Greely senior swimming standout Sarah Easterling (joined by her father, Jeff, left, and Greely coach Rob Hale) signs her National Letter of Intent to attend and swim at the University of Arkansas during a ceremony Monday afternoon. Easterling is a reigning Class B state champion (and record holder) in the breaststroke and individual medley and was Greely's Winter Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
"I always wanted to go (Division I)," said Easterling, who's undecided on a major, but expresses interest in sports science. "It's really an exciting day. I went on two other recruiting trips, but Arkansas was definitely my favorite. They're really good. Last week, they were ranked third out of all D1 swim schools. I'm not going to be the best swimmer. I'll be in the middle, which is what I wanted. I wanted to go somewhere where I'll be pushed."
"(Sarah's) the best swimmer I've had, male or female," said Hale. "The team is very proud of her. You can tell by the record board that things happen when she gets in the water. You take diving out and she has all but one of the swimming records. Her versatility is what drew colleges. She can do all the strokes. She has a sweet demeanor, but in the pool, she's a tiger."
PORTLAND—They did it again.»
FALMOUTH — With time winding down for its completion, developers of the Tidewater Farm mixed-used neighborhood hope to rev»
She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed.»
FALMOUTH — The town is acquiring 100 acres of forest, valued at just over $907,000, to add to its conservation corner»
Arrests 12/15 at 12:16 p.m.»
PORTLAND—Waynflete's girls' basketball team is still a work in progress, but when the Flyers get things rolling, they're a»
BRUNSWICK — Like celebrities evading paparazzi, six furry guests were quietly slipped through a side door into a nond»
PORTLAND — The potential for increased speeds on a major street connecting the city and Westbrook has officials on both si»
Arrests No arrests were reported from Dec. 5-12. Summonses 11/30 at 7:45 a.m.»
TOPSHAM — The town's year-long 250th birthday celebration, which received a less-enthusiastic response than organizers exp»