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Mt. Ararat Hight School (2002)

Mt. Ararat High School (2002)

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Virtually every high school in Maine has a baseball team.  Some have produced strong players who have excelled in college and in the major leagues.  As with other sports, championship categories have evolved over the years, with schools moving from one “class” to another as populations changed and new classes were added.

Summer League Baseball in Portland (c.1998)

Summer League Baseball in Portland (c.1998)

During the summers, “town” teams and summer leagues have formed, which include ambitious high school and  college students, along with other young adults.  Of course, many of these “veterans” had their starts with T-ball in elementary school, later graduating to Little League with “official” team names reflecting those in the big leagues.

See the 1935-1936 amateur film clip from Gouldsboro, featuring a relaxed approach to the game, courtesy of Northeast Historic Film.


Early Championships

Year Large Schools Year Medium/Small Schools (M,S)
1947 Gardiner 1949 Gould Academy (M&S)
1948 South Portland 1950 Gould Academy (M&S)
1949 South Portland 1951 South Paris (M)
1950 Lewiston 1952 Hartland (M)
1951 Westbrook 1951 Standish (S)
1952 South Portland 1952 Unity (S)
1953 Morse
1954 Stephens

 


Championships Since 1970

Year Class A Class B Class C Class D
1970 Fort Fairfield Medomak Valley
1971 Bangor Noble
1972 Deering Traip Academy Searsport
1973 Deering Messalonskee Hall-Dale
1974 Bangor Cape Elizabeth Telstar
1975 Edward Little Stearns Searsport
1976 Portland Cape Elizabeth Calais
1977 Portland Cape Elizabeth Sacopee Valley
1978 Sanford Orono Oak Hill
1979 Portland Lisbon Telstar
1980 Portland Cape Elizabeth Wells
1981 Portland Cape Elizabeth Oak Hill
1982 Bangor Cape Elizabeth Fryeburg
1983 Deering Ellsworth Fryeburg
1984 Biddeford Marshwood So. Aroostook
1985 Bangor Cape Elizabeth Falmouth
1986 Portland Scarborough Narraguagus No. Yarmouth
1987 Portland Ellsworth Washington Ac. So. Aroostook
1988 Morse Ellsworth Madawaska So. Aroostook
1989 Edward Little Rockland Telstar So. Aroostook
1990 Cony Cape Elizabeth Piscataquis Greenville
1991 Cony Cape Elizabeth Yarmouth Monmouth
1992 Edward Little Mountain Valley Sacopee Valley Monmouth
1993 Deering Winslow Sacopee Valley Katahdin
1994 Bangor Orono Yarmouth Fort Fairfield
1995 Bangor Winslow Yarmouth Jonesport Beals
1996 Bangor Leavitt Falmouth Richmond
1997 Bangor Greely George Stevens Jonesport-Beals
1998 Portland Gorham Falmouth Ashland
1999 Deering Greely Livermore Falls Southern Aroostook
2000 Deering Maranacook Stearns North Yarmouth
2001 Deering John Bapst Hall-Dale Monmouth
2002 Sanford Maranacook Jay North Yarmouth
2003 Deering Oak Hill George Stevens North Yarmouth
2004 Deering Cape Elizabeth George Stevens North Yarmouth
2005 Oxford Hills Gorham St. Dominic Deer Isle-Stonington
2006 Bangor Oak Hill Searsport Lee
2007 Deering Greely St. Dominic Deer Isle-Stonington
2008 Deering Gardiner Searsport Rangeley
2009 Deering Greeley St. Dominic Deer-Isle
2010 Oxford Hills Waterville Dirigo Richmond
2011 Cheverus Waterville St. Dominic Greenville
2012 Messalonskee Falmouth Dirigo Bangor Christian
2013 Westbrook York Dirigo Bangor Christian
2014 Bangor Greeley Washington Academy Bangor Christian

Source: Maine Principals Association and news accounts.

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