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  • Published
    February 9, 2019

    Indoor track: York sweeps Western Maine Conference titles

     Nate Gendreau of Gray-New Gloucester High School competes in the long jump at the Western Maine Conference indoor track championships at the USM Field House on Friday. (Portland Press Herald photo by Brianna Soukup). GORHAM — Greely High distance running standout Marin Provencher could have been speaking for many of her fellow athletes at the […]

  • Published
    January 28, 2019

    H.S. football: MPA’s eight-man football, classification proposals up in the air

    Many schools opting to stick with 11-man football, others concerned about three-class 11-man system.

  • Published
    January 28, 2019

    High school football: Wells’ Tyler Bridge wins Fitzpatrick Trophy

    Bridge becomes first Class D player to win award given to Maine’s top senior football player.

  • Published
    January 24, 2019

    H.S. football: Fitzpatrick, Gaziano awards to be given out this weekend

    Leavitt’s Cole Melanson a finalist for top defensive lineman honor.

  • Published
    January 19, 2019

    Coaches’ group supports eight-man, flag football options

    Former Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove watches the action during a game against New Hampshire at Alfond Stadium in Orono in Nov. 2014. (AP file photo) An organization of prominent football coaches in Maine has thrown its support behind eight-man high school football. “To our group, eight-man football is better than no-man football, and […]

  • Published
    January 14, 2019

    H.S. football: Leavitt’s Cole Melanson a finalist for Gaziano defensive lineman award

    The six finalists for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards were announced Monday. The offensive line candidates are Chase Lamontagne of Kennebunk, Aidan McGlone of Bonny Eagle and Zachary Reed of Scarborough. The defensive line candidates are Cole Melanson of Leavitt, Nic Mills of Cony of Augusta and Thomas Palmer of […]

  • Published
    December 21, 2018

    Quick hire — UMaine names offensive coordinator Nick Charlton new head coach

    Nick Charlton, center, talks with UMaine quarterback Chris Ferguson, left, and Isaiah Robinson during a spring practice in April in Orono. Charlton, the Black Bears’ offensive cordinator last season, was named head coach on Friday, replacing Joe Harasymiak. (Kevin Bennett photo) The University of Maine, as it turns out, had its next football coach lined […]

  • Published
    December 18, 2018

    H.S. football: Three running backs selected as Fitzpatrick Trophy finalists

    Portland’s Zack Elowitch eludes a tackle by Oxford Hills’ Cole Dunham during the Class A North final at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland last month. Elowitch has been selected as a Fitzpatrick Trophy finalist. (Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald) Three running backs from southern Maine — Thornton Academy’s Anthony Bracamonte, Wells’ Tyler Bridge and Portland High’s Zack […]

  • Published
    December 14, 2018

    Tight ends Drew Belcher, Julian Dunn vital parts of UMaine offense

    Maine tight end Drew Belcher celebrates a first down against New Hampshire during the season opener in August in Orono. (Portland Press Herald photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette) ORONO — In Joe Harasymiak’s first season as Maine’s head football coach, tight ends were an afterthought. Three players combined to catch four passes for a paltry […]