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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    May 20, 2012

    TRAVIS LAZARCZYK: Miles of tennis

    First, there was Allison, followed by Jeff, Kelly and Dan. All the Miles children followed Allison’s lead and joined the Winthrop High School tennis team.

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    May 19, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Another Waterville sweep

    SKOWHEGAN — The result of the eighth annual Community Cup track meet was the same as the first seven, wins for both the Waterville Senior High School girls and boys teams. Even with some of the top athletes in the area absent, including Waterville sprinter Georgia Bolduc and Messalonskee distance star Harlow Ladd, a number of others used the meet as an opportunity to tune up for next week’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet.

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    May 18, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL NOTES: Cobras improve every game

    After taking last season off to rebuild the program, the Carrabec High School baseball team is back.

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    May 17, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Raiders shut down Bears

    WINSLOW — Entering the season, the buzz around Winslow High School freshman pitcher Dylan Hapworth was his fastball, which has been clocked in the low 80s. On Wednesday, Hapworth showed he’s not just all heat on the mound, mixing in a strong curveball in a gutsy 2-1 win over Maranacook.

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    May 16, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Friedman moving to Skowhegan

    SKOWHEGAN — When it came time to decide if he wanted to stay at Madison Area Memorial High School or make the move to Skowhegan Area High School, Matt Friedman talked to his wife, Kristen Dubord.

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    May 14, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS NOTEBOOK: Battle of unbeatens today

    The big match on the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B side is scheduled for today, with undefeated Camden Hills (7-0) at undefeated Waterville (8-0).

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    May 14, 2012

    TENNIS NOTEBOOK: Duo push each other to Round of 48

    Maranacook’s top two singles players, Jason Laporte and Matt Surette, each advanced to the Round of 48 of the state singles tournament with wins on Saturday. Coach Mike Morin sees their success as the result of the competition they have with each other every day in practice.

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    May 13, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Raiders pick up key victory

    GARDINER — The Winslow and Gardiner high school baseball teams entered Saturday morning’s Early Bird Special game almost tied in the Eastern Maine Class B Heal point standings. Winslow had less than a point lead on the Tigers in the race for fourth place in the region.

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    May 13, 2012

    SIDELINES: Putting mom in charge

    My mother, Diane Lazarczyk, thinks the Boston Red Sox could be fighting another curse. The Curse of the Bambino’s Bambino.

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    May 12, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Scates sparks Eagles

    SKOWHEGAN — Like many close high school baseball games, you kept waiting for that one mistake that would break this game open. It never happened. Like many close baseball games, you kept waiting for a pitcher to suffer that bout of wildness. It never happened.