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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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    May 23, 2013

    Softball notebook: Greely finds success with coach known for success

    Coaching at Greely High is something of a homecoming for first-year varsity softball coach Jessica Gomez. She went to Cumberland area elementary schools until her family moved to Jackman before sixth grade. A 2001 grad of Forest Hills, Gomez, then known as Brady, was a four-time, first-team America East pick at the University of Maine […]

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    May 23, 2013

    College Connections: Babson losing booming bat in softball

    Babson College softball coach Dave Canan said he can think of only one reason why he’ll be glad that Scarborough’s Catie Funk is no longer on his team. “I won’t miss being petrified of being killed in the third-base box,” Canan said. “To be honest, when Catie was batting, I didn’t even stand there. I […]

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    May 22, 2013

    Red Riots beat Tigers, but ace gets hurt

    Softball: Erin Bogdanovich hurts her right arm, but her coach says ‘she’ll be fine.’

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    May 20, 2013

    After tough start, Tigers have changed their stripes

    The Biddeford High softball team is riding a nine-game winning streak after starting 0-3.

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    May 19, 2013

    Davis shows he need not look up to any MMA combatant

    Though outsized, Marcus Davis wins a unanimous decision over Darius Heyliger in an MMA bout.

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    May 18, 2013

    Personal combat in the mix at Lewiston

    MMA makes its return to the Colisee Saturday night with some Mainers among the combatants.

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    May 16, 2013

    Softball Notebook: Cape coach pleased 200th win came vs. Class B power

    Some might have looked at last Friday’s Class B softball matchup between unbeatens Cape Elizabeth and five-time Western Class B champ Fryeburg as a test to see if the Capers were legitimate contenders. Cape Elizabeth Coach Joe Henrikson had already been convinced. “I have to be honest. I went into that game very confident. I’m […]

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    May 15, 2013

    College Connections: The kindest cut in the long run

    Mitchell Black of Brunswick is currently the second-fastest 800-meter runner in Division III men’s track and field programs. Not bad for a young man who hoped he would be a soccer player in college. Black was a four-sport varsity athlete at Brunswick High. Good enough to be a first-team KVAC pick in basketball and soccer […]

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    May 14, 2013

    Not so tame, these Tigers

    Softball: After starting the season at 0-3, Biddeford wins its eighth game in a row behind Abbie Paquette.

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    May 12, 2013

    It’s Luchini, again, in Mother’s Day road race

    Louie Luchini wins his fourth straight Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K, crossing the plate in 15:03, and Erica Jesseman of Scarborough is the winning female contender.