Fifth Quarter Forecaster Top 5 XCountry & Field Hockey poll

(NEWS CENTER) - This week's Fifth Quarter/Forecaster Cross Country and Field Hockey Top 5 polls.

NEWS CENTER Sports to LIVE VIDEO stream high school football

(NEWS CENTER) - We are pleased to announce NEWS CENTER Fifth Quarter will once again LIVE VIDEO stream high school football starting this Friday night at 7P. After a couple of years off, we are back and better than ever with full 720p HD video streaming.

We have worked hard as a staff to ensure we can deliver the fans of high school football in Maine a high quality experience from start to finish.

The broadcasting crew will consist of Jeff Mannix and Jeff Schools to start, with some suprises mixed in along the way. On the play by play we will have Portland Pirates voice and son of NEWS CENTER's own Kevin Mannix, Jeff Mannix. Jeff brings his years of experience calling sports in Maine from the Black Bears to the Lewiston MAINEiacs to most recently the Portland Pirates. Jeff has had the opportunity to call high school football in the time he spent in Washington State.

Police looking for missing UNH student

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Police at the University of New Hampshire say they're looking for a missing 19-year-old student.

Police don't suspect foul play in the disappearance of Jonathan Zygmont of Windham. But they're concerned for his well-being because he was believed to be having relationship difficulties and was despondent.

Zygmont was last seen in Portsmouth near Prescott Park at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Zygmont is described as a white male, 5-feet-11 and 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing black shoes, khaki pants, and a brown sweatshirt with the word "Burton" on it in red lettering. He was carrying a black North Face backpack.

UNH officials are working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies in the Seacoast area, including police in Portsmouth, Kittery, Maine, the New Hampshire Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Traip's Nate Henderson candidate for USATHSS National Play of the Week

(NEWS CENTER) - Each week the NEWS CENTER staff submits 5 of the best plays of the week we see to to you to see which play YOU think is the best of the week. We also submit those plays to our national USA TODAY High School Sports desk.

This week, USATHSS staff chose Traip Academy's Nate Henderson's rumbling 53 yard TD run as one of the Top 5 finalists nationally.

Make sure you follow this LINK over to our USA TODAY High School Sports site to vote one of Maine's own as best play in America this week! Spread the word and let's make the numbers soar!

More than a dozen mosquito pools test positive for EEE

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Public health officials with the state of Maine are urging Mainers to take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes after more than a dozen pools tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, in the past week.

"We are very concerned about that because I think a lot of people think, 'well, we are getting into the fall, the mosquitoes are going away', but in fact not," stated state epidemiologist, Dr. Stephen Sears. 

The state announced thirteen pools they tested in the past week were infected with EEE, bringing the total number of pools with EEE present to twenty so far this year.

"We are really concerned about these viruses, predominately in the southern part of the state," he explained, but noted there are many more mosquitoes than the state can test, so people in every corner of the state should take precautions.

USATHSS Fifth Quarter Football Play of the Week nominees

(NEWS CENTER) - Well, Week 2 of the high school football season got started on a soggy note but finished strong under the lights Saturday.

All the Fifth Quarter tape has been looked at, studied and the NEWS CENTER staff has come up with what we think is the 5 best plays we saw over the weekend.

Follow this LINK to our USA TODAY High School Sports website and VOTE in the poll. Every vote counts so pick your favorite and spread the word!

BikeMaine riders reflect on 400mi journey

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - It's been a week of riding... And sightseeing through the state, but now...Bike Maine is finished. 

NEWS CENTER's Tim Goff, who's been taking part in this challenge... along with 249 other riders, has seen many sights and sounds across the State of Maine. Tim and the other riders got to enjoy some of the most beautiful parts of this state like few get to do, on a bicycle.

Tim wraps up his trek and shows us the path he and the other riders travelled over the last week.