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Wednesday May 6, 2015


  • High School Extra - Wednesday May 06, 2015 | 7:00 am

    Greely girls tennis to challenge Falmouth’s winning streak

    It may be early in May, but this certainly seems like championship week for the Greely girls tennis team. The Rangers travel to defending Class C state champ Waynflete Wednesday afternoon before facing defending Class A champ Falmouth twice in three days, beginning Monday. Greely, the defending Class B state champ, is off to a 3-0 start behind freshman Izzy Evans, playing at No. 1 singles. Evans rallied for a 6-7 […]

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  • High School Extra - Tuesday May 05, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    Softball power from unlikely sources

    Scarborough High and Thornton Academy both have power threats in their top-level Class A softball lineups. So it was no surprise each team hit a fence-clearing home run in Monday’s 4-3 Scarborough win. The shocker? The players who belted them. Scarborough shortstop Chloe Gorey and Thornton Academy second baseman Libby Pomerleau are both on the south side of 5-foot-4. “Probably the two smallest kids on the field,” Scarborough Coach Tom Griffin observed. “The two most unlikely girls […]

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  • High School Extra - Monday May 04, 2015 | 11:27 am

    State-meet quality track and field performances on display early

    Some state-meet quality performances were on display across southern Maine Friday. In Wells, the Class B indoor triple jump and high jump champion, Fryeburg junior Xiaoyu Victor Yang, captured the high jump in 6-feet and the long jump with a jump of 18 feet, 11.50 inches. At Lake Region High School, national indoor long jump champion Kate Hall stayed well ahead of the field winning the 100 (12:01) by more […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Saturday May 02, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    Blake Swihart ready to go for Red Sox

    Blake Swihart walked  through the Boston Red Sox clubhouse at Fenway Park Saturday morning, greeting teammates he had not seen since spring training. But now Swihart has joined them, ready to make his major league debut at 1:30 p.m., when the Red Sox play the New York Yankees. Swihart, who turned 23 last month, was the Portland Sea Dogs starting catcher last year. Now, with injuries to Christian Vazquez and […]

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    Sports - Friday May 01, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    Offense promises to pack a little more punch at Maine spring game

    The annual Maine football spring game is Saturday morning, and once again it figures to be heavy on defense. I’ll have more on that side of the ball in my story for the Sunday newspaper, but wanted to take a moment to address the Black Bear offense, which will be under a microscope from now until the opening game at Boston College. It starts at quarterback, where Dan Collins and […]

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  • High School Extra - Thursday Apr 30, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    Dan Costigan resigns as Cheverus’ boys’ basketball coach

    Dan Costigan has resigned as boys’ basketball coach at Cheverus High after three seasons. Costigan, who replaced legendary coach Bob Brown in 2012, had a 27-31 record in his three seasons, leading the Stags to the Western Class A quarterfinals in each of the last two years. Costigan said he would continue to teach English at the school but that “I’ve called my last time-out.” “I’ve been coaching for 30 […]

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  • High School Extra - Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 | 4:12 pm

    MPA to vote on abolishing overall ski championships, skimeisters

    Alpine and Nordic skiing will be treated as separate sports and four-event skimeister state champions no longer will be crowned if the Maine high school principals approve a committee recommendation Thursday morning. The general membership of the Maine Principals’ Association will vote on several proposals at the Spring Conference at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Currently, both Alpine and Nordic team state champions receive plaques, but only an overall winner in […]

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  • High School Extra - Monday Apr 27, 2015 | 5:45 pm

    York’s Todd verbally commits to Northeastern women’s basketball

    York High junior Shannon Todd, regarded as one of the top girls’ basketball players in the state, has verbally committed to play at Northeastern University in Boston. Todd, who has scored 757 career points, chose the Huskies, who went 4-25 in the Colonial Athletic Association last year, over Delaware and Dartmouth. “I think this was the best fit for me,” said Todd. “It’s definitely a good feeling knowing where I’m […]

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  • High School Extra - Monday Apr 27, 2015 | 4:45 pm

    Guiliani’s throw opens track season with all-state best

    Last week the high school track season opened with some big marks at a multi-team meet at South Portland High School on April 22. South Portland junior thrower Dan Guiliani threw a Maine all-time best in the shot put with his winning mark of 65-feet, 6-inches, bettering the 60-6 ¼ by Thornton Academy’s Dan Smith in 2008. Guiliani’s record throw would have won last year’s New England Championship, placed second at the […]

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