SACO – In some ways, Thornton Academy’s Michael Laverriere hopes 2016 lasts a bit longer.
After leading his football team all year in hopes of another Class A state championship title, Laverriere ended his career short of the goal he set for himself and the team, but for his efforts and talent, he was singled out for several post-season awards.
BIDDEFORD — Nearly 400 cyclists gathered at the Biddeford campus of the University of New England Saturday, August 13, 2016 to ride their bikes for two days along the southern coast of Maine on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “This year, there are riders from 20 different states registered,” said Sue Tidd, the […]
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 […]
Yes, these posts are supposed to document my summer of cycling, but yesterday was one of the ‘big’ days for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the World Cup, and I spent most of my day looking forward to the game. I was not disappointed. As I said today, if, two weeks ago, someone told me the team […]
F or the most part, Mainers are a hearty group and on January 19, three veteran runners from the Portland area proved that with their efforts in a Key West road race. Byrne Decker, Michael Payson, and Dave Weatherbie left the Polar Vortex behind and headed to the southernmost point in the continental United States […]
A ll it took was a simple message: a runner from Virginia, the mother of three, was killed on Monday, January 13, while she was on an early morning training run. Meg Menzies, the 34-year-old wife of an Ashland, VA police officer was struck and killed at about 8 a.m. and allegedly, the driver of […]
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 […]
Winter officially started about a week ago and already we’ve had two measurable snow storms (that’s the current lingo for a lot of snow), an ice storm, and now the latest rumor is that we’ll see the white stuff again Sunday afternoon. I’m OK with that, but here’s the part that will be miserable: along the […]
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 […]
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 […]