Basketball

  • Celtics to meet Pacers in NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics will begin the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Indiana Pacers in a best-of-seven series beginning at 1 p.m. today, April 14. Boston finished fourth in the Eastern Conference in the regular season with a record of 49-33. The Celtics will have home court against Indiana, which finished fifth at

  • Hancock’s Bagley wins Elks Free Throw Hoop Shoot

    HANCOCK — Kaylee Bagley put her free-throw shooting prowess on display once again Saturday afternoon when she won the Elks Free Throw Hoop Shoot New England title at Deering High School in Portland. The Hancock Grammar School fifth-grader made 20 of her 25 attempts from the free-throw line to take first place in the competition’s

  • Beyond the stands: When unruly fans cross the line

    Beyond the stands: When unruly fans cross the line

    ORONO — Shane Lowell was just supposed to coach basketball when he traveled to Orono earlier this month for a youth tournament. Instead, he spent part of his day in the emergency room. On the morning of March 3, Lowell and the Down East Family YMCA 5th/6th-grade girls’ basketball team traveled to Orono Middle School

  • Sheriff’s Cup to be held this weekend in Ellsworth

    Sheriff’s Cup to be held this weekend in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament is set to be held this weekend at four gymnasiums around the city. The action begins when the Down East Family YMCA A boys’ team takes on Team Rust Buckets at 4 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, and concludes with the championship games Sunday, March 10. Games will

  • Houlton knocks off GSA boys’ basketball team in Class C North title game

    Houlton knocks off GSA boys’ basketball team in Class C North title game

    BANGOR — It’s over. After three straight Gold Ball wins and countless nights of dominating opponents on the Cross Insurance Center floor, the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team’s run of mid-February dominance has come to an end. GSA’s latest opponent, the Houlton Shiretowners, proved worthy of dethroning the back-to-back-to-back regional and state champions with

  • MDI girls top Waterville to win Class B North championship

    MDI girls top Waterville to win Class B North championship

    BANGOR — Celebrating on the Cross Insurance Center floor, Mount Desert Island’s senior starters took turns at one of Maine’s most exhilarating high school basketball traditions. With ladders placed beneath both baskets, the Trojans’ Maddy Candage and Julia Watras stepped up to perform the famous cutting of the nets that follows every regional and state