Sideline Stories

Sideline Stories: Esther Mei Devadas, Portland Rising

Malaysian – Esther Mei Devadas – Portland Rising #34 It’s difficult to describe the heat back home. While Maine enjoys crisp, middling warmth throughout the summer months, my home country of Malaysia is just a little different. Planted…

Sideline Stories: Koda Hall and Alexis Lavers, Hyde School All American Wrestlers

  A Conversation with All-American Wrestlers Koda Hall and Alexis Lavers, Hyde School Athletes featured: Koda Hall, top photo far left; Alexis Lavers, bottom photo far left. Hyde School celebrates two All-American wrestlers, Koda Hall ‘25 and Alexis…

Sideline Stories: Lucy Norris, Bates Field Hockey’s Historic NCAA Tournament Run

I hear the crack as the ball connects with the back of the cage. The whistle blows, and we all glance around, registering the significance of the moment. We’ve just made program history by clinching victory in the…

Sideline Stories: Natalie Beaudoin – Community-minded rising basketball player

Lewiston’s Natalie Beaudoin is Inspiring Next Generation of Maine Athletes   Growing up in Maine has significantly impacted my life and shaped my path as a student-athlete. One of the most significant parts of my childhood was the…

Sideline Stories: Ray and Brian, Maine Cancer Foundation Road Trip

  It’s 28 degrees and the wind is shaking the tent on the morning of May 18th. Besides the friendly park ranger and an even friendlier raccoon, Aroostook State Park is empty. The conditions are perfect for a…

Sideline Stories – Ramona Larsen, Megunticook Trails Festival Director

Saturday morning, it’s 4:45 and I pounce on my alarm so it doesn’t wake up my husband.  In my quiet kitchen I slowly drink tea and eat oatmeal while packing my running vest.  Water, Tailwind, stroopwafels and gummies. …

Coach Katie Stannard, Southern Maine Community College, Just A Girl 5k

My journey into coaching and leadership has been somewhat unique but looking back fairly intentional.  I do not know if I would have been able to articulate my passion for leadership as a recent college grad, but things…

Sideline Stories: Mary Haley, MXH Marketing

As the daughter of a Rhode Island beach girl who answered the adventurous call of Maine, and a Dexter farm boy who became Maine’s first whitewater raft guide, I grew up outside. In fact, I remember my mother…

Sideline Stories: Noah Kleiner, Climber, Equinox Guiding Services

I feel nervous, stressed and scared. If we were climbing right now I’d be totally chilled out. Put me in front of 250 people and my heart rate sky rockets.  Climbing is not just a sport for me….