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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cheverus wins second Class A crown in three seasons

    PORTLAND—The Cheverus boys' basketball team has been called a lot of things this season, but when the dust settled Saturday evening at the Cumberland County Civic Center, only one moniker was appropriate: Champions. The Stags, behind the wizardry of embattled senior standout India...

  • Portland fifth grader third in national hoops competition

    Saint Brigid School fifth grader Brooke Dawson finished third at the recent NBA Dribble Dish and Swish competition, which features contestants navigating a time-based halfcourt obstacle course. Dawson was the New England regional champion and was recognized at a Boston Celtics' game in December. ...

  • Scarborough teams finish second at Class A swim meet

    A dominant season came to an impressive conclusion for the Scarborough swim teams last week at the Class A state championship meet in Brunswick. The record-setting Red Storm boys came in second for the just the second time ever in Class A, scoring 270 points (Bangor won with 319.5). Cape E...

  • North Sports Roundup

    Hulst steps down at NYANorth Yarmouth Academy boys' hockey coach Kent Hulst, a former Portland Pirates standout, will step down from his position as coach, director of the NYA hockey program and manager of Travis Roy Ice Arena as of April 30. Hulst has accepted a position ...

  • Boys' hockey playoffs underway

    The Falmouth boys' hockey team, one of three local squads entertaining championship dreams, began its playoff run Tuesday evening (after our print edition went to press).The Yachtsmen, ranked third in Western Class A after a stellar 12-4-2 regular season, hosted No. 6 Noble (13-5) in the q...

  • Bridesmaids no longer; Greely sweeps Class B swim state titles

    After a combined 12 second place Class B state meet finishes this decade, the Greely boys' and girls' swim teams said enough already and ascended to the top spot with a vengeance last week at the University of Maine in Orono. First, the boys ended a three year string of being runner-up to ...

  • Falmouth stuns Yarmouth to win boys' Class B ski crown; Clippers take girls' title

    So much for the Yarmouth ski team being invincible. While the Clippers were once again phenomenal in 2010, another local team stole the thunder at last week's Class B state meet. Thanks to some last-day heroics, the Falmouth boys edged out Yarmouth for the combined championship. The...

  • Local gymnasts medal in Las Vegas

    Local gymnasts (from left) Graham Shaw, of Falmouth and Russell Graham, of Cumberland, along with Sam Roach of Windham, a student at Greater Portland Christian School, recently competed in the artistic level 6 competition in Las Vegas. Graham was 10th in the vault in the 10-11 age group. Roach wa...