Why I am not bemoaning the firings at USM

Disclaimer: I have not been following this story closely and I know little about the eleven faculty members who were let go thus I have no opinion on the degree in which their dismissals were or were not warranted. And I have heard several of the fired faculty members described in glowing terms and I have no reason to […]

Mittapheap World Market market moving to Pine Tree Shopping Plaza, loss to Munjoy Hill and Bayside

Mittapheap market is leaving its in-town Washington Avenue location and moving to the Pine Tree Shopping Plaza (Lowes, Full Belly Deli) on outer Brighton Avenue. Makara Meng, owner of Mittapheap’s, said she researched her customers and found that 80% drive to the store. The new location has lower rent and more parking. While first appearances […]

Portland defeats Bonny Eagle in the western final. Ho hum.

Led by Senior point guard Justin Zukowski, the Portland Bulldogs trapped, swatted, and ran a first half deficit into a ten point victory over the Bonny Eagle Scots. Bulldogs coach Coach Joe Russo waited until the second half to unleash the Bulldogs’  devastating trapping defense. It worked as it has all season befuddling opponents into dribbling […]

Portland vs. Bonny Eagle: Western final preview

The Portland Bulldogs has shown amazing discipline all year in executing their zone-trap defense which has been at the core of their game all year. The press allows players to gamble for steals that lead to easy baskets. But even when Portland players gamble and lose, there is already another Bulldog in front that has […]

Western Class A final: head, heart, talent, and team work

Portland had already defeated Deering, twice–by a combined score of 52 points, so the question going into the semi-final matchup was would, or could, Deering avoid another blowout. The answer was five foot nine inch Deering sophomore reserve Benedict Williams who, took over a stretch of fourth quarter eating feeds from the pivot, crashing and–slashing […]

Boys HS basketball tournament: dust and just, we are in a golden age

The boys western class A is proceeding on serve, as the top seeds have all advanced to the semi-finals, although Cheverus almost pulled out an upset against Falmouth. Cheverus guard Manny Ismail was a mischievous squirrel among oaks and 6’5″ Zordan Holman held down the inside against Falmouth’s massive front line for three quarters but when […]