Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tourney 2017: Unsung Heroes, Heroines Lead Title Runs

The day after.  It’s a day that has become an annual tradition for me.  It’s a time to digest the feast that was forty-two games of the Northern Maine Class B, C, and D basketball tournament at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center.  One doesn’t have to think long when reflecting upon outstanding performances of the week. […]

Favorite Tourney Memories Don’t Involve Basketball

This Friday night will mark my thirty-second year attending high school basketball tournament games.  Over that time I’ve witnessed well over a thousand contests.  Of course there are games that I’ll relive for a lifetime.  I witnessed the Lawrence boys’ major upset in 1986 over Waterville when freshman Troy Scott hit the shot to send […]

Is the Quality of Basketball Down? Maybe not

In numerous travels to gyms throughout northern Maine this winter, I’ve heard the mantra repeated by several veteran basketball observers.  Basketball is down.  Those who utter the expression may have good reason for doing so.  Then again, maybe not. Comparisons are the natural thought process of the sports fan, especially those of us who have […]