Archive for ‘Sports’

  • Short of the goal: Lakers unable to convert in finals seconds, lose prelim to GNG

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Just short. Short on the scoreboard, 57-54. Short on just getting the ball over the rim in the final seconds. Short of the team goal — getting a chance to play a tournament game at the Portland Expo. One thing Lake Region wasn’t short on was heart. As the […]

  • Laker girls turn table on Freeport; face Yarmouth in playoffs

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When the Lakers lost to Freeport a few weeks ago by 13 points, Coach Paul True saw his team let physical play by the Falcons erode their confidence and willingness to attack. The Lakers turned the tables on Freeport (11-7) last Friday night at Nutting Gym. Senior Kristen Huntress […]

  • Raider girls finish on right track, now face Hawks in playoffs

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Mackenzie Buzzell made her final Wadsworth Arena basketball game a strong one. On Senior Night, Buzzell stole the limelight, scoring a game-high 20 points to lead Fryeburg Academy to a 44-39 victory over Cape Elizabeth. The victory evened the Raiders’ record at 9-9 and gives them a […]

  • Boros, Bedell set FA school records at conference championships

    GORHAM — For freshman Gwen Boros, the big stage had a nice feel to it. Boros set a new Fryeburg Academy record with a long jump of 15-feet, 10-inches and won the Western Maine Conference title last Friday night at the University of Southern Maine field house in Gorham. “Quite a feat for this young […]

  • Flu, injuries slow Laker track drive

    GORHAM — Lake Region’s high expectations heading into the Western Maine Conference indoor track & field championships last week had a set back due to the flu bug and some injuries. But, the Lakers in attendance gave it their all and managed some strong results and numerous personal records (PRs). Leading the team was Danica […]

  • Hazel V. Diffin, 89

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Hazel V. Diffin, 89, of South Portland, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the Odd Fellows’ & Rebekahs’ Home of Maine, where she had been a resident for the past three years. She was born in Portland, Nov. 13, 1927, the daughter of Roland C. and Myrtle (Thompson) Lothrop. She attended […]

  • Pauline T. Morris, 104

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Pauline T. Morris, 104, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 24, 1912, in Bloomfield, Vt., and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lillian Taylor. She lived in North Stratford, Vt., until they came to Portland when she […]

  • Player of the Week: Maggie Luce

    Maggie Luce competes in multiple events as a member of the Lake Region varsity indoor track & field team, which takes time and commitment. “She has balanced it well and found success by breaking personal records in all her events,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “Maggie is open to advice from peers and coaches, […]

  • Player of the Week: Cameron Meserve

    Cameron Meserve is indoor track’s version of baseball’s utility fielder — someone capable of performing multiple tasks. “Cameron runs all distances, from 200 meters to two miles. He gives us many options when planning out a meet,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “Cameron trains hard and races even harder. He is determined to put […]

  • Player of the Week: Tristen Chaine

    Tristen Chaine may not be as tall as some of the league’s forwards and centers, but he certainly isn’t afraid to mix it up with the big boys. “The biggest surprise that I have seen with Tristen this year is his rebounding ability,” Lake Region varsity boys’ basketball coach John Mayo said. “He is second […]