Can some of your favorite media types beat the Model at its own game?
How do you solve a problem like a zero?
It's a cross-class battle of titans.
Take me out to the ballgame...
Dillon Kingsbury first broke on the scene as the barely-older-than-his-players coach of the Easton Bears.
Join me live tonight with a special guest
It sounds like replay is coming, Classification is going backwards, and more.
Sean Stackhouse (a.k.a. Stax) is a busy man.
My bracket is busted, as is classification. And we're doing the podcast LIVE.
Adam Robinson of the Bangor Daily News joins me to talk about the awards for Mr. and Miss Basketball and the Gatorade Player of the Year.
Awards have been handed out and there's a new episode of the podcast
We saved some of the best games for last.
Southern Aroostook sweeps--again!, Oxford Hills catches fire, and SoPo wins a rock fight.
Brewer wins their first Gold Ball, Lawrence shocks Brunswick, and a preview of tonight's Gold Ball games with special guest Ethan Snow!
We have Gold Ball Games today! And maybe tomorrow!
No surprise at the top
Want to know where they have your team going now?
The story of the day that slayed 7 giants.
More drama than you could hope for in AA. Plus upsets!
It's a super-sized Friday and there's oh so many great games.
The Brewer Buzzsaw shows up in Augusta, Dunk Technicals are back, Chance Mercier is a bucket, and more.
Oceanside gets the sweep and Chloe Daigle makes her point count.
The Vinalhaven girls pull off a MASSIVE comeback.
Quarterfinal Saturday was a LOT.
The end of Medomak's bench comes up big, Oceanside rallies, and Lincoln Academy announces their arrival.
It's finally here!!!
The boys prelims go largely chalk and the Mr/Miss Basketball semifinalists are announced.
Have we already seen the upset of the tournament?
It's time to get the tournament started.
Old Town clinches a bye, UMaine's floor is broken, and more!
Taylor Takatsu comes up big for Gardiner, another multiple OT game in A South, and Marshal Adams gets hot from 3.
Oxford Hills wins a big one on the road and the HOF has some new members
There's a week left and the landscape is full of opportunities for scoreboard watching.
Here's what we know so far.
Brewer had a busy day and the season got a little bit longer.
The Vikings crush Gorham, NYA suffers a blow, and more recognition for Cooper.
There were no overtimes, but that doesn't mean we can't have a great finish.
Greely and Fryeburg played how many overtimes?
Southern Aroostook gets revenge, Monmouth says no, and Grady Ritchie goes OFF.
The Caribou girls win a big one up north, Class B is predictably a mess, and some scoring milestones.
SoPo wins at the buzzer and Cony has a miracle rally.
Yarmouth is on the move in the B South standings, while Cape Elizabeth is on the move for other reasons.
Cheverus knocks off TA, Gardiner wins at the buzzer, and what not to do when you're hungry at the game.
Dirigo survives a scare and a way to add some pep to your student section.
Pretty much everything gets snowed out, we catch up on some news from the County, and there's more snow coming.
Oceanside makes a statement, a coach gets tossed, and Oxford Hills is about to run the gauntlet.
NYA makes a big statement, Lake Region wins at the buzzer, some thoughts on classification, and a rivalry game in the midcoast.
Izzy Allen joins the 1K club, Penobscot Valley hands Dexter their first loss, and Brewer survives.
Westbrook gets a big win and the quest for classification sanity takes a loss.
Wells snaps OOB's win streak, lots of movement in C South, Dirigo rallies, TA makes a statement, and some great sportsmanship out of VT.
York sweeps, the MPA can't follow their own rules, and a cross-class battle on the Beach.
Lizzy Gruber does it again, Cooper continues his ascent, and a 1K scorer in OOB.
The Game of the Day goes to Overtime, Jason Reynolds makes history for Winslow, and a quadruple-double in Freeport.
The MPA wants to murder AA, Thornton Academy guts the race for 1, and Brewer claims another victim.
The MPA is doing what now?
Hodgdon and Dirigo stay unbeaten, NYA wins a thriller, and Gorham tries to get an all-important 2 seed.
AA South gets more jumbled, Lizzy Gruber hits a milestone, GNG has a day, and Fort Kent looks to avenge a loss.
Calais and Oxford Hills make statements, the cure for your scoreboard frustrations, and a battle for seeding in AA South.
Gorham wins a thriller, a Cheverus rally falls short, GNG has a walking bucket, and there's a battle for the bye in C North.
If you're having basketball problems, I feel bad for you, son.
Lewiston makes a statement, Dexter falls, and is it possible to have a great stall?
I saw the best minds of my generation shocked by a basketball score.
You get a game winner and you get a game winner and you get a game winner
A classic in the County and a heavyweight battle at the Expo
New year, new update, new Heal Points?
Stay classy, parents
Do we already know the 1 seed in Boys B North?
A thriller in Saco, the girls Tourney Odds are live, and a battle for B North supremacy.
The Panthers stay hot and the Patriots do something that hasn't happened in a generation.
There's holiday classics in Augusta and Portland, but for the game of the day, you'll want to plan to stop for pie.
There's one more present under the tree.
Cooper Flagg shares an honor with MJ, Calais hangs 97, and a heavyweight battle in A North.
You like overtime? How about two overtimes?
Why we're a long way from being able to account for injuries.
Finish digging out of that snowbank. We've got games to play.
Well, we got a couple of games in.
Parker Bate called game.
Lizzy Gruber carries Gardiner and the Greely boys win a thriller.
Not a great day for Massabesic
The Stax Index remains undefeated.
It was an Opening Weekend of huge performances.
The York boys now hold the Class B title belt and two bitter rivals face off in the Game of the Day.
Off to the races and we're already waiting for someone to get around to reporting a score.
How well do you know your region?
The curtain has been pulled back. Why?
Opening night of the season is fast approaching, so we're going to have a little bit of a contest. Think you're right wicked smart? Do you know basketball better than anyone? Do you love a good 33 game parlay? Well I've got the contest for you. If you can correctly
Is it time to promote programs based on something other than enrollment?
It's time to hand out some gold balls in football. Who's got the edge?
We've got a first draft of the new classification plan and it's...certainly a plan.
What happens when we train the Model on football?
Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I go down a rabbit hole in Excel. Honestly, that's how I learned Excel in the first place. This took roughly an hour and will be easy enough to update. Like this? Subscribe! During the NBA's Bubble playoffs, I did a
The season is fast approaching. Who do you think is going to be good this year? Feel free to skip regions you don't know.
Guess who's back?
A historic crossover game in the County and a rivalry game in the Midcoast.
We live quiet lives up here in Maine, partially sequestered from the rest of the country. It’s nice, but sometimes, as the old joke goes, it takes a while for things to get to us, which can lead to things being done the way they are because “that’s
Football reclassification is in the news again, as the MPA considers how to shuffle the deck chairs on a ship where overall numbers are slowing sinking and an increasing number of schools are jumping into the 8-man lifeboats.
Zach Keene was fired and the parents insisted he stay. What happened next might surprise you.
The MPA is voting on classification tomorrow at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Let's just get it out of the way first and say that the MPA's football proposal is a joke. Anyway, the basketball numbers have been rumored for awhile and within 5 minutes of asking online, I had
Ever since Maine basketball went to a 5-class system, it's been popular to assume that the schools in AA are far and away the best of the best, clearly the be all and end all of high school basketball in the state. You see this in Facebook comments from people
We leave pretty insular lives here in Maine. Sure, we go to Boston for the occasional Celtics/Red Sox/Patriots/Bruins game, but for the most part that's pretty much it. People in Portland famously won't leave their city unless they have to and folks in the County need a
I don't know if you've heard, but the Caribou boys have a long drive to play in the Gold Ball Game. They'll have to drive 301 miles each way to Portland, which just happens to be further than their opponent will travel all year long (playoffs included!). Cape Elizabeth has
The good folks of Mars Hill had every reason to be hopeful for the C North tournament, as both their boys and girls teams entered the tournament as the #1 seed. That generally means you're in for at least one solid tourney run and several trips to Bangor. Yesterday, they
It's the final day of the regular season. Normally, this is pretty chaotic, but this year is pretty settled. Except, of course, for the A North Boys, which has 4 teams fighting for 3 spots. (The A North girls are very settled). So let's run through this before I get
In case you didn’t see this. If you followed the tournament then you probably know why this technical foul call is controversial...but here we go again. pic.twitter.com/EGEQmracbS — Travis Lee (@TLee_WMTW) February 24, 2018 This is a joke. It’s an embarrassment to the state.
Ever wonder if a game is going to be worth the drive?
Let's talk about school size, shall we? Ask anyone and they'll tell you that the bigger a school is, the better they are at basketball. There's some sound logic in this. The more kids you've got, the more basketball players you've got to choose from when putting together your team.
The other day, another fan base found the site, which led to a spike in traffic, which led to more people sharing, which led to more people assuming there’s a level of opinion and/or bias at play in the rankings. There isn’t. This happens all the time,