2017-18 Sun Journal Winter All-Region Teams

All-Region Boys' Basketball Player of the Year

Edward Little's Wol Maiwen thrived in the paint, helped the team to a title

AUBURN — Edward Little coach Mike Adams echoes a common lament among high school basketball coaches about the modern big man as a teenager. "Nobody wants to play in the post today," he said. "It's...

All-Region Boys' Basketball Team

All-Region Girls' Basketball Player of the Year

Lewiston's Victoria Harris leaves her mark on the program

Lynn Girouard has watched the game several times since it was played Feb. 14. Victoria Harris’ performance in that one-point Class AA North quarterfinal loss to rival Edward Little is still difficult for the Lewiston...

All-Region Girls' Basketball Team

All-Region Boys' Swimmer of the Year

LaBelle stood out for Lewiston — again

Watch out next year, Lennon LaBelle says. “Mark my words, I’m going to do it,” he said. The Lewiston junior didn’t have the 2017-18 swimming season that he hoped, but that only sparked a fire for...

All-Region Boys' Swim Team

All-Region Girls' Swimmer of the Year

Another record-setting season for Lewiston's Cloutier

Third place is cool, but Lewiston’s Brooke Cloutier was a bit tired of it. “For the 100 breaststroke, I just wanted to get higher than third place, because my freshman and sophomore year I finished...

All-Region Girls' Swim Team

All-Region Boys' Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

EL's Allen captures the elusive 800 meter title

LEWISTON — After coming so close to winning the 800 meters at the 2015 Class A Indoor Track and Field Championships, and after missing the 2017 event because of injury, Edward Little’s Russell Allen...

All-Region Boys' Indoor Track and Field Team

All-Region Girls' Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

Post battles her way to girls indoor track and field athlete of the year

LEWISTON — Madison Post is a gamer. After suffering a hamstring injury in January at a meet at Harvard University, she battled through it during the month of February, a stretch during which she won...

All-Region Girls' Indoor Track and Field Team

All-Region Wrestler of the Year

Dawson Stevens of Oxford Hills fueled by sense of urgency

PARIS — Dawson Stevens walked onto the Maine high school championship wrestling mat with a sense of urgency fueled by his elusive quest for a state title. "I'd been to state finals probably more than...

All-Region Wrestling Team

All-Region Cheerleading Team of the Year

All-Region Cheering: Seniors set the bar high for Lisbon

Upperclassmen for the members of the Lisbon High School Competition Cheering team. From left to right, front row, Nikki Pagan, Sidney Douglass. Back row left to right, Olivia Clark, Kayla Roberts, Savannah Czechalski, Coach...

All-Region Boys' Hockey Player of the Year

All-Region Boys' Hockey: Fuksa in goal gave St. Dom's a chance

Much was unsettled going into this season for the St. Dominic Academy boys' hockey team, which graduated a handful of seniors, including a star goalie. Fortunately for the Saints, in stepped a foreign exchange student,...

All-Region Boys' Hockey Team

All-Region Girls' Hockey Player of the Year

All-Region Girls' Hockey: Scoring no problem for Lutrzykowski of St. Dom's

What Avery Lutrzykowski lost in linemates from last year, she gained in opposing defenders marking her this season. Looking at the numbers she posted it was hard to tell. The St. Dominic Academy junior forward scored...

All-Region Girls' Hockey Team

All-Region Boys' Alpine Skier of the Year

Jackson studies up, leads Edward Little

AUBURN — Connor Jackson spent all his weekends this ski season at Mt. Abram at the Mt. Abram ski program, learning the track like the back of his hand. All that time spent on the...

All-Region Boys' Alpine Ski Team

All-Region Girls' Alpine Skier of the Year

Burns prepared for successful final season

LEWISTON — After soccer season ended this year, you could find Oxford Hills’ Caroline Burns in the weight room the next day. “From the moment soccer season ended, I went to the gym and worked...

All-Region Girls' Alpine Ski Team

All-Region Boys' Nordic Skier of the Year

Varney puts in work, improves dramatically

LEWISTON — After finishing 22nd in the Class A state championships in both the classic and freestyle races last season, Roy Varney of Leavitt found a new favorite sport. “I never narrowed down my focus...

All-Region Boys' Nordic Ski Team

All-Region Girls' Nordic Skier of the Year

Charles leads the way for fun, success

LEWISTON — Heading into her last season, Meghan Charles wanted to enjoy her favorite sport one more time. She also set lofty goals for herself: top three in both KVACs and in states. “I tried...

All-Region Girls' Nordic Ski Team