Sideline Stories

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Jackie Luckhardt

Sports have been an important part of my life since I was eight years old, and I am fortunate to have been given the opportunity to engage in a variety of sports: basketball, soccer, track, and lacrosse. However,…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Johnny Mehler

As a #hockey player, there is no better environment or experience that can match what the Maine Pond Hockey Classic offers in this, the great state of Maine. In what will now be our fourth year in a…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Alicia Jeffords

I have played sports all my life. I am a very competitive person, and as an adult, I didn’t have an outlet to continue a competitive athletic career in sports. That is until football came into my life!…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Parise Rossignol

My name is Parise Rossignol. You can usually find me at the Memorial Gymnasium (University of Maine), and that’s also where you could find me for the past four out of five years. If you told me in…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Hannah Fitts, Bates Female Rower

The Androscoggin River, where our team has their rowing practices, spans over 11,000 meters of water that is banked on the east by a few hidden farmhouses, and on the west by a preserved forest. The only interruptions…

Yasir Marathon tale Sideline Stories: Yasir Salem

Yasir Salem is a man on a mission. Beginning with the NYC marathon in 2018, Yasir will run 50 marathons in 50 states, including the Maine Marathon on October 6. Yasir is taking on this enormous feat to…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Caleb Kerbs

My name is Caleb Kerbs. Growing up in New York City, life presented a series of obstacles. Life in the city is fast-paced, loud, and crowded. So, I had to be ready to adapt and adjust to my…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Terry Perkins Mitman

When asked about the positive impact of sports on my life, I’m flooded with memories. In the 1960s, sports meant playing “Giants” as Dad chased me around the house, learning to swim in the same cove as Mom,…

Maine Sports Commission Sideline Stories Sideline Stories: Casey Taker IRONMAN 70.3

I will never cease to be amazed at the adventure life can be. If you told me 3 years ago that in a few weeks I would be racing 70.3 miles…in Maine… with my Dad – I’m pretty…