Looking Back: Coaching football keeps former Mt. Blue standout Jordan Stevens in the game

Yale University co-defensive coordinator Jordan Stevens speaks with a player during a game. The Mt. Blue graduate and University of Maine standout coaches the...

Looking Back: Ben Fletcher was born to run

Ben Fletcher crosses the finish line. (Submitted Photo)Sprinting down the final stretch of the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Cross Country Championship race, Auburn's Ben...

Looking Back: Born to play football, Lewiston’s Turcotte gained other priorities

LEWISTON — Mason Giroux gained a new appreciation for having Jared Turcotte as a teammate, the hard way, during the summer before Turcotte's senior...

Looking Back: Jeremy Tardiff 'tremendous' in football and baseball

Jeremy Tardiff with his family. Tardiff won the 1994 Fitzpatrick Trophy and then signed a professional baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox. (Brewster...

Looking back: Three-time Oxford 250 winner Dave Dion was one of a kind

Brad Leighton, in car No. 55, pulls alongside fellow New Hampshire driver Dave Dion (No. 29) on a straightaway during the Stanley 100 race...

Looking Back: Dustin Ireland still reaching for new heights with the Air Force

After he graduated from Mt. Blue High School in 1997, the sky was limit for Dustin Ireland, who finished No. 2 in his class and was a Fitzpatrick Trophy winner on the football field.

Looking Back: Shorey took non-traditional route to becoming a success story

Husson quarterback Jeremy Shorey drops back to pass against Becker during his senior season in 2007. (Husson University athletics)Jeremy Shorey approached the football office...

Looking Back: TJ Methvin used focus and intensity to stand out for Lewiston's girls'...

TJ Methvin Sylvester finished her high school basketball career as Lewiston's all-time leading scorer. (Submitted photo)When you ask Terijo Methvin Sylvester’s former coaches about...

Looking Back: Talented Whittier worked hard to excel at basketball

Gray-New Gloucester's Katie Whittier (22) battles for a rebound vs. Mt. Desert Island in the Class B girls' basketball state championship at Bangor Auditorium...

Looking back: Bruce Haley made a mark in his prime

MINOT — He may not have raced full-time since 1999, but in his heyday, drivers and fans alike knew he was one of the...

Heather (Ernest) Bond also courts success as mom, teacher

The University of Maine's Heather Ernest claps during introductions during game against Kent State in 2001.When she is not going one-on-one with her students...

Looking Back: Stephanie McCusker was a triple threat for Lisbon High School

Stephanie McCusker flies through the air during the Class C state track and field championship meet in 2002 at the University of Maine-Orono. (Sun...

Tip of the cap: Fairchild’s journey through Monmouth, USM and pro baseball opened doors

Tip Fairchild still has days, usually in April and October, when he feels as if he could take the ball and get a couple...

The hockey dream lives on for Greg Moore — Lisbon native, former St. Dom's,...

Former St. Dom's and University of Maine hockey player Greg Moore teaches kids at a USA Hockey summer camp. Moore is an assistant coach...

Inaugural Travis Roy Award winner Brian Toussaint proud of hockey past

Brian Toussaint won the Travis Roy Player of the Year Award in 1996, the year he graduated from St. Dominic Academy. He now has...

About this series

Ever wonder what happened to so-and-so? You know, that athlete who was the talk of the tri-county region? Well, we got to thinking, maybe we should catch up with some of them. So we have. Every two weeks for the rest of the year, Sun Journal Sports will connect you, our readers, with a memorable athlete from past years whose name may be familiar, but their story may not.
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