The Flyers (16-3) forced 41 turnovers en route to a dominating 73-36 victory.
New manager John Farrell hopes to hit a home run with a team similar to the one that Bobby Valentine struck out with last season.
Portland Press Herald sports columnist Steve Solloway earns a top 10 honor for column writing in the 30,000-75,000 circulation category, while the Sunday sports section is recognized as one of the 10 best in the nation.
The state's cheering champs are Lewiston (Class A), Hermon (B), Dexter (C) and Deer Isle-Stonington (D).
Leandro Barbosa, who so ably replaced Rajon Rondo, goes down with a knee injury.
The Stags beat defending champ Greely, as Trebor Lawton earns Outstanding Performer at the North Southwesterns.
Rob Klinkhammer ices the win by scoring the final two goals for a 'jacked up' Portland team.
Though outshot, the Wildcats survive a nail-biter and advance to the Western Maine championship game.
The Wildcats and Rangers defend their Western Maine Conference indoor titles with dominant performances.