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  • Playoffs near for soccer, volleyball and cross country

    (Ed. Note: For the complete Portland-Westbrook boys' soccer game story, with additional photos, see theforecaster.net) Field hockey's postseason is already underway (see story) and soccer, volleyball and cross country get started this weekend. Golf put a bow on its season this pas...

  • Super Six Polls

    Here's the latest version of our Super-Six football poll and a final regular season poll for field hockey. Final regular season polls for football, soccer and volleyball will appear next week. These polls consider games played through Saturday, Oct. 18, and were first released on Twitter at Twitt...

  • Yarmouth surges into playoffs after shutout of Falmouth

    FALMOUTH—Yarmouth's boys' soccer team saved its best for last this regular season and as a result, the Clippers enter the postseason as the team to beat in Class B. Tuesday evening, four days after a pivotal one-goal victory at defending state champion Greely, Yarmouth made another s...

  • Portland Sports Roundup

    Basketball shooting clinic upcoming There will be a shooting clinic for girls' basketball players in grades 3-9 Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph's College in Standish. The clinic will be headed by St. Joe's coach Mike McDevitt and his staff and players. The fee is $35 i...

  • Big wins for city football teams in penultimate weekend

    (Ed. Note: For the complete Cheverus-Bangor game story, with additional photos and a box score, see theforecaster.net) All three city football teams were winners last weekend, although you could argue that Deering went 2-0 and Portland 1-1 (see sidebar about the Bulldogs' forfeitu...

  • Yarmouth's title quest begins with blanking of Telstar

    YARMOUTH—Yarmouth's field hockey team has a singular focus this postseason and an unfamiliar foe and a steady rain weren't about to stand in the Clippers' way Tuesday afternoon. Hosting Telstar in a Western Class C quarterfinal, the second-ranked Clippers made quick work of the seven...

  • Yarmouth girls end season on high note by edging Falmouth

    YARMOUTH—On Yarmouth's Senior Night, it was a dynamic freshman who stole the show. Monday evening, in a battle of two of the best girls' soccer teams around, the surging Clippers hosted longtime rival Falmouth in a final playoff tuneup. For much of the night, Yarmouth returned...

  • Waynflete closes with win over Freeport, ready for three-peat run

    PORTLAND—If ever there was a team that was fit for anything but a tie, it was the Waynflete Flyers. Waynflete, the two-time defending Class C girls' soccer champion, had settled for draws in five of its first 13 contests, including its past two, and Monday afternoon at Fore River Fie...

  • Falmouth field hockey blanks SP to advance

    FALMOUTH—One team was taking part in its 18th successive postseason. The other hadn't played in the playoffs in four years and hadn't won a win-or-go-home game in eight. Based on that disparity of experience, the ensuing result wasn't much of a surprise when the Falmouth Yacht...

  • Cheverus awakens, dances past Portland in prelim

    PORTLAND—For a month, Cheverus' field hockey team tried everything in its power to rediscover its scoring and winning touch. Turns out, the Stags simply needed a little rain dance. Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium, Cheverus, mired in a nine-game winless streak, took o...