Monthly Archives: December 2017

There is no shortage of contenders in Class A North schoolgirl basketball

Last year, Messalonskee High of Oakland went undefeated in winning the state Class A schoolgirl basketball championship. But the departure of Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl first team selection Sophie Holmes left the door wide open this season and entering Wednesday’s games, there were no fewer than five teams sporting 4-1 records in the division. […]

Pirates’ Gilbert scores 1,000th career point

Piscataquis of Guilford senior Bryce Gilbert scored his 1,000th career point Thursday night during the Pirates’ 67-60 overtime loss to neighboring Dexter at Guilford. Gilbert reached the milestone by making two free throws with 1:42 left in the extra period to draw the Pirates within 62-58 in the Class C North battle. He added PCHS’ […]

GSA hopes for Mattson’s quick return

The George Stevens Academy boys basketball team hopes to regain the services of 6-foot-6 senior center Max Mattson after the Christmas holiday. Mattson, who has helped the Eagles of Blue Hill win back-to-back Class C state championships the last two seasons, missed his team’s 69-66 overtime victory at previously unbeaten Bucksport on Tuesday and Thursday […]

Several factors fuel Woodland’s fast start in ‘D’

Community-based youth basketball programs around the state often identify specific groups of players and envision them as tournament contenders once they reach the high school ranks. At Woodland High School, that time may be now. The Dragons, coming off their first winning season since capturing the 2009 Class D state championship, are off to a […]

Bangor’s Fleming receives UMaine scholarship offer

Bangor High School junior forward Matt Fleming received a scholarship offer from the University of Maine following the Rams’ 73-63 loss to Windham on Friday night. Fleming, the transfer from Oxford Hills of South Paris who earned second-team Bangor Daily News All-Maine recognition as a sophomore with the Vikings, scored 29 points and grabbed 15 […]

Hampden girls coach puts satisfying debut behind him, focuses on future

Nick Winchester couldn’t have scripted a better debut as the head coach of the Hampden Academy girls basketball team. But Winchester has already put last Friday night’s season-opening 67-29 road win over defending state Class A champion Messalonskee of Oakland behind him. Messalonskee was 22-0 a year ago and returned a solid nucleus although Bangor […]