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  • Portland does it again...Second half surge stymies Simonds, Falmouth

    PORTLAND—The Portland boys' basketball team has done it again. The defending Class A state champion Bulldogs entered the season facing an abundance of questions, but they have answered them all in the affirmative and Saturday evening, they passed one final test in their quest to get ...

  • McAuley's reign ends with loss to TA in regional final

    PORTLAND—All good things must end. That painful reality was delivered to the state's most successful girls' basketball program Saturday evening at the Cross Insurance Arena. The McAuley Lions, the four-time Class A state champions and the gold standard since the start of the m...

  • Cape holds off Lake Region, one win from gold

    PORTLAND—Ethan Murphy was home sick the last time his Cape Elizabeth boys' basketball team faced Lake Region. And the Capers lost. Saturday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Arena, Murphy had an opportunity to make up for lost time and the senior captain made sure Cape Elizabet...

  • Greely ends Cape's fairy tale run, surges into state final

    PORTLAND—In a five-day stretch, Greely's girls' basketball team laid waste to a talented regional field. A longtime nemesis, a team that humbled them on Opening Night and finally, Destiny's Darlings, all tried but failed to derail the Rangers Express. And now, Greely is on the...

  • Simonds says regional final....Falmouth upsets SP behind record-tying performance

    PORTLAND—Every once in awhile, a player produces a performance that you just have to salute. Falmouth senior Jack Simonds put on such a show Friday evening at the Cross Insurance Arena. Leading his underappreciated third-ranked Yachtsmen into their Western Class A semifinal ro...

  • Portland survives Deering in semifinal instant classic

    PORTLAND—Portland and Deering have been doing battle on the hardwood since not long after Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball. It's safe to say that none of the ancient rivals' 219 previous meetings were quite as impactful as Friday evening's Western Class A semifinal ...

  • Yarmouth's dream ends with upset loss to Lake Region

    PORTLAND—A season of triumph and promise ended in abject agony Thursday evening. Yarmouth's boys' basketball team, which exceeded expectations this winter and finished atop the Western Class B Heal Points standings, entered its semifinal against No. 4 Lake Region at the Cross Insuran...

  • Cape boys take care of Lincoln, reach regional final

    PORTLAND—Some people appreciate music or fine art. To the eye of Cape Elizabeth boys' basketball coach Jim Ray, nothing is more beautiful than smothering defense and unselfish, balanced offense. With that in mind, the Capers put forth a virtuoso performance during Thursday eve...

  • Cinderella Capers break records, make history

    PORTLAND—Cinderella lives. Does she ever. A little over a week after having to go on the road to play a preliminary round game just to reach the tournament, Cape Elizabeth's girls' basketball team is one of two teams left standing in Western Class B. Thursday afternoon ...

  • Greely dominates GNG in stunning semifinal statement

    Greely's girls' basketball team celebrates at the horn of Thursday's 57-34 semifinal round win over Gray-New Gloucester. More photos below.