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
    June 2, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Panthers begin quest

    WATERVILLE — The Waterville Senior High School baseball team was pleased with winning a third consecutive Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship, but it’s a third straight state title the Purple Panthers have their sights on.

  • Published
    June 1, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: Eagles win a preview

    Messalonskee’s 7-6, nine-inning win over Oxford Hills on Wednesday was essentially a playoff preview. The two teams will meet again next week in an Eastern Class A quarterfinal game. This regular-season finale was for home-field advantage in next week’s rematch and the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

  • Published
    May 31, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: MPA committee submits 1st draft

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Principals’ Association football committee devised a plan for four classes on Wednesday, knowing that what they came up with now is nowhere close to being a finished product.

  • Published
    May 30, 2012

    COLLEGE TRACK: Blazing fast at nationals

    Dom Kone landed in Bangor on a red-eye flight from California on Sunday morning, then turned around Monday and headed to Virginia. Kone had to get to his summer internship, working with University of Virginia professors on parasite research.

  • Published
    May 27, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS SINGLES STATE TOURNAMENT: O’Donnell loses in quarters

    WATERVILLE — Waterville’s Colleen O’Donnell said she tends to get down after losing a set. But at the state singles tournament, feeling sorry for yourself can get you knocked out in a hurry. When O’Donnell lost the second set of her Round of 16 match to Hampden’s Ashley Woodside, there was no time for moping.

  • Published
    May 27, 2012

    SIDELINES: Now it’s Paul’s turn

    Paul Mitchell’s brothers each have something named after them. George, the former United States Senator, has a school in Waterville that bears his name. John, an assistant basketball coach at Colby College for decades, shares the school’s basketball court with longtime head coach Dick Whitmore.

  • Published
    May 26, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Eagles fall in 8 innings

    SOUTH CHINA — Cony pitcher Zack Lachance didn’t lose any confidence after giving up the game-tying runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • Published
    May 25, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL NOTES: Skowhegan pitcher thankful for new bats

    We can debate for hours the decline in power numbers due to the new BBCOR bats in high school baseball this season. One thing that’s not up for debate is the increased safety, particularly for pitchers, and as evidence we have what happened last Friday when Skowhegan played Mt. Ararat.

  • Published
    May 24, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Waterville earns key win

    WATERVILLE — There was no doubt that both the Waterville and Winslow high school baseball teams were playoff bound. After Waterville’s 10-2 win in their rivalry game at Gaul Field on Wednesday, both teams have a clearer idea of where they stand in the Eastern Class B playoff race.

  • Published
    May 24, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS: Hard work pays off

    OAKLAND — Jai Aslam has no secret formula, no arcane tennis knowledge, to explain his improvement this season. Unless you consider hard work and practice mysterious.