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The kids are all right

First the good news: in 2008, when I first wrote about the last two high schools in Maine still using the racist mascot name "Redskins," Wiscasset and Sanford, I predicted that Sanford, my hometown, would be the last holdout.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 17, 2011

Nixon potential

Regular readers of my column (all three of them) won't be surprised that my New Year's wish is for Sanford High, my alma mater, to finally put aside the racist mascot name of "redskins."
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 31, 2010

A child shall lead them

There's good news from Sanford: my hometown is experiencing a surfeit of leadership, and it's manifesting itself in a couple of areas.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 09, 2009

Redskin redux

A couple months ago, when I wrote about the fact that the Sanford and Wiscasset high schools are the last remaining Maine schools using the mascot nickname “redskins,” Sanford principal Allan Young told me that if “redskin” critics called his students r
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 26, 2009

Concussions

Last Saturday night, fans of pulverizing hits had to choose between two options.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 03, 2008