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Michael has been the sports editor for The Forecaster newspapers since 2001. In-depth game stories and local sports history are his passion. He tweets prodigiously at @foresports.

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  • Published
    June 17, 2019

    Freeport baseball reaches state final, but falls just short

    Freeport’s baseball team whoops it up during last week’s 2-1 regional final win over York. The Falcons’ title dream ended Saturday with a 2-0 loss to Ellsworth in the Class B state final. The best season in the history of the Freeport baseball program came to a close Saturday a mere two runs shy of […]

  • Published
    June 16, 2019

    Falmouth girls get defensive, repeat as Class A champs

    Falmouth’s girls’ lacrosse team mobs junior goalie Hannah Dubinsky at the conclusion of the Yachtsmen’s 5-3 win over Kennebunk in Saturday’s Class A state final. Falmouth won its second consecutive championship. Derek Davis / Portland Press Herald photos. More photos below. BOX SCORE Class A Final Falmouth 5 Kennebunk 3 K- 1 2- 3 F- […]

  • Published
    June 16, 2019

    Falmouth loses OT heartbreaker to TA in Class A final

    Falmouth junior Shane Allen and Thornton Academy senior C.J. Labreck fight for possession during the teams’ Class A boys’ lacrosse state final Saturday. Allen won 15 of 18 faceoffs, but in overtime, his stick was ruled illegal and Labreck wound up scoring to give the Golden Trojans an 8-7 win and a repeat championship. Derek […]

  • Published
    June 15, 2019

    Baker’s eight goals lead NYA boys to Class C title

    The North Yarmouth Academy boys’ lacrosse team celebrates en masse following Saturday’s 17-5 victory over the Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce Mountain co-op team in the Class C state final. The Panthers won their first championship since 2007. Derek Davis / Portland Press Herald photos. More photos below. BOX SCORE Class C state final North Yarmouth Academy 17 Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce […]

  • Published
    June 15, 2019

    Cape rallies to stun Yarmouth again, this time in triple OT

    Cape Elizabeth junior Karli Chapin celebrates after scoring in the final minute of regulation in Friday’s Class B state final against Yarmouth. Chapin’s goal tied the score and in the third overtime, Chapin scored again, giving the Capers a 12-11 victory and their second consecutive championship. Derek Davis / Portland Press Herald photos. More photos […]

  • Published
    June 15, 2019

    Yarmouth holds off Greely’s rally to win first title in a decade

    Yarmouth’s boys’ lacrosse team exults in a mass of humanity after surviving Greely, 11-10, in Friday night’s Class B state final. The Clippers won their first championship since 2009. Derek Davis / Portland Press Herald photos. More photos below. BOX SCORE Class B state final Yarmouth 11 Greely 10 Y- 2 4 4 1- 11 […]

  • Published
    June 13, 2019

    Unbeaten no more…Cape’s rally falls short in regional final loss to TA

    Thornton Academy senior C.J. Labreck scores a first half goal as Cape Elizabeth sophomore Gavin Simopolous defends during the Golden Trojans’ 8-5 victory in Wednesday’s Class A South Final. Thornton Academy handed the Capers their first loss of the season and advanced to meet Falmouth in Saturday’s state final. Carl D. Walsh / Portland Press […]

  • Published
    June 12, 2019

    Scarborough outlasts SP in extras to win regional title

    Scarborough’s baseball team mobs winning pitcher, senior Jack Clark, after outlasting top-ranked South Portland, 3-2, in 11-innings, to take the Class A South title Wednesday afternoon. The Red Storm will face unbeaten Oxford Hills in the state final Saturday. Brianna Soukup / Portland Press Herald photos. More photos below. BOX SCORE Class A South Final, […]

  • Published
    June 12, 2019

    Revenge is sweet…Yarmouth blitzes Brunswick with surprising ease

    Yarmouth’s boys’ lacrosse team whoops it up after Tuesday’s 18-6 win over Brunswick in a Class B state semifinal. The Clippers avenged last year’s playoff ouster and advanced to meet Greely in Friday’s state final. Ben McCanna / Portland Press Herald photos. More photos below. BOX SCORE Class B state semifinal Yarmouth 18 Brunswick 6 […]

  • Published
    June 11, 2019

    Yarmouth girls survive Biddeford’s challenge, advance to states again

    Yarmouth senior Abi Thornton shoots and scores one of her four goals past Biddeford senior goalie Ella Mckenzie during the Clippers’ 11-6 win in Tuesday’s Class B girls’ lacrosse state semifinal. Yarmouth will meet Cape Elizabeth in a state game rematch Friday night. Photos courtesy Maureen Grandmaison Photography. More photos below. BOX SCORE Class B state […]

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