Monthly Archives: May 2016

An AD’s Best Friend in 2015-’16: Mother Nature

For Maine’s high school athletic directors, or athletic administrators as is the updated vernacular, the job can seem never ending.  From event coverage, to scheduling, to dealing with the over zealous parent, to budgeting, and so forth, the hours can certainly be long indeed.  On days when the weather outside is frightful, an AD’s workload […]

Glenburn Teen Rises through Umpiring Ranks

Glenburn’s Cody Lally saw a void and helped fill it.  As an aspiring baseball player nearing the end of his Little League playing days, he observed many of the games in his area was lacking a key component:  umpires.  He noticed a parent might fill in to provide some semblance of order to the proceedings. […]

Great Players Don’t Always Make Great Coaches

News was released this past week longtime Ellsworth boys soccer coach Brian Higgins will not be returning to the sidelines for a 43rd season this fall.  The state’s all-time leader in wins amassed well over five hundred victories in guiding the Eagles on the pitch.  The irony is Coach Higgins never played the game.  Conversely, […]

Tips for Sending your Athlete Upta Camp

For those still in grade school, this time of year brings with it the anticipation of quieter, less structured days.  Getting to sleep in late, freedom from the burden of deadlines.  Hanging by the pool with friends.  For the serious athlete, summer is anything but the lazy, hazy, crazy days.  Depending upon the age, summertime […]

Joe Deschaine Leaves Legacy of Service

Legacy.  How do we want to be remembered once we pass from this life?  If we could engrave our own epitaph, what would it say?  Most of us from time to time have pondered these questions.  Even those who claim they don’t care what others think of them, deep down in the crevices of their […]