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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
    August 31, 2013

    Old Orchard Beach forced to cancel field hockey season

    Citing low participation, the school won’t field a team this fall.

  • Published
    August 28, 2013

    Field hockey Playday: Start your stickwork

    The 16 SMAA field hockey teams at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Tuesday were there for a test of their game-condition readiness, their conditioning in the muggy sunshine and a glimpse at upcoming opponents. The 12th annual SMAA Playday ran from 8:30 a.m. until a bit after 7 p.m. Each team was slotted into a […]

  • Published
    August 24, 2013

    Para-athlete born to run

    Norway’s Josh Kennison won a medal in a world championship event and aims to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil.

  • Published
    August 19, 2013
    Steven Siler, Mike Brown

    UFC spectacle could make visit to Maine

    If the Ultimate Fighting Championship ever comes to Maine, fans would be treated to quite a show.

  • Published
    August 18, 2013

    Oregon fighter takes light heavyweight bout

    BOSTON — Chael Sonnen caught Mauricio Rua in a submission choke hold in the first round and finished off his main event win at UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden in Boston. The show was the first-ever live event on Fox Sports1. Sonnen (29-13-1) was coming off consecutive losses in the premier mixed martial […]

  • Published
    August 18, 2013

    Brown beaten quickly in his UFC comeback

    Fighting for the first time in more than a year, Maine’s Mike Brown loses in less than a minute.

  • Published
    August 17, 2013

    Four Mainers in mixed martial arts

    Marcus Davis, Mike Brown and Ray Wood have all benefited from the work of Dana White.

  • Published
    August 17, 2013
    President of the UFC White

    UFC chief with ties to Maine has overseen fight to the top

    The sport is growing under the eyes of its de facto commissioner, who grew up near Bangor.

  • Published
    August 16, 2013

    Local Auto Racing: Rowe is missed, but race goes on

    The Beech Ridge community was hit hard by the late-night pit-area accident that killed Gregory Rowe, 47, of Standish. Rowe, a member of Sport Series veteran Sally Gherardi-Hatch’s crew, was reportedly riding on the bumper of a slow moving truck exiting the speedway at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. He fell off the truck and was run […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2013

    NECBL: Mainers swept out by playoff loss

    Sanford’s late-season surge comes to an end, and so does the 2013 season.

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