Midcoast Busline League middle school basketball squads looked to start 2022 on the right foot. Or, at the minimum, grab a few victories.

Many have accomplished that goal with games being played deep into January after things tipped off again following the holiday breaks.

Scene from St. George at Hope on Jan. 12 in Busline League middle school boys basketball. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Some teams and schools have experienced fits and starts this winter due to COVID-19 protocols and inclement weather, but many are playing games here and there.

The Busline League is comprised of: Appleton Village School, Boothbay Region Elementary School, Bristol Consolidated School, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Edna Drinkwater Elementary School in Northport, Great Salt Bay School of Damariscotta, Hope Elementary School, Islesboro Central School, Jefferson Village School, Lincolnville Central School, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro, North Haven Community School, Nobleboro School, Oceanside Middle School of Thomaston, Searsport District Middle School, South Bristol School, St. George School, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast, Vinalhaven School, Wiscasset Middle School and Woolwich Central School.

Scene from Medomak at Searsport on Jan. 10 in Busline League middle school boys basketball. Photo by Mark Haskell

Schools are separated, based on enrollment, into large and small school divisions. Some schools, such as Drinkwater, may not offer afterschool indoor activities this winter due to the on-going pandemic.

There will be a postseason this year for the Busline League, with playoffs slated to begin by Friday, Feb. 4 and the championship games tentatively set for Saturday, Feb. 12, venue and times to be determined.

Coaches can report results to MaineStay Media/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken with a smartphone, of the home and away books, to sports@villagesoup.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

Scene from Lincolnville at Appleton on Jan. 10 in Busline League middle school boys basketball. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:


Medomak 7th 48, Appleton 42

At Appleton Jan. 19, the Riverhawks went on a 17-7 surge in the fourth quarter and bested the Wildcats. Medomak led 13-12 after the first quarter, while Appleton led 27-17 at halftime and 33-31 after three stanzas.

Kollin Donlin and Landon Starr scored 11 points for Medomak, while Noah Taggert added eight; Clark Elwell and Landon Morrison, six; Brayden Nadeau, four; and Liam Feeley, two.

Manny Mosheyev netted 14 points for Appleton, while Carter Campbell added 10; Jacob Harrington, eight; Aiden Barley, four; Gavin Campbell, three; Noah Bendtson, two; and Rick Hebert, one.

Lincolnville’s Maren Johnson, left, and Appleton’s Brenna Odone. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Oceanside 7th 47, Troy Howard 46

At Thomaston Jan. 14, the Mariners netted a one-point win over the Lions. Oceanside led 17-6 after the first quarter and 21-19 at halftime, while Troy Howard grabbed a 32-31 edge after three stanzas.

Alonzo Hoose poured in 41 points for the Mariners, while Grady Geretz added five and Sebastian Olson one.

Trevin Ripley scored 25 points for the Lions, while Brody Balicki added 11; Justin Massey, six; and Cole Garish, one.

The Mariners were 3-of-13 (23 percent) from the foul line, while the Lions were 11-of-15 (73 percent).

Oceanside 8th 69, Camden-Rockport 62

On Jan. 13, the Mariners sailed to a seven-point win over the Schooners. Camden-Rockport led 33-28 at halftime.

Connor Kingsbury scored 30 points for Oceanside, while Jackson Kay added 22; Matthew Bodman, six; Maddox McMahan, five; Kaleb Pietroski, four; and Brady Philip, two.

Evan Kimble netted 27 points for Camden-Rockport, while Brian Leonard added 16; Wyatt Butcher, 10; Luke Tobias, three; and Mac Pierce, Henry Pixley and Kai Young, two.

The Mariners were 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the foul line and the Schooners 4-of-7 (57 percent).

Medomak 7th’s Clark Elwell, left, among others. Photo by Mark Haskell

Oceanside 7th 50, Great Salt Bay 40

At Damariscotta Jan. 13, the Mariners netted a 10-point win over the Cougars. Oceanside led 14-7, 23-18 and 39-24 at the quarter breaks.

Alonzo Hoose led the Mariners with 22 points, while Grady Geretz added eight; Levi Murphy and Sebastian Olson, six; Cody Dodge, four; and Maddox Lowell and Keegan Simms, two.

Oceanside was 4-of-12 (33 percent) from the foul line, while Great Salt Bay was 4-of-8 (50 percent).

Medomak 7th 63, Camden-Rockport 22

At Waldoboro Jan. 13, the Riverhawks bested the Schooners for the second time in eight days. Medomak led 18-7, 29-15 and 46-19 at the quarter breaks.

Landon Starr, Clark Elwell and Liam Feeley led the balanced Medomak scoring attack with nine points, while Noah Taggert added eight; Kollin Donlin, six; Joe WIlcox and Brayden Nadeau, five; Landon Morrison and Wyatt Hood, four; and Grady Curtis and Andrew Flanders, two.

Don Domarecki led Camden-Rockport with eight points, while Braden Beverage added five; Phones Baroody, four; Carter Duke and Brandon Nelson, two; and Zachary Mason, one.

Medomak 7th’s Brayden Nadeau (11), among others. Photo by Mark Haskell

Medomak 7th 43, Troy Howard 21

At Waldoboro Jan. 12, the Riverhawks soared past the Lions. Medomak led 13-7, 25-8 and 32-14 at the quarter breaks.

Clark Elwell scored 17 points for the ‘Hawks, while Brayden Nadeau added nine; Landon Starr, seven; and Kollin Donlin, Grady White, Liam Feeley, Joe Wilcox and Wyatt Hood, two.

Brody Balicki netted 13 points for Troy Howard, while Trevin Ripley added three; Landon Gray and Aiden Howard, two; and Cole Garish, one.

Oceanside 7th 35, South Bristol 33

At South Bristol Jan. 12, in an all-Mariner showdown, Oceanside edged South Bristol by two points. Oceanside led 12-8, 25-14 and 31-24 at the quarter breaks.

Alonzo Hoose netted 19 points for Oceanside, while Keegan Simms added eight; Nicholas Tripp, six; and Cody Dodge, two.

Michael Mitchell scored 14 points for South Bristol, while Blake Gamage added eight; Porter Brewer and Collin MItchell, four; Jayden Orne, two; and Drew Nichols, one.

Oceanside was 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line, while South Bristol was 5-of-16 (31 percent).

Medomak 8th 43, Searsport 42

At Searsport Jan. 10, the Vikings pulled themselves out of an early hole and took a late lead, but the Riverhawks got the tying and go-ahead free throws by Dima Cheesman with 14 seconds to play to help the visitors pull out the win.

Medomak led 21-10, 28-27 and 36-34 at the quarter breaks.

Mason Nguyen scored 18 points for the Riverhawks, while Luke Cheesman added 10; Dima Cheesman, six; Owen Dostie, five; and Logan Vigue, four.

Landon Economy netted 25 points for the Vikings, while Isaac Traves and Sam Jewett added five; Ravon Carbisiero, three; and Camden Springer and Tucker Heiler, two.

Medomak was 2-of-11 (18 percent) from the foul line, while Searsport was 8-of-16 (50 percent).

Lincolnville 58, Appleton 46

At Appleton Jan. 10, the Lynx upended the Wildcats, after the visitors led 21-10, 32-26 and 47-37 at the quarter breaks.

Pacing Lincolnville were Thomas Leadbetter with 17 points; Mickey Nowell, 15; Liam Day-Lynch, 10; Kaden Witham, eight; Ian Hammond, six; and Larkin Mott, two.

For Appleton, Gavin Campbell and Manny Mosheyer netted 16 points; Jacob Harrington, six; Carter Campbell, four; Aiden Barley and Odin Pearson, two.

The Lynx finished 4-of-8 and Wildcats 2-of-4 from the free-throw line, for 50 percent apiece.

Oceanside 52, Troy Howard 37

At Belfast Jan. 5, the Mariners sailed to a 15-point win. Oceanside led 9-6, 24-18 and 31-29 at the quarter breaks.

Alonzo Hoose netted 24 points for Oceanside, while Keegan Simms added nine; Grady Geretz, eight; Landon Weaver, five; and Josh Bagnall, Carter Elliot and Cody Dodge, two.

Trevin Ripley scored 16 points for Troy Howard, while Brody Balicki added 12; Cole Garish, five; and Justin Massey and Michael Alley, two.

The Mariners were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lions were 3-of-4 (75 percent).

Scene from Medomak at Searsport on Jan. 10 in Busline League middle school girls basketball. Photo by Mark Haskell

Medomak 7th 47, Camden-Rockport 42

At Waldoboro Jan. 6, the Riverhawks remained unbeaten on the season with a five-point win over the Schooners. Medomak led 10-9 after the first quarter, while Camden-Rockport took a 21-15 lead at halftime and held a 31-30 edge after three quarters.

Liam Feeley and Kollin Donlin paced Medomak with nine points, while Landon Morrison and Landon Starr added eight; Clark Elwell, six; Joe Wilcox, five; and Andrew Flanders, two.

Dom Domarecki scored 17 points for Camden-Rockport, while Braden Beveridge added 13; Brandon Nelson, five; Christian McCafferty, Zachary Mason and Jack Thornell, two; and Phineas Baroody, one.


Oceanside 38, Camden-Rockport 29

At Thomaston Jan. 20, the Mariners outlasted the Schooners. The hosts grabbed a 15-9 advantage after the first quarter, while CRMS gained a 21-20 halftime cushion. Oceanside led 28-25 after three stanzas.

For Oceanside, Abby Stackpole tallied 17 points; Kloey Deabler, 13; Addison Poland, six; and Grace Mackie, two. The Mariners made 6-of-13 free throws (46 percent) and four three-pointers, including three from Stackpole.

For CRMS, Maddie Cronkite tallied 11 points; Maya Stone, 10; Rita Haslam, four; and Brooklyn Rollins and Hannah Stowe, two. The Schooners netted three treys, including two from Stone, but the team missed all its foul shots.

Oceanside 23, St. George 19

At St. George Jan. 19, the Mariners and Dragons played a low-scoring affair. Oceanside led 10-7, 19-11 and 21-11 at the conclusion of the quarters.

For the Mariners, Abby Stackpole tallied 15 points; and Addison Poland, Laney Fales, Grace Mackie and Abby Reid, two. Stackpole netted the team’s three-pointer.

For the Dragons, Hufnagel tallied seven points; Ward and Putansu, four; and Miller and McCaffray, two. The squad finished 1-of-2 from the foul line.

Medomak 8th 38, Wiscasset 9

At Waldoboro Jan. 19, the Riverhawks netted a lopsided win over the visitors.

Chloe Fox led Medomak with 14 points, while Izzy Simmons and Cassidy Pock added six; Rachel Richardson and Kendall Simmons, four; and Chelsea Waite and Kaylee Collamore, two.

Emma Moody scored five points for Wiscasset, while Kacey Pinkham added three.

Medomak coach Celia Philbrick said standout defense was played by Mikayla Maschino, Ava Collamore and Arianna Sproul.

Appleton’s Izzy DeBrosky, right, and Medomak 7th’s Grace Havener. Photo by Mark Haskell

Appleton 47, Medomak 7th 29

At Appleton Jan. 19, the Wildcats went wild on the visiting Riverhawks and netted an 18-point win. Appleton led 13-5, 27-10 and 34-21 at the quarter breaks.

Izzy DeBrosky scored 23 points for Appleton, while Brenna Odone added 14; Zoe Davis, eight; and Lydia Ostrander, two.

Paige Gerlack scored eight points for Medomak, while Brooke McNelly added six; Molly Emerson, five; Grace Havener, four; and Rachel Barbour, Lilly Hills and Ari Kennard two.

The Wildcats were 4-of-19 (21 percent) from the foul line, while the Riverhawks were 3-of-7 (43 percent).

Jefferson 46, Camden-Rockport 36

On Jan. 13, the Chargers netted a 10-point win over the Schooners. Jefferson led 9-7, 21-14 and 30-23 at the quarter breaks.

Maddie Cronkite paced Camden-Rockport with 19 points, while Hannah Stowe added seven; Maya Stone and Brooklyn Rollins, four; and Lily Johnson, two.

R. Ripley and L. Dufour scored 18 points each to pace Jefferson.

The Schooners were 1-of-4 (25 percent) from the foul line and the Chargers 8-of-14 (57 percent).

Medomak 7th 35, Oceanside 28

At Waldoboro on Jan. 13, the Riverhawks secured their second straight victory, this time over the Mariners of Thomaston. Oceanside led 8-6 after one quarter before Medomak grabbed advantages of 18-15 at halftime and 23-21 after three stanzas.

“The fourth quarter is where the action really started,” said Medomak coach Andrea Williamson. MMS put pressure on Oceanside and created turnovers the Riverhawks were able to capitalize, the coach said.

For the Riverhawks, Paige Gerlack netted 12 points; Grace Havener, seven; Sidney Nicholls, five; Molly Emerson, four
Rachel Barbour, three; and Brooke McNelly and Lilly Hills, two.

For the Mariners, Grace Mackie tallied 11 points; Abby Reid, seven; Abby Stackpole, six; and Charlotte Quinn, four.

Williamson said Gerlack, Havener and Hills “were aggressive on defense and stole the ball in the fourth,” while Nicholls, Barbour and McNelly shut down the paint with their defense.

Medomak 7th 30, Troy Howard 18

At Belfast Jan. 12, the Riverhawks surged late to pull away from the host Lions for the Waldoboro-based squad’s first win of the campaign.

Medomak was led by Lilly Hills with nine points; Molly Emerson, six; Sidney Nicholls, five; Rachel Barbour and Grace Havener, four; and Brooke McNelly, two.

For the Lions, Emma Tripp tallied nine points; Amaarah Thorndy, four; Jaedyn Bradley, three; and Hope Reynolds, two.

Scene from St. George at Hope on Jan. 12 in Busline League middle school girls basketball. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

MMS led 5-2, 15-10 and 18-15 at the quarter breaks.

Riverhawk coach Andrea Williamson said solid defense was played by McNelly, Barbour, Havener, Hills and Nicholls. She said the team was able to “finish, put passes together, play great defense and work as a team to bring home their first win of the season.”

Medomak 8th 37, Searsport 13

At Searsport Jan. 10, the Riverhawks “got back into the groove, ” said Medomak coach Celia Philbrick, en route to the victory over the host Vikings. The visitors blanked the Vikings in the first half.

Medomak led 12-0, 24-0 and 37-5 at the quarter breaks.

For Medomak, Chloe Fox tallied 12 points; Kendall Simmons and Izzy Simmons, 10; Arianna Sproul and Claudia Feeley, two; and Julia Hynd, one.

For Searsport, Elise Colby had four points; Willow Belile, three; and Amelia Seekins, Cara Toothaker and Chloe Bennett, two.

Medomak was 1-of-2 (50 percent) from the foul line, while Searsport was 1-of-10 (10 percent).

“Offensively we moved the ball, took great shots, and had good looks to the basket. We played good defense with very good help side,” said Philbrick, as the coach added Mikayla Maschino, Ava Collamore and Kaylee Collamore played strong defense.

Oceanside 41, Hope 38

At Hope Jan. 10, the Hawks rallied late, but the Mariners held on and netted a three-point win. Oceanside led 9-5, 19-13 and 31-21 at the quarter breaks.

Addison Poland keyed Oceanside with 19 points, while Kloey Deabler added 16 and Reese Drinkwater, Laney Fales and Baylee Hanson two.

Leah Jones poured in 34 points for Hope, while Alana Smith and Morgan Blanchette added two.

The Mariners were 1-of-5 (20 percent) from the foul line, while the Hawks were 8-of-13 (61 percent).

Scene from Lincolnville at Appleton on Jan. 10 in Busline League middle school girls basketball. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Camden-Rockport 38, Troy Howard 20

At Camden Jan. 6, the Schooners sailed past the visiting Lions. Camden-Rockport led 12-1, 16-11 and 27-11 at the quarter breaks.

Maddie Cronkite scored 15 points for the Schooners, while Maya Stone added 10; Lily Johnson, five; Rita Haslam, four; Brooklyn Rollins, three; and Olivia Smith, one.

Kloe Luce scored 10 points for Troy Howard, while Jaedyn Brady added eight and Tegan Harvey two.

Camden-Rockport was 2-of-6 (33 percent) from the foul line, while Troy Howard was 3-of-20 (15 percent).

Scene from Lincolnville at Appleton on Jan. 10 in Busline League middle school boys basketball. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Camden-Rockport 7th 40, Medomak 23

At Waldoboro Jan. 5, the Schooners posted a 17-point win over the host ‘Hawks. Camden-Rockport led 13-2, 21-8 and 29-17 at the quarter breaks.

Maya Stone scored 17 points for the Schooners, while Maddie Cronkite, 11; Hannah Stowe, four; and Leia Tawbinger, Lely Johnson, Bela Haslany and Olivia Smith, two.

Rachel Barbour scored eight points for the Riverhawks, while Olivia McMurrin and Molly Emerson added four; Paige Gerlack, three; and Grace Havener, two.

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said: “Great defense was played by Grace Havener, Paige Gerlack, Lilly Hills and Rachel Barbour.”

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