1 Fort Kent
This town on the St. John River will host the Biathlon World Cup
from March 3 to 6.
This is an article from the Feb. 2, 2004 issue
Maine's highest mountain (5,268 feet) is the northern terminus of
the Appalachian Trail.
3 Ricky Craven
The veteran NASCAR driver is from Newburgh; his motor sports
store in Belfast is being rebuilt after a September fire.
4 Acadia National Park
Located primarily on Mount Desert Island, the first national park
established east of the Mississippi (in 1919) attracts three
million visitors a year, including kayakers, cyclists, runners
and cross-country skiers. Many of its 120 miles of hiking trails
have spectacular ocean views.
5 Mike Bordick
The Blue Jays shortstop from Hampden led Maine to two College
World Series (1984 and '86).
6 Danny Bolduc
The right wing from Waterville became the first Maine native to
play in the NHL when he joined the Detroit Red Wings in '78.
7 Walter Case
The Lisbon Falls native is a three-time harness racing driver of
the year and North America's second-winningest driver (11,027
8 Stump Merrill
The former Yankees manager from Brunswick was the catcher on
Maine's 1964 College World Series team.
9 Eric Weinrich
The Flyers defenseman from Yarmouth played on the 1988 U.S.
10 L.L. Bean
The Freeport company founded by avid outdoorsman Leon Leonwood
Bean has been selling mail-order outdoor gear since 1912.
11 Portland Sea Dogs
Eight former Sea Dogs, including pitcher Josh Beckett, were on
the World Series roster for the 2003 champion Florida Marlins;
the Sea Dogs switched their affiliation from the Marlins to the
Red Sox last year.
Maine's largest city is also its SI Sportstown, for having the
best community sports programs.
13 Nik Caner-Medley
The Portland native starts at forward for the Maryland basketball
14 Ian Crocker
The world champion and world-record holder in the 100-meter
butterfly is from Portland.
15 Bob Woolf
The pioneering sports agent from Portland had a client list that
included Carl Yastrzemski, Larry Bird, Julius Erving and John
16 Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race
A world-class international field competes at this annual event
in Cape Elizabeth founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson.
17 University of Southern Maine
The Gorham school has won two Division III baseball titles ('91
The mountain is the site of international skiing and snowboarding
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championship, view additional photographs from Ali-Liston II and
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