting up a semifinal rendezvous with Bangor High School in the Eastern A semifinals on Saturday. “I thought we pressed a little bit. I thought we tried to force some things in the offensive zone,” Lewiston coach Jamie Belleau said. “We were playing 95 percent of the game in the offensive zone, and that makes it hard. It’s not an excuse. We have to execute better, and I thought as the game...

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Dirigo AD Hutchins leaving to take international job with Lee Academy

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Posted: February 25th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

DIXFIELD — Michael Hutchins is moving on, but he’s surely not the retiring type. Dirigo High School’s athletic director gave his one-month notice this week. He’s leaving the school March 23 to help start a sister school to Lee Academy in Shanghai, China. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” Hutchins said. “It allows me to teach teachers, which is something I enjoy doing.” Hutchins, 63, spent 20 months at the latest stop in his 39-year career in education. He inherited a winning infrastructure, and nothing changed during his time in the Cougars’ athletic office. Every winter sports team at Dirigo either won a championship or played in a title game this season. Wrestling won its second consecutive Class C title. Cheerleading won Western Maine and finished second in the state. Nordic skiing captured a Mountain Valley Conference crown...

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