Dirigo High School Sports

Dirigo High School Sports

12:00am Sun Journal

Dirigo girls' tennis preview

Coach: Kathy Crutchfield (first year) Last year's record: 9-3 Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Grace Hebert, Lindsy Crutchfield, Ciara Keene, Christina Tubbs. Key losses: Addy Fuller, Ryanne Dailey, ...


Dirigo boys' tennis preview

Coach: Bruce Thompson Last year's record: 5-7 Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Jeremy Grignon, Trevor Statham, Jesse Hutchinson, Aighdan Weishar, Isiah Brown; Junior — Yosapat Chanarune; Sophomores — Griffin Smi...


Dirigo boys' track and field preview

Coach: Gunnar Bradbury Last year's results: 13th in MVC Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Patrick Larsen (sprints), Seth Tachney (distance), Jason Baldinelli (sprints, throws), Ethan Cantin (middle distance), Sawyer Smith (m...


Dirigo girls' track and field preview

Coach: Gunnar Bradbury Last year's results: Third in MVC, 17th in Class C Returning letter-winners: Senior — Krystal Blood (distance); Juniors — Megan Morrison (middle distance), Jessica Conant (middle distance, throws),...


H.S. girls' basketball: Dirigo seeks new girls' hoop coach

The girls' basketball coaching job at Dirigo has joined the list of vacancies in the Mountain Valley Conference this offseason. Reggie Weston, the Cougars' coach the previous seven seasons, has been told he won't be brought back next season and the position is currently vacant and open to ... 1

11:20pm Sun Journal

H.S. Football: Gray-New Gloucester, Dirigo name new coaches

A veteran head football coach and a first-timer have filled a couple of local coaching vacancies. Former Portland assistant Mark Renna is the new head coach at Gray-New Gloucester. He replaces Jim Hersom, who was confirmed as the new head coach at Dirigo on Monday. Renna was a two-w...


H.S. Football: Hersom chosen to take over Dirigo post

One of the region's high-profile athletic programs and one of its high-profile football coaches are set to join forces. Multiple sources told the Sun Journal on Thursday that Dirigo High School has selected Jim Hersom to take over its varsity gridiron program. Hersom will be present...


H.S. Football: Dirigo, Mountain Valley searching for new coaches

When it comes to football, Dirigo and Mountain Valley high schools share a lot in common besides the same school union. Both are proud and passionate about their football tradition. And both are looking for new head coaches to lead that tradition. An ad hoc committee is scheduled to... 1

11:18pm Sun Journal

Exciting weekend for Maine wrestlers

There has been preparation aplenty, and Friday night Maine's best wrestlers took to the mat at the New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championship. Seniors Jake Thornton of Mountain Valley and Jesse Hutchinson of Dirigo each held their own at the state qualifier, earning the right to pa...


West C boys' semifinal: Black Bears overwhelm Cougars

AUGUSTA  —Maranacook's lead started melting at an alarming rate in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's Western Class C semifinal. The fifth-seeded Black Bears led by as many as 16 in the third quarter, but with No. 1 Dirigo in the bonus virtually from the start of the fourth,...


H.S. girls' basketball: Madison fends off Dirigo rally

AUGUSTA — Down nine points in the third quarter, it was like Dirigo had them right where they wanted them. Trailing St. Dom's by double digits on Wednesday, the Cougars rallied to topple the top seeded Saints. So when the Cougars were down nine Thursday against Madison, it was no big...


Class C Nordic Championships: Monmouth's Thombs wins freestyle; Merriconeag sweeps

RUMFORD — A dramatic change in conditions from Wednesday's classical to Thursday's 5K freestyle didn't faze Monmouth Academy's Dylan Thombs. "I like skiing in the warm," said Thombs, a senior. "My (fall) cross country coach, Tom Menendez, he always tells us don't even think about the...


Class C Nordic Skiing: Merriconeag holds huge lead after classical

Merriconeag-Waldorf School of New Gloucester is well on its way to successfully defending its boys' and girls' Class C Nordic titles after Wednesday's opening day of the state championship meet at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford. In both halves of the 5-kilometer classical event, Merric...


H.S. girls' basketball: Dirigo rallies past Saints

AUGUSTA — Sabrina Daoud said she's been known for not making her layups. Not anymore. Dirigo High School's sophomore guard drove to the basket Wednesday afternoon and hit the biggest layup of her life. She added a free throw for emphasis after a foul. That three-point p...

12:20pm Sun Journal

Live Chat: Tourney action from the Augusta Civic Center

The latter stages of a packed day at the Augusta Civic Center, with West C quarterfinals, and Eastern A semifinals. Join our staff as we chat live and blog from the ACC. Click below to join us!