Monday, May 28, 2012

Saco Indoor Soccer Facility Being Upgraded

Portland Press Herald:
Kris Lamb sees gold in green turf soccer fields.Lamb's company, XL Soccer World, just bought Saco's Southern Maine Sports Zone for $2 million and spent an additional $1 million on upgrades to the 75,000-square-foot sports facility.Among the changes are replacing and upgrading the facility's two soccer fields, refurbishing the 24-hour gym and renovating the bar and restaurant area to create a more family-friendly, cleaner and modern facility.
- John C.L. Morgan

Friday, May 11, 2012

ODP Program Looks to Rebound

Bangor Daily News:
Scott Gillespie, owner of Saco Fitness and Sport, an ODP coach and a Premier coach, has spearheaded the change after the number of ODP teams dwindled to less than a handful. "I took over the program two years ago," said Gillespie, who said he was one of the first ODP players in the late 1970s. "The program was struggling. Two years ago there were only three teams. The year before that, there were four." Now there are a full 10, one of each gender in each of the five age groups--U-13 (1999 birth year) to U-17 (1995 birth year).
- John C.L. Morgan