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  • Portland no match for Broncos' buzzsaw in Class A Final

    AUGUSTA—A year ago, Portland's boys' basketball team made a powerful early statement en route to a surprisingly easy win over Hampden Academy in the Class A state final. Saturday, the teams met again with a Gold Ball on the line, but instead of playing in Portland like last year, the...

  • Murphy's Miracle sends Cardiac Capers to Class B pinnacle!

    PORTLAND—Joe Geoghegan and Andrew Dickey, move over. Mike Thurston, Jeff Love and Joe Campbell, time to make room on Immortality Island. Ethan Murphy has joined the club. If you have to wait 27 years to win a state championship, you might as well make it as dramatic as ...

  • Local soccer players win state title

    Local players helped lead the Seacoast United Soccer Club U-12 boys' team to a state title, beating Black Bear United, 3-1, in the final. Seacoast United advances to the US Region 1 tournament in West Virginia next month.Front row (left to right): Nick Kamra, Hayes Estrella, Michael Olivie...

  • Scarborough boys' lax springs semifinal upset, 10-4 at SP

    SOUTH PORTLAND—Scarborough boys' lacrosse coach Joe Hezlep couldn't have dreamed up a better scenario than what played out for his team Saturday afternoon. After an up-and-down 7-5 regular season, the Red Storm appeared to be playoff longshots with the No. 3 seed in Western A, but af...

  • NYA girls' lax downs Morse, 17-2, sets up Yarmouth showdown

    YARMOUTH—There were plenty of reasons for the North Yarmouth Academy girls' lacrosse team to be happy Saturday morning. Not only did the Panthers dominate Morse in a the Eastern B semifinals, 17-2, behind a potent and balanced attack, but they also advanced to a seventh consecutive r...

  • Portland boys' lax advances to another regional final; Bulldogs hold off Lewiston, 9-5

    PORTLAND—Back on May 8, the Portland boys' lacrosse team received its biggest scare of the 2010 season when it had to rally in the fourth quarter to beat host Lewiston, 12-10. Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Stadium, i...

  • Deering's reign ends; Rams' rally not enough in 7-6 loss to Westbrook

    PORTLAND—It was the baseball game most everyone had planned on seeing in Standish with a trophy and a trip north hanging in the balance as the final act of the Western A season. The perfect storm gathering strength as this particular Westbrook Blue Blazes team has come of age in the ...

  • South Portland baseball's season ends with 4-0 loss at Westbrook

    WESTBROOK—Sitting on the playoff bubble among the jumbled middle of the pack in the wake of a lackluster five-run loss at Scarborough in late May, the South Portland Red Riots baseball team had only three chances left to rescue its season and rise above the middling log jam of teams all hud...

  • Scarborough girls' lax top seed in Western A; SP falls in quarterfinals, Cape third in Western B

    The girls' lacrosse playoffs got underway Wednesday when South Portland went to Thornton Academy in the Western A quarterfinal round. The sixth-ranked Red Riots were eliminated, 8-4, and wound up 7-6, their best record in six years. Top-ranked Scarborough begins its quest for its fi...

  • Boys' lax teams all title-worthy

    After exciting regular seasons, the Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland boys' lacrosse teams have turned their attention to stealing postseason glory. The Red Storm, seeded third in Western A, got things going Wednesday when they defeated No. 6 Bonny Eagle, 9-6, in the quarterfi...