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  • Deering ties Gorham in knots, rolls to win on big stage

    PORTLAND—Deering's boys' basketball team doesn't have a lot of size and doesn't knock down a lot of outside shots, but the Rams can make life miserable for the opposition nonetheless. That's because nobody forces turnovers, gets out and runs and finishes like this budding contender a...

  • South Portland's size, depth too much for Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND—South Portland's boys' basketball team boasts the kind of size that Scarborough can only dream of and that disparity went a long way toward deciding the teams' showdown Saturday afternoon at Beal Gymnasium. Early on, Red Riots junior Jack Fiorini, who stands 6-foot-5, ...

  • Deering girls stay perfect with win at Cheverus

    PORTLAND—The Deering girls' basketball team is still unblemished. Cheverus, meanwhile, continues to wonder what it takes to beat one of its elite city rivals. In a Saturday afternoon special at Keegan Gymnasium, the Rams improved to 11-0 behind a stellar team-wide effort, pace...

  • Freeport and Yarmouth split hoops doubleheader

    FREEPORT—All eyes were on Freeport High School Friday night as the host Falcons and neighboring Yarmouth Clippers were the only teams to play their scheduled games after a snowstorm wiped the slate virtually clean. Each rival managed a dose of bragging rights as the Freeport girls op...

  • Wins keep coming for Mid-Coast teams

    Some local teams enjoyed big wins in recent days. Here's a glimpse at the week that was and what's on tap: Boys' basketball Mt. Ararat was the big winner in an overtime thriller at Brunswick Monday night. The Eagles were led by Josh Walker, who had 25 points, which ...

  • South Sports Roundup

    Scarborough boy wins district Hoopshoot crown Scarborough's Stephan Gikas was the boys' 12-13 age winner at Sunday's district Elks Hoopshoot foulshooting contest in Rockland. Gikas advances to the state shootoff, held at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 30 at Brunswick High School. ...

  • Mid-Coast Sports Roundup

    Maine Elite Lacrosse registration upcoming Maine Elite Lacrosse's session III registration opens Feb. 1. The boys' grades 7-8 season runs Tuesdays March 1 through April 12 at the Portland Sports Complex. Game time is 6:15 p.m. Sundays from March 6 through April 24 at...

  • Three OTs too much for SP as Portland wins 80-71 thriller

    PORTLAND—Saturday afternoon, the South Portland boys' basketball team rallied from a 19-point halftime deficit to edge host Thornton Academy in double overtime. After that, the Red Riots had to wonder what they could do for an encore. Well, Wednesday night they found out. ...

  • SP bounces back, beats Portland in hockey battle

    PORTLAND—According to coach Joe Robinson, the South Portland boys’ hockey team played some of its worst hockey of the season. And they won. The Red Riots overcame a lackluster first two periods to defeat Portland, 3-1, Thursday at Portland Ice Arena. South Portlan...

  • Winter fun continues for southern schools

    Basketball isn't the only winter sport heating up (please see story). The rest of the winter sports landscape has featured plenty of action in recent days. Here's a glimpse: Boys' hockey Cape Elizabeth's boys' hockey team has hit its stride and is climbing up th...