Category: Sports


Brunswick area animal shelter to distribute microchip scanners to local communities

Advertisements Advertisements From left: Lara Chick and her dog Fozzie, Loyal Biscuit Co.; Mary P. Sundeen, president, Midcoast Humane; Robert Jones, board member, Midcoast Humane; Desiree Roberts, director of Shelter Operations, Midcoast Humane, at Midcoast Humane’s future home at 5 Industrial Parkway in Brunswick. Contributed photo via Midcoast Humane Midcoast Humane, a Brunswick-based nonprofit providing […]

Franklin County arrest log: April 14, 2021

• Danielle C. Coro, 45, Wilton, violation condition of release, two counts motion to revoke bail, Thursday, April 8, in Wilton, $150 bail and supervised release agreement, Wilton Police Department. • Cory D. Robinson, 23, Farmington, violation condition of release, Friday, April 9, in Farmington, $100 bail, Farmington Police Department. • Barry F. Brown, 58, […]

2021 lacrosse overview: Central Maine teams eager to shake off the rust

Advertisements Advertisements Messalonskee’s Gaby Smart, left, tries to get past Brunswick defender Lily Hatrick during an April 6 scrimmage in Oakland. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo   Crystal Leavitt, the girls lacrosse coach at Messalonskee High School, was asked to break down the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference. Which teams should be considered favorites in […]

Photo: Flag completed in Mexico

Advertisements Advertisements An American flag created from colored pavers was completed Friday at the Veterans Memorial Green on Main Street in Mexico. Roger White, owner of White’s Yardworks in Rumford, offered to construct the 48- by 25-foot flag because Mexico is his hometown. The flag features 25 stars signifying the number of years the Rumford […]

MLB notebook: Dodgers manager thinks Bauer being ‘singled out’ by umpires

Advertisements Advertisements Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, left, thinks starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is being unfairly singled out as officials try to crack down on pitchers using foreign substances. David Zalubowski/Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said he believes right-hander Trevor Bauer is being “singled out” by Major League Baseball after umpires in […]

More teachers getting vaccinated while schools have gotten more innovative because of COVID-19

Advertisements Advertisements Amber Eliason Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal file LEWISTON — McMahon Elementary School Principal Amber Eliason has received her first COVID vaccine and is scheduled to get her second on April 10. That means when she returns from the April break, “I will be fully vaccinated.” Once a school worker is fully vaccinated, he or […]

Photo: Shelter guests receive COVID-19 vaccine

Advertisements Advertisements Dovon Drake receives a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Thursday from Lori Rice of United Ambulance at the wellness shelter based at the Ramada Hotel in Lewiston. Ten 10 residents age 50 and older were vaccinated. “The majority of our guests are under 50,” shelter supervisor Megan Parks said, and will eventually be […]

Photo: Swinging into spring in Auburn

Advertisements Advertisements Children from the Auburn Adventures child care program swing Tuesday on the Pettingill Park playground in Auburn. The Auburn Recreation Department program provides care for students on days they are not in school in person. Site Director Margaret Fogarty said students from kindergarten through grade six get support while learning remotely and get […]

Truex dominates Truck Series race at Bristol

Advertisements Advertisements Martin Truex Jr. celebrates Monday afternoon after winning the NASCAR Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which preceded the first dirt race on the Cup Series in 50 years. Wade Payne/Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Martin Truex Jr. entered the Truck Series race for the first time in 15 years just to […]

Photo: Preparing for Palm Sunday

Advertisements Advertisements Jeff Caron places a vase filled with palms onto the high altar Friday night at Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston. He and two other volunteers were preparing for Palm Sunday this weekend, which marks the beginning of Holy Week in the Catholic Church.  Holy Week culminates with Easter Sunday on […]

Photo: Crossings picking up in Auburn

Advertisements Advertisements Crossing guard Mark Calos ventures into traffic Friday afternoon on Turner Street in Auburn as a young girl walks her siblings home from Washburn Elementary School. “It’s very rewarding getting to know the kids after doing this for the past four years,” Calos said. “But it’s been really slow since the crazy virus […]

Carrabassett Valley Academy hires Kirk Dwyer

Advertisements Advertisements Kirk Dwyer CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy’s Head of School Kate Webber Punderson has hired Kirk Dwyer to CVA’s senior administration and coaching team. Dwyer is the executive director and alpine program director at Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. In this role he oversees Alpine, snowboard, freestyle and Nordic as well as […]

Photo: Ice fishing on Labrador Pond

Advertisements Advertisements An ice fisherman bathes in the bright morning sun Sunday on Labrador Pond in Sumner. The pond is shallow, allowing early- and late-season ice fishing. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo Invalid username/password. Please check your email to confirm and complete your registration. Use the form below to reset your password. When you’ve […]

Auburn announces bulky waste pickup this spring

Advertisements Advertisements Auburn Public Works employees Garrett Whelan, left, and Ryan Pratt toss debris into a bucket loader during the 2019 bulky waste pickup in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal 2019 file photo AUBURN — The city’s biennial bulky waste pickup will occur in May, giving residents the opportunity to dispose of materials not normally picked […]

Photos: Trotting into spring in Farmington

  Advertisements Advertisements Jason Buttolini holds reins of Librado Hanover on Tuesday as the horse trots around the track at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal Steve Wilson, left, with Touch of Character and Aaron Hall holding the reins of Not My First Rodeo exercise horses Tuesday on the track at the Farmington Fairgrounds. […]

Afghan minister warns U.S. against hasty retreat

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi said Saturday that Afghan security forces can hold their ground even if U.S. troops withdraw, challenging a warning from the United States predicting a withdrawal would yield quick territorial gains to the Taliban. Andarabi’s comments in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press were the first government […]

Norway man killed in Greenwood crash

Advertisements Advertisements A Norway man was killed when he lost control of his car Sunday night and crashed in Greenwood. Oxford County Sheriff’s Department GREENWOOD — A Norway man died Sunday when his car skidded off Greenwood, rolled and crashed into a tree. Police said 32-year-old Travis McLaughlin was dead at the scene after he […]

Predator presentation from Chewonki available to all

Advertisements Advertisements Great horned owl Courtesy photo by Anne Berleant The public is invited to “Predators: The Balance of Nature,” a free online webinar presented by the Chewonki Foundation, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, hosted by Western Maine Audubon. Scary, disgusting, wicked, vicious — nature’s predators have a rough reputation. This presentation explores […]