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Byline: Glenn Jordan
June 19--PORTLAND -- They didn't plan it, because they hadn't met until this afternoon, but Mia Rapolla's blouse and Peter Gwilym's purple tie complemented each other perfectly when they posed for photographs as the Maine high school Athletes of the Year. In similar fashion, both competed in high school sports outside their area of greatest accomplishment, and both said the experience made them better athletes.
Rapolla, a senior lacrosse player at Gorham High, and Gwilym, a senior football player at Cheverus High, became the 24th pair of high school athletes honored at the annual All-Sports Awards Ceremony sponsored by The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and held Sunday at the Italian Heritage Center. …