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Fall 2013

Boys' basketball player of the year: Cole's legacy isn't tarnished

When Dustin Cole went to youth basketball games in the school district, the kids would surround him asking for autographs. The star player had an effect on others as well. Adults who...

Hampden's Gilpin named Maine Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year

Zach Gilpin of Hampden Academy has been selected as the Maine Gatorade High School Boys' Basketball Player of the Year. He is the first Gatorade Player of the Year from Hampden Academy. Gilpin,...

Steve Solloway: Winners who know the score on and off the court

BANGOR - It's difficult to stand out in a standing crowd of high school basketball players when you're about 5-foot-9 and you're...

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Class C boys' basketball: Houlton tops Waynflete in OT

AUGUSTA - With the score tied in the final seconds of overtime, Houlton's standout forward, Kyle Bouchard, took a 3-pointer with two Waynflete...

Steve Solloway: McAuley girls playing just for joy, not a future

They shrieked and hugged and twirled the basketball nets they just cut down. The girls of the McAuley basketball team acted like this was absolutely...

Steve Solloway: Playing just for joy, not a future

They shrieked and hugged and twirled the basketball nets they just cut down. The girls of the McAuley basketball team acted like this was absolutely...

Class A boys' basketball: Portland dethrones Hampden Academy

Portland took it Hampden Academy right from the start and didn't let up in a tremendous display of talent, quickness and determination to win the...

Tournament notebook: Sharp shooting fuels McAuley's surge

McAuley's defensive intensity to start the second half jump-started its decisive 18-2 run en route to a 67-41 win over Oxford Hills in the...

Class D boys' basketball: Hodgdon holds off Valley

AUGUSTA - Every time he envisioned hoisting a Gold Ball, Hodgdon's Chris Hudson thought about his biggest basketball failure - last season's loss in the Eastern Class D championship...

Boys' basketball: State finals at a glance

Boys' state championshipsPortland (21-0) vs. Hampden Academy (21-0) Saturday, 7 p.m. Cumberland County Civic Center Portland starters n Justin Zukowski, sr., G (8.8...

Tournament notebook: Lakers thankful for Turner's return

Lake Region senior forward Jordan Turner had a wrap over her right wrist to protect stitches that were the result of a slow-speed car accident...

Class B boys' basketball: Old Town stops Poland

BANGOR -- Eric Hoogterp scored 26 points to lead Old Town to its first Class B boys' basketball state title with an overwhelming 64-39 win over...

Boys' basketball: Portland vs. Hampden 'a perfect matchup'

Portland center Matt Talbot calls Saturday's Class A boys' basketball state championship game against Hampden Academy "a perfect matchup.""I...

Boys' basketball: Waynflete's defense worth a shout

Henry Cleaves admits that occasionally there is little meaning to what he shouts on the basketball court. "Sometimes it's nonsense, to be honest; yelling for the sake of yelling,"...

Class B basketball primer

CLASS B GIRLS' STATE CHAMPIONSHIPLake Region (20-1) vs. Mt. Desert Island (19-2)Friday, 7:05 p.m. Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Lake Region starters*...

Poland learned how to win when it mattered the most in boys' basketball

After helping Poland upset Greely for the Western Class B boys' basketball title Saturday, guard Tyler Michaud was asked if the Knights were a team of destiny. "I don't know," said...