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    August 19, 2018

    Oxford 250: Southern SLM cars a different breed

    To the casual and even to some hard-core race fans, the differences between one Super Late Model and another are difficult, if not impossible, to see from the grandstands. Yet rest assured, there are differences, especially under the hood. You see, down South on the often high-banked ovals of Virginia, the Carolinas and points beyond, […]

  • Published
    June 8, 2018

    NCAA Track and Field: Lewiston’s Isaiah Harris wins 800 national title

    Isaiah Harris crosses the finish line to win the 800 meter run at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon Friday night. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal) EUGENE, Oregon — Crossing the finish-line with his arms outstretched before falling to his knees in joy, Lewiston High School graduate Isaiah Harris won the 800-meter NCAA championship Friday at Hayward […]

  • Published
    March 3, 2018

    Monmouth tops Houlton, repeats as Class C girls’ basketball champion

    The Monmouth Academy Mustangs celebrate with gold ball emblematic of winning the Class C state championship Saturday in the Paul G. Poulin Auditorium at the Augusta Civic Center. (Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal) AUGUSTA — Monmouth’s offense came ready to defend the Class C state championship. The Mustangs started fast and held on to defeat Houlton 56-50, […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2018

    H.S. roundup: Greely’s Sullivan wins Becky Schaffer Award

    FALMOUTH — Greely/Gray-New Gloucester’s Courtney Sullivan was named the first recipient of the Becky Schaffer Award on Tuesday. The honor is given to the most outstanding senior girls’ hockey player. Sullivan led the Rangers to the state championship, scoring all three goals in a 3-1 win over Cheverus/Kennebunk on Feb. 17. Unified basketball Lisbon 48, […]

  • Published
    November 2, 2017

    The 1987 Lewiston Blue Devils: A coach’s plan, a team’s mission, and a state title

    LEWISTON — As the current edition of the Blue Devils football team begins its quest to become the first Lewiston squad win a state title in 30 years, the legacy of the last team to do it remains strong. The bond among the 1987 Class A champions, and between the players and their coach, Skip […]

  • Published
    April 23, 2017

    SJ Wrestler of the Year: Relentless Caleb Austin left mark on Mountain Valley wrestling

    Caleb Austin had one thing in mind for his senior year at Mountain Valley High School. “I’d like to leave a mark here in wrestling,” he said prior to the winter sports season. Austin certainly did that, graduating as the school’s all-time leader in victories after a dominant senior season, which he capped off with […]

  • Published
    March 3, 2017

    CMCC advances to UCSAA final with win over SMCC

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Different night, different players stepping up for the Central Maine Community College women’s basketball team. And despite uncharacteristic foul trouble in the first half, the Mustangs earned the same, dominant result against a very familiar foe. After a quiet first half, Brooke Reynolds rose up in the second and finished 16 points […]

  • Published
    January 6, 2017

    Girls basketball: Winthrop working to build a winner

    WINTHROP — The Winthrop girls basketball team spent Wednesday night’s practice preparing for their game against Hall-Dale. The Ramblers would have rather been playing Carrabec, but that game was postponed for the second day in a row. So, instead, they got ready for Thursday night’s game, with their eyes set on winning, which they did, […]

  • Published
    November 23, 2016

    Bim Gibson’s book recounts history of Edward Little and Lewiston basketball

    AUBURN — Bim Gibson wrote “The History of Edward Little/Lewiston Basketball” in 2008. Then something happened: great basketball. So, he wrote Volume II. “The last book I wrote was Troy Barnies’ senior year,” Gibson said, referring to the Red Eddies great who is now playing basketball overseas. “You can argue that the last few years, […]

  • Published
    August 29, 2016

    Wayne Helliwell powers to victory in Oxford 250

    OXFORD — Wayne Helliwell took advantage of traffic on lap 244, slipped underneath race leader Travis Benjamin coming off Turn 4 and pulled away to win the 43rd annual HP Hood Oxford 250 Sunday evening at Oxford Plains Speedway. Helliwell pitted for new tires on lap 159, while Benjamin had changed tires at lap 122. […]