Athletics & Activities
Athletics & Activities News
Girls’ basketball: Cheverus grinds out win over Bangor, returns to AA North final
Led by Maddie Fitzpatrick and an ailing Emma Lizotte, the Stags make key plays in the second half to set up a showdown with Oxford Hills.
Girls’ basketball: Cheverus takes down unbeaten Oxford Hills in rematch
Maddie Fitzpatrick and Emma Lizotte each score 15 points, leading the Stags to their second win over an unbeaten team in seven days.
Cheverus returns to championship form, earns key win at TA
Stags get double-doubles from standouts Maddie Fitzpatrick and Emma Lizotte in a 49-35 victory.
Cheverus girls make history, beat Gorham for first state title
Stags erupt in second half, ride Kratzer's career game to a 49-36 victory.
Cheverus girls make history, win first regional title
Stags overcome slow start to beat Oxford Hills, 52-36.
Girls’ basketball: Cheverus rebounds, hands No. 1 Oxford Hills its first loss
A day after their first defeat of the season, the Stags beat the top team in the Varsity Maine poll, 62-59.
Cheverus girls beat Portland, give Goodman 200th victory
Stags stay undefeated with a 48-29 victory behind Emma Lizotte's double-double.
Girls’ basketball: Cheverus rallies past Bangor in season opener
The visiting Rams led 30-25 midway through the third quarter but the Stags rallied behind defense and clutch shooting by senior guard Maeve Kelly.
Winter Coaches of the Year- Portland edition
A pair of veteran hoops coaches are this year's picks. Congratulations to Billy Goodman!
Cheverus girls down Deering for fourth win in a row
Fab freshmen Fizpatrick and Lizotte help give coach Billy Goodman a birthday present, 55-31.
Cheverus girls fight off Falmouth’s comeback bid
Stags sweep Yachtsmen and capture third game in a row, 51-35, as freshman Maddie Fitzpatrick scores 23 points.
Cheverus girls rally, shock Windham at horn
Stags erase 16-point deficit, earn No. 4 seed for AA North tournament.
Friends of Shinagawa
These girls are off for 11 days in Tokyo, Japan! “Friends of Shinagawa” is the hosting organization of this team of goodwill ambassador athletes. The team will play 4 basketball games while in Tokyo and spend the rest of the time sightseeing. We have five girls representing Cheverus: sophomores Tae Caterina, Helena Bolduc, Neve Cawley, Mari-Beth Leavitt, and Ella Davie. Good luck girls! #GoStags
Team USA went 2-0 yesterday. The attached pic is Team USA with the Team Japan group that will be visiting Portland, Maine in August.
Forecaster: Cheverus Hoops Standout Commits to Assumption
Cheverus senior Emme Poulin, joined by her family, signs her National Letter of Intent Tuesday to attend and play basketball at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Poulin, who has received several honors during her time with the Stags, is also a high honors student, a rector and leader of campus ministry retreats, a member of Cheverus’ Key Club and an ambassador for the admission office. (Source: The Forecaster)
Cheverus Announces Girls Varsity Basketball Coach
Portland, ME—Cheverus High School Announces the Selection of Gary Fifield as Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach
Cheverus High School Director of Athletics and Activities Gary Hoyt is pleased to announce that veteran women’s basketball coach Gary Fifield has been named as the Stags Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach. Coach Fifield will take the helm immediately and implement the summer program. Fifield served as the women’s basketball coach for 27 seasons for the University of Southern Maine, and compiled an outstanding record of 660-137, leading the Huskies to the NCAA Division III Final Four five times (1988, 1998, 2000, 2005 and 2006), including three appearances in the national championship game. During his career (1987-2008, 2010-2015), Fifield guided the Huskies to 20 Little East Conference tournament championships, including a string of 11 straight from 1997 through 2007. Additionally, Fifield’s teams won or shared the LEC regular season crown an outstanding 21 times.
Under Fifield’s leadership, the Huskies earned a berth in the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament in 24 of his 27 seasons. His teams extended the Huskies streak of 20 or more winning seasons, setting an NCAA Division III record for consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins with a streak of 30. Having coached and recruited some of the best Division III women’s basketball players over his career, seven players of his former players have won the Little East Conference Player of the Year award a combined total of 12 times.
Among Fifield’s many accolades, the Huskies veteran head coach was named the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2005 after leading the Huskies to a 31-3 overall record and a third-place finish in the NCAA tournament. Named the Little East Conference Coach of the Year a record 14 times, Fifield’s teams have dominated their conference opponents amassing a record of 315 and 43 for a remarkable winning percentage of .879. In the LEC tournament, Fifield’s teams have been equally as dominating amassing a record of 57-9 (.863 winning percentage).
Fifield was named the head coach of the Little East Conference’s 25th Anniversary Team and was inducted into the conference’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 2013. Fifield is a member of the USM Husky Hall of Fame (2015), the New England Basketball Hall of Fame (2013) and the Maine Sports Hall of Fame (2012) and will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame in August 2017. Respected nationally for his coaching ability, Fifield was selected and served as an assistant coach at the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1993.
Fifield arrived at USM from South Royalton (Vermont) High School in 1987, succeeding legendary coach, the late Dr. Richard “Doc” Costello, as the women’s basketball coach. A 1975 graduate of the University of Vermont with a B.S. in physical education, Fifield earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Vermont in 1982. Fifield, and his wife, Mary, have one son and reside in Gorham, Maine.
Regarding his new appointment, Fifield stated “Cheverus is an institution of academic excellence and athletic tradition and it is with great excitement that I join the Cheverus family. I am truly excited for the opportunity to promote a culture of positive energy, enthusiasm, hard work, and trust in the Cheverus Girls’ Basketball program, while inspiring the young women in the program to succeed on and off the court.”
Cheverus High School’s athletic and activities program is designed to further the educational development of young men and women through participation. We at Cheverus believe that the competition, camaraderie, loyalty, and respect for others experienced in athletics and activities will serve as a foundation for each student’s continued growth and life-long learning experience. It is our hope to maintain a program that is sound in purpose, reflects the Goals and Objectives of Cheverus, furthers each student’s educational maturity and health and contributes to school spirit and morale.