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  • Cape girls shock the world, advance to semis

    PORTLAND—Never before has winning ugly felt so good. Cape Elizabeth's girls' basketball team, which had to go all the way to Fryeburg last week just to qualify for the Western Class B quarterfinals, had the unenviable task of meeting Spruce Mountain, the undefeated top seed Tuesday e...

  • Portland Sports Roundup

    Locals perform well at wrestling states Cheverus, Deering and Portland all took part at the Class A state wrestling meet last weekend. The Bulldogs had 35 points to come in eighth (Marshwood was first with 183). The Rams tied Brunswick for 14th with 17 points and the Stags were 17th with...

  • This time it's Greely...Rangers finally slay Lake Region

    PORTLAND—For three years, the championship hopes of the Greely girls' basketball team were cast asunder by the Lake Region Lakers. This winter, the Rangers finally said enough. Despite a marvelous 16-2 regular season, Greely's third seed forced it to battle Lake Region in the ...

  • McAuley comes alive in second half, ousts Portland

    PORTLAND—Nothing has come easily this winter for McAuley's girls' basketball team, but like the juggernauts of the past four seasons, these Lions manage to find a way to prevail. Even against upset-minded opponents in the postseason. Monday evening at the Portland Exposition B...

  • SP upsets Deering, earns signature win

    PORTLAND—All season, the South Portland girls' basketball team was close. Close to the top teams. Close to earning a statement victory. Monday evening at the Portland Exposition Building, the young Red Riots arrived. Facing No. 4 Deering in a Western Class A quar...

  • Scarborough scares TA, but falls in quarterfinals

    PORTLAND—Scarborough's girls' basketball team found itself where few expected it to be at halftime of Monday afternoon's Western Class A quarterfinal at the Portland Exposition Building. Leading favored Thornton Academy. The seventh-ranked Red Storm struggled through a nearly ...

  • SP erupts in second half, ousts Cheverus in quarterfinals

    PORTLAND—South Portland's second-ranked boys' basketball team was sluggish during the first half of Monday's quarterfinal against No. 7 Cheverus at the Portland Exposition Building, but once morning turned to afternoon, the Red Riots hit their stride. In scintillating fashion.

  • Falmouth survives Westbrook in OT

    PORTLAND—Falmouth's boys' basketball team held the lead for all of 48 seconds in Monday morning's Western Class A quarterfinal round game against underdog Westbrook, but the Yachtsmen reminded everyone that it's not how you start, but how you finish. And that all that matters is that...

  • Ochan earns soccer Gatorade award

    Deering senior Stephen Ochan receives the Maine boys' soccer Gatorade Player of the Year award from school principal Ira Waltz last week. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on a...

  • Portland's wrestling team earns honor

    Portland's wrestling team was given the Western Class A Sportsmanship Award at last weekend's state meet. The Bulldogs won for the second year in a row. Left to right: Coach Tony Napolitano, Greg Cassella, Jeremiah Israel-Copeland, Josh Hunnewell, Clautel Buba, Coach Dave Elowitch.