While high school tennis teams throughout the state are gearing up to make a run at their respective state titles, so to are dozens of individual student-athletes with the May 14 qualifiers for the Maine Principals' Association boys and girls singles championships.
From left, Vinalhaven-North Haven's Ashley Hamilton, Ashley Davis-Oakes, Taylor Littlefield and Tracie Webster, back, celebrate several islanders crossing the plate on the same play during the second game of a high school softball doubleheader with Rangeley May 16 at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.
As her team left the dugout to play defense after the bottom of the fifth, Oak Hill softball coach Allyson Collins called out, "Hey, that's a heckuva inning." Oak Hill had six straight hits in the bottom of the fifth and 10 in the inning for a total of eight runs.
Lincoln Academy boys tennis players Jordan Friedland and Brandon Blake advance to the State tournament round of 48 after winning their regional matches on Tuesday in Augusta.
The Cony softball team survived a second test against Oxford Hills on Wednesday and, for the first time this season, the Rams trailed in a game.
VISION TROUBLE: Messalonskee's Kristy Bernatchez, left, tries to get past Gardiner's Emma Hickey on Thursday at Hoch Field in Gardiner.
Morgan Shepard stops Bangor Christian from making it to base in a home game on May 8. The Mariners went on to win 17-6 in a game closer than the final score reflects.
Two years ago, the Rockland District High School boys tennis team was forced to forfeit the 2011 season due to lack of players.
Bangor pitcher Andrew Hillier throws the ball to first base on a pickoff attempt during the seventh inning of the game against Hampden Academy in Bangor on Wednesday.
All good things must come to an end, which the Oceanside High School boys tennis team learned on the court May 13.
The deficit didn't last long, as Marshwood scored two runs in the second inning to tie the game against Westbrook.
Gordon Lewis was a three-sport, all-state athlete at Melrose High School, a small town situated less than 10 miles from Boston and he graduated in 1960 with a baseball scholarship to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The former York Little League president and York High School head baseball coach earned nine varsity letters in his high ... (more)
Julianna Salamone of Deering fires a shot between two Portland defenders - Hallie Alex, left, and Cole Spike - in a Class A lacrosse game at Deering's Memorial Field.
Old Town's Adam Boucher tags Foxcroft Academy's Forrest Law as he was trying to steal third base during the game in Dover-Foxcroft Tuesday afternoon.
Damp field conditions certainly did not dampen the Camden Hills girls lacrosse team's spirits at Don Palmer Field on Saturday, May 11, as the Windjammers hosted Class A Oxford Hills of South Paris in a midseason showdown.