Category Archives: Local Sports

‘Hoops for Hayley’ propels TA team

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SACO – Most coaches go out of their way to keep players from thinking about anything other than the game or match at hand. But for Eric Marston, coach of the Thornton Academy girls’ basketball team, this year is anything but ordinary: after seven league games, with the team wearing their hearts on their uniform […]

Winter Warriors – we’re all a little crazy

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W hen I think of Maine winter activities, the snow, the cold, and short winter days dominate the ideas that come to mind. I see images of snowshoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, hockey, and even ice fishing. For whatever reason, I don’t think about running and road races. So what did I do? I […]

Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5k registration opens

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 SACO – With black Friday in the rear view mirror and cyber Monday staring us in the face, the holiday seasons are in full swing. Many people are looking for the right gift idea or for a unique way to remind a loved one they are thinking of them. The Maine Cancer Foundation and the organizers of Mary’s […]

Cue the duckboats … Portland’s connection to a boat ride on the Charles

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For 86 years they always managed to find a way to lose and now for the third time in a decade, the Boston Red Sox are sitting on top of the baseball world. Who would have believed it? As a teacher who saw many of these players grow and develop at Hadlock Field, I knew […]