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  • Portland Sports Roundup

    Deering-Portland FH game dedicated to cancer awareness When rivals Deering and Portland meet in their lone field hockey showdown this season, Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at Deering High School, more than bragging rights will be at stake. The game will be dedicated to Deering supporter She...

  • Blame for Red Sox' struggles don't include John Henry

    The past two baseball seasons in Boston have seemed interminable. Losses have piled up, big-ticket free agent signings have fallen flat and high hopes have been crushed. Fans have spread the blame, alternately focusing on the players, on manager John Farrell, on general manager Ben Chering...

  • Local sailors earn top finishes

    The Maine State Optimist Championships were held at Portland Yacht Club on Aug. 9 and 10 and featured a couple of local champions. Ian MacDiarmid of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club was first. Falmouth's Caleb Robinson (second from right) placed fourth and Yarmouth's Ben Palmer (far right) came in ...

  • Portland Sports Roundup

    Casco Bay Sports fall offerings Casco Bay Sports has open registration for Sunday flag football, frostbite softball, golf and tennis leagues, as well as Wednesday co-ed bowling, starting in September. Outdoor soccer, basketball, volleyball and dodgeball leagues are also offered. FMI,

  • Local tennis team wins district crown

    Local women's tennis players competing for The Racquettes, playing out of The Woodlands Club in Falmouth, won the level 3.5 district title last week. The Racquettes next play in the USTA Sectionals Aug. 26-28 in Springfield, Mass. Front row (left to right): Mary Fitzgerald, Anne Lafond, K...

  • 'Big Dog Party 'a top dog at Monhegan race

    Division 1 winner "Big Dog Party," skippered by Pete Price, jockeys for position at the start of the Portland Yacht Club Monhegan/Manana/Seguin Trophy Race last weekend.

  • My favorites players are...

    Two weeks ago, I compared the 20 best baseball players in the game today to my 20 favorite bands. In celebration of the subjectivity of the music list, I thought I would share a rundown of my favorite baseball players, position-by-position. Naturally, the list will be Red Sox-heavy, so I&...

  • Local hurling team competes at tournament

    The Maine Gaelic Sports Alliance U-12 boys and girls participated in the recent National Continental Youth championships in Canton, Mass., which showcased all Gaelic Sports. The Maine GSA, in its inaugural year, fielded a spirited youth hurling team known as the Gael Force. The team of kids, betw...

  • Beach to Beacon a big hit

    A massive throng of humanity sets off in quest of glory as the 14th annual Beach to Beacon race begins Saturday in Cape Elizabeth. In all, 5,876 runners took part. They hailed from 12 countries and 43 states. The overall winner was Kenyan Micah Kogo, who had a time of 27 minutes, 48 seconds. Ahez...

  • Mid-Coast Sports Roundup

    Mt. Ararat announces preseason first day schedule The first day of the fall sports preseason at Mt. Ararat High School is Monday, Aug. 15. Football meets at 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Boys' soccer meets from 8-10 a.m.  and 3-5 p.m. Girls' soccer goes from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 5-6:30...