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Re: Previews:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:05 am

CM Class C boys basketball preview
Parity should reign in competitive MVC competitive.

The Mountain Valley Conference should be pretty tight this season. Just ask the coach whose team dominated it last season.

“I think it’s going to be incredibly competitive,” Winthrop’s Todd MacArthur said. “The parity is crazy. I don’t know if I’ve seen this in a while.”

Indeed, the conference is a mix of teams looking for more after strong seasons, programs on the rise that are looking to emerge, and even new blood to an already balanced picture. Winthrop, Madison, Hall-Dale and Boothbay have high hopes after impressive seasons. Meanwhile, Monmouth, Mountain Valley and annual power Dirigo are looking to re-enter the fray after down years. Spruce Mountain and Richmond join the club after excellent seasons in Class B and the East/West Conference, respectively.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:11 am

CM Class D basketball preview
Teams look to depth to stay in playoff mix.

While the East/West Conference should be competitive this season, a former member of the conference is the favorite to win Class D South boys title. Defending regional champ Greenville returns its entire starting lineup, making it the team to beat once again.

Forest Hills is coming off a 12-win season and should be a contender at the regional tournament at the Augusta Civic Center again. The Tigers lack depth, with just eight players on the varsity roster, but each of those players has varsity experience.

“We’ve grown up a little,” coach Anthony Amero said. “This core’s been together a while.”

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Fosters preview: Local teams experienced some offseason changes

Every basketball season brings change. Some, like this one, brings more than others.

The first balls get tipped in Maine on Friday night for local high school boys teams from York and Marshwood. Noble opened Thursday at Portland while Traip Academy will have to wait until Monday after its opening-night opponent — St. Dominic Academy — decided this week not to field a varsity team.

And changes abound.

York has a new coach in Paul Marquis following the controversial dismissal of Randy Small last month.

Marshwood graduated every player in its starting lineup. Traip will take the floor with a new philosophy that it hopes can return it to the playoff

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Foster's Capsule Look: Marshwood, Noble, York, Traip
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Postby MattyB » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:47 am

Leavitt Head Coach Mike Hathaway talks about his Leavitt HOrnets boys' squad:

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Re: Previews:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:01 pm

BDN North Previews

Bangor
Bangor Christian
Brewer
Central Aroostook
Cony
Edward Little
Erskine Academy
Fort Fairfield
Fort Kent
Gardiner
Greenville
GSA
Hampden Academy
Hermon
Houlton
Lee Academy
Machias
MCI
MDI
Nokomis
Oceanside
Piscataquis
Portland
Windham


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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:06 pm

BDN North Previews: 10 players to watch

Matthew Fleming, Jr., F, Bangor:The rangy forward comes to Bangor after earning BDN All-Maine second-team accolades as a sophomore at Oxford Hills of South Paris and figures to provide a significant boost to the youthful Rams. The brother of University of Maine sophomore forward Andrew Fleming averaged 19.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for the Vikings last winter with a game that ranges from the rim to beyond the 3-point arc.

Nick Foley, Sr., G, Greenville:
Bryce Gilbert, Sr., G-F, Piscataquis:
Griffin Guerrette, Sr., G, Presque Isle:
Zach Hartsgrove, Sr., G, Nokomis:
Keenan Marseille, Sr., G, Hermon:
Ian McIntyre, Sr., F, Hampden Academy:
Andrew Phelps, Sr., G, Mount Desert Island:
Taylor Schildroth, Sr., G, George Stevens Academy:
Michael Norton Jr., Sr. F, Oceanside:


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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:35 am

A year older and wiser, Hampden boys eye return to top of Class A

...Eight players are back led by BDN All-Maine senior center Ian McIntyre and include all five starters from last winter. And it’s clear this more veteran cast — older, wiser and collectively taller than its predecessor — is intent on making the most of its chance to add its name to a legacy that features three state championships and six regional titles since 2005.

“We have a lot of experience this year,” said Hampden senior guard Johnny Wolfington. “We have a lot of guys who after last year going out in the first round want to come back this year and win every game, every night.

“Everyone put in the work during the offseason, and we just want it this year. Everyone wants it.”

The Broncos have left little doubt about their intention during this undefeated start, winning by an average of 35 points.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:32 am

Washburn: Loss of key players will challenge Beavers

...He said that offensive balance will be important if the Beavers are to experience success.

“We will need last year’s role players and some new players to step up and take on scoring responsibilities,” Hartford said. “I don’t expect to have 15 to 20 point scorers, but I am hoping to have a number of 8 to 12 point per game scorers to make up for that offensive loss.”

With Thompson out of the picture to begin the campaign, Hartford will go with a lineup consisting of Aidan Churchill and Jovanni Taveras in the backcourt and Konner Jordan, Carvor Pendexter and Noah White up front.

Churchill, a freshman, was on last year’s roster the second half of the season. He owns a high basketball IQ and is quick, with the ability to score in the paint despite his lack of size and from the perimeter. He will run the point. Taveras, a junior, is the team’s best overall athlete and can get to the rim and also hit shots from within 15 feet of the basket.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:02 am

Fort Fairfield: 5 seniors in starting lineup for Tiger boys

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Logan McLaughlin has put up a pretty impressive resume in his first three seasons as coach of the Tiger boys basketball team.

Fort Fairfield won a Class D regional championship his rookie year of 2014-15 and after losing in the Class C quarterfinal round the following winter, made it all the way to the regional finals in Class C again last February.

“I have been very fortunate since I have started coaching here,” McLaughlin said. “I have had some great athletes over the past three years with an endless work ethic. They have made my job much easier and have really boosted the confidence in our program.”

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