Category Archives: Local Sports

Michael Laverriere named Gatorade Player of the Year

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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.

Caring cyclists ride along beautiful Maine coast for MS150

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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 […]

‘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 […]

Winter in three part harmony – time to exercise?

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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 […]

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 […]