Tag Archives: Deering High School

Why concussion revelations have me scared for my future

Things got hazy as soon as I took the fullback’s foot off my jaw. One of my teammates tackled him hard, right next to me, and he sort of helicoptered into my face. Immediately I felt a searing pain in my jaw, and I was seeing stars, but I was so jacked up to play […]

Carolina ACC Barnstorming Tour makes a rare stop in Maine tonight

For 36 years top players from the legendary Atlantic Coast Conference’s men’s basketball teams have gotten together in April and traveled around playing local club and high school teams. It’s called the ACC Barnstorming Tour, and it’s featured such players as Michael Jordan, Len Bias, and Tyler Hansbrough. The tour usually sticks to the southeastern […]

Portland native living his NBA dream coaching for the Oklahoma City Thunder- “I want to make Maine proud”

As a kid growing up in Portland’s North Deering neighborhood, Josh Longstaff was known for his love of basketball. Back in the 90’s it was a regular sight to see him dribbling down Summit Street on his way to the basketball courts behind Lyman Moore Middle School. Even in the dead of winter he would […]

In wake of personal tragedy, USM women’s lacrosse coach finds inspiration through player’s fight for life

Back in the Spring of 2008, Lauren Reid returned home to Portland to figure out what to do with her life. Reid, a former all-American lacrosse player (and fellow 2002 graduate of mine) for the Deering High School Rams, had recently graduated from UMass where she had been a standout player for the women’s Division […]