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Has Four Classes Benefitted Maine High School Football?

With the presentation of four gold balls during this past frigid weekend, the 2014 Maine high school football season came to a close.  It also marked the second season the state’s football playing schools have competed under the four classification system. Despite this weekend’s relatively one-sided state title contests, all four games were decided by […]

Bucksport, MCI Cope with Tragedy while Reaching LTC Final

Adversity.  The word has been overused in athletics to the point where it has become devoid of substantive meaning.  Coaches and athletes when asked to put their seasons into context often speak to having to deal with adversity.  Sure, in a team sports setting, when you spend so much time together, challenging circumstances are bound to arise.  […]

Witches Football Finds Resurgance Under Arthers

As we begin to spruce up and prepare the house for winter, it’s time to clean the mind of some thoughts taking up residence in the ‘ole gray matter: The most thrilling game from this past weekend occurred in Farmington where the Brewer Witches rallied from a 30-14 deficit in the fourth quarter to take a […]

Football Classic Nets Wolfgram Coaching Milestone

Any outstanding performance, speech, or show, has one thing in common:  it leaves those in attendance wanting more.  Such was the case this past Saturday at Dr. Paul S. Hill Jr. Stadium in Saco.  The opening scene was cast amidst a balmy October afternoon and ended with an autumn chill in the air.  The stadium lights […]

Soccer and Potatoes: Harvest Time in The County

It’s 4:30 in the morning and Taylor Thibodeau of Caribou slowly rises from his slumber.  While most are still in bed, Thibodeau grabs breakfast, throws on some old clothes and heads out for a long day in the potato fields.  Such as been the annual rite of passage for several generations in Aroostook County. Mechanization […]

A High School Football Fan’s Viewing Primer

As the temperatures soared through the eighties over the weekend, Maine high school football’s regular season reached the mid-point.  Through four weeks the elite have been separated from the good and the good from the also-rans. Speaking of separation, in Eastern Maine Class A there has been a clear distinction between the top four teams […]