A win-win heartbreaker of a state championship basketball game

Host Roger McCord covers a state championship basketball game by focusing on the role parents play.

by | March 12, 2023

In the high-pressure arena of high school athletics, an often overlooked role is the parents of student-athletes.

In this episode of Chasing Maine, host Roger McCord covered the Class B girls’ state title game by focusing on three parents — Toby and Jennifer Kachnovich of Spruce Mountain, and Dan Clifford of Ellsworth. Toby and Jennifer are the parents of Aubrey Kachnovich, a junior, while Dan is the father of Morgan Clifford, a senior.

Hear the parents talk about the benefits of sports, the significant amount of time invested, and what they feel are the benefits of commitment to a team effort.


Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Follow the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.

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Roger McCord

Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.