Category Archives: Basketball

TV, web streaming mix are the future of the state’s tourney broadcasts

The opportunity to participate in Maine Public Broadcasting Network Network’s televising of the state high school basketball tournaments during the late 1900’s and early 2000’s was indeed a personal pleasure. Whether serving as the roving reporter — or “Floor Boy’ as one pundit labeled the position, no doubt out of considerable jealousy — or a […]

Some five-class fallout

A few thoughts from the nearly two years spent watching Maine’s high school basketball scene expand from four classes to five … … There’s little doubt Mother Nature will stretch out the new five-class regional tournaments beyond the final days of February vacation at some point during the next few years, if not on a […]

Where, oh where should our tournaments go?

High school basketball is now a five-class world in Maine, so just where will we determine all the champions? One benefit of the expansion from four classes that gained final approval from the Maine Principals’ Association general membership Thursday is that with a fifth class, two additional state champions — one boys team and one […]

Mayo’s college basketball route takes coaching turn

The whirlwind romance between Messalonskee of Oakland basketball star Nick Mayo and a Division I basketball future went in an unanticipated direction this week. Mayo’s prospective college coach, Jeff Neubauer, left his job at head coach at Eastern Kentucky University after 10 years Monday for a similar post at Fordham. Neubauer certainly earned the promotion […]

Competitive drama of Maine high school basketball as strong as ever

Much has been blogged, tweeted, text messaged, and otherwise written and said about the alleged declining quality of high school basketball in Maine. And much of the current chatter is the same as it was a year ago and the year before that and the year before that. It’s a wonder we have any kids […]

Random basketball thoughts amidst the snowflakes

A few random sporting thoughts while recovering from that refreshing walk through the snow out to the mailbox to get Thursday morning’s paper and thinking about the shoveling ahead … … I don’t know what the national high school basketball rulemakers have in mind, but it’s time for that semi-circle in the lane near each […]