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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
    December 9, 2012

    Weight drop suits York’s Mercurio

    Alex Mercurio, a state champion at 285 pounds, shows he can be a force in the 220-pound class.

  • Published
    December 6, 2012

    10 girls’ basketball players to watch

    Emily Campbell: York, senior forward/center: At 6-1, Campbell can score down low and behind the arc and was Wildcats’ leading scorer as junior at 10.5 ppg. Has been a key part of the Wildcats’ success since her freshman year. Tiana-Jo Carter: Lake Region, junior center: The athletic 6-foot-2 Carter’s length, jumping ability and anticipation made […]

  • Published
    December 6, 2012

    10 girls’ basketball teams to watch

    1. McAuley: The two-time defending Class A state champ is favored again this year and it’s easy to see why. In point guard Allie Clement and 6-foot-2 center Olivia Smith, both juniors, the Lions have two of the best players in the state. Then throw in Victoria Lux and Molly Mack, a pair of 6-footers, […]

  • Published
    November 27, 2012

    College Connections: Colpitts plenty busy up north

    Jenn Colpitts was told if she took her multi-sport talents to the University of Maine at Fort Kent she would not have to worry about being bored. She wouldn’t have the time, said women’s soccer coach Lucas Levesque. “And that is so true. If I wasn’t playing sports in Fort Kent I probably would be […]

  • Published
    November 21, 2012

    Men’s Basketball at a Glance

    UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND COACH: Ed Silva (first year) LAST YEAR: 6-19, 6-12 in CCC STRENGTHS: Bronx, N.Y., product and captain Charles Fenner III (13.4 ppg) has shown ability to score in bunches, Silva brings credibility after 11 seasons at Elms College (206-111, six trips to NCAA tourney) and Nor’easters are playing in new 1,200-seat […]

  • Published
    November 20, 2012

    She’s hoping for super season

    USM’s Nicole Garland is back as a fifth-year senior, and she has lofty goals for the Huskies.

  • Published
    November 20, 2012

    Simonds returns to St. Joseph’s as an assistant

    Rick Simonds, the Monks’ coach for 23 seasons, will help Rob Sanicola, one of his ex-players.

  • Published
    November 18, 2012

    All-State Field hockey: Goal-oriented Bernatchez bound for UNC

    Once known as Katie’s younger sister, the Messalonskee senior found the net 47 times.

  • Published
    November 14, 2012

    College Connections: John Murphy keeps courting chance to play in pros

    John Murphy planned to finish his senior year at Bates College playing both soccer and basketball. He just didn’t think he’d end up doing both at the same time. From Jan. 8-10, Murphy, a Yarmouth High graduate, will be skipping out on the basketball team to attend the InfoSports 13th annual Pro Soccer Combine at […]

  • Published
    November 8, 2012

    NCAA Field Hockey: Taking care of business

    Another workmanlike showing advances the Polar Bears to the Division III regional semis.

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