Sideline Stories

Sideline Stories: Zach McCarthy, Executive Director, Inclusive Ski Touring and Marketing Director, Mt. Abram

    Inclusive Ski Touring  As the popularity of ski touring continues to grow, opportunities to learn the basic fundaments have also gained momentum. Often referred to as “skinning,” “alpine touring,” or “backcountry skiing,” ski touring is where…

Sideline Stories: Jo Dill, Retired Coordinator, Maine Senior Games

Jo Dill Retires as the Coordinator of the Maine Senior Games This reflection was shared by Deb Smith, Maine Senior Games Board Chair, longtime friend of Jo’s and basketball teammate. After 14 years as the Maine Senior Games…

Sideline Stories: Margaret Noel, Director, Augusta Civic Center’s 50th Anniversary

In January 1973, the Augusta Civic Center opened its doors for the first time. Since then, the City of Augusta and its surrounding communities have enjoyed 50 years of sporting events, concerts, trade shows, weddings, graduations, and beautiful…

Sideline Stories: Enock Glidden, Outdoor Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer

Growing up in Northern Maine as a person with a disability, sports were my way into the world. As a child, I would challenge myself to accomplish goals in the outdoors. I remember one day I noticed a…

Sideline Stories: Remembering Maine Sports Hall of Fame Coach Dick Meader

Maine said goodbye to a true sports legend and Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductee with the passing of Richard “Dick” Meader, 76 on Oct. 16, 2022 Dick and brother, Bob, were Solon High School basketball and baseball…

Sideline Stories: Erik Voden, USA Powerlifting Strength in Numbers, Power by Example

Powerlifting is a pretty straightforward sport where the athlete has nine attempts to establish the highest aggregate total possible across three different lifts: the squat, bench press and deadlift. Whoever has the highest total at the end of…

Sideline Stories: John Cassidy, Driver, New England Forest Rally

It’s quiet in the Maine woods and you’re standing on the side of a dirt road. You’ve been looking for the best vantage point to witness the upcoming spectacle you drove hours to see. You’re surrounded by like-minded fans. They…

Sawyer Boulette: Unified Champion Club and Special Olympics

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” –Special Olympics Motto That quote seems to adhere to everything in life. Whether it’s sports, work, or relationships we all are discovering new…

Sideline Stories: Dan O’Gorman, Northmen and Irish National Box Lacrosse

Originally from New York, I moved to Maine to attend college at the University of New England where I played lacrosse all 4 years. When I finished, I was looking for ways to continue playing the game I…