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Zone 3 Legion Final: Pastime wins 4th in a row with walk-off

Carter Chabot, left, of Pastime Club high fives Ryan Riordan as Riordan scores a run during the bottom of the fourth inning against Tri-Town in Standish on Tuesday. Chabot drove in Riordan for the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. 

Zone 3 Legion Semifinals: Pastime advances to championship game

AUBURN — Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the third at Auburn Suburban Field on Monday, Pastime Club’s Michael Wong stepped to the plate, looking to get something going against upstart Highland Green, the No. 7 seed in the American Legion Zone III playoffs that upset No. 2 Brunswick on S...

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Zone 3 Legion Semifinal: Tri-Town upsets top-seeded Bessey Motors

Jake Simard of Tri-Town makes the out as Nick Bowie of Bessey Motors attempts to steal second base during the semi final of the American Legion Zone 3 Tournament in Paris on Monday. 

Oxford 250 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Sunday in the Park

OXFORD — The first time fate rang Steve Park’s telephone, he left it on the hook. On the answering machine — “voice mail” was a foreign expression in 1996 — was a voice claiming to be that of Dale Earnhardt. The NASCAR legend wanted Park, then a r...

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The Hot Corner: Benjamin perfect fit with select company

OXFORD — Geoff Bodine. Ralph Nason. Ben Rowe. Eddie MacDonald. Let’s see: One of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history; an irascible, indomitable local legend; and two guys who are still winning races and championships by the fistful, fluffing up the engraved writing for their r...

Oxford 250: Travis Benjamin tastes victory twice

OXFORD — After one of the most hotly-contested short track battles in recent memory, it all came down to patience and the will to prevail. Defending race winner Travis Benjamin came from 27th on the 44-car grid, took over the point at lap 227 and held off a hard-charging Austin Theri...

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College baseball: Local UMaine players remember their legendary coach

The men from central and western Maine who played baseball for John Winkin at the University of Maine said Sunday they are mourning the loss of a great teacher and mentor with an unequaled passion and mind for the game "It's a sad day, because he was great man," said Bill Reynolds, who pla...

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Oxford 250: King dethroned at tech, twice

OXFORD — Tyler King and his family-operated race team from Livermore Falls made the last-minute decision to skip a race Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway — where it was in contention for a NASCAR Pro Series championship — and focus on trying to qualify for the Oxford ...

Legion baseball: Bourget pitches Pastime to win

LEWISTON — When Kyle Bourget was told Friday that he was going to get the start to open the Zone 3 Legion baseball tournament, he couldn't help but be a little nervous. The Pastime Club hurler had struggled in his outing Thursday. After getting the news Friday, he had nearly two days...

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Tri-Town thumps Rogers

POLAND — Tri-Town fought through adversity Sunday in its Zone 3 quarterfinal matchup with Rogers Post. Tri-Town led by a run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Zach Johnson took first base as he was hit by a pitch. Looking to get into scoring position, Johnson took off for secon...

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Zone 3 Legion quarterfinal: Bessey holds off Windham

PARIS — Bessey Motors' reward for earning the top seed in the American Legion Zone 3 tournament was a first-round matchup with Windham, the defending state champion boasting a pitching staff that threw a no-hitter to win this year's Western Class A title. After falling behind 5-0 ear...

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Live coverage of Oxford Plains 250

We are live at the the Oxford Plains Speedway today sharing what's happening on and around the track. 1

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Lobster Bowl: East airs it out for win over West

BIDDEFORD — The East opened the first half of the 25th Annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic with a surgical 85-yard scoring drive. The West opened the second half with a plodding 86-yard touchdown march. That pretty much summed it up Saturday night. The West had to work for its o...

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Lobster Bowl: All in good cheer for senior all-star cheerleaders

Kaitlyn Hale from Bonny Eagle, center, cheers at halftime during the 2014 Lobster Bowl Saturday in Biddeford.

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Oxford 250: Six parts that wield unseen power

Oxford 250 Eve: Ashline wins, pockets $4K, returns free pass

OXFORD — It's an Oxford 250 tradition old as the race itself. At the end of a non qualifier's race — or in the case of Saturday night, a long-distance late model event — the driver is given a choice. Take a big chunk of money and run, or take a smaller chunk and run in th...

Legendary Maine baseball coach Dr. John Winkin dies at 94

When John Winkin was coaching the University of Maine’s baseball team, he was jogging with veteran broadcaster George Hale in South Carolina during a baseball trip. Hale asked him when he was going to retire. Winkin ignored the question and they kept jogging. A little while la...

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The Hot Corner: It's Theriault's turn at 250

I’m the target of much abuse about my Oxford 250 forecast over the years. If I fail miserably, which was mostly the case from 1990 to 2007, I look like a fool. If I hit the winner four consecutive years, instead of being hailed as Nostradamus and Confucius in a blender, I hear that p...

Golf: Proud mom seeks third state title

MINOT — The timeline of Maine women’s golf is built around dynasties. We’ve had the era of Auburn natives and sisters Martha White and Pennie Cummings. Later, prior to a life-altering health scare and then turning professional, Abby Spector had things in the palms of her ...

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Legion baseball: Zone 3 begins tourney

Sometimes real potential doesn't always translate into reality. When the American Legion Baseball season started this summer, Shane Slicer thought his team at Bessey Motors had a pretty good opportunity for success. "I thought we had a good team," said Slicer. "I knew some other tea...