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  • Stretch run begins as January ends

    The winter sports season is rapidly coming to a close and once we dig out from all this snow, the final chapter of the regular season should be memorable. The girls' hockey regular season comes to an end this week, while basketball culminates a week from Friday. It won't be long until swim...

  • South Sports Roundup

    SMCC men still perfect in conference The Southern Maine Community College men's basketball team passed two more tests last week, winning at home over Unity College (103-55) and at U. Maine-Presque Isle (74-64) to improve to 17-1 overall and...

  • Good times roll on for local baseball squads

    Whether you follow American Legion, Junior Legion or Babe Ruth baseball, teams from the city of Portland have delivered the goods. On Monday, the Deering High-populated Nova Seafood American Legion baseball powerhouse won its sixth state championship in nine seasons. No...

  • NBA legend comes to Portland

    NBA legend Bob Lanier spoke with a group of parents and children last week at the Portland Expo at a citizenship program sponsored by the league, the WNBA and the new local NBA Developmental League entry, the Maine Red Claws. A total of 250 children attended.

  • New program appeals to women golfers

    It is a mid-June Saturday afternoon when a sight that would have been unthinkable just a few months earlier brings a smile to the face of Greg Leighton. Walking across the parking lot is Lynn Hawkins. The Cumberland woman is pulling a golf cart and bag. Leighton's wife, Vicki, walks out to mee...

  • Portland Sports Roundup

    Portland High announces fall practice schedule Portland High School will start practice for the fall sports season on Monday, Aug. 17. Football practices from 8 to 11 a.m., at Quinn Field and 4 to 7 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Field hockey will practice from 8 to 1...

  • Cape's Daly wins Peaks to Portland swim

    A colorful group of swimmers worked their way from Peaks Island to Portland's East End Beach Saturday in the annual Peaks to Portland Swim. When all was said and done, 220 swimmers finished the course.

  • Local standouts take part in classic Lobster Bowl

    They call it the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic and Saturday's 20th version of the mid-summer football showdown more than lived up to the "classic" moniker. The West team couldn't hold an early 10-0 advantage, nor a late 16-10 lead and dropped an agonizing 17-16 decision when Edwa...

  • South Sports Roundup

    Basketball team wins Senior Games title Triple Threat, the Maine 50's women's basketball team captured the gold medal in the National Senior Games in California by beating a team from Colorado by four points in double overtime. It was the state's first championship ...

  • Local baseball, softball teams impress

    It's an exciting time of year for local baseball and softball players and fans. Last weekend, the South Portland American All-Stars 11-12 softball team captured the state championship in dramatic fashion. South Portland went 4-1 in the state tournament in Auburn and saved its best ...