The Busline League middle school basketball seasons have bounced in and now regular-season action has started to heat up as the Midcoast's youngest hoop student-athletes battle on the court.

The Busline League, which governs sports for middle schools in a vast geographical area from Woolwich to Searsport, sponsors soccer, field hockey, golf and cross country in the fall, basketball in the winter and softball, baseball and track and field in the spring.

Coaches can report game results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

Click for photos from the Troy Howard at Oceanside White 7th-grade boys game.

Click for photos from the Troy Howard at Oceanside White 7th-grade girls game.

Click for photos from the Vinalhaven at Lincolnville girls game.

Click for photos from the Vinalhaven at Lincolnville boys game.

Click for photos from other Busline League basketball games this season.

The basketball seasons include large and small school divisions.

The small schools include three divisions: North — Lincolnville Central School, Islesboro Central School and Vinalhaven School. Central — Hope Elementary School, Appleton Village School and Jefferson Village School. South — Woolwich Central School, Bristol Consolidated School, Nobleboro Central School and South Bristol Elementary School (girls only).

The large schools include boys and girls divisions and seventh- and eighth-grade squads:

Eighth-grade boys — Bristol Consolidated School, Boothbay Elementary School, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro, Oceanside West Blue of Thomaston/Rockland, Oceanside West White of Thomaston/Rockland, Searsport District Middle School, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast and Wiscasset Elementary School.

Eighth-grade girls — Boothbay, Camden-Rockport, Great Salt Bay, Medomak, Oceanside West Blue, Oceanside West White, Searsport, Troy Howard and Wiscasset.

Seventh-grade boys — Boothbay, Camden-Rockport, Great Salt Bay, Medomak, Oceanside West Blue, Oceanside West White, Searsport, Troy Howard and Wiscasset.

Seventh-grade girls — Boothbay, Camden-Rockport, Great Salt Bay, Medomak, Oceanside West Blue, Oceanside West White, Searsport, Troy Howard and Wiscasset.

Recently-report results included:

Boys basketball

Lincolnville 55, Vinalhaven 42

At Lincolnville Nov. 15, the host Lynx led 12-6, 28-26 and 49-36 at the quarter breaks en route to the victory over the islanders.

For Lincolnville, Mike Kremin tallied 21 points; Ionut Lodge, 19; Trey Gilson, 10; and Zach Markowitz, five. The Lynx made 4-of-7 free throws (57 percent).

For the islanders, Keon Arey tossed in 27 points; Elisah Ames, 13; and Mikael Stone, two. The Vikings were 8-of-22 (36 percent) from the foul line.

Girls basketball

Oceanside White 7th 52, Troy Howard 6

At St. George Nov. 15, the host Mariners had too much for the visiting Lions of Belfast, and led 16-0, 29-4 and 39-4 at the quarter breaks.

For the Mariners, Kalli Grover scored 15 points; Hannah Moholland, 12; Nicole Davison, eight; Morgan Heal, six; Chloe Jones, five; Sara Dorr, four; and Morgan Lindsey, two.

For THMS, Hannah Banks, Gia Davila and Sydney Mooers tallied two points apiece.