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Bill Stewart

is the sports editor of the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel. Stewart joined the company as a sports writer in 2007 and covered everything from football to cheerleading to auto racing. Stewart was born and raised in Massachusetts but fell in love with the Pine Tree State after he attended the University of Maine in Orono.

  • photo Sidelines: Central Maine Sports Blog - Tuesday May 19, 2015 | 5:40 pm

    Kraft pulls a stunner with Deflategate about-face. Is he sincere?

    Six days before the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks would play one of the most entertaining — if not the greatest — Super Bowls in history, Robert Kraft stepped to a podium for an impromptu news conference and addressed the Deflategate scandal. The embattled Patriots owner defiantly defended his organization, saying, “If the (Ted) Wells investigation is not able to definitively determine that our organization tampered with the air […]

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  • photo Sidelines: Central Maine Sports Blog - Monday May 11, 2015 | 8:59 pm

    Did the DeflateGate punishment fit the crime?

    The National Football League dropped the proverbial hammer on star quarterback Tom Brady and New England Patriots on Monday evening, levying unprecedented discipline for their supposed roles in Deflategate. The NFL announced Monday it suspended Brady, a four-time Super Bowl champion, four games and fined the team $1 million dollars and stripped it of two draft picks, a first rounder in 2016 and a fourth rounder in 2017. NFL commissioner […]

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  • Sidelines: Central Maine Sports Blog - Friday Apr 24, 2015 | 6:50 pm

    Field time not easy to come by for Gardiner girls lacrosse

    Gardiner girls lacrosse coach Chad Kirk had few expectations for the season opener Friday afternoon in Cumberland against Greely. “I had no idea what to expect,” he said. “It’s not like we’ve been on a lot of fields.” Friday marked just the fourth time this spring the Tigers played or practiced outside a gymnasium or off a parking lot. “We played at Morse, (North Yarmouth Academy) and up at Thomas […]

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  • Uncategorized - Wednesday Apr 08, 2015 | 1:57 pm

    Auriemma secures spot in history

    A few quick tidbits as we start pushing through our spring sports preview special section … The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team rolled past Notre Dame 63-53 on Tuesday night to win its third consecutive national championship. Coach Geno Auriemma tied a college basketball record with his 10th national title — the late John Wooden also won 10 titles with the UCLA men in the 1960s and 70s. It’s […]

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  • Sports - Tuesday Mar 31, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    On busted brackets and a much-anticipated Final Four

    It has been quite a wild NCAA Tournament, and if your brackets are anything like our sports staff’s there are plenty of red X’s on them. Here’s a look at how the staff’s predictions played out and what they’re looking for heading into this weekend’s Final Four: RANDY WHITEHOUSE I’m not here to talk about the past. Tonight I say we must move forward, not backward, upward, not forward, and […]

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  • photo Sidelines: Central Maine Sports Blog - Thursday Mar 19, 2015 | 4:25 pm

    The sports desk’s NCAA tourney predictions

    Nearly three hours into the first full day of the NCAA tournament and we’re certain more than a few brackets out there took a hit when No. 14 University of Alabama-Birmingham toppled No. 3 Iowa State in a South Regional second round game Thursday afternoon. We’re also (fairly) certain other upsets will follow. It is, after all, the nature of the Big Dance. It’s also part of the allure. Who […]

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  • admin-ajax Sports - Thursday Jan 22, 2015 | 12:25 pm

    Bill Stewart: Reaction to Bill Belichick’s press conference

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the media Thursday morning at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Here are a few quick thoughts on the much-anticipated press conference: • It’s refreshing yet a bit awkward to see Belichick actually address an issue head-on. Refreshing, because it deviates from his typical media gatherings in which he uses plenty of words to say nothing. Awkward, because, well, it deviates from his typical media gatherings. […]

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  • Sidelines: Central Maine Sports Blog - Friday Nov 14, 2014 | 6:45 pm

    Football’s the last fall sport standing

    It’s hard to believe the high school fall sports season is over as we have a new batch of state champs in field hockey, soccer, golf and cross country. Next in line for some hardware: The boys on the gridiron. While many student-athletes are prepping for the winter sports season — teams open practice Monday — there is still some unsettled business to be decided on football fields. Here are […]

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