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  • What a thriller! Portland edges Deering in PKs in palpitating prelim

    PORTLAND—It was the worth the wait. Every agonizing second. Friday evening at Memorial Field, the Deering girls' soccer team hosted Portland in a Western Class A preliminary round playoff game and as it turned out, 80 minutes couldn't determine a winner. Nor could 30 mi...

  • NYA boys stunned by Sacopee in prelim

    YARMOUTH—A year ago, North Yarmouth Academy's boys' soccer team fell behind by a goal at home in its first playoff game, then rallied for a memorable win over rival Waynflete. This fall, the Panthers followed a familiar script, but couldn't achieve a similar ending. Friday aft...

  • Baseball, softball upsets highlight early action for Portland-area teams

    (Ed. Note: For the full Cheverus-Scarborough, Cheverus-South Portland and Deering-South Portland boys' lacrosse game stories, please visit theforecaster.net) The 2010 spring sports season is now underway for virtually every city team and in just a few short days, there has already...

  • Portland Sports Roundup

    Portland, Cheverus in inital boys' lacrosse poll The first boys' lacrosse coaches' poll was released last week. Portland, the defending Class A state champion, was listed fourth behind Yarmouth, Falmouth and Brunswick. Cheverus was ranked ninth. PBC fighter ...

  • SP softball improves to 2-0 with 16-1 romp of Kennebunk

    SOUTH PORTLAND—Following last weekend's season-opening 4-1 victory at Sanford, South Portland softball coach Ralph Aceto was anything but pleased with his team's effort. Monday afternoon, Aceto had to search long and hard to find something to criticize. Hosting a Kennebunk squ...

  • Rugby team improves to 3-0

    Scrumhalf Ian Keith, of Portland High, breaks the tackle attempt of Upper Valley, New Hampshire's Thorn Chhloeum, as Steve Teng and Tomas Callan look to support, during the Portland boys' U-19 rugby club's 43-5 victory Saturday. Keith scored three tries as the "Power Pigs" upped their conference ...

  • SP boys' lacrosse rolls over Deering, 15-9, improves to 3-0

    SOUTH PORTLAND—When the 2010 boys' lacrosse schedule came out and South Portland coach Tom Fiorini saw that his up-and-coming team opened with rivals Scarborough, Cheverus and Deering, he hoped his squad could manage a 2-1 start. Well, coach, perhaps you underestimated your team....

  • Scarborough boys' lax rallies past Cheverus, 8-7, in OT

    SCARBOROUGH—Six days after dropping a frustrating overtime decision to South Portland, the Scarborough boys' lacrosse team found itself on the other end of the spectrum Friday evening. In a back-and-forth affair against dangerous Cheverus, the Red Storm rallied to tie the score on Ma...

  • Local gymnasts win titles

    Several local gymnasts, representing the boys' team from the Maine Academy of Gymnastics took home state titles last month. Falmouth's Liam Jacquet (middle row, second from left) was first in Level 4. Cape Elizabeth's Zac Wellins (middle row, fourth from left) came in second in Level 4.  Cum...

  • South Sports Roundup

    South Portland Little League holding Opening Day festivities The South Portland National Little League will hold its 2010 Opening Day ceremonies Saturday, May 1 at 9 a.m., at the Pine Street Little League complex. John "Slim" Lee, unit director of the South Portland Boys a...