The championship glow has barely dimmed for Maine’s high school girls’ basketball champions. But it’s never too early to take a look at the likely contenders for Gold Balls in 2019. Here are four teams from southern Maine that should vie for regional or state championships next winter:Greely High of Cumberland was the only girls’ basketball team in southern Maine to win a state title this year. The Rangers defeated Hampden Academy 53-38 to claim the Class A crown.
Two years ago, as her twin children were entering their freshmen years at Dover High in New Hampshire, Barb Marois thought about stepping down as York High’s field hockey coach. “But I wasn’t ready to do it,” said Marois. “The time wasn’t right.”Apparently it is now. Marois, who took over a struggling Wildcats field hockey program in 2000 and turned it into one of the state’s best, has resigned as York’s field hockey coach so she can watch her children, Zach and Kylie, compete at Dover.
How they got here: Lake Region, seeded fourth in the South, defeated Oak Hill (52-28), Gray-New Gloucester (34-31) and Freeport (42-34) in the regional tournament; Winslow, seeded sixth in the North, defeated Orono (48-37), Mt. Desert Island (55-34), John Bapst (39-26) and Presque Isle (43-39, OT). What Lake Region has to do to win: The Lakers, who last won a state title in 2014, win with defense. They force opponents into errors and challenge every shot.
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Selecting a term
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