• Maine Maniacs 2019 Spring placements
  • St. John's Community Center. 37 Pleasant St. Brunswick
  • Wednesday, 2/27 - 600-730 - 4th & 6th grade. 730-900 - 7th & 8th grade
  • Thursday, 1/28 - 600-730 - 5th grade. 730-900 - High School

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.

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 12th for the 2019 spring season. 

Last spring, the Maniacs fielded 11 teams, representing over 37 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!

You can also visit our Facebook page to keep up with the latest Maniac news!



2019 Spring Tryout Information

All tryouts at the new St. Johns Community Center. 37 Pleasant St. Brunswick.

All girls interested in playing competitive spring basketball should attend these tryouts at the time listed below.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration.


Wednesday, 2/27

6:00 to 7:30 - 4th grade and 6th grade

7:30 to 9:00 - 7th grade and 8th grade


Thursday, 2/28

6:00 to 7:30 - 5th grade

7:30 to 9:00 - High School


The season will go until early May for the 4th through 8th grade teams. Weekly practices. Competitive play. Perfect for the multi sport athletes.

For more information, please contact Pete Champagne at tafpias@msn.com


Class of 2018 college commitments

Crystal Bell - John Bapst HS - Oklahoma Christian University

Mackenzie Burrows - Brunswick HS - LaSalle College

Gabby Depatsy - Medomak Valley - Maine Maritime

Molly Folsom - Lawrence HS - U Maine Farmington

Hunter Mercier - Lawrence HS - U Maine Presque Isle

Sierra Wallace - Morse HS - Central Maine CC

MiKayla Wilson - Messalonskee HS - U Maine Farmington


Boston University and Maine Maniacs star Nia Irving talks high school and college hoops http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/12/10/womens-basketball-nia-irving-upping-her-game/


Congratulations to John Bapst senior and long time Maine Maniac Crystal Bell. In a recent game against MCI, Crystal scored her 1000th career high school point!


Maniacs 10th/11th off to DC for the USJN/Nike Nationals 7/22/17 - 7/25/17

Crystal Bell - John Bapst HS 2018
Gabby Depatsy - Medomak Valley HS 2018
Molly Folsom - Lawrence HS 2018
Marley Groat - Vista Ridge HS TX/Brunswick HS 2019
Hunter Mercier - Lawrence HS 2018
Katie Moore - Lincoln Academy 2019
Sierra Wallace - Morse HS 2018
Makayla Wilson - Messalonskee HS 2018

All games at the Gaylord National Resort


8:30 vs. IL - Evolution


4:00 vs. NJ - Rising Stars

7:30 vs. MA - MCW Stars


5:10 vs. PA - Mid Penn Motion

8:40 vs. MD - Hawks


Class of 2017 College Commitments

Brooke Barter - Brunswick HS - U of Prince Edward Island

Emily Billings - Mountain Valley - UMA
Lauren Chadwick - Gardiner - Western New England U
Addy Chaparin - Winthrop - UMF
Jordan Jabar - Waterville - St. Joseph's College

Sophie Holmes - Messalonskee HS - Franklin Pierce
Mary Toman - Gardiner - UNE


Congratulations to Waterville High School senior Jordan Jabar, who will be attending St. Joseph's College in the fall of 2017. Jabar achieved a huge milestone scoring her 1000 career high school point! Below, Jabar (center), celebrates with her Maniac teammates Molly Folsom (left) and Hunter Mercier (right), both juniors from Lawrence High School.


Fall Ball is underway - Six Maniac teams begin play the weekend of October 1, 2016

The Maniacs are fielding six teams this fall at the 6th grade, 7th grade (two), 8th grade, and high school (two) levels. Good luck to the girls!


Maniacs heading to DC for the USJN/Nike National Championships...7/22 - 7/25, 2016

Brooke Barter - Brunswick 2017
Crystal Bell - John Bapst 2018
Emily Billings - Mountain Valley 2017
Molly Folsom - Lawrence 2018
Emma Gould - Morse 2018
Jordan Jabar - Waterville 2017
Charlotte MacMillan - Brunswick 2019
Hunter Mercier - Lawrence 2018
Katie Moore - Morse 2019
Sierra Wallace - Morse 2018
Makayla Wilson - Messalonskee 2018


2016 High School post season awards piling in for Maniac players

Ms. Maine Basketball semi finalist (10 total players chosen)

Maddie Hasson - South Portland, Nia Irving - Lawrence, Emily Jacques - Edward Little, Domi Lewis - Lawrence, Chloe Smedley - York, Tianna Sugars - Oxford Hills

Mcdonald's All Stars

Maddie Hasson - South Portland, Ashley Howe - Thornton Academy, Nia Irving - Lawrence, Emily Jacques - Edwards Little, Caitlin Kane - Mt. Blue, Domi Lewis - Lawrence, Chloe Smedley - York, Tianna Sugars - Oxford Hills, Sidney Wilson - Monmouth Academy

All State Academic (10 total players chosen)

Maddie Bowman - Camden Hills, Maddie Hasson - South Portland, Ashley Howe - Thornton Academy


Class of 2016 College Commitments 

Montana Braxton - Cape Elizabeth HS - US Naval Academy (div 1)

Chantel Eells - Leavitt HS - University of Southern Maine (div 3)

CeCe Hancock - Lake Region HS, New Hampton School - Eckerd College (div 2)

Maddie Hasson - South Portland HS - Bowdoin College (div 3)

Brooke Howard - McAuley HS - Trinity 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)

Emily Jacques - Edward Little HS - Springfield College (div 3)

Caitlin Kane - Mt. Blue HS - Maine Maritime Academy (div 3)

Sara Lamb - Mt. Ararat HS - University of Maine Farmington (div 3)

Dominique Lewis - Lawrence HS - St. Joe's (div 3)

Signe Ostergaard - Morse HS - Scandinavian Academy - Virum Go Dream (Denmark club)

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 tafpias@msn.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   tafpias@msn.com 


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).



L-R front row: Dominique Lewis(Lawrence),Cece Hancock(Lake Region), Maddie Hasson(South Portland), Spencer True(Lake Region)
L-R back row: Caitlin Kane(Mt. Blue), Emily Jacques(Edward Little), Chelsea Rairdon(Westbrook), Nia Irving(Lawrence),Ashley Howe(Thornton Academy), Montana Braxton(Cape Elizabeth),


Front row L-R - Maddie Amero(Monmouth Academy), Alex Bessey(Jay), Kristen Huntress(Lake Region), Erin Eastman(Oxford Hills), Erin Morton(Oxford Hills), Isabella Robinson(Saco)
Back row L-R - Coach Rick Amero, Chandler True(Lake Region), Chloe Dwinell(Durham), Tianna Sugars(Oxford Hills), Jordyn Reynolds(Edward Little), Coach Troy Eastman



Front Row (L to R): Mallory Nelson(Mt. Ararat), Kristi Willey(Mt. Ararat), Chelsea Crawford(Mt. Ararat), Amy Hilton(Mt. Blue). Back Row (L to R): Coach Amelia Lamb, Miranda Nicely(Mt. Blue), Caitlin LaFountain(Mt. Ararat), Micaela Mitchell(Mt. Ararat), Gabby Foy(Mt Blue), Aubrey Pennell(Freeport), Leah Hitchcock(Mt. Ararat), Assistant Coach Mark LaFountain.


L-R front row: Nia Irving (Lawrence), Cece Hancock (Lake Region), Emily Jacques (Edward Little)
L-R middle row: Ashley Howe (Thornton Academy), Chelsea Rairdon (Westbrook), Dominique Lewis (Lawrence)
L-R back row: Spencer True (Lake Region), Maddie Hasson (South Portland), Montana Braxton (Cape Elizabeth), Caitlin Kane (Mt. Blue)
The team is coached by Matt Hancock and Steve Howe.



Top Row L to R - Spencer True (Lake Region), Caitlin Kane (Wilton), CeCe Hancock (Lake Region), Chelsea Rairdon (Westbrook), Maddie Hasson (South Portland), Jayden Colby (Oxford Hills)

Middle Row L to R - Allyssa Hanley (Oxford Hills), Catherine Sanborn (Maranacook), Ashley Howe (Saco)

Front Row L to R - Emily Jacques (Auburn), Nia Irving (Fairfield)



Top Row L to R - Savannah Vinton-Mullins (Gardiner), Christine Miller (Maranacook), Victoria Lux (Arundal), Gabrielle Wagabaza (Portland), Dayna Vasconcelos (Falmouth), Maria Valente (Gray)

Bottom Row L to R - Ally Hickey (Falmouth), Sarah Clough (Maranacook), Julia Champagne (Brunswick), Sarah Hancock (Lake Region), Olivia Mull (Portland)



Front Row L to R - Chelsea Crawford (Mt Ararat), Kristi Willey(Mt Ararat), Gabby Foy (Mt Blue), Amy Hilton (Mt Blue)

Top Row L to R - Coach Amelia Lamb, Aubrey Pennell (Freeport), Mallory Nelson(Mt Ararat), Micaela Mitchell(Mt Ararat), Caitlin LaFountain(Mt Ararat), Libby Arford (Brunswick)



Top Row L to R - Maggie McConkey (Fryeberg), Crissy Lewis (Oxford Hills), Tiana Carter (Lake Region), Emily Sanford (Cony), Dakota Foster (Brunswick)

Bottom Row L to R - Abby Craffey (Lake Region), Chelsea Begin (Cony), Becky Champagne (Brunswick), Sydney Hancock (Lake Region), Abbie Eastman (Oxford Hills) Not Shown - Leigh Wyman (Freeport)



L-R front row: Frankie Lally (EL), Allyssa Marson (Cony), Alexa Dearborn (Brunswick), Abby Hancock (Lake Region), Meghan Craffey (Lake Region), Ester Palmeiri (So. Portland)

L-R Back Row: Hannah Fenwick (MTA), Sarah Fitzgerald (Morse), Tess Hitchcock (MTA), Ariel Leduc (MTA), Danielle McCusker (So. Portland), Hannah Roy (Morse)