Exciting high school varsity baskeball. That's one favorite past time of all corners of Maine where locals get a night out, socialize, holler, feel good about a win, swallow a loss and fingers crossed for team to make it to the tournaments!
Especially emotional to see a senior or two who play their last game or keep going thru the playoffs..maybe to win the Maine State Gold Ball for their division or Class A thru D. The class designation depends on school size and in a state as big as Maine, with just over a million people, there is a wide variety of school systems that may be consolidated if the legislature has its way. Here is the Houlton Maine high school boy's team highlights for 2008 semi finals. A few years back, went all the way and brought home the Gold Ball. University Of Maine Blackbear basketball stand out Mark Socoby was on that team...and can he jump! Pretty tall drink of water anyway. Check out the video!