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Steve Craig reports primarily about Maine’s active high school sports scene, working to bring the passion and dedication of athletes, coaches and communities to readers. In some ways his career has come full circle. His first newspaper job was covering Maine high school sports in 1986 working out of a tiny office at the front of a hand-sewn shoe shop in Skowhegan. After 12 years as a sportswriter in Dover, New Hampshire, he wrote two books, had a multi-year stint as the Press Herald's freelance motorsports columnist and taught fifth grade. In 2012 he was happy to make a working return to Maine as a staff writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. A graduate of Michigan State University and Southern New Hampshire University, Steve can be forgiven for living in Hampton, New Hampshire. He and his wife Deb, two daughters, and numerous dogs and cats have lived there for nearly 25 years and he still hasn’t finished painting their 150-year-old home.

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  • Published
    October 1, 2013

    Field Hockey Notebook: Ranked teams going head-to-head

    While Scarborough, Massabesic, Falmouth, Cheverus and Marshwood have established themselves as the top five teams in the Western Class A field hockey Heal point standings, the next five teams are a tightly packed bunch. Over the next two weeks the schedule is loaded with head-to-head meetings between Bonny Eagle, Thornton Academy, Biddeford, Westbrook and Gorham. […]

  • Published
    September 27, 2013

    Field hockey: Massabesic improves to 8-1

    Massabesic defeats Cheverus for the first time, 1-0.

  • Published
    September 27, 2013

    College Connections: Keepsake moments for Morrell

    Peter Morrell knows his time as a soccer goalie is rapidly coming to a close. “I think this is probably the last rodeo for me,” Morrell said. “It’s been fun and I hope to extend the season as long as we possibly can, but after this I’ll be ready to move on.” The former Brunswick […]

  • Published
    September 26, 2013

    In field hockey, Massabesic beats Cheverus 1-0

    WATERBORO – Massabesic High’s strong group of senior field hockey players met a mid-season test Thursday, defeating Cheverus, 1-0. “We’d never beaten them. This group of kids had never beaten Cheverus,” Massabesic Coach Michelle Martin-Moore said. “So there’s always that little seed of doubt that you need to slam the door on. That little voice […]

  • Published
    September 24, 2013

    Field hockey notebook: McAuley isn’t losing sight of long-term goal

    Coach Elyse Tourangeau sees signs of improvement.

  • Published
    September 24, 2013

    Field hockey: Wildcats too strong for Raiders

    York’s persistence pays off in a seventh-straight victory, 4-0 over Fryeburg Academy.

  • Published
    September 23, 2013

    York field hockey team remains unbeaten with 4-0 win

    YORK – York High School’s unbeaten field hockey team continued to impress Monday with a 4-0 win against Fryeburg Academy in Class B action. York improved to 7-0. Fryeburg is 4-3. Senior Taylor Simpson had a goal and two assists to lead the York offense, with Devon Datsis, Alexandra Jones and Sarah Panteleos also scoring […]

  • Published
    September 22, 2013

    Lewiston MMA show beset by canceled fights

    After two planned feature fights are canceled, the substitute main event ends in a controversial decision.

  • Published
    September 20, 2013

    Fight card’s full for MMA show

    New England Fights has 27 fights scheduled for its 10th show as the group continues to promote local competitors.

  • Published
    September 19, 2013

    Field hockey: Shutout win not good enough for York

    The Wildcats cruise to a 5-0 win over Kennebunk, but York’s coach says there is plenty of work to do.

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