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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 11, 2013

    Baseball: Marshwood’s defense proves on spot again

    The Hawks turn three double plays to get past South Portland and remain undefeated, 4-3.

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    May 9, 2013

    Softball Notebook: Freeport pitcher looking for a special senior season

    There have been more losses than wins in Leigh Wyman’s Freeport High softball career. There has also been one constant over the past four years. Every game, Wyman takes the ball and her dedication to the sport to the pitching circle. “We haven’t been as successful as we’d like but we’re working toward that every […]

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    May 8, 2013

    College Connections: Curit’s track record? It’s record-setting

    Maria Curit has had a knack for coming up big in the big track and field meets. This weekend at the Division II New England Championships on her home track, the Stonehill College sophomore from Biddeford has some bigger goals in mind. “I want to run (sub-56 seconds) in the 400 and make the finals […]

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    May 7, 2013

    Breaks of game favor Thornton

    Softball: More often than not, the ball seemed to be bouncing for the Trojans and not Noble.

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    May 3, 2013

    No letup for Storm’s pitching

    Scarborough beats South Portland, and has gone 31 innings without a starter giving up a run.

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    May 1, 2013

    High school lacrosse notebook: Traditional powers feeling early-season stings

    When North Yarmouth Academy beat the Cape Elizabeth boys last Wednesday, then stopped defending Class A champion Scarborough on Saturday, some were calling the victories upsets. Beating Cape, yes, call it an upset, said NYA Coach Peter Gerrity. But beating Scarborough felt more like an overdue outcome. “We always felt after playing Scarborough to one-goal […]

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    April 30, 2013

    Sanford surprises Red Riots

    Softball: Sam Adams leads the way on the hill and at the plate in an 8-1 victory at Sanford.

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    April 27, 2013

    Girls’ lacrosse: Waynflete chugging along

    The Flyers, with an experienced team, meet little resistance from Kennebunk in lacrosse.

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    April 26, 2013

    Thornton collects first win

    Jeff Gelinas does it with his offense as well as his pitching, hitting two home runs.

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    April 25, 2013

    Softball Notebook: Western Class B is full of teams chasing Fryeburg

    It’s early in the season but Fred Apt, coach of five-time Western Class B champion Fryeburg Academy, sees an important change for 2013. “I think the league is more well balanced than it has been in quite a few years,” Apt said after his team took close, competitive wins at Poland (2-1) and against Greely […]