State class B field hockey champions

Front row, from left to right, Abby Wright, Willa Dolley, Savanah Joler, Leah Pelotte, Mariah Morrison, Taylor Rodriguez, Silver Clukey and Abby Washburn. Second row, Kayla Hanson, Devyn Lively, Kaelyn Mulligan, Laney Bell, Lilly Harvey, Maddie Lower, Leah Knight, Sage Clukey, Bodhi Littlefield, Karlie Ramsdell, Alaina Lambert, Joscelyn Denis and Coach Beth Bourgoin. Back row, Assistant Coach Lisa Larrabee, JV Coach Lori Fredette, Hunter Lee, Kassidy Bibeau, Marissa Elwell, Michaela Demers, Nevaeh Duplessie, Alayna Morneault and Sabrina York. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

The Winslow High School girls varsity field hockey team captured the state class B title on November 2 with a 7-2 victory over York.

Black Raiders defeat Purple Panthers

Winslow High School senior Cody Ivy carries the ball as he attempts to get away from the grasp of Waterville High School’s Nate Weir, during the annual, regular season ending game between the two arch rivals, at Drummond Field, in Waterville, on October 26. The Black Raiders dominated the Purple Panthers, 57-16, winning for the 10th consecutive time between the two teams, including playoffs. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography)

2019 Waterville Youth Football grades 3-4

Coaches: Left to Right – Tom Ferris, Craig McInnis, Chris Rancourt. Top Row Players: Zaiden Thoopsamoot, Charlie Ferris, Larson Ronco , Layne Ferran, Cam McInnis, Jameson Dow, Reid Morrison, Gideon McGee. Bottom Row Players: Jayden Rancourt, Isaac Gilman, Wyatt Jones, Logan Cimino, Michael Palmer, Blake Kenyon, Mason Pelletier, Quincy Nesbitt (Photo by Missy Brown/ Central Maine Photography)

2019 Waterville Youth Football

Front row, from left to right, Nevick Haywood, Justis Greene, Eli Cullen, Alyx Hardy, Brady Hawes, Logan Campbell, Felix Chapa, Emilia Coelho and Keegan Campbell. Second row, Ethan Veilleux, Bryce Doyon, Ethan Sirois, Chase Bowman, Camden Brown, Ghe Grip, Cole Tomasco, Jayden Greene and Derek Couture. Back row, coaches Shawn Forkey, Tom Hujara, Jason Greene and Isaac LeBlanc. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

2019 Lawrence High School boys varsity soccer

The 2019 Lawrence High School boys varsity soccer team, Front row, from left to right Colin Day, Ethan Timmins, Camron Jordan, Jake Ryder, Noah Webber, Dylan Hardenburg, Cody Dixon, Hunter Roy, Tucker Roy and Rodney Smart. Back, Bob Towne, Tyler Harris, Ben Nadeau, Nate Pierce, Gabe York, Evan Craig, Dylan Martin-Hachey, Riley Sinclair, Ryan Bourque, Braden Nadeau and Ryan Mountain. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

2019 Winslow Youth Football grades 1 & 2

Winslow Youth Football grades 1-2 team members are, front, from left to right, Cooper, Lucian, Braiden, Lucas, Gabe, Tucker, Keegan, Layton, Landen and William. Middle row, Eli, AJ Cooper, Caleb, Brayden, Deacon and JJ. Back row, Cameron, Chase, Kamden, Brandon, Cameron, Kevin and Jace. Coaches Mark Cotter, Bob Hafford, James Grant and Jonathan Blais. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow homecoming 2019

A large crowd turned out for Winslow High School’s homecoming game versus Foxcroft Academy on September 28. (Photos by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow junior running back Rob Clark gains some yardage in Winslow’s 69-21 victory. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow youth football grades 5/6 team 2019 season

Front row, from left to right, Bryce Whitman, Addison Duplessie, Emma Rodrigue, Nolan Bell, Cody Land, Austin Land, Trevor Tibbetts and Dan Ouellette. Middle row, Broddik Bimpson, Lucas Spencer, Patrick Loubier, Nick McCann, Liem Fortin, Brody Davidson, Saunders Chase, Cameron Waterhouse, Ben Thomas and Damian Welch. Back row, Coach Roger Buker, Coach PJ Lessard, Coach Erik Davidson and Coach Joe Gorman. (Photo courtesy of Central Maine Photography)

Winslow youth football grades 3/4 team 2019 season

Front row, from left to right, Levi Elwell, Liam McKenney, Owen Vigue, Jacoby Bragdon, Lucas Bailey, Lucas Cormier and Scott LeClair. Middle row, Cooper Farr, Tim Knowles, Ben Allen, Isaac Bulgee, John Kesaris, Cohan Swoveland, Freddie Ouellette and Michael Loubier. Back row, Coach Lindquist, Jaxson Lizzotte, Ben Bragg, Terrance Reffett, Thomas Turbovsky and Brysen Bouchard.Absent from photo, Maddox Lambert, Zander Dickey and Coach Michael DeRoche. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Major League baseball clinic held at Wrigley Field in Waterville

From left to right, Charlie Ferris, Cameron McInnis and Jameson Dow getting an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Mike Timlin. (photo by Central Maine Photography staff)

by Mark Huard

Eleven former Major League baseball players were at Purnell Wrigley Field, in Waterville, on Thursday, August 8, to teach local youth the fundamentals of America’s favorite past time – baseball! Headlining the alumni was Mike Timlin, the 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox pitcher who ranks seventh in appearances among pitchers. Joining him was Bruce Berenyi, Kevin Buckley, Red Sox bullpen aces Tom Burgmeier and Bill Campbell, pitchers Steve Crawford and Pete Ladd, and outfielder Rick Miller, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jerry Martin, Phillies outfielder Pete Ladd, and New York Yankees legend coach and manager Stump Merrill.

The clinic was open to all youth and baseball enthusiasts to attend and learn from the legends. Organized by the Alfond Youth & Community Center with the support of Ray Haskell Lincoln Ford and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA), this annual event is the highlight of the summer for the youth as well as the ball players. “My guys fight to see who gets to come work with these kids,” explains MLBPAA organizer Geoff Hixson; “they are were ready to learn and appreciative.”

After the Clinic the ball players headed to Belgrade Lakes Golf Tournament to compete in the Ray Haskell MLBPAA Golf Tournament to benefit youth in need at the Alfond Youth & Community Center. AYCC CEO Ken Walsh states, “Our relationship with MLBPAA and these alumni players has been such a fun and great benefit to the kids in this community from baseball skills and drills to raising the funds to fill our Weekend Meals Backpacks. It’s a special day for all of us.”

Michael August Timlin is a former American relief pitcher in Major League baseball. Timlin played on four World Series championship teams in an 18-year career; the 1992 and 1993 Toronto Blue Jays, and 2004 and 2007 2004 Boston Red Sox.