Sideline Stories

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Barrett Takesian

My name is Barrett Takesian. My license says I’m 29, but I’m still the six-year-old kid running around Southwest Harbor, ME, swinging a club, throwing a ball against the barn, and fishing for trout. Since graduating from Bowdoin,…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Clara Brown

At the age of 12, I fractured the C5 and C6, two vertebrae in my neck, in an accident at gymnastics practice. I also damaged my spinal cord, leaving me paralyzed from the neck down, though this did…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Ted Hart

Hockey has been a significant part of my life for nearly 20 years. Ever since I learned to skate, my schedule has revolved around opportunities to play hockey. It has introduced me to my best friends, opened the…