Travis Lazarczyk has covered sports for the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. A Vermont native, he graduated from the University of Maine in 1995 with a BA in English. After a few years working as a sports information director and in the ski industry, he began his journalism career at the Berlin (N.H.) Reporter in 1999. Over the years, Lazarczyk has been honored with numerous state, regional, and national awards for his work, including a first place for column writing from the Associated Press Sports Editors in 2011, and inclusion in Notable Sports Writing of 2009 in Best American Sports Writing. When not working, he can be found, reading, hiking, or drinking too much coffee.

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  • Published
    January 13, 2012

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Eastern Cup races on tap this weekend

    FARMINGTON — The best young Nordic ski racers from around New England will be at Titcomb Mountain this weekend, when the Eastern Cup series arrives in Farmington.

  • Published
    January 11, 2012

    CROSS COUNTRY: McClintock picks Purdue

    MADISON — Matt McClintock, a senior at Madison Area Memorial High School, has decided to continue his cross country career at Purdue University after a recent visit to the Indiana campus.

  • Published
    January 11, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Yardley helps Cougars to win

    FARMINGTON — Tuesday night’s game against Edward Little High School was Steve Yardley’s fourth consecutive game at point guard for Mt. Blue. When point guard Eric Berry went down with an ankle injury, Yardley slid over to the position, and now he feels he’s getting the hang of the new position.

  • Published
    January 8, 2012

    PREP BASKETBALL: Huskies hold off Big Red

    PITTSFIELD — When almost every player on the court can make a 3-pointer as if it were a layup, a 30-point lead can disappear like snow on a warm spring day.

  • Published
    January 6, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Mt. Blue star still out of lineup

    Mt. Blue will play without starting point guard Eric Berry for at least one more game, coach Jim Bessey said. Berry sprained an ankle in an exhibition game over the holiday break.

  • Published
    January 6, 2012

    COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Bishop, Rioux reunited at Thomas

    WATERVILLE — Jasmine Bishop had already transferred to Thomas College when Ted Rioux, her former basketball coach at Waterville Senior High School, was hired to coach the Terriers. When she learned Rioux would be her coach, Bishop felt what had been a good decision to enroll at Thomas was now a great one.

  • Published
    January 4, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Lawrence picks up big win

    FAIRFIELD — It wasn’t a spark that set off Lawrence’s second half rally against Bangor. It was more of a thud.

  • Published
    January 3, 2012

    Second half rally keys Lawrence win

  • Published
    January 3, 2012

    COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Mack hits her mark

    WATERVILLE — Rachael Mack has taken thousands of free throws in her life, so she didn’t put any pressure on herself when she stepped to the line early in the first half on Monday night.

  • Published
    December 19, 2011

    HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR TRACK NOTEBOOK: Panthers fare well in their 1st meet

    The Waterville Senior High School indoor track and field teams competed in their first meet of the season Saturday, the Bowdoin College Relays. The Purple Panthers had more than 60 athletes compete, and had more than 70 come out for the team this winter.