STANDISH – When a state championship is on the line, it can be easy to fold under the pressure, particularly when facing an early deficit. That was the predicament the Brewer High School softball team faced two innings into Saturday’s Class A state final against… Read More
    BREWER – For much of this season, Fryeburg Academy’s varsity softball squad has been known primarily as Hannah Hill’s team. It wasn’t so much an indictment of her Raiders teammates as a testament to the talent and sheer dominance of Fryeburg’s fireballing junior pitcher, who… Read More
    STANDISH – When the Georges Valley Buccaneers of Thomaston set sail for Saturday’s Class C state championship game, it was clear that their goal was to bring home the bounty also known as their second consecutive state championship. The Buccaneers got their bounty, pushing across… Read More
    The Biddeford Tigers lost two competitive regular-season games to Scarborough this spring, but won the game that counted most, Tuesday’s Western Maine Class A softball final. Coach Leon Paquin’s club ended the Red Storm’s 42-game winning streak and earned a date with Eastern Maine champ… Read More
    BREWER – The Medomak Valley of Waldoboro softball team has enjoyed a magical journey through the Eastern Maine Class B playoffs, as the eighth-ranked Panthers have upset top-seeded Hermon and No. 4 John Bapst of Bangor on their way to the Eastern Maine finals. Momentum… Read More
    BREWER – Wednesday night’s Eastern Maine Class D softball championship game brought together two of the top pitchers in the region. The duel between the two senior standouts lasted only 21/2 innings. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    BREWER – The Calais softball team demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm Tuesday night, chanting incessantly from the outset during their Eastern Maine Class C championship game. The second-seeded Blue Devils took advantage of their carefree approach, scoring four runs in the first inning then holding on for… Read More
    The championship season in Eastern Maine softball begins today with two games at Coffin Field in Bangor. Tuesday’s matchups feature top-ranked Sumner of East Sullivan and No. 2 Calais meeting for the Class C crown at 7 p.m., while No. 2 Bangor and top-ranked Brewer… Read More
    ASHLAND – Woodland’s Shelby Bassett pitched a no-hitter, but top-seeded Ashland scratched out a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a 1-0 victory in their Eastern Maine Class D softball semifinal. Taylor Baker reached on a walk and scored the game’s… Read More
    BREWER – Sometimes, all it takes is one play to change the momentum of a softball game. That adage proved correct eight pitches into Thursday’s Eastern Maine Class A quarterfinal between top-ranked Brewer and No. 8 Oxford Hills of South Paris at Coffin Field. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    DYER BROOK – Darin Flewelling hit a double, two singles and drove in two runs as fourth-ranked Southern Aroostook built a 7-0 lead and held on for a 7-5 Eastern Maine Class D baseball quarterfinal victory over No. 5 Fort Fairfield Thursday. Rob Toothaker had… Read More
    BANGOR – Kate Freudenberger’s triple off the center field fence drove home Amy Wadleigh with the game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning as No. 2 Bangor edged No. 7 Nokomis of Newport 1-0 Thursday for an Eastern Maine Class A quarterfinal softball… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – Dillon Wilbur hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning to tie it at 13-13 and Ryan Maddocks brought Wilbur home with a sacrifice fly to give No. 3 Ellsworth the 14-13 Eastern Maine Class B baseball quarterfinal win over No. 6 Waterville Thursday. Read More
    WINSLOW – Katie Caron’s squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a two-run rally as No. 3 Winslow dodged No. 14 Belfast’s upset bid and the Black Raiders prevailed 6-5 in an Eastern Maine Class B softball prelim. Beth Fisher contributed an… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Lacey Littlefield pitched a three-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts to lead No. 6 Hampden Academy to a 1-0 high school softball victory over No. 11 Leavitt in Class A prelim action Tuesday. Kasey Belcher hit a leadoff double in the third inning and… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – Anna Seavey hit a second-inning grand slam to spark a seven-run inning and lead No. 5 Ellsworth to a 13-8 high school softball victory over No. 12 Central in a Class B prelim Tuesday. Lily Cooper had two bunt singles and two RBIs… Read More
    MARS HILL – Fort Fairfield took advantage of Central Aroostook errors in the seventh inning, including one to score Brittany Pelkey from third base with the winning run as the ninth-ranked Tigers edged the No. 8 Panthers 17-16 in an Eastern Maine Class D softball prelim Tuesday. Read More
    BREWER – Melanie Judkins allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight to lead Brewer to a 2-0 shutout of Cony of Augusta at Coffin Field on Saturday in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship. Dominique DeFilipp hit an RBI groundout in the… Read More
    BANGOR – The Orono softball team led only once during Thursday’s Class C showdown with Penobscot Valley of Howland. Fortunately for the Red Riots, that lead happened to be the final score. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    EAST SULLIVAN – Joe Simmons’ two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Jacob Knowles with the winning run in a 6-5 baseball victory by the Sumner Tigers over Washington Academy of East Machias Wednesday. Mike Crowley had three singles, Mickey Manning added… Read More
    SAINT AGATHA – Rachel Donahue hit a triple and two singles to drive in five runs as Central Aroostook of Mars Hill closed out its regular season with a 30-4 softball win over the Wisdom Pioneers Wednesday. Sarah Long added a triple, two singles and… Read More
    BANGOR – Sometimes, you’ve got to score runs any way you can. The John Bapst softball team cashed in on its best opportunity Thursday, and its pitching did the rest. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
    HOULTON – Nikki Eastman pitched a one-hitter and faced only one batter over the minimum, striking out 10 and aiding her cause with two RBI singles as Houlton raced to a 9-0 Class C softball victory over Calais Wednesday. Lainey Herring hit a three-run homer… Read More
    BREWER – Tuesday night’s Class A softball showdown between archrivals Bangor and Brewer had more subplots, twists and drama than a Broadway play. When the final curtain fell, the Witches came up with more clutch hits, riding an 11-hit onslaught to a 7-5 victory on… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Jordan Kennedy allowed only two hits and a walk and struck out 14 to lead the Maine Central Institute Huskies to a 7-0 high school softball win over the Belfast Lions Monday. Tiffany McLaggan hit a two-run single for MCI and Kristen Sousa… Read More
    BREWER – Brewer High School’s Mel Judkins was so focused on coming out of Saturday afternoon’s Class A softball game against Hampden Academy with a win, she never noticed the zeros in Hampden’s hitting column. Judkins was one of the last to find out she’d… Read More
    DEXTER – Dexter rallied from a five-run deficit after four innings to pull out a 6-5 victory over Orono in high school baseball action Friday. Ethan Woodman scored the winning run in the seventh off an A.J. McGowan single. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    BLUE HILL – Carilla Fritz singled and knocked in three runs to lift Washington Academy of East Machias to a 6-5 high school softball victory over George Stevens Academy on Friday. Kayla Wood and Irene Lewey also singled for the Raiders. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    WASHBURN – Rachel Palmer stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to supply Washburn with the game-winning run as they outlasted Central Aroostook of Mars Hill 29-28 in high school softball action Wednesday. Palmer singled three times and doubled to knock in three… Read More
    BANGOR – The Dexter Tigers took advantage of three miscues to score the winning run in the eighth inning, pulling out a 5-4 high school softball victory over Bangor Christian at the BC field Wednesday. Sarah Atwater singled twice, including a two-run hit during a… Read More
    CALAIS – Steven Rogers drove in the game-winning run with a single in the bottom of the seventh as the Calais Blue Devils rallied for three runs in the seventh to trip Washington Academy of East Machias 8-7 in a high school baseball game Wednesday. Read More
    BANGOR – The Bangor Christian Patriots belted three home runs en route to knocking off Piscataquis of Guilford 16-10 in high school baseball action Monday. Adrian Durkee hit a grand slam in the third, Tyler Alexander had a three-run homer and a two-run single, and… Read More
    BELFAST – Dale Dutton’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning completed a six-hit, five-run rally Monday as Belfast came from behind to pull out a 7-6 high school baseball victory over Winslow. Bryce Ridley and Jack Davis opened the… Read More
    CALAIS – Chelsi Murray hit a two-run triple, an RBI double, and a single Monday to the Houlton Shiretowners beat Calais 13-6 and hand the Blue Devils their first loss of the softball season. Nikki Eastman chipped in with a double, single and three RBIs… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Caleb Kirk hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Hampden Academy Broncos to an 8-7 high school baseball victory over the Lawrence Bulldogs Friday night. Shawn Smith tallied three singles, a triple and an RBI while… Read More
    MILLINOCKET – Josh Astbury threw a two-hitter, striking out nine and walking two, and he doubled and scored the only run he was to need on Jesse Ingraham’s second-inning single as George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill beat Stearns 6-0 in baseball action Friday. Nick… Read More
    MADAWASKA – Jesse Guimond drove in three runs with a triple and a sacrifice fly and Joe Soucy belted a two-run homer and also had a single as the Fort Kent High School Warriors outslugged Madawaska 13-6 in schoolboy baseball action Friday. Aaron Paradis and… Read More
    HOWLAND – Casey McCloskey allowed just one run and one hit while striking out 11 and walking one while Molly Thompson’s RBI double in the sixth supplied the game-winning run as Penobscot Valley earned a pivotal Class C softball victory, 2-1, over Orono Wednesday. Molly… Read More
    JONESPORT – Brittany Alley tossed a three-hitter, giving up only one run while striking out 12 as the Jonesport-Beals softball team defeated Woodland 3-1 on Wednesday. Hannah Carver hit an RBI single for Jonesport-Beals. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    MILLINOCKET – Max Winter scattered six hits to lead the Orono Red Riots to a 5-2 high school baseball victory over the Stearns Minutemen Monday. Winter struck out 11 and walked only two. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    BLUE HILL – Sophomore righthander Lydia Clapp pitched a six-inning no-hitter to help the George Stevens Academy Eagles shut out the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners 13-0 in high school softball action Monday. Clapp, 5-3, struck out 11 and walked three. She aided her own cause with… Read More
    HOULTON – Hunter Caron and Parker Brown laid down suicide squeeze bunts in the sixth inning as Houlton rallied to a 6-4 high school baseball win over Penobscot Valley. Brown added a pair of singles while Parker Gervais knocked an RBI double for the Shires. Read More
    VAN BUREN – Jon Lee hit two singles and a double to help push Madawaska past Van Buren 6-3 in high school baseball action Friday. Chad Bechard hit a solo home run in the fifth inning for Madawaska and Nathan Welch added two singles. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    BELFAST – Cote Ward hit a two-run game-ending home run with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Belfast an 8-6 baseball win over Oak Hill of Sabattus Friday. Jake Arthers hit two doubles and a home run for Belfast. Bryce… Read More
    BREWER – Caleb Smith’s sacrifice fly in the sixth scored pinch-runner Colby Hutchins and gave Brewer a 3-2 baseball win over Cony of Augusta at Heddericg Field Friday. John Thoms opened the sixth with a single and Hutchins came in to run. Hutchins stole second… Read More
    BUCKSPORT – In a softball game like this, one key break – or mistake, depending on your point of view – usually determines the winner. That was the case Thursday afternoon as Bucksport pitcher Keely Sullivan matched John Bapst of Bangor freshman Laura Jordan almost… Read More
    HAMPDEN – As strong as the Hampden Academy softball team’s pitching has been this spring, the Broncos had been struggling at the plate going into Tuesday’s home game against Nokomis of Newport. Not only did ace Lacey Littlefield shut down the Warriors’ bats, the Broncos… Read More
    BANGOR – Friday’s Class A softball showdown between Brewer and Bangor had everything you’d expect to see when two top-notch programs clash. A well-played pitchers’ duel. Timely hitting. Aggressive baserunning. One team capitalizing on another’s mistakes. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Michelle Wells plated the game-winning run with an RBI fielder’s choice in the bottom of the ninth as Hampden Academy tripped Bangor 1-0 in high school softball action Wednesday. Kasey Belcher led off the inning with a single for the Broncos, advanced to… Read More
    BAR HARBOR – Calvin Tweedie came on in relief of winning pitcher Peter Logue and struck out the only batter he faced with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning as the Mount Desert Island Trojans held on for a 9-8 high school baseball victory… Read More
    DYER BROOK – Tyler Robinson pitched a five-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts as Southern Aroostook cruised to a 13-0 high school baseball victory over Hodgdon Wednesday. Dakota Sleeper led Southern Aroostook with three singles and two RBIs. Cody Robinson and Andy Sholler each added two… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Lacey Littlefield tossed a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts Wednesday to lead Hampden Academy to a 3-0 softball victory over Messalonskee of Oakland. Littlefield posted three singles and an RBI for the Broncos. Michelle Wells had two singles while Morgan Doyon added an RBI… Read More
    EAST MACHIAS – Sam Whitney hit a two-run single to spearhead a six-run sixth inning as Machias rallied for a 7-4 high school baseball victory over Washington Academy Wednesday. Mike Little and Jacob Scoville each doubled and singled while Jacob Stevens and Matt Jenkins hit… Read More
    BANGOR – Mike Allen had a pair of RBI doubles and Sam Davidson an RBI double as Limestone Community School/Maine School of Science and Mathematics scored nine runs over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to rally for a 12-8 high school baseball win over Vinalhaven at Mansfield… Read More
    NEWPORT – Sophomore righthander Amanda Ryne pitched a one-hitter in her first varsity start to lead the Brewer High School softball team to a 5-1 KVAC North victory over Nokomis in a mutual season opener Monday afternoon. Ryne struck out seven and walked three. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    EAST MACHIAS – Dan Seamans singled home Bryce Colbeth in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday to lift Washington Academy to a season-opening 5-4 baseball victory Calais. Joey Hunter hit two singles and a double for the Raiders and Derrick Porter added a two-run… Read More
    After winning nine games and reaching the Eastern Maine Class B quarterfinals last spring, the Mattanawcook Academy softball team is poised to take the next step. The Lynx of Lincoln have a solid corps of returning veterans to make a deep postseason run this season,… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Skowhegan softball coach Lee Johnson would like to be able to say this was all part of an elaborate plan he had, coming all the way back a .500 regular-season record, the No. 12 playoff seeding, and a preliminary playoff game on the road, but that… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – Despite the fact that the Bucksport softball team has plenty of seniors and experienced players in key positions, the Golden Bucks felt they still had a bit of maturing to do in the regular season. That was evident, they felt, during a stretch… Read More
    BREWER – High school softball coaches frequently talk about the importance of taking advantage of what the opposition gives you, especially when it comes to defensive mistakes. The Cony High softball team was able to do that against No. 2 Brewer in Saturday night’s Eastern… Read More
    HOWLAND – Mindy Dolley slapped an RBI single and Molly Thompson stole home as No. 2 Penobscot Valley punched its ticket to Wednesday’s Eastern Maine final with a 5-2 Class C semifinal softball victory over No. 6 Washington Academy of East Machias Friday. The Howlers… Read More
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