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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 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 […]

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    April 24, 2013
    Wheaton Women's Lax

    College Connections: Brunswick grad taking charge for Wheaton

    Leila Mills has scored a lot of goals, but never one like this. Last Thursday, Mills — a Wheaton College junior from Brunswick — scored with a second remaining in regulation to give the Lyons an 8-7 women’s lacrosse win against Bridgewater State. “I’ve never been able to score one like that. It was really […]

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    April 23, 2013

    Red Storm beat ‘Wait until next time’ Riots

    Scarborough romps 15-5, as South Portland elects not to use pitcher Erin Bogdanovich so early in the year.

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    April 17, 2013

    College Connections: Bouchard fits in at Valparaiso, she’s ‘living the dream’

    Janelle Bouchard’s path to Indiana, where she’s the starting catcher on the Division I Valparaiso University softball team, began before she even reached Kennebunk High. “When I was an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island, I first saw Janelle when she was in the eighth grade playing for her travel team in the […]