Category Archives: Local Sports

Winter in three part harmony – time to exercise?

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

 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

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 […]

Sometimes history is just a train ride away

For 86 years they couldn’t win the big one. Now, for the third time in the last 10 years the Red Sox are knocking on the door. For those of us who grew up in the greater Boston area and transplanted ourselves to Maine, this time of year we often feel a strong pull from […]

Runners from Portland to Boston take to the streets in support

PORTLAND/BOSTON – With little fanfare, runners throughout Maine and Massachusetts have taken to the streets as an act of compassion and support for one another and the victims of Monday’s senseless bombings. John Rogers and the people at the Maine Running Company sent out a simple face book message. A little more than 24 hours […]

Kerrymen Pub 5K – Longtime race directors retire

KENNEBUNK – This spring will mark the 15th anniversary of Mary’s Walk and the Kerrymen Pub 5K, and it will be the first time in as many years that Joel Croteau and Mel Uchenick have not served as the race directors. Croteau, a 68-year-old Biddeford resident and member of the Maine Running Hall of Fame, […]