5th Quarter HS Football Poll: Week 7

(NEWS CENTER) - Cheverus maintains its stranglehold atop the Fifth Quarter high school football rankings.  They're joined in the top ten by a pair of 'C' East unbeatens making their debuts: Waterville and Winslow.

1. Cheverus

2. Bonny Eagle

3. Portland

4. Kennebunk

5. Cony

6. Leavitt

7. Marshwood

8. Brunswick

9. Waterville

10. Winslow

5th Quarter/Forecaster Field Hockey & Cross-Country Polls

(NEWS CENTER) - Heading into the final week of the regular season, the number one teams remain untouched about atop the Fifth Quarter/Forecaster polls. 


1. Skowhegan

2. York

3. Scarborough

4. Messalonskee

5. Nokomis


1. Lewiston

2. Cape Elizabeth

3. Scarborough

4. Falmouth

5. Ellsworth


1. MDI

2. Bonny Eagle

3. Massabesic

4. Falmouth

5. Cape Elizabeth

Week 5 Fifth Quarter Play of the Week

(NEWS CENTER) - The 2nd half of the season got off to a great start Friday night and finished with a bittersweet victory for Bucksport, who tried to celebrate a late win while dealing with a loss of a student/athlete. A very emotional weekend for everyone in communities all around the state.

Let's celebrate some of the great things student/athletes around this great state are doing. Follow this LINK to our USA TODAY High School Sports site and VOTE for the one you think is best!

NEWS CENTER also presents this weeks Fifth Quarter East and West Players of the Week.



Fifth Quarter Friday Schedule, Scores, Highlights and More

(NEWS CENTER) - The second half of the high school football season kicks off tonight across the state. As usual NEWS CENTER's Fifth Quarter crew has you covered.

Follow us on Twitter for LIVE ingame Tweets across the state. Follow us @WCSH6Sports or search the #5Q hastag.


Pro boxing to return to Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - During the 1960's and '70s Portland was recognized as the busiest boxing city in the country, hosting weekly fights at the Expo.  After a 21-year hiatus, the pros will make their return.  

On Saturday November 16, The Expo will host an event featuring at least four pro fights and several other amateur bouts. 

Portland Boxing Club owner Bobby Russo has vivid memories about boxing at the Expo.  He got his start handling gloves there as an eight-year old.  The Maine Sports Hall of Famer helped organize and will promote the event that he's been on a mission for a while.

"This has been a life-long dream for me to get the bouts at the Expo.  This is where I became a boxing fanatic when I was a kid," said Russo.  

5Q/Forecaster Field Hockey & Cross-Country Polls

(NEWS CENTER) - Not much change in the Fifth Quarter/Forecaster polls for the first week of October.  


1) Skowhegan 10-0 (win streak now at 67; outscored opposition, 89-1, to date)
2) Scarborough 9-0 (Regular season win streak now at 32; regular season unbeaten streak at 42)
3) Messalonskee 9-1 (won 7 in a row by 44-3 margin)
4) York 9-0 (Impressive 4-0 win at Falmouth Saturday)
5) Nokomis 8-0 (outscored opposition, 28-3)

Boys' Cross-Country
1) Cape Elizabeth (just placed 5th in the elite division at the Manchester (N.H.) Invitational
2) Scarborough
3) Falmouth
4) Ellsworth
5) Lewiston

Girls' Cross-Country
1) MDI
2) Bonny Eagle
3) Camden Hills
4) Massabesic
5) Greely

Fifth Quarter LIVE video stream - Week 5

(NEWS CENTER) - Week five of the high school football season kicks off Friday and the playoff races are getting tighter and games are taking on greater significance.

One such game takes place in Sanford Friday night and NEWS CENTER will be there even if you can't. Jeff Mannix and NEWS CENTER's Jeff Schools will bring you the call and LIVE video stream of the game that COULD dictate a home playoff game. Six Class A west teams make the playoffs, South Portland currently ranks third while the Spartans sit in the fifth position. You can watch the game on our websites of and