Rumor of violence prompts football postponement

WATERBORO, Maine - The Massabesic Mustangs at Sanford Spartans football game scheduled for Friday night in Sanford has been postponed until Saturday due to rumors of violence.

According to David Theoharides, Sanford School Superintendent, a "rumor" that a student was bringing a gun to the game was reported to the Massabesic High School Resource Police Officer. That report, according to Theoharides, prompted an investigation by the resource officer and the Massabesic administration. Theoharides said that while investigators found the rumor unsubstantiated, they did find a high level of trash talking on social media.

Massabesic High School, located in Waterboro, is one of the Sanford Spartans main rivals. Theoharides said that definitely contributed to this issue.

Fifth Quarter GAME ARCHIVE - So Portland at Sanford

(NEWS CENTER) - It was homecoming for the Sanford Spartans, unfortunately the South Portland Red Riots spoiled the party.

Here is the archive of NEWS CENTER Sports presentations of high school football. Jeff Mannix on the play by play and NEWS CENTER's Jeff Schools on color.

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Local quilt show gives back to the community

ROCHESTER, NH (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're a quilting enthusiast, what better way to spend your weekend than at an event that not only has a lot to see, but gives back to the community as well?

The Cocheco Quilters Guild is based out of Dover, NH and they host an annual quilt show at the Rochester Community Center in Rochester, NH.  This is their 32nd show and every year dozens of quilts are on display - some judged, some not, but every piece is unique and has a story to tell.  

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.

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Police officers growing support for Sox and local food pantry

FARMINGTON, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- As October brings cooler weather to New England, things are just starting to heat up here in Red Sox Nation as our local nine are back in the hunt for another World Series trophy.

While the past couple of years have been difficult for die-hard fans, with the beer and chicken fueled collapse of 2011 and the Bobby Valentine fiasco that was last year fresh in fans' minds, this years' team is different.  Some would say luck has had a lot to do with it, luck derived from facial hair of all lengths and manner of upkeep, now 'Beard Nation' is growing outside of the friendly confines of Fenway Park bringing communities closer together while helping those in need.