Top Maine Sports Story ’15 [VOTE]
The year in Maine sports was marked with firsts -- the first-ever girls team to win five consecutive state championships -- and lasts -- the final days of Jack Cosgrove at the helm of the University of Maine Black Bears football team.
Throughout it all, we here at Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket were on the sidelines and in the gyms bringing you the action during the games and the stories after the games. Now we want to know which story you think is the Maine Sports Story of the Year.
You may vote for your favorite story of 2015 at the bottom of this post. You may vote once per hour until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. Dale and Clem will announce the winner on the Morning Pitch on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
In November, University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove stepped down as head coach of the Black Bears after 23 seasons. He will become an associate athletic director with the university.
Maine high school administrators approved a new 5-class system for basketball after years of discussion. Class AA is added along with new regional names, North and South.
In July, the Portland Sea Dogs and Hadlock Field hosted the Eastern League AA All-Star Game. The sell-out crowd watched the first-ever Home Run Derby Shootout to break a tie score and give the East All-Stars the win.
Led by seniors Mackenzie Worcester and Joan Overman, the Washburn High School Beavers basketball team won a historic fifth straight state championship. Before that, no girls team had won more than four in a row.
Sugarloaf hosts the U.S. Alpine Championship and Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin stole the show and won her third national slalom title.