The Maine Maniacs Basketball Club is one of the top basketball girls program in the State of Maine. Since the programs inception in 2004, the club has grown to one of the largest in the state of Maine and the New England area winning numerous YBOA, AAU and Super Regional championships.
In the clubs effort to continue to promote youth basketball for young ladies throughout the state, the directors will be organizing and managing teams from 4th grade through 11th for the 2016 spring season.
Last spring, the Maniacs fielded 12 teams, representing over 35 different communities throughout the state of Maine.
Follow the Maine Maniacs right here on this website as the kids follow their dreams to become the best that they can be!
Spring 2016 team placements - All tryouts at the Hyde School Field House in Bath
Tuesday, February 23
4th and 5th grade - 6:00 to 7:15
6th and 7th grade - 7:30 to 8:45
Thursday, February 25
8th, 9th, 10th and 11th - 6:00 to 7:30
Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration. FMI you can either call Pete at 319-4146 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams are based on your daughters current grade level. High school teams will be selected by team and not grade. (HS National, HS regional and HS local)
Class of 2016 - Maine Maniacs College Commitments
Montana Braxton - Cape Elizabeth HS - US Naval Academy (div 1)
CeCe Hancock - Lake Region HS, New Hampton School - Eckerd College (div 2)
Maddie Hasson - South Portland HS - Bowdoin College (div 3)
Ashley Howe - Thornton Academy - Connecticut College (div 3)
Nia Irving - Lawrence HS - Boston University (div 1) (picture above - The table is set as Nia Irving gets ready to sign her NLI to play for division 1 BU on a full scholarship)
Caitlin Kane - Mt. Blue HS - Maine Maritime Academy (div 3)
Adriana White - Brunswick HS - Gordon College (div 3)
Congratulations to the following Maniacs for their 2015/2016 preseason All-State selections
Nia Irving (Lawrence), Maddie Hasson (South Portland), Montana Braxton (Cape Elizabeth), Emily Jacques (Edward Little), Ashley Howe (Thornton Academy) and Dominique Lewis (Lawrence)
Maniacs 2015 Fall League
The 2015 fall league begins the weekend of 9/26. Please contact Pete at email@example.com or call 319-4146 if your daughter is interested or FMI.
Offensive Skills Preseason Boot Camp 2015
We are please to announce the second annual Offensive Skills Preseason Boot Camp at Brunswick High School! This camp is for girl's only and is offered in two sessions, 5th and 6th grade the week of October 19th (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and 7th and 8th grade the week of October 26th (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Scheduled accordingly to avoid conflicts for those that play fall sports, this competitive preseason camp is sure to get your daughter ready for the school or travel basketball season.
Directed by Brunswick High School girl's varsity coach Sam Farrell and Maine Maniacs AAU director Pete Champagne, camp will focus on two days of everything offense and will end with round robin games and a final championship game and awards.
32 girls max per session so don't delay! Competitive girl's from any community welcomed! Please feel free to pass this along to any competitive player that you may know!
Click on Handouts in the left menu box to download a camp flyer and registration form.
For more information please email Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maniacs 11th/12th graders work with the younger Maniacs 5th grade team
At a recent 2015 spring practice the oldest Maniacs 11th/12th grade team took time out to work with one of the youngest Maniacs team (5th grade)
Maniacs 5th grade win spring 2015 Zero Gravity Northern New England Championships
Maniacs 11th/12th grade capture spring 2015 Zero Gravity Northern New England Championship crown
The Maine Maniacs 11th/12th grade team recently went 5-0, beating Black Bear North 56-51 in the final, to win the Northern New England Championships which were held at various gyms in Southern Maine. The win qualifies the team to play in the ZG National Championship. The players include L to R behind banner - Julia Champagne (Brunswick), Savannah Vinton-Mullins (Gardiner), Catherine Sanborn (Maranacook). Back row L to R - Brook Reynolds (Edward Little), Hannah Marks (Medomak Valley), Jordyn Reynolds (Edward Little), Hannah Heald (Medomak Valley), Adriana White (Brunswick), Christine Miller (Maranacook), Maddie Bowman (Camden Hills)
McDonald All Stars 2015
The following Maine Maniacs have been selected to participate on Saturday, March 14th in the annual McDonald Senior All Star game to be held at Husson University.
A/B East - Julia Champagne - Brunswick, Hannah Marks - Medomak Valley
A/B West - Sarah Hancock - Lake Region, Ally Hickey - Falmouth, Maria Valente - GNG
C/D East - Christine Miller - Maranacook
Maniacs take home the 2015 High School Class A gold ball
Congratulations to the Lawrence Bulldogs for winning the Class A State Championship! The following Maine Maniacs are key members of the team. Paige Belanger (Sr), Nia Irving (Jr), Domi Lewis (Jr), Molly Folsom (Fr), Hunter Mercier (Fr).
1000 point club 2014/2015 season
Congrats to Maniac players Nia Irving (Jr) Lawrence, Christine Miller (Sr) Maranacook, Maria Valente (Sr) GNG and Julia Champagne (Sr) Brunswick for scoring 1000 points during their high school career. Great accomplishment girls!
H.S girls' basketball: AAU, travel teammates from Oxford Hills, Mt. Blue, EL turn into rivals in East A tourney
Among those girls are Maine Maniacs players that have been together for years, including Edward Little's Emily Jacques, Mt. Blue's Caitlin Kane, Lawrence's Nia Irving and Dominique Lewis. All five players were KVAC all-stars....
For the complete story click http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/2015/02/13/hs-girls-basketball-aau-travel-teammates-oxford-hills-mt-blue-edward-little-turn-rivals-east-tourne
Maniacs compete in DC at the USJN/Nike national championships - 7/22/14 - 7/25/14
Maine Maniacs 16U - Champagne Record 3-2
Maniacs win over NY Rapids 17U +15
Maniacs win over MD South River Shooters 17U +15
Maniacs loss to VA PSPA Rams 16U -6
Maniacs loss to PA Drill for Skill 16U -11
Maniacs win over CT Starters 16U +1
Payton Billingsley - Oceanside
Julia Champagne - Brunswick
Lindsey Cornelison - Mt. Ararat
Tianna Harriman - Edward Little
Hannah Marks - Medomak Valley
Christine Miller - Maranacook
Brooke Reynolds - Edward Little
Jordan Reynolds - Edward Little
Savanah Vinton Mullens - Gardiner
Adriana White - Lisbon
Maine Maniacs 15U - Hancock Record 4-1
Maniacs win over MD DC heat 15U +15
Maniacs win over VA Loudoun United 15U +15
Maniacs win over NJ Rising Stars 15U +15
Maniacs win over PA Drill for Skill 15U +12
Maniacs loss to PA Philly Triple Threat 15U -3 (quarterfinal)
Ashley Howe, Thornton Academy
Caitlin Kane, Mt. Blue
Cece Hancock, Lake Region
Chloe Smedley, York
Domi Lewis, Lawrence
Emily Jacques, Edward Little
Maddie Hasson, South Portland
Montana Braxton, Cape Elizabeth
Nia Irving, Lawrence (Injured but with team in DC)
Maine Maniacs 8th graders go 5-0 to win Northern New England Championships (Zero Gravity)
The Maine Maniacs 8th graders defeated the Blue Wave (Lagasse) team 44-41 in OT to capture the Zero Gravity Northern New England Championship at the University of New England over the weekend of April 5/6, 2014.
Pool play wins over Black Bear North, Maine Swag and Blue Wave (Manduca) sent the Maniacs to the semi's where they defeated the Berwick area Hawks 37-17.
Team members include Crystal Bell (Holden), Molly Folsom (Fairfield), Emma Gould (Bath), Shay Harris (Gorham), Maighread Laliberte (Norway), Haley Lowell (Oakland), Sydney Meader (Boothbay), Hunter Mercier (Fairfield), Sarah Ventimiglia (Oakland), Sierra Wallace (Phippsburg), Mikayla Wilson (Belgrade)
Congratulations to the following past and current Maine Maniacs for being selected to the Bangor Daily News 2013/2014 All-State/Honorable mention teams
First team - Tiana-Jo Carter (Lake Region)
Second team - Nia Irving (Lawrence)
Third team - Kory Norcross (Edward Liltte)
Honorable mention - Emily Bolduc (Poland), Julia Champagne (Brunswick), Caitlin LaFountain (Mt. Ararat), Christine Miller (Maranacook), Miranda Nicley (Mt. Blue)
Congratulations to Maniacs 8th grader Crystal Bell (Holden, Me) for winning the New England Region Elks foul shooting championship! Good luck in the Nationals in Springfield, Ma on Saturday, April 12th!
Congratulations to the following past and current Maine Maniacs for their 2013/2014 basketball awards
KVAC Class A Player of the Year - Nia Irving (Lawrence)
KVAC Class B Player of the Year - Christine Miller (Maranacook)
KVAC Class A First team - Julia Champagne (Brunswick), Nia Irving (Lawrence), Kory Norcross (Edward Little), Miranda Nicely (Mt. Blue)
KVAC Class A Second team - Lyse Henshaw (Brunswick), Tianna Harriman (Edward Little), Paige Belanger (Lawrence), Kelsey Mayo (Messalonskee), Caitlin LaFountain (MT. Ararat)
KVAC Class A Defensive team - Brooke Reynolds (Edward Little), Mikayla Turner (Messalonskee), Tianna Sugars (Oxford Hills), Julia Champagne (Brunswick)
KVAC Class A Rookie team - Jordyn Reynolds (Edward Little)
KVAC Class B First team - Christine Miller (Maranacook), Hannah Marks (Medomak Valley)
KVAC Class B Second team - Sarah Clough (Maranacook), Catherine Sanbourn (Maranacook)
SMAA Class A Second team - Maddie Hasson (S. Portland)
SMAA Class A Rookie team - Isabella Robinson (Thornton Academy)
WMC Class A/B First team - Tiana-Jo Carter (Lake Region)
WMC Class A/B Second team - Maria Valente (G/N/G), Sarah Hancock (Lake Region), Emily Bolduc (Poland), Skye Dole (Fryeberg), Michaella Arsenault (Poland)
WMC Class A/B Third team - Montana Braxton (Cape Elizabeth), Ally Hickey (Falmouth), Jordan Turner (Lake Region)
Maniacs 6th grade team takes 2013 March Mayhem Tournament
The Maine Maniacs 6th graders recently won the March Mayhem Basketball Tournament defeating the Rapids (Farmington area) in the championship game 31-25. Members left to right front row include Macie Gagne (Bath), Marley Groat (Brunswick), Ainsley Bryant (Topsham), and Anna Kousky (Brunswick). Back row left to right Rian Sachs (Brunswick), Grace Rende (Augusta), Maggie Folsom (Damariscotta) and Rosalie White (Lisbon). Missing is Jadah Adams (West Paris).
Two Maniac Teams Win 2012 N.E. Super Regional Titles
Both the Maniacs 8th-Dearborn and Maniacs 9th-Champagne won their respective divisional championship in the recently help Super Regionals in New Haven, CT.
The Maniacs 9th went undeafeted throughout pool play and into the championship round winning on a route of CVA Velocity in the championship game.
The Maniacs 8th-Dearborn, lost to both CVA Velocity and Maine Hoops on Saturday in close, hard fought games only to come back on Sunday and defeat CVA Velocity in the semi-finals and then Maine Hoops in the championship game with all team memebers playing significant minutes.
Both teams, along with Maniacs 8th-Hancock, will be attending AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL this July.
Maine Maniacs Hancock 8th Wins 2012 AAU States
The Maine Maniacs 8th team coached by Matt Hancock and Steve Howe defended their AAU state title recently and came away winners once again. (team photo is below)
They beat the Icebreakers in the final 65-57 to capture its second straight, back-to-back Maine AAU State championship. The Maniacs, who went 4-0 in the tournament, got significant contributions from all 10 players (which is a trademark for all Maniacs teams at every grade level). The team followed up their state championship effort by traveling to Wheaton College over Easter weekend and defeating two of the top five 8th grade teams in Massachusetts.
Team members are:
L-R front row: Shauna Hancock(Team Mgr), Dominique Lewis(Lawrence), Cece Hancock(Lake Region), Spencer True(Lake Region), Maddie Hasson(South Portland),
L-R back row: Montana Braxton(Cape Elizabeth), Ashley Howe(Thornton Academy), Emily Jacques(Edward Little), Nia Irving(Lawrence), Caitlin Kane(Mt. Blue), Margaret Hatch(Greely).