The James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy award ceremony scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

“With this morning’s news that many schools are reverting to remote instruction and messages from several individuals that the current spike in COVID-19 infections has influenced their decisions to stay clear of all kinds of public activity, we have reluctantly decided to follow suit,” Jack Dawson, chairman of Fitzpatrick Trophy Committee, said in a statement.

Dawson said the committee plans to find a suitable date in early March to hold the ceremony, which was not held last year because of the pandemic.

The Fitzy is given to the top senior football player in Maine. Finalists this year are: Bonny Eagle lineman Thomas Horton, Windham quarterback Will Ledbetter and Cape Elizabeth quarterback Caden McDuffie.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

SOUTH PORTLAND 61, GORHAM 51: The Red Riots (9-0) jumped out to a 16-point lead in the first quarter and beat the Rams (1-3) in Gorham to remain unbeaten.

JP Estrella scored 24 points for the Red Riots, who improved to 9-0. Jaelan Jackson added 23.

Ashton Leclerc had 20 points and Caden Smith 13 for Gorham (1-3).

Maranacook’s Tyler Hreben looks for a pass around Old Orchard Beach’s Landon Johnson during a boys basketball game Tuesday in Readfield. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

MARANACOOK 90, OLD ORCHARD BEACH 44: Brayden St. Pierre scored 21 points as the Black Bears (5-4) rolled to a win over the Seagulls (7-2) in Readfield.

Jacob McLaughlin added 12 points for Maranacook.

Landon Johnson scored 19 points for Old Orchard Beach, which had a seven-game winning streak snapped.

YARMOUTH 48, LEAVITT 24: Peter Psyhogeos scored 21 points  and the Clippers (8-0) took a 29-14 lead at the half and beat the Hornets (7-3) in Yarmouth.

Matt Waeldner scored seven of his nine points in the second quarter as Yarmouth went on a 16-8 run to pull away.

Declan Giroux had seven points for Leavitt.

GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 57, MARSHWOOD 48: Jay Hawkes scored 22 points to lead the Patriots (6-3) over the Hawks (6-2) in Gray.

Max Kenney added 14 points and Nate Hebert had 12 for the Patriots, who outscored Marshwood 31-22 over the middle quarters after a leading 13-12 after one quarter.

Andrew Perry had 21 points and Aiden Sullivan finished with 11 points for the Hawks.

WAYNFLETE 52, NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 38: The Flyers (3-2) outscored the Panthers (2-3) by 10 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a win in Portland.

Nico Kirby had 13 points to lead Waynflete. Henry Hart added 12 points and five steals, while Sam Ribiero had 12 points.

Logan Welch had 13 points and Joaquim Bila 11 for North Yarmouth Academy.

ST. DOMINIC 66, SACOPEE VALLEY 39: Taylor Varney had 18 points as the Saints (5-1) beat the Hawks (0-8) in Auburn.

Michael Stowe added 14 points, while Campbell Perryman had 10 points for St. Dominic.

Carson Black had 12 points for Sacopee Valley.

SEACOAST CHRISTIAN 33, PINE TREE ACADEMY 32: Sunny Johnson had 12 points to lead the way for the Guardians (1-4) as they used a 12-8 fourth quarter run to rally past the Breakers (0-6) at Eliot.

Benjamin Ndamukunda had 12 points for Pine Tree Academy, while Alden Thacker added 10.

MEDOMAK VALLEY 72, MT. VIEW 48: Trevor Brown scored 24 points and Patrick McKenney had 18 points and six assists as the Panthers (7-3) used a 26-10 second quarter to pull away from the Mustangs (5-5) at Waldoboro.

Jacob Craig chipped in with 17 points.

– Travis Barrett of the Kennebec Journal contributed to this report


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