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    Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 | 4:56 pm

    An open letter to Patriots haters

    Dear fans and media against the New England Patriots, It’s time to stop. Now. You have no idea how foolish you’re looking trying to taint one of the greatest dynasties in National Football League history. I understand you’re upset. You have the right to be. Some find it boring that a team makes it to six Super Bowls in 15 years. Or win 13 division titles. Or appear in nine […]

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    Wednesday Jan 07, 2015 | 5:33 pm

    Dyer’s Look Back: It’s time to put baseball writers on notice

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame to the American sports fan is the most sacred and debated hall of fame that exists. There are many reasons for this. We’ve accepted that certain career numbers gain almost-automatic acceptance. The magic numbers are 3,000 (hits or strikeouts), 500 (home runs) or 300 (wins for a pitcher). A lifetime batting average of .300 or better helps, or a career earned run average of […]

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  • Friday Jan 02, 2015 | 4:56 pm

    Random thoughts at high school basketball’s (sort of) halfway point

    While we haven’t technically reached the midway point of the high school basketball season, the start of a new calendar year seems like a good point to take stock of the hoops landscape. So here are a few random thoughts: •The unofficial second half gets off to a great start this weekend, with several matchups pitting the top two teams in the Heal points. Friday’s slate includes Medomak Valley at […]

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    Monday Dec 22, 2014 | 5:16 pm

    Dyer’s Look Back: Unwrapping the big doings of New England sports before the unwrapping season begins

    My thoughts on a few of the region’s professional sports topics before Santa Claus comes to town… 1. Much has been made about the behavior of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady against the Green Bay Packers. Brady was caught using some colorful language on a number of occasions, enough to cause parents to call the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) complaining Brady was setting a bad example for children. Fast […]

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    Friday Dec 12, 2014 | 7:06 pm

    High school basketball rules a bit different in Pine Tree State

    Assorted thoughts in no particular order from the start of the winter sports seasons: • I have had a chance to see one game so far this winter — the Winthrop boys basketball team’s 60-54 win over Hall-Dale last Friday. Like most sports I’ve covered since moving to Maine, it’s the same game just a slightly different version than I’m accustomed to. Colleagues had made me aware of some of […]

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    Friday Dec 05, 2014 | 7:30 pm

    Dyer’s Look Back: UNE sets itself apart with new football program

    The University of New England in Biddeford announced on Thursday it will offer football and rugby as athletic programs, with a goal of the football program opening its first season in the fall of 2017. According to the school, one of the purposes of starting a football program is to even out the school’s student population. The sports programs alone show its unevenness. The Nor’easters have nine female varsity programs […]

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  • The Winslow High School football team is one of eight teams seeking a state championship win this weekend. The Black Raiders play Leavitt on Friday night for the Class C championship. (Staff file photo by Michael G. Seamans)
    Thursday Nov 20, 2014 | 6:13 pm

    Dyer’s Look Ahead: Tidbits to know about this weekend’s football state championships

    The beginning of the end of the high school football season starts Friday night, when Winslow plays Leavitt for the Class C championship at Alfond Stadium in Orono. Here are a few blogservations you should know entering state title weekend … CLASS A: Most — if not all — prognosticators were certain we were on our way to an epic Thornton Academy-Cheverus state title game. It looked like that was […]

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  • 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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    Friday Nov 07, 2014 | 3:30 pm

    Ask the Gridiron Gurus

    Welcome to the first of many special features in which you, our faithful readers, will be able to grill our crack team of sports experts, starting with our very own Gridiron Gurus, Travis Lazarczyk and Evan Crawley.

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