South Portland High School athletic secretary Karen Forcella gets a hug from Red Riots boys’ basketball coach Phil Conley prior to last Friday’s home game versus Deering. Forcella received roses from the team and a standing ovation from the crowd. After being an athletic department fixture since 2000 and having no peer in her role, Forcella is moving to North Carolina and will greatly missed by all in the South Portland community, as well as by a local sportswriter who will always appreciate her kindness and support.