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Fill The Steins stands and drinks a toast to John Winkin

Sport: University Of Maine Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014

In the wake of John WInkin’s passing, Fill The Steins’ Brian MacLeod remembers the legendary coach and his last great UMaine baseball team.

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John Winkin did it all in his 94 years

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Marc Calnan

John Winkin was a legendary coach that put Maine baseball on the map. On Saturday, Winkin died at the age of 94

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Premier soccer club debuts in Westbrook area

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Adam Birt..John C. L. Morgan stepped down as head coach of the Westbrook varsity boys soccer team at the end of the 2013 season, but he didn’t do so lightly, and he didn’t do so without a new, related endeavor in mind. Now, this brainchild is coming to life in the Rosevelt Soccer Club, a nonprofit, premier soccer option for boys in Westbrook, Windham, Buxton and Standish that...

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Oxford 250 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Sunday in the Park

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KALLE OAKES..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 rising star on the Modified and Busch North circuits, to drive his Grand National (now Nationwide...

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The Hot Corner: Benjamin perfect fit with select company

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KALLE OAKES..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...

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SJ: Local UMaine players remember their legendary coach

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..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 played catcher for Winkin...

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Zone 3 Legion baseball: Bourget pitches Pastime to win

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by KEVIN MILLS.. 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...

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Zone 3: Tri-Town thumps Rogers

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by Nathan Fournier .. 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 second, but as he slid head-first...

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Zone 3 Legion quarterfinal: Bessey holds off Windham

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

by RANDY WHITEHOUSE..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 early, Windham...

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BABE RUTH BASEBALL: Central Maine wins 15-and-under state tournament

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

AUGUSTA — Dalton Wood delivered a gem on the mound and some heroics with his bat to lift the Central Maine 15-and-under Babe Ruth team to the state championship Sunday afternoon at the CARA Complex. Wood hit a game-winning, walk-off double with two outs ...

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A baseball lifer, Winkin was larger than life

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

BY STEVE SOLLOWAY..John Winkin was 8 years old when his parents took him to Yankee Stadium to see the great Babe Ruth. The year was 1927 when the Yankees ruled baseball. Cora and John Winkin Sr. were professors at Ivy League Columbia University in upper Manhattan, not far from the ballpark in the Bronx. Why they took their son to that game is unknown but not what happened to their son for nearly a century afterward...

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Senior cheerleaders relish opportunity to support Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic

Sport: Cheerleading  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Justin Pelletier ..BIDDEFORD, Maine — They tossed, turned, rolled and danced around the middle of the field — all to the delight of an appreciative audience at Waterhouse Field on Saturday night. Cheerleaders live for evenings like this, and you can bet they were grateful to be under the lights to end …

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Brewer surges into second place in Zone 1 Legion baseball standings

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

The Brewer Falcons surged into second place in the Zone 1 American Legion baseball standings over the weekend with a 12-5 record after picking up two wins on Saturday and one on Friday. The Falcons beat Trenton 4-1 on Saturday in Blue Hill and then traveled to their Heddericg Field in Brewer where they edged Waldo 2-1...

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Little League 9-10 y.o. all-star softball tourney

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

WALDOBORO, Maine — Cape Elizabeth recorded two victories in the second day of the Little League all-star softball state tourney for ages 9-10 Sunday. Cape Elizabeth beat Medomak 24-7 in the day’s first game and then defeated Biddeford 11-1 in the second game. Biddeford then topped Medomak 21-4 in the day’s final game...

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Benjamin holds off Theriault to capture his second straight Oxford 250 victory

Sport: Auto Racing  Message Board

Posted: July 21st, 2014 by Tom Nolette

By Phil Whipple..OXFORD, Maine — 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 …

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