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Tourney Time Schedule/Results: Gold Ball Weekend

(NEWS CENTER)-- Here is the Tourney Time schedule/results page for Gold Ball weekend in high school basketball.

Class 'A' Girls:

McAuley             67
Oxford Hills          41       F

Class 'A' Boys:

Portland                 54
Hampden Academy  40   F

Class 'B' Girls:

Lake Region      56
MDI                   47             F

Tuesday's boys hockey quarter-final schedule/scores

NEWS CENTER - The boys high school hockey quarter-finals got underway on Monday night with a Lewiston win.  Here's the rest of the regional matchups that are all scheduled for Tuesday.  

CLASS 'A' WEST

(8) SOUTH PORTLAND    0
(1) FALMOUTH             10

(5) CHEVERUS     3
(4) NOBLE/WELLS  4

(6) BIDDEFORD           3
(3) THORNTON ACADEMY  5

(7) PORTLAND/DEERING       2
(2) SCARBOROUGH          4

CLASS 'A' EAST

National Drink Wine Day

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Today is National Drink Wine Day! According to their website, National Drink Wine Day is celebrated to spread the health benefits - and the love - of wine.

The positive benefits of wine include the enhancement of food and life, as while as reducing the risk of heart disease.

National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18 across the United States.

State Wrestling Highlights and Results

NEWS CENTER - The state championships were decided in wrestling with Marshwood and Camden Hills completing three-peats in Classes 'A' & 'B', plus Dirigo taking a Class 'C' title a year after finishing runner-up.   

Class 'A' Team Totals

State Cheerleading Highlights & Results

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The championships are underway for the winter sports season in high school with cheerleading the first to hand out the trophies. 

Here are the results from all four classes. 

CLASS 'A'

Biddeford 158.8*
Marshwood 158.8
Bangor  149.1
Lewiston 148.9
Noble  144
Gorham  133.5
Scarborough 130.3
Oxford Hills 129.8
Thornton 127.4
Brewer  126.4
Hampden  115.4
Edward Little 111.5

CLASS 'B'

Regional Wrestling Championship Results

NEWS CENTER - Wrestlers from around Maine had one last obstacle before qualifying for the state meet. The team and individual results from around the state are listed below.

Class 'A' West - Sanford High School

Team Standings

1. Marshwood 228.5
2. Noble 199.5
3. Massabesic 196.5
4. Biddeford 104.0
5. Sanford 96.0
6. Portland 85.5
8. Kennebunk 41.0
9. Thorton Academy 17.0
10. Deering 16.0
11. Cheverus 8.0
12. Scarborough 7.0
13. GPC 4.0

Championship Finals

Insurance rates sky rocketing despite efforts to improve fire protection

BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Residents in many communities across the state have experienced sticker shock when they open their home owners insurance policy renewals to find their rates have more than doubled.

There are a variety of reasons that insurance rates have skyrocketed over the past year, said Brad Scott, president of Spencer & Mathews Insurance Company.  The main reason, he said, has been the significant payouts insurers have had to make due to many large-scale natural disasters in recent years.

"The number of these events that have happened in the past decade, and the ferocity of them, has been unprecedented," he stated.  "The insurers have paid considerably more out than they have collected in premiums."