When healthy, Heath, of Westbrook, was arguably the best high school pitcher in the state. He had a 5-0 record and hadn’t given up a run in 32 innings when he hurt his arm pitching in the regular-season finale against Cheverus. Heath came out of the game and was done pitching for the season. He suffered a slight ligament tear in his left arm and will rest and rehab it before deciding if an operation is needed. He gave up 11 hits this season, all singles.

A three-time all-state player, Heath finished with a 19-2 career record. As a sophomore, he was 6-0 and also didn’t allow a run. A valuable hitter who hit third in the lineup and played the outfield when he didn’t pitch, Heath batted .378 during the regular season and led the team with 22 RBI. He played football and hockey before deciding to concentrate on baseball. He will attend UMaine on a baseball scholarship. 



Whether it was in the pitching circle or at the plate, Bogdanovich was at the heart of South Portland’s success. During the regular season, she went 10-0 with a 0.10 earned-run average, 111 strikeouts and just four walks in 69 innings. She also batted .577 with two home runs and 23 RBI. When she wasn’t pitching, she played center field.

She was also a member of the varsity soccer team for four years, excelling as a defensive stopper.

Bogdanovich, also named the Gatorade Maine Player of the Year, has accepted a scholarship to play softball at Division II St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.


Twenty-eight athletes will be honored at our annual banquet on Sunday, when our two athletes of the year will be announced. To read profile stories of all fall and winter MVPs, click here.

The event is sponsored by The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Bank of America.