Conference Officers and Meeting Dates

Conference President 2018-19: Gary Stevens (Thornton Academy)
Conference Vice President 
2018-19: TBA
Executive Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Hoyt

Sportsmanship Summit: Rob O'Leary (Portland) & James Coffey (Falmouth)
Citizenship Banquet: Melanie Craig (Deering) & Rich Drummond (Windham)
Certificates/Awards: Gary Stevens (Thornton Academy)
Web Site: Todd Livingston (South Portland)

2018-19 Meeting Dates
  • Thursday, August 16 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, September 6 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, October 4 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, November 1 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, December 6 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, January 3 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, February 7 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, March 7 - 8:30 a.m. at WTBA
  • Thursday, March 28 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, May 2 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA
  • Thursday, June 13 - 8:30 a.m. at TBA

SMAA History

The Southwestern Maine Activities Association (SMAA) is composed of seventeen high schools located in Cumberland and York Counties.  Current member of the conference are:  Biddeford, Bonny Eagle, Cheverus, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham,  Kennebunk, Maine, Girls' Academy, Marshwood, Massabesic, Noble, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Thornton Academy, Westbrook, and Windham.  SMAA schools compete in Southern Maine Class A, and conference champions are crowned annually in seventeen sports.

The SMAA drew its original membership from the “Big Five”, a group of Portland area schools (Cheverus, Deering, Portland, South Portland, Westbrook), whose rivalries in basketball dated back to the early part of the twentieth century.  The “Big Five” became the “Big Seven” and eventually the “Big Eight” with the addition of three York County schools (Biddeford, Sanford, Thornton) in the late 1960’s.

The SMAA was formally organized under its current name in the mid 1970’s.  The conference expanded geographically as teams from Androscoggin and western Cumberland County entered the SMAA.  In 1975 McAuley High School of Portland was admitted to the conference.  In March of 1977, Bonny Eagle and Edward Little joined the ranks of the SMAA.  In September of that same year, Lewiston became the conference’s twelfth member.

The membership of the conference remained intact for nearly a decade.  However, in December of 1986 former Class B schools Noble and Massabesic reached Class A enrollments and entered the SMAA.  In the spring of 1997 Windham was admitted to the league.  In 2002, Edward Little and Lewiston were admitted to the Kennebunk Valley Athletic Conference.  Kennebunk, Marshwood, and Scarborough, three former Western Maine Conference schools, joined the SMAA in that same year.  Gorham High School began conference play in 2005-2006.  In the fall of 2013 Kennebunk left the SMAA to join the WMC.  For the 2016-2017 school year Catherine McAuley became The Maine Girls' Academy.  In February 2017 Kennebunk rejoined the league and Falmouth was admitted to the league, with both schools beginning league play for the 2017-2018 school year.

Today the SMAA remains one of the most respected athletic conferences in the state.


Click Here for important information regarding the 2018 SMAA Southwestern Track and Field Meet to be held at Thornton Academy on Saturday, May 26th.


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    Posted Mar 1, 2018, 12:10 PM by SMAA AD
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    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 3:29 PM by SMAA AD
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    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 2:27 PM by SMAA AD
  • Livingston named Athletic Administrator of the Year South Portland High School Athletic Administrator, Todd Livingston, was named the 2016 Bob Lahey Athletic Administrator of the Year at the MIAAA Spring Conference.  Click here for the article.
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 2:28 PM by SMAA AD
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    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 2:28 PM by SMAA AD
  • Curtis hired as athletic administrator at Bonny Eagle. Congratulations on your new position Eric and welcome to the SMAA.  Click here for the story.
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 2:28 PM by SMAA AD
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