Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Dads, they all have opinions. Give my father, John Lazarczyk, an opening, and he'll go on for an hour about how the Baltimore Colts of the 1950s were an indestructible football machine.
In the Class B baseball state championship game Saturday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Diamond, Adam Bailey had Winslow hitters guessing for all seven innings. The 6-foot-6 righty was dominant at times, and always effective, and his effort on the mound led the Wildcats to a 4-1 win and their first state title since 1971.
BREWER -- When the Oceanside and Gardiner softball teams played in the regular season and Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game, the games were pitchers' duels. In the Eastern B final Thursday night at Coffin Field, it was a slugfest, with a big edge to Oceanside.
Next week, Waterville junior Brian Bellows will think about playing in the Maine Underclassmen Showcase baseball game, but right now, his attention is focused on today's Eastern B final against Winslow.
WATERVILLE — The idea first came to Messalonskee High School baseball coach Ray Bernier three or four years ago, as he prepped his team to play Bangor.
BANGOR -- If it's the playoffs, the the Messalonskee High School baseball team must be heating up.
May, 2013 was the worst month of my life, and I was happy to see it fade into the past.
Before her team faced top-ranked and unbeaten Hampden Academy in the Eastern Class A girls tennis semifinals Saturday, Mt. Blue coach Judy Upham told her team it had already overachieved.
On the hottest day of the track and field season (temperatures at the Brewer Community Track reached the low-90s), the athletes who dealt with the heat fared the best, whether a seasoned veteran or a relative beginner.
On Tuesday, Steve Clifford spoke to Len McPhee, his basketball coach at the University of Maine at Farmington. Even as he accepted the head coaching job with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, Clifford's roots were not far from his mind.