Who we are
The Maine Maniacs Basketball Club is the premier AAU and YBOA 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 2014 spring season. This spring, the Maniacs are fielding 10 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.
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).